Austin King, Northwestern, 6-4, 299 – Fourth-year senior who became a full-time starter as a true freshman…Only missed one start in his last 44 collegiate games…Tough, physical player…Adept at making line calls…Good footwork…Is a bit undersized physically, especially when matched up with big nose tackles…Did 20 reps at the Combine…Durability and good footwork will help him get past some of his size limitations and will likely make him a fifth or sixth-round selection on Draft Day.
[ NU Coach Randy Walker expects him to play on Sunday for a long time]
Jeff Roehl, Northwestern, 6-4, 300 – Began college career at Notre Dame before transferring… Three-year starter for Wildcats who played both guard and tackle…Solid run blocker…Has aggressive nasty side…Strong hand puncher…Played well in post-season all-star games…Coaches rave about his willingness to lead by example…Doesn't have the size or bulk a lot of NFL teams look for…Will get knocked backwards by bigger, stronger DTs…Did not lift at the Combine…Isn't flashy, but a lunch pail guy on the lines of Corbin Lacina who will earn his money and likely have a decent NFL career as a backup and, if he finds the right position, eventually a starter. He likely won't go off the board until the fifth or sixth round.
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