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2018 Newsletter – November

Draft Insiders’ Digest – 27th Season
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 November 2017 
* Underclassmen – True Juniors, 4th year Juniors & 3rd year Sophomores

 Index

Important Dates                     pgs. 1-2                                       Pro Prospects from 2017 season                 pgs. 4-8
NFL Selection Order             pgs. 2-3                                       Top 100 Pro Prospects                                  pgs. 8-10
Two Round Mock Draft        pgs. 3-4                                       Top 20 Redshirt Sophomore Prospects    pgs. 10-11

January All-Star Games 2018 Postseason Schedule

Jan. 14 – Tropical Bowl – FBS All-star Game – Daytona Beach, Florida
http://www.tropicalbowl.com/
Jan. 20 – NFLPA Collegiate Game – Los Angeles, Ca.- FS1
Jan. 20 – East-West Shrine – St. Petersburg, Florida – 3 pm est – NFL Network

*** Senior Bowl Game – Jan 27, 2018 Mobile, Alabama – 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***
Weigh-in- Practices – Monday Jan 22nd thru Thursday Jan 25th

Important NFL 2018 Dates

NFL Postseason
December 13 – League Meeting, Irving, Texas.
December 31 – Final NFL week 17 regular season

2018 Postseason
January 1 – Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Any permissible renegotiated or extended player contract will not be considered a rookie contract, and will not be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts.
January 1 – Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for First- Round Selections from the 2015 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after January 1, 2018, but prior to May 3, 2018.

January 6-7 – Wild Card Playoffs.

January 7 – Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.

January 13-14 – Divisional Playoffs.

January 14 – Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.

January 15 – Deadline for college players that are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19.

January 20 – East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Jan 20 – NFLPA All-Star Game, Los Angeles, Ca.

January 21 – AFC and NFC Championship Games.

January 27 – Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

January 28 – NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.
January 28 – An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club’s head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.

Feb 5 – **** Super Bowl LII **** U.S. Bank Stadium, Minnesota.

Feb 20 – First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

Feb 27-March 5 – NFL Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, In.

March 6 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., NY time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 12-14 – During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 12th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.
March 14 – The 2018 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2018 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
March 14 – Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m. est time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.

March 25-28 – Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
April 2 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2017 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 16 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 20 – Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
April 25 – Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

**** NFL Draft 2018 – April 26-28 ****

Thursday through Saturday – Dallas will host draft at ATT Stadium in Arlington Texas

NFL Draft 2018 Selection Order – The Browns are ‘On the Clock’! (Who else)
* Playoffs – Conference & Super Bowl games determine final positions

# Team / W-L / Opp W-L %
1 Cleveland 0-11 .528
2 San Francisco 1-10 .534
3 NY Giants 2-9 .511
4 Denver 3-8 .483
5 Indianapolis 3-8 .489
6 Chicago 3-8 .557
7 Cleveland (Houston) 4-7 .511
8 NY Jets 4-7 .517
9 * Miami 4-7 .551
10 * Tampa Bay 4-7 .551
11 L.A. Chargers 5-6 .455
12 Cincinnati 5-6 .472
13 Arizona 5-6 .483
14 * Dallas 5-6 .489
15 * Oakland 5-6 .489
16 Washington 5-6 .517
17 Green Bay 5-6 .540
18 * Detroit 6-5 .500
19 * Buffalo 6-5 .500
20 Seattle 7-4 .472
21 Baltimore 6-5 .460
22 Buffalo (Kansas City) 6-5 .477
23 Jacksonville 7-4 .443
24 Tennessee 7-4 .443
25 Atlanta 7-4 .557
26 L.A. Rams 8-3 .489
27 Carolina 8-3 .540
28 New Orleans 8-3 .551
29 Pittsburgh 9-2 .460
30 Minnesota 9-2 .500
31 New England 9-2 .494
32 Philadelphia 10-1 .426

Team tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft
If two or more clubs are tied in the selection order, the strength-of-schedule tie breaker is applied, subject to the following exceptions for playoff clubs: The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last. Any non-Super Bowl playoff club involved in a tie shall be assigned priority within its segment below that of non-playoff clubs and in the order that the playoff clubs exited from the playoffs. Within a tied segment a playoff club that loses in the Wild-Card game will have priority over a playoff club that loses in the Divisional playoff game that in turn will have priority over a club that loses in the Conference Championship game. If two tied clubs exited the playoffs in the same round, the tie is broken by strength of schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength of schedule, the divisional or conference tie breakers, when applicable, are applied. Any ties that still exist are broken by a coin flip.

NFL Draft 2018 – Two Round Mock Draft – November, 2017

* Underclassmen expected to declare for the NFL Draft 2018
Exact draft order to be determined at close of season and postseason

1st Round
1 Cleveland 0-12 – * Josh Rosen QB UCLA 6-4 220
2 NY Giants 2-10 – * Sam Darnold QB Southern Cal 6-4 225
3 San Francisco 2-10 – * Saquon Barkley RB Penn State 5-11 225
4 Denver 3-9 – * Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma 6-8 360
5 Indianapolis 3-9 – * Arden Key DE LSU 6-6 240
6 Chicago 3-9 – Bradley Chubb DE NC State 6-4 275
7 Cleveland (Houston) 4-8 – * Carlton Davis CB Auburn 6-1 205
8 * Tampa Bay 4-8 – * Derwin James S Florida State 6-3 210
9 NY Jets 5-7 – * Josh Allen QB Wyoming 6-5 235
10 * Miami 5-7 – * Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama 6-1 205
11 L.A. Chargers 6-6 – Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame 6-8 315
12 Cincinnati 5-6 – * Lamar Jackson QB Louisville 6-3 200
13 Arizona 5-7 – * Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame 6-5 205
14 Washington 5-7 – Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 6-4 310
15 * Dallas 6-6 – * Courtland Sutton WR SMU 6-4 215
16 * Oakland 6-6 – * Connor Williams OT Texas 6-6 320
17 Green Bay 6-6 – Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame 6-5 330
18 * Detroit 6-6 – * Derrius Guice RB LSU 5-11 215
19 * Buffalo 6-6 – James Washington WR Oklahoma St 6-0 205
20 Buffalo (Kan City) 6-6 – * Joshua Jackson CB Iowa 6-1 195
21 Baltimore 7-5 – * Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 6-1 190
22 Atlanta 7-5 – * Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson 6-5 265
23 Seattle 8-4 – * Denzel Ward CB Ohio State 5-10 190
24 Jacksonville 8-4 – * Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma 6-5 255
25 Tennessee 8-4 – Anthony Miller WR Memphis 5-11 190
26 Carolina 8-4 – Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi St 6-5 305
27 L.A. Rams 9-3 -* Kolton Miller OT UCLA 6-8 310
28 New Orleans 9-3 -* Roquan Smith LB Georgia 6-1 225
29 Pittsburgh 9-2 – Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M 5-11 200
30 Minnesota 10-2 – * Bryce Love RB Stanford 5-10 190
31 New England 10-2 – Vita Vea DT Washington 6-5 345
32 Philadelphia 10-2 – Chukwuma Okorafor OT Western Michigan 6-6 330

2nd Round
33 Cleveland – Maurice Hurst DT Michigan 6-2 285
34 San Francisco – * Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech 6-5 240
35 NY Giants – * Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado 6-1 190
36 Denver – Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma St 6-5 230
37 Indianapolis – Harold Landry LB Boston College 6-3 250
38 Chicago – Ogbonnia Okoronkwo LB Oklahoma 6-1 240
39 Houston – * Ronald Jones II RB Southern Cal 6-1 195
40 * Tampa Bay – * Taven Bryan DT Florida 6-5 295
41 NY Jets – * Jaire Alexander CB Louisville 5-11 190
42 * Miami – * DeShon Elliott S Texas 6-2 205
43 L.A. Chargers – * Kevin Toliver CB LSU 6-3 205
44 Cincinnati – Harrison Phillips DT Stanford 6-4 285
45 Arizona – * Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama 6-2 310
46 Washington – Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma 6-0 215
47 * Dallas – * Parris Campbell WR Ohio State 6-1 205
48 * Oakland – * Jeff Holland DE Auburn 6-2 250
49 Green Bay – Uchenna Nwosu LB USC 6-2 240
50 * Detroit – * Mitch Hyatt OT Clemson 6-5 295
51 * Buffalo – * Malik Jefferson LB Texas 6-3 240
52 Kansas City – Billy Price C Ohio State 6-4 310
53 Baltimore – Braden Smith OG Auburn 6-6 305
54 Jacksonville – Dorian O’Daniel LB Clemson 6-1 215
55 Tennessee – * Deon Cain WR Clemson 6-1 210
56 Atlanta – Derrick Nnadi DT Florida State 6-1 315
57 Seattle – Royce Freeman RB Oregon Sr 5-11 235
58 L.A. Rams – Will Hernandez OG Texas-El Paso 6-3 330
59 Carolina – Michael Gallup WR Colorado St 6-1 195
60 New Orleans – * Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida State 6-2 195
61 Pittsburgh – * T.J. Edwards LB Wisconsin 6-1 245
62 Minnesota – Tyrell Crosby OT Oregon 6-5 320
63 New England – Josey Jewell LB Iowa 6-2 235
64 Philadelphia – Kameron Kelly CB San Diego St 6-2 195

NFL Draft 2018 Scouting – Regular 2017 Season Report:

Offensive Players
All underclassmen have until Jan. 15th to declare f or the NFL Draft 2018. Players then have three days to rescind their decision and return to school and retain their college eligibility. Most of the junior passers will probably declare after the 2017 college season. Most will be tempted to declare once given a very high draft projection this winter. The rookie salary cap changed significantly with the collective bargaining agreement. That should be a huge influence on borderline underclassmen declaring for the NFL with another record number of prospects opting to enter the NFL Draft 2018.

