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2008 All-Sleeper Team
The strong-armed gunslinger has all the measurables you look for but was under-coached at Penn State. With some time, he could mature into an NFL starter.
Running Back: Xavier Omon (Northwest Missouri State)
A thickly built back with massive legs and a decent burst through the hole, Omon possesses good vision and runs hard between the tackles.
Full Back: Mike Cox: (Georgia Tech)
A blue-collar grinder who is a throwback lead blocker, Cox is a limited athlete but possesses good size and strength inside with a passion for the game.
Wide Receiver: Chaz Schilens (San Diego State)
An intriguing size/speed prospect with a 6'4" build and sub-4.4 speed, Schilens has the physicality to work the middle and the second gear to get vertical down the field.
Wide Receiver: Clyde Edwards (Grambling State)
An ultra productive wide out with good quickness and explosion in and out of his breaks, Edwards lacks the physical skills to play on the outside but could make a living in the slot.
Tight End: Louis Irizarry (Youngstown State)
An extremely athletic tight end with the ability to get down the seam, Irizarry shows good burst in and out of his breaks. He just needs to put it all together because the tools are there.
Left Tackle: Darren Marquez (Southern Illinois)
A physically gifted left tackle with good feet and body control outside, Marquez has a quick kick step to reach the corner and the base strength and bend to hold the point of attack.
Right Tackle: Brian Stampler (Vanderbilt)
A technician who plays with good hand placement and bite on the outside, Stampler demonstrates a good punch and loves to get after it in the run game.
Guard: Mackenzy Bernadeau (Bentley)
The small-school guard shows great feet and athletic ability inside. He plays low with natural bend and has the ability to dip and drive around the corner, ideal for a zone-blocking scheme.
Guard: Ian-Yates Cunningham (Virginia)
An overlooked prospect with natural athleticism, Cunningham does a nice job pulling and getting out to the second level with the body control to seal a moving target.
Center: Eric Scott (Kentucky)
A better athlete than football player at this point, Scott has the tools to develop. He demonstrates good feet with the ability to slide laterally inside and has the arm length to keep defensive tackles off his body.
Defensive End: Rob Jackson (Kansas State)
Jackson possesses an explosive first step off the edge and the body control to dip around the corner. He lacks the girth to hold the point of attack but knows how to create pressure off the edge.
Defensive End: Nick Larkin (Boston College)
A tough competitor who plays with good hand placement and instincts on the edge, Larkin does a nice job at the point of attack shedding blocks and plays with a consistent motor.
Defensive Tackle: Josh Thompson (Auburn)
A short plugger who plays with a low stance and good leverage, Thompson has very good instincts and gets off the snap quickly. He displays an excellent motor to make plays down the field and is always working hard in pursuit.
Defensive Tackle: James McClinton (Kansas)
A short, stout, penetrating tackle with an explosive first step and a nice array of pass rush moves, McClinton plays low with very good leverage and does a good job getting under the pads and driving his legs through contact.
Strong Side Linebacker: Kroy Biermann (Montana)
Biermann plays with good instincts and quickness off the snap and demonstrates a great motor with good hand placement at the line of scrimmage. An explosive tackler who looks natural coming down hill.
Weak Side Linebacker: Robert James (Arizona State)
An explosive sideline-to-sideline guy who breaks down well in pursuit, James plays with good leverage and has a nose for the ball. He is very comfortable in space.
Middle Linebacker- Danny Lansanah (Connecticut)
Lansanah reads and reacts quickly to plays inside and is always around the ball. He is a smooth wrap up tackler who breaks down well and has a good feel in zone coverage.
Cornerback: Brandon Sumrall (Southern Miss)
A versatile corner with great body control and foot quickness, Sumrall shows good power to play bump coverage and tackle. He is an ideal cover two defender.
Cornerback: Julius Stinson (Wyoming)
A smooth athlete with light feet and good change of direction skills, Stinson does a nice job exploding off his back foot and staying low in his transition.
Free Safety: Ron Girault (Rutgers)
Instinctive in off-coverage and takes good angles to the ball, Girault covers a lot of ground playing center field and finds the ball quickly. He isn't afraid to come down hill at the line of scrimmage either.
Strong Safety: Michael Eubanks (Delta State)
A natural football player who is always around the ball and is a strong wrap-up tackler, Eubanks showcases good explosion out of breaks and has the tools to develop into a starting strong safety.
Wes Bunting has been mentored by some of the brightest minds in NFL scouting, names such as GMJR President and former Cleveland Browns scout Russ Lande, former Coordinator of the Year Marc Trestman, 31-year NFL and college football scout Joe Butler and Sports Xchange President and longtime NFL scout Frank Cooney.
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