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2013 Defensive Tackle Rankings

April 7, 2013

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Defensive Tackle

Prototype in the NFL: Ndamukong Suh

Best In Class

Best Frame: Shariff Floyd                                Best Quickness: Jordan Hill

Best Run Stopper: Jesse Williams                    Best Motor: Joe Vellano

Best Pass Rusher: Datone Jones                      Best Mean Streak: Sheldon Richardson

Best Burst: Sheldon Richardson                      Best Technician: Datone Jones

1. Shariff Floyd Florida #73 6’2 5/8 297 Jr.

Comparison: A more athletic Marcel Dareus

Stats: SEC

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

46

3

13

6

1

0

0

2011

46

1.5

6.5

4

0

0

0

2010

23

0

6.5

1

0

0

0

Combine: Very short arms but had great thickness throughout without any real gut. 1.73 10 yd split. 1.68 10 yd the 2nd time! Best DT in bag drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6025

297

31.75

 

4.92

 

30

810

4.75

7.4

 

Notes: Soph #25 in ESPN 150 for ’10. Suspended by the NCAA for the first 2 games of the 2011 season for improper benefits. In the 2012 Tennessee game he had nice TFL showing elite quickness for his size, great job getting into LG Dallas Thomas getting no gain tackle on inside run at him. In the 2012 South Carolina game he stood up OL for no gain tackle right at him, 4 yd tackle-very good at trail tackling for a DT (3-4 DE?), elite quickness causing disruption regularly in the middle, took quick for play as C pulled yet he was able to get TFL on RB despite toss left. I know no one agrees with me but I think Floyd is a better prospect than Star Luteilei as he’s quicker and pops on film far more often 12/4/12. In the 2012 Florida St. game he got around RG Tre’ Jackson for pressure-missed sack in kill zone, great strength pushing Jackson back on outside run to force run inside for short gain-ruined run play, stunt outside from DT spot and beat LT on power rush getting edge and corralling QB in kill zone-almost lost him (4:50 4th), split LG/LT to hit QB as he threw for INC on 4th and 26-TO. He was all over the place and looked like a Top 15 pick for sure 12/20/12. 1st team SEC in 2012. In the 2012 Louisville game (Sugar Bowl) he showed elite strength and quickness as 3-4 DE getting inside RT and wrapping up RB on run away, made tackle on inside run despite OG battling him well-had facemask though, stunted through untouched but missed in kill zone-circled back around for 5 sec sack, blocked 41 yd FG. He was strong, quick, and active all night. I continue to see a Top 15 pick when I see him (possibly as high as Top 10) 1/8/13.

Overall: Mike Mayock gushed about Shariff Floyd so much at the Combine that he’s no longer a secret but he never was to me as I’ve had him as the #1 DT for about 6 months now. He has extremely short arms yet otherwise has everything a team looks for in a DT with elite speed (4.92 40 is unheard of for a 300 lb DT), elite explosion (’30 vertical), and very good production both as a run stuffer (46 tackles each of past 2 seasons) and as a pass rusher (3 sacks, 13 TFL). His lack of arm strength, his mediocre sack total, and his indifference to football are all red flags that keep him from being a Top 5 talent but he’s still pretty close to it and has a higher grade than Marcel Dareus a few years back from Alabama. Top 10 as my #1 DT 3/2/13.

2. Sheldon Richardson Missouri #34 6’2 ½ 294 Jr.

Comparison: Fletcher Cox

Stats: SEC (2012), Big 12 (2010-2011)

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

75

4

10.5

7

3

0

0

2011

37

2

8

2

1

0

0

2010

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Combine: His 32 vertical was the best among DTs. 1.77 10 yd split. Explosive in double bag drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6024

294

34.5

 

5.02

30

32

908

 

 

 

Notes: #107 in ESPN 150 for ’09. Had to go JUCO but came back to Missouri. In the 2011 Arizona St. game he had a personal foul for hit after the whistle (5:11 2nd), great TFL shooting through LG/C hole with combo of power and speed for -4 yd tackle (1st OT). Stoked the fire before their SEC debut vs. Georgia saying they played “old-man football.” Is a big, strong guy with very good athleticism for his size but in the 2012 Georgia game he rarely got much pass rush and was more of a run stopper. They have him stand up at DT spot on passing downs. In the 2012 Arizona St. game he had a nice rip move on LG getting by him quickly for pressure and forced INC, had sack when QB scrambled out of pocket yet grabbed face mask for huge 15 yds late in game. In the 2012 South Carolina game he had a pressure forcing INC and punt, great trail as had good burst through line then caught scrambling QB for 6.5 sec sack in flat, an incredible play seeing the WR screen and having the speed to get out to it and get tackle and FF from behind-elite speed (9:18 1st). In the 2012 Alabama game he had good speed shooting through line on RB screen, pancaked on down block by RT DJ Fluker, pushed well back of LOS by Fluker-inferior strength, turned then pancaked by Fluker on inside run, great sack getting thin to sneak past Fluker’s down block for quick sack, outstanding play showing speed and hustle coming from DT on other side of field to make trail tackle on RB screen. In the 2012 Florida game he got a good push and had blocked FG. Missed Syracuse game in 2012 due to suspension for missing a class numerous times and being unwilling to go through the punishment for that offense (gassers or up downs probably).

Overall: Richardson is a player that would have a very similar grade, and has a very similar style, to Fletcher Cox if not for his attitude issues. At 6’2 ½ 294 with 34 ½ arms and elite explosion he’s almost a carbon copy of Cox who went in the Top 15 (had a Top 10 grade on my board) and had a good rookie season for the Eagles. Richardson has all the same strengths (explosiveness, pass rushing ability) and all the same weaknesses (average run defender) yet lacks Cox’s squeaky clean profile as he was suspended in 2012 and has had attitude and coachability issues previously. He fits best in a one gap scheme, the Tampa 2 as a “under” tackle would be ideal, as he can be exploited by bigger OL if forced to hold his ground (DJ Fluker proved this in 2012) yet in the right scheme he can cause havoc with his elite athleticism. He actually was a more productive player this season than Shariff Floyd (in the same conference no less) with more tackles, sacks, and forced fumbles yet while Sheldon is a slightly better pass rusher he’s a far inferior run stuffer so even without his off the field issues he’d have a lower grade than Shariff. I think Sheldon will be a player that is a headache to a coaching staff at times and because of this his top 10 grade (slightly lower than Cox last year) drops to a Top 15 grade. He’s such an elite talent I can’t drop him any further despite the reservations I have with his attitude and me first approach to the game. Top 15 as my #2 DT 3/2/13.

3. Datone Jones UCLA #56 6’3 7/8 283 Sr.

Comparison:

Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1-Barely touched by Hugh Thornton on very quick swim move (5), stopped initially then swim moved him again for late win-DT spot (2.5), battled David Quessenberry hard but eventually lost (-2). Day 2: Barely touched by Hugh for easy win-has the most active hands of any DL due to MMA training (4.5), couldn’t get Hugh back on bull rush (-2), first win by anyone vs. Eric Fisher with move upfield then quick dart inside (4), tried bull rush next for movement but loss (-2). Day 4: Couldn’t get edge vs. Ricky Wagner getting pushed well past QB (-3.5), beat Thornton on edge for quick win (3), beat Justin Pugh from DT spot with feint one way and quick move the other-he could make an elite situational inside pass rusher (3.5), not even close with nowhere to go vs. Fisher on edge rush (-4). 11×11: Good job avoiding block on naked bootleg for sack. In the 2012 Senior Bowl game he started at DE, regularly got good push vs. Oday Aboushi yet couldn’t get edge or pressure-ferocious battle at times, ole’d Terron Armstead for instant pressure, can’t get edge vs. Armstead-lacks burst, beat Oday on edge and dipped under but QB stepped up, beat Jordan Mills with speed then bending inside to turn corner for sack, beat Mills off edge for pressure-only not sack due to dump off, beat Mills again off edge causing QB to scramble, solid job getting off TE down block for inside run tackle. He dominated Mills, outplayed Oday, and was solid against Armstead. I love him for his ability to move inside on passing downs but even as a pure SDE he’s impressive due to his size and hand fighting skills. Late 1st 2/13/13.

