With all the buzz flying about in regards to risers and fallers in the 2013 NFL Draft, which is just a week away, NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly joined "NFL AM" Thursday morning to break down the draft's most overrated and underrated players.
» BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah
Casserly pointed to a lack of experience in saying he doesn't see Ansah as a top-10 pick.
"My concern with him is I call him a 'rope player,' by the numbers. He is a straight-line guy." Casserly said. "I don't see a lot of instincts in him. I don't see a lot of second reactions in him. Can he learn that with his limited football background?"
» West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin
"I see him as a role guy, a game-plan guy, a guy who will play in the slot," Casserly said. "Bigger corners, which is almost anybody that is in the league, will give him problems on press; and on downfield plays he'll have trouble contesting the ball."
» Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert
While Eifert is the No. 1 tight end, according to Casserly, he doesn't believe Eifert is worthy of a top-15 pick, where some mocks have projected the Notre Dame player.
"I don't see the blocking ability or the true speed," Casserly said. "He's more of a build-up speed guy. I like him in the second-half, the later part of the first round, not the top part of the first round. Solid player."
» Alabama running back Eddie Lacy
This is another situation in which Casserly believes a prospect is the top player at his position, just not a first-round pick.
"Durability is my biggest question," Casserly said. "I don't know how long this guy can stay healthy and he didn't really have a lot of big games at Alabama, with a ton of talent around him. More talent than he'll probably have with the NFL team he'll end up with."
» Florida International safety John Cyprien
There has been a buzz about the Florida International safety, but Casserly doesn't believe Cyprien is a first-round pick.
"He misses an awful lot of tackles," Casserly said. "I think he makes mistakes on play action. At times, I question what he sees and I see some stiffness in him in man-to-man coverage."
» Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree
Casserly said Ogletree has Pro Bowl talent as an outside linebacker in a 4-3 defensive scheme.
"If his off-field problems weren't there, this guy would be easily in the top half of the draft," Casserly said.
» Georgia cornerback Sanders Commings
Scouts must not like the Georgia Bulldogs, because Casserly believes Commings isn't getting the recognition he should as a second-round prospect.
"He is a physical guy, he presses well," Casserly said. "I think this guy has a lot of talent, and in a draft that has about 20 second-round cornerback/safeties, this is the guy who is getting missed."
» Connecticut cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Casserly said he wouldn't be shocked to see Wreh-Wilson sneak into the end of the first round.
"Fast, physical, plays the zone very well," Casserly said. "Good enough hips to show you some man-coverage, but they didn't do a lot of man at UConn."
» LSU linebacker Kevin Minter
The LSU prospect's game film shows Minter might be the best inside linebacker in the draft, Casserly said.
"He's under 6 foot, he ran (40-yard dash) in the 4.8s, but when you watch him on tape he plays faster than that," Casserly said. "He's a more athletic guy than Manti Te'o. I think he's a better prospect than Te'o, too."
» Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell
Casserly sees Bell as a second-rounder who can be used in a multi-back system as a grind-it-out runner.
"He's an instinctive guy, move-the-chains-type guy, not necessarily a big-play guy, but I like him better than Montee Ball from Wisconsin who gets a lot more recognition and publicity," Casserly said.*#Sarcasm
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