Will one of these guys wear the Star on their Helmet?
Below are five prospects I want you guys to keep an eye on. Just yesterday O.C.C. posted a list of participants that will visit the Super Regional Combine which is scheduled for April 7-8 at Cowboys Stadium. These guys will try to make an impression on a team who hopefully can draft them. Only one from the list below will not visit and that is Kendial Lawrence but I wanted to add him to the list.
Name | College | Position | Height | Weight |
1. Frank Beltre | Towson Tigers | DE | 6'2 Ft | 225 lbs |
Career Tackles & Sacks: 232 tackles | 38 tackles for loss | 11 sacks..
Accolades: Three-time All-CAA selection. Honorable Mention for All-American Team by the Sports Network. Named one of the top defensive linemen in FCS Football by College Sports Performance Awards
Summary: Frank Beltre is a guy who "plays hard and loves the game of football." This guy plays with hustle & has a good motor. He certainly fits the RKG mold as he is a hard worker and plays with a chip on his shoulder. From what I have read, quite a few teams are already interested in him & recently sent scouts to his pro-day. These are his (Highlights) & (College Profile).
2. Kendial Lawrence | Missouri | RB | 5'9 ft | 195 lbs |
Senior Stats: 200 carries | 1,025 yds | 12 TDs | 5.1 yds per carry.
Accolades: Named 2012 Missouri football MVP. [Link]
Summary: Kendial Lawrence is a quick shifty back who can fill the "jitterbug role" new running backs coach Gary Brown talked about. He also spends time looking at film study and his teammates looked up to him as a leader. Here are some numbers from his Pro Day. Lawrence ran the 40 in 4.33 and 4.45 seconds. He had a 37-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-5 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.33 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.95 seconds. He also performed 19 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Reports from the Pro Day said the Jets, Jaguars, Patriots, & Seahawks all took a look at the back after watching Zavier Gooden & Sheldon Richardson work out. Here is his (College Profile) & (Draft Profile).
3. Cody Davis | Texas Tech | S | 6'2 ft | 203 lbs |
Senior Stats: 101 tackles | 7 Pass Def. | 3 Ints.
Accolades: Capital One Academic All-America® (1st Team), Phil Steele All-Big 12 (2nd Team), Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention), ESPN All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention), All-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (Honorable Mention), All-Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Honorable Mention), National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award (1-of-15 in the nation), Academic All-Big 12 (1st Team), Mid season College Football News All-America (3rd Team), Mid-season Phil Steele All-Big 12 (2nd Team), Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (10/15), Preseason Phil Steele All-Big 12 (2nd Team), Preseason Phil Steele No. 8 Nationally-Ranked SS, Preseason College Sports Madness All-Big 12 (3rd Team).
Summary: Being that I am a Texas Longhorn fan, I watch a lot of Texas team play like Texas A&M, SMU, Texas Tech. This kid was a standout all year. He is a tackling machine & is ranked as the 10th best safety on NFL Draft scout website. He hardly misses tackles, wraps up, & had a better statistical year than Kenny Vaccarro. He was also a part of the No. 1 pass defense in the regular season, holding opponents under 196 yards per game. Versatility is also a plus as he can play both SS & FS. These are the numbers from his pro-day, Davis ran the 40 in 4.42 and 4.41 seconds. He had a 41 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump. His short shuttle time was 4.00 seconds and he had a 6.78-second three-cone drill. He had 15 lifts on the bench press. Reports are that at the Texas Tech Pro Day, 15-17 teams sent scouts to watch him. Here are his (Senior Highlights) & (Full Profile).
4. Zach Minter | Montana St. | DT | 6'1 ft | 300 lbs |
Career Tackles & Sacks: 120 tackles | 31.5 tackles for loss | 17.5 sacks
Accolades: 2012 Buck Buchanan Award Watch List for FCS defensive player of the year, 2012 First Team All-Big Sky honors, 2012 Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Team, 2011 Preseason All-America by The Sports Network, 2011 Second Team All-America.
Summary: This kid is an extremely physical player. He has a lot of Jay Ratliff in him & could also be a 7th round pick. For being 300 lbs, he is really fast & agile. According to NFL Draft Scout Profile, "Minter anchors one of the top defensive lines in the nation. An extremely physical player, he uses his upper body to fight off blocks and his quickness to pounce into the backfield." He is coming off a senior season where he played with an injured hamstring & still registered career highs in tackles, managed 3 sacks, & got an interception. He is one of the best d lineman to play for his school in recent history. His junior year (7.5 sacks) was the best because he was healthy. Here are his (Highlights) & (Full Profile).
5. Eric Monette | Western Michigan | WR | 6'5 ft | 201 lbs |
Senior Stats: 41 Rec | 629 yds | 5 Tds
Summary: Eric Monette is a huge receiver with good upside. He has only played 2 seasons but can impress scouts with a solid combine. He fits the mold Jason Garrett likes, tall, versatile, & good catcher. He makes some nice catches in his highlights below & has good wiggle for a guy his size. He does not give up on a play and makes some diving catches for his QB. Here are his (Highlights) & (Full Profile).
Thanks for Reading & Leave your thoughts below. - Moses