2012 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Bills
Gilmore is just a junior, but he has plenty of experience at the college level. The cornerback was a starter right from the beginning in Columbia, where he earned Freshman All-America honors from a number of media outlets. As a sophomore he was named by the Associated Press to the All-America Third Team and to the All-SEC Second team. The conference's coaches named him to the All-SEC First Team. In 2010 he had three sacks, six tackles for loss, and led the Gamecocks with 79 tackles. So far this season Gilmore has 29 tackles, two interceptions, and five pass breakups through seven games to go along with a fumble recovery that he returned 56 yards.
A native of Rock Hill, SC, Gilmore stands at 6'1'' and 193 pounds--good size for a player at his position. He generally runs around a 4.50 in the 40-yard dash, but has been clocked as fast as 4.42 from that distance. His speed will have to improve a little bit if he wants to become an elite cornerback in the NFL. Taylor is not afraid to be physical with wideouts at the line of scrimmage and he is a sound tackler in addition to excelling when asked to blitz. His coverage skills are average or slightly above average, but he has to get bet... [Read More
Glenn has been the anchor for what has been a solid Georgia offensive line this season. The Bulldogs are second in the SEC in passing, fourth in rushing, and third in total offense in the conference. They have won 10 games in a row and reached the SEC Championship against LSU. The offense could have been even better but star freshman Isaiah Crowell missed significant playing time. Still, it did not matter who was in the backfield because Glenn and the O-line always took care of business.
One of the more experienced players in college football, Glenn started 10 games as a freshman, bounced around from right guard to left tackle to left guard as a sophomore, and he has started every game at left guard ever since. The Riverdale, GA native has outstanding size at 6'5'' and 348 pounds. He generally runs in the 5.2s in the 40-yard dash and he has been clocked as fast as 5.12 from that distance. Glenn is relatively nimble, has a good burst off the ball, and is stellar in the run game. He isn't athletic enough to play left tackle at the next level, but he will be a force in the middle of any offensive line. He should be a first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Bradham is one of the most experienced players in the 2012 NFL Draft class. A stellar four-year performer at Florida State, the linebacker played in all 13 games as a freshman in 2008 and made 29 tackles. He started 12 of 13 games as a sophomore and led the team with 93 tackles, then led the squad with 98 tackles as a junior while starting all 14 games. More of the same continued in 2011, with Bradham topping the Seminoles' chart with 86 tackles, at least 26 more than all other teammates. Bradham also recorded 9.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
The Crawfordville, FL native has good size at 6'3'' and 240 pounds. His biggest asset his his speed, as he generally runs in the 4.6s in the 40-yard dash and he has been clocked as fast as 4.56 from that distance. Bradham's jump off the ball is impressive and that allows him to get into the backfield on a consistent basis. He is excellent in run defense, but he sometimes struggles against the pass; his instincts need to get better in that department. Bradham is a big hitter and his potential is undeniable. In fact, it's a bit of a wonder why he wasn't even more productive than h... [Read More
Sanders is one of the most experienced game players in college football, as a four-year starter at Florida State. He started 10 games as a freshman, 12 as a sophomore, 14 as a junior, and so far every game during his 2011 senior campaign. The Dayton, Ohio native even began as a left tackle in his first year, moved to right tackle for most of the rest of his tenure in Tallahassee, and now he finds himself back at left tackle as a senior. Sanders is the rock of what has been an injury-plagued offensive line. Behind Sanders and company, Florida State boasts the No. 3 scoring offense and No. 2 passing offense through nine games this season.
Sanders is a huge presence at 6'6'' and 307 pounds. He generally runs in the 5.20 range in the 40-yard dash and has been clocked as fast as 5.12 from that distance. He has a quick feet for a man of his size and that suits him for the left tackle position because he can deal with fast defensive ends. There is room for Sanders to add some bulk to his tall frame and he will have to do that as he heads to the next level. That will help him improve his explosion off the ball and win the battle at the line of scrimmage on running plays. Sanders project... [Read More
Sure, he's got a great name, but TCU linebacker prospect Tank Carder is a solid prospect that will need to prove his athleticism won't limit him. He ran a 4.69 40 yard dash, which is pretty good for his position. Carder plays his best using his instincts to quickly diagnose plays and get after the ball carrier. Athletically, there isn't a lot to get excited about. Carder's game relies on playing within himself, sticking to his assignment and holding his own ground.
The big red flag is whether or not he can keep up with backs coming out of the backfield and tight ends. Carder is consider too undersized to play inside linebacker and too slow to play outside. There is a lot to like about his intangibles though so there will certainly be teams that appreciate his talents.
Carder plays well in short zone assignments and can seal the edge. If he is running in a straight line, he can keep up with most receivers. When asked to change directions though, he loses a step. Overall, he deserves a shot and could end up a special teams standout.... [Read More