National Signing Day 2012: Tracking Where the Top 100 Recruits Are Headed

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IJanuary 31, 2012

National Signing Day 2012: Tracking Where the Top 100 Recruits Are Headed

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    College Football Recruiting has come to a head, and here are the top 100 players in the country this cycle. This board is polished and ready to go.

    I'm going to give you both my evaluation information on each player and where they're committed to. If a player isn't committed, no worries, I have where they're looking to sign.

    Keep checking this board all the way through National Signing Day, as it will be updated as commitments are being made!

100. Max Tuerk, OL (USC)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Tuerk is a 6'5", 290-pound OL prospect from the greater Los Angeles-Orange County area. He has a good size, solid agility, balance and flashes good foot quickness.

    I think Tuerk can play OG or OT, and could be a solid swing OL in college. He shows good movement out of his stance, second level ability and some production in space.

    Committed to USC.

99. Warren Ball, RB (Ohio State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Warren Ball is a 6'2", 200-pound running back who is equally good as a receiver out of the backfield. He will be able to tote the rock on the first two initial downs, but he could also be used as a featured pass-catcher in the air assault portion of his team's offense.

    Ball has a solid burst to and through holes, good speed and solid elusiveness. 

    Committed to Ohio State

     

98. Deontay Greenberry, WR (Houston)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'3" and 180 pounds, Deontay Greenberry has a tall and long frame that aids his strike zone. He snatches everything around him, but it's his release quickness and separation quickness that will make a great college pass-catcher.

     

    Committed to Houston on 2/1

97. Jordan Payton, WR (UCLA)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Jordan Payton is one of the best players in the country, but his recruitment is one of the most interesting sagas as well. At 6'2" and 190 pounds, Payton is perhaps the best receiver in Southern California.

    Payton has above-average speed and a thick build and flashes strong hands. His catch radius is impressive,

    Jordan Payton committed to UCLA on 2/1

96. James Ross, LB (Michigan)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    6'1" and 215 pounds, what's so impressive about James Ross is this will be only his third year of playing football. He's already shown natural instincts, and his potential is off the charts.

    People marvel at how much he's picked up in such a short time. He's one of the recruits on this board with a very high ceiling.

    Committed to Michigan.

95. William Mahone, RB (Notre Dame)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    William Mahone is a 6'0", 195-pound back with solid pop and quickness. He's a quicker-than-fast athlete who also has good run strength.

    Mahone doesn't shy away from tugging it up the middle and will bang with the big boys. He also plays faster than many think.

    Committed to Notre Dame. 

94. Se'Von Pittman, DE (Ohio State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Se'Von Pittman is a 6'4", 245-pound defensive end who does what an end is supposed to do: rush the passer. He flies off the ball and crashes down hard off the edges all night.

    Pittman has a chance to be a great DPR-type in college

    Committed to Ohio State.

93. Aaoron Burbridge, WR (Michigan State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'1" and 180 pounds, Aaron Burbridge shows the potential to develop into a complete receiver. He has the athleticism and speed to eat cushion, instincts to set up defenders in route-running and hands to haul in throws.

    Burbridge should easily develop into one of the top deep threats in the Big Ten.

    Committed to Michigan State.

92. Jelani Hamilton, DE (Miami)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'5" and 240 pounds, Jelani Hamilton shows the ability to become a good end, as he can play the pass and run. He has adequate snap quickness, solid use of hands, strength and a burst.

    Hamilton also flashes good range to chase ball-carriers around in stopping the run. 

    Committed to Miami.

91. Kendall Sanders, CB.WR (Texas)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Kendall Sanders is a 6'0", 175-pounder who can play CB, RB and WR. He is an extremely versatile player with great athleticism, speed, quickness and light feet.

    Sanders' length and athleticism project him as a solid CB, but don't be shocked to see him line up on offense in college. 

    Committed to Texas.

90. Eugene Lewis, WR (Penn State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Eugene Lewis is a 6'2", 180-pounder who will see his mark mostly made in the intermediate passing game. He works his routes well, sets up defenders and can break out quickly from cuts at the junction point. Lewis won't wow you deep, but he can get by if he has to.

    Committed to Penn State.