QB Josh Rosen, 6-4, 220 of UCLA is a highly regarded junior passer who excelled over his late career yet struggled at times over his final season. He has a tendency to be too aggressive too often and throw into heavy coverage. He has the fire scouts love, but needs to develop the discretion to make better decisions. He still remains our top ranked QB player overall. He needs a big postseason to sustain that ranking. QB Sam Darnold 6-3, 225 of USC struggled early in the season with a new supporting cast. He played more within himself over the 2nd half of the season and lead the Trojans to a few huge victories. With the expected entrance of a few high-quality underclassmen QBs, Darnold has the talent to be the best in this class, though needs to impress in workouts thru April to retain a high ranking.

QB Mason Rudolph, 6-5, 230 of Oklahoma St displays a strong arm and the accuracy to make deep throws. His postseason workouts will be critical to his final grade, but he has the tools that will warrant a long look by an NFL staff. QB Baker Mayfield, 6-0, 215 of Oklahoma played very well in his two seasons with the Sooners after transferring from Texas Tech. He has responded vs top competition with the ability to make all the throws. He has a strong arm and frame with good mobility. He shows the development to read coverage quickly and picking up secondary receivers. QB Josh Allen, 6-4, 220 of Wyoming made significant strides over his junior season. He shows fine pocket presence and touch on his passes. He has learned to go through his progressions better and let routes develop. He is nursing a shoulder injury currently.

QB Luke Falk, 6-3, 215 of Washington St is a fast rising highly regarded passer with a high grade currently and possible top round selection if he declares in January. He needs to show well at the NFL Combine and his pro day. He has a live arm with good accuracy and the physical and mental skill set to star in the NFL. QB Riley Ferguson of Memphis made tremendous strides this season that included finding secondary receivers and reading coverage. He is a kid with the physical tools to start in the NFL with some development on his throwing motion and further work on reading coverage. QB Logan Whiteside, 6-2, 205 of Toledo has drawn much interest off some nice late career improvement. He is a savvy accurate passer with good leadership skills. He has above average arm strength and find touch that allows him to make all the throws. He needs to add muscle to hold up to the physicality of the game. He will be heavily evaluated during the postseason.

RB Saquon Barkley, 5-11, 225 of Penn St is having a great 2017 season. He is a huge talent with size, speed and power to be one of the premier backs in the game. He has proven durable over the past two seasons and has the skill set to be a three down performer from day one. RB Bo Scarbrough, 6-1, 230 of Alabama is a big power runner who has been highly successful in the Tides’ balanced offense. He is a tough runner between the tackles with the package to be a workhorse feature back. He is an adequate receiver with average long speed. RB Akrum Wadley, 5-11, 225 of Iowa was a dominant runner in the Big Ten. He has a burst to the hole to use his strong frame to make the tough yardage with above average speed to break the play. He is a reliable pass catcher, though needs work as both a receiver and blocker. RB Ronald Jones III, 5-11, 190 of USC has been one of this season’s most exciting and productive runners that rank him as one of fasting rising prospects on our board. He displayed toughness for his size with the talent to be a key difference maker. He combines a nice skill set of natural instincts, quickness, compact size with speed and surprising power. RB Nick Chubb, 5-10, 225 of Georgia was one of the best backs in the country this fall and gives a club a strong inside runner with a nose for the end zone. He should be one of the top backs off the board with natural running skills and the ability to consistently break tackles. He has the deceptive speed to break long gainers with the size to run inside and make the tough yardage. RB Justin Jackson, 5-11, 195 of Northwestern is a tough back who has progressed nicely in his career with multiple 1000 yard+ rushing seasons. He has a nice level of development to be ready for the pro game as a feature back. Fast developing receiving skills.

RB Royce Freeman, 6-0, 235 of Oregon played through nagging injuries as an underclassman. He proved durable in 2017 and this season put up high production in many games. His natural playmaking ability as a runner and receiver makes him one of the most exciting prospects and one who can impact a club in several roles. RB Myles Gaskin, 5-10, 190 of Washington is a pounder who can play that role player. He carries a good grade as a 1A type back. He needs work as both a blocker and receiver and was a productive back in the talented Pac-12. RB Derrius Guice, 6-0, 215 of LSU had a strong 2017 performance in his most extensive career playing time. He has the speed that allows him to hit the home run with the quickness and vision to be one of the more honest runners in the nation. He hopes to impress at the NFL Combine and is deciding to turn pro. RB Bryce Love, 5-10, 190 of Stanford is having an outstanding 2017 performance where he showed the ability to run inside, in addition to making the big play. He runs with an explosive burst with the quickness and long speed to be one of the best playmakers in this class. His game-to-game durability has impressive this season.

WR James Washington, 6-2, 205 of Oklahoma St is having an amazing 2017 season and benefitted from staying for his final season. He has shown impact ability consistently over his last few seasons despite double coverage often. He can be a difference maker as a pro, combining speed, quickness, power and running skills. He has intriguing skills for the NFL with big play ability as a #1 receiver. WR Anthony Miller, 5-11, 190 of Memphis has been an impact weapon and one of the nation’s premier performers during the 2017 season. He has the big-time separation speed to be a top-flight pro with a high level of development in the passing attack. He ranks as the top senior receiver in this draft class entering the critical postseason. WR Allen Lazard, 6-5, 225 of Iowa St is having a good year performance that has been instrumental in the Cyclones fine season. He has very good size with fine hands and the speed to get deep. He is a tough intermediate playmaker who takes a hit and makes the difficult catch. WR Michael Gallup, 6-0, 210 of Colorado St has been a difference maker in the Rams’ offense over his long career, with high production despite average QB play. He has good speed with natural hands and running skills to be dangerous after the catch. He is dangerous in the red zone where his skills make him a tough matchup. He is expected to attend the Senior Bowl in January. WR Dante Pettis, 6-1, 190 of Washington has been one of the hottest receivers in the nation this season with high production. He runs precise routes, shows sure hands and is a tough runner after the catch. He is a deep threat receiver plus a game changing return specialist. WR Calvin Ridley, 6-2, 210 of Alabama is an intriguing prospect. He has blue chip athleticism and measureables that will rank him among the top seniors. He has a high level of development as a route runner with keen adjustments to coverage. He is a big fast tough receiver who creates a huge matchup problem for most cover men and a fine threat in the red zone. WR Courtland Sutton, 6-4, 215 of SMU is a blue-chip underclassman with fine skills. He has imposing size with fine hands and leaping skills to win most matchups. He carries a high grade if he decides to declare in January. He is currently undecided about turning pro. WR Simmie Cobbs, 6-5, 215 of Indiana has been one of the dominant performers from the Big Ten. He had a strong 2017season after missing time last fall. He looks to impress at the Senior Bowl next month. With a strong week at the Senior Bowl, his stock could rise significantly with a nice showing. WR Parris Campbell, 6-0, 200 of Ohio St shows his big play ability as both a receiver and returner. He is both fast and quick and has fine openfield running skills to impress NFL scouts. He has the package to be a fine Wild Cat weapon in a pro offense and is a rising prospect. WR D.J. Chark, 6-3, 200 of LSU has impressive measurables with limited production. He is a big fast playmaker with impact ability. WR Christian Kirk, 6-0, 195 of Texas A&M is a polished receiver who developed nicely in a spread offense. He has fine size and top speed to change games. He is a refined route runner who reads coverage well.

