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BM Exclusive Draft Profile: Mike Rivera

August 19, 2008

Bronco Madness is getting a head start on the draft with a brand new Mock Draft for the 2009 season. But we are stepping it up a notch with BM (Bronco Madness) Exclusive Draft Profiles. We will have one about once or twice a week but as we near the draft, we will have more and more. But for now we will start with LB Mike Rivera of the Kansas Jayhawks.

Rivera Closing In On A Receiver

Rivera Closing In On A Receiver

 

Name: Mike Rivera

Position: Linebacker

School: Kansas U.

Height & Weight: 6-3 / 255

High School: Shawnee Mission NW HS

Class: Senior (Freshman Redshirt)

What I Think: Wow. Rivera is a tough one to peg. While he is a bright spot on the Jayhawks this season you do have to wonder about whether he could be a player in the NFL. His athleticism is decent and he has a good drive to win. But he is very weak when I comes to intangibles. He is not even in a lot of Draft Rankings but he could (depending on this next season) be a draft prospect. Whether he wants to or not is up in the air but I like him and think that he could maybe come up with a good season. He was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention, on the Butkus Award Watch list, and was on the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. It all depends on this next season though. 

Draft Grade: D

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