Anthony Warrum, WR, Illinois St.
Warrum’s hands were one of the first things I noticed. His route running needs a lot of work and he doesn’t get a lot of separation, however he combats this with smart use of his body to shield the ball from the corner, and attacking the ball at the highest point. He will sometimes turn his head the wrong way and force himself to have to adjust, but some of it could be the quarterback play at Illinois St. He can return punts and while he doesn’t have the best 40 time, he plays faster than you would think.
I like Warrum’s workmanship on the field. He is willing to do what it takes to make a play and can find himself on the practice squad simply due to his work ethic. He does have good field awareness and uses the sidelines to his advantage. He will work back to the QB. He could be a special teams guy right away, but it will be an uphill battle for him.
Woody Baron, DT, Virginia Tech
At 6’2”, 280 LBS, one has to wonder why he is playing tackle. He gets washed out fairly quickly on double teams and doesn’t have the size to hold up even as a three technique, which he is listed as. I would assume a move to the defensive end is the right thing for him. He has speed but will need to work on the power.
Another tweener, but unlike Neal Baron might want to move outside. It is no secret the Dallas Cowboys love to send waves of pass rushers and Baron has the speed to do so. I’m not sure he is perfect against the run, but could find himself part of a rotation. He could stick to the practice squad, but he has a lot of work to do right now.