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2016 Real Draft Notes

Updated: 04/29/2016 3:11PM ET

PickTeamPlayerPos.SchoolHTWT40 Time
Round 1
1
Los Angeles  T/Ten
Jared Goff*QB
California 
6040v215v4.82v
Three-year starter from Kentfield, CA. First-team All Pac-12. Plays in the quarterback friendly pitch and catch spread “Bear Raid” offense. A drop back passer from the shotgun who has good arm strength and knows his way around the pocket. Throws the ball on time and on target with good accuracy over his career. The lanky underclassman helped revitalize the Golden Bear program that had fallen on hard times by starting 37 straight games after hitting the field as a true freshman. The two-time team captain will look the rush pressure in the eye and make the clutch pass. Reacts well to pressure. Knows where he wants to go with the ball and throws the receiver open with good accuracy and timing. Keeps his eyes down the field. No pause in the pocket. Good pocket presence and feel. Reads progressions. Keeps his feet hot and throws before the receiver breaks open. Does a good job of changing ball speed and trajectory over the top of defenders. Good ball placement. The receiver doesn’t have to wait on the ball and is hit in stride to give him a chance to run after the catch. A quick snap wrist release with velocity.
2
Philadelphia  T/Cle
Carson WentzQB
North Dakota State 
6052v237v4.72v
.Two-year starter from Bismarck, ND. Suffered a broken bone in his throwing wrist versus South Dakota in October and missed eight games. He returned for the national championship game versus Jacksonville State and didn’t miss a beat. Was the NCAA Division I championship game’s Most Outstanding Player in 2015 and 2016. In addition, he was a first team Academic All-America. Was on the Missouri Valley Conference honor roll for four straight years. Team captain in 2014 and 2015. Went 20-3 as a starter. Had one of the strongest arms at the Combine where he graded out as the top quarterback athletically. Can throw the deep 18-yard comeback from the opposite hash mark. He has a quick and deliberate delivery, keeping his eyes focused down the field. Has a high release point and a quick brain synapse where he sees the open receiver and hits them suddenly with no delay. Stands tall in the pocket. Steps into his throws, sliding up into the protection. Hangs in the pocket and lets the play develop. Can gun the ball into the vertical seams with velocity or touch. A clutch passer, Wentz can anticipate and hit a receiver on the move across the middle of the formation. He also knows how to put air under the ball and throw to a spot on fade routes. Has a smooth and compact delivery for a tall quarterback. His lower body is in unison with his upper body.
3
San Diego 
Joey Bosa*DE
Ohio State 
6052v269v4.76v
A junior entry from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Three-year starter who played in 41 games, starting 37. Two-time Big-10 Defensive Lineman of the Year. Arguably one of the best defenders in Ohio State history. The NFL has had Bosa in their radar since his freshman year where he exploded on the field as a disruptive presence who always had to be game planned for. In three years he collected 150 tackles, 50.5 tackles for loss, 26 sacks, and five forced fumbles. This past fall more protections were slid Bosa’s way and backs would also come and chip him. His production was down from the year before, but his teammates collected more tackles. Demonstrates excellent quickness from stance to opponent. His hand quickness for a college player is NFL ready, flashing a quick punch, stab, hand placement, extension, and the ability to control the blocker with his big strong hands and long arms. Gains an advantage by anticipating the count (getting more penalties than he should). Explodes into the blocker. Over the past three years he’s shown everything that you want in a future Pro Bowl NFL talent.
4
Dallas 
Ezekiel Elliott*RB
Ohio State 
5116v225v4.47v
Junior entry. Two-year starter in a fast tempo spread offense. Native of St. Louis, MO. Played behind second round draft pick, Carlos Hyde, as a freshman. A unique combination of power and speed. Productive tackle-to-tackle as an inside zone runner from the spread formation. Has the ability, quickness, and speed to bounce the ball outside if the inside running lanes are gummed up. Made a positive first impression in 2014 when he led the Buckeyes to the first College Football Playoff National Championship by stringing together three 200-yard games versus Wisconsin in the Big 10 championship (220), Sugar Bowl versus Alabama (230) in the first round of the playoffs, and versus Oregon (246) in the national championship game. The inside power runner went back-to-back with two seasons of over 1800 yards rushing as a sophomore and a junior. The compact, low-to-the-ground runner breaks tackles on a regular basis because of his leg drive. Works through traffic with vision and low pad level. Good contact balance and cutting ability. Can reach the edge of the defense on sweeps where he shows a burst to turn the corner. Top level running skills. A willing and productive blocker.
5
Jacksonville 
Jalen Ramsey*CB/S
Florida State 
6012v209v4.38v
Gus Bradley likes those big corners and he is keeping his fingers crossed to make this pick. The top player on many boards doesn't have to leave the state to play his pro ball. The Jaguars secondary: Davon House was a solid pickup from last year and provided a quality corner. Aaron Colvin is a good nickel but ended up at corner as Demetrius McCray and Dwayne Gratz proved inadequate as starters. Prince Amukamara was signed from the Giants to compete and hopefully slide Colvin back to nickel in various packages. Undrafted rookie and college quarterback Nick Marshall saw time at corner position and he could project to safety. Tackling was an issue for this group so a big physical corner is on the wish list. Tashaun Gipson, a ball-hawking safety, was signed away from Cleveland to a big contract to upgrade this unit. Jonathan Cyprien is a box safety who lacks ideal cover skills. Off-season pickup Sergio Brown struggled while rookie 4th rounder backup James Sample ended the season on IR. Another starting caliber safety is needed.
