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1 as DT Jonathan Allen DE 1 Alabama Sr 6030 286 1

If the Cards lose Calais Campbell as expected, Allen might be in play as a DT if available at #13...One sticky issue might be his arthritic shoulders (said by some to be nothing more than a norma outgrowth of his size and playing style) - Gollin

SI (Ranks #1 DT) - Allen’s better (tan A Robinson or J Reed) —at least at this point in the process. He has silly levels of athleticism for an interior D-linemen and would fit a 3–4 or 4–3 defense as a penetrating, pocket-collapsing presence. Mitch #2

PFW (as DT) - A dominant inside DL....Very good pursuit player/strong tackler....Great interior pass rusher with multiple moves...One of the better interior pass rushers Gabriel has seen in years...Instant starter and impact player. Could be a perennial Pro Bowler... - PFW

As good as Garrett is on the edge, Allen is on the interior...completely disruptive force on the inside, racking up 8 sacks, 11 hits and 34 hurries on 332 pass-rush snaps for a pass rushing productivity rating of 12.6, (third among 3-4 DE's this year)...Not limited to just being a pass-rusher though with a run stop percentage of 12.8 percent (2nd at the position). - PFF

"Frostee Rucker is a serviceable defensive end opposite Calais Campbell, but the 10-year veteran is on a one-year deal. The Cardinals could look to get younger and cheaper at the position with the powerful and quick Allen, similarly built as Rucker at 6-3, 283 pounds"...A force against the pass as well as the run with enough burst to challenge tackles & enough size and strength to hold up inside...Allen weighed 263 pounds anddrew interest as a potential OLB. Instead, he has gained nearly 30 pounds in Alabama's conditioning program,...293 pound defensive ends are rare and those collecting 12 sacks at that size are almost unheard of....Is positional and schematic versatile.... Allen said one of the reasons he returned for the 2016 season (besides recovering from offseason shoulder injury) was to prove he can be an every-down player.- NFLDS (Rang) -

"Best player in college football in 2016." Could play DE or DT in a 4-3. Could also serve as a 5-techinique DE in a 3-4...Very disruptive, using his speed and strength to put a lot of pressure on the quarterback. Dominated at POA. Tremendous interior pass-rusher who causes havoc in run defense. Could end up on a par with Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy and Aaron Donald. ...has some natural pass-rushing skills to him along with quickness and strength. Would fit very well as a speedy three-technique DT. Very fast at firing his gap,/speed poses a real mismatch against guards. Has a quick first-step, and uses that agility to transition to power.Rushes with good pad level and leverage,...has impressive upper body strength to shed blocks for Has the speed to beat RT's /uses his power to win on the edge. Has developed technique and is a solid run defender with natural functional strength in the upper body and base.- WalterFB (as DT)

Forty: 5.00...BP: 21...DNP... VJ: 30.0..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

1 Myles Garrett EDG 1 Texas A&M Jr 6040 272 1

SI (Ranks #2 Edge Rusher) - Has the look of a Top 15 pick

Mitch #1 as LB; in fact the entire draft

Dominant...Excellent get-off...stays low...can dip under opponent...great burst to the QB...Good run defender who is quick to locate ball and hold the point...Can play on his feet and drop into coverage...Excellent feint to outside/come back inside...Might be a double-digit sackmeister as a rook. Scout Says: "If you watch Barnett and Garrett against Alabama's Cam Robinson, Barnett is clearly the better player, but you have to watch more than one game".. - PFW

Has occupied the top spot here since October update...Phenomenal pass-rusher who has averaged one pressure once every 6.1 pass rushing attempts this season, and has totaled 66 combined sacks and hits over the past three seasons. For any team looking for a defensive playmaker, Garrett is going to be at the top of the wish list. - PFF

Clear favorite to be drafted first overall and should make an immediate NFL impact rushing the passer.....special ability to get upfield quicker due to combination of athleticism, length and football intuition. Freakish athleticism and body control for his size. Sudden first step (but the quickness of his second and third steps are just as effective), Loose-hipped with the elastic flexibility to bend, spin and get underneath blockers. Fluid movements to drop and handle space. Converts speed to power /using natural momentum to barrel through bodies. Understands leverage to put blockers on skates or set the edge. Long arms /has worked hard to fill out his frame - uses his length to knock down the football (five passes defended and three blocked kicks in his career). Violent hands ...Diverse set of hand tactics... Good upper body strength to be a reliable finisher on tackle attempts. Twitchy reflexes to read, react and attack screens and misdirection plays. High pain threshold - played the second half of the 2016 season while nursing a lower left leg injury. ...Various moves in his pass rush arsenal, but his move-to-move transition requires polish... Overaggressive / needs to better contain the edge in run game and keep the ballcarrier inside. Usually wins at POA due more to timing/explosiveness than core power...can be shielded from run lanes - can get tied up on inside rushes. ...Comp: DeMarcus Ware - NFLDS (Brugler)