Stats:

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

62

6.5

19

2

2

0

0

2011

41

3

6.5

0

0

0

0

2010

RS

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

30

4

11

1

2

0

0

2008

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

Combine: No fat on his 283 lb frame. Best frame of the day. 1.63 10 yd split. Elite in hip drill. Good in bag drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6037

283

32.75

 

4.8

29

31.5

904

4.32

7.32

 

Notes: Broke right foot in preseason practices missing the entire 2010 season. Has an NFL look to him. In the 2011 Oregon game (Pac-12 Championship) he had a nice TFL shedding C for -3 yds (4:25 1st), good tackle for no gain on outside run showing good sideline speed. In the 2012 Stanford game he had a 7 sec cov sack from backside. In the 2012 Rice game he was a 5 technique DE and blew by RG on an inside move getting sack despite his helmet ripping off-elite explosion on play (13:47 1st), game changing play getting TFL on zone option and FF that was returned by teammate for TD. In the 2012 USC game he beat the interior line throughout the game (including highly rated Khaled Holmes) for no gain tackle on run away, stack and shed for 2 yd tackle, pressure/hit on QB, ruined play due to elite speed in open field covering RB check down, pressure and near sack-missed in kill zone, trail tackle +10 yds downfield, spin move got pressure and hand in face of QB. 2nd team Pac 12 in 2012. In the 2012 Baylor game he beat RT inside for TFL on 3rd and 2, lined at DT and beat RG inside for pressure. He had a 7 yd receiving TD in 2012?

Overall: Yes I have Datone Jones as a DT not a DE. It’s not a mistake as when watching his tape he was far more productive inside than outside and at essentially 6’4 285, with no fat, he easily could gain another 10 lbs this offseason and be the same weight as many DTs in the NFL. I envision Datone as an elite one gap penetrating player who can be moved all around the DL to exploit a team’s weak link at OL. His frame is currently at 283 lbs and with almost no fat on it (was one of the best frames by the DL at the Combine), his MMA training has made him an outstanding hand fighter, and his athleticism in drills tested solidly for a DE but was elite for a DT. At UCLA this season he spent almost every play either lined up over the C or lined up on the outside edge of the RG with that being the spot lined up by a 3-4 NT or 3-4 DE. There is very little difference in those spots versus a 4-3 DT and I don’t see him having any difficulty as a full time DT. The NFL is a passing league and interior pass rushers like Jones are worth their weight in gold. His versatility, explosiveness, productivity (6.5 sacks, 19 TFLs in 2012), and hand fighting are all elite for a DT and he showed enough strength (29 reps) to make me comfortable with the full time move inside. Late 1st as my #3 DT 3/2/13.

4. Star Lotulelei Utah #92 6’3 311 Sr.

Comparison: Poor man’s Ndamakong Suh

Stats: Pac-12

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

42

5

10

0

3

0

0

2011

43

1.5

9

0

1

0

0

2010

21

0.5

2.5

0

0

0

0

2009

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Combine: He didn’t participate at the Combine due to medical tests finding his left ventricle operating at only 44%. He left to get further medical tests which cleared him.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6030

311

33.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: In the 2012 Utah St. game he has almost no belly on him despite being 320ish, got off block and dove for RB tripping him for 5 yd tackle, great recognition of draw getting out extremely quickly to force throw away-so fast for his size, good job breaking through double team for no gain tackle on run at him, had sack and FF earlier in game, good pressure up middle forcing QB to scramble-not great in kill zone tracking him down. In the 2012 Oregon St. game he had burst through line but run away from him-only play in 1st Q that he did anything on, had good reflexes moving into QB’s passing lane for batted ball at LOS, inside rush getting hands to create space for late pressure, impressive burst through hole to hit RB for would be TFL but didn’t wrap up and RB bounced off him-teammate finished him off. He once again showed off his elite frame and strength yet once again was almost invisible. I have no idea how any GM can honestly watch him and say he’s a Top 10 pick let alone in consideration for the #1 Overall Pick 12/4/12.

Overall: Star has been a player I’ve downgraded compared to popular opinion all season as I see the elite frame (6’3 311 with great thickness and no belly) and good quickness for a man his size yet rarely noticed him on film and his motor was less than spectacular. I don’t see Star as an elite athlete but as just a good one and think he’ll likely be an average starter who flashes at times but never ascends to Pro Bowl status. He should be a capable starter for a long time though and his frame/athleticism do give him a remote chance at becoming elite so he warrants a late 1st grade as my #4 DT. I’m sure someone will take him in the Top 15 but in 5 years I suspect I will look back on this grade and see that I rated him more correctly than most did 3/2/13.

5. Kawann Short Purdue #93 6’3 299 Sr.

Comparison:

Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1-Pushed Joe Madsen back forcing hold and knocked helmet off (3), beat Brian Winters on quick inside move (4), stoned and couldn’t even move 1 round later (-4), beat Braxston Cave initially but recovered for only slight win (1), gained edge and won 2x (2.5). Day 2: Quick shake and bake beating Cave for big win (4), pushed Cave back on bull rush for win (3), no rush vs. Winters but broke through very late (-1), beat Winters immediately forcing hold-his quickness is just shocking me as I never saw this on tape (scheme?) (4), battled Thornton pushing him back steadily (2). Day 4: Pushed Winters back initially then driven back himself for easy stone (-4), beat Cave forcing hold on edge forcing hold (3), no rush vs. Thornton (-3), pushed Madsen deep into pocket but couldn’t quite finish for slight win (1). In the 2012 Senior Bowl game he was backup at DT, beat Garrett Gilkey inside for pressure and hit on QB, late pressure and hit on QB off Gilkey again, strong hit on RB cutting into his hole, nice spin off Oday Aboushi at OG for pressure causing INC, not moved by Dalton Freeman and got TFL on inside run-elite run stuffer, pancaked on down block by Larry Worford. He had a great game yet still is the #2 DT behind Hill. He had much better practices than Hill though so it’s not hard to argue he was the #1 DT from the North squad overall. 2nd round as his lapses on tape are still disturbing to me 2/13/13.

Stats: Big 10

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

43

7

15.5

0

1

0

0

2011

54

6.5

17.5

0

1

0

0

2010

41

4.5

12.5

0

0

0

0

2009

47

0

4

0

0

2

0

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6030

299

34.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: A big, thick guy without too much fat who seems to move well but looks more 2 gap than 1 gap. In the 2011 Illinois game he showed good strength pushing through OG and LT Jeff Allen getting easy TFL when QB fumbled snap (10:00 1st), great anchor job vs. Allen not moving for multiple sec then shedding him for tackle of no gain on inside run, showed very minimal pass rush-is thick and strong but not really explosive, no rush in 4 sec vs. C, good penetration immediately getting into backfield but bit on play action going for RB when QB had it on rollout, showed a rare pass rush beating RG on edge to curl around forcing pressure of QB-still looked slow, pushed RG into backfield on 3rd and 1 but RB went to other side, great penetration but clobbered RB on read option with QB keeping it, weak 5 sec sack slowly getting off LG for -8 yds-actually reinforces my belief he won’t be a pass rush threat (1:22 3rd), good shuck of C immediately at snap forcing QB to scramble out of pocket, solid rush winning hands battle with RG then getting into backfield and diving for 4 sec sack as QB scrambled (10:43 4th), great penetration getting off C block for TFL of -4 (2:00 4th). Had a good game shutting down their run game and getting 2 sacks with neither looking NFL caliber it does show his hustle, strength, and hand fighting ability. He is a tall, thick, strong 2 gap DT who works hard, doesn’t have a huge belly like most, and seems like a good lunch pail type player. That being said he isn’t a beast against the run like a Phil Taylor type and has no real burst or pass rush potential. Probably is a 10 year starter at DT who is dependable but not flashy or dominant. His best asset in the pros will be his strength, hustle, and hand fighting ability as he is a good technician. 3rd round 12/3/11. In the 2011 Western Michigan game he had a good push on LG then shed him to hit QB hard for TFL on designed run, good rush getting inside on RT and forcing QB to scramble out of pocket, didn’t even try to rush from DE spot-possibly out of shape (13:45 3rd), great strength holding ground on double team to tackle RB for 4 yds, nice bull rush of RT but ball thrown quickly, called for PF throwing QB to ground after ball thrown, batted ball at LOS. Listed as the #92 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. Listed as the #96 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. 1st team Big 10 in 2012. In the 2012 Notre Dame game he shed C Braxston Cave to get short gain tackle on inside run, blew past Cave nearly untouched for 3.5 sec sack, good speed getting tackle near sideline on short route, stacked and shed Cave-run was outside though, stunted outside and was VERY slow, beat RT on down block ruining run play but missed in kill zone on RB, had Golson in open space but unable to bring him down, knocked Golic Jr.’s hands down going almost untouched for 4 sec sack, swim moved Cave for 1 yd tackle on inside run-hit him in backfield. This was the first game of his I’ve scouted where I thought maybe he could be a capable pass rusher as well as a run stuffer. In the 2012 Oklahoma St. game he went against RG Lane Taylor (1st team Big 12), has no pass rush ability at all in this game, great quickness getting inside on LG to almost get TFL but still ruin run play. His one skill, run stuffing, is elite but everything else is almost non-existent. He’s a 2 down DT with great strength and thickness who showed good leadership to come back to a bad team for his senior year. 3rd round 1/2/13.

