Pete Schrager of Fox Sports talks about some sleepers at the NFL Combine…
Schrager seems to be higher on higher on Janzen than Wes Bunting over at NFP, read here.
A talented kid who can run, track the football and can be a violent striker on contact. However, isn’t the most sound of wrap-up guys, is raw with his footwork and has character concerns. Nevertheless, has the talent to play in the NFL and should get a shot because of his ability to run and strike.
There really does not seem to be any Safeties in this draft that can come right in and start for teams. We’ll have to see if the Cowboys show any interest in him.
Akiem Hicks is a monster so he will be getting lots of attention if he performs well at the combine. Here’s some video on him from his college career…
That is a very athletic 300lb man people. He would be a DE in the Cowboys system. Was recruited from a Junior college by LSU, but wound up leaving before he actually played for them, read here.
Well-traveled defensive lineman Akiem Hicks was impressive for a second successive day. Hicks played high school and junior college football in Sacramento, Calif., area. But after being at the center of a LSU recruiting controversy in 2010, he wound up playing for the University of Regina in Canada the past two seasons.
Hicks (6-5, 324 pounds) is one of the largest players on the field, but the most surprising aspect of his game is his impressive movement, showing nimble feet and fast hands. He definitely has some work to do before he is NFL-ready, but he has raw ability. Hicks isn’t a natural bender and has very ordinary initial explosion out of his stance. But he does have an 84-inch wingspan and used those long limbs to dominate blockers and prove to pro teams he should be drafted in April.
NFLDraftScout.com has considered Hicks as a seventh-round or free-agent projection, but if he continues to impress, he certainly could climb on some charts.
Some big men just have great foot speed and from that little bit of film I think he reminds me of Warren Sapp type of player.