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Bunkley was a physical specimen way back in high school at Tampa Chamberlain. His career as a Seminoles started out as a bang but slowed in his junior season due to a high ankle sprain. He almost cost himself millions of dollars by letting his academics slip late in his college career.
Scout.com Scouting Report: Explosive interior lineman who can be used at defensive tackle or on the nose. Displays tremendous first-step quickness, plays with leverage and has a nasty attitude. Tough to handle and was consistently doubled by opponents. Keeps his feet driving up the field, has a burst of speed and is quick closing on the play. Must use his hands better and develop more moves. Ever-improving the past two seasons, Bunkley is a terrific one-gap lineman who can be used in different schemes. Elevated his draft stock significantly at the Senior Bowl and is now a first-round.
Renegade Report.com's call: Lineman like Bunkley don't come around very often and the Buffalo Bills won't let him slip past the No. 8 spot in the draft.
Wimbley came to Florida State loaded with unreal athletic ability but he lacked size. As a senior, he moved into a starting role as a senior and he proceeded to win All-Conference honors after totaling 26 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss and seven and half sacks.
Scout.com Scouting Report: Explosive edge-rusher with possibilities as a linebacker in a 34 defense. Plays with great pad level, forceful up the field and splits double-team blocks. Immediately alters his angle and makes plays in every direction. Fast off the edge, plays with balance and stays within his angle of attack. Effective in pursuit. Engulfed by large opponents or slowed at the point. Struggled with injuries as a starter last year. Flashing big-time abilities the past two seasons, Wimbley comes off a tremendous Senior Bowl where he significantly improved his draft stock. Must add strength and stay injury-free, yet offers terrific upside for the next level.
Renegade Report.com's call: Wimbley is a perfect for the Cleveland Brown's three-four defensive scheme.
Florida State strong-side linebacker has seen his stock on the rise even though he didn't live up to expectations in college as the No.1 player in the country coming out of high school. The 6-foot-0 and 230 pound linebacker wowed pro scouts in Indianapolis at the NFL combine.
Scout.com Scouting Report: Explosive linebacker who displays a complete game. Fast, quickly changes direction and flashes on the scene, forcing the action. Explosive collapsing from the outside making plays, fires up the field in run defense and gets depth on drops in coverage. Outstanding lateral movement skills and effective in pursuit. Instinctive and does a good job staying with assignments. Takes false steps to the action and is not efficient. Struggles with his back to the ball. A three-down linebacker who plays bigger than his listed size, Sims has starting potential in a one-gap system. Should quickly find a starting spot at the next level once he gets get accustomed to the size-speed.
Renegade Report.com's call: Sims' speed and nasty play on the field is a perfect fit for the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans.
Cromartie came out of high school as the USA Today Defensive Player of the Year. Before tearing his ACL, the former Tallahassee Lincoln standout showed signs of greatness. Despite never starting in college, NFL scouts love his size and potential.
Scout.com Scouting report: Cromartie's stock slipped due to a pre-season knee injury. Big physical cover corner who can shut down opponents. Good run defender as well. Can seem slow in reaction to receivers, and needs to work on footwork while backpedaling.
Renegade Report.com's call: Tampa Bay has two excellent corners that are in their 30's. The Bucs are looking to add youth to the cover-two scheme.
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