2016 Player Ratings. Part IV.

Updated 2/28

The Criminally negligent NFL also took away the Pats 4th Round pick, but according to OverTheCap the Pats will be awarded the second Compensatory picks at the end of the 3rd and 5th Rounds. Here is a quick list:

Team-  Rd.- Compensated Player- Unadjusted APY-  Adjusted APY
NE        3     Darrelle Revis            $14,000,000             $15,126,515
NE        5    Vince Wilfork              $4,500,000               $4,579,200
NE        6     Shane Vereen              $4,016,667               $3,966,057
NE        7     Akeem Ayers              $3,000,000               $3,003,000

The 4th Round will start out as the Senior Bowl Round. I will put in the players who I liked at the Senior Bowl. .


Name-HT, WT, 40, Vert, (U)- Unofficial, S- 10 Yard Split,




Kenyan Drake- 6-1, 210, (O) 4.45! 10'3" Br! 4.21 SS!



02/2016: He can make an LB miss with some power in the passing game. "I think Kenyan Drake has tremendous diversity as a player," Saban said. "He has so many things that he does well. He has great speed. He has very good running skills and running instincts, but he's a fantastic receiver." He really showed in the Playoffs his "diversity. He made plays in the run game, passing game, and special teams. "He was an outstanding playmaker last year," Saban said. "And I think [the OC] does a good job of featuring players like Kenyan Drake in our offense so that they can be very productive." He has some great natural moves on passing down. The troubling part is that his career at Alabama has been defined by injuries. "Kenyan Drake is fine," Saban said. "How many times do I have to say that? I've been asked about Kenyan Drake since the first day of spring practice. He was full speed all spring. He was full speed all summer, and he's full speed now. And I think he'll be full speed next week, God willing, and nothing happens to him." When he is healthy he can not only dominate with the ball in his hands on offense, but he can win a game on special teams.

SENIOR (2015): An explosive option at running back who gives the Crimson Tide a variety of options in both the running and passing game ... rushed for 407 yards on 76 carries for a 5.4 yards per carry average while catching 27 passes for 255 yards ... found the end zone two times with one rushing and one receiving touchdown ... returned a team-leading 14 kickoffs for 309 yards with a long of 40 ... notched eight explosive rushes of 12 yards or more with one going for a touchdown ... has 19 first downs rushing and eight first downs receiving ... collected Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll recognition following the season opener with Wisconsin ... named one of the Alabama coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his efforts against Middle Tennessee, ULM, Arkansas and LSU ... also named one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week after Mississippi State. Wisconsin: Returned filling multiple roles in his first game since suffering a broken leg a season ago ... put together 77 yards on 10 rushes with one touchdown while adding two catches for 48 yards and two kick returns for 28 yards ... recorded a long rush of 43 yards on a scamper to the end zone, creating his own opportunity by spinning out and rushing to pay dirt on a play that looked stopped in the backfield ... teamed with Derrick Henry to rush for a combined 224 yards and four touchdowns on the night. Middle Tennessee: Hauled in a career-best 91 yards receiving on a career-high five receptions, including a 69-yard play that broke the game open ... averaged 6.7 yards per rush on six carries and returned three kickoffs for 71 yards with a career-long of 40 yards. Ole Miss: Put together 33 yards on 11 carries at running back ... also added three kick returns for 71 yards, including a long of 29 yards. ULM: Rushed 10 times for 65 yards with a long of 15. Georgia: Rushed six times for 12 yards while adding one catch for two yards ... helped provide mismatches for an Alabama offense that finished with 379 yards and 38 points. Arkansas: Was a threat in both the passing and rushing games with the Tide offense taking advantage of his versatility ... caught a career-high tying five passes for 37 yards to go with his 29 yards rushing on seven carries. Texas A&M: Rushed five times for 11 yards and hauled in two passes for no gain before exiting the game with a leg injury. Tennessee: Rushed three times for 10 yards while recording one reception for three yards ... also returned to kick returner duties, bringing back two for 62 yards with a long of 33. LSU: Had arguably his best game this season, collecting 163 all-purpose yards against the Tigers ... rushed 10 times for 68 yards while adding 40 yards on three receptions ... three of his rushes were explosive with a long of 24 yards ... also returned three kickoffs for 55 yards ... notched six of the Tide’s 28 first downs with four by way of the ground and two through the air. Mississippi State: Recorded two receptions for 13 yards in shortened action ... added one tackle on kickoff coverage, taking down the Bulldog returner at 15-yard line but had to exit after suffering a broken arm on the play. Florida: Saw his first game action since an arm injury in the Mississippi State game ... made an impact in the receiving, rushing and kick return games ... rushed four times for 14 yards while hauling in three passes for 16 yards ... also returned a kickoff for 22 yards against the Gators. Michigan State: Made his second consecutive start after coming back from injury ... rushed four times for 60 yards while catching three passes for five yards ... had a long rush of 58 yards to move Alabama into scoring position, with Derrick Henry finishing off the touchdown drive on an 11-yard rush to move the Tide in front, 38-0.

9.7X (RB)


*Sean Davis- 6-1, 201, 31.3" Arm, 21 Reps! 10'6" Br, 37.5" V, 6.64 3-C, 3.97 SS, 



01/2016: He played CB and Safety at Maryland, and ran like a CB. Nice quick feet moving backwards. A little stiff in the hips. He can high point the ball. Nice tackler. Tough kid. Though he played Corner last year, he is a safety. He is too stiffed hipped to be a Corner. So he is not only fierce against the run as a safety, he is also very good in coverage, as a Safety. He can also step up into the Slot and cover the 3rd WR. He ran incredible quickness in agility numbers at the Combine. Getting an impressive 3.97 in the Short Shuttle, and 6.64 in the 3-Cone Drill. He needs to bring his physical gifts to coverage more. He started 11 games at Safety and 2 at Corner in 2014, and totaled 115 Tackles. 

As a Senior (2015): Totaled 50 appearances and 40 starts in career, after starting all 12 games in 2015 ... led team with 70 solo tackles and second with 88 total tackles ... ranked second in the nation with five forced fumbles, the second-most in a single season in Maryland history ... tied for team lead with three interceptions ... became first Maryland player since D’Qwell Jackson (2005) to reach 200 career solo tackles against Wisconsin (11/7) - also recorded 300th career tackle at Michigan State (11/14) ... ranked fourth in Big Ten in solo tackles/g (5.8) ... posted at least four tackles in every game in 2015 ... had five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble vs. Richmond (9/5) ... posted 14 tackles (12 solo) and forced a fumble vs. Bowling Green (9/12) ... totaled nine tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble vs. USF (9/19) ... had seven tackles at West Virginia (9/26) ... posted six tackles, forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery against #22 Michigan (10/3) ... totaled seven tackles, including 1.0 TFL, at #1 Ohio State (10/10) ... had five tackles vs. Penn State (10/24) ... totaled seven tackles (six solo) and a PBU at #10 Iowa (10/31) ... had seven tackles, including a 0.5 TFL vs. Wisconsin (11/7) ... recorded five tackles at #14 Michigan State (11/14), and returned an INT 38 yards after receiving a lateral from Anthony Nixon at the goal line ... had six tackles (all solo) against Indiana (11/21) ... led team with 11 tackles (10 solo) at Rutgers (11/28), in addition to snagging a critical second half interception.

As a Junior (2014): Started all 13 games, including a pair of starts at cornerback ... finished second on the team in tackles with 115 ... ranked fourth nationally and first in the Big Ten among defensive backs in tackles ... also posted four tackles for loss, one sack and force one fumble … is tied for fifth in the Big Ten averaging 9.0 tackles per game … tied for first on the team with eight pass breakups … has started all 12 games at either safety or cornerback … had 10 total tackles in a victory over James Madison (8/30) … recorded six tackles at USF (9/6) … notched 13 tackles against West Virginia (9/13) … totaled nine tackles and a TFL against Syracuse (9/20) … racked up four stops against Indiana (9/27) … recorded 14 tackles, including a team-high seven solo stops, against Ohio State (10/4) … notched a career-high 17 tackles against Wisconsin (10/25) … recorded a team-high 11 tackles including a TFL and three pass breakups at Penn State (11/1) making his first career start at cornerback … had eight tackles and a pass break up against Michigan State (11/15) … notched six tackles against Michigan (11/22) … had eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble against Rutgers (11/29) ... totaled seven tackles against Stanford (12/30) in the Foster Farms Bowl.



Tavon Young-5-9, 183, 30.5"Arm, 13 Reps, 34.5"V, 9'10"Br, 6.8 3-C, 3.93 SS, 11.26 60



10/2015: He is one of those odd little guys who excels at the rough stuff. He can ride stride for stride deep down the field with the smaller faster WRs. He doesn't have the greatest ball skills. He will be in perfect position to slap the ball, leap up, and miss it. But he can also get so close that the WR will drop it. He can get very physical with the WR. He can read the screen and get into the backfield before the ball arrives. He can tackle the big RB sneaking out of the backfield. I think his size limits him to a Nickel. Which doesn't really hurt his Draft position. Nickel Corners are on the field over 60% of the time now, which also mean that the 3rd LB is on the field less than 40% of the time. Young, as the Nickel Corner, would only be one twisted ankle or knee away from starting outside at anytime. It will be interesting to see where he goes, because he will probably be the highest Drafted pure Nickel Corner ever.

2015 (Senior): Started 12 games at cornerback ... missed two starts late in the season due to injury ... was second on the team with 7 PBUs ... had a career-high 5.0 TFLs and added a sack at East Carolina ...didn't stockpile stats but was effective in shutting down opponent's receivers ... part of senior class that defeated preseason conference favorite Cincinnati for the first time in four tries ... recorded a team-high five solo tackles against Penn State and at UMass ... game captain a team-high seven times (Penn State, ECU, SMU, USF, #21 Memphis, #19 Houston, and Toledo) ... missed the UConn game due to injury but took the field on the final play in victory formation - a tribute to his career contribution in final home game ... returned to starting lineup at #19 Houston ... selected to play in the Senior Bowl.
2014 (Junior): Led the Owls with a career-high four interceptions ... led the conference with 153 INT return yards ... his 13 passes defended (4 INTs, 9 PBs) ranked third in the conference ... was the lone returning starter in the secondary from a year ago ... was awarded the #1 jersey to wear on opening day (given to one of the toughest players on the team) and responded with his best game ... intercepted two passes each leading to FGs as the Owls beat Vanderbilt and earned American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts...also awarded the Jim Thorpe Award for week 1 ... returned a 93-yard interception for a touchdown at Connecticut in week 4 (QB Chandler Whitmer) ... recorded a fumble recovery vs. East Carolina and raced 63 yards for a TD to give Temple a 7-0 lead ... after donning #1 for 7 of 8 games, was awarded the number for the remainder of the season ... intercepted QB Christian Hackenberg in week 10 at Penn State for his fourth interception of the season.



*Kenny Lawler- 6-2, 203, (O) 4.64, 7.03, 3-C, 4.18 SS, 9'6"Br, 34.5"V, 11.28 60-yard!



04/2015: Lawler is one of my favorite players from this Draft. He is amazing at twisting back and catching the ball behind him, or digging it out of the dirt. He has one of the best catching radius's of any WR in this Draft. He can really track the ball over his head. Smooth natural hands. He caught every ball in the gauntlet. He can skip up in the air and pull it in. He catches it so easily looking back. Tracks it over his head nicely.

He had a huge drop on 3rd down against Utah that caused an INT. He can really leap up and reach out for the overthrown ball. Lawler had a couple of clutch catches on Cal's final drive again Utah. He looks fast on the field going down the sideline. He ran a disappointing time at the Combine. Great strong hands. He can snag the ball and hold on with one hand like no one else. He is a great bad ball catcher. Goff throws is behind him, high, and high and behind him a lot. He almost never hits him stride. 

Lawler can bend, twist, and leap up in the air to catch bad passes as well as anyone not named Doctson. He will make the spectacular catch and then drop the easy one on 3rd down. He has a nice strong arm. When a guy cuts open inside, he throws it on a rope. No trouble hitting the WR outside the hashes on the run. His second INT against Utah was a bad throw. Very under developed coming out of high school. If he is now 215 than he gained 35-pounds since high school. 

When he sees the ball he is tough to get off it. He can leap out with the ball to the wrong shoulder twist in the air and grab the ball with his huge hands. Dressed in black at  his Proday so he would stand out. He runs a beautiful deep over route.

CAREER: Finished his collegiate career tied for second on Cal’s all-time list for touchdown receptions and tied for 12th in the Pac-12 with 27 scoring grabs among 143 catches for 1,706 yards receiving over 35 games and 19 starts. Had at least one catch in 34 of his 35 career games (19 starts) from 2013-15 with the lone exception coming as a 2015 junior at Stanford in a contest in which he saw action in only a single play due to injury. Led Cal in both touchdown receptions and overall catches in both his sophomore and junior seasons in 2014 and 2015 while also pacing the club in receiving yards as a junior after co-leading the squad in touchdown receptions as a 2013 redshirt freshman. Capped his collegiate career as a junior with a first-team All-Pac-12 selection when he recorded a career-high 13 touchdown catches to lead the team while ranking second in the Pac-12 and tied for eighth nationally, with the 13 touchdown grabs ranking tied for second on Cal’s all-time single-season list behind only the school-record 14 registered by Sean Dawkins in 1992. Registered career highs of 54 receptions and 701 receiving yards as a sophomore while adding nine touchdown catches, with his TD grabs ranking tied for sixth on the school’s all-time single-season list to go along with his 13 as a junior that are tied for second Had the biggest single-game receiving number of his career in the season finale of his sophomore campaign against BYU when he recorded career highs and team season highs of 12 catches and 138 yards receiving while equaling his career best and tying a single-game school record with three touchdown receptions, with the 12 receptions also tied for the 10th highest single-game total in school history. The only Cal player to have a school-record-tying three touchdown catches in a game four times as he also registered a trio of receiving scores against Arizona as a 2013 freshman, as well as in both the season-opener of his junior season against Grambling State and final game of his collegiate against Air Force in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl to account for four of the total of 16 three-touchdown catch games in school history through 2015. Had nine career multi-touchdown reception games, adding two scoring catches against USC as a freshman, vs. Sacramento State and Colorado as a sophomore, and at Texas and vs. Washington State as a junior. Posted the longest catch of his career with a 52-yard reception at Washington as a junior. Registered at least a share of the team lead in receiving yards 11 times and receptions on six occasions. Known for making spectacular catches including one-handed touchdown grabs vs. Sacramento State in 2014 (Pac-12 Freshman No. 5 Play of the Year – All Sports) and Arizona in 2013.
Junior (2015): Capped his collegiate career as a with a first-team All-Pac-12 selection when in 13 games played and nine starts he registered 52 receptions to lead the squad for the second straight season and totaled 658 yards receiving with a career-high 13 touchdown catches to lead the team while ranking second in the Pac-12 and tied for eighth nationally. The 13 touchdown grabs ranking tied for second on Cal’s all-time single-season list behind only the school-record 14 registered by Sean Dawkins in 1992. First Cal receiver to be named All-Pac-12 since Keenan Allen in 2011. Helped Cal to an 8-5 record and a victory in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl for the Golden Bears' first winning record and bowl appearance since 2011 as well as first bowl win since 2008. Ranked eighth in the Pac-12 in points per game off touchdowns (6.0 ppg). Ranked second on the team with 78 total points and an average of 50.6 yards receiving per game, as well as third on the club with 54 total points, and fourth with 663 all-purpose yards (all receiving). Recorded the longest catch of his career with a 52-yarder at Washington. 

Both opened the season against Grambling State (6-69, 3 TD) and closed the campaign against Air Force in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (5-75, 3 TD) with three touchdown catches to mark the third and fourth times in his career he tied Cal’s single-game record for scoring grabs, with his three touchdown receptions against Air Force also tying a Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl single-game record and both games with three touchdown catches among four three-touchdown catch games that tied for the second-highest total in the Pac-12 in 2015. Registered season highs of seven catches both at Washington (season-high 112 yards receiving, 1 TD) and at Utah (66 yards receiving) that equaled the most receptions by a Cal player in 2015. Had six catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns at Washington State for his tied for third-highest reception total. second-highest yards receiving total and tied for second-highest touchdown reception total of the campaign, while his six receptions for 79 yards and two touchdown catches also gave him his tie for third-highest reception total as well as his tied for third-high touchdown receptions of the season. Other receiving numbers came at UCLA (5-32, 1 TD), vs. USC (3-30), at Oregon (2-31), vs. San Diego State (2-34), vs. Arizona State (1-21) and vs. Oregon State (1-21) while he was held without any receiving numbers for the only time in his career at Stanford when he appearanced in only a single play due to injury.
Added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the first time on October 15 midway through the regular season after he had 34 catches for 465 yards and eight touchdowns in the first half of the regular season before being limited to 13 catches for 188 yards over the final six regular-season games before his productivity return along with his health for the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.
Part of a group that made Cal the first college football team in recorded history in the same season to have six receivers with 40 or more catches – Lawler, Darius Powe (47-560, 8 TD), Bryce Treggs (45-956, 7 TD), Stephen Anderson (41-474, 2 TD), Trevor Davis (40-672, 2 TD) and Maurice Harris (40-558, 6 TD) – in addition to three 500-yard rushers – Khalfani Muhammad (87-586, 1 TD), Vic Enwere (106-505, 8 TD) and Tre Watson (89-504, 3 TD). Had a career-high-tying single tackle in three contests vs. San Diego State, at Washington and at Utah.



Tajae Sharpe- 6-3, 188, #1



01/2015: He is the little secret down here in Massachusetts. UMass has stepped up to Division 1 football, like Sharpe stepped up against big time competition. He garnered 138-yards on 11 catches at Colorado. He had 8 catches for 83-yards at Notre Dame. 5 catches for 81-yards against Miami. And 6 catches for for 138-yards at Buffalo. there's are all big time programs (well, except Buffalo), and top competition to play against. He is a tall lanky WR, with NFL quickness in breaks.

Rushing  Receiving   
Date  Opponent  no.  yds  td  lg  no.  yds  td  lg  purp 
Sep 12, 2015  at Colorado  11  138  41  138 
Sep 19, 2015  TEMPLE  11  156  45  156 
Sep 26, 2015  at Notre Dame  83  15  83 
Oct 03, 2015  FIU  15  159  18  159 
Oct 10, 2015  at Bowling Green  13  156  23  156 
Oct 17, 2015  KENT STATE  46  25  46 
Oct 24, 2015  TOLEDO  12  159  35  159 
Oct 31, 2015  at Ball State  11  83  20  83 
Nov 07, 2015  AKRON  53  24  53 
Nov 14, 2015  at Eastern Michigan  -3  67  39  64 
Nov 21, 2015  MIAMI  81  27  81 
Nov 27, 2015  at Buffalo  138  49  138 
Totals     -3  111  1319  49  1316 



Charone Peake- 6-2, 209, (O) 4.45, 34"Arm! 12 Rep, 10'2"Br, 4.46 SS!, 6.96 3-C, 



01/2016: I think the 4th Round is a good time to take a chance on his hands. He reminds me of Martavius Bryant, without the drug issue. But I think Bryant had better hands. He is a long strider who get open deep. He can reach out his hands and catch the bomb away from his body. "Like his size and speed but hands are dicey," a scout said. "Will work out well and get people excited." Because DBs fear his speed over the top, he is open whenever he stops and turns back to the QB. Clemson will put him in a Stack. He can catch it off the short curl. He makes guys miss at the line on the screen, and stretches out for the 1st. Doesn't block very much. Nasty on Fade route in endzone. When his hands are working well, he has everything you want in a WR except the ability to block. Terrific following his blockers on screen passes. He will cut inside first sometimes, and let the O-linemen get out in front of him and follow them downfield. 

OVERVIEW: Talented and fast wide receiver whose opportunities were limited from 2011-13 due to All-Americans DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins ... was set for a breakup junior season in 2013, but it was cut short after just two games due to injury ... was injured in 2014, which set him back again ... has 49 receptions for 456 yards and five touchdowns along with two kickoff returns for 22 yards in 972 snaps over 36 games (eight starts) in his career.
2014: Had 12 receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns in 221 snaps over seven games (four starts) ... had a 30-yard receiving touchdown from Deshaun Watson at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30, Watson’s first touchdown pass as a Tiger ... had four receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown against SC State on Sept. 6 ... had three receptions for 28 yards at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20 ... had an 11-yard reception at No. 23 Georgia Tech on Nov. 15 ... had two receptions for 40 yards against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.



*Yannick Ngakoue- 6-2, 252, (O) 4.75 Split-1.65, 32"A, 26 Reps, 34.5" V, 9'10"B, 



Tightly wound passrusher. Strong core. Freakish athlete. Loved how he moved in the drills. He sure looks like he can play OLB to me. He looked really good in coverage drills at combine. He can play OLB. He was the best in the deep drop drill at Combine.

As a Junior (2015): Selected First Team All-Big Ten by coaches and media ... appeared in 12 games, making 11 starts ... Set Maryland’s single-season sack record against Indiana with his 13.5 of the season, breaking a record set by Mark Duda (1982) and Bruce Palmer (1978) ... ranked 2nd nationally in sacks/g (1.13), totaling 13.5 sacks ... tied for fourth in Maryland history in sacks (21.5) ... ranked fifth in Big Ten with 1.3 TFL/g, totaling 15.0 on the season ... ranks 8th in Maryland history in tackles for loss (33.0) and 6th in TFL yards (176) ... notched 13.5 sack of season against Indiana (11/21), breaking Maryland’s single-season record. The record-breaking sack was a strip sack that gave possession to the Terps ... posted a career-high 3.0 sacks vs. Bowling Green (9/12) ... notched sick tackles and 1.5 sacks against USF (9/19) ... had three tackles, including a sack, at West Virginia (9/26) ... posted a sack against Michigan (10/3) and broke up a pass ... had four tackles and a 0.5 sack at #1 Ohio State (10/10) ... totaled four tackles, including a sack, vs. Penn State (10/24) ... posted three tackles, including 1.5 sacks at #10 Iowa (10/31) ... had five tackles against Wisconsin (11/7), including 1.5 TFL and 0.5 sack ... posted five tackles, including 2.0 TFLs and 1.5 sacks, at #14 Michigan State.



*Will Redman- 6', 186, 


Miss ST

01/2016: This kid was having a great season before he blew his knee out. He has excellent instincts when to turns and bails. He can swivel his hips with some snap, and turn and run with the WR deep down field right in his hip pocket. I really like his instincts in coverage. He really comes up fast when he is in off on runs to his side. Very good in Off coverage. He will whiff on tackles more than you like as he likes to dive at the RB's feet, but you can't question his effort. He will get caught peeking into the backfield sometimes, but then does a great job hopping back and outside in coverage. He has some nice suddenness in his shoulders moving backwards and sideward in coverage.

CAREER: Elite, lockdown corner who has promising potential at the next level … Vocal leader … Played in 27 games with seven starts … His senior season was cut short due to injury … Logged 99 tackles – 69 of the solo variety – with 5.5 tackles for loss, eight pass breakups and five interceptions … Also contributed as a special teams returner … Arrived at MSU after an outstanding prep career in Memphis.
2015 SENIOR SEASON: Started seven games at cornerback before suffering a torn ACL in his right knee in practice on Oct. 20 … Missed the final six games of the year … Injury occurred during Kentucky week … Underwent surgery soon after … Made 25 tackles and two interceptions on the year … Hauled in his fourth career interception and made five solo tackles in his first career start at Southern Miss … Collected five tackles (four solo) versus No. 14 LSU in week two, allowing zero completions despite being targeted twice … Credited with five stops in the Northwestern State win … Returned his fifth career interception for 19 yards in the win at No. 25 Auburn, finishing with four solo tackles and a quarterback hurry … The pick occurred at the goal line and halted a potential scoring drive … Totaled three tackles and a pass breakup against Louisiana Tech in what would be his final career game. 



Jihad Ward- 6-5, 297, 33.7" Arms, 20 Reps, (O) 5.11, 25"V, 9'3"Br, 7.38 3-C, 4.65 SS



04/2015: He can use his hands to shake off the chop block, and get all the way across the field and make the tackle. Hustles consistently. Not nifty, but he is definitely a guys DCs want on their defense. Not the best passrusher, but show some up field explosion in drills at the Senior Bowl. He relentlessly hunts the RB along the LOS all game long. He needs to get lower, and dig under the OG and OC on short yardage. He  follows the blocking scheme nicely. When he gets low, he can combo power from legs, hips, and hands, and torque the OG aside. Plays mostly 3-tech. 

Ohio State was doubling him relentlessly at the point, and he kept getting knocked back, recovering, and getting in on the tackle. TMIWTMIL. He dived into Elliot and helped force a fumble. Very aggressive run stuffer, who will get fooled by play action sometimes. Such a nice stack and shed player that 3-4 teams have to take a look at him as well. Though he was a 4-3 D-tackle only at Illinois. Better at using his hands than the natural explosion in his legs. 

He gets double at the point a lot. He can get knocked back by the double, and still recover and hit the RB at the LOS. Plays DT on both sides. Not real fast in traffic. He will set the edge inside. Splits the double nicely, and gets to the RB. Consistently finds the RB inside, when he runs to his side. Very limited getting up field at Illinois. It's like they need him to stop the RB inside so badly that they didn't want him going up field. 

09/2015: He has great quickness inside to gain either shoulder of any O-linemen they put in front of him. "That's the NFL team's decision," Ward said. "I can play three-technique, I can play five-technique. It really don’t matter. I love being coached so wherever it is, I’m just with it." He dominated in the one on ones the first day of practice at the Senior Bowl. He showed he could work at the Senior Bowl. "I ain’t a 'no' man," said Ward of the coaches' decision to play him inside. "I say, ‘yes sir let's do it.’ And if it’s a problem, I’m just going to keep working at it." I think his best role will be as a 3rd down rusher. He didn't play as well in the game when he had to read run and pass. "As my D-line coach from Illinois said, 'get off the ball, [and] get vertical'," Ward said. "I'm setting the edge and getting vertical. Nothing works unless you get off. Once you get off the ball, the O-line don’t know what to do." He was at his best in the one on one passrushing drills at the Combine when he could just attack at the quarterback.
2015 Senior: All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches and media. Ted Hendricks Award Midseason Watch List (best defensive end). 2nd in FBS in fumble recoveries in 2014 with 4. Career stats (2 years): 104 tackles, 12.0 TFLs, 4.5 sacks, 5 FR, 3 FF, 3 PBU. Started all 12 games on the defensive line, playing both defensive end and defensive tackle. 53 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, two PBUs, two QB hurries one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Career-high 11 tackles, including nine solo, at Iowa. 1.0 TFL, 0.5 sack at Purdue. Sack for an 8-yard loss at Penn State. Fumble recovery and nine tackles vs. Middle Tennessee. Forced fumble vs. Wisconsin. Seven tackles vs. Ohio State.



Matt Ioannidis- 6-3 3/4, 303, #9



07/2015: Ioannidis is a tough guy. "His job is to dominate inside," Temple HC Rhule said. "Whether he gets tackles or not, doesn't matter." He was voted by his coaches and teammates as one of the nine toughest guys on his team.  
Temple assigns the numbers 1 through 9 as prizes for the nine player who are voted the toughest and best leaders. "He is a leader and a tough guy," Rhule said. "He holds people accountable, as well as himself." He held up the middle of the line all season. He was named Athletic Coast Conference 1st team as voted by the coaches. "It feels great," Ioannidis said. "It's a great honor, especially in this conference. This conference is highly competitive. There's a lot of great athletes in this conference and I'm just honored to bring this sort of recognition to my school." Then he got invited to the Senior Bowl.

Where he opened everyone's eyes from day one. "He's just so detailed," his DC Snow said. "When I think of Matt, it's how passionate he is about what he does." He played tough and physical all game.

2015 (Senior): Started every game at defensive tackle ... one of five to start every game (Sean Chandler, Tyler Matakeivch, P.J. Walker, and Alex Wells) ... part of senior class that defeated preseason conference favorite Cincinnati for the first time in four tries ... recovered first career fumble at UMass ... tied a career-high with 1.5 sacks vs. Tulane ... recorded 100th career tackle at East Carolina ... game captain against Penn State, at East Carolina, and at #19 Houston ... third in the conference and 24th in the nation in fumbles recovered ... selected to play in the Senior Bowl.
2014 (Junior): Team captain ... although Temple employs a rotation at D-line, Ioannidis is the units unquestionable leader ... his 47 tackles led all defensive linemen and his 11.0 TFLs were a team-high ... changed his number from #95 to #9 when awarded one of the single-digit jerseys given to the toughest guys on the team ... one of five players to start in all 12 games ... had a career high 1.5 sacks vs. #21 ECU (the first time in 16 years that Temple beat a ranked team).



Sheldon Day- 6-1.5", 285, (O)5.07, 32.5" Arm, 21 R, 30" V, 8'5" Vert, 4.5 SS, 7.44 3-C,


Notre Dame

01/2016: He is a guy that I love to watch play football. "He's playing with his hair on fire, and that's infectious for the D-line," ND Safety Nick Farley said. "It's something that our defense really pulls a lot of energy from because Sheldon has been balling. It's big for him, but it's really, really big for us." I kept waiting for him to finally be overwhelmed at the Senior Bowl, but he was one of the best D-linemen there all week.

But he is troubling to figure out. His height kept shrinking at ND, while his numbers kept getting better. "Increase a lot of his numbers," the HC of ND Brian Kelly said. "So they would reflect somebody that could get drafted higher. That physical prowess is showing itself on Saturdays." There are not a lot of D-linemen who are 6-1 in the NFL. 

But he is so fun to watch. He outworks, out toughs, and out hustles everyone on the field. "He's disruptive and athletic and has great work ethic," Kelly added. "He can play every snap. That wasn't the case with either Nix or Tuitt, who were great players in their own right. But they did not have the same work volume that Sheldon has." He turns every down into an all out fist fight against bigger taller guys, and wins a lot more than he looses. His arm length will be so important at the Combine. "Sheldon Day can be the best lineman that we've had here," Kelly said. "He's going to have to play a whole season and prove it on the field and stay healthy, but I believe he can be the best defensive lineman I've had here." He went to the Senior Bowl and proved it again. Now he just has to go to the Combine, and prove it one more time.

11/2015He played so much better this season. "I definitely left some sacks out on the table," Day said. "I'm working on fixing my footwork. To make sure that I'm not diving to where the quarterback was, [but] where he's going to be. And just clean up my footwork. I'm all about evaluating myself with my finishing ability. I would definitely say I didn't grade out that well personally." I love his power inside, but his height worries me a little. 

But, as long as he keeps improving he is a viable option on Day Two. "As a defensive lineman, we want to have at least four sacks a game amongst the D-line group. Any way possible we can achieve that," Day said. "We are trying to continue to grow and build our game from Week 1. We are trying to make sure the D-line is focusing on our performance each and every week, and make sure that we go to practice with a different mindset every day." That is the mindset he will need to succeed in the NFL.

08/2015He had a nice sack on Winston in the 3rd quarter. He has become more of an edge rusher. He gets up field quick sideways, and can snap back up field and tackle the RB from the side. He looks like he has lost weight and is much quicker. He could be an interesting power D-End/OLB for a 4-3 or a 3-4 team. Very good against the run when standing up. I like this kid. He can shoot the 3-Gap and crush the RB for a big loss. He is as aggressive going for the ball as anyone on the ND defense. He looked unblockable against FLA ST. He didn’t get in on a lot of tackles, but he got up field no matter where he was put in the game. He drew the big holding penalty that got ND the ball back late in the 4th to give them a chance with less than three minutes left.
SENIOR SEASON (2015): Sheldon Day announced that he would return for his senior season, foregoing the 2015 NFL Draft. In his senior season, starting all 13 games, Day set a career high in tackles (45), tackles for loss (15.5) and sacks (4), earning himself second-team All-American honors by the Associated Press.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Started 11 games ... suffered a knee injury against Northwestern (Nov. 15) that sidelined him vs. Louisville (Nov. 22) and USC (Nov. 29) ... named a season-long captain at the end of fall camp ... registered 40 tackles, 24 solo stops, seven and a half tackles for loss, one sack, nine quarterback hurries, two passes defended, two pass breakups and two fumble recoveries ... ranked second on the team in quarterback hurries and tied for second in tackles for loss ... second among all Irish defensive linemen in tackles ... started in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) ... registered six tackles, two solo stops and one tackle for loss against the Owls ... dominated the Michigan front in the 31-0 victory over the Wolverines (Sept. 6) ... recorded five tackles, including a half tackle for loss, and four quarterback hurries vs. Michigan ... picked up three tackles, one quarterback hurry, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery in the 30-14 victory over the Boilermakers (Sept. 13) ... the fumble recovery was the first of his career and stopped a Purdue drive that had moved into the Irish red zone ... registered five tackles, four solo stops, two for loss and one quarterback hurry in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... collected four tackles, three solo stops, and one for loss in the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) ...credited with two quarterback hurries and broke up a pass against North Carolina (Oct. 11) ... shared a tackle against the Tar Heels ... had two tackles at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18) ... second tackle went for a five-yard loss, pushing the Seminoles back to their own two-yard line, with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter ... registered five tackles, four solo stops, and a quarterback hurry in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1) ... recorded five tackles, all solo stops, and one TFL in the loss at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) ... registered a pair of tackles, including his first sack of the season, against Northwestern (Nov. 15) before suffering a knee injury in the third quarter ... returned from injury and started in the Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30) ... registered two tackles and recovered a fumble in the win over the Tigers.

9.7 (Size)


Jonathan Jones-5-9, 186, 30 1/4"A, 19 Reps! (O)4.33! 36" V, 10'3"Br, 4.25 SS, 7.25 3-C



11/2015: He only garnered 1 INT this season, but he had 6 in 2015. He also garnered 11 PBU and 67 Tackles. I really like his toughness, athleticism, and leadership. "That's the first place it has to start with. People who have been there and done that before. They have to step up," Jones said. "There are a lot of guys who have been here and experienced the good and the bad and can lead them in the right direction. "Coach Malzahn definitely does a good job of leaving the leadership up to the seniors. He challenges you to take control of your specific group." He is just one of those guys that gets it. he is very fast. He is the only guy I ever  saw hit Derrick Henry from behind.
He is a guy who is destined to become a veteran leader that all teams need. "Every day is competition," Jones said. "Your job is up for grabs every day. Every day you come out you're getting evaluated. We have our production and you can see how you're contributing, so that's every day you're up for evaluation." Plus, I just like the way he moves on the field. 

2015: Fourth-year starter at cornerback … 129 career tackles, seven career interceptions … four tackles vs. Louisville … forced a Jacksonville State fumble, along with seven tackles … five tackles at LSU … recovered a Mississippi State fumble, and added six tackles, two PBU … recovered a San José State fumble and had four tackles … nine tackles, PBU, TFL at Kentucky … five tackles, 2 PBU at Arkansas … career best nine tackles vs. Ole Miss … four tackles at Texas A&M … 29-yard interception vs. Idaho ... game captain: Kentucky … Jim Thorpe Award watch list … Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list … Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list … Senior Bowl watch list … Senior CLASS Award semifinalist … second team preseason All-America (CFB Matrix) … first team all-SEC (SEC coaches, SEC media, Athlon, Birmingham News, CFB Matrix) … second team all-SEC (Phil Steele, Lindy’s) ... Senior Bowl participant, making three tackles.



Miles Killebrew- 6-3, 217, (O) 4.65, 32.1"Arm, 22 R! 38"V! 10'7"BR! 6.93 3-C, 4.18 SS


S. Utah

Killebrew is a tough prospect to figure. Should he lose some weight and become a Safety? Should he gain weight and become a linebacker? "If there's one thing these coaches know now is that I can lose weight," Killebrew said. "I can lose weight, I can cut my body fat down, I can gain the weight because that’s been proven throughout my college career that I can gain the weight. I just want them to know that I am serious at doing whatever it takes to adapt and to be successful in playing in the National Football League." I'm a believer. I think he can play very well in the NFL.
I think he is a big tough Strong Safety. "I'm learning now that it wasn’t just physical ability," Killebrew said when asked about Troy Polamalu. "Sure he had it. But he was so smart, man. He was so in tune with how the game works. That's  something I've really caught myself studying a lot more of as I've gotten closer to transitioning to the next level." He 
He has the size and speed that NFL wants. "Killebrew has the look and body of a first round pick," a scout said. "He's got instincts. He's got speed. He's got some things to clean up before anyone will look at him that high, but the potential is there. This week is big for him in that regard." He turned a lot of heads at the Senior Bowl.
He may have sneaked into Day Two. "It’s always been my goal to go as high as possible," Killebrew said. "So that would obviously be something I would entertain. I want to go as high as I can and just trying to put in the work to achieve that goal. If it’s first round, second round as long as wherever I land I got there by giving all of my effort, I’ll be satisfied."

2015: He garnered 132 Tackles and 7 PBU.