TE Mike Gesicki, 6-5, 255 of Penn St. is a tough well-rounded prospect who gets to show what he can do with NFL caliber passers at the Senior Bowl week. He has fine hands and body control with adequate speed. His inline blocking is good and he has the frame to fill out further. TE Troy Fumagalli, 6-5, 245 of Wisconsin has had an excellent final season, showing improved blocking along with his developed receiving skills. He can move up further with an impressive Senior Bowl performance where he hopes to display his well-rounded skill set. TE Mark Andrews, 6-5, 255 of Oklahoma has blue chip athleticism and he has shown nice production working with QB Baker Mayfield. He is a first round talent who will have to impress in workouts to earn that selection. TE Ian Thomas, 6-5, 255 of Indiana is a raw blue-chip athlete. He has intriguing upside potential as a pro especially as a receiver in the deep game. He is a tough drive blocker who has the talent to be a complete NFL starter. TE Adam Breneman, 6-4, 250 of Massachusetts has been one of the most productive receivers at this position with the deep speed and natural talent to be a factor in a pro offense early in his career. He moves very well, catches everything and can run after the catch. He ranks among the nation’s top receiving tight end prospects and hopes to improve his draft status in the postseason. TE Dallas Goedert, 6-4, 255 of South Dakota is a huge receiver who is a natural receiver with big play ability. He needs work as a blocker. He gets a chance to shine at the Senior Bowl week. TE Hayden Hurst, 6-5, 250 of South Carolina had a fine 2017 senior season. He is well rounded and showed nice awareness in the passing game. He looks to impress this offseason after declaring in January. TE Chris Herndon, 6-4, 255 of Miami was a big factor in the Hurricanes’ early season success. He is a good receiver with sound blocking talent at the point of attack and on the move. He is developed and very versatile to give an offense a unique weapon for many sets.

OT Orlando Brown, 6-7, 340 of Oklahoma has excelled in the tough Big 12, manning the left side in pass protection. He could be one of the premier tackles in this class if he declares after his bowl game. He must have a strong week at the NFL Combine to earn a high first round grade. He has good feet and shows very good technique, overall strength and powerful hands to win most matchups. OT Martinas Rankin, 6-5, 310 of Mississippi State will be watched closely over the postseason especially at the Senior Bowl. He has the physical skills and experience to start early as pros at the left tackle spot. He projects first to left tackle where his fine technique and agility has graded out high vs top competition. OT Mike McClinchey, 6-8, 315 of Notre Dame moves well and delivers a wallop with his quick hands. He has the physical package to be a strong blocker and has the package scouts seek in a tackle prospect and is well suited for both sides. OT Connor Williams, 6-6, 310 of Texas is expected to declare for the NFL Draft 2018. He combines size, reach, power and agility and could be one of the better left tackles available from this class in time with further experience. He has the skill set to be an NFL starter, though his ability to handle NFL caliber speed will be tested. OT Tyrell Crosby, 6-5, 320 of Oregon is a long agile tackle who has performed well in a pro offense. He needs a big Senior Bowl week to move into early rounds. OT Jamarco Jones, 6-5, 310 of Ohio St is a quick senior tackle with improving technique and power to finish. He looks to impress in the All-star action to elevate his stock.

OT Brandon Parker, 6-7, 310 of North Carolina A&T is a fast rising prospect off a strong senior season. He moves well with left tackle agility and the power to fit either outside role. His performance at the Senior will determine his level of play vs top competition. OT Kolton Miller, 6-8, 310 of UCLA is a massive tackle with long reach and surprising agility to trap or get to the second level. He protected QB Josh Rosen’s blindside nicely over his short career. OG Quenton Nelson, 6-5, 330 of Notre Dame is a physical blocker who is well developed to plug in as a rookie. He is a relentless blocker who moves well to adjust to counter moves with the power to anchor. OG Braden Smith, 6-6, 310 of Auburn is a quality prospect who dominated over his final few seasons. He has been a top interior lineman at guard and recommended for the Senior Bowl. With a strong week in Mobile, Al, he could guarantee himself an early round grade. OL Cody O’Connell, 6-8, 360 of Washington St is a huge lineman who displays great power and projects best on the interior. He looks to impress at the Senior Bowl to earn an early round selection. OC Billy Price, 6-4, 310 of Ohio State had a fine season in the pivot. He can play all three interior spots and is a sound technician with an early NFL starting grade. OL Frank Ragnow, 6-5, 315 of Arkansas was injured at midseason. He hopes to perform in an All-star game in January to showcase his NFL starting talent.

Defensive Players

DE Sam Hubbard, 6-5, 265 of Ohio St faces a big decision after the 2017 season. He is an imposing athlete with very good triangle numbers and the skill set to be a powerful and quick pass rusher who can bend the corner and bull rush to make key sacks. He shows the ability to stack at the point of attack and capable of playing both up and down. DE Bradley Chubb, 6-4, 275 of N.C. St is a huge versatile defender with the physical and mental talent to play a few positions in both a 4-3 and 3-4 set. He has played in both fronts up and down which will help his stock. He had an impressive 2017 season where he faced double team blocking consistently. He needs to impress at the NFL Combine and his pro day. DE Arden Key, 6-6, 265 of LSU has been a strong edge rusher over his SEC career and has been a force at times. His play at times is outstanding while showing prototypical athletic skills and smarts. He shows an elite burst off the edge with the ability to bend the edge consistently, but must show durable for the NFL game. DE Harold Landry, 6-3, 25o of Boston College is a tweener defender with intriguing upside potential. He needs his pro position defined but has the burst off the edge to change games. His positional versatility probably puts him on every clubs’ radar and probable early round defender. DE Duke Ejiofor, 6-4, 275 of Wake Forest is a blue-chip athlete who can change a game as a pass rusher. He shows explosiveness off the edge and wins with both power and speed. He needs a big Senior Bowl performance to warrant an early round selection. DE Marcus Davenport, 6-7, 255 of UTSA has come on strong over his senior season. He displays great length and further growth potential. He has the burst off the edge to harass the passer and all pro defensive teams covet his rushing talent. He could guarantee a high draft selection with a big week at the Senior Bowl.

DT Christian Wilkins, 6-4, 310 of Clemson is an explosive athlete who saw special attention at times over his late career. He has played well vs top linemen and performed well over his long career. He is a highly-regarded prospect with well-developed pass rushing technique. His ability to stack vs the top competition may earn him a rookie starting grade. DT Da’Ron Payne, 6-2, 310 of Alabama had a strong 2017 performance that has him flying up charts. He stacks well with the speed to pursue down the line. He can win as both a speed and power rusher and is a rising underclassmen prospect. DT Maurice Hurst, 6-2, 285 of Michigan is an explosive defender who recognizes plays well and has the quickness and power to get to the ball and finish to make tackles and sacks. He holds up well in the physical part of the game after seeing double team blocking often as an underclassman. DT Derrick Nnadi, 6-1, 310 of Florida St can be a force from the inside and projects to the three-technique role for the NFL game. He will be a prospect that is highly coveted especially from 4-3 defensive clubs. He could solidify an early selection with a strong All-star week performance at the Senior Bowl. DT Deadrin Senat, 6-1, 305 of South Florida has shown fine run stuffing ability despite facing double team blocking often on the inside. He projects to the 4-3 pro front and is a rising defender on NFL boards off an impressive senior season. His quickness and power make him a disruptive force early on the down with nice pass rushing skills.

LB Tremaine Edmunds, 6-5, 250 of Virginia Tech is a tweener defender with upside potential. He needs his pro position defined with the burst off the edge to make big plays. His positional versatility probably puts him high on the 3-4 clubs list of edge rushers as a game changer. LB Malik Jefferson, 6-3, 240 of Texas is a well-developed prospect who runs well with keen instincts and finishes with strong tackling that should earn him a top selection and probable early round selection if he declares. LB Fred Warner, 6-4, 230 of BYU has been a leader and core defender for the tough Cougar defense. He is a tweener defender with the prototypical numbers NFL scouts love in an attack linebacker. He has been very productive in a number of roles and has the versatility to play in either pro scheme, but better suited for playing up off the edge. LB Christian Miller, 6-4, 240 of Alabama is a physical Bama defender. He plays both up and down and fits the outside backer role best. He stacks the run well and shows the ability to push the pocket. LB Uchenna Nwosu, 6-2, 240 of USC shows developed talent and his final season probably pushes him into the top rounds. He combines quickness, power, speed and ball instincts and was considered a blue-chip talent for the 4-3 scheme. LB Josey Jewell, 6-2, 235 of Iowa has been a force this season with clutch plays weekly. He is a good Mike defender who fills very well inside in either scheme. He has the speed to get to the flanks, though he needs development in coverage. LB Lorenzo Carter, 6-5, 245 of Georgia finished strong as a senior and elevated his stock nicely. He is very instinctive and finishes with sure tackling that gives him the versatility to play a few positions especially as an edge rusher. He plays both up and down and will be scrutinized by the 3-4 clubs extensively.

LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, 6-1, 235 of Oklahoma is a developed outside backer who plays best in space to run free to the ball. He has been a leader and highly productive over his late career. He flashes striking ability and the technique to get off blockers and finish. Look for him at the Senior Bowl.

