2015 NFL Draft Tracker Rounds 2 and 3

Keep track of the NFL draft with links to scouting reports, videos, photos and more as the picks come in.


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Landon Collins
Alabama / 6'0 / 228 lbs
  • S
  • [2] #1

Analysis

This former five-star recruit from Louisiana is now this draft’s top rated safety. Collins is a terrific overall football player who possesses good size, strength, speed and instincts. He also shows a lot of versatility and can line up just about anywhere you need him. Collins excels near the box and is a good tackler. He’s good and sound in coverage. Collins recorded 190 tackles and five interceptions over his career.

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Donovan Smith
Penn State / 6'6 / 338 lbs
  • OT
  • [2] #2

Analysis

The Bucs drafted a huge right tackle prospect from Penn State in Donovan Smith from Penn State. He’s still so young and has plenty of room for growth of development. Smith has tremendous power and can really get off the ball. He has versatility, as many believe he can move inside and play guard. Addressing the offensive line is a screaming need for this franchise, especially in building a front wall to protect Tampa’s new franchise quarterback.

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Mario Edwards
Florida State / 6'3 / 279 lbs
  • DE
  • [2] #3

Analysis

Edwards was good at FSU but never quite lived up to the billing of five-star status and the top ranked defensive end in the 2012 class. Edwards started in 26 of the 36 games he played for the 'Noles. He recorded 89 tackles, eight sacks and 23 tackles for a loss. Edwards is best suited to be a 3-4 defensive end but could add weight and move inside to defensive tackle in a 4-3. He has good length, large hands and is a strong player at the point of attack. Edwards has pretty good quickness and shows the ability to re-direct in space.

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T.J. Yeldon
Alabama / 6'1 / 226 lbs
  • RB
  • [2] #4

Analysis

I remember this running back from Alabama as one of the most talented players I saw in the 2012 class. This former four-star recruit didn't disappoint in Tuscaloosa. He played his role and was very effective in both the run and pass game for the Crimson Tide. Yeldon finished with 3,322 rushing yards and 37 touchdowns and caught 47 passes for 494 yards and two scores. He's not a speed back but a patient runner with good vision, balance and shows the ability to stay on his feet because he just runs hard.

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Devin Smith
Ohio State / 6'0 / 196 lbs
  • WR
  • [2] #5

Analysis

Smith played a lot of football in Columbus, playing in 54 games and starting in 34 of those contests. He finished his career with 121 receptions for 2,503 yards and scored 30 touchdowns. This former track star averaged 20.69 yards per reception. Smith is one of the better ‘deep’ receivers in this draft and seems to have another gear on the long routes. He tracks the ball well and knows how to use his body. Smith has had to prove this off-season that he was more than a one trick pony for the Buckeyes and shows scouts that he could run all the routes in the short and intermediate department. But make no mistake about it, Smith is a big play artist. Think about this – he scored on 30 of his 120 career receptions (25% of the time). That’s one of the best percentages in college football history.

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Preston Smith
Mississippi State / 6'5 / 271 lbs
  • DE
  • [2] #6

Analysis

Smith spent his playing career in Starkville splitting time starting at both defensive end spots. He finished with 134 tackles, 16 sacks and 27 tackles for a loss. He’s a strong, long and fairly quick player that just needs to develop more moves and technique. That will come as he matures. At 6-foot-5, 270-pounds, Smith possesses a great frame that’s continuing to fill out.

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Eddie Goldman
Florida State / 6'4 / 336 lbs
  • DT
  • [2] #7

Analysis

Goldman signed with Florida State from the D.C. area as a five-star prospect and one of the very best recruits in the 2012 class. Like many others in Tallahassee he was three and out. Goldman has raw, brute strength that’s well suited to play the under tackle position in a 4-3 or the five-technique or nose guard position in the 3-4. He started every game over the last two seasons and finished his career with 62 tackles, six sacks, and 12 tackles for a loss. This defensive tackle is fairly quick, agile, and tough. Goldman is a high character player that works hard.

