2015 draft evals: Defensive players 101-130

Evaluations of the top 150 defensive prospects for the 2015 draft starts with players 101-130.

This is the second of the two-part power poll conducted by our staff at The NFL Draft Report before the 2014 season. This poll features the defensive third-year sophomores, juniors and seniors that are eligible for the 2015 draft. Players are rated at the primary position they are projected to play at the professional level, with their ability to play an alternate position listed next to their names.

Because of the differences in defensive schemes used by teams in the National Football League, a handful of players have been rated accordingly at different positions, as they are viewed based on their ability to play within those positional assignments.

Some of the more notable players that fall into this category are Clemson’s Vic Beasley (defensive end and outside linebacker); Alabama’s Landon Collins (strong and free safety); Texas Christian’s Devonte Fields (outside linebacker and defensive end) and Washington’s Shaq Thompson (strong safety and outside linebacker). Florida State tailback Karlos Williams, rated on the offensive power poll, is also placed on the defensive chart as a strong safety.

Below is the defensive kickoff of our “Power Ratings Poll.” To follow the PRO category (scouting grade used to evaluate the player’s pro projection only) and RND category (preliminary projection of what round the player might be selected), please refer to our ratings code chart below.

RNK PLAYERSCHOOL POSCL HTWT 40-YDPRO RND
101CUDJOE-VIRGIL, Yannik MarylandOLB Sr06:02.4 2574.74 5.55
A walk-on who made 55 tackles at Seton Hill before transferring to Maryland, Cudjoe-Virgil was fast becoming the Terps’ best defensive player before a pectoral muscle tear vs. Virginia cut short his 2013 campaign after five games. He had a crucial interception, three sacks and 18 tackles before heading to the sidelines for the balance of the schedule. The first thing you notice on film is his closing speed. He is difficult to avoid in space as he can break down and quickly change direction. He has the length to wrap up ball-carriers in the open field or shut down the edge after getting off outside blocks. He is strong enough to arm-tackle backs and receivers and, before his injury, he proved more than capable on special teams because of his size and speed. As a blitzer, he is quick off the snap whether lined up with his hand down or standing up. He explodes into quarterback and can turn the corner and square to the quarterback quickly.
102SURRATT, J.T. South Carolina DTrSr 06:01.4305 5.085.5 5
The fifth-year senior is the only returning starter on the Gamecocks’ defensive line, but he will need to step it up in 2014, as he is not only being counted upon for leadership, but must produce more than the 33 tackles and four tackles for losses that he had in 2013. Slowed earlier in his career by a right shoulder injury, he has 14 career starts. He is a decent catch-and-drag-down tackler with the burst to close and flashes some pop when given space to gain momentum. He provides good effort laterally, but isn't able to stalk the ball-carrier, showing only marginal body control. He has a quick burst laterally to penetrate and good balance in tight quarters, along with the feel to handle the trap block. He does play stouter than his frame would indicate due to good use of leverage and leg drive, but is never going to be a true run-stuffer.
103ANDERSON, Henry(RE/DT) StanfordDE Sr06:05.2 2904.88 5.55
The versatile defender has started each of the last 22 games he played in, but was sorely missed for a seven-game stretch in 2013 after he suffered a knee injury because of a low block in the second week’s action vs. Army. He managed just 19 tackles last season but, in two campaigns as a starter, he’s posted 69 tackles, nine sacks and 20 tackles for losses. He will likely play strong-side end in 2014, but could project inside in a 4-3 scheme in the NFL or perform at right end in a 3-4 alignment. While he has good initial quickness, he does not consistently explode off the snap and has to do a better job of getting set before the snap to reduce penalties. He uses his hands with force to engage and shed blocks, and is forceful when taking on multiple blockers, doing a nice job of holding hold his ground, even though he does not always drive through with his hips when coming off the ball and taking on a blocker, negating some of his power base. At 6-foot-5, he can get a little top heavy and, with his size, you would like to see him be more dominant at the point of attack, even though he is a solid tackler with adequate short-area change-of-direction skills. As a pass rusher he will get his hands up and try and use his frame to bat down some passes.
104REED, Cedric (RE) TexasDE Sr06:05.4 2704.81 5.55
Many thought Reed would embark for a career in the NFL after he led the Big 12 in forced fumbles (five) and placed third in the league with 10 sacks while finishing fourth with 16.5 tackles for losses in 2013, but felt he would benefit from another season in Austin. He arrived on campus as a 240-pound freshman but, 30 pounds later, he has become an impressive and intimidating figure who has the athleticism to stand up as a rush end, but can explode off the snap from a three-point stance. Attacking the backfield is what he does best, but he needs to be aware of his pad level. He is an active tackler who has a good motor and works to get around the football and is consistently physical with the ability to flash with leverage. He brings his hands up quickly when taking on blockers and holds his ground firmly.
