2011 NFL Draft: Best Players Left After Day Two

Colin McCarthyDay two was a bit less hectic than day one, with only a handful of trades and outside of a few guys falling lower than expected and a few shockingly high picked players, things went pretty much according to plan.

Here are the top ten (and 300 plus) best players on the board still as the final day of the 2011 NFL Draft approaches.

 

1. Colin McCarthy, OLB, Miami (FL)
An under rated athlete from Miami, he’s falling because of some numerous and major health concerns. Still, it’s rare to find a guy who can finish tackles, play in coverage, read and diagnose the play, and understand the defense well enough to be a director and a leader. McCarthy, if healthy, could be a 2nd round value for some team in the 4th or 5th round. Anything after that, and the medical red flags are greater than I believe.

2. Jordan Todman, RB, UConn
One of the better rushers in the draft because of his power for his size, his explosiveness and power through the hole, and his under rated speed in the open field. However, Todman has a lot of carries under his belt, only average size, and doesn’t make a lot of moves in the open field. Still, he could be outstanding in a zone blocking based offense, or as a 8-10 carry a game rotational back for a team on day three.

3. Christian Ballard, DT, Iowa
At one point thought of as a fringe first rounder, Ballard falls to here because of the shear depth at defensive end and defensive tackle as well as a positive test for marijuana at the NFL Combine. A mix of those things could push him into the middle of day three, but he has the talent and size to be either a long 3-technique or a 3-4 defensive end, and could be a steal if he doesn’t let drugs prevent him from being successful.

4. Greg Jones, ILB, Michigan State
Falls a bit because of a drop off in production as a senior and a lack of top notch athleticism, some teams likely will be coveting Jones early on day three because of his tackle finishing, coverage ability, and play diagnoses. A Cover-2 team would be wise to snatch him up as a potential Lance Briggs type impact maker, but he could fit into almost any system.

5. Clint Boling, OG, Georgia
One of my favorite prospects, Boling has the ability to be a starter at both right guard and right tackle at the NFL level. He has the size and body built to fit into a power run offense, and uses his upper body well to keep speed rushers at bay. Not a great athlete and not an overly impressive bender or mover in space, Boling seems like he could stay on the right side and be a serviceable blocker for seven to ten years.

6. Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech
An instinctive, heady cornerback, he’s not a fit in every system, but like Asante Samuel, could be elite in the right now. Finds the ball well, tracks it in the air, and takes good angles with the receiver. Bigger receivers give him trouble in the short area, but he can stay with them and make a play on the ball down the field, regardless of their size.

7. Sam Acho, OLB, Texas
Smart, easy to root for guy who may have some question marks as far as if he can be a 3-4 outside linebacker, he may be all that’s left for teams still searching for an answer off the edge. Acho is very coachable out of Texas and extremely high character, but lacks the ability in space and the great athleticism that would have pushed him into round two or three.

8. Kendric Burney, CB, North Carolina
On non-Cover 2 team’s boards, he’s probably a fringe draft guy. But for teams like the Bucs, Lions, Steelers, and Bears who all value physical, at the line of scrimmage cornerbacks, Burney has to be high on their board going into day three. He’s aggressive in getting to the ball, isn’t afraid to come up in run support, can deliver a hit on the receiver or runner, and has good short area ball skills.

9. Jason Pinkston, OT, Pittsburgh
If Pinkston were a bit taller (6’3) and had longer arms, he may be one of the top three or four best offensive tackles in this draft class. Pinkston moves well, is a technician as both a pass and run blocker, has controlled every type of rusher while in college, and is a ready to go starter at right tackle in the right system. Teams are looking at him at guard as well, so that added value could make him a 4th rounder.

10. Jalil Brown, CB, Colorado
There wasn’t just one good defensive player on that Colorado team, and first round pick for the Ravens Jimmy Smith wasn’t even far and away the best prospect in his own secondary in our eyes. Jalil Brown is a physical, well built cornerback who’s not afraid to come up in the run game and can hang in short coverage. He could be highly sought after come early day three as a cornerback who can come in and play early.

 

Name Pos College
1 . Colin McCarthy - OLB - Miami (FL)
2 . Jordan Todman - RB - Uconn
3 . Christian Ballard - DT - Iowa
4 . Greg Jones - ILB - Michigan State
5 . Clint Boling - OG - Georgia
6 . Rashard Carmichael - CB - Virginia Tech
7 . Sam Acho - DE - Texas
8 . Kendric Burney - CB - North Carolina
9 . Jason Pinkston - OT - Pittsburgh
10 . Jalil Brown - CB - Colorado
11 . Derrick Locke - RB - Kentucky
12 . Casey Matthews - OLB - Oregon
13 . Luke Stocker - TE - Tennessee
14 . KJ Wright - OLB - Mississippi State
15 . Quan Sturdivant - ILB - North Carolina
16 . Justin Rogers - CB - Richmond
17 . Ahmad Black - S - Florida
18 . Martin Parker - DT - Richmond
19 . Greg Romeus - DE - Pittsburgh
20 . Brandon Burton - CB - Utah
21 . Taiwan Jones - RB - Eastern Washington
22 . Lawrence Wilson - OLB - UConn
23 . Davon House - CB - New Mexico State
24 . DeAndre McDaniel - S - Clemson
25 . Greg McElroy - QB - Alabama
26 . Stanley Havilli - FB - USC
27 . Demarcus Love - OT - Arkansas
28 . Brandon Fusco - C - Slippery Rock
29 . Mario Harvey - OLB - Marshall
30 . DJ Williams - TE - Arkansas
31 . Jamie Harper - RB - Clemson
32 . Markell Carter - DE - Central Arkansas
33 . Deunta Williams - S - North Carolina
34 . David Mims - OT - Virginia Union
35 . Kendall Hunter - RB - Oklahoma State
36 . Tandon Doss - WR - Indiana
37 . Marcus Cannon - OG - TCU
38 . Armon Binns - WR - Cincinnati
39 . Robert Sands - S - West Virginia
40 . Mark Herzlich - OLB - Boston College
41 . Jake Kirkpatrick - C - TCU
42 . Jeremy Kerley - WR - TCU
43 . Korey Lindsay-Woods - CB - Southern Illinois
44 . Jeron Johnson - S - Boise State
45 . Terrence Tolliver - WR - LSU
46 . Cedric Thornton - DT - Southern Arkansas
47 . Pat Devlin - QB - Delaware
48 . Dwayne Harris - WR - East Carolina
49 . Jeremy Beal - DE - Oklahoma
50 . Quinton Carter - S - Oklahoma
51 . Kris O’Dowd - C - USC
52 . Jarriel King - OG - South Carolina
53 . Chris Carter - OLB - Fresno State
54 . Lester Jean - WR - Florida Atlantic
55 . James Brewer - OT - Indiana
56 . Dion Lewis - RB - Pittsburgh
57 . Chris Rucker - CB - Michigan State
58 . Joe Lefeged - S - Rutgers
59 . Da’Rel Scott - RB - Maryland
60 . Virgil Green - TE - Nevada
61 . Mark Legree - S - Appalachian State
62 . Roy Helu Jr. - RB - Nebraska
63 . Josh Bynes - ILB - Auburn
64 . Julius Thomas - TE - Portland State
65 . Chris Hairston - OT - Clemson
66 . Eric McBride - ILB - Richmond
67 . Allen Bradford - RB - USC
68 . Colin Baxter - C - Arizona
69 . Mike Mohammed - ILB - California
70 . Greg Lloyd - DE - UConn
71 . Bilal Powell - RB - Louisville 
72 . Ricky Stanzi - QB - Iowa
73 . Owen Marecic - FB - Stanford
74 . Greg Salas - WR - Hawaii
75 . Chimdi Checkwa - CB - Ohio State
76 . Bruce Miller - DE - Central Florida
77 . Denarius Moore - WR - Tennessee
78 . Pernell McPhee - DE - Mississippi State