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Dorial Green-Beckham
Oklahoma / 6'5 / 237 lbs
  • WR
  • [2] #8

Analysis

DGB was arguably the hottest and most coveted prospect in the Class of 2012. He signed with Missouri and had a super two year run with the Tigers before being dismissed from the team. Green-Beckham caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He transferred to Oklahoma but never played a down in Norman. Now he comes into the NFL Draft with character questions off the field coupled with physical attributes for the position that has coaches, scouts and GMs drooling. This kid has elite size (6-5/237), speed and athleticism. No he’s not Calvin Johnson but he’s pretty close physically. DGB is a specimen with a very high ceiling if he does things the right way.

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Devin Funchess
Michigan / 6'4 / 232 lbs
  • WR
  • [2] #9

Analysis

How multi-talented is Devin Funchess? He had 25 starts at four different positions – slot receiver, flanker, split end and tight end. In the right scheme he has a chance to do big things on Sundays because of his combination of size and unique skill set. He’s somewhat of a tweener at 6-foot-4, 232-pounds and the reason why he has bounced around at different positions on offense. Then again, Funchess can also do a bunch of different things and also is a matchup problem for opposing defenses. He has good hands but needs to develop consistency in all parts to his game.

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Jalen Collins
LSU / 6'2 / 203 lbs
  • CB
  • [2] #10

Analysis

Amazing that Collins only has 10 starts under his belt in Baton Rouge yet is still considered a potential first round draft pick. Why? He’s a bigger cornerback (6-2/203) with length and speed. His other positive measurable (short shuttle, vertical and broad jumps) has not translated too well to the football… yet. Collins is still a work in progress. Not many have his size/length combination, as these guys are so difficult to find.

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Benardrick McKinney
Mississippi State / 6'4 / 246 lbs
  • MLB
  • [2] #11

Analysis

McKinney is a huge (6-4/246) linebacker prospect from Mississippi State that started his final three seasons for the Bulldogs. He racked up 244 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and 19.5 tackles for a loss. His athleticism and size combination gives him the chance to show off his versatility in the NFL, as some teams see him as an outside guy and others as an inside player. Regardless, McKinney should be able to play both. He plays with good instincts and terrific aggression. McKinney is solid in coverage.

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Hau'oli Kikaha
Washington / 6'2 / 253 lbs
  • OLB
  • [2] #12

Analysis

Playmaker is the best way to describe Kikaha. He started 38 of the 48 games he played in at Washington. He did everything for the Huskies defense, recording some huge numbers – 206 tackles, 36 sacks and 51.5 tackles for a loss as a defensive end. At times Kikaha was flat out dominant. This past season the opposition ran his way 47 times and he held those runners to minus 26 yards. Kikaha is a very good pass rusher. He fires off the line of scrimmage and has a nice burst on the edge. He has violent hands and some good moves. Kikaha plays with a great motor. He projects best as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

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Eric Kendricks
UCLA / 6'0 / 228 lbs
  • MLB
  • [2] #13

Analysis

Kendricks was a defensive workhorse for the Bruins, appearing in 52 games and starting 41 times. He finished with a school record 482 tackles. He also added 10 sacks and 26 tackles for a loss. This is a linebacker that’s physical and aggressive and knows how to play behind his pads. He’s all downhill and can be an explosive talent. Kendricks can make plays in space and is solid in coverage. You have to love his motor and the way Kendricks just plays the game.

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Jaquiski Tartt
Samford / 6'1 / 223 lbs
  • S
  • [2] #14

Analysis

Tartt started in 34 of the 44 games he played while at Samford. He's a big and long free safety prospect that finished with 277 tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, six interceptions and 20 pass deflections over his career. Tartt is dependable from the back end. He was impressive against his peers at the Senior Bowl. For his size he has excellent range and ball skills.

