2019 Player Ratings. Part II.

Updated 02/10

 

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

POS

School

Day Two

Back to Day One.

33

Derrick Brown- 6-5, 325, #5,

DT

Auburn

11/2016: A&M doubled him on 8 of the first 10 plays on the opening drive. He plays a lot of NT, and DT on 2-man fronts. He is the guy that run teams have to deal with first. His job is really to absorb the doubles, but he still makes plays and garners stats. When he isn’t double he gets to the QB, and the QB doesn’t recover quickly when he hits them.
Nice job splitting the double in the rush, when he gets a chance. He gets angled out of the play to easy sometimes, but then can throw the OG to the ground. He has to move to the ball better. Nice rip right up the gut.
He is a scary sight when he stunts outside and the ORT doesn’t pick him up. Nice job timing leap to knock the knock the ball down. He is relentless on the field. 

2017: Starter at defensive tackle … 56 tackles for season ... 6 tackles, sack, 1.5 TFL against Georgia Southern … sack, 2 TFL at Clemson … 3 solo tackles, PBU vs. Mercer … 3 tackles vs. Mississippi State … 6 tackles, 2 TFL vs. Ole Miss … 6 tackles at LSU … forced a fumble, 7-yard sack and 2 tackles at Arkansas … team-best 7 tackles at Texas A&M … 4 tackles, sack vs. Georgia … 5 tackles, TFL vs. ULM … forced an Alabama fumble … 4 tackles, TFL in SEC championship ... blocked a UCF field goal attempt in the Peach Bowl ... SEC Academic Honor Roll and Academic Top Tiger ... SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council for football.

9.7 

34

Andre Dillard- 6-5, 306, #60

OLT

Washington ST

02/2019: He really looks the part. Best OT moving backwards. He has the long arms and feet to be a great one. He showed he had the best burst moving backwards off the snap of any OL at the Senior Bowl. It was very impressive. He has the hips to play OLT in the NFL. He also played with some power, but he needs to get stronger. 

He was so quick moving backwards that it looked like he was oversetting. A big gap would open up behind the OLG next to him. DLs kept seeing that inside lane and taking it. By the end of the week he was as quick backwards, and was power stepping forward to slam the DE who tried to break in front of him to the QB through the lane his quickness moving backwards open up.  

He could be a 1st by the end of the Combine. He has to show some improvement from the SB. How strong is he? His benching is going to be paramount to getting him into the 1st Round. OLT move backwards with their feet, but essentially attack the rusher by benching their arms forward to punch, shove or grab. He has to show he has the upper body strength to go along with his sweet feet. 

He reminds me of of Utah OLT Garrett Bolles, who had the trait you need to play OLT in the NFL, but wasn't technically sound or advanced enough to be ready. But he was great moving backwards with speed, quicks, and balance, like Dillard. He learned and improved every day at the Senior Bowl, and won over guys at the Combine. He was taken 20 by the Broncos. 

That is the path that Bolles has to take. He showed at the Senior Bowl that he could take to coaching. They had him back-pedaling at Wash ST sometimes. He was in full on kick slide, with some power, in the SB game. That was huge. He changed his technique to NFL technique, and still showed he was the most explosive OL moving backwards at the SB. 
WSU CAREER: Four-year letterwinner…appeared in 42 games, starting final 39 games at left tackle…two-time All-Pac-12 Conference selection…earned All-America honors and All-Pac-12 First Team accolades as a senior…earned bachelor’s degree in social science.
RS-SENIOR (2018): Named to SI.com All-American Second Team and Associated Press All-America Third Team…named to All-Pac-12 Conference First Team…started all 13 games at left tackle…earned team high five “Bone Awards” given to the WSU Offensive Lineman of the Week (SJSU, OSU, ORE, CAL, ARIZ)…rated third-best offensive tackle in the country, the top pass-blocking tackle and second best screen-blocking tackle in the country by ProFootballFocus College…allowed just one sack on 677 pass attempts.

9.7

Strength

35

**Marquise Brown-5-10, 168, #5

WR

Oklahoma

02/2019: He is a JuCo kid (1 year), that's why he is considered a Soph. He has the best combination of speed and the ability to track the ball in the air, and hands, of any WR in this Draft. He is also tough and tenacious. 

But damn he's small. "I know I'm small," Brown said. "I don't need a scale to tell me I'm small. It never held me back. I was always good. A receiver who was bigger than me, I could always produce the same or produce more." I think he slides out of the 1st without a 4.3 next to his name at the Combine. 

He has that knack for getting open in patterns. "Everybody wants to get open, but the more important thing is you've got to get open at the right time, and he understands that," OU's  WR coach Simmons said "He knows how to speed it up when it needs to be sped up as far as creating separation for himself and he knows how to dial it back when he needs to as well." And he ahs that knack for getting open on his own when the play breaks down to save his QB. 

He reminds me of Brandon Cooks. "He's fast. There's no question," OU strength coach Bennie Wylie said. "God made him that way. There's nothing I can do to make him any faster. You look at the size and you say, 'How can we make this guy durable? How can we make him last? How can we help him do what he does even better?' That was honestly the first goal. Let's build him up." I think Brown has better hands on the deep ball than Cook. 

I like his love of game. I have no problem with guys skipping Bowl games to ensure their future shots at millions, "If I’m breathing, I’m playing," Brown said. "It’s getting better. I’m doing the best I can with treatment and everything. I’m just trying to get close to 100 percent Saturday. It’s still too early to tell how close I would be, but I’m anticipating playing and will try my best to be out there." But you kind-ah have to respect the guys who play, especially guys who are rehabbing an injury.

At his size he has to be tougher than the rest to play in the NFL. "This is a tough kid now," Wylie said. "I mean, he is tough. Just the things he's had to endure, it makes you fight harder. It makes you scrap and not leave any stone unturned. The game of football is important to him. Being around his teammates is important. Winning is important and you see all those things, based on all the people who have helped him grow up and get to this level. He understands. He gets it. I love working with him because he is going to perform at a high level every opportunity that we get." And I mean a lot tougher. 

But I do love a scrapper. "I've had some great wide receivers who were told they were too small and those guys are all wired the same way," Wylie said. "I mean, that's how he plays. He plays with that mentality that gives you that fight, that scrappiness, that intangible, that 'it' everybody talks about. He's a little irritated, I'll say, every time he steps on the field. He has a chip on his shoulder every time he steps on the field and that allows him to play at such a high level and play even bigger than he is." You have to have a chip on your shoulder to play in the NFL.

9.7 

Size 

36

Alex Bars- 6-6, 318, #71

OLG 

Fighting Irish

02/2019: I refuse to put an interior OL in the 1st. This Draft is staggeringly filled with terrific OCs and OGs. Edgar Jenkins is a top 1st Round pick OC that some team will get in the 2nd. That goes for Ross Pierschbacher, Garrett Bradbury, and friggin' Eric McCoy from A&M. 

Then you got the OGs, like: OG/OC Chris Lindstrom, the Wisconsin kids, Nate Davis, Ben Powers, Javon Patterson, and hell, I'd take Dru Samia in the Pats Offense on Day Three and smile all the way to the bank. The Senior Bowl was like an open audition for Day Two interior OLs. Not that the Pats need one.  

10/2018: He was the best OL I saw play last season. He is the best OL in this Draft. However, a devastating knee injury is going to be worked over at the Combine with a microscope. "Our doctors fear the worst is possible here with the knee," Kelly said. "It's devastating for us. I feel so bad for the kid." Lost for the season, and still getting ready for the Combine. 

09/2018: Stanford stopped rushing his lane in the 3rd. When the DE spun past the OLT to the QB, He was able to retreat and go back and knock him past the QB. Great awareness and instincts in pass pro. 
Nice job blocking down to the left. He does a very good job zone blocking in run game. Great job doubling down on the NT. He can send him sideways like he got hit by a car. They like to run behind him. When he hits guys they go down. He knocks guys sideways like no one I've seen in a while. 

This guy is the most underrated guy in this Draft. He was elite against Stanford. He was injured against Stanford. A defender dived at the RB, and fell onto the back of his leg and bent his knees and ankles into bad positions. He hurt his anckle. Terrible. But he did walk off the field. 
HONORS AND AWARDS: Captain (2018). Sporting News Preseason First-Team All-American (2018). Outland Trophy Watch List (2018).

9.9X OG

37

Dalton Risner- 6-5, 308, #71

ORT

Kansas 

11/2017: He has some interesting quicks off the snap. Nice long arms. Plays ORT, so how does he go in the First? Great job stepping inside and stuffing the 5-Tech. WVU stopped rushing his lane in the 2nd half. Nice job catching the DE rushing up field, and driving him back on the run inside. He has some power to his game.

