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2013 Defensive End Reports
Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 271
40: 4.64
Year: 5Sr

Ezekiel Ansah

School: BYU
Position: DE
Bio: The two-year starter came to BYU as a track and field athlete. Senior totals included 62 tackles/13 tackles for loss/4.5 sacks as well as one interception. Posted just seven tackles as a junior in 2011.
Positive: Athletically gifted prospect with an enormous upside. Explosive, plays with quickness and covers a lot of area on the field. Breaks down well, effectively uses his hands to protect himself, and rarely plays off his feet. Plays with excellent balance, showing the ability to stay within his pass rush angle. Fast up the field and displays speed pursuing the action to the sideline. Immediately changes direction with the ability to alter his angle of attack and chase the play. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt and attacks ballcarriers. Knock blockers off the line with violent hand punch.
Negative: Slow and stiff the times he drops off the line and attempts to play in space. Lacks natural bulk and engulfed by larger linemen. Still very rough around the edges.
Analysis: Ansah has steadily climbed up draft boards and was a player who improved weekly last season at BYU. He's a tremendous athlete who can rush the passer, pursue the action from the back side, and also stop the run. His best football is still ahead of him and Ansah is a prospect with Pro Bowl possibilities.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 262
40: 4.77
Year: 4Sr

David Bass

School: Missouri Western
Position: DE
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors since his junior season. Senior totals included 61 tackles/16 tackles for loss/11.5 sacks when he also intercepted two passes and broke up seven more. Junior numbers included 55/20/14.5.
Positive: Disruptive small school defender who offers potential at both defensive end and outside linebacker. Quick off the edge, effective when he plays with good pad level, and shows the ability to bend up the field or immediately alter his angle of attack. Quickly locates the ball, loses little momentum changing direction, and shows the ability to pursue the action laterally. Keeps his feet moving on contact. Naturally athletic and plays with both balance and body control. Explosive, plays with suddenness, and consistently focused on by opponents. Works his hands throughout the action and plays through the whistle.
Negative: Does not consistently play with leverage, getting tall and giving opponents an easy target to block. Easily washed from the action at the point of attack or knocked from his pass rush angle. Lacks overall bulk and playing strength.
Analysis: Bass has been a force since his sophomore season and continually improved his game, developing into a complete defender. He offers solid size, above average athleticism and possibilities at several spots in the defensive front seven.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 247
40: 4.81
Year: 5Sr

Ken Boatright

School: Southern Illinois
Position: DE
Bio: Junior-college transfer awarded all-America and all-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 62 tackles/13.5 tackles for loss/5.5 sacks. Broke into the starting lineup as a junior and posted 51/13.5/6.5.
Positive: Undersized college defensive end who consistently makes plays behind the line of scrimmage. Plays with leverage and quickly gets off the snap with an explosive first step. Fluid changing direction, immediately alters his angle of attack, and crashes down the line of scrimmage to make plays. Mobile, agile and keeps his feet moving on contact. Shows ability pursuing the action laterally and makes plays outside the numbers.
Negative: Gets lazy with his hands and must be more effective using them to protect himself. More quick than fast and possesses just a short area burst of speed. Lacks bulk for defensive end.
Analysis: Boatright made a major impact the two years he played at Southern Illinois but lacks the size/speed numbers to be anything other than a pass-rush specialist/special teams player in the NFL.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 266
40: 4.78
Year: 4Sr

Armonty Bryant

School: East Central Oklahoma
Position: DE
Bio: Played in eight games as a senior posting 45 tackles/17.5 tackles for loss/10.5 sacks while also blocking two kicks. Suspended three games last season after an arrest for selling marijuana to an undercover officer. All-Conference selection in 2011 after totals of 62/12.5/3 when he also blocked three kicks. Lone Star Conference North Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2012 after totals of 49/19/13.5. Blocked 4 kicks as a sophomore 2010.
Positive: Athletic small school prospect with the versatility to line up at several positions in the defensive front seven. Explodes off the ball with a terrific first step, plays with leverage and knocks blockers from the action with violent hand punch. Breaks down well, displays a good change of direction and the ability to quickly close to the ball handler. Fluid moving in space, effective in pursuit and covers a lot of area on the field.
Negative: Must improve his overall body strength. Slow shedding blocks once engaged at the point of attack. Not a consistent, sure handed tackler.
Analysis: Bryant is a tremendous athlete who displayed consistent improvement on the field. He can line-up at defensive end in a 4-3 alignment or outside linebacker in a 34 scheme. Bryant comes with a good degree of upside and is a late round prospect who should see the field as a rookie on certain pass rushing downs.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 276
40: 4.79
Year: 4Sr

