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2012 Defensive Tackle Reports
Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 296
40: 5
Year: 5Sr

Chas Alecxih

School: Pittsburgh
Position: DT
Bio: Former walk-on who moved into the starting lineup as a junior then was awarded all-conference honors last season. Senior totals included 58 tackles/15.5 tackles for loss/6.5 sacks, one interception and four pass breakups. Junior totals included 57/9/7.5.
Positive: Undersized yet quick defensive lineman who makes a lot of plays on the ball. Uses his hands well, shows strength at the point of attack and holds his ground against blocks. Rarely gives up an inch, intense and plays hard until the whistle blows. Displays the ability to make plays in every direction of the field.
Negative: Does not play with leverage and makes himself an easy target for opponents. Marginal closing burst. Average playing balance.
Analysis: Alecxih is a competitive defender who makes plays based on his hustle rather than outright physical skills. He offers possibilities as a three technique lineman but must do well on special teams to have any chance at the next level.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 290
40: 5.1
Year: 4Sr

Chase Baker

School: Boise State
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 22 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss as a senior after 31 tackles/6.5 tackles for loss/4.5 sacks as a junior and 37/4/2 as a sophomore.
Positive: Hardworking interior college lineman with limited upside. Displays tremendous first-step quickness, fires off the snap and works his hands throughout the action. Keeps his feet moving on contact, displays a variety of moves getting off blocks and easily redirects or alters his angle of attack to get to the action. Slides down the line of scrimmage to make plays, tough to move off the point and rarely off his feet.
Negative: Easily controlled at the point by single blocker. Engulfed by opponents. Possesses a limited burst of speed.
Analysis: Baker is a hustle defender who gets the most from his ability yet has physical limitations. He could be a reserve one-gap tackle if he stands out special teams.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 322
40: 5.25
Year: 3So

Michael Brockers

School: LSU
Position: DT
Bio: All-conference selection as a sophomore when he started 13 games and finished with 47 tackles/9.5 tackles for loss/2 sacks, also intercepting one pass and breaking up two more. Totaled 25 tackles as a redshirt freshman when he started a single game.
Positive: Large, imposing defensive lineman with some upside. Powerful with his hands and pushes defenders off the line of scrimmage with tremendous leg drive. Manhandles one-on-one blocking, displays good quickness and keeps his feet moving on contact. Focused on by opponents in the middle yet splits double-team blocks to get behind the line of scrimmage. Gets a lot of momentum going up the field. Plays with good lean, takes up space and occupies two or three blockers at a time.
Negative: Inconsistent off the snap. At times fires off the ball yet occasionally looks like he's stuck in mud. Does not play with consistent pad level and lets opponents inside him, neutralizing his power. Marginal burst of closing speed. Poor pass rusher.
Analysis: Brockers is an intriguing prospect with outstanding size, power and growth potential, but he's raw and rough around the edges. He offers tremendous upside for the next level as either a conventional tackle or a defender who could eventually line up at nose tackle. Brockers is slightly overrated heading into the draft, but he could develop into a very good NFL starter if he learns to consistently play with proper fundamentals.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 300
40: 5.01
Year: 4Sr

Eddie Brown

School: Texas A&M
Position: DT
Bio: Senior totals included 29 tackles/4 tackles for loss/3 sacks when he became a full- time starter. Posted 25/5/1.5 as a junior when he started five games.
Positive: Explosive interior lineman who has been overlooked in scouting community. Quick off the snap, plays with good pad level and displays solid movement skills. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt; pursues the action to the flanks. Slides off blocks and makes plays on the ball. Displays good overall quickness.
Negative: Out of position at nose tackle for Texas A&M. Lacks bulk and gets easily out- positioned from plays by blocks.
Analysis: An undersized defensive line prospect with limited upside for the next level, Brown could be used as a rotational three-technique player.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 285
40: 5.15
Year: 5Sr

Patrick Butrym

School: Wisconsin
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 22 tackles/3.5 tackles for loss/1 sacks as a senior after he had 28/3/2.5 during his junior campaign.
Positive: Hardworking lineman who gets the most from his ability. Quick off the snap, plays with good pad level and explosive. Works his hands throughout the action and plays hard until the whistle blows.
Negative: Undersized and easily handled at the point of attack. Marginal burst of speed and not effective in pursuit.
Analysis: Butrym is a hardworking lineman who lacks the size/speed numbers for the next level. He could catch on as an eighth lineman if he proves his worth on special teams.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 285
40: 5.11
Year: 5Sr

Ronnie Cameron

School: Old Dominion
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who began his college career at Hofstra. All-American and all-conference choice as a senior with totals of 73 tackles/17 tackles for loss/6.5 sacks. Junior totals included 72/17/5.5.
Positive: Quick, explosive defensive tackle who consistently makes plays on the football. Fires off the snap, fluid changing direction and effectively protects himself with his hands. Plays with good pad level and leverage, shows a burst to the action and has solid movement skills. Collapses laterally in pursuit of the ball and makes plays out to the sidelines. Gets leverage on opponents and shows the ability to hold the point.
Negative: Undersized and easily knocked off balance by the initial block. Slow shedding blocks once engaged. Gets engulfed by opponents. Lacks great pursuit speed.
Analysis: Cameron was a terrific college player, but he lacks the size/speed numbers to be anything other than a backup in the NFL. He plays hard, smart football and can be used as a three-technique tackle and special teams player at the next level.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 287
40: 5.05
Year: 5Sr

Myles Caragein

School: Pittsburgh
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who posted 44 tackles/3.5 tackles for loss/2 sacks as a senior after putting up 30/4.5/2 the prior year.
Positive: Hardworking lineman with limited physical skills. Bends his knees, plays with good pad level and quickly changes direction. Chases the action hard, keeps his feet moving on contact and rarely gets knocked off his feet. Fires off the snap with a good first step.
Negative: Lacks bulk and can be handled by a single blocker. Limited growth potential. Minimal pass rushing skills.
Analysis: Caragein is a fiery and intense defender who gets the most from his abilities yet has limited upside for the next level. He's a potential three-technique defensive tackle if he shows his worth on special teams.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 292
40: 5.05
Year: 5Sr

