Scouting the Mountain West - Colorado State

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The Rams had players selected during the second day in four of the past five drafts. Presently we have just one Colorado State prospect graded as second-day value.

Tennessee transfer Preston Williams has been as good as advertised for the Rams. He’s a big, explosive receiver with the ability to dominate the action and break games open. He has an imposing physique and has been described to me as a freak athlete.

Williams is also prone to lapses in concentration both on and off the field.

During his extensive playing time this season, Williams has dropped a fair number of catchable throws while muffing a few kicks. There are also off-field concerns which must be investigated.

Jamal Hicks is a nice-sized safety who is very active and constantly around the ball. He flashes ball skills but must improve his consistency in coverage.

Olabisi Johnson is a tough, competitive receiver who consistently makes the difficult reception, has a nose for the end zone and helps out returning punts. He could sneak into the late rounds if he runs well prior to the draft and has enough ability to make a roster as a fifth receiver and return specialist.

NFL Prospects from Colorado State

Grade

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

Yr

#

3.63

3rd

Preston Williams

WR

4Jr

11

3.32

6th

Jamal Hicks

S

3Jr

7

3.15

FA

Olabisi Johnson

WR

4Sr

81

3.05

FA

Adam Prentice

FB

4Jr

46

3.00

FA

Braylin Scott

S

4Jr

18

2.92

FA

Josh Watson

ILB

5Sr

55

2.80

FA

K.J. Carta-Samuels

QB

5Sr

1