Sunday, April 27, 2008

Eagles: round 3 through 6 ...

(Bryan Smith, left)

Thumbnails for the second day of the Eagles draft:

Third round (80th overall)

Bryan Smith, DE, McNeese State

Height: 6-2. Weight: 231. 40-yard dash: 4.75. Bench press: 17 reps at 225 pounds. Vertical jump: 32 1-2 inches. Standing broad jump: 10-0.

Upside: Downhill player with a big first step who registered 31 sacks in 31 games at the I-AA level. 10 1-2 sacks and 22 1-2 tackles this past season. Also might be able to play linebacker.

Downside: Might not be big enough to play end on the NFL level, or fast enough to play linebacker. Dominated inferior competition. Projected as a late-round pick or priority free agent.

Summary: Trent Cole edge rush prospect needs a lot of work.

(Right, Mike McGlynn)

Fourth round (from Carolina, 109th overall).

Mike McGlynn, OL, Pittsburgh

Height: 6-4. Weight: 314. 40-yard dash: 5.36. Bench press: 30 reps at 225 pounds. Vertical jump: NA. Standing broad jump: 8-5.

Upside: Tough, hard-working and durable. Started 31 straight games at right tackle before shifting to right guard for senior year. Missed just one start as a senior playing through a torn labrum. Also plays center and longsnaps.

Downside: Lacks athleticism and doesn’t play well in space according to scouting reports.

Summary: Developmental center candidate for the practice squad.

(Quintin Demps)

Fourth round (from Minnesota, 117th overall)

Quintin Demps, S, UTEP

Height: 6-0. Weight: 206. 40-yard dash: 4.40. Bench press: 16 reps at 225 pounds. Vertical jump: 31-5. Standing broad jump: NA.

Upside: Good nose for the ball. Picked off 17 passes in three seasons, including five as a senior, taking two 100-plus yards to the house. Also recovered two fumbles, blocked a kick and broke up nine passes last season. Averaged 13.3 yards on 15 punt returns and 22.4 yards on 22 kickoff returns in ’07. Five career return TD’s including kicks.

Downside: Doesn’t like contact and is a reluctant tackler, based on scouting reports. Played against average competition in Conference USA.

Summary: Special teams prospect who might find work in nickel and dime coverage packages.

Fourth round (compensatory, 131st overall)

Jack Ikegwuonu, CB, Wisconsin

Height: 5-11. Weight: 194. 40-yard dash: 4.5. Bench press: NA. Vertical jump: NA. Standing broad jump: NA.

Upside: Aggressive, physical defender with good balls skills and confidence playing press coverage, according to scouting repots. Athletic, quick and productive. Five interceptions and two return TD’s in three seasons.

Sixth round (compensatory, 200th overall)

Joe Mays, ILB, North Dakota State

Height: 5-11. Weight: 245. 40-yard dash: 4.9. Bench press: NA. Vertical jump: NA. Standing broad jump: NA.

Upside: Led team in tackles from 2005-07. Division I-AA all-American and Great West Conference defensive player of the year in 2007.

Downside: Less than ideal speed and average at best level of competition.

Summary: Practice squad candidate.

Sixth round (203rd overall)

Andy Studebaker, OLB, Wheaton College

Height: 6-3. Weight: 251. 40-yard dash: 4.50. Bench press: NA. Vertical jump: NA. Standing broad jump: NA.

Upside: Division III all-American defensive end in 2006 with 17 1-2 sacks, 19 hurries and 24 1-2 tackles for loss. Had 19 1-2 tackles for loss and 7 1-2 sacks in sophomore year.

Downside: Sprained foot limited him to five games in ’07, although he registered 5 sacks and 6 1-2 tackles for loss.

Summary: Edge rushers always deserve a look.

Downside: Junior eligible won’t play until 2009 after blowing out his right ACL, MCL and suffering kneecap damage in January. Arrested in November of 2006 with his twin brother William on felony residential burglary and misdemeanor criminal trespass charges after allegedly breaking into an apartment and stealing an Xbox video game. Faces a July 10th court date.

Summary: Without the issues, a second or third-round pick.

Sixth round (184th overall)

Mike Gibson, OT, California

Height: 6-3. Weight: 305. 40-yard dash: 5.23. Bench press: 31 reps at 225 pounds. Vertical jump: 27-0. Standing broad jump: 9-2.

Upside: Technically sound with a good first step, according to scouting reports. Physical and always seems to be in position.

Downside: Lacks lower body strength, according to reports. Like Winston Justice, susceptible to the bull rush. Gibson missed the Armed Forces Bowl this past season with a concussion and played the 2006 season with an injured shoulder that required surgery. He tends to struggle in space.

Summary: A guard-center prospect.


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