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2013 Defensive Tackle Reports
Height: 6-3
Weight: 270
40: 4.99
Year: 4Sr

Corey Adams

School: Arizona State
Position: DT
Bio: Missed 2012 with a back injury. Totaled 16 tackles/2 tackles for loss/.5 sacks in 2011.
Positive: Explosive defensive line prospect who could play as a 3-technique tackle or line up as a two-gap end. Plays with good lean, works his hands throughout the action, and keeps his feet moving. Displays good hand punch. Keeps blockers away and quickly changes direction. Works hard till the whistle blows.
Negative: Struggled with injuries throughout his college career and was marginally productive. Lacks great size and is slow shedding blocks. Lacks top pursuit speed.
Analysis: Prior to the 2012 season, Adams was highly thought of in scouting circles but did not take the field because of injury. He presently grades as a marginal practice-squad prospect and should return to Arizona State for a fifth year if afforded the opportunity.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 313
40: 5.12
Year: 5Sr

Michael Atkinson

School: Boise State
Position: DT
Bio: Moved into the starting lineup on a full-time basis last season, finishing the year with 37 tackles/3.5 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks. Missed the final four games of the season after tearing an ACL. Junior totals included 31 tackles in six starts.
Positive: Short but explosive nose tackle prospect with solid movement skills. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, effectively uses his hands throughout the play, and chases the action hard. Built low to the ground and naturally gets leverage on opponents. Rarely knocked off his feet. Shows a good burst to the action.
Negative: Engulfed by larger opponents. Marginally effective in pursuit. Coming off a late-season knee injury.
Analysis: Atkinson is an intense and fiery defender who offers possibilities as a one-gap nose tackle or 3-technique lineman. He improved prior to his injury and must quickly get back to playing form over the summer.

Height: 6-6.5
Weight: 369
40: 5.2
Year: 5Sr

T.J. Barnes

School: Georgia Tech
Position: DT
Bio: Started as a senior totaling 28 tackles/5 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks. Junior totals included 11 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss.
Positive: Massive, wide-bodied lineman with better than average movement skills. Quick off the snap, easily changes direction, and slides down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the action. Flashes power in his lower body and the ability to bull rush opponents off the line. Strong, takes up a lot of room, and impossible to move off the point.
Negative: Shows little in the way of hand technique and easily has his legs taken out. Neutralized or controlled at the point by single blocker. Rarely makes plays on the ball.
Analysis: Barnes is a size prospect with above average athleticism but a defensive lineman who must prove who he can do more than take up space in the middle of the line to have any career in the NFL.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 310
40: 5.21
Year: 5Sr

Larry Black Jr

School: Indiana
Position: DT
Bio: Four-year starter who posted 36 tackles/12 tackles for loss/4 sacks as a senior after 47/5.5/1.5 as a junior.
Positive: Big, space-eating defensive tackle who effectively clogs the middle of the line. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, keeps his feet moving on contact, and gets a lot of momentum going up the field. When doubled by opponents, he holds his ground and is tough to move off the line. Quickly gets his hands up into blockers and effectively uses them to protect himself. Powerful lower body with the ability to bull rush blockers off the line.
Negative: Gets tall and does not consistently play with good pad level. More of a straight-line defender and not fluid if asked to move laterally.
Analysis: Black possesses the size and playing style to be used as a conventional nose tackle at the next level.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 310
40: 5.15
Year: 4Sr

Josh Boyd

School: Mississippi State
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 33 tackles/2.5 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks as a senior after 51/8/4.5 the prior year.
Positive: Athletic defensive line prospect who projects as a 3-technique tackle at the next level. Plays with good lean, bends his knees, and gets leverage on opponents. Easily moves about the field, agile for big man, and keeps his feet moving on contact. Slides laterally to get outside the box to chase the action or fires up the field filling gaps in run defense. Displays a closing burst and works hard to make plays.
Negative: Easily controlled at the point of attack in one-on-one blocking. Lacks great pursuit speed.
Analysis: Boyd was a consistent performer at Mississippi State and a defender who plays hard until the whistle. He lacks great size and strength but would do well on the inside of a four-man line in a one-gap defense.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 302
40: 5.09
Year: 4Sr

Michael Brooks

School: East Carolina
Position: DT
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons and awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 35 tackles/3.5 tackles for loss/2 sacks. Junior totals included 55/5.5/1.
Positive: Tough, explosive defensive lineman who projects as a 3-technique tackle in the NFL. Plays with good pad level. Fluid changing direction and shows the ability to slide down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the action. Plays hard, fires to the ballcarrier with a quick first step, and breaks down well.
Negative: Only a marginal closing burst. Struggled with knee injuries in the past.
Analysis: Brooks possesses the size and movement skills to line up in a four-man front at the next level but must elevate his production and continue to rebound from the season-ending knee injury he suffered in 2010.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 287
40: 5.03
Year: 4Sr

Chris Burnette

School: Old Dominion
Position: DT
Bio: Four-year starter at both nose guard and defensive tackle. All-Conference selection the past two years. Senior totals included 73 tackles/7 tackles for loss/4 sacks as well as one intercepted pass. Junior numbers included 49/8/3.5.
Positive: Explosive defensive tackle with good movement skills. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, plays with leverage and good pad level. Quickly changes direction and shows the ability to pursue the action laterally. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Deceptively strong and tough to move off the point. Clogs the middle of the field and plays hard until the whistle blows.
Negative: Lacks bulk on the inside and was rather easily handled in one-on-one blocking. Marginal closing burst. Not a pass-rushing threat.
Analysis: Burnette was a productive college defender who did a terrific job stopping the run. He lacks the measurables for the next level but could find a home on the inside of a four-man line if he produces on special teams.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 311
40: 5.18
Year: 4Sr

William Campbell

School: Michigan
Position: DT
Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a senior and totaled 44 tackles/1.5 tackles for loss/1 sack after 14/2.5/2 as a junior when he appeared as a reserve in all 13 games.
Positive: Large, quick, and powerful defensive tackle who's now beginning to hit his stride. Plays with good lean, flashes athleticism, and collapses down the line of scrimmage to chase the action. Explosive, strong, and tough to handle on the inside. Powerful and bull rushes opponents off the line to collapse the pocket. Tough to knock off the point and holds his ground.
Negative: Must learn to use his hands better. Slow shedding blocks once engaged at the point. Does not always play with a high motor.
Analysis: Campbell looks the part of an NFL lineman and started to play to his level of ability in 2012. He offers the size and skill to be used at defensive tackle or as a two-gap end. Campbell has a large upside but must play hard on every down and polish his game to have a career in the NFL.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 292
40: 5.01
Year: 5Sr

Everett Dawkins

School: Florida State
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after finishing the year with 26 tackles/1.5 tackles for loss/.5 sacks. Junior totals included 25/3/2.
Positive: Explosive college defensive lineman who projects as a three technique tackle in the NFL. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, displays tremendous quickness in his overall game, and makes plays in every direction of the field. Gets leverage on opponents, plays with good pad level, and works his hands throughout the action to protect himself. Squeezes through the small openings of the offensive line, runs through blockers, and has a closing burst to the play.
Negative: Minimally productive on the college level. More of a first-move lineman and will be overwhelmed by large opponents.
Analysis: Dawkins lacks classic measurables for the next level, yet his combination of quickness, leverage, and tenacity helped him succeed at Florida State. He's a classic three-technique tackle who will do well in a one-gap system.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 318
40: 5.25
Year: 4Sr