Cornellius Carradine

School: Florida State
Position: DE
Bio: Junior-college transfer who moved into the starting lineup as a senior and was awarded all-Conference honors after totals of 80 tackles/13 tackles for loss/11 sacks. Also added nine quarterback hurries. Suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the last game of the season. Junior totals included 31/8/5.5.
Positive: Explosive defensive end with a well-rounded game. Quick off the snap, possesses outstanding movement skills and displays terrific technique getting off blocks. Easily slides down the line to make plays, possesses a terrific burst, and fast off the edge. Plays with good pad level, tough to move off the point and quickly changes direction. Always on balance, forceful, and shows the ability to bull rush blockers off the line. Consistently gets leverage on opponents, sifts through the trash, and finds a way to get to the action.
Negative: Lacks great bulk and will be overwhelmed by larger linemen. Presently dealing with serious knee injury.
Analysis: Carradine was forced into the starting lineup last season then showed exceptional development on a week-to-week basis. He's an every-down lineman with the ability to defend the run, rush the passer, or chase the action in pursuit. If he quickly recovers from the knee injury suffered in November, Carradine should swiftly move into a starting lineup at the next level.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 275
40: 4.81
Year: 4Sr

Mike Catapano

School: Princeton
Position: DE
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Named to several all-American teams as a senior. Totals last year included 41 tackles/15.5 tackles for loss/12 sacks as well as six pass breakups. Junior totals included 49/10/5.
Positive: Hard-working college defensive lineman with limited upside for the next level. Plays with consistent knee bend, explodes off the snap with a terrific first step, and shows speed off the edge. Quickly changes direction, displays speed pursuing down the line of scrimmage, and fights with his hands throughout the action. Gives great effort and finds a way to make plays. Instinctive and shows good awareness on the field.
Negative: Easily locked up or controlled by a single blocker and lacks overall strength at the point of attack. Possesses marginal size for the next level.
Analysis: Catapano was a hard-working college player who showed development every season. He lacks great measurables for the next level, yet his football smarts, nonstop motor, and ability to make plays behind the line scrimmage could help him catch on as an eighth defensive lineman.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 277
40: 4.75
Year: 5Sr

Lavar Edwards

School: LSU
Position: DE
Bio: Part-time starter the past three seasons totaling 26 tackles/7 tackles for loss/4.5 sacks in six starts as a senior after 26/4.5/1 the prior year.
Positive: Athletic college defensive end with upside. Fluid moving about the field, easily changes direction, and shows a burst of speed bearing down on the play. Fast off the edge. Can bend in his pass rush angle or immediately alter his angle of attack to chase the action down the line of scrimmage. Plays with consistent knee bend, quickly gets his hands up, and works them throughout the play.
Negative: Lacks bulk and handled at the point of attack. Average skill in pursuit. Marginally productive in LSU.
Analysis: Edwards is a versatile defender who struggled seeing playing time on the talented LSU defense. He's a legitimate NFL prospect with potential as a defensive end in a four-man line or as an outside linebacker in a 3-4.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 240
40: 4.78
Year: 5Sr

Paipai Falemalu

School: Hawaii
Position: DE
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 56 tackles/10 tackles for loss/5 sacks. Junior numbers included 50/6/4.
Positive: Undersized but athletic college defensive end who projects to linebacker at the next level. Plays with good pad level, stays low to the ground, and displays terrific movement skills. Fluid getting down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the action. Works his hands to protect himself and easily changes direction. Shows speed off the edge with the ability to bend and attack the quarterback.
Negative: Undersize. Easily disrupted from his angle of attack by the initial hit or controlled by defenders. Average skills in pursuit for an undersized defensive end.
Analysis: Falemalu was a consistent player on the college level the past two years and offers possibilities as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

