Draft Preview: Defensive Ends

Draft expert Tony Pauline of our sister site DraftInsider.net breaks down the 2015 Defensive End class including scouting reports of all the top prospects.

Defensive End

Rnd

Full Name

School

Yr

1st

Shane Ray

Missouri

4Jr

1st

Alvin Dupree

Kentucky

5Sr

1-2

Owamagbe Odighizuwa

UCLA

5Sr

1-2

Danielle Hunter

LSU

3Jr

2nd

Preston Smith

Mississippi State

4Sr

2-3

Eli Harold

Virginia

3Jr

3rd

Frank Clark

Michigan

4Sr

3rd

Markus Golden

Missouri

5Sr

3-4

Mario Edwards Jr.

Florida State

3Jr

3-4

Za'Darius Smith

Kentucky

4Sr

4th

Trey Flowers

Arkansas

4Sr

4th

Kyle Emanuel

North Dakota State

5Sr

4-5

Lynden Trail

Norfolk State

5Sr

5th

Cedric Reed

Texas

4Sr

5-6

Anthony Chickillo

Miami-Fl

4Sr

6th

Zack Wagenmann

Montana

5Sr

6-7

Obum Gwacham

Oregon State

5Sr

6-7

Shaquille Riddick

West Virginia

4Sr

7th

Ryan Russell

Purdue

5Sr

7-FA

Hau'Oli Kikaha

Washington

5Sr

7-FA

Arthur Miley

Southern

4Sr

7-FA

B. J. Dubose

Louisville

5Sr

FA

Ryan Delaire

Towson

4Sr

FA

Jermauria Rasco

LSU

4Sr

FA

Martin Ifedi

Memphis

5Sr

FA

Marcus Rush

Michigan State

5Sr

FA

Deion Barnes

Penn State

4Jr

FA

Ray Drew

Georgia

4Sr

FA

Terrell Hartsfield

Cincinnati

4Sr

FA

Tavaris Barnes

Clemson

5Sr

FA

Norkeithus Otis

North Carolina

4Sr

FA

Ryan Mueller

Kansas State

5Sr

FA

Broderick Hekking

Nevada

5Sr

FA

Chuka Ndulue

Oklahoma

5Sr

FA

Corey Crawford

Clemson

4Sr

FA

Brennen Beyer

Michigan

4Sr

FA

C.J. Olaniyan

Penn State

5Sr

FA

Kristjan Sokoli

Buffalo

5Sr

FA

Jalani Phillips

Purdue

4Sr

FA

Kyle Woestmann

Vanderbilt

5Sr

FA

Konrad Zagzebski

Wisconsin

5Sr

FA

Brandon Lee

James Madison

5Sr

FA

Darius Allen

CSU-Pueblo

4Sr

FA

Deuce Robinson

Appalachian State

4Sr

FA

Micah Robinson

Syracuse

5Sr

FA

B.J. Larsen

Utah State

5Sr

FA

Samuel Wren

Oklahoma State

4Sr

FA

Beau Yap

Hawaii

5Sr

FA

Charles Wynn

Oregon State

4Sr

FA

Ladarius Owens

Auburn

5Sr

FA

Matt Longacre

Northwest Missouri

5Sr

FA

Nordly Capi

Akron

5Sr

FA

Michael Reilly

William & Mary

4Sr

FA

Bradley Harrah

Cincinnati

5Sr

FA

Julian Howsare

Clarion

5Sr

FA

Kendall Montgomery

Bowling Green

5Sr

FA

Laith Wallschleger

Delaware

5Sr

FA

Robert Welsh

Syracuse

5Sr

FA

Gregory Reese

Utah

4Sr

FA

Maxx Forde

Idaho

5Sr

Full Name: Darius Allen School: CSU-Pueblo

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 240 40: 4.82 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded all conference honors since his sophomore season. Named to several All-America teams as a senior and also awarded RMAC Defensive Player of the Year after totaling 72 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 15.5 sacks. Junior numbers included 26.5 tackles for loss.

Pos: Explosive small-school pass rusher with poor size/speed numbers for the next level. Fluid moving about the field, plays with excellent balance as well as body control. Rarely knocked off his feet, gets down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the action and smooth moving to every direction. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself and easily changes direction or immediately alters his angle of attack.

Neg: Taken from the action by a single blocker or stood up by opposing tight ends. Possesses an average closing burst and poor long speed.

Analysis: Allen exploited lesser athletes on the small-school level but lacks the size for defensive end and speed for linebacker to play on Sunday. He should get consideration on a practice squad.


Full Name: Deion Barnes School: Penn State

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 257 40: 4.90 Year: 4Jr

Bio: Three-year starter who posted a career-best 44 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 6 sacks as a junior.

Pos: Solid college pass rusher who lacks the size and speed for the next level. Plays with excellent pad level, easily moves to every direction of the field and rarely knocked off his feet. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt, quickly changes direction and possesses an explosive closing burst of speed. Plays with good balance, body control and finds ways to get through blocks. To his credit stays with assignments and does not bite on ball fakes. Quick off the snap out of a three-point stance, can bend off the edge and also shows pass rushing ability standing up over tackle.

Neg: Must get stronger. Easily taken from the action by blocks or handled by tight ends. Average skill in pursuit. Did not receive a combine invitation.

Analysis: Barnes has flashed skill as both a pass rusher and run defender but does not consistently play at a high level. He offers potential as a backup linebacker in a 3-4 alignment or at defensive end in a four-man front but must earn his wage on special teams.
Full Name: Tavaris Barnes School: Clemson

Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 282 40: 4.78 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Started three games last season posting 19 tackles, 5 tackles for loss as well as 3 sacks.

Pos: Relatively athletic but undersized college defensive end who’s flashed ability the past three years. Fluid moving about the field, quick if asked to twist or stunt and displays a good change of direction. Fast off the edge, immediately alters his angle of attack and shows ability in pursuit. Slides down the line of scrimmage, fights with his hands and plays with quickness. Rarely knocked off his feet.

Neg: Easily controlled at the point by a single blocker. Marginally productive at Clemson and was never able to nail down the starting job on a full-time basis.