Overall: Kawann is one of the more difficult players to grade because I can’t tell which player he is. In one game he’s a slow, strong run stopping DT who grades out as a 3rd rounder and as a dependable 2 down DT. In another game he shows very good athleticism and makes me think he’s a far better player than I give him credit for. The second profile is supported by the fact that Kawann is the most productive DT, from a major conference, in this draft class with 18 sacks and 45.5 TFL the past 3 years! The first profile though has some support as well since I’ve watched Kawann numerous times the past 2 years and never came away thinking he was a 1st round caliber talent. His best tape in 2012 was the ND tape (2 sacks) yet even in that tape I didn’t see the burst or quickness you need in a one gap DT and he went against Braxston Cave and Mike Golic Jr. who are two of the more overrated interior OL in this draft. While I love his production I continue to doubt he has the suddenness to be anything more than a good DT who excels as a run stuffer. He might get a few more sacks and TFL than I initially expected of him but I wouldn’t move him up into 1st round status where the true playmaking DTs are. Expect a hard working lunch pail type DT who might surprise with a few sacks. 2nd round as my #5 DT 3/2/13.

6. Jordan Hill Penn St. #47 6’1 ¼ 303 Sr.

Comparison: Corey Liuget

Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1-Pushed by Brian Winters wide of QB (-3), got edge initially vs. Hugh Thornton but couldn’t exploit it and pancaked on spin (-2.5). He was the 2nd worst DL on day 1. No rush initially vs. David Quessenbery then pancaked when he slipped (-4), offsides, never could get edge being pushed around QB (-3), good initial move on Joe Madsen yet couldn’t exploit for slight loss (-1), pushed David back a bit but then overextended and fell for pancake (-3.5). Day 4: Couldn’t get edge vs. Hugh Thornton for loss-from DE spot (-3), pushed Madsen back but couldn’t get edge (-2), great hustle battling Madsen and spinning yet never amounted to much (-2), couldn’t get edge vs. Thornton at OG (-2.5). In the 2012 Senior Bowl game he started at DT, solid speed getting lateral for tackle on reverse, beat Garrett Gilkey instantly for short gain tackle on inside run, almost beating Gilkey on most plays-barely not getting edge, easily blocked by Brian Schwenke, got pressure beating Gilkey on outside shoulder, ole’d Gilkey for TFL on run away-killing Gilkey but also impressive getting to ball carrier on run away, beat Brian inside for quick sack up middle, beat Schwenke inside for pressure. He had a mediocre set of practices and then dominated both Gilkey and Schwenke all game long. He absolutely embarrassed Gilkey and was clearly the #1 DT in the game. He officially is impossible to grade for me right now 2/13/13.

Stats:

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

64

4.5

8.5

1

1

1

0

2011

59

3.5

8

2

1

0

0

2010

36

0.5

2

1

0

0

0

2009

12

1

1

0

0

0

0

Combine: Agile in bag drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6012

303

33.5

 

5.23

28

22.5

807

4.51

7.49

 

Notes: In the 2011 Alabama game he showed elite speed tracking down RB Eddie Lacy on screen pass pretty far to his right (13:15 2nd), great job on quick penetration barely being touched by RG on TFL against RB Trent Richardson (11:22 3rd), outstanding play avoiding LG’s down block for instant penetration eventually getting TFL on WR reverse (11:51 4th). In the 2012 Wisconsin game he was pancaked by Travis Frederick, shed Travis for no gain tackle on inside run at him, pushed back 5 yds by Frederick, good quickness avoiding blockers and wading down line on outside run, cut but got up quickly to get assisted tackle, good speed nearly getting Montee Ball from behind on outside run, quick move on LG got him unblocked to QB for big hit as he threw, 1×1 vs. Frederick in space shucking him upfield to dip underneath for sack-great power/quickness combo, big hit on QB who dove-elite dexterity to aim at moving target and connect perfectly, good speed stunting to outside and hitting QB as he threw, impressive hands getting off RG block forcing TFL as Ball couldn’t cut inside, cut yet again got up quickly to get short tackle on run at him, swim moved LG for quick sack, got inside RGs block for no gain tackle on run at him, too quick for LG beating him inside for TFL on 4th and goal to preserve the win! He had an amazing game with 2 sacks, numerous pressures, and a few big hits. His ability to trail a play reminds me of Corey Liuget.

Overall: Jordan is a very talented player that is a little more athleticism away from being a Top 15 player and in the mix with the Floyds and Richardsons of this draft. He matches or bests them in production (123 tackles, 8 sacks, 16.5 TFL the past 2 seasons) and in one on one matchups as Hill has made plays against Chance Warmack in 2011, Travis Frederick in 2012, and Brian Schwenke at the Senior Bowl Game. Yet as an athlete he is mediocre with an average 40 and broad and a very poor vertical. He’s very agile on film for a DT and that does show up in his elite shuttle (4.51 which was same time as Margus Hunt and Sam Montgomery) yet overall his athleticism isn’t top notch and that was seen in the 1×1 drills at the Senior Bowl where he looked very poor. He made up for it at the game yet the damage was done as he showed himself to be a mediocre athlete who won’t be successful in every setting. In a one gap scheme where he is asked to attack and trail he is at his best yet if forced to take on big OL one on one he will struggle. It’s no surprise that his tackles are elite yet his TFL are average as his best asset is his agility which comes into play when trailing plays away from him. He has a lot of value yet not enough to warrant a 1st round grade. 2nd round as my #6 DT 3/2/13.

7. Bennie Logan LSU #93 6’2 309 Jr.

Comparison:

Stats: SEC

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

45

2

5.5

2

1

0

0

2011

57

3

6.5

1

1

0

0

2010

5

0

0.5

0

0

0

0

Combine: Good bend in double bag drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6020

309

34

 

 

30

25

808

4.67

7.53

 

Notes: In the 2011 Mississippi St. game had an okay sack pushing aside his LG to get 4 sec sack that was caused by their confusion on offense as much as by anything he did (1:10 2nd), called for roughing the passer on a really stupid hit 2 sec after he threw the ball (7:04 3rd). In the 2012 South Carolina game he had great penetration inside on 3rd and 1 piling up bodies and forcing TFL by teammate. In the 2012 Alabama game he beat LG Chance Warmack inside forcing run outside, wasn’t moved by LT Cyrus Kouandjio but turned enough so allowed 4 yds, beat Warmack inside forcing cut in backfield by RB, Warmack got good push on him on 3rd and short, good push vs. C Barrett Jones getting 3 yds into backfield for batted ball at LOS. In the 2012 Clemson game he showed good mobility for 4 yd tackle of scrambling QB in open space, great speed getting off block and tracking down scrambling QB for short gain-saved 5-10 yds, blocked PAT with push up middle.

Overall: Bennie is the severely underrated DT in this draft class that is a huge sleeper due to the elite depth it has in 2013. In other years Bennie would be a player far more talked about as he’s young (turned 23 last Dec), long armed, productive (back to back seasons with +45 tackles in the SEC), and will be a quality run stuffer while providing a little pass rush. The difference between Logan and Michael Brockers is very minimal (Brockers is taller and longer armed) yet right now Logan is talked about as a 3rd-5th rounder while Brockers was a mid 1st (14th Overall in 2012). That gap is far too large as Logan at 6’2 309 with ’34 arms has an outstanding frame and similar production to Brockers yet is being lost in the mix. If it continues Logan will be an absolute steal for a team as I look at him as an above average starting DT who is very good against the run and gives a little pass rush for an NFL team yet possibly will be a 2 down player. Late 2nd and a big sleeper as my #7 DT 3/2/13.

8. Sylvester Williams North Carolina #92 6’2 5/8 313 Sr.

Comparison:

Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1-Beat Braxston Cave early but showed lack of explosion settling for slight win (1), slipped on spin move for loss vs. Kyle Long (-3). Day 2: Couldn’t get edge on Joe Madsen being pushed by QB (-3), won edge vs. Kevin Winters but slight hold/pancaked (-2), couldn’t get edge vs. Cave (-3), offsides, small push but couldn’t get around Hugh Thornton (-3). 11×11-beat Winters instantly on screen for pressure. Day 4: Out of control on rush vs. Cave and fell down (-3), beat David Quessenberry at OG on very quick spin move for instant win (4.5), went outside on Cave and just led well away from QB (-3), pushed Cave straight into QB (4). In the 2012 Senior Bowl game he started at DT, gained ground from Larry Worford getting slight edge and pushing for late pressure, good effort battling through double team for late pressure and hit on QB, beat Dalton Freeman off snap and just tackled by him on run play. He had a few moments but you could argue that despite playing decently he was the #4 DT. Clearly he was behind Hill and Short who dominated but I saw more flashes from Brandon Williams than Sylvester. He has elite size/quickness yet is still very inconsistent. Late 2nd and dropping 2/13/13.

