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13 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2007 - 2:42AM #1
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Aaron Ross

SELECTED BY: New York Giants Round 1(20)

SI Grade

3.89


Position:
CB
Class:
Sr
School:
Texas
Conference:
Big Twelve
Ht., Wt.:
6-0.5, 193
40 Time:
4.55

BIOGRAPHY: All-Conference selection as a senior after becoming a full-time starter, posting 80/6/19. Primarily a reserve cornerback and return specialist before last season. Junior totals were 62/9/3, when he averaged 14.7 yards on 34 punt returns.


POSITIVES: Athletic corner who showed tremendous progress last season. Quick-footed in reverse, is fluid flipping his hips and easily runs downfield with opponents. Displays an excellent break to the throw, out-jumps opponents defending passes.

NEGATIVES: Tends to play soft coverage and gives up a lot of underneath receptions. Shows hesitation to his game and has trouble staying with receivers out of their breaks.

ANALYSIS: One of the better athletes at the cornerback position in this draft, Ross is just hitting his stride as a football player and offers great upside. May need time to develop his skills but has starting potential.

PROJECTION: Early Second Round

13 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2007 - 2:43AM #2
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Steve Smith

SELECTED BY: New York Giants Round 2(19)

SI Grade

4.05


Position:
WR
Class:
Sr
School:
USC
Conference:
Pacific-10
Ht., Wt.:
5-11.5, 197
40 Time:
4.42

BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection as a senior after leading the Trojans in receiving with 71/1,083/9. Junior numbers were 60/957/5.


POSITIVES: Productive and consistent pass-catcher with a well-rounded game. Quickly releases off the line, finds the open space in the defense and easily makes the reception in stride. Stays low exiting breaks and gets separation from defenders.

NEGATIVES: Marginal playing speed, lacks the second gear and cannot stretch defenses.

ANALYSIS: Ultra-reliable during his career at USC, Smith is limited by his lack of size and speed. Yet with that his natural receiving abilities could help him develop into a productive third receiver.

PROJECTION: Middle Second Round



2006 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
71 1083 15.25 9
13 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2007 - 3:24AM #3
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Jay Alford

SI Grade

3.39



Position:
DT
Class:
Sr
School:
Penn State
Conference:
Big Ten
Ht., Wt.:
6-3.5, 303
40 Time:
5.22

BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter who was an All-Conference selection as a junior and senior. Finished last season with 32/14.5/8 numbers after 37/11.5/8.5 the prior year.


POSITIVES: Explosive, one-gap defender who plays with great quickness. Fast off the snap, gets leverage on opponents and fires through the gaps. Fights with his hands throughout the action, flashes lower body strength and drives his feet up the field.

NEGATIVES: Lacks bulk and engulfed by large opponents. Easily controlled once engaged in a block.

ANALYSIS: A solid athlete who flashes on the scene, Alford is a penetrating defensive lineman best suited to a system similar to that run by the Chicago Bears.

PROJECTION: Early Sixth Round

13 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2007 - 3:34AM #4
Jimmy-Boy
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glad we took a projected 6 rounded with our 3 pick. (sarcasticly speaking)
13 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2007 - 4:15AM #5
MyYESNetwork
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Notice it took the Chiefs 2 seconds to pick Tank Tyler right after the Giants picked Alford.
13 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2007 - 9:29PM #6
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Zak DeOssie

SELECTED BY: New York Giants Round 4(17)

SI Grade

3.35


Position:
OLB
Class:
Sr
School:
Brown
Conference:
Ivy League
Ht., Wt.:
6-4.5, 250
40 Time:
4.64

BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Posted a career-high 110/10.5/2 as a senior after 80/12/5 during his junior campaign.


POSITIVES: A large, athletic defender with enticing size/speed numbers. Moves well laterally, displays speed to the flanks and plays with reckless abandon. Collapses from the outside to defend the run, takes good angles to the action and sheds blocks at the point of contact.

NEGATIVES: Not overly instinctive or quick to diagnose the action. Very haphazard in his movements. Overall game lacks quickness.