.Junior entry and voted team captain. Three-year starter from Smyrna, TN. Consensus All-America and team defensive MVP. Started at boundary corner and returned kickoffs. Has starts at both corner and safety. Outstanding ball skills. A physical corner who suffocates receivers. A heady player who is always looking to make something happen. Going for a strip or punching the ball out. He plays with an edge. Ultra aggressive and talented. Good upper body strength. Has top tier bump and run ability. A good tackler who doesn’t hesitate on support. An instant acceleration player who has the ability to react and find the ball in the air. He is able to grasp coverage and recognize formations. Good awareness to recognize and analyze offensive set tendencies and reacts quickly to his keys. A fierce competitor who plays with confidence. Long arms for the position. Can blitz off the edge with a low pad level and a burst. Makes plays on the ball. A flexible athlete who is hard to shake. Natural instincts and reactions. Plays on the punt team coverage unit. A first year impact player. 2015 stats: 52 T, 10 PBU, BTR:left 4.48, right 4.51. OSR:1/34. First round. (A-33 3/8, H-9 1/2, VJ-41.5, SS04.18
6
Baltimore 
Ronnie Stanley*OT
Notre Dame 
6056v312v5.22v
Junior entry. Three-year starter from Las Vegas, NV. Has ideal size for the left tackle position. Hosts a frame with enough room for additional bulk. Has strong and long arms and huge hands he uses well to control defenders. Demonstrates an initial punch that stuns pass rushers. If he can get his hands inside the framework of a pass rusher, the match-up is almost always over for the defender. Shows the ability to roll his hips after engagement and will drive his target to the ground. Consistently follows through as a run blocker. There is no question that his foot quickness allows him to be a left tackle on Sundays. Moves his feet to ward off a pass rusher and is not lazy or grabby. Plays with a natural knee bend and can handle a defender’s spin move with foot quickness and balance. Sudden to redirect. Is patient letting the pass rusher come to him. Uses good footwork to gain depth. Productive over his career at left tackle. Mobile and rangy when pulling. Adjusts well on the run. Sustains his blocks and finishes with functional play strength. Solid lower body flexibility. On cut off blocks he has very good lateral agility and quickness to prevent and secure defenders away from the play or versus a slant move. Sets the edge in the run game. Hard to knock off his feet. Has the ability to drop his weight and anchor versus power. He ratchets up his intensity on every play. Elevated his game to another level in 2015. Specifically his ability to quick set and change direction and mirror a two-move pass rusher. Is particularly impressive blocking and dealing with defenders who play with a low center of gravity. The ultra aware tackle has dealt with a variety of big powerful defenders. Throughout the year you could observe him keeping his hands more inside the frame but did get high with his arm extension at times. In every game, he was solid with his angles on the second level locking up pursuit. Each week his game-to-game performance improved. Hard to knock off his feet but it can be done if he loses his knee bend. Possesses the size, strength, balance, punch, and the ability to drop his weight and anchor versus power. In the Virginia game Stanley was patient and aware of twist stunts and stayed square and smooth in his footwork. Hustles downfield to get in front of the play like he did on a fake field goal that went for a touchdown. Always lines up at left guard on PATs and field goals. Creates running lanes by positioning his hips to the inside and walling off the defender. He moves well through traffic. Works to finish his blocks and gives a good downfield effort. He stays active throughout the play. Can handle power and strength from a college player, but will need to build on his core strength. Does a good job of reading and blocking on the run versus screen. Another thing that is impressive is his ability to hold a block with all the deep passes to Will Fuller. Wake Forest was a good game to observe his blocking path and course. Good footwork and mirror in pass protection. Did a good job of getting across the field to make a block. The Irish wanted to run the ball with their superior talent and Stanley came off the ball quickly, straight ahead as well as laterally. Versus Boston College Stanley started out the game by stoning an arm over move by the defensive end and he picked up his game from there. Still needs to work on playing low with consistent knee bend, overall core strength, and hand work inside the frame. Has all the ideal physical tools and more than enough ability to play left tackle in the NFL. Does a very good job of restricting the width of the pocket to keep defenders out. OSR:20/47. A top 10 pick. (A-35 5/8, H-10 5/8, BP-24, 10-1.83
7
San Francisco 
DeForest BucknerDE/DT
Oregon 
6070v291v5.05v
Buckner is a three-year starter from Waianae, HI. Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Won the coveted Pac-12 Morris Trophy voted on by opposing Pac-12 linemen who lined up across from him. Led the conference in quarterback sacks. A huge man with long arms and the largest hands that have ever been measured at the Combine (11 3/4"). Consistent over his 38 starts as a top level competitor on every play. The past two years he put up linebacker-like numbers as a defensive lineman. He collected over 80 tackles per year, had 30 tackles for loss, and 14.5 sacks. Has enough violence in his game to go by his opponent as he rushes the passer. Explosive and athletic. He is tall but very flexible and can bend. The ex-Duck can play end or tackle in any 4-3 or 3-4 package. A disruptive player who can get inside push pressing the pocket or drive offensive tackles into the backfield. Disruptive when he slants or angles from a nose up position. He draws double teams and chip blocks like flies to fresh road kill. The big man has light feet and skates down the line of scrimmage like a linebacker on a shiver board. Defended 10 passes with his long arms. Good lateral quickness. Plays on his feet with a good base and balance. Eats up blockers like a Pac-Man video machine. Plays like he loves the game and respects his teammates enough to play hard every down, not to let them down.
8
Tennessee  T/Cle
Jack Conklin*OT
Michigan State 
6056v306v4.99v
Junior entry from Plainwell, MI. Started 38 games over three years. All-Big 10 and All-America in 2015. A physical player who was a former walk-on. A blue collar worker who earned a top 3 ranking of 47 offensive linemen athletically at the Combine. Looked more fluid in workouts without his knee braces. An intense scrapper with length, long arms, and big hands to protect the quarterback. Played in a pro style offense and is also finely tuned as a run blocker from a three-point stance. Has an NFL ready build and demonstrates quickness and power in the run game. Good football intelligence and the ability to recover if he oversets in pass protection. Plays with strong hands. Runs his feet once he gets the defensive end moving up the field. Patient to pick up and stone a twist stunt. A consistent effort player who works to finish his blocks. Can stick his foot in the ground and anchor a bull rush. He does give up too much ground at times in pass protection which restricts the pocket. Doesn’t always play with his top level athleticism. Can be beaten off the edge with wide speed and will play upright at times losing his knee bend then having problems with a leverage defender. Missed two games with a knee injury in 2015. A 4-for-1 player.
9
Chicago  T/TB
Leonard Floyd*OLB
Georgia 
6055v244v4.59v
. Junior entry from Eastman, GA. Three-year starter after transferring from Hargrave Military Academy, a one year prep school. When backed off he shows a patient initial read and normally plays at a good pad level. Uses his hands well to get separation on a block and is strong at the point of attack. Works hard to redirect off a block, he can sift through the wash and make plays. Good lateral movement and very good agility. Has good speed and is a hustle and chase guy. Always around the ball. At his best as a blitz and edge pass rusher. Quick at the snap and has a burst around the corner. Very good bend and squeeze to the quarterback. Relentless in pursuit and creates havoc as a pass rusher. Has some moves with the athletic ability to make it work. Good in coverage with the speed to play man versus a back. Mirrors cuts well and does a top level job re-routing receivers. Has good zone awareness with a sudden break on the ball. Has a lanky frame.
10
New York 
Eli Apple*CB
Ohio State 
6005v199v4.40v
Junior entry from Voorhees, NJ. Two-year starter. Second team All Big 10. A man cover corner who has the size and speed to excel on the next level. He got by on his raw talent in college, but needs to work on his technique and nuances of cornerback play. He will not get away with his hands all over a receiver down the field. During the past two years, Apple racked up seven pass interference calls and four holding penalties. Has some hip tightness when he turns. Light feet to cover the small, quicker receivers. Quick to read and react. Knows his defensive responsibilities, is tough on run support, and is aware of his contain duties keeping his outside arm free. He has 22 passes defended over the past two years. Has suddenness in his body. Can make up ground and recover before the ball arrives. A competitor who wants to be involved in the play. Has made several big plays over his short two year career. A young ascending player who has a future as a number one corner.
11
Tampa Bay  T/Chi
Vernon Hargreaves*CB
Florida 
5104v204v4.50v
. Junior entry from Tampa, FL. Three-year starter. Three straight years of SEC honors and consensus All-America. A smooth cover guy who tracks wide receivers all over the field. Competitive speed to stay with the deep speed receivers man-to-man. He has NFL caliber body control and talent. Fluid in transition. Good instincts and awareness. He is able to make the mental adjustments on the field with sudden reactions. Explosive with good jumping ability and timing. A good open field tackler and a big hitter in run support. Has a willingness to support as an alley player. Excellent eye/hand coordination. He gets his hands on a lot of passes. He defended 38 passes over the past three years including 10 interceptions. The former Gator can play press/jam coverage as well as zone. Rare foot quickness. Smooth transition out of pedal to all route angles. Has sudden stop and go quickness, plant and drive, burst to close on the ball. No false steps or slips. Loose-hipped for turn and burst to close on the ball. A tough minded corner who accepts a challenge. A confident player with a short memory. Good eye discipline. Makes up for his height with timing and leaping ability. Off field red flags unfounded.
12
New Orleans 
Sheldon RankinsDT
Louisville 
6011v299v5.03v
Two-year starter from Covington, GA. Received All-ACC honors the past two years. Has first step suddenness to get penetration or gain advantage up the field. Has the ability to explode and unlock his hips with force. Plays with a good low power base and knee bend to hold the point. Stout inline player who has the strength to play versus the run. Can line up shaded on the nose or outside at end. He lacks the ideal length to play outside, but has good lateral quickness to get out of trouble. Presses the pocket from the inside and gives up field pressure. A disruptive talent with quick hands. Plays on his feet like a linebacker. Senior Bowl notes: A short but explosive interior defender. Sudden off on the snap. The most consistently explosive player of the interior defenders. Active and explosive hands with a shock punch. Tough to single block. Disruptive player. Good flexibility. Rushes with power and sets up counters. 2015 stats: 58 T, 13 TFL, 6 sacks, 1 PBU, 7 QBH. Edge speed:left 2.02, right 2.22. OSR:5/28. First round. (A-33 3/8, H-9 3/8, BP-28, 10-1.73).
