Ramsey_FSUWorkouts at the NFL combine start two weeks from Friday as the offensive linemen and tight ends take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. In the run-up to the combine here is the latest word from insiders.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

How early will Myles Jack of UCLA be draft? The word from NFL decision makers is very early. Some, including my buddy Josh Norris at Rotoworld, grade Jack as the top player in the draft. And though many would disagree, including myself, its not a far fetched opinion. NFL decision makers are referring to Jack as a “rare athlete”, a label not often thrown around. They love his athleticism, intensity and versatility to play three downs in a variety of schemes. They also point to the four touchdowns he scored when lined up at running back. When I mentioned my concern about his size the name of Shaq Thompson, the Panthers first round pick in 2015, was brought up. It was also pointed out Jack is head and shoulders a better prospect than Thompson.

How do NFL executives feel the initial five picks will fall? In recent conversations before the Super Bowl the order that gets the most votes at this early stage is 1) Laremy Tunsil, 2) Jalen Ramsey, 3) Jared Goff, 4) Myles Jack, 5) Joey Bosa.

I heard talk during the Senior Bowl that Tunsil could be the first pick of the draft. Goff at three is interesting for a variety of reasons, including a potential trade.

One team that would not be happy to see Jalen Ramsey going so early are the Dallas Cowboys as I’m told he’s presently graded as the top player on their board.

Someone drawing a lot of interest and intrigue from teams is former LSU cornerback Rashard Robinson. Personnel people from the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants believe Robinson would’ve competed for the top cornerback spot in this year’s draft had he played the past two seasons and built upon his impressive freshman campaign. I’m told he will measure over 6-feet/2-inches and is expected to run the forty in the 4.3’s at the combine. I’ve also been told Robinson has been invited to participate at LSU’s pro-day. As someone told me earlier today teams are willing to roll the dice on tall corners that can run fast as the demand far outstrips the supply. The point being Robinson could be selected much earlier than people project.

Trevone Boykin has received an invitation to the combine and will be working out with the quarterbacks two weeks from Saturday. I’m told Boykin has been doing receiver work during his combine preparation but presently there are no plans for him to run routes or catch passes in Indianapolis or during pro-day at TCU. Rather Boykin will workout at receiver as teams come to campus to individually test Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee.

People I’ve spoken with believe the out of the box office moves by the Cleveland Browns will pay off in the long run. The feeling among many is Paul DePodesta and Sashi Brown, both Harvard graduates, will install a system that should weed out the bad apples and finally end the run of draft busts that has plagued the franchise for years.

Recently the New York Jets were linked to quarterback Colin Kaepernick but no one I’ve spoken with, even from Kaepernick’s camp, feel there’s any legitimacy in this potential move. I can say without a doubt general manager Mike Maccagnan is not sitting around admiring the Executive of the Year Award recently handed to him by the PFWA. People I’ve spoken with laud Maccagnan and the Jets for leaving no stone unturned since the end of the season and the team has literally interviewed every player that attended each of January’s All Star games.

I’m told the Jets really like third year offensive tackle Brent Qvale, which could offer them some flexibility at the position. Many believe the team will try and renegotiate the contract of veteran left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson to give themselves more cap space.

BillingsPre Senior Bowl rankings for the defensive ends and defensive tackles. Several college defensive ends (Kamalei Correa, Dadi Nicholas, James Cowser,Victor Ochi, Yannick Ngakoue) are rated as outside linebackers.                                                                                                                                                                        