Analysis: Barnes was a solid contributor for the Penn State defense but does not stand out in any single aspect of the game. He’s too small to play defensive end at the next level and may not have the pure athleticism to be a 3-4 outside linebacker. He projects as a designated pass rusher but must play well on special teams to make a final roster.
Full Name: Brennen Beyer School: Michigan

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 258 40: 4.93 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Started 11 games as a senior posting career-best numbers of 35 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Awarded academic all-Big Ten honors since his sophomore season.

Pos: Hard-working defensive lineman with poor measurables. Quick off the snap, keeps his feet moving and works his hands throughout the action. Plays with good pad level, competitive and shows the ability to bend off the edge. Stays within his pass rush angle and quickly closes to the action.

Neg: Struggles getting off blocks and easily controlled by a single opponent. Average athlete. Poor lateral speed chasing the action in pursuit.

Analysis: Beyer was a serviceable college player but lacks the size for defensive end and speed for linebacker at the next level.


Full Name: Nordly Capi School: Akron

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 248 40: 4.88 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Colorado State transfer awarded All-conference honors last season after totaling 39 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks. Undersized college defensive end who consistently finds ways to make plays. Plays with excellent pad level, keeps his feet moving and works to get off blocks. Easily changes direction or redirects to the runner, keeps his hands active and plays with good balance. Gets a lot of momentum going up the field and easily alters his angle of attack.

Pos: Undersized college defensive end who consistently finds ways to make plays. Plays with excellent pad level, keeps his feet moving and works to get off blocks. Easily changes direction or redirects to the runner, keeps his hands active and plays with good balance. Gets a lot of momentum going up the field and easily alters his angle of attack.

Neg: Gets caught up in the trash pursuing the action. Lacks great first step quickness. Cannot get off blocks out of a three-point stance.

Analysis: Capi was a solid college defender but offers poor size/speed numbers for the next level. He could make a roster as a designated pass rusher if he plays well on special teams this summer.


Full Name: Anthony Chickillo School: Miami-Fl

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 267 40: 4.81 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Four-year starter who totaled 41 tackles and 3 sacks as a senior. Junior numbers included 46 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.

Pos: Hard-working and somewhat athletic defensive end who gets the most from his ability. Quick off the snap, uses his hands to protect himself and displays a closing burst to the play. Hustles around the field and gives a lot of effort. Bends his knees, plays with leverage and slides laterally to make plays in the open field. Instinctive, stays with the action and quickly locates the ball.

Neg: Despite his measurables plays like an average athlete. Easily taken from the action by a single blocker. Moderately productive in college.

Analysis: Chickillo was a consistent defender for the Hurricanes and a hard-working lineman who competed on every down. His instincts, competitiveness and underlying athleticism will help him make a roster as an inexpensive as a backup.


Full Name: Frank Clark School: Michigan

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 271 40: 4.74 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Full-time starter the past two years. Posted 42 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in 10 games last season before being dismissed from the Michigan program. All-conference selection as a junior when he posted similar numbers. Arrested in mid-November and charged with assault and domestic violence after allegedly attacking his girlfriend in a hotel room, charges which were recently dropped.

Pos: Explosive one-gap defensive end who makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. Built low to the ground, plays with great leverage and easily bends off the edge. Uses both an arm over move as well as hand technique to protect himself. Fires off the snap, easily changes direction and shows speed in pursuit. Incredibly quick, wedges between blocks and fast both laterally and in a straight line. Strong for his size and sells out to make plays. Instinctive and effectively diagnoses the action.

Neg: Easily disrupted by the initial block or controlled by a single opponent. Average skill when asked to play in space. Domestic violence arrest is a major red flag.

Analysis: Prior to his arrest in November, Clark was a legitimate top-100 choice as a one-gap defensive end/designated pass rusher. However, his domestic violence arrest could take him off many draft boards altogether. Once on the field though Clark has the skills to produce at the next level.


Full Name: Corey Crawford School: Clemson

Ht: 6-5.5 Wt: 283 40: 4.95 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Three-year starter who posted a career-best 52 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 3 sacks as a junior in 2013.

Pos: Athletic defensive end with an inconsistent game. Flashes strength, explosion and makes plays to every direction of the field. Slides down the line of scrimmage or gets outside the box in pursuit of the action, shows a good closing burst and keeps his feet moving on contact. Relatively effective dropping off the line then playing in space. Can bend off the edge and disrupt the action up the field.

Neg: Constantly tied up by blocks. Seems as if he’s going half speed at times. Lacks great first-step quickness.

Analysis: Crawford is a bit of an enigma and a prospect who’s flashed big-time ability but

has shown little in the way of consistency or effort. Coming off a poor senior campaign, he’s not performed well in the run-up to the draft and will end up as a late-round pick. He possesses enough skill to back up at defensive end in a four-man front but must get his act together and pick up the pace.


Full Name: Ryan Delaire School: Towson

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 254 40: 4.84 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who began his college career at UMass. Posted 17.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks as a junior then followed it up with 14.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks last year as a senior. All-conference selection the past two years and named to several All-America teams in 2014.

Pos: Hard-working, intense college pass rusher with marginal size speed numbers for the next level. Remains disciplined with assignments, quickly changes direction and easily chases down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the action. Fast off the edge, effectively uses his hands to get off blocks and quickly redirects or immediately alters his angle of attack. Keeps his feet moving up the field, can bend off the edge and slides off blocks to make plays. Works his hands throughout the action, rarely knocked off his feet and plays through the whistle.

Neg: Lacks size, bulk and struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point of attack. Controlled by a single opponent. Plays faster than his 40 time but still possesses average speed.

Analysis: Delaire has shown steady improvement the past two years but lacks the size for defensive end and speed to be a true outside linebacker. Occasionally standing up over tackle at Towson, he projects as a designated pass rusher but must earn his wage on special teams.
Full Name: Ray Drew School: Georgia

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 284 40: 4.88 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Started seven games as a senior posting a career-best 43 tackles, 8 tackles for loss and 6 sacks.