CB Jaire Alexander, 5-11, 190 of Louisville is a savvy cover man who graded out high vs ACC talent. He has developed quickly in his three seasons and is leaning towards declaring after the Tigers bowl game. CB Duke Dawson, 5-11, 200 of Florida is a fast developing cover man who can start early in his pro career. He is physical and a sure tackler and capable of playing both outside and in the slot. CB Kevin Tolliver, 6-3, 205 of LSU is a big agile cover man with fine athleticism. He needs some work on reading routes, but has the raw talent to be a shutdown cover man. CB Anthony Averett, 6-0, 185 of Alabama is a nice prospect with the athleticism and the experience to be an NFL cover man. He looks to impress in Mobile, Al Senior Bowl. CB Isaiah Oliver, 6-1, 195 of Colorado is a highly-regarded underclassman who impressed over the 2017 season. His strong performance as both a cover man with impact ability. His current level of development will warrant early playing time with the skill set to be a top-flight NFL corner. CB Jordan Thomas, 6-0, 190 of Oklahoma is an interesting prospect with developed skills vs NFL talent in big game situations. He has responded well over the past two seasons with fast development in most schemes. He can earn an early round grade with a strong performance over the week’s practices in Mobile, Al. CB Joshua Jackson, 6-1, 195 of Iowa has been a chief contributor to the Hawkeyes’ season. He has very good ball skills and the hands to make the key interception. He is very tough and will come up and support the run and make tackles with the size to matchup well in man situations. He is leaning towards declaring after the bowl game. S Derwin James, 6-3, 210 of Florida St is one of the best players in the country. He played a few roles and may fit best at free safety after time as a corner and safety. He can be an impact performer and is expected to declare. S Minkah Fitzpatrick, 6-1, 205 of Alabama is a savvy versatile defender with experience at both corner and safety. He is a smart hard tackling defender who is well developed after starting the past three seasons. He can matchup with wideouts and break on the ball to make plays. S Marcus Allen, 6-2, 210 of Penn St is has had a very impressive 2017 season. He is capable of big plays in run support or coverage. Though he needs work on his ability to recognize routes and make quick adjustments in the transition, he has the athleticism, range and instincts to matchup with receivers. He is a well-rounded prospect with the skill set to be an every down pro defender. S Armani Watts, 5-11, 205 of Texas A&M has been consistent over his Aggie career. His week at the Senior Bowl will have to answer questions about his man coverage skills. He can a force in run support, but must prove he can cover in man situations and reads routes quickly.

Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2018

November, 2017 – * underclassmen eligible to declare until Jan 15, 2018

Pro Prospect      Pos      School    Ht/ Wt
1 * Saquon Barkley RB Penn State 5-11 225
2 * Josh Rosen QB UCLA 6-4 220
3 * Sam Darnold QB Southern Cal 6-4 225
4 Bradley Chubb DE NC State 6-4 275
5 * Derwin James S Florida State 6-3 210
6 * Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma 6-8 360
7 * Arden Key DE LSU 6-6 240
8 * Josh Allen QB Wyoming 6-5 235
9 * Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama 6-1 205
10 Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame 6-8 315
11 * Lamar Jackson QB Louisville 6-3 200
12 * Carlton Davis CB Auburn 6-1 205
13 Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame 6-5 330
14 * Courtland Sutton WR SMU 6-4 215
15 * Derrius Guice RB LSU 5-11 215
16 James Washington WR Oklahoma St 6-0 205
17 * Kolton Miller OT UCLA 6-8 310
18 * Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame 6-5 205
19 * Denzel Ward CB Ohio State 5-10 190
20 Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi St 6-5 305
21 Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M 5-11 200
22 * Bryce Love RB Stanford 5-10 190
23 * Connor Williams OT Texas 6-6 320
24 * Roquan Smith LB Georgia 6-1 225
25 Maurice Hurst DT Michigan 6-2 285
26 * Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma 6-5 255
27 Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 6-4 310
28 * Joshua Jackson CB Iowa 6-1 195
29 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo LB Oklahoma 6-1 240
30 * Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 6-1 190
31 Vita Vea DT Washington 6-5 345
32 Chukwuma Okorafor OT Western Michigan 6-6 330
33 * Taven Bryan DT Florida 6-5 295
34 Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma St 6-5 230
35 Anthony Miller WR Memphis 5-11 190
36 * Ronald Jones II RB Southern Cal 6-1 195
37 * Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado 6-1 190
38 * DeShon Elliott S Texas 6-2 205
39 * Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson 6-5 265
40 * Mitch Hyatt OT Clemson 6-5 295
41 * Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech 6-5 240
42 * Deontay Burnett WR Southern Cal 6-0 170
43 * Jeff Holland DE Auburn 6-2 250
44 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma 6-0 215
45 * Jaire Alexander CB Louisville 5-11 190
46 Dorian O’Daniel LB Clemson 6-1 215
47 Harold Landry LB Boston College 6-3 250
48 Billy Price C Ohio State 6-4 310
49 Uchenna Nwosu LB USC 6-2 240
50 Michael Gallup WR Colorado St 6-1 195
51 * Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama 6-2 310
52 Braden Smith OG Auburn 6-6 305
53 * Parris Campbell WR Ohio State 6-1 205
54 Derrick Nnadi DT Florida State 6-1 315
55 Kameron Kelly CB San Diego St 6-2 195
56 Will Hernandez OG Texas-El Paso 6-3 330
57 * Kerryon Johnson RB Auburn 6-0 215
58 Harrison Phillips DT Stanford 6-4 285
59 Josey Jewell LB Iowa 6-2 235
60 * Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida State 6-2 195
61 * Kendall Joseph LB Clemson 6-0 230
62 Royce Freeman RB Oregon Sr 5-11 235
63 Marcus Davenport DE UTSA Sr 6-7 255
64 Nick Chubb RB Georgia Sr 5-10 225
65 * Ronnie Harrison S Alabama 6-3 215
66 * Malik Jefferson LB Texas 6-3 240
67 Mike Gesicki TE Penn State 6-6 255
68 Tyrell Crosby OT Oregon 6-5 320
69 Jaylen Samuels TE NC State 5-11 225
70 Royce Freeman RB Oregon 6-0 235
71 Lorenzo Carter LB Georgia Sr 6-6 245
72 * Dre’Mont Jones DT Ohio State 6-3 295
73 Rashaan Evans LB Alabama 6-3 235
74 Duke Ejiofor DE Wake Forest 6-4 270
75 Ian Thomas TE Indiana 6-5 250
76 Mason Cole OL Michigan 6-5 305
77 * Quenton Meeks CB Stanford 6-2 205
78 * Deon Cain WR Clemson 6-1 210
79 * Kevin Toliver CB LSU 6-3 205
80 * T.J. Edwards LB Wisconsin 6-1 245
81 Marcell Ateman WR Oklahoma St 6-4 220
82 * Austin Bryant DE Clemson 6-4 265
83 * Cameron Smith LB Southern Cal 6-2 245
84 * Sam Hubbard DE Ohio State 6-5 265
85 Marcus Allen S Penn State 6-2 205
86 * Bo Scarbrough RB Alabama 6-2 235
87 * Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina 6-5 250
88 * Damien Harris RB Alabama 5-11 220
89 Kolton Miller OT UCLA 6-8 310
90 Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota St 6-4 260
91 * Simmie Cobbs Jr. WR Indiana 6-4 220
92 * Martez Ivey OT Florida 6-5 315
93 * Hercules Mata’afa DE Washington St 6-2 255
94 Armani Watts S Texas A&M 5-11 205
95 Dante Pettis WR Washington 6-1 195
96 Micah Kiser LB Virginia 6-2 240
97 Lowell Lotulelei DT Utah 6-2 320
98 * Josh Sweat DE Florida State 6-5 250
99 Troy Fumagalli TE Wisconsin 6-6 250
100 * Dorance Armstrong DE Kansas 6-4 245

Top 20 Redshirt Sophomores

Players must be 3 years removed from high school to be eligible for the NFL Draft.
They have until mid January 2018 to choose to declare for early entry.

Position /Prospect / Ht. Wt / School
1 – QB Sam Darnold – 6-4, 220 – USC
2 – QB Jarrett Stidham – 6-3, 214 – Auburn
3 – S Derwin James – 6-3, 211 – Florida State
4 – DE Clelin Ferrell – 6-5, 265 – Clemson
5 – DT Dre’Mont Jones – 6-3, 295 – Ohio State
6 – OT Isaiah Prince – 6-7, 310 – Ohio State
7 – DE Dylan Jackson – 6-6, 266 – Stanford
8 – RB Mike Weber – 5-10, 214 – Ohio State
9 – DT Carlos Davis – 6-2, 295 – Nebraska
10 – QB Steven Montez – 6-5, 225 – Colorado
11- DT Raequan Williams – 6-4, 300 – Michigan State
12 – CB Damon Arnette – 6-0, 195 – Ohio State
13 – S Tanner Muse – 6-2, 220 – Clemson
14 – OT Drew Richmond – 6-5, 309 – Tennessee
15 – LB Leo Lewis – 6-2, 235 – Mississippi State
16 – RB James Williams – 5-11, 195 – Washington State
17 – WR Van Jefferson – (6-2, 195 – Mississippi
18 – S Jessie Bates – 6-2, 195 – Wake Forest
19 – WR Jonathan Giles – 6-0, 193 – LSU
20 – LB Joe Giles-Harris – 6-2, 230 – Duke