Defensive Ends

RndFull NameSchoolYr
1stJoey BosaOhio State3Jr
1stDeforest BucknerOregon4Sr
1stEmmanuel OgbahOklahoma State4Jr
1stShaq LawsonClemson3Jr
2ndKevin DoddClemson4Jr
2ndCharles TapperOklahoma4Sr
2-3Shilique CalhounMichigan State5Sr
3rdNoah SpenceEastern Kentucky3Jr
3-4Jason FanaikaUtah4Sr
4thShawn OakmanBaylor5Sr
4thBronson KaufusiBYU4Sr
5thDrew OttIowa4Sr?
5thAziz ShittuStanford4Jr
5-6Carl NassibPenn State5Sr
6thMatthew JudonGrand Valley St6Sr
6thTyrone HolmesMontana4Sr
6thRomeo OkwaraNotre Dame4Sr
6thDennis PettwayAlabama5Sr
6thAnthony ZettelPenn State5Sr
7thQuinton JeffersonMaryland4Jr
6-7Dean LowryNorthwestern4Sr
7thEddie YarbroughWyoming5Sr
7thReggie GilbertArizona5Sr
7thMario OjemudiaMichigan4Sr
FARonald BlairAppalachian St5Sr
FAJimmy BeanOklahoma State5Sr
FALaMichael FanningJacksonville St5Sr
FAUgonna AwuruonyeCampbell5Sr
FAAlex McCalisterFlorida4Jr
FAIshaq WilliamsNotre Dame5Sr
FASilverberry MouhonCincinnati5Sr
FABranden JacksonTexas Tech5Sr
FASydney OmamehOhio Dominican5Sr
FAMichael MooreVirginia4Sr
FAJoshua DawsonGeorgia4Sr
FARoy Robertson-HarrisUTEP5Sr
FARon ThompsonSyracuse4Jr
FATheiren CockranMinnesota5Sr
FABryson AlbrightMiami-Oh4Sr
FAMichael RoseNorth Carolina St5Sr
FASterling BaileyGeorgia4Sr
FAVontarrius DoraLouisiana Tech5Sr
FATerrell LathanTCU4Sr
FAMarvin HunterMemphis5Sr
FATerrell StanleyEast Carolina4Sr
FAEric LeeSouth Florida4Sr
FADemetrius CherryArizona State5Sr
FARyan BrownMississippi State4Sr
FAIosia IosiaWest Texas A&M6Sr
FAClifton JonesNevada5Sr
FAJonathan WoodardCentral Arkansas5Sr
FAJulien ObiohaTexas A&M4Sr
FAElijah DanielMurray State3Jr
FAKenton AdeyemiConnecticut5Sr
FAShiro DavisTexas4Sr
FAMaurice NilesCentral Florida5Sr
FAMorgan FoxCSU Pueblo4Sr
FADi’Andre HarrisonOhio Dominican5Sr
FAQuinton BradleyIdaho5Sr
FANicholas MangieriIndiana4Sr
FARobert Ndondo-LayMinnesota5Sr
FADavonte LambertAuburn4Sr
FAShaneil JenkinsShepherd4Sr
FASonny SanitoaUNLV5Sr
FAAmir BloomTexas Southern5Sr
FAClayton CallicuttAngelo State4Sr
FAMiles GroomsHampton4Sr
FAWilliam AnthonyNavy4Sr
FAJason NeillUT-San Antonio5Sr
FAMichael BloomfieldWinston Salem4Sr

 

 