He will have to show that he can play OLT at the Senior Bowl if he wants to go in the 1st. He has all the traits to play OLT in the NFL. But he still has to prove it. Great long arms. Smooth sliding backwards. He really looks the part, and has shown he can play the part on the right side. I have absolutely no doubt he is an NFL OT. He has to prove to me that he can play OLT at the SB. It will be a huge opportunity for him. 

CAREER HONORS: 2018 Outland Trophy watch list. 2018 Preseason All-Big 12. 2018 Wuerffel Trophy candidate. 2018 AFCA Good Works Team candidate.
OUTLOOK: One of the top returning offensive linemen in the nation who is coming off an All-American season... Has started 38 career games, including each of his last 25 at right tackle... Will continue to lead the line and lock down the right tackle spot while helping lead the entire offense... A three-time team captain, one of just five players in school history to lay that claim.

9.7 ORT

38

Elgton Jenkins- 6-4, 310, #74

OC

Miss ST

02/2019: Jenkins is the most versatile OL in this Draft. "I feel like it helped me out a lot," Jenkins said. "Coaches have kept putting me in positions to be successful throughout my college career. I went along with that and made the best with what I had." He has started games at every position except ORG, including 5 starts at OLT and 1 at ORT. 

He had 33 starts at Miss ST. "Just being here four or five years and knowing all the things that me and the senior class have been through. All the guys I came in with, to me, it’s a privilege to have one last chance to play with them again," Jenkins said. "It wasn’t like a group decision. It was basically something we just all felt like we wanted to do. This is our team. We break it down family or brothers, or things like that every day. So just being there and playing in the game, it just shows the love we have for one another." He also has had 25 starts at OC, and two at OLG. 

Needs to keep his hands inside. Nice power and balance. Elite power in his hands. He had the most powerful hands of the OLs at the SB. He wins in pass pro. He can move the DT to either side on the Dive with some great power. Played with much better balance at SB, after fighting through a bad ankle injury all season. Very underrated athlete. 

He is the best OC in this Draft. "You’ve seen some of the draft boards that have [him] ranked as one of the top centers in the country and I think that’s very warranted," Miss ST HC Moorhead said. "He has done a good job in the run game. As you can see, we’ve been able to do that very successfully, and he’s been pretty stout in protection, too. Elgton has done a fine job for us." He struggled as a Senior do to injury, but it would a big mistake to pass on him if you need an OC. 

CAREER: The No. 1 center prospect for the 2019 NFL Draft, according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., who is also versatile enough to play every position on the line … Transitioned into the starting center role in 2017 preseason camp and shined as a junior … Played in 49 career games with 34 starts – 26 at center, five at left tackle, two at left guard and one at right tackle … Allowed only one sack over 762 pass-blocking snaps at center during his junior and senior seasons, per Pro Football Focus … Two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Graduated from MSU in December 2018 with a degree in industrial technology.
2018 SENIOR SEASON: Started all 13 games at center … Recipient of the Kent Hull Trophy, awarded annually to the top offensive lineman in the state of Mississippi … Earned first-team All-America honors from The Athletic and fourth-team honors from Phil Steele … Played 773 total snaps, including 369 in pass protection, according to Pro Football Focus … Did not allow a sack through the first nine games of the season … Surrendered zero QB hits and only six total pressures … Committed just one penalty … Tied for the SEC lead in fewest total pressures allowed (6) among centers who played at least 200 pass-blocking snaps.

9.7 

39

Cody Ford- 6-4, 338, #74

ORT

Oklahoma

02/2019: He is an ORT only. So I have a tough time putting him in the 1st. A team that takes him in the 1st has to be convinced that he can play OLT in the NFL. They like to run a lot of misdirection, and will pull the OTs to either side to hit guys in front or on the weakside. He has NFL size. He has NFL feet. Nice seal blocker on the Edge. When he gets his hand in shirt first he wins. Gets away with some sloppiness because of size and strength. But gets sloppy with his arms too much. 

He stays in a two-point stance almost all the time, and he keeps his arms down as he slides back. That worries me as well. He can get bulled by smaller Edge guys with speed to power, and they get under him. He is a guy I would pass on in Day Two, and he will not make it out of Day Two. So I'm not worried about him. He has to chicken wing his arms to speed sometimes. Squares up on speed rushers nicely. 
2018: First-team All-Big 12 selection by league’s coaches, second-team honoree by media ... AP All-America Third Team selection ... part of offensive line that won Joe Moore Award ... started at right tackle in all 14 contests.
2017: An Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree ... played in 12 games and made four starts ... started at left guard against Ohio State (9/9), Iowa State (10/7), Texas (10/14) and Kansas State (10/21) ... start at Ohio State was his first since breaking his leg against Buckeyes in 2016 ... did not play against Baylor (9/23) or Tulane (9/16) due to injury.

9.7

40

*Julian Love- 5-11, 193, #27

CB

Notre Dame

09/2018: He can get a little mixed up in the zone, but still make the play in coverage. Plays Off a lot. He has some twitch inside. He looks like he has the physical talent to play CB in the NFL. Plays Off a little too much for my taste. Is he hiding speed, or is it scheme? He can be taken out of run game, because he is busy shadowing the WR, which I kind of like. 

He can line up on the Slot guy, and is quick enough to burst outside at the snap and take the X. He can really give the WR a big hit when the ball arrives, to try and knock it out. Plays his zone position well. Elite feet moving backwards. He can sky up and knock down the back shoulder fade in the Endzone, over the bigger WR (Stanford 2017, but then he gave up the TD on a terribly under thrown ball, which he couldn't get to or see).  

He has that knack for arriving as the ball arrives. He can get pushed back by the big blocker, and hold his feet as he stays in front of the RB. Then dive into the RB off the blocker and make the tackle. He is a tough little fighter. Takes on the blocking WR well. Not a great run defender. You are not going to get a lot of tackles from him. 

Tape: He has that great knack for arriving as the ball arrives (:08). He got into great position, and then dived out and knocked the ball down (:14). He is not going to give a lot in run defense (:28). He was a hair slow on the quick Out (:35). But he is still there an instant after the ball arrives.

He can obviously play on both sides (:56). But he plays mostly on the QB's right. He can turn and run with most WRs (1:04). Great look at the snap in his hips as he turns outside. Then the suddenness in a little quick burst forward after (1:14). Then he gets in the WR's hip pocket and stays there.

He is strong, and he is smart. He can stack and shed the WR, and make the tackle when the RB runs right at him (1:25). But he is not going to charge into the pile, or blockers, to make the tackle (1:32). Great feet and speed moving backwards (1:41). Great understanding of position, and reads the WR as well as anyone I've seen. He keeps his feet moving, and arrives as the ball arrives (2:05). Watch the great stop and burst forward (2:14). Then his head is up and he is tracking the ball. I'd like to see him try and catch it once in a while. But extending his inside hand knocking it down works too. 

9.7 

41

*Taylor Rapp- 6’ 200, #7

FS

Washington

02/2019: When he plays Cover One, he flies up to hit the RB when he breaks through the line. He plays the run like a SS. Sideline to sideline hitter. They will move him up into the box, and let him blitz when the RB stays in to block. He is terrific running to the ball carrier from deep, but he does not always take on blocks well. 

Plays Cover Two as well. He will play over the slot in Cover Two like a FS. Great tackler when he is the last line of defense. He is at his best when he charges up from deep coverage and consistently hits the ball carrier. His instincts for deep position and not allow guys to get behind him, allows the Wash-D to get very aggressive. 

He plays on the QB right in Cover Three. I love how he can play Centerfield as the Cover One Safety, and step up into the Box as box safety. If he shows the Speed at the Combine he could be a 1st. He is just a great Cover One Safety. He rarely lets a receiver get behind him in Cover One. 

2018: Announced on Jan. 2, 2019, that he would forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft ... played in and started the first 13 games of the season, before missing the Rose Bowl due to injury ... against Auburn in the season opener, finished with four tackles ... made three tackles, including two sacks, and recovered a fumble in the Husky win over North Dakota ... four tackles, including a sack, and two fumble recoveries in the win at Utah ... seven tackles and a pass break-up against Arizona State ... two tackles, including a sack, in the win over BYU ... had five tackles and an interception in the win at UCLA ... career-high nine tackles, including one for a loss, at Oregon ... one tackle in the Husky win over Colorado ... seven tackles and a pass break-up at California ... six tackles and also made an interception on the final play to preserve the Huskies' win over Stanford ... four tackles in the Husky win over Oregon State, earning the UW coaches' defensive player of the game award ... four tackles in the Apple Cup win at WSU ... three tackles, including a nine-yard sack, against Utah in the Pac-12 Championship Game ... won the Husky Excellence Award at the UW postseason awards banquet

9.7

42

Joe Jackson, , 6-5, 255, #99 

EDGE

Miami

12/2017: He is a great athlete who really looks the part. But doesn’t always play the part. They have him in a bit of a conservative defense. He stacks and sheds a lot. I think he would be better in the NFL if he allowed to just go upfield more. He needs to affect the game more.

