IfediAlabama sits atop my draft board of the best NFL prospects in the SEC but their western division foe Mississippi is strong with three of the top six prospects in the conference.  Here are rankings, ratings and notes on 168 NFL prospects from the SEC.




Rnd Full Name Pos School Year
1st A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama 3Jr
1st Germain Ifedi T Texas A&M 4Jr
1st LaQuon Treadwell WR Mississippi 3Jr
1st Tre’Davious White CB LSU 3Jr
1-2 Laremy Tunsil T Mississippi 3Jr
1-2 Robert Nkemdiche DT Mississippi 3Jr
1-2 Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia 3Jr
1-2 Reginald Ragland ILB Alabama 4Sr
2nd Jarran Reed DT Alabama 4Sr
2nd Jordan Jenkins OLB Georgia 4Sr
2nd Ricky Seals-Jones WR Texas A&M 3So
2nd Da’Runnya  Wilson WR Mississippi St 3Jr
2nd Antonio Morrison ILB Florida 4Sr
2nd Kendell Beckwith ILB LSU 3Jr
2nd Will Redmond CB Mississippi St 5Sr
2nd Shon Coleman T Auburn 4Jr
2-3 Jerald Hawkins T LSU 4Jr
3rd Keanu Neal S Florida 3Jr
3rd Ben Brown ILB Mississippi St 4Jr
3rd D’Haquille Williams WR Auburn 4Sr
3rd Rudy Ford S Auburn 3Jr
3rd Harold Brantley DT Missouri 4Jr
3rd Josh Reynolds WR Texas A&M 3Jr
3rd Shaan Washington OLB Texas A&M 3Jr
3rd Vernon Hargreaves CB Florida 3Jr
3rd Tony Conner S Mississippi 3Jr
3-4 Evan Boehm C Missouri 4Sr
3-4 O.J. Howard TE Alabama 3Jr
3-4 Dan Skipper T Arkansas 3Jr
3-4 Jalen Mills S LSU 4Sr
4th Dak Prescott QB Mississippi St 5Sr
4th Hunter Henry TE Arkansas 3Jr
4th Cassanova Mckinzy ILB Auburn 4Sr
4th Connor Mcgovern G Missouri 5Sr
4th Vadal Alexander T LSU 4Sr
4th Curt Maggitt OLB Tennessee 4Sr
4th Taveze Calhoun CB Mississippi St 5Sr
4th Cam Sutton CB Tennessee 3Jr
4th Jonathan Allen DE Alabama 3Jr
4th Ryan Kelly C Alabama 5Sr
4-5 Cyrus Jones CB Alabama 4Sr
4-5 Zach Jones S Mississippi St 5Sr
4-5 Sean Culkin TE Missouri 4Jr
4-5 Pharoh Cooper WR South Carolina 3Jr
5th Ryan Anderson OLB Alabama 4Jr
5th Kris Frost OLB Auburn 5Sr
5th Jordan Swindle T Kentucky 4Sr
5th Josh Forrest ILB Kentucky 5Sr
5th Marquiz North WR Tennessee 3Jr
5th Kendrick Market S Mississippi St 5Sr
5th Brian Poole CB Florida 4Sr
5th Tra Carson RB Texas A&M 5Sr
5th Aaron Morris G Mississippi 4Sr
5th Andrew Kaser P Texas A&M 5Sr
5th Michael Scherer OLB Missouri 4Jr
5-6 Chris LaCouture DT LSU 3Jr
5-6 C.J. Johnson ILB Mississippi 4Sr
5-6 Montravius Adams DT Auburn 3Jr
5-6 Derrick Henry RB Alabama 3Jr
5-6 Fadol Brown DE Mississippi 4Jr
6th Jonathan Bullard DE Florida 4Sr
6th Blake McClain CB Kentucky 3Jr
6th Charles Harris DE Missouri 3So
6th Michael Matthews C Texas A&M 4Sr
6th Alex Collins RB Arkansas 3Jr
6th Aarion Penton CB Missouri 3Jr
6th Brandon Shell T South Carolina 5Sr
6th John Theus T Georgia 4Sr
6th De’Vante Harris CB Texas A&M 4Sr
6th Jalen Reeves-Maybin OLB Tennessee 3Jr
6th Patrick Towles QB Kentucky 4Jr
6th Justin Senior T Mississippi St 4Jr
6th Joseph Cheek G Texas A&M 5Sr
6th Fahn Cooper T Mississippi 5Sr
6th Greg Pyke G Georgia 3Jr
6th Jonathan Williams RB Arkansas 4Sr
6th Isaiah Johnson S South Carolina 5Sr
6th Evan Engram TE Mississippi 3Jr
6th Cody Core WR Mississippi 4Sr
6th Sebastian Tretola G Arkansas 4Sr
6th Kenya Dennis CB Missouri 4Sr
6th Dennis Pettway DE Alabama 5Sr
6th Brandon Wilds RB South Carolina 5Sr
6-7 Darius English DE South Carolina 4Jr
6-7 Chris Moody S South Carolina 4Jr
6-7 Regie Meant DT Kentucky 3So
6-7 Donavin Newsom OLB Missouri 4Jr
6-7 Kenyan Drake RB Alabama 4Sr
7th Brooks Ellis ILB Arkansas 3Jr
7th Kentrell Brothers OLB Missouri 5Sr
7th Jerell Adams TE South Carolina 4Sr
7th Brian Randolph S Tennessee 5Sr
7-FA Chris Jones DT Mississippi St 3Jr
FA LaDarrell McNeil S Tennessee 4Sr
FA Melvin Lewis DT Kentucky 5Sr
FA Woodrow Hamilton DT Mississippi 5Sr
FA Jonathan Jones CB Auburn 4Sr
FA Tabor Jalen CB Florida 3Jr
FA Josh Augusta DT Missouri 3Jr
FA Quincy Mauger S Georgia 3Jr
FA Von Pearson WR Tennessee 4Sr
FA Nick James DT Mississippi St 4Jr
FA Cody Quinn CB Kentucky 4Sr
FA Denver Kirkland G Arkansas 3Jr
FA Quayvon Hicks FB Georgia 4Sr
FA Russell Hansbrough RB Missouri 4Sr
FA Brandon Allen QB Arkansas 5Sr
FA Ricardo Louis WR Auburn 4Sr
FA Alonzo Williams DT Texas A&M 4Sr
FA Keon Hatcher WR Arkansas 4Sr
FA Joshua Dawson DE Georgia 4Sr
FA Steven Scheu TE Vanderbilt 5Sr
FA Andrew Jelks T Vanderbilt 4Jr
FA Kyle LeStrange FB Georgia 3Jr
FA Justin Malone G Mississippi St 5Sr
FA Kelvin Taylor RB Florida 3Jr
FA Chaz Elder S South Carolina 4Jr
FA Jeremy Johnson QB Auburn 3Jr
FA Brandon Williams RB Texas A&M 5Sr
FA Ryan Flannigan ILB Kentucky 4Sr
FA Justin Bell G Mississippi 5Sr
FA Josh Dobbs QB Tennessee 3Jr
FA Ralph Abernathy IV RB Tennessee 5Sr
FA Timothy Gurley S South Carolina 4Sr
FA Alton Howard WR Tennessee 4Sr
FA Channing Ward DE Mississippi 4Jr
FA Malcolm Mitchell WR Georgia 4Sr
FA Travin Dural WR LSU 4Jr
FA Alvin Stamps S Kentucky 4Sr
FA Lamar Louis OLB LSU 4Sr
FA Gerald Dixon Jr DT South Carolina 5Sr
FA Dillon Gordon G LSU 4Sr
FA Sterling Bailey DE Georgia 4Sr
FA Jeremy Sprinkle TE Arkansas 4Jr
FA Alex McCalister DE Florida 4Jr
FA Carl Lawson DE Auburn 3So
FA Ian Simon S Missouri 5Sr
FA Ryan Brown DE Mississippi St 4Sr
FA Trae Elston S Mississippi 4Sr
FA Kolton Houston T Georgia 4Sr
FA Gerald Dixon DT South Carolina 4Jr
FA Jaylen Walton RB Mississippi 4Sr
FA Julien Obioha DE Texas A&M 4Sr
FA Marcus Jackson G Tennessee 5Sr
FA Deion Jones OLB LSU 4Sr
FA Melvin Ray WR Auburn 4Sr
FA Frederick Thurman G Florida 5Sr
FA Denzel Nkemdiche S Mississippi 4Sr
FA Jacob Bernstein G Vanderbilt 5Sr
FA Michael Hilton CB Mississippi 4Sr
FA Geno Smith S Alabama 4Sr
FA DeMarcus Robinson WR Florida 3Jr
FA Caleb Azubike ILB Vanderbilt 4Sr
FA Spencer Pulley G Vanderbilt 5Sr
FA Mitch Smothers C Arkansas 5Sr
FA Rome Jay TE Georgia 4Sr
FA Quentin Thomas DT LSU 5Sr
FA Devonta Burns S Texas A&M 5Sr
FA Jake Mcgee TE Florida 6Sr
FA Davonte Lambert DE Auburn 4Sr
FA Mitch Hall G Missouri 5Sr
FA Rohan Gaines S Arkansas 4Sr
FA Joe Morrow WR Mississippi St 5Sr
FA Andrew Williamson S Vanderbilt 5Sr
FA Christopher Mayes DT Georgia 4Sr
FA Denzel Devall OLB Alabama 4Sr
FA Dominick Jackson T Alabama 4Sr
FA Jake Coker QB Alabama 5Sr


As usual the Tide is loaded with top prospects and junior A’Shawn Robinson sits atop my board in the SEC.

The big defensive tackle is a space eater with both power and movement skills. He can occupy the gaps or make plays behind the line of scrimmage as well as outside the box. Sources tell me they fully expect Robinson to enter the 2016 draft and word in the agent community is he’s already picked his representative, something not all that unusual.

My opinion of Dennis Pettway (6th/7th round area) differs from scouts (street free agent). Though he lacks great measurables Pettway is constantly around the action making positive plays. They’ll be a place for him in the NFL, likely as a three technique tackle.


The strength of the Razorbacks next level prospects can be found in the junior class.

Hunter Henry is an athletic pass catching tight end who consistently creates mismatches downfield.

Dan Skipper is a lot more than just a big body at tackle rather a surprisingly fluid athlete who can block the edge or dominate run blocking.

Keep an eye on receiver Keon Hatcher. He has shown flashes of next level ability the past two seasons and was quietly productive in 2014. He comes with average size/speed numbers but enough skill to line-up as a fifth receiver on Sunday.


I believe Shon Coleman has all the makings to be the next big time offensive line prospect from Auburn. He combines the size, strength and the athleticism to start at left tackle on Sunday’s.

From a size/speed point of view Cassanova Mckinzy does not measure up but he’s a disruptive defender and a terrific prospect that can be moved around the front seven by a creative NFL coordinator.

Kris Frost possesses next level mesurables but has shown a degree of inconsistency on the field. He played like a big time prospect in 2013 but never elevated his game last season.

There’s a lot of love in the scouting community for D’Haquille Williams as he possesses awesome size/speed numbers. In my opinion he also comes with an incredibly consistent game and is more athlete than polished receiver to this point.

To a man most scouts feel the cornerback duo of Brian Poole and Vernon Hargreaves are significantly overrated. Poole is considered a late ronder by scouts and Hargreaves is not mentioned on a number of underclassmen lists teams have assembled.

On the other hand Neal Keanu is a Gators secondary prospect that does not receive the credit he’s due. The productive safety stands out defending the run as well as covering the pass and rarely has breakdowns on the field. I’m a fan of his game though his next level grade will largely depend on works out prior to the draft. He reminds me of former Gators safety Major Wright.


I’ve been a proponent of Leonard Floyd since the end of his freshman season and feel he has top twelve potential. The way he finished the season last year was a concern as Floyd was non-existent for long stretches. Despite rumblings he would enter April’s draft he made the correct decision by returning for another year. Word from Athens is the talented defender will be used at several linebacker positions this season, which will only enhance his draft stock if he responds with production and consistency.

I’m told scouts like offensive lineman John Theus as a middle round choice but I don’t see it. He’s a servicable tackle but lacks the athleticism and footwork for the left side as well as the brute strength necessary to line up at right tackle.


Jordan Swindle is another SEC offensive lineman scouts think highly of. He’s relatively athletic on film showing the ability to block on the second level and control opponents at the point. That said he lacks footwork in pass protection, must improve his playing balance and consistently block with proper fundamentals.

Linebacker Josh Forest has terrific measurables and plays fierce, aggressive football but needs to develop a complete game. He moves with speed in all directions of the field, covers a good amount of area and is effective in both coverage and pursuit. Forest is not a strong open field tackler and at times has ball carriers running through his arms.


Its amazing how LSU is able to reload every year despite the mass exodus of underclassmen talent that’s becoming an annual ritual.