Height: 6-6.5
Weight: 281
40: 4.93
Year: 3Jr

William Gholston

School: Michigan State
Position: DE
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Totals last year included 59 tackles/13 tackles for loss/4.5 sacks after 70/16/5 as a sophomore. Cousin to Vernon Gholston, first-round selection of the New York Jets in 2008.
Positive: Tall, imposing defensive lineman who dominates the action when running on all cylinders. Forceful and explosive at the point of attack. Pushes blockers aside with ease. Plays with good lean, easily changes direction, and pursues down the line of scrimmage with speed. Powerful with good overall body strength. Fluid in his movements and makes a lot of athletic plays.
Negative: Disappears for stretches and does not play with a sense of urgency. Lacks great first-step quickness off the snap. Displays little in the way of hand technique or moves to disengage from blocks.
Analysis: Gholston has shown flashes of dominance and looked like a man amongst boys at times during his college career. Like his cousin, he does not play with great intensity and all too often takes downs off. Gholston possesses first-round physical skills but a late-round mentality. He will consistently be labeled as an underachiever until he decides to play to his level of ability on every snap.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 262
40: 4.88
Year: 5Sr

Dan Giordano

School: Cincinnati
Position: DE
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 56 tackles/6 tackles for loss/5 sacks. Junior numbers included 44/9/5.
Positive: Hard-working college defensive end with marginal size/speed numbers for the next level. Plays with terrific pad level, consistently gets leverage on opponents, and uses all his assets to their maximum. Works hard to make positive plays, fights with his hands throughout the action, and wedges between blocks to get pressure up the field. Quickly changes direction, collapses down the line, and chases the action hard. Possesses good first step quickness and can bend off the edge.
Negative: Lacks bulk. Struggles getting off blocks and was overwhelmed by tight ends. Possesses a marginal burst to the action and lacks the speed necessary to make plays in pursuit.
Analysis: Giordano has been a consistent college player yet has physical limitations for the next level. He offers potential as a situational pass rusher and his ability to play special teams will dictate his value at the next level.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 278
40: 4.79
Year: 4Sr

Malliciah Goodman

School: Clemson
Position: DE
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 28 tackles/9.5 tackles for loss/7 sacks as a senior after junior totals of 59/4/2.
Positive: Athletic, yet undersized defensive end who displayed flashes of brilliance the past two years. Forceful off the edge, quick changing direction, and displays terrific movement skills. Flashes power in his lower body, keeps his feet moving on contact, and bull rushes larger tackles off the line scrimmage. Agile with the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack. Quickly gets his hands up and effectively uses them throughout the action.
Negative: Lacks playing speed and doesn't show a burst. Really did not make a lot of plays on the ball as a senior. Lacks bulk and controlled by a single blocker.
Analysis: Goodman showed flashes of skill at Clemson, yet never put together a consistent game. He could find a home as a three-technique tackle or two gap end if he adds bulk to his frame and elevates his game.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 253
40: 4.78
Year: 5Sr

Wes Horton

School: USC
Position: DE
Bio: Senior totals included 43 tackles/6.5 tackles for loss/5.5 sacks when he moved into the starting lineup on a full-time basis. Part-time starter the previous two seasons totaling 22/4.5/4 as a junior.
Positive: Athletic defensive front seven prospect who looks the part and occasionally plays to it. Breaks down well, displays good movement skills, and easily slides down the line of scrimmage to chase the action. Fast off the edge, has pass-rushing skills, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Fast collapsing to the outside, explosive, and flashes strength. Easily makes plays in every direction of the field and shows the ability to exploit immobile lineman. Gets depth on pass drops and flashes ability playing in space.
Negative: Lacks overall playing strength and struggles shedding blocks if he doesn't get the first step on opponents. Possesses average pursuit speed. Not a consistent tackler.
Analysis: Horton is athletic and shows playmaking skills but has a lot of inconsistency in his game. He possesses the size and style to line up as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment and could surprise people at the next level if he hits on all cylinders.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 275
40: 4.61
Year: 5Sr