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Eric Rowe
Utah / 6'1 / 205 lbs
  • CB
  • [2] #15

Analysis

The NFL is constantly looking to find bigger cornerbacks. One in this draft is Eric Rowe from Utah. He’s 6-foot-1, 205-pounds. At that size Rowe moves well. He ran 4.45 [forty] and 3.97 [short shuttle] at the Combine. Those are two very good times. Rowe’s 39-inch vertical jump makes him play even bigger than he already is. He played his first three seasons at Utah at both safety spots so Rowe will definitely bring versatility to the NFL. He’s smart and plays with very good instincts. Rowe recorded 261 tackles, 35 pass deflections, and three interceptions as a Ute.

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Denzel Perryman
Miami (Fl) / 6'0 / 230 lbs
  • MLB
  • [2] #16

Analysis

Perryman was a highly productive player for Miami, starting in 37 of the 47 games he played in at both weak-side and middle linebacker. He lacks ideal size but makes up for it with outstanding effort and passion for the game. He finished with 351 tackles and 27 tackles for a loss. Perryman is strong, closes very well to the ball and is a big hitter. He's solid in coverage and can make plays all over the field.

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Mitch Morse
Missouri / 6'5 / 305 lbs
  • OG
  • [2] #17

Analysis

Center was a position of need for the Chiefs and at this spot they feel confident that former Missouri Tiger can transition from tackle to the interior of their offensive line. He's smart, has good size and even better footwork. Morse has good flexibility, strength and shows the ability to get out of his stance. There will be a time of transition for Morse but he looks like a find for Kansas City and their future center.

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Ronald Darby
Florida State / 5'11 / 193 lbs
  • CB
  • [2] #18

Analysis

Ronald Darby is the Bills first pick of this draft. Darby is one fast football player with the speed to burn at an important position. His size compliments that well. He can turn and run with everyone and shows a nice closing burst. He’s physical enough in the tackling department. The thing with Darby is that he just needs to put it all together. At times he’s too aggressive and that gets him in trouble. Darby has the tools, just needs to put it all together.

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Nate Orchard
Utah / 6'3 / 250 lbs
  • OLB
  • [2] #19

Analysis

Orchard played in 50 games, starting three dozen times. He posted impressive numbers, finishing with 186 tackles, 25 sacks, and 39.5 tackles for a loss. He also caused eight fumbles. This past season he led the nation in sacks with 18.5 This is the same three-star prospect that showed up on Utah’s campus as a 190-pound recruit. Orchard plays fast and hard on every single down, always giving great effort. Now 6-foot-3, 250-pounds, he’s being looked at as a defensive end in a 4-3 or outside linebacker in a 3-4. He can rush with speed, power or an array of moves or techniques.

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Jordan Phillips
Oklahoma / 6'5 / 329 lbs
  • DT
  • [2] #20

Analysis

Phillips started his final 17 games in Norman. This guy is a big, physical specimen. Phillips is mammoth 6-foot-5, 329-pound defensive tackle/nose guard. For his size, he possesses excellent short area quickness and agility. Phillips gets off the ball well and strong at the point of attack. But he doesn’t play with good leverage and that really hurts him especially considering his height. This is a player you would like to see give better effort on a more consistent down to down basis.

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Jake Fisher
Oregon / 6'6 / 306 lbs
  • OT
  • [2] #21

Analysis

Fisher was one of the big surprises at the Combine in Indianapolis. He tested exceptionally well and looked good in drills. At 6-foot-6, 306-pounds he ran a blazing forty of 5.01. He backed that up with a 32.5-inch vertical jump and 4.33 20-yard shuttle. Fisher plays with good leverage in the run game and shows nimble feet and balance when mirroring pass rushers. He’s quick off the ball and knows how to use his hands. Fisher played both tackle positions at Oregon.

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Ameer Abdullah
Nebraska / 5'9 / 205 lbs
  • RB
  • [2] #22

Analysis

Abdullah had a very nice career in Lincoln, starting 33 of the 53 games he played in as a Cornhusker. He finished with 4,588 yards (5.64 yards per carry) and scored 39 touchdowns. He also caught 73 passes for 690 yard and seven more scores. Abdullah was also a very good punt returner. This is a nice change of pace back who can do a lot of different things. He’s bulky and compact at 205-pounds. Abdullah runs with a low center of gravity. He may not test off the charts in terms of speed but he’s football fast. He has excellent short area quickness, can be explosive and is tough to bring down in the open field.

