Tyler Eifert – Eifert is someone who can come in and help the Rams passing game right away as a rookie. He is fearless over the middle and goes up and gets the ball at its highest point extremely well. Is very fast over the middle and will make the tough catch even when he knows he is getting rocked. He is a big, consistent target on 3rd down, who is very good at moving the chains. Has improved his run blocking every year at Notre Dame, but needs to continue improving. Eifert is one of the few players who really doesn’t seem to have any holes in his game. Has been compared to both Jason Witten and Heath Miller, both of whom are elite TEs in this league. Eifert would help replace what they lost in Amendola over the middle and on 3rd down as well.
Sylvester Williams – Williams is an absolutely disruptive player from the DT position. He has an explosive first step that he can beat lineman with, but he also possesses a great swim move with either arm. He also is extremely strong and has a very good bull rush. Williams played all across the line at North Carolina, at nose tackle, defensive tackle and even out wide. Improved his awareness against screens and draws a lot as a senior. At times will vary his burst off the line so offensive lineman don’t know when to react. He does however take plays off and doesn’t go hard all the time. Doesn’t have great flexibility, which at times causes him to turn sideways and can lose sight of the ball. Only been playing football for 5 years, so he is still learning more nuances to the game.
Justin Hunter – This may surprise some people, but he is getting some 1st round buzz as we get closer to the draft. Hunter has great size, speed and all the ability you want in a #1 WR. Has a great catching radius and great body control to track the ball and catch it. Lined up as the X wide receiver, the Y and the Z while at Tennessee. Hunter is a good route runner with sharp cuts, creating good separation. Is good with the ball in his hands after the catch. He is still working his way back from a knee injury in 2011 and is regaining speed. If he can get it all back, he is built much like a Randy Moss type WR. Also much like Moss, he doesn’t really like going over the middle, showing alligator arms at times.
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