Margus Hunt

School: SMU
Position: DE
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after posting 31 tackles/11.5 tackles for loss/8 sacks. Junior totals included 28 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss. Blocked 14 kicks his first three seasons at SMU including an NCAA record seven blocked kicks as a freshman in 2009. 2006 World Junior gold medalist in the shot-put and discus throw.
Positive: Explosive and impactful defensive end who showed consistent improvement the past four years. Forceful and gets a lot of momentum going up the field. Fast off the edge but also displays a nice inside move. Can turn the corner on his way to the play. Protects himself with violent hand punch, breaks down well, and chases the action hard. Easily pursues the action laterally and keeps his feet moving on contact.
Negative: Must develop more moves and be quicker disengaging from blocks. Average run defender and at times easily turned from the point by single opponent.
Analysis: Hunt initially came to SMU from Estonia as a track and field athlete, then quickly turned his attention to football. He offers tremendous upside, possessing the size and athleticism to start as a two-gap end.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 252
40: 4.99
Year: 5Sr

Marquis Jackson

School: Portland State
Position: DE
Bio: Totals last season at Portland State included 36 tackles/10.5 tackles for loss/7.5 sacks. Played the prior two years at Texas Southern winning all-Conference honors after each campaign. Junior totals of 2011 included 50/18.5/6 after 61/16/7 as a sophomore, when he also broke up six passes.
Positive: One time highly rated defensive front seven prospect who regressed the past two years. Quick off the snap, displays terrific movement skills, and explosive at the point of attack. Plays with good pad level, works his hands throughout the action, and fluid moving in every direction. Slides laterally to make plays, shows ability dropped off the line of scrimmage, and relatively athletic. Natural pass rusher who quickly gets up the field, bends off the edge and attacks ballcarriers. Plays faster than his listed 40 time.
Negative: Didn't play with a sense of urgency in 2012. Easily taken from the action by a single blocker or controlled at the point. Possesses a marginal closing burst.
Analysis: One time highly rated defensive front seven prospect who regressed the past two years. Quick off the snap, displays terrific movement skills, and explosive at the point of attack. Plays with good pad level, works his hands throughout the action, and fluid moving in every direction. Slides laterally to make plays, shows ability dropped off the line of scrimmage, and relatively athletic. Natural pass rusher who quickly gets up the field, bends off the edge and attacks ballcarriers. Plays faster than his listed 40 time.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 283
40: 4.77
Year: 5Sr

Datone Jones

School: UCLA
Position: DE
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 62 tackles/19 tackles for loss/6.5 sacks. Junior numbers included 41/6.5/3 after 30/11/4 as a sophomore 2009. Sidelined by a fractured right foot during the 2010 campaign.
Positive: Athletic, playmaking defensive lineman with a lot of upside. Explosive and flashes on the scene out of nowhere. Fires through the gaps of the offensive line, overwhelms blockers, and possesses terrific movement skills. Plays with good pad level, quickly changes direction, and immediately pursues down the line of scrimmage or out to the flanks to make plays. Possesses a closing burst to the action. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt and gets off the snap with a quick first step. Resilient, stays with the action, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself.
Negative: Lacks the size to line up at defensive tackle in a four-man line and classic two-gap end size. Does not play with great balance. Despite his production, just an average pass rusher.
Analysis: Jones has been a playmaking defensive lineman who consistently improved the past two years. He's an athletic prospect with upside and should eventually grow into a solid 3-4 defensive end.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 270
40: 4.88
Year: 5Sr

David King

School: Oklahoma
Position: DE
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior when he moved into the starting lineup and totaled 27 tackles/2 tackles for loss/2.5 sacks. Junior totals included 31/4/2.
Positive: Well-sized defensive end coming off a disappointing senior season. Breaks down well, explodes off the snap, and displays a solid change of direction. Moves well on his feet, slides down the line scrimmage, and works hard to pursue the action. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself and rarely off his feet.
Negative: Possesses a minimal burst of speed, doesn't stand out as a pass rusher, and only marginal in pursuit. Handled by blocks or controlled by tight ends.
Analysis: King displayed a lot of ability as a junior in 2011, yet failed to live up to expectations as a senior. He offers possibilities in a one-gap system, if he improves his strength and starts producing.

Height: 6-6.5
Weight: 269
40: 4.81
Year: 3Jr

Joe Kruger

School: Utah
Position: DE
Bio: Part-time starter the past two seasons posting 40 tackles/8 tackles for loss/6 sacks as a junior after 35/5/3 the prior year.
Positive: Athletic college defensive end with an underdeveloped game. Explodes off the snap with a terrific first step, shows good strength, and is fluid moving in every direction. Works his hands throughout the play, keeps his feet moving, and fights hard. Collapses down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the action and shows speed off the edge as a pass rusher.
Negative: Lacks bulk at the point of attack and handled by a single blocker. Minimally productive the past two seasons and never grabbed hold of the starting job on a consistent basis.
Analysis: Kruger is an explosive defender with size limitations but a developing pass rusher with the ability to line up in a three-point stance and occasionally stand up over tackle.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 255
40: 4.58
Year: 3Jr

Corey Lemonier

School: Auburn
Position: DE
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his sophomore season. Totals last year included 34 tackles/5.5 tackles for loss/5.5 sacks after 47/13.5/9.5 the prior season.
Positive: Explosive college edge rusher with a one-dimensional game. Displays good movement skills, quick changing direction, and has a tremendous burst to the play. Covers a lot of area. Works his hands to protect himself and displays outstanding speed in pursuit. Fast off the edge and quick out to the flanks. Easily catches ballcarriers from the back side.
Negative: Struggles getting off blocks and easily controlled at the point by a single opponent. Takes a lot of wide angles around opponents rather than meeting them head-on. Does not consistently play with good pad level.
Analysis: Lemonier comes off a disappointing junior campaign but is a terrific athlete with the speed to lineup as a one-gap defensive end or as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He offers starting potential at the next level. Before that happens Lemonier must elevate every aspect of his game and consistently play to his level of ability, or he will be branded an underachiever.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 298
40: 4.92
Year: 5Sr

Kapron Lewis-Moore

School: Notre Dame
Position: DE
Bio: Four-year starter who posted 40 tackles/8.5 tackles for loss/6 sacks as a senior. Suffered an ACL injury to his right knee during the National Championship game on January 8th, which required surgery to repair. Totaled 32 tackles as a junior before being sidelined with another knee injury seven games into the season. Sophomore totals included 62/2.5/2 after 46/7/2.5 as a freshman.
Positive: Large, hard-working defensive lineman who has struggled with injuries the past two seasons. Plays with good pad level, keeps his feet moving on contact, and works his hands throughout the action. Displays a variety of moves getting off blocks. Tough to knock off his feet and forceful moving up the field. Displays solid first-step quickness and plays with good pad level.
Negative: Possesses marginal speed, ineffective as a pass rusher, and shows little in the way of pursuing the action. Struggled making plays late in his college career and was better occupying blockers.
Analysis: Lewis-Moore was a solid college defensive lineman and projects as a conventional tackle or two-gap end at the next level. His January knee injury puts his NFL career on hold, though, Lewis-Moore still offers possibilities as a backup in the future.

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Year: 4Sr

Eric Martin

School: Nebraska
Position: DE
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Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 261
40: 4.88
Year: 5Sr

Cameron Meredith

School: Nebraska
Position: DE
Bio: Full-time starter the past three seasons. Awarded all-Conference honors as a senior. Totals last year included 53 tackles/7 tackles for loss/5 sacks after 58/6/5 as a junior.
Positive: Hard-working college defensive end with marginal measurables for the next level. Fundamentally sound, plays with leverage, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Plays faster than his 40 time and loses little momentum altering his angle of attack. Fires off the snap, shows terrific quickness, and chases hard after the action. Occasionally stood up over tackle and shows the ability to make plays in space.
Negative: Easily controlled at the point by a single blocker. Average pass rusher for an undersized defensive end.
Analysis: Meredith was a consistent performer for Nebraska and offers possibilities as a 3-4 outside linebacker and special teams player.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 262
40: 4.79
Year: 4Jr

Sam Montgomery

School: LSU
Position: DE
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons as well as being named to several all-America teams after his sophomore campaign of 2011. Junior totals from last year included 37 tackles/13 tackles for loss/8 sacks after 49/13.5/9 the prior year.
Positive: Explosive pass-rushing defensive end with a one-dimensional game. Good athlete who plays with excellent balance and body control. Gets leverage on opponents, keeps his feet moving on contact, and works his hands throughout the play. Displays the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack, rarely knocked off his feet, and fast off the edge. Explosive, easily changes direction, and shows the ability to pursue plays from the back side.
Negative: Does not display an explosive first step off the snap and gets out positioned from the action by blockers. Slow to react. Occasionally gets caught pinning his ears back and rushing up the field regardless of the play. Made comments during the combine where he admitted taking plays off last season.
Analysis: Montgomery was a solid player in the LSU formation but lacks the great athleticism and upside for the next level. He's an undersized pass-rushing defensive end who will struggle if move to outside linebacker. Montgomery has the ability to contribute if his priorities are in order and he's focused on football.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 264
40: 4.85
Year: 4Sr

Alex Okafor

School: Texas
Position: DE
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons and named to several all-America teams in 2012. Senior totals included 68 tackles/18 tackles for loss/12.5 sacks after 58/14/7 as a junior.
Positive: Hard-charging defensive lineman who consistently plays at a high level. Instinctive, plays smart football, and quickly diagnoses plays or reads the action. Plays with good pad level, quickly changes direction, and fluid if asked to twist or stunt. Relentless and does all he can to make plays. Quick off the snap, fast off the edge, and displays a variety of moves to defeat blocks. Occasionally stood up over tackle and displays speed in pursuit.
Negative: Struggled in the Longhorns' 3-4 alignment last season. Lacks a great closing burst. Not quick or fluid dropping off the line and playing in space on zone blitzes.
Analysis: Okafor is an intense and competitive player who gets the most from his ability. He's effective defending the run or rushing the passer and will do very well at the next level as a starting defensive end in a four-man line.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 261
40: 4.85
Year: 5Sr

Sean Progar

School: Northern Illinois
Position: DE
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his junior season. Totals last year included 49 tackles/10.5 tackles for loss/8.5 sacks after 52/11/5.5 the prior year.
Positive: Productive college pass-rusher with marginal measurables for the next level. Plays low with good pad level, flashes athleticism, and effectively diagnoses the action. Moves well around the field. Shows speed off the edge as well as the ability to pursue down the line of scrimmage and chase the action. Keeps his feet moving on contact and gets a lot of momentum going up the field. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt. Quickly changes direction and makes plays in every area of the field. Displays terrific first-step quickness and the ability to redirect to the action.
Negative: Easily disrupted by blocks or knocked off balance by the initial hit. Lacks great pursuit speed and possesses just a marginal closing burst.
Analysis: Progar was a solid college player yet lacks the size for defenive end and speed to play linebacker at the next level. He's a natural pass rusher who consistently shows the ability to get behind the line of scrimmage and could find a home as a situational front-seven player for an NFL team.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 265
40: 4.87
Year: 4Sr

Craig Roh

School: Michigan
Position: DE
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 38 tackles/5.5 tackles for loss/4 sacks. Junior numbers included 32/8/4.
Positive: Productive college defender with poor size/speed numbers for the next level. Instinctive, takes good angles to the action, and works hard to make plays. Uses his hands well. Easily changes direction and consistently plays with good pad level. Remains disciplined with assignments and shows the ability to make plays in every direction of the field.
Negative: Gets caught up in the trash or out positioned by tight ends. Marginal closing burst and is ineffective in pursuit.
Analysis: Roh showed flashes of playmaking ability throughout his Michigan career but lacks the physical skills to start at the next level. He could make a roster as an eighth defensive lineman if he adds bulk to his frame and proves his worth on special teams.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 283
40: 5.21
Year: 5Sr

Damion Square

School: Alabama
Position: DE
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons posting totals of 33 tackles/4 tackles for loss/3.5 sacks as a senior after 23/7/1 the prior year.
Positive: Hard-working defensive line prospect with marginal physical skills for the next level. Keeps his feet moving on contact and fights throughout the action. Wedges between blocks to get behind the line of scrimmage and quickly changes direction or immediately alters his angle of attack to pursue the play.
Negative: Lacks great first-step quickness. Handled at the point by a single blocker. Displays little in the way of pursuit speed.
Analysis: Square is a high-effort player who gets the most from his abilities but lacks thesize to play defensive tackle or speed to lineup as a two-gap end. His ability to play with leverage and quickly change direction could help him find a spot in the NFL as a backup 3-technique tackle.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 266
40: 4.72
Year: 5Sr