Stats:

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

42

6

13.5

6

0

0

0

2011

54

2.5

7

5

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combine: 1.73 10 yd split. Pretty good in bag drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6025

313

33.5

 

5.03

30

26.5

806

4.8

7.93

 

Notes: A big, fat DT who looks to be more run stopper than quick penetrator type. In the 2011 Louisville game he showed very good quickness beating LG off the snap before he could be blocked for 3 yd TFL getting RB at handoff (10:57 2nd), RB ran into him on sweep right and knocked Williams on his butt?, very good penetration vs. C flushing QB out of the pocket (0:20 3rd), outstanding 3.5 sec sack bursting off the snap and getting by C while showing great tackling skills in the kill zone knocking QB down easily (6:15 4th), batted ball at LOS. I was very impressed with Sylvester in this game and hadn’t noticed him in previous UNC games. He has a great combination of quickness and speed to go along with his strength that you would expect from a 6’3 320 lb guy. In the 2011 Georgia Tech game he had a nice TFL getting outside edge vs. LG then showing dexterity to dive around LG as QB trying to scramble up the opening in middle to trip him for short loss (10:21 3rd). In the 2011 Clemson game he stacked and shed the C then ripped down the QB for a two yard gain throwing him down fiercely by the neck showing elite speed and again very good agility for a guy his size (10:10 2nd), nice spin move on C getting right edge but was 3 step drop. In the 2011 Missouri game he had a good move swimming OG immediately but QB was on rollout, good quickness beating LG block instantly then weaving through traffic to tackle RB for 2 yd gain in a different hole, good job getting around C then pushing LG back collapsing pocket, great burst off ball showing elite quickness off snap pushing RG and C back forcing run outside as he was 4 yds deep immediately (3:25 4th), offsides. Listed as the #31 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. In the 2012 Louisville game he jumped offsides but got back, didn’t get much of a push and was part of a D that was shredded in both the running and passing game. He did have a nice TFL ducking his head and bowling into gap between LG and C to get RB 3 yds in backfield yet overall his size/speed ratio went unnoticed most of the day 9/17/12. Listed as the #49 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season.

Overall: Sylvester is a player with 1st round talent yet too much inconsistency for a grade remotely that high. At nearly 6’3 315 a man shouldn’t be able to run a 5.03 40, rep 225 lbs 30x, and look athletic in drills yet that is what Sylvester did at the Combine. Yet at the Senior Bowl, both during the week of practice and in the game, he was quiet and I had to pay attention to him to notice him at all. In the 2012 season his sacks and TFL basically doubled yet he was invisible in many games there as well. When going full bore he’s a pretty good player but he lacks a great motor and even at 100% effort he still often is quiet making me wonder if he’s much like Kawann Short in that he’s athletic yet not quite athletic enough to be considered a true disrupter at DT. In the end I think a team will like Sylvester but not love him as he’ll be a solid enough DT yet one who isn’t always motivated and isn’t always a playmaker for them. Early 3rd round yet with 1st round upside as my #8 DT 3/2/13.

9. John Jenkins Georgia #6 6’4 359 Sr.

Comparison: Poor man’s Phil Taylor

Senior Bowl: Day 1: Beat Dalton Freeman with quickness on edge for quick win (4), poor 2nd rep unable to get edge or show his power (-3.5), got edge vs. Garret Gilkey yet couldn’t break through (slight hold) for pancake (-2.5), power rushed Gilkey back into QB-not even close (3.5). Day 2: Slowly moved Larry Worford into QB for win-huge b/c no one had moved him an inch on Day 1 (3), false start, battled Worford 2x being whipped the 2nd time and barely making an effort after an initial push and the 1st time getting a decent push but doing nothing with it (-2, -3), overall has been quiet but did have some nice battles with Worford. In the 2012 Senior Bowl he started at DT, no rush vs. Brian Winters-no push, pushed back easily by Eric Fisher on down block, no rush vs. Winter, stacked and shed Braxston Cave. He was quiet and I just question whether he’s even worth a 2nd round pick at this point. Early 3rd round 2/19/13.

Stats: SEC

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

50

1

2

10

0

0

0

2011

28

3

6

4

1

1

0

JUCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combine: Only 18 reps for a guy weighing 359 lbs is absolutely embarrassing!

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6040

359

34

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: JUCO x-fer in 2011. In the 2011 South Carolina game had nice penetration getting TFL on RB Marcus Lattimore at the goal line late in the 4th Q (4:20 4th). In the 2012 Missouri game he showed good athleticism getting a TFL on a QB designed run to the outside, had great strength holding POA and taking down RB with his free hand on middle run at him. In the 2012 Ole Miss game he played DE in the 3-4 at times b/c he is so athletic.

Overall: John is a physical freak in that at 360 lbs he has decent movement skills and occasionally will get a pressure, sack, or TFL. That versatility for a man so big is very rare which is why I compare him to former 1st round pick Phil Taylor. Yet while he is similar to Taylor he is definitely a poor man’s version of him as Jenkins will occasionally flash his athleticism while Taylor was a pretty consistent playmaker. Jenkins lacks the work ethic or endurance (one problem clearly causing the other) to be more than a rotational player early on in his career yet even with limited snaps he was productive for Georgia in 2012 and if the light ever comes on for the kid he could be an All-Pro Vince Wilfork type. I highly doubt it ever will which is why he’s not rated as highly on my boards as he is on others (currently sporting a late 1st/early 2nd round grade) yet even as a rotational DT with a poor work ethic and condition issues there is only so far you can drop a guy with such enormous talent. Early 3rd round as my #9 DT 3/2/13.

10. Brandon Williams Missouri Southern State 6’1 ¼ 335 Sr. 

Comparison:

Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1- Day 1: 1×1-Pushed David Quessenberry back initially then stoned and pancaked (-4), no initial push but battled Joe Madsen for late win (2.5), bullrushed Brian Winters yet thrown on butt (-3.5). He was the worst DL on day 1. Day 2: Couldn’t get edge vs. Madsen but slowly pushed him back near QB (2). Day 4: No rush and stoned easily by Brian Winters (-4), beat Winters immediately on quick move inside (4), beat Winters again this time on outside edge-showing good quickness for a guy his size and really improved after 2 poor days (3). In the 2012 Senior Bowl game he was backup at DT, jolted Dalton Freeman at snap-very powerful, too quick for down block by RT Jordan Mills for no gain on inside run-quick for his size, quick on stunt outside squirming his way free for late pressure, too quick for down block by Brian Schwenke getting through to trail run away, held ground well vs. Schwenke clogging inside run, good push vs. Oday Aboushi for pressure-Oday called for illegal hands to the face. He really impressed me with his strength, tenacity, and quickness for a guy his size. 4th round and a big sleeper 2/13/13.

Combine: His 29.5 vertical was only bested by Shariff Floyd, Everett Dawkins, Sheldon Richardson, and Datone Jones among DTs-he’s heavier than all of them. Impressive frame with 335 lbs on it yet still good muscle definition. Very nice 40. 1.79 10 yd split.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6012

335

32.63

 

5.37

24

29.5

806

4.91

8.09

 

Notes: Only saw him at the Senior Bowl and Combine due to his small school status.

Overall: Brandon Williams is a physical freak who has been ascending draft boards. After a very poor Day 1 at the Senior Bowl he turned it around and became borderline dominant by the end of the week of practices. He followed that up with a dominant Senior Bowl game looking to strong and/or quick for almost every interior OL and cemented his high draft status with a quietly dominant Combine. At 335 lbs he has the size and strength to be a dominant run stuffer but also shows rare explosion and quickness for the position. He has enough athleticism for a team to play him at 3-4 DE and has the profile of a 3 down DL. With his level of competition being upped dramatically compared to Missouri Southern State a team will need to be patient with him and he might not be an impact rookie yet I still think his elite upside warrants inclusion on the first 2 days of the draft. Late 3rd round as my #10 DT 3/2/13.

11. Abry Jones Georgia #93 6’3 313 Sr.

Comparison:

Stats:

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

17

0

1

4

0

0

0

2011

48

4

7

10

1

0

0

2010

33

0

3.5

1

1

0

0

2009

8

1

2

0

0

0

0

Combine: Had ’35 arms!

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6030

313

35

 

5.33

30

26.5

805

 

 

 

Notes: In the 2012 Ole Miss game he wasn’t noticed. In the 2012 Alabama game he pushed back LG Chance Warmack initially then slowly broke past him for 5 sec cov sack, pushed back and walled off by RT DJ Fluker on run, good hustle getting 12 yd tackle, shed RG Anthony Steen for 3 yd tackle-big play as D exhausted. Had ankle surgery midway through 2012 season ending his season early. Ruled academically ineligible for Bowl game. Only played in 7 games in 2012 which helps explain his very poor stats.

Overall: Abry is a player that due to injuries and academic issues missed half of Georgia’s games in 2012 and is very much a wildcard for NFL GMs due to his very quiet senior season. At 6’3 313 with ’35 arms he has an elite frame and in 2011 he had very good production as both a run stuffer (48 tackles) and pass rusher (4 sacks). If he had improved on those totals in 2012 he likely would be a 2nd-3rd rounder and has many similarities to Bennie Logan from LSU who I have given a late 2nd round grade. Yet he wasn’t able to stay healthy and had his least productive season in 3 years so his grade is in flux. Though he could go as high as the 2nd round and fall as far as undraftable I will give him a late 3rd round grade as he was a healthy, productive season away from being a 2nd rounder and since he was previously productive in 2010 and 2011 I don’t fret about him being injury prone. Late 3rd round as my #11 DT 3/3/13.

12. Johnathan Hankins Ohio St. #52 6’2 7/8 320 Jr.

Comparison:

Stats: Big Ten

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

55

1

4

1

0

0

0

2011

66

2

10

0

0

0

0

2010

16

1

1.5

0

0

0

0

Combine: Pretty good for his size in bag drill.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6027

320

33

 

5.31

 

26

808

4.61

7.59

 

Notes: A fat, nasty body type that looks like a two gap DT and nothing else. In the 2011 Nebraska game he showed okay quickness for such a fat guy avoiding RB’s cut block for 4 sec sack (10:54 2nd). In the 2012 Central Florida game he was invisible in 1st half but had a great TFL on goal line shooting a gap and getting him on 1st and G from 1, never noticed him again. Despite being listed at 6’3 he is short and stubby looking. In the 2012 Wisconsin game he got no rush early in the game and showing no noticeable burst-looks like a big run stuffer, solid push vs. LG getting close to TFL, good job getting inside LG and holding him off for TFL on inside run-first play he’s made all night and it’s less than a minute left till 4th Q. Once again he made no plays and looked like one of the most overrated players in the upcoming draft 11/17/12. In the 2012 Michigan game he jumped on pile and talked shit at QB Denard Robinson, push on inside run ruining it, average hit on QB as he was falling down for FF. Has question marks about his work ethic, motor, and conditioning.

Overall: Johnathan Hankins has probably been my #1 target of scorn this year for the scouting community as he’s been in the Top 5 on some boards (Top 5 Overall not Top 5 DT which would be bad enough) despite me having a 4th round grade on him throughout this season. The media scouts have continually talked about his elite quickness and burst for a man his size despite the fact that his career sack numbers (4 sacks in 3 years), his 40 time (5.31), and his explosiveness drills (’26 vert, 808 broad) all point to a 2 down DT. It’s the same thing I’ve been saying all year and while his stock has dropped a bit recently I’m still hearing his name as a late 1st/early 2nd round selection. I strongly disagree with even that as he’s agile for a player his size but still looks to me like a run stuffing 2 down DT and a prospect no one should consider into the end of Day 2 of the draft. Late 3rd round as my #12 DT and probably the most overrated prospect in this year’s draft 3/3/13.

13. Jesse Williams Alabama #54 6’3 323 Sr.

Comparison:

Stats: SEC

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

37

1

2.5

4

0

0

0

2011

24

0.5

4

3

0

0

0

JUCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6030

323

32

 

 

27

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: In the 2011 Florida game he had a big hit on RB Chris Rainey trailing the screen play showing good agility and outstanding strength (0:04 1st), very good strength pushing OL back on toss right ruining play even before he got TFL (10:40 3rd). Listed as the #65 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. Gary Danielson called his performance against Michigan in 2012 amazing as he was double or triple teamed all night and never was pancaked or even moved that much. Listed as the #67 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. Australian born. JUCO transfer. In the 2011 Penn St. game batted a ball down at LOS (6:17 2nd). In the 2011 Auburn game he was pancaked by RT Brandon Mosley on run play, beat Mosley’s down block showing very good athleticism to shoot gap and hit QB hard for sack (8:24 2nd), In the 2012 Michigan game he wasn’t noticeable at all. In the 2012 Ole Miss game he had batted ball at LOS, 2nd batted ball at LOS-even slid over to get angle as he saw where throw was going. In the 2012 Tennessee game he had a great push on LG Dallas Thomas for pressure. In the 2012 Texas A&M game he had a 7 sec cov sack. In the 2012 LSU game he was blocked well by PJ Lonergan for the most part but did show up a few times: had good shed for no gain tackle on run right at him-dead immediately, beat Lonergan forcing RB to cut away from him. In the 2012 Georgia game he ruined inside run pushing C down and getting no gain tackle, 2 yd tackle on inside run at him, crumpled on run play and limped off-came back a quarter later.

Overall: Jessie Williams to me is one of the more overrated players in this draft. I’ve said this for awhile though as first off he’s a type of player I’ve never been fond of (big, slow DTs who only stuff the run) and secondly he plays for Alabama which has been getting almost their entire roster overrated due to the respect the NFL has for a Nick Saban coached player. Jesse’s biggest attribute is his ability to not be moved and be the rock at the center of a team’s run defense. It’s a valuable attribute, especially for 3-4 teams, and Jesse is elite in this job role as even double teams often don’t move him and almost never get him on the ground. Gary Danielson, an announcer I respect greatly, thinks he’s a 1st round talent yet I do not as not only is he worthless as a pass rusher (1.5 sacks in 2 years!) but he’s also only mediocre as a run stuffer when measured statistically (61 tackles and only 6.5 TFL in 2 years). Some team likely will take him in the 2nd round and he’ll be a solid starting DT for them yet he’ll be taken out on passing downs, rarely make an impact play in the run or pass game, and statistically be a below average DT. I don’t see the value in taking a player like that in the 2nd round which is why he’s much lower in my book as a 2 down run stuffing DT with no versatility. 4th round as my #13 DT 3/2/13.

14. Kwame Geathers Georgia #99 6’5 3/8 342 Jr. 

Stats:

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

40

1

5

6

0

0

0

2011

14

0

0

1

0

0

0

2010

7

0

1.5

0

0

0

0

Combine: Terrible stride-so tight it was embarrassing to watch him run. 1.88 10 yd split. Not good in bag drill-one of the worst.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6053

342

35.25

 

5.44

 

26.5

800

5.27

8.11

Notes: In the 2012 Alabama game he showed quickness getting edge on Barrett Jones and putting long arms up to block QB’s view, is very tightly made with poor flexibility and poor leverage due to it, good push on Jones forcing him into backfield then showed elite speed/hustle for a guy his size going +25 yds downfield to chase RB, not very aggressive, beat RG Stein inside for pressure, drove Jones back into backfield ruining run play.

Overall: A one year wonder that had a combined 21 tackles in his first season, NFL teams will have their work cut out for them in figuring this kid out. On one hand he is a one dimensional run stuffer with only his junior season to his credit as a starter and anytime a kid leaves early for the NFL without having done anything it’s a red flag. On the other hand he’s 6’5 340 with long arms and underrated speed who just had a 40 tackle season and impressed as a run stuffer in the SEC. He more than held his own against Alabama while battling future NFL starters in Warmack and Jones and has an NFL look to him. I don’t like how tight he is body wise  but love his size and think he’ll be a solid 2 down DT. 4th round as my #14 DT 4/3/13.

15. Montori Hughes Tennessee Martin 6’4 329 Sr. 

Comparison:

Senior Bowl: Day 1: Battled hard vs. Xavier Nixon (OG) and pushed him back for slight loss (-1), went right around him on outside edge for win (3), pushed back Brian Schwenke initially yet reanchored for slight loss (-1.5), barely got edge yet Brian pushed him well wide of QB for same result (-1.5). Day 2: Went bull rush against Schwenke getting nowhere on quick reanchor (-4), tried to get edge 2nd time and failed going nowhere again-too slow and not quite strong enough total domination (-4), just slowly walked around QB on edge rush vs. Oday (-3.5), went inside against Oday (at OG both times) who easily mirrored him (-3), quick move inside beating down block of Larry Worford in 11×11. He’s grown on me and while I disagree with those who think he’s a 3rd-4th round type talent I do see the athleticism for such a big guy. Late rounder 2/13/13. In the 2012 Senior Bowl he started at DT, his quickness for a DT really popped out on film, too quick for Hugh Thornton’s down block for pressure, shot right through line beating Braxston Cave off the snap for TFL-hit RB at handoff, impressive speed on trail of naked bootleg. The more I watch him the more I think I agree with those thinking he’s a 4th round J as his athleticism is shocking. Late 4th/early 5th rounder 2/19/13.

Combine: 1.83 10 yd split.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6040

329

32.63

 

5.23

22

26.5

808

4.7

7.85

 

Notes: Never saw him play except for the Senior Bowl and Combine due to small school.