2014: Played in all 12 games. Finished second on the team with 101 total tackles, 62 unassisted and 39 assisted. Tallied two tackles for loss and four forced fumbles. Has three interceptions and 105 return yards and one touchdown. Totaled 15 tackles and one interception for a touchdown against Nevada (AUG. 30)



Tyler Johnstone- 6-6, 295, #64 



09/2015: Okay, I haven't studied him enough against speed, but he could be a First. Great hands, and maybe great grabber is better. When he gabs guys shirts, he sticks to the rusher and stones them. He has nice feet to get into position, and then he reaches out, grabs shirt, and it is over.

He has had some serious knee troubles. "Tyler played well," coach Helfrich said. "Not up to his standards necessarily, but that’s experience, getting back out there and feeling his way through it. Make sure everything is working OK and do nothing but get better." But he ended  up starting every game this past season.

2015: Returned to the starting lineup at his familiar left tackle outpost vs. Eastern Washington for the first time in over a year and it didn't take long for him to regain his form . . . Jumped to the top of the Outland Trophy rankings after the season opener according to a statistical analysis designed to create awareness for the nation's top interior lineman award.
2014: The lingering effects from a 2013 injury hampered his ability to return at full strength and forced him to the sidelines for his junior campaign . . . Oregon's lone returning starter remaining from the 2012 season took part in the 2015 spring workouts on a limited basis.
2013: Extended his string of consecutive starts to 26 games at left tackle before he was forced to an early exit in the Alamo Bowl win over Texas . . . The two-time honorable mention academic all-conference choice was bestowed second-team Pac-12 all-league accolades by Athlons as well as honorable mention all-conference recognition by the league coaches . . . Starting all 13 games in 2013, he eclipsed 80 snaps in four of Oregon’s final seven regular-season appearances, including 83 plays against both Washington and Oregon State . . . Served as a key component on an experienced offensive line that helped the Ducks accumulate a single-game school record 772 total yards vs. Nicholls . . . He also helped Oregon lead the Pac-12 in rushing (273.5 ypg), total offense (565.0 ypg) and scoring (45.5 ppg) while ranking third in the fewest quarterback sacks allowed (1.38 avg.).



Rashard Higgins- 6-2, 190, #82


Colorado ST

10/2015: He has a great outside release. Great quick hands to reach up and grab the ball without warning. Reminds me of Marvin Harrison. Uses his hands to push off inside very well. Knows how to create separation as well as any WR in the Country. Catches the ball smoothly over his shoulder at full speed down the sideline. Very quick lateral burst, while hand fighting, right off the snap. Smart player in route, who can fake like he is blocking on play action, and then burst past the CB. He is so quick in the open field with the ball in his hands. Not a great blocker. No trouble extending his hands over his head and grabbing the high one. 

09/2015: He is one of those guys whose production out weighs his reputation. "Rashard has that mentality that he can't be covered," the HC of the CB Bobo said. "But he works extremely hard. I made it a point when I took the job that I knew here was a guy who was first-team All-American, but I was going to be hardest on him. From Day One, I've been on Rashard about everything. He has responded every day." It is hard not to like everything he does on the field. His speed will determine were he goes in the Draft.

2015 (Junior): Has played in 10 games and started eight, recording 65 receptions for 909 yards (14) and eight touchdowns... has recorded a reception in all 36 games of his collegiate career... his 6.5 receptions per game and 90.9 receiving yards per game rank 20th and 23rd in NCAA FBS, respectively... missed the Minnesota game (Sept. 12) because of a foot sprain suffered in the season opener.
Outlook: Has amassed 164 receptions for 2,587 yards (15.8) and 23 touchdowns with an average of 99.5 yards per game in his first two collegiate seasons. Has 12 career games with 100 or more receiving yards, including active streak of 10 in a row (missed one game due to injury). In just two seasons already holds CSU record for receiving touchdowns and ranks fifth in career receptions and receiving yards
2014 (Sophomore): First Rams football player since 1995, and only third in school history, to be named consensus first-team All-America (AP, FWAA, Walter Camp)... Finalist for Biletnikoff Award ... Voted first-team all-Mountain West by vote of coaches and media... selected Male College Athlete of the Year by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame...Started 12 games and led the team with 96 receptions (10th FBS) while leading the nation with 1,750 yards (18.2) and 17 touchdowns, setting CSU single-season records in those two categories... ranked first in the nation in yards-per-catch among players with 65+ receptions... his 17 touchdowns averaged 34.9 yards in length, and include two touchdowns of 73 yards...



Jordan Jenkins- 6-3, 253, #59 



09/2015: He is a lot stronger and tougher against the run than given credit. "Jordan brings it every day; that's just the kind of player he is. We all knew how talented he was. He showcased it today, and I expect him to do that every game" LB coach Ganus said. "He makes plays, but he's also getting us pumped up on the sideline and in the locker room. He's just a good leader, and I enjoy following him." He is an all out all the time guy.

He is playing with a torn stomach muscle, and playing very well. "My mindset going into this game was I wanted to be as dominant, as nasty, as physical, as I could be. I really wanted to impose my will against Vanderbilt," Jenkins said. "I stuck to the game plan. I didn’t try to focus just on negative plays. I did my job, and the plays came to me." He is as tough as it gets.

He could be a nice steal this year, once that thing heals. "There were some things he thought he could improve on. That’s what I like about him, a guy who doesn’t think he hung the moon by any stretch," Richt said. "Jordan just played with such a great edge. He has been playing excellent ball. He has been named a captain for Game 1 and Game 2. And he’ll probably get named captain for Game 3, considering what he did this week." He is a leader as well.



Max Tuerk- 6-5, 285, #75



01/2016: Moves well to his side in pass pro, and once he gets his mitts on  rusher he does let go. Very smooth jamming the NT until the OG can grab him, and then going and getting the ILB. Plays with his eyes up, and can spot the delayed blitzer, come off his lane, and smash into him. Looks like he has long arms for an OC, and stays and plays real low. When no one rushes his lance he keeps his hands out real wide, and likes to put them on the shoulders of the OGs so he knows where they are. Fierce fighter sealing the DT. 

CAREER: He has 33 career starts (14 at left guard, 13 at center, 5 at left tackle, 1 at right tackle).
2015: Tuerk, a 3-year starter who is USC's most versatile offensive lineman (he has started at every position on the line), returns as USC's starting center and is a candidate for the Rimington Trophy and All-American honors.
2014: Tuerk started all 13 games at center as a junior in 2014. He made the 2014 All-Pac-12 first team as well as the ESPN.com All-Pac-12 first team, Athlon All-Pac-12 first team, Phil Steele All-Pac-12 first team and CollegeSportsMadness.com All-Pac-12 first team. He won USC's Offensive Lineman of the Year Award.



KeiVarae Russell- 5-11, 196, #6



9/2015:Russell will go lower than he should because of injuries and character concerns. He was one of the player who was suspended in the ND academic scandal. "The information I've gotten back from [the AD] Jack Swarbrick and our athletic administration is that we've submitted everything. We feel confident in the information that we've submitted to the NCAA, and we feel very strong about [his] eligibility," Kelly said. "We certainly were guided through this process in terms of what he needed to do. He went out and did that. But it's now out of our hands. We feel strongly about checking the box and doing the things that we were required to do along the way." BB has drafted a player caught up academic scandals before. Granted it was a Navy player, but still. 

Russell is a very talented Corner. "I think where we'd like to see [from his] continued growth, is probably just being a little more aggressive," the HC of ND said. "He continues to work on his technique. There is a bit of a change in the technique from what he was used to playing under coach Diaco's system [than] under coach VanGorder's system, and I think he's evolving into somebody that is feeling more comfortable. But we're playing a lot more man than he was used to. I think it's just getting more comfortable with playing man coverage and being a little bit more aggressive. But he's been so productive in so many areas. He's been a solid tackler for us and played some nickel for us. He's on special teams. So it would be hard for me to be disappointed in any way, shape, or form relative to his play this year." He stepped it up earlier in the season before he got hurt.

He has been called a shutdown Corner. "Look, I think corners unfairly get this label of shutdown corners," coach Kelly said. "I don't think there are shutdown corners, period. But they get labeled. Maybe came in with some unfair expectations after taking a year off. But he's been very productive as a player for us." So I'm saying there's a chance. 

9.7X (CC)


*Chris Jones- 6-2, 315, 5.12,


Miss State

03/2016: He was arrest for a Driving with a suspended license.

09/2015: He was disappointing last season. "I criticize myself a lot. I'm never satisfied with myself because when you get satisfied with yourself you get complacent, then you end up where you’ve always been," Jones said. "That don’t mean nothing because last year I was named all that and I didn’t get it. This year, I just want to leave a mark and play with a chip on my shoulder because of last year. I wanted to achieve so many things and I feel like I let myself down." He needs to toughen up and start playing mean this season.

2014 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Saw action in all 13 games with zero starts … Made 26 tackles, including 3.5 for loss … Sacked the quarterback three times for a loss of 12 yards … Tallied three tackles and a sack in the season opener versus Southern Miss (9/6) … Notched his second sack at South Alabama (9/13) … Collected four tackles against No. 6 Texas A&M (10/4), including 0.5 for loss … Registered three stops against No. 2 Auburn (10/11) … Recorded four tackles, a sack and two quarterback hurries versus Arkansas (11/1) … Totaled three stops versus UT Martin (11/8).

He was a freshman All-American in 2013, and he looked like he was on his way to the 1st Round. "We need him to really play like a big-time player. Play with a sense of urgency to try and dominate games," the HC Dan Mullen said. "He gets a lot of the preseason hype and all of this stuff. But you’ve got to play that way. I think the worst people are preseason All-Americans. If you are a preseason All-American you better finish a postseason All-American." It is all about toughness and meanness for this kid. But he is very young and can prove he has it inside all this season.

2013 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: One of the nation’s top freshman defensive lineman … Played in all 13 games with three starts … Starts came against Alcorn State, Troy and Bowling Green … Named a freshman All-American by Bleacher Report, Athlon Sports and 247Sports … An Associated Press All-SEC Honorable Mention selection … Posted a team-best 10 quarterback hurries and tied for the team lead in tackles for loss with seven for a loss of 28 yards … Ranked second on the squad in sacks with three for 26 yards … Booked a personal-best 2.0 tackles for lost yardage against Ole Miss (11/28) and earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors … Tallied second career sack against Alabama (11/16), dragging down AJ McCarron for a seven-yard loss in the opening quarter … Registered three tackles at Texas A&M (11/9), making two in the opening quarter on consecutive rushes … During the first half at South Carolina (11/2), credited with two QBH and first career pass breakup, knocking aside a second-quarter Connor Shaw pass … Broke out with career-best game against LSU (10/5), recording a personal-best four tackles, including two TFL … Tossed Tigers’ Zach Mettenberger for a 10-yard loss for first career sack … Made first career start against Alcorn State (9/7) and tallied a pair of stops.



Jonathan Williams- 5-11, 220, 16 Reps, 



01/2016: Williams has nice feet for cutting to open spots inside. I love how he can burst out of a cut without losing speed. He split carries with Collins so he hasn't had a full load on his knee. But he injured his knee and missed the 2015 season. "This is no doubt a tough moment, but I know through my faith and hard work that I will make a full recovery," Williams said. It is remarkable that both he and Collins rushed for over a 1,000-yards in 2014. He suffered a foot injury in fall camp and missed the entire 2015 season.

He did fumble the ball more than Collins. But he has great instincts for cutting behind his blockers. "I have no doubt that Jonathan will come back stronger than ever," Bret Bielema said. "Anyone that knows Jonathan Williams knows this is just another opportunity for him to prove the man of character and substance that he really is. It's an unfortunate injury to a great young man, but we are in the process of gathering as much information as possible. There are short and long term impacts of how he proceeds and we want to make sure he does what’s best for him and his family, and his career beyond Arkansas." He is more of a power runner than Collins.

Junior (2014): Appeared in all 13 games with 11 starts … Named to the AP All-SEC second team and an Earl Campbell Award semifinalist … Completed the season with 211 carries for 1,190 yards and 12 touchdowns, including a season-long 90-yard run … His 1,190 rushing yards was pegged No. 8 on the program’s single season rushing chart … Paired with Alex Collins’ 1,100 rushing yards, the duo were the only FBS teammates to each rush for 1,000-plus yards in the 2014 season … Checks in at No. 10 on Arkansas’ career rushing yards chart with 2,321 yards … Teamed with Collins to become the first Arkansas running back pair to collect 10-plus rushing touchdowns since Darren McFadden (16) and Felix Jones (11) in 2007 … Finished the season ranking No. 4 in the SEC and No. 34 in the nation in rushing yards … Tied Collins for a team-leading 12 rushing touchdowns, good for fourth in the conference and 36th in the nation … Twelve rushing touchdowns ranks tied for 12th on the Razorbacks’ single season chart … Hauled in 11 catches for 65 receiving yards and two touchdowns and a season-long 23-yard reception … Ranked No. 4 in the conference in scoring touchdowns with 14 … vs. Nicholls (Sept. 6): Rushed four times for 143 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown, tied for the third-longest in program history and tied for the sixth longest rushing play in the NCAA in 2014 … vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 13): Earned CFPA RB Performer of the Week Honorable Mention after he rushed a career-high 22 times for 145 yards and four touchdowns, a new career-high and the most for a Razorback since Darren McFadden punched in four rushing scores in 2007, while Arkansas posted over 400 yards on the ground against the Red Raiders … vs. No. 6 Texas A&M (Sept. 27): Rushed 18 times for 95 yards and a touchdown … vs. No. 10 Georgia (Oct. 18): Tallied 18 carries for 108 yards … vs. UAB (Oct. 25): Registered 18 carries for a career-high 153 yards and touchdown, while adding two receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown in the Razorbacks’ homecoming victory … vs. No. 8 Ole Miss (Nov. 22): Rushed 20 times for 81 yards to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark for the season in Arkansas’ second-consecutive shutout win … vs. Missouri (Nov. 28): Notched 13 carries for 72 yards and a season-long 23-yard TD catch.



*Jordan Payton-6-1.1, 208, 10.1" Hands, (O)4.47, 34.5"Vert, 10'1" B, 7.08 3-C, 4.33 SS



03/2016: Nice hands. He gets open in routes. Nice quickness on breaks to create separation. He ran a nice Forty at Combine. He is bigger than I thought. I think he is guy who can play in the NFL, because he knows how to get open in patterns. And being over 6-1 and running under a 4.5 are great numbers for a player with his quickness. He did have a drop in the gantlet. Smart WR. He understands what he is doing on the field. 78 Receptions, 1,105, 5 TDs. Great hands. Big strong hands.  Great running routes. He can change speed and runs route altering speed so well. He doesn't play to his 4.4 speed. But he does have that knack for getting open over the top. 

01/2016: This kid really looks the part. 

2015: Starter in all 13 games ... Became school's all-time reception leader and first to go over 200 catches (201) ... Tied the school record (also J.J. Stokes, 1994 Rose Bowl Game) with 14 catches in game vs. Washington State ... Finished his career with starts in 33 straight games ... Made a catch in his final 29 straight games ... His 78 catches ranked second on the all-time season list ... Had 100-yard receiving games against Arizona (136), Colorado (134), Washington State (152) and at Utah (105) ... Second-team All-Pac-12 conference selection (AP) ... Honorable mention all-conference selection by the coaches ... Biletnikoff watch list.
2014: Starter in all 13 games ... Honorable mention all-conference selection by the coaches ... Led the team with 67 catches, the sixth-highest single-season total in school history ... Made a season-best eight catches at Virginia ... Had a season-best 151 receiving yards at Arizona State, including two catches for scores (80 and four yards) ... Also had two scoring catches against Oregon (five and 25 yards) ... Had seven catches for 104 yards vs. Memphis ... Also had a 100-yd game against Arizona, with six catches for 119 yards a score (70 yards) ... Made at least five receptions in nine games ... Presented the Jerry Long "Heart" award at the annual team banquet.



Bralon Addison- 5-9, 197,  



If the Pats miss out on a WR in the 2nd, he could be their slot/utility guy. Terrific special teams player. Very slick and quick with the ball in his hands, but he can also get down field a little bit and catch it. He will be a special teas guy, who could develop into a serious slot guy. He is similar to Amendola. His lack of ability to work out because of injury means he could be there in the 6th. He lined up and the backfield and ran with the ball as an RB.

2015: Returned following a year’s absence to earn second-team Pac-12 all-conference accolades, with the Ducks' leading receiver tied for fourth in the league in touchdown receptions (10), ranking seventh in the league in catches (63), and 10th in receiving yards (804) . . . Ended the regular season with a flurry, grabbing three touchdown passes and scoring a fourth on a 13-yard run against Oregon State . . . Hauled in receptions in each of the team's 13 games, including three appearances with 100 receiving yards or more . . . Caught passes for 24 yards and one TD vs. Eastern Washigton in the season debut . . . Posting or sharing the team lead in catches in all but three games, came back the following week to grab seven passes for 138 yards in addition to returning his third career punt for a touchdown at Michigan State . . . His 81-yard punt return marked his longest of his collegiate career as he was named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week . . . Equalled his career high with eight receptions vs. Washington State for 62 yards and one score . . . Ran for 9 yards on three carries out of the quarterback slot against Georgia State and was at the helm for one of the Ducks' third quarter touchdowns . . . Showed off the passing skills he displayed in high school, completing his only pass attempt for a 39-yard touchdown at Colorado ... Also ran the ball twice for 17 yards and caught two passes for nine yards against the Buffaloes.



Dadi Nicolas- 6-3, 227, 



02/2016: He does have some character concerns. Anytime you slap a ref you have some control issues that you can't have on the field. But we all love guys who play mean like that. "I'm gonna play hard," Nicolas said. "I'm gonna be playing harder than I ever play. That's how I'm gonna play. Whether that's a sack, whether that's a forced fumble, I don't know. I'm gonna be a headache. We're all gonna be a headache for North Carolina. They're coming in our house. That's what time it is. Everybody knows what time it is." It sure looked like he played harder at the Senior Bowl. 

He is a tough prospect to figure. He is a pure edgerusher in the NFL, but he often played inside at 5-tech at V-Tech "I came into the season wanting to lead, period," Nicolas said. "With sacks and everything. Just dominate." He is currently to light and slight to be a fulltime DE in the NFL, but he is a hell of lot tougher than he looks.
He got beat up a little and had to deal with some injuries, partly because he never back down.. "I've just been dealing with it," Nicolas said. "That's just what it is. It's just facts. That's all I got for you. It's not a big deal or a small deal. At the end of the day, I'm buckling up my helmet ready to go .It's not stopping me. People can make excuses for what has happened or whatnot. I don't have none. It is what it is." He didn't back down an inch when he was inside.
He was a maniac at the Senior Bowl, and caused problems on game day. "Dadi Nicolas is really active," the ECU HC said. "[He's got] quick feet and attacking [hands]. We really have to make sure we have a handle on him." Because he never stops trying to get up field and hit someone in the backfield. 

01/2016: Freakish player who plays way stronger than his weight and build would indicate. He switched to 5-Tech in odd fronts, and held up against the run. Played on the Strongside. But what is going to get him Drafted is his ability to rush from the edge and inside. Didn't get in any trouble off the field, but shockingly smacked a ref on the field against UNC. You love that emotion in the game, but you can't hit a ref.
2015-16: Played in all 13 games with 12 starts … Recorded 45 tackles with 7.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Played majority of the season recovering from a broken hand ... Had two tackles versus No. 1 Ohio State … Recorded two quarterback hurries and a tackle against Furman … Notched two tackles at Purdue … Logged three tackles with one hurry at East Carolina … Had four tackles each against Pittsburgh, NC State, and Miami … Posted three tackles versus No. 23 Duke … Recorded a season-high of seven tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack at Boston College … Forced and recovered a fumble with four tackles at Georgia tech … Collected four tackle with 1.0 tackles for loss and one quarterback hurry versus No. 12 North Carolina … Had two tackles at Virginia ... Had five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks against Tulsa in the Independence Bowl.
2014-15: A second-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA … A first-team all-state selection by The Roanoke Times … Started all 13 games … logged 845 plays, 775 on defense and 70 on special teams … Recorded 72 tackles on the season, including a team-high 18.5 for loss and nine sacks … Also had 35 quarterback hurries, a fumble recovery and two blocked kicks.



Victor Ochi- 6-1.5", 255, 33.5" Arms,

Pass Rusher

 Stony Brook

09/2015Ochi can get up field. "One practice I was on the scout defense," Ochi said. "One of the quarterbacks got me mad, and I just wrecked practice up. They weren't getting anything to my side, and I was chasing everything from the back side. From then on, the coaches were like, 'All right, we have to work with him'." He can use his hands and speed to beat the OLT and hit the QB. He has a nice Rip around the corner. He could get a little lower sometimes. "He came in as an undersized, athletic kid who had somewhat limited football experience," his HC Chuck Priore said. "And he's developed himself off the field physically. Has learned the game. Has paid a price. Plays on the field at 100 percent, and he loves the game. The scouts say he's going to be a hybrid outside linebacker in a 3-4 who can pass rush. Every team has been here multiple times." He uses his speed and strength nicely to turn the corner. He just kept beating the OLT to the corner. 

He has a great blast off. He makes the tight end look silly. "Coach P made me evaluate myself," Ochi himself said. "I had potential, but potential is unachieved success. He made me emphasize that the little things had to change: schoolwork, the way I worked in the weight room, just every aspect of life. He made me grow up a lot these past couple years." He will extend both hands and shove the OLT back to get him off balance, and then just run past him. 

He will keeps his inside hand on the OLT as he runs past. "The Ochi kid has something to him," an AFC exec said. "I spoke with our regional scout who said that he was the dude in the locker room and that everyone was afraid of him. Not afraid but listened to what he had to say. I wish he was taller but he's got length. So I'm not worried about that." He is relentless going after the QB. He was Co Defensive Player of the Year in the CAA.

He can uses his hands to shove off the OLT, and then get to the QB. And when he takes off he will chase him, and tackled the QB 10-yards down field like in the E-W game after flushing Vernon Adams twice. He looks like a legit NFL edgerusher. Great motor. Great blast off, which he can use to get into the backfield, redirect to the RB, and tackle him inside behind the Line. He has 33.5" arms. Ochi is so fast around the corner on the Dip and Rip. He just had another Sack in the E-W game. His question is his size: 6-1.5", 255, 33.5" arms. He has to prove he can play in the NFL at under 6-2. Otherwise he has everything else. He had 13 Sacks and 16.5 TFL.

2015: Victor Ochi, a senior on the 2015 Stony Brook football team, was named to the STATS FCS All-American first team. Ochi led the nation with 13 sacks through the regular season and was tops in the CAA Football with 16.5 tackles for a loss. For the season, Ochi recorded 47 tackles in the Seawolves' 10 games, including his 13 sacks that are the second most in a single season in the program’s history. He also had four games with at least 2 sacks, including 3.5 against New Hampshire. The Valley Stream, N.Y., native, was also named first team College Sports Madness All-American, and earned the CAA Football Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Ochi anchored the Seawolves' defense that led the FCS in fewest yards allowed after surrendering just 250.1 yards a game.

2014: Started 11 games ... career-highs in tackles (57), tackles for loss (16.5), sacks (11.0) and forced fumbles (2) ... first team All-CAA Football ...DNP vs. Rhode Island (11/15) ... made eight tackles, including 2.0 for loss, and forced a fumble vs. James Madison (11/8) ... had 4.0 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss at New Hampshire (10/25) ... made four tackles, including 1.5 for loss, at Elon (10/18) ... had two tackles for loss and a sack vs. Maine (10/11) ... registered seven tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and a sack at Towson (10/4) ... made seven tackles, including 2.0 for loss, and had a sack vs. William & Mary (9/27) ... recorded four tackles at North Dakota (9/20) ... made four tackles, including 2.5 for loss, and had a forced fumble vs. American International (9/13) ... totaled seven tackles at Connecticut (9/6) ... made four tackles, including a sack, vs. Bryant (8/28) ... preseason second team All-CAA by College Sports Madness.

9.6 (size)


Christian Westerman- 6-3, 298, 


Arizona State

His Tape is very up and down. Sometimes he looks like a Day Two pick, and sometimes I wonder what I was ever thinking when I saw him in the 3rd. I wouldn't take him until Day Three. 



Deiondre' Hall- 6-2, 199, 34.3"Arms! (O) 4.68, 10'7" Br! 37" Vert, 4.06 SS, 7.07, 


N. Iowa

11/2015: His arms measured out at almost 35". "Some teams love it," Hall said of his arm length. "I'll just be standing there or sitting there and [guys will say] 'Dude, hold up your arms'." He knows how to use those long arms in coverage as well.

He stepped up form Day One at the Senior Bowl and showed he belonged. "He fits the mold of the long-limbed corner that everybody is really looking for," Savage said. "I didn’t go to UNI this year, but we had great success with David Johnson a year ago. And some of the same scouts that went in there said, 'Hey, this corner is really intriguing. It would be awesome to see him on the field in Mobile.' So their wish was our command in terms of that." I thought it was awesome to see him on the field in Mobile, and I had no idea who he was.

Plus, he is not afraid of the rough stuff, as he came to UNI as a Safety, and was a WR as well. "I thought I would play my career out at UNI as a safety and leave my footprint there," Hall said. "But once coach Lynch got there, it just changed my game totally." But he still was able to show that he had some ball skills from his time at WR in high school.
He has a ton of experience, not only was he voted All-Conference three time, he was a four year starter at CB. "Being able to play press all the time is great," Hall said. "The last two years it was almost strictly press-man [or] playing off man coverage. When you have a good front seven you can do that, and you really only have to win in the first 10-15 yards because that ball is coming out, so either he’s getting sacked or we’re breaking on the ball." The Pats could use another Press Corner with some length.
He was so tough and physical right from the get go at the Senior Bowl with his long arms. "It's huge," Hall said about his hug arms. "I've got to be a little more patient. But at the point of attack, it just helps because locked arms create power. So when I get my arms all the way out there, I don't think there's too many people that could really get off that. When I get my hands placed right and hit [guys] in their chest, while I'm two or three yards away from them, it's kind of surprising to them." It was surprising to me.
He can be off a yard or two, and still be in potion. "I’m playing against the best seniors in the nation, so of course they're gonna get a catch here or there," Hall said. "But you’ve just got to come right back and keep playing your game." He already understands that you need to have amnesia to play Press Corner in the NFL.

2014: Finished the season leading UNI cornerbacks in tackles with 74, also ranking fifth on the team … finished in the top-10 in the MVFC in passes defended with six pass breakups … ranked first in the league in interceptions with five … started all 14 games for UNI at cornerback … notched his second-career pick-six against Tennessee Tech (9/27) … had eight tackles and an interception for a 19-yard gain against South Dakota (10/11) … also had interceptions against Indiana State (10/4), Western Illinois (10/25) and Stephen F. Austin (11/29) … had an interception for 24 return yards against Stephen F. Austin and notched a career-high 11 tackles … earned All-MVFC second-team and was named to the Beyond Sports Network FCS All-America third-team.



Bryce Williams- 6-5 3/4, 257, (U) 4.84, 33.5"A, 19 R! 30.5" V, 9'3"Br, 4.24 SS, 7.19 3-C


East Carolina

04/16: Williams runs a lot of underneath stuff in their offense, but he also blocked a lot in their spread offense. He will line up inline, and block a DE in the run game. He will also line up as an H-back. He will go back against the grain, and gives a great crack back block. Nice job getting out on the Safety and blocking him, but he needs to sustain blocks longer. He will cut across the line and lead the RB like a FB. More hitter than grabber blocking. He will line up in the slot, and run down the Seam like he is running a patter, and block the FS. He will line in the backfield like a FB and block. 

He can catch it going full speed, and turn up field nicely. He mostly runs to a spot down field and turns around. He drags underneath sometimes, and he looks good on the deep curl. Doesn't create a lot of separation. Speed will hurt him more in NFL. Nice catching the ball with his arms extended. He did not block in line in college. He played in a pure spread offense. Had a drop in Gantlet. Didn't have a drop in 2nd gauntlet. Catches it naturally in the slot. Nice job locating ball over his head. Hands got better as he got more comfortable at the Combine. Struggles to get open against speedy defense. 

A personable, tall, sure-handed and assignment-conscious receiver who offers the Pirates plenty of flexibility as either a reliable pass catcher or physical blocker on the line of scrimmage ... In a position for more utilization under first-year coordinator Dave Nichol, especially on third down and in redzone situations ... Added 13 pounds of "growth" on tall frame during off-season through work in strength and conditioning program ... Maturity and rapid acclimation to ECU's slightly-tweaked offensive scheme should offer status as a postseason honors candidate on the conference level ... Became the first East Carolina player to be selected to the John Mackey Award Watch List (nation's top tight end) prior to the 2015 campaign ... Also named to Preseason All-American Athletic Conference squads by Phil Steele Magazine (first-team) and Athlon Sports (second-team) ... Will open senior year in firm possession of the starting nod at tight end ... Has lined up in the fullback position at times during his first two active seasons on the Pirate roster ... Joined the ECU program as a walk-on transfer prior to preseason camp in 2012 after beginning his collegiate career at Conference USA-member Marshall ... In all, has played in 26 career games with six starts ... Has caught 38 passes for 457 yards (12.0 ypr) and nine touchdowns ... Produced 14 multiple-catch contests and pulled down 20 receptions for 10 or more yards ... Enjoyed another strong spring, opening action with a 28-yard grab in the first scrimmage (March 28) before hauling in a 54-yarder during the second game on April 11 ... Finished workout period with one reception for 15 yards the Purple-Gold Game on April 18 ... Established a new position (TE) record with a power clean lift of 335 pounds during the spring strength and conditioning testing phase ... Other numbers were also notable with a 380-pound bench press, a 545-pound back squat, a 275-pound push jerk, a 30.5" vert and a 4.24 time in short shuttle.



Sebastian Tretola- 6-4.1, 314, Split-1.91, (U) 5.42, 31 1/2" A, 22 R, 7'6" Br, 5.02 SS,



3/2016: A little heavy getting off the ground. A little out of balance moving backwards. Nice down blocker. He threw a TD pass this season. A little out of balance in drip back drill. 

02/2016 He got the start at the Senior Bowl. He made some money at the SB. He is a road grader, and continued that at the SB. He has a nice punch with his inside hands that turns the DT outside.

Senior (2015): Earned preseason All-American second team honors from Athlon Sports … earned preseason All-SEC first team honors from ESPN and Athlon Sports … earned preseason All-SEC third team honors from coaches, media and Phil Steele … Named to the Outland Trophy Watch List, given annually to the nation’s top interior lineman … at Tennessee (Oct. 3): Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors with an 83 percent grade and four knockdown blocks in the road win.
Junior (2014): Appeared in all 13 games and started 11 at left guard … Launched a Heisman Trophy campaign after throwing a touchdown pass on a fake field goal … Saw action in over 690 snaps, allowing no sacks and was only penalized four times … Averaged an offensive grade of 79 percent, tied for second-best on the team … Blocked for RBs Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams, who were the only FBS teammates to each rush for 1,000-plus yards in the 2014 season … Helped protect QB Brandon Allen as the offensive line led the SEC with 14 sacks allowed … vs. Nicholls (Sept. 6): Earned a season-high 95 percent offensive line grade … vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 13): Collected a season-high seven knockdown blocks with a grade of 90 percent as the Razorbacks gained more than 400 yards on the ground in the non-conference road win … vs. UAB (Oct. 25): Caught the college football world’s attention when he tossed a touchdown pass to Arkansas’ long snapper on a fake field goal … vs. No. 20 LSU (Nov. 15): Tied for a season-high seven knockdowns and graded out at 82 percent in the shutout over the Tigers … vs. No. 8 Ole Miss (Nov. 22): Registered five knockdown blocks in the Razorbacks’ second consecutive shutout over a ranked opponent.

9.6 (OG)


Paul McRoberts-6-1, 202, (PD)4.6, 10'5"Br! 35.5"Vert, 4.42 SS, 7.28 3-C, 33.5" A, 8 R


SE Missouri ST

11/2015: It's okay if you don't know this guy. He got the call up from the Shrine game. Players who get called up to the Senior Bowl, after impressing GMs and scouts at the East-West game, almost always end up in Day Two. But he must prove himself again this week at the Senior Bowl.

He is a guy who has worked his way up from tough circumstances to some of the best. "When your best player is your hardest worker it makes your job pretty easy," coach Matukewicz said. "What makes him special on the field is he's just a different human being at the reception point. If you shook his hand he’d be shaking your elbow. We’ve had a lot of NFL scouts come in, and in the NFL you’re going to be contested on every catch. He’s just so strong at reception point that he’s like 7-11: He’s always open. You just have to throw it." He has great hands.

But can he play in the NFL? "In the NFL they're all covered," coach Matukewicz said. "There are no wide-open catches and so how strong you are at reception point is everything because those corners are going to try to beat it out of you or a lot of times it's a jump ball and whoever is stronger at reception point gets it done. That is the reason I feel like he could make a living in the National Football League. Obviously he has the other talents, but a lot of people have those size, strength, but that's what makes him." His invite to the Senior shows more than just his college HC thinks so. 



Kyle Murphy- 6-7, 301, #78



11/2015: He uses his hands with power so well. Nice power when he extends his hands into the rusher. He has heavy hands on the shove. He is beast pulling out to his left. Great power blocker on goal line. He is a 1st round pick. They always seem to run behind him on short yardage. Great powerful blocker outside in space. He can shove the CB backwards on the outside run. Then get him and shove him back again. Then get him again, and shove him back again. Blocks down a ton on the DT.

10/2015: Another top O-linemen from Stanford. "He’s up there with those guys," coach Shaw said about DeCastro and Peat. "I hate to rank them, but there’s definitely an upper echelon, and he’s one of those, where you watch them play, he’s got a future at the next level." Nice quick feet to move laterally outside. He has some suddenness in his shoulders.

He will line up on the right side as the third tackle sometimes. "He’s shown the ability to do both," coach Shaw said. "Not that we just train guys for the NFL, but I’ve heard a lot from the NFL scouts that being able to show that versatility is great, because usually when you come in as a rookie, you’re not the starting right tackle or left tackle. You’ve got to be ready to play either side." Which is something a lot of player struggle with. "It was pretty easy to make the switch," Murphy said. "Everything with your feet switches and goes opposite." He just does it naturally.

As a Senior (2015): All-Pac-12 first team ...  Rotary Lombardi Award watch list ... Outland Trophy watch list ... Athlon preseason All-America fourth team ... Athlon preseason All-Pac-12 first team ... ESPN.com All-Pac-12 preseason first team ... Phil Steele preseason All-Pac-12 second team ... Starting left tackle.
As a Junior (2014): All-Pac-12 second team ... Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team ... Athlon preseason All-Pac-12 third team ... 13 games played ... 13 games started at right tackle ... Offensive line ranked 18th nationally in tackles for loss allowed (4.62/game), 42nd in sacks allowed (1.77/game).

9.7 (arms)


Jay Lee- 6-1, 214, 33" arms, 



11/2015: He was Baylor's third WR. "Jay is probably one of the hardest-working guys I've ever been around," his former QB Bryce Petty. "And I really respect that about him. He comes to work every day. I just don't think he sees his full potential. He's got a lot of potential; he just needs to see it. And I think every year, he's started to tap in more and more." He averaged an incredible 19.95 yards per reception.
Having a guy his size who can average 20-yards a catch would be a big weapon for an NFL team. "I think it's helped him a lot," his WR's coach Kendal Briles said, "Just being able to get out there and gain a lot of confidence and make plays that he felt like he could make. But now he's being asked to make, and he's answering the bell. Being able to do that and gain that confidence, it definitely helps him." He was very impressive at the Senior Bowl.
He showed some speed in patterns there. "Coach Briles knows about me," Lee said, "but I feel like other people around the nation don't know. I just wanted to put that on game film and tape to let them know who I am." He is a long tall WR, who is a bit of a long strider with 33" arms.
He is a 5th year senior who has only started for two season. "He was a really young guy, and we thought he had a very big upside," Kendal said. "We thought that his ability wasn't where it was right then. We felt like he would be a big-time player, and obviously he's starting to produce and show that." But he was their 3rd receiver behind Corey Coleman and KD Cannon.
He still has some work to do before he will be NFL ready, but he did step up nicely at the Senior Bowl. "We're deep at receiver and we weren't going to take a guy unless we really thought he could contribute," Art Briles said. "But with [him], we certainly feel like he can do that. He just fits what we're looking for: he's big, he's rangy, he's fast, and he has a lot of desire." Sounds like a Day Three steal to me.