105DAVIS, Aaron (OB) Colorado State MLBSr 06:00.5221 4.765.4 5
A member of the renowned Tuiasosopo Family Tree, the once 190-pound high school senior has been the anchor for the Rams’ defense the last two years – posting 84 tackles as a sophomore and 120 hits with seven tackles for losses and three caused fumbles last season. Because of size issues, Davis might shift to middle linebacker at the next level. He has valid instincts and awareness, showing ease-of-movement adjusting on the move. He has a keen nose for the ball and does a nice job of avoiding blocks in attempts to fill the rush lanes. He does not have the bulk and raw power to stack and control, but is effective at pushing the lead blocker back through the holes. He delivers good hip explosion and extends his arms to wrap and make sure tackles.
106SMITH, Za'Darius (RE) KentuckyDE Sr06:04.2 2654.73 5.45
Smith has the raw power to play on the inside, if needed, but is likely to be used as a 3-4 rush end in the NFL, thanks to his impressive foot speed and closing burst. The East Mississippi CC product earned JUCO All-American honors after coming up with 47 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2012. His first season at Kentucky produced six sacks among 59 tackles in 2013. Even though he has established himself as a pass rusher, he also displays the ability to be a productive run defender. He has a strong initial burst off the ball and for a taller player, he demonstrates the ability to play with good pad level. He uses his hands and reach to maintain separation and reacts to blocks well by getting his hands on the blocker and squeezing down. As a pass rusher, he can be disruptive as he can get up field with a good initial burst and is violent with his hands, using his reach well.
107HAGER, Bryce BaylorMLB rSr06:00.2 2294.63 5.45-6
It’s puzzling that the Texas Longhorns did not make an effort to recruit a “legacy” when Hager was a senior in high school. The son of Texas All-American linebacker Britt Hager, who went on to star for Philadelphia, the younger Hager was only a two-star recruit but was blessed with 4.51 speed when the Bears secured his services. In his first season as a starter, he made 124 tackles with four sacks and 9.5 tackles for losses in 2012, but he missed the final four games of the 2013 schedule with a groin injury, finishing last season with 71 hits. Hager not only has great foot speed, but he plays with intelligence, field savvy and a knack for getting in the right position to make the play. He reacts instantly once he locates the ball and is quick to fill the inside rush lanes. He is stout vs. isolated blockers and has the hand usage to defeat high and low blocks when working in space. He is a hard face-up tackler who can stuff fullbacks in the rush lanes, staying low in his pads to drive runners back into the holes and shows classic wrap-up technique to secure and drag down.
108ORR, Leon (DT) FloridaNG rSr06:04.1 3025.14 5.45
Hopefully, the 2014 season is when Orrr puts it all together, as he’s only started 8-of-34 games, resulting in a mediocre 46 tackles during that span with the Gators. He was a fullback and tight end in high school, missing most of his prep senior season with a leg fracture. He was arrested for possession of marijuana in early 2012, but has steered clear from trouble since then. He’s been compared to the Raiders’ Gerard Warren, as he has a similar wide, powerful frame with a muscular physique and, as his 40-yard dash time indicates, he has the sudden change-of-direction to string plays wide. He is capable of gaining advantage on the blockers with his low, hard charge off the snap and, when he stays low in his pads, he has the ability to come off the snap and gets his hands into the offensive lineman’s chest, tossing them aside like rag dolls.
109BARNES, Deion (RE) Penn State OLBrJr 06:03.6254 4.715.4 5
I may be a “party of one,” in the scouting industry when I say I feel that Barnes is much better suited to be a linebacker at the next level in a 3-4 scheme rather than stay in battle mode trying to escape bigger blockers in the trenches. He reminds me a lot of former Patriots great Mike Vrabel, as he has a similar tall, rangy frame with very long arms, large hands and fluid lateral agility for a possible use as a strong-side ‘backer. He actually did better coming off the bench in 2012 (six sacks, 10 tackles for losses and three forced fumbles) than he did as the starting left end in 2013 (two sacks, four stops behind the line of scrimmage). He has the ability to use his long arm reach effectively to stack, shed and ward off blockers. He is a good leverage player who has the hip flexibility and burst to close, along with the quickness and knowledge for taking good angles to disrupt the pocket on a consistent basis. Still, he is better off making plays in clear air (free lanes) than at the point of attack.
110OLANIYAN, Kazeem “C.J.” Penn State (OB) DESr 06:03.3244 4.845.4 5-6
While teammate Deion Barnes is bigger and faster, Olaniyan, a Derek Wake (Miami) clone, could also be a linebacker candidate at the next level, thanks to his impressive raw power and production. The right end delivered 50 tackles, five sacks, 11.0 tackles for losses and three forced fumbles as a junior in 2013. Like Wake, he lacks great size for a down lineman, but is a broad-shouldered athlete with good upper-body muscle development. He can make plays from the backside and shows urgency, as he has the sideline to sideline range to make plays in pursuit. He has problems moving through traffic, mostly because of size issues, but he is combative using his hands in attempts to gain separation. He is combative working his way inside to fill the rush lanes, but is better making plays on the move, as he has the burst needed to close. He can string plays out and force the action back inside, doing a nice job of delivering the cut-off. His ability to disrupt plays as a blitzer is evident, especially when he gets a free lane, but he seems to have better production moving laterally than when he has to make plays in front of him.
