Monday, April 19, 2010

2010 NFL Draft: Top Fullbacks

With the 2010 NFL Draft is just days away, I will be highlighting the top players at each position in this year's class.

These are my fullback prospects available in the 2010 NFL Draft.

1. Clay Harbor, Missouri State

A highly-productive tight end at Division I-FCS Missouri State, Harbor finished his collegiate career with 150 receptions, 1,906 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Harbor doesn't have ideal measurables for an NFL tight end, but a move to fullback may do him some good and may better take advantage of his receiving talents. He is a middle-round prospect.

2. Rashawn Jackson, Virginia

The Cavaliers' lead-blocker each of the past three seasons, Jackson rushed for 595 yards and two scores while catching 47 passes for 347 yards and one touchdown in 46 career games.

He doesn't have imposing size, but Jackson has good athleticism for the fullback position and knows how to handle the ball as a rusher and receiver. He will hope to be drafted sometime in the fifth round or beyond.

3. John Conner, Kentucky

A three-year starter at fullback for the Wildcats, Conner played in 53 collegiate games and recorded 247 rushing yards, 24 receiving yards, and eight total touchdowns.

In addition to leading the revolution against Skynet and the terminators, Conner is a bruising lead blocker and can also handle the ball in short-yardage situations. He'll go sometime in the late rounds of this year's draft.

4. Jameson Konz, Kent State

A three-year linebacker for the Golden Flashes before moving to tight end in 2009, Konz caught 21 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns during his only season on the offensive side of the ball.

An extreme sleeper prospect, Konz turned heads with a 4.38 40-yard dash time at his pro day. Teams will look for him in the late rounds of the draft as a special-teamer and potential H-back.

5. Manase Tonga, BYU

Although he sat out the 2008 season for academic reasons, Tonga played four years for the Cougars from 2005 to 2007 and 2009, finishing his collegiate career with 678 rushing yards, 16 rushing touchdowns, 799 receiving yards, and six receiving touchdowns.

Maturity issues are a concern after some legal and academic troubles, but Tonga is a versatile, do-it-all fullback prospect with some upside. He'll hope to be drafted this coming Saturday.

Who are your top fullback prospects in the 2010 NFL Draft? Share your thoughts on the forum here!