Pos: Relatively athletic defensive line prospect with upside. Moves well laterally, fluid if asked to twist or stunt and keeps his feet moving on contact. Plays with good pad level, can bend off the edge or immediately alter his angle of attack. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself.

Neg: Marginally productive in college. Easily controlled at the point by a single blocker. Inconsistent as a pass rusher.

Analysis: Drew has nice length, plays fast and is fundamentally sound. He needs to physically mature but has an upside and is worth consideration on a practice squad.
Full Name: B. J. Dubose School: Louisville

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 284 40: 5.03 Year: 5Sr

Bio: All-conference selection as a senior after posting career numbers of 41 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 4 sacks.

Pos: Versatile college defensive lineman with limited upside for the next level. Plays with good lean, works his hands throughout the action and flashes ability rushing off the edge. Fluid changing direction and shows the ability to pursue down the line of scrimmage. Plays with leverage and works his hands throughout the action.

Neg: Lacks great first step quickness. Possesses a short burst of speed which he cannot sustain. Marginal lower body strength. Minimal production in college.

Analysis: Dubose moved around the defensive line at Louisville and showed flashes of ability. He possesses solid height and nice size which could get him consideration as a backup and in a 3-4 alignment.


Full Name: Alvin Dupree School: Kentucky

Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 260 40: 4.58 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter and All-conference selection last season after totaling 74 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. Junior totals included 9.5 tackles for loss. Also intercepted one pass last season.

Pos: Explosive front-seven prospect with game-disrupting abilities. Fires off the snap, quick off the edge and possesses an outstanding closing burst. Stays within his pass rush angle, easily changes direction or immediately alters his angle of attack without losing momentum. Plays with both balance and body control. Fast in a straight line as well as laterally, chases the action and makes plays in pursuit. Outstanding pass rusher out of a three-point stance as well as standing up over tackle. Disruptive force but does more than just pin his ears back and rush up the field. Effective in space and makes plays to every area of the field.

Neg: Lacks bulk and smothered at the point of attack by larger tackles. Disappears and

should be more productive than he is.

Analysis: Dupree is a tremendous defensive prospect with the potential to be used at end in a 4-3 or even stand up over tackle on occasions. He’s a natural pass rusher with great upside and a prospect who could prosper at the next level if he focuses on football.
Full Name: Mario Edwards Jr. School: Florida State

Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 279 40: 4.83 Year: 3Jr

Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-conference honors last season after posting a career-best 44 tackles and 11 tackles for loss.

Pos: Large, athletic defensive line prospect who occasionally plays up to his level of ability. Quick, explosive and defeats blocks to make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Plays with good lean, can be an overpowering force and makes a lot of athletic plays. Shows the ability to bend off the edge as a pass rusher, easily changes direction and pursues with speed from every angle of the field. Works his hands throughout the action, possesses outstanding movement skills and comes out of a three-point stance or occasionally stands up over tackle.

Neg: Streaky and disappears for stretches. Gets tall as the play proceeds and makes himself an easy target to block. Marginal production for a dominant athlete with good talent around him.

Analysis: Edwards can be an overpowering force and tough to stop when focused on his game but he’s shown little in the way of consistency or intensity the past two years. He has the ability to rush the quarterback, make plays in space or stop the run but must show it on an every down basis moving forward.


Full Name: Kyle Emanuel School: North Dakota State

Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 255 40: 4.72 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his junior season and named to numerous All-America teams as a senior. Totals last year included 97 tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss and 19.5 sacks. Junior numbers included 47/10/7.5.

Pos: Game disruptive defensive end who projects to linebacker at the next level. Relentless in pursuit of the action, finds a way to wedge through blocks then blows up plays behind the line of scrimmage. Plays with a great quickness, balance and rarely knocked off his feet. Fires off the snap, plays with outstanding pad level and keeps his feet moving on contact. Fast up the field, can bend off the edge and change direction. Fluid moving to every area of the field and effective dropped off the line in space.

Neg: Easily steered from his angle of attack or out positioned by larger linemen. Lacks great bulk.

Analysis: Emanuel is a disruptive defensive front seven prospect who plays with great intensity. He’ll be a fine addition as a 3-4 outside linebacker and should lend a hand on special teams.
Full Name: Trey Flowers School: Arkansas

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 266 40: 4.87 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-conference honors last season after career-best 63 tackles. Also added 13.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks.

Pos: Solid college defensive linemen with average size/speed numbers. Quick off the snap, rarely knocked off his feet and immediately locates the ball carrier. Instinctive, plays with good leverage and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Quickly changes direction, displays a variety of moves getting off blocks and plays through the whistle. Chases the action hard and fluid moving to every direction of the field. Smooth in space and makes plays in the open field.

Neg: Possesses an average closing burst and little in the way of pursuit speed. Can be a liability defending the run and easily turned from the action by a single blocker.

Analysis: Flowers is a try-hard defender with average size and poor speed. Getting the most from his ability, he’ll have a role at the next level as a backup defensive end in a four-man line.
Full Name: Markus Golden School: Missouri

Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 260 40: 4.81 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Moved into a starting role on a full-time basis last season then recorded career totals of 78 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. All-conference selection in 2014. Junior totals included 13 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks when he came off the bench.

Pos: Terrific college pass rusher with average size/speed numbers for the next level. Fires off the snap, plays with good pad level and can bend off the edge. Fast up the field, easily changes direction and effective pursuing the action from the backside, displaying the ability to run down ball handlers. Fluid moving to every direction of the field, plays with excellent balance and rarely off his feet. Wedges through double-team blocks and possesses an explosive closing burst. Works his hands throughout the action and nicely redirects to runners.

Neg: Easily disrupted from his angle of attack by the initial block. Lacks top long speed. Handled by a single opponent.

Analysis: Golden has developed his game the past two seasons and is a disruptive defender who makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. He offers potential at the next level as a designated pass rusher.


Full Name: Obum Gwacham School: Oregon State

Ht: 6-5.5 Wt: 246 40: 4.66 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Former receiver who moved to defensive and last season, totaling 27 tackles with 4 sacks. Accomplished high jumper with a best of 7 feet ½ inch to his credit.

Pos: Athletic defensive end prospect who’s flashed natural pass rushing skill. Fires off the snap, easily moves about the field and plays with good lean. Quickly changes direction, fluid if asked to twist or stunt and shows a good closing burst. Agile, nimble and plays like a good athlete.

Neg: Has a thin build and functional football strength. Easily controlled by a single blocker. Shows a lot of hesitancy and slow finding the ball.

Analysis: Gwacham displayed flashes of big-time ability his first year at defensive end and is a late-round pick with high upside. If he continues to improve his game he has the ability to develop into a fine pass rushing defensive end in a four-man front.


Full Name: Eli Harold School: Virginia

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 247 40: 4.58 Year: 3Jr

Bio: Two-year starter at defensive end awarded All-conference honors last season when

he posted 54 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 7 sacks. Sophomore totals of 2013 included 15 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.

Pos: Explosive pass rusher who plays with a lot of athleticism. Quick off the snap, shows speed off the edge and possesses a terrific closing burst. Gets a lot of momentum up the field, knocks offensive tackles off the line and fights with his hands throughout the play. Occasionally stood up over tackle and easily redirects or immediately alters his angle of attack to get down the line of scrimmage. Plays with balance, body control and turns the corner with quickness. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt and keeps his feet moving on contact.

Neg: Must improve his strength at the point of attack. Can be a liability against the run. Must develop more moves with his hands.

Analysis: Harold was very productive the past two seasons and a disruptive force who was consistently behind the line of scrimmage. He’s displayed solid progress, comes with upside and in time should be a productive 3-4 outside linebacker.


Full Name: Bradley Harrah School: Cincinnati

Ht: 6-5.5 Wt: 270 40: 4.99 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who posted 17 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks his junior season.

Pos: Tough, hard-working lineman with limited physical skills. Quick off the snap, plays with leverage and uses his hands to protect himself. Intelligent, instinctive and remains disciplined with assignments.

Neg: Easily blocked from the play or taken from the action by a single opponent. Minimally productive in college.

Analysis: Harrah is a try-hard lineman with limited upside and physical skills. His best opportunity is as an 8th defensive lineman in a conventional line-up.


Full Name: Terrell Hartsfield School: Cincinnati

Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 260 40: 4.82 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Junior-college transfer who moved into the starting lineup as a senior and was awarded All-conference honors. Posted 9 sacks and 12 tackles for loss last season.

Pos: Pass-rushing defensive end coming off a career season. Plays with good pad level, displays outstanding hand technique and shows a variety of moves getting off blocks. Moves well about the field, easily changes direction and can bend off the edge. Plays with balance, body control and agility.

Neg: Possesses an average closing burst. Handled at the point by a single blocker. Average first step off the snap.

Analysis: Hartsfield is a late bloomer who was a disruptive force during his senior campaign. He comes with upside and is worth consideration in the late rounds as a developmental prospect.


Full Name: Broderick Hekking School: Nevada

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 255 40: 4.73 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Senior totals included 50 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Junior numbers included 9 sacks as well as 14.5 tackles for loss after 75 tackles as a sophomore.

Pos: Undersized college pass rusher who may be best standing up over tackle at the next level. Fluid moving in a straight line as well as laterally, chases the action hard and plays smart, tough football. Breaks down well, plays with good pad level and collapses down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the action. Quick off the snap and a high effort defender.

Neg: Does not show a great burst off the edge and really does not play to his 40 time. Struggles getting off blocks and easily handled at the point of attack.

Analysis: Hekking was very productive at Nevada the past three seasons and displays legitimate pass rushing skill. He could be a situational outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment if he continues to develop his game and plays well on special teams.


Full Name: Julian Howsare School: Clarion

Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 260 40: 4.97 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-American honors every season since his sophomore campaign. Led Clarion in tackles last season with a career-best 86. Sophomore numbers included a career-high 14 sacks.

Pos: Tremendous small-school pass rusher with marginal measurables for the next level. Plays with leverage and good pad level, fast off the edge and works his hands protecting himself. Displays a good change of direction, can bend off the edge and goes after ball carriers. Instinctive and keeps the action front of him.

Neg: Easily knocked from his angle of attack or disrupted from the action by the initial block. Lacks balance and body control. Shows stiffness in his game.

Analysis: Howsare was a tremendous small-school pass rusher but lacks the size for defensive end and speed for linebacker at the next level. His best and potentially only opportunity lay as a designated pass rusher if he plays well on special teams.


Full Name: Danielle Hunter School: LSU

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 252 40: 4.56 Year: 3Jr

Bio: Two-year starter who finished with a career-best 73 tackles and 13 tackles for loss last season while also breaking up 6 passes.

Pos: Underrated game-changing athlete with potential at a number spots in the front seven. Explosive, displays a good change of direction and a quick closing burst. Smooth, effective pursuing the action laterally and fast off the edge. Quick footed with the ability to slip blocks, slides laterally to make plays down the line and works his hands throughout the action. Easily alters his angle of attack, shows ability dropped off the line in space and easily moves to every direction of the field. Remains disciplined with assignments and plays within himself. Rarely knocked off his feet. Wraps up when tackling.

Neg: Lacks bulk, strength at the point and struggles getting off blocks once engaged.

Easily out positioned by opponents.

Analysis: Hunter has developed his game the past two years and can be an overwhelming force at a variety of positions. He does the little things well, comes with tremendous upside and is a good prospect who should only get better as time goes on.
Full Name: Martin Ifedi School: Memphis

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 275 40: 4.90 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter who missed four games with a knee injury last season. All-conference selection the past two years.

Pos: Underrated defensive line prospect who could be used in a variety of systems. Fires off the snap, possesses natural pass rushing skills and makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. Effective up the field or laterally, and easily gets outside the box in pursuit of the action. Fights with his hands throughout the play, shows a variety of moves getting off blocks and quickly finds the ball handler. Plays through the whistle and consistently productive.