Overview: Reliable, two-year starter at receiver, finished career ranked 14th at Baylor in all-time receiving yards (1,700) and 17th in all-time receptions (101)… Helped lead Baylor to most successful five-year span in school history: including two conference championships (2013 & 2014 Big 12 titles), three bowl victories and 50 wins (29-3 home mark) in five seasons – in four seasons of play following redshirt year led BU to 40-12 record… Totaled 1,700 yards and 15 TDs on 101 receptions in 45 career games played and 26 starts… Additional rankings on Baylor career charts: seventh in yards-per-reception (16.83), tied for ninth in career receiving TDs (15) and 10th in receiving yards-per-game (37.78)… Named to spring 2015 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll... Clocked at 6.69 in 3-cone drill.
2015 (Senior): Starting wide receiver in all 13 games as senior… Totaled 758 yards and eight touchdowns on 38 receptions for season… Averaged 19.95 yards-per-reception, the fourth-highest single-season total in school history… Ranked 13th nationally and third in Big 12 with 19.95 average… Ranked seventh in Big 12 with eight TDs, tied for eighth-highest total on school single-season listing… Averaged 58.3 yards-per-game, ranked 13th in conference… Had breakout game in season-opener, totaled career-high three TDs on three receptions (7, 22, 41) in win over SMU… Three TDs tied school single-game record for receiving scores… Tied career high with nine catches, totaled 111 yards in win over Lamar in second game… Made two receptions for 74 yards and TD (57-yarder) in win over Rice in third game… Had season-high 120 yards on three receptions, including season-long 87-yarder, in win vs. Texas Tech in fourth game… 87-yard catch was sixth-longest in school history, and longest reception by NCAA player in AT&T Stadium history… Scored two touchdowns (36 and 52 yards) on three total catches for 89 yards in win over West Virginia in sixth game… Made three receptions for 59 yards and TD vs. No. 12 Oklahoma in ninth game… Totaled five catches for 87 yards and TD at No. 4 Oklahoma State in 10th game… Made two receptions for 32 yards in win over No. 10 North Carolina in Russell Athletic Bowl.



John Theus- 6-6, 313, 34 1/2" Arms, (O) 5.22, 8'5" Br, 7.9 3-Cone, 4.78 SS, 



02/2016: He played on both sides at Georgia. "So it kind of looked like John was getting beat inside on the move and putting pressure on the quarterback when in reality there should have been a little help protection there," Richt said. "There were a couple times, at least once or twice, where he just got beat around the edge. But when you’re going up against a good pass rusher down after down after down people don’t notice the times you block them, because nothing happens. There’s an awful lot of plays we drop back and threw the ball and didn’t have any trouble at all because John and the other guys did their job." Ha has a ton of experience in pass pro in the SEC.

He has 21 starts at OLT in the SEC for Georgia, and 14 starts at ORT in 2012. "Pretty good actually,” Richt said about Theus this past season. "He's been solid most of the year." He was named to the All-SEC team. He started the first 8 games at OLT, and the final 5 at ORT. 

He has to stay and play low. Playing on both side of the line gives him a lot of versatility that teams needs. I like him in the run game. "I always look forward to a challenge, and it's the last game of my career," Theus said when asked about Ryan Nassib. "It could be an opportunity to make or lose money, but I welcome the challenge. He obviously won the lineman of the year in college football. He's a great player, and I'm looking forward to playing him."

2014: AP Honorable Mention All-SEC ... played in 13 games making 13 starts ... Helped Georgia rush for 257.8 yards per game, which ranked first in the SEC ... Preseason Coaches’ All-SEC Second Team ... Preseason Media Days All-SEC Third Team ... Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Third Team ... recipient of the James E. & Peggy A. Hickey Memorial Scholarship and the John Tillman Football Scholarship.
2013: Played in 13 games, making eight starts ... part of an offense that ranked No. 2 in passing in the SEC and generated at least 23 points in 12 games and 400 yards in 12 games ... named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-SEC Fourth Team ... recipient of the John Tillman Football Scholarship.
2012: Played in 14 games making 14 starts - all at right tackle ... named to Sporting News All-America Freshman Team and Phil Steele All-America Freshman Team ... became just the third true freshman to start at offensive tackle in a season opener for UGA since freshmen became eligible in 1973 ... named to the SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll ... recipient of the John Tillman Football Scholarship ... earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll distinction for fall semester.



Graham Glasgow- 6-6, 307, 33.5" Arm, 23 Reps, (O) 5.13, 8'10"Br, 7.63 3-C, 4.63 SS



09/2015: Graham has a lot traits that NFL teams need. "Graham Glasgow, what an amazing player," Harbaugh said. "I bet he's going to be, he could be a 1st round pick. The way he played [in the Citrus Bowl]. The way he's played all year. There are pro players on that Florida defensive line, without question." He is a tall for a Center, but he was a wrestler and plays with the low balance and leverage of a wrestler. 
He he does have substance abuse issues. "This is somebody who is taking a breathalyzer every morning and every night," Harbaugh said. "He's got to be clean. 100 percent clean. Not a drop of alcohol. And he'll either do it, or he won't. I believe in him. I believe he will. But we'll all know, there will be no secrets on that. Whether he does it or he doesn't. It'll be for public consumption." So he is a buyer beware player who either will get drunk and throw it all away, or he won't. 

At Michigan: Four-year letterman; Appeared in 42 games as an offensive lineman and on special teams, making 37 starts. Academic All-Big Ten ('13, '14, '15). 2015 Hugh R. Rader Memorial Trophy. 2015 All-Big 10 honorable mention

Fifth-year senior (2015): Appeared in 13 games, making 13 starts at center. Academic All-Big Ten.
Senior (2014): Academic All-Big Ten. Earned third varsity letter. Appeared in 11 games, making 11 starts. at Notre Dame (Sept. 6): Made season debut, starting at right guard.
Junior (2013): Academic All-Big Ten. Earned second varsity letter. U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award
• Started 13 games as an offensive lineman, making nine starts at center and four starts at left guard. Also contributed on special teams. Vs. Minnesota (Oct. 5): Made first career start at center after moving from left guard. Vs. Central Michigan (Aug. 31): Made first career start at offensive guard



Pat Elflein-6-3, 300, #65


Ohio ST

09/2015: He is a tough kid. He can absorb the big hit and stone the hitter, and then redirect on the second blitzer like no one I've ever seen. "He gets a lot of attention from us," Urban Meyer said. "He's one of our great players and great leaders. He’s as valuable as anybody on this football team. He’s tough as nails. He shows up every day with a hard hat on and goes to work. I just love everything about Pat. He’s the culture everybody wants. He lives it, breathes it and he is it." Great combo blocker. 

He was a wrestler in high school. "I knew he was a wrestler,” the OL coach Ed Warinner said. "I knew he was a good kid. I knew he was tough. I liked his family. I just thought we’d have to see how he develops." I like how he gets his hands on a DT and just keeps moving, even when he turns back to the ball he will keep holding, pushing, and moving his feet. 

He just keeps getting better. "I try to do what coach Meyer and Warinner preach," Elflein said. "Every rep, give it everything you’ve got and try to get better. Every snap in practice, even when we’re warming up, I take that as conditioning for me. I try to be first in sprints. I try to make myself better every opportunity I can at practice." It shows up on the field.

Great combo blocker. When the OC got injured against Alabama, they put him in at OC on the Goal line. He led them to their 1st TD, a run right up the middle. He is so good at combo blocks, and switching off blockers in so many different situation.

Ohio State Overview: Pat Elflein is a physical, no-nonsense young man who is personable, an excellent team representative and regarded as one of the top offensive linemen in the country ... he is a returning first-team all-Big Ten Conference guard who picked up preseason All-America consideration this summer from Athlon Sports and Phil Steele's ... Elflein's solid character is represented in the fact he is a 2015 "Iron Buckeye" award winner, which is awarded to six players bi-annually for unquestioned physical training dedication, determination, discipline, toughness and leadership ... a fourth-year junior, he is now a veteran of 29 games and 16 starts along the line ... he has played on offensive lines that boast the top two yards per carry averages in school history: 6.8 yards in 2013 and 5.7 yards last season ... he is a fine student, having earned three OSU Scholar-Athlete awards and one Academic All-Big Ten Conference honor ... he is majoring in communications and is a two-time Varsity O letterwinner.

9.6 (OG)


Josh Forrest- 6-2, 250, (O) 4.91, 33 1.2" Arms, 11 Reps, 30.5" Vert, 9'10" Broad, 



09/2015: He played down on the line some in practice at the Senior Bowl, and then played LB in the game. "Josh is a linebacker now," DC DJ Eliot said. "I didn't necessarily feel like that at the beginning of the year last year. I felt like he was in transition, but I feel like he's a linebacker now." He has the kind of versatility 3-4 Coaches are going to love. 
He also played some edge rusher in one on one drills at the SB. "He has size and speed," Eliot said. "Last year, he was beginning to learn the position. This year, he's much further along. He's still trying to develop the physical play that it takes to be a great linebacker. We're harping on that every single day." He was as versatile a performer we've seen at the SB.
He has put on 40-pounds since high school. "When I heard he was moving to linebacker I thought it was a good fit for him," high school teammate JD Harmon said. "He didn't lose his speed and his athletic ability is still there." He was a high school WR, who converted to linebacker at Kentucky.
He had to add muscle, and learn the game all over again. "With Josh, there was the learning curve of playing on the other side of the ball on top of teaching him the new position," Eliot said about his conversion. "It was a whole different perspective of the game. So I had to teach him that and then from there we had to go over. Just start from day one, like he was a freshman linebacker." He can slash through the line when lined up at ILB, and get to the RB in the backfield.
He struggled physically and mentally with the conversion at first. "I felt like I'm just never going to make them happy; I felt like maybe I wasn't his guy," Forrest said about Stoops. "I thought about a lot of stuff, but I'm not a quitter. I just had to keep on pushing through it." When he gets to the ball carrier they go down fast.
He had to learn to see the game a whole new way. "The main thing is my eyes have become where my power is," Josh said. "What I see is where my power is. So it's just seeing it and seeing it so many times. So now I can get to where I need to be at and be more physical." Now he sees the game like a linebacker.

Overview: His emergence at middle linebacker was one of the best developments of the 2014 season ... Led the team in tackles and ranked third in the SEC in tackles per game ... Began his college career as a freshman receiver before moving to defense in 2012 ... Contributed as a reserve linebacker and on special teams as a redshirt freshman and sophomore ... As a former wide receiver, has the speed to play linebacker and also has a good feel for defending the passing game ... Has added more weight in order to enhance his physicality ... Only began playing football as a junior in high school ... Has played in 33 games, starting 12 ... Totals 139 career tackles, including 9.5 tackles for loss, and has three interceptions ... Has completed his degree in community and leadership development, will work toward a second major in communications in the fall.



Geronimo Allison- 6-3, 196, 4.67, 33" Vert, 10'7" Br! 7.4 3-Cone, 4.28, 



11/2015: He got the Start in the E-W game. He dominated at the E-W with his precise routes. "As a precise route runner, Allison has consistently gotten open and displayed strong hands when snatching the ball out of the air," Bucky Brooks said. "If he performs to the level that he has shown throughout the week, he could walk away with some hardware at the end of the game." He uses his quickness and breaks in routes to get open. He only had three TDs, but two of them came against Iowa and Nebraska.

He has great length, and knows how to run patterns. He gives great effort blocking. He looked good on a reverse in the E-W game. He was a JuCo transfer. "Like most junior-college guys, the second year is where he is blossoming," Illinois HC Bill Cubit said. "He works hard. Now he understands how it has to be to get work in during the week. I give him a lot of credit. I know he's working so hard, I back him off a little, give him some rest at practice." He can catch the ball on the double catch. He can make an inside out move that makes the CB fall down. 

I like how he runs patterns. He was so impressive at the E-W game. "I definitely have to help out with the guys and answer questions that they may struggle with," Allison said about helping the younger guys. "At the same time, they have to be a student of the game, and follow along, and follow in my footsteps, and feed off my energy I try to play with." He had a great TD catch in the 2nd Quarter. 

He was a solid leader at Illinois. "I embrace it," Geronimo said. "At the same time, I just want to keep my job, and do my job the best I can. I just try to make every play come my way." He runs up to the Endzone, then gave a head and shoulder and eye fake outside, and then broke wide open inside. I can't wait to see what his speed is. He was the best WR at the East-West Shrine game practices. He turned so many NFL guys heads that he got called up to the SB..



Austin Blythe- 6-3, 290,  30 1/4" A, 29 Reps, 4.53 SS! 7.52 3-C, 8'3" Br, 



09/2015: One thing about Blythe is that he got four years of NFL coaching. "He's a much better player than I believe he gets credit for," his OL coach Brian Ferentz said. "In my opinion, he was the best center in college football. No one will sway me on that." He was a finalist for the Remington.
He is a little undersized, but he has the room to grow into a 300-pounder. "I’ve seen the guy that did win the award [Rimington Trophy], and I wouldn’t trade him for Austin," Brian Ferentz said. "And I’ve seen the guy that was ahead of him in our conference, I wouldn’t make that trade, either." He has not only started at OC, but he also has a lot of starts at both OG positions.
He played very well at the Senior Bowl. "I've talked to some people I respect, people I trust. I think he's going to get drafted a lot higher than people would imagine," Ferentz said. "I think he’ll be the first center drafted. That would be my projection. I think he’ll have a nice, healthy NFL career." He was not outplayed by any of the other centers.
He looked like a legit NFL OC at the Senior Bowl. "That's my dream," said Blythe. "After the season I'm going to start training for it. We'll see what happens. I'm going to work hard like I've always been doing. I think I just need to really show that I can carry more weight. I'm not the biggest guy. I think people are going to try to knock me for that. But if they turn on the film, I don't think my size has really hindered me too much." He has put on 5-pounds for the Senior Bowl, and should be close to 300 by the Combine.

2015 Honors: University of Iowa senior center Austin Blythe is one of three finalists for the 2015 Rimington Trophy. The announcement was made Monday by the Rimington Trophy Committee. The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I college football. Blythe (6-foot-3, 290-pounds) has started all 13 games in 2015. He has started 44 straight games over the past three years and has 48 career starts. He earned second team All-Big Ten honors this season and has been a game captain for all 13 games. Blythe has played a key role for the Hawkeye offense in 2015. Iowa won a school-record 12 games with an undefeated regular season (12-0), before dropping a 16-13 contest to Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game. The Hawkeye offense is averaging 32.1 points per game, 192 rushing yards and 201.8 passing yards per game. Iowa scored over 30 points in five straight Big Ten games for the first time ever and the Hawkeyes rank among the national leaders in time of possession.
2014 Honors: Second team All-Big Ten by league coaches and honorable mention by media . . . second team All-Big Ten by College Sports Madness . . . mid-season first team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . 2014 Preseason Honors - - named to Rotary Lombardi and Rimington Award preseason watch lists . . . preseason third team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele and College Sports Madness . . . 2014 - - started all 13 games, including six games at center, one game at right guard and final six games at left guard . . . started at center in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 401 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 17-13 win over Ball State as offense gained 455 yards total offense.



Jack Allen- 6-1 1/4, 294, 10-yard-1.85, (U) 5.27, 32"A, 23 R, 8'5", 


Michigan ST 

10/2015: His lack of size will hurt him in the NFL. "The biggest thing is technique wins, regardless of size," Allen said. "If you have the right technique and you're doing the right things, it's going to work out for you." He also lined up some at FB, and ran for a touchdown. With so many OCs in this Draft his size will drop him to Day Three. 

Senior Bowl: He is such a tough guy. He is a starting NFL Center from day one. He played some Guard in SB, and he was very good. He is a great leverage center. He is short, and really bends his knees and gets lo. He is almost always under the DT with his hands up. When he doesn't win the leverage battle, he can get jacked back into the quarterback. But he is so natural playing and staying low. Smart guy, who plays with his eyes. He sees the blitz and twist and stunts coming before most player, and adjusts on the fly to who is coming up the middle very well. Probably needs to play for a Zone-blocking coach to be successful in the NFL. 

10/2015: He is tough to move backwards right off the snap. He always looks calm and in control. He lines up in the backfield as a FB, and he is a nasty blocker right straight into the goal line. He can knock two or three guys back into the endzone. Usually when they put big linemen into the backfield it doesn't really work, but he is nasty goal line blocker. Adds some power to the double team block. He can clamp onto the DT and not let him go. He does a great job doubling the DT to either side in pass pro.

10/2015: He can get outside to the sideline and take out a CB. Sometimes creep backwards inside of kickslides. Not really challenged against Maryland and almost looked like he was playing slower to match up against the slower players. He can be grabbed and pulled to the ground.  He can slide down the line in a zone block, and make the D-end legs go out and collapse under him. 

2015 SEASON (SENIOR): Named All-American by The Associated Press (first team), CBS Sports (first team), SI.com (first team), Football Writers Association of America (second team), Phil Steele (second team), USA TODAY (second team) and Walter Camp Football Foundation (second team) . . . back-to-back first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . also named first-team All-Big Ten by The Associated Press, Athlon Sports, BTN.com, ESPN.com and Phil Steele . . . named one of three finalists for the Rimington Trophy (nation’s most outstanding center) . . . started 12 games at center . . . collected 77 knockdowns during the regular season . . . finished the season ranked No. 12 in ESPN.com’s Big Ten postseason player rankings . . . started the first six games at center; missed the Michigan and Indiana games with a lower leg injury he suffered in the Rutgers game in Week 6; returned to the starting lineup in Week 9 vs. Nebraska . . . also played at left tackle vs. Purdue and Rutgers due to injuries along the offensive line . . . helped the Spartans accumulate 174 yards on the ground in the Big Ten Championship Game against the nation’s sixth-ranked rushing defense in No. 4 Iowa in the victory over the Hawkeyes; on MSU’s game-winning, 22-play touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, played multiple positions, including center, tight end and fullback.

CAREER IN BOWL GAMES: Started four bowl games at center (2012 Buffalo Wild Wings, 2014 Rose, 2015 Cotton, 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal at Cotton Bowl) . . . named to The Associated Press and SI.com All-Bowl Teams in 2015 after MSU gained 552 total yards and 238 rushing yards – both the second-highest totals in Spartan bowl history – as the Spartans defeated No. 4 Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic, 42-41 . . . also named to the ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team and BTN.com All-Big Ten Postseason Team . . . named to ESPN.com All-Bowl Team for his role in the win over No. 5 Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game . . . turned in perhaps his top performance of the 2012 season in MSU’s 17-16 victory over TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, producing nine knockdowns, including one dominator, and helping spring Le’Veon Bell for 145 yards on 32 carries against the Horned Frogs; TCU entered the game ranked 10th in the NCAA Football Subdivision in rushing defense, allowing just 103.9 yards per game.



