2013 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Chiefs
Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher is a potential first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft that excels as a pass blocker with an excellent frame. After an excellent week of Senior Bowl practices, he has dramatically improved his draft stock.
Using a myriad of solid techniques, Fisher could become a very polished left tackle. Using a good knee bend and quick feet, he gets into position well with a nice, wide base. He is very tall at 6'8" and still has room to grow with additional bulk. He will need to add strength across the board regardless. One measurement scouts will like are his long arms, which can be used to extend defenders away from his body and push them away from the quarterback.
As a run blocker, he shows good discipline with active feet and hands. Fisher is looking to move guys off the line and push them around. His choppy feet help him drive and not lose ground into the backfield. Like many young linemen, he can sometimes become overextended. His long arms will sometimes push his momentum too far forward and off-balance. Plays with chip on his shoulder and shows fantastic awareness in blitz pickup on stunts, twists and with guys coming off the edge.
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Cincinnati Bearcats tight end Travis Kelce is an excellent athlete and should be one of the first tight ends to come off the board. While still developing as an in-line blocker, he is a very good receiver that can line up in multiple spots to create mismatches.
Kelce has very good hands and can consistently catch the ball away from his body. Above-average straight line speed and can hit a second gear if given space. Route running is an issue. Must learn to stem his routes properly. Great body control and long arms. Decent strength through his lower half allows him to contribute, to an extent, as a pass-blocker.
As route running improves, will become a more viable option to challenge for playing time. Could do a better job seeing the ball after turning his head back to the play. Can be dangerous after the catch. Doesn't shy away from contact and will bounce off would-be tacklers for more yards. A more consistent effort and focus are the key in his development.
Kelce projects as a third to fourth round prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
A string of injuries have slowed Arkansas Razorbacks running back Knile Davis, but they have not stopped him. This hard-running prospect figures to be an early round selection and should see the field in a limited role as a rookie.
Quickly evaluates, follows his blocker, and hits the correct hole. Nice burst through the line of scrimmage. Must continue to churn lower body to gain extra yards. Yards after contact is less than expected. Explosive speed and lateral agility prior to injury. Had a really nice jump cut, which he still relies on. Has not yet returned to his pre-injury level, but is very close. Limited third down potential. Average hands and pass protection still needs work. Has the size to improve.
Too often runs into the back of his offensive linemen. Ball security is concerning. Runs between the tackles. Very narrow in his waist and should consider adding more strength in his thighs. Balance is below average at best and runs too high. Opens himself up to injuries.... [Read More
Alabama Crimson Tide inside linebacker Nico Johnson should be able to contribute on first and second down immediately, but in the long-term, he must continue to improve his coverage and pass rushing talents.
Johnson blasts through the crowd and can get to the ball-carrier a step ahead of most other defenders. This isn't because of speed or athleticism, it comes down to read, recognition and reaction. Flows with the pile very nicely. Squares up through the running lane, stays on assignment very well and is a handful at the point of attack. Great technique and fundamentals. Lacks great athleticism. Intelligent, blue-collar style of play will carry him. A hustle player.
Long arms and decent frame to challenge passes. Will struggle keeping up with athletic tight ends. Good pursuit angles and plays the run at a high level. Clean lateral movements with few wasted steps. Nice snap to his tackles. Brings down players in one swift motion. Will struggle in open field against speedy players. Can hogtie players consistently around the legs and ankles. Pass rushing is a major concern, basically a non-factor.... [Read More
Georgia Bulldogs cornerback Sanders Commings has ideal height and bulk to matchup with some of the larger receivers in the game. Good length/wingspan. Physical at the line of scrimmage and challenges his opponents hard through five yards. Lower half needs work. Backpedal isn't fluid. Short area speed is below average. Faster running in a straight line. Not a great leaper. Former baseball player, so he has above-average ball skills and hands. Would really flourish in a physical defense that looks to knock receivers off their mark.... [Read More
California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans center Eric Kush stood out at the East-West Shrine game and has a good chance to become a late-round draft choice in the 2013 NFL Draft. Good quickness off the line and versatile enough to provide depth at multiple positions. Played a much lower level of competition and will need more time to adjust to the NFL's speed. Battled with some injuries in his career. Above-average height and weight for the position. Will likely challenge for a No. 2 role on the depth chart.... [Read More
Kansas State Wildcats fullback Braden Wilson is a very stout prospect who flashed some great ability to blow up the hole as a lead blocker. Athleticism is underwhelming but could crack open some holes around the goal line and in short-yardage situations. A luxury pick for a team willing to possibly carry two fullbacks. Not often used in the offense as a ball-carrier or receiver. Only caught a handful of passes per season. Will need to contribute on special teams. Played multiple sports in high school and appears to have a very good work ethic.... [Read More