Neg: Gets tall in his stance, makes himself an easy target for opponents and easily neutralized at the point. Average speed in pursuit of the action. Slow disengaging from blocks.

Analysis: Ifedi was consistent on the college level and comes with some upside for the NFL. He offers possibilities for a variety of schemes and is a late-round selection who could surprise as a rookie this season.


Full Name: Hau'Oli Kikaha School: Washington

Ht: 6-2.3 Wt: 245 40: 4.90 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons winning all-conference honors after each campaign. Named to numerous All-America teams as a senior. Totals last year included 72 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 19 sacks after 24/15.5/13. Struggled with knee injuries which forced him to miss all or major portions of two seasons starting in 2011.

Pos: Tremendous college pass rusher with a long medical history. Explosive, plays with good lean and outstanding quickness. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, displays a good change of direction and chases the action hard. Forceful up the field, stays on his feet and works to get off blocks. Plays with excellent pad level, very aggressive and also plays heads-up football. Keeps his feet moving on contact, can bend off the edge and possesses a solid closing burst.

Neg: Struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point. Lacks great speed off the edge and ineffective in pursuit. Can be a liability against the run. Ineffective backed off the line in space.

Analysis: Kikaha turned in unprecedented production as a pass rusher the past two seasons and was a defensive nuisance who constantly disrupted the action. He’s intense and competitive but lacks size, athleticism and has a major injury history which will raise red flags.
Full Name: B.J. Larsen School: Utah State

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 270 40: 5.12 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his junior season. Totals last year included 37 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 9 sacks after 31/8/4 the prior year.

Pos: Intense defensive lineman who plays with excellent quickness. Fluid moving about the field, flows laterally down the line of scrimmage and chases the action hard. Works his hands to protect himself and shows a variety of moves getting off blocks. Deceptively strong in his lower body and keeps his feet moving on contact.

Neg: Does not play with good pad level and makes himself an easy target for opponents. Stood up at the line of scrimmage. Easily steered from the action by a single blocker.

Analysis: Larsen was a high-intensity performer on the college level but lacks the size, speed and athleticism to get out of camp this summer.


Full Name: Brandon Lee School: James Madison

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 260 40: 4.86 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who posted a career-best 10.5 tackles for loss and 7 sacks as a senior.

Pos: Undersized college defensive end with limited upside for the next level. Plays with a nonstop motor, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and works hard to get to the action. Built low to the ground, plays with leverage and slides down the line of scrimmage to get to the action. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, immediately locates the ball carrier and wraps up when tackling.

Neg: Lacks size, bulk and growth potential. Easily engulfed at the point by a single blocker.

Analysis: Lee is a competitive prospect and works hard to make plays but lacks size and growth potential for the next level. He projects as a designated pass rusher but must play well on special teams this summer.


Full Name: Matt Longacre School: Northwest Missouri

Ht: 6032 Wt: 261 40: 5.11 Year: 5Sr

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Full Name: Arthur Miley School: Southern

Ht: 6-5.5 Wt: 264 40: 4.77 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Senior totals included 59 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 7 sacks when he was awarded all-conference honors.

Pos: Athletic defensive end prospect with outstanding size/speed numbers. Plays with balance, body control and fluid moving about the field. Quickly changes direction with the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack and redirect to plays. Breaks down well, plays with consistent leverage and wraps up tackling. Works to get off blocks and shows athleticism in his game.

Neg: Must get stronger. Once blocked stays blocked. Shows average quickness in his game and lacks a great first step off the snap.

Analysis: Miley is a smooth athlete with size as well as growth potential. He must continue to improve his game and learn to play to his measurables but comes with a degree of upside and is worth stashing on a practice squad for future development.


Full Name: Kendall Montgomery School: Bowling Green

Ht: 6-6 Wt: 260 40: 4.95 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Infrequent starter the past three seasons. Posted a career-best 21 tackles, 4 tackles for loss and 3 sacks as a junior.

Pos: Imposing line prospect who’s shown marginal development. Displays good movement skills, easily changes direction and gets a lot of pressure up the field.

Neg: Lacks great first step quickness. Ineffective using his hands to protect himself and slow disengaging from blocks.

Analysis: On paper Montgomery possesses the size and speed desired for a starting defensive end but his results fall far short. He’s a developmental prospect who must quickly pick up the pace of his game for any chance of a career at the next level.
Full Name: Ryan Mueller School: Kansas State

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 250 40: 4.88 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors after both campaigns and named Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2013. Senior totals included 40 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks after 62/18.5/11.5 the prior year.

Pos: Game-disrupting college pass rusher with poor size/speed numbers for the next level. Tough, works hard to make plays and rarely off his feet. Quick off the snap, slices inside of blockers and displays a closing burst. Breaks down well, easily changes direction and shows the ability to pursue laterally. Patient, instinctive and stays with assignments. Fast and fierce, showing the ability to bend off the edge then chase the action to every area of the field.

Neg: Can be a liability against the run. Driven off the line by larger opponents or easily taken from the action.

Analysis: Mueller was a disruptive force for Kansas State but lacks the size for defensive end and the speed to be used at linebacker. He offers possibilities as a designated pass rusher for a variety of schemes but may be nothing more than a situational player at the next level.
Full Name: Chuka Ndulue School: Oklahoma

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 280 40: 5.21 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter who posted 49 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks last season. All-conference selection as a senior.

Pos: Quick and explosive defensive lineman with poor measurables. Fires off the snap, uses his hands to protect himself and plays with good pad level. Displays a closing burst and plays heads-up football.

Neg: Easily neutralized at the point. Lacks top pursuit speed.

Analysis: Ndulue did a solid job at Oklahoma but lacks size, growth potential as well as speed for the next level. He could make a roster as a backup 3-technique tackle if he plays well on special teams.


Full Name: Owamagbe Odighizuwa School: UCLA

Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 267 40: 4.58 Year: 5Sr

Bio: All-conference selection as a senior after finishing the year with 61 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 6 sacks as well as breaking up five passes. Missed the 2013 campaign with a hip injury. Started 14 games in 2012 and finished with 44 tackles.

Pos: Explosive defensive end a prospect with a complete game. Fires off the snap, keeps his feet moving and shows the ability to knock bigger tackles off the line. Fast moving in every direction, immediately alters his angle of attack and pursues laterally with speed. Forceful up the field, quick to close and causes an impact. Does a terrific job anticipating the snap off the ball and beating blockers off the line. Plays with excellent pad level, quickly gets his hands up and plays with suddenness. Instinctive, does not bite on ball fakes and quickly locates the runner. Plays with outstanding balance, body control and stays within his pass rush angle. Wedges between double-team blocks and consistently making plays behind the line of scrimmage. Solid run defender who stays with his assignments.

Neg: Lacks bulk and struggles going up against larger offensive tackles. Can be engulfed at the line of scrimmage. Injury from 2013 may raise some red flags.

Analysis: Odighizuwa was an up-and-coming prospect in 2012 before sitting on the sidelines the following season with his injury. He rebounded well last season then performed brilliantly at the Senior Bowl and Combine. He’ll be under-drafted, but if he stays healthy I fully expect Odighizuwa to quickly break into a starting line up as a rookie and have an immediate impact on a four-man line.


Full Name: C.J. Olaniyan School: Penn State

Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 245 40: 4.84 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 43 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 3 sacks as a senior. Career-best 5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss as well as 50 tackles came during his junior season.

Pos: Undersized college defensive end best making plays up the field. Fluid moving in every direction, effective in pursuit and shows the ability to bend off the edge. Plays with leverage and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Agile with a quick change of direction. Explosive at the point of attack.

Neg: Lacks size, strength and can be handled by tight ends. Gets off this snap with just an average first step. Possesses only a short burst of speed that he cannot sustain.

Analysis: Olaniyan is an undersized college defensive end who lacks the speed to play linebacker and will have to establish himself as a designated pass rusher this summer.
Full Name: Norkeithus Otis School: North Carolina

Ht: 6-0.5 Wt: 235 40: 4.73 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Two-year starter at the Tar Heels bandit position. Career-best numbers of 49 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks came during his junior season.

Pos: Undersized defensive prospect with potential at outside linebacker. Solid athlete, covers a lot of area and plays sideline-to-sideline. Fluid, effective in pursuit and smooth moving to every area of the field. Breaks down well and uses his hands to protect himself.

Neg: Struggles getting off blocks and handled by single opponent. Primarily used up the field at North Carolina and has limited experience in coverage.

Analysis: Otis was a productive front seven player at North Carolina but must prove he can make plays moving in reverse for any chance of sticking in the NFL.


Full Name: Ladarius Owens School: Auburn

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 236 40: 4.90 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who posted a career-best 28 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss as a junior.

Pos: Undersized college defensive end with limited upside for the next level. Quick in all aspects of the game, plays with good pad level and displays solid movement skills. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself and keeps his feet moving on contact.

Neg: Controlled at the point by opposing tight ends or engulfed altogether. Easily knocked off balance at the point of attack. Small and slow.

Analysis: Owens flashed skill at Auburn but will struggle to make it out of camp this summer in part due to poor size/speed numbers.


Full Name: Jalani Phillips School: Purdue

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 262 40: 4.92 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Posted a career-best 34 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss as a senior when he moved into the starting lineup on a full-time basis.

Pos: Athletic college defensive end who displayed tremendous progress last year. Plays with good pad level, a lot of quickness and easily moves about the field. Gets a lot of momentum off the snap, keeps his feet moving on contact and shows the ability to change direction then get down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the action. Uses his hands to protect himself or get off blocks and shows the ability to make plays in space. Stays with the action and works hard.

Neg: Easily ridden from the action by a single blocker. Driven off the line on running plays and needs a free shot at the ball handler to make the play.

Analysis: Phillips comes with average size/speed numbers but has shown progress and versatility. He offers potential as a backup end in a four-man line but must show well on special teams this summer to make it out of camp.


Full Name: Jermauria Rasco School: LSU

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 255 40: 4.88 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 71 tackles and 4 sacks as a senior while also adding eight quarterback hurries.

Pos: Hard-working college defensive end with poor size/speed numbers. Fires off the snap, quickly changes direction and gets down the line in pursuit the action. Breaks down well, plays with good lean and rarely knocked off his feet. Uses his hands to protect himself, plays more athletic than his size/speed numbers would lend one to believe and relatively effective in space.

Neg: Struggles getting off blocks and handled at the point of attack. Possesses just a short burst of speed which he cannot sustain.

Analysis: Rasco was a solid college player but lacks any real upside for the next level.


Full Name: Shane Ray School: Missouri

Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 245 40: 4.64 Year: 4Jr

Bio: Moved into the starting line up last season and was awarded both All-America and all-conference honors. Also named SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Totals included 65 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks. Sophomore totals included 39 tackles and nine tackles for loss.

Pos: Explosive pass rusher who’s been a shooting up draft boards. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, plays with terrific pad level and gets leverage on opponents. Quick and fluid moving in every direction, forceful up the field and explosive in all his actions. Keeps his feet and hands active and easily changes direction or alters his angle of attack without losing momentum. Displays speed in backside pursuit and incredibly nimble. Offers a variety of moves with his hands, shows great punch and knocks bigger blockers off the line. Easily bends off the edge, stays within his pass rush angle and has a closing burst.

Neg: Lacks natural bulk and gets caught up in the trash. Lacks top height for pass rusher. Was disappointing in many of his shuttle times during his pro-day workout.

Analysis: Ray was a disruptive force for Missouri and his game took off last season after he moved into the starting line up. He’s an explosive pass rusher who can come out of a three-point stance or stand up at linebacker and should develop into a three-down player with experience and physical maturity.


Full Name: Cedric Reed School: Texas

Ht: 6-5.5 Wt: 269 40: 4.95 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors after each season. Senior totals included 73 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks after 79/19/10 the prior year.

Pos: Tall, fluid defensive line prospect with athleticism. Displays a good change of direction, easily chases the action laterally or gets outside the flanks in pursuit. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and stays with assignments. Reads the action, finds the runner and makes the play.

Neg: Tends to play tall and makes himself an easy target for blockers. Not strong at the point and easily controlled by opponents. Comes off a disappointing senior season.

Analysis: Despite poor results in 2014, Reed been a disruptive force and projects well as a defensive end in a four-man line.


Full Name: Michael Reilly School: William & Mary

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 255 40: 4.86 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-conference and All-America honors since his junior campaign. Senior totals included 12 tackles for loss and 11 sacks after 11.5 sacks the prior year.

Pos: Hard-working and explosive college pass rusher with poor size/speed numbers for the next level. Fires off the snap, plays with excellent pad level and gets leverage on opponents. Keeps his feet moving on contact, can bend off the edge and works his hands throughout the action. Rarely knocked off his feet and plays through the whistle. Instinctive and plays smart, tough football.

Neg: Limited size, speed and overall athleticism. Handled at the point by a single

blocker. More of an up the field type of end.

Analysis: Reilly menaced opponents the past two years, constantly disrupting the action behind the line scrimmage. He lacks the size for defensive end and speed to be used at outside linebacker but comes with a special-teams mentality and offers natural pass rushing skills.
Full Name: Shaquille Riddick School: West Virginia

Ht: 6-5.5 Wt: 240 40: 4.79 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Gardner Webb transfer who totaled 27 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 7 sacks last season. All-America selection in 2013 at Gardner Webb.

Pos: Underrated pass rusher effective out of a three-point stance as well as standing up over tackle. Fires off the snap, can bend off the edge and immediately alters his angle of attack. Plays with good lean, gets leverage on opponents and rarely off his feet. Quick with his hands and effectively uses them to protect himself. Displays the ability to pursue laterally, plays faster than his 40 time and catches runners from the backside. Has nice length and growth potential.

Neg: Cannot get off blocks once engaged at the point. Lacks functional football strength and struggles against the run.

Analysis: Riddick is one of the most underrated pass rushers in this year’s draft and will only improve as he physically matures, adds bulk to his frame and strength to his game. Offering potential out of a three-point stance or standing up over tackle, Riddick should see playing time as a rookie and could eventually develop into a starter.
Full Name: Deuce Robinson School: Appalachian State

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 258 40: 4.77 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Totaled 17 tackles and 3.5 sacks last season when he started just one game. Junior totals included 45 tackles when he started 10 games.

Pos: Relatively athletic defensive end coming off a terrible season. Smooth and fluid moving around the field, fast off the edge and plays with a degree of quickness. Consistently gets leverage on opponents, collapses down the line scrimmage and shows ability in pursuit. Fights with his hands and effectively uses them to protect himself.

Neg: Lacks strength at the point and easily taken from the action by a single blocker.

Analysis: Robinson offers height, growth potential and a decent amount of upside but must rebound from a senior season when he was nowhere to be found.


Full Name: Micah Robinson School: Syracuse

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 272 40: 5.14 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who finished his senior season with 42 tackles and 6 tackles for loss.

Pos: Hard-working defensive linemen with average size/speed numbers. Flashes athleticism, seeks out the ballhandler and goes hard. Keeps his feet moving on contact, easily changes direction and makes plays to every area.

Neg: Lacks great first step quickness. Does not explode off the snap. Handled at the point by a single blocker.

Analysis: Robinson was serviceable on the college level but lacks the size, speed and skill to play on Sunday.


Full Name: Marcus Rush School: Michigan State

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 260 40: 4.88 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter who posted a career-best 7.5 sacks as a senior. Freshman totals included career highs 58 tackles and 12 tackles for loss.

Pos: Hard-working, blue-collar lineman who has a place at the next level. Works hard in all aspects, shows an array of moves getting off blocks and gets his hands up to knock passes away if he cannot get to the quarterback. Plays with excellent pad level, quickly changes direction and has a closing burst. Fast off the edge, effective in pursuit and constantly goes hard.

Neg: Undersized and taken from the action by tight ends. Not a big time playmaker and needs others around him to be successful.

Analysis: Rush is an athletic prospect who grades out well in the area of competitiveness and attention to detail. He offers potential as a designated pass rusher and is the type of prospect who should do well on coverage units.


Full Name: Ryan Russell School: Purdue

Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 269 40: 4.72 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter who posted a career-best 44 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 3 sacks as a senior.

Pos: Long, athletic college defensive end with growth potential. Quick off the snap, plays with good pad level and rarely knocked off his feet. Easily changes direction, shows the ability to get outside the box in backside pursuit and runs ball carriers down from behind. Uses his hands to protect himself, can bend off the edge and fluid moving to any area of the field. Works hard and gets a lot of force going up the field.

Neg: Lacks bulk and engulfed at the point by a single opponent. Struggles getting off blocks once engaged. Possesses good but not great pursuit speed.

Analysis: Russell has been a steady contributor on the Purdue defense since his freshman season and has shown a lot of natural pass rushing skill. He offers upside but must improve his playing strength while keeping his flexibility and smooth movement skills.
Full Name: Preston Smith School: Mississippi State

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 271 40: 4.72 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior after finishing the year with 48 tackles as well as a team-leading 15 tackles for loss and 9 sacks. Also intercepted three passes and broke up three more.

Pos: Fairly athletic defensive end with terrific pass-rushing skills. Moves well in every direction of the field, bends his knees and plays with leverage. Shows a terrific closing burst, effectively fights with his hands and rarely off his feet. Easily changes direction and displays a burst pursuing plays laterally. Slides down the line of scrimmage or moves to the inside to get to the action.

Neg: Slow disengaging from blocks and handled at the point by a single blocker. May be a liability in run defense.

Analysis: Smith comes off a terrific senior campaign and is one of the more natural pass rushers in this year’s draft. He moves towards the event as a defensive front seven player who can line up at end or even stand up as an outside linebacker.


Full Name: Za'Darius Smith School: Kentucky

Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 274 40: 4.75 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Junior-college transfer who posted 61 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks as a senior.