Overall: Montori is a player that has an elite size/speed ratio and looked good at the Senior Bowl. Without being able to see his games I can only go off his Senior Bowl and Combine and both of those events were quite kind to him. He has elite talent but will likely need a little time before he’s ready to compete in the NFL due to his small school roots. Yet DT is one of the easier positions for players to acclimate to as it’s often a very simple position-stand your ground initially and then chase the ball. Due to this I suspect he’ll quickly become a rotational player for an NFL team and has a high ceiling as well due to his measurables. 4th round as my #15 DT.

16. Joe Vellano Maryland #72 6’2 285 Sr. 

Comparison:

Stats: ACC

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

62

5

14

0

2

1

0

2011

94

2.5

7.5

1

2

0

0

2010

63

4.5

10

1

1

0

0

2009

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: In the 2011 Miami game caught a fumble in the air and ran it 30 yards for a TD showing great hands and pretty solid speed for a guy his size and making the game changing play (0:52 2nd). 2nd team ACC in 2010 and 1st team in 2011 and deserved it after having 94 tackles that season-led nation among DL in tackles. Had 20 tackles in a game in 2011 vs. Georgia Tech! Is an emotional and fiery guy who has a non-stop motor. He’s very adept at getting off blocks. 1st team ACC in 2012. Struggled late in season (part of reason why tackles down) due to severely sprained ankle. In the 2012 East-West Shrine game he backed up at DT, beat Jeff Baca on swim move for instant pressure, great hands inside getting edge late vs. Baca/Robiskie, got off 2 blockers to hit RB at LOS-spun off but still it showed his strength and elite ability to disengage, fell down in wash on run away, pancaked by Andrew Robiskie on inside run. He showed flashes of being a top notch interior pass rusher but also struggled as a run stuffer which means he’s destined to be a backup, pass rush specialist. Late 5th round 3/2/13.

Overall: Joe is a non-stop motor player with great hands, quickness, and trailing ability. He lacks the strength to anchor at the point of attack yet is so adept at getting off blocks so he should be a capable run stopper. In a phone booth he could struggle which makes his best fit possibly as a one gap DT in a 4-3 scheme yet a 3-4 DE could work as well. His best attribute is in the trail position against the run yet his 2nd best attribute, as a disrupter inside on passing downs, very well could be how he makes his living in the NFL. If unable to be a run defender due to his size he at least will give a team value as a special teamer (100% effort and good speed for a DL) and pass rush specialist. I personally think the ankle injury that hurt his stats in 2012 also was likely still affecting him at the East-West Shrine game otherwise he would have put on an even better show. He has elite character and was a team leader for Maryland making him a huge asset to a locker room. His statistics and highlights are spectacular and make him one of the more intriguing players in this draft as I really believe that he could be not just a bit player but a very good starter in the NFL if put in the right system. Hopefully it happens as he’s a guy you find yourself rooting for. Late 4th round as my #16 DT 3/2/13.

17. Josh Boyd Mississippi St. #97 6’3 310 Sr.

Comparison:

Senior Bowl: Day 1: Battled Brian Schwenke backing him up a bit but little rush overall (-3), no rush again as just isn’t quick enough to get edge vs. Schwenke and not a pure power type guy (-4). Day 2: Pushed back Schwenke getting him off balance then swim moved him for win (3), tried to get edge 2nd time and pushed well around QB (-3), couldn’t get edge on Jordan Mills but was right at QB quickly b/c Mills kept backing up (3), pushed him back slower this time (1), no pressure vs. Garrett Gilkey and beat up a bit by him on 11×11 drill, recovered well and showed some stuff in Day 2-nice bounce back. In the 2012 Senior Bowl he backed up at DT, good speed and hustle making tackle on screen near sideline, beat David Quessenberry inside for pressure, held ground well vs. Kyle Long for no gain tackle on inside run, pancaked by Long on down block. Late 4th/Early 5th 2/19/13.

Stats:

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

33

1.5

2.5

7

0

0

0

2011

51

4.5

8

2

0

0

0

2010

24

2.5

7.5

1

0

0

0

2009

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

Combine: 1.67 10 yd split!

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6028?

310

32

 

5.14

32

26.5

808

4.64

7.16

 

Notes: Starting DT in ’10 in the best conference in America. In the ’10 Gator Bowl vs. Michigan had nice push against Steve Schilling then followed QB leaving pocket for short gain (4:32 1st). In the 2011 LSU game he blew past C PJ Lonergan for penetration but RB went the other way to avoid TFL (11:47 1st), good job on double team to still get penetration but was off balance and fell down in backfield (11:16 1st). In the 2011 Wake Forest game he battled well on 5 sec rush getting pressure, strong push getting RG knocked back 4 yds, good 4 sec sack getting push then shedding OL when QB scrambled in his area but called for horse collar (13:02 3rd), solid 5 sec clean up sack on scrambling QB who got away from teammate (9:10 3rd). He is far less athletic than teammate Fletcher Cox but he has great strength, a good frame, and hustle who should be a solid run stuffing DT in the NFL. 5th round 1/4/12. In the 2012 Texas A&M game he slipped C Patrick Lewis for quick pressure forcing INC, beat Lewis on edge forcing scramble. In the 2012 Alabama game he had good penetration vs. C Barrett Jones but run to outside. In the 2012 Arkansas game he stacked and shed RG for TFL on 3rd and 1, great jump getting penetration and forcing dump off on 3rd and long to get punt. In the 2012 East-West Shrine game he backed up at DT, beat Garth Heikkinen inside for TFL on inside run, great move getting by Matt Stankiewitch and jumping for quick pressure. He was very solid but hardly spectacular which seems to be his MO.

Overall: As a sophomore in 2010 he looked just as good as teammate Fletcher Cox yet while Cox continued to ascend Boyd has largely stayed the same. At 6’3 310 and with a good combination of speed (5.14 40) and power (32 reps) he has NFL talent yet he has always just flashed more than produced and is coming off a 2012 season that was far from as impressive statistically as his 2011 or even his 2010 season was. He clearly missed Cox and couldn’t handle the double teams he was given as the top DT which makes me worry how he will handle the NFL where the competition will be much greater. Yet I still expect Boyd to develop into a solid starter at DT, albeit a team’s #2 DT, and one that can both stop the run and provide decent pass rush. In 2010 I thought he had a chance to be a 2nd rounder yet he settles in as a mediocre starter and as such is a late 4th rounder as my #17 DT 3/3/13.

18. TJ Barnes Georgia Tech #98 6’6 ¼ 369 Sr.

Stats: ACC

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

28

1.5

5

0

0

0

0

2011

11

1

1

0

0

0

0

2010

20

0

0.5

0

0

0

0

2009

16

0

1.5

1

0

0

0

Combine: Just a massive man everywhere-can’t even balance himself on one arm for take off. 1.91 10 yd split.

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6062

369

34.88

 

5.3

25

22

801

4.96

8.26

Notes: Did not scout any game of his though saw numerous GA Tech games past 4 years.

Overall: Barnes is a mountain of a man who projects as a run stuffing DT in a 4-3 or a mammoth NT in a 3-4. This last role is where he will make his money as they require little more than a big body, strength, and a motor. Barnes has all of those things in spades and while his height is actually somewhat of a detriment (6’6 ¼) due to it causing him to have poor leverage it does allow him to wear 370 lbs and still show good mobility. Barnes isn’t your prototypical fat, lazy NT as he has a motor and trails pretty well for his size. He will only be a 2 down DT but will be impossible to move and improved in his senior year. Men his size with his motor aren’t found too often so I actually think Barnes is a bit of a sleeper and, while not flashy, will develop into a solid run stuffing DT. Late 4th round as my #18 DT 4/3/13.

19. Akeem Spence Illinois #94 6’0 5/8 307 Jr.  

Stats: Big 10

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

72

1

7

1

1

0

0

2011

69

1.5

5.5

1

1

0

0

2010

45

1

4

2

0

0

0

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6005

307

33.5

 

5.15

37

30

811

4.72

7.82

Notes: Redshirted in 2009. Teamed with Corey Liuget in 2010. 38 straight starts in 3 seasons. In the 2012 Ohio State game he lacked explosion, just a run stuffer as lacks burst or length to be a pass rusher, is very feisty and likes to battle inside, in 1st Q they ran right at him and RG #77 pancaked Spence a few times, inept trailing RB or QB in open field, great hustle and really battles but overall I wasn’t impressed.

Overall: Spence is a short, stout run stuffer who really can’t do anything else. With 3.5 sacks in 38 starts he’s shown he has no talent as a pass rusher and at 6’0 with 33 ½ arms he lacks the length most great pass rushers have. Yet Spence is a battler with good strength (37 reps but doesn’t play quite to that level) and a low center of gravity that makes him tough to move. As a rotational DT he should be a solid contributor but projects as a mediocre 2 down DT and nothing more. He’s overrated by many with some having a 3rd round grade on him which I don’t see at all. Late 5th round as my #19 DT 4/3/13.