Has blinding speed off the edge and is a natural pass-rusher. Could be the best prospect for the 2017 NFL Draft. Dealt with an ankle injury in 2016 after a cheap shot by Arkansas' Dan Skipper. In Week 1, Had his way with Conor McDermott Immediately after arriving at Texas A&M in 2014, Garrett began dominating college football. In 2015, he recorded 59 tackles with 12.5 sacks, 19.5 tackles for a loss, five forced fumbles, two passes batted and an interception. o doubt that Garrett is a freak athlete. Has ridiculous speed and a developed body with natural strength. Tremendous first-step out of his stance. Quickly accelerates to turn the corner. Can sink his hips and bend around the tackles...good balance and natural strength to fight off blockers. Also flashes speed to power and can push offensive tackles into the pocket after getting upfield. Has instincts to go for forced fumbles and batted passes. Not just a great athlete; he's a football player who happens to be a great athlete. Can redirect extremely well with superb pursuit skills. Active hands to fight off blockers, and a motor that doesn't underwhelm. Not a finished product, so there are things he can improve on: Can get pushed back. Could use more strength for holding his gap against downhill runs. Also gets in trouble when he stands up too high. Should continue to work on pass-rushing moves...Skill set alone won't be enough to be beat good left tackles in the pro game. - WalterFB -

Forty: 4.64...BP:33.... VJ: 41.0..BJ: ..SS: ...LS: .....3C:

2 Derek Barnett EDG 16 Tennessee Jr 6030 259 1

SI (Ranks as #3 Edge Rusher) - Has the look of a Top 15 pick

Very good size strength and power...Wish he were a bit taller...could tighten up his body a bit...13 sacks in 2016...Can drop into coverage but needs to develop in this area...Can play in any scheme as a DE or OLB...Unlimited upside... Scout Says: "If you watch Barnett and Garrett against Alabama's Cam Robinson, Barnett is clearly the better player, but you have to watch more than one game".... - PFW

Has pushed Myles Garrett for the nation’s top edge defender in each of the past two seasons. His 62 total pressures (12 sacks and 18 hits), as a DE gave him a pass rushing productivity rating of 14.9, ((sixth-best grade for DE's this year, while being a solid run defender in each of the past three seasons. - PFF

Developed at an early age, which allowed him to make an instant impact in the SEC and established himself as the "heart and soul" of the Tenn defense...Stout body type with broad shoulders and well-distributed mass. Natural flexibility to dip, stay low and get underneath blockers. Great snap anticipation ...Not an elite speed rusher, but controls his momentum well in short spaces to make stops. Violent hands to free himself from blocks. Uses body position and pad level to leverage blocks. Persistent in pursuit...Extremely alert with above average run awareness, ...Smart reads / disrupts throwing lanes, (knockied down five passes in 2016/ notched his first interception). Some experience standing up and dropping in space. Not a vocal leader, but teammates feed off his relentless energy and intense playing temperament ...Can bend off the edge but lacks explosive twitch to win the corner on athleticism alone. Initial quickness based more on timing than burst, leading to late movements and off-sides penalties. Pass rush repertoire lacks variety/ hand usage mid-rush still a work-in-progress. Aggressive play style will lead to missed tackles in the open field.Must improve his break down skills. Tight-hipped in space / limited potential as a stand-up player....Comp: Robert Ayers...NFLDS (Brugler) -

Fast edge defender and a natural pass-rusher, who clearly has a ton of upside. Totaled 56 tackles with 19 for a loss, 13 sacks, two forced fumbles, five passes broken up and one interception in 2016. Came up with huge performances to help Tennessee earn comeback wins over Georgia and Florida. Also beat Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson for a strip-sack.Consistently put a lot of pressure on the QB...Very similar to Shaq Lawson. Will sink his hips and dip under tackles to get leverage before chasing down QB's...bends extremely well with enough lower body strength to fight DT's pressing down on him. Hands are very goodadept at using his hands and feet at the same time...solid run defender but has room for improvement, yet not a liability. Could wear down in the NFL, however, and should continue to work on his strength. Has other areas to improve - a little stiff in the open field with redirection...Should build up a repertoire of pass-rushing moves. Must develop a spin, rip and maybe a club moves...Too reliant on using speed and trying to dip under OT's. (he'll need more than that). - WalterFB -