Defensive Tackles

RndFull NameSchoolYr
1stA’Shawn RobinsonAlabama3Jr
1stAndrew BillingsBaylor3Jr
1stRobert NkemdicheMississippi3Jr
1stKenny ClarkUCLA3Jr
1-2Jonathan BullardFlorida4Sr
2ndJarran ReedAlabama4Sr
2-3Adolphus WashingtonOhio State4Sr
3rdAustin JohnsonPenn State4Jr
3rdHassan RidgewayTexas4Jr
3rdVernon ButlerLouisiana Tech4Sr
3rdLawrence ThomasMichigan State5Sr
3-4Maliek CollinsNebraska3Jr
3-4Darius LathamIndiana3Jr
3-4Sheldon RankinsLouisville4Sr
4thSheldon DayNotre Dame4Sr
4-5Adam GotsisGeorgia Tech4Sr
5thChris JonesMississippi State3Jr
5thWillie HenryMichigan4Jr
5thJavon HargraveSouth Carolina St4Sr
5-6Jihad WardIllinois4Sr
6thJoel HeathMichigan State5Sr
6thLuther MaddyVirginia Tech5Sr
6thConnor WujciakBoston College5Sr
6-7Nile Lawrence-StampleFlorida State5Sr
7thMatthew IoannidisTemple4Sr
7thHershey WaltonTemple5Sr
7thVincent ValentineNebraska3Jr
FAPio VatuveiLouisville4Sr
FACorey MarshallVirginia Tech5Sr
FAUfomba KamaluMiami-Fl5Sr
FAJosh TupouColorado4Sr
FATrevon ColeyFlorida Atlantic4Sr
FAAntwaun WoodsUSC5Sr
FAD.J. ReaderClemson4Sr
FAMelvin LewisKentucky5Sr
FADavid DeanVirginia5Sr
FAWoodrow HamiltonMississippi5Sr
FADesmond JacksonTexas4Sr
FADestiny VaeaoWashington State4Sr
FADelvon SimmonsUSC5Sr
FAGiorgio NewberryFlorida State5Sr
FAGregory Milhouse JrCampbell4Sr
FAMichael Rouse IIIPurdue5Sr
FAMehdi AbdesmadBoston College5Sr
FAArmand NanceBoise State4Sr
FADarryl RenderPittsburgh4Sr
FACalvin HeurtelouMiami-Fl4Sr
FAAlonzo WilliamsTexas A&M4Sr
FAJabari Hunt-DaysGeorgia Tech4Sr
FAKayembe MatunguluWestern Carolina5Sr
FAGerald Dixon JrSouth Carolina5Sr
FABeau BlackshearBaylor5Sr
FADavion PiersonTCU5Sr
FADerrick Mitchell JrFlorida State5Sr
FATyler KuderIdaho State5Sr
FATyler HornBoise State5Sr
FALars KohtFlorida International5Sr
FAAlex MosleyJames Madison5Sr
FADevaunte SiglerJacksonville State5Sr
FAKyle RoseWest Virginia5Sr
FATyler ClaytorWilliam & Mary4Sr
FAAl PageWagner5Sr
FAJulian CampenniConnecticut5Sr
FARodney CoeAkron5Sr
FAAlexander BalducciOregon4Sr
FAJustin ThomasonNorth Carolina4Sr
FAKhaynin Mosley-SmithPittsburgh5Sr
FAAndrew IddingsSouth Dakota5Sr
FAKwame BellClarion4Sr
FAJustin HansenColorado State5Sr
FAJonathan DesirTowson5Sr
FABrian PriceUT- Antonio4Sr
FAJordan NielsenUtah State5Sr
FAZach ColvinBowling Green5Sr
FARykeem YatesNevada5Sr
FABrandin BryantFlorida Atlantic5Sr
FATylor HarrisWake Forest4Sr
FAQuentin ThomasLSU5Sr
FAChristopher MayesGeorgia4Sr
FAMichael LovejoyFlorida A&M4Sr
FADemetris AndersonCentral Florida5Sr
FATutulupeataia MataeleBoise State5Sr

SmithPre-Senior bowl rankings for the linebacker positions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Inside/Middle Linebacker

RndFull NameSchoolYr
1stReggie RaglandAlabama4Sr
2-3Joshua PerryOhio State4Sr
3rdJared NorrisUtah4Sr
3rdBeniquez BrownMississippi State4Jr
3-4Blake MartinezStanford4Sr
4thNick VigilUtah State4Jr
4thKentrell BrothersMissouri5Sr
4thAntonio MorrisonFlorida4Sr
5thScooby Wright IIIArizona3Jr
5thAntonio LonginoArizona State5Sr
5-6Nicholas KwiatkoskiWest Virginia5Sr
5-6Tyler MatakevichTemple4Sr
6thSteven DanielsBoston College4Sr
6thJosh ForrestKentucky5Sr
6thReggie NorthrupFlorida State4Sr
7thLuke RhodesWilliam & Mary5Sr
7-FACassanova McKinzyAuburn4Sr
7-FAAnthony SaraoUSC5Sr
FAB J GoodsonClemson4Sr
FATyler GrayBoise State4Sr
FABrandon ChubbWake Forest5Sr
FAJason WhittinghamUtah4Sr
FAZeek BiggerEast Carolina4Sr
FADarnell SankeySacramento State4Sr
FAJoe BoldenMichigan4Sr
FARaphael KirbyMiami-Fl4Sr
FAJared BarberWest Virginia5Sr
FADon CherryVillanova4Sr
FAJalen JeffersonCalifornia5Sr
FARyan SimmonsOklahoma State4Sr
FAKyrie WilsonFresno State5Sr
FARyan FlanniganKentucky4Sr
FAMicah AweTexas Tech4Sr
FAJoseph WalkerOregon4Sr
FAJoseph SchmidtNotre Dame4Sr
FARodney HardrickOregon5Sr
FAEjuan PricePittsburgh5Sr
FAJeremiah KoseMontana5Sr
FAManoa PikulaBYU5Sr
FAMason MonheimIllinois5Sr
FAJovan Santos-KnoxUMass4Sr
FAWilliam RatelleNorth Dakota5Sr
FAJeremiah AllisonWashington State4Sr
FACaleb AzubikeVanderbilt4Sr
FABenetton FonuaHawaii4Sr
FAJeffrey SchoettmerNorth Carolina4Sr
FAFranklin ShannonOklahoma5Sr
FADavid Santosx-Nebraska5Sr
FAJarrett GraceNotre Dame5Sr
FAAnthony McdanielBowie State4Sr
FANick DanceTennessee-Martin5Sr

