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Published: April 26, 2008

in 40; 28-inch vertical.

Projection: Could sneak into seventh round but most likely will be a free agent.

Upside: Switching from linebacker to defensive end, back to linebacker, Johnson should get a shot in some team's camp, but his lack of speed makes him a long shot to make a roster.

Marque Fountain
Position: Defensive end

Stats: 132 career tackles, 11.5 sacks.

Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 260

Combine/pro day stats: 5.03 in 40; 20 reps (225 pounds).

Projection: Free agent

Upside: Fountain played well in the Insight Bowl and was productive enough throughout his career he'll get a shot in someone's camp.

Donovan Woods
Position: Linebacker

Stats: 175 career tackles, 5 interceptions

Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 230

Combine/pro day stats: 4.70 in 40; 36-inch vertical.

Projection: Free agent

Upside: The ideal team player, Woods — who is a Millwood graduate — moved from quarterback to safety to linebacker and should earn a spot in some team's camp.

Zach Carter
Position: Fullback

Stats: No carries, one reception

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 225

Combine/pro day stats: 4.61 in 40; 38-inch vertical.

Projection: Free agent

Upside: He started only one game his entire career, but his Pro Day stats were so impressive he could land a free agent offer.

David Koenig
Position: Offensive guard

Stats: 40 career starts

Ht./Wt.:6-5, 280

Combine/pro day stats: 30 reps (225 pounds)

Projection: Uncertain

Upside: One of those rare offensive linemen who had trouble keeping his weight up. His career could be over unless he decides to bulk up for a shot at a training camp.

Jeremy Nethon
Position: Linebacker

Stats: 120 career tackles.

Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 225

Combine/pro day stats: 4.92 in 40; 28-inch vertical

Projection: Uncertain

Upside: The Beggs native hopes to get into a training camp this summer, but that might be a long shot.

Martel Van Zant
Position: Cornerback

Stats: 127 tackles

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 230

Combine/pro day stats: DNP

Projection: Injured

Upside: A fan favorite who was born deaf, Van Zant will have a movie made based on his life. But he recently underwent ankle surgery to all but eliminate any shot at a free agent contract this summer.

Tommy Devereaux
Position: Wide receiver

Stats: 27 career receptions, 2 TDs.

Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 185

Combine/pro day stats: 4.43 in 40; 30-inch vertical

Projection: Uncertain

Upside: Has good speed but never blossomed. Uncertain whether his speed is enough to land a free agent offer.

By Mike Baldwin