TOM LEMMING'S TOP 100 FOOTBALL RECRUITS: 51-75


Rank Photo Player Pos Ht Wt 40 Time High School Commitment Comments
51 Chad Jones
FS 6-3 219 4.50 Baton Rouge Southern Lab, LA LSU Physical DB, once again played the position hitting like an LB and covering like a CB. Very good at knocking receivers off their routes and disrupting an offense. He really improved his cover skills, showed great range and ball awareness
52 Lorenzo Edwards
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LB 6-2 221 4.50 Orlando Edgewater, FL Florida This year he's been playing SS, FS, OLB, ILB and even WR on offense where he totaled well over 500 yds in catches. An instinctive ball player and a sure tackler, excellent coverage skills when in pass defense, great understanding of the game
53 Anthony Davis
OL 6-6 315 5.20 Piscataway, NJ Rutgers Dominated from the word go at LT showing great balance, strength and technique. Rarely caught off his feet, has not allowed a sack all season. He graded out at 92% in his blocking assignments
54 Gary Gray
CB 5-10 165 4.50 Columbia Richland N.E., SC Notre Dame Natural coverage skills and sound instincts. Tough and aggressive for a 165 pounder, he played the game with supreme confidence and excellent anticipation. His timing is second to none.
55 Duval Kamara
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WR 6-5 210 4.50 Hoboken, NJ Notre Dame He believes that when the ball is in the air it belongs to him. He's excellent in traffic and also showed the burst and movement skills needed to become a dominating player in college. Also showed good range and hitting ability at FS.
56 Andre Jones
DT 6-4 285 999.00 El Paso Andress, TX Texas An overpowering ball player at the point of attack, he cannot be handled at the high school level. In one game I watched he totaled 13 tackles, 2 sacks and returned 1 fumble for a TD. He also blocked 1 punt. He must be double-teamed at all times and
57 Bryan Bulaga
OL 6-5 270 4.78 Woodstock Marian Central Catholic, IL Iowa Very intense, quick footed athlete who is a powerhouse. He showed sure hands and an aggressive style of play. In 2006 he graded out at 85% in his blocking assignments at LT and allowed only 1 sack.
58 Malcolm Smith
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WR 6-1 215 4.44 Woodland Hills Taft, CA USC The younger brother of USC WR Steve Smith, it is my belief that Malcolm has All-American ability at RB, WR, LB, FS and SS. Showed soft hands, surprising speed and great strength. Very good quickness to the ball, instincts and tackling ability at FS.
59 Robert Hughes
RB 6-0 230 4.60 Chicago Hubbard, IL Notre Dame Ability to make something out of nothing. A straight north/south runner who ran with great body lean and strength. A very determined and hard working young man, he is the complete back showing the ability to run, catch and block.
60 Matt Simms
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QB 6-2 200 4.70 Ramsey Don Bosco Prep, NJ Louisville A leader both on and off the field, he showed an uncanny knack of completing passes. He makes all the throws and throws them with strength and accuracy. He also showed very good poise and coolness under pressure this fall
61 James Wilson
OL 6-4 310 4.90 St. Augustine Nease, FL Florida Showed great quickness, lateral movement skills, balance and he dominated from the first game to the last. He graded out at close to 90% in his blocking assignments and was the leader of the very explosive Nease offense.
62 Deonte Thompson
WR 6-0 180 4.30 Bella Glades Central, FL Florida One of the nation's fastest ball players. This season he proved that his separation speed was second to none and once he got into the open field, it was all over. Not yet the dominating player he should become in college.
63 Jahvid Best
RB 5-10 185 4.40 Richmond Salesian, CA Cal Another one of the fastest in the class. A 2,000 yard senior season averaging over 10 yards per carry.
64 Cameron Newton
QB 6-4 230 4.70 Atlanta Westlake, GA Florida A standout at the junior combine, reminds some of a young Daunte Culpepper. Thrown for close to 5,000 yards.
65 Sidell Corley
DL 6-4 250 4.80 Mobile McGill-Toolen, AL LSU Showed great speed to the ball, got off his blocks quickly and exploded into the QB. He also showed excellent change of direction and the ability to lock on and drive blockers backwards towards the QB. An intense competitor
66 Dionte Allen
DB 6-0 175 4.50 Orchard Lake St. Mary's, MI Florida St. Played both CB and FS and showed great range, instincts and burst. The opposition stayed away from his area for the most part but when called upon, he proved to be almost impossible to throw on.
67 Manny Abreu
LB 6-4 235 4.59 Union City Union Hill, NJ Rutgers A physical specimen who tore things up this fall from his ILB position. Showed great speed, aggressiveness and the ability to play sideline to sideline. He is also known for his big hits and speed to the ball.
68 Aaron Corp
QB 6-4 195 4.60 Villa Park Orange Lutheran, CA USC He's a tall, skinny, strong armed signal caller who gets good velocity on his ball and is mobile enough to keep the defenses honest. He shows very good movement skills and does a great job of buying time in the pocket until receivers come open.
69 Brian Maddox
RB 6-0 215 4.48 Anderson T.L. Hanna, SC South Carolina Proved to be one of the country's more steady backs and showed great speed, power and quickness. He's a punishing runner who is hard to tackle. He also showed pretty good moves. He kept his pads low and seemed to enjoy contact.
70 Austin Box
LB 6-3 215 4.60 Enid, OK Oklahoma He got off to a great start and then was hampered by injuries midway through the season. Showed outstanding quickness to the ball, made big plays in crucial situations and took great angles to the ball. One of the more physical safeties
71 A.J. Greene
OL 6-5 250 4.80 Brentwood Academy, TN Auburn
72 Joe Barksdale
DL 6-6 325 4.95 Detroit Cass Tech, MI LSU A powerhouse of a ball player who showed All-American ability at OT and DT. He can dominate the line of scrimmage at times with his quick hands and superior power. He shows all the tools to become a dominating DT.
73 Donovan Warren
DB 6-0 175 4.40 Long Beach Poly, CA Michigan Showed aggressiveness in run support and cover skills to match anyone west of the Mississippi. A very fluid athlete with a smooth backpedal, great anticipation and in track he's been timed in a 10.6 100 and a 21.7 200 meters.
74 Ronald Johnson
DB 6-0 180 4.45 Muskegon, MI USC Brought great speed and an aggressive style of play to the CB position. One of the more physical CB's you'll find, he shows good movement skills, went to the ball well and showed a lot of confidence in one-on-one situations, smart playmaker
75 Phelon Jones
DB 6-0 185 4.40 Mobile McGill-Toolen, AL LSU A superior cover corner, a physical defender who is smooth in his movements, naturally athletic and he does a good job of turning his hips and he showed outstanding range. A two-time All-State selection at CB, he has also played WR and QB.
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