89. Ricky Parks, TE (Auburn)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    No disrespect to either player, but Ricky Parks reminds me of a poor man's Jay Rome. Parks is a 6'4", 230-pounder with 4.6 speed and can get up the hashes. He can and will annoy safeties in college because he's big, mobile and agile as a receiver.

    Parks played QB some in high school, but many expect him to be a tight end.

    Committed to Auburn.

     

88. Troy Hinds, DE (BYU)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Troy Hinds has been such a problem on the Utah high school football scene that many teams just shy away from him. At 6'5" and 225 pounds, he is an excellent pass-rusher with a great burst off the edge who can close to finish and has great pursuit ability.

    Committed to BYU.

87. Royce Jenkins-Stone LB (Michigan)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Royce Jenkins-Stone stands 6'2", 215 pounds and has the ability to play all three spots in the 4-3 look. He's instinctive enough to play MIKE, stout enough to play SAM and fast enough to man the WILL spot.

    Committed to Michigan. 

86. Sheldon Day, DT (Notre Dame)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Sheldon Day has the size and skill set of a prototypical 4-3 under tackle. At 6'2" and 280 pounds, he does it with quickness at the snap and sheer will.

    Day shows a quick read/react ability to the run and can anchor well in the middle. 

    Committed to Notre Dame. 

85. Michael Starts, OL/DL (Texas Tech)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'5" and 275 pounds, Michael Starts shows easy movement in his pulls and traps and is dynamic on the second level. He can hit moving targets and is productive in space.

    As a DL, Starts has solid snap quickness and good athleticism and flashes some short-area chase ability.

    Committed to Texas Tech.

84. Chris Black, WR (Alabama)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 5'11" and 175 pounds, Chris Black is among the top receivers in Florida. He is a speedster who combines athletic ability with quickness.

    His best skill is his RAC ability. Black can turn a quick slant into a six-yard scamper and can be used on smokes, bubbles and reverses.

    Committed to Alabama. 

83. Evan Boehm, OC (Missouri)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Evan Boehm is a 6'3", 290-pound OL who projects best as a center. He shows the snap quickness, nimble feet, solid strength and intelligence to play the pivot and is viewed as the nation's premier player at the position.

    Committed to Missouri. 

82. Bryce Treggs, WR (Cal)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Bryce Treggs may not be big, strong or physical, but he's fast, quick and agile. At 5'11" and about 170 pounds, he shows the potential to be a sharp route-runner who can be used as a deep threat while also factoring heavily in RAC situations.

     

    Committed to Cal

81. Jonathan Taylor, DT (Georgia)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'4" and 307 pounds, Jonathan Taylor has the size, quickness and skill set to develop into a force in the middle. He can jump snaps and wreak havoc, and he has great strength to push the pocket up the middle.

    With Taylor's size and Georgia playing the 3-4, Taylor could wind up as a 30-front end or as a nose tackle in Athens.

    Committed to Georgia. 

     

80. Zach Banner, OT (USC)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Zach Banner stands 6'9"—yes, 6'9"—and weighs 300 pounds. He is not just a stick figure, as he shows great athleticism on the edges to set up quickly, bend his knees, slide, mirror and anchor versus all rushers.

    Banner can use his long arms to wash, but he can also get up in targets' chests as a drive-blocker.

    Committed to USC.

79. Geno Smith, CB (Alabama)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Geno Smith is a tall and long corner at 6'0" and 165 pounds. He really excels in off-man and zone coverage; this is where he flashes his smooth backpedal, loose hips and transition quickness.

    Committed to Alabama.

78. Greg Garmon, RB (Iowa)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Big backs with vision are among my favorite types, and Greg Garmon is exactly that.

    At 6'2" and 200 pounds, you can almost see his eyes quickly processing information on tape, and he blocks very well.

    Committed to Iowa.

     

77. Jessamen Dunker, OT (Florida)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Jessamen Dunker, a Florida pledge, may possess the highest ceiling of any offensive line prospect in the nation for 2012.

    At 6'6" and 310 pounds, his film shows a super-athletic future left tackle who can mirror quick rushers and match power in the run game. With coaching, Dunker could become an All-American player and perhaps a high-round NFL draft pick.

    Committed to Florida.

