School: Texas A&M
Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 317 40 time: 5.48 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Three-year starter who posted 64/11.5/5 as a senior. Career-best totals of 94/12/2 came during his sophomore campaign.
Positives: Strong two-gap lineman who stacks well against the run. Quick off the snap, forceful up the field and wedges between blocks. Plays with good lean, rarely off his feet and fluid moving laterally. Penetrates up the field and flashes ability in space.
Negatives: Marginal pass-rusher who must develop more moves with his hands. Has a short-area burst of speed which he cannot sustain.
Analysis: A tough, emotional leader of the A&M defense, Jolly projects as a conventional defensive tackle or possible defensive end.
TYRONE CULVER, 185th overall
School: Fresno State
Ht: 6-0.5 Wt: 195 40 time: 4.61 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Two-year starter who posted 44/2/7 as a senior. Awarded All-Conference and All-Academic honors the prior year.
Positives: Solid, run-defending safety with hard-hitting style. Plays with good degree of suddenness, and explodes up field in run support. Effective facing the quarterback in coverage, moves well laterally and displays good awareness.
Negatives: Lacks top sideline-to-sideline range, struggles in man-to-man situations and does a lot of trailing. Lacks top recovery and closing speed.
Analysis: A zone defender with solid size/speed numbers, Culver did not produce as hoped during his senior campaign. He is a respected team guy with potential at the next level as a special-teams player.
How he fits in: Culver is expected to compete for a backup position at strong safety.
SEVENTH ROUND CAPSULE
DAVE TOLLEFSON, 253rd overall
School: Southwest Missouri State
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 255 40 time: 4.74 Year: 5Sr
Bio: All-Conference and All-America selection as a senior after posting 58/16.5/12.5. Junior totals included 48/13/8.5. Has a long injury history which includes foot and shoulder problems.
Positives: Hard-working defensive end with solid size/speed numbers. Diagnoses the action, plays with good pad level and is rarely off his feet. Displays an inside move and keeps his feet moving up the field. Makes plays up and down the line of scrimmage, pursuing the action to the flanks.
Negatives: Slowed by blocks, has trouble defending the run and lacks top first-step quickness.
Analysis: Size potential and the ability to make plays behind the line of scrimmage are Tollefson's greatest features, though durability issues are a major concern.
How he fits in: He will compete for a backup spot as a pass-rushing defensive end behind Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.