Joe Dahl- 6-4, 304, 33.1" Arm, 28 Reps, (O) 5.18, 7.64 3-C, 4.77 SS, 9'1" Br, 


Washington ST 

This guy was awesome inside at OG at the Senior Bowl. I have some work to do on him before I can put him in Day Two. "After our fourth game my foot just started killing me and it just kept getting worse until the Stanford game, when I could barely walk," Dahl said in Mobile. "We got an x-ray after that, and it revealed that I’d had a stress fracture for about a month, and it just finally broke." So he is a tough guy who played through as tough an injury as you can get.
He has some work to do, because his college scheme did not help make him NFL ready. "I thought Joe Dahl from Washington State handled everything that anybody threw at him," Polian said. "He's got big balance, big punch. He's technically really sound and has really good movement. He plays in a pure spread Air Raid offense. So he's got a little advantage in pass protection. But in terms of the run game, he was fine." I liked how he run blocked at the Senior Bowl.
He played tackle at Washington ST. "Joe Dahl has been really impressive, he more than held his own against Washington," Riddick said. "He's an accomplished pass protector and he's a guy NFL offensive line coaches are going to be looking forward to working with." He will be an OG in the NFL. 
His biggest problem is that the Air Raid offense he played in does not prepare guys for the NFL. His Line coach McGuire play on the O-line at Texas Tech, and couldn't convert to the NFL. "We don't run as many of the gap scheme run plays," McGuire said explaining the problem. "And we're not your traditional offense that does things every other team in college football does. Nobody throws the ball 60 times a game. But can he run block? Well yeah, Joe’s real good at run blocking. He's done it." He run blocked better at the Senior Bowl than was expected.



*Aziz Shittu- 6-3, 279, #7     



01/2016: He has such great size and is so strong against the run. But he has underrated athleticism to get up field. "Our guys are reminded every day that the game starts in the trenches. That’s where it starts in establishing the physical nature," coach Shaw said. "Aziz has heard it for years and coach Hart’s been driving him nuts for years about re-establishing the line of scrimmage and taking advantage of that and knocking guys back. You saw the guys up front do it today. Aziz was phenomenal today." He is the guy who set the physical tone for the Stanford defense this year.

He is a smart guy who sees the big picture. “To see all your hard work come and you be able to walk away with some hardware is never a bad thing," Aziz Shittu said after their Bowl win. "But it’s really the whole defense did a great job today. I wouldn’t have been able to do it myself, wouldn’t have been able to make the plays I made today by myself. As a unit, we work so well together." Smarts, toughness, leadership, and strength go a long way in the NFL. He was by far the best player on the Stanford Defense in the Rose Bowl. He had career-high 10 tackles (8 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in Rose Bowl.

2015: All-Pac-12 first team. Pac-12 All-Academic first team.  Associated Press All-Pac-12 first team.  Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team.  Eight tackles at Northwestern.  Five tackles (1.0 tackle for loss), one pass breakup at USC
• Two tackles at Oregon State.  Five tackles (2.0 tackles for loss), one sack vs. Arizona.  Two tackles (1.0 tackle for loss), one pass breakup vs. UCLA.  One tackles (1.0 tackle for loss), one pass breakup vs. Washington.  Eight tackles, one sack at Washington State.  Two tackles (1.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sack) vs. Cal. Three tackles (0.5 tackle for loss) vs. Notre Dame.  Seven tackles (1.5 tackles for loss) in Pac-12 Championship Game. 



Fahn Cooper-6-4 1/2, 303, 34 3/4"A,19 Reps, 1.85-S, (O)5.17, 8'5"BR, 7.85 3-C, 4.89 SS



I really liked how he moved at the Combine. Interesting quick feet. Nice loose hips. Very quick feet. I really liked his feet in mirror drill. Nice job hammering into the DT to help the ORG, and then getting to the second level to grab the LB. 

Not always the niftiest moving, but I like how he moves backwards in his kickslide. He is an NFL ORT moving backwards in pass pro. He will turn inside to seal the DE on runs away. When the DE doesn't make a move to go past him, he will attack him. He will fake inside on misdirection and snap outside nicely, for a guy his size, and can stay in front of the LB trying to get outside. Stays square. Needs to be strong when blocking. He shadows the rusher well. Power guys pull him off balance too easily. Terrific job extending his arms, and using his feet to turn and seal. he is not a sticky blocker. He uses his feet more than arms in pass pro too much.

He gets low in stance and can absorb the big hit by the DT, turn, and seal with some power. When he grabs shirt he looks like an NFL ORT. He has to grab shirt more. Nice feet dancing in front of DT as he tries to avoid him and loop around him. Shuffles inside nicely to stop Safety blitzing inside, and can knock him back with one punch to the gut inside. Gets low in his stance and has some suddenness to fire into DT. Blocks down a lot.

He can grab the DE's arm and hold on as the QB sneaks outside. Hand placement is not always the best. He gets to the spot to block nicely. Doesn't always have the base and balance to sustain blocks for long, but has nice feet and suddenness to recover. Really needs to grab shirt more, and not play patty cake. Moves outside too much sometimes and opens the inside gate, but he has quick enough feet to stop and extend his arms and stop the inside move. 

He can be pulled off balance by big rushers. He gets wide nicely moving laterally, but keeps his arms out too wide sometimes. He can get inside to the MLB on short yardage. Moves laterally with some quickness in front of the DT and stuffs him. Terrific in Pass Pro against a tall DT. He looks like he can play ORG as well. Slaps off the rushers arm with his hand nicely, and stays between him and QB. I like how he moves laterally. He doesn't always look smooth, but anything that he has to do with his feet he excels at. I like him as a prospect.

CAREER: Started in all 26 games during his two-year Ole Miss tenure
2015: Kent Hull Trophy winner (Mississippi’s college offensive lineman of the year) ... Midseason All-SEC (ESPN.com) ... Started every game (7 at left tackle, 6 at right tackle) and helps le Miss lead the SEC in scoring (40.8 ppg), total offense (517.8 ypg) and passing offense (334.7 ypg), ranking top 10 nationally and setting school records in each category ... Earned second letter ... vs. UT Martin (9/5/15): Started at left tackle and helped Ole Miss to its most points (76) since 1935 and second-most yards (662) ever in a single game ... vs. Fresno State (9/12/15): Helped Ole Miss score 73 points and rack up 607 total yards ... at #2 Alabama (9/19/15): Helped Ole Miss score its most points ever in Tuscaloosa (43) and rack up 433 yards against the Tide’s stellar defense ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/26/15): Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after helping Ole Miss achieve 30 first downs and paving the way for Jaylen Walton’s 133-yard rushing performance ... vs. New Mexico State (10/10/15): Helped Ole Miss gain 665 total yards, second-most in school history ... at #22 Memphis (10/17/15): Helped the Rebels set a school record with 440 passing yards ... vs. #15 Texas A&M (10/24/15): Paved the way for 230 rushing yards and 471 total yards in his first start of the year at RT ... at Auburn (10/31/15): Helped Ole Miss accumulate 558 total yards and 27 first downs in the SEC road win ... vs. Arkansas (11/7/15): Helped the Rebels pile up 52 points, 222 rushing yards and 590 total yards ... vs. #15 LSU (11/21/15): Helped Ole Miss score its fourth-most points ever against LSU (38) ... at #21 Mississippi State (11/28/15): Helped pave the way for the Rebels’ 479 total yards and 243 rushing yards ... Sugar Bowl vs. #16 Oklahoma State (1/1/16): Helped Ole Miss set school records for most points (48) and yards (554) in a bowl game.



Shawn Oakman- 6-7, 280, #2



04/2016: He got arrested again.

01/2016: He has a huge comeback when he was healthy in Baylor's Bowl game. He looked unblockable again, and he was a better player than Billings again. But maybe most importantly he got an invitation to the Senior Bowl, where he was finally measured accurately at 6-7. "Second team All-Big 12 performer; leads team with 13 tackles for loss and has 4.5 sacks." He has been under a lot of attacks lately. "Everybody on the road is beating up Oakman because he's been so overrated by the national media," an AFC scout said. "I wouldn't take him in the first three rounds, but I'm not convinced that he can't become an NFL player. He's never going to be a great pass rusher, but he's really powerful and that is a trait that coaches can work with and do something with." But watch the Tape from the UNC Bowl game, and then tell me he is overrated.

09/2015: There are some very nice D-linemen at the top of this Draft. They have some real interesting DTs in this Draft. However, they also have three exceptional oversized D-Ends that belie the normal sizes for the position. Bosa is likely the top rated D-End by most. He had 13.5 Sacks last season at 275-pounds. I also really like the kid from Ole Miss Nkemdiche, who reminds me of Leonard Williams, but lacks the production that sells top ten picks. 

Then you have the D-Tackles who could go in any order depending on how they play this year: A'Shawn Robinson, DeForest Buckner, Anthony Zettel, and Adolphus Washington. And of course just to make it more complicated you have the two OLTs, Ronnie Stanley and Laremy Tunsil, who could be the safest bet in the top ten for a team with a QB. There also are five or six very interesting Corners starting with Fuller and Hargreaves the III. This years Draft is looking like it is going to be a very good one. Which is good for the Pats, because the ass-monkey King George Goodell took away the Pats 1st with only innuendo and rumors as evidence. It is always the first sign of tyranny when evidence is not needed to convict. Oakman was my favorite from last season. He is such an exceptional physical freak with length and long arms and some of the strongest hands I have ever seen. He has some issues in the past. But if he can continue to stay clean this year on and off the field he will be three years removed from his trouble at Penn ST, and he will be a top ten pick with room to spare. He had 11 Sacks and 19.5 TFL last season. 

2014 (Junior): Starting All-American defensive end in all 13 games for 2014 Big 12 champions... Set BU single-season record with 11.0 sacks, ranked 15th nationally (second in Big 12) at 0.85 per-game... Ranked top 10 nationally in tackles-for-loss (1.5 per-game, 10th) and fumbles recovered (three, 10th, led Big 12)... 

Shawn Oakman 2014 TAPE!



*Paul Perkins- 5-10 208, 10'4!, 4.54, 31.5" Arms, 19 Reps, 32" Vert, 



2015 Senior: Team co-captain ... Fourth in the Pac-12 in rushing (1,343 yards) and sixth in all-purpose yards avg. (121.9) ... Tied for second in the Pac-12 in touchdowns scored (14 rushing, 1 receiving) ... Second-team All-Conference selection (AP and coaches) ... Moved up to third on the all-time rushing yards list (3,491) ... Fifth on the all-time all-purpose yards list (4,236) ... Ran for a career-best 219 yards in the win against BYU, the 12th-highest output in school history and most since 2004 ... Became the school's all-time leading receiver at the running back position during the season (80 career catches) ... Had 100-yard rushing games vs. UNLV (151), BYU (219), Stanford (104), Colorado (118), Washington State (121).
2014 Junior: Became the first Bruin to lead the Pac-12 in rushing since DeShaun Foster in 2001 ... His total of 1,575 yards rushing was the second-highest total in a season ever by a UCLA back ... Ranked 15th in the NCAA in rushing yards (1,575), 16th in rushing yards per game (121.2) and 29th in the nation in all-purpose rushing (136.6) ... Had six 100-yard rushing games, topped by a 194-yard performance in the bowl win over Kansas State ... Had his first 100-yard game vs. Texas (24-126) and added five catches (69 yds) ... Ran for 190 yards on 22 carries against Oregon ... Went for 180 yards at Colorado, including a 92-yard scoring run which tied for the second-longest in school history ... Recorded his first two scoring receptions in the win at Cal ... Honorable mention all-conference selection by the coaches ... Presented the Captain Don Brown Award for Most Improved Player at the team's annual banquet.



Cassanova McKinzy- 6-3, 253, #8



10/2015: He is just coming into his own. He just moved from ILB to D-end this season, or what they call the "Buck" position. "It’s not like I was putting my hand in the ground and playing defensive end," McKinzy said. "Because I was mostly standing up and following the ball wherever it was. People make a big deal out of it but I didn’t need to worry about as much except my job was to get pressure." I like how he has been getting pressure

He has been very impressive in that role. Plus, he will still lineup at ILB. "It’s a position where you are freer to make plays because you see things clearer," McKinzy. "But I’m not done at the ;inside] linebacker position at all. No matter where I’m lined up, I’ve got to help turning those pressures into sacks." And like Jamie Collins, he will blitzes up the gut when he plays the Mike. 

He has really jacked himself up to the play the "Buck" position. "Anything that is more physical is something that I can enjoy," McKinzy said. "I really enjoyed being able to help my team there and I could see myself playing it a lot in the future." He is huge now.



Glenn Gronkowski- 6-3, 235, 



09/2015: Gronkowski is a misunderstood prospect. He is not like two of brothers. But he is like Gronk. "That would be awesome," Glenn said when asked if he liked to play for the Pats. "I've actually never played with any of my brothers before. They've always been too old for me. Everyone else has played together. So to be on the same team, that would be a dream come true." I said when Gronk came out Arizona that he had that knack for catching the ball 20 to 30 yards down field. The other two Gronkowski's didn't have that knack.
Glen has that knack for getting open and catching the ball 20 yards downfield. "It's good to get an opportunity to be out here and show that I can do other stuff," Glenn said about the Senior Bowl. "Show that I can catch balls and run routes and not just block." His problem is that FB's do not usually run down Seams. That is why they switch him over to H-Back at the Senior Bowl. But don't forget that he was a FB at K-State and is built and blocked like a FB.

He averaged 24.5 yards per catch at K-State. "We don’t talk much football when we’re around each other because we hear it all the time," Glenn said. "But Rob always says, ‘Listen to your coaches, your coaches know best, without them we would have no clue what to do and we wouldn’t have success.’ He says, 'listen and give it your all.'" That is why I call him mini-Gronk. He was a terrific blocker out of the backfield at K-State as a fullback.

They let him run patterns down the seams at the Senior Bowl and he made plays. "This is a great experience to be around these players, coaches and scouts," Glenn said about the Senior Bowl. "I have so much respect for everyone here. Just to be in front of them and get to show what you can do is just awesome. I’m very versatile, very dynamic and I can work around in a lot of places. Versatility and being dynamic in the NFL is what you need to have because there are only so many roster spots. So, being able to help out in a lot of spots and on special teams is key." Just like at K-State, when they gave him the chance to make a big plays, he did it every time. 

CAREER: The primary fullback all three seasons of his career, earning three-straight All-Big 12 honors... Played in 39 career games with 20 starts... Averaged 24.6 yards on 15 career receptions, the highest average in school history among players with 15 or more catches... Of his 15 career catches, nine went for at least 15 yards... Helped K-State earn a 23-16 record and three bowl berths in his three-year career.
2015: Started all 13 games, catching five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown while rushing 11 times for 45 yards and another score on his way to Second Team All-Big 12 honors from the Associated Press... Tallied a season-long 31-yard reception against Kansas, a game in which he recorded his first-career rushing touchdown on an 11-yard scamper... Caught a four-yard touchdown pass at Oklahoma State... Tossed a four-yard touchdown pass to fellow fullback Winston Dimel against Iowa State, the first Wildcat non-quarterback to throw a touchdown pass since 2010 (Daniel Thomas at Baylor)... Earned First Team Academic All-Big 12 and First Team Academic All-District 7 honors.



Robert Nkemdiche- 6-4, 296, #5



7/2014: Very strong at the point even against bigger guys. He plays and stays low and plays with excellent leverage. He can get knocked back, slip the block, and then make the tackle. He doesn't always stand up to the double, but he can slide back and stay in front of the RB. I really like how he moves inside. Nice burst up field. He gets into the backfield with nice power and anticipation. Better getting up field than holding the point against the double. He looked a little undersized against LSU. Likes to push his way inside. Might be better as a 5-Tech than a DT. Hit or miss player, he seems to make the play or get knocked off the ball a lot. Likes to ride his inside shoulder to the ball. He could use his hands better. He looks like he is playing two-Gap in a one-gap system. But he does slant a lot. Plays off contact very well. Plays on the Nose in sub-packages. Gets tripled in rush in Odd fronts. Great athlete moving inside. He needs to be put outside more where he use his athleticism better. Falls down a lot. Needs to play with better balance. When he guesses right he has a great burst off the snap. Needs to make more plays in the run game. He does a nice job holding up the OG and sliding down the line to stay in front of the RB. Really struggles against double teams. He needs to get stronger. He consistently takes hits from O-linemen that bend and contort his body backwards. 

2014: All-America second team (AP, Sporting News, USA Today, CBS Sports), fourth team (Athlon), honorable mention (Sports Illustrated) ... All-SEC first team (AP, Colllege Sports Madness), second team (Athlon), third team (Phil Steele) ... Rotary Lombardi Award Semifinalist ... Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List ... Midseason All-America first team (CBSSports.com, SI.com, Phil Steele), second team (Sports on Earth) ... Midseason All-SEC first team (ESPN.com, Phil Steele) ... Started every game at defensive tackle ... Totaled 35 tackles with 4.0 TFLs, 2.0 sacks and a pass breakup ... 



D.J. White-5-10.7, 193, (O) 4.49, 17 Reps, 33" Vert, 11"Broad! 7.18 3-C, 4.33 SS,


Georgia Tech

He sees the field well. Seems to understand what WR is trying to do. Nice quick pedal. Great change of direction. Uses arms well to make WR drop the ball. Nice closing speed  Good quickness and COD. He will turn and bail before the snap and give up the inside. 

Nice loose hips. Explosive burst out of cut to redirect to the WR. He has great balance and body control. Keeps his head on a swivel and watches what is going on around him. He gets beat deep to much. Over reacts to hitches, and fake Outs. He can jam the WR outside, and then go and get the RB behind the LOS. Very nice physical tackler. He has some snap in his hips. Shades WRs nicely. okay ball skills. Only 7 career INTs and 21 PBU. He'd go a lot higher if he had made plays on the ball in the air. Speed might move him to Nickel. Consistent form tackler in the Flat. He plays the WR rather than the ball on deep throws. Nice explosive break outside covering Outs. 

He can track the ball. Plays a lot of zone. Does a good job eyeing down the QB, and reacting to his eyes. He was a three year starter. He will make a play on the WR's arm deep down field, more than on the ball. He can uses his quick feet to dance in front of the WR and stop his release. The deeper he goes downfield, the less he can play the ball. 