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Maxx Williams
Minnesota / 6'4 / 254 lbs
  • TE
  • [2] #23

Analysis

Williams is the top tight end prospect in this draft class. He was very good in the Gopher’s run first offense, finishing with only 61 receptions for 986 yards and 13 scores. Williams has good size (6-4/254), soft hands and runs well (despite slower time than what most scouts wanted to see at Combine). He can play in-line and is a good blocker at the point of attack. Williams also has the athleticism to play in the slow or put in motion on the move. He only played two seasons at Minnesota.

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Senquez Golson
Mississippi / 5'9 / 176 lbs
  • CB
  • [2] #24

Analysis

Golson started 33 of 49 games at Mississippi, recording 136 tackles (96 solos) with an assisted sack, six stops for losses of 15 yards and two quarterback pressures…Gained 232 yards from 16 interception returns that included one touchdown and also broke up 15 other tosses.

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Rob Havenstein
Wisconsin / 6'8 / 327 lbs
  • OT
  • [2] #25

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Markus Golden
Missouri / 6'3 / 260 lbs
  • OLB
  • [2] #26

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Ty Sambrailo
Colorado State / 6'6 / 311 lbs
  • OT
  • [2] #27

Analysis

Sambrailo is a self-made offensive tackle. He was an unheralded recruit from Northern California in 2010. In fact, he began his high school career as a quarterback. Now Sambrailo is on the verge of becoming a professional offensive tackle. He was a big part of the Colorado State turnaround, starting 41 games. This past season he recorded 55 knockdown blocks, graded out at 87.1% and had 14 touchdown resulting blocks. He has good size, length, big hands and good feet. Sambrailo is a better run blocker at this stage. He did give up 4.5 sacks in 2014.

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Randy Gregory
Nebraska / 6'5 / 235 lbs
  • DE
  • [2] #28

Analysis

Like Fowler, Gregory is a very athletic outside linebacker prospect. But he tested positive for marijuana and his stock is sliding. How far? It’s too hard to say at this point and we will all find out on April 30th. All things being equal Gregory has tremendous upside once he fills out his long frame and gains bulk and strength. He projects as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme or rush end. Gregory has good quickness of the ball and shows speed and surprising strength on the edge. In 24 games in Lincoln he scored 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for a loss.

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Ali Marpet
Hobart and William Smith / 6'3.5 / 307 lbs
  • OG
  • [2] #29

Analysis

Marpet was perhaps the media darling of the NFL Combine with his performance at Lucas Oil Stadium. Then again, fans love to root for the underdog. That’s Marpet, a small school standout from little known Hobart and William Smith College. He was a unanimous D-3 All-American as a tackle. This past season he graded out at 92.62%, recorded 109 knockdown blocks, and 20 touchdown resulting blocks. Marpet projects inside as a guard or center in the NFL. He’s quick, athletic and can really run (4.98 forty) at 6-foot-3, 307-pounds. Against some of the best players in college football Marpet performed very well at the Senior Bowl in January.

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Quinten Rollins
Miami (Oh) / 5'11 / 195 lbs
  • CB
  • [2] #30

Analysis

Rollins is one of the storylines of this draft. He played basketball at Miami (Ohio) before converting to the game of football in 2014. Now he finds himself on the cusp of being one of the top cornerbacks drafted. In fact, some believe he could fall in the later stages of the first round. That’s truly amazing if you think about it. Would you believe Rollins had seven interceptions in his only season on the gridiron last fall? He has good size, length and is very smooth on the field. Rollins hasn’t scratched the surface yet of what he could become.