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December 2017 Newsletter

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Index

Important Dates                     pg. 1                                                 Pro Prospects from 2017 season      pgs. 4-8
NFL Selection Order             pg. 2                                                 Underclassmen Declared                  pgs. 8-9
Two Round Mock Draft        pgs. 3-4                                           Top 100 Pro Prospects                       pgs. 9-11
Top 25 Small College Prospects       pgs. 11-12

January All-Star Games 2018 Postseason Schedule

Jan. 14 – Tropical Bowl – FBS All-star Game – Daytona Beach, Florida
http://www.tropicalbowl.com/
Jan. 20 – NFLPA Collegiate Game – Los Angeles, Ca.- FS1
Jan. 20 – East-West Shrine – St. Petersburg, Florida – 3 pm est – NFL Network
For Complete East-West Shrine All-star Game info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to http://www.shrinegame.com/

** Senior Bowl Game – Jan 27, 2018 Mobile, Alabama – 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network **

        Weigh-in- Practices – Monday Jan 22nd thru Thursday Jan 25th
       For Complete Senior Bowl info including updated Roster acceptances
       Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/

Important NFL 2018 Dates

NFL Postseason

December 13 – League Meeting, Irving, Texas
December 31 – Final NFL regular week 17

2018 Postseason

January 1 – Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Any permissible renegotiated or extended player contract will not be considered a rookie contract, and will not be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts.
January 1 – Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for First- Round Selections from the 2015 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after January 1, 2018, but prior to May 3, 2018

January 6-7 – Wild Card Playoffs.
January 7 – Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.

January 13-14 – Divisional Playoffs.
January 14 – Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.

January 15 – Deadline for college players that are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19.
January 20 – East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Jan 20 – NFLPA All-Star Game, Los Angeles, Ca.

January 21 – AFC and NFC Championship Games.

January 27 – Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

January 28 – NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.
January 28 – An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club’s head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.

 Feb 5 – **** Super Bowl LII **** U.S. Bank Stadium, Minnesota.

February 20 – First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

Feb 27-March 5 – NFL Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, In.

March 6 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., NY time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 12-14 – During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 12th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.
March 14 – The 2018 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2018 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
March 14 – Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m. est time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.

March 25-28 – Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
April 2 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2017 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 16 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 20 – Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
April 25 – Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

**** NFL Draft 2018 – April 26-28 ****

Thursday through Saturday – Dallas will host at ATT Stadium in Arlington Texas

NFL Draft 2018 Selection Order – The Browns are ‘On the Clock’!

Once again, the Cleveland Browns are On the Clock with the first overall selection for the NFL Draft 2018. It marks the second consecutive year the Browns earned the top overall draft choice. The last team to accomplish this was the… Cleveland Browns in 1999 and 2000 during their early expansion years. Not much as changed in almost 20 years. The Browns are just the 5th team to earn this back to back year accomplishment. They have been one of the worst teams in recent memory in all major sports with ongoing poor results despite or because of a constant turnover in their front office and coaching staffs. Their draft decisions have beem atrocious with several trades out of the top early selections, especially passing on a chance of either QBs, Carson Wentz or Jared Goff just two years ago. This Sunday they can tie the Detroit Lions as the only teams to go 0-16 during the regular season with a loss to the Steelers. Head coach Hue Jackson will complete his second season this weekend after going 1-15 last season. His 1-30 two-year record stands by itself as one of the worst in NFL history.

The Browns are in position to make major strides this April. In addition to the top overall pick, they also hold the Houston Texans #1 choice, currently the 4th overall selection. Rarely does a club hold two #1 picks let alone two in the top five overall choices. The Browns also hold three #2 picks, one #3 and two #4 selections, a boatload of top 100 draft choices to address several major need areas. New GM John Dorsey came aboard midseason 2017 and has had a few months to evaluate the current roster, in addition to their salary cap. He is in position to bolster a decent roster that has some young players in place, though needs players in key positions and leadership roles on both sides of the ball. The Browns upcoming decisions in both veteran Free Agency and the NFL Draft 2018 will dictate the movement of many players this offseason especially among the premier selections.

Playoffs – Conference & Super Bowl games determine final positions
x – division winner y – playoff berth

# Team W-L / Opp W-L % # Team W-L / Opp W-L %

1 Cleveland 0-15 .517 17 Buffalo 8-7 .492
2 NY Giants 2-13 .533 18 Detroit 8-7 .496
3 Indianapolis 3-12 .483 19 Dallas 8-7 .500
4 Cleveland (Houston) 4-11 .508 20 Seattle 9-6 .488
5 Tampa Bay 4-11 .558 21 Tennessee 8-7 .438
6 Denver 5-10 .483 22 Baltimore 9-6 .438
7 San Francisco 5-10 .521 23 Buffalo (x Kan City) 9-6 .479
8 NY Jets 5-10 .521 24 Atlanta 9-6 .550
9 Chicago 5-10 .558 25 x Jacksonville 10-5 .425
10 Cincinnati 6-9 .467 26 x LA Rams 11-4 .500
11 Oakland 6-9 .508 27 y Carolina 11-4 .538
12 Miami 6-9 .542 28 y New Orleans 11-4 .538
13 Arizona 7-8 .488 29 x Minnesota 12-3 .500
14 Washington 7-8 .538 30 x Pittsburgh 12-3 .450
15 Green Bay 7-8 .538 31 x New England 12-3 .488
16 LA Chargers 8-7 .463 32 x Philadelphia 13-2 .458

Team tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft

If two or more clubs are tied in the selection order, the strength-of-schedule tie breaker is applied, subject to the following exceptions for playoff clubs: The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last. Any non-Super Bowl playoff club involved in a tie shall be assigned priority within its segment below that of non-playoff clubs and in the order that the playoff clubs exited from the playoffs. Within a tied segment a playoff club that loses in the Wild-Card game will have priority over a playoff club that loses in the Divisional playoff game that in turn will have priority over a club that loses in the Conference Championship game. If two tied clubs exited the playoffs in the same round, the tie is broken by strength of schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength of schedule, the divisional or conference tie breakers, when applicable, are applied. Any ties that still exist are broken by a coin flip.

NFL Draft 2018 – Two Round Mock Draft – December, 2017
* Underclassmen expected to declare for the NFL Draft 2018

       Exact draft order to be determined at close of season and postseason
       x – Division winner y – made playoffs

1st Round

1 Cleveland – 0-15 – * Sam Darnold QB Southern Cal 6-4 225
2 NY Giants – 2-13 – * Josh Rosen QB UCLA 6-4 220
3 Indianapolis – 3-12 – * Saquon Barkley RB Penn State 5-11 225
4 Cleveland (Houston)- 4-11 – * Derwin James S Florida State 6-3 210
5 Tampa Bay – 4-11 – * Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma 6-8 360
6 Denver – 5-10 .483 – * Josh Allen QB Wyoming 6-5 235
7 San Francisco – 5-10 – Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame 6-8 315
8 NY Jets – 5-10 – * Courtland Sutton WR SMU 6-4 215
9 Chicago – 5-10 – * Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame 6-5 205
10 Cincinnati – 6-9 – Bradley Chubb DE NC State 6-4 275
11 Oakland – 6-9 – * Arden Key DE LSU 6-6 240
12 Miami – 6-9 – * Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama 6-1 205
13 Arizona – 7-8 – * Lamar Jackson QB Louisville 6-3 200
14 Washington – 7-8 – * Derrius Guice RB LSU 5-11 215
15 Green Bay – 7-8 – * Roquan Smith LB Georgia 6-1 225
16 LA Chargers – 8-7 – * Connor Williams OT Texas 6-6 320
17 Buffalo – 8-7 – Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma St 6-5 230
18 Detroit – 8-7 – Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame 6-5 330
19 Dallas – 8-7 – * Carlton Davis CB Auburn 6-1 205
20 Seattle – 9-6 – * Denzel Ward CB Ohio State 5-10 190
21 Tennessee – 8-7 – * Joshua Jackson CB Iowa 6-1 195
22 Baltimore – 9-6 – * Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech 6-5 240
23 Buffalo (Kan City) – 9-6 – * Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 6-1 190
24 Atlanta – 9-6 – Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 6-4 310
25 x Jacksonville – 10-5 – * Kolton Miller OT UCLA 6-8 310
26 x LA Rams – 11-4 – Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M 5-11 200
27 y Carolina – 11-4 – James Washington WR Oklahoma St 6-0 205
28 y New Orleans – 11-4 – Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma 6-0 215
29 x Minnesota – 12-3 – Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi St 6-5 305
30 x Pittsburgh – 12-3 – * Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma 6-5 255
31 x New England – 12-3 – Chukwuma Okorafor OT Western Michigan 6-6 330
32 x Philadelphia – 13-2 – * Jaire Alexander CB Louisville 5-11 190

