2007 NFL Draft – Colts: Round 3

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Daymeion Hughes

With the 95th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Daymeion Hughes, CB, Cal
(HT: 5'10 / WT: 190 / 40: 4.65)

Analysis:

  • ESPN.com
  • NFL.com

    Compares To: Ricky Manning, Chicago Bears … Play Hughes as a nickel back or as a free safety in the shallow zone and you might get good production out of him at the next level … He is best when playing the ball in the air, but lacks discipline, especially when asked to stay tight on the receiver in long routes … He is a bit too over confident in his ability to make the play and will gamble, but more often than not this results in the receiver slipping by him to make the big play … Few positions put such an importance on speed and field vision as a boundary cornerback needs … Despite those lofty interception and pass deflection totals, it is "buyer beware" with this boom-or-bust talent … Sure, he won the Pac-10 Defensive Player Award in 2006, but you have to question whether those voters ever saw how Robert Meachem of Tennessee, Steve Smith of USC or Richard Sherman of Stanford basically had Hughes for dinner last year.

  • SI.com

    A productive college cornerback who consistently comes up with the big play, Hughes is a terrific player. His lack of speed limits the type of systems he can be used in, but he has potential as an immediate starter in a zone-type scheme.

  • Fox Sports
  • Yahoo Sports

    A first-team All-American who has very good ball skills and the savvy of a 10-year veteran. Unfortunately, most 10-year NFL veteran cornerbacks could also still out run the soon to be rookie; ran high-4.5's to 4.7 at the NFL scouting combine and his pro day. He lacks great suddenness to his game. However, he will take that extra peak at the quarterback's eyes and put himself in prime position to make the play. His skills set is perfect for a zone coverage team, but he will still get burned on occasion as he lacks the burst to make up for mistakes. The expected early run on corners will still make it hard for teams to pass on him between Rounds 2-3.

  • NFL Draft Countdown

    Nickname is "Dante"...Had a big senior campaign and ranked among the nations leaders in interceptions...Would probably fit best in a Cover 2 or zone coverage scheme...Is somewhat overrated and really not as good as his reputation would indicate...Where he's ultimately drafted will depend on how he runs in workouts.

  • Scout.com

    A productive collegiate cornerback who consistently comes up with the big play, Hughes is a terrific football player. The lack of playing speed limits the type of systems he can be used in, but has potential as an immediate starter in a zone-type scheme.

  • Football's Future

    Daymeion Hughes has excelled on the football field, and still has upside left to his game. He is a playmaker and very aggressive on the field. He did not help his stock in the post season however. He measured up shorter than expected and only managed to run between a 4.6 and 4.7. He bounced back with a 4.56 at his pro day, but either way, he lacks the pure speed to be taken in the first round, where many projected him before the draft. His on field ability should be enough to land him in the third round area, and he is a player that could outplay his draft position.

Quinn Pitcock

With the 98th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio St.
(HT: 6'2 / WT: 299 / 40: 4.93)

Analysis:

  • ESPN.com
  • NFL.com

    Compares To: Rocky Bernard, Seattle Seahawks … Pitcock is the classic overachieving blue-collar worker who might lack ideal athletic ability, but makes plays on his effort and tenacity … He is a strong bull rusher, who despite good pass rush figures in 2006, still lacks the moves, suddenness and speed to be effective pressuring the quarterback on a steady basis … He doesn't have the range to make plays outside the box and his frame might be at maximum growth potential, but he understands the defense and is alert to blocking schemes … His instincts and upper body strength are his best assets, but his lack of overall athleticism makes him a potential roster addition, but nothing more.

  • SI.com

    An overachiever who consistently gives great effort, Pitcock.s level of play has improved. Could be used as a conventional tackle and also offers possibilities as a two-gap lineman.

  • Fox Sports
  • Yahoo Sports
  • NFL Draft Countdown

    Grandfather, Bill Edwards, played football at Miami (OH) and his younger brother, Jafe, will be playing Division I college football next fall...An overachiever who gets the most out of his ability...Really came on as a senior and totally blew away his previous career highs in both tackles for a loss and sacks...Had shoulder surgery prior to his senior campaign and that will need to be checked out...The type who will never be a star but he's just very solid all-around and will play for a long time.

  • Scout.com

    An overachiever who consistently gives great effort, Pitcock’s level of play has improved. Could be used as a conventional tackle and also offers possibilities as a two-gap lineman.

  • Football's Future

    Quinn Pitcock may never be a big playmaker, but he is a very solid defensive tackle. His ability to control his gap may make him a good nose tackle prospect. Anyone looking for help stopping the run in the second or third will take a long look at him.