Observations from two AFC personnel directors and an NFC college scout:
"You'll think I'm crazy, but chew on this name for a quarterback we would think about around the fifth round or so: the (Bradlee) Van Pelt kid from Colorado State. I knew his father (former New York Giants linebacker Brad Van Pelt) as a player, and this kid has the same kind of toughness. Our (scouts) really are intrigued by him. He's got far better athleticism than other teams seem to think. And we think he could maybe play a couple of positions, maybe even chase down kicks on special teams. Some of our guys like the LSU kid, Matt Mauck, too, but he's a little older and that is a concern."
"Keep an eye on these two (wide) receivers: Keary Colbert (Southern California) and (Michael) Jenkins from Ohio State. Neither of them will burn it up speed-wise, but they both have excellent size and they catch the ball. Colbert is probably the more polished guy right now but, man, Jenkins is really a big kid. With his size, you've got to look at him. I could see one or maybe even both of these guys being like the Drew Bennett kid who plays for the Titans. You give them a year or so to develop and you might have something there, you know?"
"I know everyone has (Arkansas right offensive tackle) Shawn Andrews as maybe a top 10 guy but, I swear to you, I don't see it yet. He's way too big, too soft, doesn't seem all that motivated. His weight is way up there (in the 370s) and he could lose 40 pounds and be an even better player. Plus he's got this (dubious) excuse about not being able to work out because he has some kind of (polyps) in his nose. Yeah, right, kid. Hey, suck it up and get in the damned weight room."
"One of the (offensive) tackles I'm betting will move up in the next month or so is (Sean) Bubin from Illinois. He isn't the prettiest guy around, kind of like the tackle they had drafted a year or so ago (Tony Pashos), but he gets the job done. He's not real strong yet, but he's got that long, lean look of a left tackle and his (pass protection) skills are not all that bad. Not a real high pick or anything but, if he does well in workouts, he'll go off the board around the third round. A real good attitude, too, just seems like the kind of kid who likes to work."
"A very impressive kid, at least just sitting down with him to talk, is (Bowling Green) quarterback Josh Harris. His dad (former Cincinnati tight end M.L. Harris) had a pretty nice career in the league and this kid is from good stock. Nope, he doesn't have the size or the arm. But he moves better than most of the (quarterbacks) in this draft and he makes a ton of plays. Very smart, seems very heady, and he could be a guy drafted on the first day. We're anxious to see him throw the ball."
"If he proves he can hold up physically, I like (Arkansas tailback) Cedric Cobbs a lot. He has size, nice quickness, really good vision and he runs strong. The one asterisk on his resume is his durability. And, of course, that's a pretty big asterisk."
-- Len Pasquarelli