2017 Player Ratings. Part II.

Updated 03/22

This is where the bones are made. Day Two makes or breaks Drafts more than any other section.

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Ryan Ramczyk- OLT 6-5, 314, #65



03/2017: He had Hip surgery. "I'm healthy enough to play. I've been healthy enough to play all season. It's kind of a thing that's just annoying, so we'll see what I've got to do after the season.," Ramczyk said. "There's a lot of information to be gathered yet. I've got to do that and see what's the pros [are]. What's the cons. And weigh all that and see what the surgery, if I have to have it, see what that's about. How long I could be out." Hips worry me more than any other injury.

10/2016:  He is flying up the charts, and I must admit that I agree. When I saw him play early in the season against Ohio State, I didn't really know who he was. However, I thought he looked like a legit OLT that no one was talking about. This is what I wrote: 

"I think he is an NFL OLT. I would take him in the 3rd and try to develop him (and this was before anyone had him on Day Two, and it would have been considered a big reach). He can also play ORT. So he has great versatility. He should minimally be a very nice swing tackle that all teams need. But he looks like an NFL OLT to me. He is so smooth moving backwards. He is so smooth moving from one rusher to the outside rusher, and stuffing both. He can shove off the DE, when he is being held and wants to get to the second level, and then go and take the LB out on the second level. Nice job moving laterally outside while blocking the DE."

He played two years at a lower level of college football. "People tried to run around him, and you couldn't do that because he's so big," Division III UW-Stevens Point HC Tom Journell said. "They tried to counter him and he was just so athletic to stay in balance that, 'Nah, I'm not going for that move. I'm just going to hang in here inside and protect my quarterback.' He's special." So he is essentially a JuCo kid.  

He redshirted in 2015, which allowed him to grow both physically and mentally. "It just goes to show you the growth of the individual is as important as the growth of the player," the WB OL and OC Joe Rudolph said. "He worked his tail off last year. He got the most out of every opportunity he had." His hard work showed up on the field.

Now? He is a freak. "He's a freak, man," WB RB Ogunbowale said. "He's a very athletic guy. Even last year, Schobert would talk about how Ramczyk was just a beast down on scout team." But he is a one year starter at OLT.

He still has one year of eligibility, as he is a Redshirt Junior. "I think he's going to shock a lot of people," WB Center Dan Voltz said. "The kid is naturally a freak athlete. Like one of the most athletic offensive linemen I've ever seen personally. Not many people know about him now, but I think that's going to change pretty soon." If he comes out, he will be a first round pick in 2017.



Taco Charlton- 6-5 5/8, 277, (U) 4.92, S-1.73-S-1.7,



08/2016: He just has that knack for hitting the quarterback. "The feedback’s been really good, especially when it comes to the pro scouts, who have really been coming in," Harbaugh said. "A bunch [of NFL guys have visited]. Some general managers have come in. Especially when the general managers themselves come in, they all comment on the same thing. How many good players we have, and how many they’re looking at and asking questions about. The answers are all so positive and favorable." If he really is 6-5 275, than he could go much earlier than this. 

He is a workout warrior who will bow up at the Combine. "Taco’s great to have back," Mattison said. "I’m very, very proud of him. I’m proud of our training staff. He worked so hard at getting back. It’s been countless hours in the training room, and you could see him out there. It was good to have him back, and he’s had a good week of practice. He’s a senior now. He’s got things to prove, and that’s what he’s working for. I’ve been really proud of how much time and how much effort he did to get himself back. That tells you how important it is." He has freakish size and athleticism that will make him blow up at the Combine. 

Lacked that knack for hitting the QB last season, but he has been hitting the QB in 2016. "A very talented guy," OLT/OC  Mason Cole said. "He's got great length for a defensive end, and I think that makes him special. He can work some passers." He is finding paths to the QB consistently this season.

He only has 5 sacks on the season so far, but he missed two games this season. "When I first got injured, I couldn’t do much," Taco said. "I stayed in the treatment room more than anything. They were telling me how many minutes, they were telling me I got around 300 minutes a day of treatment, doing anything I could to get healthy. One of the big things with Dave [UM's Trainer], I would talk to Dave about different things I could do every day when I’m home, when I’m here. Watching the game kind of hurt me, not being able to help my team. So, I fought back hard to try to get back." He was projected to miss 5 games, but only missed two from the ankle injury.

He reminds me of Frank Clark, without the mental problems. "It was something pretty crazy, it was a lot taller than I am," Charlton said. "Some people say I have that basketball body [because] my wingspan is so long. Using that to my advantage, being able to touch offensive linemen without them being able to touch me. And having the speed and size with the strength helps me a lot when I play my game." His has great long arms which really help him in the rush.

You just don't see edgerushers his size "When I came here, I was trying to learn different techniques on the defensive line," Charlton said. "This year I stayed so steady in the film room and practicing and watching NFL guys how they use their arms, how they use their hands and implemented that to my game. It helped tremendously." He is playing smarter, and showing better instinct once he breaks into the backfield.

Nice speed off the edge. He can line up as the 9-Tech and go and hit the RB. He will line up inside the OLT in odd front, and can blast off inside the OLG and hit the QB. Looks like he has long arms on the field. He looks and plays like an Edgerusher, but he almost has the size of a college 5-Tech. He will be a 1st Round pick.

Senior (2016): Was the team's Defensive Lineman of the Game after games against Rutgers, Illinois and Michigan State. Has started seven games at defensive end. Tallied two assisted tackles and one tackle for loss in the season opener against Hawaii (Sept. 3). Missed games against UCF (Sept. 10) and Colorado (Sept. 17) due to injury. Posted three stops, two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks against Penn State (Sept. 24). Contributed an assisted sack and two tackles against Wisconsin (Oct. 1). Recorded two sacks and three total stops at Rutgers (Oct. 8). Made five stops against Illinois (Oct. 22). Tallied four tackles at Michigan State (Oct. 29). Had a half-sack against Maryland (Nov. 5)



Montravius Adams- 6-3.5, 304, (U) 4.88-4.94, S-1.71-S-1.74 



12/2016: Dominated as a senior. "Really, I just felt like my game was a lot more consistent than the past years," Adams said. "Some games it will be just the up and down, but this year I just felt like it was more consistent throughout the season." He looked unstoppable sometimes bursting into the backfield.
He will stand up off the snap sometimes. "Montravius is great," linebacker Tre' Williams said. "And I know first-hand. He's right in front of me. Just knowing I haven't been touched by any linemen this year, that gives a lot of credit to him. He takes on a lot of double teams and a lot of big men. Every tackle I make, I go up to Mon and say, 'I appreciate it.' It's really him that helps me get that tackle." When he stays low and explosive he looks like a 1st round pick.

He spent the offseason renewing his focus and trying new techniques and ideas "You wish it would happen faster, that he had that sense of urgency to do it our way vs. the Montravius way," D-line coach Rodney Garner said. "But I just think everybody's a creature of habit that's so used to 'I got to play this way and I have to do this, this, this and this.' Like I said, probably the worst thing to happen to Mon was a great thing for him, but it was a gift and a curse at the same time. His first snap against [this season], he was like, 'man, you're telling me I need to do this; what are you talking about?' He has definitely made strides to improve in that area." Terrific speed rusher up the gut on 3rd down. 
He can put the OC on skates right into the QB.  "You still have to take it one game at a time," Adams said. "I'm going to go out in this Sugar Bowl game and try to have an amazing game there. And then from there move on to the next thing which is the Senior Bowl." I can't wait to see him at the Senior Bowl.

Very nice blast off when he is lined up standing up, and can beat the OLT to his outside shoulder, and dip and rip under him to flush the QB. Does not look good stunting outside the OLT. He is getting a nice blast off this season. He is moving well laterally and getting to the RB on the Smash and off tackle. Nice job stunting outside the ORG, and getting pressure on the QB. He looks like an NFL DT to me.

2015: Second-year starter at nose tackle … 23 career starts … 107 career tackles … forced a Louisville fumble along with a sack and seven tackles … six tackles vs. Jacksonville State … two tackles at LSU … forced a San José State fumble and four tackles … pair of tackles at Kentucky … six tackles at Arkansas … five stops vs. Ole Miss … sack at Texas A&M … three tackles vs. Georgia … three tackles against Alabama … game captain: Georgia … 2nd team preseason all-SEC (SEC coaches, Phil Steele, Lindy’s) … 3rd team all-SEC (SEC media, Athlon, CFB Matrix).
2014: Played in 13 games with 10 starts ... started season opener vs. Arkansas at left defensive end ... three TFL against San José State, along with a 9-yard sack, six tackles and a QB hurry ... three solo tackles at Kansas State ... 36-yard interception vs. Louisiana Tech and a fumble recovery, the first Auburn D-lineman with an interception and the first Auburn player with an interception and a fumble recovery in a game since Nick Fairley vs. Mississippi State in 2010 ... four tackles vs. LSU ... five tackles at Mississippi State ... three tackles vs. South Carolina ... sack, four tackles at Ole Miss ... four tackles at Georgia ... two TFL, sack, four tackles, three QB hurries vs. Samford ... solo tackle at Alabama ... honorable mention Sophomore All-America (College Football News) ... third team preseason All-America (Sporting News) ... first team preseason All-SEC (Sporting News); third team (SEC Media).



*Charles Harris- 6-3, 255, #91



11/2015: He has some nice agility for such a big guy. "The great thing about Charles, and he has a lot of great attributes, is that he comes to work every day and plays with tremendous energy and passion," DC Barry Odom said. "I've been really, really impressed with his demeanor and competitive spirit every day." Plays too much outside on the edge and can struggle to find the ball. Great spin back off the edge to hit the QB. 
He gets fooled by the option run too easily. Gives up the edge too easily to fly inside and hit the RB. He is so good at bursting inside that he often goes inside too fast, which allows the ball carrier to bounce outside behind him. Takes some time for him to warm up sometimes.
He might be a better option as an inside rusher in the NFL. "The last guy I had who reminded me of [him] is Ziggy Hood, in terms of doing everything right all the time. We love having him on our team, " DL coach Craig Kuligowski said. "He's what everybody should try to be like. His work ethic is the best. He's a very, very good player right now and the reason why is because he's been relentless in pushing himself every single day." 
Nice job setting the edge, when he sees it, and can get close to the RB. He can also set the edge a few times. Then fake the set, and shove off the OLT's arm and burst inside of him. "The sky is the limit," his team mate Aarion Penton said "He gets our fire going a lot. Whenever we need a big play, he’s shooting off the ball and back at the quarterback in a matter of 1.5 seconds That’s the stuff that gets our blood boiling and our intensity level up." Risky but effective maneuver. Likes to shove off the OLT's arms and burst inside in the rush as well. Needs more patience on the edge. Plays primarily on the blindside. He can jam the OLT straight back to the middle of the line and tackle the RB on a Draw. When he reads it quick he plays with impressive power. "He's playing at a different level than he did last year." Odom said. "I hope he’s a high draft for the Missouri Tigers next year. I want him to have a great year. He works extremely hard, is a great kid and has a bright future. If football is involved with it, he’ll have a tremendous career, and if it’s not he’ll have a tremendous career in his line of work. But I’m expecting him to have a really big year." He will put his hand down at 5-Tech and rush inside on the OLG. He can bull him back with some impressive force into the QB as he throws. When he gets a running start he can charge up field past the QB, and spin back inside to him.
2015 SEASON: Earned Second Team All-SEC honors after leading the SEC in tackles for loss (18.5) and finishing with seven sacks in his first season as a starter … Started all 12 games at defensive end for one of the nation’s most potent defenses … Tallied 56 total tackles (32 solo) which ranked tops on the team among defensive linemen … Had a breakout game at Arkansas State (Sept. 12) with 4.5 tackles for loss, the most in a single game by a Tiger since DE Stryker Sulak had five in 2008 vs. Illinois … Added two of his seven sacks in that game and posted two more QB hurries and six tackles in that game … Had a career-high nine tackles with a sack at Georgia (Oct. 17) … Totaled multiple tackles-for-loss in nine of 12 Mizzou games in 2015 … Had three tackles-for-loss and a sack to go along with three tackles at Vanderbilt (Oct. 24) … Also forced a fumble in that game, one of two forced fumbles on the season … His other forced fumble came in the season-opener vs. SEMO (Sept. 5) … Had a streak of four consecutive games with a sack beginning with the Florida contest (Oct. 10) … Tallied a career-high four QB hurries in Mizzou’s win over BYU (Nov. 14) at Arrowhead Stadium … Had his second-best tackle outing of the season against Tennessee (Nov. 21) when he posted seven, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss and a pass break-up. 



Forrest Lamp- 6-3, 300, RS-Sr, #76


W. Kentucky 

01/2017: He played OLT at W. Kentucky but that is not going to happen in the NFL. "I was real small in high school, around 6-2 and weighed 265 pounds, so I was smaller than what the bigger schools were looking for," Lamp said. "But you can never project how much progress a player makes in college. I got to accomplish everything I wanted at Western Kentucky and if I could, I would do it again." He has grown into a very wide OG.

He is not an Offensive Tackle. "It makes you feel proud and happy, but the media, no offense to you, it doesn't mean anything," Lamp said. "The majority of the people who write that stuff, they barely know what they're talking about. For all the mock drafts and the predictions, they're nice and they're something cool to look at, but you can't put too much emphasis on them. It's not like they're coming from NFL coaches." There are some predictions that put him in the 1st, but I see him as a Day Two guy.

Huge guy for an OG. "He's a very athletic kid," Venice HC Peacock said. "And along with that, he's got a nasty demeanor about him. I think all of that stuff together makes him very appealing. He's a tough kid." He would seem to fit in with what Denver, NJG, and Green Bay like to do.

He is a plug and play OLG, with 31" arms. "First thing I look for is scheme and tendencies of the defense," Lamp said. "The second thing is I look at the individual player. In pass protection, Tim Williams and Jonathan Allen are two completely different players. And my pass-set depends on who I'm going against. With Williams, I know I'm going straight back versus his speed. With Allen, I can go with more of a vertical set because he's more of a power guy and I need to protect versus the bull rush. Watching film and knowing your opponent are the most important traits to being successful in pass protection." His plan really worked, because he was exceptional against Alabama.

Plays with great technique. "The number one goal at the Senior Bowl is to play and practice well," Lamp said. "I want to prove myself like Marpet and Eric Fisher, and others who came from 'smaller schools' and prove myself like I did against Alabama and LSU. I want to show I can play against anyone." He certainly did do that.

2015 (r-Jr.): WKU's top offensive lineman heading into 2015, Lamp exceeded expectations as a redshirt junior with another stalwart season on the left side. A First Team All-Conference USA performer, Lamp extended his consecutive start streak to 39 games, including 36 straight at left tackle. Lamp was a Second Team All American by ProFootballFocus.com which regularly labeled the tackle as one of the country's best, including the top tackle from the Group of 5 leagues. As a junior, Lamp did not allow a tackle and just 11 quarterback pressures while also anchoring a line that finished the year No. 19 nationally in Sacks Allowed, with just 16 despite 554 dropbacks, the seventh-best percentage nationally and second among teams with 500 or more passing attempts. He was voted a team captain as a junior by his teammates.

9.7 (OG)


*Alvin Kamara- 5-10, 215, RS-Sr, #6



01/2016: He looks like an NFL RB to me. "We have to get the ball to Alvin as many ways as we can and create space for him," Butch Jones said. "We’d like to get Alvin the ball as much as possible, just like Jalen, and we’ll move Alvin around this week just like last week, and the punt return catches are touches, too." Great hands coming out of the backfield. He can make the one handed catch. He can take the big hit and still hold onto the ball. He is a JuCo kid who played for two seasons at Tennessee. 

He garnered 312 all-purpose yards against A&M. "Watched Alvin Kamara from Tenn last night. WOW: Burst, acceleration, COD [Change Of Direction], execution in pass game," Mayock tweeted. "Special talent. [He] should be in 1st round conversation." He took over for Hurd and dominated in his old role as 3rd down back and special team, and Hurd's role as the feature back. He is also a capable blocker on the edge against the blitzing OLB.

12/2016: He has nice speed to the outside. This guy is an NFL 3rd down back already, and should be so much more. "I just do what’s asked of me, and good things come," Kamara said. "I just play my role and my position, and whatever I can do to help the team to do, I’ll do." He can power through the CB outside. Great quick feet. He can pick up the big DE, and wash him past the QB.

Very mentally tough kid on the field. "He had the same approach that he always does," Josh Dobbs said. "When the ball is in his hands, we expect him to make a play and he expects to make a play. He did a great job of that all night in the run game and then the throw game." Some think he can slip into the 1st. 
He has such great speed through the line, and great balance to stay on his feet when he gets hit low. "Not surprise at all," Vols FS Todd Kelly Jr. said. "He’s a great athlete, an even better person off the field. I just think it’s amazing the time he puts in. The dedication he puts in: watching film, lifting, working hard." Great quick twitch making guys miss at the line. 
He has a nose for the Endzone. "What can I say about Alvin?" coach Butch Jones asked. "From running the football and also receiving the football, but also from a punt-return standpoint too. His grittiest performance of his career, at least being at Tennessee." Squat RB who runs low and is hard to stop.
He is the 1st guy in the last 20-years from a Power-Five School that garnered 125-yard on the ground and 150-yards in the air in a single game (vs A&M 127-rushing 161-yards by air). "I prepare the same every week," Kamara said. "I prepare like I’m the No. 1 guy. Of course we miss having Jalen, but we have a next man up mentality. I was the next man up; I was going to do my job. It wasn't more stress this week than it was last week. We all prepare like we’re the No. 1 guy." It looks like he has taken over for Hurd as the top RB (against Alabama). 

2016 Season: Finished the year with team-high 1,188 all-purpose yards (596 rushing, 392 receiving, 184 punt return, 16 kickoff return) and 13 total touchdowns. Tied for third in SEC in total touchdowns scored (13), seventh in all-purpose yards (1,188) and ninth in total points (78). Rushed seven times for 31 yards and had seven receptions for 46 yards against Nebraska (12/30) in the 2016 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Totaled three touchdowns and 141 yards at Vanderbilt (11/26), rushing for 62 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries and collecting eight catches for 72 yards and one score. Had 12 carries for 55 yards and two touchdowns and also caught three passes for 14 yards in win vs. Missouri (11/19). Rushed 10 times for a season-high 128 yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky (11/12), marking the fourth 100-yard game of his career and his second on the season. Against Alabama (10/15), carried eight times for 21 yards and one touchdown, caught to passes for seven yards and returned two punts for 60 yards, including a season-best 32-yard return. Named to Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for Week 6. His 312 all-purpose yards at Texas A&M (10/8) set a new Tennessee record, breaking the previous record of 294, set by Chuck Webb against Ole Miss in 1989. His 312 all-purpose yards were also the second-most by an FBS player in 2016. Matched career high with three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving). With 127 rushing yards on a career-high 18 carries and 161 receiving yards on a career-high eight catches at Texas A&M, joined Jamal Lewis (128/105 at UK in 1997) as the only two Vols to record 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game. Returned three punts for eight yards and had one kick return (first of career for 16 yards) at Texas A&M (10/8). Named to Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for Week 5. Scored on a 16-yard touchdown catch and totaled 138 all-purpose yards in comeback win at Georgia (10/1). Tied career high with 16 carries for 62 yards, caught three passes for 26 yards and a touchdown and returned three punts for 50 yards with a long of 20. Had 79 all-purpose yards in win vs. Florida (9/24), including six yards on two carries, 12 yards on one reception and career highs of 61 punt-return yards and six punt returns with a long of 20. Totaled 81 all-purpose yards vs. Ohio (9/17) in first start of UT career - carried the ball 11 times for 67 yards (35-yard run on UT's first play of the game), caught two passes for nine yards and had four punt returns for five yards. Six touches for 34 yards and one touchdown in win vs. Virginia Tech (9/10), including a 23-yard TD catch. Had nine touches (six carries, three catches) for 41 yards in win vs. Appalachian State (9/1).

9.7 (RB)


Dion Dawkins- OG 6-4, 317, 34.5" Arms, 



02/2017: He played some tackle at the Senior Bowl, and looked very good. "I don't know if I see him as a guard or a tackle yet, but I think he can play both," an anonymous scout said. "I like him because I think he could upgrade our pass protection inside if we did bump him to guard, but he's athletic enough to play right tackle, too." His best position is likely inside, but being able to step outside could get him Draft on Day Two.

Dawkins was a pivotal part of the Owls' offensive line as he compiled 40 starts during his illustrious career. In 2015, he was given fourth-team Phil Steele All-American honors while in 2016 he was a unanimous first team all-conference selection. Dawkins helped the duo of running backs Ryquell Armstead and Jahad Thomas each rush for over 900 yards and 13+ touchdowns, making that the first time that has happened in school history. The Rahway, N.J., native was a four-year letterwinner and a team captain during his senior year.

9.7 (OG)


*Mitch Trubisky- RS-Jr, 6-2, 220, #10



10/2016: He is a spread offense QB. "He understands the offense," UNC HC Larry Fedora said. "He's pretty comfortable in it, and he just takes the ball where he's supposed to go with it. I mean, he lets the defense dictate where he goes. He doesn't try to press it into places that he shouldn't." He never goes under Center, and the coach will call the play from the sideline, and the players will turn and it read.
That is just so terrible for the QBs development. "He was anxious and he was aware of the rush," Fedora said. "Now he’s sitting in there doing what he needs to do, seeing the field. He’s aware of the rush because he still has to move in the pocket and he still has to move in the lanes. . That means he’s aware but he’s seeing all that in his peripheral vision because he’s still downfield on all his throws." He is years away from being an NFL QB if ever.
 He has no idea how to command a huddle. "To be honest with you, you almost get more nervous (watching the film), even though you already know what’s going to happen," WR Austin Proehl said. "He’s very composed. He’s very, ‘Hey, this is what we’re going to do, this is the play I want to run. This is what they’re going to do and this is how we’re going to beat it." He is an excellent runner out of the backfield on the Option. 
He runs a nice fake off the play action, and can find the slot WR right over the middle. "Well, the decision-making process on where the ball goes sometimes," Fedora said. "Even though he throws a completion, that may not have been where the ball should have gone. Or, there were times that we ran the football that we should have been throwing it. And those are, again, his decisions." He has some nice zip on the ball throwing over the middle to the 2nd level. He really is an exceptional ball handler on the play action. Runs too much. He plays behind a terrific O-line.

2016: In his first full season as the starting quarterback, Trubisky already ranks sixth at UNC in single-season passing yards and 10th in career passing yards • Has 19 touchdowns this season and 30 in his career, which ranks seventh in school history • Has five rushing touchdowns this season and eighth in his career • Completed 20 of 32 attempts for 329 yards and a touchdown in the win over Georgia Tech • Also rushed six times for 44 yards and a touchdown and caught a pass for eight yards • Completed 24 of 31 pass attempts for 310 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-14 win at Virginia • Completed 11 consecutive pass attempts in the second half • His only incompletion was late in the game on third down from the UNC 5-yard line • Completed 11 of 12 second-half pass attempts at UVA for 150 yards and two touchdowns • Named to the Davey O’Brien Award “Great 8” quarterbacks list for the third time with his performance in the 20-13 win at No. 16 Miami • Completed 33 of 46 passes for 299 yards and two scores as well as running for a career-high 47 yards in the victory • Saw his streak of consecutive pass attempts without an interception come to an end at 243 in the loss to Virginia Tech • Completed just 13 of 33 pass attempts for 58 yards and two interceptions in a 34-3 loss to No. 25 Virginia Tech played during miserable weather conditions • Set the multi-game school record for consecutive completions with 30 straight (last 18 vs. JMU; first 12 vs. Pitt) • Completed 31 of 38 pass attempts for 405 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-35 win at No. 12 Florida State • After FSU tied the game at 28 in the fourth quarter, he calmly engineered a 75-yard drive and retook the lead with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Jackson • Had another record-setting day at quarterback in a 37-36 win over Pitt, completing 35 of 46 passes for 453 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions • Named Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week • Set career highs for completions, pass attempts, passing yards and touchdown passes • Tied the school record for TD passes in a game with five • Set the school record for most passing yards in back-to-back games with 885 yards (432 vs. JMU and 453 against Pitt) • Completed 24 of 27 pass attempts for a career-high 432 yards and three touchdowns in a win over James Madison • Had a quarterback rating of 260 • Set the school record for most passing yards gained per attempt (min. 25 attempts), averaging 16.0 yards per throw, breaking the mark of 15.1 yards by Marquise Williams against Old Dominion in 2013 • Set the school record for most consecutive pass completions in a game with 18, breaking the previous mark of 16 straight was held by Williams vs. Pitt in 2014 • Two of the 18 completions went for touchdowns, 10 of the 18 went for 10 yards or more, 12 of the 18 went for first downs, and they went to seven different Tar Heel receivers • His 75-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Switzer against JMU was the longest completion of his career • Threw two touchdown passes and rushed for two scores in a 48-23 win at Illinois • Completed 19 of 24 pass attempts for 265 yards and completed his first touchdown pass of the season with a 24-yard screen pass to tailback T.J. Logan in the second quarter • Later had a 20-yard scoring strike to Mack Hollins in the third quarter • Had a 1-yard run to tie the score at seven and later had a 6-yard TD run to give UNC its first lead • The Illinois game was the first time he had scored two rushing touchdowns in a game • In his first career start vs. Georgia, completed 24 of 40 pass attempts for 156 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions • Ran for seven yards and a touchdown in the loss to Georgia • Named the 2016 starter following spring drills.


(Spread QB)


Reuben Foster- 6-1, 240, #10



07/2016: When he hits the RB he goes backwards. "Reuben played a lot of good football for us last year but I think he'll be the first one to tell you that there are things he can improve on," Saban said. "And certainly we're going to focus on every one of those things this spring." He is a great blitzer up the gut. He can find the RB in the backfield with a great run blitz. 

He makes the checks and calls for the defense. "He’s a leader over there," OJ Howard said. "He calls the plays, calls the signals for them. He’s moving sideline to sideline very well. He’s a field general. I’ve seen a lot of improvement in Reuben." Field fast. Fast thinker, and moves to the ball fast when he see it.
Slides over in front of the RB so well. Very aware in zone drop. "He came in as a raw, talented guy. [He was] a little undisciplined, who kind of ran around and made plays," ex-Alabama DC Kirby Smart said. "And now he’s playing with better discipline, better eye control. He’s fitting things better. He takes pride in his performance like a pro guy. He’s like, ‘I know I have to play better coach,’ and every week he wants to learn. He wants you to teach him. When you have a guy who’s really talented and he’s coachable, it’s kind of why we do this as coaches." Again, teams are looking for Collins and Hightower type LBs. Who can: stop the run, blitz up the middle and hit the QB, cover, and lead a defense. He can do all four.

He is getting better and better at taking on blocks. "Reuben played very well for us last year," Saban said. "I don’t think we have any players that are good players who can’t make improvement. Michael Jordan and [Steph] Curry are probably two of the most dominant players in basketball and any time you watch a video about either one of these guys, all they talk about is what they have to do to get better. That’s the expectation we have for any player on our team regardless of what they’ve done in the past or how good they’ve been... That’s knowledge of the position. That’s consistency in performance. It’s better tackling. It’s better pass coverage, becoming a better blitzer. We can go on and on and on and I think every player can improve. Reuben played a lot of good football for us last year, but I think he’ll be the first one to tell you that there are things he can improve on, and certainly we’re going to focus on every one of those things this spring." He can take on the back in the hole, shed him, and flush the QB.

Great job eyeing the running QB, and once he makes a move outside, Foster charges outside to threaten him. Nice job covering the tight end on the Out route. Terrific job coming off coverage to track down and hit the scrambling QB. Terrific blitzer up the gut. When he reads a Toss, he can shot across the line, and make the tackle deep in the backfield fast. Nice job covering the RB out of the backfield.

JUNIOR (2015): An instinctive linebacker and big hitter who earned the starting job at inside linebacker as a junior ... finished second on the team with 73 total tackles, eight for a loss (-24 yards), with two sacks (-7 yards), three quarterback hurries and nine pass breakups ... named one of the UA coaching staff's defensive players of the week following Mississippi State and Auburn. Wisconsin: Made his presence known against the Badgers, finishing with four tackles, including one for a loss (-2 yards) from the will linebacker spot ... helped limit the Badger rushing attack to just 40 yards rushing on 21 total attempts. Middle Tennessee: Collected six tackles in his first start of 2015 while also adding two pass breakups ... exited the game early after suffering an upper body injury. Ole Miss: Earned the start at will linebacker and tallied three total tackles ... helped limit the Rebel rushing attack to just 92 yards on the ground. ULM: Racked up five tackles, including one for a loss (-2 yards) ... started for a defense that limited the Warhawks to only 92 yards of total offense. Georgia: Made his presence known in the middle of the Tide defense, finishing with three total tackles by day's end ... part of a Tide defense that kept the Bulldogs to 299 yards on offense, nearly 200 yards below their season average. Arkansas: Notched four tackles to rank third in stops for the game, while adding one pass breakup ... helped limit the Hogs to only 220 yards, more than 250 yards below their season average entering the night. Texas A&M: Finished the day in College Station with three tackles, including one for a loss (-3 yards), and one pass breakup ... was key in limiting the Aggie offense to just 32 yards on the ground and a season-low 23 points scored. Tennessee: Had arguably the best game as a member of the Tide, recording a career-high 11 tackles, including two for a loss (-8 yards), his first sack of the season (-6 yards) and one pass breakup ... his 11 tackles ranked second on the team ... was a key part of the UA pass rush that recorded five sacks and eight quarterback hurries against the Vols. LSU: Recorded one tackle on the night ... helped limit LSU to 182 yards of total offense, nearly 250 yards below the Tigers average entering the game. Mississippi State: Led the Crimson Tide in tackles with his second double-digit tackling game of the season, making 10 stops against the Bulldogs ... also added two quarterback hurries and two pass breakups, both career highs ... helped limit the MSU offense to no touchdowns and only six points. Charleston Southern: Recorded two tackles in his limited playing time against the Buccaneers. Auburn: Tied for second on the team in tackles with six ... added one quarterback hurry and a pass breakup ... led a Crimson Tide defensive front seven that limited the Tigers to only 91 yards rushing, including one total yard on the ground in the second half. Florida: A force at linebacker, notched two tackles, both for a loss (-4 yards), to help limit the Gator offense to just 15 yards rushing and only 180 yards total. Michigan State: Totaled four tackles with one pass breakup against the Spartans ... played a significant role in limiting MSU to 239 yards of total offense, 158 yards below their season average. Clemson: Collected nine tackles to rank second on the team in the national championship matchup ... notched one stop for a loss of five yards.




Tre'Davious White-5-11, 192, (O)4.47, 6.9 3-C, 4.32 SS, 32"Vert, 9'11"Br, 32.1"A, 16 R



08/2016: They are moving him inside to Nickel Corner. "It creates opportunity for him to make more plays," his DB coach Raymond said. "He’ll get some sacks, get some picks. Puts him in a lot of different places to make a lot of plays. That’s why we’re doing that." It could hurt his Draft stock. 

But the LSU DC thinks it will help the team. "We want a big physical nickel," Aranda said. "It will help his versatility to make plays in the slot, and sacrifice for his team." He has such great feet in the slot. 

I still think he is a starter in the NFL. "He can do both corner and nickel," Raymond said. "It just depends on the teams we’re playing," Raymond said. "He’ll thrive in that because he’s a playmaker. You want to put a playmaker in position to make a bunch of plays. He’ll get to get sacks. He likes all of that. Make a lot of plays." He continued to improve last season and turn into a top leader. 

Now he is showing he will sacrifice for his team again. "[Tre'Davious] continues to play with anticipation and contact," Les Miles said. "Te break on the ball that gives you an interception. In my opinion it will be the most productive year he will have." I just like how he moves on the field.

08/2015: Wow, this kid is fast. He has the speed and quicks to be a 1st Round Corner. "He’s a shutdown corner. He’s going to have a great year," Les Miles said. "He’s a team guy. He's a guy that relates to team, and he’s a leader. He’s an A-B student." He certainly looks the part, and now has to prove he can play the part. 

He is a Patriot type player, as he showed when he was given number 18. "The No. 18 jersey is awarded annually to the player on the LSU football team that displays a selfless attitude while representing the Tigers in a first-class manner both on and off the field. The player is also considered a team leader and someone that the younger players on the team can look up to and learn from." It is a big deal for the LSU players. 
He is known as the hardest worker on the team. "I thought it would go to one of our seniors," White said. "When coach Miles announced my name, it was a real moment. I feel like it’s an honor to get it, but I feel like I pretty much earned it. It’s a responsibility. And I plan on wearing it with class. It feels great. I’m going to be a great character guy around the team and try to do everything on and off the field the right way." Every team needs leaders. 

This is the guy that helped to keep Jalen Collins on the bench in 2014. He is a better Corner than Collins. "He is the hardest worker I have ever seen," LSU LB Duke Riley said. Even NFL players marvel at his work ethic. "I really don't know anybody who works harder than that kid," Morris Claiborne of the Cowboys said about White. "When he comes to see me, he's in the weight room at my house 24/7. I have to tell him, 'Hey, let's take today off. It's okay to relax a little.' I admire that about him, though. He gives me motivation to keep doing that, work as hard as I can, because that's how you become the best." Maybe that is why Claiborne has been a disappointment, and White will be the surprise of the 2017 Draft.
Covers the big WRs very well outside. He can get way up and defend the fade against the taller WR in the endzone. He will line up at the end of the line like an OLB when no WR lines up on his side. He is not embarrassing protecting the edge. He can wrap up tackle the RB, dive at his legs with both arms out wide, and wrap up his legs. Great feet moving backwards in finesse press. He stays right in the WR's way to slow him down and disrupt the timing of the pass. I love this kid. He is a speed Corner, who is also a solid tackler. The big TE Derby (Pats took him in the 6th) caught a pass in front of him and he tackled him with no problem at all. On the next play he set the edge against the big TE Hunter Henry, who was a Day Two pick this year. He is a pure Corner who can run down field with anyone, but he plays the run like a FS. Nice hips turning and running to the inside.

OUTLOOK: One of the nation's top cornerbacks after he passed on the NFL to return to LSU for his senior season in 2016 … A true lockdown corner who is entering his fourth year as a starter for the Tigers … Wears the coveted No. 18 jersey that is awarded by head coach Les Miles after a vote of the coaching staff and former LSU No. 18s … The No. 18 is synonymous with success – both on and off the field – as well as a selfless attitude that has become the epitome of being an LSU football player … Regarded as one of the team's leader … Defines what it means to be a quality student-athlete as he possesses a grade point average higher than a 3.0 … Served as LSU's punt returner in both 2014 and 2015 … For his career, he has started 35 games and racked up 132 tackles, 7.0 tackles for losses, 20 pass breakups, four interceptions and one sack … Has returned 44 punts for 493 yards, an 11.2-yard average, and two touchdowns in his career.



Zay Jones- 6-2, 201, 6.79 3-C, 4.01 SS! 4.45, 11'1"Br, 36.5"Vert,  15 Reps, 32 1.2"Arm



01/2017: He lined up all over the field at E. Carolina. "It’s very hard for a defense to make a call to stop someone if he’s in five different locations, especially in one series." Montgomery said. He did the same at the Senior Bowl. 
Kupp was the best WR in practice at the Senior Bowl, but Jones was the best in practice and the Game combined. "Those two have had a really impressive week," Bears OC Loggains said. "They're really football-smart guys and they've shown up [in the game], and showed up all week. It wasn't a surprise to us that they've played the way they have." It would be surprising now if either made it out of the 2nd Round.  
He also showed he could track the deep ball through good coverage and contact. "He kept me under the wing early," Jones said about Montgomery. "He’d always tell me to work smart. A lot of the times he’d tell me ‘Isaiah, you work, but work smart. Always be yourself.'" His hard work really paid off this year. 
I though he showed elite hands as well. "It's not just a sport out there, rarely you’ve seen things in life like it," Jones said. "It's something special to be a part of." He really showed some interesting speed at the Senior Bowl. 
He needed to garner 147 catches his senior year to break the all-time FBS record of 388-catches. "Working to get this record made everything so surreal, not just in football, but in life." Jones said. "I knew this was all coming to an end and closing a chapter in my life but football is football, I just wanted this chance and to go out and play." Great long arms, and I love the way he goes up and takes the ball.
He did it. "I said, 'Wow,'" coach McGeoghan said. "I told him, 'To get to those numbers, you're going to have to do everything right all year long and catch some breaks.'" All that hard work showed up at the Senior Bowl. 
Overview: A personable, polished and gifted performer who completed record-breaking career as one of the premier pass catchers in NCAA history … Owns FBS, American Athletic Conference and ECU career (399) and single-season (158) standards in receptions … A Fred Biletnikoff Award, William V. Campbell Trophy and Senior CLASS Award Finalist in 2016 … Was also formally recognized as a Heisman Trophy candidate by the Heisman Trust … Additionally, earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors for work in the classroom … Played all four receiving positions as a senior after starring at the “H” slot during first three campaigns … Played in 50 games with 41 starts, averaging 8.0 receptions and 85.6 reception yards per contest … Broke FBS career record with 19-yard reception at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium vs. Navy on Nov. 19, 2016, surpassing former teammate Justin Hardy’s (2011-14) mark of 387 … Set FBS single-season standard with a two-yard catch at Temple a week later on Nov. 26, eclipsing the previous mark of 151 by Bowling Green’s Freddie Barnes (2009) … Stands 12th on the all-time NCAA (FBS) receiving yards list with 4,279 yards ... Became 19th player in FBS history with 4,000-plus receiving yards vs. SMU (14-yarder) on Nov. 12 during senior campaign ... A two-time All-American Athletic Conference selection ... Owns league and program single-season records for most receptions (158 in 2016) and reception yardage (1,746 also in 2016) … Also has school and AAC career mark for receptions (399) and stands second in the school annals for receiving yards (4,279) and touchdown catches (23) ... One of only two East Carolina receivers with over 4,000 reception yards (Justin Hardy/4,541) … Closed career with streak of at least one reception in 47-straight games (dating back to Sept. 28, 2013 vs. North Carolina) … Caught multiple passes in 49 contests, reached double-digit reception figures 18 times (two/2014, six/2015, 10/2016) and posted triple-digit receiving yard totals on 19 occasions (two/2013, three/2014, five/2015, nine/2016) … Of his 399 receptions, 172 exceeded 10 yards in length (49 were for 20-plus) … Racked up 100 or more all-purpose yards in 25 games (three/2013, seven/2014, six/2015, nine/2016).



*Curtis Samuel- 5-11, 196, 4.31, 37"V, 9'11"Br, 7.09 3-C, 4.33 SS, 31 1/4"Arm, 18 Reps


Ohio State

12/2016: Samuel is the most versatile weapon in the Draft this year. "He can do whatever you ask of him as far as getting the ball in his hands: kickoff return, punt return, receiver, line up in the backfield, he catches snaps at quarterback," Barrett said. "During the 2015 season he came in behind Zeke and people weren't really talking about him. He had been playing running back and he made the transition to play H-back in the spring of 2015. That spring you could really see what he was capable of doing and he was starting to get the reps. He'd jump back into the backfield and run the ball then he'd get out there and line up one-on-one with a corner. Not everybody can do that." He can look like he can do anything he wants on the field sometimes.
He is a true hybrid player who can be just as effective at WR as he is at RB. "Some of them were from quarterback," Urban Meyer said. "Some of them were from obviously receiver and tailback. So he's the first true hybrid I've had in a while where he's big enough [to play RB]." But don't get it wrong guys, he is an RB first. 

He makes the first guys miss behind the line as well as anyone in this Draft. He is a great cutback runner. "I remember first coming in and going straight to receiver, when I came in early in January, my hands were not where they are at now," Samuel said. "I felt like I was dropping a couple of passes. Just eye-hand coordination was not there. But now just putting in the time and the amount of reps you seen me here, just coming in on the off day and just coming and keep catching passes. I feel like it definitely helped my hands improved." He is still learning about playing WR.

He has been a clutch player for Ohio State, like his last second TD against Michigan. "It was a screen and No. 5 came over the top," OSU QB Barrett said. "He scraped over the top, I guess he had Curtis in man. I thought we had a good look. That's why we ran the play, or I continued to run the play. Then, he did a good job skirting over the top and Curtis did his thing." He followed his blockers and scored the biggest TD of the 4th quarter.

Or his overtime run that won the game. "On the last play, we ran a stretch to the left," Urban Meyer said. "It's a 20-man lead is the call, and Curtis scored. We motioned the tight end across, two backs in the backfield. We expected them to bring their defense and pressure and the left tackle, Jamarco, did a nice job sealing it. Tailback led Mike Weber, and Curtis scored, and we won." They lined him up at WR in that game and that got them back in it, but it was his play at RB that won them that game. 

But what makes him the versatile player in the Draft, is that he started playing more WR so they could put the Soph RB Weber on the field more. "I think it's a little harder at that position to get it, the H-back, but he certainly is having that kind of year that he should be in the conversation," Urban Meyer said about Samuel. "I remember in 2008 we had Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin. I think Tim won it in 2007 and finished [top five] in '08, but Percy was right there as well and should have been. I can't remember where he finished or if he even got votes and all that, but I remember that conversation came up as well." You could say that he is a bigger more RB version of Percy Harvin.
2016 Season (Junior): First Team All-America by the Associated Press and The Sporting News ... Second Team selction by the FWAA and Fox Sports ... was a finalist for the Chicago Tribune’s Silver Football award ... first team All-Big Ten conference receiver ... ranked second in the Big Ten in receptions (65), yards (822) and receiving touchdowns (7) ... has 704 rushing yards and 7 additional touchdowns and is the only player in the nation with at least 700 rushing and 700 receiving yards ... leads the Buckeys with 1,546 all-purpose yards, ranking first in the Big Ten with 128.8 ypg ... team-high 17 plays of 20 or more yards ... leads the team with 15 total TDs, eight rushing, seven receiving ... second in the Big Ten with 65 receptions ... scored the game-winning TD in the second overtime to help Ohio State defeat Michigan and earn a spot in the 2016 CFP ... recorded four catches for 40 yards and a TD in the win at MSU ... caught five passes for 74 yards and a TD and rushed for 38 yards and two scores in the road win at Maryland ... caught eight passes for 137 yards and two TDs in the win over No. 10 Nebraska, including a 75-yarder ... also rushed for 41 yards to earn Big Ten co-offensive player of the week honors vs. the Huskers ... recorded eight receptions for 68 yards and added a career-long 74-yard TD run at Penn State, the longest rush by a Buckeye this season ... seven receptions for 68 yards and seven carries for 31 yards and a score vs. Northwestern ... rushed for 46 yards and caught a team-high six passes for 58 yards in the overtime win at Wisconsin ... rushed for 98 yards, including a 36-yard TD run on 4th-and-1 in the win at Oklahoma ... 82 yards on the ground and a score vs. Indiana ... had himself a day in the season opener vs. Bowling Green with 261 total yards and three TDs on 84 yards rushing and a career-high 177 yards through the air, including a 79-yard slant for a TD in the first quarter ... totaled three plays of 20+ yards ... had 140 all-purpose yards in the win over Tulsa.




*Malik McDowell- 6-5, 276 , #4


Mich ST

12/2016: He sucked this year. "I think that this is the year that sort of catapults him," Dantonio said. "So he's got to have a great year and I think he's poised to do that." I agreed with everything Dantonio said in August, only he didn't. He faltered terribly.
If he wasn't injured he should fall into Day Two. "He's going to be getting in the backfield almost every play," Bullough said. "He's not going to take a play off. He's going to work his tail off, which he has been. Combine all of those things, I'm excited for him." Only he didn't. He look like he was taking plays off, and should have entered the Draft last year.
We wasn't only unproductive, he was taken out of games and essentially benched. He was the top returning inside passrusher from 2015, and he was not near that in 2016. I simply don't know what to make of it.
09/2016: It is amazing how much speed and power he plays with. "If you just walk in the room with Malik you'll see he's a freak, and that shows on the football field," Mich ST LB Riley Bullough said. "I'm extremely excited for him this year." He shouldn't be able to physically dominate inside like he does, but he does.
He plays so well with his arms extended. He is the guy teams double first in the rush. "Whether it be an opposing coach, a coach here, or a person at the next level watching him, they look at the intricacies," Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio says. "It's not about sacks. It's how he takes on blocks: his hand placement, his pursuit, his reaction to different blocking schemes, things of that nature. That's where he's a lot different than where he was as a freshman. Knowledge is power. And he's got a great deal of football knowledge now." When he gets stuck trying to split the double, he can spin out of it with nice agility. 
Terrific stunter. Great burst up field after he loops outside on a stunt. "If it doesn't happen, I'm still going to make something shake," McDowell said about all the double and triple teams. "Send as many people at me as you want to. That means somebody else is open. I ain't really tripping. One of my linebackers is going to come make the play, one of my D-tackles is going to get off. I know the right people see what I'm doing even if I don't actually make the play." His speed makes it tough for the OLs to adjust.
He kills RBs on blitz pickup. He will knocked them five yards backwards, with the ORG pulling on his inside arm. "He's going to be getting in the backfield almost every play," Bullough said. "He's not going to take a play off. He's going to work his tail off, which he has been. Combine all of those things, I'm excited for him." Great initial burst. 
He can get the OLG so out of position with his initial burst, that he can hold him off with one hand as he chases down the RB outside. "He understands this defense now," Mich ST DL Damon Knox said. "He's comfortable in our system. He knows the ins and outs of it. I think when we’re in our film room or on the field, you see a young guy make a mistake. He's actually always the first guy, me and him kind of compete to get to a guy and coach a guy up and share what we know to help them better themselves. Malik has become a great leader on this team. He’s vocal, he comes out and practices like he’s in a game every day. So I think that’s a tremendous thing to say about his game and what type of person he is." 
All out all the time guy. "He can lead by example, and that’s what he’s doing right now," MSU DL coach Burton said. "His voice is starting to pick up in the room. Also because he understands the defense. When you’ve played 600 snaps, you’re expected to be a leader and it starts with your actions, and then we’ll bring the other things forward. He prides himself in growing in that role and that’s what we’re trying to work on right now. So he’s truly a work in progress in that part of it." He took a huge step forward late in the year last season.07/2016: He is going to be an NFL Nose Tackle. He might be a 5-tech. But right now he is still an undersized DT with who plays with amazing power for his size. "The key is being able to get up every day to go to work," Dantonio says. "The sky's the limit for him. I still believe he's got room to grow because he can be dominant. Now he has an opportunity to be that guy." Terrific playing with his hands and feet in balance to get past the OLG in the rush. 
Great aggression hustling outside to get the RB in the flat. Iowa started triple teaming him in the rush. He can hop outside the ORG and slap off his arms with both arms, and dance past him untouched except when he slapped his arms with both hands. Then he went and chased the QB out of the pocket. Nice job as the second guy in on the sack, and punching the ball out as he hits the QB, like he did against Iowa.
CAREER NOTES: Third-year player and two-year letterwinner is expected to be a force on the defensive line in his second year as a starter in 2016 . . . listed as the starting nose tackle on the preseason depth chart, but has the ability to play any position on the defensive line . . . dynamic playmaker was ranked No. 7 in Athlon Sports Big Ten Player rankings . . . has played in 27 career games, including 15 consecutive starts . . . has 56 career tackles, including 17 for losses (75 yards) and 6.0 sacks (53 yards ) . . . named to preseason watch lists for the Bednarik Award (college defensive player of the year), Nagurski Trophy, and Outland Trophy (interior lineman of the year).
2015 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Second-team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media . . . named first-team All-Big Ten by ESPN.com and second-team by The Associated Press and Athlon Sports . . . named to CampusInsiders.com All-Sophomore Team (first team) . . . named recipient of the team's Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award (defense) . . . ranked second on the team in tackles for loss (13 for 54 yards), tied for second in QB hurries (8) and third in sacks (4.5 for 38 yards) . . . ranked second on the team with 146 production points during the regular season . . . ranked second among Spartan defensive linemen with 41 tackles. named to ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team after recording two tackles, including a 2-yard loss, vs. No. 2 Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Cotton Bowl Classic . . . had two tackles and was credited with a half tackle for loss and a QB hurry in the Big Ten Championship Game vs. No. 4 Iowa. named Spartan Co-Defensive Attack Force Player of the Week after leading the team with 25 production points in the win over Penn State; returned an interception 13 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter and also had a 10-yard sack. recorded a tackle and partially blocked OSU's Cameron Johnston's punt late in the fourth quarter in the win at No. 2 Ohio State that helped give MSU good field position (ball on OSU 48-yard line) with 4:07 remaining to set up the Spartans' game-winning field-goal drive as time expired in the 17-14 win. named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after posting career highs in tackles (eight) and tackles for loss (4.5 for 14 yards) vs. Maryland; his 4.5 tackles for loss are the eighth-best single-game total in MSU history and the second most by a Big Ten player last season

9.6 (Desire) 


*Quincy Wilson- 6-1, 211, 6.86 3-C, 4.02 SS! 4.54, 32"V, 9'10"Br, 32 1/4"A, 14 Reps



10/2016: Excellent quick feet in press. "I came to Florida so I could be with the best DBs," Quincy Wilson said. "It just brings out the best in you." He is the best pure Press Corner in this Draft.

He likes to hop a little side to side to slow the WR's release. "When I first saw him, I thought he was a linebacker," Luke Del Rio said. "I'm glad I don't have to throw against [him.]" He is he biggest of the top QBs.

His speed will decide how early he goes. "I don't know that's an end-all," McElwain said. "But the way these two guys play, talk about being proud of what you put on film. These guys are proud of what they put on film, and it shows." They make throwing the ball near impossible in FLA.

Likes to charge the WR when he lines up way off in Off. They like to challenge the short routes, and disguise that by lining up way off, and bursting to the line. Sounds nuts, but he makes it work. He had a great INT in the endzone, against Tenn. He anticipate the route, and got in front of the WR, and caught the ball. He got in front of him, and held the WR a little, and then got to the spot where the QB was throwing.
2015: Appeared in 14 games, starting nine…Had two interceptions and five pass breakups…Also had 19 tackles… 2014: Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman and started twice at cornerback… Had 22 total tackles, second-most among true freshman… Recorded his first career interception with a diving snag at No. 3 Florida State that resulted in a Florida field goal… Had four tackles in three separate games, against Eastern Michigan, Georgia and East Carolina.



**Garett Bolles- Jr, 6-5, 296, #72



03/2017: I would not take this kid in the 1st, but someone will. 

He is JuCo sophomore who is 25-years old and available for the Draft. "It definitely was my family, putting my wife and son first and knowing I need to take care of them," Bolles said. "There were good things for both. I could've come back. Each way would've been a great decision. But I put in a lot of hard work and effort, and I know I made the right decision." Tough to argue with that.

He is just too massively inconsistent for me to put him in the 2nd Round. "Garett is as advertised,” coach Whittingham said. "He is a tremendous talent. He has a big frame, long wing span, great feet. He’s explosive. He’s agile. He’s the whole package." He has some of the heaviest hands I have ever seen.

Need to watch some more Tape. "We recruit athleticism size and strength and he possesses all three of those things," his OL coach Harding said. "He’s a physical kid and does a good job of finishing blocks. Off the field he puts in a lot of time and he’s definitely got the right work ethic." He is also very inconsistent moving backwards.

UTAH: In his first season as a starter as a juco transfer.
2016: First-team all-Pac-12 … Started 12 games at left tackle … third on the team with 891 snaps … second on the team with 11 cuts … four cuts against Oregon State is the most by a Ute this season … named first-team all-Pac-12 and USA Today second-team.
PRIOR TO UTAH: NJCAA first team All-American in 2015 … has three years to play two … No. 1 overall junior college prospect in the nation by Scout.com, which rated him as five stars … No. 3-ranked juco prospect and four-star rating by Rivals.com … 2015 Western States Football League Offensive Player of the Year … first team all-WSFL in 2015 and second-team in 2014 … helped Snow College finish No. 2 in the 2015 NJCAA rankings … Snow won the 2015 WSFL championship and the Salt City Bowl … has played offensive tackle for only two years after playing defensive tackle at Westlake HS (Utah) … also played lacrosse in high school.

9.6 (Age)


Eddie Jackson- 6', 194, #4



10/2016: He has played both Corner and Safety for Alabama. He reminds me of McCourty at Safety. Elite punt returner. Great speed to run the smaller WR down from behind. He moves from dropping deep in coverage, to slashing up to hit the RB on the second level as fast as any Safety in this Draft.

He was really impressive against Tenn. He can really come up and hit guys. He has some great speed. He also returns punts. He has some interesting speed chasing the RB down from behind. He is a lot faster than I thought. He can get from 12-yards deep as a cover two safety, past the LOS on the edge on a Toss, as fast as any FS I have ever seen.

He broke his leg against A&M, and is out for the rest of the season. "The good news is Eddie’s going to be fine," Saban said. "This is not going to be something that’s going to affect his career in any kind of way, shape or form. He’s obviously going to be out for the season, but if there’s anything that’ll heal and he won’t have problems with, it’s a broken bone." If he plays in the Senior Bowl he will be a 1st Round pick.
He was so valuable to Alabama on multiple units. "We hate losing him," Saban said. " He’s a great leader, was a really a great player for us in the secondary. He’s a great person on our team. But it’ll create an opportunity for somebody else, and hopefully they’ll be able to take advantage of it." I think I would take him over Jamal Adams. He is definitively better in coverage than Adams.

JUNIOR (2015): Made the transition to safety in the spring of 2015 and excelled in his new role ... selected to the All-SEC First Team by the conference coaches and Associated Press ... earned second team All-America honors from Walter Camp and the FWAA ... named a third team All-American by the Associated Press ... led the team in interceptions with six - two picks returned for touchdowns, a forced fumble and fumble recovery to go with his 46 tackles from the starting safety spot ... accumulated 230 return yards on his interceptions, shattering the previous all-time record of 163 by Hootie Ingram in 1952 across Ingram's 10 interceptions ... finished tied for seventh nationally and as the SEC leader for interceptions ... earned FWAA National Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance at Texas A&M ... one of 16 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation's top defensive back ... named as one of the UA coaching staff's defensive players of the week for his efforts against Georgia and at Texas A&M. Wisconsin: Made his first start at safety, recording six unassisted tackles - tied for second on the team - and the team's first interception of the season with a return of 41 yards ... helped limit the Badger offense to just 268 yards of total offense and 17 points. Middle Tennessee: Manned the starting safety position for the second straight week, finishing the home opener with three tackles and a forced fumble ... also recorded a fumble recovery to account for one of the Tide's season-high four turnovers. Ole Miss: Tallied five tackles, including a half tackle for a loss of one yard. ULM: Finished his day with one tackle against the Warhawks. Georgia: Recorded his first career interception return for a touchdown, picking off the Bulldog quarterback and returning the pass 50 yards for the score ... also added four tackles by day's end ... the pick-six was the Tide's first since 2013 ... anchored a Tide secondary that limited UGA to 106 yards passing. Arkansas: Picked off his team-high third pass of the season returning it for 20 yards ... also added three tackles by night's end. Texas A&M: Picked off two Aggie passes for 119 yards and a score ... his return yardage total was an Alabama all-time mark, surpassing Mark McMillian's 98 from 1991 ... notched returns of 26 and 93 yards, with the 93 yarder going for a score and marking the third-longest pick-six in UA history ... also added two tackles and two pass breakups to his career day ... was key in helping limit the A&M offense to a season-low 23 points. Tennessee: Recorded three tackles in limited action ... suffered a right knee injury after running into a UT offensive lineman ... injury sidelined him for nearly two quarters. LSU: Finished with two tackles on the day, including one for a loss (-5 yards) ... helped limit the Tigers to 128 yards passing and only six completions. Mississippi State: Third on the team in tackles with seven total stops, including three solos. Charleston Southern: Started and made one assisted tackle against CSU … helped limit the Buccaneers to 49 yards passing. Auburn: Made two solo tackles with one tackle for loss (-6 yards) … helped thwart the Auburn passing game and limit the Tigers to just 169 yards through the air. Florida: Helped limit the Gators to just 15 yards rushing and 180 total yards … had one tackle as the Tide only allowed Florida to complete only 37.5 percent of its passes. Michigan State: Totaled three tackles against the Spartans ... helped force the Spartan quarterback into two interceptions and a 19-for-32 day with his coverage in the secondary. Clemson: Earned Defensive MVP honors after his standout day against the Tigers ... hauled in his team-leading sixth interception of the season while adding three tackles ... jumped a route in zone coverage to pick off Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson early in the second quarter.
SOPHOMORE (2014): Penciled in to be a starter at cornerback before tearing his ACL in spring practice ... returned to game action on Sept. 6 against FAU and started 10 of 11 games at cornerback, including nine straight ... registered 41 total tackles, including two for loss (-12 yards), one sack (-11 yards), an interception (18 yards), six pass breakups, one recovered fumble (16 yards) and two forced fumbles ... earned Alabama Defensive Player of the Week honors after the FAU and Mississippi State games. FAU: Tied for second on the team with four tackles ... three of his tackles were solo, including one for a loss of a yard ... also forced one fumble.

9.7X (Safety)


Cooper Kupp- 6-1.5, 198. 6.75 3-Cone, 4.08 SS, (O) 4.62,  31"Vert, 9'8"Br, 31.5" Arm,


E. Wash

01/2017He reminds me of Chris Hogan. Tall, skinny, and fast dude. He plays with that kamikaze dash after the catch as well. Played very well against Pac-12 teams, when he stepped up to a higher level of comp. He is a very skilled WR. This guy is faster than you think, like Hogan. 

He played two division I schools in 2016 (Oregon, Wash ST). "I don’t think the jump in competition is as big as people believe it is," Cooper said. "But I think the difference is you’re going to get the very best effort from these guys. If you’re technique is off at all, if they smell any kind of weakness, or you’re off with anything, they take advantage of that quickly." He garnered 452-yards and 6-TDs on 27-receptions in those two games.  

Tough to judge when you've only see him play the two best games of his career: Oregon and Wash ST. "I don’t want to limit myself to anything," Cooper said. "While my film shows me playing a lot more in the slot. I was pushing every week to get more reps outside. [I] took reps in practice, always trying to work outside. I want to keep myself versatile. Play inside and outside. Be able to understand the whole concept of the offense and keep that opportunity open." But he was also uncoverable in Senior Bowl practices. 

Nice stutter step move to the inside shoulder on the Slant. He gets open fast on slants. They couldn't stop him at the Senior Bowl. He didn't goof around, he just burst inside on the goal line. He wins with a great initial burst to either shoulder of the CB.  He runs great patterns, and gets open in patterns. He returned three punts for TDs in college. He comes from great stock. Both his father and grandfather played in the NFL.