Nate Chandler

School: UCLA
Position: DT
Bio: Former tight end who moved to the defensive line as a junior and started the past two seasons. Senior totals included 16 tackles/1 sacks/2.5 tackles for loss after 21/1/1 the prior year.
Positive: Developing prospect with solid size and growth potential. Quick off the snap, works his hands throughout the action and keeps his feet moving on contact. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt and chases the action hard. Smooth changing direction and shows the ability to get outside the box and make plays.
Negative: Marginal pass rusher. Must improve his playing balance. Gets tall as the action proceeds and makes himself an easy target.
Analysis: Chandler is a developmental prospect who could potentially be used as a three-technique tackle if he continues to improve his game.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 384
40: 5.41
Year: 4Sr

Asa Chapman

School: Liberty
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 35 tackles/2.5 tackles for loss/1 sacks in eight games after he put up 41/3.5/2 as a junior.
Positive: Massive interior lineman with natural power and the ability to clog the middle of the field. Takes up a lot of space, plays with relatively good pad level and keeps his feet driving up the field. Gets his hands up and works them to keep defenders away. Tough to move off the line and overwhelms opponents.
Negative: Rumbles around the field and is ineffective in anything other than in a small area. Too often neutralized or controlled by a single blocker. Lacks playing balance.
Analysis: Chapman looks the part and occasionally plays up to his ability, but he really did not dominate the lower level of competition as many expected. He does not show a nasty attitude and must prove he's more than a big body on the defensive line to have a chance at the next level.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 316
40: 5.02
Year: 5Sr

Josh Chapman

School: Alabama
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 22 tackles/3.5 tackles for loss/1 sack. Junior numbers included 31/3.5/1. Underwent knee surgery after the season and may not be ready to start the 2012 NFL campaign.
Positive: Tough, hardworking interior lineman who does the little things well. Plays with good pad level, gets leverage on opponents and clogs the middle of the field. Works hard, chases the action and is a load in the middle of the line. Displays quickness off the snap, gets double-teamed by opponents and is tough to move off the point. Shows good power in his lower body and effectively uses his hands to protect himself.
Negative: More of a space eater in the middle of the line than a defender who makes plays. Possesses marginal pass rushing skills. Coming off a major knee injury.
Analysis: Chapman was an important cog in Alabama's defense who allowed his teammates to make plays on the ball. He has the style and body type to line up at nose tackle in the NFL and could eventually develop into a starter once he's back to health and again on top of his game.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 277
40: 4.85
Year: 5Sr

Matt Conrath

School: Virginia
Position: DT
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 66 tackles/12 tackles for loss/3 sacks. Junior numbers included 36/5.5/2.5 after he posted 45/5/2 as a sophomore.
Positive: Tall, hardworking lineman who gives effort on every down. Displays solid first-step quickness, fires through the gaps of the offensive line and possesses good instincts. Keeps his feet driving up the field on contact, chases the action hard and effectively diagnoses the action. Plays with a nasty attitude. Wraps up when tackling. Works hard to play with good pad level.
Negative: Lacks bulk, functional football strength and can be an easy target for opponents because of his length. Marginal speed and pass rushing skill.
Analysis: Conrath was an effective college player who can line up as a two-gap end or at tackle on a four-man line. However, he's the type defender who's better occupying blocks rather than making plays on the ball.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 294
40: 5.05
Year: 5Sr

Michael Cosgrove

School: Idaho
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 29 tackles/1 tackles for loss/1 sacks as a senior and 30/4.5/3.5 as junior. Posted a career-best 33 tackles as a sophomore.
Positive: Explosive interior lineman with adequate size and growth potential. Plays with good lean, uses his hands to protect himself and keeps his feet moving on contact. Flashes power in his lower body and the ability to push defenders off the line. Fights hard and plays until the whistle blows.
Negative: Lacks great first-step quickness and speed in his game. Tends to get tall as the play proceeds and makes himself an easy target for opponents.
Analysis: Cosgrove has been steady on the college level though mildly productive. He possesses the underlying talent to play in the NFL if he's able to add bulk and strength to his frame.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 298
40: 4.79
Year: 3Jr

Fletcher Cox

School: Mississippi State
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-American and all-conference honors last season. Finished his junior year with 56 tackles/14.5 tackles for loss/5 sacks after posting 9/6.5/2.5 as a sophomore.
Positive: Developing defensive lineman with a large upside. Athletic player who explodes off the snap with a terrific first step, displaying outstanding movement skills and the ability to quickly change direction. Works his hands throughout the play, moves well laterally and gets outside the box to make plays in pursuit. Has a tall, linear build, breaks down well and is agile. Slides off blocks to get to the ballcarrier, flashes power in his lower body and rarely gets knocked off his feet. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, fluid if asked to twist or stunt and displays a burst of closing speed. Possesses good size and offers growth potential.
Negative: Easily knocked from his angle of attack or is out-positioned from plays. Must add bulk to his frame and improve his playing strength.
Analysis: Cox watched his game take off last season and is now positioned to be a top-20 choice in April's draft. His athleticism and versatility are intriguing, as Cox has the potential to line up at several different spots on the defensive line. Cox will only improve as he physically matures, and he has the potential to develop into one of the best defenders from this draft in time.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 293
40: 4.93
Year: 5Sr

Mike Daniels

School: Iowa
Position: DT
Bio: All-conference selection as a senior after totaling 66 tackles/12.5 tackles for loss/8 sacks. Started eight games as his junior, finishing with 40/11/4.
Positive: Quick, explosive defensive lineman who makes plays in all directions of the field. Fires off the snap with a great first step, explodes through the gaps up the field and plays low to the ground. Immediately gets his hands up, fights hard throughout the action and keeps his feet moving up the field. Easily changes direction, fluid if asked to twist or stunt and also displays the ability to hold his ground against blocks.
Negative: Lacks bulk and gets out-positioned from the action or controlled by a single blocker. Gets rag dolled in the middle of the line if he cannot get the first step on blockers.
Analysis: Daniels showed consistent improvement in his game the past three seasons and is a potential three-technique lineman who will also get consideration as a defensive end in certain 34 alignments.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 323
40: 5.15
Year: 5Sr

