AFC South Blog: Three to watch from the SEC

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by NewsGrabber, Apr 16, 2009.

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    <em>Posted by's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p>As the draft approaches, I thought I'd try to mine some information from my colleagues over at's College Blog Network.</p> <p>So look for periodic entries like this one.</p> <p>I asked <a href="/blogs/sec" target="_blank">SEC maven Chris Low</a> for three players unlikely to be drafted in the first three rounds that he expects will become high-quality players in the NFL.</p> <p>Here are his selections:</p> <p><strong>Alabama center <a href="">Antoine Caldwell</a>:</strong> If production is what the NFL is genuinely after, you'd be hard-pressed to find somebody more productive than the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Caldwell. He played center, guard and tackle for the Crimson Tide and was the quintessential leader both on and off the field. He'll have a long career in the NFL. ( rates him a third- or fourth-rounder.)</p> <p><strong>Georgia fullback <a href="">Brannan Southerland</a>:</strong> He was hurt for much of his senior season, but the 6-foot, 242-pound Southerland is a one-man wrecking machine as a lead blocker. He's terrific in short-yardage situations and would be an asset for any team as a goal-line back. He can also catch the football out of the backfield and has special teams star written all over him. ( has him as a seventh-rounder or free agent.)</p> <p><strong>South Carolina linebacker <a href="">Jasper Brinkley</a>:</strong> If he can stay healthy and get into the right system, Brinkley's the kind of player you can build your defense around. He should also be a year better two years removed from blowing out his knee, an injury that will probably cause him to slide some in the draft. ( rates him a fourth- or fifth-rounder.)</p> <p>Our thanks to Chris for helping us out.</p>

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