Height: 6-7
Weight: 291
40: 5
Year: 4Sr

Deforest Buckner

School: Oregon
Position: DE
Positive: Three-year starter awarded All-America and all-Conference honors last season after career totals of 83 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. Also broke up 5 passes. Large, athletic defensive line prospect with great upside potential. Strong, explosive and powerful. Double teamed by opponents but holds his ground and rarely off his feet. Bulrushes blockers up the field, gets penetration and consistently plays with leverage. Forceful but at the same time fluid moving in every direction of the field. Works hard defending the run and shows the ability to pursue down the line of scrimmage. Keeps his feet and hands active throughout the action. Big enough and strong enough to split double-team blocks and makes a large number of plays in the opponents backfield.
Negative: Possesses more of a short burst and lacks great closing speed. Must do more than rely on sheer power to get off blocks.
Analysis: Buckner was highly rated coming into the season then met expectations in 2015. He's displayed consistent progress on the field and is a three down defender that can lineup at end in a three-man front or tackle in a four-man line.

Updated 4/28
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Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr