Emil Igwenagu, TE, Massachusetts – 6012 249 4.70 Started 19 games in his career. An H-back candidate with good hands. He can adjust to an off target pass. Runs hard after catch. Was invited to the Senior Bowl after an impressive week at the Shrine East/West practices. Quick react and recover to blitz pickup, easy light feet and finish ability. Physical blocker who works to finish. A bender/weaver type run after catch. Has good functional strength. Screen off type blocker on the edge that works to finish. No hold up on release. Plays at the FCS level in a very good conference. Will need work on all the NFL nuances of route running. Was a two-time team captain. A utility player who has experience at four different positions. Caught 75 passes in his career for 821 yards. 2011 stats: 38-375 yds, 9.9 ypr, 3 TDs. OSR:5/6 (for Hbacks). Sixth/seventh round. (A-33 1/8, H-9 1/4, BP-19, VJ-34 1/2).
Chris Polk, RB, Washington – 5104 215 4.57 Three-year starter who gained over 1000 yards each year. Runs hard with power and confidence. A workhorse back who is not easy to tackle with his strength and balance running downhill. Runs angry, driving his legs on contact. Quick start and stop moves going forward. Covers up the ball in traffic. As good of a power runner as he is, he possesses a wide receiver’s hand dexterity. Snatches the ball out of the air with his strong and sure hands. Catches the ball over his head on a wheel route. Can beat the linebacker in man to man coverage. Put on a pass catching clinic in the Arizona game. Has the ability to catch all pass routes, good eye/hand coordination, and production as a receiver. Lines up in the slot or at split end at times. Has 79 career catches. Not creative as a runner, but moves the pile, accelerates through the hole, and gets yards after contact breaking tackles. He delivers a blow and lowers his pad level on the perimeter. Can see the defensive voids from both the one back spread set or I-formation. Has the courage as a pass blocker. Will face up blitzer or edge rusher but gets turned at times. Needs technique work. Plays with a good base. Not a creative runner but a physical downhill back with excellent hands. 2011 stats: 1488 yds, 5.1 ypc, 12 TDs, 31 receptions, 332 yds, 4 TDs. OSR:13/29. Second/third round. (A-31 1/2, H-9 3/4, BP-16, SS-4.21). Was not drafted because of medical issues including surgery on both shoulders and a degenerative hip.
Phillip Thomas, DC, Syracuse – 5105 198 4.68 Junior entry. Two-year starter at free safety who led Syracuse in tackles until his November suspension for a violation of athletic department policy. Quick reaction to run reads. Will break down, face up, hit, and wrap at times. Aggressive and competitive. Willing to initiate contact. A contact player who has some edge blitz ability. Needs more strength. Was carried into the end zone by a back for a touchdown one time. Plays one of the safeties in two coverage. Thinks on his feet. Quick to read and react to bubble screens and makes a tackle before they get started. Plays off blocks in the open field and makes plays. Will cut tackle at times. Generally good about angles in support and in pursuit, but took a bad angle in the option game. Demonstrates good range and burst down the field. Has six career interceptions. Good ball skills. Needs overall body strength to hold up as a safety in the league. Played in the Astroturf NFLPA Bowl. Plays on punt coverage teams. 2011 stats: 82 tackles, 10 PBU, 3 INTs. BTR:left 4.65, right 4.62. OSR:20/20. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 1/8, H-10 1/4, VJ-33, SS-4.50).
Elvis Akpla, WR, Montana State
Matt Camilli, LS, UTEP
Chase Ford, TE, Miami
Cliff Harris, DC, Oregon
McKay Jacobson, WR, BYU
Damaris Johnson, WR, Tulsa
Aaron Pflugrad, WR, Arizona State
Jeremy Stewart, RB, Stanford
Ryan Tydlacka, P, Kentucky
Darnell Williams, WR, Louisiana College