He has good size, and he is great at using his hands to shed the OLT, but he slows just a little too much when he does. He does find the ball though. He tends to be the second or third guy there. My question is can he find the ball without that hesitation he has at first. Can he be a burst up field guy that can find the ball as well. 

2018 (Junior): Started season opener against LSU (Sept. 2) and finished with three tackles and one PBU...Had one tackle and 0.5 TFLs in start vs. Savannah State (Sept. 8)...Started and finished with 1.5 TFLs and three total tackles in win at Toledo (Sept. 15)...Posted 2.0 tackles for loss (six yards), 1.5 sacks and four total tackles in start vs. FIU (Sept. 22)...Recorded five tackles (three tackles) and 6-yard sack in start vs. North Carolina (Sept. 27)...Tied career high with 2.0 sacks and finished with 2.5 TFLs and four total tackles in start vs. Florida State (Oct. 6)...Started and had seven total tackles and 1.5 TFLs at Virginia (Oct. 13)...Made eighth straight start of season at Boston College (Oct. 26), finishing with three tackles and 0.5 TFLs.

9.6 

43

*David Montgomery- 5-11, 219, #32

RB

Iowa ST

07/2018: Played in a shotgun offense. Runs a nice pattern through the line, and breaks out with some nice quicks. He will line up in the slot when they go Empty. He can give a great chip to the D-end, and then slide outside to the flat. Shows his size in pass pro. He will chip on the DT as well. He will hit the blitzing ILB in pass pro, then slip off and be wide open over the middle. Regularly goes out in pattern after he chips. Doesn't stay in to block completely very much, but chips and goes a ton. 

"He was probably as good as we’ve seen (as a prospect). Yet he was the guy who was sprinting from drill to drill, almost daring me, 'how could you not offer me a scholarship?' To see those traits," Iowa ST HC Campbell said. "The football piece was fun to watch. But the attitude, the character, the mental fortitude, that was palpable to watch and that was what really separated him so much in that camp. It was really impressive."

More smooth than twitchy. Nice one cuts. He likes to jab his foot forward, and then change direction quickly and smoothly. Makes guys miss a yard or two or five away with that move all game. Runs through arm tackles. Excellent vision and runs with his head up, and makes moves on defenders yards away from him. Deceptive speed outside, and does a great job cutting back behind his blockers.

"I think with how physical I am, they forget how swift and full of finesse I am as well,” Montgomery said a little self-centeredly. "I can run through people. But I can shake people too. I like having that extra dimension for myself."

Very shifty in the backfield.  Plays faster than he looks. Smart runner who know how to set up his blockers, and cut behind their blocks. Nice straight arm on ILB blitzing into him. Strong guy who runs with great natural strength. Not easy to bring down, because he also has some great COD. Great size. Nice jab inside before he bounces it outside to trick the DLs. 
2017: Started all 13 games … one of the best running backs in the nation, ranking third in the Big 12 in rushing yards per game (88.2) … became the 14th Cyclone rusher in school history to reach the 1,000-yard barrier (1,146 yards) to rank 16th on ISU’s season record book … had six 100-yard rushing games, tying for eighth on ISU’s season list, and 11 rushing touchdowns, ranking third in the Big 12 … led the nation in forced missed tackles (109), the most in a season by an FBS player since Pro Football Focus began tracking the stat in 2014 … reeled off three-straight 100-yard games during the season, tying for 10th in school history … also a threat as a receiver, ranking fifth on the team in receptions (36) and compiling 296 receiving yards … his 36 receptions ranks second among ISU running backs in a season … averaged 111.0 yards per game from scrimmage … had one fumble in 294 touches … ran for two TDs and 82 yards vs. UNI … posted 112 rushing yards and a TD vs Iowa … gained 127 yards on the ground and had 46 receiving yards vs. Akron … in ISU’s win at No. 3 Oklahoma, ran for 55 yards and a TD and registered career highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (89) … scored three TDs and had 68 rushing yards vs. Kansas … posted a season-high 164 rushing yards vs. Texas Tech, including a season-long 58-yard scamper … had three-straight 100-yard games vs. West Virginia (115), Oklahoma State (105) and Baylor (144) …. tallied three rushing TDs and had six catches vs Oklahoma State … enters junior season with 1,709 rushing yards, 13 touchdowns, eight 100-yard rushing games, 49 receptions and 425 receiving yards.

9.7 RB

44

David Edwards- 6-7, 315, #79 

ORT

Wisconsin

11/2017A strange thing happen on the way to have five 1st round picks on the Wisconsin O-line. None of them have looked like a 1st Round picks early in the season. Benzschawel  has played the best, and he is an ORG. It is very tough for a team to take an ORG in the 1st .

He still is ending up on the ground too much. Winovich threw him to the ground on the first three plays against Michigan. He seems to end up on the ground more than he does at the end of the play, but he mostly holds on and keeps his man out of the play.

2018 Preseason: Second-team All-America (Sporting News), Outland Trophy watch list.
2017: First-team All-America (AFCA), second-team All-America (FWAA, Walter Camp),
third-team All-America (AP), second-team All-Big Ten (consensus), Academic All-Big Ten
.
Notable: Former high school quarterback began career at UW as a tight end before moving to offensive line prior to start of training camp in 2016.
Career: Has played on 26 career games, starting 19 at right tackle.

9.6

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*Anfernee Jennings- 6-3, 262, #33

EDGE

Alabama

09/2018: When he is lined up at OLB: he can take on the TE, make the FB miss, and grab the RB trying to get outside. He always seemed to be pushing the TE back on the edge, and then slicing inside and grabbing or hitting the RB as he slashed inside of him. I love how he kept going, even when the RB got by him. He will turn and chase, and grab the RB from behind and help his DLs bring him down.

"He had a fantastic game [against Clemson in playoffs]," Saban said. "I think everybody was responsible for this victory because everybody took ownership for it. Everybody took ownership for their role, whether it was a kickoff cover team or the defense. But Anfernee Jennings certainly played an outstanding game."
He can stack and shed the ORT at the point, and grab the RB's feet behind the LOS. He has a great straight arm jam with his inside arm that can turn the blocker. He does not let RBs get outside of him on the Edge. Nice job holding the point, and sending the RB inside. 

He miss the Champ Game after he hurt his knee against Clemson. "He has a sprained knee," Saban said. "We don’t know what his status will be for the next game." 
He will line up on either side standing up and with his hand in the dirt. When he put his hand down, he got doubled a lot. He needs to be a little slipperier in 2018 in the rush. Nice hand fighter on the edge, but he has to shed a little quicker. Explosive up field burst in the rush set him apart for me. He needs another move off speed to power in the rush. 

"We basically have Anfernee and Christian Miller, who have been starters around here," Saban said. "Past that, we have Ben Davis and two freshmen. That's basically what we have. If we had more inside linebackers, Josh McMillon could play the position. But I'm not sure we could afford to move him. So we're very thin at those two positions right now."

He does a great job not letting blockers grab his shirt. He is exceptional at using his hands to keep OLs hands off his shirt. When they let him explode off the snap, he is three yards into the backfield before the other DLs can shed a block. Terrific inside move on stunt. He has to turn talent into production this year.  

9.6

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*Will Greer- 6-2, 214, RS-Sr, #7

QB 

WVU

10/2018: He has great balance in the pocket. He trusts his line, and let’s his WRs get open, and throws to them over the middle, on time. Love when he three steps, plants the back foot, and throws. Nice job leading his WR away from the CB, and make him reach out for the ball or it is incomplete. 

He has such has great knack for throwing the ball on the opposite side of the body as the DB. That is my number one trait. I’m not saying he is Stafford, but he reminds me of him, He is similar in size and build. At this point he is my Number two QB.
He has played a lot of college football. He transferred from FLA, so you know he has a high recruit. He actually started six games as a Redshirt Freshman and played well. But then he tested positive for drugs and was banned from the team.
He sobered up, and transferred to WVU. "He's not a guy who's going to wow you with his athleticism," a scout said. "But he will probably be a solid starter." He plays in that wacky spread offense.
He didn’t want to leave FLA, but found a home in WVU. "The place I'm in now is great," Grier said- "It makes a lot more sense." He stands out to me, because he said he tries to copy everything that Brady does, so we know he is smart. 