Forty: 4.88...BP: 22...DNP... VJ: 31.0..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Carl Lawson EDG 121+ Auburn rJr 6020 261 1

SI (Ranks as #6 Edge Rusher) -

Good size for an OLB...Athletic...Strong at POA...Can 2-gap a TE and make a play at the LOS...("Grade the flashes and he looks awesome.")...Doesn't make all the plays he should...Have never seen him in pass coverage...Will need to learn how to drop into coverae but his main role will be to rush the passer...Should be drafted higher due to his natural talent (projects as 2nd rounder who could slip into the bottom of the 1st)... - PFW

Was poised to separate himself as one of the best defenders in the SEC in 2014, but suffered a torn ACL during spring practices and missed all of the 2014 season....Is back to full health and "better than ever" post-surgery, according to the coaches, which is unsettling news for SEC quarterbacks. Boasts explosive get-off quickness with natural flexibility to bend the edge and fight through blockers' jabs. If he plays at the same level (or better) this season, the hype for Lawson will continue to grow. - NFLDS (Brugler)

Big question was whether or not he could stay healthy for a full season, and deliver on his previous potential. With 9 sacks, 12 hits and 37 hurries, he successfully answered that question...Still needs some refinement against the run, but averages one pressure every 5.9 pass rush attempts, & will be able to make an impact as a pass rusher from day #1. - PFF

A fast edge rusher with natural pass-rushing skills, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy...will fit best as a 3-4 OLB...stiff as a rusher, but has some strength. Medical evaluation is going to be critical, and he could get flunked by some teams medically. Had a first-round skill set, but injuries have derailed his career. In the 2015 opener against Louisville, Lawson made four tackles, two for a loss and one sack in the first half before hurting his hip. That injury caused him to miss half the season. Lawson came back and played well against Ole Miss. Looked good and was a challenge for LT Laremy Tunsil. Missed the entire 2014 season with an injury. - WalterFB -

Forty: 4.67...BP: 35...DNP... VJ: 33.0..BJ: ....SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Charles Harris DE 121+ Missouri rJr 6030 253 1

His 4.82 forty time a disappointment... - Gollin

SI (Ranks (#9 Edge Rusher) -Might have the best spin move in college football.

Currently ranks 12th in the country with an 88.2 pass rush grade, thanks to his incredible spin move combined with quick but strong hands..has dominated down the stretch to cement his case as a first-round talent - racking up 4sacks and 18 total pressures in three games, and grading out as the fourth-best edge rusher over the past three weeks. - PFF

Adequate size/very good athlete with balance and COD...Very good competitor who tries to play physical game...A bit short...May only time in the 4.7's...Stays low...can hold the point and make plays...Can play DE in a 4-3 scheme but looks more like a 3-4 OLB...First round prospecrt who should contribute as a rookie... - PFW

A speedy edge rusher with a fantastic first-step. Quickly gets penetration into the backfield and has a nice ability to finish off plays... can burn OT's with pure speed around the corner. Not only is his speed dangerous, but has good moves with an excellent spin move back to the inside. Some speed-to-power skills /can fight offensive tackles. Some functional strength for the pass rush with quality read-and-react skills. Broke out in 2015 with 56 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks and two forced fumbles. To start the 2016 season, he turned in underwhelming performances against West Virginia and Eastern Michigan, but exploded versus Georgia. Needs to add weight for the NFL. Stiff-hipped - Running more hoop drills could help him to sink his hips better...has a good starting point for pass-rush moves that are a lot more advanced than many early round pass-rushers. Should continue to refine and expand his arsenal of moves and work on his hand usage. An excellent fit as a 3-4 OLB with a good body type for that position. Could remain a 4-3 defensive end, but he might have problems in run defense. - WalterFB

Forty: 4.82...BP: 21...DNP... VJ: 33.0..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

4 Solomon Thomas EDG 23 Stanford rSo 6030 273 1-2

SI (Ranks as #5 Edge Rusher) - Could move into the Top 15 pick range

Very good motor...goes all-out on every play...Good technician with notable ball reactions and quick get-off...Very strong and explosive..."If he gets to 285-290, he can be a 3-technique in a 40-front...Should also be able to play LDE...Lacks 5-tech bulk that most 3-4 teams prefer, but strong enough to do so...should start for most 4-3 teams and make an impact as an interior pass rusher as a rookie...Scout Says: Thomas...had a big bowl game but the rest of the tape isn't like that. He's a first rounder but not a top-10n guy"... - PFW

Not only quick enough to beat blockers off the snap, but powerful,with grown-man strength, advanced hand-technique and high-revving motor...has many of the intangibles that project well to life as a professional athlete...shorter than ideal ...Power-packed frame with excellent overall weight distribution including broad shoulders and heavily muscled limbs ...excellent initial quickness to slip gaps, exploding off the ball with good core flexibility and strength to get skinny/fight through tight spaces. Variety of pass rush techniques...good leg drive / natural leverage advantage to push the pocket on the bull rush & set the edge...Locates the football quickly - actively spins away from blocks to pursue laterally and downfield. Runs well for size, accelerating with the fluidity to change directions.... Powerful, imposing tackler who is willing to leave his feet to deliver the big hit but is just as likely to wrap, twist and simply toss ball-carriers to the ground. No known injuries /athletic bloodlines. Is hea 'tweener? (lacking bulk or burst or bend of a classic DE). Production may be inflated by Stanford's use of stunts and loops to free him up... Hustles but lacks ideal straight-line speed...Lacks the height to disrupt passing lanes...Comes off the ball too high, at times, ...lacks burst and bend off the edge but powerful enough to handle two-gap responsibilities/& the quicks to penetrate. Difference-maker regardless of scheme....Comp: Aaron Donald...NFLDS (Brugler)

One of the better and more versatile DL's in the country....Smart and talented - can play a variety of different positions along the defensive line and is a devastating run-stopper who can also rush the passer. One of the elite run defenders in the nation and his 11.0 run stop percentage ranks No. 5 among Power-5 DT's. His 8.7 pass-rushing productivity rating also ranks No. 5 among Power-5 DT's. - PFF

The junior enjoyed an excellent 2016 season as a big presence in Stanford's defense. On the year, he totaled 62 tackles with 15 for a loss,8 sacks and one forced fumble. Has good speed off the edge with strength and physicality. Has high marks for character and work ethic. Would probably fit best in a 3-4 defense as an OLB. Expected to go in second-round. - WalterFB

Mitch #1

Forty: 4.69...BP: 30...DNP... VJ: 35.0..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

5 Taco Charlon EDG 30 Michigan Sr 6060 277 2

Program guy who's improved every year...Excellent height and length...Can carry another 15 lbs on frame...Explosive off the edge with bend...Quick snap reaction and get-off...Good (screens/draws) instincts...Needs to get bigger and stronger and improve his pass rush moves...up and down play...Projects as late #1/early #2...Very high ceiling could get him overdrafted...Scout Says: "Wherever Taco Charlton gets drafted, it will be a bargain. He is just beginning to understand his own talent." - PFW

Lost on the depth chart playing out of position in Michigan scheme. Under new DC, Charlton returned to his natural DE position,and flashed the potential that NFL scouts were hoping to see. Has all the ingredients of a future NFL starter with the desired size, long levers and blend of power and quickness...Not yet the sum of his parts/ needs more seasoning, but upside could land Charlton in the first round...Passes the eye test (moldable frame/ long arms). Powerful upper body/uses his reach to extend and put blockers on skates. Heavy hands/quickly reset his eyes to find the ballcarrier. Expanded his pass rush diversity, forcing holding penalties with his combination of upper body violence and lower body agility. Initial burst to win gaps and force his way through the shoulder of the offensive tackle. Continued effort from snap to whistle...Endures, doesn't wear down / can be an every-down player. Finished strong as a senior....Allows his pad level to rise and can be washed out of the hole. Must better protect his lower body from cut blocks. Predictable pass rush moves. Must improve his reaction time and pursuit angles. Late to diagnose -- guesses wrong too often...Only one season as a full-time starter -- late bloomer Comp: Justin Tuck...NFLDS (Brugler)

Entering 2016 as mainly a backup and also was used inside at tackle. In 2016 though, he had 9.5 sacks, 43 tackles and 13 tackles for a loss as the bookend DE with Wormley. Athletic with versatile size to be a base end in a 4-3 defense or a standup linebacker in a 3-4. A fast defender with athleticism and some functional strength. - WalterFB -

Forty: 4.92...BP: 25...DNP... VJ: 33.0..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

9 Dawuane Smoot EDG 78 Illinois Sr 6030 264 2

Can come off the edge as a pass rusher with speed and explosiveness...can get under an opponent or bull rush...Good instincts/ball location...Can be a tad slow on snap-quickness and needs to finish pass rush more consistently...Sack total tailed off in 2016, but pressures/hit totals were still good...Best as a 3-4 OLB but has to prove he can drop into coverage...Good prospect with upside... - PFW

