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SCOUTING REPORTS FROM PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

The following are a few scouting reports from some of our previous DRAFT NOTEBOOK publications:

2000 DRAFT NOTEBOOK
 QB - TIM RATTAY (SAN FRANCISCO 49'ERS)


Louisiana Tech
Bulldogs

Height 
6'0"
YEAR
%
YD
TD
INT
YD/COMP
Weight 
215#
Freshman 
JUNIOR COLLEGE
40-Time 
4.8
Sophomore 
JUNIOR COLLEGE
Age 
23
Junior 
68%
4,943
46
13
13.0
Jersey # 
13
Senior 
66%
3,922
35
12
11.5

HOMETOWN
Phoenix Arizona
COMMENTS
Scottsdale Community College transfer. Had to overcome the loss of WR Troy Edwards (Pittsburgh Steelers #1) and Head Coach Gary Crowton (Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator) this past season. Missed some time due to injury in 1999. Incredible productivity! Shows excellent timing. Makes good decisions. Efficient. Instinctive. Understands the passing game. Can find second and third receivers. Lacks great size and arm strength. Similar in many ways to Ty Detmer. Outstanding football player that knows how to manage and lead an offense.
PROJECTION
Round 3

Tim Rattay was a seventh round draft choice (#212 overall) of the San Francisco 49'ers in 2000. Many considered him a system quarterback, but we felt all along he would be a reliable backup on the next level. He went on to an 8 year NFL career with four different teams. Rattay completed 60.5% of his pass attempts for 4,853 yards with 31 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

2000 DRAFT NOTEBOOK
 QB - TOM BRADY (NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS)


Michigan
Wolverines

Height 
6'4"
YEAR
%
YD
TD
INT
YD/COMP
Weight 
210#
Freshman 
BACKUP
40-Time 
5.2
Sophomore 
BACKUP
Age 
23
Junior 
62%
2,427
14
10
12.1
Jersey # 
10
Senior 
61%
2,217
16
6
12.3

HOMETOWN
San Mateo California
COMMENTS
Highly regarded high school football and baseball player. Drafted as a catcher by the Montreal Expos in the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft. 1995 redshirt season. Took over for Brian Griese following the 1997 season. Split time with highly regarded Drew Henson early this season. Pocket passer with great size. Accurate and makes good decisions. Adequate arm. Excels in the short passing game. Throws the quick slant very well. Shows poise under pressure. Lacks mobility. Team leader.
PROJECTION
Round 4

Tom Brady was a late-sixth round draft choice (#199 overall) of the New England Patriots in 2000. Although we considered Brady an early second day prospect, he slid on draft day following a poor showing at the Combine. His intelligence and will to win combined with tremendous timing and accuracy has already made him one of the best of all time.

2004 DRAFT NOTEBOOK

 S - BOB SANDERS (INDIANAPOLIS COLTS)


Iowa
Hawkeyes

Height 
5'8"
YEAR
T
INT
PBU
Weight 
205#
Freshman 
52
0
1
40-Time 
4.4
Sophomore 
122
4
8
Age 
24
Junior 
102
2
12
Jersey # 
33
Senior 
72
1
5

BIO
HOMETOWN: Erie Pennsylvania — BORN: 2/24/81 — MAJOR: African-American World Studies — PREP: Rushed for 1100 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. Team captain. — COLLEGE: Started four of twelve games as a true freshman. Started all eleven games at strong safety as a sophomore. Started twelve of thirteen games as a junior. Started ten games as a senior. Added 6 tackles for loss, a sack, and 6 forced fumbles.
SCOUTING REPORT
STRENGTHS: Experienced and productive 37 game starter. Has played versus quality competition in the Big Ten. Intense competitor. Outstanding athlete with a very solid build. Impressive 41½" vertical. Plays the ball well in the air. Shows recovery speed. Closes with a burst. Able to make the interception. Keeps the play in front of him. Shows range and plays sideline-to-sideline. Takes good angles. Instinctive, quick to read and react. Comes up quickly in run support. Tough and aggressive. Reliable tackler, will wrap up the ball carrier. Effective on the blitz. Explosive hitter. Steady and reliable team player. Disciplined, plays within the defensive scheme. Works hard, studies film, and prepares himself for the game. Quality person with character and the respect of his teammates. Raises the level of play of teammates. — CONCERNS: Lacks height, 4" shorter than average. Hands are just average. Must avoid biting on play action. Reminds of Tyrone Carter (Minnesota Golden Gophers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets), but Sanders is a much better athlete.

Bob Sanders was a second round draft choice (#44 overall) of the Indianapolis Colts in 2004. Again in 2006, he showed that he "raises the level of play of teammates" when he returned from injury to spark the team in the playoffs and lead them to the Super Bowl championship. In his first 24 games with the Colts, he recorded 152 tackles, 2 interceptions, 4 passes broken up, and 2 forced fumbles. He was rewarded during the 2007 season with a contract extension that made him one of the top paid safeties in the league.

2005 DRAFT NOTEBOOK
 HB - FRANK GORE (SAN FRANCISCO 49'ERS)


Miami
Hurricanes

Height 
5'9"
YEAR
YD/CARRY
YD
TD
YD/CATCH
YD
TD
Weight 
210#
Freshman 
9.1
562
5
14.0
14
0
40-Time 
4.6
Sophomore 
5.3
468
4
8.8
105
0
Age 
23
Junior 
5.0
865
8
10.6
106
0
Jersey # 
3
Senior 
UNDERCLASSMAN

BIO
HOMETOWN: Coral Gables Florida — MAJOR: Liberal Arts — PREP: Rushed for 2953 yards with 34 touchdowns as a senior. — COLLEGE: Played in eleven games as a true freshman. Redshirt in 2002 with a knee injury. Started five games as a sophomore before suffering a season ending left knee injury. Started ten games as a junior. Underclassman that declared for early entry.
SCOUTING REPORT
ATHLETIC ABILITY: Above-average athletic ability. Much stronger in the upper body than lower. Deceptive speed. — POSITION SKILLS: Extremely instinctive runner that shows outstanding vision and balance. Cutback runner that excels between the tackles. Tackle-breaking runner that runs low with good leverage and body lean. Shows good patience and allows blocks to develop before bursting through the hole. Able to convert the short yardage plays. Will gain yards after initial contact. Enough speed to take the play outside and turn the corner. Elusive and creative, will make the defender miss. Lacks the speed to take it the distance. Soft reliable hands as a receiver out of the backfield. Will extend hands and make catch out away from body. Finds the open areas in zone coverages. Able to adjust to the ball in the air. Willing blocker that shows good blitz awareness and recognition. ... LEVEL OF COMPETITION: I-A Big East and ACC — CHARACTER: Quality person with the respect of teammates. Hard worker, studies film, and prepares for each game. Scored just 6 on the Wonderlic test. — DURABILITY: Knee injuries in 2002 and 2003. — SUMMARY: Quality kid that has had to overcome a lot of challenges on the gridiron and in life. Coming out early with a chip on shoulder.

Frank Gore was a third round draft choice (#65 overall) of the San Francisco 49'ers in 2005. In his first two seasons in the league, the tough and physical back started 17 of 30 games (including all 16 in 2006) and averaged 5.2 yards/carry for 2303 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also averaged 8.1 yards/catch for 616 yards with a touchdown.

2007 DRAFT NOTEBOOK

 WR - JAMES JONES (GREEN BAY PACKERS)


San Jose State
Spartans

Height 
6'1"
YEAR
YD/CATCH
YD
TD
Weight 
205#
Freshman 
8.0
8
0
40-Time 
4.5
Sophomore 
12.7
317
1
Age 
23
Junior 
9.3
278
1
Jersey # 
3
Senior 
12.8
893
10

BIO
HOMETOWN: San Jose California — PREP: Lettered in football, basketball, and track. — MAJOR: Sociology — COLLEGE: 2002) Redshirt 2003) Played in nine games as a freshman. Also used for long snapping. 2004) Started six of eleven games as a sophomore. Averaged 7.3 yards/punt return for 80 yards. 2005) Started three of eleven games for the Spartans as a junior. Averaged 5.3 yards/punt return for 106 yards. 2006) Started twelve of thirteen games as a senior. Averaged 11.0 yards/punt return for 121 yards. Had 105 yards receiving and scored two touchdowns versus East Carolina in the New Mexico Bowl.
SCOUTING REPORT
STRENGTHS: More quick than fast. Strong, 22 reps of 225#. 34" vertical. Quick smooth release. Able to beat the jam. Uses hands well. Runs good routes. Knows how to setup the defender. Quick in and out of breaks. Creates separation. Will go across the middle and make the tough catch in traffic. Smooth body control working the sidelines. Will come back to the quarterback when the play breaks down. Soft reliable hands. Will extend hands and catch the ball out away from body. Shows good concentration and focus. Seldom drops a pass. Adjusts well to the ball in the air. Runs well after the catch. Elusive and creative in the open field. Has a knack for the big play. Contributes as a downfield blocker. Has also been used to return punts. Durable, will play hurt. Coachable, will do the film study, weight room work, and the little things to be effective on the next level. — CONCERNS: Lacks blazing speed. Slows in and out of breaks. Not elusive or creative after the catch. Did little to excite prior to senior season. Has played versus lower level of competition. — SUMMARY: Impressed at the IntaJuice All-Star Classic. An improving receiver to keep an eye on.

James Jones surprised some as a third round draft choice (#78 overall) of the Green Bay Packers in 2007. After catching the staff's eye with 21 receptions for 233 yards with 2 touchdowns in the preseason, he went on to finish third on the team with 47 receptions for 676 yards with 2 touchdowns as a rookie. The former Spartan turned out to be one of the top offensive players from the 2007 NFL Draft.

2007 DRAFT NOTEBOOK

 OLB - BUSTER DAVIS (ARIZONA CARDINALS)


Florida State
Seminoles

Height 
5'9"
YEAR
T
TFL
S
INT
Weight 
240#
Freshman 
5
1
0
0
40-Time 
4.7
Sophomore 
60
8
1
0
Age 
24
Junior 
91
11
2
0
Jersey # 
7
Senior 
109
8
5
1

BIO
HOMETOWN: Daytona Beach Florida — BORN: 10/20/83 — PREP: Recorded 140 tackles as a senior. — MAJOR: Social Science — COLLEGE: 2002) Redshirt 2003) Played in seven games at middle linebacker as a freshman. Added one pressure. 2004) Started eleven of twelve games as a sophomore. Added 8 pressures, 4 passes broken up, and a fumble recovery. 2005) Started all thirteen games for the Seminoles as a junior. Had starts at middle linebacker during the season and the bowl game on the weak side filling in for the suspended A. J. Nicholson (Bengals). Added 4 pressures, 2 passes broken up, and a fumble recovery. Recorded 13 tackles versus North Carolina State. 2006) Started all thirteen games as a senior. Added 2 passes broken up, 2 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.
SCOUTING REPORT
STRENGTHS: Experienced three-year starter. Strong thick build. 24 reps of 225#. 31" vertical. Has played versus very good I-A competition. Intelligent, able to make the defensive calls. Instinctive, quick to read and react. Agile, moves fairly well and has a good change of directions. Moves well through traffic. Closes quickly on the ball carrier. Shows a burst. Big hitter. Reliable wrap up tackler. Good hands for the interception. Plays sideline-to-sideline. Takes good angles in pursuit. Effective on the blitz. Good anticipation and timing. Disciplined, plays within the scheme. Durable, will play hurt. Versatile, has played inside and outside. Coachable, will do the film study, weight room work, and the little things to be effective on the next level. Was a steady and reliable team leader. — CONCERNS: Lacks height. Lacks timed speed, but plays faster than he times. Will need to improve use of hands. Will need to improve coverage skills. — SUMMARY: One of the most over-rated prospects in this draft.

Buster Davis was a third round draft choice (#69 overall) of the Arizona Cardinals in 2007. He was considered an over-rated prospect entering the draft and ended up failing to make the team's opening day roster despite signing a 3-year $1.7 million contract including a $610,000 signing bonus.