Hebron Fangupo

School: BYU
Position: DT
Bio: Posted 26 tackles and six tackles for loss last season after transferring from USC. Graduated from high school in 2004 before serving a Mormon mission the next two years.
Positive: Tough, slug-it-out defender who is best in the box. Plays with good knee bend, displays solid movement skills and shows power in his game. Bulrushes opponents off the line, rarely gives up an inch and displays powerful punch with his hands. Flashes the ability to get down the line and chase the action.
Negative: Lacks great first-step quickness. Marginal speed and pass rushing skill. Occupies gaps rather than making plays on the ball.
Analysis: Fangupo displayed enough ability last year to draw the interest of scouts and is getting long looks from 34 defenses. He's a space eater with great power and needs to be placed in a system that asks him to occupy gaps.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 301
40: 5.05
Year: 4Jr

Marcus Forston

School: Miami-Fl
Position: DT
Bio: Started the first three games of 2011 before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Finished with five tackles, one tackles for loss and a sack last year. Started 12 games as a redshirt sophomore and totaled 37/12/3. Played in four games during the 2009 campaign before being sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Positive: Explosive one-gap tackle whose development has been slowed by injuries. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, plays with good lean and displays solid movement skills. Works his hands to protect himself, tough to move off the point and shows the ability to quickly change direction or immediately alter his angle of attack. Commands double teams. Quickly locates the action or finds the ball handler.
Negative: Lacks dominant power on the inside. Numerous injuries are a concern.
Analysis: When healthy and on the field, Forston was a terrific interior lineman who can be used as a three-technique tackle or rotational two-gap end. Injured two of the past three seasons, Forston could find a home on a practice squad if he passes physicals and plays well this summer.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 295
40: 5.28
Year: 4Sr

Raphael Guidry

School: Kansas State
Position: DT
Bio: Part-time starter the past three seasons. Senior totals included 12 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss. Had 36 tackles/3.5 tackles for loss/2.5 sacks for loss the prior year.
Positive: Adequately sized defensive lineman who flashed skill the past three years. Plays with good pad level, works his hands throughout the action and is tough to move off the point. Rarely off his feet, drives up the field and works to make plays.
Negative: Slow out of his stance and lacks first-step quickness. Marginal pass rusher. Poor production in college.
Analysis: Guidry possesses the size/speed numbers to play at the next level yet never really held down a starting position at Kansas State and was minimally productive in college. He's a developmental prospect who could be kept on a practice squad if he produces in camp this summer.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 313
40: 5.46
Year: 4Sr

Dom Hamilton

School: Missouri
Position: DT
Bio: Full-time starter the past three seasons posting 56 tackles/7 tackles for loss/3 sacks as a senior. Junior totals included 20 tackles before his season was cut short with a knee injury seven games into the campaign. Totaled 46 tackles as a sophomore.
Positive: Large, strong interior defender who displays the ability to control the line of scrimmage. For the most part plays with good pad level, effectively uses his hands and displays power in his lower body. Easily holds the point or pushes offensive linemen off the ball. Flashes athleticism in his game, commands double-team blocks and consistently focused on by opponents. Does not give up on plays; easily defeats one-on-one blocking.
Negative: Straight-line defender who shows marginal pass rush abilities. Haphazard in his movements and not smooth. Occasionally gets tall and lets blockers inside him.
Analysis: At the top of his game, Hamilton is a force on the interior who occupies blockers, allowing teammates to make plays on the ball. He offers next-level size and has the talent to develop into a starter but must learn to consistently play with proper mechanics.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 280
40: 4.88
Year: 4Sr

Logan Harrell

School: Fresno State
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his junior season. Senior totals included 71 tackles/17 tackles loss/6 sacks after he had 46/14/5 the prior year.
Positive: High-motor college defensive lineman with limited upside. Breaks down well, plays with good knee bend and fires off the snap with a terrific first step. Plays with good quickness, works his hands throughout the action and shows a closing burst to the play. Moves well laterally, getting down the line of scrimmage to make plays. Smart yet competitive and works hard until the whistle blows.
Negative: Struggles getting off blocks at the point of attack. More of a first-step lineman who must beat opponents off the ball to make plays. Can be a liability defending the run.
Analysis: Harrell grades high in the areas of competitiveness, hustle and football instincts, but he lacks the physical skills to make an impact at the next level. His movement skills could help him catch on as a backup three-technique lineman.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 307
40: 5.04
Year: 5Sr

DaJohn Harris

School: USC
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 22 tackles/7 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks as a senior and 35/5.5/3.5 as a junior.
Positive: Hardworking interior lineman who gets the most from his ability. Explodes off the snap, displays strength in his lower body and pushes blockers off the line of scrimmage. Forceful, works his hands throughout the action and keeps his feet moving on contact. Displays solid first-step quickness, consistently doubled by opponents and plays with good pad level.
Negative: Limited athlete with a marginal closing burst. Not effective rushing the passer or making many plays behind the line of scrimmage.
Analysis: Harris is a nuts and bolts type of defensive lineman who does the little things well. He occupies blockers and allows teammates to make plays on the ball. An underrated player, Harris is likely to land in the last day of the draft, but he has the skills to be used as a rotational lineman and could eventually develop into a starter.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 298
40: 5.05
Year: 4Sr

Elliott Henigan

School: Alabama-Birmingham
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter at defensive tackle who finish with 37 tackles and three tackles for loss as a senior after posting junior totals of 55 tackles/15.5 tackles for loss/2.5 sacks, one interception and five pass breakups.
Positive: Nice-sized defensive lineman with a versatile game. Quick off the snap, plays with good pad level and fights hard to get off blocks. Keeps his feet moving on contact, shows a burst to the action and strength in his lower body. Gives effort until the whistle blows.
Negative: Coming off a disappointing senior season. Easily sealed from the action or washed out of the play by a single opponent. Ineffective pursuing the action laterally.
Analysis: Henigan passes the eyeball test and played well through his junior season. Slightly out of position at nose tackle, he offers promise on the inside of a conventional four-man line or as a two-gap end. Hennigan needs to elevate his play, but he's a solid developmental prospect worth keeping on a practice squad.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 318
40: 5.22
Year: 4Sr

Akiem Hicks

School: Regina
Position: DT
Bio: Former LSU recruit who played two seasons for Sacramento City College before transferring to Regina. Canada West All-Star the past two seasons, totaling 35 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks last season in eight games after he had 20/1.5/4 the prior year.
Positive: Athletic and explosive defensive lineman with potential at a variety of positions. Quick off the snap, effectively uses his hands and displays good movement skills. Remains disciplined with assignments, shows solid instincts and chases the action hard. Strong with the ability to break through blocks or hold his ground. Works his hands throughout the action, moves well about the field and fluid if asked to twist or stunt. Plays with good balance, gets a lot of momentum going and works to finish the play.
Negative: Effective when he plays with good pad level yet often gets tall and makes himself an easy target. Shows stiffness in his game and struggles redirecting to ball carriers.
Analysis: Hicks is a solid defensive line prospect who can be used as a three technique tackle or possibly a two-gap end. He offers a good amount of upside and is a solid developmental prospect who should only get better in time.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 297
40: 5.1
Year: 5Sr

Johnny Hollins

School: Texas Southern
Position: DT
Bio: Senior totals included 16 tackles/3.5 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks after he had 27/15/6.5 as a junior.
Positive: Slightly undersized leverage lineman who is best making plays in a straight line. Plays with good lean, keeps his pads low to the ground and shows strength at the point of attack. Holds his ground and tough to move off the line. Effectively reads and diagnoses the action. Better than average first step off the snap and keeps his feet moving after contact. Plays with a degree of explosion.
Negative: Lacks the quick and immediate change-of-direction ability. Shows a minimal burst in his game. Lacks a dominant base and the ability to drive blockers off the line.
Analysis: Hollins is a penetrating defensive tackle with the ability to make plays in the box. He could be used as a rotational defender on a four-man line.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 301
40: 4.79
Year: 5Sr

Jaye Howard

School: Florida
Position: DT
Bio: Senior totals included 65 tackles/10 tackles for loss/4 sacks, earning him all-conference honors. Junior numbers included 29/10/1.
Positive: Explosive interior lineman with the ability to make plays in every direction of the field. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, breaks down well and stays on his feet. Tough to move off the point, keeps his feet moving up the field and flashes power in his lower body. Possesses solid change-of-direction skill with the ability to make plays down the line of scrimmage or pursue the action from the back side.
Negative: Marginal pass rusher. Possesses a minimal closing burst. Easily neutralized at the point of attack when blocked.
Analysis: Howard has shown consistent improvement the past three seasons and offers potential on the inside as a backup tackle or three-technique lineman.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 309
40: 5.2
Year: 5Sr

John Hughes

School: Cincinnati
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 51 tackles/12.5 tackles for loss/5 sacks as a senior after junior totals of 47 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss.
Positive: Quick, first-step lineman who plays with good lean. Shoots the gaps of the offensive line, quickly changes direction and displays the ability to pursue the action down the line and outside the box. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, displays solid movement skills and flashes power.
Negative: Often neutralize at the point or turned from the play by a single blocker. Gets tall as the play proceeds and makes himself an easy target.
Analysis: Hughes has shown flashes of ability the past two seasons and offers the size and movement skills to get consideration as a three-technique tackle in a conventional four-man line.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 316
40: 5.05
Year: 5Sr

Nicolas Jean-Baptiste

School: Baylor
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 36 tackles/8.5 tackles for loss/4 sacks. Junior numbers included 31 tackles.
Positive: Large, athletic defender with decent upside. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, displays good movement and has the ability to get down the line of scrimmage or outside the box quickly to make plays. Bends his knees and plays with good leverage.
Negative: Easily ridden from his angle of attack by a single blocker. Lacks dominant strength and is more of a first-step lineman. Wears down easily and seems poorly conditioned.
Analysis: Jean-Baptiste looks the part but has not met the level of expectations scouts placed on him. He's large and athletic with the ability to be used in a variety of defensive systems, but he must improve his strength and learn to play hard on every down to have a lasting career in the NFL.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 300
40: 5.1
Year: 4Sr

Tony Jerod-Eddie

School: Texas A&M
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 56 tackles/7 tackles for loss/5 sacks. Junior numbers included 49 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.
Positive: Physically imposing defensive lineman who displays a lot of inconsistency in his game. Flashes athleticism on the field, gets down the line of scrimmage and shows the ability to quickly change direction. Works his hands throughout the action, keeps his feet moving on contact and possesses good initial power at the point of attack.
Negative: Does not consistently play at a high level and at times gets easily turned from the action by lesser opponents. Gets sloppy with his technique, plays tall at times and makes himself an easy target. Lumbering lineman with a marginal closing burst.
Analysis: Jerod-Eddie possesses next level size/speed numbers but was not overly productive in any facet of the game during his college career. He lacks a nasty attitude and displays limited consistency on the field. Jerod-Eddie possesses enough skill to get consideration on the offensive line but is a long shot to make it in the NFL.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 295
40: 5.01
Year: 4Sr

Ethan Johnson

School: Notre Dame
Position: DT
Bio: Full-time starter the past three years. Played nine games as a senior and totaled 14 tackles but missed four games with an ankle injury. Junior totals included 34 tackles/6 tackles for loss/5 sacks. Had 31/6.5/4 as a sophomore.
Positive: Adequately sized defensive lineman with a nice degree of athleticism. Plays with good lean, gets leverage on defenders and works his hands throughout the action. Strong, holds his ground against blocks and tough to move off the point. Occupies blockers in the middle of the line and allows his teammates to make plays on the ball. Explosive, constantly doubled by opponents and rarely off his feet.
Negative: Lacks great bulk on the inside. Starts off with good pad level yet gets tall as the play proceeds. Marginally explosive.
Analysis: Johnson displayed ability and development in his game yet was hampered by an ankle injury in 2011. He offers possibilities as a two gap end or interior tackle and has enough skill to backup on the NFL level.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 299
40: 5.25
Year: 5Sr

Ray Kibble

School: Kansas State
Position: DT
Bio: Junior college transfer started both seasons he played for Kansas State. All-conference selection last year after totaling 38 tackles/5.5 tackles for loss/2 sacks. Numbers the previous season included 30 tackles.
Positive: He fires off the snap, plays with good pad level and displays a variety of moves working his hands to get off blocks. Fluid changing direction, chases the action laterally and works hard to make positive plays. Keeps his feet moving on contact.
Negative: Handled at the point by a single blocker or easily knocked from his angle of attack. Marginal pass-rushing skills.
Analysis: Kibble contributed the two years he played at Kansas State, but he's an average athlete with minimal upside. He offers nice length and could be a reserve at defensive tackle if he adds strength and bulk to his frame.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 293
40: 5.2
Year: 4Sr