20. Everett Dawkins Florida St. #93 6’2 7/8 292 Sr.

Comparison:

Senior Bowl: Day 1: Barely couldn’t get edge vs. Larry Worford and couldn’t move him at all so ended quickly after that (-3), tried spin move and couldn’t move Worford at all (-4), got edge vs. Worford yet never got to QB (-1), slowly pushed him back yet not far and fell at end (-2), he struggled on Day 1. Day 2: Went outside on Garrett Gilkey yet wasn’t quick enough and found himself walled off well wide of QB (-3.5), bull rushed him 2nd time and overextended causing fall and pancaked (-4), got loose on late spin but still loss as couldn’t get edge or push initially (-3), tried to get edge again and again spun after defeat yet this time couldn’t get away late (-4), huge disappointment so far. In the 2012 Senior Bowl he backed up at DT, pancaked on down block by Rick Wagner, blocked well on backside of outside run by Hugh Thornton, couldn’t get off block of Jordan Pugh with run right at him, jolted by Thornton on double team block, beat down block of Wagner for hard hit and TFL. He continued his disappointing SB week as he had one great play yet otherwise was invisible. He looks like his stats were more about the talent of his fellow teammates than his overall play. Late 5th round 2/19/13.

Stats:

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

26

0.5

1.5

2

0

0

0

2011

25

2

3

3

1

1

0

2010

39

2.5

6

1

0

0

0

2009

13

1

3.5

0

0

0

0

Combine: Great start in 40 (1.73 10 yd split).

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6027

292

32.75

 

5.06

23

30

807

4.88

7.61

 

Notes: In the 2011 FSU Spring Game he had a great 3 sec sack blowing by RG on outside shoulder showing great explosion (2:30 2nd). In the 2011 Florida game he had a sack on stunt that he went unblocked on (6:14 4th). In the 2011 Oklahoma game he had great penetration and ruining toss right all by himself-missed TFL but was a no gainer (12:30 2nd). 2nd team ACC in 2012. In the 2012 Georgia Tech game he had pressure on 1st play, impressive job getting off OG Omoregie Uzzi’s block for short gain tackle, blocked by Uzzi on 4th and 1 and run right at.

Overall: Everett has had a terrible offseason leading up to the NFL Draft. At one time I regarded him as a 3rd-4th rounder who could move up as high as the 2nd round if he played well at the Senior Bowl and tested out athletically at the Combine. Neither occurred as at the Senior Bowl he was run over consistently in the run, struggled to get any rush on passing downs (what is his bread and butter), and at the Combine he tested out well in the 40 yard dash (5.06) and vertical (30) yet was mediocre in everything else. His best fit is as a one gap penetrating DT yet without elite athleticism or production (just 0.5 sacks in 2012) I don’t think he has the talent to stay at such an important spot. Without sacks and TFL from a smaller DT most teams will eventually plug in the bigger, stronger players and I suspect that is what will occur with Dawkins. He looks like an overrated player who will be a rotational DT and is scheme specific or at least role specific (pass rush specialist). Early 6th round as my #20 DT 3/2/13.

21. Mike Purcell Wyoming #50 6’3 305 Sr.

Comparison:

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

6030

305

 

 

5.18

26

31.5

908

4.68

7.59

Notes: In the 2012 Texas game he pancaked RG for near TFL, has long Simoan hair coming out of helmet, pushed C well into backfield ruining run play, good hustle all game long and really attempts to trail plays. 1st team Mountain West with 83 tackles, 8 TFL, 2 FF, and 1 blocked kick.

Overall: Purcell is another player that I had trouble scouting due to the small conference he played in. In the one game I saw of him against UT he was both strong at the point of attack and fast in a trail position. He has good athleticism, an NFL caliber frame, a good motor, and top notch production. Due to the lack of film I had available it is hard to grade him but I tentatively give him a 6th round grade as my #21 DT 4/3/13.

22. Gilbert Pena Ole Miss #99 6’4 317 Sr.

Comparison:

Stats: SEC

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

34

2

6.5

2

0

0

0

2011

11

0

1

0

0

0

0

JUCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: He took 4 years off between HS and college so he could help his family (worked for 2 years as a cook and then 2 years as a manager in a plumbing and heating supply warehouse). Had 41 tackles, 17 TFL, and 5 sacks in 2010 in JUCO. He dropped 20 lbs in offseason going into 2012 season. In the 2012 Pittsburgh game he battled through a double team and then laid a big hit on RB on inside run, stacked and shed LG on 4th and 3 to make 2 yd tackle-is very good at occupying blockers and still battled to football. He will turn 27 in his rookie season. He has a young daughter.

Overall: Gilbert is an interesting case as he’s 26 years old despite only 2 seasons of football in the SEC. He took off 4 years after HS to help his family, then went JUCO, and finished at Ole Miss. The rust has been taken off yet at 27 as a rookie he will be in his 30s when his rookie contract expires. The kid appears to be very mature and intelligent and should be a good character influence in the locker room. As a player he’s simply a run stuffer with decent athleticism but likely to be a 2 down DL in the NFL. 6th round as my #22 DT 3/2/13.

23. Anthony Rashad-White Michigan St. #98 6’2 330 Sr.

Stats:

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

23

0

1

1

0

0

0

2011

25

0.5

4

1

0

0

0

2010

17

0.5

1

0

0

0

0

2009

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Combine: Not invited

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: In the 2011 Michigan game he was pancaked by C David Molk after being initially doubled, beat Molk after 3 sec nearly getting sack but QB Denard Robinson got out of his 5 sec potential sack (9:00 1st), good job pushing his way through C, RG, and RB who all half heartedly blocked him to get QB pressure forcing INC-called for PF on late hit though (9:03 2nd), great hustle attacking the OL the entire time eventually helping get tackle on QB scramble. In the 2011 Georgia game he had a nice TFL blowing by C Ben Jones, had good bull rush of LG getting near QB and batting ball in backfield (0:03 1st), good push of RG then shed getting TFL along with LB. Reminds me of Sylvester Williams in that he is a big, fat guy who looks like a two gap space eater until the snap where you see very underrated athleticism to go along with his huge size and strength advantage. He was more productive than DT Jerel Worthy in 2 of their games I scouted. 3rd round 1/19/12. Listed as the #90 player on my Top 100 Board going into the 2012 season. Listed as the #62 player on my Top 100 Board in the middle of the 2012 season. In the 2012 Notre Dame game he wasn’t noticeable at all. In the 2012 Boise St. game he had very good TFL on 3rd and 1 getting nice push up middle.

Overall: Anthony has been a player I’ve noticed on film the past two years yet while he flashes NFL talent occasionally his overall numbers the past two years (48 tackles, 0.5 sack, 5 TFL total) are very unimpressive. Yet the potential is there as he has great quickness for a player his size and could finally turn his potential into production. As a 6th round project type he’s worth a shot and is my #23 DT 3/3/13.

24. Michael Atkinson Boise St. #99 6’0 306 Sr.

Stats:

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

37

1.5

3.5

0

2

1

1

2011

31

0

2.5

0

0

0

0

2010

10

1

2.5

0

1

0

0

2009

8

0

1

0

0

0

0

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: Canadian born player. In the 2012 BYU game he had a nice TFL shooting through hole on middle run, great dexterity timing his jump and picking off short hitch throw returning it for a 35 yd TD (13:26 3rd), led team in pregame warmups getting them fired up, had key pressure on 2 pt conversion which failed causing win by 1 pt.

Overall: Michael is a player that won’t be highly rated on any draft boards and very likely won’t even have his name called on draft day yet if you watched Boise State the past two seasons it’s easy to see why I have a draftable grade for him. He’s been a hard working, lunch pail type player for the Broncos throughout his career and in 2012 when their top 3 DL graduated and were drafted by the NFL he took over a leadership position and raised his stock in my eyes. With only 1.5 sacks and 6 TFL the past 2 seasons combined he’s clearly just a 2 down run stuffer yet his character, toughness, and leadership skills all impress me which helps me give him a late round grade. Late 6th round as my #24 DT 3/3/13.

25. Casey Walker Oklahoma #53 6’2 309 Sr.

Comparison:

Stats:

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

25

0

3

3

0

0

0

2011

16

1

3

2

1

0

0

2010

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

2009

2

0

0.5

0

0

0

0

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: A shorter, very thick DT. In the 2011 Texas game he had a great sack, FF, and TO pushing C back 4 yds immediately and then shedding him for the powerful hit (9:40 1st), very nice 2 sec TFL pushing away from RG and hitting RB 3 yds in backfield. In the 2011 Florida St. game he beat C Bryant Stork on penetration getting 6 yd TFL on first play of 2nd half (14:55 3rd). In the 2012 Texas game he had solid short gain tackle on inside run.