13
Miami  T/Phi
Laremy Tunsil*LOT
Mississippi 
6050v310v5.20e
Junior entry from Lake City, FL. Started 26 games in his career. Would be at the top of the food chain in most draft classes with his foot quickness, change of direction, body control, set quickness lower body flexibility, lateral range, arm length, and athletic ability. Has decent length for the position with long arms. An easy and natural knee bender with a light lower half. Leaks through the line and squares up second level pursuit. Can overpower safeties and linebackers. Maintains his power and body control on the move. Flashes some violence in his game and works his hands inside a defender’s frame in pass protection. In the 29 games he played, he only allowed two sacks. Inconsistent to finish blocks. Needs more core strength to anchor a bull rush. Question awareness at times missing blitz pickup and letting defenders cross his face. Played in only 5 games in 2015. He served an NCAA seven game suspension due to impermissible benefits and not being “completely forthcoming” when initially questioned by the NCAA. Was arrested in June 2015 following a domestic dispute with his stepfather. Has an injury history which includes missing spring practice in 2015 recovering from ankle surgery. Missed two games in 2014 due to a partially torn bicep. Missed the Music City Bowl game due to a knee injury. This guy has caught more passes than his teammate Laquon Treadwell and we're not talking about the touchdown catch vs Oklahoma State. He's on his own agenda. Still hasn't run a 40 yard dash or skill test at the Combine because he "didn't want too" High risk,high reward talent.
14
Oakland 
Karl JosephSS
West Virginia 
5095v205v4.55e
Four-year starter from Orlando, FL. Played safety in a 3-5-3 defensive scheme. Only played in four games last fall after suffering an ACL injury in his right knee. He was one of the top returning secondary tacklers in the country with 264 hits at the start of 2015. Holds the school record of 8 forced fumbles. One of the hardest hitting safeties in the country running through his target. A big compete guy who is willing to force the action. A physical take-on player who uses his hands well to shed and ward off blocks. Stays on his feet. Can play off a blocker in the open field and make the tackle. Keeps good position on his assignment. Can turn and run with no delay. At the time of his injury he had corralled five interceptions in only four games. A high impact player who is out of control at times going for the splash hit and misses more than his share of tackles. He needs to gear down, break down, and wrap up. Smothered receivers in college with his hands-on approach, but will have to clean that up to play on Sundays. May start the season on PUP or NFI, but a full recovery is expected. 2015 stats: 20 T, 2 TFL, 5 INT, 1 PBU in four games. Medical exclusion at Combine, right knee. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 1/8, H-9 3/4, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).
15
Cleveland  T/Ten
Corey Coleman*WR/RS
Baylor 
5105v194v4.38v
Junior entry. Three-year starter from Richardson, TX. The 2015 Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation’s top receiver. Unanimous All-America and two-time first-team All-Big 12. He lines up 75% of the time on the left side and 20% in the slot where the Bears try to take advantage of his speed on a safety or a linebacker. He lines up 74% on the line of scrimmage. Coleman had an impressive year catching the ball as he was targeted 47.9% of the time on his 121 routes, but sadly he dropped 8.6% of his targets. He struggles catching the ball cleanly. He also had several double catches in Combine drills. One of the most prolific receivers in Baylor history holding the record for career (33) and single season (20) touchdown receptions. Was the first receiver to put together back-to-back 1000-yard receiving seasons. Totaled 3009 yards on 173 career receptions. Will also contribute as a kickoff return specialist on the next level averaging 26 yards per return. Coleman succeeded catching the ball 72.5% of the time versus man-to-man coverage and 80% versus zone coverage. Baylor receivers read the coverage on the run like the quarterbacks. Explosive burst off the line. Extremely quick getting into a route with elite acceleration out of a cut. Demonstrates outstanding functional vertical speed and an extra gear with the ball in the air. Elusive after the catch showing the ability to make a defender miss with a quick change of direction. Not a lot of showcased route running, as verticals and the quick game are what Baylor make their living on. Aptitude to be a top notch route runner is there. He did not always hustle off the line and you had a good idea he wasn’t getting the ball by watching him. Shows good hands and extension on balls over his head and away from his body. Not a good blocker in stalk block situations. 2015 stats: 74-1363, 18.4 ypr, 20 TD, 111 yds rushing, 5.05 ypc, 0 TD. Medical exclusion at Combine. First round. (A-30 1/4, H-9, VJ-40.5, SS-DNP).
16
Detroit 
Taylor DeckerOT
Ohio State 
6070v310v5.21v
Three-year starter from Vandalia, OH. Co-captain, All-America, and Big 10 Offensive Lineman of the Year. Can deliver a stunning punch to the defender’s breast plate. When he sets on the edge it’s like an oak tree that just grew roots. He is the immovable object to a bull or power pass rusher. The former mid-major basketball recruit has the footwork and knee bend to mirror and slide, working a defender up the field. He fights to get his big hands inside on a defender’s breast plate. Quick enough to cut a defensive end to get their hands down on a slant route. Works to sustain and finish his blocks. Has a mean streak and a bully’s attitude on the field. Good core and functional playing strength. A three time “Iron Buckeye” award winner, which is awarded to six players biannually for unquestioned physical training, dedication, determination, discipline, toughness, and leadership. An experienced left tackle with the versatility to also work over on the right side of the line. Played in spread offense where he lined up predominantly in a two-point stance when pass protecting. A competitor with an explosive use of his hands. A power player with quick feet. Can set the edge of an offense by reaching and sealing the defensive end. Projects to be a first year starter. May get a shot at left tackle first for some teams.