111WASHINGTON, Tony (RE) OregonOLB Sr06:03.7 2454.73 5.45
Washington is one of the finest athletes in the Pac-12 Conference, boasting a 455-pound bench press and an impressive 40-inch vertical jump. The rush end will likely shift to strong-side outside linebacker at the next level. He lacks the bulk to play in the trenches at the next level, but he has very good quickness and balance, as he flashes explosion and possesses a rangy, high-cut frame that should be able to handle additional bulk over time. He fires out of his three-point stance with urgency, generating good pop on contact, but needs to be more conscious of his pad level, as he tends to get too high when trying to dip inside to plug rush lanes. He has instinctive read-and-react skills and uses his hands and reach effectively to stave off chest blocks. He’s developing as a pass rusher, getting to the quarterback 7.5 times, causing four fumbles via 12.0 tackles for losses while posting 60 tackles in 2013.With his change-of-direction skills, he’s had considerable success breaking free in isolated situations, executing quick moves chasing from the backside.
112MARLOWE, Dean James Madison FSSr 06:01.5203 4.555.4 5
Marlowe arrived on campus as a 170-pound freshman, elevating his two-star recruit status to All-American honors by his junior campaign. Packing 30 more pounds on his frame, he’s started 35-of-36 games, registering 230 tackles with eight interceptions at JMU, including 77 stops as a junior. The senior is a well-built athlete with long limbs, lean muscle tone and explosive moves. He has loose hips to turn and run coming out of his backpedal. He stays in control in man coverage and has no trouble with his speed in attempts to mirror tight ends. He can press, turn and trail effectively vs. wide receivers on deep routes. He side shuffles quite a bit in his back-pedal, but has above-average foot quickness and control out of his breaks. His plant-and-drive agility allows him to generate explosive acceleration when closing.
113WOODS, Antwaun Southern California NGrJr 06:00.1310 5.215.4 5
Woods has yet to live up to his four-star recruit status, posting just 35 tackles for two years at USC, starting 11 contests during that span. He presents a disruptive presence in the middle of the field, even though his production has been lacking. One of the strongest players in college (43 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press), he’s undersized for a 4-3 scheme, but has the low pad level and stout lower body to excel as a nose guard. He is tough to block one-on-one, but has played with an inconsistent motor. He displays good quickness off the ball and can be very good with his hands, as he has the ability to consistently shoot them and punch and keep some separation. He has good feet and balance, as he can quickly work laterally down the line while staying square and easily flip his hips to get skinny and work past blockers.
114CAMPBELL, Ibraheim Northwestern SSrSr 05:11.5198 4.595.4 5-6
The Freshman All-American has continued to excel in each of his three seasons with the Wildcats, as his 74 tackles and four interceptions in 2013 increased his career totals to 263 hits, seven pass thefts and 24 deflections. A starter since 2011, he has a strong, muscular build. He has good foot speed and runs well with balance and agility. He has the lateral quickness needed to make plays at the opposite side of the field and, even though he has a bit of hip tightness, he is smooth in his backpedal, doing a nice job of planting with limited wasted motion while generating a good burst to the ball. He is a savvy player with good key-and-diagnose skills, as he locates the ball well and knows when to turn and react.
115SMITH, D'Joun Florida Atlantic CBSr 05:10.0190 4.525.4 5
Smith’s frame looks wiry for a 190-pounder, but that has not prevented him from excelling on the field, as he’s coming off a 2013 campaign that saw him register 34 tackles with six interceptions and 13 pass deflections while playing at 175 pounds. His offseason was spent adding 15 pounds to his frame, hoping to entice scouts during his senior season. While not muscular, he does demonstrate good power. He has valid foot speed and quickness, demonstrating the agility, flexibility and balance to accelerate and close on the ball. He is consistent to maintain position on the receiver and can play with a big cushion because of his closing speed. He does a good job of flipping his hips and turning smoothly in transition and has very good ability to get his head turned around to track the ball in flight, as he is fluid in his movements coming out of transition.
116MATAKEVICH, Tyler (MB) TempleOLB Jr06:01.1 2304.76 5.45
The weak-side linebacker could shift to the middle at the next level, thanks to his field vision and ability to align the rest of the team and understand everyone’s assignments. He is by far the most physical hitter in the American Athletic Conference, as he’s delivered 101 tackles as a freshman and 137 hits with 11.5 tackles for losses and three forced fumbles last year. He shows natural knee bend and has a sudden burst coming off the edge to defeat the lethargic offensive tackle, along with a good understanding for blocking schemes. He is quick to locate the ball and very capable of taking his impressive weight room totals and translating it into his play on the field. He can shed blocks consistently and has the upper-body power to create a pile.
117GUNTER, Ladarius MiamiCB rSr06:01.6 1874.52 5.45
Gunter has manned the left cornerback position for his last 17 appearances, delivering 46 tackles with three interceptions, along with batting down six other tosses, as a junior. He’s an intense competitor who might lose some physical battles, but it is not because of a lack of effort. He won’t impact a ball-carrier with his drag-down tackle style, but he does a good job of staying in front of the runner, grabbing and holding on until help arrives. Gunter is very smooth in his backpedal, staying low in his pads with excellent transition quickness, as he uses that speed to get a jump on the route to break up the play. He has the body control, balance and adjustment skills to get to off-target throws. He needs to use his hands better in attempts to jam but, when he doesn’t fight the ball, he can look it in for a clean interception.
118JARRETT, Grady ClemsonDT Sr06:00.4 2985.05 5.45
Producing 19.0 tackles for losses during his two years starting at strong-side tackle, Jarrett’s additional 25 pounds on his frame delivered 10.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage among his 59 hits in 2013. He is still not an imposing looking athlete, buthe is capable of frustrating blockers with his tenacity as the game wears on. He is undersized for a 4-3 defensive tackle and lacks “sand in his pants” to play nose guard, but with his improved foot speed, he could be utilized as an under-tackle in sub packages. He has a thick lower frame and shows the ability to flash quickly getting off the ball, but he does need to do it with better consistency. His lack of height is sometimes an advantage, as he stays low in his pads and gets his hands up on the rise to shock a lethargic blocker.
119CARTER, Samuel Texas Christian SSrSr 05:11.5212 4.625.4 5-6
Recruited to play quarterback, Carter has made a successful transition to the secondary, starting his last two seasons. During that time, he’s collected 112 tackles, as he was a successful blitzer who made seven sacks with 14.0 tackles for losses. As a ball thief, he has nine interceptions and 12 pass break-ups since stepping into the starting lineup. Carter displays quick read-and-react skills, especially vs. the run and screen passes, as he consistently gets to the ball in a hurry. It is rare that he would even be a step late to pick up play-action or receivers coming underneath his zone, as he has the reflexes to get to the ball. He is athletic and fluid enough to hang with tight ends, running backs and most receivers. He can get choppy in his backpedal, but he transitions to turn and run very good for a player of his size and physicality. He has excellent speed to the ball when playing in zone coverage and reads quarterbacks well, baiting them to throw into his area. He has the leaping ability to high-point jump balls and owns better than average hands for the position, evident by his interception total.
120GRISSOM, Geneo (RE/OB) OklahomaDE Sr06:03.4 2634.82 5.36
Grissom has grown 2 inches and gained 25 pounds of muscle since the four-star recruit joined the program. It took two years for the right end to earn a starting job, making up for lost time with 40 tackles, four sacks, eight tackles for losses, four pass break-ups and an interception in 2013. He was suspended briefly for a team rules violation in 2012, with whispers being he was not pleased with the coaches’ decision to move him to tight end that season. He is still not considered a classic 4-3 end, with several scouts beginning to analyze him for a potential move to outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. He is a determined edge rusher with good speed for this position, showing the fluid and flexible moves sliding down the line or when dropping back in pass coverage. He plays at a low pad level and has good play recognition skills, as he is rarely fooled by misdirection or play action. He generates a sudden surge to consistently split double coverage, using his hands effectively to disengage. He does a good job knifing into the backfield, displaying a strong hand punch and proper technique dipping his shoulder inside.
121HICKS, Jordan (OB) TexasMLB Sr06:01.5 2454.58 5.36
The big thing for Hicks is trying to stay on the field. He missed the last nine games of the 2013 season due to a torn Achilles tendon, and sat out 10 contests in 2012 due to a suspension (Hicks and backup quarterback Case McCoy were suspended prior to the Alamo Bowl on December 28 in a move that followed a police investigation involving two unidentified students at a downtown hotel) and hip injury. He managed 40 tackles in four contests before being sidelined last year. With injuries a factor, he will be closely watched this year. If his hip injury issues linger, he could be a better fit playing inside in order to limit his exposure to running longer distances, at least, until he can fully recover.
122CRAWFORD, Corey ClemsonDE Sr06:05.1 2644.83 5.36
Clemson coaches rejoiced when Crawford announced in January that he would not enter the 2014 NFL Draft. The strong-side end is coming off a season in which he had 44 tackles, including 10.5 tackles for losses. That jubilation was short-lived, as the staff announced in spring camp that Crawford was one of four Tigers suspended for the season opener due to a team rules violation. He’s a well-developed athlete, with a muscular upper-body frame. He has a quick initial step off the line to get into the blocker and the strength needed to hold his ground at the point of attack and uses his hands effectively to shed. He displays excellent hand punch, doing a fine job of keeping the blockers off his body.
123POLE, Kalafitoni Washington State DTSr 06:01.2286 5.085.3 5-6
Ten starting assignments in 2013 doubled his previous career totals, but the strong-side tackle was limited to just 28 tackles that included two sacks and four tackles for losses. He has the power to stand up the blockers and hold his ground firmly at the point of attack, as he flashes strength to jolt and toss the blocker aside. At times, he uses his lateral agility and hands to avoid the low traffic and make plays in pursuit. He can sit and anchor in the trenches and uses his hands effectively to separate, along with showing the lateral quickness to slip blocks and hit the gaps.
124ROBINSON, Edmond (MB) NewberryOLB Sr06:02.1 2464.55 5.35-6
The best linebacker in the NCAA Division II ranks led the South Atlantic Conference with 12.0 stops for losses in 2013, adding 69 tackles while intercepting one pass and deflecting five others. The three-year strong-side outside linebacker could shift inside at the next level. He has a forceful hand punch, using his arms properly to keep blockers off his feet. He is also a decisive diagnostician who accelerates quickly to the run alleys. He displays loose hips in his stop-and-go motion and is capable of mirroring receivers’ moves in the short area, as he refuses to allow any underneath cushion.
125MERTENS, Patrick WyomingDT Sr06:04.1 2885.18 5.35-6
Having missed the 2011 season due to an illness, Mertens was recently granted a sixth year of eligibility. The stay-at-home type of nose guard has delivered 34 tackles in each of his last two seasons. Mertens possesses good initial quickness off the line and he is able to hold his ground at the point of attack. He has a good feel for the play, quickly locating the ball, and he uses his hands effectively to defeat low blocks. He has good lateral agility and stays in control making tackles outside the box. He displays good closing speed when making plays on the exterior and the lateral agility to string the plays wide.
126OTIS, Norkeithus (DE) North Carolina OLBSr 06:01.0240 4.735.3 5-6
Don’t let Otis’ 6-foot-1 frame fool you, as blockers find the “Bandit” to have long arms and strong hands to easily defeat reach blocks. He had a banner junior season, totaling 8.5 sacks among 14.0 stops for losses, causing three fumbles and coming up with 50 tackles in 2013. He is a very alert defender with the quickness, body control and change-of-direction agility to flow to the ball with ease. He plays with above-average quickness, which he uses effectively to defeat blocks and avoid piles. He easily diagnoses the play, showing suddenness in his movements. He has the range needed to make play in and out of the box and makes proper switch-offs in zone assignments, along with the quickness to effectively blitz off the edge.
127COUNTESS, Blake MichiganCB rJr05:09.5 1824.52 5.35-6
Countess took over right cornerback duties in 2013, registering 46 tackles as he led the Big Ten Conference with six pass thefts for 169 yards in returns, making a triumphant return to the gridiron after he sustained a season-ending knee injury in the 2012 opener. The Wolverine has above-average quickness, agility, explosiveness and balance, showing that he can plant and redirect instantly. He does an excellent job of reaching around to deflect the pass and has a superb burst to close on the ball and excellent deep coverage acceleration. He stays tight with the receiver in man coverage and can make the play on the ball in the zone as he stays disciplined vs. combo routes. He has explosive leaping ability to go up and deflect the pass at its highest point, showing good timing and hand/eye coordination. He can also track the ball over his shoulder, reaching and plucking to make the interception.
128HACKETT, Chris Texas Christian FSrJr 06:01.5195 4.645.3 5-6
The Horned Frogs utilize three safeties, with Hackett assigned to centerfield chores. The two-year starter lacks great foot speed, but is a physical hitter, ranking eighth in the Big 12 Conference with 88 tackles last year, as he also caused three fumbles, deflected five passes and intercepted three others. Hackett stays low in his pads, extending his arms properly to stalk, wrap and secure as a tackler. He comes out of his backpedal with no wasted motion, showing good body explosion and leaping ability to cover ground and get to the ball at its high point. He’s become a productive tackler inside the box who will show up instantly to push the lead blocker back through the rush lane. He is quick breaking down and reacting to plays in front of him, showing a good feel for the switch-off working in the zone. When left uncontested, he uses his burst to pursue and make plays in the backfield while coming off the edge.
129HOLLIMAN, Gerod (SS) Louisville FSrJr 05:11.6202 4.545.3 5-6
Holliman is expected to replace All-American Calvin Pryor at free safety in 2013, having spent the 2013 campaign mostly serving as a gunner on special teams (16 tackles). In limited defensive snaps, he flashed great athleticism, showing burst off the hash, leaping and ball skills in deep coverage. He competes for the football and plays like he owns his deep zone. An excellent high-pointer, he transitions quickly and sharply out of his pedal, breaking underneath despite not always displaying great technique. He drives hard on the underneath throw and, if he does jump the route and separate the football, he will hit with a big collision. He’s a stout run supporter when positioned down in the box, as he fills hard and is physical at the point of attack demonstrating good strength and pad level. He can also effectively blitz off the edge and closes with a good burst.
130ROSS III, James (WB) MichiganOLB Jr06:00.2 2254.74 5.35-6
The 2012 Freshman All-American paced the Wolverines with 85 tackles in 2013, firmly taking over weak-side outside linebacker duties. Despite his young age, the coaches realized that with his maturity, he is the type that sees the “big picture,” immediately reading and reacting to the ball. He does a good job of shedding the tight end to penetrate off the edge and has improved his hand jolt, which he uses effectively to stack at the point of attack. He has the speed to chase down plays on the outside, showing good form and tackling force to stalk, wrap and secure. He also has superb lateral agility, getting through traffic quickly to make plays in the backfield, along with the hip flexibility and quick feet to turn out of his backpedal and keep track of the ball in flight. He allows little cushion underneath and has the acceleration to recover when beaten.
131LUCAS, Jordan Penn State CBJr 06:00.1198 4.565.3 5-6
132McCLURE, Stefan (FS) California CBrJr 05:10.4200 4.535.3 5-6
133COOPER, Corey (FS) NebraskaSS rSr06:00.2 2164.56 5.36
134HUNTER, Tyler  Florida State SSSr 05:11.0205 4.675.3 6
135WILLIAMS, Xavier Northern Iowa NGSr 06:01.7309 5.185.2 5-6
136MARTIN, Ronald  Louisiana State FSSr 06:01.0218 4.595.2 6
137BLAKE, Bernard Colorado State CBSr 06:00.2171 4.525.2 6
138ARMSTEAD, Arik (RE/DT) OregonDE Jr06:06.5  2924.97 5.26
139PULETASI, Sonny WyomingOLB Sr06:02.3 2454.92 5.26
140KAUFUSI, Bronson (RE) Brigham Young DEJr 06:06.1 282 4.785.2 6
141BLANKS, Travis ClemsonSS Jr05:11.5 2004.52 5.26
142MOUHON, Silverberry (OB) Cincinnati DErJr 06:03.5248 4.865.2 6
143COCHRAN, Theiren (RE) Minnesota OLBrJr 06:05.6248 4.795.2 6
144IRVING, David Iowa State DTSr 06:07.2286 5.025.2 6
145WHITE, Kevin Texas Christian CBrSr 05:09.3171 4.435.2 6
146DANIELS Jr., Steven (IB) Boston College OLBJr 05:11.1257 4.865.2 6
147PIERRE, Olsen MiamiDT Sr06:04.5 2995.26 5.26
148HARVEY-CLEMONS,Josh Louisville SSJr 06:04.1212 4.645.2 6
149McDONALD, Tevin (SS) Eastern Washington FSrSr 05:11.2191 4.585.2 6
150TARPLEY, Aubrey (WB) StanfordMLB rSr06:00.4 2384.84 5.16
151ANTHONY, Stephone (WB) ClemsonMLB Sr06:02.3 2384.59 5.16
152MIHALIK, Brian Boston College DESr 06:08.6285 4.965.1 6-7
153AMOS, Adrian (FS) Penn State SSSr 06:00.2211 4.595.1 6-7
154COLEMAN, Justin Tennessee CBSr 05:10.5186 4.535.1 6-7
155SYLVESTRE, Johnior ToledoOLB Sr06:00.0 2274.49 5.16
156DURANTE, Dechane (CB) Northern Illinois FSSr 06:02.0192 4.565.1 6
157MITCHELL, Braylon ArkansasOLB Sr06:02.0 2314.76 5.16-7
158DAWSON, Paul Texas Christian MLBSr 06:00.1229 4.745.1 6
159NELSON, Steven Oregon State CBSr 05:10.6199 4.535.1 6
160TAPPER, Charles OklahomaDE Jr06:03.6 2614.83 5.16-7
161WHITAKER, Jeffrey AuburnDT Sr06:03.1 3165.32 5.16-7
162CLIETT, Reshard South Florida OLBSr 06:02.0220 4.675.1 6
163FLOYD, Leonard GeorgiaOLB rSo06:02.5 2204.73 5.16
164STEWART, Trevon (CB) HoustonFS Jr05:08.5 1924.56 5.16
165MOORE, Corey  Georgia SS Sr06:01.5 2144.62 5.16-7
166WILLIAMS, Brison  South Carolina SSSr 05:11.0218 4.575.1 6-7
167HENDERSON, Gregory ColoradoCB Sr05:10.6 1824.53 56-7
168MBU, Joey HoustonNG Sr06:03.0 3135.19 56
169REDDEN, Adam BuffaloSS Sr06:01.0 1944.75 57
170NZEOCHA, Mark WyomingOLB Sr06:02.4 2324.51 56-7
171ROWE, Nelson “Eric” (CB) UtahFS Sr06:01.1 2014.49 56-7
172LEE, Qushaun Arkansas State ILBSr 05:10.1232 4.785 7
173TULL, Davis  (DE) Chattanooga OLBSr 06:02.2242 4.575 6-7
174SAUNDERS, De'Ante Tennessee State CBSr 05:09.1187 4.525 6-7
175JEFFERSON, Anthony UCLA (CB/SS) FSrSr 06:00.5190 4.585 6-7
176THEREZIE, Robenson (SS) AuburnOLB Sr05:09.2 2064.45 56-7
177DAVID, Julien HowardSS Sr05:09.7 2024.58 57
178PLUMMER, Terrance Central Florida MLBSr 05:11.1240 5.035 6-7
179WILLIAMS, Ishaq (OB) Notre Dame DESr 06:04.2267 4.765 7
180EVERETT, Deshazor Texas A&M CBSr 05:11.5182 4.635 6-7