9.5 QB

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*Beau Benzschawel- 6-6, 317,  #66

ORG

Wisconsin

11/2018: Good job pulling behind the OC, and knocking the DT down. Great playing at arms length in pass pro. They love to run behind this guy. For a team with five alleged all-Americans it is Ben they want to run behind. 

I love how he consistently moves forward in run game. He is so squat and low that he plays with great natural leverage. Nice job grabbing shirt inside the numbers, and holding on. He can grab the DT in the rush, and torque him to the ground with power from the hips. He is strong as an Ox. 

2018 Preseason: Second-team All-America (Sporting News), Outland Trophy watch list.
2017: First-team All-America (Sports Illlustrated), third-team All-America (AP), first-team All-Big Ten (consensus).
2016: Second-team All-Big Ten (coaches), third-team All-Big Ten (media).
Career: Has started 36 consecutive games, including last 30 at right guard.

9.7 OG

48

Jaquan Johnson- 5-10, 190, #4

FS

Miami

12/2017: Phenomenal talent. But he is undersized. He will not be a SS in the NFL. He seems to have the range to play FS. He can really move on the field. So much of his Draft status will be speed, and how he can cover Slots or TEs. A lot of guys like him more than I do. But he ain’t a 1st. He should be a solid Day Two guy. 

They do line him up as a Cover One FS. They will also line him up in the Slot to cover the big TE. He can give them a big bum, but will also get beat off the bump by a TE like Sweeney. He does have some good recovery speed on bump and runs in the slot. He will also line up behind the LB, like a Sam or Will. They play him a lot like the way the Pats play Chung. They move him all over the D. He seems to line up in a different spot every play. Nice blitzer up the middle. Give signals in secondary. 
2018 (Senior): Started season opener against LSU (Sept. 2) and finished with game-high 11 total tackles (three solo)...Started and had four total tackles in win over Savannah State (Sept. 8)...Added first blocked field goal of career vs. Tigers to help Miami preserve shutout in second half...Posted seven tackles (four solo) in start at Toledo (Sept. 15)...Missed games vs. FIU (Sept. 22) and North Carolina (Sept. 27) due to injury...Returned to field in win against Florida State (Oct. 6), starting and totaling team-high 10 tackles...Tied for team lead and career high with 12 total tackles (four solo) in start at Virginia (Oct. 13).
2017 (Junior): Started all 13 games and was among Miami's top defensive performers...Led team with 96 total tackles (54 solo) and added 3.0 tackles for loss and one sack...Tied for team lead with four interceptions and totaled 57 interception return yards...Added four pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week three times...Walter Camp Player of the Year semifinalist.

9.6 

49

Bennie Snell Jr- 5-11, 223, #72

RB

Kentucky

02/2019: This guy is as tough and elusive as it gets. He is deceptively strong as well. He can help change an offense from day one. He racked up the tough yards in the SEC. Never quits. Runs low, and can run over defenders. Nice speed in the open field. He was the main guy in their Offense this season. 

He was as dominate on offense as Josh Allen was on defense for Kentucky. He was the main cog in their offense, everything worked off him. He can almost hit the line, on the goal line, and then burst suddenly outside and get to the Goalline when there was penetration. Great feet and explosion in lateral bursts. 

Great strong thighs. DLs bounce off his thighs. "He’s been productive for three straight years,” Stoops said. "And he’s meant a lot to us." Very elusive RB. 

They counted on him to close out games. "Our confidence level was very high to run out that clock. I thought our offensive coaches did a great job, and got on the same page and gave Benny an opportunity to get started," coach Stoops said. "So we had some unique sets there and make sure we were cutting off the edges because we knew they were crashing and pinching everybody down and, really, I didn’t see it. It was on the far side. The cutback you had might have popped out. We thought we were going to split one or two. Obviously, he got one for 7 or 8 yards or 9 yards, or whatever it was, but we had an opportunity to crease them there and we knew we could get Benny going give him a shot. So I credit the coaches and I credit Benny and the offensive line."

Junior: As a junior in 2018, Snell rushed for 1,449 rushing yards and scored 16 rushing touchdowns. Snell Jr. became one of four running backs in SEC history to have three consecutive 1,000 rushing yard seasons, the others being Herschel Walker, Darren McFadden, and Alex Collins. Snell Jr. would also become the school's career rushing yards leader after scoring on a 12 yard touchdown run vs. Penn State in the 2019 Citrus Bowl. This 43 year old record, previously held by Sonny Collins, was broken in just 3 seasons by Snell.[3] Snell was voted First Team All-SEC by SEC Coaches.[4] He would announce on December 14, 2018 that he would forego his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

9.7 RB

50

*Kyler Murray- 5-10, 195, #1

QB

Oklahoma

02/2019: Murray is a tiny guy who should instantly run to baseball and make himself a cool half-a-Bill. He makes Mayfield look like a body builder. However, he is much more electric with the ball in his hands than Mayfield. But just because Mayfield broke the trend of 6-foot and under QBs succeeding, doesn't mean that Murray can. 

He is also a one year wonder. "I don't have enough good things to say about him. He's phenomenal," the HC of TT Kingsbury said of the Oklahoma quarterback. "I'd take him with the first pick of the draft if I could. I know he's signed up to play baseball, but he is a dominant football player, and I would take him with the first pick." He struggled when he faced the size and speed of the Alabama Defense until they started going into prevent. 

However, he was the most dynamic QB in College football last season. "I think the guy is one of the most dynamic players that I have ever seen in college football in terms of his skill set,” Nick Saban said. “He can beat you with his feet. He's got great speed. He's very athletic. He's a good passer. They have an outstanding scheme that really challenges you defensively and takes advantage of his skill set in every way, which is pretty obvious by the production that they've had all season long in terms of their ability to score points, make explosive plays, his ability to make explosive plays and to distribute the ball in a way that all the other players on his team have an opportunity to make explosive plays." He signed a 4-Mil contract to play baseball 

He can use his feet in the pocket to get more time to go deep with his great arm. "Everybody’s talked about him as an athlete and how well he runs and how fast he is and all that kind of stuff, but the way he reads and understands the coverages and how he distributes the ball, when he distributes the ball, the timing of it [is striking]," Alabama's Co-DC Golding said. "And then based on the look we give him, we’re going to do some things to take some things away, and that’s when he beats you with his legs. Just how developed he is as a quarterback (was impressive while watching film). I was very impressed with his decision-making. Obviously he’s an unbelievable athlete. But based on the coverages and the scheme that he sees, he distributes the football most of the time where he’s supposed to and on time." He read defense and make all the right throws.
But it is inescapable that his body sized is built to play NFL baseball and not NFL football. "The guy is already the 9th overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft, and I think he'll probably be somewhere around the same spot if he chooses to go football-wise,” Riley said. “I realize there’s a lot that goes into that, what teams are selecting, what their needs are. But we just had a guy [Mayfield] go first overall the year before, and I think this guy is that kind of impact player and certainly a rare athlete. One of those [guys] that you very well may go through the rest of your career coaching and never have one like that again. He’s that unique." He would be more unique than Baker if he can make it in the NFL [Mayfield is 2-inches taller than Murray. 

And just because some college HC says he draft Murray with the First pick in the Draft, because he runs the same system as OK, doesn't mean shit. 
2018: OU's seventh Heisman Trophy winner ... Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Year Award, Manning Award and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recipient ... named AP Player of the Year ... finalist for Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year Award ... first-team All-American (AP and FWAA) ... Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year ... named to All-Big 12 First Team ... voted Most Outstanding Player of Big 12 Championship ... tied league record by being named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week five times ... an Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree ... played in all 14 games with starts in 13 contests (suspended for first offensive series vs. Baylor) ... first FBS player to average at least 300.0 passing yards (311.5) and at least 60.0 rushing yards (71.5) per game for a full season ... joined Clemson's Deshaun Watson (2015) as the only FBS players to ever record at least 4,000 passing yards and at least 1,000 rushing yards in a season ... led nation in total yards (school-record 5,362), points responsible for (324; tied), yards per completion (16.8) and yards per pass attempt (single-season FBS record of 11.6; former record was 11.1) ... ranked second in passing efficiency rating (199.2; FBS record entering season was 198.9), third in passing TDs (42) and fifth in completion percentage (.690) ... 11.1 percent of his passes went for touchdowns (FBS record is 11.6) ... threw for at least two touchdown passes in all but one game and threw at least three TD passes in 10 of 14 contests ... set school and Big 12 records by assembling a streak of eight games with at least three TD passes ... passed for at least 300 yards and rushed for at least 65 in a game seven times (most nationally since at least 1996; had only been done four times by a Sooner in the first 22 years of the Big 12) ... led Big 12 in league play in total offense at 409.3 yards per game (next most was 335.1), passing efficiency rating with a 208.2 mark (next best was 176.7) and in total TDs with 37 (next most was 31) ... completed 260 of 377 passes for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns against seven interceptions (6.0-to-1 ratio) ... rushed for 1,001 yards and another 11 scores ... only player in school history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 in a game and did it three times (360 and 100 at Texas Tech on Nov. 3; 364 and 114 at No. 12 West Virginia on Nov. 23; 308 and 109 vs. No. 1 Alabama in CFP Semifinal at the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29) ... became first quarterback to ever rush for 100 yards against a Nick Saban-coached Alabama defense ... passed for 379 yards and three touchdowns (no interceptions) and ran for 39 yards in Big 12 Championship win vs. Texas (Dec. 1) ... finished 17 for 21 for 432 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions while adding 45 rushing yards and a score in OU's 66-33 win over Baylor (Sept. 29) ... his 348.0 passing efficiency rating in Baylor game set school and Big 12 records (as did his 20.6 yards per pass attempt and 25.4 yards per completion) and was the highest in the FBS since at least 1996

9.7

Size

51

Charles Omenihu- 6-6, 275, #90, 

DE/5-Tech

Texas 

11/2018: He is a terrific talent. He gets as low as you wanna go in his stance. I have trouble believing he is 6-7. He uses his great long arms to stack and shed in the run game. He is as explosive out of the shed as I have ever seen. He is a remarkable edge product.

He plays 5-Tech for Texas, not the EDGE. He lines up most of the time in front of the  ORT, and often shaded inside of him. I would love to see him as a straight up edge guy. He is the type of big athletic D-end BB has been drafting for the D-line the past few years. Not really a speed rusher, but a power EDGE with the enough speed and technique to get to the QB fast.

Overview: A fourth-year defensive end who has played in 46 career games with 28 starts … chosen to compete in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl … rated the No. 15 weakside DE in the nation by Rivals ... member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (fall 2016) … named third team preseason All-Big 12 by Athlon Sports.
SENIOR (2018): Started at defensive end in the season opener against Maryland, totaling six tackles (four solo) with a pass breakup ... registered one tackle in the win over Tulsa ... had two solo tackles which included a sack, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry in a win over USC ... had one tackle in the victory over No. 17 TCU ... had five tackles and a career high three TFL and two sacks in the victory over Kansas State on the road...had three solo tackles including a sack and two TFL in a win over No. 7 Oklahoma...had three tackles (two solo), two sacks and four quarterback hits in the 23-17 win over Baylor...totaled six tackles (five solo) including a sack and two and a half TFL...recorded two solo tackles including a TFL in the 42-41 loss to No. 12 West Virginia.

9.6

52

Jarrett Stidham- 6-3, 215, #8, 

QB

Auburn

11/2018: He can throw accurately when a rusher burst free right into his face. He has a very quick release once he makes the decision. Throws 20 to 30 yards over the middle off the RPO (or play action, I don't know;) with some excellent velocity and accuracy. He can snag the off shotgun snap, and turn and throw it instantly to the WR running the skinny-post off the seam. He can go to his third option on his left, while rolling out to his right. 

“I was coming into a new situation, didn’t really know a lot of people on the team. I got to know them over time, but when you're first named the starter in fall camp, then you progress your way through the season — it’s a lot different than Year 1 is under the belt, you go into a full offseason as 'the guy,' then you go into your second season as the starter," Stidham said about 2017. “I mean, you just build relationships in a much better process over that amount of time than you do in a short amount of time. So that’s the main thing for me, just pouring into my teammates and my relationships with them, and just knowing that, you know, making sure they know that I have their back, and that they have mine. I think that’s where great teams are formed, where you have guys on a team that really love each other and really want to just play for each other.”

Locks onto a single target too much. If his first target is covered, he tends to whip it at his second option with heat, with varying results. Looses control of his feet when he get nervous in the pocket. He can run a play action where he puts his back to the defense, but will struggle to find a place to throw after. Really struggles to hit his forth option. It is all about keeping better control of his feet for Stidham. 

9.7 

53

Johnathan Abram- 6’, 215, #38

SS/LB

Miss ST

09/2018: Love this kid. I would take him in the 1st no problem. "He’s a guy, after the game when it was very emotional and obviously a lot of guys weren’t pleased with the outcome, [He] stepped in front of the team before I had a chance to talk." HC Joe Moorhead said "I was proud of Johnathan for kind of stepping up and taking a great leadership role there. And letting the guys know there’s plenty to play for and plenty of things we need to do to improve," He has to show the speed at the Combine to propel himself into the 1st. 

Terrific run defender when lined up at the Sam and Will a lot "There’s a difference in being aggressive and playing fast," Abram said. "I just play fast. Aggressive people tend to get beat. And if you watch film, I rarely ever get beat. I assess what’s going on, identify the formation, and just make plays. When the ball is declared, I get to it." He can make plays after the WR catches it in front of him. 

He will destroy them on the 3rd down. "I take pride in being a leader," Abram said. "I’ve got some young guys that look up to me, and other guys who will turn to me in times of need. Some people are just natural leaders and that’s just my personality." Where ever they line him up he makes plays. 

He can lineup in front of the WR and miss the pass, but then spin around and make the tackle. He was more of an LB this past season, and he was one of the best in College Football. As the NFL moves closer and closer into pure Fantasy Football, they will need small LBs who can cover and hit the QB, like Abram.
2018 SENIOR SEASON: Regarded as one of the top defensive backs in college football … Saw action in 13 games with 11 starts – nine at safety and twice at star … Earned five All-America honors which included The Athletic (second team), Sports Illustrated (second team), The Associated Press (third team), CBS Sports (second team), American Football Coaches Association (second team) and Phil Steele (third team) … Also collected All-SEC first-team honors from the AP and second-team honors from the coaches … Led the team and ranked eighth in the SEC in tackles (99) … Filled the stat sheet with nine tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions, five pass breakups, one fumble forced and one fumble recovered … Was tops in the SEC and third in the nation in total pressures among safeties (16) according to Pro Football Focus … Five of his recorded pressures were QB hits, which led the SEC and tied for third in the country among safeties … His 99 tackles also were the most of any SEC defensive back … Finished with at least one tackle for loss in each of the last four games, including a career-high 3.5 on Senior Day vs. Arkansas (11/17) and totaled seven during that span … Closed out the regular season tops in the SEC among safeties with a 43.6 passer rating allowed, per PFF … Dominated the month of November with 31 tackles, six tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one interception, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble … Averaged 8.4 tackles in conference games, which led all SEC defensive backs … Logged at least eight tackles in eight different games … His nine tackles for loss were the second-most in the SEC among defensive backs.

9.6

54

Daniel Jones- 6-5, 230, #17

QB

Duke

02/2019: I have about even with Lock right now as the second QB in this Draft. The rub is that he goes to Duke. Duke players don’t leave early. That is how they build their program. Their program is like Iowa. They don’t win with talent. They win with older guys. Their guys stay in school, so they have an abundance of Seniors and fifth year seniors, who know how to win in college. 

"What I like most about Daniel is he's just, as I said about Coach Cut, he's consistent. He's a consistent leader. He's a good leader, and he's our leader." Duke LB Giles-Harris said. "The best thing about him is he's a smart kid who works his butt off in the film room day in and day out. There's days where I will be leaving our facilities, and Daniel has been in there after school or whatever, Daniel has been in there since like 8:00 in the morning and it's like 10:00 at night and he's still watching film. 

"You kind of look at him and you're saying, hey, how much are you going to watch, how much can you get. It's always a little bit more. He never short ends anything, he never backdoors anything. He always gives his all, and that's the best thing about him. He's a student of the game, and he's one of the best there is."

Maybe Duke does not have NFL talent, but experience winning talent for college. But this guy is a phenomenal NFL prospect. Like I always say, in the NFL it is all about the mental for QBs. Just look at Brady. He literally is the GOAT, and literally had the worst Combine EVER on tape. 

"He’ll be a 1st round draft choice if he does come out," Duke coach Cutcliffe said. "He’s so active. He’s big, fast and understands the game. He has a quick mind to go with that fast body. Impeccable character. You don’t get many chances to draft a guy like that."

Locks onto a single target too much. Thinks on the field too much. If his first target is covered, he tends to whip it at his second option with heat, with varying results. Looses control of his feet when he get nervous in the pocket. He can run a play action where he puts his back to the defense, but will struggle to find a place to throw after. Really struggles to hit his forth option. It is all about keeping better control of his feet for Stidham. 

"He’s a smart, smart young man and I’m certainly going to support whatever he does and be happy for him,” Cutcliffe said. “Even if he leaves early, my feeling will be joy because he’s earned that opportunity."

2018: Team captain ... Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Offensive Player of the Game ... received the program’s Carmen Falcone Award as Duke’s Most Valuable Player, becoming the sixth two-time recipient of the honor, joining Leo Hart (1969-70), Keith Stoneback (1973-74), Scottie Montgomery (1998-99), Mike Hart (2000-01) and John Talley (2005-06) ... two-time ACC Quarterback of the Week honoree and Manning Award Star of the Week recipient following performances against Northwestern and North Carolina ... played in and started 11 games ... missed the Baylor and N.C. Central tilts due to injury ... suffered fractured left clavicle in the third quarter versus Northwestern and underwent surgery on September 9 ... completed 237-of-392 (.605) passes for 2,674 yards with 22 TDs and nine INTs while rushing 104 times for 319 yards (3.07) ... recorded a pass efficiency rating of 131.69 ... compiled 2,993 total offensive yards ... averaged 243.09 passing yards, 29.00 rushing yards and 272.09 total yards per game ... caught one pass for six yards (6.00) ... punted twice for 54 yards (27.00) with both kicks downed inside the opponent 20 yard line ... scored 18 points.

9.7 

55

**T.J. Hockenson- 6-5, 250, #38

TE

Iowa 

02/2019: He is not as good at getting open in pattern as Fant. But when Fant was out he is the guy who Miss ST doubled. He opened some thing up for the WRs. He has a nice burst off the snap. He can run by the LB in pattern. Is not nearly as good in the passing game as Fant. He finally caught one late in the 4th, and ran though five defenders. 

Vicious blocker, who doesn’t just look to pancake the defender, but hurt them. Terrific inline blocker. He can also get outside and put the CB on skates for five yards. He will get over aggressive blocking sometimes, and get tossed about. 

He has elite strength and balance. He also has some speed. He finally got caught from behind by the safety when running with the ball. Nice job catching the pass swinging out to the Flat. Looks like a FB on the field sometimes. He can line up in the slot and catch the quick out short, and run for another 15-yards fighting the SS.
He can hit the DE, and turn him inside as quickly and violently as I have ever seen. He made two of the best blocks I have ever seen in my life this past season. When he misses a block he can miss very badly, and end up on the ground. Great natural hands. 

He has great soft hands and catches the ball naturally, but does not run patterns to get open like Fant. He needs to be schemed to a little to produce in the pass game. He looks more like a FB than a TE to me. He is not a great receiver to the 3rd level, but he can catch it on the 3rd level. 

Hawk-Item: Ranks 38th in career receiving yards with 1,080 yards on 73 receptions, while scoring nine receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown . . . ranked seventh in the Big Ten in receiving yards per game (58.5), eighth in receiving yards (760) and 11th in yards per catch (15.5).

2018: Led team in receiving yards (49-760) and was second in receptions and touchdowns (6). . . started at tight end in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . four receptions for 64 yards vs. NIU, with a long of 24 yards . . . started at tight end in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . led team with career-best six receptions for 33 yards vs. ISU . . . started at tight end in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 545 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 16 yards vs. UNI . . . started at tight end in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . three receptions for career-best 125 yards vs. the Badgers, with a long of 46 yards (twice)

9.6 

56

*Kelvin Harmon- 6-3, 214, #3

WR

NC State

11/2019: I do think this kid ends up in the 1st, but I gotta see his speed at the Combine first. He is not a speed guy. Plus, the Pats have to draft a WR early to help Brady, which means they probably won't again! Just to drive me nuts. He is a pure fighter blocking and going and getting the pass for his QB. 

So I loaded up this Draft with options that should be available at each pick. Here you got Daniel Jones at 54, T.J. Hockenson at 55, Harmon here. After this pick is Damien Harris at 57, Kaden Smith at 58 and Ryan Finley at 59. Now they all could be gone by now, or even Firsts after the Combine, but right now I saying there's a chance. 

Harmon is the hottest guy in the Draft right about now. He had Finley throwing to him, and he garnered 1,186-yards and 7 TDs on 81 receptions. He can play in the slot. He can be a drive blocker in the Slot on CBs and FS. He might be the best blocking WR in this Draft. Works very hard on blocking, and will chase Safeties downfield to cut them off when the RB gets outside. 

Finley wasn't afraid to throw the ball to him when he was blanketed. He is terrific at fighting through the CB, and leaping up and grabbing the ball right in front of him. But he has to do that because he doesn't create great separation. Runs a nice stop and go to get open deep. Nice burst inside on In in the slot. He is not the best guy getting open in pattern in this Draft, but his size allows him to power forward his way to the QB's rebound throws. 

OVERALL (before the 2018 season): Has 96 career catches after just two years, the No. 20 mark in school history. His 1,479 receptions yards is the 17th-best career mark ever for a Wolfpack player. Has seven 100+ yard receiving games for his career, the fifth-best mark in school history. Named a Columbus Touchdown Club Player to Watch for 2018.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017): The first Pack receiver since 2003 to go over the 1,000-yard mark in a season. His 1,017 yards ranked sixth in school history - second-best ever for a Wolfpack sophomore. That was the second-best mark in the ACC for the season. 69 receptions in 2017 ranks fourth in school history for a single season, best ever for a sophomore. Boasted six 100+yard receiving games - the fourth-highest single season tally in school history. A second-team All-ACC choice on the official league squad, he was named to the ACSMA first team. A Biletnikoff award candidate. Hauled in a career-high 155 yards on 8 grabs versus Clemson. First WR to open the season with back-to-back 100-yard games since Koran Robinson in 2000. Earned the team’s Gary Rowe Award for wide receiver of the year. 

9.6

57

*Damien Harris- 5-11, 214, #34

RB

Alabama

07/2018: Likes to bounce it outside quick. He has NFL speed. He will take the hand off and burst outside instantly. Does a good job finding the hole in the line. Nice quick feet at the line. Nice receiver. Hands catcher. Catches the ball thrown behind him naturally and easily. 

10/2017: Boy! It is really starting to look like the year of the RB, not the QB. As the QBs struggle a little, the Runningbacks coming out this season might be the best I have ever seen. Josh Adams is proven to be an unstoppable blend of speed and power, and still averaging 9 yards per carry in November. Ronald Jones II looks like Jamaal Charges to me. Guice has not been good this year, but was the best of the bunch last year. I would be shocked if five RBs didn't go the 1st Round this year. And I am not a believer in taking RBs on Day One. 

But Harris could be the best of the bunch. "Damien has played a lot of good football for us," coach Saban said of Harris. "He's a very talented guy. He's a rare combination of make-you-miss, burst, acceleration, speed. Has enough power as a player. He's a good receiver. Damien's biggest thing is, how do we get him to play with consistency at a high level all the time? There's times that he's battled some nagging injuries. And last year, he had some phenomenal games early, got a little bit nicked up and never really came back the same. We know he has the capabilities to be a dominant player for us, and hopefully he can stay healthy this year and be able to do that. But we have a lot of faith, trust and confidence in Damien Harris." He has been terrific this season. 

10/2017: Great hop, skip, and jump through the line to get to the second level with speed. When he gets outside and turns the corner he hurts the defense. He makes Scarbrough look slow. He started slowing a little on short yardage, to follow Bozeman's blocks, and then explodes for more than he should have gotten. He has taken over as the number one RB for Alabama. He has been a very under utilized RB, and probably has more tread on the tires than any other RB in this Draft. 

9.7 RB

58

*Kaden Smith- 6-5, 305, #75

TE

Stanford

08/2018: Smith is a very good blocker. He has that knack for getting through traffic to find his assignment, and block him out of the run. Blocks with terrific balance, and can get inside the OLB, and push him further outside and hold on for as long as his RB needs to cut off his block. He can lined up in a Bunch outside, and find the OLB, and fight him until the RB has slashed past him. 
He can get open running a flag route to the third level. Lines up inline, and take off down the seam with some interesting speed. Not the quickest burst outside on the Out from the slot. Great receiver going down the Seam. He has that knack for finding the holes in the Zone. Great job taking the outside shoulder of the DB, when he is lined up out wide. He can run through the over-aggressive grab by the Will, and break open on the flag route for a catch on the third level. Knows how to use the ref as a pick. Crosses over the middle a lot. He can run those slot patterns to get open underneath. 

Nice job getting to the second level and blocking the CB. He has good hands. He lost weight to become more of a receiver. He has some nice speed down the seam. He can leap up and snag the high one in front of the Safety. 