     

76. Jordan Simmons, OG (USC)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Jordan Simmons has the talent and ability to play tackle and guard, but I like him as a guard more. At 6'5" and 335 pounds, he shows very, very good athletic ability, strength and balance as a blocker.

    Simmons has the size, girth and athleticism to play either OG or OT.

    Committed to USC.

75. LaDarell McNeil, DB (Tennessee)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    LaDarrell McNeil is a safety prospect who can play both the free and strong spots in the back end. At 6'2" and 190 pounds, he shows a very good knack to read and react versus the run, and he is dynamic in the box.

    McNeil also has good enough athletic ability to roam around.

    Committed to Tennessee.

     

74. Thomas Johnson, WR (Texas A&M)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    He may not be the biggest receiver, but Thomas Johnson has great speed and a knack for finding the end zone.

    At 6'0" and 175 pounds, Johnson is dangerous after the catch. RAC is his middle name, and getting to pay dirt is his game.

     

    Committed to Texas A&M on 2/1

     

73. Jarron Jones, DT/OT (Notre Dame)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    6'7" and 290 pounds, Jarron Jones finished his junior year with 68 stops and 10 sacks. He can be a dynamic force in the middle due to his size and overwhelming length.

    I think Jones can play end in a 30-front scheme as well. But there is talk that he could wind up as a LT.

    Committed to Notre Dame.

     

72. Elijah Shumate, DB/OLB (Notre Dame)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    6'1" and 200 pounds, Elijah Shumate has great instincts versus the run and fills alleys quickly. He can play outside 'backer and strong safety, and he is nasty in the box.

    Shumate can stand to improve his coverage ability, but he's too good in the box to be asked to play in space often.

    Committed to Notre Dame. 

     

71. Alex Ross, RB (Oklahoma)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Alex Ross is a physical runner who never backs down from defenders, standing at 6'1" and 205 pounds. He loves to mix it up in between the tackles and dares tacklers to challenge him in alleys.

    Ross will bring a physical yet still speedy and quick running style to Oklahoma.

    Committed to Oklahoma. 

     

70. Tee Shepard, CB (Notre Dame)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'0" and more than 170 pounds, Tee Shepard can play free safety and corner. He shows the coverage skills of a corner, which is where I think he projects best.

    Shepard has an extremely quick backpedal, transitions out well, has good hips and can close in a flash.

    Committed to Notre Dame.

     

69. Brock Stadnik, OT (South Carolina)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'5" and 290 pounds, Brock Stadnik has very good technique and can drive-block very, very well. I think he can play right tackle and guard in college with ease and just be nasty each snap.

    Committed to South Carolina. 

68. Isaac Seumalo, OT/DT (Oregon State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Isaac Seumalo reminds me a bit of Fred Matua coming out of high school: similar build, same quick hands and an ability to play OG or DT. He's 6'3", 275 pounds and has a good amount of stamina to go both ways.

    Wherever Seumalo ends up, be it DT or OG, he should be a multi-year starter for Oregon State.

    Committed to Oregon State.

     

67. Kent Taylor, TE (Florida)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Kent Taylor is a 6'5", 215-pound tight end whom I think has the skill set of a "joker" type. He can be used as a tight end, wide receiver, slot receiver, fullback and H-back all over the football field.

    Committed to Florida. 

66. Brionte Dunn, RB (Ohio State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'1" and 215 pounds, Brionte Dunn is a chugger who relishes contact and flashes some quickness. I like the way he finishes runs and plays to his size upon contact.

    Dunn is physical and has excellent run instincts.

    Committed to Ohio State. 

     

65. Durron Neal, WR (Oklahoma)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'0" and 185 pounds, Durron Neal has good speed and quickness and runs solid routes. He shows an ability to attack the football at its highest point and seems to always find a way to get more yards out of a catch than he should.

    Neal has heard some Jeremy Maclin and Ryan Broyles comparisons to his game. 

    Committed to Oklahoma.

     

64. Javonte Magee, DL (Baylor)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'5" and 265 pounds, Javonte Magee has the quickness to cause problems in the middle, but he wants to play DE in college. I'm not sure if that's his best spot, but I can see him being a stacking guy on the strong side.

    Committed to Baylor. 

63. Ronnie Stanley, OT (Notre Dame)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'6" and 285 pounds, Ronnie Stanley has the ability to play left and right tackle. He's light on his feet, quick and agile.

    Yet Stanley has solid strength, and he can maul in the run game.

    Committed to Notre Dame. 

     

62. Matt Jones, RB (Florida)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'3" and 210 pounds, Matt Jones, a Florida Gator commit, has the make and size of a "big back."

    Most big backs are stiff, straight-line bruising types, but Jones is the exception. He has very good athleticism and has good wiggle for a big back. Jones is decisive with his reads, hits holes hard and can also be used as a receiver.

    Committed to Florida. 

     

61. Josh Harvey-Clemons, OLB/WR (Georgia)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'4" and nearly 210 pounds, Josh Harvey-Clemons shows very good knowledge of the game on defense, plays with instincts, can set the edge and is a sound athlete.

    If he sticks to OLB, his transition quickness will allow him to become one of the better cover LBs in the country. 

     

    Committed to Georgia on 2/1 

60. Ricardo Louis, WR (Auburn)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Ricardo Louis is a 6'2", 200-pound WR who makes big plays with the football. He doubles as a QB for his high school team, but he will play on the flanks as a collegian.

    Louis just shows great play speed, quickness and athleticism.

     

    Committed to Auburn on 2/1

59. Trey Williams, RB (Texas A&M)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 5'8" and 175 pounds, Trey Williams uses his lack of height to his advantage, sliding and hiding behind his line and then darting out when he sees a crease.

    Williams may not be an every-down back in college, but I still expect him to be very productive.

    Committed to Texas A&M.

     

58. Travis Blanks, DB (Clemson)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Blanks is a big DB who, at 6'1" and 195 pounds, can play both safety and corner. He has the length, size, speed, quickness and athleticism, along with the instincts, to be an impact defender.

    Committed to Clemson.

57. Curtis Riser, OG (Texas)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Curtis Riser is a 6'5", 300-pound OG who is a highly touted prospect. He plays from snap to whistle and has some mean and nasty to his game.

    Riser can drive-block well but has good feet to handle himself in a short area as a pass-protector.

    Committed to Texas.

     

56. Dominique Wheeler, WR (Texas Tech)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'1" and 180 pounds, Wheeler shows a great skill set on the offensive flanks. He has solid release quickness, eats cushions well, can stem a defender and break in his routes, and he has solid hands.

    Wheeler also displays solid speed to get vertical and behind a secondary.

    Committed to Texas Tech. 

     

55. Aziz Shittu, DL (Stanford)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'3" and 275 pounds, Aziz Shittu had 6.5 sacks and more than 75 stops from his defensive tackle spots as a junior. He does it with a combination of snap quickness, strength and athleticism—on every snap.

    He also has a chance, if you ask me, to play DE in college. Shittu flashed good range at the Army game and a quickness to close on the flanks.

     

    Committed to Stanford on 2/1

54. Barry Sanders, RB (Stanford)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 5'9" and 190 pounds, Barry Sanders Jr. actually does remind you a bit of his dad when you watch him on tape. He has excellent elusiveness and quickness in the open field and just enough long speed to get to the house.

    Committed to Stanford.

53. Tommy Schutt, DT (Ohio State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Tommy Schutt reminds me of Chargers defensive end Luis Castillo. At 6'3" and 290 pounds, he plays with great explosiveness at the snap.

    Combine that with a great motor and very good strength, and you see a great player in action.

    Committed to Ohio State. 

     

52. Matt Davis, QB (Texas A&M)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'1" and 200 pounds, Matt Davis is a playmaking QB who can beat you on the ground or through the air. He has a solid arm that can attack levels of the defense all over the field.

    Davis is accurate in and out of the pocket, and he can make plays as a runner with his legs.

    Committed to Texas A&M.

     

51. Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE/OLB (Northwestern)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'4" and 220 pounds, Ifeadi Odenigbo is as raw a prospect as there may be in the country. He's super athletic, quick and explodes off the ball.

    Odenigbo plays very, very fast and has amazing range.

    Committed to Northwestern. 

     

50. Kennedy Estelle, OT (Texas)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'7" and 305 pounds, Kennedy Estelle looks like a college tackle right now. He has excellent length throughout his frame and, most importantly, his arms.

    Estelle can keep the rush out of his body and can wash them off with ease.

    Committed to Texas.

     

49. Zach Kline, QB (Cal)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'2" and 205 pounds, Zach Kline has a shotgun for an arm. He really prepares well, shows some solid athleticism and mobility in the pocket and loves threading the needle into tight windows.

    With his solid athleticism in the pocket, Kline has some escapability and plays with good moxie.

    Committed to Cal.

48. Wes Brown, RB (Maryland)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Wes Brown is a very solid running back prospect from the Mid-Atlantic region and has the tools be a complete runner on the collegiate level. He's solid in all areas of his game and stands 6'0" and 190 pounds.

    Committed to Maryland. 

47. Jordan Diamond,OT (Uncommitted)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'6" and 290 pounds, Jordan Diamond has solid athletic ability and knee bend, which helps him in pass protection.

    Diamond does a good job of sliding when engaged and recovers well. He also shows a great ability to get up on linebackers on the second level, and he can hit moving targets efficiently.

    Considering Michigan, Arkansas, Auburn and Wisconsin. 

     

46. T.J. Yeldon, RB (Alabama)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    T.J. Yeldon is the top RB prospect in Alabama this year. He has excellent size at 6'1" and 200 pounds, but Yeldon has home-run potential since he shows a good burst and long speed on tape.

    His speed, fluidity in the open field, natural run instincts and sheer athleticism will be on display at Alabama.

    Committed to Alabama.

     

45. Zeke Pike, QB (Auburn)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    6'6" and 225 pounds, Zeke Pike possesses a cannon of an arm to go along with elite size and very good athletic ability. He can attack all levels of a defense, outside the numbers and up the seams.

    Pike has some gunslinger in him and will try to rifle balls into tight windows.

    Committed to Auburn. 

     

44. Tracy Howard, CB (Miami)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'0" and 175 pounds, Howard has the length that many teams are looking for in corners these days.

    Howard also has solid coverage skills and can come out of his backpedal easily and fluidly. He can carry receivers deep and will sniff around in the run game as well.

     

    Committed to Miami on 2/1

43. Kyle Kalis, OT (Michigan)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'5" and 305 pounds, Kyle Kalis is a lunch-pail type who works on the fronts each snap, whether at right or left tackle. He's best in the run game, showing an ability to play with good leverage at the point of attack and displaying solid finishing ability.

    Kalis could play LT, RT or even OG at Michigan.

    Committed to Michigan.

42. Dante Fowler, DE (Florida)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'3" and 240 pounds, Dante Fowler can play the run well and chase ball-carriers all over the field. On third downs, Fowler revs up his motor and gets after the passer with speed, quickness and explosion.

    Fowler impressed me at the Under Armour game with a thicker-than-anticipated frame, strength and burst to finish.

     

    Committed to Florida on 2/1 

     

41. Yuri Wright, CB (Colorado)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Yuri Wright is a big CB prospect at 6'2". He's also a sleek athlete with a long frame at 180 pounds and is a solid athlete. 

    Wright has good transition quickness, solid ball skills and quick feet.

    Committed to Colarado. 

     

40. Nelson Agholor, ATH (USC)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'2" and 180 pounds, Nelson Agholor can factor as a safety, receiver, running back or corner. Talk is his best spot may be safety, but you can't count him out as a receiver.

    Agholor is dynamic with the ball in his hands, but then again, he could be an All-American safety.

     

    Committed to USC on 2/1

39. Channing Ward, DE (Ole Miss)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Channing Ward is a 6'4", 240-pound pass-rush specialist who could play OLB in a 3-4 scheme. He has good athleticism, shows a pass-rushing plan and plays well with his hands.

    Ward has a good, thick frame and has solid play strength. He should become a top-notch defensive player for Hugh Freeze at Ole Miss.

    Committed to Ole Miss. 

     

38. Cayleb Jones, WR (Texas)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Cayleb Jones understands he has a long frame at 6'3" and 185 pounds, and he snatches balls all around him to increase his catching radius. He also shows solid quickness in and out of breaks, good route-running and the ability to catch in crowds.

    Jones reminds me a bit of Larry Fitzgerald. 

    Committed to Texas.

     

37. Ellis McCarthy, DT (UCLA)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Ellis McCarthy is a defensive tackle who I think will see himself rise up higher before NSD 2012. He's a dynamic force in the middle at 6'4" and nearly 310 pounds, but he has very, very little body fat.

    Committed to UCLA.

36. Joshua Garnett, OG (Stanford)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Josh Garnett may be the best offensive guard prospect from the Washington area since Steve Schilling.

    At 6'5" and 275 pounds, Garnett has a high ceiling and plays with great athletic ability, knee bend and strength. He may also be able to kick out to tackle in college.

    Committed to Stanford.

     

35. Kyle Murphy, OT (Stanford)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'7" and 270 pounds, Kyle Murphy excels in pass protection and gets by through being simply more athletic than his opponents.

    Once he gets coached up in college, look out, because Murphy will combine athleticism with technique—and that could equal no sacks for opposing rushers.

     

    Committed to Stanford on 2/1

     

34. Jordan Jenkins, DE/OLB (Georgia)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'3" and 250 pounds, Jordan Jenkins may be able to come in as a true freshman and make an impact as a sub-rusher from Day 1—he's that athletically gifted.

    You watch him on tape, and you see a burst and ability to beat blockers at the snap. He should make a great 3-4 OLB in Georgia's scheme.

    Committed to Georgia. 

     

33. Noor Davis, LB (Stanford)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Noor Davis is a big 6'4", 225-pound LB who is also looked at as a potential DE prospect. He is very athletic, changes direction well for such a tall player in space and can cover pretty well at this stage of his development.

    Committed to Stanford. 

32. Eli Harold, LB/DE (Virginia)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'3" and 230 pounds, Eli Harold is an extremely explosive pass-rusher who can play DE or 3-4 OLB. He is a great athlete with good range, plays speed in pursuit and is a quick closer on ball-carriers.

    Harold can play either the SAM LB spot or 3-4 OLB. He shows a quick get-off and has improving strength and solid play speed.

    Committed to Virginia.

     

31. Shaq Roland, WR (South Carolina)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Shaq Roland is a smooth, shifty and very speedy WR who stands at 6'1" and 180 pounds. He's viewed as the best player in the state of South Carolina this year.

    Roland is an incredibly smooth athlete who looks natural and fluid in his movements. He could also get some looks as a DB.

    Committed to South Carolina. 

     

30. Mario Pender, RB (Florida State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'0" and more than 200 pounds, Mario Pender has fantastic speed to hit creases and skate through. He does a solid job of banging inside and can break a few tackles as well.

    Pender runs tough and is very durable.

    Committed to Florida State.

29. Adolphus Washington, DE (Ohio State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Adolphus Washington is another pass-rusher and among the elite in the country this year. At 6'5" and 250 pounds, Washington has the size to play the strong side in college but the athleticism, play speed and quickness to man the weak side as well.

    Committed to Ohio State.

     

28. Chris Casher, DE (Florida State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Chris Casher is quicker and more athletic than many would expect at 6'4" and 230 pounds. He shows a great burst at the snap and can run around blockers all contest long.

    Casher is long to stay clean and can convert speed to power. 

    Committed to Florida State.

     

27. Rushel Shell, RB (Pitt)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 5'11" and 215 pounds, Rushel Shell is among the best running backs in the country. He has elite vision, awareness and run instincts to go along with great speed and run strength.

    I fully expect him to make an immediate impact. Shell has solid foot quickness and just enough juice to skate to the edges.

    Committed to Pitt. 

     

26. Ronald Darby, CB (Florida State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Ronald Darby has very good foot quickness, which is why he projects well at corner. He shows solid instincts in coverage, comes out of his backpedal well and can close in a hurry.

    Darby can also return punts and kicks very, very well.

     

    Committed to Florida State on 2/1

25. Duke Johnson, RB (Miami)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 5'9" and 180 pounds, Randy "Duke" Johnson is a jitterbug type of back with great speed, quickness and jump-cutting and home-run-hitting ability. He can return kicks and punts, plays well in space and can score from anywhere on the field.

    Johnson looks to be sticking with Miami.

    Committed to Miami. 

     

24. Jabari Ruffin, LB (USC)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Jabari Ruffin stands in the 6'3"-6'4", 230-pound range. He makes plays on offense as TE/WR/RB, but his future more than likely lies on defense as an OLB.

    I think Ruffin can play the SAM spot at the second level since he plays stout against the run, but he can also cover TEs and RBs in coverage.

    Committed to USC.

     

23. Avery Young, OT (Auburn)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Avery Young can set up quickly, slide, mirror, bend, recover and anchor versus rushers down after down. Once he learns good hand placement and how to mix up his sets, he could develop into an All-American left tackle.

    He's 6'6", 275 pounds and has all the physical tools. Some college seasoning and development should make him a standout.

     

    Committed to Auburn on 2/1

22. Brian Poole, CB (Florida)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 5'11" and 180 pounds, Brian Poole is a sticky cover man who can carry receivers all around the field. He has great jamming ability when pressing and doesn't back down from anyone.

    Poole can play both the field and boundary positions at corner. I expect him to become a star at Florida.

    Committed to Florida.

     

21. Darius Hamilton, DE (Rutgers)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Darius Hamilton is a 6'4", 245-pound defensive prospect who can do it all.

    Most ends at the high school level only focus on their pass-rushing prowess, yet Hamilton shows the strength to anchor and shed against the end. He's so strong and physical at the point of attack that he could tack on some pounds and play DT in college.

     

    Committed to Rutgers on 1/31

20. Malcom Brown, DT (Texas)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'2" and 280 pounds, Malcom Brown looks like a great future 3-technique, as his quickness at the snap is formidable. He flies off the ball, blows by guards, disrupts offensive fronts and plays in the backfield.

    Brown has solid play strength, will fight with leverage and can play the run as well as rush the passer from the middle.

    Committed to Texas. 

     

19. John Theus, OT (Georgia)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'6" and 295 pounds, John Theus is solid in pass protection, and I think his best spot is right tackle. He moves targets off their marks with ease, has quick feet and plays physically at the point of attack.

    Theus also has some explosion at the point of attack and works every snap.

    Committed to Georgia

     

18. Gunner Kiel, QB (Notre Dame)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Gunner Kiel is a 6'4", 200-pound QB with great tools. He's got a solid arm and flashes striking accuracy, good field vision and some athleticism.

    Kiel runs a spread offense, showing a total grasp and command of what he's doing. He's not Michael Vick, but he can take off with the ball some.

    Committed to Notre Dame. 

     

17. Quay Evans, DT (Mississippi State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'2" and 320 pounds, Quay Evans is an immovable object in the trenches. Once he gets his hands on a blocker and inside the body, it's over. Evans can use brute and sheer strength to toss the blocker around or overpower him to get into the backfield.

    Committed to Mississippi State.

     

16. Eddie Goldman, DT (Florida State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Eddie Goldman is a 6'5", 305-plus-pound defensive tackle who has "special" written all over him. He has the quickness to jump blockers at the snap, strength to toss and shed and anchor ability to stop double-teams in their tracks and make a mess in the middle.

     

    Committed to Florida State on 2/1

15. Jameis Winston, QB (Florida State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'4" and 200 pounds, Jameis Winston combines a rifle arm with great play speed and running ability. While Gunner Kiel is the better pure QB prospect, I believe Winston is the better player and has more potential.

    Winston has a strong arm, can push the ball deep and seems to have a good feel for things. He shows solid pocket presence, is a great athlete and can make dazzling runs with his legs.

    Committed to Florida State. But watch out for Stanford. 

     

14. Reggie Ragland, LB (Alabama)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'4" and 245 pounds, Reggie Ragland is a future standout in college; I expect a wealth of things from him in two to three years. Ragland shows tremendous instincts and run-plugging ability and plays to his size at the point of attack.

    Committed to Alabama. 

13. D.J. Humphries, OT (Florida)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'6" and 270 pounds, D.J. Humphries is a left tackle through and through and is likely the country's best athlete in the trenches.

    Humphries plays with easy movement, knee bend, balance, second-level ability, strength and mirror ability.

    Committed to Florida. 

     

12. Eddie Williams, DB (Alabama)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Eddie Williams is an elite free safety prospect who is 6'4", 205 pounds and one of the best overall players in the country. Some list him as an ATH because he is that versatile, showing an ability to factor at a plethora of positions.

    Committed to Alabama.

11. Landon Collins, SS (Alabama)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Landon Collins is a 5-star recruit and one of the top players in the country—he can play safety and outside linebacker.

    At 6'0" and 210 pounds, Collins is uber-instinctive in the box, physical versus the run and rangy to chase and pursue.

    Committed to Alabama.

     

10. Keith Marshall, RB (Georgia)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Keith Marshall is a 5'11", 190-pounder who has great breakaway speed, explosiveness, quickness and elusiveness.

    When you have 4.32 speed, chances are you are going to be on a lot of lists.

    Marshall is a terror to defenses because he's a prime-time home-run threat with the ball.

    Committed to Georgia.

     

9. Arik Armstead, DE/OT (Oregon)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    A 6'8", 280-pound monster, Arik Armstead can play DE, DT and even OT for you.

    In fact, Scout.com has him as its top OT prospect.

    Armstead has solid snap quickness and point of attack strength and can anchor well. However, I think he likes DL and wants to stick at DE. He's got potential to be a heavy-handed, strong-side shedder type who can play the run and pressure the pass.

    Committed to Oregon.

     

8. Kwon Alexander, LB (LSU)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'2" and 210 pounds, Kwon Alexander projects well at WILL, but I think he can also play SAM in a 4-3 scheme due to his ability to carry tight ends around the field in coverage.

    He's the rangiest defender in the country. Alexander will be recovering from a torn ACL, so a redshirt year may be in store.

     

    Committed to LSU on 2/1

7. Stefon Diggs, WR (Maryland)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'1" and 190 pounds, Stefon Diggs is a quicker-than-fast athlete who has tremendous speed. His RAC ability is amazing, and he is likely tops in this category in the country for 2012. Diggs can shake, bake and clean the dishes routinely.

     

    Committed to Maryland on 2/11

6. Andrus Peat, OT (Stanford)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'7" and 280 pounds, Andrus Peat is the top line prospect in the country and will be a franchise left tackle. Sound in his technique, smart, patient and savvy in pass protection, Peat is an elite offensive lineman.

     

    Committed to Stanford on 2/1

5. Shaquille Thompson, DB (Washington)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Shaq Thompson is a 6'2", 205-pound safety prospect who can also play running back. He can play both FS and SS and even some CB in a pinch.

    Thompson fires at the run, but he also has great range and cover instincts on the back end.

    Committed to Washington. 

     

4. Noah Spence, DE (Ohio State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 6'4" and 245 pounds, Noah Spence can also stand up as a 3-4 OLB and rush the passer while also making plays from the back side against the run. He's an elite pass-rusher and fabulous DE prospect.

    You watch Spence on film, and you get the snap quickness, the ability to stay clean, conversion of speed to power and the burst to finish on the passer.

    Committed to Ohio State.

     

3. Johnathan Gray, RB (Texas)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    At 5'11" and 195 pounds, Johnathan Gray has elite vision, feel, instincts, elusiveness, speed and quickness. His skill set is remarkable, and he proved at The Opening that he can catch the football with the best of them.

    Gray flashes good jump-cut ability, a burst to the second level in alleys, strength to break tackles, elusiveness and speed to reel off long runs. 

    Committed to Texas.

     

2. Mario Edwards, DE (Florida State)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Mario Edwards is a 6'4", 297-pound monster of a defensive end—and in my eyes the most complete DE prospect in America right now.

    He has the strength to play the run, anchor, stop and stack at the point and shed blocks. Then he has the speed to chase and pressure passers all night long.

    Committed to Florida State.

     

1. Dorial Green-Beckham, WR (Missouri)

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    Edwin Weathersby Evaluation:

    Dorial Green-Beckham is a tall and long-framed athlete with an incredible strike zone. At 6'6", he clearly has the size to tower over defenders and is a natural terror in the red zone.

    Yet he's also in the 220-pound range and runs the 40 in the 4.4 area. He's a phenomenal athlete, has great ball skills and shows a burst in and out of his breaks to gain separation. DGB also can shield a DB away from the ball, flashes pluckability and is very good as a RAC player.

     

    Committed to Missouri on 2/1