Career Versus Pac-12: Eastern was 2-2 versus the Pac-12 Conference in Kupp’s four seasons at Eastern, piling up 11 touchdowns receiving on a total of 40 catches for 716 yards. That’s an average of 17.9 yards per catch and a TD every 3.6 grabs against the four Pac-12 schools in the Pacific Northwest – Washington State, Washington, Oregon and Oregon State. In his first game since deciding to return to Eastern for his senior football season, Kupp helped EWU beat Washington State (9/3/16) 45-42. He had 12 catches for 206 yards and three touchdowns, as the three-time All-America receiver broke the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision record, finishing the game with 59. He also completed a pass for 22 yards against the Cougars, and rushed twice for 29 yards. "Today, the best player on the field was Cooper Kupp," said Washington State head coach Mike Leach, whose team had nine victories and won a bowl game in 2015, then won eight more in 2016. As a junior, Kupp set Autzen Stadium records of 15 catches for 246 yards against Oregon, including three TD grabs. The year before that he caught eight passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns against Washington -- the former team his grandfather, Jake Kupp, played for before becoming a Hall of Fame offensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints. As a redshirt freshman in 2013, in his first collegiate game, Kupp caught five passes for 119 yards and two scores against OSU. The Eagles upset the 25th-ranked Beavers 49-46, becoming just the fourth FCS team to beat a ranked squad from the NCAA Football Bowl Championship Subdivision.

2016 Statistics: Kupp finished with a Big Sky Conference record 117 catches for 1,700 yards and 17 scores in the 2016 season, and accounted for two more scores passing, one rushing and one on a punt return. Including his rushing, passing and return yards, he finished the season with 2,047 yards (157.5 per game) and 21 touchdowns. He missed 1 1/2 games earlier in the season and almost a half at both Portland State (11/18/16) and Central Arkansas (12/3/16) with shoulder injuries. But he led FCS in receiving yards per game (130.8), was second in receptions per game (9.0), and joined teammate Shaq Hill as the FCS leader in receiving touchdowns (17).



Desmond King- 5-10, 201, 6.67 3-C! 4.18 SS! 11.57 60-YS, 34"V, 9'9"Br, 31"A, 14 Reps



08/2016: Great athlete. "He’s such a great athlete, with such a natural instinct for the game and where to be," his QB CJ Beathard said. "I go against him all the time. All spring it was, 'OK, Des is over there, I’m not big on that matchup right now. I’ll play away from him.' I've realized that. I think teams are starting to realize that as well." Great production. 

Great team leader. "What’s really kicked in is his experience," Ferentz said. "He also has a better understanding of how to take that experience and make it work better for him." He was the most underrated player in college football last year. 

He had 8 INTs last season to led the NCAA. "It’s a blessing," King said. "To know you can get the ball in your hands and escape a lot of people." Including a pick six that he took back 88-yards against Maryland.

01/2016: He is tied for the most INTs in the FBS with eight. "It’s just a natural instinct to me to have a knack for the ball, I guess. It's all about getting in good position. Every time I turn my head, the ball is there," King said. "I’m just a ballplayer. I'm an athlete who’ll do whatever I can to help the team. " He obviously has great instincts. He is one of those guys who is a little short, but not small. "Quite frankly, I thought he might be a safety," coach Ferentz said. "That was my professional opinion, which shows you what I know. But he had great ball skills and was very, very productive. In retrospect, maybe that was more telling than we gave it credit for" He is well built, or more accurately square built with broad shoulders.
When starting CB Jordan Lomax got injured in 2013, King got the surprise call up. "For a guy three months out of high school, that was pretty impressive," coach Ferentz said. "And then he played very well out there, too. One thing about recruiting evaluations is that you’re never 100 percent. I certainly wasn’t on that one. I figured he would be a safety. He proved us wrong on that one. I’m glad he’s playing corner." He has started every game since. You have to like him. He is so tough and aggressive. "His performance kind of leveled off. The thing you hope for every player, whether it’s high school or the NFL, is that they improve as they go on. He didn’t play badly last year [2014]. It was just OK. Solid, maybe that’s a better descriptive word. He didn’t really see that incline," coach Ferentz said. "What's really kicked in is his experience. He also has a better understanding of how to take that experience and make it work better for him." But he sure saw that incline this past season. I don't know what he'll run at the Combine, but I love the way he moves on the field. "He’s such a great athlete," Iowa QB Beathard said. "With such a natural instinct for the game and where to be. I go against him all the time. All spring it was, 'OK, Des is over there, I’m not big on that matchup right now. I’ll play away from him.' I’ve realized that. I think teams are starting to realize that as well." They sure are.

2015: Tied Iowa single-season record with eight interceptions (Lou King, 1981 and Nile Kinnick, 1939) . . . ranked second in the nation with eight interceptions, including two each vs. Pitt and Wisconsin . . . 88-yard interception return for a touchdown vs. Maryland ties as seventh longest in school history . . . Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . Jim Thorpe national Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . tied for ninth in the Big Ten with three interceptions in 2014 . . . one of four true freshmen to see action in 2013 . . . started at cornerback in win over Missouri State, becoming first true freshman to start in defensive secondary since 2002 . . . 69 tackles were most by a Big Ten freshman in 2013 . . . tied for team lead with three interceptions in 2014. 

9.7 (Speed)


Cordrea Tankersley- 6-1 1/4, 199 (U) 4.47-4.4, 



09/2016: He is a big fast CB, who plays to his size. ''He can fly," Swinney said. "He’s tough, physical and he’s long. He’s a big corner, and so I’m really proud of him. He’s got a chance to be really, really special." When he plays off, he can backpedal for a long time while watching the QB and the WR. He can set the edge on run downs and turn the RB inside.

He led the Tigers in INTs (5) and PBU (12) coming into the Champ game last season. "It was fun. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it," Tankersley said. "It’s something I expected and something I welcomed. I feel like I’ve made a little bit of a statement. It’s always room for improvement. I feel like I can go out there and add more to my game, but I feel like I’ve kind of established myself, but I still have more to give." No trouble turning his hips to run down the sideline with the WR. 

He gets so focused on the WR that he will not notice that it s a run sometimes. "He’s been as consistent a player as we’ve had on that defense all year," Dabo Swinney said. "He’s made a ton of plays, huge plays for us. He’s a physical guy and he’s very confident because of the experience and success that he’s had. He’s just as good as Mackensie. He’s a great player. There’s no question about it." Throws the blocking WR aside as quick as I've seen when a WR catches the ball underneath him. 

He can dive into the legs of WR leaping up to catch the ball in front of him and flip him over like a pancake. "Cordrea has been great," TJ Green said. "He goes unheard of because of Mackensie. He’s amazing. He shuts down the other side of the field like Mackensie does. He makes it a lot easier for us to read our keys and not have to worry about the outside." He will sometimes grab shirt, and glide next the WR as he cuts two or three times. 

Nice quick feet moving backwards. "He gets overlooked a lot. I don’t know why, but that’s just the way it is right now," Jayron Kearse said. "You can tell just by watching the games, he makes plays. He can tackle, he can cover. He’s a great player and he continues to get better." Smooth hips turning and running with WR outside. 

Nice strong form tackler. "I feel like I can step into that elite lockdown role,"  Tankersley said. "And go out there and compete and keep doing what I’ve been doing," When a WR catches the ball in front of him he can take him down with a nice hit quickly. Plays his position well outside and doesn't let the RB get the sideline. He can stay with the WR on the double move. Nice size. 

OUTLOOK: Senior who has elevated his level of play into that of an all-conference caliber cornerback ... was the top backup at cornerback and a mainstay on special teams in 2014 ... has 84 tackles, five interceptions and 11 pass breakups in 1,045 snaps over 40 games (15 starts) in his career ... has 18 special teams tackles in his career ... preseason third-team All-American by Athlon and fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele ... rated nation’s No. 7 preseason cornerback by Lindy’s.
2015: Third-team All-ACC (media, coaches) ... led team with five interceptions and 11 pass breakups ... Renwick-Flanders Most Improved Award on defense ... tied for 20th in the nation in interceptions ... had 60 tackles in 887 snaps over 15 games (15 starts) ... also had 3.5 tackles for loss ... had five tackles, 1.5 for loss, in his first career start against Wofford ... had a breakout performance at Louisville with his first career interception and three pass breakups ... earned co-defensive player-of-the-game honors with Kevin Dodd for his effort ... tallied one pass breakup in win over Notre Dame ... second career interception was against Georgia Tech, which he returned 10 yards ... had a sack and PBU in Boston College win ... scored first career touchdown at Miami on a 36-yard interception return ... broke up two passes at NC State ... added his fourth interception in win over Wake Forest ... came up with fifth pick on the opening second-half drive against North Carolina in the ACC Championship Game ... tallied six tackles and two pass breakups in the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma ... had five stops in the National Championship Game.



*Josh Jones- 6-1, 220, (O) 4.41! 37.5" Vert! 11' Broad! 32" Arms, 20 Reps!



03/2017: He is a guy who looked like a 3rd or 4th Round pick, but tested like a 1st Round pick at the Combine. "I came to N.C. State as a young boy and I’m leaving as a man," Jones said. "My road along the way has not been a smooth one, it has been with a lot of learning experiences, but I wouldn’t redo any of it because it helped me grow into a man." So I think that puts him in the 2nd somewhere. 

He is also a unique talent who played CB and LB as well as SS. "This guy would just as soon hit you as look at you on the football field," an NFL DB coach said. "Hey, it's fun to watch his tape because he's already got that NFL mentality to him, but he gets way out of control too. I saw that early on in the tape. You've got to rein him in a little bit." Last season he played primarily FS. 

But they would still put him in the Box, and would even blitz him off the edge like a linebacker. So he has that Chung versatility where he can play linebacker, FS, and cover slot guys when you need him too. He is one of those chess pieces that a smart DC can move around the board strategically to do hundred different things. 

2016: Josh garnered 3 INTs, 1 FF, 3.5 TFL, on 109 tackles.



**DeShone Kizer- Rr-So, 6-4, 230


Notre Dame

12/2016: He is not ready for the NFL. He is not a top ten pick. He will not be going to Chicago in the top five. QBs with his resume do not succeed in the NFL. When he gets into trouble, he still uses his legs too much, and that never-never-never works in the NFL. 

I feel like Bruce singing "41 shots" over and over again, only in my head it is "23 starts". QBs need experience. Whatever Kizer saw in college, he is not going to see that in the NFL. QBing in the NFL is the most difficult thing to do in sports. Mentally speaking College football is like living on Earth, and the NFL is like living on the Moon. There is very little in common with the two worlds. 

23 starts, and college is for learning and growing. "That's my biggest regret in the first four games," Kiser said, "is I had so much love for this position, love for this team, that I took on a lot more than I ever should, which put a lot of pressure on my back. That's something that I'm going to have to remove and go back to just doing what I love and having a good time." The NFL is a cold stark business that kills QBs and spits them out like cold dead Moon rocks. 
23 Starts. "DeShone is an extremely gifted quarterback that was faced with a difficult decision," Kelly said. "He could return: as a senior captain at Notre Dame, a place that he loves, and with a program that respects him immensely. Or, he could begin the next chapter in his life and accept the opportunity that likely awaits in the NFL. While he chose the latter, the type of leadership DeShone displayed this past season will benefit our program moving forward. He’ll certainly be missed on and off the field, but we’re very happy for him and his family. DeShone will always represent this University with the utmost professionalism and class." The success rate for QBs with that little experience has not been great.
23 starts, and he will not be ready to play. "I know that the draft is a very unique opportunity and there’s obviously a lot of factors that go into it and it’s virtually unpredictable where you may land and where you may go," Kizer said. “It’s completely in someone else’s hands. I think that this season was a decent representation of who I am as an athlete. Whatever they choose to do for that one report is what they choose to do. I think there’s a lot more information we’re going to have to bring in before we actually make a final decision." Whoever drafts him is going to have to Redshirt him for a year or two.
23 Starts, and he couldn't win games.  "The way he carried himself on the sideline, my whole perspective on him changed in an instant," Prosise says. "He's ready to go. He's not shocked. He's not scared." He was baptized in these waters.
23 starts, and had a losing record. "Listen, we trust you," Nick Martin said he told Kizer. "You've got to know that, first and foremost." He has the leadership qualities you need in a QB. 
23 Starts, and he declared for the Draft. "He'll come up to me [and ask], 'What can I do better? Am I communicating with you? Am I being loud enough?'" Martin said. "He's loud. He's confident. How the quarterback tells the line a call, that's big." It is going to be hard for a team to take him in the 1st.

9.6 (Spread QB,

Starts, wins)


*Jalen Tabor- 6', 191, #31 



08/2016: He can protect the sideline against the run, with one hand in the WR chest. Stronger than he looks. Terrific shadowing receiver. He can really stick to the WR. Stays right on his shoulder on the comeback. Phenomenal feet and balance. I am going to have to put him back in the 1st. I took him out because of CC. I don't like it when teammates get in fights with teammates. But there are some great Corners in this Draft, who give up inches in coverage, not feet or yard, but inches.

08/2016: He had good production last year, but still hasn't come in to his own. He had some trouble this season already, getting in a fight with a teammate. "Both C'yontai and Jalen will not be involved with the team or practice due to behavior that is not acceptable,'' McElwain said in a news release. "By no means are these bad guys and yet consequences have been handed down. We will not look the other way when it comes to breaking of team policies." He needs to mature.

He had a sack against Mississippi (but the QB may have been down). "I like the aggressive attitude," McElwain said. "In fact, I wish our whole team in some spots had that same self-confidence because of their work. And he's put in the work." He will get over aggressive in the jam sometimes. Then he can get over powered by the WR Like against Laquon Treadwell, who really beat him up. Plays mainly on the Weakside. Blocks for his teammates when they intercept the ball. Zones the flat and by the marker a lot. 

Leaps backward in Press too much, and doesn't jam. Very finesse CB. "I love the guy," McElwain said after the suspension. "He's a guy who cares. He's a guy who has really invested in himself. I think he's grown up immensely as far as how he's going about his business." Great quick feet changing direction. He can move like an NFL CB sometimes. He has some nice suddenness in his shoulders. Not a bad tackler from the slot. Played  a lot of Slot-Corner for FLA last year. He will avoid contact sometimes. 

Better tackling from behind. Terrible standing up to blocks against the run. Needs to get stronger. 

Played deep Off in the slot against 3rd and very long. Gets in a jam. Played some zone coverage. Played both press and Off coverage. Likes to gallops back sidesaddle so he can watch the QB and WR. Quick feet. Very light on his feet. He has the athleticism to play CB in the NFL. Lines up more like a FS a lot. 

Doesn't always play the ball in the air well. He can get beat up by bigger WRs. Not as physical in the run game as you want. Tough WRs can pancake him at the point. "I'm me," Tabor said after suspension announced. "I'm going to be honest. What you see is what you get. Sometimes [it hurts me]. If you ain't being you, if you ain't living for nothing, you'll die for anything. That's how I see it." Plagued by immaturity and character concerns.

2015: Appeared in 13 games, starting nine…Named First Team All-SEC by Coaches, AP, ESPN.com, Athlon, PFF and Gridiron Now…Sporting News Second Team All-American...Named Honorable Mention All-America by SI.com and PFF…First Gator since Brandon Spikes (2009) to return two interceptions for touchdowns in one season…racked up 18 pass deflections.

2014: Played in all 12 games and started five times at cornerback as a true freshman… Led all freshman with 31 total tackles on the season and had 4.0 tackles-for-loss, 2.0 sacks, eight pass breakups and an interception… Earned Freshman All-America First Team honors from Sporting News and Second Team honors from Scout.com… Named to the SEC All-Freshman team… Earned SEC Co-Freshman of the Week Honors after his first career start at Tennessee, when he totaled five tackles, a sack, one pass breakup, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery… Had a team-leading two tackles-for-loss against Alabama.

9.7 (Speed) 


Jordan Willis- 6-3 3/4, 255, (O)) 4.53! S-1.54! 39" Vert!, 6.85 3-C! 4.28 SS! 33.5" A, 24 R


Kansas ST

03/2017: He ran his way into Day Two at the combine, because he is a pure speed rusher. He either runs around the ORT, or he doesn't do much. He is not going to unleash a variety of moves on the Tackles. But he was great at hitting the quarterback in college. Now we know how he did it. He did with a 1.54 10-yard Split, which was tops for DLs at the Combine. He was a team captain. Nice push pull. Nice feet moving backwards. He looked like an OLB in space drills at the Combine. Showed some quicks moving laterally in bag drill. Fast in swim drill. Great reaction. 

He played well at the Senior Bowl. "I wanted to get back into the speed work," Willis said. "Having a break with the Senior Bowl and other things, I lost a couple of weeks, so getting back into the groove of speed work, explosion work. Training mode is different from playing football, so there's different stuff you need to do to focus on running as fast as you can and jumping as high as you can jump. I know what I'm capable of doing, so I feel like I'll have a pretty solid combine and pro day. I'm right where I need to be." He is really a one move rusher, the speed rush.

He reminds me of Ninkovich. "I've been a 4-3 defensive end my entire life, but I would be excited and would want to be able to stand up as a 3-4," Willis said. "I feel like I have a skill set to be able to do that. I've talked to 3-4 teams that were confident I'd be able to do that. They were like 'It's not like we're going to have you drop in coverage on the other team's No. 1 receiver or anything like that. I'll be rushing 75-80 percent of the time, and that's what I am. I'm a pass-rusher." He likes to dip under the ORT.

He even sounds like a Patriot. "I want to give credit to my strength coaches," Willis said. "Everybody across the country has a strength staff, but Coach Dawson and Coach Shawn and Coach Meredith and Coach Honeycutt, those are the guys I work with. Their program, it forces you to be in good shape. The Big 12 is really about how conditioned you are. You can play football, but you really have to be in shape with the style of play. Every time you take the field, it's like two-minute, and it's faster than a two-minute drill at times. Once you know you're in shape, everything else comes easy." His running in the 4.5s was a great number for him.

CAREER: One of the best defenders to play at Kansas State... A four-year letterwinner who played in 48 games with starts over the final 39 games of his career... Finished third in school history in career sacks (26.0), a mark that also tied for seventh in Big 12 history and were the 10th most nationally among active players at the time of his departure... His 164 yards of loss due to sacks are the third most in school history... Also finished ninth in school history in career tackles for loss (40.5), the first Wildcat to crack the list since Ben Leber in 2001... Had the fourth-most yards due to TFLs in school history (202)... Had seven career forced fumbles, tied for the fifth most in school history and tied for 10th nationally among active players at the end of his career... Had a sack in 11 of his last 17 games, while he had at least a half TFL in 15 of the last 17... Helped 2016 Senior Class earn a 32-20 record and two bowl victories.
2016: Started all 13 games, recording 52 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and a school-record tying 11.5 sack en route to numerous All-America accolades and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors from the league’s coaches and Associated Press... Was the fifth Wildcat to be named the league’s defensive player of the year but the first lineman to do so... Picked up Second Team All-America citations from Sporting News and Pro Football Focus, while he was a third-team honoree from the Associated Press and Phil Steele... Also named the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year by the league’s coaches and was named a First Team All-Big 12 performer by the coaches, AP, ESPN.com, Phil Steele and Pro Football Focus... Was on the Midseason Watch List for the Hendricks Award. Tied the school’s single-season sack record with Ryan Mueller (2013), Ian Campbell (2006) and Nyle Wiren (1996)... His 11.5 sacks also led the Big 12 and tied for 12th nationally... Finished second in the Big 12 and tied for 21st nationally in TFLs... Forced over 100 yards in TFLs and 80 yards in sacks, the first player to do so since Andrew Shull in 2002... Had three forced fumbles to tie for third in the Big 12... Recorded a second-best 2.0 sacks on three occasions – at West Virginia, vs. Texas Tech and vs. Texas... Tallied a career-best nine tackles at Oklahoma... Had a season-high 3.0 TFLs against Texas... Only notched two tackles but batted down a career-best two passes at Baylor.



*Budda Baker- 5-10, 192, #32



12/2016: Now he is getting ready to play Alabama in the Playoff. "They're very good, they have length at corner, they're very good cover guys. I think the scheme that they play, they don't make a lot of mistakes," Saban said. "They're sort of a little bit Seattle Seahawk-like in the fact that we're gonna do what we do and we're gonna do it really well. They do a great job of executing the things that they play. They do a great job of breaking on the ball." Did he just compare him to Earl Thomas?

10/2016: He does not let WR's block him. "It was the No. 1 thing we had to get done when we first arrived here," co-DC Jimmy Lake said. "All you had to do was watch the tape. He was a once-in-a-decade type of a player." When he has backside contain he holds it well, and when they run a reverse he gets into the backfield and tackles him with prejudice. 

Nice blitzer from the edge.  "He's almost a Honey Badger-type in terms of how athletic he is, and his ability to diagnose plays," USC OC Tee Martin said. "When you watch Washington on film, you see him flash across the screen and it's like, Oh boy. He's everywhere." He is a beast on the goal line. 

He can blitz through a hole on  the left side of the line, and run down the RB running to the right from behind. Nice job taking down the TE who catches the ball in front of him in the flat. He hits like a linebacker. When he sees the RB catching the ball out of the backfield, he comes down hill and destroys him. He can intercept the ball with one-hand. Like he did in the Cactus Bowl last year against OK ST, and then he returned it 44-yards. 

2016: Named Midseason All-America by ESPN, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated and USA Today ... a semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award the Lott IMPACT Trophy and the Bednarik Award ... started at safety vs. Rutgers, finishing with two tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss ... shared the team lead with six tackles, including half of a sack and one-and-a-half tackles for loss, in the win over Idaho ... also had a forced fumble on the opening kickoff of the game, which led to the UW scoring on the first play from scrimmage ... named the team's special teams player of the week for the Idaho game ... two tackles, including half of a tackle for loss, in the win over Portland State ... made 10 tackles, nine of them solo, in the win at Arizona ... six tackles and a pass break-up in the win over No. 7 Stanford ... three tackles and an interception on the very first play of the game (returned for 15 yards) in Washington's 70-21 win at Oregon ... two tackles, including a tackle for loss, in the Huskies' win over Oregon State ... six tackles and a pass break-up in the win at No. 17 Utah ... three tackles in the win at California ... seven tackles, including two tackles for loss, against USC ... named the coaches' defensive player of the week after finishing the Arizona State game with one-and-a-half sacks and five total tackles ... led the Huskies with eight tackles in the Apple Cup, two of them for a loss ... also had an interception against the Cougars and was named the coaches' defensive player of the game vs. WSU ... four tackles and two pass break-ups in the Pac-12 Championship Game win over Colorado.
2015: Played in, and started, 12 of 13 games during the season ... earned first-team All-Pac-12 and honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 ... started the first three games of the year at safety, before sitting out the Cal game due to injury ... notched four tackles and two pass break-ups ... had just one tackle, plus a 40-yard kickoff return, in the win over Sacramento State ... returned to starting role in the win at USC, notching eight tackles, including half of a tackle for loss ... eight tackles, one tackle for loss, vs. Oregon ... team-high 10 tackles, plus an interception, at Stanford ... three tackles and an interception on a Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half during the Arizona game ... served as a captain for the Arizona game ... started vs. Utah, but left the game early (due to injury) after making one tackle ... three tackles at Arizona State ... three tackles in the win over Washington State ... racked up seven tackles and a pass break-up in the Heart of Dallas Bowl win over Southern Miss ... co-winner of the team's Don James Perseverance Award.

9.7 (Size)


Zach Cunningham- 6-3, 230, #41



12/2016: He has not been good the past few games. In fact, he was terrible against NC ST in the Bowl game. He wasn't taking on blockers well at all. He was taking bad angles. He wasn't productive in coverage. I got too excited when he leaped over the snapper and blocked a field goal attempt. He was not the player he was last year in the second half of the season, when he should have been putting up his best numbers.

07/2016: I love the way he moves on the field. "Zach Cunningham may be the best linebacker I've ever had the opportunity to coach in this structure of defense," HC Derek Mason said. "I’m not trying to talk him up because he’s on my team. He can match in coverage, he’s a sideline-to-sideline player, he has tremendous strength and he’s instinctive as all get out." He is bigger and stronger this season.
He can blitz up the gut like Jamie Collins and take the RB down in the backfield. "He is explosive and can cover a lot of ground," Mason said. "As a blitzer, he finds a way to finish. As a coverage guy, there’s very few guys that can run away from him because he runs like a deer. To have a guy that can do a lot of different dimensions in this defense is what makes Zach great." Plays a lot of ILB in their system.
Much better moving forward than backwards. "He was the only dude on our team that could get Gurley on the ground," Mason said. "That's special. He tackled him three times by himself. Believe me, the NFL is still trying to figure out how to tackle Gurley. That lets you know we’ve got a different player, but what we were looking for was consistency." Plays bigger than his size.

When he sees it he can meet the RB at the LOS. "He didn’t show it early in camp but when it came closer to game time, he started to figure out how you practice is how you play and if he wanted to be a starter," Mason said "If he wanted to be a guy, then he had to earn that right. And he did. Nigel [Bowden] got hurt. He stepped in and never gave it back." He has gotten better every season. 
Moves laterally well to stay in front of RB as he dances at the line. "He sees things before they happen," Mason said. "I had a guy like him at Stanford, Shayne Skov. You thought he wasn’t paying attention but he paid attention to everything. Zach understands angles. He can play sideline to sideline. He’s got great dimension. He can play on the line of scrimmage and get back. He can match running backs out of the backfield. We let him play to the boundary side and match receivers with safety help over the top. That dude has as many dimensions as any player I’ve ever coached." Top football Character. 

Cunningham Bio.



*TJ Watt- 6-5, 243, #42



01/2017: He was voted 2nd team All-American by the Associated Press. "I expected to be in this spot," TJ said. "I really worked hard and I wanted to be in this spot really bad. It’s awesome to see it pay off." He got better as the season went on.

He is the guy the O-line flows over to double naturally. "I’m just trying to come out here and do my job each and every week. If a big play happens, then it happens," TJ said. " I’m not trying to force things. I think there was a time where I was trying to force plays and it kind of got me lost a little bit. Now I’m back on track and trying to let the plays come to me." He was clearly coached by his brother as well.

He is so good at using speed to power to shove off the O-tackle, getting outside his shoulder, and turning into the QB. "T.J.’s a heck of a player," Wisconsin DC Wilcox said. "And he’s going to play football for a long time." He doesn't have his brothers size. Plus, he is a one year wonder.

JJ took his brothers, TJ and Derek, on  wacky European Vacation recently. "We never really got adjusted to the time change," JJ said. "We ran down the Champs-Élysées at 3 a.m. Worked out at 2 in the morning. The cool part, [was that they workout] just as hard as I do, even though the Eiffel Tower or gelato is just down the road." They trained like NFL guys while on vacation.

JJ has shown to be a good mentor to his brothers. "You've got to be willing to sacrifice," TJ's little bro Derek said as he watched him. "Whatever it takes this time in your life. That's what the great ones do. They put aside the fun and leisure things. You could say, for the short time, you have the opportunity to play at the highest level." He has a good step up into the NFL already.

12/2016He has such slick hands. They are very quick. "He's a big, physical guy, and he's a hard-working guy," Biegel said. "Offseason, you guys don't see it, but in the weight room, in spring practices, in the grind season, he's right at the top. That's what you want. That's why you come to Wisconsin. You want to be able to work out and be teammates with guys like that." I don't always seem to see what he is doing with them." He succeeds with his hands, burst, and speed as well as anyone in this Draft. He can also use his hands to knock passes down. Even when teams double him, he still has that knack for turning the corner. 

He is a one year wonder who garnered 11.5 sacks and 15.5 TFL on 63 Tackles in 2016. "Last year, I still wasn’t fully comfortable," TJ said. "I was still kind of scared to make mistakes. Once I got into the spring and I knew I had the starting role, I kind of loosened up and was able to make more plays, and throughout spring I was more and more productive. That’s when I kind of got my confidence." He also garnered 1 INT, 2 FF, and 4 PBU last season. 

He also seemed to have grown during the season. "He's literally a coach's dream, as far the hard work he's willing to put in to keep honing his craft constantly," Badger's OLB coach Tibesar said. "And he does all the little things." He is listed at 6-5. 

His Combine is going to be very interesting. "We started at ground zero," Tibesar said. "At that time, even though he was in his third fall at Wisconsin, it was kind of like having a freshman come in. You're trying to teach him for the first time how to play outside 'backer in our system." He is likely to be over drafted because of his name. 

I am very behind on this kid, because I thought for sure he was coming back for his senior year. "I think it'd be amazing if it was anyone but T.J.," Jack Cichy said. "You see it with his brothers. He comes from a football family, and he's a football player. At first, there was a learning curve, but he's blown that out of the water. He's matured drastically from the time he first came on the defensive side of the ball. And he's just really exponentially getting better every week." So I have a lot of film work to do, which will turn into a Tape soon.

2015 Season: Earned first letter, playing in all 13 games … recorded eight tackles, including 1.5 TFLs, and broke up three passes … made two tackles at Nebraska on Oct. 10 … posted 0.5 TFL in Holiday Bowl vs. USC on Dec. 30 … recorded 0.5 TFL vs. Rutgers on Oct. 31 … logged first career tackle with 0.5 TFL vs. Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 12 … made Badgers debut vs. Alabama on Sept. 5.
2014 Season: Did not play due to injury. 2013 Season: Redshirt season.