Of course, the problem is the Stanford Juniors don't usually declare. They stay in school. 

As a Sophomore (2017): Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. 14 games played. 23 catches for 414 yards and five touchdowns. 18.0 yards/catch. Four catches for 55 yards and a touchdown in collegiate debut vs. Rice. Two catches for 25 yards at USC. One catch for 20 yards vs. UCLA. One catch for 22 yards vs. Arizona State. Two catches for 57 yards, including 54-yard reception at Utah. One catch for 10 yards vs. Oregon. Two catches for 37 yards, 25-yard reception on fourth down with under two minutes remaining at Oregon State. Three catches for 43 yards and a 17-yard touchdown vs. Cal. Three catches for 65 yards, including 19-yard touchdown vs. Notre Dame. Four catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns vs. USC (Pac-12 Championship Game). Two solo tackles vs. TCU (Alamo Bowl).

9.6 

59

*Ryan Finley- 6-4, 210, #15, 6th-year Senior

QB

NC ST

11/2016: I don't know who what when or where the Pats will take a QB in this Draft, but I know they will. So I thought I'd start off with Finley. Who has two essential qualities: the ability to take a big hit and complete the next pass, and the ability to come through in the clutch. 

He is a fifth year Graduate transfer with another year of eligibility left. "I really haven't heard much actual information about that, Finley said about his Draft prospects. "I’ve tried to focus on the season and when that happens, it happens." So he could still stay in school, though he did get his Masters this year. 

Nice timing on slants. Stares down his first option too much sometimes. He does a great job seeing the play is over, and charging forward for whatever he can get. "I'm excited about the opportunity either way, to leave for the NFL or to come back," Finley said. "To finish my senior year, I heard somebody say it's a champagne problem. So I'm excited about the opportunity I have." Smart and poised in the collapsing pocket. 

He garnered 3,200 yards and 16 TDs, while completing 63.9% of his passes and only 6 INTs. "It’s probably going to kill me to watch the film," Finley said after he completed 80% of his passes for 341-yards and 3 TDs against Marshall. "There are a lot of plays, personally I wish I could have back." Perfectionist who is never happy with his performance.  

Takes to hard coaching. "He’s hard on himself because I’m so hard on him," Drinkwitz said. "He missed the first three throws. He needs to make those throws, and he knows it. But he did rebound really well." He always seems too. 

He will toss the option a little late sometimes. "Ryan is playing the same way he has the last three games," NC ST HC Dave Doeren said. "He’s managing the offense. He’s giving his receivers a chance. He’s not making mistakes with the ball and hurting our team. [He's throwing] very accurate, throws catchable balls, very intelligent. He’s having a heck of a year." Very nice feet in the pocket. 

When he leans to a side he will loose a little control. When he rushes it he can lose his mechanics and accuracy. He can really throw a great touch pass down the sideline to his outside WR. He keeps the ball a little too much on option runs. Knows when to throw it away. He does a great job throwing the high pass to his tall WR, so the little CB can't touch it. 

He has some serious clutch in him. "I think it’s just all up to that player and what they feel," Finley said. "Whether they want to come back or whether they don’t. Whether they feel they have more to prove at this level or not. I don’t know. We’ll have to cross that bridge when it’s over." He comes through in the 4th quarter when his team needs him. 

He can make the great throw with a blitzer coming straight up the gut to kill him, and he knows he is going to get hurt. Nice accurate thrower over the middle on the 3rd level. He has a great arm. When he is hot he looks like the best QB in the Draft. He can take the big hit and complete the next pass. 

AS A RS - JUNIOR (2017): Named to the Academic All-ACC team for his performance last season. He earned a 3.889 GPA while pursuing a Master’s degree in liberal arts. After one season at NC State, ranks 15th in school history in career passing yards (3,059), tied for 14th in touchdowns (18). Has also posted the third-best career completion percentage (.604) in school history.
AS A RS - SOPHOMORE (2016): Threw for 3,059 yards in 2016, the sixth-best mark in school history. 18 TD passes in 2016 tied as the 11th-best single-season mark in school history. Led the the nation completion percentage through the first few games.  No NC State QB had more attempts as a starter before throwing his first INT (139). Led the Wolfpack to two scores in the win over William & Mary while posting the best completion pct. (.809) for an NC State QB in his debut as a starter. Transferred from Boise State in the summer of 2016 after earning his degree in three years. Was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): Appeared in three games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury against Idaho State. Went 46-for-70 for 485 yards and a touchdown with four interceptions. In first career start vs. Washington, went 16-for-26 for 129 yards and an INT. Threw his first touchdown pass of the season at BYU, going 25-for-38 for a career-best 297 yards.
AS A RS - FRESHMAN (2014): Appeared in five games, completing 12-of-27 for 161 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT. Came off the bench in the third quarter at Air Force, going 12-for-25 for 161 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Saw action at Wyoming, did not attempt a pass but rushed 2-15 yards.

9.6 QB

60

Yodny Cajuste- 6-5, 321, #55

OLT

West Virginia

02/2019: He is a guy a team could take a chance on in the 1st if they think he can play OLT in the NFL. A lot of guys see him as a First, but I'm not convinced yet. He will get over aggressive sometimes and loose his balance. 

He has a nice burst off the snap in the run game. He gets a nice initial hit in first. Nice seal blocker and puncher to seal the D-end outside. Nice job using his initial hit to turn and seal the DE outside. Nice job hitting the DE on his way to the OLB on tosses. Nice job blocking down on the 5-Tech who won't line up in front of him. Nice zone blocker across the field. 

He has quick feet, but he can loose control of them moving backwards. He needs some technique work on his kickslide. He will grab shirt on play action after he turns the DE. Nice quick feet moving backwards, but needs to slide. Gets hands out way too wide too often, and will slap the outside shoulders of the DE on Tape. That is his biggest flaw in his technique. 

2018: 2018 (RS-Sr.)
FWAA All-American (Second Team)
Phil Steele All-America (Second Team)
Athlon Sports All-America (Fourth Team)
Big 12 Conference Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year
All-Big 12 Conference First Team (AP, Coaches)
All-Big 12 Conference First Team (Phil Steele)
Three-year starter at tackle, having played in 31 career games and starting 30
Started 11 games at left tackle
Saw action on 776 plays, including 708 on offense
Paved the way for the offense to average 512.3 yards of total offense per game, ranking No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 8 nationally
Part of the offense that averaged 40.3 points per game, No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 10 nationally
Member of an offense which was No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 4 nationally for most passing yards per game (351.3) 
Offense passed for more than 300 yards in 10 games and 350 or more yards in seven games
Offense rushed for more than 150 yards in seven games and 200 in two games
Offense produced 500 or more yards of total offense in eight games, including two with more than 600 yards.

9.7 

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Chase Winovich- 6-3, 262, Rs-Sr, #33

EDGE

Michigan

09/2018: I love the way he jams his arm into the OLT’s rips and slaps his arms down with his outside hand, to turn the corner into the QB. He consistently runs around college OTs. He will burst inside, and then see the RB go outside of him, and spin back and hit him. Remarkable athlete and instincts. 
He stays on the field on punts sometimes. Great job shedding and jumping on the RB for a TFL. I don’t know how, with all the DL talent in this Draft, but this guy is a 1st round pick. He is un-friggin’-blockable too often to not be a 1st. When Gary got injured, he still produced with the extra attention. 

Fifth-year Senior (2018): Hailed as the Midseason Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press. Named a midseason All-American by the Associated Press and ESPN. Twice named Defensive Player of the Week for his performances against SMU and Northwestern. Along with the entire defense, secured a share of Defensive Player of the Week honors for their contributions towards the team performance against Michigan State
• Twice recognized as the Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performances against Nebraska and Michigan State (co-honor). Named to Pro Football Focus College's national team (Edge) after his performance against Notre Dame. Made eight tackles with three solo stops at Notre Dame (Sept. 1), including 3.0 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks -- Also credited with a pair of quarterback hurries in the game. Registered three tackles with 0.5 for loss while starting at defensive end against Western Michigan (Sept. 8). Matched his career-high with 10 tackles against SMU (Sept. 15) with four solo stops, including three for loss with half a sack and one pass breakup
• Made two solo tackles against Nebraska (Sept. 22) with one for loss, including a sack. Set a new career-high with eight solo tackles (nine total) at Northwestern (Sept. 29), including 3.0 for loss and one sack
• Contributed three tackles against Maryland (Oct. 6). Credited with one quarterback hurry to go with his four tackles against Wisconsin (Oct. 13). Assisted on four tackles including 0.5 for loss, adding three quarterback hurries at Michigan State (Oct. 20). 

9.6

62

Terry McLaurin- 6-1, 205, #83

WR 

Ohio St

02/2019: He was the best WR at the Senior Bowl in practice all week. "I always knew I had hard work on my side," McLaurin said. "It was going to be pretty tough for guys to outwork me. I was pretty realistic with myself. I might I knew I may not be the biggest, fastest or strongest. But whatever they ask me to do, I’ll do it." He was timed with the fastest speed in pattern at the SB (I believe 23-MPH). 

He beat the Corners all week in pattern with speed. "It’s a little bit of technique, but it’s really effort and want-to and heart," McLaurin said. "If you want to get the job done, you’ll find a way. That’s the mentality I take. I know our team needs that out of our wide receivers so I try to provide that at a high level." He also showed great hands. 

He admitted at the Combine that he doesn't like to block, and doesn't always give the effort needed. "Parris has the speed. Ben [Victor] has the freakish ability. Johnnie can go over the top. K.J. has those hands, and Austin [Mack] has the route-running," McLaurin said. "I think I’m the guy who doesn’t necessarily get all the recognition, but I’m cool with that. I do whatever’s asked of me: blocking or making plays down the field." His mindset in blocking will have to change if he wants to be a Patriot.

But it sounds like it is something he can do. "He always has a game like that," Urban Meyer said. "It's a matter of us getting him the ball. He actually could have had more today. He broke loose a couple times. But Terry will go down as a Buckeye great. And there's so many unselfish things he does for this program and team." He had a huge game in the Big-10 Champ Game. 

Ohio State Overview: Terry McLaurin was an outstanding football player for the Buckeyes – he ranks among Ohio State’s top 15 receivers in four categories – and was an even better role model and leader off the field … he graduated in three-and-a-half years, in December 2017, with his degree in communications … a two-time team captain in 2017 and 2018, McLaurin was a part of Ohio State teams that won a national championship over No. 2 Oregon in 2014, Big Ten championships in 2014, 2017 and 2018, and bowl game wins over No. 1 Alabama (in the 2015 Sugar Bowl), No. 8 Notre Dame (2016 Fiesta Bowl), No. 8 USC (2018 Cotton Bowl) and No. 9 Washington (2019 Rose Bowl) … he also played in four victories over Michigan and was red-shirting during another victory … he improved every year as a player and capped his career with 35 receptions for 701 yards and 11 touchdowns during the 2018 campaign.

He had 100-yard receiving games as a senior against both Oregon State (121 yards) and Maryland (118) and he had multi-touchdown games against Oregon State, Indiana and in the Big Ten championship game win over Northwestern … McLaurin finishes with Ohio State receiver rankings of No. 6 in both single season (11) and career touchdowns (19), No. 12 in single season yards per catch (20.0 in 2018) and No. 13 in career yards per catch (16.7) … nothing short of durable, he played in every game between 2015 and 2018 – 54 total – and started 32 times … he totaled 75 career receptions for 1,251 yards … he was also an outstanding special teams player on punt coverage; one of the best in the nation, in fact … McLaurin scored three touchdowns in Big Ten title games at Lucas Oil Stadium in his home city of Indianapolis, including a game-igniting 84-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown in the win over Wisconsin in 2017 … he was invited to the Senior Bowl following his senior campaign.

9.7 

Blocking

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David Sills- 6-4, 210, #13

WR

WVU

02/2018: He is a JuCo kid, who played QB his whole life and switched over to WR in 2017 when he went back to WVU (though he did play WR for half a season in 2015 at WVU).  "It’s still a developmental process, and David understands receiver more now," WVU WR-Coach Tyron Carrier said. “He can see through the film last year how he can get better, and that translates to how he practices. I don’t think there’s a rep out there that’s wasted." He went to a JuCo school in 2016 to play QB, and came back to WVU in 2017 to play WR.  

He was compared to Hogan at the Senior Bowl, but he is bigger, faster, and ten time better than Hogan getting into the Endzone. "I want to leave my mark and I want the guys to say that I helped them," Sills said. "A lot of our twos and threes are young, and Carrier’s got a lot to deal with out there. He’s got to be watching what’s happening on the field, so the least I can do is help someone on the sideline by relaying what he’s taught me." But he does have Hogan’s knack for getting open deep. 

Someone is going to strike gold with this kid on Day Two. "The thing you love about Sills is he can score a touchdown and still critique it," WVU OC Jake Spavital said. "He’s constantly in that learning mode, and I think you should be in that your entire life." He has scored more TD passes than any other WR the past two seasons. 

He has that extra work ethic that could make him a Patriot. "Even when the twos are going, Sills is paying attention. [He is always] helping out those young guys and telling them what works for him," Spavital said. "They can take it or leave it, but by his work ethic and what he proved last year, I’d be listening to it." He also has QB smarts, and played QB in college like Edelman. 

Pats have five Day Two picks. There is a lot of talk about the incredible depth at DL, but there are a ton if WRs in this Draft as well. He has that knack for getting open deep. In drills at the Combine the DBs were winning. Then he slipped onto the field and caught a bomb on his outside shoulder for a TD. He has such a great nose for the Endzone. 
2018 (Sr.): Two-time All-Big 12 First-Team Selection (2018, 2017). AFCA, Walter Camp All-American (Second Team). AP All-American (Third Team). Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist. WVU Offensive Player of the Year. WVU Team Captain. No. 1 in the Big 12 Conference and No. 2 nationally in receiving touchdowns (15). No. 2 in the Big 12 Conference and No. 2 nationally in total touchdowns (15). No. 5 in the Big 12 Conference and No. 47 nationally in scoring (7.5). No. 6 in the Big 12 Conference and No. 40 nationally in receptions per game (5.4). No. 7 in the Big 12 Conference and No. 63 nationally in total points scored (90). No. 8 in the Big 12 Conference and No. 32 nationally in receiving yards per game (82.2).
No. 10 in the Big 12 Conference in yards per reception (15.2). His 35 career receiving touchdowns are No. 2 in WVU history. Only player in WVU history to have at least 15 receiving touchdowns in two different years. Led the Mountaineers in 2018 with 65 catches and 15 receiving touchdowns and was No. 2 in yards with 986. Holds the national mark for most receiving touchdowns over his last two years (33). Forty-Three of his 65 catches (66.2 percent) have resulted in either a first down or a touchdown in 2018. Eighty-five of his 126 catches (67.5 percent) over the past two years have resulted in a first down or a TD

9.7

Speed

64

JJ Arcega-Whiteside- 6-3 225, #19

WR 

Stanford 

10/2018: He is a great prospect. He has elite size for a WR, but he doesn’t really use it as much as you'd like to get open. He knows how to get open in pattern, which is the number one trait for an NFL WR. He was averaging almost 25-yards per catch. He had two great TDs against heir biggest rival Oregon. He got both TDs, not through his elite size, but by running patterns. He used his speed in pattern on the first, which was a 50+-yard catch. And quickness in pattern on the second., with a great inside-out move in the End zone.  
He is big and tall, and he has big strong hands to s nag the ball. "It doesn’t matter who’s on me or how many people are around me, if the ball's coming my way, you have to get it because you don’t know when the next one’s coming," Arcega-Whiteside said. "Those 50/50 balls, we want to make them 60/40, 70/30. The jump balls, even though I did catch a lot, I left some on the field. I wanted to catch all of them." He played basketball. 
His size and speed make him unstoppable on deep throws. "As much as anybody I’ve ever been around [he's the best in single coverage]," HC David Shaw said. "Regardless who the DB is, particularly downfield, we have to be able to take those shots. He’s proven time and again that he can make those plays."
Good blocker on 2nd and 3rd levels.  
He get way up over smaller CBs. "He’s a basketball player, He’s taking the ball off the rim" his QB Costello said. "There’s not a lot of wideouts that I’ve come across that have his knack and ability to position themselves properly countless-countless times in between the corner, outside the corner, sometimes slipping inside but still staying wide away from the safety." But he also beats them in route, and with speed and quickness.  

As a Senior (2018): Team captain. Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 4). Biletnikoff Award watch list. Six catches, 226 receiving yards and three touchdowns (38, 19 and 80 yards) vs. San Diego State. Third-most receiving yards in a single-game in program history. Four catches for 62 yards vs. USC. Three catches for 36 yards and two touchdowns (9 and 8 yards) vs. UC Davis. Four catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns (13 and 15 yards) at Oregon. Five catches for 30 yards, including a four-yard touchdown at Notre Dame
As a Junior (2017): All-Pac-12 honorable mention. Team-high 48 receptions. Team-high 781 receiving yards. Team-high nine receiving touchdowns. Second among Pac-12 players. 25th nationally. Team-high 65.1 receiving yards/game

9.6

Day One.

 

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