17
Atlanta 
Keanu Neal*SS
Florida 
6004v211v4.63v
Junior entry and two-year starter from Bushnell, FL. Passes the eye test. Smooth on his backpedal and read steps. Tracks well moving downhill making adjustments on the move. Long arms and big hands to ward off low cut blocks. Lines up at 10-yards depth but is quick and reactive enough to get into the run support alley. Takes good angles and is a big hitter when he gets to the contact point. He will and can be out of control as a tackler at times. He will lunge and drop his head and miss the splatter hit. Must breakdown and wrap more consistently. Takes good angles in deep coverage. Better as a zone player than man-to-man at this point in his development. Has good tools for the position, but must clean up his inconsistencies. Throws his body at the ball carrier. Has good playing and closing speed. Moves well laterally and plays the edge run well when in the box. Good functional strength for the position. 2015 stats: 96 T, 3.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FF, 1 PBU, 1 QBH. BTR:left 4.81, right 4.83. OSR:10/17. (A-32 3/4, H-10 5/8, VJ-38, SS-4.38).
18
Indianapolis 
Ryan KellyOC
Alabama 
6040v311v5.07v
Three-year starter from West Chester, OH. Makes all the line calls and seals the pursuit from advancing on the second level. Lacks a power presence. More of a finesse wall off and position blocker. Has a slender lower body and inconsistent knee bend. Overextends and goes to the ground more than a player with his athletic ability should. Struggles with his ability to stay balanced with knee bend when blocking on the move. Question his ability at times to regain
body control and balance to get out of trouble. Plays in a zone blocking scheme and does a nice job on the second level leaking through the line to cut off backside pursuit. Kelly committed just one penalty in 1012 snaps with no holding calls. Loses his knee bend and plays high up on his toes at times. A center only type player who won the Rimington Award as the nation’s top center in 2015. He also tied for the Jacob’s Blocking Trophy, awarded to the SEC’s top blocker. Plays with good awareness. Did not give up a sack and only four hurries in 2015. Turned down a Senior Bowl invitation. Instinctive and physical in his play. Gets good hand placement on his target and controls with his hands. More of a box player than a space athlete. OSR:8/47. 2nd/3rd round. (A-33 5/8, H-9 5/8, BP-26, 10-1.76).
19
Buffalo 
Shaq Lawson*DE
Clemson 
6025v269v4.68v
Junior entry from Central, SC. One year as a full time starter. Consensus All-America and first-team All-ACC. Was in a rotation his first two years, but his production was only limited by the fact that he was not in the game. Played 78% of Clemson’s defensive snaps. The explosive pass rusher suffered a knee injury in the Oklahoma playoff game and lined up ready for duty against Alabama in the national championship game. The productive and quick twitch end plays like a linebacker when on his feet. An intense, high effort competitor who has an explosive first step and a sudden spin move. The speedy and quick edge player has lateral, foot, and hand quickness. He fights through double teams and works to finish the play. He literally has the eye of the tiger. He goes after the quarterback like a piranha that just got off a vegetarian diet. Pass rush is all about effort and Lawson gives everything he has. When he locks out he plays with control and violence. He disengages quickly and doesn’t stay blocked. Good use of hands. Rushes equally as well from a 4-point or 2-point stance. Quick to read and react. He closes down the off tackle run lane and is quick enough to beat a pulling guard. Plays low and with good leverage. Slippery to block. 2015 stats: 60 T, 25.5 TFL, 12.5 sacks, 8 QBH, 1 FF. Edge speed:left 2.15, right 2.12. OSR:8/35. First round. (A-32 3/4, H-10, BP-DNP, 10-1.63).
20
New York 
Darron Lee*OLB
Ohio State 
6006v232v4.47v
Junior entry from New Albany, OH. Started 28 games over his career. In two years he was in on 147 tackles, including 27.5 for loss. He scored three defensive touchdowns in his career. In the 2016 Fiesta Bowl he made 7 tackles, 2 sacks, a forced fumble, and a quarterback hurry. Normally reads and fits the inside holes well. Has a quick punch with his hands and can get separation. Flashes ability to redirect off a block. Has very good agility and can get through the wash. Has an explosive burst, coming out of a shuffle or changing directions. Blitzes gaps well and has a burst chasing with good range in pursuit. Is normally a secure tackler adjusting to movement and cuts in space. Takes very good pass drops and recognizes run pass quickly. Tough to fool as he reacts well to play action pass, getting in the throwing lane. Good re-route of receivers. He can cover the inside pass catchers. Tends to struggle more in the box. A powerful lineman can knock him off the ball. Has outstanding ability to change gears and recover when out of position. Possesses very good tools and elite athletic ability. Needs better strength and consistency in technique. Projects as a 4-3 outside linebacker. 2015 stats: 66 T, 11 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 1 INT, 2 FR. Edge speed:left 2.08, right 2.01. OSR:2/58. First round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 3/4, BP-17, SS-4.20).