2003 DRAFT NOTEBOOK
 QB - CHRIS SIMMS (TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS)


Texas
Longhorns

Height 
6'4"
YEAR
%
YD
TD
INT
YD/COMP
Weight 
220#
Freshman 
53%
223
2
1
11.7
40-Time 
4.8
Sophomore 
55%
681
5
7
13.4
Age 
23
Junior 
59%
2,603
22
11
12.2
Jersey # 
1
Senior 
60%
2,938
24
11
13.4

BIO
HOMETOWN: Franklin Lakes New Jersey — BORN: 8/29/80 — MAJOR: History — PERSONAL: Son of former NY Giants quarterback Phil Simms. — PREP: Lettered in football and basketball. Passed for 2239 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior. Highly regarded All American. — COLLEGE: Shared time at the position with Major Applewhite as a freshman and sophomore. Started one game as a true freshman. Started five games as a sophomore. Moved in as full time starter and started twelve games as a junior. Started twelve games as a senior. Completed 54% for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns with one interception in the SBC Cotton Bowl versus Louisiana State.
SCOUTING REPORT
STRENGTHS: Two year starter. Outstanding size. Strong arm with quick release. Throws with touch. Decent athlete. Shows toughness in the pocket. Intelligent. Studies film. Hard worker. Excels in the short to intermediate passing game. Effective when he makes quick decisions. Son of outstanding NFL quarterback. — CONCERNS: Southpaw. Inconsistent, tends to try to do too much himself. Lacks foot speed. Poor timing seldom hitting the receiver in stride. Has an awful record versus quality competition ... in four starts versus top 10 competition, threw 14 interceptions and no touchdowns. Must improve decision making. Over-rated player at this stage.

Chris Sims was a third round draft choice (#97 overall) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003. In his first four seasons with the team, he has started 15 of 19 games and completed 59% for 3087 yards with 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He has been considered an over-rated player since early in his college career and nothing has been done to change that.

2006 DRAFT NOTEBOOK

 DE - MARK ANDERSON (CHICAGO BEARS)


Alabama
Crimson Tide

Height 
6'4"
YEAR
T
TFL
S
Weight 
255#
Freshman 
13
1
2
40-Time 
4.6
Sophomore 
47
8
3
Age 
24
Junior 
41
11
2
Jersey # 
47
Senior 
40
15
8

BIO
HOMETOWN: Tulsa Oklahoma — BORN: 5/26/83 — PREP: Recorded 104 tackles and 9 sacks as a senior. Recorded 20 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 blocked punts in a single game. Lettered in football and basketball. Team captain in both sports. — MAJOR: Consumer Science
COLLEGE
2001: Redshirt with torn cartilage in right knee that required surgery. — 2002: Played in all thirteen games as a freshman. Added 2 forced fumbles and a pressure. — 2003: Started six of thirteen games as a sophomore. Added 7 pressures. — 2004: Started all twelve games at right end for the Tide as a junior. Added 8 pressures, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 passes broken up. — 2005: Started all twelve games as a senior. Added 7 pressures, one forced fumble, and a blocked kick.
SCOUTING REPORT
ATHLETIC ABILITY: Athletic. 20# lighter than average. 20 reps of 225#. Will need to add strength. Long arms. Runs well. Straight line speed. 42" vertical. — POSITION SKILLS: Excels as a pass rusher. Has been disruptive. Explodes off the ball. Stays low and plays with leverage. Needs to work at using hands better to play off and shed blocks. Average instincts, not always quick to locate the ball. Moves well laterally, able to slide down the line and get through traffic. Struggles some changing directions. Does well on stunts. Has the speed to turn the corner. Closes with a very good burst. Effective keeping containment, but must avoid over-pursuing. Can be overpowered versus the run. Disciplined, plays within the scheme. — LEVEL OF COMPETITION: I-A SEC — DURABILITY: Right knee in 2001. — BOTTOM LINE: Coming off impressive senior season. Beat D'Brickashaw Ferguson for a sack at the Senior Bowl. Showed outstanding athletic ability at the combine. Could go as high as the second round.

Anderson was a fifth round draft choice (#159 overall) of the Chicago Bears in 2006, but was expected to go much higher based on productivity and tremendous athletic ability. As a second day selection, he made an immediate impact as a rookie with the NFC Champions recording 28 tackles and 12 sacks.