It's that time of year again. The "Who Are Your Guys?" list where you express your love for a player and your name will always be attached to him.
You know the rules. No Day One-projected guys.
QB Brett Rypien (Boise State) - I think he's going to be a starter in the NFL down the line. The only thing he really lacks is arm strength (and he's a bit smaller than you'd like), but he compensates in so many other ways, including smarts and accuracy.
WR Antoine Wesley (Texas Tech) - first saw him when he outperformed Houston CB Isaiah Johnson. Not really sure what the knock is with him. He's very thin, but it's not like he can't bulk up. His hands, length and speed make me believe he will be a quality #2 in the NFL. He also excelled with a shoddy QB situation at TTU, so once he gets a stable QB, he'll be fine.
WR Shawn Poindexter (Arizona) - first saw him against UCLA where he scored two TDs with shitty QB play. Excellent size, excellent leaper, a TD machine. Reminds me of Mike Evans. He'll be a third-day pick at best, but it wouldn't surprise me if he made an impact sooner rather than later.
TE Dawson Knox (Ole Miss) - there are a few TEs I really like: Kahale Warring of San Diego State (even though he's Klaatu's guy), Josh Oliver of San Jose State, Foster Moreau of LSU, Zach Gentry of Michigan, but if I had to choose one guy, it would be Dawson Knox. He simply didn't get enough looks as a receiver. I mean Ta'amu had the Nasty Wideouts, so he didn't look much in Knox's direction. He has good size, excellent speed, very athletic, decent hands and he's a very good blocker.
OL Dalton Risner (Kansas State) - he can play all five positions and play them well.
OT William Sweet (North Carolina) - high upside pick here. He has the size, length and feet that teams drool for. Excellent character. Smart guy.
DL Renell Wren (Arizona State) - first noticed him against Michigan State. He was CONSTANTLY in the backfield. His stats don't reflect it, but he gets pressure and disrupts the interior of the line. He continued to impress me during Senior Bowl week. He has the size, strength, athleticism and tenacity to be wreck havoc on the interior of a line.
DL Anthony Nelson (Iowa) - 6'7, 270 lbs with arms like vines, excellent athleticism and a relentless motor to boot. And he was productive. What's not to love?
EDGE Malik Carney (North Carolina) - didn't test so well, but 6 sacks in 8 games.
EDGE Christian Miller (Alabama) - if only he could stay healthy. His main issue is durability, but when he's on the field, he gets to the QB. Just excellent athleticism, bend and sneaky strength to overcome OTs and get into the backfield.
LB Bobby Okereke (Stanford)/Germaine Pratt (NC State) - you know how we've always had problems covering TEs? Well, if we get either one of these two guys, that problem will be solved. These two guys have the speed and athleticism to cover both TEs and RBs out of the backfield. Both are speedy guys with great length.
LB Drew Lewis (Colorado) - he may go undrafted, but I don't know why. He pressures the QB, he drops back into coverage, he has sideline-to-sideline speed. He has the intelligence and instincts to be a starting MLB/ILB in the NFL.
S Marquise Blair (Utah) - hard-hitting, rangy athletic S with a "take no prisoners" attitude. He'll either knock your socks off or intercept you.