Pos: Tall, hard-working pass rusher with growth potential. Explosive at the point, quickly gets his hands up and fights to protect himself. Slides off blocks, fluid making plays in every direction of the field and chases hard. Plays within himself and does a good job with assignments. Jolts opponents with a good punch and displays better than average speed off the edge.

Neg: Lacks great first-step quickness. Average athlete. Does not show much skill pursuing the action.

Analysis: Smith was a productive pass rusher the last two seasons he played at Kentucky and should do well as a base end in a four-man line.


Full Name: Kristjan Sokoli School: Buffalo

Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 284 40: 4.73 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who finished with a career-best 32 tackles last season.

Pos: Relatively athletic defensive line prospect with marginal production on the college level. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, keeps his feet moving and works his hands throughout the action. Plays smart football knocking away passes if he cannot get to the quarterback. Explosive at the point of attack. Shows an array of moves getting off blocks.

Neg: Lacks a quick and fluid change of direction. Struggles getting off blocks and can be handled by a single opponent. Does not consistently play with proper pad level.

Analysis: On paper Sokoli looks like a legitimate NFL prospect but does not translate those numbers onto the field. Primarily a straight-line defender, he may be worth keeping on a practice squad for future development.


Full Name: Lynden Trail School: Norfolk State

Ht: 6-6.5 Wt: 269 40: 4.87 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 91 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks. Junior numbers included 94/12.5/8.5. Began his college career at Florida.

Pos: Long, athletic defensive front seven player who forces the action when focused on the task at hand. Quick off the snap, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and can bend off the edge. Displays good range standing up over tackle, easily gets outside the numbers to the flanks and fluid moving in reverse to get depth on pass drops. Rarely off his feet, plays with good lean and brings opponents down at the point of attack.

Neg: Does not consistently play with proper pad level. Easily slowed by blocks or handled by a single opponent. Late to react and shows average instincts. Does not play with a sense of urgency.

Analysis: Trail is an imposing athlete with the ability to force the action up the field or in open space. He has tremendous upside but is rough around the edges and will need a lot of work before he’s NFL ready. His size, pass rushing ability and upside potential will get Trail drafted in the middle rounds.


Full Name: Zack Wagenmann School: Montana

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 247 40: 4.81 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-America and all-conference honors as a senior after totals of 75 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks. Junior numbers included 64/16.5/3.5.

Pos: Intense, high revving defender with average size/speed numbers. Plays within himself, remains disciplined and instinctive. Breaks down well, bends his knees and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Quick off the snap, displays a good change of direction and chases hard to make plays. Explosive off the edge, can bend in backside pursuit and keeps his feet moving on contact.

Neg: Possesses a short burst of speed that he cannot sustain. Minimally effective in pursuit. Lacks bulk out of a three-point stance and handled at the point of attack.

Analysis: Wagenmann was a disruptive force on the small-school level and offers enough ability to line up as a situational pass rusher out of a three-point stance or standing up over tackle.
Full Name: Kyle Woestmann School: Vanderbilt

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 248 40: 4.79 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 30 tackles as a senior after career totals of 40 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 6 sacks the prior year.

Pos: Smart, hard-nosed football player with poor size/speed numbers. Plays with good lean, can bend off the edge and shows a solid change of direction. Plays with consistent knee bend and leverage. Does not bite on ball fakes and relatively effective in space. Uses his hands to protect himself.

Neg: Average speed and quickness. Lacks bulk and easily taken from the play by a single blocker.

Analysis: Woestmann is a try-hard college defender who lacks the athleticism and speed to play the next level.


Full Name: Samuel Wren School: Oklahoma State

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 248 40: 4.81 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Junior-college transfer who totaled 25 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 2 sacks last season.

Pos: Somewhat athletic and nimble defensive end who’s flashed skill rushing the passer. Works his hands throughout the play, displays an array of moves getting off blocks and plays with good pad level. Easily moves about the field, stays with assignments and slides off blocks to get to the action. Nimble, agile and easily redirects to the action or alters his angle of attack.

Neg: Lacks natural bulk and handled at the point of attack or easily out positioned from the action.

Analysis: Wren has a shallow body of work but has shown enough ability to get onsideration as a designated pass rusher at the next level.


Full Name: Charles Wynn School: Oregon State

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 269 40: 4.91 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Four-year starter who finished with 54 tackles as a senior and a career-best 12 tackles for loss and 4 sacks.

Pos: Hard-working but undersized college defensive end with poor measurables for the next level. Fierce, breaks down well and fluid moving to every direction of the field.

Fires off the snap, smooth if asked to twist or stunt and possesses a closing burst. Plays with outstanding pad level and possesses a tough, nasty attitude.

Neg: Lacks bulk, easily taken from the action by tight ends or engulfed by a single opponent. Lack of height and poor speed are issues.

Analysis: Wynn was a consistent player for Oregon State but lacks the measurables for the next level. He has a special-teams mentality, which gives him a chance in camp


Full Name: Beau Yap School: Hawaii

Ht: 6-0.5 Wt: 247 40: 4.85 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a junior after 37 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Senior numbers included 45 tackles.

Pos: Hard-working college defensive end with limited athleticism and upside. Plays with good lean, fires off the snap with a quick first step and displays a good change of direction. Easily slides down the line of scrimmage to chase the action in backside pursuit. Agile with the ability to redirect to runners.

Neg: Easily controlled at the point of attack, cannot get off blocks or stood up by opponents. Average long speed and possesses more of a short burst.

Analysis: Yap is a tweener as he lacks defensive end size and linebacker speed. He does not possess any outstanding physical skill, which will make it difficult for him at the next level.
Full Name: Konrad Zagzebski School: Wisconsin

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 280 40: 5.01 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Posted 18 tackles with 2 tackles for a loss as a senior when he started 11 games. Totaled 19 tackles the prior year when he started three games.

Pos: Marginally athletic and undersized college defensive linemen with limited upside. Plays with good lean, pad level and works his hands throughout the action. Keeps his feet moving and flashes lower body power.

Neg: Controlled at the point by a single blocker. Lacks a closing burst. Minimally productive.

Analysis: Zagzebski was a hard-working college lineman but lacks the size and speed for any position at the next level.


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