2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JOHN FRANKLIN: Stephen F. Austin, 6037 283 4.72. Three-year starter from Greenville, TX who gained over 50 pounds in his college years. A physical gem who moves as well as most edge rushers in this class at chiseled 283 pounds. A three-time All-Southland Conference defender who will be viewed as five technique or inside-out defender that can create mismatches depending on the situation. He explodes off the snap and shows excellent reaction to blockers and ball carriers alike. Can shift his weight on the move with ease. An aggressive player who will pursue sideline to sideline. He knows how to finish and is a sure tackler who has also shown the awareness and skill to strip the ball. Very coordinated for a player his size. He does play high and that kind of pad level along with inconsistent hand placement will beat him up in the NFL. There is a lot of work to be done when it comes to the techniques of NFL defensive line-play. Is an ideal candidate for the practice squad with the eventual upside of a rotational 3-4 defensive end. 2017 stats: 55 T, 13.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 8 QBH, 1 FF. Edge speed:left 2.30, right 2.18. OSR:9/23. Sixth/seventh round. (A-32 7/8, H-10, BP-26, 10-1.70).