Brandon Kirksey

School: Minnesota
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter at both defensive tackle and on the nose. Senior totals included 19 tackles with one tackle for loss. Had 28 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss as a junior.
Positive: Quick interior lineman who lacks size and bulk. Fires off the snap with an explosive first step, displays good hand technique protecting himself and slides off blocks laterally to fill gaps defending the run. Breaks down well, playing with good knee bend. Plays hard until the whistle blows.
Negative: Overwhelmed by opponents or easily knocked from his angle of attack. Straight-line defender and not much of a pass rusher.
Analysis: Kirksey did a solid job the past two years at Minnesota yet will struggle to find a position in the NFL. He lacks the size to play on the inside and does not have the change-of-direction skill to get consideration as a three-technique lineman.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 299
40: 4.87
Year: 4Sr

Markus Kuhn

School: North Carolina State
Position: DT
Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a senior and totaled career-best numbers of 45 tackles/9.5 tackles for loss/4.5 sacks. Junior totals included 17 tackles.
Positive: Hardworking defender whose game is on the upswing. Tough, competitive and plays with good pad level. Resilient, works his hands throughout the action and gives effort. Keeps his feet driving up the field and holds his ground against blocks.
Negative: Limited athlete with an average closing burst of speed. Struggles getting off blocks. Marginally productive in college.
Analysis: Kuhn is a hardworking defender with limited athleticism for the next level. He offers potential as a rotational lineman that can line up as a defensive tackle or two-gap end.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 306
40: 4.82
Year: 4Sr

Mike Martin

School: Michigan
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter at nose tackle for Michigan. Awarded all-conference honors the past two years. Senior totals included 64 tackles/6 tackles for loss/3.5 sacks after 37/6/2.5 as a junior.
Positive: Intense, competitive defender who displays tremendous quickness and explosiveness in his game. Fires off the snap with an outstanding first step, plays with leverage and fights with his hands throughout the action. Keeps his feet moving up the field, plays off blocks and nicely redirects to ballcarriers. Can immediately alter his angle of attack, chases the action hard and also plays assignment football. Instinctive, quickly diagnoses the action and locates the ball.
Negative: Marginal skills as a pass rusher. Possesses just a short-area burst of speed and is not effective in pursuit. Lacks classic size for nose tackle and may not possess the growth potential to play the position at the next level.
Analysis: Martin is a combative defensive tackle who plays hard until the whistle blows and gets the most from his ability. More of a one-dimensional run defender, Martin would be effective at defensive tackle in a conventional four-man front.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 280
40: 5.25
Year: 5Sr

Twyon Martin

School: Connecticut
Position: DT
Bio: Four-year starter who finished with 48 tackles/9.5 tackles for loss/3.5 sacks as a senior after putting up 38/5/3 the prior year.
Positive: Quick one-gap tackle who covers a lot of area on the field. Plays with good pad level, gets leverage on opponents and slides off blocks laterally. Changes direction well, fluid moving around the field and shows the ability to pursue ballcarriers from the back side. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Fires off the snap with a quick first step and squeezes through the gaps of the offensive line.
Negative: Lacks strength on the inside and handled by a single blocker. Does not possess natural bulk and struggles getting through the wash.
Analysis: Martin has been durable and productive on the college level yet lacks classic NFL size. His quickness, ability to change direction and movement skills will help him get looks as a three-technique tackle.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 286
40: 5.21
Year: 4Sr

Keith McCaskill

School: South Florida
Position: DT
Bio: Posted 29 tackles/8 tackles for loss/4 sacks as a senior when he became a full-time starter. Rotational lineman as a junior, finishing with 14/4/1 after he had 23/1.5/.5 and started five games as a sophomore.
Positive: Undersized yet explosive defensive lineman with potential as a three technique-tackle. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, shoots through the gaps of the offensive line and is tough to knock off his feet. Keeps his feet moving on contact, plays with good pad level and works until the whistle blows.
Negative: Must learn to use his hands better. Easily knocked off balance by the first block. Lacks bulk and gets engulfed by opponents.
Analysis: McCaskill is a hardworking, high-effort lineman who gets the most from his ability. His quickness, movement skills and special teams mentality will give him a chance to make a roster at the next level.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 294
40: 4.94
Year: 5Sr

Vaughn Meatoga

School: Hawaii
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 38 tackles/4 tackles loss/3 sacks. Junior numbers included 32/2.5/1.
Positive: Forceful space eater on the inside who's tough to move off the point of attack. Plays with good pad level, flashes lower body power and fights with his hands throughout the action. Consistently doubled in the middle of the line, powers his way through blocks and gets behind the line of scrimmage to make plays. Better than average change-of-direction ability. Gets off the snap with a quick first step.
Negative: Must improve his playing balance. Struggles getting off blocks and easily knocked from his angle of attack on the move.
Analysis: Meatoga has shown consistent improvement in his game the past two seasons yet has limitations for the next level. He projects as a backup conventional tackle in a four-man line.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 295
40: 5
Year: 4Sr

Thomas Mulabah

School: Cal-Pa
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded varying degrees of all-conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 70 tackles/15.5 tackles for loss/7 sacks, one interception, four fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks. Junior numbers included 27/7/2.5.
Positive: Explosive college lineman who gets the most from his ability. Displays outstanding quickness, moves well laterally and chases hard to get involved in the action. Built low to the ground, gets leverage on opponents and is tough to move off the point. Works hard every down, keeping his feet driving up the field and hustling around the field to make plays. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt and displays good awareness.
Negative: Lacks bulk and easily controlled at the point by single opponent. Does not possess top pursuit speed for an undersized linemen.
Analysis: Mulabah is it tough and explosive lineman with size and athletic limitations for the next level. The ability to chase the action in every direction and make plays behind the line of scrimmage could help him catch on as a backup three technique lineman.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 322
40: 5.15
Year: 5Sr