2015 (Senior): Voted one of three team captains by teammates after week 3 of season ... Started 11 games ... Ranked sixth on team with 41 tackles (36 solo) with two interceptions and team-high eight pass break-ups ... Started at cornerback vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3), tallying one solo tackle ... Recorded three solo tackles and one interception vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) ... Recorded four solo stops, one pass break-up and one interception at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) ... Had two assisted tackles at Duke (Sept. 26) ... Made five solo tackles, one forced fumble and one pass break-up vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) ... Had four tackles and two pass break-ups at Clemson (Oct. 10) ... Made five tackles at Virginia (Oct. 31) ... Recorded five tackles with three pass break-ups vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 12).
2014 (Junior): Started all 14 games ... Named All-ACC honorable mention by media ... Had 66 tackles, including 52 solo, and 2.5 tackles for loss ... Recorded team-high four interceptions, including one returned for touchdown ... Also had team-best eight pass break-ups, one quarterback hurry and forced one fumble ... Recorded four solo tackles and three pass break-ups in Tech’s Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State (Dec. 31) ... Tallied one solo tackle vs. Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) ... Recorded fourth interception to win game in overtime at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Also recorded four tackles and one tackle for loss at Georgia ... Intercepted pass and recorded four tackles vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ... Recorded seven tackles, including six solo, had first pick-six of his career after returning interception 48 yards for touchdown and broke up two passes at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Led defense with six solo tackles and broke up one pass vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Registered three tackles and forced fumble on goal line at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Tallied 11 tackles, including eight solo, at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Had five solo tackles vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Registered two solo tackles vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ... Recorded second career interception that set up game-winning drive and had 10 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of two yards, at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... Tallied two solo tackles and broke up pass vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Recorded four solo tackles and broke up pass at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Had three tackles, including two solo, in season opener against Wofford (Aug. 30).
2013 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games, starting nine times ... Recorded 50 tackles, 40 solo tackles, and tackle for loss ... Forced two fumbles, had one interception and broke up five passes ... Registered five tackles at BYU (Oct. 12) ... Had five tackles at Virginia (Oct. 26) ... Recorded five solo tackles and tackle for loss vs. Georgia (Nov. 30) ... Had breakout game vs. Ole Miss in Music City Bowl (Dec. 30) ... Recorded career-high 13 tackles and 11 solo tackles, forced two fumbles and had first career interception against Rebels.



Henry Krieger-Coble- 6-4, 250, 



11/2015: Kreiger-Coble is a guy who has a worked a ton on his game. "I look at our tight ends as receivers," Iowa QB Beathard said. "They’re that good. I can count on them to get open. They’ll make big plays." He was a clutch receiver, who was their top option, by far, on 3rd down where games are won and lost. 

At one point in the season Iowa had 25 conversions on 3rd down, and he had 12 3rd down receptions.  "I don’t know if we’ve had anybody run routes any better than Henry does as a tight end," Ferentz said. "I wish you guys could see the ones he makes in practice. It’s unbelievable. He’s a really good football player that is flying so far underneath the radar. it's amazing." That is as close as you can get to having half your team's 3rd down conversions as you can get.
He made some great grabs in SB practice in one on one drills. "We’ve done a decent job of making plays when our numbers are called," Keirger-Coble said, "And that’s really all we try to do. We just want to give [Beathard] a spot to throw the ball." And like I said before, the most important thing about the SB it the one-on-one drills. 
He made a one handed grab in the endzone that was unbelievable. "Henry was a good, solid player coming into this year," his HC Kirk Ferentz said. "He's always had great hands, unbelievable hands. But he's just playing at a really high level right now. I don’t know how many tight ends in the conference or the country can be playing any better. He's blocking really well. He does a great job of running routes." I also thought he blocked well at the Senior Bowl.
He comes from Tight End U. "We've had a lot of good tight ends historically, and he's playing as well as anybody we’ve had," Ferentz said. "That's not to suggest he's the athlete Dallas Clark is, but not many guys are. Just as a tight end, he's really playing well." He's gotten NFL like coaching for the past four years.

Iowa has converted 15 of its last 25 third down plays (.667). For the season, the Hawkeyes are 47 percent (72-of-154), which ranks second in the Big Ten and 18th nationally. TE Henry Krieger Coble has caught 12 straight passes for first downs, dating back to the Northwestern game on Oct. 17 to Nov 23.

Kirk Ferentz: Yeah, I would describe him as a well rounded prototypical tight end. That's probably the best way to say it. He's an effective run blocker, good hands, and does a nice job. Probably more of a Henry Krieger Coble type player if you will.

COACH WOODS: I would be lying if I said I wasn't shocked. But it was somewhere about a month ago or so. My dates are all screwed up now. About a month, six weeks ago. And I was definitely shocked, definitely surprised. But obviously excited at the opportunity. I get the opportunity to coach tight ends at one of the greatest schools for tight ends in the country. And you don't have to go very far, you walk into our media room and you see Jonathan Hayes, you see Dallas Clark, Brandon Myers, Tony Moeaki, C.J. Fiedorowicz, guys that have played this position at this university. There's a reason around the country it's known as Tight End U, and I get the opportunity to coach one of the best positions at the greatest university in the country in my opinion. It's a great opportunity.
COACH WOODS: There are two seniors in the group, Henry Krieger Coble and Jake Duzey, they have the most experience... Like I said, the two seniors have helped me out a ton, and I start off every meeting, like if I'm screwed up, you have to stand up and tell me, `Coach that's not right.' They have done that, but mainly they have been a good sounding board and good resource to help installing some of these plays and what the tight end actually is responsible for.



Pharoh Cooper- 5-11, 207, #11

Speed Guy


09/2015:  He has had phenomenal multi-purpose production. "A guy like that has got to have the ball in his hands," the interim HC Shawn Elliott said. "We need to find various ways [to get the ball in his hands]: running the football, throwing the football, screens. His route-running ability is exceptional. So we need to find a way to get the ball in his hands." They get the ball in his hands in every offensive situation: throwing, running, and passing.

He is so good running his patterns to his speed. "You can’t always target a guy like him," the IHC of the SCG said. "If you do that, people are going to make plays by taking chances on the routes he’s running, as you saw a week ago in the interception return [when the QB tried to force the ball into too tight coverage]," the IHC Elliott said. “We’re going to utilize a lot of different ways and find the best way to get him the ball, but we’re not just going to target him so many times. We need to get other guys involved and be unpredictable and move guys around in different places to get in position to adjust to his talents and the talents of our other receivers." Everybody knows South Carolina has to get him the ball outside to win, and no one could stop him.

OUTLOOK: Versatile performer who excels with the ball in his hands... coming off a breakout season in which he earned first-team All-SEC honors... an All-America candidate as he heads into his junior campaign... is a preseason first-team All-SEC and third-team All-America wide receiver according to Phil Steele, and a preseason first-team All-SEC and All-America all-purpose back according to Athlon... has 402 rushing yards, 107 passing yards, 1,190 receiving yards, 359 kickoff return yards and 115 punt return yards in his 24-game career that includes 13 starts... has five plays of 70-plus yards (two rushing and three receiving).

9.5 (speed)


Malcolm Mitchell- 5-11.5, 198, (O) 4.45! 32.5"Hand, 15 R, 10'9" Br! 6.94 3-C, 4.34 SS



01/2016: Big strong hands. Voted team captain. He doesn’t always have confidence in his hands. Great athlete playing WR. He is so good at getting open deep. He can just run right by the safety. And he can catch the ball with his hands moving full speed deep. He always seems to reach up and catch it with his hands. Blocks well on the edge for team mates on WR screens.

Combine: Smooth hands. Typical Georgia WR who is a better athlete than his production would indicate. He did not have a drop in the gantlet.

Alabama: He started the Alabama game off catching a 30-yard hitch and go, turned backwards, in the air, while being shoved out of bounds. He landed out of bounds so it wasn't recorded, but he held onto the ball for a truly spectacular catch. This might be just the guy the Pats need. I love this kid. He is so quick on short patterns. He does a great job catching the ball through contact. He can run very physical patterns, and you try to jam him you better be sure. Because he will rip your hands off his shirt and pull himself past you. 

FLA: I like this kid. He is the smaller type receiver that the Pats like. Great hands, and great ability to track the ball. He made a catch against FLA where he was grabbed by Hargreaves. Then tossed to the ground. Tracks the ball beautifully, and leaped up out of bounds and snagged the ball. It didn't count because he caught it three yards out of bounds, but it really demonstrated his great ability to track the ball. He runs a great hitch and go. His stat are lacking because his QB isn't good. He consistently gets open, and catches it when they throw it to him. Even when it is out of bounds against a top three college Corner. Not sure there is much to say after that. 

2015: Started all 13 games ... named Offensive Team Captain at the Bulldogs' post-season awards gala…also earned the David Jacobs Award, given annually to the player who best portrayed courage, spirit, character and determination…honored by numerous organizations for his community service work, most prominently as the team captain of the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team...similar honors include the Haier Achievement Award, the SEC Community Service Team, and the 2016 Community Spirit Award, presented by Georgia Power...invited to play in the 2016 Senior Bowl...team-high 58 receptions for 865 yards and five TDs ... third in school history with 174 career receptions ... team’s leading receiver in 11 games ... capped career with 115 receiving yards on five catches vs. Penn State in Taxslayer Bowl, including a 44-yard TD catch…85 receiving yards and a TD at Tennessee ... five catches for 96 yards and a TD vs. Southern ... eight receptions for 122 yards and a TD vs. South Carolina ... three receptions for 52 yards and a TD vs. ULM ... Phil Steele’s Preseason All-SEC Fourth Team ... Preseason Media Days All-SEC First Team ... recipient of The Leavy Family & the Brunswick News Publishing Co. Football Scholarship ... SEC Community Service Team ... Haier Achievement Award, which is presented to deserving student-athletes for their accomplishments beyond sports.



KJ Dillon- 6', 210, (U) 4.53! 31.5: Arm, 11 Reps, 10'1" Broad,


West Virginia 

He really looks the part. Tough kid. Great tackler. Plays physical against WR on double team. He has some nice ball skills. Two INTs against Maryland. There is a lot to like about this kid. He could be a day three steal. I love how low he gets in his stance, and how quick he moves his feet off the snap. Nice hitter. Nice speed for a Safety. He can catch the ball. Nice adjustment to the ball. He can catch it. He has some snap in his hips. Nice COD. Cheated W-drill. But he moves well for a Safety, Nice range in deep coverage. He can get to the sideline and slap the ball down. Might be better in coverage than Joseph. Lines up in the Slot a lot. Nice feet moving backwards to stay in front of WR going down the seam.



Aaron Burbridge- 6', 206, (O)4.56, 31.5"A, 20 R! 30.5" Vert, 9'8"Br, 7.22 3-C, 4.31 SS


Michigan ST

03/2016: He has some nice speed down the sideline. He has a nice power inside move to get inside the CB when he is out wide. He has smooth hands catch the ball when he is curling over the middle, and can see the QB, and the ball coming early. That might be his best pattern. He can go up and catch the ball with his hands running that pattern from either side. They run bubble screen for him and he can get the 1st down following blockers and using his feet. I'm not sure how fast and athletic he is. He plays in the Slot sometimes, but will miss the quick throws sometimes. Not the best blocker. Doesn't always go full out blocking until he sees the RB cutting to his side. Nice blocker on the Bubble screens behind him. He can give a nice wham block when they run a toss to his side. Smart kid, who blocks the hardest on the QB sneak when it isn't to his side. He runs a nice fade from the Slot. He can turn back and catch the ball placed behind him with the DBs coming to hit him. Nice blocker out on the edge on inside runs.

01/2016: Burbridge is more NFL ready than a lot of other WR He has to run a lot of combo routes. Read the defense and then make the appropriate breaks. Something which could help him if the Pats take him. "I have a good feel for the offense as a whole," Burbridge said. "What Connor sees, the line and what it’s doing, everything. I didn’t have that before." If you want to play for the Pats you have to see what Brady sees.

He is a physical WR with strong hands, and has excellent ball skills. "It’s a huge jump [from last year], it sure has been fun to watch," WRs coach Terry Samuel said. "He's kind of following the Lippett plan. Lippett figured out that what you really have to do is spend time with Connor. Now Burb is spending time with Connor [so he sees what Conner sees]. I really started noticing it a lot just a couple weeks ago, and you see what happens. The perspective of the quarterback helps a lot." But he is not a special athlete who is ultra fast or quick. He will go late in Day Three.

He is one of the smartest WR in a pro style system. "Identifying fronts, blitzes, protections, stuff that I think other schools with different offenses aren’t really taught," his QB Cook said. "I really don’t know spread offenses, if they teach protections, if they teach blitzes, if they teach hot [reads], stuff that we’re very familiar with, that we’re comfortable with doing. Changing plays on our own, not looking to the sideline and having the coaches put us in a play. It's on our shoulders." He has the mental skills to play in the Pats system. But he doesn't have elite movement skills.

If could find that chemistry with Brady he would be a welcome addition. "I have a good feel for the offense as a whole, what Connor sees, the line and what it’s doing, everything," Burbridge said. "I didn’t have that before." You have to see the game Brady's way. "My confidence is at an all-time high,” he said, “and the chemistry I have with Connor is at an all-time high." His experience working with Conner Cook makes him a prime option for the Pats.

CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner had 165 catches for 2,174 yards (13.2 avg.) and 10 touchdowns in 51 career games, including 23 starts . . . finished his career ranked among MSU's all-time leaders in receptions (second with 165), 100-yard receiving games (fifth with eight), receiving yards (seventh with 2,174) and TD catches (tied for 20th with 10) . . . one of only two Spartans with more than 150 career receptions (record-holder is B.J. Cunningham with 218 from 2008-11) . . . also had 149 rushing yards on 22 carries (6.8 avg.) . . . accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.
2015 SEASON (SENIOR): Named the 2015 Richter-Howard Big Ten Receiver of the Year, the second straight Spartan to win the award (Tony Lippett, 2014) . . . first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . also named first-team All-Big Ten by The Associated Press, Athlon Sports, BTN.com, ESPN.com and Phil Steele . . . SI.com honorable mention All-American . . . led the Big Ten in receptions with 85 (6.1 pg.), which also set an MSU single-season record . . . also led the Big Ten in receiving yards with 1,258 (89.9 ypg.), the fifth-highest single-season total in MSU history . . . became just the third Spartan to lead the Big Ten in receiving yards (Charles Rogers, 2002; Lippett, 2014) and the second to lead the conference in receptions (Kirk Gibson, 1976 and 1978) . . . also led the team and ranked ninth in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards (1,302; 93.0 ypg.) . . . became just the seventh Spartan to record 1,000 receiving yards in a single-season . . . ranked among MSU's single-season leaders in receptions (first with 85), 100-yard receiving games (tied for second with 7), receiving yards (fifth with 1,258) and TD catches (tied for 12th with 7) . . . ranked among the FBS leaders in receiving yards (16th with 1,258), receiving yards per game (19th with 89.9 ypg.) and receptions (29th at 6.1 pg.) . . . had seven 100-yard receiving games, one shy of the MSU single-season record (B.J. Cunningham, eight, 2011), including a stretch of four straight games (Rutgers, Michigan, Indiana, Nebraska) . . . ranked first on the team with seven TD catches, which tied for fourth most in the Big Ten . . . led MSU in receiving in 12 of 14 games . . . had 21 receptions of 20-plus yards . . . 61 of his 85 catches resulted in either a touchdown or first down (72 percent).



Ronald Blair- 6-2, 284, (O) 5.15, Split-1.75, 34" Arm, 32 R! 30"V, 9'5"B, 7.95, SS 4.53


Appalachian ST

03/2016: He is an odd square prospect. He was a great run stuffer against Clemson. He is nice and slippery inside as well. He was also fierce going after the QB. But I have no idea where to put this sleeper guy. He can really move on the frd. A little tight hipped in coverage drills. Did not look good dropping straight back. Very strong inside. He grabs O-linemen's shirt and shed tield. He did not look as good running in space. I think he is a 5-Tech. Very heavy hands. He has some nice hands striking forwahem like cherry blossoms. 

OUTLOOK: One of college football’s top defensive ends returns for his fifth season as a starter ... candidate for all-Sun Belt Conference and all-America recognition ... has started all 38 games he has played in over his first four collegiate campaigns ... after being limited to just two games and redshirting in 2013, returned to be the heart and soul of the Sun Belt’s top-ranked defense (347.5 ypg – 26 per game fewer than the conference’s No. 2-ranked defense, UL Monroe) ... ranked among the Sun Belt’s top 10 in both sacks and tackles for loss in 2014 ... possesses an explosive combination of size and speed at the defensive end position and is a force against the pass and run ... high-end NFL prospect ... elected as a team captain by his teammates as a junior last season.
2014: Second-team all-Sun Belt Conference selection … started all 12 games at defensive end ... led Appalachian State with six sacks and 13 tackles for loss, good for seventh in the Sun Belt in both categories ... was one of seven players to rank among the Sun Belt’s top 10 in sacks and TLF … was in on at least one tackle for loss in 11-of-12 games ... recorded seven quarterback hurries, good for a tie for the most in a single season by a Mountaineer since 2011 … tallied 43 total tackles, good for a tie for fifth on the team and 13 more than any other App State defensive lineman.

9.6(Small School)


Charles Tapper- 6-3, 271, (O) 4.59! 34.3" Arms, 23 Reps, 34" Vert, 9'11" Broad. 



11/2015: He has nice size for a D-end. He can disappear in games sometimes, but when he is at 5-Tech or NT his job is sometimes to absorb blockers so his teammates can make the plays. But when he is one on one with a blocker and sees it quickly, he can make plays. "Charles had a huge game," coach Stoops said. "It all seemed to come together. He had a sack and two strips I want to say back-to-back or within a couple series. He's had a great year. He had another really strong night tonight, as many of those guys. A week ago he had two turnovers where he stripped one and tipped one at the line to Frank Shannon. He's been making a lot of big plays." He also had a 3 Sack game (with two FF against Kansas).

He has odd stance that is super tight and small, and he bounces it out of with a nice short burst. "The last couple of games, we’re really starting to see him come on," the OU DC said. "And it couldn’t be at a better time to get another playmaker up front. He has all the ability in the world. Just putting it all together, it was fun to see today. I'm happy for Tap." Terrific stunting inside where he can lay a big pop on the OG.  

Smart player. He got stuffed on a passing down, got in the passing lane, and had a PBU by leaping and knocking it down. He uses his hands so well in the rush. Only he holds on a little too long sometimes as he reads the play, and then pulls himself past the blocker. When he sees it, he can get outside fast and take the RB down hard on the toss.

He does have a medical issue that teams are going to have to look into like Cincy DT Geno Atkins. "Charles has a sickle-cell trait," coach Stoops said. "And [he has] a certain level of exhaustion, and it's dangerous. And, he's taught through are medical team that if he get in that situation, no pun intended, he has to tap out. He can't function at a certain point." So it will have to monitored by teams, but he can play in the NFL. But because he cannot do certain thing on the practice field, it will affect his Draft stock. He had to leave the West Virginia game to do exhaustion. 