The foundation of his game is quickness and effort - at his best rushing the passer...but lacks ideal size, strength and growth potential vs. the run and when locked up mid-rush with blockers. Power limitations will be an issue at the next level, but he can mask those issues if he consistently disrupts the pocket - projects as a nickel rusher as a rookie while he competes for starting snaps....Quick out of his stance /can attack the outside shoulder of edge blockers. Can dip, skim and flatten. Active hands ...Controls his body well to redirect in space or use a spin move mid-rush. Balances well in tight spaces with trained eyes to make stops in the backfield. Lacks ideal size, but plays with a consistent motor and doesn't fatigue easily. ...Undersized lower body with lean features. Lacks the core power or anchor strength to be a consistent edge setter. Can be bullied in the run game. Not a snatcher and won't overpower NFL blockers with his rush. Bad habit of getting too wide or ending up behind the quarterback. Needs to develop counter moves.. Overeager - leads to false steps.. NFLDS (Brugler)

Said to be very athletic and explosive off the edge; but more disruptive than productive. Will put a lot of pressures on the quarterback, but only a few sacks. Could be a more athletic and twitchier version of Whitney Mercilus - view him as a mid- to late first-rounder. Scouts say that Smoot impressed them while grading Ward for the 2016 NFL Draft. Comp: Whitney Mercilus - WalterFB -

Senior Bowl - (Day 3) "...was routinely beating his man outside both in one-on-one pass-rushing drills and team portions of the practice ,where he picked up a “sack,” beating Bucknell tackle Julie’n Davenport. Smoot’s play is backing up what we saw this season, as he finished with an 11.8 pass-rushing productivity rating, which ranked 24th among all 4-3 defensive ends in 2016..." - PFF

Forty: 4.77...BP: 22...DNP... VJ: 29.5..BJ: ..SS: ...LS: .....3C:

10 DeMarcus Walker EDG 79 Florida St Sr 6040 280 2-3

SI (Ranks as #5 Edge Rusher) - Could move into the Top 15 pick range. If you want a plug-and-play end in a 4–3 scheme, Walker could be your guy. - SI

Productive pass rusher..Top competitor who goes hard on every snap...Very good in pursuit...Good ball location/instincts...Disruptive vs. the run...Lacks the speed to be an edge rusher...Very solid 2nd round/late-1st round pick - PFW

Short but broad shouldered...Film room junkie - makes up for lack of "wow" with prep, burst, motor and snap-anticipation)......More powerful than frame suggests....Tweener (lacks ideal bulk but also lacks length)Stayed in school and came back to post sizzling numbers (16 sacks, 21.5 TFL)...Played everywhere on the DL...Makes too many of his tackles downfield...Lacks ideal measurables but his ability to attack the QB from various positions should earn him first round consideration... Comp: Adrian Clayborne - NFLDS

WalterFB - Walker is a bit short on length to be a 4-3 DE. Allso isn't a great fit to be a 3-4 OLB or DE. Enjoyed a breakout junior season with 10.5 sacks with 15.5 tackles for a loss, five passes batted, 58 tackles and four forced fumbles. He has a tweener body type but has shown the ability to get after the quarterback. Had a phenomenal 2016 season that started with an electric opener of 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles vs. Ole Miss. A pass-rushing force at POA. Body type would fit best as a 3-4 OLB and he might want to trim down some weight for that role. Many of his best pass rushing came from the inside at tackle... Some project Walker to be a first-round pick but other sources shared that they were giving him second-day grades before he decided to return to the Seminoles.

Mitch #5 as DL

Forty: ...BP: 22...DNP... VJ: 30.5..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Harold Landry DE 121+ Boston College Jr 6030 250 2-3

May have lected to stay in school.

SI (Ranks as #10 Edge Rusher) - Wrapped up his Boston College career with a brilliant bowl-game performance against Maryland.

Forty: ...BP: 22...DNP... VJ: 30.5..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

13 Daeshon Hall EDG 94 Texas A&M Sr 6050 266 3

Raw with upside...opposite bookend to Garrett - NFLDS

Ideal height and arm length for an edge guy...Will sometimes get undiscipined and break contain (nneds to concentrate more)...needs to become stronger...can play up or down or sometimes drop into coverage...Some upside/should start by Year 2....- PFW

A fast edge rusher who must show more consistency...Despite seeing great pass-rushing opportunities playing across from Myles Garrett, he wasn't consistent - had some good games for the Aggies, but wasn't consistent with his pass-rush production. Solid against the run as a senior. - WalterFB -

Senior Bowl -

Forty: 4.76...BP: 18...DNP... VJ: 36.0..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Jordan Willis EDG 121+ Kansas State Sr 6040 255 3

Profiles as the kind of player who fits the Cardinal mold - Gollin

"A fun player to watch"...Very srong and explosive for size...Tough, aggressive and competitive...Alert and instinctive (seldom gets caught out of position)...Makes the most of his natural skills...Has to prove he can drop and move if he's to interst 3-4 teams...Bit of a strider with average COD...may have maxed out his size... - PFW

"Fills out his uniform with ease" Senior captain - will impress coaching staff with his commitment, unselfishness, and work habits... Long-armed...competitive competitor...7 forced-fumbles...stiff/upright...ordinary accelleration off the edge...streaky ball instincts (will take himself out of plays)... - NFLDS

Caused a lot of disruption and negative plays for his defense in an impressive senior year in which he totaled 11.5 sacks, 52 tackles, 17.5 tackles for a loss, 3 passes batted and 3 forced fumbles. If he has a strong week at the Senior Bowl, he could really rise. Has good strength to set the edge vs. run and pass rush skills off the edge. Could be a DE in a 4-3 or an OLB in a 3-4. - WalterFB -

Senior Bowl - " edge defender in the nation in 2016...saved his best work for game day (two sacks and four hurries on 22 rushes, including two forced fumbles). All season, Willis showed good burst off the line & strong hand usage, leading to a ridiculous 80 total pressures.... week of practice was less dynamic, but he did show well as a run defender /strong finish in the game capped a week in which his hype took a big step forward around the NFL" - PFF

.Forty: 4.53...BP: 24...DNP... VJ: 39.0...BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Bryan Cox EDG 121+ Florida rSr 6030 269 3-4

"A real athlete with upside"...Tough to handle when he's full-go...NFL-caliber size, abiity and get-off...Persistent in chase pursuit and QB pressure...great bend and athletic fluidiiy...Lacks full arsenal of pass rush moves...improved consistency could raise his draft stock - NFLDS

Explosive athlete with very good get-off...Has played on his feet or from a 3-point stance...Equally good as a run defender or pass rusher...NFL blood-lines...Lacks ideal height to play down...Injuries have set him back but the natural talent is still there...just needs to get stronger and get healthy - PFW

Forty: 4.89...BP: 16...DNP... VJ: 26.5..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Tyquan Lewis EDG 121++ Ohio State rJr 6030 265 4


Forty: ...BP: 22...DNP... VJ: 30.5..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Josh Carraway EDG 121+ TCU rSr 6030 242 4-5

Good athlete with size...Quick reactor/makes plays but isn't real physical and needs to get stronger... More of a run & hit than take-down guy...Doesn't stack well at the POA... - PFW

Versatility is is calling card...Very athletic and active edge rusher...Qucik and agile with great ball-awareness...Very disruptive (defenses need to know where he is on every snap)....Lacks ideal size...will have to prove he can drop in coverage...not a deluxe tackler...- NFLDS.

Speed rusher off the edge with some athleticism....had a quality performance against Arkansas tackle Dan Skipper...had an impressive 2015 season for the Horned Frogs with 47 tackles, 9 sacks, 11.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and two passes batted. Has the size to fit as a 3-4 OLB - WalterFB

Forty: 4.74...BP: 25...DNP... VJ: 29.5..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Keionta Davis EDG 121+ Chattanooga rSr 6030 271 4-5

Tweener (Interior line traits but not big enough)...Productive at low level but has to prove he can run with the big dawgs...Should bulk up to 290 and move inside to play the 3-tech. - PFW

Over the past two seasons, Davis was one of the most consistent pass-rushers in college football, and that earned him an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Has versatile size to be an edge defender in a 4-3 or 3-4 defense. If he has a good week against the better competition at the Senior Bowl, his draft stock could really take off. - WalterFB -

Senior Bowl -

Forty: ...BP: 22...DNP... VJ: 30.5..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Devonte Fields EDG 121+ Louisville xx xxxx xxxx xxx

Great athlete - very fluid for size......real good play speed...Can rush the passer, play the run or drop off into coverage...But Louisville is his third school...Very good chase defender and consistent close-in or in-space tackler...Lacks ideal size for 3-4 OLB...Very good FB player but tough for teams to figure out where to play him..Should be interesting prospect to track.... - PFW

Missed most of his sophomore season because of injuries and off-field issues (was suspendedn and eventual dismissed).. Lining up at either LDE or RDE, he has the edge speed and flexible body type to threaten the corner, create holding penalties. Uses his length and lean to keep blockers from his body. Also looks natural on his feet in coverage (appealing to both 4-3 and 3-4 teams)...still has room to get stronger and fill out his frame / lack of POA strength will stand out on film...has the body flexibility to contort his way around bodies, but needs to keep his feet underneath him and stay off the ground. While technique and ball awareness need improvement, he can impress scouts by simply showing more energy and fire on every snap. Fields will have tough questions to answer...But he has the athletic talent and on-field production to be an early-round pick for now (i.e. improved mechanics and overall effort will go a long way). - NFLDS (Brugler)