21
Houston  T/Was
Will Fuller*WR
Notre Dame 
6001v186v4.36v
Junior entry. Two-year starter from Philadelphia, PA. Second team All-America. Fourth receiver in Irish history to have consecutive 1000-yard seasons. In 2014 was the Irish Offensive Player of the Year. Explosive downfield speed. A definite vertical threat. A multiple alignment receiver who has an equal split right (49%) and left (43.4%). He lines up in the slot about 7% of the time to test matchups. One of the knocks on Fuller is his inconsistent hands. This metric proves it; he was targeted 22.9% of the time on 192 routes and dropped the ball 9.1% of the time. The norm is 5.9%. Adjusts well to the ball in flight. Has the ability to come out of the break with burst and acceleration. Creates space. Has the ability to get open. Top level body control and balance while running at full speed. Has a quick upfield burst on tunnel screens. Cradles and body catches a lot of balls. Appears to lack confidence in his hands. Has a slender frame and a lean muscled build. Will not break many tackles. More slippery than strong. Needs to see and track the ball into his hands better. Not a natural catcher. Needs to get more core strength to block downfield. Gives effort but lacks strength to sustain his blocks. Needs work on intermediate, over the middle, and short routes. Several of his drops were in the middle where the safety is staring him down. He had five receptions of over 72 yards last season. 2015 stats: 62-1258, 20.2 ypr, 14 TD. OSR:9/42. First round. (A-30 3/4, H-8 1/4, VJ-33.5, SS-4.27).
22
Washington  T/Hou
Josh DoctsonWR
TCU 
6020v202v4.46v
Four-year starter including one year as a freshman at Wyoming before his transfer in 2012 to the Horned Frogs. From Mansfield, TX. A competitive receiver who concentrates and plucks the ball at the high point. A hand catcher who makes the difficult catch. Holds the ball on contact. Tracks the ball with good eye/hand coordination and catches the ball over either shoulder with no blind spots to distract his vision. A three level receiver who can be effective short, medium, and long. Moves easily and athletically. Good balance after contact. Plucks the ball in his hands with a good two-arm extension away from the frame of his body. A consistent player without the ball. Has the ability and speed to get deep and the savvy and quickness to get open. Has good faking and cutting ability. Can freeze a defensive back with double moves. Blocks well on the perimeter, inline, and down the field. TCU’s up-tempo spread offense didn’t help to develop the speedy receiver into an NFL route runner. He lined up 94.3% of the time on the right side of the formation so he lacks experience with a full route tree at various alignments. However, he did a full route tree on the right side. He majored in the deep vertical (9 route) comeback and slant patterns. Doctson has two of the three Horned Frogs’ 1000-yard receiving seasons in school history. His career mark is 2784 yards. More slippery than strong at breaking tackles. Of the 209 routes Doctson ran, he was targeted 41.6% of the time. Amari Cooper was targeted 43% two years ago at Alabama to demonstrate the importance of Doctson to the TCU offense. He responded with a 74.7% catch rate and a low 3.4% drop rate. In other words, the fleet receiver analytically as well as empirically has excellent hands. Doctson is equally as impressive against man, zone, and press coverage. Contested catches are another Doctson specialty. Of the 20 contested catches, he snatched 85% of them, the highest percentage of any receiver in this draft. This metric confirms his big-time ball skills in close quarters. He missed the last three games with a left wrist injury suffered in the Oklahoma State game. 2015 stats: 79-1327, 16.8 ypr, 14 TD. OSR:1/42. First/ second round. (A-31 7/8, H-9 7/8, VJ-41, SS-4.08).
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Minnesota 
Laquon Treadwell*WR
Mississippi 
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Junior entry. Three-year starter from Crete, IL. Second team All America and first-team All-SEC. Ranks second in school history with 196 catches. A multiple alignment type receiver who is an impact pass catcher. Lines up mostly on the left side (85%), but plays in the slot (2.9%) and the right side (11.2%). Came back to play last fall after a severe lower leg injury suffered towards the end of his sophomore year. A physical, muscular, and strong receiver who is a solid route runner. He’s a big receiver who makes the contested catches and has good run after catch ability. A quicker than fast receiver who gets into and out of his breaks with no hesitation. Reactive and assertive in traffic. He can beat man coverage by winning at the ball. Adjusts well to the ball in flight. Drives back to the ball. Good in contested areas, slants, curls, across the middle. He can out-physical most defensive backs. You don’t hear much about Treadwell’s drops, but of the 211 total routes he ran he was targeted 35.1% of the time and he dropped the mail 9.5% of the time. The norm is 5.9%. Tracks the ball well overhead and follows the ball into his hands. Good concentration and focus in congested areas. Can take a big hit. A hand catcher who can pluck the low hard off-target pass. Finishes the play after his catch. The best thing he does is catch the ball when covered. A big target who can defeat the jam with strength. A big game receiver. Catches in the clutch. Can think and adjust on the run. An aggressive and competitive blocker. Has the ability to get open. Reacts well to a crowd. Has guts and concentration on the ball and will catch in a crowd. He’s open even when he’s covered. The thing he must do is dominate down and distance. If he’s Anquan Boldin, we’ll take him. Boldin ran in the high 4.6 to 4.7 range but he went in the second round. 2015 stats: 82-1153, 14.0 ypr, 11 TD. Medical exclusion at Combine. First/ second round. (A-33 3/8, H-9 1/2, VJ-33, SS-DNP).