Devin Taylor

School: South Carolina
Position: DE
Bio: Three-year starter who also saw action in five games with the first-team as a freshman. Senior totals included 40 tackles/8 tackles for loss/3 sacks after 42/8.5/6 as a junior. Posted career-best numbers of 46/13/7.5 as a sophomore when he was awarded all-Conference honors.
Positive: Tall, playmaking defensive end whose game leveled off the past two years. Plays smart football, keeps containment, and stays with assignments. Chases hard to make plays, gives effort, and works until the whistle. Effective making plays in space, is athletic, and quickly changes direction to pursue the action. Keeps his feet moving, forceful up the field, and displays pass rushing skills. Shows ability dropped off the line of scrimmage when asked to play in space.
Negative: Shows minimal quickness. Possesses marginal speed off the edge. Never progressed after tremendous sophomore season.
Analysis: Taylor is a long, lanky defender who showed flashes of dominance but struggled with his consistency the past two years. He's a prospect who can line up in a three-point stance or occasionally stand up over tackle. He's a defender who does the little things well.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 266
40: 4.81
Year: 3Jr

Bjoern Werner

School: Florida State
Position: DE
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors last season after totals of 42 tackles/15 tackles for loss/13 sacks as well as 8 pass defenses. Sophomore totals included 37/11/7.
Positive: Explosive college defensive end coming into his own. Displays terrific quickness off the snap, fluid moving in every direction, and plays with consistent knee bend. Easily changes direction, shows a burst moving laterally, and effective in space. Flashes power in his lower body, quickly gets his hands up, and effectively uses them to protect himself. Fast off the edge, easily chases the action laterally, and works hard. Plays with a high motor and works assignments.
Negative: Lacks bulk and out positioned by blockers. Must prove he's more than a first move lineman. Does not show great speed pursuing the action for any length of time.
Analysis: Werner is a game-impacting pass rusher who plays with a high motor and offers a large upside. He's displayed terrific development the past three years and will do well at defensive end in a 4-3 alignment.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 255
40: 4.79
Year: 5Sr

Quentin Williams

School: Northwestern
Position: DE
Bio: Senior totals included 37 tackles/8.5 tackles for loss/4.5 sacks when he became a full-time starter. Posted 29/5.5/3 as a junior.
Positive: Hard-working college defensive end with marginal size for the next level. Plays with good leverage, fluid if asked to twist or stunt, and gets off the snap with a quick first step. Stays with the action, instinctive, and effectively diagnoses plays. Keeps his feet moving on contact and fights hard to make plays.
Negative: Neutralized by a single blocker. Marginally productive in college.
Analysis: Williams improved as a senior, yet is a 'tweener who lacks the size to play defensive end at the next level and speed for linebacker.

Updated 2/26
RankRndNamePosYear
11stJadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
DE3Jr
21stJake Matthews
Texas A&M
T4Sr
31stAnthony Barr
UCLA
OLB4Sr
41stKhalil Mack
Buffalo
OLB5Sr
51stBlake Bortles
Central Florida
QB4Jr
61stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
71stGreg Robinson
Auburn
T3So
81stSammy Watkins
Clemson
WR3Jr
91stTaylor Lewan
Michigan
T5Sr
101stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
OLB4Sr
111stMike Evans
Texas A&M
WR3So
121stKony Ealy
Missouri
DE4Jr
131stMarqise Lee
USC
WR3Jr
141stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr
151stJace Amaro
Texas Tech
TE3Jr
161stAaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
171stJustin Gilbert
Oklahoma State
CB4Sr
181stEric Ebron
North Carolina
TE4Jr
191stDarqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB4Sr
201stCyrus Kouandjio
Alabama
T3Jr
211stDerek Carr
Fresno State
QB5Sr
221-2Zack Martin
Notre Dame
T5Sr
231-2Ra'Shede Hageman
Minnesota
DT5Sr
241stJohnny Manziel
Texas A&M
QB3So
251-2Jason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr