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4 years ago  ::  May 02, 2016 - 3:46PM #1
JonahFalcon
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2016 GIANTS UDFA TRACKER:

East Carolina TE Bryce Williams: Versatile, red-zone target who had 58 receptions for 588 yards and four touchdowns last season.

UConn DB Andrew Adams: Started 33 games for the Huskies and had 103 tackles as a senior. He was a team captain.

Illinois State RB Marshaun Coprich: Coprich led the nation in rushing in 2014 and was second a year ago at FCS school Illinois State, scoring 60 touchdowns in 52 career games. He is just 5-foot-8, though.

Boise State CB Donte Deayon: The college teammate of Giants third-round pick Darian Thompson announced he was signing with the Giants on Twitter. Like Thompson, Deayon was a ballhawk at Boise State.

Lakeland WR Mylel Esiobu: Esiobu had seven touchdown catches in 201.5 He is a native of Nigeria.

Oklahoma State CB Michael Hunter: Played four years at Oklahoma State. Ran a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day.

UTEP TE Cedrick Lang: The former basketball player played one season of football at UTEP. He is 6-foot-9 and 255 pounds. His only touchdown catch in college was a game-winner against rival New Mexico State.

Kentucky DT Melvin Lewis: The Compton, Calif., product was a two-year starter at UK.

Bowling Green WR Roger Lewis: Lewis announced on his Twitter account he is signing with the Giants. Lewis had 16 touchdown catches in 2015, and had been projected as a fifth- or sixth-round pick by NFL.com.

Virginia Tech TE Ryan Malleck: Started the final 25 games of his collegiate career. Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.81 seconds at his Pro Day. Point Pleasant Borough product.

Minnesota WR KJ Maye: Had 73 receptions for 773 and five touchdowns last season. NFL.com uses Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley as a comparison.

Campbell DT Greg Milhouse: The interior pass rusher announced on Twitter he is signing with the Giants. Milhouse was projected as a fifth- or sixth-round pick by NFL.com. He had five sacks in 11 games last season.

Notre Dame DE Romeo Okwara: The 20-year-old Nigerian native had 9.0 sacks and 12.5 tackles for a loss last season. He led the Irish in sacks each of the past two years.

Cal WR Darius Powe: The wideout had eight touchdown catches last year and he runs a sub-4.5 40-yard dash. Powe is 6-foot-3, 220 pounds.

N.C. State DE Mike Rose: He had 51 tackles and 10.5 sacks last season.

Liberty QB Josh Woodrum: He threw for a Liberty record 10,266 yards during his collegiate career.

Notre Dame DE Ishaq Williams (tryout): The New York native will have a tryout at the team's rookie minicamp, according to the Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano. He has not played in two years; Williams was suspended for academic dishonesty in 2014, and not permitted to even practice by the NCAA in 2015.

Laval University OL Charles Vaillancourt (tryout): The 6-foot-4, 315-pound lineman is one of the top-rated Canadian prospects. He played in the East-West Shrine Game.

U. British Columbia DB Taylor Loffler (tryout): Loffler originally was at Boise State on scholarship out of high school. The Kelowna, B.C., native has battled knee injuries in his career.

U. Calgary RB Mercer Timmis (tryout): The Burlington, Ontario native attended Canisius High near Buffalo.

Grand Valley State OL Brandon Revenberg (tryout): The Essex, Ontario native is 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds. He was a starter at GVSU at guard.

Queen's U. WR Doug Corby (tryout): The Canadian receiver ran the fastest 40-yard dash (4.50 seconds) at this year's CFL combine. Corby averaged over 100 yards receiving last season, although he played just five games due to injury. He is from Burlington, Ontario.

UMass LB Kassan Messiah (tryout): The former Orange High star had 64 tackles and four sacks for UMass in 2015. He also has worked at tight end during the draft process. NJ Advance Media recently profiled Messiah.

Utica College DE Nick Woodman (tryout): The Utica native is the school's all-time sacks leader with 29.5 in his career, and was a Division 3 All-American in 2015.

Northwestern WR Miles Shuler (tryout): The Long Branch native started his college career at Rutgers before finishing it at Northwestern.

Kutztown RB Terry Williams (tryout): The West Orange native ran for 817 yards and 13 touchdown last season.

Georgia State RB Donald Russell (tryout): Russell has been playing in Germany for the Dresden Monarchs.

Louisiana-Lafayette OL Mykhael Quave (tryout): The 6-foot-5, 295-pound lineman was a starting left tackle for ULL.

Ole Miss WR Quintavius Burdette (tryout): Burdette ran a 4.45 40-yard dash at his pro day. He also failed to catch a single pass in 2015.

U. Manitoba LB D.J. Lalama (tryout): Lalama was one of the leading tacklers in the Canada West Conference.
4 years ago  ::  May 02, 2016 - 3:53PM #2
JonahFalcon
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Josh Woodrum, a 2011 two-star recruit, started 44 of 46 career games for Liberty. The three-time team captain completed 63.9 percent of his career passes for 10,266 yards, 61 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

The Flames won 63 percent of the games he started. He possesses very good height and weight for the position with a strong frame and good athletic ability.

Measureables

Height: 6’2” 7/8

Weight: 231 lbs

Arm Length: 31-7/8 inches

Hand Size: 9-1/4 inches

Combine Results

40-Yard Dash: 4.80 seconds

10-Yard Split: 1.67 seconds

Vertical Jump: 31 inches

Broad Jump: 9’9”

Three Cone: 6.74 seconds

Short Shuttle: 4.31 seconds

Games Watched

2015: Georgia State, West Virginia, NFLPA Bowl

Strengths

Josh Woodrum possesses good football intelligence as he keeps a mental clock and doesn’t stand in the pocket too long. He remains calm under pressure and avoids the rush by moving around in the pocket.

In an early-season contest against West Virginia, Woodrum faced pressure on almost every pass attempt. As a result, he had to put his navigation skills to work. On this play, he feels pressure and slides to his left while keeping his eyes downfield. He continues his slide away from the rush until his receiver enters the window between two defensive backs. He then fires off an accurate pass on the move right before being taken to the ground. While he’s not much of a running threat, his mobility in the pocket is enough to extend the play.

Woodrum has a quick release and possesses solid play strength to throw accurately with defenders in his face. He’s also physically tough and will continue to stand tall in the pocket after taking numerous hits as a result of very good competitive toughness.

Woodrum is also capable of making NFL-caliber throws. He has very good arm strength and can connect on passes to all levels of the field. Not only does he have the arm strength to throw the ball downfield, but he can also make throws from the hash to the far side of the field.

In the play below, West Virginia is showing blitz and has six defenders on the line of scrimmage. In a five-wide set, Liberty only has five offensive linemen in to block. Rather than audible, Woodrum displays a solid understanding of the play and where his receivers are supposed to be.

Since the Mountaineers aren’t pressing the wideouts, Woodrum knows the timing of the routes won’t be thrown off. Knowing he’s about to get hit, Woodrum takes the snap, and with pure upper-body strength, delivers a pass on target across the field. What makes this play even more impressive is the fact that it resulted in a first down on 3rd and 12.

Weaknesses

Woodrum displays solid mechanics with his delivery, but his they need to be cleaned up before he begins to throw. After taking the snap, he holds the ball too low and is susceptible to strip sacks. This was evident against higher-level competition as he fumbled twice in the NFLPA Bowl.

He struggles to read defenses and will throw a couple of ill-advised passes per game due to marginal mental processing skills. Below are two examples of interceptions thrown by Woodrum in which he never saw the defender.

In the first play, the defender diagnoses the screen pass and races down the line of scrimmage to cut of the pass. In the second example, Woodrum locks in on his intended target and is read by the defender in the middle of the field. He’s able to get a hand on the pass and deflect it to his teammate for the interception.

A lack of aggressiveness also comes down to poor decision making. Rather than throw into open windows downfield, he’ll settle for the underneath throws. This is especially true on third down. He completed over 59 percent of his third-down throws, but only 38 percent resulted in a first down. With much smaller windows in the NFL, Woodrum will need to become more comfortable throwing into tight spaces.

Being uncomfortable throwing into tight spaces also plagues his accuracy in the red zone where the field shrinks. Speaking of accuracy, Woodrum’s ball placement is only adequate and does not allow receivers to maximize yards after the catch.

While he can extend plays in the pocket, Woodrum is not a running threat and goes down easily when tackled.

Overall

Overall, Josh Woodrum is a developmental quarterback who possesses the size and arm strength NFL teams desire. He’s not a QB who can read defenses at a high level at this point in his career. Woodrum is at least two to three years away from being able to contribute on an NFL roster, but he’ll be given a chance to work his way up the depth chart.

He may wind up being a late-round pick, but Woodrum may be better of going undrafted so he can choose between multiple suitors and pick the best situation for him to learn behind a quality starter and QB coach.

4 years ago  ::  May 02, 2016 - 3:56PM #3
JonahFalcon
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TE Bryce Williams


College: East Carolina Pirates
Year: RS Senior
Birth Year: 1993
Height: 6-6
Weight: 258


Analysis


On paper, Williams’ size, production, and even versatile usage appear to suggest an attractive NFL prospect, but one look at his tape reveals a limited player at the next level. East Carolina utilized Williams as a fullback and in-line tight end at times, but the redshirt senior was often flexed wide in the Pirates spread attack.


Bryce WilliamsThe NFL may not look as kindly on Williams as a move tight end at the next level, mainly due to his limited movement skills. The big pass-catcher is sluggish off the line, taking several steps to reach an unimpressive top speed, and several more to throttle down into his route breaks. Williams is rigid and upright, failing to sink his hips and explode away from coverage. Separation at any level of the field is difficult for Williams when he is mirrored, and the East Carolina product does not have the wheels to threaten defenses vertically.


Outside of Williams athletic incapabilities, there is also his limited route tree to consider. Playing in a spread offense that often created space for the tight end to work in, Williams’ was asked to run plenty of dig and fly patterns, as well as the occasional shallow cross. Anything more creative was typically out of his wheelhouse, so Williams’ mastery of NFL responsibilities as a route runner could take some time.




Williams sports a long, lanky frame, lacking the necessary muscle mass or power to create a push in the run game. He works hard from an in-line role, but Williams struggles to generate leverage thanks to his tall frame and minimal knee bend. He’ll shoot his hands inside with good arm extension, but simply can’t sustain blocks without the necessary power behind his punch. There is also the occasional dropping of the eyes just before contact, which will cause Williams to miss or slide off his target at times.


What Williams does offer an offense is a big body with natural hands who will go up and get the ballBryce Williams outside his frame. In the games that I watched Williams pretty much caught everything thrown in his vicinity, showing an impressive catch radius and the strength to hang onto the ball while taking shots from defenders. Traffic doesn’t bother Williams, who has great concentration in the midst of chaos. These traits should aid him greatly in the red zone, where he’s most likely to make an early impact while he gets stronger and works on his route tree.


The most damning aspect of Williams’ profile is that I don’t really see him as a high upside prospect despite his frame. He can bulk up and improve his technique as a blocker, but the reality is that the tight end will never be a very dynamic receiver for an NFL offense. He’s not athletic enough to play much of a role when flexed, and is currently too much of a liability in the trenches to be trusted with much responsibility in-line. A tight end needy team could take a late round flyer on Williams, but there really isn’t a whole lot to unpack with the former Pirate.


Grade: UDFA

4 years ago  ::  May 02, 2016 - 3:59PM #4
JonahFalcon
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Coprich was projected to be a 5th rounder.


4 years ago  ::  May 02, 2016 - 4:01PM #5
JonahFalcon
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Ever since high school Donte Deayon has had to play with a chip on his shoulder. Being 5’9” and weighing only 155 pounds it is easy to see why most coaches and scouts have the view that he is just too small to be a contributor on the football field. Deayon has been a playmaker since the first day he stepped on the football field in high school. Deayon finished his career has the school record in interceptions with 23 and added another 17 passes defended.

Donte Deayon’s impressive high school stats led him to Boise State where he continued his ball hawking mentality for the Broncos. Throughout his three years as a starter in Boise, Deayon accumulated 133 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 14 interceptions and 25 passes defended.

Let’s take a look at what Donte Deayon does well, and what he needs to improve on leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft.

School: Boise State

Year: Senior  

Position: CB

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 155 lbs

Strengths:

 Despite being one of the smaller players on the field, Deayon is one of the most willing open field tacklers in the game. He has the uncanny ability to sniff out screen plays, and once he does he flies to the ball carrier and almost always brings him down in a one on one situation. He is a ball hawk on the field, he has the leaping ability to go up and over much bigger receivers to make the interception. He has exceptional body control and balance to mirror the receiver on any route, he is fluid enough to flip his hips and stay on the inside pocket of the receiver. Donte Deayon is a willing blitzer, and will take on anyone in his way to get to the quarterback. He can contribute as returner on special teams.

Below you’ll see an example of just how good an open field tackler Deayon is. He reads the screen play all the way, fights through the block and wraps up the receiver for the tackle.


Weaknesses:

His biggest weakness is his most obvious one and that is his size. Despite his playmaking ability he will have to bulk up if he hopes to last in the NFL. For a corner he has average speed, and because of this he is forced to give bigger cushions to receivers to stay with them. Again due to his size he is not the strongest, he is easily out muscled by the bigger receivers he faces. Even with his leaping ability he can still be susceptible to the bigger receivers going up and making the catch over him.

Prediction:

Donte Deayon is a playmaker, and has the fearless attitude and swagger you like to see in your cornerbacks. He truly believes he can line up with anyone and win the battle one on one. For him to have a chance at success he will have to add some weight to be able to withstand the punishment of the NFL. He will more than likely  start his career in the NFL as a contributor on special teams as both a gunner and a returner. Donte Deayon has the talent needed for an NFL team to take a chance on him, and I expect he will be selected on Day 3 likely in the 5th or 6th round of the NFL draft.

4 years ago  ::  May 02, 2016 - 8:38PM #6
yank0428
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May 2, 2016 -- 3:59PM, JonahFalcon wrote:


Coprich was projected to be a 5th rounder.





Looks good. Might have something with him. Compares to Doug Martin.

4 years ago  ::  May 03, 2016 - 4:02PM #7
JonahFalcon
Posts: 25,531

May 2, 2016 -- 8:38PM, yank0428 wrote:


May 2, 2016 -- 3:59PM, JonahFalcon wrote:


Coprich was projected to be a 5th rounder.




Looks good. Might have something with him. Compares to Doug Martin.




Am hoping Bryce Williams mades the grade. Need more TEs.

4 years ago  ::  May 03, 2016 - 5:06PM #8
yank0428
Posts: 17,491

May 3, 2016 -- 4:02PM, JonahFalcon wrote:


May 2, 2016 -- 8:38PM, yank0428 wrote:


May 2, 2016 -- 3:59PM, JonahFalcon wrote:


Coprich was projected to be a 5th rounder.




Looks good. Might have something with him. Compares to Doug Martin.




Am hoping Bryce Williams mades the grade. Need more TEs.




No question and LB's and lineman.


 The Bears cut Slawson and Rolle. I hope they go after Slawson and if Rolle has anything left he was a good leader.As long as Rolle doesn't want much. 

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