79 . Ryan Jones - CB - NW Missouri State
80 . Kevin Hughes - OG - SE Louisiana State
81 . Darren Evans - RB - Virginia Tech
82 . Lee Smith - TE - Marshall
83 . Ross Homan - OLB - Ohio State
84 . Davonte Shannon - S - Buffalo
85 . Doug Hogue - OLB - Syracuse
86 . Scott Lustrus - ILB - UConn
87 . Jacquizz Rodgers - RB - Oregon State
88 . Ronald Johnson - WR - USC
89 . Jerrell Powe - DT - Ole Miss
90 . Cortez Allen - CB - Citadel
91 . Davon Morgan - S - Virginia Tech
92 . Josh Portis - QB - California (PA)
93 . Courtney Smith - WR - South Alabama
94 . Daniel Kilgore - OG - Appalachian State
95 . DJ Smith - OLB - Appalachian State
96 . Anthony Gaitor - CB - Florida International
97 . Tyler Sash - S - Iowa
98 . ZaVious Robbins - WR - Hardin-Simmons
99 . TJ Yates - QB - North Carolina
100 . Cecil Shorts - WR - Mount Union
101 . Patrick DiMarco - FB - South Carolina
102 . Lee Ziemba - OG - Auburn
103 . Derrell Smith - ILB - Syracuse
104 . Brian Lainhart - S - Kent State
105 . Josh Thomas - CB - Buffalo
106 . Stephen Schilling - OG - Michigan
107 . Pierre Allen - DE - Nebraska
108 . Chris White - ILB - Mississippi State
109 . Niles Paul - WR - Nebraska
110 . DeQuin Evans - DE - Kentucky
111 . Chykie Brown - CB - Texas
112 . Andrew Lewis - DT - Syracuse
113 . DeAndre Brown - WR - Southern Miss
114 . D’Aundre Reed - DE - Arizona
115 . Jabara Williams - OLB - Stephen F. Austin
116 . Graig Cooper - RB - Miami (FL)
117 . Tim Barnes - C - Missouri
118 . Lawrence Guy - DT - Arizona State
119 . Kyle Hix - OT - Texas
120 . Ian Williams - DT - Notre Dame
121 . Steven Friday - DE - Virginia Tech
122 . Devon Torrence - CB - Ohio State
123 . Kendall Smith - ILB - Florida state
124 . Cameron Bradfield - OT - Grand Valley State
125 . Daniel Allen - DE - Southern Conn. St.
126 . Adam Froman - QB - Louisville 
127 . Darvin Adams - WR - Auburn
128 . Mike McNeil - TE - Nebraska
129 . Matt Murphy - OG - UNLV
130 . Derrick Newton - OT - Arkansas State
131 . Chad Spann - RB - North Illinois
132 . Orie Lemon - OLB - Oklahoma State
133 . Ray Dominguez - OT - Arkansas
134 . Owen Spencer - WR - NC State
135 . Marquis Kirkland - ILB - Villanova
136 . Jason Kelce - OG - Cincinnati
137 . Brandon Bair - DT - Oregon
138 . Mike Hartline - QB - Kentucky
139 . Henry Hynopski - FB - Pittsburgh
140 . Jeff Maehl - WR - Oregon
141 . Jerrard Tarrant - S - Georgia Tech
142 . Nate Bussey - OLB - Louisville 
143 . Da’Norris Searcy - S - North Carolina
144 . John Graves - DT - Virginia Tech
145 . Ricardo Lockette - WR - Fort Valley State
146 . Ben Chappell - QB - Indiana
147 . Charlie Gantt - TE - Michigan State
148 . JC Brignone - C - Mississippi State
149 . Elisha Joseph - DT - Temple
150 . Stephen Skelton - TE - Fordham
151 . Eric Gordon - OLB - Michigan State
152 . Eric Hagg - S - Nebraska
153 . Chris Neild - DT - West Virginia