Quinton Dial

School: Alabama
Position: DT
Bio: Used as part of the rotational system on Alabama's defensive line the past two seasons after transferring from junior college. Senior totals included 21 tackles/4.5 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks after 24/3/1 the prior year.
Positive: Hard-working and versatile defensive lineman with upside. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, keeps his feet moving on contact, and displays a quick change of direction. Works his hands throughout the play. Explosive and quick getting to the action.
Negative: Must develop more moves to become quicker disengaging from blocks. Marginally productive on the college level. Does not display top pass-rushing skills.
Analysis: Dial is a developing lineman with size, growth potential, and athleticism. He offers possibilities as a two-gap end or conventional defensive tackle at the next level.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 290
40: 4.95
Year: 4Sr

Josh Downs

School: LSU
Position: DT
Bio: Started 10 games as a senior posting career-best numbers of 19 tackles/5.5 tackles for loss/3.5 sacks. Junior totals included nine tackles.
Positive: Undersized but explosive lineman who projects as a 3-technique tackle. Built low to the ground, plays with good lean, and fires off the snap with a terrific first step. Naturally gets leverage on opponents, keeps his hands active throughout the play and fluid moving laterally. Tough to move off the point, gives effort and fights hard until the whistle blows.
Negative: Undersized and engulfed by blockers. Average pass rusher. Marginally productive in college.
Analysis: Downs has been an under-the-radar prospect the past two seasons because of the outstanding talent on the LSU defensive line. He possesses the skill and style to back up as a 3-technique lineman on a four-man line and should be an asset on special teams.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 297
40: 4.87
Year: 3Jr

Shariff Floyd

School: Florida
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a junior after totals of 46 tackles/13 tackles for loss/3 sacks. Lined up at defensive end as a sophomore and posted 46/6.5/1.5.
Positive: Athletic and versatile defensive line prospect moving up draft boards. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, keeps his feet moving on contact, and tough to handle. Consistently doubled teamed but finds a way to get through blocks and make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Fluid changing direction, chases the action, and shows ability in pursuit. Attacks assignments. Goes hard but, at the same time, plays disciplined football. Shows a variety of moves with his hands and the ability to get off blocks.
Negative: Possesses just an average closing burst and marginal pass-rush skills. Not a powerful lineman and handled at the point by a single opponent.
Analysis: Floyd is an athletic prospect with a versatile game. He offers potential as a 3-technique tackle or two-gap end and comes with a large amount of upside. Floyd should quickly break into a starting lineup as a rookie and will only improve as he physically matures and adds additional strength to his game.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 286
40: 5.02
Year: 5Sr

Glenn Foster

School: Illinois
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 31 tackles/5.5 tackles for loss/2.5 sacks as a senior after 32/4/.5 the prior year.
Positive: Undersized but explosive defensive lineman with good movement skills. Plays with good pad level, fires off the snap with a terrific first step, and keeps his feet moving on contact. Wedges inside of blockers to get behind the line scrimmage. Easily chases the action laterally to the flanks. Hustles down the line to make plays and possesses a closing burst.
Negative: Can be controlled at the point of attack by a single blocker. Marginally productive in college.
Analysis: Foster is a first-step lineman with the quickness and movement skills necessary to get consideration as a 3-technique tackle in the NFL.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 307
40: 5.41
Year: 5Sr

A.J. Francis

School: Maryland
Position: DT
Bio: Moved into the starting lineup on a full-time basis as a senior and totaled 43 tackles/9 tackles for loss/4 sacks. Junior numbers included 31/3/2 when he started four games.
Positive: Large, forceful defensive lineman who flashes dominance. Plays with good lean, displays power in his lower body, and tough to stop. Tosses aside opponents, breaks through double-team blocks and gets a lot of momentum going up the field. Holds his ground against blocks then slides to the inside defending the run.
Negative: More of a gap occupier rather than a playmaker. Heavy footed and not a lineman who's effective pursuing the action outside the box.
Analysis: Francis is a tough, slug-it-out lineman who clogs the middle of the field and disrupts the opponent's game plan. He's an underrated prospect with the ability to start at multiple positions on the defensive line and could turn out to be one of the hidden gems in this year's draft.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 312
40: 5.05
Year: 5Sr

Romney Fuga

School: BYU
Position: DT
Bio: The two-year starter totaled 42 tackles/2.5 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks as a senior after 25 tackles the year before.
Positive: Strong, powerful nose tackle who clogs the middle of the field. Plays with good lean, tough to move off the point, and bull rushes opponents up the field. Easily holds his ground against double-team blocks and consistently gets leverage on opponents.
Negative: Despite his 40-time, he's not effective moving laterally and pursuing the action. More of a lineman who occupies blocks rather than makes tackles.
Analysis: Fuga is a slug it out lineman who showed significant development last season. He comes with size and growth limitations, yet offers the style to play nose tackle the next level.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 342
40: 5.42
Year: 4Jr

Kwame Geathers

School: Georgia
Position: DT
Bio: Occasional starter the past two seasons totaling 40 tackles/5 tackles for loss/1 sack as a junior after 14 tackles the prior season.
Positive: Large, strong defensive line prospect with an undeveloped game. Powerful at the point of attack, commands double-team blocks, but holds his ground. Explosive, keeps his feet driving up the field, and bull rushes opponents off the line. Displays terrific strength in his overall body and easily occupies the gaps.
Negative: Consistently plays tall and makes himself an easy target for opponents. Possesses marginal lateral speed and slow changing direction. Minimal skills as a pass rusher.
Analysis: Geathers flashed ability the past two seasons but also showed a lot of inconsistency. He's a big body who occupies space on the defensive line rather than making plays and needs a lot of work before he'll be NFL ready.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 285
40: 5.09
Year: 5Sr

Garrett Goebel

School: Ohio State
Position: DT
Bio: Part-time starter the past two seasons who posted 42 tackles/5 tackles for loss/1 sack as a senior after 33/6/1 the prior year.
Positive: Intense, hard-working prospect with marginal upside for the next level. Quick off the snap, strong at the point, and works hard. Breaks down well, plays with good leverage and quickly gets his hands into opponents. Collapses down the line to chase the action and shows explosiveness. Possesses a good head for the ball.
Negative: Lacks bulk and easily out positioned by a single blocker. Marginal pass rusher.
Analysis: Goebel is a hard-working college player who was overshadowed by the headlining talent surrounding him at Ohio State. He's a serviceable prospect who gets the most from his ability and a potential backup as a three-technique lineman.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 304
40: 5.3
Year: 5Sr

Cory Grissom

School: South Florida
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 38 tackles/7 tackles for loss/2.5 sacks as a senior after 38/6/1.5 during his junior campaign.
Positive: Explosive interior defensive lineman coming off a disappointing season. Possesses a thick lower body, plays with good lean, and is tough to move off the point. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step and commands double-team blocks on the inside. Easily changes direction and shows the ability to get down the line scrimmage and make plays. Works his hands throughout the action, gets a lot of momentum going up the field, and bull rushes blockers off the line. Occupies the gaps and takes up a lot of space. Agile and easily redirects to ballcarriers.
Negative: Too often neutralized at the point of attack. Possesses just a short burst of speed. Watched his game level off in 2012.
Analysis: Coming into the season, Grissom was considered a potential second-day draft pick but he showed no improvement as a senior. At the top of his game, Grissom has the skills to be used as a 3-technique tackle or two-gap nose guard at the next level. He has a lot of upside, but must quickly get his game back on track.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 295
40: 5.03
Year: 5Sr