ANALYSIS: Possessing the physical skills to play in the NFL, DeOssie is a very average football player with inflated stats. Could play outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment or possibly grow into a defense end, yet must be placed in a system which reduces his respon

PROJECTION: Middle Sixth Round

13 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2007 - 9:30PM #7
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Kevin Boss

SELECTED BY: New York Giants Round 5(16)

SI Grade

N/A


Position:
TE
Class:
Sr
School:
Western Oregon
Conference:
Division II
Ht., Wt.:
6-6.5, 250
40 Time:
4.83

BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who was limited to six games due to a shoulder injury last season, finishing with 33/403/5. Junior totals included 53/621/8. All-Conference selection after his sophomore and junior campaigns.


POSITIVES: Productive small-school tight end who dominates the competition. Fluid pass catcher who adjusts to the errant throw and gets vertical to high-point the ball. Finds the soft spot on the field, offers the quarterback a nice target.

NEGATIVES: Marginal size and strength as a blocker. Does not possess top playing speed.

ANALYSIS: A natural pass catcher with fluid movement skills, Boss offers average size/speed numbers and is now coming off a major injury. A practice squad player who could eventually develop into a third tight end.

PROJECTION: Late Fifth Round

13 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2007 - 9:31PM #8
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Adam Koets

SELECTED BY: New York Giants Round 6(15)

SI Grade

N/A



Position:
T
Class:
Sr
School:
Oregon State
Conference:
Pacific-10
Ht., Wt.:
6-5, 298
40 Time:
5.08

BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter at left tackle awarded All-Conference honors as a senior.


POSITIVES: Smart, durable blocker with adequate size and growth potential. Plays with outstanding pad level, quickly gets his hands up and effectively places them into defenders. Stays square and seals defenders from the action. Keeps his head on a swivel.

NEGATIVES: Must improve the strength of his base. Rarely gets movement at the point of attack and falls off blocks.

ANALYSIS: Durable and efficient in college, Koets offers a good amount of upside potential as a pass-protecting blindside tackle. Needs to improve his playing strength, yet a solid developmental prospect.

PROJECTION: Middle Fifth Round

13 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2007 - 9:55PM #9
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Michael Johnson

SI Grade

3.38


Position:
S
Class:
Sr
School:
Arizona
Conference:
Pacific-10
Ht., Wt.:
6-2.5, 205
40 Time:
4.67

BIOGRAPHY: Junior college transfer named All-Conference his two years at Arizona. Posted 47/1/4 as a senior after 60/4/4 the prior year.


POSITIVES: Tough, run-defending safety who works best facing the action. Instinctive, shows a head for the ball and takes good angles to the play. Possesses a quick burst of speed and likes to mix it up. Works well with cornerbacks in coverage. Terrific special-teamer.

NEGATIVES: Bites on receivers. moves, struggles in man-coverage and lacks overall ball skills. Better moving forwards than side-to-side.

ANALYSIS: A productive defender with terrific size/speed numbers, Johnson has shown consistent play the past two years. Has limitations in coverage yet could be effective as a conventional strong safety or in a two-deep system.

PROJECTION: Early Sixth Round

13 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2007 - 11:00PM #10
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Ahmad Bradshaw

SI Grade

3.23


Position:
RB
Class:
Jr
School:
Marshall
Conference:
Conference USA
Ht., Wt.:
5-9.5, 198
40 Time:
4.55

BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a junior after posting 249/1,523/19 carrying the ball and 17/129/2 as a pass catcher. Led the team in both rushing and receiving as a sophomore compiling 997 yards on the ground.


POSITIVES: Explosive straight-line running back with outstanding instincts. Sees the field, consistently finds the running lanes and rarely brought down by the first defender. Patient, follows blocks and has a burst through the hole.

NEGATIVES: Not built to be a heavy-duty running back. Gets tall in his running.

ANALYSIS: An instinctive back with deceptive strength and excellent playing speed, Bradshaw nicely projects as a change-of-pace runner/third-down back.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent



2006 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
17 129 7.59 2


2006 Rushing Statistics

Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
1575 249 6.33 19
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