Commentary

Wells made the most of his time at OSU

Originally Published: January 28, 2010
By Scouts Inc. | ESPN.com

Here's a look at how the prospects rated between No. 26 and No. 50 in the Class of 2006 have fared on the gridiron:

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Bradford

26. Allen Bradford (San Bernardino, Calif./Colton)
Position: OLB
College: USC
Bradford switched to tailback early in his career at USC. His carries were limited during his sophomore and freshman seasons (he missed the 2008 campaign with a medical redshirt). This past year, Bradford was the Trojans' second-leading rusher, with 668 yards and eight touchdowns on 115 carries.


Summers

27. Markeith Summers (Olive Branch, Miss./Olive Branch)
Position: WR
College: Ole Miss
Summers redshirted in 2006 then had only five catches in his first two seasons with the Rebels. He proved to be a big-play threat for the Rebels in 2009: Summers had 17 catches for 294 yards and four touchdowns. He'll be a senior in the fall.


Barrie

28. Jim Barrie (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep)
Position: OT
College: Florida
Barrie played in one game for the Gators. His career was derailed by a devastating ACL injury he suffered in the fall of 2008.


Cunningham

29. Jermaine Cunningham (Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson)
Position: DE
College: Florida
In his four seasons in Gainesville, Cunningham totaled 151 tackles and five forced fumbles. A two-time all-SEC selection, Cunningham played for two national-title-winning teams in Gainesville. He is rated as the No. 66 prospect heading into April's NFL draft.


Wells

30. Chris Wells (Akron, Ohio/Garfield)
Position: RB
College: Ohio State
Wells was an instant weapon for a Buckeyes offense that was perhaps the most potent in the Big Ten. Wells shared carries with Antonio Pittman as a freshman. His sophomore campaign, during which he rushed for more than 1,600 yards and 15 touchdowns, was his most productive in Columbus. Heading into the 2008 season Wells was considered a strong Heisman candidate. An early-season injury, however, derailed those hopes. Wells was selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He rushed for 793 yards and seven scores as a rookie.


Graham

31. Brandon Graham (Detroit/Crockett)
Position: ILB
College: Michigan
Graham was one of the top defensive players in the Big Ten during his time at Michigan. In four years at Michigan, he had 138 tackles and 29.5 sacks. As a senior in 2009 Graham won the Silver Football Award, given to the Big Ten's MVP. A two-time All-American, Graham is the No. 7 defensive end prospect in the 2010 NFL draft pool.


Dickson

32. Richard Dickson (Ocean Springs, Miss./Ocean Springs)
Position: TE
College: LSU
In his four years at Baton Rogue, Dickson became the most prolific tight end in LSU history: His career totals in yardage (952), catches (90) and touchdowns (10) all rank tops in school history for the position. Dickson, who was second-team All-SEC as a junior in 2008, is the No. 11-rated TE in this year's draft class.


Walton

33. J.B. Walton (Indian Head, Md./Lackey)
Position: OG
College: Penn State
Walton spent a year at Milford Academy before joining Penn State's program in 2007. He left the team in August 2009. He is currently playing at Division II West Virginia Wesleyan.


Webb

34. J'Marcus Webb (Mesquite, Texas/North)
Position: OT
College: Texas
Although he played in 12 games as a true freshman, Webb left Texas after one season. He spent a year at Navarro (Texas) College before transferring to West Texas A&M, a Division II program. He was solid in his two seasons with the Buffaloes and now projects as a possible selection in April's draft.


McDaniel

35. Damon McDaniel (Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown)
Position: WR
College: Florida State

Compared to Percy Harvin out of high school, McDaniel thrived early at FSU, averaging 17 yards per catch as a freshman. He left the Seminoles after struggling as a sophomore and ended up at Hampton. In two seasons with the Pirates he amassed 705 receiving yards.


Tennell

36. Adron Tennell, (Irving, Texas/Irving)
Position: WR
College: Oklahoma
Tennell never developed into the No. 1 option his talent suggested he would become. During his four years in Norman he totaled 505 receiving yards and five scores. Most of that came during his senior season, during which he posted 24 catches for 297 yards and four touchdowns.


Moody
37. Emmanuel Moody (Coppell, Texas/Coppell)
Position: RB
College: USC

Moody had 459 yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans as a freshman, but he elected to leave USC following that season. After sitting out a year, Moody debuted for the Florida Gators in 2008. He has amassed 795 rush yards and four touchdowns in two seasons with the Gators. Moody will be a senior this fall.


Ausberry
38. David Ausberry (Lemoore, Calif./Lemoore)
Position: WR
College: USC
The 6-foot-4 Ausberry redshirted as a freshman in 2006. In three seasons for the Trojans, he has 44 catches for 448 yards and three touchdowns. He will be a senior in the fall.


Hunter

39. Jeremiha Hunter (Harrisburg, Pa./Harrisburg)
Position: OLB
College: Iowa
Hunter redshirted in 2006 and has been a solid contributor since. He was primarily a starter for the Hawkeyes at outside linebacker. He has 177 career tackles in three seasons with Iowa. He'll be a senior in the fall.


Maxwell

40. Byron Maxwell (North Charleston, S.C./Fort Dorchester)
Position: CB
College: Clemson
Maxwell has been a steady player off the bench. The reserve corner's best season was his sophomore campaign of 2008, when he amassed 47 tackles. For his career he has 108 tackles and two interceptions.


Austin

41. Terrence Austin (Long Beach, Calif./Poly)
Position: WR
College: UCLA
During his time with the Bruins, Austin proved to be an electric playmaker. In his career he amassed 1,192 yards and five touchdowns on 109 catches. He also was one of the nation's top return men; Austin averaged 9.2 yards per punt return and 24.1 yards per kick return as a senior.


Earnest

42. Dustin Earnest (Texarkana, Texas/Texarkana)
Position: ILB
College: Texas
In three seasons with the Longhorns -- following a redshirt year -- Earnest has appeared in 34 games and made one start. He has 43 career tackles for the Longhorns and will be a senior in the fall.


McNeil

43. Raeshon McNeil (Cooleemee, N.C./Davie County)
Position: CB
College: Notre Dame
McNeil played in 47 career games for the Irish and amassed 63 career tackles and two interceptions. He had his best campaign as a junior, when he started all 13 games for the Irish.


Aldridge

44. James Aldridge (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville)
Position: RB
College: Notre Dame
Aldridge produced just under 1,000 yards in his career in South Bend. His carries were at times limited by the Irish's depth in the backfield. As a senior he lined up as a fullback. Aldridge ranks as the No. 46 running back in the 2010 NFL draft class.


Goodson

45. Mike Goodson (Klein, Texas/Collins)
Position: RB
College: Texas A&M
Goodson hit the ground running for the Aggies; he earned Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors in 2006, a season in which he rushed for 847 yards and four touchdowns. That campaign turned out to be his best in College Station. After three years with the Aggies, Goodson declared for the NFL draft. He was selected in the fourth round by the Carolina Panthers. He played sparingly as a rookie.


Reuland

46. Konrad Reuland (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo)
Position: TE
College: Notre Dame
Reuland played in 10 games in two seasons at Notre Dame. Midway through his sophomore season, he transferred to Stanford. He caught six passes for 142 yards as a junior for the Cardinal in 2009.


Spiller

47. C.J. Spiller (Lake Butler, Fla./Union)
Position: RB
College: Clemson
In his four years with the Tigers, Spiller proved to be one of the nation's most exciting players -- in both the return game and as a running back. In his career he compiled 3,547 rushing yards and 32 touchdowns on the ground. He also contributed seven touchdowns as a kick returner and 11 TDs receiving. Spiller, the 2009 ACC Player of the Year, is projected to be a first-round pick in April's draft.


Dixon

48. Ricky Dixon (Reserve, La./East Saint John)
Position: WR
College: LSU
After notching only two catches in as many seasons with the Tigers, Dixon transferred to Texas Southern. He had 19 catches for 140 yards for Texas Southern in 2009, his junior campaign.


Hebron

49. Akeem Hebron (Gaithersburg, Md./Good Counsel)
Position: OLB
College: Georgia
After going the junior-college route, Hebron made his debut in Athens in 2008. He has four career tackles in two seasons with the Bulldogs. Hebron will be a senior in the fall.


McCoy

50. LeSean McCoy (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop, Pa.)
Position: RB
College: Miami
Derailed by academic troubles, McCoy had to spend a year at prep school before beginning his college career with the Pitt Panthers. McCoy amassed 2,731 career rushing yards and 38 total touchdowns. He declared for the NFL draft after his sophomore season with the Panthers and was selected in the second round by the Philadelphia Eagles. He had 637 rushing yards and 308 receiving yards as a rookie.


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