154 . Shiloh Keo - S - Idaho
155 . Brian Duncan - ILB - Texas Tech
156 . Shaun Chappas - FB - Georgia
157 . Ugo Chinesa - DE - Oklahoma State
158 . Will Hill - S - Florida
159 . Brian Rolle - OLB - Ohio State
160 . JT Thomas - OLB - West Virginia
161 . Karl Klug - DE - Iowa
162 . Donald Buckram - RB - UTEP
163 . Schuylar Oordt - TE - Northern Iowa
164 . Adam Grant - OT - Arizona
165 . Alex Linnenhol - C - Oregon State
166 . Anthony Bratton - S - Delaware
167 . Alex Wujiciak - ILB - Maryland
168 . Bryant Browning - OG - Ohio State
169 . Zane Taylor - C - Utah
170 . Kendell Lockett - DE - Ole Miss
171 . Niles Brinkley - S - Wisconsin
172 . Ricky Elmore - DE - Arizona
173 . David Arkin - OG - Missouri State
174 . Michael Mogan - OLB - USC
175 . Dane Sanzenbacher - WR - Ohio State
176 . Charles Clay - FB - Tulsa
177 . Johnny White - RB - North Carl
178 . Lucas Patterson - DT - Texas A&M
179 . Jimmy Young - WR - TCU
180 . Akeem Dent - ILB - Georgia
181 . Aldrick Robinson - WR - SMU
182 . Adrian Taylor - DT - Oklahoma
183 . Carl Johnson - OG - Florida
184 . Mario Fanin - RB - Auburn
185 . Tyrod Taylor - QB - Virginia Tech
186 . Stephen Burton - WR - West Texas A&M
187 . Damien Berry - RB - Miami (FL)
188 . Scooter Berry - DT - West Virginia
189 . Anthony Allen - RB - Georgia Tech
190 . Evan Royster - RB - Penn State
191 . Michael Morgan - OLB - USC
192 . Terrell Zachary - WR - Auburn
193 . Delone Carter - RB - Syracuse
194 . Ricky Lumpkin - DT - Kentucky
195 . Kevin Kowalski - C - Toledo
196 . Frank Kearse - DT - Alabama A&M
197 . Markus White - DE - Florida State
198 . Brandyn Thompson - CB - Boise State
199 . Mario Butler - CB - Georgia
200 . Justin Winters - OLB - Buffalo
201 . Justin Boren - OG - Ohio State
202 . Vance Cuff - CB - Georgia
203 . Ryan Winterswyk - DE - Boise State
204 . Buster Skrine - CB - Chattanooga
205 . Brandon Peguese - OLB - Hampton
206 . Odrick Ray - DT - Tulsa
207 . Preston Dial - TE - Alabama
208 . Alan Pelc - OT - North Carolina
209 . Scotty McKnight - WR - Colorado
210 . Jon Freeney - DE - Rutgers
211 . Allen Reisner - TE - Iowa
212 . Brandon Hogan - CB - West Virginia
213 . Scott Tolzien - QB - Wisconsin
214 . Lawrence Marsh - DT - Florida
215 . Jacob Sims - OT - South Florida
216 . Zack Hurd - OG - UConn
217 . Zach Pianalto - TE - North Carolina
218 . Soeren Wendland - OT - Liberty
219 . Kyle Miller - TE - Mount Union
220 . Mark Dell - WR - Michigan State
221 . Detron Lewis - WR - Texas Tech
222 . Shaun Draughn - RB - North Carolina
223 . Thomas Claiborn - OG - Boston College
224 . Adrian Moten - OLB - Maryland
225 . Jay Valai - S - Wisconsin
226 . Brandon Bing - CB - Rutgers
227 . Derrelll Johnson-Koulianos - WR - Iowa
228 . Tori Gurley - WR - South Carolina
229 . Andre Holmes - WR - Hampton
230 . Jeff Van Camp - QB - Florida Atlantic
231 . Yaky Ibia - DT - Towson
232 . Anthony Walters - CB - Delaware
233 . Ben Thayer - TE - Eastern Michigan
234 . Ryan Pugh - C - Auburn
235 . Ollie Ogbu - DT - Penn State
236 . Armon Robinson - WR - Miami (OH)
237 . Angus Quigley - RB - Kansas
238 . Jerrod Johnson - QB - Texas A&M
239 . Corey O’Daniel - OT - Gardner-Webb
240 . Zac Etheridge - S - Auburn
241 . Colby Whitlock - DT - Texas Tech
242 . Noel Devine - RB - West Virginia
243 . Weslye Sanders - TE - South Carolina
244 . Jai Eugene - S - LSU
245 . Nathan Enderle - QB - Idaho
246 . Pat Lazear - ILB - West Virginia
247 . Baron Batch - RB - Texas Tech
248 . Tysonn Poots - WR - Southern Utah
249 . Taylor Potts - QB - Texas Tech
250 . Demarco Sampson - WR - San Diego State
251 . Stafford Gatling - DE - Ohio 
252 . Lawon Scott - DE - Ole Miss
253 . Kamar Aiken - WR - UCF
254 . Ryan Whalen - WR - Stanford
255 . Nick Claytor - OT - Georgia Tech
256 . Thomas Weaver - DT - Villanova
257 . Kris Adams - WR - Auburn
258 . AJ Jones - OLB - Florida
259 . Shaky Smithson - WR - Utah
260 . Matt Asiata - RB - Utah
261 . Chris Walker - DE - Tennessee
262 . Quinten Davie - OLB - Northwestern
263 . Ryan Bartholomew - C - Syracuse
264 . Mike Person - OT - Montana State
265 . Chris Matthews - WR - Kentucky
266 . Johnny Cuolreath - OT - South Carolina St.
267 . Charlie Noonan - DT - Rutgers
268 . Kris Durham - WR - Georgia
269 . Richard Gordon - TE - Miami (FL)
270 . Theo Sherman - OG - James Madison
271 . David Carter - DE - UCLA
272 . Cobrani Mixon - OLB - Kent State
273 . Terrence McCoy - WR - Texas A&M
274 . Dreu Young - TE - NC State
275 . Derek Hall - OT - Stanford
276 . Nick Reveiz - OLB - Tennessee
277 . Alex Frye - CB - Wake Forest
278 . Ted Laurent - DT - Ole Miss
279 . Mike Cannon - OG - New Mexico
280 . Armondo Allen - RB - Notre Dame
281 . OJ Murdock - WR - Fort Hays State
282 . Jabari Fletcher - OLB - Appalachian State
283 . Alex Albright - DE - Boston College
284 . Darrin Wells - CB - Notre Dame
285 . Tavarious Polo - CB - Florida Atlantic
286 . Dwight Dasher - WR - Middle Tenn. State
287 . Brandon Saine - RB - Ohio State
288 . Christian Anthony - DE - Grambling State
289 . John Griffin - RB - Massachusettes
290 . Courtney Harris - DE - North Alabama
291 . Dorian Wood - OLB - Kent State
292 . CJ Gable - RB - USC
293 . Jamere Holland - WR - Lindenwood
294 . Cameron Graham - TE - Louisville 
295 . Mike Blanc - DT - Auburn
296 . Dontae Davis - WR - Hampton
297 . Lametrius Davis - CB - Hawaii
298 . James Cleveland - WR - Houston
299 . Jock Sanders - WR - West Virginia
300 . Terrence Thomas - OLB - Villanova
301 . Julius Wilkerson - OLB - South Carolina St.
302 . Greg Ellingston - WR - Florida International
303 Jeremiah Hunter - OLB - Iowa
304 Eric Hedin - DE - Linfield
305 Ron Parker - S - Newberry
306 Jordan Cameron - TE - USC
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