 

Outside Linebacker

RndFull NameSchoolYr
1stJaylon SmithNotre Dame3Jr
1stMyles JackUCLA3Jr
1stDarron LeeOhio State4Jr
1stLeonard FloydGeorgia3Jr
2ndJordan JenkinsGeorgia4Sr
2ndKamalei CorreaBoise State3Jr
2-3Kyler FackrellUtah State5Sr
3rdDadi NicholasVirginia Tech5Sr
3rdEric StrikerOklahoma4Sr
3-4James CowserSouthern Utah5Sr
4thDominique AlexanderOklahoma3Jr
4thDeion JonesLSU4Sr
4-5Victor OchiStony Brook5Sr
4-5Yannick NgakoueMaryland3Jr
5thDe’Vondre CampbellMinnesota5Sr
5thDarien HarrisMichigan State5Sr
6thTerrance SmithFlorida State5Sr
6thC.J. JohnsonMississippi4Sr
6thJames RossMichigan4Sr
6thSteve LongaRutgers4Jr
6-7Travis FeeneyWashington5Sr
6thJoe SchobertWisconsin4Sr
6-7Deon KingNorfolk State4Sr
7thGionni PaulUtah5Sr
7-FAIan SeauNevada5Sr
FAKevin AndersonStanford5Sr
FAPete RobertsonTexas Tech4Sr
FAJames BurgessLouisville4Sr
FAEd DavisMichigan State5Sr
FAChristian FrenchOregon5Sr
FAKris FrostAuburn5Sr
FACory JamesColorado State5Sr
FATyriq MccordMiami-Fl4Sr
FACory LittletonWashington4Sr
FAStephen WeatherlyVanderbilt4Jr
FAElandon RobertsHouston4Sr
FATrevor BatesMaine5Sr
FADeon ClarkeVirginia Tech4Sr
FAAlexander HansenAir Force4Sr
FADevante BondOklahoma4Sr
FAAntwione WilliamsGeorgia Southern4Sr
FATerrell WilliamsYoungstown St4Sr
FADesmond MorganMichigan5Sr
FAJatavis BrownAkron4Sr
FADarrell OvertonEast Carolina4Sr
FAJamal PalmerBaylor4Sr
FAQuentin GauseRutgers5Sr
FATravis BlanksClemson4Jr
FALamar LouisLSU4Sr
FASadat SulleymanPortland State4Sr
FADavid PerkinsIllinois State4Sr
FATyson ColemanOregon5Sr
FAEdward EderaineFresno State4Sr
FAJefferson AshiruMaryland5Sr
FAZack ShawIndiana5Sr
FAKeyen LageSouth Dakota4Sr
FAT.T. BarberMiddle Tennessee4Sr
FASimon PotiHawaii4Sr
FAMarquise VannConnecticut5Sr
FAKaiwan LewisRutgers4Sr
FAAkil BlountFlorida A&M4Sr
FABrennan ScarlettCalifornia5Sr
FAKache PalacioWashington State4Sr
FAMarquel BryantKansas State5Sr
FANicholas GrigsbyPittsburgh5Sr
FAJames McfarlandTCU4Sr
FADominique TovellLa-Lafayette5Sr
FADenzel DevallAlabama4Sr
FABenjamin KlinePenn State5Sr

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