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12 Reggie Ragland 1 Alabama Sr 6012 247 1

Swiss Army Knife LB for Tide...."Handles his business like a pro"....Team leader and tone-setter...Has the right build for the position ("lots of sand in the trunk")....More thumper than agile speed guy...Deluxe hitter...Combo of size, aggression, instincts and sound tackling techniques....accurate first step and very good closing burst...sheds blocks adeptly/trusts his eyes...better going downhill than in reverse,..."Not as talented as CJ Mosey but better prospect than Trey DePriest." - Brugler and Rang.... "...a very good tackler with some occasional "blow up" hits...consistent in coverage but better in zone than in man...won't be special but will be a solid ILB." - PFW (Gabriel).

Pro Day (Brandt) - "Ragand’s calendar tells the story of a prospect who will be in demand this draft season. He said that he's already scheduled private workouts with the Bills, Jags, Ravens and Vikings with more than that in touch with his agent to find open dates. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks projects Ragland to be chosen anywhere from the middle to the bottom of the first round.. At the request of a scout from the Jets, Ragland tested in the three-cone drill. Ragland also tested in the bench press, checking a box he skipped at the combine due to a shoulder ailment, and managed just 13 reps.

Forty: 4.72...BP: 13...VJ: 31.5...BJ: 9-8...3C: ...SS: 4.28

73 Kentrell Brothers 4 Missouri rSr 6003 245 2

Gotta assume that the Card scouts who checked out Golden know a little about Brothers, as well..Physical Mike guy who may have problems in coverage...Elite combine scores...Mostly a weaksider for Mizzou....high volume tackler....Looks the part (thick enough body)....above average instincts for position...smart at presnap...good on the move/dependible tackler in open field...Physical/aggressive with hands....Impact special teamer...Big play defender with 5 picks and 4 forced fumbles during college career....Tough and durable....Write-ups do not describe a special football player - Lacks ideal length (body and arm)....not all that explosive...can be overaggressive....heavy-footed/tsiff jointed...compenstes for average athleticism with competitive attitude and sound instincts.... "...similar in size to Denzel Perriman and Chris Borland but a better college player than either...has more athleticism and is more explosive.Some clubs won't touch him because of his lack of size, but he will start in the league for the right team." - PFW (Gabriel)..

Forty: 4.89...VJ: 28.5...BJ:.9-2..3C: 6.99...SS: 4.11

29 Tyler Matakevich 2 Temple Sr 6000 238 2-3

Effort guy...Heart and soul of Temple defense - "everything goes through him" - knows his limitations but works hard to max out all his senses ("you don't have that much production just by accident")....Instinctive...ball-magnet...field smart defensive leader...but undersized lacking athleticism...ESPN compares to Kuechly or Sean Lee as a play recognizer...technically sound defender but has so-so COD skills...weakest in coverage...May be one of those guys whose pro coach carves a special positional niche...Plays with no hesitation...has terrific 1st step quicks and read& react anticipation....takes smart angles...terrific timing on the blitz ("plays like a controlled madman")...Good floater in zone coverage....Not physically impressive but makes up for it with his smarts...Can be overaggressiver. "Football hustle and awareness jump off the screen." - Brugler... "...Great college player who might not have as much success in the NFL because of his lack of top physical traits...consumate overacheiver...outstanding football character." - PFW (Gabriel).

Forty: 4.81...VJ: 31.0...BJ:9-4...3C: 7.19...SS: 4.50

120+ *Dominique Alexander 8 Oklahoma Jr 6000 232 3-4

Compact, athletic frame with rare agility and speed for an inside guy...Undersized hitter who has trouble shedding blocks...Comfortable in coverage...flexible joints/fluid hips...some route recognition skils...aggressive in the box...has enough quicks to create havoc inside....scrappy creative tackler...impressive closing speed...tough and durable for size...More a finesse guy, relies on agility and burst...will lose sigt of ball andguess wrong...not very good at stoning downhill runners in the gap....does not pursue to the sideline...not your classic thumper and might wind up outside.

Forty: NA...VJ: 28.5...BJ:.8-8..3C: ...SS:

49 *Scooby Wright III 3 Arizona Jr 5116 239 3-4

Rags to riches....Short guy...Big jump in production from freshman to sophomore year...Quick instinctive and relentless...."classic tackling machine"...Proverbial "nose for the footballl"...Excellent diagnosis skills puts him in position to make big plays..."Has some limitations but is a football player who finds a way to make plays"...- PFDG...Complements awareness with good athleticism...reliable wrap up tackler...but lacks ideal build for position (kinda short)....production is inflated by spinning off blockers and pursuing ballcarriers...will overrun plays....Durability (knee) concerns..."Jedi-like instincts"....Compared to Chris Borland...Better FB player than athlete...Write ups describe many attributes of the old style Butkus-like physical ILB's...(On the negative side - his thumper-like characteristics leave him with holes in his coverage skills).... "...short arms...fun to watch on tape because of his competitive nature...runs all over the field." - PFW (Gabriel)...."I don't get how some scouts really like Scooby Wright. He is fat and slow and only makes plays between the tackles...You have to run to play in the NFL right now" - Scout in PFW.

Forty: 4.90...VJ: 31.0...BJ:.9-5..3C: ...SS: 4.47

76 *Nick Vigil 5 Utah State rJr 6020 239 4

Good instincts and range, but a bit undersized...."Sudden and slippery with NFL combo of vision, awareness and athleticism...Aced the combine agility drills...Trusts his eyes and doesn't overthink....Impressive body control...Alert in pass coverage...relatively sound open field tackler...not afraid to fill the hole...effective pass rusher....More athletic than powerful/not as physical as you might want for the positiion with slim frame and lack of ideal arm length.

Forty: .4.72..VJ: 31.5...BJ:.9-7..3C: 6.73...SS: 4.00

97 Blake Martinez 6 Stanford Sr 6015 237 5

Looks the part....Underrated athlete."...Highly aggressive downhill run defender....creative block-shedder....generally reliable tackler in the open field...Big, physical, instinctive dude who lacks range and quickness....Not your classic 3-4 thumper...a bit taller than ideal...more a drag down (& not a drive-thru) tackler...may lack elite straight line speed to run with RB's or TE's....pass rushing limitations...might be better suited outside...gaudy stats may be bartly a function of Stanford's LB-friendly defense.... "...Except for speed, this player does just about everything right...Too much of a playmaker not to become an eventual starter if he runs well at the combine...could move up." - PFW (Gabriel).

Forty: 4.71...VJ: 28.5...BJ:.9-5..3C: 6.98...SS: 4.20

120+ Jared Norris 7 Utah rSr 60122 241 5-6

Plays faster than time due to good instincts, recognition and pursuit angles....more quick than tough, but can "bring the wood" as a tackler - Rang. Solid wrap-up tackler with very good instincts but limited speed and athletic skill...Shows some feel for coverage...ESPN points to his "fast eyes" and "quality diagnosatic skills."...Lacks ideal speed and athleticism to be good in coverage...some hip stiffness and will lunge sometimes....some feel for coverage...not flashy.... "...makes plays between the tackles and some in pursuit...a bit slow and small and can be a little late reacting." - PFW (Gabriel).

Forty: 4.81...

120+ Antonio Morrison 10+ Florida Sr 6-1 232 6

(Stock on CBS dropped a few rungs) - lists him as an OLB....Injury (blown up knee) cost him a half-step and derailed his way to becoming a pro this Spring.... (Listed as combine invitee but lack of Ht and Wt suggests he was a no-show). When healthy, he was described as a tough instinctive thumper. May mount a comeback after a full season off....A bit undersized but tough, instinctive and athletic...."Arguably the most intense playeer at the college level." - Brugler. Wasn't supposed to play first half of season due to knee injury, but returned to play 6 months later...Unquestioned leader and tone-setter of Fla defense...Light feet with good burst...Outstanding field awareness...but can play with too much intenisty...knee will bear further scrutiny....had off the field issues (but all business on the field)..."If fully healthy, a Top 40 talent" - Brugler...PFW (lists as OLB): ...Reminds me a bit of former Gator Jon Bostic but not quite the hitter Bostic is...best as a Will in a 4-3." - PFW (Gabriel).

Forty: NA...VJ: ...BJ:...3C: ...SS:

120+ Luke Rhodes 10+ William & Mary rSr 6-2 239 7

Good instincts and decent speed but kind of straight-linish..

Forty: NA...VJ: ...BJ:...3C: ...SS:

120+ Josh Forrest 10+ Kentucky rSr 6031 249 7-FA

"...The stat sheet says he's productive but the tape says he's not...Is slow reacting and not physical or aggressive taking on blocks." - PFW (Gabriel)ow

Forty: 4.91...VJ: ...BJ:...3C: ...SS:

120+ Nick Kwiatkoski 9 West Virginia rSr 6020 243 7-FA

"...Won't be a premium draft choice, but is the kiind of player coaches will love. He has great football character and he wants to be great." - PFW (Gabriel).

Forty: 4.73...VJ: ...BJ:...3C: ...SS:

308 Reggie Northrup 10+ Florida State Sr 6010 232 7-FA
Forty: NA...VJ: ...BJ:...3C: ...SS:
330 Elandon Roberts 10+ Houston Sr 60000 235 7-FA
Forty: NA...VJ: ...BJ:...3C: ...SS:
347 Zeek Bigger 10+ East Carolina rSr 6010 216 7-FA

Undersized with good motor....

Forty: .NA..VJ: ...BJ:...3C: ...SS:

 
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