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Frank Clark
Michigan / 6'3 / 271 lbs
  • DE
  • [2] #31

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Jordan Richards
Stanford / 5'11 / 211 lbs
  • S
  • [2] #32


Round 3

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D'Joun Smith
Florida Atlantic / 5'10 / 187 lbs
  • CB
  • [3] #1

Analysis

Smith was an active and productive defensive back at FAU. There, he posted some nice stats. Smith played in 46 games, starting 32. He finished with 123 tackles, nine interceptions, and 29 pass deflections. Many have not seen this cornerback but they will on Sundays starting this fall. This defensive back has outstanding instincts and a terrific burst or break on the ball. Smith doesn’t have great size (5-10/187) but makes up for it with his smarts, speed and athletic ability (36-inch vertical jump).

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Jeremiah Poutasi
Utah / 6'5 / 335 lbs
  • OG
  • [3] #2

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A.J. Cann
South Carolina / 6'3 / 313 lbs
  • OG
  • [3] #3

Analysis

Cann started 51 consecutive games at left guard for South Carolina, earning high praise from Gamecock coach Steve Spurrier. He graded out at almost 92% and led the SEC in knockdown blocks with 115 in 2014. Cann also had 15 touchdown resulting blocks last season. He’s smart, quick off the ball, has good feet and big hands. Cann can really block well on the move, whether it’s getting to the second level or pulling and trapping. He’s also stout in pass pro. Cann looks like he will have a chance to play in the league for a very long time in the trenches and is one of the top guard prospects in this draft.

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Clive Walford
Miami (Fl) / 6'4 / 251 lbs
  • TE
  • [3] #4

Analysis

Walford wowed coaches at the Senior Bowl with his effort and performance. Still, he’s viewed at the No. 2 tight end prospect in this draft class. He gained a lot of experience in Coral Gables, starting in the 35 of 49 games he played in. Walford caught one pass in 43 straight games and finished with 121 receptions for 1,753 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has good size (6-4/251) and runs well enough. Walford’s best asset are his soft hands. He catches the ball well and doesn’t fight it. Walford is a good, not great blocker.

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Tyler Lockett
Kansas State / 5'10 / 182 lbs
  • WR
  • [3] #5

Analysis

This is a very good player from K-State. Lockett started 42 of 47 games that he played in, catching 249 passes for 3,710 yards and 29 touchdowns. He also scored in the punt/kick return game six times. Lockett is a put together slot wide receiver with very good speed [4.40 forty] and short shuttle [4.07]. He has soft hands, runs good routes and has a real suddenness to his game with the ball in his hands. Some team will get a real value in this player because of all the things he can do on the football field.

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Jaelen Strong
Arizona State / 6'2 / 217 lbs
  • WR
  • [3] #6

Analysis

Strong had a nice two year career for the Sun Devils. He caught 157 passes in 26 games for 2,287 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He has good size (6-3/215) and ran better than what most thought (4.51 forty) at combine. Strong is perhaps at his best in the air as he as very good body control, concentration and hand-eye coordination. It also helps that he has a 42-inch vertical jump. More times than not he catches the ball cleanly, showing soft hands. He runs well but is more of a possession/physical wide receiver that should be adept at moving the chains and being a dangerous red-zone threat.

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Hroniss Grasu
Oregon / 6'3 / 297 lbs
  • C
  • [3] #7

Analysis

Grasu was sidelined in 2014, ending a streak of 48 consecutive starts because of a leg injury. But when he played last season he was very effective, earning All-American honors. Grasu was credited with 83 knockdown blocks and 13 touchdown resulting blocks. He also graded out highly at 87%. Those are all stellar numbers. He’s the type of lineman that can beat a defender with power or finesse. Grasu gets off the ball well at the snap and functions well blocking on the move, whether it’s getting to the second level or pulling and trapping. Grasu is does a nice job in pass pro but gets in trouble against some big and powerful bull rushers.

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Jamon Brown
Louisville / 6'5 / 341 lbs
  • OT
  • [3] #8

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Tevin Coleman
Indiana / 5'11 / 206 lbs
  • RB
  • [3] #9

Analysis

Coleman was the Hoosier workhorse, carrying the ball 452 times for 3,215 yards in 32 games. He averaged over seven yards per attempt and scored 28 touchdowns. He was also very effective out of the backfield as a receiver, catching 54 passes for 383 yards. In 2014 Coleman set a school record with 2,036 rushing yards. He has good size (5-11/206) and has average test speed but he shows explosiveness on the field. Coleman has quickness and knows how to stay on his feet. He runs with good balance and is very elusive. Coleman had surgery in December to repair a foot and toe injury. We will see if that affects his draft stock.

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Owamagbe Odighizuwa
UCLA / 6'3 / 267 lbs
  • DE
  • [3] #10

Analysis

Odighizuwa did not play in 2013 after undergoing surgery on both his left and right hip during the off-season. This past year he finished with 61 tackles, six sacks and 11.5 tackles for a loss. When healthy Odighizuwa displays some excellent pass rushing traits – a great first step and elite speed around the edge. He has some explosiveness to his 267-pound frame. He could be a defensive end or strong side linebacker at the next level.

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Garrett Grayson
Colorado State / 6'2 / 213 lbs
  • QB
  • [3] #11

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Chris Conley
Georgia / 6'2 / 213 lbs
  • WR
  • [3] #12

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Miami (Fl) / 5'9 / lbs
  • [3] #13

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P.J. Williams
Florida State / 6'0 / 194 lbs
  • CB
  • [3] #14

Analysis

Williams played very well at FSU, playing in 40 games and starting in two dozen. He finished with 123 tackles, four picks and 18 pass deflections. This is a physical cornerback that can play man press and off as well as zone. Williams is also physical and aggressive in run support. He had a great chance of landing in the first round but was arrested on a DUI charge on April 3rd. Williams plead not guilty and is now fighting the charge. It’s unlikely that this situation will be resolved by April 30 and could causehis draft status to slide.

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Eli Harold
Virginia / 6'4 / 235 lbs
  • OLB
  • [3] #15

Analysis

This former five-star was the top rated outside linebacker in the 2012 class. He started 25 games over the last three seasons as a weak-side defensive end, recording 141 tackles, 17.5 sacks, and 36.5 tackles for a loss. It appears he will likely transition back to linebacker in the NFL as his game is suited to play on the outside as a ‘SAM’ in a 3-4 defense. Harold has terrific speed and plays with explosiveness when attacking the ball. He will have a chance to become an excellent pass rusher.

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Alex Carter
Stanford / 6'0 / 196 lbs
  • CB
  • [3] #16

Analysis

This former four-star recruit got a ton of playing experience for the Cardinal, starting in 34 of the 40 games he played in at Stanford. Carter finished with 146 tackles, two picks and 17 deflected passes. This is a physical and smart cornerback prospect that will have a chance to transition to safety once he gets to the NFL. Carter is not a speed demon but shows closing speed and a burst.

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John Miller
Louisville / 6'2 / 303 lbs
  • OG
  • [3] #17

Analysis

Miller had a big year in 2014 and actually led the ACC with 125 knockdown blocks and a 92.38% blocking grade. That’s outstanding. Starting at left guard for the entire season Miller only allowed two sacks. He’s 6-foot-2, 303-pounds and is very strong, especially in the lower body. Miller has an excellent initial punch and plays with a tough and relentless attitude and effort.

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Lorenzo Mauldin
Louisville / 6'4 / 243 lbs
  • OLB
  • [3] #18

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Craig Mager
Texas State / 5'11 / 189 lbs
  • CB
  • [3] #19

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Jordan Hicks
Texas / 6'2 / 238 lbs
  • MLB
  • [3] #20

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Tyler Kroft
Rutgers / 6'6 / 240 lbs
  • TE
  • [3] #21

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David Johnson
Northern Iowa / 6'1 / 224 lbs
  • RB
  • [3] #22

Analysis

Johnson is one of my draft sleepers, as I was really impressed with his game at the Senior Bowl. He’s a small school guy that played in 49 games at Northern Iowa. He rushed for 4,687 yards and 49 scores and also caught the ball well with 141 receptions for 1,743 yards and 14 touchdowns. That’s some production. Johnson has good size at 6-foot-1, 224-pounds and runs well (4.5 forty). He has power and will run through arm tackles. Johnson shows patience and aggression and plays angry.

