This is something I love about SBN. The size and variety in the network offers a wealth of information, in this case information that is very relevant to the Colts. The SBN college blogs have turned out 17 Profiles covering 16 players that are on my radar for possible Colts picks, many of them yet to receive their own profile here. Below is a quick taste of each with a link to the in-depth profile.
Can the Young Nastyman regain his 2008 form after being slowed by a thyroid condition? As a first-round prospect, he and the NFL think so.
The second biggest compliment an offensive lineman can get is being called "a mauler." It means BB possesses a mean streak and the ability to not just block someone, but destroy them too. Joe Thomas, now an All-Pro OL, then an All-American at Wisky, is probably the best comparison
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Pro scouts correctly note Norwood's draws as his pass rushing, tackling, special teams abilities, and durability. His closing speed, instincts and ability as a tackler, and ability to block kicks are well documented, and he has the skills to translate these attributes to the next level
Art is agile for a big man, speedier than you think and always finishes plays. His long arms and powerful lower body give him a huge advantage in a one-on-one match-up.
Very good as a pass rusher as he had 28.5 sacks in his career, and lead the nation in 2008 with 15. Stepped up with big games against top competition.
Warren has been universally praised as being an excellent one-on-one corner who also plays solid run defense. Big Ten teams completely stayed away from Warren in 2009.
He has the rare combination of explosiveness to go with good instincts. He's an extremely effective run stopper that wraps up the ball carrier and stops them dead in their tracks. He can also drop back into coverage quickly.
Odrick has tremendous power and strength and a good motor to go with it. When he is on his game, he is unblockable. Several teams tried to contain him with double teams all year long with little or no effect.
Despite being considered undersized (how somebody can be 263 and undersized is beyond me), BG is an all around terror. His strength and speed in the pass rush are exceptional, and his patience that he's developed in the run game consistently had teams running away from him this year.
Space-eating tree trunk of a defensive tackle with surprising speed to complement his power.
Fiery leader who anchored Mizzou's defense from sideline-to-sideline for three years
Strong, gifted anchor of a line that won a Heisman, a BCS title and had an undefeated regular season in three consecutive seasons.
Very athletic and is good enough to keep in the game on rushing and passing situations, which makes him more valuable then a situational player. Stock rose after a stellar practice week at the Senior Bowl.
Like Marissa Miller, the body is the selling point. If he shows any agility at the Combine (which he will), a 2nd round position is realistic.
A consistent but not dominant defensive end. Cunningham can use his smarts or speed to get around offensive tackles. Rarely was Cunningham out of position as he always understood his assignments.
The pro scouts seem to like everything about Coleman outside of his overall speed. Coleman is determined to prove that he can play corner back as well as safety in the NFL,
Many thanks to the SBN college blogs for their hard work and insight and to David Halprin for compiling and distributing the profiles.