by Dave Syvertsen, Ourlads’ Draft Analyst
#3 WR Deon Watson – 6’4/221
Fifth year senior. He is listed as a TE but he plays a WR type role and depending on the team, he will get looked at as both or a hybrid type in the NFL. He is a really physical guy with a large catch radius Really good ball skills, has a fluid moving lower body. I haven’t seen him much to give a credible opinion about him other than his tools are worth a second look and he has some nice tape against the Washington defense.
#13 TE Trent Cowan – 6’3/230
#4 CB Jayshawn Jordan – 5’10/186
*#4 WR Michael Gallup – 6’1/195
Junior that has not declared, many think he will return to school. This was his first year at Colorado State after a couple years at junior college. He put together one of the best seasons in school history, earning first team All Mountain West honors. If he returns, Gallup will be on my short list of top WRs in next year’s class. He is a really food hands catcher with speed and strength after the catch. He has some really dominant parts to his game.
#76 OT Nick Callender – 6’5/325
Fifth year senior, 2+ years of starting experience at left tackle. I really like this kid’s frame and footwork, there is potential here. The body control and knee bend that I look for are there, just lacks some of the power presence. Somewhat reminiscent of Ty Sambrailo from a couple years ago that many liked, except I think Callender has more upside. There is a chance for a 4th/5th round selection here.
#33 LB Kevin Davis – 6’2/240
Team leader in tackles over each of the past two years. Fifth year senior that had a couple of injury hiccups early on in his career. He is an impressive between the tackles run thumper that will hit you hard. He doesn’t excite me as an athlete, however. He is often late to laterally react, doesn’t work his way through traffic, has heavy feet in coverage. I think he is limited at the next level but could care out a role for himself somewhere. Late rounder.
#54 OG Fred Zerblis – 6’2/305