2015: Earned All-American honorable mention honors from Sports Illustrated ... named to All-Big 12 First Team by league's coaches, AP, ESPN.com and Phil Steele ... started all 13 games ... produced five tackles and a pass breakup in the Orange Bowl against Clemson (12/31) ... recorded one tackle at Oklahoma State (11/28) ... tallied six tackles with 1.0 sacks and forced and recovered a fumble against TCU (11/21) ... made six tackles with 2.0 for loss, including a sack, and broke up a pass at Baylor (11/14) ... two of four tackles were sacks against Iowa State (11/7) ... posted four tackles with career-high 3.0 sacks and two forced fumbles at Kansas (10/31) ... made three tackles against Texas Tech (10/24) ... had two tackles at Kansas State (10/17) ... posted three tackles against Texas (10/10) ... set career high with eight tackles, including 1.0 TFL, against West Virginia (10/3) ... recorded four tackles against Tulsa (9/19) ... forced a fumble and had two tackles, including one for loss, at Tennessee (9/12) ... recorded two tackles and a pass breakup against Akron (9/5)



Storm Woods- 6', 207


Oregon State

He got the Start in the E-W game. Nice receiver out of the backfield. "He didn't sugarcoat anything with me," Woods said. "I love that. [Coach is always] hard on me. Telling me what I need to work on immediately. Telling me some pointers and tips that I knew I needed to work on, but hearing him say it was sort of like, 'OK, I see you really know what you're talking about. You're really watching film.'" He can pick up yards very quickly when he catches the ball in the flat. I just like the way this kid runs. You could get him late in Day Three, and in a year or two he could be a nice back in the rotation.

OVERVIEW: 39 career starts. Seven 100+ yard games in his career. Finished his career with 2,674 rushing yards ranking as the fifth-leading rusher in OSU history. Finished his career with 123 receptions, the third-most by a running back in OSU history. Second player in Oregon State history to accumulate 2,000+ yards rushing and 1,000+ yards receiving in his career, joining Jacquizz Rodgers. Also one of just four players in OSU history with 1,000 career yards rushing and receiving. Completed his career with 3,768 all-purpose yards good for 11th all-time at OSU. Graduated in December with a degree in human development and family sciences.
2015 (SENIOR): Played in 11 games starting eight. Season-best game came against San Jose State with 17 carries for a career-high 151 yards and a touchdown. Finished the season second on the team with 491 rushing yards. Storm wore Barrs-Woods on his jersey in 2015 to honor his mother. Named to the Maxwell Award preseason watch list.

2014 (JUNIOR): Started eight out of 10 games he played. Finished the season as the Beavers’ leading rusher with 766 yards and five TDs. Recorded 26 receptions for 179 yards and one touchdown. Racked up three 100-yard rushing games. Broke off career-long 78-yard run against Arizona State. Hit pay dirt twice against San Diego State



*Jayron Kearse- 6-4, 216, (O) 4.62, 34 1/4" Arms! 16 Rep, 10'4" Br! 31.5" V, 7.06 3-C  



01/2016: Tall guy with some range. "I was definitely happy to see how my grade came out," Kearse said about the NFL giving him a 2nd Round grade. "It definitely plays a role in the decision." I don't see him as a 2nd Round pick.

The problem he faces is that we have not seen a player like him before. "He's a big guy, but he just doesn't make many plays," a scout said. "You see him out there just drifting around sometimes and you just wish he had the same attitude and fire that the rest of that defense has because he could be so much better. Do you draft him on traits and hope your coaches reach him?" A 6-4 Safety is like a white elephant. He might have to move to linebacker, where he could be a top cover linebacker. 2-15 was his 1st year as a starter, and he showed some nice versatility with 2 INTs, 7 PBU, 3 Sacks, 5TFL, and 67 tackles in 2014. He has 7 career INTs and 11 career PBUs. 



Maurice Canady- 6-1, 193, (O), 4.49, 16 Rep,  38" Vert, 10'4" Br, 7.03 3-C, 4.09 SS,



He is another long tall Corner that teams want. A love of guys really like him. A little tightness in his hips. Has a pause in transition. Nice burst transitioning forward. He has some suddenness in his shoulder. Could a safety, He has some ball skills. He can dig the ball out of the dirt. He can step in front of a WR and go to the house. He can hold the WR with one hand and knock it down with the other. He had a nice PBU against ND. he can be a terrific hitter, and might move to FS. He is so aggressive attacking into the backfield sometimes. 

HONORS: 2015: Invited to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl ... Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason watch list ... Phil Steele preseason first-team All-ACC ... Athlon Sports preseason second-team All-ACC. 2014 - All-ACC second-team ... Coaches All-ACC third-team. 2012 - ACC Defensive Back of the Week (Nov.5 & Nov. 12) ... College Sports Madness ACC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 4).
AT VIRGINIA:2015: Started all 12 of UVA's games ... made four tackles at No. 13 UCLA ... made three tackles against No. 9 Notre Dame ... returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown against William & Mary ... the return was the fifth-longest punt return for a touchdown in program history and eighth-longest punt return overall in program history ... made three stops at Pitt ... recorded five tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss against Syracuse ... made four stops at North Carolina ... made two tackles and broke up two key passes against Georgia Tech ... second pass breakup against the Yellow Jackets came on the final third down situation during Georgia Tech's final drive ... the breakup forced what became a failed fourth down situation ... made two stops at Miami ... made five tackles and broke up a key pass late in the fourth quarter of an eight-point win over Duke ... made one tackle and broke up one pass against Virginia Tech. 2014: One of 10 Cavaliers to start all 12 games of the season ... tied for the team lead with three interceptions for a total return of 69 yards ... No. 2 in the ACC with 12 pass breakups ... No. 2 in the ACC with 15 passes defended ... started the season with two tackles against UCLA ... recorded five tackles and two broken up passes in a victory over Richmond ... had one tackle and one interception in an ACC victory over No. 21 Louisville ... collected three tackles against BYU ... recorded the fourth-longest interception return for a touchdown in UVa history against Kent State with a 69-yard return ... made six stops against Pitt ... notched four tackles against the Duke offense ... broke up two passes against North Carolina ... broke up one pass at Georgia Tech ... recorded four tackles, 1.5 tackles for a total loss of six yards, one interception and one broken up pass at No. 2 Florida State ... forced one fumble and recorded three unassisted stops against Miami ... made three total tackles and broke up two passes against in-state rival Virginia Tech.



Ben Braunecker- 6-3.6, 250, (O) 4.73! 32.3"A, 20 R!  35.5"V! 10'1"Br! 6.9 3-C! 4.2 SS!



01/2016: Good athlete and blocker. He is moving up the charts as well. He is a nice athlete. He has the size to be a good blocker in the NFL. Very nice hands catcher. He can catch the low ball outside, with his arms almost fully extended. If he gets open, he catches the ball. When hr does locate it early he can miss it. He plays a lot in the slot like a WR. Very nice hitch and go. He is being compared to Gronk, because he is a big TE who is fast down the seam. 

He lines up inline, and can knock an Ivy League DE back four yards with his shoulder. Lines up in the front of the bunch a lot, and can use his hands on the LB and put him on skates when they run behind him. He gets to the second level and block Ivy League LBs like Gronk. He can burst into the DE and push him inside, and then turn and grab the LB on runs to his side. He put up pure freak numbers at the Cobine. Top Five in every major measurement that matters.

2015: Invited to NFL Combine ... Chosen to the AP FCS All-America first team ... Tabbed to the Walter Camp FCS All-America team ... Selected to the STATS FCS All-America first team ... Earned a spot on the AFCA FCS Coaches' All-America team ... Honored on the College Sports Madness All-America first team ... Selected to College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America team ... Member of InstantScouting FCS All-America team ... Chosen as the 2015 CFPA Tight End Award recipient ... Named to All-Ivy League first team ... Tabbed to the ECAC FCS All-Star first team ... Invited to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl ... Led Harvard with 48 receptions for 850 yards and eight TDs on the season ... His 850 receiving yards ranked sixth-most for a single-season in school history ... His eight TD catches is tied for second-most for a season in program history ... Was fourth in the Ivy League with 85.0 receving yards per game ... Had a 19-yard TD grab and finished with three catches for 65 yards at Rhode Island ... Grabbed two catches for 26 yards and a TD vs. Brown ... Made one catch for 23 yards vs. Georgetown ... Caught three passes for 64 yards and a TD at Cornell ... Had six grabs for 123 yards and a TD at Lafayette ... Named COOP Athlete of the Week Oct. 20 ... Had seven grabs for 133 yards and a TD vs. Princeton ... Made five catches for 44 yards vs. Dartmouth ... Caught seven balls for 130 yards and a TD at Columbia ... Grabbed eight passes for a career-high 134 yards vs. Penn ... Had six catches for 88 yards and two TDs at Yale.



Adam Gotsis- 6-4, 287, 34.1" Arms!


Georgia Tech

Mostly plays 5-tech for Georgia tech. He times leap well when QB is throwing. He will line up in the middle of the Odd front as well. He will line up on the Nose and gets into the OC quickly. Not a great rusher. He can put some speed to power when he stunts. Very strong hands to stack and shed. He is has those nice natural hands that allow him to push and pull O-linemen off his shirt. Rugby player who seems to be better the more chaotic the play gets. He has a nice inside Rip he can use to shed the OG and hit the QB with some speed. When he hits a QB he knows it.

Plays DT as well. When he plays with his arms extended he can bench off OG, and get into the backfield. He has that knack for shedding and going and getting the RB. Reminds me of Derek Wolfe. He can hold up the double team. He always seems to be a hair late. If he can develop his instincts and get it a little quicker to the ball, he could be a legit starter. Very good stack and shed. he can get pushed back three yards as he reads the play, and then shed and hit the RB. Plays special teams. Very good holding up the point.  He can power through the 1 gap and hit the RB. He looks like a good Day Three developmental guy. More explosion up field in run game than pass game. He can use his hands and feet to shed late, and go and hit the QB.  he can disrupt plays with penetration.
2015 (Senior): Started first nine games at defensive tackle ... Suffered season-ending injury on first play from scrimmage vs. Virginia (Oct. 31) ... Finished season with 31 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, team-high 3.0 tackes and two fumble recoveries ... One of three Jackets named honorable mention All-ACC by ACSMA ... Voted one of three team captains by teammates after week 3 of season ... Had one solo tackle and TFL vs. Alcorn State ... Recorded career-high-tying six tackles with one sack and two TFLs vs. Tulane ... Posted three tackles, one sack, one TFL, one QB hurry and fumble recovery at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) ... Tied career high with six tackles at Duke (Sept. 26) ... Did not record any stats vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) ... Career-high eight tackles and recovered fumble at Clemson (Oct. 10) ... Had three tackles vs. Pitt (Oct. 17) ... Added four tackles and sack vs. Florida State (Oct. 24) ... Finished career with 37 consecutive starts.
2014 (Junior): Started all 14 games on defensive line ... Named to All-ACC Second Team by both media and coaches ... Finished season eighth on defense with 36 tackles, including 23 solo ... Registered 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, caught one interception and blocked field goal and PAT ... Recorded four tackles and 1.0 TFL in 49-34 Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State (Dec. 31) ... Tallied four tackles vs. Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) ... Had four tackles, including one for loss of one yard, and blocked field goal at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Recorded three tackles vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ... Blocked PAT at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Has started in 25 consecutive games ... Tallied three solo tackles and recorded second interception of career vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Matched career-high two sacks at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Had three tackles, including two solo, at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Registered one solo tackle and one pass break-up vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Tallied two solo tackles, including one for loss of one yard, vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ... Registered five tackles, including 0.5 for loss of one yard, one pass breakup and quarterback hurry at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... Had two solo tackles and one for loss of three yards vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Recorded three tackles in season opener against Wofford (Aug. 30).
2013 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games at nose tackle ... Recorded 38 tackles, 23 solo tackles ... Ranked second on team in tackles for loss (14.5) and sacks (5.5) ... Registered one interception and two blocked kicks ... Had six tackles, two tackles for loss and sack at Duke (Sept. 14) ... Recorded five tackles, two solo tackles and had career highs for tackles for loss (4.0) and sacks (2.0) at BYU (Oct. 12) ... Registered four solo tackles, two tackles for loss and sack vs. Georgia (Nov. 30) ... Had five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, half-sack and blocked two kicks vs. Ole Miss in Music City Bowl (Dec. 30).



Demarcus Robinson- 6-1, 204, 33" Arms, (O) 4.59, 34.5"V, 1o'3"Br, 6.77 3-C, 4.19 SS,



01/2016: He has some serious character concerns. He plays in the slot some, and is nasty breaking outside from the Slot. I like him in the Slot. He catches the ball well dragging over the middle. He can reach up and snag the ball thrown behind him with one hand while heading outside form the Slot. He likes to jump up and catch the ball, rather than run through it. I love how he moves inside out from the slot to get open. Knows how to find the hole in the zone from the Slot. I think he is an NFL slot WR. He doesn't always look like he knows what he is doing on the field. Will not finish his patterns when he knows the QB is not throwing to him. He struggle to get inside to block the CB on run downs sometimes, but he does do a nice job of turning up field to find the safety when he can't get in front of the CB. 
They will run bubble screen to him and he can make DBs miss with his feet. He has some speed going deep, and can beat the double team with a Post pattern. He is a bit of a body catcher, but can leap up high at full speed and drag the ball in. He played with a bad QB last year, and was put in awkward spots a lot. He does always run full out when he knows the ball is going away from him. He can block the CB on the edge. He has some interesting speed, and runs by the DB playing over the top consistently. He is so herky jerky with the ball in his hands. He has great moves and quickness with the ball in his hands, but doesn't always get yards with that ability. Sometimes forgets to turn up field as he is making guys miss with his feet and quickness. 



Jake Coker- 6-5, 232, 



02/2016: He was so good in the second half of the season. "I don't know about that," Coker said. "I think the guys around me made big plays. They made it a lot easier to get them the ball. They weren't perfect balls, but those guys made plays." I though he visibly improved during the season. 

He was not the same QB in the Playoffs that he was in the first half of the season. "I think the big thing with Jake is he certainly proved he can stay focused in the moment, in a critical time of the game," Saban said. "He never missed a beat, he made a lot of good throws. He made a lot of good decisions. He just did a fabulous job." I like the guys who are continuingly improving. 

He has to improve his anticipation to play in the NFL. "We've been pleased with the progress he's made," Saban said. "He's very competitive and he gets better each week." He has to learn to throw before the player is open. He will also struggle with the timing of throws sometimes. He showed he could go through his progression smoother than the other QBs at the Senior Bowl.

SENIOR (2015): Started the first two games of the 2015 season and returned to the lead role for every contest since ULM ... completing 67.1 percent of his passes (247-of-368) for 2,775 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions ... averaging 198.2 yards per game through the air ... rushed 66 times for 88 yards and two scores with 15 of his rushes going for a first down or a touchdown ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his performance at Georgia, at Texas A&M, against Charleston Southern and versus Michigan State. Wisconsin: Earned his first career start against the 20th-ranked Badgers ... finished the game 15-of-21 for 213 yards and a touchdown before exiting with a minute left in the third quarter and the Tide leading, 28-10 ... his 213 yards were the 10th-most all-time by an Alabama quarterback in his starting debut. Middle Tennessee: Made his second start as a member of the Crimson Tide, surpassing his previous career high in yardage with 214 yards on 15-of-26 passing including one interception and one touchdown pass ... also added one rush for five yards before exiting at the end of the first half. Ole Miss: Entered as a reserve for the first time this season ... finished the game with a career-high 21 completions on 45 pass attempts for 201 yards and three touchdowns with an interception ... added seven rushes for 58 yards and a touchdown, including a career-long 26 yard scramble. ULM: Returned to the starting spot at quarterback, finishing 17-for-31 for 158 yards with three touchdowns and a pick ... the three scores tied his career high, which he set the week prior in the Ole Miss game ... also rushed four times for -5 yards. Georgia: Excelled in rainy conditions during his first true road start, finishing an efficient 11-for-16 for 190 yards and a touchdown through the air ... posted a 189.12 passing efficiency rating ... added six rushes for 28 yards and a score on the ground ... started his day in Athens a perfect 6-of-6 before a dropped pass ended the streak. Arkansas: Finished the night with career-highs in completions, passing yards and rushing attempts ... went 24-of-33 for 262 yards with two touchdowns and two picks ... also rushed seven times for 17 yards, four of those going for a first down. Texas A&M: Closed out his day in College Station at 19-of-25 for 138 yards to go with his seven rushes for 13 yards ... had a long scramble of 16 that went for a first down, lowering his shoulder into the Aggie defender ... the Tide would eventually score a touchdown to boost its lead to double-digits and swing the momentum back in UA’s favor early in the fourth quarter. Tennessee: Finished an efficient 21-of-27 for 247, but did not record a touchdown while throwing one interception ... also rushed seven times for -26 yards ... managed the Tide’s final scoring drive that topped the Vols, going 2-for-2 for 44 yards, including a key conversion on 3rd-and-6 with a 15-yard, first-down pitch and catch to Calvin Ridley. LSU: Put together an efficient day, finishing 18-of-24 for 184 yards with a long play of 25 yards ... helped move a Tide offense that finished with 28 first downs and 434 yards of total offense against one of the SEC’s top defenses. Mississippi State: Bounced back from an early interception to finish the day 15-of-25 for 144 yards and a touchdown ... the score came on a 60-yard bubble screen to Ridley that the freshman wideout took down the field for six ... also rushed one time for six yards. Charleston Southern: Played just under two quarters against the Buccaneers, finishing 11-of-13 for 155 yards and two scores ... notched a long play of 30 yards on his touchdown pass to Ridley ... also rushed one time for a yard. Auburn: Completed 17-of-26 passes for 179 yards with one touchdown ... connected on a 34-yard scoring play after avoiding two blitzers and throwing off his back foot for the touchdown to ArDarius Stewart ... had a long pass of 46 yards to Ridley ... also rushed three times for 13 yards. Florida: Continued his efficient passing, finishing 18-of-26 for 204 yards and two scores ... also rushed a career-high eight times for 23 yards, with three of his rushes earning the Crimson Tide a first down ... connected on scores from 32 yards (Stewart) and nine yards (Mullaney). Michigan State: Earned Offensive MVP honors for his Cotton Bowl performance ... set season highs in completions (25) and yards (286), finishing 25-of-30 with two touchdowns and 286 yards ... completed a long pass of 50 yards to Calvin Ridley, scoring the Tide’s fourth touchdown of the day ... connected with Ridley for a six-yard scoring strike to move UA in front by 17 ... also rushed five times with a long of four yards.


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