Trevor Knight, QB, Texas A&M 6-1 201
Forty: 4.54. Tough guy - very capable runner, but has never thrown with any functional accuracy and lacks the necessary anticipation and delivery quickness...A longshot to make an NFL roster....Looks the part (muscular, athletic build). Can hurt teams with his legs or extend plays outside of the pocket...May possess packaged play potential with zone-read capabilities on short yardage...Can generate velocity on intermediate throws. Kept a clean sheet on his short passing attempts with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. But one of the least accurate starting QB's last season. Operates in the pocket with an excessively wide base with elongated pitcher's windup/ arm slot drops down slightly below a three-quarter release. Location of his throws is a coin-flipper...Struggles mightily to attack outside the hashes. Lacks anticipation as a passer and allows defensive backs to close down throwing windows.
James Summers, RB, East Carolina 6013 218
Forty: 4.64 (No combine or Pro Day full #s)...Started his career as a dual-threat quarterback with ECU after a two-year stint at Hinds CC, filled a variety of roles as a senior. Started the season as a backup quarterback before transitioning to RB....Led the team 869 yards rushing and 7 TD's, while also catching 19 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown....Summers participated in ECU's Pro Day, but pulled a muscle in his leg, hurting his chances to impress multiple NFL teams.
Carlton Agudosi, WR, Rutgers 6060 219
That's 6-foot 6 inches !!! The lightly recruited wide receiver finished with 35 catches for 513 yards and two touchdowns in 45 games during a Rutgers career that included constant changes at quarterback. He never quite became the downfield threat that it was thought he could be. After a coaching change, Agudosi saw his snaps decrease as a redshirt senior, but he put himself back on the map with a 40.5-inch vertical leap, a 10-foot, 4-inch broad jump and a time of 6.75 seconds in the 3-cone drill at Pro Day. All of those were the top marks in the field. His vertical leap was best at a Rutgers Pro Day since at least 2012 and would have tied him for sixth at the 2017 NFL Combine (third among WR's).
Krishawn Hogan, WR, Marian 6-3 222
Forty: 4.56...Another Cardinal prospect with an unreal back-story: He worked as a janitor in the very same building where he interviewed with NFL teams at the 2017 combine...hardly played on his high school football team before his senior season...jettisoned by Walsh U...the first player from Marian ever invited to the combine...He’s expected to at worst be signed as an undrafted free agent....Walsh coaches liked his athleticism and potential, if not his statistics (20 passes caught /1 TD scored in his senior season at Warren Central HS in Indy). ...His father, Lonnie Hogan, says his son grew five inches between his junior and senior year....Looking back, Hogan admits he didn’t handle his early college career welll, and near the end of the season, a coach told Hogan to run harder in practice.
“I am,” he responded. The coach kicked him off the field and the team later suspended him for the remainder of the year. He tried to stick around at first. He sent one coach a text message in January—“Happy New Year’s”—and didn’t receive a response. Then, for the one credit hour he received for playing football, his coaches gave him a … C. Imagine that: This year’s unlikely NFL hopeful got a C in football. So Hogan left. Became a janitor. Operated inflatable slides. Worked at a YMCA. Bought a car. Went to class. Gained weight. Trained harder. Landed at Marian, starting and immediately, scoring 11 TD's...Between his sophomore and junior seasons, he went to Acceleration Indiana to improve his speed. He could always out-jump or out-position defenders with his size. but now he also could out-run them. (One All-America track sprinter who played CB said that Hogan became impossible at that level to defend. The scouts started to show up then...Hogan caught 253 passes, scored 68 total touchdowns and recorded 4,395 receiving yards....was voted a team captain. “That showed me anything is possible,” Hogan says.
Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Texas A&M 6-5 243
Seals-Jones failed to live up to his "five-star" rating out of high school thanks to a lack of speed and separation quickness that was exposed in the speedy SEC. Many teams see him as a TE who may have to add weight and prove he can get after people as an in-line blocker to make an NFL roster. Has experience against quality DB's and LB's in college. Enormous WR who carries a TE frame. Will get physical against smaller DB's after the catch. Good competitor with desired play strength through his routes. Could be utilized as matchup TE on the next level. Functional blocker from the slot. But slow off the line of scrimmage and into his routes. No burst separation out of his breaks and is coverage-magnet vs. man. Hands have been unforgiving (double-digit drop rate)..Non-factor in red-zone / unable to muscle up and win contested catches. A coach says: "He looks great in that uniform but he can't get open. Usually you fear guys with that kind of size when they make it down near your end zone but he never competed hard enough down there when we played him."
Steven Wroblewski TE 6-7 265 Southern Utah
Pro Day Forty: 4.64....an honorable mention All-Big Sky pick last fall...,
Jonathan McLaughlin, OT Virginia Tech
Four-year starter who originally signed with East Carolina but was unable to qualify academically and enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy for the 2012 season. He switched his commitment to Virginia Tech and enrolled in January 2013, earning the starting left tackle job... Freshman All-American...moved to right tackle in 2014 and started the first nine games before an injury ended his sophomore season. Returned healthy and moved back to LT as a junior, starting all 13 games. McLaughlin started all 14 games at RT as a senior, earning 3rd Team All-ACC honors.
Uses his quick feet, body rhythm and long arms to keep rushers busy in pass pro and flashes a mean streak as a drive blocker in the run game. But he struggles with balance/leverage issues and will have to fine-tune the details of the position before he is ready for NFL snaps. His foot quickness and body control fit best in a zone-blocking scheme, possibly inside at guard. Athletic build with room to get stronger. Light feet to slide and stay square in pass protection. Shuffle quickness to mirror and counter. Effective puller with the body control to stay in position on the move. Large wingspan with the arm length to intercept speed angles. Caught lunging, but has the agility to recover. Keeps his hands elevated and always within striking distance. Drives his feet in the run game and flashes a nasty edge. Coachable with reliable work habits. Starting experience at left and right tackle a - started 49 of the 53 games .
But also a waist-bender with stiff hips / too easily gets unbalanced in his pass-sets. Opens the gate early and allows rushers to attack his edge. Only average core strength with poor contact balance vs. power rushers. Allows his pads to rise, losing leverage... Inconsistent punch timing /needs to bring his feet with him instead of lunging...Too many false start penalties... Missed the final four games of the 2014 season due to left ankle surgery (Nov. 2014).
Lucas Crowley, C, North Carolina 6-3 269
One of the top five high school center recruits in the country in 2012...only missed one game (2014) with a sprained ankle...Undersized center-only prospect who does admirable work when uncovered and working on angles... adequate hand strength, good body control /plays a technical game; but his lack of size and length could make him a priority free agent....Under control in his run blocking approach...Generates momentum with rhythmic skip steps and slams into his down blocks with some force. Always looking to run his feet through contact for maximum block security. Light on his feet with desired lateral bounce for zone scheme. Decent in space. Can lead the charge as pull blocker and adjust to moving targets. Measured climb to second level linebackers / leverages them out of the gap with proper angles. Looks for work in pass protection. Smart and durable...but may be too small for the NFL. Needs to add about 15 more pounds, but may not have he frame to carry it. Has to keep defenders in his power zone or he can slide off. Loses blocking strength once a player gets to his edge. Forced to lean on bigger defensive tackles tto maintain his position. Can be pulled off-balance by aggressive hand work. Struggled against Florida State when he was covered by a nose. Gives ground against bull rushers.
Tre'Von Johnson, OLB, Weber St. 6005 222
Forty: 4.53...Great burst off the ball off the edge...expected to be a weak-side ILB...His move inside has to be related to his lack of a presence in pass coverage. Solid against the run at Weber State/his skill set should allow him to fit well as a “Will” backer in a 3-4... The St. Louis native was a captain for Weber State during his past two seasons....Leadership was well documented and it’s easy to see when watching his tape. ...235-pound frame allows him to run well laterally and help cover more of the field.... If he’s able to improve in pass coverage, he could be a true value selection for a team....never had to play a heavy load of pass coverage, but his ability to cover can get better with proper coaching.
Collin Bevins, DT, Northwest Missouri St 6-6 285
(Calais Campbell type build... Hard-nosed, effort-based defensive end who stacked heavy sack production against a lower level of competition. Background as a wrestler gives him a greater understanding of leverage and allows him to punch above his weight at the point of attack. Tweener - Lacks the desired twitch of a true DE and the mass of a full-time interior player, but his above-average length, effort and hand usage gives him a shot to become an NFL player at some point....Extremely long arms with enormous hands. Lands heavy, upward-striking blows to blockers off the snap. FormerHS wrestling champ who understands leverage and generally plays beneath opponents' pads. Hands not only powerful but efficient as a pass rusher. Good arm-over move on interior. Rarely stops working through the whistle. Utilized length and motor to rack up a monstrous 2015 season. Unselfish and willing to spring others in twist game. Peers into backfield and maintains focus on the ball. Some natural power at POA But lacks defined, athletic build in lower half. Slow-twitch...Doesn't have much juice out of his stance and up the field. Pass-rush production due to strong motor and level of competition. Might lack NFL skill-set for translatable pass-rush success. Marginal closing burst...Quick disengagement from NFL offensive linemen could be an issue. Struggled to impose will and disengage quickly from quality LT from West Georgia in 2015.
Pasoni Tasini, DT, Utah 6-3 240
Tasini, from Maui's Baldwin High School in Hawaii..., excels in four sports and holds four Maui Interscholastic League Division I titles and three first-team selections.... a Tongan with Samoan, Italian and German ancestry...He holds his HC Steve Kaufusi in high esteem. "Coach Kaufusi is a really cool guy and knows where I'm coming from," He understands the whole mission thing and I relate really well to him. Tasini reportedly put up some impressive numbers at the Maui Football Combine at Lahainaluna. "My max bench is 315 pounds and I squatted 405. My power clean is 275 and I'm trying to get stronger." He reportedly benched 225 pounds 25 times, jumped a 29-inch vertical and clocked in at a 4.6 forty. Baldwin's defensive line coach, compared him to former Baldwin athlete and USC linebacker Kaluka Maiava, who was drafted by the Chicago Bears. "BYU is looking at me to play DT," Tasini said. "I currently play LB and TE, but I've wanted to play DT this whole time and BYU wants me at tackle. They want me to play DE and I'm perfectly fine with that. I would be happy to play anywhere actually."
Ironhead Gallon, LB, Georgia Southern 5-9 204
Pro Day Forty: 4.57...Other Pro Day #'s: VJ: 38.5...BJ: 10-10..BP: 4.57....Deshawntee Gallon may have been one of the two best players on defense for Georgia Southern last season....never took a play off...Fit into the same mold as linebacker-safety hybrids such as Deone Bucannon, Gallon can play a role in run support or covering backs and tight ends in passing downs...He has a nose for the ball...When watching tape from last season, one thing that immediately springs to mind was: This guy is everywhere....Does a good job in run support and helping identify plays early on...Teams are viewing Gallon as more of a strong safety that can come down in the box and help with run support if needed. Looking at Bucannon’s measurables just for reference, he is nearly identical in height, weight, and speed as Bucannon was coming out of Washington State. If a team needs a safety that can come down in the box later on in the draft, Gallon might be the guy for the job....Not a natural safety, Gallon will need improvement in pass coverage, especially with locating the football at its highest point.: “Pretty much ball skills and flipping my hips and stuff like that. That’s one thing they really want to see with me coming from the linebacker position to try and play safety. That was my big emphasis.” If he can improve in his pass coverage, Gallon could potentially be a weapon if correctly utilized by an NFL team.
Ryan Lewis, CB, Pittsburgh 6-0 200
Pro Day Forty: 4.37...Lewis has decent size and his explosive leaping and blazing 40 time at his pro day is likely to get the attention of teams looking for athletic traits..His lack of experience showed up on tape, but he does have short area quickness to work with and he's willing as a corner and on special teams. Has work to do, but he's got a shot for a team willing to groom him....Comfortable in press coverage. Uses pesky jab to disrupt receivers releasing into their routes. Presents himself as an annoyance in mirror-and-match coverage underneath. Better as a blanket than playing off. Stays low in his retreat and opens with smooth hips. Has twitch in his feet when triggering on throws in front of him. Plays with toughness in run support. Attacks blockers and rarely waits on ball carriers to bring it to him. Effective special teams cover talent. Posted A+ test numbers at his pro day. But he has just one year of starting experience. Inexperience (six pass interference penalties this season). Will panic and attack receiver rather than locate ball down the field. Make-up speed nowhere near his pro day 40 time. Consistently allowed deep ball separation to Oklahoma State wideouts. Some balance issues when redirecting from his shuffle and transitioning forward. Pattern recognition is still a work in progress.
Sojourn Shelton, CB, Wisconsin 5-9 177
Combine Forty: 4.51...Four interceptions as a senior, earning first team All-Big Ten honors (by the media) Also a second-team selection by the coaches. Despite being 5-9, 170, Shelton set the school record with 51 career starts. But he's a small corner any way you look at it/but does play with a chip on his shoulder and he's very scrappy. Likely a slot CB at the next level.
De'Chavon (Gump) Hayes, CB, ASU
Can he run like Forrest Gump? "I’m more of a one-cut and go," Hayes said. "All speed." Hayes sat out the 2014 season after transferring to ASU, but when spring ball opened Monday, he was already running with the first team...There’s more to Gump than his straight-line speed. "Everybody wants to talk about Gump’s speed," ASU quarterback Mike Bercovici said Monday. "At his core, he’s a great kid. He wants to learn, he’s a great competitor. He’s going against Demario and Kalen Ballage every rep. If anybody knows about how competition makes you better, I can tell you about that. So for him, being in a competition right now is the best thing for him." Sitting out last season, he used the time slicing up ASU’s defense while on the scout team. Hayes said he’ he could see himself as a receiver if Arizona State wants to move him there down the road. "I feel like I’m a dual-threat guy," he said. "So I want to work on everything. I’m versatile, so I just wanted to work on (receiving)." At RB for now, Hayes brings big-play potential to Bercovici’s check-downs or the standard running game.
Drico Johnson S Central Florida 6-1 15
Pro Day Forty: 4.60...
Cyril Noland-Lewis S Louisiana Tech 6-0 196
Pro Day Forty: 4.54......spent three seasons with Oregon State before transferring to Louisiana Tech prior to the 2016 season...Noland-Lewis, who proved himself to be a versatile athlete while at Oregon State, will join one of the NFL’s premier defenses in Arizona. Many Beaver fans will recall that Noland-Lewis began his career at safety in 2013, then moved to linebacker when the Beavers were hit with a rash of injuries in 2014, then moved back to safety for the 2015 season. When Noland-Lewis—who is from Ruston, Louisiana—transferred to Louisiana Tech, he moved from safety to cornerback, where he operated primarily as the nickel corner for the Bulldogs
The following players were on an original UDFA list compiled by Revenge of the Birds but not on the list made public by the Cardinals:
Antonio Pipkin, QB, Tiffin 6-1 225
Level of competition will clearly be a strike against him unless he steps up and has a big week at the Senior Bowl....Undersized with an average arm /needs to improve his accuracy and pocket poise. Can be dangerous with the feet, but lacks the physical traits that make teams willing to roll dice late in the draft ...Can produce with his arm and his legs. Quick ball-handler with an even quicker release on inside play-action from the gun. Can send the fades and seam throws on their way with a flick of the wrist when he's working quickly. Has legs to keep defenses honest on backside in zone-read. Great feel for exit routes from the pocket / can make defenses pay. Takes care of the ball. Won't take unnecessary chances with the throws in traffic...Tad short for the position. Gets antsy once he's unable to deliver to his second read. Pocket poise needs work. Looks for a quick exit rather than continuing to scan the field.... Drops eyes when pocket gets a little noisy.... Anticipation is below average. Will hesitate to cut it loose when he has a safety on the ropes. Field side accuracy and short throw touch need work. Will need to clean up a myriad of footwork issues.
Lawrence Elliot, RB Bloomsburg (Mini-Camp invite) 5-11 221
Pro Day Forty: 4.64...All-PA State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East first team selection in 2015, rushing for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns while catching 16 passes for 130 yards. His 131 rushing yards per game average ranked second in the PSAC for the 2015 season, and helped anchor a ground game that was fourth in the conference in with 233.3 team rushing yards per game. His career-high in rushing yards came in a 31-28 double overtime win against Lock Haven, where he totaled 281 yards on the ground. Also named PSAC East Offensive Athlete of the Week after rushing for 234 yards and scoring three touchdowns in a week nine matchup against East Stroudsburg.
Seth Coate, WR, Saint Francis U 6030 205
Forty: 4.67...Had three touchdowns and named the Offensive Player of the Game in Saint Francis’ 38-17 win over Baker (Kansas) on Dec. 17 in the NAIA title game...Set two NAIA records with 25 receiving TD's this season and at least one touchdown catch in his last 27 games as a Cougar. Finished this season with 83 catches and 1,693 yards.
Aso graduated after 3.5 years last month and took in the College Gridiron Showcase, in front of 120 professional scouts in Bedford, Texas, on Jan. 14. He worked out for the scouts and took part in some interviews. Coate has signed with an agent out of St. Louis. “ (The Showcase) went really well. It was very beneficial. It helped with exposure. I was able to talk to about seven different teams individually; some of them didn’t know about Saint Francis, let alone Fort Wayne. Just getting on the map and getting that exposure really helped, not only me but also this community.”
Professional scouts don’t mess around,” said his Dad, an assistant coach for Saint Francis. “They ask questions and get right to it. “At our level, the scouts say you better jump out at us on the practice field and on game tape. I think he has been able to do that pretty well. It has been a fun process. He has enjoyed it. You have to have an edge, a chip on your shoulder...You have to prove to those guys that you can play with those guys from larger schools. (Seth) likes that, he likes that challenge. Coming from a smaller school, they don’t want any baggage and be one of the harder workers."
Andy Kwon, OL, Georgia Southern 6-1 295
Pro Day Forty: 5.57...Listed as a center...Ranked 33 of 71 players at that position...No other info available yet.
Brandon Clemons, OG, Michigan State 6030 296
Pro Day Forty: 5.37...NE PA dude..Clemons recently received the extra year the Spartans were hoping for and was penciled in at RG...Played in 13 games last season in the regular OL rotation...Came up big in the win over Ohio State with 4.5 knockdowns in 24 snaps....Sixth year senior...Clemons showed last season he can take his game to another level, but he must do so on a weekly basist......Worked at both DT and OG for Spartans: "It shows me how much trust Coach D has in me and the coaches have in me,” he said. “Right now, it’s just me doing the best I can to do what I can to improve my craft as both an offensive lineman and a defensive lineman.”...Initially, it was slightly overwhelming for the junior as he worked in two rooms, but he found he could rely on the fact that the coaches at Michigan State would not put him in a position to fail. ”They wouldn’t have put me in a position if they didn’t know I could do it..."”
Clemons now is tasked with preparing for an opposing offense and an opposing defense each week.
Darrien Howard, DL, West Virginia 6001 299
(Limited info) Howard spent his first two seasons in Morgantown likely to be redshirted, only to be thrust onto the field late into the season due to injuries. Because of that, his number of snaps had been limited. Still, he's made the most of them, and played decently well when on the field. Not only that, but he has put on some weight and muscle in the offseason, impressing the coaches with his play. "He’s doing a really nice job for us," said Defensive Line Coach Bruce Tall. "He’s real powerful and explosive, and he uses his hands extremely well. He really understands the blocking schemes and trying to get better at those and recognizing and adjusting to it. You can see the improvement day after day."...likely to be the first man called to give Kyle Rose a breather...300 pounds, but still possessing some quickness and agility from his linebacker days. Could play an important role for the Mountaineers in 2017. Writer predicted he'll have a solid backup year with an appearance in all twelve regular season games. He'll finish with 25 tackles, three tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.
Ryan Watson, OLB, Air Force
Pro day Forty: 4.74...An under-the-radar prospect, Ryan Watson continues to impress NFL teams. The linebacker out of Air Force had another private workout with an NFL team this week. Watson, who has the potential to line up as a defensive end in passing situations, had a productive senior season at Air Force, including a game against Utah State in which he had three sacks. An All-Mountain West selection, Watson's upside is intriguing...His production is what has teams going so far as to bring him in for private workouts. Watson led the Mountain West in both sacks per game and tackles for loss.