181SMITH-MURPHY, Ryan Oregon State FSSr 06:00.6211 4.65 6-7
182FITZPATRICK, Daniel (FS) Tennessee State SSSr 06:01.3205 4.565 7
183IFEDI, Martin MemphisDE Sr06:03.1 2764.87 57
184RUSH, Marcus (OB) Michigan State DErSr 06:02.0255 4.865 7
185MALONE, Derrick (WB) OregonMLB Sr06:02.0 2194.67 57
186RACITI, Travis (DE) San Jose State DTrSr 06:04.3287 4.945 6-7
187HUNTER, Charles Texas Christian DTSr 05:11.6307 5.125 7
188DAY, Sheldon (DT) Notre Dame DEJr 06:02.1 290 4.925 7
189CASHER, Chris Florida State DErSo 06:03.6260 4.895 7
190GUTHRIE, David New Mexico SSSr 05:09.1208 4.585 7
191BROOKS, Cariel Adams State CBSr 05:08.5192 4.514.9 7
192SHEPHERD, Jacorey KansasCB Sr05:10.5 1904.54 4.97
193SANDERS, Stephon Southern Methodist OLBSr 06:02.3245 4.784.9 7
194JONES, Deandre WyomingCB Sr05:11.0 1814.56 4.97
195DANIEL, Robertson Brigham Young CBSr 06:00.6198 4.564.9 7
196COX, Justin Mississippi State CBSr 06:00.5187 4.554.9 7
197LOWDERMILK, John IowaSS Sr06:00.7 2104.58 4.97
198BARNES, Tavaris (OB) ClemsonDE Sr06:03.5 2534.87 4.97-FA
199NKEMDICHE, Denzel (OB) Mississippi SSJr 05:10.6208 4.674.9 7-FA
200RUSSELL, Ryan PurdueDE rSr06:04.2 2734.89 4.97-FA
201WOESTMANN, Kyle Vanderbilt DESr 06:03.0248 4.84.9 7-FA
202TRAIL, Lynden Norfolk State OLBSr 06:06.3251 4.924.9 7
203TAYLOR, Raymon MichiganCB Sr05:09.4 1854.52 4.97
204HOCH, Matt MissouriDT Sr06:04.0 2955.1 4.97
205GRANT, Curtis Ohio State MLBSr 06:02.3243 4.594.9 7
206RIGGS, Cody (CB) Notre Dame FSrSr 05:08.5190 4.464.9 7
207PARMS, Damian Florida Atlantic FSSr 06:01.0211 4.594.9 7
208EDMOND, Steven (SB) TexasMLB Sr06:02.6 2484.76 4.97
209TUAAU, Charles Tex.A&M-Commerce DTSr 06:03.5322 5.044.9 7
210SWANN, Damian GeorgiaCB Sr05:11.7 1804.53 4.97
211DAVIS, Dyshawn (WB) SyracuseOLB Sr06:01.5 2214.74 4.97
212ROBINSON, Matthew MarylandOLB Sr06:03.1 2424.78 4.97
213DIGGS, Jordan (SS) South Carolina OLBrSo 05:11.6221 4.634.9 7
214PIERSON, Davion Texas Christian DTrJr 06:01.5305 5.084.9 7
215TUPOU, Josh ColoradoNG Jr06:02.1 3205.19 4.97
216HULL, Michael (WB) Penn State OLBSr 06:00.0231 4.624.9 7
217IVORY, Brandon (DT) AlabamaNG Sr06:02.6 3145.41 4.97
218BONDURANT, TraMayne  Arizona FS Sr05:09.5 1984.54 4.97
219RANDALL, Damarious  Arizona State FSSr 06:00.0190 4.564.9 7
220MORRISON, Antonio (WB) FloridaOLB Jr06:01.2 2224.74 4.87
221LAKE, Darren (DT) AlabamaNG Jr06:02.2 3245.08 4.87-FA
222MAGGITT, Curt (SB) Tennessee OLBrJr 06:02.1244 4.674.8 7-FA
223MELIFONWU, Obi Connecticut SSrSo 06:03.2208 4.584.8 7-FA
224McCAIN, Bobby MemphisCB Sr05:09.5 1904.55 4.87-FA
225SMITH, Preston Mississippi State DESr 06:04.4267 4.924.8 7-FA
226HODGES, Zachary (OB) HarvardDE Sr06:02.4 2344.75 4.87-FA
227BALL, Neiron FloridaOLB Sr06:02.2 2304.65 4.87-FA
228SOKOLI, Kristjan BuffaloDT Sr06:04.4 2814.75 4.87-FA
229WILSON, Damien Minnesota MLBSr 06:00.1252 4.794.8 7-FA
230CRAWFORD-KINNY, Nigel St. Augustine DTSr 06:04.1303 5.184.8 7-FA
231LUC, Jeff (SB) Cincinnati MLBSr 05:11.7253 4.794.8 7-FA
232BUHAGIAR, Vincent San Jose State OLBSr 06:03.5245 4.854.8 7-FA
233LYONS, Wayne StanfordCB rJr05:11.4 1964.56 4.87-FA
234MAGER, Craig Texas State CBSr 05:10.7189 4.544.8 7-FA
235TRINCA-PASAT, Louis IowaDT Sr06:01.5 2875.02 4.87-FA
236WALTON, Leterrius Central Michigan DTSr 06:05.0294 5.194.8 7-FA
237ZIMMERMAN, Tyrequek Oregon State FSSr 06:00.1202 4.594.8 7-FA
238GEATHERS, Clayton Central Florida SSrSr 06:01.3206 4.664.8 PFA
239HUNTER, D.J. MarshallSS rJr05:11.5 2024.63 4.87-FA
240MORGAN, Desmond Michigan OLBSr 06:01.0232 4.764.8 7-FA
241NDULUE, Chuka (RE/DT) OklahomaDE rSr06:02.1 2894.91 4.87-FA
242HERRERA, Amarlo (SB) GeorgiaMLB Sr06:00.2 2444.76 4.87-FA
243BILLS, Craig Brigham Young FSrSr 06:01.0207 4.684.8 7-FA
244MINCY, Jonathon AuburnCB Sr05:10.0 1974.52 4.87-FA
245JOHNSON, C.J.  Mississippi OLBSr 06:02.0237 4.674.8 7-FA
246MONHEIM, Mason IllinoisMLB Jr06:01.2 2314.74 4.87-FA
247NOEL, Merrill (FS) Wake Forest CBrSr 05:09.5180 4.534.8 7-FA

 

NOTE: To understand the position codes, DE indicates defensive end; RE is for rush ends/3-4 pass rushers; DT indicates defensive tackle; NG indicates nose guard; MB is for a 4-3 middle linebacker; IB indicates 3-4 inside linebacker; OB indicates outside linebacker; WB indicates 3-4 weak-side ‘backer; SB indicates 3-4 strong-side ‘backer; CB indicates cornerback; FS indicates free safety; SS indicates strong safety.

NOTE: rSr/rJr indicates player redshirted/graduating class…# indicates major injury that could impact draft grade…CL indicates college class… HT indicates height of the player…WT indicates weight…40 indicates 40-yard dash time…225 indicates repetitions in the 225-pound bench press…VJ indicates vertical jump…BJ indicates broad jump…SH indicates 20-yard shuttle…3C indicates three-cone drill…PRO-indicates The NFL Draft Report’s projected pro potential grade (see chart below)…RND indicates the round we project the player to be selected.



RATING CATEGORYEXPLANATION
8.1-9.0Franchise
Player
Immediate starter...Should have a major impact to the success of the franchise, barring injury...Possesses superior critical factors...Plays with consistency and without abnormal extra effort...Rare talent.
7.6-8.0Star Quality Eventual starter...Should make a significant contribution in his first year...Possesses above average critical factors...Has the talent and skills to start...Will contribute to upgrading the team...Can play without abnormal effort, but has some inconsistency in his play that will improve with refinement and development...Has no real weakness.
7.0-7.5Impact Player Possesses at least average to above average critical factors in all areas...Will contribute immediately, whether as a starter or a valuable reserve...Will move into the starting lineup with seasoning...Above average player who needs to refine certain areas.
6.5-6.9Eventual Starter Could move into the starting lineup within three years...Has average critical factors in all areas...Needs further development, but has the ability to contribute.
6.0-6.4Potential Starter Could force himself into the starting lineup with improved perform- ances...Will make a team...Has average critical factors in most areas, but at least one with less than average quality that he will have a hard time overcoming...Probable draft choice.
5.5-5.9Roster Player Has the ability to serve as a key reserve and possible future starter... Possesses average critical factors, but more than several areas are less than average...Plays with normal extra effort.
5.0-5.4Project Has the skills to play pro ball with proper tutoring...May make a team based on need...Possesses no real strong critical factors and is probably below average in several areas that the player will have a hard time overcoming...Possible draft choice, but only if that team is caught short on talent available at that position.
4.6-4.9Develop- mental Could make a team with an impressive showing in training camp... Not strong in most critical factors...Deficient in more than one area that he will not be able to overcome...At least average in the factor of competitiveness...May not make a team due to his limitations.
4.1-4.5Camp Player Has redeeming qualities that could allow him to play in the pros with improved performances...Deficient in more than one critical factor... Might make a team, but will always be the player that squad will look to replace.
3.5-4.0Reject Might make a team, but has glaring deficiencies in several critical factors...Below average competitor whose athletic skills will allow him to enter training camp, but has a difficult time in trying to make a team.
 


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