From the Sidelines: 4/16/09 Draft Notes

Posted by Administrator On April - 16 - 2009

Could Everette Brown slide all the way into the fourth round? Some NFL teams have him there, still, others have him as a first rounder. Brown looked stiff at the Florida State pro day and has earned the label of being one-dimensional. Regardless, he is still our number one ranked defensive end and will find a home in the league. Don’t buy into the hype, Brown will not fall out of the ‘teens of the first round.

Former North Carolina tight end Richard Quinn is being positioned on draft boards as high as the second round, according to our sources. He didn’t catch too many balls with the Tar Heels because of Hakeem Nicks, Brandon Tate, and Brooks Foster. Still, scouts see him as the second best all-around tight end in this class, right behind Brandon Pettigrew.

Cedric Peerman, the former Virginia Cavalier, ran the fastest forty time back in February at the combine. People haven’t forgotten, especially those in the Denver organization. The Broncos have shown a keen interest in this former Cavalier and could snag him off of draft boards as early as the fourth round.

At the NFL Combine, 12 NFL teams set time aside to meet with former Oregon State OG Andy Levitre. He has also held private workouts for five teams, including the Buffalo Bills and the Denver Broncos.

Jason Peters, the Pro Bowl (2007, 2008) left tackle for the Buffalo Bills is likely to be traded. He is a big-time NFL player that no one is talking about since trade rumors continue to envelop Braylon Edwards, Anquan Boldin, and Brady Quinn.

Former Troy cornerback Sherrod Martin is bringing an injury-plagued history with him to the NFL. While his stock continues to shoot up as a safety prospect, his shoulder injuries could haunt him on Sunday’s.

As we have said all along, since we have him ranked as the top QB prospect, Mark Sanchez’s stock continues to rise. It is pretty clear that the Seahawks are more than interested in this former USC Trojan and that he is very unlikely to fall past Jacksonville with the eighth pick.

Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez has contacted former Duke basketball star Greg Paulus about playing for the Wolverines football team. While this situation looks like it would never happen, crazier things have happened. This came a day after Paulus worked out for the Green Bay Packers.

Former Louisville center Eric Wood attended the Cincinnati Bengals regional pro day. The Bengals are searching for a replacement at center and the local prospect Wood could be a good fit for this franchise.