Donte'e Nicholls

School: Tennessee State
Position: DT
Bio: South Carolina transfer who started the past two seasons. Senior totals included 29 tackles/3 tackles for loss/1 sacks after he had 25/6/1.5 as a junior.
Positive: Massive, wide-bodied lineman who takes up a lot of room in the middle of the field. Displays terrific quickness off the snap, solid movement skills and the ability to get down the line of scrimmage and chase the action. Uses his hands well to protect himself, shows the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack and keeps his feet moving on contact. Breaks down well and displays good punch with his hands.
Negative: Does not look well-conditioned and seems to tire as the game goes on. Does not display great power or get a lot of push on the line of scrimmage.
Analysis: Nicholls offers the build and style to be used as a defensive tackle or even nose tackle at the next level yet must elevate every aspect of his game and really condition himself properly if he wants a career in the NFL.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 346
40: 4.9
Year: 3Jr

Dontari Poe

School: Memphis
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior after totaling 33 tackles/8 tackles for loss/1 sacks. Junior totals included 41/6.5/2.
Positive: Massive lineman with outstanding movement skills. Relatively quick off the snap, plays with good pad level and easily holds the point. Stays on his feet, gets off blocks and is a smooth athlete who displays the ability to make plays in space. Easily moves up and down the line of scrimmage or gets out to the flanks chasing the action. Effortlessly changes direction and plays with a lot of quickness. Constantly doubled or focused on by opponents in the middle of the line.
Negative: Despite his size, is not an overpowering lineman and lacks dominant strength for a big man. At times, he gets knocked off the ball or easily ridden from his angle of attack by a single blocker.
Analysis: Poe is a tremendous combination of size, athleticism and movement skills. He offers a huge amount of upside but needs to get stronger and show the power expected from a 340-pound defender. He offers possibilities at a number of defensive line positions in a variety of schemes at the next level and can be a dominant force if he continues to improve and plays to his potential.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 311
40: 5.28
Year: 5Sr

Tydreke Powell

School: North Carolina
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter used at defensive end and tackle. Senior totals included 46 tackles/4.5 tackles for loss/1 sack, one interception and two pass breakups. Junior numbers included 47/3/2.5.
Positive: Explosive interior lineman with poor size/speed numbers. Quick in all his actions, fires off the snap with a good first step and plays with good lean. Displays a variety of moves working to get off blocks, fluid changing direction and can chase the action. Moves well about the field and flashes athleticism.
Negative: Gets stood up at the point of attack by a single blocker. Marginal lower body strength and power. Average pass rusher.
Analysis: Powell is a hardworking defender who gets the most from his skills but lacks great upside for the next level. He could be used as a rotational defensive tackle in a conventional four-man line.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 293
40: 5
Year: 4Sr

Kheeston Randall

School: Texas
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 34 tackles/5 tackles for loss/1 sack. Junior numbers included 39/13/1.
Positive: Nice-sized interior lineman who has flashed ability since his sophomore season. Gets leverage on opponents, keeps his feet moving on contact and displays the ability to knock opponents off the line. Strong in his lower body, smooth changing direction and consistently focused on by opponents. Occupies a lot of space, tough to move off the point and holds his ground.
Negative: Not fluid when asked to twist or stunt. Lacks a closing burst to the action. Comes off a disappointing senior season.
Analysis: At the top of his game, Randall is a solid prospect who can be used at a variety of interior positions on the defensive line. He possesses the size and skill to start at the next level but must quickly elevate his game and meet the expectations placed upon him.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 302
40: 5.21
Year: 4Sr

Micanor Regis

School: Miami-Fl
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 41 tackles/6.5 tackles for loss/2 sacks as a senior after posting 42/8/3 the prior year.
Positive: Explosive one-gap tackle with limited upside for the next level. Displays solid first-step quickness, quickly changes direction and shows the ability to collapse down the line of scrimmage to make plays. Bends his knees, gets leverage on opponents and works his hands throughout the action. Resilient, stays with the action and gives effort. Takes advantage of the opportunities afforded him.
Negative: Marginal closing burst of speed and ineffective in pursuit. Lacks leg drive and does not get much push up the field.
Analysis: Regis is a penetrating one-gap tackle who gets the most from his ability. He offers marginal size and athleticism but could be effective as a rotational defender on a four-man line.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 299
40: 4.82
Year: 5Sr

Kendall Reyes

School: Connecticut
Position: DT
Bio: Full-time starter the past three seasons while also seeing action with the first team as a freshman. All-conference selection the past two years. Senior totals included 46 tackles/13.5 tackles for loss/4.5 sacks after he had 39/2.5/10 as a junior.
Positive: Athletic and deceptively strong lineman with size and growth potential. Displays explosiveness, quickly changes direction and shows the ability to get down the line of scrimmage and outside the box to make plays. Tough to stop, powerful and overruns blocks to penetrate the line of scrimmage. Focused on and double teamed in the middle of the line yet holds his ground. Keeps his feet moving on contact, plays with good lean and immediately gets his hands up, using them to protect himself. Gets a lot of momentum going to the action.
Negative: Does not always play with a great sense of urgency. Marginal pass rusher. Occasionally gets tall and does not consistently play with proper pad level.
Analysis: Reyes has shown an improving game the past three seasons and is a defensive lineman who's been an unstoppable force at times on the college level. He needs to refine his game and consistently play at a high level, but he offers starting potential for a variety of defensive systems in the NFL.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 302
40: 5.12
Year: 5Sr

Travian Robertson

School: South Carolina
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 45 tackles/24 tackles for loss/8 sacks as a senior after posting 42/4/11 the prior year.
Positive: Tough and relatively athletic defensive line prospect who can be used in several different schemes. Bends his knees, gets leverage on opponents and effectively works his hands to protect himself. Fires off the snap with a nice first step, is fluid changing direction and easily moves about the field. Shows ability in pursuit and makes a lot of athletic plays. Keeps his feet moving on contact, is strong at the point and tough to move off the line. Remains disciplined with assignments.
Negative: Handled at the point by a single opponent. Does not make many plays on the ball.
Analysis: Robertson is a gritty lineman who went unnoticed in South Carolina's star-studded defense. He offers possibilities as a three-technique tackle or two-gap end and has a lot of upside.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 303
40: 5.02
Year: 5Sr