*Daeshon Hall- 6-6, 260, #10



09/2016: Hall gets to the QB quick, but unfortunately for him Garrett too often gets there quicker. "He’s good in his own right," Auburn HC Malzahn said. "They are both long. They both can finish, and are very impressive. It’s a definite challenge when you are throwing the football. You have to be aware of both. That’s a factor." Hall is 6-6 and 260 pounds, he is not a small passrusher.

He has that knack for hitting the quarterback. "The best thing to happen to Myles Garrett is Daeshon Hall," Sumlin said. "If you go back to the opener against Arizona State last year and everybody is talking about Myles Garrett. The fact that Daeshon Hall had four sacks against Arizona State changed the protection a little bit, and got Myles back on track to having the kind of season he had." He just has to keep rushing and improving.

He can run all the way around the QB and hit the RB from behind on the Draw. "I'm fine tuning things" Hall said. "I'm working on my hand fit, being a better student of the game, knowing the play calls, learning what everybody else is doing on the field, working with my hands and getting better every day." He has terrific speed. Knows how to set the edge.

He can chase the RB all the way across the field and tackle him from behind. "I'm becoming a veteran" Hall said. "I'm becoming a leader so everything is going smooth right now. We're more comfortable with the calls. It's like more and more guys know what everybody else is doing on the field, not just your job." Teams have started doubling him on 3rd and long. 
2015 (JUNIOR): Had a breakout season with 54 tackles, including 7.0 QB sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss ... started every game at defensive end ... also forced two fumbles, had four QB hurries and batted down two passes ... earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after making seven tackles, including four sacks and two forced fumbles in the season-opening win over No. 15 Arizona State.
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Contributed 29 tackles, including 4.5 QB sacks and 6.0 tackles for loss ... saw action in every game with five starts -- the first four games of 2014 and then the Missouri game in place of the injured Myles Garrett ... had a season-high seven tackles with a sack and two tackles for loss against Lamar ... also contributed six tackles in his start against Missouri.



Chris Godwin- 6-1, 209, 4.0 SS, 7.01 3-C, (O)4.42, 19 Reps! 31.5"A, 10"6'Broad, 36"V 


Penn ST 

03/2017: A Patriots scout was throwing to Godwin at his Proday. "His hands are so natural and strong, he reminds me of Cris Carter in terms of his hands," his agent said. "So we knew coming in today that we wanted to showcase that he's a crisp, clean route-runner and translate his speed into his routes, and I think we did that." He is also working out at the same place as Calvin Johnson was working out in before the Draft.

I am not comparing him to Johnson. "People don't realize, because Calvin Johnson was so gifted athletically, that he was one of the hardest workers in terms of taking care of his body and making the right decisions," his agent said. "Chris already has that. He has the maniacal work ethic to be great." His agent is comparing his work ethic to Megatron's work ethic.

He is still a better athlete than receiver. "I thought today went really well," Godwin said about his Proday. "Ran some pretty good routes. I just tried to go out there and show [NFL Teams] that I can be really well rounded. Whether that's short to intermediate routes or deep routes. Just trying to make me stand out from the rest of the groups of receiver." I do like his hands.

His ex-QB Hackenberg was at his Proday. "We’ve discussed a couple of different things," Godwin said. "But mainly we talked about how the transition went for him and just a heads up about what to expect. He was telling me how the whole process is very different from college." The NFL is very different from college.

Combine: A 4.42 is a great time for him. He is now a Day Two pick, and might sneak into the end of the 1st. He can catch the ball thrown low and behind him. He didn't have a drop in the first gauntlet. He stayed in line and showed nice natural hands. 2nd Round pick. 

2016 Awards: Earned All-Bowl team honors from NCAA.com, Sports Illustrated, Athlon Sports (second team) and Associated Press (honorable mention)...Also named to the ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team...Named to Phil Steele's and the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten third team...Selected All-Big Ten third team by the media panel...Named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the conference coaches...Named Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten second team...Selected to the Maxwell Award and Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch Lists...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following his performance vs. Michigan State (11/26)...Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career.
Season: Started all 14 games...His 11 receiving scores rank No. 2 on the Penn State single season charts...Broke the junior receiving touchdowns record (11)...Finished No. 6 on the single season receiving yard charts with 982.
Final Rankings: No. 54 nationally and No. 3 in the Big Ten in yards per reception (16.64 ypr)...No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 22 in the FBS in receiving touchdowns (11)...No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 40 in the FBS in receiving yards (982).



Raekwon McMillan-6-2, 240, (O)4.61! 33"Arm, 23 R, 10'1"Br, 33"V, 7.15 3-C, 4.39 SS


Ohio ST

07/2016: I like the way he moves on the field, but his first move is too often infield. "I was really impressed with Raekwon McMillan today," Urban Meyer said. "He moved around, very mature, he did enough where I felt very positive about what I saw." He is run first ILB so far this season. 

He has a chance to be one of the best this season. "That was one of the biggest ones was Vonn Bell and Raekwon were big," Meyer said. "Those were illogical choices for them to come up here at the time. Now I think it's more a little logical. However, Ohio State has a nice history. You had the great player with the Steelers now, Cameron Heyward. You've got Ryan Shazier came from down south. But those were kind of areas that were untapped. Those are two pretty big gets for us." He will line up on the line like he is going to blitz, and cover the RB. He fires into the line with good accuracy and usually gets a piece of the RB.

He has made himself a leader of this defense, and was named Co-Captain. "No question," Meyer said. "We knew that right away when you went and saw his high school and watched him perform and the leadership skills he had. I think that's where Mark Dantonio and his staff do a great job. You want to get those guys that can get on those group chats and all that other stuff. We have a bunch of them right now." Teams are looking for guy who can do what Collins and Hightower can do on the field, and he looks like one of those guys.

Plays ILB. "My freshman year I was out there taking chances, making mistakes as well," McMillan said. "I trusted myself way more last year. When it was time to make a play, I’d go do it. I think I took it to another level, knowledge-wise. Knowledge is power." He can fill the hole and hit the FB.

Nice job finding the RB's foot in traffic. Reads the QB well. When he sees him head outside, he turns and runs to him fast. He can get grabbed by the OLT, shove out of the block, and help tackle the RB. He can take on the block of the pulling guard with his shoulder pad, bounce off, and give chase. Nice job charging up field and then curling inside and hitting the RB.

2015 Season (Sophomore): McMillan led the Buckeyes in tackles with 119 and ranked fourth in the Big Ten Conference in both total tackles and average per game (9.8) … his total was the most by an Ohio State sophomore in 25 years, or since Steve Tovar had 125 tackles as a sophomore in 1990 … McMillan was named first-team all-Big Ten by the media earned second-team All-America recognition on the Walter Camp ballot while finishing third for the Butkus Award, an award that he won as a high school senior … he started all 13 games at middle linebacker and led the Buckeyes in tackles seven times with high games of 16 tackles vs. Western Michigan (a career high) and 14 stops against both Indiana and Illinois … his high TFL game was 2.0 in the win over Illinois … credited with five quarterback hurries and had four pass break-ups … played 889 plays including activity on special teams in all 13 games.

9.7 LB


Dan Feeney- 6-4, 310, #67



11/2016: He got a concussion that knocked him out of a five games. "He’s got five weeks of standing around, lightly jogging," IU HC Kevin Wilson said. "He’s got a long way to go to get back. He did OK, but there’s a lot of rust in there." He played against Penn ST last week.

He can turn into the DT and punch him so hard that he almost takes him off his feet. "Kind of just going back to basics," Feeney said. "Doing what we do, fighting as hard as we can, playing to the end of the whistle and just kind of being that scrappy [O-line] that we were the past few years." Nice feet dancing laterally on Zone blocks. 

His leadership was missed, "The way that injury goes, you get removed from practice," Wilson said. "To me, it’s just his presence in the locker room, on the practice field. Him being back is really, really good, probably more for practice and the locker room than game day." Picks up the blitzer in the A-gap with ease. He gets to the 2nd level and seals the Sam easily. 

Nice job faking pass pro, and then sprinting outside to the blindside to block for the screen. "We obviously beat Michigan State and then lost the next couple," Feeney said. "So obviously, it’s not where we want to be. Football’s a game of inches, always will be. Consistently doing the little things right, I think that’s that mindset that will get us above and beyond." He can get to the outside of the Will, and push him inside with one hand as he runs down field with him. Not a lot of ORGs can make that block.

He can cross the OC's face and pick up the LB blitzing in the other A-gap. Great job jamming the DT, and then sliding off and knocking the other DT sideways as he seals him. Teams don't like rushing in his lane. But he can slip in front of the OC and push the NT back. Nice job pushing the DT back and out of the play, as he heads out to the blindside flat to block.

CAREER: Feeney, along with left tackle Jason Spriggs, became the fifth and sixth first team All-American offensive linemen in program history. He has started 37 career games and allowed just one sack (2,719 snaps).
2015 (Junior): Did not allow a sack in 475 called pass attempts ... finished with a team-best 102 knockdowns in 1,069 snaps ... started all 13 games at right guard ... Indiana finished first in the Big Ten in total offense, passing offense and scoring offense, while placing second in rushing offense ... the Hoosiers became the first team since Ohio State in 1995 to lead the league in total, passing and scoring offense ... IU led the conference in scoring offense for the first time since the Big Ten began using the entire season as the statistical champion in 1985 ... Indiana had not led the league in total offense since 1988 ... the Hoosiers became the fourth college football team to have a 3,500-yard passer, a pair of 1,000-yard running backs and a 1,000-yard receiver in the same year ... IU was one of only two Power Five conference teams with two 1,000-yard running backs (Baylor) ... the offensive line allowed 13 sacks, tied for the seventh-fewest nationally ... Indiana set single-season school records with 475 total points, 6,556 total yards, 3,820 passing yards, 337 first downs and 168 passing first downs ... two-time IU offensive player of the week (Wake Forest and Michigan) ... six-time game captain.
2014 (Sophomore): Started all 12 games at right guard ... allowed just one sack in 801 snaps ... led the linemen with 80 knockdowns ... the team set a program single-season record with 3,163 rushing yards ... Indiana averaged 263.6 rushing yards per game (9th nationally, 3rd in the Big Ten) and 405.0 total yards (5th in the Big Ten) ... the Hoosiers gained 200 yards 10 times (T-9th nationally, 3rd in the Big Ten), averaged 5.9 yards per carry (8th nationally, 2nd in the Big Ten) and scored 29 times on the ground ... Tevin Coleman became the 18th player in FBS history to rush for 2,000 yards (2,036), which set a school record, is 16th on the FBS all-time list and sixth in Big Ten history ... Coleman was Indiana’s third unanimous and consensus All-American and finished seventh in Heisman Trophy voting ... IU offensive player of the week (Bowling Green). 2013: Suffered a season-ending foot injury during preseason camp and received a medical redshirt.



*Sidney Jones- 6', 186, (U) 4.48-4.52, 



11/2016: This guy is ready for primetime. "The biggest development in Sidney from year 1 to year 2 was his commitment to film study and preparation," Jones' DB coach Jimmy Lake said. "He learned how to process information quickly and transfers that to the field." He combined the physical and mental last season.

He has so mastered the techniques taught by coach Lake that his teammates call him by one of the best nicknames in the game: Sidney Lake. "This is how you do it," Lake said pointing to Jones in practice. " This is what it looks like. If you want to do a really good job of this certain bump coverage that we teach? Here is Example A, and it's usually Sidney. There's no doubt. It's him, over and over and over." He has the mental, physical, and technique down this season.
But it was a process. "Freshman year was just watching it," Jones said. "Looking at the play and just not too much thinking it through. This year is just: looking at my matchup, looking at his release, and just dissecting that player, and the other players if they come to my side. Just put it together from there." He has learned to put film to field.

Now he knows what routes his man is running before he runs it. "He’s running the route for the receiver: before the guy’s even breaking, off his film study, from splits to the formation they’re in," Lake said. "And then once he sees it, [it is] his burst and his athleticism that gets him to the ball so quick. He’s so technically sound." He plays so well with his eyes, and his elite feet get him there.
This is now two years of Tape. "Based on his strong sophomore campaign, I believe he has the tools, competitiveness, instincts and IQ to be a shutdown playmaker as a pro," my man Bucky Brooks said. "Jones exhibits rare polish for a young corner. He mixes in a variety of techniques (press, bail, and off) in coverage, yet is rarely out of position when the ball is thrown in his area." I am a sucker for a corner who can run downfield, half turned back to watch the QB and the WR, and then make plays on the ball in the air. 

That comes from practice, practice, practice and film study. "That’s something that takes repetition," Kevin King, who was great against Cal as well, said. "That’s something that takes practice and practice, over and over again. You have to train your mind, train your body to, in a real pressure situation, be able to relax and get that done and have that type of patience out there. He’s already probably even watched every game Southern Miss has played, and we haven’t even really started game-planning on that." Don't be surprised if both guys get Drafted this year. 
Mentally, a CB has to play with a certain amount of selective amnesia. "He’ll get a couple balls caught on him, and it doesn’t matter," Lake said. "He just moves on, next play, and then he’ll get an interception for a touchdown. He’s just that type of player." You cannot allow yourself to be mentally defeated at CB.

Because you will be physically defeated at some point. "When you’re out there on that island and guarding a receiver who knows where he’s going, you have to be relaxed," King said. "And you have to be patient. You have to be one with yourself mentally to know that you can react properly and get the job done. That’s something that Sidney does real well. He’s real patient. He has trust in himself and he trusts his ability." Both guys have that selective amnesia that allows them to stay calm and aware after they get beat.

10/2016: Jones can play the ball in the air, because he was a WR in high school. "I thought I was going to be a wide receiver in college," Jones said. "But I had some QB issues in high school that altered the situation. I wanted to play receiver because I like the ball in my hands. I miss being a receiver, but I’m glad things turned out this way." His high school HC didn't want him at CB.

Even though he played CB and WR his whole life. "I just looked awful to him," Jones said about his first high school HC. "He was like, 'you're an offensive guy only. Go to offense.' That kind of blew up. My parents found out, and they didn’t like that too much and I transferred. Having that in the back of my head that you're not a corner, that always stays in the back of my head. That's kind of like my inspiration." He takes the bad and turns it into motivation.

Which you have to do when your out on an island. "I’ve always seen it," Lake said. "When he came in he wasn’t that five-star guy. But he believed in himself. He knew what he was capable of.
Regardless of what the situation is, he’s been guy that's always gotten the job done." Just do your job.

2016: Started the season-opening win over Rutgers, notching three tackles and a pass break-u ... two tackles, one for a loss, in the UW victory over Idaho ... made an interception in the end zone and also had a tackle for loss, in the win over Portland State ... made seven tackles, including one for a loss, in the win at Arizona, earning himself the team's defensive player of the week honors ... one tackle in the win over No. 7 Stanford ... had four tackles and a forced fumble in Washington's 70-21 win at Oregon ... one stop in the Huskies' win over Oregon State ... two tackles and two pass break-ups in the win at No. 17 Utah ... named the Pac-12 Player of the Week after intercepting two passes in the Washington win at California, when he also had two other pass break-ups and three tackles ... also earned the coaches' defensive player of the game for the Cal victory.
2015: Named to the CoSIDA District VIII Academic All-America first team ... first-team All-Pac-12 and second-team Academic All-Pac-12 ... started every game at cornerback ... finished the season as the Pac-12 leader in pass break-ups, with 14 ... also tied fourth in the Pac-12 in interceptions (4), tied for second in forced fumbles (3) and tied for fifth in fumble recoveries (2) ... four tackles vs. Boise State ... three stops in the win over Sacramento State ... three tackles, one for a loss, plus a forced fumble and three pass break-ups in the win over Utah State ... had a big game vs. Cal, when he forced a fumble, picked it up and ran 70 yards for a touchdown ... also had five tackles, including a tackle for loss, vs. the Golden Bears ... forced a fumble, had an interception and recorded four tackles in Washington's 17-12 victory at USC ... five tackles in the Oregon game ... one tackle at Stanford ... had an interception and notched six tackles in Washington's win over Arizona ... had an interception, and returned it 35 yards, in the Utah game ... two tackles, including one for a loss, at Arizona State ... made one tackle and also returned a recovered fumble 10 yards in the Oregon State game ... six tackles, a 69-yard interception return for a touchdown and three other pass break-ups in the Apple Cup win over Washington State, earning the team's Apple Cup Play of the Game award (for the interception return) ... five tackles, half a tackle for loss and a pass break-up in the Heart of Dallas Bowl win over Southern Miss.



*Roderick Johnson- 6-7, 298, 36" Arms! 



08/2016: They are trying to make him more of  a leader. "He needs to learn to be a better communicator," Fisher said. "He’s smart, but he doesn’t talk enough. He’s a guy that knows it, and he needs to be more vocal." He doesn't win pretty, but he consistently wins. He is so good at using his hands and long arms when he gets in trouble.

Big guy with great long arms. "He’s first off, a very large guy, so that’s going to be fun playing with him all game," Ole Miss D-end Youngblood said. "He’s a good athlete and I welcome the challenge. It’ll be a good one." Terrific in pass pro. He really knows how to use his long arms.

If he misses with his hands, he can get beat quick. "They have one really talented tackle on their hands," Ole Miss DC Haynes said. "We’re going to try our best to stop them, because he and Dalvin Cook, [those] two work together [very well]. He opens the holes for Dalvin Cook to run. If we knock them two out the way, we can have fun in the backfield." Gets high and off balance too much. Plays better as the game wears on. Amazing recovery skills with his long arms. 

2015 HONORS: All-ACC First Team (Media, Coaches). ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy Winner. All-America Second Team (Sporting News, USA Today Sports). All-America Honorable Mention (SI.com)
2015: Started every game at left tackle in 2015; one of just two offensive linemen to start every game (Wilson Bell)...recipient of the 2015 ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy – awarded to the league’s best blocker...named to watch lists for the Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award...garnered All-ACC first team honors from both the media and the coaches…claimed second team and honorable mention All-America honors…posted the highest grade in five games including an impressive 89 percent vs. Texas State and 87 percent vs. Miami...earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week on Sept. 14 after Dalvin Cook rushed for a career-high 266 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-14 victory over USF...helped pave the way on the offensive line for Cook’s record setting, single-season performance for rushing yards (1,691) and all-purpose yards (1,935)...Seminoles finished the year averaging 31.7 points per game (4th in the ACC) and 424.0 yards per game (4th in the ACC)...leader on an offensive line that produced nine 100-yard rushers on the year (8 by Cook, 1 by Jacques Patrick)...key protector of FSU’s quarterbacks that ranked fourth in the ACC in pass offense (255.8 yards/game) and third in pass efficiency (142.7) and completion percentage (63.0)...part of an offensive line that ranked 17th nationally, third in the ACC, in yards per carry (5.25) and 18th nationally, third in the ACC, in red zone conversion rate (89.13)...also part of the front line that paced Cook to 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns against seven teams that ranked in the top 50 nationally in rushing defense…tied for the longest consecutive start streak on the offensive side of the ball at 18 games with Jesus ‘Bobo’ Wilson...his 18 career starts sit as the second-most by a Seminole on offense.


3rd Round

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*DeMarcus Walker- 6-4, 280, 18 Reps, 33"Arms, 



08/2016: He has that knack for leaping up and swatting down passes. Defended 3 passes against Miami. Nice safe rusher who set the edge against Watson very well when they played Clemson, rather than go all out at the running QB. He is a nice stunter inside who can beat the ORG, and force the RB to double him, and still flush the QB. I'd like to see a little more quick twitch. He is more fast and strong than quick. But he can get real low when he rushes inside. Plays on both sides of the line, both standing up and with a hand in the dirt. Doesn't look like he is 6-4 280.

He has shown himself to be a great teammate and team leader. "He's doing everything he can do to help the team," Nnadi said. "When it comes to things like pass rush, focus on the playbook, anytime someone needs help, he's there to help that person out. He will go out of his way to help someone out." Top character in a top talent makes teams happy.
Nice versatile edgerusher. He can look more like a pure edgerusher, as he tends to set up on the edge and avoid the RB inside the tackles. Consistently avoids traffic and pile ups in run game. He can get twisted to the ground by the ORT at the point in run defense. Terrible run defender. 
He can turn the corner on the ORT with a nice blend of power and speed. Nice first step that gets him into the ORT fast, and he can combo a shoulder club into a Rip to hit the QB before he can move off his back foot in a 3-step drop. Then they start putting the RB on his side.

Does a nice job hand fighting the OLT as he turns the corner and bends into the QB. "It’s a good compliment, but you can’t let it get to your head. Just because you’re going to get chipped doesn’t mean that you stop rushing. I still have to get to the quarterback and create pressure," Walker said about the double teams. "I laugh about it. I tell them that they all can chip me because someone is [going to go] one-on-one. I’m a team guy. I like to win the drill but have to free everyone else up." Great job clubbing the OLT's arms down, and turning the corner past him with speed. Kept forcing teams to double him in the rush. 
He will line up in odd fronts as the 5-tech in sub rushing packages. Likes to put two hands in the dirt when he does. He can still test the edge as a 5-tech, and make the QB move to the left to throw. He will also line up at 3-tech in sub packages. He has a nice shoulder club combo into a swim at 3-tech, and he got to Kaaya against Miami and had a strip sack with that move. Seems to set the edge naturally on both sides. Does a nice job keeping contain and keeping his eyes on the QB.

2015: Put together his finest season as a Seminole after starting all 13 games at defensive end…established single-season career-highs for tackles (58), TFL (15.5), sacks (10.5), pass breakups (5) and forced fumbles (4)...registered his first career interception at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and closed out the regular season blocking his first career kick on a fourth quarter field goal attempt by the Gators in Gainesville…earned All-ACC second team honors from the media and third team accolades from the coaches as a junior…his 10.5 sacks were the most for an FSU player since 2012 and tied for fifth in the ACC...his 15.5 TFLs tied for the eighth most in the league, while his four forced fumbles tied for the conference lead...finished his junior campaign on a high note posting 22 tackles in his last two games including a career-high 13 against Houston in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.



Caleb Brantley- 6-2, 303, #57



08/2016: Amazing job taking an outside rush and jamming the ORG into the ORT, and essentially setting a power pick for the DE to fly around the edge almost untouched. "He can dominate a game, but sometimes he's his own worst enemy," McElwain said. "He's so hard on himself." Super competitor.
Great power rusher inside. Elite burst inside on run downs. "He's a hardcore competitor," Smith said. "He doesn't like to lose a play. He doesn't like to lose a drill. He doesn't like to lose at all." He has that competitive fire you need to play well in the NFL. 

Tennessee got the ball inside the Five at the Three, and he burst through the 3-gap like Sapp, and smashed into the RB at the 7. "He disrupts everything," Bryan Cox said. "That's not really a stat you can count." He consistently gets into the backfield.

He got a hit on the QB against Tennessee with a great burst into the backfield. "He has such tremendous takeoff," FLA DC Collins said. "Such a violent explosion into the backfield. That's a dangerous combination." He hit Dopson as he threw. It made him to pop the ball up a little, and caused the Interception.

When his technique is right, his athletic abilities take over and he can look unstoppable. "When it's time for somebody to block him, good luck," Jarrad Davis said. "That man knows what he wants and he's not going to be stopped." If he has a great off season he could go in the 1st Round.

2015: Appeared in 13 games, starting 10…named to Pro Football Focus’ Second Team All-America…Tied a career high with six tackles against LSU…2014: Played in all 12 games and started at defensive tackle in the bowl victory over East Carolina… Totaled 21 tackles with 4.0 tackles-for-loss… Had three quarterback hurries… Forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble… Posted three-or-more tackles five times on the season, with a career-high four at Alabama… 2013: Did not see any action and redshirted… Earned Most Valuable Offensive Scout Team Award… Named to the SEC First-Year Honor Roll.



DJ Smoot- 6-3, 264, (O) 4.77,  33"Arm, 7.18 3-C, 4.39 SS, 29.5"V, 9'7"Br,



03/2017: I watched him for the first time against Nebraska, and he was awesome. He has been terribly disappointing in every game since. He has likely dropped into the 3rd Round, with an average, at best, Senior season. Very disappointing season on the whole.

10/2016: He is most explosive rusher I've seen so far this season. Being coached by Lovie Smith doesn't hurt either. I don't know if the Nebraska ORT just sucks, but he embarrassed him in the rush. He had a great rush against him where he: pushed the tight end up, pulled himself past him inside, then exploded up field and swam over the ORT almost untouched (between the TE and ORT who were recovering from his speed to power and explosive COD) with an elite burst outside when the QB took off to his side, and hit Armstrong to the ground after he threw to help cause the incompletion. No other rusher in this years Draft could do that. Elite short area quickness. 

Nebraska started doubling him with a TE outside, and the OG inside. "He's very coachable and has unbelievable talent," Lovie Smith said. I am shocked at how many tackles he gets in on when they run to the opposite side of the line. Elite speed and instincts to diagnose the run, and move laterally to the other side of the line, and hit the RB. Nice arm over move while running past the ORT. He gets up field at full speed running as low as any DE in this Draft. He played mostly on the blindside in 2015. And seems to be playing mostly on the strongside in 2016, at least against Nebraska. So it might be a match up thing. 

09/2016: Looks more jacked up 2016. "He should be ranked high, [as a] 1st," Lovie Smith said. "First off, he has unbelievable talent. Everything you're looking for in a player. And as a defensive end you want to know can he rush the passer, he can rush the passer. No one works harder than him." He will jump outside and set the edge, then read pass and attack. 

He has a great inside spin move, when they try to double him with the RB outside, that can blast him into the QB in a flash. "Good leader," Lovie said. "We haven't voted on captains yet. He, of course, will be one of our captains. And nowadays too, you don't see a lot of players staying four years. He had an opportunity to come out last year. He chose to come back. He loves the university that much. And I personally, we can't wait to coach him this year." Quick, fast, and explosive in the rush. 

Elite athlete who just seems to move faster than everyone else on the field. Loves the arm over and slap move to turn the corner to hit the QB. He is past the OT so fast. Light and bouncy on his feet. Teams have  to double him with the TE to run to his side. He will get caught in a Rip, and rush himself out of run defense sometimes, but mostly he reads it quicker than anyone else on his defense. Elite blast off that he can use to run around either Tackle, almost untouched, and hit the QB.

DJ Smoot Bio.



D'Onta Foreman- 6-1. 249, #33



12/2016: He moves better than a 249-poud back should. He moves better than Blount. "The pros [to returning] would be me loving those guys in the locker room, me wanting to be here next to those guys and wanting to get this thing moving in the right direction next season," Foreman said. "The cons would be coach Strong not being here, definitely." When he lowers his head, he can power two defenders back on their butts. 

He was the second Texas RB to rush for 2,000-yards. "It meant a lot. To be the second person to do it in UT history is a great accomplishment," Strong said. "I'm very proud of myself, very proud of my O-line. They helped me. To do it when I sat out a game is crazy. I thank those guys. They've been really great to me." Exceptional blend of size and speed.

He reminds me of the big Leveon Bell from Michigan State. "He's such a downhill runner," an anonymous Texas Tech coach said, "But it did shock me at how many times he can get the edge." Only Bell lost 20-pounds to add speed and quickness in the NFL.

He is so quick moving laterally, and then bursting up field. Great at following blockers. He is so patient behind his blockers in the backfield. Very good receiver coming out of the backfield. He can catch the ball thrown behind him, and turn up field and hurt DBs. Great nifty feet to hop and bop up to the line and twist and turn behind blockers. It is amazing how many guys he makes miss with his quick cut backs and power. 
Career: A third-year running back who has played in 28 career games with 10 starts … leads the nation with 2,028 rushing yards through 11 games ... 2016 Ray Guy Award winner ... also a finalist for The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award ... became the first player to reach 1,000 yards rushing in a season at Texas since Jamaal Charles in 2007 ... currently ninth with 2,782 career rushing yards ... has 15 career 100-yard games ... earned Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week (Week 9; Week 10) and The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week (Week 9; Week 10) ... named to the 2016 preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award ... began receiving significant carries midway through the 2015 season prior to missing the last two games with an injury … 2015 second-team Academic All-Big 12 … member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (fall 2014) … an all-state player as a senior in high school … played in the 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
JUNIOR (2016): 2016 Ray Guy Award recipient ... consensus first-team All-American, the first UT running back to earn that distinction since Ricky Williams in 1998 ... first-team All-America by Sporting News,, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, Phil Steele and USAToday ... second team All-America by Walter Camp Football Foundation ... named a unanimous first team All-Big 12 running back by the Associated Press and Big 12 Conference coaches ... also named first team All-Big 12 by ESPN.com and Phil Steele ... a finalist for The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award ... honorable mention for Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... started his first career game in the season opener against No. 10 Notre Dame ... rushed 24 times for 131 yards and a score ... was back on the field at California, rushing 21 times and matching his career high with 157 yards ... also matched his career high with two rushing touchdowns ... surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards in the game ... once again rushed for 100 yards in week four against Oklahoma State ... had 148 yards on 17 carries ... added two touchdowns including a season-best rush of 62 yards ... rushed 25 times for 159 yards against Oklahoma, both career highs ... added two touchdowns, his third two-TD game of the season ... rushed 30 times for 136 yards and a touchdown in a 27-6 win over Iowa State ... his 30 rush attempts were a new career high ... recorded 124 rushing yards on 24 attempts against a Kansas State defense that came in ranked fourth in the nation in rushing defense (allowing just 90.3 ypg) ... rushed 32 times for 250 yards and two touchdowns in a win over No. 8 Baylor ... 32 attempts and 250 yards were both career highs ... had 100 yards in the first quarter, just one of three FBS players to accomplish that this season ... 250 yards were the second-most in school history against an AP ranked team ... was named Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week ... also was named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week ... carried Texas to a 45-37 road victory at Texas Tech, rushing 33 times for 341 yards and three touchdowns - all career highs ... was named Big 12 Conference Player of the Week ... also named The Earl Campbell Tyler rose Award Player of the Week ... his 341 yards were the third-most in school history, the most in college football this season and the most at UT since 1998 ... became first player at UT since Hodges Mitchell in 2000 with back-to-back 200 yards games ... rushed for 167 yards on a career-high 35 carries against No. 11/10 West Virginia ... rushed for 250 yards on a school-record 51 attempts at Kansas ... it was his third 250-yard game in the last four ... rushed 31 times for 165 yards in the regular-season finale against TCU ... has now rushed for 100 yards in all 11 games this season, 13 straight in which he has played and 15 times in his career ... 13 straight 100-yard rushing games is the longest active streak in FBS and set a new school record surpassing Earl Campbell's (1977) 11-game streak ... had a streak of seven consecutive games with a rushing touchdown come to an end against Kansas State, which was tied for the seventh-longest streak in school history ... leads the nation with 2,028 rushing yards and 184.4 yards per game ... 184.4 yards per game is 10th-most in NCAA history.