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Sammie Coates
Auburn / 6'2 / 215 lbs
  • WR
  • [3] #23

Analysis

Coates spent time playing both slot and on the outside at wide receiver for the Tigers. This is a terrific athlete that can really run well. Coates has good size (6-2/215) and is tough to defend and tackle once he has the ball in his hands. He caught 82 passes for 1,757 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. Typically it takes multiple players to bring him down. He’s physical and fast and at times shows another gear. Coates needs to play with more consistency and he drops to many easy balls.

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Danielle Hunter
LSU / 6'6 / 241 lbs
  • OLB
  • [3] #24

Analysis

Hunter played in 38 games at LSU, starting 23 times. He finished with 142 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 21 tackles for a loss. He’s built like former Tiger and current Brown Barkevious Mingo, though he’s not quite as athletic. At 6-foot-5, 252-pounds, Hunter has a long frame with plenty of room to bulk up at add weight. He primarily played down in Baton Rouge and good very well do the same in the NFL, although Hunter looks to have more upside standing up as an outside ‘backer in a 3-4 scheme. He’s faster than quick and plays hard.

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Sean Mannion
Oregon State / 6'6 / 229 lbs
  • QB
  • [3] #25
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Carl Davis
Iowa / 6'5 / 320 lbs
  • DT
  • [3] #26

Analysis

Davis got a lot of starts (26) playing both defensive tackle positions for the Hawkeyes. In 43 games he registered 94 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for a loss. Davis has very good size (6-5/320), arm length (34 7/8) and giant 11-inch hands. He had a very good Senior Bowl in January. Davis is a good anchor in the middle that’s strong, physical and difficult to move. He’s a guy that’s going to eat up a lot of space and make some plays on the inside.

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Chaz Green
Florida / 6'5 / 314 lbs
  • OT
  • [3] #27

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Jeff Heuerman
Ohio State / 6'5 / 254 lbs
  • TE
  • [3] #28

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Henry Anderson
Stanford / 6'6 / 294 lbs
  • DE
  • [3] #29

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Ty Montgomery
Stanford / 6'0 / 221 lbs
  • WR
  • [3] #30

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Matt Jones
Florida / 6'2 / 231 lbs
  • RB
  • [3] #31

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Xavier Cooper
Washington State / 6'4 / 299 lbs
  • DT
  • [3] #32

Analysis

Cooper is a three-year starter for the Cougars. He posted 87 tackles over the past two seasons and 23.5 tackles for a loss. He can play the five-technique in a 3-4 defense or defensive tackle in a 4-3. Cooper is strong and uses his hands well. At 293-pounds is has deceptive short area quickness. He ran an impressive 4.37 20-yard shuttle at the Combine.

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Geneo Grissom
Oklahoma / 6'4 / 247 lbs
  • OLB
  • [3] #33

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Steven Nelson
Oregon State / 5'10 / 197 lbs
  • CB
  • [3] #34

Analysis

Nelson is yet another draft prospect that had to go the junior college route before Oregon State. In two seasons for the Beavers, Nelson started 21 of 25 games, finishing with 122 tackles, eight interceptions and 12 pass deflections. This is a versatile defensive back who has the talent and skill set to play virtually anywhere in the secondary. That will be an added bonus once he gets to the NFL. In the meantime, look for him as a press cornerback. Nelson’s physical and strong. He also has good speed and even better short area quickness.

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Paul Dawson
TCU / 6'0 / 235 lbs
  • MLB
  • [3] #35

Analysis

This former junior college standout had two good seasons at TCU, starting 18 of 38 games and splitting time at middle and strong side linebacker. Dawson finished with 241 tackles, 31 tackles for a loss, and 6.5 sacks. This is a physical guy that plays faster than his timed speed (4.93 forty at Combine). He can make plays inside-out and get to the perimeter while manning the inside. Dawson also does a nice job of playing in coverage against the pass.

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