Commentary

Beal becomes big-time pass-rusher

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

Here's a look at how the prospects rated between No. 126 and 150 in the Class of 2006 have fared on the gridiron:

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James

126. Chris James (Chicago/Morgan Park)
Position: WR
College: Illinois
James has 10 career catches for 138 yards in three active seasons with the Illini. He'll be a senior this coming fall.


Gbadyu

127. Bani Gbadyu (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard)
Position: OLB
College: Penn State
Gadyu started five games and made 37 tackles for the Lions in 2009. He'll be a senior this fall.


Mouton

128. Jonas Mouton (Los Angeles/Venice)
Position: S
College: Michigan
Mouton made the transition to outside linebacker upon his arrival in Ann Arbor. In three years in the program he has 147 tackles with one forced fumble and two interceptions. He will be a senior for the Wolverines this fall.


Davis

129. Chasman Davis (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Port St. Lucie)
Position: OLB
College: Mississippi State
A devastating knee injury almost ended Davis' career before it began. He never enrolled at Mississippi State, but after rehabbing the injury and spending two years at Antelope Valley College, he is getting some interest from Division I colleges. He has two years of eligibility remaining.


Whitehead

130. Deantwan Whitehead (Birmingham, Ala./West End)
Position: DE
College: Louisville
Whitehead made 10 starts as a freshman, recording 16 tackles and four sacks. He was on his way to a more productive sophomore campaign until he was injured in the season's ninth game. That injury, which was to his spinal cord, ended Whitehead's playing career.


Wood

131. Brandon Wood (Buchanan, Ga./Haralson County)
Position: DE
College: Georgia
Wood had 14 tackles (2.5 for a loss) for the Bulldogs as a junior in 2009. For his career he has 35 tackles.


Gibson

132. Thaddeus Gibson (Euclid, Ohio/Euclid)
Position: OLB
College: Ohio State
Gibson developed into one of the Big Ten's most feared pass-rushers during three seasons with the Buckeyes. His performance as a junior in 2009 -- 45 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles -- earned him second-team All-Big Ten honors. Following the 2009 season, he elected to leave school early for the NFL draft.


Ward

133. Naderris Ward (Oakland, Calif./McClymond)
Position: TE
College: Georgia
Ward transferred to Oregon after the 2007 season. He moved from tight end to the offensive line in 2009 and appeared in two games. He'll be a senior this fall.


Rickerson

134. Jacques Rickerson (St. Augustine, Fla./St. Augustine)
Position: CB
College: Florida
After starting two games as a redshirt freshman for the Gators in 2007, Rickerson was dismissed from the team when he was charged with felony battery in 2008. He has since transferred to Alabama State.


Schilling

135. Steve Schilling (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue)
Position: OT
College: Michigan
Schilling has been a starter on the Wolverines for all three of his years on the active squad. He was named honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2009, his junior season.


Washington

136. Pha'Terrell Washington (Waldorf, Md./Westlake)
Position: S
College: Maryland
Washington, whom the Terps expected to play at tailback, never played a down for Maryland. He left the program with academic issues in 2008.


Beal

137. Jeremy Beal (Carrollton, Texas/Creekview)
Position: DE
College: Oklahoma
Beal, a two-time All-Big 12 selection, had 70 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior. For his career he has 152 tackles and 20.5 sacks.


Eddins

138. Bart Eddins (Montgomery, Ala./Trinity Presbyterian)
Position: DT
College: Auburn
Eddins has served as a backup offensive lineman for three seasons. He'll be a senior this fall.


Smith

139. Toryan Smith (Rome, Ga./Rome)
Position: ILB
College: Notre Dame
A periodic starter, Smith totaled 56 tackles in his four seasons with the Irish. He was also a valued special-teams contributor.


Piurowski

140. Caz Piurowski (Land O'Lakes, Fla./Land O'Lakes)
Position: TE
College: Florida State
Piurowski totaled 33 catches for 377 yards and three touchdowns during his career with the Seminoles. His versatility also proved to be an asset; at times he lined up as an offensive lineman. He is rated the No. 37 TE in the 2010 NFL draft class.


Freeman

141. Josh Freeman (Grandview, Mo./Grandview)
Position: QB
College: Kansas State
The towering Freeman was one of the nation's most physically gifted passers in his three seasons in Manhattan. He totaled 6,078 pass yards and 44 career touchdowns for the Wildcats. He declared for the NFL draft after his junior year and was selected in the first round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had 1,857 yards and 10 passing touchdowns as a rookie.


Fannin

142. Mario Fannin (Lovejoy, Ga./Lovejoy)
Position: RB
College: Auburn
Fannin has been a versatile rushing and receiving threat for the Tigers. In three seasons, he has amassed 1,783 total yards (rushing and receiving) and 13 touchdowns. He'll be a senior this fall.


James

143. Javarris James (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee)
Position: RB
College: Miami
James began his career with the Canes at a torrid pace; his 802 rushing yards in his first season were the second most ever by a Miami freshman. With added depth, his role lessened a bit, but he still had a productive career with the Hurricanes -- rushing for 2,162 yards and 18 touchdowns in four seasons. He is the No. 14 RB in the 2010 NFL draft.


Ellis

144. Kenrick Ellis (West Palm Beach, Fla./Leonard)
Position: DT
College: South Carolina
Ellis was dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules following the 2007 seasons. He has since transferred to Hampton. He has recorded 90 tackles in two seasons with the Pirates. He'll be a senior this fall.


Rose

145. Daron Rose (Tampa, Fla./Jefferson)
Position: OT
College: Florida State
Rose left the school for a junior college following the 2007 season. Rose is attempting to get his academics in order and transfer to a Division I program.


Johnson

146. Mark Johnson (Los Angeles/Dorsey)
Position: ILB
College: Ohio State
Johnson left Ohio State midway through the 2008 season after he did not make the team's 70-man travel roster for its contest against USC.


Gloster

147. Drew Gloster (Wheaton, Md./Good Counsel) Position: WR
College: Maryland
Gloster made the switch from wide receiver to tight end upon his arrival at Maryland. He eventually began lining up as a reserve linebacker for the Terps. He had six tackles as a junior in 2009.


Adams

148. Josh Adams (Cary, N.C./Cary)
Position: RB
College: Wake Forest
In posting 953 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, Adams set several freshman rushing records for the Demon Deacons in 2007. That production earned him ACC Rookie of the Year honors. He has since posted 943 yards in two seasons. He'll be a senior in the fall.


Williams

149. Justin Williams (Folkston, Ga./Charlton County)
Position: WR
College: Florida
Williams has lined up at both safety and receiver during his time with the Gators. He has 28 career tackles and six receptions. Williams will be a senior this fall.


Lyon

150. Tyler Lyon (Newhall, Calif./Hart)
Position: QB
College: Arizona
After spending the better part of two seasons at quarterback, Lyon made the switch to receiver. He'll be a senior this fall.


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