Took the Big-12 by storm in 2012 for TCU before missing 2 seasons due to injury. Switched to Louisville in 2015. Significant off-the-field concerns. There is no doubt that Fields is very fast off the edge. ..quick first-step /gets upfield. Uses his speed and agility to turn the corner and zero in on the quarterback. Closing speed is tremendous / once he is free, he eats up ground in an instant to get to QB or RB. Can make plays in the pass rush and ground game that other edge rushers are incapable of making. Definitely has to get stronger/can get pushed around in the ground game. Sruggle to maintain his gap and shed blocks by OL's. . In trouble vs. downhill runs. More strength would also help his pass rush. Definitely needs to develop more pass-rushing moves (Right now, he is getting by on his speed and athleticism). Played well at times for Louisville, but wasn't always consistent..WalterFB - .

Forty: ...BP: 22...DNP... VJ: 30.5..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Marquis Haynes EDG 121+ xx xx xx xx xxx

SI (Ranks #11 - 15 Edge Rusher) -

Forty: ...BP: 22...DNP... VJ: 30.5..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Ejuan Price EDG 121+ Pitt xx 6010 255 xxx

Very good college pass rusher...Good in pursuit...better pass rusher than run stopper...Can he play on his feet?...24.5 sacks in past 2 years...Snap to whistle guy with elite get-off...Height may force him to move to LB to play every down...Dedicated pro designated pass rushers are generally taller...Height limitations may get him underdrafted...PFW lists him at a smidge under 5-11... - PFW

Has natural pass rush instincts that translate well to the next level....Missed two full seasons due to injury and played in only six games over a three-year span...Impossible to discount his continued presence in the opponent's backfield....shorter than ideal, but fires around the edge with flexible dip and naturally low leverage ...initial burst allows him to knife through gaps with his eyes always trained on the ball to make mid-rush adjustments. Uses strong, aggressive hands to work off contact /pursuit motor doesn't have an off-switch....Poor size dimensions for the position - lack of desired length gets him swallowed by blockers at times, especially in the run game....Comp: Elvis Dumervil....NFLDS (Brugler)

A fast edge rusher who will have to transition to OLB or ILB in the NFL. A terror in the pass rush as a senior with 13 sacks, 45 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, 3 force fumbles and 1 pass broken up. Might fit best as a 3-4OLB. Has speed off the edge with functional strength to fight off blockers, but he has a crippling lack of length. Some team sources aren't convinced there is a good position for him in the NFL....could have a medical red flag (chest muscle) ...Also took a medical redshirt (pectoral) while missing the 2012 season. - WalterFB -

Forty: ...BP: 22...DNP... VJ: 30.5..BJ:...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

11 Tarell Basham EDG 85 Ohio xx 6040 269 xxx

Explosive with great get-off as a pass rusher...Has the size, speed and athletiism to be an edge player...Explosive/strong in upper body..Stays low, uses hands and is a good chase defender...Aware in limited opportunities in coverage....Will need technique work...Best suited as a 3-4 OLB...Decent but not great long speed but does have some burst...Nice upside - if he can prove he's reliable in coverage, he could improve his draft stock... - PFW

Exploded onto the scene...29 career sacks....Terrific initial quickness..."man against boys" in MAC but will need to improve size and strength...Played DT but lacks the size to stay there - NFLDS

Every season, there are some small-school prospects who get exposure at the college all-star games, and Basham will get that opportunity at this year's Senior Bowl. Has the size to be an edge rusher...s a senior, he totaled 50 tackles with 16 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, and 2 passes broken up. Had some modest sack production as a junior (5.5), sophomore (4), and freshman (7.5). Ended his career with 40 tackles for a loss, 28.5 sacks, and six forced fumbles. A strong week in Mobile could see his stock really rise... - WalterFB

Senior Bowl -

Forty: 4.70...BP: 15...DNP... VJ: 31.5..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

14+ Isaac Rochell EDG 121+ Nottre Dame xx 6040 280 xxx

Adequate size to play inside in the pros...Long arms/potential to grow to 305...Plays hard...Quick off the ball...Tough...competitive...some inside pass rush skills...Streaky...Not overpowering...Can play too tall...nothing special...more flash than explosion...Rotational potential - PFW

Senior Bowl - (Day 2) - "...had the best all-around day for an interior D-lineman...had one bull rush where he completely walked Kyle Kalis back...Performed better as a run defender than a pass-rusher for ND but still ranked 12th nationally among 3-4 defensive ends in pass-rush productivity last season, despite recording just one sack / showed Wednesday more fluidity and athleticism as a pass-rusher than you might expect from a player with a reputation for being a run-stuffer..." - PFF

Forty: 4.89..BP: 25..DNP... VJ: 31.5..BJ: xx...SS: ...LS: .....3C:

8 as DT Chris Wormley EDG 95 Michigan xx 6050 298 xxx

Excellent skill-set to play 5-tech in a 3-4...Good at 2-gapping an OT....Competes - hustle in pursuit...Lacks elite clsing burst off his blocks...Solid 2nd round pick... - PFW

.SDE with the size of a DT...Few weaknesses - "The type of player who can be effective by not getting himself beat" Carries himself with a professional, goal-oriented mindset...Beloved teammate and leader..Not a dynamic athlete/lacks explosion... - NFLDS

WalterFB - A tough run defender who has some quickness and a burst to close when he breaks free. However, he badly needs to develop pass-rushing moves and improve his ability to shed blocks while putting heat on the quarterback. What Wormley does as a pass rusher in 2016 is going to have a huge bearing on how high he goes in the 2017 NFL Draft (Note: He improved his pass rush as a senior / has good length with functional strength and quickness). His best fit imight be as a 3-4 DE, but could be a base end who also plays defensive tackle in a 4-3. Had a lot of solid games, but was quiet against Ohio State and Florida State. Was mostly a backup until he broke out in 2015.

Senior Bowl

Forty: ...BP: 23...DNP... VJ: 30.5..BJ:..SS: ...LS: .....3C:

3 Tanoh Kpassagnon EDG 21 Villanova xx 6070 289 xxx

If Bettcher were to create a tailored "Calais Campbell" position on their front-three, Kpassagnon - at 6-7 - would fit that profile... - Gollin

Senior Bowl - ..."Measured nearly six-foot-seven, 280 pounds...showed well with a strong week of practice before capping it with a four-hurry game on his 18 rushes...size and length will draw the intrigue of scouts, but he showed he could put his frame to good use...has only a handful of games to evaluate against FBS teams, but he picked up four pressures against UConn in Week 1 of 2015 before showing well against Pittsburgh early in 2016....still has to polish up parts of his game – ...wasn’t great against the run during team drills – but his potential is evident, and his work in the game was among the best of any defensive lineman." (Day 2) - ...Had an impressive one-on-one session, but struggled on double-team drills....wasn’t a huge surprise - ...not only is the step-up in competition a likely ssue, but ...his 6-feet-7 frame makes him an easy target for offensive linemen. ..Needs to focus on maintaining a lower pad level and using his natural length and strength to prevent blockers from locking onto him." - PFF

Has the frame to easily get to 300...Very long arms...Low level of competition...Not quite strong enough to compete at NFL level...Raw technique-wise...Lacks elite speed to "burn the edge"....Tends to play tall...more of a reactor than anicipator...Interesting developmental prospect..potentially a starter by Year 3.... - PFW

Blessed with a remarkable combination of size and explosiveness that simply screams NFL. Imposing frame with broad shoulders, long arms and a sculpted physique that testifies to his commitment to the weight room. Fires off the ball, routinely blowing past OTs with his initial burst to the outside. Complements his speed rush with an effective counter back to the inside off of a strong jab step. Strong hands... Good flexibility and core strength... Prototypical wingspan for the position...Voted a team captain...3-time member of the CAA All-academic team ...just scratching the surface of his potential....Undeniably a project who played against against inferior competition... Almost too quick for his own good- biting on draws and screens. Attempts to spin away from double-teams, losing sight of the ball and effectively taking himself out of the play. Explosive burst / accelerates smoothly but tires quickly...Thumb injury will require a close look..Freakish athletes like this don't last long on draft day...Sure, Kpassagnon's production was inflated by inferior competition, but scouts are drooling over his blend of length, burst and power. ..."A lottery ticket that could pay off big".....Comp: Jason Pierre-Paul...NFLDS

Recorded 45 tackles with 21.5 for a loss, 11 sacks, 1 forced fumble and a pass batted in 2016. Multiple ources say they see Kpassagnon being selected in the 2nd round Scouts believe that Kpassagnon is raw, but has the skill set with a lot of upside to develop. Perfect fit as a five-technique 3- 4 DE. A strong season could result in Kpassagnon being selected in the 2nd or 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. - WalterFB -

Forty: 4.83...BP: 23...DNP... VJ: 30.0..BJ: ...SS: ...LS: .....3C:


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