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Cincinnati 
William Jackson IIICB
Houston 
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Two years as a fulltime starter. Junior College transfer from Trinity Valley CC. From Houston, TX. Second-team All-AAC and the defensive MVP in the Peach Bowl. Played the field corner in Houston’s defense. Physical with his hands defeating stalk block or using off hand jam in press coverage. Gets good separation versus a block and makes good use of jam to lock receivers out on the sideline. Sheds block well and throws his body at the tackle. Needs to get under control and gather better as he will miss in space. Normally shows a fluid back pedal with good turn and run. Transitions with very little wasted movement. Shows a closing burst on his break and drive. Very difficult to shake as he is good at mirroring cuts. Normally reacts well to double moves but will get pushed off occasionally. Plays off man with good technique, normally maintaining cushion and timing his transition to cut off the route. A little tight in the hips in turn and run and will let a receiver get behind him at times. Needs to consistently turn and run at the right time to compensate. Has the speed to make it work. Will stutter step on occasion reacting but it is slight and his recovery quickness is good. Has the speed to stay with deep routes. Overall good route recognition in zone coverage. At times will get caught staring too much in the backfield and lose leverage on routes in a zone. Sometimes a little too shallow in hard corner coverage but recovery speed is good and he can get under the deeper throw with good ball reaction. Solid ball skills, staying in phase with a receiver and timing ball reaction. Very good at reading the quick game. Did struggle with Tulsa wide out Keyarris Garrett and Cincinnati's Chris Moore A pair of big receivers. 2015 stats: 43 T, 5 INT, 23 PBU. BTR:left 4.52, right 4.74. OSR:7/34. First round (A-31 3/4, H-9 1/4, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).
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Pittsburgh 
Artie Burns*CB
Miami 
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Junior entry from Miami, FL. Two-year starter. Second-team All ACC. Physical corner with good change of direction and a closing burst. At his best in press coverage. Does a good job being patient with a receiver’s moves and not biting on movement away from his leverage. Maintains position on receiver with good focus. Mirrors cuts well and uses his hands to jam and ride receiver out. Can be physical in press. Not as good in off-man and zone as he will lose leverage on a receiver occasionally. Smooth and fluid in his pedal, with very good turn and run transition. Changes speeds in pedal well and does a good job maintaining cushion and staying on top of a receiver. Rare speed and ability to close in coverage. Sudden plant and drive. Reacts well on the throw with good ball skills. Played inside over a tight end at times. Tends to run around a block and lunge at tackles. Struggles with a wide receiver stalk block, and while he gets separation he struggles to shed and can get ridden out too easily. Has the speed, size, and athletic ability you look for to play at the next level. His cover skills make him a quality prospect. 2015 stats: 36 T, 6 INT, 5 PBU. BTR:left 4.68, right 5.00. OSR:22/ 34. First/second round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 1/2, VJ-31.5, SS-DNP).
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Denver  T/Sea
Paxton Lynch*QB
Memphis 
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Junior entry from Deltona, FL. Three-year starter who was redshirted his first year. He plays in a spread quarterback friendly offense. Possesses the arm strength to make all the tough throws. Creates plays by stepping up into the pocket, sets his feet, and follows through with his passes. Has the talent to create plays. Appears to keep a cool head and demonstrates good leadership responsibilities. Poised in the pocket. Rockets the ball so hot at times that his receivers can’t handle the ball. When he misses, he misses low or behind his target. His accuracy percentage has gotten better every year and topped out at 66.7% in 2015. Does a nice job on play action passes with good ball fakes and has good touch on back shoulder fade routes. Mechanically solid overall, squaring his hips and throws on the run. Has a smooth, quick, and high release. Throws darts when hitting a receiver on a backside slant route. Fits the ball into small spaces at times, although most of the time the receivers are schemed to be wide open. Throws a nice spiral to all receivers and backs with touch. Will look the safeties off and move them with shoulder shake. Has vision and feel as a runner. Not elusive, but natural run ability to use a burst of speed when rolling out on the goal line to score. Not afraid to block the edge of a defense to help a running back get around the corner. The angular right-handed passer spreads the ball around to several receivers and is accurate when he passes. Our notes are littered with receivers dropping several balls or his passing percentage would be greater. Will throw the ball into coverage at times, challenging a defense. He sees the field well and throws equally as consistent in the pocket as on the run. He runs the zone read option at times and is a threat to run the ball. Lasers several horizontal quick hitch, outs, and slant routes. With his size, he can easily see and find his receivers. Keeps his eyes down the field and attacks the voids in Cover 2 successfully. Lynch has a good body conformation and moves well for a 6’7" quarterback. An eventual starter if he is drafted into the right environment, develops, and gets more consistent in his footwork when getting away from center to the throwing point. 2015 stats: 296/444, 3778 yds, 66.7%, 28TD, 4 INT, 151.1 QB rating, 239 yds rushing, 2 TD. Ball velocity 59 mph. OSR:5/18. First/second round. (A-34 1/4, H-10 1/4, SS-4.26, VJ-36).
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Green Bay 
Kenny Clark*DT
UCLA 
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The versatile and productive Clark will have a chance to start on the nose and can play the five technique as needed. Junior entry and captain from San Bernardino, CA. Started 29 consecutive games for the Bruins over two plus years. Second leading tackler on the team as a defensive tackle. Third team All-America and first team All-Pac 12. An inside run stuffer who is disruptive and draws double teams. Has a thick lower body, good strength, balance, and leverage. Gets upfield push. Played in the Bruins’ defense as a nose tackle and one technique defensive tackle. A flexible athlete who can win the leverage battle. Has quick, heavy, and fast hands along with light feet. Plays square down the line of scrimmage filling the running lanes. Good short area quickness. Quick to change directions. Productive and active in his play. Has a bag of tricks that keep him from getting blocked and disengaging quickly. Big strong hands. He has a good combination of quickness and power. A versatile athlete who can fill several roles in any defensive scheme. Needs to work on his pass rushing skills. The former wrestler has the talent to contribute early in his NFL career. 2015 stats: 75 T, 11 TFL, 6 sacks, 5 PBU. Edge speed:left 1.99, right 2.13. OSR:10/28. First round. (A-32 1/8, H-10 1/2, BP-29, 10-1.72).