Cordian Hagans

School: La-Lafayette
Position: DT
Bio: Senior totals included 41 tackles/9 tackles for loss/5 sacks after 18 tackles as a junior. Began his college career at LSU, where he played offensive tackle.
Positive: Explosive defensive tackle who showed significant improvement the past two seasons. Plays with good pad level and quick changing direction. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Barrels through blocks to get to the action and is tough to knock off his feet. Displays solid movement skills getting down the line to chase the action.
Negative: Easily tied up by a single opponent. Possesses average quickness.
Analysis: Hagans has shown steady improvement since moving to the defensive line in 2011 and possesses the size, quickness, and movement skills to line up as a 3-technique tackle in the NFL.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 320
40: 5.28
Year: 3Jr

Johnathan Hankins

School: Ohio State
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a junior after posting 55 tackles/5 tackles for loss/1 sack. Sophomore totals included 67/14/3.
Positive: Large, athletic defensive tackle who controls the line of scrimmage. Powerful, plays with good pad level, and bull rushes double-team blocks to collapse the pocket. Focused on by opponents yet consistently finds ways to make the play. Displays good movement skills and the ability to collapse down the line scrimmage in pursuit of the action. Massive, takes up a lot of room, and impossible to move off the point. Gets a lot of momentum going up the field and can be an unstoppable force.
Negative: Looks overweight and needs to get in better condition. Marginal pass rusher.
Analysis: Hankins is an impressive specimen who clogs the middle of the field and makes plays down the line scrimmage. He needs to polish his game and better condition himself, yet Hankins comes with tremendous upside. He should be a longtime starter in the NFL provided he's focused on the task at hand.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 303
40: 5.17
Year: 4Sr

Jordan Hill

School: Penn State
Position: DT
Bio: All-Conference as a senior after posting 64 tackles/8.5 tackles for loss/4.5 sacks and also intercepting one pass. Junior totals included 59/8/3.5.
Positive: Small, yet explosive defensive tackle who consistently penetrates the line of scrimmage to make plays in the backfield. Bends his knees, plays with good pad level, and quick. Works his hands to protect himself, displays a nice arm over move, and immediately changes direction to get down the line in pursuit of the action. Displays good movement skills, rarely off his feet, and fast getting to every area of the field. Has a closing burst to the action.
Negative: Lacks bulk on the inside and overwhelmed by opponents. Possesses limited growth potential.
Analysis: Hill is a fiery defender who gets the most from his ability and consistently finds ways to make plays on the ball. He has size and growth limitations, yet should easily slide onto a roster as a three-technique tackle in a four-man front.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 294
40: 5.09
Year: 4Sr

Roosevelt Holliday

School: Eastern Illinois
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 58 tackles/9 tackles for loss/1 sack. Junior numbers included 41 tackles and four tackles for loss.
Positive: Productive small-school defensive tackle who flashes athleticism. Fluid changing direction and gets down the line scrimmage or outside the box to pursue the action. Works hard to get off blocks, plays with good lean and effectively uses his hands throughout the action. Fires off this snap with a quick first step, plays with good pad level, and easily redirects to ballcarriers.
Negative: Displays a minimal closing burst and marginal speed in pursuit. Struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point of attack.
Analysis: Holliday was a productive three-year starter who watched his game improve every season. He possesses the movement skills and playing style to be used as a three-technique defensive tackle, though his game has limited upside.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 341
40: 5.24
Year: 5Sr

Antoine Hopkins

School: Virginia Tech
Position: DT
Bio: Rotational starter the past two seasons after starting 12 games as a sophomore. Totals last year included 13 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss. Career numbers of 45 tackles/6.5 tackles for loss/2 sacks came as a sophomore.
Positive: Explosive-leverage defender who watched his game fall off the past two seasons. Quick off the snap, keeps his feet moving on contact, and has a closing burst. Easily moves about the field, slides down the line of scrimmage, and pursues the action. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt and nicely redirects to ballcarriers.
Negative: Easily blocked at the point of attack. Didn't seem to work very hard on the field last season.
Analysis: Hopkins possesses the size and movement skills to line up as a three-technique tackle in the NFL, yet must pick up the intensity and start to make plays on the ball.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 329
40: 5.14
Year: 4Sr

Montori Hughes

School: Tennessee Martin
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter who began his college career at Tennessee. All-Conference selection as a senior after totals of 31 tackles/8.5 tackles for loss/4 sacks as well as 13 quarterback hurries. Junior totals included 30/6.5/1. Started at Tennessee as a sophomore in 2010 then was dismissed after the season for violating team academic rules.
Positive: Large, strong defensive lineman with the ability to be used at several spots upfront. Quick off the snap, displays good hand movement, and the ability to protect himself from blockers. Consistently doubled in the middle of the line but bull rushes opponents off the ball. Rarely knocked off his feet, controls the line of scrimmage, and displays the ability to quickly change direction then pursue the action down the line of scrimmage. Plays with explosiveness and flashes violent hand punch defeating blocks.
Negative: Possesses an average closing burst and marginal pass rushing skills. Slow getting off blocks once engaged at the point of attack. Wears down over the course of the game and was never ultra productive on the small school level.
Analysis: Hughes possesses the size, athleticism, and strength to line up at nose tackle or in the middle of a conventional four-man line at the next level. He's shown flashes of dominance and performed well at the Senior Bowl but has never been consistent about his game. Hughes has the ability to be a productive starter at the next level if he plays to his level of ability and hits on all cylinders.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 346
40: 5.23
Year: 4Sr

Johnathan Jenkins

School: Georgia
Position: DT
Bio: Junior-college transfer who posted 50 tackles/2 tackles for loss/1 sack as a senior when he started 13 games. Junior totals included 28/6/3 in seven starts.
Positive: Large, interior mauler with the ability to dominate games. Shows athleticism, plays with good pad level, and a wide-bodied lineman tough to move off the point. Consistently double-teamed by opponents, shows tremendous power in the middle of the line, and the ability to bull rush opponents off the ball. Displays solid movement skills, the ability to quickly change direction, and pursue action down the line of scrimmage.
Negative: Does not play with a sense of urgency. Struggles getting off blocks if he can't bull rush opponents. Must do a better job using his hands to protect himself as he's often neutralized by a single blocker.
Analysis: Jenkins is a prospect with size and ability yet someone who does not consistently play to a high level. He offers possibilities as a nose tackle in a 3-4 or middle guard in a four-man line and comes with starting potential if he's willing to pay the price.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 265
40: 4.98
Year: 5Sr

Mike Johns

School: Miami-Oh
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who also spent time with the first team as a freshman. Played in eight games as a senior, missing four contests with a leg injury, and finished the season with 17 tackles/6 tackles for loss/1 sack. Junior numbers included 23 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss.
Positive: Explosive interior lineman who can be used as a 3-technique tackle. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, plays with good pad level, and works his hands throughout the action. Quick athlete who keeps his feet moving. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, slides down the line of scrimmage to make plays, and rarely off his feet. Gives effort on special teams.
Negative: Possesses a thin lower body and lacks a strong base. Overwhelmed at the point of attack. Has an injury history the past two years.
Analysis: Johns is a high-motor defender who works until the whistle blows. He offers potential as a 3-technique lineman/special-teams player if he remains healthy this summer.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 313
40: 5.25
Year: 4Sr

