Scout.com NFL draft analyst Chris Steuber said about senior defensive end Brian Orakpo, "I think he is in that 5-10 range. I've had him as high as five. I've had him at five (Cleveland). I've had him at six (Cincinnati). I've had him at nine (Green Bay). I think there is a chance for Orakpo to fall to ten for San Francisco."
Cincinnati is only one of those four teams that will play a 4-3 base this season. In the 3-4 scheme, Orakpo will be an outside linebacker. Orakpo is among a deep group of OLB/DE hybrid prospects.
"This year is all about the athlete and all about the hybrid. There are a lot of great D ends that could also play outside linebacker," Stueber added. "I think the linebacker position this year is very deep."
Stueber estimates that the difference in guaranteed money for Orakpo from the 5 and 10 spot in the draft is about $5 million.
"Both are mid-round guys. I'd say Miller is anywhere from 4-5th round and I can see Cosby in the same ballpark," said Stueber.
"Roy Miller is interesting. He is really rising a little bit right now. I think people are intrigued with his skills and his ability inside. He is a d-tackle in a 4-3 scheme and I think he is a rotation guy," Stueber said.
"If Cosby was three inches taller, I think we'd be talking about a third round pick. Somebody is going to take a chance on Cosby despite his age and despite his size. He is a prefect slot receiver – He's got great hands and good feet," added Stueber.
Two other Longhorns that have impressed pro scouts are defensive end Henry Melton and running back Chris Ogbannaya.
Stueber said, "He (Melton) is a guy that prior to the offseason workouts, I had thought would be undrafted player. But now with his workout, he showed his athleticism, he is now a fifth or sixth round guy. When you come from Texas, I think you always have some kind of pedigree. There is a lot more attention placed on you, so a guy like Melton, who has pretty good upside, I think he has really helped himself."
Stueber on Chris Ogbannaya said, "He (Ogbannaya) has helped himself a little bit. He's a draftable player. He has good size and his speed is okay. I think he has shown his versatility and he has shown that he can be drafted in the late rounds. He is a situational kind of guy. He is a guy who can come in there and move the chains a little bit on short yardage downs and even be a receiver out of the backfield. I don't think he is going to be a featured back by any means, but he can be a good second or third back on a team."