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San Francisco  T/KC
Joshua GarnettOG
Stanford 
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Two years as a fulltime starter and team captain. From Puyallup, WA. First Outland Trophy winner in school history. A strong inside player when he gets his hands locked on. Fights for position to control the defender. Locks out with a good two-arm extension in pass protection. Good arm length and lower body flexibility. Powerful on down and angle blocks. A solid blocker in both pass protection and run blocking. A good technique player with good agility and balance. Has a quick first step and flashes an explosive punch in pass pro. Pulls and traps well. Garnett is consistent and football smart. Impressive week at the Senior Bowl demonstrating his ability to pull and seal or kick out on the perimeter. NFL DNA as his father Scott played four seasons in the league. Comes off the ball low and with leverage on base blocks. Gets push on the down defender. Quick on backside cut blocks. Well-schooled in zone blocking technique in the run game. Plays square and mirrors pass rushers up the field. Gets his hands up quickly in pass pro. Other honors include the Morris Trophy (Pac-12 lineman of the year), unanimous All-America, and Pac-12 first team. OSR:18/47. First/second round. (A-33 3/8, H-9 7/8, BP-30, 10-1.84).
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Arizona 
Robert Nkemdiche*DT
Mississippi 
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Junior entry. Three-year starter from Loganville, GA. Named to several post-season teams. He is an underachiever who flashes tidbits of natural talent. Has been inconsistent over his career. Off-field vetting will be important after he fell out of a widow and later tested positive for marijuana. His triangle numbers for the position (height, weight, speed) are Pro Bowl caliber. Nkemdiche in comparison with All-Pro Ndamukong Suh: three year production for the Ole Miss tackle: 98 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 7 sacks; Suh’s senior year only at Nebraska: 85 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 12 sacks. The former Rebel has experience at both end and defensive tackle. He pressures inside gaps but doesn’t finish plays. Good short area quickness. Presses the pocket at times with good leverage. Flashes the ability to overwhelm a blocker. Can play in space. Violent hitter. Technique poor. Blockers take advantage of his weaknesses. Footwork needs work. Plays off balance and awkward at times. Not a consistent player. Disappears in games where there is no production. Has untapped power and quickness. He also scored three touchdowns on offense, two receiving and one rushing and blocked one field goal attempt. Has several off field concerns that need to be vetted before the draft. Boom or Bust. 2015 stats: 29 T, 7 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 PBU, 7 QBH, 1 BK in 11 games. Edge speed:left 2.03, right 2.07. OSR:1/ 28. First/second round. (A-33 7/8, H-10 3/4, BP-28, 10-1.67).
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Carolina 
Vernon ButlerDT
Louisiana Tech 
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Two-year starter from Summit, MS. Named to the All-Conference USA first team. A big man with long arms and strong hands for the position. Played all along the defensive front for Tech. Has some first step quickness and lateral moves to make plays away from the line of scrimmage. Can control the inside running lanes with his dominant style of play if he stays low. Can be disruptive if he hits a crease on the move. Flashes some explosiveness when tackling at times. A bull rusher who can press the pocket. Needs to improve his use of hands as a pass rusher. Will need to work on his technique to elevate his ability to rush the passer on Sundays. Good upper body strength to stack the run at him. A good effort player who will finish long pursuit. An eventual starter with developmental time. Senior Bowl notes: Demonstrated power with an excellent first step. Long arms and active hands. Good feet and balance. Was productive during the week with a good effort off the snap. Good power rush move in one-on-one drills. 2015 stats: 50 T, 10 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 PBU, 1 FF, 1 FR. Edge speed:left 2.14, right 2.21. OSR:22/28. Second/third round. (A-35, H-10, BP-26, 10-1.82).
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Seattle  T/Den
Germain Ifedi*OT
Texas A&M 
6056v324v5.30v
Junior entry and three-year starter from Houston, TX. Second team All-SEC. Has all the triangle athletic numbers for tackle or guard. Elite size with an NFL caliber body. Extra long arms and huge hands. Good flexibility and knee bend. Has the tools to control a defender. Played right tackle on a spread formation team. Can use his long arms and heavy hands to control a defender initially, but he does not finish or play with a sense of urgency. Plays in a two-point stance and squares up the defensive end. Holds almost every play, many times outside the frame but is not called for it. In one game versus LSU he held, then yelled at the referee and got back-to-back penalties. Plays with a wide base. Drops his head in pass protection on a regular basis. Struggles to redirect his weight and will get caught guessing. Inconsistent technique, gets sloppy as the game wears on. Undisciplined in his play. Will let defenders cross his face. Lazy effort on every tape. Has the frame, athletic ability, and tools to excel, but has proven to be an underachiever again and again. Will be over drafted because of the sizzle, but there is no steak on the plate. OSR:7/47. Third/Fourth round. (A-36, H-10 3/4, BP-24, 10-1.81).
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