Abry Jones

School: Georgia
Position: DT
Bio: Posted 17 tackles including one tackle for loss as a senior when he started just six games, missing seven contests with an ankle injury. Junior totals included 18 tackles/7 tackles for loss/4 sacks when he started 14 games. Posted a career-best 34 tackles as a sophomore.
Positive: Underrated defensive line prospect who displays a great deal of versatility. Plays with good pad level, quickly gets off the snap, and slides down the line of scrimmage to make plays. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Gives effort and hustles to the action. Shows power in his lower body but, at the same time, easily moves about the field. Defeats blocks, holds his ground, and slides to the inside to get to the action.
Negative: Possesses more of a short burst of speed and ineffective in pursuit. Marginal pass-rushing skills. Minimal production in college.
Analysis: Jones is a big defensive lineman who played multiple positions in the Georgia defensive scheme and shows skill in all areas of the game. He offers ability as a 3-technique tackle and even as two-gap end in a 3-4 and will contribute at the next level if he stays healthy.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 302
40: 5.25
Year: 4Sr

Chris Jones

School: Bowling Green
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two years and named to numerous all-America teams as a senior. MAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 after recording 42 tackles/19 tackles for loss/12.5 sacks. Junior totals included 47/14/8.5.
Positive: Explosive and impactful college lineman who makes an inordinate number of plays behind the line of scrimmage. Plays with leverage and good pad level. Gets off the snap with a quick first step. Works his hands throughout the action. Fires through the open gaps and into the backfield. Displays a good change of direction, keeps his feet and hands active throughout the play, and chases the action hard. Plays with suddenness, sometimes making a play out of nowhere. Moves well laterally, makes plays in every direction of the field, and displays a short burst of speed.
Negative: Lacks bulk on the inside and was easily turned from the action by a single opponent. Once blocked, he stays blocked. Possesses an average closing burst and minimal pursuit speed. Struggles defending the run and was pushed off the line by opponents.
Analysis: Jones watched his game take off the past two seasons and was a menacing defender who made a lot of plays behind the line scrimmage. He lacks the size and speed to be an early pick in the draft but should get looks in the later rounds for a team which will employ him as a 3-technique tackle.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 292
40: 5.34
Year: 4Sr

DeQuinta Jones

School: Arkansas
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 18 tackles as a senior when he played in 10 games, missing two with an injury. Junior numbers included 19 tackles and one sack.
Positive: Marginally athletic defensive lineman who gets the most from his ability. Flashes power in his lower body, keeps his feet moving on contact, and tough to move off the point. Plays with good lean, gets leverage on opponents, and does a solid job occupying the gaps. Plays with quickness and uses his hands to protect himself.
Negative: Displays limited pass-rushing skills or ability pursuing the action. Easily washed from the play by blocks and does not have a big impact on the game.
Analysis: Jones was a consistent performer at Arkansas but lacks the size to be an interior lineman and the speed to line-up as a two-gap end. He could grab a roster spot as a 3-technique tackle if he plays well on special teams.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 299
40: 5.14
Year: 5Sr

Dave Kruger

School: Utah
Position: DT
Bio: Four-year starter who posted 30 tackles/.5 tackles for loss/.5 sacks as a senior after 22/1.5/1 the prior year.
Positive: Hard-working college defender with limited physical skills. Instinctive, effectively diagnosis plays and chases the action hard. Immediately locates ballcarriers, efficient, and displays solid movement skills. Quick off the snap, plays with good lean, and keeps his feet moving on contact.
Negative: Lacks bulk and handled at the point of attack. Shows stiffness on the field. Possesses just an average burst and speed.
Analysis: Kruger plays smart, disciplined football at Utah and got the most from his abilities. He comes with limited upside but has enough skill to get consideration as a backup tackle in a 4-3 alignment.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 309
40: 5.13
Year: 4Jr

Bennie Logan

School: LSU
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 45 tackles/5.5 tackles for loss/2 sacks last season after 57/6.5/3 as a sophomore.
Positive: Explosive, one-gap defensive linemen who projects as a 3-technique tackle at the next level. Explodes off the snap with a terrific first step, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and fires through the gaps to make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Plays with terrific pad level, displays a quick change of direction, and easily gets out to the flanks to make plays. Breaks down well, fluid if asked to twist or stunt, and covers a decent amount of area.
Negative: Possesses an average closing burst of speed. Marginal pass rusher. Easily controlled at the point of attack by single blocker.
Analysis: Logan is a penetrating tackle with an explosive style and the ability to make plays in every direction. His play is reminiscent of former LSU defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey and Logan will succeed at the next level if placed in the proper system.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 272
40: 4.88
Year: 5Sr

James Lorh

School: Vanderbilt
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 30 tackles/11 tackles for loss/2 sacks as a senior after 41/12/5 during his junior campaign.
Positive: Explosive one-gap defender with tremendous quickness. Plays with good pad level, fires off the snap, and consistently gets leverage on opponents. Works his hands throughout the action, displays a solid change of direction, and chases the action hard.
Negative: Undersized, handled by opponents, or driven from the line of scrimmage.
Analysis: Lorh is a hard-working college lineman with marginal size and speed for the next level. His quickness and his ability to play with leverage will get him consideration as a 3-technique tackle.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 311
40: 5.15
Year: 5Sr

Star Lotulelei

School: Utah
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his junior campaign and named to numerous all-America teams as a senior. Totals last year included 42 tackles/11 tackles for loss/5 sacks after 44/9/1.5 the prior season. Began his college career at Snow College. Red flagged for a potential heart ailment at the combine, a situation later cleared up after extensive medical testing.
Positive: Big, physical defensive lineman with the ability to control the action. Plays with good pad level, keeps his hands moving throughout the action, and consistently focused on by opponents. Athletic, displays the ability to slide down the line then get outside the box to make plays. Possesses tremendous power, pushes blockers aside to get up the field, and easily holds his ground. Impossible to move off the point, fires through the gaps of the offensive line, and penetrates into the backfield to disrupt the action. Works hard to make plays and will get his hands up to knock away the pass if he cannot get to the quarterback.
Negative: Must develop more moves with his hands and become quicker disengaging from blocks. Just an average pass rusher.
Analysis: Lotulelei is a powerful defensive lineman who makes plays up the field or outside the box. He's a solid combination of strength, movement skills, and versatility. He offers possibilities at nose tackle, as a block occupying two-gap end, or defensive tackle in a four-man line. If healthy and given medical clearance, Lotulelei has the ability to be a longtime productive player in the NFL.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 311
40: 5.15
Year: 5Sr

Anthony McCloud

School: Florida State
Position: DT
Bio: Junior-college transfer who started much of the three seasons he played at Florida State. Senior totals included 24 tackles/one tackle for loss/1 sack after 25/5/2 as a junior. Sophomore totals included a career-best 35 tackles.
Positive: Gap-occupying lineman who plays with terrific pad level. Bends his knees, gets leverage on opponents, and works his hands throughout the action. Keeps his feet moving on contact, explosive, and easily holds his ground.
Negative: Struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point of attack. Possesses just a small burst of speed. Marginally productive and better off occupying blockers versus making plays on the ball.
Analysis: McCloud is a limited athlete yet a wide-bodied lineman who can lineup at the next level as a traditional to defensive tackle.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 285
40: 5.21
Year: 5Sr

Jacob McDonough

School: Iowa State
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 36 tackles/5.5 tackles for loss/2 sacks. Junior numbers included 34/4.5/2.
Positive: Hard-working, instinctive defensive tackle with marginal upside. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, keeps his feet moving on contact, and works hard to get to the action. Slides down the line laterally or gets off blocks to make plays on the ball. Works his hands, displays good lower body strength, and holds his ground.
Negative: Does not always play with good pad level and washed from the action. Average skills in pursuit. Not a natural pass rusher.
Analysis: McDonough is a high-effort player who gets the most from his ability. He possesses the frame and skill to develop into a backup tackle at the next level.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 295
40: 5.12
Year: 4Sr

Jamarkus McFarland

School: Oklahoma
Position: DT
Bio: Posted career numbers as a senior after moving into the starting lineup. Totals included 29 tackles/6 tackles for loss/3 sacks after 21/3.5/.5 as a junior when he started seven games.
Positive: Hard-working interior lineman who plays with terrific strength. Displays good first step quickness, plays with leverage, and tough to move off the point. Keeps his feet moving on contact. Gets a push up the field or slides off of blocks to get to the ballcarrier.
Negative: Must improve his balance. Displays limited-hand technique. Marginally productive at Oklahoma.
Analysis: McFarland was a solid contributor for Oklahoma, yet possesses average size/speed numbers for the next level. He's best as a gap occupying tackle in a four-man line.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 308
40: 5.15
Year: 5Sr

Stacy McGee

School: Oklahoma
Position: DT
Bio: Played in six games as a senior, finishing the year with 18 tackles/2.5 tackles for loss/1 sack. Suspended at the start of the season for violation of team rules then later arrested in December on a complaint of driving under the influence. Junior totals included 22/3.5/1.5.
Positive: Explosive defensive linemen yet to put together a complete game. Displays power in his lower body, plays with leverage and impossible to move off the point. Keeps his feet moving up the field, bull rushes opponents off the line and works his hands throughout the action. Explosive, defeats blocks, and makes his way to the ballcarrier.
Negative: Lacks great first-step quickness. Must prove he can do more than just duck his head and bull rush up the field. Saw minimal action as a senior and was never a consistent starter during his junior campaign. Off-the-field issues are bound to raise red flags.
Analysis: McGee is a tough and nasty defensive lineman who clogs the middle of the field. He flashed dominance during his Oklahoma career, yet has struggled to develop his game due to inconsistency and immaturity. McGee offers possibilities as a conventional tackle in the NFL, if he's willing to put forth the effort and grow up as a person.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 310
40: 5.11
Year: 3Jr

Brandon Moore

School: Texas
Position: DT
Bio: Junior-college transfer who started five games in 2012, his only season with Texas. Finished the year with 18 tackles/3 tackles for loss/2 sacks.
Positive: Large, forceful defender with an unpolished game. Plays with good pad level, fires off the snap, and possesses the strength to defeat blocks then get into the backfield.
Negative: Must develop more moves with his hands and do a better job disengaging from blockers. Very rough around the edges and doesn't play with great awareness.
Analysis: Grant displayed flashes of dominance for Texas, yet is an undeveloped lineman who needs a lot of work on his game. He would've been better off returning for another season with the Longhorns, yet possesses the underlying skill to play in the NFL.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 270
40: 4.83
Year: 5Sr

Nigel Nicholas

School: Oklahoma State
Position: DT
Bio: Started five games as a senior, finishing the season with 28 tackles/5 tackles for loss/4 sacks. Junior totals included 35/13/2.
Positive: Explosive lineman with poor size and speed for the next level. Fires off the snap, breaks down well, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Displays good movement skills, easily changes direction, and covers a nice amount of area on the field. Flashes power in his lower body and strong at the point of attack. Plays with quickness and fights until the whistle blows.
Negative: Undersized, struggles getting off blocks and can be controlled at the point by a single opponent. Not a consistent starter as a senior and turned in marginal production.
Analysis: Nicholas was a solid college defensive linemen yet may struggle to find a position in the NFL. His combination of quickness and movement skills could help him find a spot as a three-technique tackle.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 285
40: 4.97
Year: 5Sr

Kendrick Payne

School: California
Position: DT
Bio: Senior totals included 28 tackles/4.5 tackles for loss/3.5 sacks after 16/3/2 as a junior. Rotated into the starting lineup since his freshman season.
Positive: Quick, penetrating linemen who projects as a 3-technique tackle. Plays with excellent pad level, fires off the snap with an explosive first step, and is tough to handle. Easily changes direction. Gets down the line of scrimmage and outside the box in pursuit of the action. Works his hands throughout the play, keeps his feet moving, and goes hard.
Negative: Lacks bulk and too often handled by a single opponent. Shows average skill in pursuit. Minimally productive in college.
Analysis: Payne was a serviceable player on the college level and offers practice-squad potential as a 3-technique tackle at the next level.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 335
40: 5.15
Year: 4Sr

Gilbert Pena

School: Mississippi
Position: DT
Bio: Junior-college transfer who started six games as a senior, posting 34 tackles/6.5 tackles for loss/2 sacks. Came off the bench as a junior and totaled 11 tackles.
Positive: Wide-bodied, nose tackle prospect who showed terrific development the past two years. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, keeps his feet moving on contact, and shows the ability to change direction. Possesses solid movement skills, works his hands throughout the play, and slides down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the ballcarrier. Tough to move off the point and easily holds his ground.
Negative: Must develop more moves with his hands and do a better job disengaging from blocks. Minimally productive in college.
Analysis: Pena is a solid athlete with the size to line up at nose tackle and the movement skills required to make plays on the ball. He's a terrific developmental prospect and at the very least should receive practice squad consideration.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 290
40: 5.04
Year: 5Sr

Will Pericak

School: Colorado
Position: DT
Bio: Four-year starter who lined up at nose tackle, defensive tackle, and defensive end for Colorado. Senior totals included 62 tackles/6 tackles for loss/2 sacks after 64/2/.5 as a junior. Has three blocked kicks on his resume.
Positive: Hard-working but physically limited prospect who gets the most from his ability. Breaks down well, plays with consistent knee bend and works his hands throughout the action. Fluid changing direction. Displays solid movement skills and goes hard after the action. Easily gets down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the play and always works to get involved.
Negative: Too often handled at the point of attack by a single blocker. Lacks great pursuit skills. Just a marginal pass rusher.
Analysis: Pericak was a consistent college lineman who could make a roster at the next level as a backup 3-technique tackle or two-gap end.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 305
40: 5.18
Year: 4Sr

Mike Purcell

School: Wyoming
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 83 tackles/10 tackles for loss/2 sacks. Junior totals included 48/4/2 after 57/5/1 as a sophomore.
Positive: Fierce, active defensive tackle quickly rising up draft boards. Plays with excellent pad level, fires off the snap with a terrific first step, and slices through the small creases of the offensive line. Works his hands to protect himself, tough to move off the point, and holds his ground. Stays with the action, consistently finds a way to get behind the line of scrimmage, and a disruptive force. Fluid changing direction, moves well to every area of the field, and shows a good head for the ball. Fluid sliding down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the action.
Negative: Lacks great bulk, engulfed by larger blockers, or struggles shedding blocks once engaged at the point of attack. Possesses average pursuit speed.
Analysis: Purcell showed steady development the past three seasons and is coming off a career senior campaign. He's a 3-technique tackle who should do well in a four-man front and see consistent playing action at the next level.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 285
40: 4.98
Year: 5Sr

Kaleb Ramsey

School: Boston College
Position: DT
Bio: Played in two games as a senior before suffering a season-ending foot injury, finishing the year with four tackles. Struggled with a back injury in 2011 again playing in just two games. Posted 39 tackles/7.5 tackles for loss/2.5 sacks in 2010.
Positive: One-time highly rated defensive lineman whose career has been halted by injury. Explosive, quick off the snap and plays with good pad level. Displays good movement skills and easily gets down the line scrimmage or outside the flanks chasing plays.
Negative: Lacks bulk and easily blocked at the point or caught up in the trash. Injuries the past two seasons make him undraftable.
Analysis: Ramsey was well thought of in NFL scouting circles after the 2010 season but injuries the past two years may prevent him from having a career at the next level. At the top of his game, he projects as a solid three-technique tackle prospect.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 295
40: 5.37
Year: 5Sr

Isaac Remington

School: Oregon
Position: DT
Bio: Junior-college transfer used in Oregon's rotational system the past two seasons. Senior totals included 22 tackles/4 tackles for loss/1 sack. Totaled 31/4/1.5 as a junior.
Positive: Long-limbed, instinctive defensive tackle who gets the most from his ability. Plays intelligent football, effectively diagnoses plays, and stays with the action. Keeps his feet moving on contact. Knocks blockers away with a violent hand punch and is tough to move off the point. Quickly finds the ball and works hard to make plays.
Negative: Struggles shedding blocks once engaged at the point and too often controlled by a single opponent. Displays a marginal burst. Minimally productive on the college level.
Analysis: Remington lacks great upside for the next level but is a serviceable defensive lineman who can be used as a gap occupier in either a 3-4 alignment or conventional defense.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 290
40: 5.08
Year: 4Sr

Adam Replogle

School: Indiana
Position: DT
Bio: Four-year starter twice named team captain at Indiana. Senior totals included 71 tackles/15 tackles for loss/5 sacks after 49/7/4 the prior year.
Positive: Tough college lineman with limited upside for the next level. Quick off the snap, fluid changing direction, and pursues the action laterally with speed. Plays with good pad level, effectively uses his hands to protect himself, and works hard through the whistle. Displays a good closing burst.
Negative: Handled at the point by a single blocker. Lacks bulk and growth potential.
Analysis: Replogle is an average athlete with marginal size but gets the most from his ability. He'll get consideration as a 3-technique lineman at the next level but must do well on special teams this summer.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 294
40: 4.97
Year: 4Jr

Sheldon Richardson

School: Missouri
Position: DT
Bio: Junior-college transfer and two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors in 2012. Totals last year included 75 tackles/10.5 tackles for loss/4 sacks after 37/8/2 the prior year.
Positive: Explosive, game-impacting defensive lineman with a versatile game. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, plays low to the ground with outstanding pad level, and rarely knocked off his feet. Powerful and plays with a great amount of intensity. Quickly changes direction and pursues down the line of scrimmage with speed. Very athletic and makes plays in all directions. Violently attacks the action, goes after ballcarriers, and forces a lot of turnovers. Consistently makes plays behind the line of scrimmage. Occupies blocks and creates opportunities for teammates.
Negative: Occasionally bites on ball fakes. Slow getting off blocks once locked up at the point.
Analysis: Richardson is a tremendous combination of athleticism, intensity, and power. He offers possibilities as a conventional defensive tackle, 3-technique tackle, or even as a defensive end in the 3-4 alignment. He's a prospect who should only improve as he physically matures and learns the game.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 298
40: 4.99
Year: 5Sr

Brent Russell

School: Georgia Southern
Position: DT
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his freshman season and named to numerous all-America teams the past three years. Senior totals included 44 tackles/8.5 tackles for loss/4.5 sacks after 67/16.5/6.5 as a junior.
Positive: Hard-working, intense defensive tackle with limited upside. Bends his knees, plays with good pad level, and fires off the snap with a terrific first step. Keeps his feet moving on contact, quickly changes direction, and pursues down the line to chase the action. Instinctive, quickly locates the ball, and plays with an aggressive style. Effectively works his hands to protect himself or get off blocks.
Negative: Lacks natural bulk and controlled at the point of attack by lesser opponents. Shows just an average closing burst to the play. Struggled with a foot injury last season.
Analysis: Russell made an impact at Georgia Southern starting with his freshman campaign and is a player who gets the most from his ability. He possesses average size and speed for the next level, but Russell's quickness, ability to play with leverage, and change of direction will get him consideration as a 3-technique tackle.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 288
40: 5.12
Year: 4Jr

Darrington Sentimore

School: Tennessee
Position: DT
Bio: Junior-college transfer who originally began his career at Alabama. Started nine games last year and finished with 18 tackles/5 tackles for loss/4 sacks.
Positive: Explosive one-gap tackle with limited upside for the next level. Fires off the snap, protects himself with a violent hand punch, and plays with good pad level. Keeps his feet driving up the field, flashes power in his lower body and great quickness in his entire game. Easily changes direction, possesses a short burst of speed, and works hard to get involved in the play.
Negative: Marginal athlete and easily blocked from the point of attack. Heavy legged and ineffective in pursuit. Plays stiff.
Analysis: Sentimore showed flashes of dominance last season and is a one-gap penetrating tackle that's size and speed deficient for the next level.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 292
40: 5.08
Year: 5Sr

Andrew Seumalo

School: Oregon State
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who finished the season with 36 tackles/4.5 tackles for loss/3 sacks after 34/4.5/2.5 the prior year.
Positive: Hard-working college player with limited athleticism and upside for the next level. Plays with good pad level. Moves well laterally and is fluid getting down the line of scrimmage or outside the box in pursuit of the action. Keeps his feet moving on contact, uses his hands to protect himself, and chases the action hard. Shows good awareness and the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack.
Negative: Undersized. Too often handled at the point of attack by a single blocker or easily disrupted on his way to the play. Possesses average pursuit speed and limited skill rushing the quarterback.
Analysis: Seumalo is a limited prospect who does not possess much upside but will be given consideration as a 3-technique tackle based on his movement skills and ability to play with leverage.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 299
40: 5.07
Year: 5Sr

Kawann Short

School: Purdue
Position: DT
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 43 tackles/15.5 tackles for loss/7 sacks as well as four passes broken up. Junior numbers included 54/17/6.5.
Positive: Large, stout interior lineman who impacts the game. Plays with good lean, keeps his feet moving on contact, and displays power. Defeats double-team blocks and collapses the pocket to disrupt the action. Can be an overwhelming force. Shows good first-step quickness, relatively agile, and more than a straight-line defender. Easily changes direction and chases the action laterally with a burst of speed. Plays with good lean, gets leverage on opponents, and can be an overwhelming force.
Negative: Must develop more moves with his hands. Often locked up at the point of attack by a single blocker. Coming off a somewhat disappointing senior campaign.
Analysis: Short impacted the Purdue defense the moment he stepped on the field as a freshman. He possesses first-round physical skills and has shown the football ability to take over games and control the line of scrimmage. His disappointing senior campaign will push him out of the first round, yet Short possesses the tools to be a productive NFL starter if he puts his mind to it.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 327
40: 5.54
Year: 5Sr

Darius Smith

School: Miami-Fl
Position: DT
Bio: Started seven games each of the past two seasons totaling 11 tackles/1 tackle for loss/1 sack as a senior after junior numbers of 21/3/1.
Positive: Massive interior lineman best at clogging the gaps. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, works to keep his pads low, and flashes power in his lower body. Tough to move off the point and holds his ground.
Negative: Must develop more moves with his hands and better protect himself. Displays minimal athleticism on the field and limited speed pursuing the action. Marginally productive in college.
Analysis: Entering the season Smith was highly rated by NFL scouts, yet did not meet expectations on the field. He offers potential as a gap-occupying nose tackle but must elevate every aspect of his game to play on Sundays.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 302
40: 5.06
Year: 5Sr

Jared Smith

School: New Hampshire
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors as a senior after posting 40 tackles/10 tackles for loss/4 sacks. Junior numbers included 43/5.5/2.5, when he also blocked a kick. Started five games as a sophomore.
Positive: Hard-charging defensive lineman who projects as a 3-technique tackle at the next level. Plays with good pad level, gets leverage on opponents, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Fires off the snap with an explosive first step and easily changes direction. Shows terrific quickness, keeps his feet moving on contact, and finds ways to make plays. Stays with the action and chases hard.
Negative: Lacks bulk on the inside and can be controlled by a single blocker. More of a first-step lineman who must beat opponents off the snap. Must develop more moves with his hands.
Analysis: Smith has displayed a developing game the past three seasons and offers the skill as well as athleticism to be used as a one-gap penetrator on a four-man line.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 307
40: 5.1
Year: 4Jr

Akeem Spence

School: Illinois
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 72 tackles/7 tackles for loss/1 sack as a junior after sophomore totals of 69/5.5/1.5.
Positive: Explosive and quick interior lineman who makes plays behind the line scrimmage and out on the flanks. Possesses an outstanding first step, plays with good pad level, and consistently gets leverage on opponents. Uses his hands well and is rarely caught off his feet. Slides laterally to get to the action. Flashes power in his lower body. Aggressive playmaker when at the top of his game.
Negative: Must add bulk and get stronger as he's easily locked up at the point of attack. Marginal pass rusher.
Analysis: Spence is a talented prospect but coming off a disappointing 2012 campaign. He's a disruptive force who penetrates the line of scrimmage and shows ability in pursuit. He offers potential as a 3-technique lineman and may even get consideration as a two-gap end in certain systems.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 285
40: 5.23
Year: 5Sr

Baker Steinkuhler

School: Nebraska
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 47 tackles/7 tackles for loss/2 sacks. Junior numbers included 40/5/2.
Positive: High-effort defender with marginal upside for the next level. Plays with good lean, effectively uses his hands to protect himself, and keeps his feet moving on contact. Resilient, stays with the action, and plays with quickness. Explosive athlete who fires through the gaps of the offensive line to make plays in the backfield.
Negative: Average athlete and doesn't possess a great closing burst. Easily turned from the action by single blocker.
Analysis: Steinkuhler is a first-step lineman who gets the most from his ability and did well on the college level. He's a marginal athlete with limited upside for the next level, yet could catch on as a backup three-technique tackle.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 280
40: 4.95
Year: 4Sr

Kurt Taufa'asau

School: Wyoming
Position: DT
Bio: Junior-college transfer who posted 22 tackles and two tackles for loss as a senior. Played seven games in 2012 before suffering a season-ending injury to his left knee. Junior totals included 27 tackles with three tackles for loss.
Positive: Hard-charging and relatively athletic defensive lineman who projects as a 3-technique tackle in the NFL. Plays with good pad level. Quickly locates the ball and slides down the line of scrimmage to get outside the box . Works hard. Plays with a nasty attitude and sells out on every down.
Negative: Lacks bulk and strength. Easily controlled by single a blocker. Possesses solid movement skills but is now coming off a serious knee injury.
Analysis: Taufa'asau was a fringe practice-squad player prior to his knee injury and will now have an uphill battle to find a home in the NFL.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 273
40: 5.05
Year: 5Sr

Aaron Tipoti

School: California
Position: DT
Bio: Part-time starter the past three seasons, totaling 31 tackles as a senior after 25 tackles and four tackles for loss the prior year.
Positive: Explosive interior lineman with limited upside for the next level. Possesses tremendous first step quickness. Plays with excellent pad level and is tough to move off the point. Tenacious, fights hard to make plays, and works his hands to protect himself. Keeps his feet moving on contact and naturally gets leverage on opponents.
Negative: Lacks bulk and was too often controlled at the point by a single blocker. More of a straight-line defender and minimally effective making plays in pursuit. Marginally productive on the college level.
Analysis: Tipoti is a hard-working but limited athlete. He offers possibilities as a space-filling tackle on a four-man line.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 270
40: 5.04
Year: 4Sr

Ugo Uzodinma

School: New Mexico
Position: DT
Bio: Started 13 games as a senior finishing with 32 tackles/5 tackles for loss/1 sack after 24/3.5/1 as a junior, when he started three games.
Positive: Undersized but explosive defensive tackle prospect with terrific movement skills. Plays with good pad level, gets leverage on opponents, and keeps his feet moving on contact. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt, collapses down the line of scrimmage to chase the action, and fires through the gaps of the offensive line to make plays in the backfield. Quick off the snap and has a closing burst of speed.
Negative: Lacks bulk and was controlled at the point by a single blocker. Minimally productive in college.
Analysis: Uzodinma has been inconsistent on the college level but possesses the athleticism and movement skills necessary to line up as a 3-technique tackle in the NFL.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 274
40: 5.09
Year: 5Sr

Scott Vallone

School: Rutgers
Position: DT
Bio: Four-year starter who finished with 52 tackles/12.5 tackles for loss/3 sacks as a senior after junior totals of 58/3.5/2.5.
Positive: Tough, high-motor defensive lineman who gets the most from his ability. Plays with good knee bend and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Stays with the action, quickly changes direction, and pursues plays down the line of scrimmage or outside the flanks. Solid pass rusher who displays a variety of moves.
Negative: Slowed by blocks and easily disrupted by a single opponent. Lacks classic size/speed numbers for the next level.
Analysis: Vallone was a productive four-year player who flew under the scouting radar. He's a draft-worthy prospect who should get consideration as a 3-technique tackle.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 278
40: 5.28
Year: 5Sr

Joe Vellano

School: Maryland
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign and named to numerous all-America teams in 2011. Senior totals included 69 tackles/14 tackles for loss/6 sacks after 94/7.5/2.5 as a junior.
Positive: Intense, high-revving defender who gets the most from his ability. Explodes off the snap with a terrific first step, displays a tremendous amount of quickness, and chases the action. Easily changes direction, slides down the line scrimmage, and tough to knock off his feet. Shows good awareness and quickly locates the ball.
Negative: Easily disrupted from plays by the initial block. Has size limitations and not very fast.
Analysis: Vellano was an overachiever at Maryland and consistently found ways to produce. He projects as a three-technique tackle and will get consideration in certain one-gap systems at the next level. His intensity and approach is infectious and could help Vellano snatch a roster spot this fall.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 305
40: 5.23
Year: 5Sr

Casey Walker

School: Oklahoma
Position: DT
Bio: Started the past two seasons, posting 25 tackles and adding three tackles for loss as a senior after 17 tackles and three tackles for loss the prior year.
Positive: Underrated penetrating tackle who plays hard on every down. Fires off the snap, plays with consistent leverage, and keeps his feet moving on contact. Fires behind the line of scrimmage and can be a disruptive force. Chases hard to make plays. Flashes lower-body power and the ability to bull rush blockers off the line.
Negative: Short and engulfed by opponents. Must develop more moves with his hands. Marginal pass rusher.
Analysis: Walker was a consistent player for Oklahoma but overshadowed by much of the headlining talent that surrounded him. He's an average athlete but a prospect who gets the most from his ability and could back up on the interior of a four-man front.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 315
40: 5.11
Year: 5Sr

Anthony White

School: Michigan State
Position: DT
Bio: Senior totals included 23 tackles and one tackle for loss when he moved into the starting lineup on a full-time basis. Junior numbers included 25/4/.5.
Positive: Stout, gap-occupying nose tackle prospect who clogs the middle of the field. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step. Explosive and keeps his feet moving on contact. Displays power in his lower body, commands double team blocks yet still gets a lot of push up the field. Quick athlete who works hard until the whistle blows.
Negative: Straight-line defender who lacks a smooth and fluid change of direction. Possesses arginal pass-rushing skills. Struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point.
Analysis: White is a traditional nose-tackle prospect who is better suited occupying blockers rather than making plays on the ball.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 335
40: 5.32
Year: 5Sr

Brandon Williams

School: Missouri Southern
Position: DT
Bio: Full-time starter the past three seasons, winning All-America and all-Conference honors after each campaign. MIAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 after posting 68 tackles/16.5 tackles for loss/8.5 sacks. Junior totals included 35/16/8. Totaled 15/17/9 as a first year starter in 2010.
Positive: Powerful, low to the ground defensive line prospect who makes plays on the ball. Strong, bull rushes opponents off the line of scrimmage, or holds his ground against double-team blocks. Quickly gets his hands up, knocks back opponents with violent punch, and quickly changes direction to chase the action down the line of scrimmage. Relatively agile, fires off the snap with a terrific first step, and redirects to the ballcarriers. Consistently gets leverage on opponents and works hard until the whistle blows.
Negative: Slow finding the ball or locating the action. Possesses just an average closing burst. Wears down over the course of the game.
Analysis: Williams possesses the size, strength, and style to line up on the nose in the NFL or as a conventional defensive tackle. He has the ability to do much more than occupy gaps and, if willing to put forth the effort, Williams will be very productive in the NFL.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 323
40: 4.91
Year: 4Sr

Jesse Williams

School: Alabama
Position: DT
Bio: Junior-college transfer and two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors last year. Finished the season with 36 tackles/2.5 tackles for loss/1 sack after 24 tackles the prior season. Lined up at both defensive end and nose tackle on Alabama's three-man line.
Positive: Developing defensive line prospect with a large upside. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, shows tremendous leg drive, and overall body power. Keeps his feet moving on contact, flashes the ability to be an overwhelming force, and slides through double-team blocks to make plays on the ballcarrier. Holds his ground, tough to move off the point, and plays with a tenacious style. Bull rushes blockers off the line at nose tackle but, at the same time, can bend off the edge rushing the passer at defensive end. Fluid moving and makes plays in every direction.
Negative: Must learn to use his hands better and protect himself from opponents. Possesses more of a short burst of speed and minimally effective in pursuit.
Analysis: Williams, a former rugby player from Australia, has shown incredible development the past two seasons. He's a versatile lineman with underrated athleticism and a prospect who can effectively be used at several positions on the defensive line. Williams comes with tremendous upside and has the potential to be a longtime starter in the NFL.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 309
40: 4.87
Year: 5Sr

Nicholas Williams

School: Samford
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his junior season. Senior totals included 31 tackles/8 tackles for loss/6 sacks after 23/3/2 the prior season.
Positive: Developing defensive line prospect with a nice degree of upside potential. Quick off the snap, bends his knees, and breaks down well. Consistently plays with good pad level, effectively uses his hands to protect himself, and slides off blocks to get to the ballcarriers. Fluid chasing the action laterally and moves well on his feet. Has nice length as well as growth potential.
Negative: Does not display top playing strength and easily turned from the play. Gets washed from the play by a single blocker.
Analysis: Williams is a late bloomer of sorts and showed NFL potential the past two seasons. He offers the size and growth potential to line up at defensive tackle but also will receive consideration at end in a 3-4 alignment. Williams needs work and must improve his playing strength but is a terrific developmental prospect.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 269
40: 4.79
Year: 4Sr

Pat Williams

School: McNeese State
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 26 tackles/3 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks as a senior after junior totals of 46/7/3.
Positive: Undersized but explosive defensive tackle prospect coming off a disappointing season. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, quickly changes direction, and displays good movement skills. Keeps his feet moving on contact and flashes the ability to bull rush opponents off the line. Plays with balance, moves well laterally and shows enough speed to get outside the box to make plays.
Negative: Must do a better job using his hands to protect himself. Does more chasing around the field than actual playmaking. Handled by opponents at the point of attack. Once blocked, he stays blocked.
Analysis: Williams is a relatively athletic defensive lineman with potential as a 3-technique tackle. Marginally productive on the college level, he must elevate every aspect of his game this spring to make it out of rookie minicamp.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 313
40: 5
Year: 4Sr

Sylvester Williams

School: North Carolina
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who began his career at Coffeyville Community College. All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 42 tackles/13.5 tackles for loss/6 sacks. Junior numbers included 54/7/2.5.
Positive: Large, athletic defensive lineman with potential at a number of tackle positions. Plays with excellent pad level, gets leverage on opponents, and fluid moving in every direction of the field. Quick off the snap, easily changes direction and gets down the line scrimmage to make plays in space. Keeps his feet moving on contact, displays power in his lower body, and drives blockers off the point to collapse the pocket. Commands double-team blocks and consistently focused on by opponents. Tough, smart, and plays disciplined football.
Negative: Possesses average pass rushing skills. Occasionally plays out-of-control. Wears down over the course of games.
Analysis: Williams is a versatile defensive lineman with a well-rounded game and a player who can line up at nose tackle or as a conventional tackle in a four man line. He needs to better condition himself and improve on the details of his position but Williams comes with terrific upside potential and will produce at the next level if properly coached.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 258
40: 5.03
Year: 5Sr

Steve Winston

School: Central Michigan
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 27 tackles/3 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks as a senior after 37/.5/2 the prior year.
Positive: Undersized college defensive lineman who nonetheless gives great effort. Quick off the snap and plays with good pad level. Possesses good movement skills, easily gets down the line of scrimmage and shows ability in pursuit. Plays with consistent knee bend and good pad level.
Negative: Marginally athletic and lacks top pursuit speed. Overwhelmed by opponents and handled in one-on-one blocking situations.
Analysis: Winston neither passes the eyeball test nor had big production on the college field but plays with infectious intensity and does the little things well. He will get consideration as a 3-technique lineman in a four-man front or possibly inside linebacker in the 3-4 alignment.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 280
40: 5.05
Year: 5Sr

Jorge Wright

School: West Virginia
Position: DT
Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 30 tackles/6.5 tackles for loss/2 sacks as a senior after 38/3.5/1.5 as a junior.
Positive: Athletic college defensive lineman who displayed flashes of dominance the past two seasons. Breaks down well. Tremendously quick and fires off the snap with a terrific first step. Keeps his feet moving. Strong in his lower body and is rarely knocked off his feet. Moves well in every direction. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself.
Negative: Does not play with a sense of urgency. Minimally productive in college.
Analysis: Wright was highly rated in the scouting community but has been a bit of an underachiever. He possesses the size and athletic skill to line up as a 3-technique tackle but Wright must elevate every aspect of his game to make a roster this fall.

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