Shake's Post-Combine Draft Board

We've gotten the measurements and shorts/T-shirt workouts in the books. There shouldn't be too much movement from the pre-combine board, as it's always dangerous to overrate the combine, but getting to see players work side by side on the same tasks is a useful tool. With the exception of injured players who missed combine workouts, it's movement between the combine and the draft that you really need to be wary of. Players are ranked by the order I'd take them based off Indy's scheme and needs.

Tier 1: Dream On
# Player Pos. School H/W Notes
1 Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraksa 6'4" 307lbs Suh is still the man. Great productiona, racking up 161 tackes, 40 for a loss, 19.5 sacks and 3 INTs (2 returned for TDs!) the past two seasons and worked out well at the combine. If this was a sandlot game, meaning salary and marketing weren't issues, Suh would be the obvious first pick.
2 Eric Berry S Tennessee 6'0" 207lbs A playmaker at safety coming from a Tampa-2 system under Monte Kiffin. Has the cover skills and physicality to play anywhere in the secondary. Berry and Suh are special players.
3 Russel Okung OT Ok. State 6'5" 307lbs The first movement from the pre-combine board. Okung showed freakish wingspan and strength to solidify himself as the clear #1 tackle.
4 Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma 6'4" 295lbs Good enough to be the top DT in the draft most years, coming out this year makes him a consolation prize for a team dreaming of Suh, but whoever drafts him will be happy with what they got.
5 Rolando McClain MLB Alabama 6'3" 254lbs McClain is apparently falling in the popular opinion, but the reasons either have nothing to do with him (MLBs rarely going in the top 10) or are very nit picky. His stock may be falling, but I think his value is unchanged. He's an elite MLB with the athleticism and great zone cover skills to appeal to a team that asks a lot from it's MLB in coverage.
6 Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa 6'5" 314lbs Bulaga reportedly wow'ed coaches in interviews with his knowledge of the game. Throw in the (finally publicly released) cause of his thyroid issue (infection) being something that will have no additional future risk, and Bulaga has a good shot at a top 10 pick.
7 Joe Haden CB Florida 5'11" 193lbs Don't fear the 40 time. He can run, and in Indy's scheme blazing speed isn't even necessary. Haden stepped right from high school to the starting lineup of a powerhouse program and has produced his whole career.
8 C.J. Spiller RB Clemson 5'11" 196lbs Blazing speed draws comparisons to Chris Johnson, he was an accomplished pass catcher and return man in college as well. Size hurts him running inside and pass blocking but makes the effort to partially offset the lack of bulk.
Tier 2 Great Prospect, Wrong Position
9 Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame 6'3" 222lbs No throwing at the combine doesn't help, but when no one else who is a contender to go in the first couple rounds throws it doesn't hurt
10 Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma 6'4" 236lbs Reportedly the #1 pick to be. While the timing was odd as it came before his shoulder was checked at the combine, there weren't any concerns about it that came out of the combine medical check.
11 Dez Bryant WR Ok. State 6'2" 225lbs Dez missed combine workouts and according to some came off as a flake in interviews, but could easily send his stock shooting back up with a good Pro Day workout.  The tools are all there and as far as WRs go the character concerns aren't anything unusual.
# Player Pos. School H/W Notes
Tier 3 Doubtful to fall
12 Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech 6'3" 266lbs Nothing spectacular in workouts, but he's a 1st round pick on the basis of his production, so combine #s that are simply adequate are just fine.
13 Earl Thomas (WTHWTD)
S Texas 5'10" 208lbs Thomas is a great young DB who could contribute at safety or corner in a zone scheme, and either stay at safety or with a little time, be converted to CB, in a man D.
14 Brian Price (WTHWTD)
DT UCLA 6'1" 303lbs Price is a gap shooter, he gets into the backfield fast and often. He's the first of the possible picks to add a big starting 3 tech.
15 Anthony Davis OT Rutgers 6'6" 330lbs The mauler that the teams unhappy with Okung's size dream of. Of course he comes with the requisite flaw of the type... weight issues. Is listed 34lbs lighter than he began his college career. Some concerns about inconsistent technique and effort.
Tier 4 Cross your fingers
16 Charles Brown (WTHWTD)
OT USC 6'5" 303lbs Brown is well along in the bulking up process that'll be key to his ability to play at the pro level, weighing in at over 300lbs at the combine.
17

Mike Iupati (WTHWTD)

OG Idaho

6'5" 331lbs

A mauling guard with great athleticism. He's drawn comparisons to Chiefs G/LT Branden Albert. Iupati might be able to develop into a tackle, but his immediate future is as a stud guard.
18 Brandon Graham (WTHWTD)
DE Michigan 6'1" 268lbs Was absolutely unblockable in the senior bowl. While none of the top 5 OTs were present, Graham feasted on OT classes depth. A strong DE he played the run well and even shifted inside on him passing downs. Fantastic college production.
19 Dan Williams DT Tennessee 6'2" 327lbs Most likely to land as a 3-4 NT, but he isn't the unathletic space eater usually associated with the position. Not much of a pass rusher, but can cover surprising amounts of ground in pursuit making him a possible 1 tech for a 4-3 team looking to anchor the middle of the line.
20 Devin McCourty (WTHWTD)
CB Rutgers 5'11" 193lbs Perfect scheme fit, primarily a zone guy, but has man experience. Solid size and a very willing and capable run supporter.
21 Trent Williams OT Oklahoma 6'5" 309lbs
Struggled in pass pro at LT last year, but has the athletic tools. Should start out at RT, maybe making the flip back to LT down the road.
Tier 5 Consolation Prizes
22 Everson Griffen (WTHWTD)
DE USC 6'3" 273lbs Strong run defender with legitimate pass rush ability. Would be able to fill the run down DE, and backup DE roles. Underachieved in college.
23 Kyle Wilson CB Boise State 5'10" 194lbs Excellent return man, but his abilities in run support have gotten mixed reviews.
24 Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma 6'5" 261lbs Gresham looked a bit rusty at the combine, but with all the time he missed that's not a shock. He's a very good balance of receiving and blocking skills for the in-line spot with Indy.
25 Maurkice Pouncey C/G Florida 6'4" 304lbs The top center in the class, with experience at guard. Pouncey is the picture of a solid, but not sexy pick.
26

Chad Jones (WTHWTD)

S/LB LSU 6'2" 221lbs Jones is the opposite, very intriguing, high potential pick, but he's risky. He doesn't have the speed of the safeties current getting serious PT, and a position change piles on more risk.
27 Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri 6'1" 239lbs Weatherspoon is a ideal prospect for the WILL position and could play the middle as well. He's got very good cover skills and is well rounded elsewhere.
28 Sergio Kindle DE Texas 6'3" 250lbs Very good pass rusher, but not a guy to put in on run downs, and not experienced or skilled enough in coverage to play LB in Indy
29 Jared Odrick DT Penn State
6'5" 304 Athletic tackle to add size to the 3 tech. Duplicates a lot of what Fili Moala is hoped to do.
30 Ricky Sapp DE Clemson 6'4" 252lbs Much like Kindle he's a perfect 3-4 OLB who only fits in a 4-3 as a rush end.
31 Jerry Hughes DE TCU 6'2" 255lbs Great pass rusher, but not strong against the run as a DE. Likely a 3-4 OLB
32 Bruce Campbell OT Maryland 6'6" 314lbs Campbell lit up the combine, but his lack of experience, injury history and shaky on the field play has me thoroughly scared off.
33 Corey Wootton DE/DT Northwestern 6'6" 270lbs Versatile lineman who could play much of the Raheem Brock role (though maybe not ILB in the 3-4 look)
Tier 6 More great non- fits/needs
34 Golden Tate WR Notre Dame 5'10" 190lbs Great returner, with impressive hands, he ran surprisingly well at the combine. The optimistic comparison is Steve Smith (Carolina edition).
35 Jason Pierre-Paul DE So. Florida 6'5" 270lbs If he was matched against Bruce Campbell there might be an explosion from the pure concentration of boom-bust-ness. Pierre-Paul is a freak athlete, but raw with only a slngle (only mildly productive) year experience on the FBS level and benefited from having an accomplished pass rusher (George Selvie) opposite him.
36 Carlos Dunlap DE Florida 6'6" 277lbs Freak athlete, with massive size, but major effort questions.
37 Brandon Spikes MLB Florida 6'3" 249lbs Good ILB prospect, but not good enough in coverage to be a Tampa-2 MLB. Mix of pass rushing, run D and zone coverage skills would make him a excellent SAM though.
38 Ryan Matthews RB Fresno St.
6'0" 218lbs Excellent runner with a nice size/speed combo. Not a lot of experience in the passing game, but what he showed was positive
39 Jahvid Best RB Cal 5'10" 199lbs Burner speed, has much more experience catching the ball then Matthews or Dwyer, but doesn't have the size and strength to pass block effectively.
40 Taylor Mays S USC 6'3" 230lbs Big safety whose workout numbers turned heads at the combine, but don't translate to cover skills. Likely a box safety or WILL LB in the pros.
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