Tre’Davious White has big time talent and is poised to be the best next level corner from LSU since Patrick Peterson. He comes with better than average size, solid ball skills and makes plays with his back to the ball. If he pulls it together he’ll move into the top half of round one.

I love Kendell Beckwith’s explosion, tenacity and ability to make plays sideline to sideline as well as his instincts. I’d also love to know what his true computer numbers are.

Jerald Hawkins is a blocker that’s been highly considered on my board for the past two years. He’s a natural right tackle with better than average skills in pass protection.


The great recruiting classes ‘Ole Miss has signed in recent years will finally have an effect in NFL war rooms next April.

LaQuon Treadwell is the big, dominant receiver that projects well in today’s NFL. He’s smooth, almost graceful with natural hands and projects as a number one at the next level if he’s able to get back on track after his horrendous injury from late last season.

A lot has been said about tackle Laremy Tunsil lately, a prospect with great upside. Explosive at the point of attack, he displays enough footwork to slide off the edge on the left side as well as the strength to drive opponents off the line as a strong side run blocker. Tunsil still needs a bit of work on his game as he’s very inconsistent with his mechanics.

Tony Conner is a defensive back who does not receive due credit in my opinion. Conner, who can line up at safety or cornerback, is well sized, aggressive and comes with solid ball skills. I grade him as a third rounder but he has the talent to move into the second frame if he continues to improve.

Mississippi State

Da’Runnya Wilson is another big time game controlling receiver from the Magnolia State. Like his counter part from ‘Ole Miss, Wilson physically beats down opponents and dominates the opposition.

Scouts love cornerback Will Redmond and though the overall talent is available, I don’t rank him as one of the better senior corners at this point.

Conversely I believe Taveze Calhoun, who was slowed by an ankle injury last season, is significantly overlooked. His ball skills and instincts are on a par with Redmond’s and I dare say Calhoun is more consistent.

Keep an eye on Ben Brown, a complete three down defender that offers second day potential.


Harold Brantley flashes big time ability on the inside at defensive tackle and will be the focus of opponents this season considering junior defections and graduations on the Tigers line. He’s explosive as well as athletic and can be very tough to handle.

Evan Boehm could contend for the top center spot next April. He’s a complete center that’s been very productive on the college level.

South Carolina

Expect a drop off in draftable talent coming from the South Carolina program the next few years compared to what its been in the past.

Possibly the most intriguing prospect is tight end Jerell Adams, who scouts feel is middle round value. Adams offers size (6-feet, 5-inches/230+ pounds), speed (4.6’s) and growth potential. What he lacks is productivity and a body of work. The potential is there for Adams to make a move up draft boards with a big senior season.

At one time I graded Chaz Elder as a potential last day pick but his game has fallen off and the big-bodied safety was almost non-existent last season.


The next level talent on the Volunteers roster offers a lot of upside.

Curt Maggitt is a physical specimen who flashes brilliance but needs to round out his game. I’ve stamped him as a fourth rounder but a top 75 selection is a possibility with a good campaign.

Corners Cam Sutton and receiver Marquiz North are pair of juniors with the potential to rise up draft boards.

I’ll be closely watching Ralph Abernathy IV, the versatile skill player who transferred from Cincinnati. Abernathy, who’s been ignored by scouts, can line up at receiver, in the backfield and help out as a return specialist.

Texas A&M

This time last year I wrote glowingly about then offensive guard Germain Ifedi and predicted he was the next great offensive line prospect from A&M. I was even more impressed watching him at right tackle in 2014 and feel he’s being vastly underrated. Ifedi possesses the footwork and mobility to pass protect as well as the athleticism to block in motion. Though he needs to improve his run blocking strength Ifedi has the makings of a starting tackle at the next level who can play on the either left or right side. Word at present time is Ifedi will enter the 2016 NFL draft.

Ricky Seals-Jones is yet another big-bodied game controlling receiver from the SEC and a prospect with the ability to develop into a first rounder. Reynolds plays strong and shows a lot of consistency on the field.

Scouts I’ve spoken with view Tra Carson as a free agent prospect but I disagree and feel he could end up in the middle part of day three. He has the size and style to pound opponents on the inside but also enough short area quickness to evade defenders or piles.


Not a whole lot to get excited about at Vandy.

Scouts feel tight end Steve Scheu could develop into a late rounder but I feel his blocking is average and his speed is subpar.

Andrew Jelks, the high revving defensive tackle, is out of position in college and could get serious looks at middle linebacker next summer.