9.7 (RB)


Bucky Hodges- 6-6, 245, #7



09/2016: Nice target outside. DBs have to grab and hold him because of his size. Terrific inside release when lined up in the slot. Has a knack for finding  the hole in the zone. Nice outside release when lined up outside. He can get the OLB's outside shoulder, and leave a big hole down the sideline for his QB to throw into. He will grab the defender too much when he is judging where the ball will go. Still learning to adjust to the bad throw in the air.  

Freak athlete running with the ball in his hands. "Whatever route is run from two yards out of the line of scrimmage is completely different five yards or from an outside receiver’s perspective," his TE coach Bryan Stinespring said. "The coverage changed. The leverage has changed. The more he can get acclimated to the different type of leverages he gets outside, as opposed to inside the hashes or whatever, I think benefits him." He is still learning the game.

He played QB in high school, and was the 10th ranked QB coming out of high school. Redshirted as a freshman and worked as a QB and TE. He was moved to H-back fulltime in 2014. Weight room junkie who squatted 450-pounds as redshirt freshman in 2014. He is very tough to bring down with the ball in his hands. Runs with very interesting speed and strength. Kept singling up in blocks with Barrett against Tennessee in 2015, and seemed to win more than his fair share. 

08/2016: He has that knack for getting open "Bucky is a self-starter," Loeffler said. "He knows what he needs to work on, and every day, he's out there trying to become a great player, not a good player. I really like his attitude. That tight end role, those hybrid positions between [the FB] Sam and those tight ends, in my opinion, besides the quarterback, it's the most difficult spot in the offense [to learn]. There's multiple job responsibility. That's what causes problems for the defense. Those guys are lining up everywhere, but you still have to have great technique and be good in all your job responsibilities." He has to take the next step up this season from learning to reacting naturally.
He is an H-Back that they will run out of the backfield on option runs. "We just want to get him more accustomed to that and more comfortable, more natural, to be able to recognize things and play faster," Stinespring said. "There are times out there when they have to play exceptionally fast and they also have to know when they can balance out with some patience to set up routes. And you only do it by doing it over and over and over again." He will line up outside like a WR, and inside in the slot. 
He is not 6-7. "Throwing to a [6-7] guy is a heck of a lot easier than throwing to a 5-5 guy,"  his OC Scot Loeffler said. "Size, speed, quickness, strength, he brings all that to the table. That's why he's a special guy." He can get to the 3rd level and hit the Safety, but still struggles a little with sustaining blocks.

They like to motion him across the line, and then he can seal the DE inside with a nice block. "He's a physical dude," Malleck said. "He's not just a guy who's going to stretch the field. I think he gets involved in the running game with me, and I think we'll be able to have some mismatches against the defense." He has the size and hands to catch the ball through a DB. 
Terrific receiver in the slot and outside. "We’re putting him into some really tough, bad situations that we’re really not going to use," Loeffler said. "But we’re trying to see how far we can push him." He can line up in the slot, and get inside the OLB and seal him outside on a Dive. 

His blocking seems to get better almost every game. "That's always a telltale sign for me," Stinespring said. "That didn't start until this spring. Back in the fall, we really spent most of the time saying, 'What does he absolutely have to know right now?' You try to throw the whole gamut at him, for a guy who's never played the position, when does it become overwhelming? Now, he's getting a better feel for coverages and he's asking questions about coverages and he has a feel for what he's asking. He's more involved in our meetings now than he's ever been." He runs a nice short Out, under the WRs, and catches the ball naturally with his hands away from his body.
He scored the go ahead touchdown, on the road, against Ohio State last season. "Last year at this time, I was just worried about learning the playbook," Hodges said. "I just wanted a spot on the team, a position on the team. I was fighting for a position. I'm still fighting every day for a position, but I'm more comfortable. After last year, the game slowed down for me a whole lot. With the defenses, I know what they're trying to do now." He can get physical with the OLB at the point of attack on off tackle runs.

2015-16: A second-team All-ACC selection by the coaches ... A third-team All-ACC selection by the ACSMA ... Started all 13 games ... Logged 691 plays, logged 684 plays on offense and seven plays on special teams during the regular season... Had 40 catches for 530 yards and six touchdowns ... Ran five times for 27 yards and a touchdown ... Started vs. Ohio State ... Had two catches for 48 yards vs. Furman ... Had three catches for 11 yards and two touchdowns at Purdue ... Had five catches for 73 yards at East Carolina ... Had two catches for 42 yards against Pittsburgh ... Had two catches for 33 yards against NC State ... Had two catches for 41 yards at Miami ... Had five catches for 101 yards and a career-high three touchdowns against Duke ... Had three catches for 34 yards at Boston College ... Had three catches for 31 yards at Georgia Tech ... Had six catches for 44 yards and a touchdown against North Carolina ... Had three catches for 34 yards at Virginia ... Had five rushing attempts for 27 yards and a touchdown as well as four catches for 38 yards in the Independence Bowl vs. Tulsa.
2014-15: A third-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA … A freshman All-American, as selected by USA Today … A first-team all-state selection by The Roanoke Times … Played in all 13 games, making 10 starts … Logged 678 plays, 612 on offense and 66 on special teams … Recorded 45 receptions on the season, the most ever for a freshman tight end at Tech … Receptions totaled 526 yards and six touchdowns … Also scored a touchdown on special teams … Caught six passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in his collegiate debut against William & Mary … Scored a touchdown in his first career start, finishing the Ohio State win with two catches for 21 yards … Made two receptions for 53 yards against East Carolina … Helped the Hokies convert a two-point conversion after the Michael Brewer touchdown, also adding a 4-yard reception against Georgia Tech … Went for 88 yards and touchdown on four catches against Western Michigan … Caught two passes for 30 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown grab at North Carolina … Had 55 yards on three receptions at Pitt … Caught four passes for 27 yards against Miami … Had 44 yards on five receptions, including a 7-yard touchdown grab, against Boston College… Scored the eventual game-winning touchdown on a 15-yard reception to start the fourth quarter, finishing the game at Duke with six catches for 57 yards … Had four receptions for 39 yards at Wake Forest … Became the single-season leader for catches by a tight end under Beamer as his four grabs surpassed the previous mark of 38 … Scored the game-winning touchdown against Virginia on a 9-yard pass from Michael Brewer and recovered a blocked punt in the end zone in the second quarter … Had three catches against Cincinnati in the Military Bowl … Squatted 450 pounds in spring max testing.



Taylor Moton- 6-5 1/4, 319, S-1.86, 34"Arms, 23 Reps, (()) 5.16, 30.5"Vert! 4.58 SS! 


W. Michigan

03/2017: Moton is a top athlete for an ORT. He is a well built athlete, who uses his size and strength to great advantage in the run game. He does a great job getting low and wide and driving defenders back. He is a bit of waist bender, who doesn't look as smooth in Pass Pro. Over extends too much in pass pro. I think he is a right tackle only, and would be shocked if he went in the first two rounds. But a lot of teams seem to like him in this weak OT-Draft. 

The Bengals believe he can step in and replace Kevin Zeitler at OG. "The Cincinnati Bengals spent an enormous amount of time with Moton," Pauline wrote. "And those on hand believe the big blocker could be the team’s replacement for Kevin Zeitler, who just signed a monster free agent deal with the Cleveland Browns." He is being seen more and more as an OG.

The Panthers like him as a Guard as well. "I like him in interviews," an OL coach said. "I like the tape, too. I don't know if he's a tackle or a guard yet because I have to study him more, but he's really strong and he looks like an NFL starter is supposed to look." Which I find interesting because he is not in any realm of reality an OLT.

I though he struggled at ORT in pass pro last season. "I had to go back and watch his 2015 tape when he played guard," a scout said. "He was a little rough at tackle this year but that isn't his spot. Big and strong as a guard. He was moving guys from Ohio State around like it was nothing." I just don't think he moves backwards well enough to play tackle in the NFL. 

Combine: Quick feet. Nice COD. Not a lot of quicks. A little slow off snap, but he can turn the corner nicely. Nice hit to gain ground when blocking down. Very hoppy feet. Nice mirror drill. Showed  a little suddenness. Nice focus.

2015: Named All-MAC Third-Team ... started all 13 games at right guard ... made his first career start against Michigan State (9/4) ... helped pave the way for 401 yards rushing against Ohio (10/17) in the second half ... blocked for the MAC Freshman of the Year and Popeyes Bahamas Bowl MVP Jamauri Bogan who finished with 1,051 rushing yards and 16 TDs on the season ... as a team, the Broncos were second in the MAC and 29th in the country with 204.6 yards per game on the ground.
2014: Started all 13 games at right tackle ... named Academic All-MAC ... made first career catch after a deflected pass in win at Bowling Green (10/18) ... helped produce MAC Offensive Player of the Year and MAC Freshman of the Year in running back Jarvion Franklin
2013: Started all 12 games, making collegiate debut at MSU (8/30) ... appeared in most snaps of season with 87 against Nichols (9/7).
2012: Redshirted ... member of offensive scout team.

9.6 (OG)


Rasul Douglas- 6-1.5, 209, (O) 4.59, 10'Br, 6.97 3-C, 4.26 SS, 33.5"V, 16 Reps, 32.3"A


West Virginia

09/2015This guy is huge. "I'm glad we've got him," WVU HC Holgorsen said. "Right now, he's our best defensive football player. He's continuously gotten better. He's making big plays that have a big outcome on the game. I couldn't be happier or prouder of what Rasul has done." He has terrific hips and COD for a guy his size.
He was terrific in coverage at the Senior Bowl. "He picked off a pass, and it was like, 'Oh, shoot, this guy is going to be a dude,'" coach Guilliam said. "Then he laid a hit on a receiver, knocked him clean out, and you were like, 'This guy was going to be a thumper.'" Plus, you have to remember that he is 6-2 and over 200-pounds. 

His combination of skill and size is going to make him a good one. "He's playing at a very high level right now," WVU DC Tony Gibson said. "He's putting up numbers right now that we haven't seen in a long time." When you have a CB his size and he can move like Douglas, you could have something very special. 
I don't know if he has the hips, but he sure looked like he did at the SB. "I was hard on him as a coach," Davis said. "Because he was so competitive, he took a liking to that." He has great ball skills. 

He is a one year wonder who was a JuCo Kid, and had 8 INTs, last season. "He did what he had to do," Guilliam said. "He made sure he got to class. He did the work. Got to study hall. Did everything he was supposed to do. We call it the JuCo grind. But he never complained and just continued to work." Very physical at the line. He can turn and run stride for stride with the big WR. Great eyes. 

He is a JuCo kid who spent two years at Nassau C.C. "There's nothing he can't do," NCCHC Joseph Osovet said. "He's the type of kid that if he does the right things at West Virginia, he can get a paycheck for playing the game." He can jump the route and get in front of the WR and take the ball. TMIWTMIL.



Ahkello Witherspoon-6-2 3/4, 198, 6.93 3-C, (U)4.45, 40.5"V! 10'7"Br, 11.6 60! 4.13 SS



02/2017: He is a wild and crazy CB. He bites on fakes more than any other CB in this Draft. But he also has the best recovery instincts of any CB in this Draft. He is out of position when the QB is looking his way, and then in position as the ball arrives more than any other CB in this Draft. He as to get more consistent with his technique. Nice job protecting the sideline. 

He is most known for his great interception against Oregon. "I was just trying to make a play," Witherspoon said. "Then a few days after is when I really started to realize what a big play it was. To lock up a win like that for the program. To make that kind of play. I see how big it is now. It took a couple of days to really understand." Now he is has to step up his game to the NFL. He is already "showing strong interest" from Jets and Detroit. He is guy who could sneak into the 2nd.

He can cover a lot of ground moving backwards. He has some herky-jerky movement moving backwards. Nice tackler. he is a big physical CB, and he can really tackle. He can make a lot of money in a bump and run defense. He is very tough to get past down the sideline when he is bumping. Light on his feet. Turns and spots the ball very well.

Nice quick feet moving backwards. "My competitive fire is always there whether they throw at me or not," Witherspoon said. "I just want to hold it down on my side for [Chidobe] and the rest of the guys. I know he’ll do his job and my teammates will do their job. It’s my job to handle my side of the field." Nice job zoning the Flat. Plays with his hands a little too much sometimes.

Combine: Smooth tight pedal. Smooth hips. Nice snap in hips. Little tight flipping hips all the way around. Very big and tall guy, who can really high point the ball. He is one of the most impressive size-speed CBs in this Draft.

2016 (Sr.): He played in all 13 games (12 starts) at right cornerback, earning second-team All-Pac-12 honors from both the Associated Press and the league coaches. He led the nation in pass breakups with 22 on the year, which tied for the most in CU single-season history with Ben Kelly's 22 recorded in 1998. He ranked second in the nation in total passes defended with 23, trailing only teammate Tedric Thompson’s 25. His lone interception on the year was one of CU's biggest plays of the season, as his pick in the end zone at Oregon when the Ducks had the ball inside the CU 10-yard line with under a minute to play sealed the 41-38 victory. He was credited with at least one pass breakup in 12 games, including seven games with multiple pass breakups (high of four versus Utah). He was in for 797 snaps on defense, recording 24 tackles, 10 third down stops and six touchdown saves. He helped the CU secondary rank No. 3 in the country in pass efficiency defense at 98.1 while opposing quarterbacks completed just 48.3 percent of their passes in averaging only 182.5 yards per game, ranking as the 13th-best passing defense in the FBS. He had a pass breakup in each of the first eight games of the season and was one of only two players in the nation (along with Indiana’s Rashard Fant) to have a pass breakup in every game through the end of October. He posted three tackles and two pass breakups in 49 plays at No. 4 Michigan, and recovered the first fumble of his career at USC, which was one of four takeaways for the Buffs in that contest. He forced the first fumble of his career on at Arizona, a game in which he set a new season/career-high with six tackles. He missed almost all of spring practices after suffering a mid-foot sprain early on (March 14); he was 100 percent by the end of April.



Tyus Bowser- 6-3, 247, 6.75 3-C! (O) 4.65! 37.5"Vert, 10'7"Br, 33"Arms, 21 Reps,



01/2017: He can be a good blitzer. Nice inside move on the ORT that he can use to hit the QB. He has some nice twitch moving forward. Good job covering the tight end. He has some speed to the outside shoulder of the OLT. He can find his way through traffic to get outside and tackle the RB on a toss to his side. He will run past the RB on blitzes when opponents ran Draws. 

He is an exciting explosive athlete, but he has a lot of work to do to be a pure football player. "His tape from last year and this year are way different. He's getting better," a scout said. " There will be some teams who miss him because their scouts are too lazy to keep an open mind that they will have written him off. He will be an early NFL starter. Watch." He plays 3-4 OLB, but doesn't play it in the usual fashion. 

He gets outside to zone the flat with a surprising burst. "I know that was one big thing that couple of coaches were asking me, as far as can I go out there and play man-to-man on guys," Bowser said about matching up on OJ Howard at the Senior Bowl. "I want to prove to them that I can rush the passer. That I have good feet and that I can cover people." Every time I watch him play I'm more and more impressed. 

Reminds me of Jamie Collins the way he can burst around the field. Twitchy athlete who is surprisingly light on his feet. He needs to get stronger. He needs to play with better vision and awareness. Ends up the ground too much. Looked stronger at the Senior Bowl. He covered TEs very well man to man as well.

He is not an all out all the time blitzer, like you usually want. He will set the edge, but seems more interested in cover space in the Flat than getting past the LOS sometime. He looks like he is a 4-3 OLB playing in the wrong defense. He will slide over to the middle of the box, and cover for the ILBs when they Blitz. In the new age of pass first and often only, he is a cover linebacker waiting to happen. He can use his hands to shove down the OLT's hands when blitzing. 

Career: Closed out his career ranked seventh on the Houston career sacks lists with 21.5, part of his 27.5 career tackles for loss and 136 tackles. He started 23 games in his career with action in 48 games total. He also had eight pass breakups, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in his four-year career at UH.

9.6 (LB)


*Tim Williams- 6-4, 245, #56 



08/2016: He has put on 10-pounds of muscle since last season. "One thing he’s not given enough credit for is stopping the run," Johnathan Allen said. "He’s very strong. He’s done a good job of coming in, working hard and busting his butt, and he’s starting to see some of the success from his hard work." He is better against the run than given credit.

He won solely with speed last year. He showed a nice Rip at Spring practice. He showed he could use his hands to chop and club hands off his shirt. "[He is very good at] concerting speed to power," Alabama DE Dalvin Tomlinson said. "Because he’s a speed guy a lot of people want him to go straight speed around the corner. But he’s been practicing on his power moves too," Rushes from both sides. 

Nice job putting speed to power. "When he says speed to power, it’s when I get down on 3rd down and take off a hard 10-yards," Williams said, "And [the O-linemen] thinks you do a move to the outside, but you set him up to straight full-on power, because he’s on his heels. When you do that he'll topple over." As a pure passrusher he is a top five pick.

Of course his biggest negative is a lack of reps against then run. "A guy like Tim Williams for example had 10½ sacks, but only played on 3rd downs, and never had another role on the team," Saban said. "That is very effective because you’re always going to be fresh in those situations. He is a very effective pass rusher." He has shown he could help in run defense in limited snaps. 

Saban had him primarily rushing the passer only last year. "He's always had good pass rush ability," head coach Nick Saban said. "Tim's worked very hard, made a lot of sacrifices to try to get where he is right now, and we certainly appreciate it. A lot of people in our organization have tried to help and he's been very, very productive. It has nothing to do with ability. He's not pass rushing any better than what he did before, he's just more dependable doing his job. We've been able count on him to this point. I'd say that's the biggest difference." He was only in on 178 snaps last season. He was the most efficient rusher, sacks and pressures to attempts, in the NCAA in that limited sample. But again, they put him on the field in obvious passing situation only, but teams still ran sometimes. 

So he also has to show that he can be a pure energy player as a starter in on 1st and 2nd down. "Being out there on 1st and 2nd down, you just can’t go like it’s 3rd down and run up the field," Tim Williams said. "A running back will run through your gap. So just seeing things and just my eye technique, focusing on the tackle and his outside shoulder and the focal points of the position." We don't know if he is just a situational 3rd down player.

07/2016: He is a blazer off the edge. "He’s added: speed, power, and acceleration," Alabama DC last season Kirby Smart said. "I don’t really know when it clicked. I would say somewhere in fall camp. He started to pick things up on third down. Kind of became a specialist." He just kept getting the corner and dipping under O-Tackles last season.

He garnered 10.5 Sacks last season as a sub-rusher. "Very sharp kid that’s picked it up as we’ve gone along," Smart said. "A lot of our calls and stuff are conducive for him to: go fast, come off the edge, create havoc. He’s gotten better and better under coach Tosh’s tutelage. He’s done a great job, getting better." He played with almost no technique last year. He has worked hard on his technique, and showed he could combo moves together in spring practice. 

He has been so dominate rushing the QB in Alabama's spring game that they had to take him off the field to run the offense. "We probably need to [take him off the field]," Saban Said, "or Tim’s going to ruin the game." Some think he can reach the NCAA sack record of 18 this year.

JUNIOR (2015): A disruptive pass rusher on the outside ... played in all 15 games as a junior, recording his first tackle of the year against Middle Tennessee ... ranked second on the team with 10.5 sacks (-78 yards) ... added 12.5 tackles for loss (-92 yards), four quarterback hurries and one pass breakup ... recognized as one of the defensive players of the week by the UA coaching staff for his game against ULM.



Jordan Leggett-6-5, 260, 4.33 SS! 12.06 60-YS, 7.12 3-C, 33.5" Arm, 18 R, 33"V, 9'6"Br



11/2016: He scored the game winning TD at FLA ST. "Yeah, it definitely felt good and plus I had a lot of family there," Leggett said. "I think that was actually the first game my mom has seen this year. It just felt good to be back so close to home with all my friends in the stadium. To go out there and score the game-winning touchdown. It felt really good." He is such a nice blend of blocking and receiving. 
He can be a terrific weapon going down the Seam. "It was just like the last time we played them," Leggett said. " The middle of the field is always so wide open. So we were able to hit them on that last year and I guess they didn’t change anything this year, so it was just another big game for me. Two of my biggest games have come against FSU. Especially them not recruiting me is kind of like a ‘How do you like me now?’ kind of thing," It was a great seam route. 

He is another guy who seemed to be underrated coming into his senior season. "I don’t think anything’s changed, really," Leggett said. " I don’t find myself doing anything different. It’s just a matter of different defenses that we face. When we play these bigger teams they seem to have bigger corners, and whatnot, so it’s harder for us to take those easy fade outs. These bigger games, it kind of works out better for me." He has the size to be even a better blocker.

You'd like to see him a little more aggressive sometimes. "I definitely feel like I’m in a good position," Leggett said. "I’m just going to try to stay in my lane, keep my head down, and keep working. If it works out for me then it does. The national championship is my main focus, to get there and to win the game." But the talent is there.

09/2016: He has to step it up with Allen going to the NFL. "Jordan had a great day," Swinney said. "We really need for him to show up and take that next step. This is a big year for Leggett. That position has been critical to our overall success, but you’ve got to earn it." He might be a better athlete in the passing game than Allen.
They need him to help the QB down the middle this year. "He’s as talented as anybody who’s ever come through here at that position," Co-OC Tony Elliott said. "It’s now about the complete game. That’s what Dwayne Allen had, and that’s why you’re seeing him have success on Sundays. That position is hard to fill. It’s a pivotal position now in college football and it’s starting to be in the NFL." They have a lot of speed outside.
If he has a great off season, he could slip into the 2nd Round. "The good thing is that Jordan’s not scared of competition at all," Elliott said. "For him it’s an internal battle. The big thing is him seeing this opportunity and knowing that everybody is counting on him. He needs to help the other guys get ready, too. He can’t do it by himself. He needs to get those guys ready to play, too, because he needs to stay fresh." I think there is still a lot of room for him to grow.
OUTLOOK: Senior who has grown into one of the nation’s best tight ends ... always been a productive pass-catcher, but has steadily improved his blocking as a junior ... has 66 receptions for 862 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1,418 snaps over 36 games (23 starts) in his career ... preseason All-American by Athlon (first team), Lindy’s (second) and Phil Steele (third) ... rated nation’s No. 2 tight end in the preseason by Lindy’s.
2015: One of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation’s top tight end ... second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation ... honorable mention All-American according to Sports Illustrated ... first-team All-ACC (coaches) ... second-team All-ACC (media) ... third on the team with 40 catches for 525 yards and eight touchdowns in 892 snaps over 15 starts ... his eight touchdowns were most on the team ... 34 of his 40 catches went for first downs ... had three catches for 29 yards in win over Appalachian State ... first Tiger tight end with a touchdown reception in five consecutive games ... caught first touchdown of the season at Louisville, a 25-yard strike from Deshaun Watson on a trick formation ... followed with six-yard touchdown catch to open the scoring in win over Notre Dame ... named co-offensive player-of-the-game by the coaches ... continued his fine play with a third straight game posting at least one touchdown with two in win over Georgia Tech ... named player-of-the-game offensively after four-catch performance ... caught six-yard touchdown pass against Boston College ... scored on a 34-yard pass from Watson at Miami to break the school record ... posted career highs with six catches and 101 yards against Florida State ... had four catches for 73 yards at South Carolina, several of which converted third downs ... caught seventh touchdown of the year in the first half with two seconds remaining against North Carolina, helping Tigers to the ACC Championship ... notched his eighth touchdown reception against Alabama in the National Championship Game to tie Dwayne Allen (2011) and Brandon Ford (2012) for the school single-season record by a tight end.



Antonio Garcia- 6-6, 293, #53



01/2017He is a mean SOB. "Since I am a fifth year senior, I have the responsibility to be a leader on this team," Garcia said. "I try my best to lead the guys and be supportive and encouraging for them. I give them guidance, show them right from wrong, and teach them the Trojan Way." He looked like he might have the athleticism to play OLT in the NFL at the Senior Bowl. 

He will get down and dirty, and a lot of NFL teams like that. "Being recognized for the Outland Trophy is an honor and gives me a lot of motivation going into the season," Garcia said. "It gives me something to prove to everyone." He could sneak into Day Two with a great Senior Bowl and Combine. 

Terrific run blocker. "A lot more guys have experience now with what he has taught," Garcia said . "We have really started to gel, and we are getting better at communicating. Every day we are working harder and getting better. It is a work in progress." He was impressive in passrusher drills at OLT at Senior Bowl. 

Plays with great balance with his hands and feet. "I want to continue playing football," said Garcia. "But if that doesn't work out, I want to get into policing. I would like to join ATF, SWAT, or something like that. I want to have a job where I get to be physical, and I think I would be good at it. That is something I am really interested in." He has a real nice punch. 

He looked very good on the edge at SB. "I am the first football player in my family," said Garcia. "In high school a lot of my friends were playing football so I decided to go out there and play as well. There wasn't really anything else to do in my hometown. But once I started playing, I really fell in love with it." Nice punch to rushers outside shoulder.

2015 (Junior): Started all 12 games at left tackle to extend his streak of consecutive games started to a team-high 24 games heading into the 2016 season … Named to the All-Sun Belt Team as an honorable mention selection … Allowed just three sacks all season in over 780 snaps with 33 knockdown blocks, nine great blocks and five game grades over 90 percent … Ended the season with four straight games over 90 percent … Recorded a season-high nine knockdown blocks with an 87 grade against South Alabama … Played a season-high 88 snaps with a pair of knockdowns and two great blocks in Troy’s triple-overtime game at Appalachian State … Did not allow a sack and recorded four knockdowns with a 90 grade in 82 snaps at Mississippi State … Leader of Troy’s offensive line that blocked for 1,000-yard rusher Brandon Burks; just the eighth in Troy history … Troy’s offensive line ranked second in the league in fewest sacks allowed (not counting Georgia Southern, who attempted just 129 passes all season).


(Small School)


Ryan Anderson  6-2, 253, #22



01/2017: The only thing that keeps him out of the 1st Round is his height. "I think his versatility as a player creates a lot of value for him," Saban said. Arm length will determine if his a 2nd or 3rd round pick. He was not great in the Senior Bowl practices. “This is really real to me," Anderson said. "Growing up always wanting to play this game (Senior Bowl) in front of my community." He missed the game with a thumb injury.

09/2016: They had to move Jared Allen more inside this season, because Anderson has been so good in the edge rush that they can't keep him on the sideline. "It's what defenders do,"  Anderson said. "Mostly, we are hateful guys. We hate everybody on the other team and everybody lined up across from us. We want to try to kill you." He plays like he wants to hurt guys.

You have to have that on/off switch to be a great player. "I looked at the guy and we said, 'What are we hiring these guys to do?'" Saban said. "We want them to be aggressive, we want them to be competitive, not in the real world but at least on the football field. These characteristics are important in defensive players. We're evaluating these guys as to what they're like on Sundays, which may not be the same." Old school football coaches are going to love this kid.
Very under rated rusher. He can release the TE when he sees he is staying in to block, shed him and sack the QB. He is so quick. He can peek inside and almost stop, then second burst around the ORT, and go get the QB. He had a great rush, where he saw the OLT over set, and burst inside and hit the QB to cause the big INT against LSU. His ability to burst inside is a big deal for his NFL potential.

He destroys TE when they line them up in front of him. "This is old-school football, man," Anderson said after the LSU game. "You just watched four quarters of football: pound, pound, pound. That's what it is. You're going to see who has been in the weight room all year. You're going to see who is the best-conditioned all year." He is a little short, but he is not a weak player. 

He will line up on the sideline, when the RB goes outside like an X, and covers him well down the sideline. "You've got to play within the game," Anderson said. "You know if you hit somebody, you hit them. We aren't going to be passing up no shots on anybody, but we aren't going to take no dirty shots either." He can use his feet to pedal nicely in pass pro. 

JUNIOR (2015): An outside linebacker who developed into one of the top pass-rush threats for the Crimson Tide ... notched 37 total tackles, including 11.5 for a loss (-50 yards), six sacks (-41 yards), two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and nine quarterback hurries for the year ... came on strong late in the season, recording his 9.5 tackles for loss in his last 10 games, including a career-high two TFL performance at then-No. 20 Mississippi State, vs. Florida and Michigan State ... named one of the defensive players of the week by the UA coaching staff for his efforts against Tennessee and Mississippi State. Wisconsin: Came off the bench to record 1.5 total tackles on the night ... helped limit the Badger offense to just 268 yards of total offense and 17 points. Middle Tennessee: Entered in a reserve role to record one tackle along with a quarterback hurry as the Tide allowed 275 yards of total offense. Ole Miss: Saw action as a reserve in the defensive front, but did not record any stats against the Rebels. ULM: Was a disruptive force on the line, notching two tackles while pressuring the quarterback twice ... helped limit the Warhawk offense to only 92 yards, including a lowly nine yards on the ground. Georgia: Came off the bench to record three tackles ... helped limit a Bulldog offense that was averaging 45.5 points per game to just 10 by day's end. Arkansas: Recorded three tackles, including half a tackle for a loss (-1 yard) against the Hogs ... helped limit the Hogs to only 220 yards, more than 250 yards below their season average entering the night. Texas A&M: Finished with three tackles, including one of the Tide's six sacks (-5 yards) ... helped limit the Aggie rushing attack to just 32 yards on the ground. Tennessee: Was a force on defense, notching a quarterback hurry to go with three total tackles, including the game-winning sack (-10 yards) and forced fumble ... his sack and forced fumble on the Vols' final drive of the game got the ball back for Alabama and helped the Tide extend its streak to nine straight victories over UT. LSU: Notched two tackles, including half a stop for a loss of one yard ... helped limit the LSU offense to 182 yards of total offense, nearly 250 yards below the Tigers average entering the game. Mississippi State: Had a huge day in Starkville, setting a season high for tackles with five, including a career-high two sacks (-14 yards) ... also forced a fumble and added a quarterback hurry ... notched two of the defense's season-high nine sacks. Charleston Southern: Recorded one tackle for a loss (-1 yard) in limited playing time against the Buccaneers. Auburn: Made his presence known along the Crimson Tide defensive front, notching four tackles, including one for a loss (-2 yards) ... added two quarterback hurries ... helped limit the Tigers to only 260 yards of total offense. Florida: Logged four tackles for the second consecutive game, including two for a loss (-9) yards ... also recorded one sack (-8 yards) and a career-high three quarterback hurries in arguably his best game of the season ... helped disrupt a Gator passing attack that completed only 37.5 percent of its passes. Michigan State: Stayed hot, notching four tackles, including 2.0 for a loss (-7 yards) and one sack (-4 yards) ... spent time in the Spartan backfield, helping to limit MSU to 239 yards of total offense, 158 yards below their season average. Clemson: Saw playing time as a pass rusher against the Tigers but did not record any stats.



Pat Elflein-6-3, 300, #65


Ohio ST

07/2016: They moved him over to Center and he looked like an NFL starter. Nice versatility. He can play all three interior positions. Plug and Play OC/OG who will go on Day Two and play for 12 to 15 years in the NFL.

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 (OC)


Isaac Rochell- 6-4, 290 #90



07/2016: He reminds me of Trey Flowers. "Isaac Rochell is a beast," the ND HC Kelly said. "I mean he’s a beast. If he continues to play at this level, he’s virtually unblockable in a one-on-one situation." When he is on he seems to get in on every tackle. 
Moves inside with a purpose. "Two years with the same defense, we kind of start to understand concepts more and we can kind of get a feel for what’s going on and what he might call," Rochell said. "But he throws curveballs all the time." He is reacting instead of thinking this season.
He can burst inside the 3-gap, and power the ORG and OC straight back at the QB. "He just kind of exposes you to different moves and different things, and he helps you find what you would be best at in a pass rush," Rochell said. "The mentality of the defensive line has really changed this year. I feel we’re really just trying to be more aggressive and take over and change the game. I just think the focus right now is just getting everybody to move forward, and we’ll see where that takes us. Everybody will be a beast then." Voted team captain. He has become a leader on the line.
And, according to head coach Brian Kelly, he did it all with an aching back. "He’s had some back issues since he’s been here, and he’s been physically able to do everything [in preseason]," Kelly said. "This is the first time in two years he’s been able to squat heavy, do all the leg lifts, do all the things that’s necessary to be explosive. So I see him being a great leader for us and then having the kind of strength to maintain that throughout the year. He had the tendency to drop body weight and maybe get a little bit worn down during the season. He looks really good right now." He is an all out all the time guy.
He is a little undersized, like Sheldon Day. "I think the expectation is to be the best in the country," Rochell said. "I don’t see why we couldn’t be. Like I mentioned earlier, the thing that would hurt us is just the lack of confidence. But we have the ability and we have the depth this year to be the best in the country, so that’s what the expectation is." Nice inside rusher on 3rd down. 
He gets up field low and fast. "There were games, one game I think I took 90 snaps," Rochell said. "That’s a lot, and if you do that consistently, it really adds up. I don’t know if [I was] running on fumes. It was more like it’s been a long season with a lot of snaps, and you have to focus more on recovery toward the end of the season." All out all the time guy. 
Uses his hands well when he has to change direction in the rush. "I don’t think I've had trouble pass-rushing or getting off of a block, it's just a matter of finishing," Rochell said. "When I start to do that, then it will become complete and more productive. A lot of it is just burst. That’s something we’ve not done in the past, just been like on fire to get there." He can get tossed around sometimes by the OG. 

Great inside move to hit the QB clean off his feet. "You just have to play with a motor," Rochell said. "You have to know I’m going to beat this man, and as soon as I do I’m going to get there. The biggest thing is in that five yards between beating the [blocker] and the quarterback, you’ve got to get there, because you only have two-and-a-half seconds." Relentless in the rush.

He does a nice job finding the ball. Not as physically talented as Jones, but better instincts for finding the ball. Nice job bursting into the backfield and tackling the RB. He is great at blasting off inside and disrupting everything. He is great at bursting inside on the stunt, and hitting the RB. He will line up at DE as well. He can find the scrambling QB on the second level.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Has started 25 of the 26 games over the last two seasons ... played on the defensive line in all 13 games and started 12 ... did not start vs. UMass (Sept. 26) ... fifth on the Irish and tops among all defensive linemen in tackles with 63 ... his 63 tackles were the most by a Notre Dame defensive lineman since Trevor Laws had 112 in 2007 ... fourth on the team with seven and a half tackles for loss ... added seven quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and one sack ... registered at least a half of a TFL in nine of the 13 games ... recorded a season-high seven tackles at Virginia (Sept. 12) and then matched that sum at Clemson (Oct. 3) ... lone sack of the season came against USC (Oct. 17), part of a six-tackle performance against the Trojans with 1.5 TFLs and a pass breakup ... broke up a pass while making six tackles in the win at No. 21 Temple (Oct. 31) ... recorded five tackles apiece vs. Georgia Tech (Sept. 19) and Ohio State (Jan. 1).



Jaleel Johnson- 6-3, 310, RS-Sr, 



11/2016: I would be shocked if he made it out of Day Two. "t was our biggest conference game," Johnson's high school coach Chris Andriano said. "He took a guard on in a passing play. He basically lifted him right off the ground, put him on his backside and the quarterback could not leave the pocket because of outside rush contain that we had, and he just buried the quarterback. It was like, 'Whoa, did we just see what we just saw?'" But he has been a bit of a forgotten man this year.
He was named 1st team All-Big 10 team this year. "He was a really, tough, aggressive, mean-streak type of player," Andriano said. "He was just able to channel that into football." He dominated inside all season.
He had 7.5 Sacks and 10 TFL, which is very good for a DT. "It came down to the system," Johnson said. "I feel at Iowa, we’re more family-based here. I didn’t really see that in other programs. They really stick with you from freshman year until you’re 55, 65 years old. It’s that family bond that they have here that makes this place so special." He kept getting better all season.
His safety against Michigan was one of the highlight of the entire college football season. "He can move people around, close some gaps," Iowa LB Josey Jewell said. "If he plays amazing, we have a good chance to win." If the Pats lose a DT or two this offseason, they won't pass on him in the 2nd round. He reminded me of Malcolm Brown this season.

When he digs in, he cannot be moved out. "He didn’t even know his own strength or his own power," Andriano said. 'He was pretty much unblockable. You had to use two guys to account for him. He was quick in small, short spaces. He was devastating and then he was athletic enough to chase things down." He owns the OC.
He has al lot of character. "Off the field, he was really a gentleman, a considerate, respectful kid," Andriano said. "His on-the-field demeanor was extremely aggressive. He was a tough kid in every sense of the word, mentally and physically." He really started hassling QBs a lot more this season. Before that I thought he was more of a pure NT type. But he really got upfield and hit the QB this season.



Nate Peterman- 6-3, 225, #4



01/2017: He has great eyes. "The thing that jumps right off the bat is their ability to process this information and go through the progressions," Bears OC Loggains said. "And there haven't been a lot of busts. We're still in the process of figuring these guys out." I would rather have Peterman in the 3rd than any of the other QBs in the 1st. He does not have an elite arm, but it might be good enough. It is the difference between Brain Hoyer and Rich Gannon. 

He was coached by the Bears coaching staff at the SB. "It was a great experience being in the meeting rooms," the HC of the CB said. "Being around the guys, getting to know them. It gives you tremendous insight." He will be available to Fox in the 3rd. He started the first practice at the Senior Bowl. Very hard worker. Best QB in Senior Bowl practices.

Throws with great timing in a very complicated system. "I don't want to call him a safe pick, but he's a guy you draft and he's not going to be the guy you go, 'Why is he on the roster?'" QB Coach Mastrole said. "He has the ability to win games and not just be a guy out there to fill a void. When you start delving into protections, knowing where to go with the football and understanding offensive concepts, and I'm not talking about spread concepts, I'm talking about really understanding how to attack defenders, leverage, numbers, he has a great sense of all of that." He took the biggest hit I ever saw a QB take, and then complete a pass on the next play, on 3rd down. The receiver caught it, but didn't convert. 

Then Peterson went to the sideline and never came back into the game. "During the fall, Nate was the senior quarterback that had that a quiet buzz under the radar, so to speak," Phil Savage said. "There were a lot of scouts who told me, 'the quarterback at Pitt is really interesting.' He was essentially an automatic invite to come here. He has timing in his feet and his arm and his eyes. In the NFL, you’ve got to be a quick decision-maker and I think he can do that." I want that kid on my team. 

12/2016: This guy can really take a big hit, and then get up and complete a pass. "I learned to have tough skin and just overcome adversity and have confidence in yourself," Peterman said. "I think that’s pretty important. You just try to go out there and be yourself and be the best player you can be. I think if you start focusing on everybody else, you get off track a bit." He can step back in the face of pressure and throw the touch pass to the third level down the sideline. 

He runs a wacky offense where he is expected to do a lot of different things mentally. It is not a shotgun/Option offense. It is actually a Prostyle offense where the HC adds a ton of trickeration and misdirection. He took a vicious hit against Clemson that was so hard it hurt me. He got up and completed a pass two plays latter. In the 3rd, against Clemson, he took a double shot from two rushers that took him off his feet, and the safety swooped in helmet first into the ball to cause a fumble and hammer Peterson to the ground. After Pitt got the ball, three plays later he threw the a beautiful ball to the WR going down the sideline, and Tankersley had to grab him to prevent the touchdown. He is so good at getting extra time with his feet in the pocket. He throws an excellent pass when he has to bail out of the pocket.

09/2016: He was a transfer from Tennessee. "My time at Tennessee was tough, but it made me who I am today,” Peterman said. “I wouldn’t have had it any other way because I think it’s made me a great player. I learned how to overcome adversity and to have thick skin. I learned to focus on football." He plays so smart on the field.

2015: Enrolled at Pitt in June as a graduate transfer from the University of Tennessee...played in all 13 games, starting the final 11 contests at quarterback...completed 61.5% of his passes for 2,287 yards with 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions...finished second in the ACC in completion percentage, third in touchdown passes and fourth in passing efficiency (138.57)...engineered a 45-34 win over Louisville by completing 64.7% of his passes (22 of 34) for 232 yards and a career-high four touchdowns...each of his TD strikes against the Cardinals occurred in the second quarter...completed 70.8% of his passes (17 of 24) for 222 yards and two TDs in a 26-19 win over Virginia...led Pitt to a 31-28 victory at Georgia Tech, completing 66.7% of his passes (14 of 21) for 162 yards and three TDs...also averaged 6.2 yards per rush (31 yards on five carries) against the Yellow Jackets...after coming off the bench in the initial two contests, Peterman made his first Pitt start at Iowa...overcame two first-quarter interceptions to complete 68.9% of his passes (20 of 29) for 219 yards and two TDs against the Hawkeyes...his finest moment at Iowa occurred in the final quarter when he led a 13-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that featured two fourth-down conversion passes and an eight-yard scoring strike (to Tyler Boyd) that tied the game with 52 seconds left...threw for a career-high 262 yards on 27-of-42 passes (64.3%) with one touchdown against North Carolina...rushed for a career-high 60 yards on eight carries (7.5 avg.) against Notre Dame.

9.5 (QB)


Marcus Maye- 6', 216, #20



12/2016: He broke his arm in December. "To see how he worked on his game and how much better he is at some of the details, where a year ago he wasn't quite there," McElwain said. "He's been a great role model." It shouldn't hurt his Draft position.
Broken bones often heal stronger than before. "He's a vet and he's very smart back there," safety Nick Washington said. "He brings the juice." I don't think he goes in the 1st.
He has been a top producer the past two seasons. "He's just playing at a very elite level," Gray said. "We just want him to keep doing what he's doing." I like the way he moves forward to hit the ball carrier.
He can start getting ready for the Draft right now. "Marcus will be done, obviously," McElwain said. "I just feel horrible, but he's done so much. His draft stock looking down the road has risen drastically because of how he played so this won't have any bearing on it. He has a broken something in his arm." If he has a great off season, who knows? He could make it into the 1st.

09/2016: It was a bit of a surprise that he came back for the 2016 Season. "It was a family decision," Maye said. " I wanted to make sure that I looked at every opportunity for myself. We looked at what was the best opportunity and we decided to come back. My mom, my brother helped a lot. Just wanted to come back and be a more complete player." He still had work to do in coverage.

He was an All-American in 2015. "I put a lot of pressure on myself, just to come out and perform to the best of my ability," Maye said. "Being one of the guys on defense that the team looks to to make plays. I have been working hard in the offseason and just trying to get better, competing every day and coming to work every day." He showed he had the work ethic to play in the NFL. 

He looks more like a FS now than a pure Strong Safety. "I have been making a lot more plays on the ball and stuff like that," Maye said. "I am making calls a lot faster and getting everybody in line in the secondary. Being vocal. I want everyone to feel comfortable and play well." You have to be able to play the ball in the air to play FS in the NFL.

They lost two starters in the 1st Round last year, and needed him to step up as a leader. "Just being able to have that on my shoulders, knowing that I have guys counting on me makes me lift my level of play," Mayes said. "I am one of the leaders on the secondary. Every time we step on the field we expect to perform to the best of our abilities and be one of the top defenses in the country. Expectations are high coming off last year just to get back to where we were and finish out the ball games that we didn’t. Expectations are high." He has really stepped up his game so far this season.

2015: Named a First Team All-American by USA Today and Pro Football Focus…Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from Sports Illustrated…Named First Team All-SEC by PFF and GridIron Now and Second Team All-SEC by Athlon and Phil Steele…Played in 13 games and started 12 times at safety…Racked up 82 tackles, fourth-most on the team…Hard-hitter forced five fumbles, second-most in the country, and recovered two…Intercepted two passes and broke up six more2014: Played in 11 games and started nine times… Played both safety and nickel positions… Totaled 62 tackles on the year, third-most on the team and most among defensive backs… Recorded a team-leading 12 red zone defensive plays… Had five-or-more tackles in nine of 11 games… Named the Special Teams Player of the Game against Tennessee… Led the team in tackles against Vanderbilt (6 tackles) and East Carolina (8)… Had a career-high nine tackles against Kentucky2013: Played in all 12 games and made two starts at safety… Recorded 16 tackles on the year with 1.0 tackle-for-loss… Had his first career interception against Tennessee and returned it 30 yards… Also a key member on special teams, recording four special teams tackles on the season… 2012: Did not see game action and redshirted.



Anthony Walker- 6-1, 245, #1


N. Western 

12/2016: Very quick feet. Reminds me of Dannell Ellerbe. "One thing I didn't focus on was flexibility and mobility," Walker said. "Which is the biggest thing, especially in college where everybody's fast, everybody's strong. Being able to play laterally and stuff like that, that's definitely big for a linebacker, and I didn't focus on that until I came here." He moves around a lot and doesn't always accomplish much. 

Seems to spy the QB more than cover sometimes. Great job on the goal line. "He is 100 percent into being coached," his HC Fitzgerald said. "He’s a grinder in the weight room. He’s a true student of the game. He’s got great leadership skills. He’s got the functional speed and strength and change-of-direction agility you need." He can shuffle laterally into the hole, and catch he RB trying to leap over the top and drag him back short. 

Great eyes in the run game. Excellent LB against the run. One of the best. "Anthony’s got a target on him,” Fitzgerald said. "Anytime you come back from having the season that he had, everybody is going to get a hat on him and try to cut him down." But he can look like a chicken with his head cut off in pass defense sometimes.  

He is so fast chasing the  RB trying to go off tackle that he will fly by unblocked team mates and smash into the RB. "I’m incredibly proud of the career he has had so far," Fitzgerald said. "And I’m looking forward to him putting a big ol’ exclamation point on it as he moves forward." He is so tough for OLs to latch onto on the second level. 

They get their hands on him and he sheds quicker than you think is possible. He reads the blocks and burst into the hole as quick as anyone in this Draft. "He’s truly a three-way player." Fitzgerald said. "He’s great against the run. Great against the pass, and he has the ability to rush the passer." Great eyes, smarts, and instincts in the run game. 

Great ability to cut back extend his arms to push the blocker, and swoop into the RB. "I don’t usually make statements [of this sort], but I think he’s got the opportunity to be the best we’ve ever had here," Fitzgerald said. "And we’ve had some pretty good linebackers over the years." He makes blockers miss inside, and then runs all the way to the sideline to hit the RB and knock the ball out. I am sold on him. He will not make it out of Day Two.

2015: Redshirt sophomore: Breakout season ... All-American honoree by AP and Sports Illustrated ... Consensus First Team All-Big Ten ... Fourth in the nation with 20.5 tackles for loss ... That mark is the third most in NU single-season history ... Led the 'Cats in tackles (122) by more than 30 ... Notched 19 tackles in one game in victory at Duke and added 1.5 TFLs ... Has posted seven double-digit tackling efforts this season ...Took home a 14-tackle game and forced a fumble vs. Purdue ... Won Defensive Player of the Game honors after a 10 tackle, three tackle for loss performance in season opener vs. Stanford ... Collected 13 tackles and one tackle for loss in win at Nebraska ... Posted three tackles for loss and 10 tackles vs. Penn State ... Closed out the regular season with a career-high 3.5 TFL game at Illinois, winning Defensive Player of the Game ... Also added 14 tackles in the matchup ... Had lone interception in game versus Wisconsin.



Eddie Vanderdoes- 6-3, 305, #47



09/2016: Plays well with his arms extended. He can burst into the backfield and find the RB. Vulnerable to crack back blocks. He switches side. Gets doubled on the blindside. Works his way in front of RB well. Nice spin move out of double with a vicious elbow. He has a great burst up field when the OG in front of him pulls. He can play too high, and seems to vulnerable to hits from the side more than blockers in front of him. 

08/2016: Big Nose Tackle type who blew out his knee in 2015. If he can stay healthy and show that he didn't lose anything athletically after the surgery he should go on Day Two. Although, a lot f guys liked him more than that coming into 2015. 

2016: Named to the Watch Lists for the Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award, Bronko Nagurski Award, Outland Trophy awards.
2015: Made eight tackles in the opener against Virginia, including two tackles for loss ... Suffered an injury in that contest and missed the balance of the season
2014: Appeared in 13 games and made 12 starts ... Honorable mention all-conference selection ... Ranked eighth on the team with 50 tackles ... Tied for fourth on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss ... Had a best of nine tackles vs. Utah, including a tackle for loss ... Made eight tackles against Arizona ... Had seven tackles, including a sack, vs. USC ... Receovered a fumble vs. K-State ... Made at least four tackles in six games ... Made four rushing attempts on offense for five yards ... Scored a one-yard rushing touchdown vs. Utah ... Had two carries for four yards vs. Texas.
2013: Appeared in all 13 games and made seven starts ... Named first-team Freshman All-America by Sporting News and Football Writers Association (FWAA) ... Honorable mention all-conference ... Credited with 39 tackles on the season ... His 11 tackles at Stanford were the most by a Bruin defensive lineman since 1992 (Bruce Walker - 12) ... Had multiple tackles in nine games.



Jourdan Lewis- 5-10 1/4, 188, (U) 4.55



08/2016: He might have to play in the slot in the NFL. "He worked his tail off all summer," Zordich said. "Probably worked a little too hard, that might have been a little too much torque on his body. And some of the issues that he's had the last couple weeks might have been from that, But he had a hell of a camp. But then all of the sudden, his back started to tighten up, it affected his hamstring, affected his quad. He's just fighting through these things right now. He's working hard to get back out there." Tough kid who plays through bumps, bruises, and pulls.

Very versatile player, who helps out on special team and offense as well. "There's multiple ways that he can contribute offensively," Harbaugh said. "We know that he can as a returner, holdup person, gunner, kick and punt returner. He's got those capabilities. I'm not going too far out on a limb to say he can help us offensively as well." He will help out right away as a rookie covering punts and kickoffs.

He is all speed and quickness on the field. "J.D. can definitely play on offense," Jake Butt said. "I've seen him run routes. For not playing receiver in college, he could probably step in and play receiver for us. He could probably start at a lot of schools." I don't now why I got so fascinated by all the talk about him playing offense? It is starting to annoy me now.

Needs to get stronger if he wants to play outside in the NFL. "I think I'm a little Antonio Brown," Lewis said. "I can run some routes. I think I'm a pretty good route-runner. Quickness." He needs to stop worrying about offense, and concentrate on defense, and getting stronger so he can stay on the field.

Shows he has the speed you need to play Corner on the field. "It is good, in a sense, to get these other guys experience," Zordich said. "But at the same time, you do miss a kid like Jourdan Lewis. Jourdan's in the meetings. He's attentive in the meetings. He's great on the sidelines the last two games, helping out. Just another pair of eyes to see what they're doing. He's been a big help." He clearly has that knack for shadowing WRs. 

At Michigan: Has appeared in 37 games, making 19 starts at cornerback. Named 2015 Week 6 Jim Thorpe Player of the Week  Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 12). 2015 All-Big Ten first team. 2015 first team All-America (USA Today); Second Team All-America (SI, Walter Camp, AP, FWAA). Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist; Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalist.
Junior (2015): Appeared in 13 games, making 13 starts at cornerback. At Utah (Sept. 3): Made three tackles and broke up one pass. Oregon State (Sept. 12): Tallied three tackles and a pass breakup. UNLV (Sept. 19): Recorded three tackles and a career-best four pass breakups. At Maryland (Oct. 3): Made three tackles, one for a loss; added a pass breakup and an interception. Northwestern (Oct. 10): Made four tackles, one for a loss; added an interception for a 37-yard touchdown. Michigan State (Oct. 17): Recorded a career-best seven tackles and a career-best six pass breakups. At Minnesota (Oct. 31): Made five tackles and added a pass breaku. Rutgers (Nov. 7): Had three tackles, two pass breakups and a forced fumbled; his second pass breakup set the single-season record for breakups in a season. At Indiana (Nov. 14): Recorded seven tackles, five of which were solo, and broke up one pass. At Penn State (Nov. 21): Tallied four tackles and a pass breakup; Returned four kickoffs for 105 yards, including a long return of 55 yard. Ohio State (Nov. 28): Made six tackles, including one sack; Returned 6 kickoffs for 123 yard. Florida (Jan. 1): Had three tackles, two of which were solo, and a pass breakup.

9.6 (Nickel)


Dorian Johnson- 6-5, 315, #53



11/2016: Nice job moving to his right in the zone block. He had a big fumble recover against V-Tech. Plays with a great low base. He is hard to see sometimes, because he stays and plays so low that Bisnowaty blocks him out from the camera. Looks like an OLT in pass pro sometimes. Nice long spider arms to keep DTs at bay. 

He is a smart kid who is on pace to graduate. "Earning achievements from playing football is a lot different than academic achievements because," Johnson said. "While I’ve had to work very hard to be a good football player, doing well academically is a whole different story because that doesn’t come naturally for most people, A college degree can set you up for life. And I think my family knows that." You have to have smart guys to play O-line in the NFL. 

08/2016: This guy is a jacked up plug and play OLG. "I have a lot of work to do," Johnson said. "I am only focused on improving and getting ready for Villanova." He was the first true freshman at Pitt to start on the O-line since 2006, Joe Thomas.

Parcells used to tell his scouts to put a check mark down every time the prospect mentioned his father, or father figure. "My Pap Pap was my male role model and father figure," Johnson said. "He taught me to work hard and to never quit." Is that two or three checks?

He played OLT in high school. He will miss blocks on the 2nd level sometimes. He can hit the DT on the play action and wash him outside the numbers on the misdirection. Flows forward nicely on runs to the right. Pulls over to the right and seals the DE breaking inside nicely. Plays in balance with his hands and feet. Grabs shirt and moves his feet so well that DTs rarely punch him off. 

Career: 42 starts (39 at OLG, two at OLT, and one at ORG)

2015: Started all 13 games at left guard and was selected second team All-ACC by league coaches and media…extended his streak of consecutive starts to 27 games, dating back to his freshman season in 2013.

9.6 (OG)


*Marcus Williams- 6-1, 195, #30



01/2017: Williams has declared for the Draft. "This program has developed me from a boy into a man," Williams said in a statement. "It has taught me how to sacrifice to get where I want to be. It has shown me how to face adversity no matter how bad it may be. It has shown me how to respect the process and never give up on anything I start no matter how difficult the task is." He garnered 64 tackles, 5 INTs, and 2 FF this season. 

He is tough against the run, but he can really go get the ball in the air. "I'm always licking my chops every game," Williams said. "I'm ball-hungry, so I'm gonna go get the ball." I'm waiting to see his measurables at the Combine to put him in the 2nd. 
But he sure looked like an elite athlete on tape. "Man, he's one of the most athletic people I've seen," WR Kenric Young said. "To jump like that, the explosiveness, he has it all." He used his speed to track the ball and make plays.
Making plays in the passing game is so much more important now, and he makes plays in the passing game. "For him, it's never over," Hatfield said. "He's watching film hours before the game. That's the difference. It's all business with him." He has some serious range when the ball is in the air. 
He has the hips to step inside and cover guys in the slot. "We recruited him to do exactly what he's doing now," Shah said. "It's interesting that he's somebody we don't talk about, but his presence, though it may not be recognized at times, is always felt by us in the secondary. What he does is unbelievable. As a defense, we're only as good as our free safety." They put a lot of pressure on him, and he came through for them more often than not. 
UTAH: First-team All-Pac-12 safety is also a first-team Pac-12 All-Academic selection … has started at free safety since his true freshman season … has played in 35 of 37 games in his career with 28 starts … 10 career interceptions and 18 career passes defended … 38” vertical jump is tied for best on team.
2016: Started in nine games at free safety, missing the UCLA and Washington games due to injury … second in the Pac-12 in interceptions (4, tied) and interceptions per game (0.44) … tied for the team lead in interceptions … seven passes defended (4 INT, 3 PBU) … sixth in the Pac-12 in fumble recoveries (2, tied), forced fumbles (2, tied) and forced fumbles per game (0.22) … career-high 12 tackles with a forced fumble against Oregon … tied for the team lead with nine tackles against Arizona State and had an interception and a pass breakup … eight tackles against USC …six tackles against BYU and San Jose State … recorded an interception, pass breakup and forced and recovered a fumble against Southern Utah … first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District.
2015: First-team All-Pac-12 … started all 13 games at free safety … second in the Pac-12 and led Utah with five interceptions and 0.38 interceptions per game … tied for 20th in the nation in total interceptions … 10 passes defended (5 INT, 5 PBU) was tied for second on the team and ninth in the conference … 66 tackles was third on the team … 2.0 TFL and one fumble recovery … 52-yard interception return against Oregon … interception, fumble recovery and five tackles vs. California … season-high nine tackles against USC … seven tackles against Fresno State … eight tackles (1.0 TFL) and pass breakup vs. Arizona … six tackles, an interception and a tipped pass that a teammate intercepted against Colorado … first-team Pac-12 All-Academic.
2014: Played in all 13 games with six starts at free safety … 59 tackles was tied for fifth on the team … one interception and two forced fumbles … season-high 10 tackles and an interception vs. Arizona State … nine tackles (1.0 TFL) and a forced fumble against Oregon … six tackles with a forced fumble at Stanford … six tackles in both the Idaho State and Colorado games.



Jake Butt- 6-6, 250, #88



12/2016: Butt came out of nowhere last year to look like the best tight end in the Draft. "He can sit through a two-and-a-half hour, three-hour meeting and be on the edge of his seat," Harbaugh said. "He walks out of that meeting and he’s got a bounce in his step, he throws his uniform on, he’s out to the field. The hair on the back of his neck is standing up. He goes to hit a sled or goes through a blocking drill with just as much as excitement as he does when we go to the pass routes and the routes with the seven on seven.." He is a student of the game.