Devon Still

School: Penn State
Position: DT
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons and named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2011. Senior totals included 55 tackles/17 tackles for loss/4.5 sacks after he had 39/10/4 as a junior.
Positive: Explosive interior blocker who makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. Works to bend his knees, plays with good pad level and fires through the gaps of the offensive line. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, has opponents playing back on their heels and is strong at the point of attack. Quickly locates the ball and makes a lot of positive plays. Keeps his feet moving on contact and works hard until the whistle blows.
Negative: Lacks great ability in pursuit and possesses just a short burst of speed. Not an overpowering force in the middle.
Analysis: Still was a solid player at Penn State and showed steady development in his game the past three years. He's not a spectacular talent, but does the little things well. Best at tackle on a four-man line Still should quickly break into the starting lineup as a rookie.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 298
40: 4.98
Year: 5Sr

J.R. Sweezy

School: North Carolina State
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 20 tackles/4 tackles for loss/2 sacks in nine games last season. Missed four games with a foot injury. Junior totals included 50/11.5/5.5.
Positive: Intense and competitive defender who keeps coming until the whistle blows. Gets leverage on opponents, quick off the snap and keeps his feet driving up the field. Works his hands throughout the action, fluid changing direction and plays with good pad level.
Negative: Lacks size and gets engulfed by blockers. Average pursuit speed.
Analysis: Sweezy flashed ability the past two years at North Carolina State and offers potential as a three-technique lineman at the next level. He could develop into an every-down player if he fills out his frame and improves his playing strength.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 348
40: 5.31
Year: 4Sr

Alameda Ta'amu

School: Washington
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 30 tackles/8 tackles for loss/4 sacks as a senior and 39/6/2 as a junior.
Positive: Big, powerful interior defender who controls the line of scrimmage. Gets off the ball with a terrific first step, shows strength in his lower body and easily holds the point of attack. Breaks down well, plays with good knee bend and bulrushes blockers off the line. Explodes through the open gaps of the offensive line. Relatively agile for a big man, flashing the ability to change direction and get down the line to make plays. Keeps his feet moving on contact. Gets a lot of force going up the field.
Negative: Gets lazy with his hands and struggles sliding off blocks. Marginal skill as a pass rusher. Does not always play up to his level of potential.
Analysis: Ta'amu has been a tremendous force on the Washington defensive line the past three seasons. He offers a large amount of upside and is one of the better pure nose tackles in this year's draft. Ta'amu can be an instant starter and productive player at the next level if he elevates his game and consistently plays to his ability.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 314
40: 5.12
Year: 4Sr

Brandon Thompson

School: Clemson
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 46 tackles/7.5 tackles for loss/2.5 sacks. Junior numbers included 56/7.5/1. Posted 50 tackles as a sophomore.
Positive: Explosive interior lineman who plays hard until the whistle blows. Fires through the gaps of the offensive line, displays terrific all-around quickness and keeps his feet driving up the field. Flashes power and constantly penetrates the line of scrimmage to disrupt the action. Works his hands throughout the play and chases hard to get to the action.
Negative: Marginal pass rusher. Gets easily out-positioned from the action at times. Must improve his leverage and consistently play with good pad level.
Analysis: From the time he was a sophomore Thompson showed next-level skills and has developed his game each season. He's a penetrating tackle who's best on a four-man line and in a one-gap system. He does the little things well and offers starting potential at the next level.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 310
40: 5.15
Year: 5Sr

Kaniela Tuipulotu

School: Hawaii
Position: DT
Bio: University of Arizona transfer awarded all-conference honors the past two years. Senior totals included 32 tackles/4 tackles loss/1 sacks after he posted junior numbers of 34/3.5/1.
Positive: Explosive first-step lineman with the ability to make plays down the line of scrimmage. Fires off the snap, plays with good lean and works his hands throughout the action. Keeps his feet moving on contact, fluid if asked to twist or stunt and easily changes direction. Surprisingly quick getting out to the sidelines in pursuit of the action. Battles hard throughout plays.
Negative: Gets tall on occasion, makes himself a target and gets driven back off the line. Very slow to get off blocks.
Analysis: Tuipulotu flashed skill the past two seasons yet never truly elevated his game the way scouts thought possible. He possesses the size and skill necessary to play the three-technique position in the NFL yet must quickly elevate his game.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 289
40: 5.38
Year: 5Sr

Christian Tupou

School: USC
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter who posted 16 tackles as a senior. Missed the 2010 season with a knee injury. Junior totals of 2009 included 25 tackles/4 tackles loss/1.5 sacks after he had 12 tackles and three tackles for loss as a sophomore.
Positive: Strong, stout interior defender with limited upside. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step and plays with good lean and power. Tough to move off the point, holds his ground and is explosive.
Negative: Lacks quick change-of-direction ability. Struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point of attack. Must improve his hand technique. Minimally productive in college.
Analysis: Tupou is a powerful plugger on the inside who takes up space or occupies blockers, which allows teammates to make plays on the ball. He offers potential as a rotational interior lineman.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 315
40: 5
Year: 4Sr

DeAngelo Tyson

School: Georgia
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 20 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss as a senior after posting junior totals of 36 tackles/4 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks.
Positive: Reliable defensive lineman who does the little things well. Quick off the snap, plays with good pad level and is tough to move off the point. Fluid changing direction, keeps his feet driving on contact and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Tough and plays with pain.
Negative: Rumbles around the field and occupies blockers rather than making plays on the ball. Lacks great size for a defensive tackle and the speed needed to be used at end.
Analysis: Tyson was a tough college defensive lineman, but he lacks great athleticism and upside for the next level. He could be used as a two-gap end in a system that asks him to clog the line to allow teammates to make plays on the ball.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 280
40: 5.13
Year: 4Sr

Akeem Ward

School: Winston-Salem State
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior after totaling 54 tackles/13 tackles for loss/6 sacks with two pass breakups. Junior totals included 29/11.5/4.5.
Positive: Undersized yet quick defensive lineman who can be used as a three-technique tackle or two-gap end. Stout at the point of attack, shows power in his lower body and has the ability to push blockers off the line. Keeps his feet driving up the field, moves relatively well and fluid chasing the action out to the flanks. Flashes athleticism, covers a good amount of area on the field and effectively plays with good lean.
Negative: Displays limited moves getting around opponents, does not effectively use his hands and easily disrupted from plays by the initial block. Lacks balance and on the ground too much. Tends to get tall and lets blockers inside him.
Analysis: Ward took his game to another level in 2011 and offers the movement skills and overall ability to be used in a variety of positions on the defensive line. He's a solid developmental prospect who should be stashed on a practice squad.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 302
40: 5
Year: 5Sr

Renard Williams

School: Eastern Washington
Position: DT
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore season and named to numerous All-American teams after his junior and senior campaigns. Totals last season included 23 tackles/9 tackles for loss/4.5 sacks after he had 54/16/6.5 as a junior.
Positive: Explosive one gap tackle coming off a disappointing campaign. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, plays with good pad level and gets leverage on opponents. Keeps his feet moving on contact, flashes strength in his lower body and knocks blockers off the ball. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt, quickly changes direction and shows the ability to pursue the action from all angles. Works hard until the whistle blows.
Negative: Does not consistently play with good balance. Easily knocked from plays by the first block. Must develop more moves and become quicker shedding blocks.
Analysis: Entering the senior season Williams was thought to be a draftable prospect as a lineman who could play the three technique position or lineup at tackle in a conventional four-man line. He was slow out of the gate in 2011 and never lived up to expectations yet should be given consideration in the late rounds based on his past play.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 295
40: 5.1
Year: 5Sr

Oren Wilson

School: Akron
Position: DT
Bio: Michigan State transfer who totaled 38 tackles/4.5 tackles for loss/3.5 sacks during his only season on the field at Akron. Started as a sophomore and junior at Michigan State.
Positive: Small yet quick defensive lineman who chases hard to make plays. Gets leverage on opponents, keeps his pads low to the ground and wedges through blocks to get behind the line of scrimmage. Tough to move off the ball, quickly changes direction and displays the ability to move laterally then get down the line of scrimmage or outside the box to make plays. Possesses good first-step quickness, stays with the action and keeps his feet moving on contact. Works his hands well to protect himself.
Negative: Lacks bulk on the inside and easily controlled by a single blocker. Lacks top pursuit speed.
Analysis: Wilson was a productive college player and has the skills necessary to be used as a three-technique lineman at the next level.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 293
40: 4.78
Year: 5Sr

Billy Winn

School: Boise State
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his junior season. Totals last year included 33 tackles/8 tackles loss/3 sacks after he had 28/9.5/4 as a junior. Career-best totals of 44/12.5/6 came during his sophomore season.
Positive: Athletic defensive line prospect who impacts the game when focused on the task at hand. Plays with good lean, pad level and gets leverage on opponents. Displays terrific movement skills, shows a burst of closing speed and easily changes direction. Gets off the snap with a quick first step, smooth moving down the line of scrimmage and nicely redirects to ballcarriers. Displays an array of moves with his hands working to get off blocks.
Negative: Lacks consistency in his game and very streaky. Easily controlled at the point of attack by a single opponent. Does not display a sense of urgency in his game. Work ethic is a question mark.
Analysis: After a productive sophomore season, hopes were high for Winn in the scouting community, but his game has since leveled off. He's athletic and versatile yet will never break into a starting lineup until he decides to apply himself on a consistent basis.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 295
40: 4.95
Year: 4Sr

Derek Wolfe

School: Cincinnati
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors the past two seasons and named Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2011. Senior totals included 70 tackles/21.5 tackles for loss/9.5 sacks after 48/6.5/4 as a junior.
Positive: Hard-nosed, slug-it-out defender who makes a lot of plays on the ball. Explosive, fires through the gaps up the field and displays the ability to defeat blocks on his way to the ballcarrier. Powerful in his lower body, bulrushes opponents off the line and knocks blockers from the point. Consistently doubled teamed in the middle of the field yet holds his ground. Intense, keeps his feet driving up the field and effectively uses his hands to protect himself.
Negative: Lacks lateral speed and does not makes plays in pursuit. Possesses just an average closing burst.
Analysis: Wolfe is a strong lineman with solid size and growth potential. He was a power house in the middle of the Cincinnati line and will only improve as he physically matures.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 308
40: 5
Year: 4Jr

Jerel Worthy

School: Michigan State
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-American and all-conference honors last season with totals of 38 tackles/10.5 tackles for loss/3 sacks. Sophomore totals included 40/8/4.
Positive: Nice-sized defensive lineman who can be a disruptive force up the field. Explosive, displays tremendous first-step quickness and gets a lot of momentum going. Fires through the open gaps of the offensive line, keeps his feet moving on contact and consistently doubled by opponents. Stays on his feet, tough to knock off the point and has the ability change direction or redirect to ballcarriers. Quick in all aspects of the game, displays a burst of closing speed and has enough power to bull rush blockers off the line.
Negative: Marginal skills rushing the passer. Gets lazy with his fundamentals. Slow getting his hands up and plays tall, which makes him an easy target for opponents. Neutralized by a single blocker all too often.
Analysis: When on his game Worthy is an unstoppable force who collapses the pocket or occupies blockers, which allows his teammates to make plays. He comes with a terrific amount of upside, and if he's able to concentrate on the details of his position, Worthy will be a productive starter at the next level.

Updated 5/7
RankRndNamePosYear
11stJadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
DE3Jr
21stKhalil Mack
Buffalo
OLB5Sr
31stJake Matthews
Texas A&M
T4Sr
41stGreg Robinson
Auburn
T3So
51stSammy Watkins
Clemson
WR3Jr
61stMike Evans
Texas A&M
WR3So
71stAnthony Barr
UCLA
OLB4Sr
81stTaylor Lewan
Michigan
T5Sr
91stAaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
101stEric Ebron
North Carolina
TE4Jr
111stBlake Bortles
Central Florida
QB4Jr
121stZack Martin
Notre Dame
T5Sr
131stJustin Gilbert
Oklahoma State
CB4Sr
141stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
ILB4Sr
151stDarqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB4Sr
161stKony Ealy
Missouri
DE4Jr
171stMarqise Lee
USC
WR3Jr
181stCalvin Pryor
Louisville
S3Jr
191stOdell Beckham Jr.
LSU
WR3Jr
201stRyan Shazier
Ohio State
OLB3Jr
211stHasean Clinton-Dix
Alabama
S3Jr
221stBrandin Cooks
Oregon State
WR3Jr
231stJason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr
241stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
251stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr