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Mountain West Players at the NFL Draft

Below is a list of where Mountain West players were drafted and a short analysis from the one big surprise is that Devin Moore the running back out of Wyoming did not get drafted, also tight end Kory Sperry from Colorado State was not drafted this one could be because he tore his ACL in the early part of the 2007 season. I am fairly certain he will be a priority free agent signing on Monday or Tuesday.

Ht Wt College Pick Team
Brown, Freddie WR 6'4" 215 Utah Pick 43, Round 7 (252) Bengals
Pick Analysis: Brown lacks experience but has some upside going into Cincinnati with the unstable wide receiver situation there. He is a tall possession receiver who's not afraid to go over the middle. He can go up and get it, but he doesn't have top-flight speed. He really broke out and became the go-to guy in his senior season.
Brown, Aaron RB 6'1" 196 TCU Pick 19, Round 6 (192) Lions
Pick Analysis: Brown came in as a freshman at TCU and played extremely well, but never lived up to the hype after that. The thought is that he might be able to become a wide receiver. He's a speed guy with return skills in the kicking game. He could become a backup to Kevin Smith in Detroit.
Collie, Austin WR 6'1" 200 BYU Pick 27, Round 4 (127) Colts
Pick Analysis: People are now looking for receivers to be the gunners and make things happen on special teams, and Collie can do those things. He'll also serve as a slot receiver who can fill in as the third or fourth option. He competes for the ball in the air and was highly productive at BYU with his good size. He fits the Colts' offensive scheme very well.
Henson, Robert OLB 6'0" 240 TCU Pick 13, Round 6 (186) Redskins
Pick Analysis: Henson is a shorter linebacker who runs really well. He will provide the Redskins with special teams help, but he's not ready yet to contribute consistently on the defensive side of the ball.
Hodge, Stephen SS 6'0" 234 TCU Pick 24, Round 6 (197) Cowboys
Pick Analysis: Hodge is a special teams ace. He played safety at TCU and he will be a backup on defense. Still, he helps Dallas in the kicking game and continues the trend of the team trying to fortify what was a weakness last year in special teams.
Johnson, Gartrell RB 5'10" 219 Colorado State Pick 34, Round 4 (134) Chargers
Pick Analysis: Johnson is a strong inside runner. He's a junior-college transfer who came to Colorado State as a tough runner inside the tackles. He had an outstanding bowl game against New Mexico. He's a short-yardage, goal-line rusher who will complement Darren Sproles and LaDainian Tomlinson in San Diego.
Kruger, Paul DE 6'4" 263 Utah Pick 25, Round 2 (57) Ravens
Pick Analysis: The high-motor pass rush specialist is a bit raw as a player but he possesses the tools to be an effective situational player. Kruger wears down opponents with his relentless approach, and he's a player with his best football in front of him. Though the Ravens have a stable of pass rushers, Kruger gives them another one to add to the rotation.
Louis, Lance OG 6'2" 303 San Diego State Pick 37, Round 7 (246) Bears
Pick Analysis: Louis is extremely fast and was kind of discovered at his pro day due to his measurables. He ran 4.76 and 4.80 in the 40-yard dash and had 30 reps on the bench press. He'll give the Bears offensive line -- which has lost some depth -- a few reps in practice and a developmental project.
McCain, Brice CB 5'9" 185 Utah Pick 15, Round 6 (188) Texans
Pick Analysis: McCain is one of the fastest players in the country and will immediately become one of the most speedy corners in the NFL. With those credentials, he could develop into a productive corner for the Texans, if he can polish his coverage skills.
Phillips, Jason ILB 6'1" 239 TCU Pick 1, Round 5 (137) Ravens
Pick Analysis: The Ravens pick up a highly productive linebacker to add to their already-stout corps. The former Horned Frog has good instincts and shows a natural knack for finding the football. He won't be counted on to contribute as an every-down player immediately, but he could emerge as a future starter in a year or two.
Quin, Glover CB 5'11" 204 New Mexico Pick 12, Round 4 (112) Texans
Pick Analysis: New Mexico always produces one or two guys each year who play well. Quin was a three-year starter and has good speed and jumping ability. He's got confidence and at this point in the draft, he brings good value. He adds depth to a Texans' secondary that has struggled to come together in recent years.
Schlueter, Blake C 6'2" 290 TCU Pick 16, Round 7 (225) Broncos
Pick Analysis: Schlueter is a football player, plain and simple. He's very mature and has unbelievable quickness and agility as an offensive lineman. The question for him is whether or not he can keep his weight up. He had one of the best workouts at TCU of anyone in this year's draft.
Smith, Sean CB 6'4" 214 Utah Pick 29, Round 2 (61) Dolphins
Pick Analysis: The former Ute is an unbelievable physical specimen with outstanding press corner skills. Though Smith has imposing size on the corner, he is a disappointing hitter and tackler on the edge. In spite of his finesse nature, he is an intriguing prospect with the talent to be a starter as a pro.
Summers, Frank RB 5'9" 241 UNLV Pick 33, Round 5 (169) Steelers
Pick Analysis: The former Rebel is a bruiser and has the skills to shine as a fullback or short-yardage specialist in the Steelers' offense. He could potentially steal some touchdowns from Willie Parker.
Vakapuna, Fui RB 5'11" 244 BYU Pick 6, Round 7 (215) Bengals
Pick Analysis: Vakapuna is a big, strong running back. He does not have as much quickness or change-of-direction skill, but he's a situational running back that can be productive at the goal line. The Bengals locked in on Vakapuna at the BYU Pro Day and then followed through with the pick.
Wright, DeAndre DB 5'11" 198 New Mexico Pick 27, Round 6 (200) Giants
Pick Analysis: Giants scout Steve Malin really liked Wright, and Malin holds some weight in New York's war room. Coming out of New Mexico, Wright has decent size and he'll come in and compete to be a backup for the Giants.

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