Overall: I saw a lot of talent in Walker as a run stuffing DT yet he never quite developed like I expected and likely will go undrafted at this point. Still his potential as a 2 down DT is too obvious to me to put a Free Agent grade on him so he sneaks in as a 7th rounder as my #25 DT 3/3/13.

 

Free Agent

Kaleb Ramsey BostonCollege #96 6’3 288 Sr.

Stats: ACC

Year

Tackles

Sack

TFL

QBH

FF

INT

TD

2012

4

0

0.5

0

0

0

0

2011

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

2010

39

2.5

7.5

0

0

0

0

2009

11

2

2

0

0

0

0

2008

6

0

1

0

0

0

0

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: In the ’10 Fight Hunger Bowl vs. Nevada had a nice sack as he split the TE and RT and showed great burst to run down Kaepernick (12:50 1st),  pushed John Bender in backfield for TFL (9:32 1st), easily beat Bender (5:33 1st), showed great speed running down Vai Taua on RB screen (9:32 2nd), batted a ball down on 3rd and 8 in the red zone (1:24 3rd), great QB pressure up middle but missed shifty Kaepernick for a sack (0:56 3rd) and showed a great swim move on QB pressure (11:23 4th). In my opinion he was the 3rd most noticeable player behind Kuechly and Kaepernick as he was an absolute menace against a supposed NFL OG prospect in John Bender. I already rate him as a 3rd rounder but did notice the broadcast never mentioned him? 1/12/11. Missed basically his entire 2011 season due to a foot injury in the 1st quarter of the 1st game that lingered throughout (plantar fasciitis). Received medical redshirt and will return for the 2012 season. Only had 4 tackles missing the majority of the 2012 season as well with possibly the same injury as it was just classified as a “left foot injury.”

Overall: Going into the 2011 season Kaleb was a big time sleeper on my board as he impressed me tremendously in the 2010 Hunger Bowl and had good stats (39 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 7.5 TFL) for a junior. Yet he’s coming off back to back injury plagued seasons and will undoubtedly go undrafted this year. I still think he’s worth a free agent contract though as if he can ever get healthy again a team could have a 3rd-4th round talent fall into their lap. Free Agent 3/2/13.

Rob Lohr Vanderbilt #84 Sr. In the 2011 South Carolina game he pushed through RG block for TFL on RB Marcus Lattimore (6:02 3rd), lined at 3-4 DE and trailed option play hitting Lattimore hard short of 1st on 3rd and 6, Is a big, strong guy who has the frame for the NFL. Intriguing as a later round guy 8/30/12. In the 2012 East-West Shrine game he started at DT, immediately intrigued me with his NFL frame, got late pressure vs. TJ Johnson, late pressure splitting C/OG, blocked well by Jordan Devey on run play. He intrigued me with his frame and burst. Late round guy/free agent 2/20/13. Free Agent 3/3/13.

Ray Kibble Kansas St. #95 6’4 305 Sr. A tall, strong DT who isn’t lithe but isn’t that stocky either. 1st team Big 12 in 2011. In the 2011 Arkansas game (Cotton Bowl) he tried to hold ground vs. double but couldn’t getting pancaked, unable to hold ground again on double with pancake, good spin move getting inside edge vs. LG forcing QB to scramble (10:40 2nd), solid bull rush but not that near QB, easy 4 sec sack with QB scrambling right into his area-good shed though (0:25 3rd). Gives little pass rush and didn’t look impressive holding up against double teams. Free Agent 1/18/12.

Anthony McCloud Florida St. #92 Sr. In the 2012 Georgia Tech game he got the start but really plays as the #3 DT behind Dawkins and Jernigan. Is a run stuffer whereas the other two have pass rush abilities as well. A late round guy who can hold at POA but likely a backup 12/15/12. In the 2012 East-West Shrine game he started at DT, pushed Sam Brenner well back on 1st play, pancaked by Andrew Robiskie when he tried to penetrate, pushed well away from play by Blaize Foltz on move left, no rush vs. Foltz and pancaked on double team. He underwhelmed and continues to make me think he’s a fringe prospect. Free Agent 3/2/13.

Josh Downs LSU #77 6’1 288 Sr. In the ’10 Cotton Bowl vs. TAMU saw nice speed bursting through for potential TFL but not able to take down Cyrus Gray (10:50 4th). In the 2012 South Carolina game got the start over Anthony Johnson. He flashed occasionally yet never fulfilled the immense potential he showed coming out of HS. Yet as a free agent I’m intrigued as he battled top level talent for playing time throughout his tenure (Logan, Johnson, Brockers) and he could develop later. Free Agent 2/5/13.

Corey Grissom #46 Senior Bowl: Day 1: Battled hard vs. Schwenke yet got nowhere (-3.5), couldn’t get edge and pancaked at end trying to hard for it (-4), tried inside move vs. Garret Gilkey and pancaked quickly (-4.5), showed a lot of emotion on 2nd rep pushing Gilkey back and even after reanchor still kept going for win-has a ton of attitude, maybe too much (3). Day 2: Went edge rush on Larry Worford and not used to it falling down for easy pancake (-3.5), couldn’t get edge or even move Dalton Freeman either time (-4, -4), stayed low and bottled inside run up on 9×7 drill, easily moved by Schwenke in 9×7 drill and then 11×11, free agent. In the 2012 Senior Bowl he backed up at DT, blocked easily by Joe Madsen on outside run. He was invisible. Free Agent 2/19/13.

Will Hill Virginia #93 6’4 280 Sr. In the 2011 North Carolina game had great recognition of the RB screen getting away from OL to make the TFL (1:12 2nd), outstanding quickness on TFL seeing the screen set up and making a great move in the kill zone (10:13 3rd). In the 2012 TCU game he showed very good explosion blowing by C/LG for TFL on goal line. Free Agent 4/3/13.

William CampbellMichigan #73 6’5 308 Sr. Lost 30 lbs in offseason. In the 2012 Alabama game he had a very solid sack getting McCarron for -16 yds (very fast for a guy his weight). In the 2012 East-West Shrine game he backed up at DT, got pressure vs. Jordan Devey, jolted Matt Sewell on inside run-good frame and strength, pancaked by Devey on inside run, good push vs. Matt Stankiewitch. He had a few good moments making me intrigued to see more. Free Agent 4/3/13.

Nigel Nicholas Oklahoma St. #89 6’3 285 Sr. Best DT on the team by far per coach. In the 2011 Texas A&M game he got penetration on sweep right and had a solid trail getting assisted tackle on RB Cyrus Gray (7:33 1st), good hands fighting beating LG after 3 sec but throw already away (7:02 1st), pushed away RG for easy TFL on RB (2:37 1st). In the 2011 Arizona game had a 4 sec sack showing great short area speed and hitting QB quick (9:00 1st). Free Agent 4/3/13.

Chris JonesBowling Green #91 6’1 295 Sr. DPOY in MAC in 2012. In the 2012 San Jose St. game he broke through double team for near sack with QB dumping it at last second, is a non-stop hustler, looks a bit like a pig-fat face. He has elite stats for anyone, let alone a DT, and he impressed me with his hustle and strength. Likely a candidate to be a backup DT as a late round guy 12/28/12. Free Agent 2/5/13.

Raphael Guidry Kansas St. #94 6’4 290 Sr. In the 2011 Arkansas game (Cotton Bowl) he had a blocked extra point that was returned for 2 pts and was his 5th blocked kick in 2011 (4:10 2nd). Made no impact except on special teams. Free Agent 1/18/12.

 

Camp Invite

AJ Francis Maryland #96- In the 2012 East-West Shrine game he started at DT, got off block to make tackle on inside run to other side, pushed back by Jeff Baca in red zone, solid hitting Sam Brenner in hole and pushing him back to help ruin run play, no rush in 4 but kept battling and spun off Baca for late sack. He had a few flashes but overall nothing special. Camp invite 3/2/13.

 

Undraftable

Brandon Moore Texas #97- In the 2012 Oklahoma game he had a nice batted ball at LOS for punt, shot through line again ruining run play-very active in 1st Q, had  scary moment of staying on ground for awhile and getting carted off-probable head/kneck injury. In the 2012 Oregon St. game he was pushed back easily on inside run-poor anchoring, extremely raw technique wise, too slow to get TFL on run away when his OG pulled and too slow to get middle screen set up right by him, slipped OG block but not quite quick enough for TFL-1st time he did anything all game. He’s not good against the run, is very poor technique wise, and isn’t quick. I have no idea why he left school early, undraftable 1/16/13.

Sione TuihalamakaArizona #91 6’2 275 Jr. The emotional leader of the defense who leads the emotional huddle pregame ritual. In the 2012 USC game he went up against C Khaled Holmes and was dominated the entire game-almost always being stuck on blocks both in run and pass game for entire play. Undrafteable 11/22/12.

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