He has that knack for getting open 20-yards down field that made Gronk great at Arizona. "From Day 1, Jake Butt has been A++," Harbaugh said. "As a player and then I look out if you’re in a meeting or you’re in an install football meeting, and I see him on the edge of his seat. I see him gung-ho sit through a two-hour, three-hour meeting and he’s communicating with guys next to him, he’s telling people, he’s interpreting for younger guys, what they should do. He’s excited. He’s got pizzazz." He has some Gronk in him.

He can leap up and grab the ball in front of two DBs and snag it out of the air. "He's invaluable," Michigan TE coach Jay Harbaugh said. "The amount of things he’s seen on a football field throughout his time here gives him a unique perspective. He has really studied very diligently and he’s also very football smart, so being able to take a younger guy and say, 'okay, this is the way to look at this or this is a helpful hint to remember.' He’s really great in that regard. Looking forward to seeing his involvement in that way this fall." He has nice hands. He gets himself open and catches it naturally. 
He has that knack for getting open 20-yards down field. "I don’t think anyone would say I’m a blazer, but I think the big thing I know how to get open," Butt said. "I know how to use my body. It’s been a good thing I came into school not the fastest, not the strongest, because I’ve learned a little bit of tricks of the trade on how to win with technique or everything like that." Gets down field fast. 
He has a nice head and shoulder fake in pattern. He can break himself open using the pattern against a linebacker. "Jake has got strides," Michigan safety Dymonte Thomas said. "It’s not like he’s super fast, but he has long strides that make him fast. He’s really good with his double moves, and he’s really good at sticking, stopping and going. If you don’t slow him down, he will leave you. He’s sneaky fast." He can turn his body back and catch the ball a little behind him. "The mental part of the game makes me a good player," Butt said. "I feel like I have a really good feel for the game. I feel like I’m football smart. I really take studying the playbook to heart. I know, maybe aside from five or six plays, I know what every receivers’ route is on every play, I know the O-line calls and assignments on almost every running play and most protections. Even this year I’ve tried to learn some of the quarterback’s reads just for the fun of it. You could be a great athlete, but if you don’t understand the offense, if you don’t understand the system, it won’t matter." Like Gronk he is a goofy football smart.
Not a great blocker. "Leadership," Butt said. "I want this to be a successful team this year, but I want it to be a successful program for many years after that. Leadership is important in that area."
He is so good at faking to one side and cutting to other to get himself open in pattern. "We have a lot of talent in that tight end room," Butt said. "We’ve probably got to be, I’m confident in saying we’re probably [going to have] the best tight end group, or most talented tight end group in the country. If we work hard, we can be. We’ve got a lot of talented guys." Some guys just know how to run patterns to get open.

CAREER HIGHS: Receiving: Receptions: 8 Utah, Yards: 102- Rutgers, Long: 56- Rutgers, TDs: 1- 5 times.

At Michigan: Two-year letterman; Has appeared in 34 games at tight end, making 23 starts. Junior (2015): Has appeared in 11 games, making nine starts. at Utah (Sept. 3): Hauled in a career-high eight passes for a career-best 93 yards and one touchdown; Surpassed the 500-yard mark for his career, finishing the game with 539 career yards. Oregon State (Sept. 12): Caught four passes for 25 yards. • UNLV (Sept. 19): Caught four passes for 25 yards. BYU (Sept. 26): Caught one pass for a then career-long 40-yard reception. at Maryland (Oct. 3): Hauled in four passes for 61 yards, and a new career-long 44-yard reception. Northwestern (Oct. 10): Recorded three catches for 40 yards, with a long of 32 yards. at Minnesota (Oct. 31): Hauled in four catches for 38 yards, with a long of 18 yards. Rutgers (Nov. 7): Caught four passes for a career-best 102 yards; added a career-long 56-yard reception. at Indiana (Nov. 14): Had seven receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown. at Penn State (Nov. 21): Tallied five receptions for 66 yards and a TD.



Derek Rivers- 6-4, 248, 


Youngstown St

01/2017: He .

9.6 (small school)


Jarrad Davis- 6-2, 230, R-SR, #40



01/2016: He was actually working as a coach when he wasn't able to play because of ankle injury. "It brought me to a new territory," Davis said. “It showed me a lot of things that I didn’t know about and I kind of appreciate what the younger guys did and how they took me even though I was down, they took everything I was telling them and they used it on the field." He called assignments to the underclassmen, and pushed them in drills.
He is the clear leader of that defense. "Very instinctive, very tough and then you meet him and he’s even better," Muschamp said. "He’s a better person than he is a player and I think he’s a heck of a football player." He sets it up and finds the ball.
He has improved as a leader every year. "I can’t say enough good things about this guy," Jim McElwain said. "How he’s built and how he’s wired. How important the real things are in life to him. That’s a guy that you want in your locker room." He just  has to stay health. 
He has a chance to be a Hightower like leader. "Oh, man, we love JD," Jalen Tabor said. "It's just something about him that you just gravitate toward the guy. He's all about getting better and helping other people. Not really a me guy. Even when he could be a me guy, he's not a me guy. He could have easily sat down and not played anymore. The top linebacker in the country, he could have easily sat down. That shows who he is as a person and what he's about and what he does for other people?" Played through a bad ankle.
Smart, studies film, and a great leader.  "He's the emotional leader, the verbal leader, the guy that guys listen to and count on," Appleby said. "Not only because of that, but his actions, the way he works. Whether he's in the training room, doing extra workouts, on the field running, watching film, he's the ultimate professional. I've developed a special bond with him, just because of what a good dude he is. That's why he has the respect of his teammates. It helps that he's one of the best players in the country, but he's one of the best dudes in the country because of the way that he cares about his teammates. He knows every single guy on the team. And he's just developed a bond where guys trust him and they know he cares about them. They would go to war with him. I know I would do anything for him because he'd do anything for me." He also plays with great speed.

2015: Played in 14 games and started in 12…Finished second on the team with 98 total tackles…Third on the team with 11 tackles-for-loss and also had 3.5 sacks…Had seven quarterback hurries and broke up four passes, also intercepting one pass…Named Second Team All-SEC by Gridiron Now…Totaled a career high two sacks against Florida Atlantic.



JuJu Smith-Shuster- 6-2, 200, #86



09/2016: He was terrible against Alabama. "He's a fabulous player," Saban said. " Obviously had 89 catches last year, which I think was probably the best in their league. Not only does he play well as a receiver, he's physical, really a great competitor. Blocks. Does everything that anybody could ask for from a guy and plays with great competitive character. Big, strong, fast, good hands. A big-time guy. Kind of a Dez Bryant type of receiver, and he's certainly going to be a challenge for us to guard." They shut him down like he wasn't even on the field.

He got in a fist fight with a teammate in September. "When I’m frustrated, I’m getting covered by three people, two people, I need someone else to step their game up," Smith-Schuster said. "And I have trust and faith in my other boys." I don't dig that at all.

That is one of those things that will cost him in the Draft. "Every day is a game to that kid, and that’s what I appreciate about him," Helton said. "Scuffles happen in football practice. We’re all brothers out here. Everybody hugged up and went on, but I like the competitiveness that we have." He was said to have stormed off the field afterwards. 

He seems to be losing it mentally. "When you get a lot of anger off what happened on Saturday and disappointment with yourselves, I think you let emotions fly,” said Banner, a senior captain. "It's unacceptable. You’re not allowed to do that against your teammates. You take that to Saturdays." He wasn't much better against Stanford than he was against Alabama.

Great quick release off the snap. "He only knows one speed, you know?" Helton said. "There’s no telling JuJu to go out there and go 70%. He’s going to be in fifth and sixth gear the whole time." I think he is a 3rd Round pick.

08/2016: This guy has the speed. Nice hands. Runs routes and gets open. But he plays in an offense meant to make the Number One WR look good. They run a lot of WR screens, picks, and short stuff that doesn't necessarily translate to the NFL. Doesn't always block for teammates. 

Nice outside release, and once he is running down the sideline he is hard to catch. Catches the ball through contact deep down field. Great speed when lined up on the seam. He can fly by the CB and get open 20 to 40 yards down field when lined up in the slot. Very quick feet in patterns. Doesn't get a lot after the catch. Not super elusive in patterns, but catching everything with the CB right on him. Makes great adjustments to the ball in the air. 



Tarell Basham-6-4, 259, S-1.61, 34"A, (O) 4.7, 7.27 3-C, 4.35 SS, 9'11"Br, 31.5"V, 15 R



01/2017: He has some nice speed to power. He wins quick. "I'm feeling really good, a lot of hard work and showing that coming from a smaller school doesn’t really mean anything, that I’m very capable of playing with these big name guys on any stage," Basham said. "I already knew it, but I felt it was something I had to prove to others coming from the MAC. Sometimes you can get looked over. Sometimes you can get graded lower than players in the same position that may not be achieving the same things that you are. I feel like I definitely showed them this week that it doesn’t matter." He can also use speed to power to burst inside. 

He is a very interesting rusher. He is a small school edgerusher who got a lot of double teams. "I was told here to win the one-on-ones in order to make a name for yourself," Basham said. "That’s what I’ve been focused on this week and that’s what I feel I did a good job of." Really looks the part. Ultra physical DE. He is as strong as an ox. I'd like to see a little more agility, but he tough, physical, and plays with some nasty. He is an all out all time DE, who rushes like he hates the QB. I know this is a dumb comparison, but he has similar size, build, and potential as Tyquan Lewis, and he should go a round or two later.

2015: Played in 12 games including 11 starts at defensive end...ranked seventh on the team with 43 total tackles including 20 solo stops...led the team with 5.5 sacks for 35 yards lost and 10.0 tackles for 46 yards lost...led the team with 11 quarterback hurries and had one pass breakup...recorded a season-high six tackles twice, last against Miami
2014: Named to Hendricks Award Midseason Watch List... Saw action in all 12 games, starting seven for the Bobcats... Totaled 33 tackles, including 15 solo stops and six for a total of 41 yards lost... Had a season high seven tackles against Marshall (Sept. 13)... Posted three high season stops against Akron (Oct.18)... Recorded five sacks for 39 yards lost.... Tallied one forced fumble against Central Michigan (Oct. 4)... Compiled five quarterback hurries and two pass break-ups on the season.


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Nazair Jones- 6-5, 295, #90



01/2017: He has added 40-pounds of muscle in his three years at UNC. "He has overcome great physical adversity and improved tremendously since he came into the program in 2013," UNC HC Fedora said. "This season he was the leader of our defensive line and someone everyone on the team respected." He has some exceptional athleticism.
He will line up on the OC and shade him to either side. It’s been a pleasure coaching Naz throughout his career at UNC and watching him grow as a person both on and off the field," Coach Larry Fedora said. “He has overcome great physical adversity and improved tremendously since he came into the program in 2013. This season he was the leader of our defensive line and someone everyone on the team respected. I believe he has a bright future in professional football if he continues to work hard and focus on being the best he can be." It will be all about the Combine for him.
He will line up at 3-Tech, and the ORG and OC will double him. "I grew up a Carolina fan," Jones said. "I always had some connection. It's where I always wanted to be. It's crazy. I could see Kenan Stadium from my hospital room. I was on the outside looking in. And I got to be in that stadium, not in that hospital bed. Amazing." You have to root for this kid. 
He is an amazing athletic freak. "A lot of it is mental, too," Jones said. "So I always keep a positive attitude about it. Giving yourself a shot is really weird, at least it was in the beginning. I'm not afraid of needles or anything. But it was just weird giving yourself the shot instead of a doctor doing it. We keep it in the training room because it has to be refrigerated. I go by once a week. There's a button you push on it. Hold it down 16 seconds and you are on about your business. I did it in the right leg this week. You do it on your thigh, where there is more meat. Next week I'll do it in the left leg. You just wipe your leg with an alcohol pad, stick it in there, wipe with an alcohol pad again and, boom, you're on your way." Scary stuff.
He has not been the sum of his parts on the field yet. "It's amazing," Jones said. "I'm sitting here right now as we talk looking out on Kenan Stadium. Lot of memories; great memories. It's crazy to see it all end. It has been everything I imagined, everything I dreamed. The people. The family atmosphere. Us creating a new direction for North Carolina football. It's been a grind. But Division 1 football is a grind. And it's been wonderful." If the medicals check out at the Combine he could go Day Two.
He has overcome a lot, and showed some great character along the way. "Monday is our one day off," he said. "I take a group of the guys each Monday to the Ronald McDonald House and we help out. It's just a little token of my appreciation. I've been given this stage through football and it's only right that I give back. We do yard work, we helped build a small playground out back, one time we cooked dinner for them. Not that we are great cooks but we just had spaghetti and garlic bread and salad and made some brownies for them." He might have to wait until Day Three to be drafted.



Dalvin Tomlinson- 6-3, 312, #54



01/2017: He was a state champion wrestler in high school. "Dalvin is one of those guys that has been through a lot personally here, family-wise," Saban said. "He also went through a lot himself in terms of two knee injuries that set him back. You’re talking about a guy that is a great example of perseverance. He always seems to make the obstacle the way to get better and improve." He's had two severe knee injuries. 

He can toss the OC to the ground as he is being doubled by the OG. "As fine a person and as fine a young man as you’re ever going to find," Saban said. "I don’t think in all the time he’s been here, he’s ever been in my office for anything that he’s ever done wrong or disrespectful in any way, shape or form. He’s certainly represented the program in a first-class way. He got bigger and stronger and was very productive for us a year ago, and he’s been even more productive for us this year. We’re really pleased with not only the player but also the person, the student and how he’s represented the institution." He knows how to get low and bull the OG back fast. 

He will go later than he should, because of his knees. "He's a guy who always comes with his hard hat," his teammate Shaun Hamilton said. "He doesn't talk much, but he’s about his business. I love him for that because you know he’s going to come to work everyday and not say anything and just do what he has to do." Great hands to knock the OC's arms down, cross his face, and burst up field.

2016 (Senior): A dominant force up front on defense ... collected 54 total tackles and added three sacks (-28 yards), seven quarterback hurries and four pass breakups ... registered 4.5 tackles for loss (-31 yards) and forced a fumble ... a force in stopping the run, 48 of his tackles have come against the opponent’s rushing attack ... named to the Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List ... selected as one of the UA coaching staff’s defensive players of the week for his outing at Ole Miss, and against Mississippi State, Chattanooga, Auburn and Florida. USC: Made his first career start, beginning the game at defensive tackle and collecting one stop by night’s end ... helped occupy blockers and limit the Trojan rushing attack to only 64 yards on the ground. Western Kentucky: Finished with three tackles, including a sack for loss (-5 yards) ... helped limit the high-powered Hilltopper offense to 239 yards of total offense, including only 23 on the ground. Ole Miss: Had a huge day against the Rebels, notching seven tackles to tie his career high mark ... also had one pass breakup by day’s end ... his seven stops ranked second on the team. Kent State: Collected one stop against the Golden Flashes in one half of play ... helped limit the KSU rushing attack to only 82 yards rushing. Kentucky: Made his way into the Wildcat backfield, finishing with a pair of tackles ... added one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup ... played a key role in limiting the UK offense to 161 total yards. Arkansas: A force up the middle all night, finished with three tackles and a career-high two quarterback hurries ... contributed to the Tide’s season-high 12 quarterback hurries against the Razorbacks. Tennessee: Totaled five tackles against the Volunteers ... helped limit the UT rushing attack to only 32 yards on the ground ... occupied blockers to allow for the Tide linebackers to disrupt the passing game and halt any momentum. Texas A&M: Finished with 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack (-12 yards) ... totaled three tackles ... forced a fumble and knocked down a pass. LSU: Dominated up front for the Crimson Tide, finishing with six tackles against the Tigers ... collected 1.5 tackles for loss (-12 yards), including one sack (-11 yards) ... played a key role in stopping the LSU rushing attack, making five of his six stops against the run to help limit the Tigers to only 33 yards on rushing on 27 total attempts. Mississippi State: Registered a team-high tying six tackles ... added a quarterback hurry and graded out at 81.9 percent, tops among defensive players by Pro Football Focus ... named to the UA coaching staff’s defensive player of the week list for his performance against the Bulldogs. Chattanooga: Earned defensive player of the week honors from the UA coaching staff for his efforts against the Mocs ... set a new career-high mark and ranked second on the team with eight tackles ... added half a tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry. Auburn: Named one of the UA coaching staff’s defensive players of the week for a third consecutive week for his standout play in the Iron Bowl ... made four stops up front while pressuring the quarterback once and batting down a pass at the line ... helped limit the high-powered Auburn offense to 182 total yards ... Alabama also held the Tigers -- who entered the game leading the SEC in rushing -- to just 66 yards rushing or 232 yards less than its season average. Florida: Selected as one of the UA coaching staff’s defensive players of the week for his performance against the Gators ... recorded five tackles to rank third on the team ... added a pair of quarterback pressures to match his career-high mark ... his dominant play up front helped force three interceptions and limited the UF rushing attack to 0 total yards.



Larry Ogunjobi- 6-3, 304, 



01/2017: Big and quick. He has some great burst inside. "I’m really proud of Larry and how he handled himself in all aspects of his collegiate career: athletically, academically, as a team leader and cornerstone," his HC Brad Lambert said. "He worked extremely hard to make himself a really strong player. I’m proud of all he’s done as a 49er." He has a  Big, thick, and muscular build. 

He has a nice initial burst. Great initial burst. He played nose tackle in college. "He’s been a very productive player for us over our last four years," Lambert said. "He helped lay the foundation for us along with the rest of the senior class. His work ethic, specifically, has really helped elevate our football program. He’s been a rock in building this program and that’s set us up for good things in the future." He can really burst up the middle. Nice power rip. 

Too strong to stop inside at Senior Bowl. This guy is going to play in the NFL  He can burst to the outside shoulder of the ORG, and turn the short corner. "He’s everything you want in a student-athlete," Lambert said. "He has very high goals and academically, he attained those and athletically, he attained those." This guy is in an NFL inside rusher. Nice hands. Knows how to use his hands to keep the OG's hands off his shirt.

At Charlotte: First team all-Conference USA in 2016 .... Second Team all-Conference USA in 2015 ... concluded his career as the 49ers all-time leader in tackles (217), tackles for loss (TFL) (49.0), sacks (13) and QB hurries (33) ... in late November, 2016 Ogunjobi became the first 49er to accept an invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl ... in the preseason, he became the first 49er to be named to the Watch Lists of national awards like the Bednarik Award for the nation’s top defender and the Outland Trophy for the nation’s top interior lineman ... the lone 49er to start all 46 games in program history ... single-season leader in TFL (14.5, 2015) and sacks (5.0, 2014) ... was the first player to wear the honorary #49 jersey (inaugural game vs. Campbell, Aug., 31, 2013) ... Signed with the 49ers on Feb. 1, 2012 as a member of the 49ers first-ever recruiting class ... dubbed "C-USA's Most Interesting Man" by SB Nation (Feb., 2016), Ogunjobi is double major in Computer Science and Biology who is considering applying to med school ... named to 2014, 2015 and 2016 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... began playing football as a sophomore in high school.
2016: 1st team all-Conference USA in a vote by the league’s 13 head football coaches ... the first 49er to garner a first team all-league award in the program’s short history ... ranked fourth in C-USA (all games) in TFL with 13.5 and second in C-USA games only with 11.5 ... led C-USA defensive linemen in tackles in league games (6.9) and tackles in all games (5.5) ... he led Charlotte with 13.5 TFL for the 4th straight season and topped the team with 3.0 sacks for the third season ... tied his own school-record with 4.5 TFL vs. FIU ... late in the season, he was rated first by Pro Football Focus among NCAA interior defensive lineman in run-stop pct. and he helped the 49ers rank third in the league in run defense (143.4 rushing yards allowed/game). His 49.0 career TFL rank 8th among active NCAA FBS players.


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Jarron Jones- 6-6, 316, RS-SR, S-1.84, (O) 5.33, 35 1/2" Arm, 22 Reps, 20.5"Vert, 



Combine: He reminds me of Alan Branch, as a big 6-6 Nose tackle. He has his massive strength and power right in the middle of the line. It is easy to see him as a DT or 5-Tech, but he played on the Nose for ND last season, like Branch did for the Pats. He plays a little high, but it worked for him. He will have to play lower in the NFL. He is a planet guy, like Branch. Great heavy hands. He knocked the bags back the furthest in stack and shed drill. Not very good reaction in space drill. Better reaction on second attempt in COD space drill. He blocked 6 kicks. Giant wingspan that he uses to disrupt QBs when he leaps up in front of them, as they try to throw, with his wings up. Excellent instincts inside. 

11/2016: His performance against Miami was the best defensive performance by any defender this season. "If he's explosive and he gets off the ball, there's really no worries about how to play this game up front," ND HC Brian Kelly said. “You just need to be explosive. We're not going to get into a read-react thing with him. He's a big fella, and he makes all his plays being explosive. So the best way not to get cut is to blow your guy up. That's kind of what we're talking to Jarron about, and he kind of likes that right now." He was only the 23rd player in the history of college football to garner over 8 TFLs in one game.

Then he doesn't start the next week. "It was one of the more dominating performances with our front four in a long time," Kelly said. He seems to be suffering from a couple of unnamed leg injuries. "We'll find out, we'll find out," Kelly said. "I think he wants to play a lot this week and we've got Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and see what happens." He missed most of 2015 with injuries.

He has to stay healthy "It really is a whole different animal relative to the option," Kelly said. "He's got a job to do, and he can’t be the kind of force he was in a traditional offensive set because he’s got to play gap and he has a responsibility. If they choose to run triple option, even if he’s a force and he’s destroying his guy and he’s getting upfield, they are going to pull the ball and work the ball out to the perimeter. So you could take a Jarron Jones out of the game, even if he’s being disruptive, and so it really neutralizes players like him and when you play a team like Navy." ND cannot win without him on the field. 

He has become the biggest mystery of the college season, and the Draft. "His consistency has really shown itself this year more so than any other year," Kelly said. "Here's a guy that has completed his degree and has achieved a lot but knows there's more for him out there. I'm sure he wants to continue to play at the next level, and he has to show a consistency. That's been our conversation for him." He is a 5th year Senior.
He has gotten so much stronger in his time at ND. "He's a lot more focused in the way he comes to practice," Kelly said. "He's much more mature and professional in the way he's come to handle his work and preparation." He has learned to watch film and anticipate were the ball is going.
Now he just wants to win. "We have a streak of going to bowl games (six consecutive seasons), and finishing with a winning record, that's a thing we're trying to do," Jones said. "Even though the ball isn't in our court with our record being what it is, we're trying to show that we are capable of fighting back." He has shown that he can fight back, now he just needs consistency and health.

SENIOR SEASON (2015): Suffered a torn MCL in August that resulted in knee surgery that left him out of action until bowl practices...returned to the lineup for the Irish in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State (Jan. 1)...pressured Buckeyes' quarterback J.T. Barrett into a third quarter interception that eventually led to an Irish touchdown.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Played and started on the defensive line in each of the first 11 games ... suffered a season-ending foot injury in the first quarter vs. Louisville (Nov. 22) and did not play at USC (Nov. 29) or vs. LSU (Dec. 30) ... tied Sheldon Day for the most tackles by an Irish defensive lineman with 40 ... tied for second on the team with seven and a half tackles for loss ... had at least a half tackle for loss in each of Notre Dame's first three games ... registered three tackles, two solo, and a half sack against Rice (Aug. 30) ... also recorded a quarterback hurry vs. the Owls ... recorded six tackles, including three solo stops, one for loss, and forced a fumble in the victory over Michigan (Sept. 6) ... registered three tackles, including a half sack, in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) ... blocked an extra point attempt (his third career blocked kick) and made a pair of tackles in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... registered an assisted tackle in the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) ... collected five tackles, two quarterback hurries and blocked an extra-point attempt in the 50-43 victory over North Carolina (Oct. 11) ... attacked No. 2 Florida State's offensive line on Oct. 18, recording three tackles for loss among his six total stops ... also had a pass pressure against Jameis Winston ... the Seminoles went three and out on each of the three possessions that Jones collected a TFL ... collected five tackles, including four solo stops, in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1) ... lone tackle in the loss at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) was a three-yard TFL ... equaled his career high with seven tackles against Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... added a PBU and TFL against the Wildcats as well ... shared a sack with Isaac Rochell against Louisville (Nov. 22) before leaving the game with a season-ending foot injury.




7 Compensatory Picks.


*James Conner- 6-2, 240, RS-Jr, #24



01/2017: Great feet. Great burst outside. "James Conner, he is a legacy player at Pitt," Pitt HC Pat Narduzzi said. "He's been an inspiration to everybody. He’s going to have a heck-of-a NFL career, I’ll tell you that." His ability to bounce outside was so much better this season. 

Plus he still has the great strength. Elite nose for the endzone.  "Running backs already have a short lifespan," Conner said. "Wish I could have done more [here at Pitt] to be honest, team wise, better records and stuff. I feel like I’m ready. That’s my dream, going to the NFL and I’m just asking for the opportunity." His straight arm is a weapon. 

He added some production in the passing game. "It's great to have James," Narduzzi said. "I had one of the players say, 'Coach, don't baby him, he's a man.' We know he's a man, but we've still got to be smart. He had a good day. It's great to get him out here. It's real. He's back 100 percent, and we're looking forward to seeing what he can do better." He is terrific, and deadly, swinging out of the backfield. When CBs step up to tackle him Conner hurts them. 

Everyone knows he is getting the ball, and he keeps getting yards right up the middle. "I'm just working hard every day," Conner said. "There's reason for doubt, for other people to be looking and say, 'He might not come back the same,' but I'm just working. I'm taking advantage of every day." Defenders fall back when he hits them. He pops into a swarm of defenders, and the pile moves backwards.

2016: Conner made a heroic journey back to the field after enduring a season-ending knee injury followed by a diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma...publicly announcing his cancer in December 2015, he vigorously participated in Pitt's winter workouts while undergoing chemotherapy...declared cancer free in May, Conner emphatically stated his goal was to be running the football again this fall...Conner made good on his promise: on Sept. 3, he ran onto the turf at Heinz Field as a starting running back and newly elected team captain 364 days after his knee injury and less than four months following his final chemotherapy treatment...Conner's inspirational return was nothing short of spectacular...he was named first team All-ACC this season, rushing for 1,092 yards and 16 touchdowns on 216 carries (5.1 avg.)...Conner also put up the best receiving numbers of his career with 21 receptions for 302 yards (14.4 avg.) and four touchdowns...his 20 total TDs ranked eighth nationally and his 9.4 points per game ranked 14th in the country...he is the 2016 recipient of the Disney Sports Spirit Award, presented annually to college football's most inspirational figure; the Brian Piccolo Award, given annually since 1970 in memory of the late Brian Piccolo to the most courageous football player in the ACC; and the Capital One Orange Bowl-Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Courage Award...Conner finished the regular season in a flurry, compiling four 100-yard games in the last five contests...he had five 100-yard games for the year and 17 for his career...running for two scores in Pitt's 56-14 win over Duke (Nov. 19), James Conner set ACC records for career rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns...he finished with 52 rushing touchdowns and 56 total TDs for his career...in Pitt annals, he emphatically established himself as one of the greatest backs in school history...in just 39 career games, Conner ranks second at Pitt in all-time rushing yards (3,733), total touchdowns and rushing TDs--trailing only the legendary Tony Dorsett in each of those categories...in his return game in the Villanova opener, Conner scored Pitt's first two touchdowns in a 28-7 win over Villanova...his three-yard rush in the second quarter opened the game's scoring and he later caught the first touchdown pass of his career, a nine-yarder, just before intermission...one week later, Conner was the workhorse in Pitt's 42-39 victory over historic rival Penn State...Conner rushed for 117 yards and scored two touchdowns against the Nittany Lions...he dove over the top for a one-yard score--and 35-21 Pitt lead--in the third quarter...his second TD ultimately provided the winning points...with Pitt clinging to a four-point advantage in the final period, Conner converted a third-and-goal at the 12 by taking a shovel pass into the end zone to give the Panthers a 42-31 lead...at Oklahoma State, he rushed for 111 yards and a TD, while adding 60 yards on two receptions...Conner resumed his role as a two-way terror in the Panthers' 45-31 victory at Virginia...on offense he rushed for a team-high 90 yards and two touchdowns, while adding a pair of receptions for 28 yards...but Conner also played three snaps on Pitt's last defensive series as a speed rusher and his pressure forced an errant throw by UVa's quarterback...facing the nation's No. 11 rushing defense in Virginia Tech (103.6 yards/game), Conner rumbled for 141 yards on 19 carries (7.4 avg.) and three touchdowns...he also took a shovel pass in for a 2-point conversion against the Hokies...facing No. 2 Clemson and a defense that was yielding less than 16 points per game, Conner ran roughshod through the Tigers for 132 yards on 20 carries (6.6 avg.)...his 20-yard touchdown run, featuring a highlight-reel stiff arm, pulled Pitt within 42-40 with 5:17 left, setting the stage for the 43-42 upset...Conner also had three catches for 57 yards (19.0 avg.) at Clemson, including a 46-yard catch-and-run TD...running for 101 yards and two scores in Pitt's 56-14 victory over Duke, Conner set ACC records for career rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns...he punctuated the regular season by rushing for 115 yards and two TDs on 19 carries (6.1 avg.) and adding two catches for 45 yards (with a 35-yard scoring reception) against Syracuse



Amara Darboh- 6-1, 215, RS-Sr



01/2017: Big strong WR, with some nice quick feet gearing down to break. "I believe you're gaining something precious and valuable," Stafford said. "The freedom to participate in the democratic process is not just a right, it's your obligation." He just became an American citizen.

Knows how to use his size and hands to get to the fade in the endzone. "Growing up," Darboh said. "I have considered myself an American, and this was the final step." He does not take the freedoms we get for free in America for granted.

Runs patterns at different speed. "I believe you're gaining something precious and valuable," Stafford said. "The freedom to participate in the democratic process is not just a right, it's your obligation." Americans are getting the ugliest civics lesson this country has had since WW II.

But when he is really moving he looks like an NFL WR to me. "I take this obligation freely and without mental reservation," Darboh swore. "So help me God." And another immigrant became a true American, thank God..

At Michigan: Three-year letterman. Has appeared in 49 games, making 28 starts at receiver. Team's top receiver with 151 catches for 2,062 yards and 14 touchdowns in his career. Had at least one reception in 33 consecutive games, which is the fourth longest consecutive streak in school history. 2016 All-Big Ten second team (coaches and media). 2015 All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches and media).
Fifth-Year Senior (2016): All-Big Ten Second Team (coaches and media). Biletnikoff Award (candidate). Started at receiver in 11 contests and played in all 13 games. Led team with 57 receptions for 862 yards and seven touchdowns. Tallied three catches for 42 yards and one touchdown against Hawaii (Sept. 3). Registered five receptions for 111 yards and two TDs against UCF (Sept. 10), earning Offensive Player of the Game honors. Caught 45- and 30-yard touchdowns against the Knights, the first multi-TD game of his career. Made two catches for 51 yards against Colorado (Sept. 17), including a 45-yard touchdown strike.  Received seven passes for 44 yards against Penn State (Sept. 24). Made the game-winning touchdown reception against Wisconsin (Oct. 1), a 46-yard career-long catch in the fourth quarter that garnered him Offensive Player of the Game honors. Finished the contest with six receptions for 87 yards against the Badgers (Oct. 1). Recorded two catches for 65 yards at Rutgers (Oct. 8), including a 45-yard reception. Led the team with five catches for 99 yards against Illinois (Oct. 22). Led the team with eight receptions for 165 yards against Michigan State (Oct. 29), with a long of 43 yards to earning Offensive Player of the Game honors. Brought in four passes for 77 yards and a score against Maryland (Nov. 5). Led the Wolverines with eight catches for 68 yards and one TD at Ohio State (Nov. 26), catching the game-tying five-yard touchdown on fourth down in the first overtime session against the Buckeyes. Had a team-high five catches for 36 yards vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl (Dec. 30).



*DJ Jones- 6-6, 302, S-1.76, (O) 5.04, 32.5"A, 25 R, 9'Br, 28.5"V, 7.73 3-C, 4.65 SS



Combine: This is a kid that I like. He always seems, to make plays right in the middle of the line when I watched him. Great lower body strength. He use his blast off to get the OL in trouble, and when he is hands are working well he is unstoppable. He played some basketball. He is a pure explode forward player. He wins right off the snap, or he gets clogged. He is a guy I always forget about, but everything I watch him he impressed me. Not very good reaction in space drill. Size and short arms will hurt him more in the NFL. He's probably a Day Three pick. Freakish strong guy who can squat a ton.

Overview: Enters fall as a co-starter at nose tackle ... Monster athlete who is explosive and strong ... Uses his feet well ... Can be unblockable at times ... Received the Jeff Hamm Memorial Award as the Rebels’ most improved defensive player in the spring.



Chris Wormley- 6-6, 298, 34.1"Arm, 23 Reps, 



09/2016: Their are a lot of good DTs in this Draft, but he has that knack for hitting the quarterback, and the NFL is watching. "[NFL] wasn't even in the thought process. So, yeah, a lot has changed in a year," Wormley said. "This year, it's not only about winning the Big Ten championship, but what's next? How's my life going to be for the next 5-to-10 years, stuff like that." He is seeing the NFL coming for him.

He is so good at hitting the quarterback that they will line him up to rush outside at D-end, and he still will hit the quarterback. "It just depends on the different packages," Wormley said. "Coach Brown has so many different packages: inside, outside, up and down. It will just depend on the day, the scheme and who we're playing." I really like him as an inside rusher

Terrific stunting inside when lined up at DE, and when he hits the QB he takes him right off his feet. "I'm going to be relied on to make plays this year, a lot more than I have in the past couple of years," Wormley said. "Just knowing my role and how important that role is on the team has made me a better player." Nice burst into the backfield at 3-Tech. He just keeps getting behind the ORG.   

He is known as a team first guy. "I'm more of a level-headed kind of guy," Wormley said. "I don't get too high, I don't get too low. I like helping out guys when they need help, whether it's on or off the field. I think those traits have carried since I was a little kid. I think it's been in me all along." He just keeps out working everyone.

He was named team captain by his teammates. "They're two of the hardest-working guys, two of the best players on the team," Harbaugh said about Wormley and Butt. "They both have a real great way of being good teammates. They both have that quality of building up other guys around them and making themselves small. And when you do that you make yourself very big indeed, in the eyes of everybody. In the eyes of the whole world and in the eyes of the people that are on your team." Plays multiple roles on the D-line and never complains.

I just the way he worms his way to the QB. "He's just versatile," Taco Charlton said. "You can put him anywhere and he'll make plays. You can put him at strongside, tackle, wherever, and he knows what to do and he'll make plays. He's fast. He's big. He's strong." Nice job bursting inside the ORT, and going and getting the RB on Dives.   

CAREER HIGHS: Tackles: 7 - Ohio State, 2015 . TFLs: 3.0 - twice (last: Oregon State, 2015). Sacks: 1.0 - 6x (last: Michigan State, 2015). FR: 1 - Nebraska, 2013. At Michigan: Three-year letterman. Has appeared in 29 games. Making 17 starts. 2015 Academic All-Big Ten.  2015 Richard Katcher Award. Earned 2015 third team All-Big Ten (coaches) honors. Senior (2015):  Has appeared in 12 games at defensive line, making 10 starts. at Utah (Sept. 3): Made a career-high five tackles, including three for loss. Oregon State (Sept. 12): Tallied a career-best six tackles, including a sack and three TFL. UNLV (Sept. 19): Recorded a tackle-for-loss and forced a fumble. BYU (Sept. 26): Notched two tackles and a QB hurry. Michigan State (Oct. 17): Recorded five tackles, a sack and a pass breakup. At Minnesota (Oct. 31): Tallied three tackles. Rutgers (Nov. 7): Made four tackles, including two sacks. At Penn State (Nov. 21): Recorded five tackles, including 2.0 TFL and 1.5 sacks. Ohio State (Nov. 28): Had a career-high seven tackles. Florida (Jan. 1): Notched four tackles including a sack and 2.5 tackles-for-loss.

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Cameron Sutton- 6', 190, (O) 4.52, 6.81 3-C, 10"Br, 34"Vert, 11 Reps, 30"Arm, 



01/2017: He came back with a vengeance in 2016. "What can I say about the return of Alvin Kamara and Cameron Sutton?" coach Butch Jones said. "I think that's a great story. They're selfless individuals who put the team first and really wanted to play. They were determined and they willed themselves to getting back healthy. I thought that really sparked our football team." He earned a spot at the Senior Bowl. 
He was very well received by scouts and coaches "Cam being our best defensive back, and Alvin being our best running back," Josh Dobbs said, "having those two back and playing, at a high level, is always great to see." But he showed up with very short arms.
He will be taken off some Draft boards because his arms are too short. "It's just an attribute to those individuals. First of all, these individuals could have easily sat out and said 'I'm done' and started getting ready for the NFL, but instead they wanted to be a part of this football team and help us win, and to me that speaks volumes about their character and what this football program means to them." But I enjoyed watching both Kamara and Sutton this season.

07/2016: He decided to come back for his senior season to clean up some of his technique. "Just his brain really, that helps us out on the field," his teammate Micah Abernathy said. "He knows plays before they come. He's just a smart player on top of his athletic abilities. Having him out on the field definitely helped us out a lot." It is all about technique and the mental side of the game for him. 
He has all the physical tools to be very good in the NFL. "Alvin and Cam both are captains of our team," his teammate LaTroy Lewis said. "Your captains and your coaches show the personality of the team. How badly and how hard they worked to get back speaks volumes." He is a good leader and teammate.

08/2015: Sutton is a big Corner with good instincts. “He has great instincts,” the DB coach Willie Martinez said. “He’s got very good body control, good awareness. When playing the ball in the air, he’s able to adjust in the blind spot that we say all the time where to anticipate where the ball is coming, where to look, where not to look. That’s something that is hard to coach. It’s something you have to have. He has a great understanding. It goes back to what he has been able to do throughout his career, three-sport star, he understands all facets of the game and obviously his athleticism is really what separates him." He might end up at Safety. He shots down the seam and tackles the RB like a FS. He is a big well built CB. 

He is a smart kid who seems to get it on the field. He reminds me of Devin McCourty, and seems to have a lot of his elite leadership skills. "He’s more vocal as a leader," the DB coach said. "Like some of the other guys, he understands the defense better, so he’s getting into plays and being productive because he has an idea of how to execute the defense. He’s not hesitant. He understands, way before the snap of the ball, what he needs to do and what to anticipate. He’s really athletic. He’s become more of a physical player. You can see that getting off blocks, making tackles and also holding onto his position when he’s playing one-on-one with wide receivers. He’s able to keep a body on a body and play physical." You wish he was a little quicker and a little faster, but he has everything else you want in a CB.

2015 - JUNIOR: Third-year starter at cornerback for the Vols, started all 29 games in career... Serving as Vols starting punt returner for second year... Switched from his #23 to #7 during training camp as a tribute to injured teammate Rashaan Gaulden... Ninth in career passes defended at Tennessee with 27, next on list is Deon Grant with 28... Started all five games in 2015, has 16 tackles with two TFLs along with two pass break-ups on defense along with 10 punt returns for 153 yards... Ranks 23rd in the nation and third in SEC in punt return average at 15.3... Four tackles, with a TFL and a 29-yard punt return vs. Arkansas (10/3)... Four tackles along with three punt returns for 21 yards at Florida (9/26)... Three tackles and pass break-up vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12)... Opened 2015 with three tackles, including a TFL and a pass break-up vs. Bowling Green (9/5); returned three punts for career-high 102 yards... Awarded the Al Wilson Leadership Award at the 2015 Orange and White Game.

9.5X (arms)


Carroll Phillips-6-3, 242, S-1.64, (O) 4.64, 7.06 3-C, 10'3"Br, 33"A, 23 R, 30"V, 4.37 SS



01/2017: He showed he could run deep down field with the TE at the Senior Bowl. "I’ve liked Carroll Phillips since he’s been here," Lovie Smith said. "He's a guy that can rush. He's a legitimate outside pass rusher. He can create havoc on the outside. Just being able to maintain that type of play is what were looking for right now." He will have to get bigger and stronger in the NFL. 

He is too light to be a fulltime player right away, but he can play on 3rd downs as a designated rusher right away. "Everything that’s come his way is because of him," Smoot said. "He's always been a great player. I feel like he’s more confident and he’s out there just letting it go and feeling more comfortable on the field." His nickname since he was a kid is Wildman.

He has to add size and strength to his great burst. "Phillips showed his patented speed and quickness up the field rushing the passer as well as a good change of direction and lateral pursuit skills," Pauline said. "He also did a solid job dropping off the line of scrimmage in coverage drills and covered a lot of area. Though his ball skills need work, Phillips did not embarrass himself." 

Nice burst straight to the QB. "It means a lot to me to be a big part of the defense because now coach Lovie Smith is here," Phillips said. "My neck injury, coming back from that, that was a career-ending injury, so it means a lot to me. My family can come out here and watch me play. I can show off for the coaches, the strength staff for building my neck up to wear it needs to be. My neck is stronger than before." He is already a quick breeze around the corner.

He is a very hit or miss rusher, but when he hits he gets there fast. "You can see he's put some weight on," IU DL coach Phair said. "He's one of those guys who could run all day. You look at him, and he has no fat on him at all. He's just got like zero percent body fat on him. He can run. He's got juice off the edge. He's what you look for in that edge rusher." You have to get to the QB fast in the NFL. 

00/2017: He had to have neck fusion surgery where they fused a disk to his spine. "We got a machine down there that works on just your neck," Phillips said. "I was hoping for me having just a muscled neck. I told myself, 'When I get back on the football field, I won't be scared to hit anybody.' With a neck injury, a lot of people would be scared to hit somebody. But not me. That's all I like to do is hit somebody. That whole recovery process, I knew I just had to get better and get stronger." He kept it from the Illinois staff for four weeks.

2016 Senior: Played in all 12 games with 11 starts at defensive end. All-Big Ten first team (media), the first Illinois first-team selection since 2011. All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches). Phil Steele All-Big Ten second team. 56 tackles, 20.0 TFLs, 9.0 sacks, 3 qb hurries, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery. Tied Simeon Rice (1994) and Moe Gardner (1989) for the fifth-most TFLs in an Illinois season (20.0). Seventh in the nation, second in the Big Ten in TFLs per game (1.7) during the regular season. 26th in the nation, fourth in the Big Ten in sacks per game (0.75) during the regular season. Second in the nation in solo TFLs (19) during the regular season. 12th in the nation in solo sacks (9) during the regular season. Fourth in the Big Ten in TFLs during conference game (11.0). Eighth in the Big Ten in sacks during conference games (5.0). 2.0+ TFLs in six of 12 games. Career-high 3.5 TFLs vs. North Carolina. Career-high 2.0 sacks vs. Western Michigan. Forced fumble at Michigan. Sack on the final defensive play to clinch the victory over Michigan State.



John Johnson- 6', 208, 6.72 3-C! 4.18 SS! (O)4.61, 37"Vert!  9'11"Br, 32"Arm, 14 Reps



01/2017: Very rough and tough manned up on big tight ends. "There is definitely pressure but I like it," Johnson said. "I know that my teammates are counting on me to get the guy on the ground if they get to me. I never want to let my teammates down so that extra pressure works for me and I've enjoyed it." Named team captain. 

He was given the Jay McGillis Award for leadership, which is the most coveted award at BC. "Once I saw the award, I knew I wanted it," Johnson said. "When I was a freshman I saw Ted Davenport win it and he was a great kid. Right then I knew it was a great honor. It is an award of character, so getting the opportunity to be recognized as a guy with high character meant a lot to me." He is a terrific Cover Two Safety. 

He can hold his position when covering tight ends, and jump over their shoulder to knock the ball out. He played a lot of Cover One at BC, and was able to get from sideline to sideline. Great leader of the secondary at BC. He played CB at BC as well. He can step up into the slot and cover the slot guy, whether it is a WR, TE, or RB.

2016 (SENIOR): Started all 13 games at free safety … second on the Eagles with 77 total tackles, and first with 56 unassisted stops … led the team with three interceptions, racking up 47 return yards … notched 2.5 tackles for a loss of 19 yards, one sack, nine pass breakups, two fumbles recovered and one forced … tied for third in the ACC with three interception returns and ranked ninth with 0.92 pass breakups per game … part of the defense that ranked on eight top 10 lists, including ninth in total defense (314.2 yards/game), second in sacks (3.62 sacks/game) and 10th in turnovers gained (27) … forced a fumble and tallied seven tackles against Georgia Tech (Sept. 3) … set a career high with three pass breakups and registered four tackles against Massachusetts (Sept. 10) … nabbed first interception of the season at Virginia Tech (Sept. 17) while tallying eight tackles ... recorded five tackles, including first tackle for a loss of the season, in the win against Buffalo (Oct. 1) ... recovered first fumble of the season and added four tackles in the loss against Clemson (Oct. 7) ... tallied a team-high eight tackles in the win at NC State (Oct. 29) ... recorded second interception and added a fumble recovery against Louisville (Nov. 5) ... tallied a nine tackles in the win at Wake Forest (Nov. 26) and added a third interception and first sack of the season … recorded a career-high 12 tackles to lead both defenses in the Eagles’ Quick Lane Bowl victory over Maryland (Dec. 26), notching 11 solo stops … also had two pass breakups in the game.



Julie'n Davenport- 6-7, 318, 36.5"Arm! 18 Reps,  27"V, 8'9"Br, 7.57 3-C, 4.69 SS,



01/2017: Needs to get stronger. He cannot play OLT in the NFL, yet. He needs a year or two to develop. "From what I’ve been told, I have pretty good athleticism for a guy my size and I know that’s a big help." Davenport siad. "I have a pretty good mind for the game, a good football IQ. I know how teams work and what happens if certain aspects of the defense play out. I’m physical and love to play. I don’t want to be beat in any rep, I’m always going hard." He has the long arms and showed up at the Senior Bowl over 6-6. 

Very quick feet. But he doesn't know how to use them yet. Needs to learn how to kickslide. "He's really learned the art of humility, and I think it goes back to his home," Susan said. "He doesn’t say much, but when he says something, people listen. To be a junior captain with the players voting on it and then to repeat that as a senior. That says a lot." He gets pushed up too high, and will loose his balance and get pulled to the ground. 

Nice power step. Needs to use his hands better. "We stayed with him and things worked out, and he’s a four-year starter and a very good person and player," Susan said. "He has really polished his craft and he’s a much better run blocker now.  He’s really mastered the ability to play with his hips low to deal with that buzzsaw kind of guy, the 6-foot, 290-pound guy that’s hard to deal with." He kept his hands thin like flippers at the Senior Bowl. How do you grab shirt with your fingers squeezed together? 

Very interesting prospect who has the quicks and long arms to handle speed, which you have to have to play OLT in the NFL. He is not strong enough, and doesn't play with enough balance yet. But stronger legs increase balance as well. He is a developmental OLT, but you do not want him protecting the QB's blindside as a rookie. He minimally needs a redshirt. He can give up the inside much to quickly when he over slides.

Career: Two-year team captain ... three-time First Team All-Patriot League selection ... Second Team All-Patriot League (2013) ... three-time Preseason All-Patriot League ... Second Team STATS FCS All-American (2015).
2016 (Senior): Earned First Team All-America honors from four organizations (AFCA, Associated Press, STATS, Walter Camp) ... first Bison with four All-America honors in same season since Bryce Robertson in 2011 ... team captain for a second straight year ... named to Walter Payton Award Watch List ... First Team All-Patriot League selection ... named a Preseason All-American by Athlon Sports ... STATS FCS Preseason All-American First Team ... Preseason All-Patriot League ... earned invitation to play in Senior Bowl ... named FCS Collegiate Player of the Year by the Brooks Irvine Club of South Jersey ... earned team's Tom Gadd Coaches' Award and Captains Award ... started all 11 games at left tackle ... only member of senior class to start all 44 games from 2013-16.


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Amba Etta-Tawo- 6-1, 208, (O) 4.49, 6.95 3-C, 4.32 SS, 10'6"Br, 31"V, 32" , 14 Reps  



07/2016: Nice burst outside. "I just want to solidify the fact that I'm a speed threat down the field to play the ball," Etta-Tawo said. "But also show some other things that I've been working on in the offseason such as top of the route, creating separation, releases, stacking the DB right off the line and things like that." He can beat the CB inside with a quick release.

Great quicks in pattern. "I kind of go with the next play mentality," he said. "Once a play is over with, you can't ever get it back. The most important play is the next play, so I just try to focus and move on." Great hands. 

Great ball skills. "[The Coaching staff] helped me a lot," Etta-Tawo said. "Syracuse has one receiver coach. But if you look at the coaching staff, there's at least five receiver coaches, some receiver gurus. They know all the techniques and fundamentals you need to be successful, so it's just good to learn from those guys." He can reach up and catch the ball over the helmet of the CB. 

The more I watch him the more I like him. "It felt good, but I was more concerned with the first rep," Etta-Tawo said at the Senior Bowl. "I didn't do the techniques I've been taught, so I just try to correct it the next time. Even with the catch, there's still things I can improve with the release and stacking the DB first earlier to give myself I chance to make the play." He has a great inside move. 

Great burst off the snap. "There were a lot of things I could have done better," Etta-Tawo said. "With it being the first day, we have an opportunity to come out tomorrow and polish some things that weren't as crisp as they need to be." He gets open right off the snap inside. 

Career Overview: Joined the Orange in 2016 as a graduate transfer from the University of Maryland after spending four years, including a redshirt season, with the Terrapins ... Authored the most prolific receiving season in Syracuse history, setting 10 Orange receiving records in his one year on campus and being named to four All-America teams ... Teamed with Ervin Philips to set the ACC season record for most pass receptions by a pair of teammates (184). Etta-Tawo had 94 catches and Philips snared 90 ... Participated in the 2017 Reese's Senior Bowl ... One letter
Senior Year (2016): Started all 12 games at outside receiver and was installed as a team captain after the season ... Earned All-America honors from Sporting News (2nd team), the Associated Press (3rd team), Phil Steele (4th team) and Athlon Sports (4th team) ... All-ACC First Team selection (Media, Coaches) ... One of the 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation's outstanding receiver ... Rated the 15th-best player in college football and No. 2 among receivers by ESPN ... SI.com Midseason Second Team All-American ... ECAC All-Star ... Three-time ACC Receiver of the Week ... Established SU single-season records for receptions (94), receiving yards (1,482) and receiving yards per game (123.5) ... His 94 catches ranked seventh on the ACC single-season ledger, while his 1,482 yards and 123.5 yards per game were both second in conference single-season history to Torry Holt's marks of 1,604 yards and 145.8 yards per game for NC State in 1998 ... ACC leader in receptions per game (7.8), total receiving yardage, receiving yards per game and touchdown catches (14) ... Eighth in the FBS and second among Power-Five players in receiving yardage behind Oklahoma's Dede Westbrook (1,524) ... Third to Clemson's Mike Williams (98) and North Carolina's Ryan Switzer (96) for the most receptions by a Power-Five receiver ... Sixth nationally in receiving yards per game and seventh in receptions per game ... His 14 touchdown catches tied Tommy Kane's 1987 Syracuse season record ... Led all ACC receivers with a school-record seven 100-yard games, including a team-record five in a row to start the season ... Third player in ACC history with two 200-yard receiving games in the same season, joining Holt (1998) and Florida State's Craphonso Thorpe (2003) ... Fourth in the ACC in all-purpose yards per game (123.5) and fourth in scoring by non-kickers at 7.0 points per contest ... Averaged 15.8 yards per catch ... Had 18 receptions of 25+ yards and 10 of 40+ yards, including eight TDs ... Made his Syracuse debut in the season opener versus Colgate (9/2) and caught 12 passes for 210 yards, including a 43-yard TD on the first reception of his Orange career, to earn ACC Receiver of the Week honors ... Against Louisville (9/9), had eight catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns ... Made eight receptions for 123 yards versus USF (9/17) ... Tallied 12 receptions and set the SU single-game record with 270 yards receiving and two touchdowns at Connecticut (9/24). His yardage total was the top single-game figure in the ACC in 2016 and eclipsed Scott Schwedes' previous SU record of 249 yards against Boston College in 1985, a mark that stood for more than 30 years ... Earned his second ACC Receiver of the Week honor for the performance ... Served as SU's offensive captain and tallied his school-record fifth consecutive 100-yard game with seven catches for 134 yards and a touchdown versus Notre Dame (10/1) ... At Wake Forest (10/8), made four receptions for 36 yards ... Had five catches for 54 yards in SU's 31-17 victory over Virginia Tech (10/15) ... At Boston College (10/22), totaled 144 yards on 10 catches, including a 68-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter to help seal a 28-20 victory ... Had nine catches for 84 yards at Clemson (11/5) ... Made four receptions for 88 yards, including a career-long, 81-yard touchdown reception against NC State (11/12) ... Two catches for 58 yards versus Florida State (11/19), including a 46-yard Hail Mary touchdown at the end of the first half ... As a game captain at Pittsburgh (11/26), made a career-high 13 receptions for 178 yards and set the Syracuse single-game record with five touchdown receptions to earn his third ACC Receiver of the Week award. His five TD catches tied Holt's ACC single-game record, and his 30 points scored against the Panthers were a conference season high



Vince Biegel- 6-3, 246, 6.92 3-C, (O) 4.67, 32.3"arm, 21 R, 4.3SS, 33.5" Vert, 9'10"Br,



01/2017: Doesn't have the size and strength to be a fulltime passrusher yet. He will need a year or two to develop. He is more of a sneaky rusher, who will have to be schemed to help him rush. But he does have that knack for hitting the quarterback. Lot of moves in the rush. Uses his hands very well, but they are light. Understands what he is doing. Smart rusher. He will bull and rip to the outside shoulder of the OLT, and then spin inside on the next rush. You have to be able to combo off moves in the NFL. He is a smaller tweener rusher in the mold of Ninkovich. But he will have to get much stronger to play in the NFL. 

10/2016: He broke his foot and had to have surgery to have a screw inserted. "I really hate any time a player has to miss time due to an injury, especially a senior like Vince," UW HC Chryst said. "Vince has such a passion for football and loves playing the game. This team is very important to him and he is very important to our team. What you appreciate is that you know he will do everything in his power to get back on the field as soon as possible." He missed two weeks.

He was back on the field in less than two weeks after surgery. "Vince is always ready to go, and I’ve loved what he did to get himself to this point," Chryst said. "He gets an opportunity to play. We look forward to getting him back." That is just remarkable.

Career: Matched school record by playing in 54 games, including 40 starts ... part of winningest senior class in school history, posting a record of 41-13 (.759), including a 26-7 (.788) mark in Big Ten play ... finished career ranked No. 7 all-time at UW with 21.5 sacks and ranked No. 10 with 39.5 tackles for loss ... tallied 191 total tackles, 5 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries ... four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2016 Season: Earned fourth letter, playing in 12 games with 12 starts at outside linebacker ... missed games at Michigan (Oct. 1) and vs. Ohio State (Oct. 15) due to foot injury ... key part of unit that ranked No. 4 nationally in scoring defense (15.6 ppg), No. 7 in total defense (301.4 ypg), No. 3 in rushing defense (98.8 ypg) and No. 10 in passing efficiency defense (106.9) ... finished with 44 tackles, including 6.0 TFLs and 4.0 sacks ... also logged 7 quarterback hurries ... recorded season-high 8 tackles vs. Minnesota on Nov. 26, including 1.0 sack ... matched season high with 8 total stops vs. Penn State in Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 3 ... logged 5 tackles, including 1.0 sack, vs. Western Michigan in Cotton Bowl on Jan. 2 ... made 5 total tackles vs. Nebraska on Oct. 29 ... recorded 4 tackles, including 1.0 sack, in season-opening win over LSU at Lambeau Field on Sept. 3 ... made 4 total tackles, including 1.0 TFL, vs. Illinois on Nov. 12.



Corey Clement-  5-10, 220, (O) 4.68, 28.5" Vert, 9'5" Broad,  



01/2017: Nice receiver out of the backfield. "I’ve appreciated what he’s done and I know Corey’s played a lot of snaps and been a significant part of this team, and yet, it’s kind of well-documented, his role will be different," Chryst said. "I think he’s done everything to this point in preparing himself for that role, instead of sharing a backfield with Melvin, he’s the clear No. 1 back for us. I think he’s excited about that opportunity. I’ve been impressed with the way that he works and preparing himself as best as he can, and we’ll try to help for the mental part of being that featured guy." He can get hit at the line with power, and get low for three or four.

He can beat LBs easy in passing game. Constantly improving in pass pro. "I never got the hype on Corey Clement," an anonymous scout said. "He's a bull-in-a-china-shop back. I mean, he runs hard, don't get me wrong, but playing in the NFL is about more than running hard. I see him as just another back." I like the way he runs. He can make a guy miss in the hole.

I love this kid in the passing game. "By going through that game [Michigan ST] and not getting dinged and coming out healthy I think he has taken a step forward," Settle said. "We’re hoping this week he is able to take another step and we get to see the old Corey Clement." He plays dinged up, which you have to do in the NFL.

He showed he could block in pass pro, and catch the ball through a heavy hit by an LB over the middle at the Senior Bowl. "He’s got quick feet and some burst," an anonymous scout said. "He could be that guy after a couple games if he popped off a few runs in a reserve role and your starter went down." You give him the ball, and he just follows his blockers for more yards than you think he should get.

Career: Played in 43 games with 15 starts … part of winningest senior class in school history, posting a record of 41-13 (.759), including a 26-7 (.788) mark in Big Ten play ... rushed for 3,092 yards to finish career ranked 12th on UW career rushing list ... recorded 576 carries, averaging 5.37 yards per attempt to rank No. 8 all-time in rushing average ... finished career ranked No. 9 all-time at UW in rushing touchdowns (36) and total touchdowns (38) ... caught 29 passes for 279 yards and 2 TDs … as a freshman in 2013, ran for 547 yards as Badgers’ No. 3 back behind James White and Melvin Gordon ... rushed for 949 yards and nine TDs as Gordon’s backup in 2014 ... combined with Gordon to set single-season FBS record for rushing yards by teammates at 3,536 yards (breaking record of 3,053 set by Gordon and White in 2013) ... slowed by injury as a junior, playing in just four games … recorded 15 100-yard rushing games, tying for the 11th most in school history ... selected for Senior Bowl.

9.6 RB

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