2nd Round

33 Cleveland – * Ronald Jones II RB Southern Cal 6-1 195
34 NY Giants – * Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson 6-5 265
35 Indianapolis – Derrick Nnadi DT Florida State 6-1 315
36 Tampa Bay – * DeShon Elliott S Texas 6-2 205
37 Cleveland (Houston) – Anthony Miller WR Memphis 5-11 190
38 New England (San Fran) – Vita Vea DT Washington 6-5 345
39 NY Jets – Harold Landry LB Boston College 6-3 250
40 Chicago – * Mitch Hyatt OT Clemson 6-5 295
41 Denver – * Malik Jefferson LB Texas 6-3 240
42 Oakland – * Bryce Love RB Stanford 5-10 190
43 Miami – Braden Smith OG Auburn 6-6 305
44 Cincinnati – Billy Price C Ohio State 6-4 310
45 Washington – * Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama 6-2 310
46 Green Bay – Ian Thomas TE Indiana 6-5 250
47 Arizona – Will Hernandez OG Texas-El Paso 6-3 330
48 Buffalo – * Taven Bryan DT Florida 6-5 295
49 Detroit – Maurice Hurst DT Michigan 6-2 285
50 Dallas – * Parris Campbell WR Ohio State 6-1 205
51 LA Chargers – * Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise St 6-4 240
52 Tennessee – Mike Gesicki TE Penn State 6-6 255
53 Baltimore – Tyrell Crosby OT Oregon 6-5 320
54 Kansas City – Uchenna Nwosu LB USC 6-2 240
55 Atlanta – Duke Ejiofor DE Wake Forest 6-4 270
56 NY Jets (Seattle) – * Kevin Toliver CB LSU 6-3 205
57 Jacksonville – * Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida State 6-2 195
58 Carolina – * Austin Bryant DE Clemson 6-4 265
59 San Fran (New Orleans) – * Deon Cain WR Clemson 6-1 210
60 Buffalo (LA Rams) – Michael Gallup WR Colorado St 6-1 195
61 Pittsburgh – Harrison Phillips DL Stanford 6-4 295
62 New England – Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota St 6-4 260
63 Minnesota – Royce Freeman RB Oregon 6-0 235
64 Cleveland (Phil) – * Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado 6-1 190

NFL Draft 2018 Scouting Report – Regular 2017 Season
Offensive Players

All underclassmen have until Jan. 15th to declare f or the NFL Draft 2018. Players then have three days to rescind their decision and return to school and retain their college eligibility. Most of the junior passers will probably declare after the 2017 college season. Most will be tempted to declare once given a very high draft projection this winter. The rookie salary cap changed significantly with the collective bargaining agreement. That should be a huge influence on borderline underclassmen declaring for the NFL with another record number of prospects opting to enter the NFL Draft 2018.

QB Josh Rosen, 6-4, 220 of UCLA is considered a possible #1 overall selection. He worked through a few minor injuries this season. He sat out the Bruins Bowl game to prepare for the NFL Draft once he declares to turn pro which is expected. He has the components scouts love, but needs to develop the discretion to make better decisions. He still remains our top ranked QB player overall. He needs a big postseason workout at NFL Combine or his pro day to sustain that ranking. QB Sam Darnold 6-4, 225 of USC finished strong after some early season inconsistencies. He led the Trojans to a few huge victories. With the expected entrance of a few high-quality underclassmen QBs, Darnold has the talent to be the best in this class, though needs to impress in workouts thru April to retain a high ranking.

QB Mason Rudolph, 6-5, 230 of Oklahoma St displays a strong arm and the accuracy to make deep throws. He had a strong bowl performance vs Va. Tech. His postseason workouts will be critical to his final grade, but he has the tools that will warrant a long look by an NFL staff. He hopes to elevate to a first round grade. QB Baker Mayfield, 6-0, 215 of Oklahoma played very well again this season, earning the Heisman Trophy. He has responded vs top competition with the ability to make all the throws. He has a strong arm and frame with very good mobility and could rise to a first round selection with an impressive postseason. He shows the development to read coverage quickly and picking up secondary receivers. He accepted a Senior Bowl invitation. QB Josh Allen, 6-5, 225 of Wyoming made significant strides over his junior season and declared after his bowl victory. He shows fine pocket presence and touch on his passes. He has learned to go through his progressions better and let routes develop. He returned from a shoulder injury to make all the throws is his finale vs Toledo in the Famous Potato Bowl.

QB Luke Falk, 6-3, 215 of Washington St was a rising highly regarded passer with a high grade entering the 2017 season. He had a hot and cold season, though remains a possible early round selection with a strong postseason. He needs to show well at an All-start week, the NFL Combine and his pro day. He has a live arm with good accuracy and the physical and mental skill set to star in the NFL. QB Riley Ferguson, 6-4, 220 of Memphis made huge strides this season that included finding secondary receivers and reading coverage. He is a kid with the physical tools to start in the NFL with some development on his throwing motion and further work on reading coverage. His All-star performance will determine if he moves into the early rounds. QB Jarrett Stidham, 6-3, 210 of Auburn shows premier skills, though limited reps after transferring. His upside potential will earn an early selection, though his level of development needs time at the pro level. QB Tanner Lee, 6-4, 215 of Nebraska has drawn interest off some nice late career improvement. He declared in December and is a savvy accurate passer with good leadership skills. He has above average arm strength and his fine touch allows him to hit receivers in stride. He needs to add muscle to hold up to the physicality of the game and will be heavily evaluated during the postseason.

RB Saquon Barkley, 5-11, 225 of Penn St had a great 2017 season. He is a blue chip talent with size, speed and power to be one of the premier backs in the game. He has proven durable over the past two seasons and has the skill set to be a rookie three down performer. He is expected to declare in January. RB Royce Freeman, 6-0, 235 of Oregon proved durable in 2017 after playing through nagging injuries as an underclassman. His natural playmaking ability as a runner and receiver makes him one of the most exciting prospects and one who can impact a club in several roles. He looks to impress at the Senior Bowl. RB Bo Scarbrough, 6-1, 230 of Alabama is a big power runner who has been highly successful in the Tides’ attack. He is a tough inside runner with the package to be a workhorse feature back. He is only average receiving skills and long speed. RB Akrum Wadley, 5-11, 195 of Iowa was a dominant runner in the Big Ten despite coming in under 200 lbs. He has a burst to the hole to use his strong frame to make the tough yardage with above average speed to break the play. He is a dependable pass catcher, though needs work as both a receiver and blocker. RB Ronald Jones III, 5-11, 190 of USC has been one of this season’s most exciting and productive backs. He displays deceptive toughness for his size with the talent to be a playmaker in several roles. He combines a nice skill set of natural instincts, quickness, compact size with the long speed to break plays. RB Nick Chubb, 5-10, 225 of Georgia was one of the best backs in the country after returning from an injury riddled 2016 season. He is a strong inside runner with a nose for the end zone. He should be one of the top backs off the board with natural running skills and the ability to consistently break tackles. He has the deceptive speed to break long gainers with the size to run inside and make the tough yardage. RB Justin Jackson, 5-11, 195 of Northwestern progressed nicely in his career with several 1000 yard+ rushing seasons. He has a nice level of development to be ready for the pro game as a feature back or high quality 1A type. Fast developing receiving skills.

RB Bryce Love, 5-10, 190 of Stanford had an outstanding 2017 performance where he showed the making the big play and rare toughness. He runs with an explosive burst with the quickness and long speed to be one of the best playmakers in this class. His game-to-game durability was impressive this season as he played through ongoing ankle issues. RB Myles Gaskin, 5-10, 190 of Washington is a pounder who can play that role. He carries a good grade as a 1A type back. He needs work as both a blocker and receiver and was a productive back in the talented Pac-12. RB Derrius Guice, 6-0, 215 of LSU had a strong 2017 performance in his most extensive career playing time despite missing some time due to injuries. He has the speed that allows him to hit the home run with the quickness and vision to be one of the more honest runners in the nation. He needs to impress at the NFL Combine and his pro day. He probably prepares to turn pro. RB Mark Walton, 5-9, 205 of Miami declared in December. He is a compact tough back with natural talent to earn a role as a 1A type. He needs a strong postseason to earn a middle round selection.

WR Anthony Miller, 5-11, 190 of Memphis has been an impact weapon as one of the nation’s emerging performers after a strong the 2017 season. He has the big-time separation speed to be a top-flight pro with a high level of development in the passing attack to line up inside or outside. He ranks as one of the top senior receivers in this class entering the critical postseason. WR Allen Lazard, 6-5, 225 of Iowa St had a good year performance that was instrumental in the Cyclones fine season. He has very good size with strong hands and deceptive speed to get deep. He is a tough intermediate playmaker who takes a hit and makes the difficult catch. WR James Washington, 6-2, 205 of Oklahoma St hadg an amazing 2017 season and benefitted from staying for his final season. He has shown impact ability consistently over his last few seasons despite double coverage often. He can be a difference maker as a pro, combining speed, quickness, power and running skills. Teammate Marcell Ateman, 6-5, 220 of Oklahoma State has intriguing skills for the NFL with big play ability as a top #2 receiver. He displays excellent hands and body control.

WR Calvin Ridley, 6-2, 210 of Alabama is a blue chip athlete that ranks him among the top seniors. He has a high level of development as a route runner with keen adjustments to coverage. He is a big rangy tough receiver who creates a huge matchup problem for most cover men and a fine threat in the red zone. WR Michael Gallup, 6-0, 210 of Colorado St has been a difference maker in the Rams’ offense over his long career, with high production despite average QB play. He has good speed with natural hands and running skills to be dangerous after the catch. He is dangerous in the red zone where his skills make him a tough matchup. He is expected to attend the Senior Bowl in January. WR Dante Pettis, 6-1, 190 of Washington was one of the hottest receivers in the nation this season with high production. He runs precise routes, shows sure hands and is a tough runner after the catch. He is a deceptive deep threat plus a game changing return specialist. WR Courtland Sutton, 6-4, 215 of SMU is a blue-chip underclassman with fine skills. He has imposing size with fine hands and leaping skills to win most matchups. He carries a first round grade and decided in December to declare. WR Christian Kirk, 6-0, 195 of Texas A&M is a polished receiver who developed nicely in a spread offense. He has fine size and top speed to change games, though his production was marginal with average QB play. WR Simmie Cobbs, 6-5, 215 of Indiana had a strong 2017season after missing time last fall. He looks to impress in the postseason workouts. With a strong postseason his stock could rise significantly with a nice showing. WR Parris Campbell, 6-0, 200 of Ohio St displays big play ability as both a receiver and returner. He is both fast and quick and has fine openfield running skills to impress NFL scouts. He has the package to be a fine Wild Cat weapon in a pro offense with further development. WR D.J. Chark, 6-3, 200 of LSU has impressive measurables which should elevate his stock during the workout phase. He is a big fast playmaker with impact ability, but needs to impress at the Senior Bowl.

TE Dallas Goedert, 6-4, 255 of South Dakota is a huge receiver who is a natural receiver with big play ability. He needs work as a blocker. He dominated the lower level and gets a chance to shine at the Senior Bowl week. TE Mike Gesicki, 6-5, 255 of Penn St. is a tough well-rounded prospect who gets to show what he can do with NFL caliber passers at the Senior Bowl week. He has fine hands and body control with adequate speed. His inline blocking is good and he has the frame to fill out further. TE Troy Fumagalli, 6-5, 245 of Wisconsin has had a very good final season, showing improved blocking along with his developed receiving skills. He can move up further with an impressive Senior Bowl performance where he hopes to display his well-rounded skill set. He lacks top speed. TE Mark Andrews, 6-5, 255 of Oklahoma has blue chip athleticism coupled with soft hands and good route running with top production working with QB Baker Mayfield. He is a first round talent who will have to impress in workouts to earn that selection. TE Ian Thomas, 6-5, 255 of Indiana is a raw blue-chip athlete. As a pro, he has intriguing upside potential especially as a receiver in the deep game. He is a tough drive blocker who has the talent to be a complete NFL starter in time. TE Adam Breneman, 6-4, 250 of Massachusetts has been one of the most productive receivers at this position with the deep speed and natural talent to be a factor early in those roles. He moves very well, catches everything and adjusts nicely to catch outside the box. TE Hayden Hurst, 6-5, 250 of South Carolina had a fine 2017 senior season and declared for the NFL Draft. He is well rounded and showed nice awareness in the passing game. He looks to impress this offseason with more muscle and technique work to improve as a blocker. TE Chris Herndon, 6-4, 255 of Miami was a big factor in the Hurricanes’ early season success. He is a good receiver with sound blocking talent at the point of attack and on the move. He is developed and very versatile to give an offense a unique weapon for many sets. He sustained a late season knee injury that may limit him through the postseason.

OT Connor Williams, 6-6, 310 of Texas declared for the NFL Draft 2018 in December. He combines size, reach, power and agility and could be the best left tackle available from this class in time with further experience. He has the skill set to be an NFL starter, though his ability to handle NFL caliber speed will be tested. OT Orlando Brown, 6-7, 340 of Oklahoma has excelled in the tough Big 12, manning the left side in pass protection. He could be one of the premier tackles in this class if he declares after his bowl game. He must have a strong week at the NFL Combine to earn a high first round grade. He has good feet and shows very good technique, overall strength and powerful hands to win most matchups. OT Martinas Rankin, 6-5, 310 of Mississippi State will be watched closely over the postseason especially at the Senior Bowl. He has the physical skills and experience to start early as pros at the left tackle spot. He projects first to left tackle where his fine technique and agility has graded out high vs top competition. OT Mike McClinchey, 6-8, 315 of Notre Dame moves well and delivers a wallop with his quick hands. He has the physical package to be a strong blocker and has the skill set scouts seek in a tackle prospect and is well suited for both sides. OT Brandon Parker, 6-7, 310 of North Carolina A&T is a fast rising small college prospect off a strong senior season. He moves well with left tackle agility and the power to fit either outside role. His performance at the Senior Bowl will determine his level of play vs top competition. OT Tyrell Crosby, 6-5, 320 of Oregon is a long agile tackle who has performed well in the Ducks pro-style offense. He needs a big Senior Bowl week to move into early rounds, though has the level of development to move up significantly with a big week in Mobile. OT Jamarco Jones, 6-5, 310 of Ohio St is a quick senior tackle with improving technique and power to finish. He looks to impress in the playoffs and All-star action to elevate his stock. OT Brian O’Neill, 6-6, 310 of Pittsburgh is a huge prospect with reach, footwork and power. He looks to impress in workout after declaring in December.
OT Mitch Hyatt, 6-5, 300 of Clemson is a fast rising prospect off a strong 2017 season. He moves well with left tackle agility and the power to fit either outside role. His performance in the playoffs and postseason will determine his level of play vs top competition. OT Kolton Miller, 6-8, 310 of UCLA is a massive tackle with long reach and surprising agility to trap or get to the second level. He protected QB Josh Rosen’s blindside nicely over his short career. OG Quenton Nelson, 6-5, 330 of Notre Dame is a physical guard who is highly developed to plug in as a rookie starter. He is a relentless blocker who moves well to adjust to counter moves with the power to anchor. OG Braden Smith, 6-6, 310 of Auburn is a quality prospect who dominated over his final few seasons. He has been a top interior lineman at guard and recommended for the Senior Bowl. He also lined up at right tackle. With a strong week in Mobile, Al, he could guarantee himself an early round grade. OG Will Hernandez, 6-3, 325 of Texas-El Paso is a mobile wide body guard with excellent power. OL Cody O’Connell, 6-8, 360 of Washington St is a huge lineman who displays great power and projects best on the interior. He anchors well in pass protection and looks to impress at the Senior Bowl to earn an early round selection. OC Billy Price, 6-4, 310 of Ohio State had a fine season in the pivot. He can play all three interior spots and is a sound technician with an early NFL starting grade. OL Frank Ragnow, 6-5, 315 of Arkansas was injured at midseason. He is a physical blocker who gets consistent movement at the point. OL Mason Cole, 6-5, 310 of Michigan is a versatile blocker with extensive experience over his four starting years. He looks to perform in an All-star game in January to showcase his NFL starting talent and rare versatility.

Defensive Players

DE Bradley Chubb, 6-4, 275 of N.C. St had a huge season that probably elevates him into the top 5 to 10 draft selections. He projects to play a few positions in both a 4-3 and 3-4 set with experience there. He is a three down defender with the development to provide impact early in his career. With an impressive postseason, he can earn a top 5 selection, best for the 4-3 front. DE Eric Allen, 6-5, 275 of Boston College had a strong 2017 season and declared for the NFL Draft. He has a big strong frame and ideal for the five technique role. He handles the double team block well, and shows the ability to push the pocket as a bull rusher. DE Arden Key, 6-6, 265 of LSU is a strong edge rusher over his SEC career and has been a disruptive force at times. He can change games with one play and an elite burst off the edge with the ability to bend the edge consistently. He has missed too many games and must prove durable for the NFL game. DE Sam Hubbard, 6-5, 265 of Ohio St is an imposing athlete with very good triangle numbers and the skill set to be a powerful and quick pass rusher who can bend the corner and bull rush to make key sacks. He shows the ability to stack at the point of attack and capable of playing both up and down. He declared in December. DE Harold Landry, 6-3, 250 of Boston College is a tweener defender with intriguing upside potential. He needs his pro position defined with the burst off the edge to change games. His positional versatility probably puts him on every clubs’ radar and probable early round defender especially for the 3-4 clubs. DE Duke Ejiofor, 6-4, 275 of Wake Forest is a blue-chip athlete who can change a game as a pass rusher. He shows explosiveness off the edge and wins with both power and speed. He looks to impress at the Senior Bowl with a strong performance to warrant an early round selection. DE Breeland Speaks, 6-3, 290 of Ole Miss declared for the NFL Draft after a strong finish in 2017. He is an ideal five technique end who can stack the run and push the pocket. DE Marcus Davenport, 6-7, 255 of UTSA has impressed over his senior season. He displays the burst off the edge to be disruptive. He shows great length and further growth potential. His burst off the edge had drawn attention from every pro defensive team. He could guarantee a high draft selection with a big week at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine. DE Chad Thomas, 6-5, 275 of Miami is a blue-chip athlete with intriguing skills. He shows some explosiveness off the edge and wins with both power and speed. He looks to impress at the Senior Bowl with a strong performance to move into the early rounds.

DT Da’Ron Payne, 6-2, 310 of Alabama had a strong 2017 performance that has him flying up charts. He stacks well with the speed to pursue down the line. He can win with both speed and power and is a rising underclassmen prospect. DT Christian Wilkins, 6-4, 310 of Clemson is a powerful n explosive athlete who saw special attention at times over his career. He graded out high vs top linemen and performed well over his long career. He is a highly-regarded prospect with well-developed pass rushing technique. His ability to stack vs the top competition may earn him a rookie starting grade. DT Dre’Mont Jones, 6-3, 295 of Ohio State came on strong over the 2017 season and will decide if he gets a high grade to declare. As a redshirt sophomore he potentially carries a #1 selection if he returns. DT Maurice Hurst, 6-2, 285 of Michigan is an explosive interior defender who recognizes plays quickly and flashes power to get to the ball and finish to make tackles. He holds up well in the physical part of the game after seeing double team blocking often as an underclassman. DT Taven Bryan, 6-4, 295 of Florida was a force in the SEC in 2017. He decided to declare in December and begin his conditioning program. DT Derrick Nnadi, 6-1, 310 of Florida St was a force from the inside and projects best to the three-technique or shade role for the NFL game. He will be a prospect that is highly coveted especially from 4-3 defensive clubs. He could solidify an early selection with a strong All-star week performance at the Senior Bowl. DT Deadrin Senat, 6-1, 305 of South Florida has shown fine run stuffing ability despite facing double team blocking often on the inside. He projects to the 4-3 pro front and is a rising defender who impressed scouts during the 2017 season. His quickness and power make him a disruptive force early on the down with nice pass rushing skills.

LB Tremaine Edmunds, 6-5, 250 of Virginia Tech is a tweener defender with upside potential. His best pro position is the attack backer role for a 3-4 front. He stays clean and gets off blockers well to finish. He has the burst off the edge to make big plays. His positional versatility probably puts him high on the 3-4 clubs list of edge rushers as a game changer. LB Malik Jefferson, 6-3, 240 of Texas is a well-developed prospect who runs well with keen instincts and finishes with strong tackling that should earn him a top selection and probable early round selection if he declares. LB Roquan Smith, 6-1, 225 of Georgia is a fast playmaker with nice versatility to fill a few positions. His athleticism and playmaking abilities makes him appealing to both fronts. LB Porter Gustin, 6-5, 260 of USC flashed big play ability tin 2017. He is a fine fit for the 3-4 clubs and continues to improve with reps. LB Fred Warner, 6-4, 230 of BYU has been a leader for the tough Cougar defense. He is a tweener defender with the prototypical numbers NFL scouts love in an attack linebacker. He has been very productive in a number of roles and has the versatility to play in either pro scheme, but better suited for playing up off the edge or the Sam position. LB Joe Giles-Harris, 6-4, 230 of Duke came on strong over the 2017 season. He displays keen instincts with the quickness to get to the ball and the technique to stay clean and finish. LB Christian Miller, 6-4, 240 of Alabama is a physical Bama defender. He plays both up and down and fits the outside backer role best. He stacks the run well and shows the raw ability to push the pocket. He is capable of a strong workout. LB Uchenna Nwosu, 6-2, 240 of USC is a fast developing talent and his strong final season probably pushes him into the top rounds. He combines quickness, power, speed and ball instincts and was considered a blue-chip talent for either scheme. LB Josey Jewell, 6-2, 235 of Iowa has been a clutch performer weekly. He is a good Mike defender who fills very well inside in either scheme. He has the speed to get to the flanks with good shed and finish ability. LB Lorenzo Carter, 6-5, 245 of Georgia elevated his stock nicely in 2017. He is very instinctive and finishes with sure tackling that gives him the versatility to play a few positions especially as an edge rusher. He plays both up and down and will be scrutinized by the 3-4 clubs extensively. LB Javon Rolland-Jones, 6-4, 240 of Arkansas St shows a quick burst off the edge to make a difference. He pursues well and has learned to drop in short zone coverage. He looks to impress at the Senior Bowl. LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, 6-1, 235 of Oklahoma is a developed backer who plays best in space to run free to the ball. He is a leader and highly productive over his late career. He flashes striking ability and the technique to get off blockers and finish. Look for him at the Senior Bowl vs top linemen.

CB Denzel Ward, 5-10, 190 of Ohio State declared for the NFL Draft. He has the talent to be the top ranked corner with a strong offseason. CB Jaire Alexander, 5-11, 190 of Louisville is a savvy cover man who graded out high vs ACC talent. He has developed quickly in his three seasons and decided to declare in December. He has the skill set to earn a high draft grade and his playoff performances may dictate how high he goes. CB Duke Dawson, 5-11, 200 of Florida is a fast developing slot cover man who can start early in his career. He is physical and a sure tackler and capable of playing both outside and in the slot. CB Kevin Tolliver, 6-3, 205 of LSU is a big agile cover man with fine athleticism. He needs some work on reading routes, but has the raw talent to be a shutdown cover man. CB Anthony Averett, 6-0, 185 of Alabama is a nice prospect with the athleticism and the experience to be an NFL cover man. He looks to impress in the playoffs and at the Senior Bowl. CB Holton Hill, 6-2, 195 of Texas declared after a strong 2017 finish. He hopes to impress during the NFL Combine. CB Isaiah Oliver, 6-1, 195 of Colorado is a highly-regarded underclassman who impressed over the 2017 season. His strong performance as both a cover man with impact ability. He is a good leaper and matches up well vs big physical receivers. His current level of development will warrant early playing time with the skill set to be a top-flight NFL corner. CB Chris Jones, 6-0, 200 of Nebraska returned from an early season injury and helped his cause. He needs a strong postseason to move up the charts. CB Jordan Thomas, 6-0, 190 of Oklahoma is an interesting prospect with developed skills vs NFL talent in big game situations. He has responded well over the past two seasons with fast development in both zone and man schemes. He can earn an early round grade with a strong performance during the playoffs and at Senior Bowl practices. CB Joshua Jackson, 6-1, 195 of Iowa has been a chief contributor to the Hawkeyes’ season. He shows very good ball skills and the hands to make big plays. His toughness and sure tackling allows him to come up and support the run. He tackles well whether at the line or in the secondary. He has the size, agility and speed to match up with #1 receivers and is leaning towards declaring. S Derwin James, 6-3, 210 of Florida St is one of the best players in the country and declared in Decembers. He plays a few roles and may fit best at free safety after time as a corner and safety. He can be an impact performer and early pro starter. S Minkah Fitzpatrick, 6-1, 205 of Alabama is a savvy versatile defender with experience at both corner and safety. He is a smart hard tackling defender who is well developed after starting the past three seasons early as a corner and late as a safety. He can matchup with wideouts and break on the ball to make plays. S Justin Reid, 6-1, 210 of Stanford is a player on the come. He breaks on the ball well and finishes with strong jarring tackles. He is currently 50/50 related to declaring for the NFL Draft. S DeShon Elliott, 6-1, 200 of Texas came on strong in 2017 with many big plays. He moves well, reads routes quickly and has the ability to break on the ball. S Marcus Allen, 6-2, 210 of Penn St has had a very impressive 2017 season. He is capable of big plays in run support or coverage. Though he needs work on his ability to recognize routes and make quick adjustments in the transition, he has the athleticism, range and instincts to matchup with receivers. He is a well-rounded prospect with the skill set to be an every down pro defender. S Armani Watts, 5-11, 205 of Texas A&M has been consistent over his Aggie career. His week at the Senior Bowl will have to answer questions about his man coverage skills. He can a force in run support, but must prove he can cover in man situations and reads routes quickly. S Jordan Whitehead, 6-1, 185 of Pittsburgh declared in December. He moves well with a break on the ball.

Underclassmen – Top Pro Prospects              Declaration date is January 15, 2018
Offensive Players

Quarterbacks
Josh Rosen UCLA
Sam Darnold Southern Cal
Josh Allen Wyoming
Lamar Jackson Louisville
Jarrett Stidham Auburn
Tanner Lee Nebraska

Running Backs

Saquon Barkley Penn State
Derrius Guice LSU
Bryce Love Stanford
Ronald Jones II Southern Cal
Kerryon Johnson Auburn
Josh Adams Notre Dame
Bo Scarbrough Alabama
Kerryon Johnson Auburn
Damien Harris Alabama
John Kelly Tennessee

Wide Receivers

Courtland Sutton SMU
Equanimeous St. Brown Notre Dame
Christian Kirk Texas A&M
Calvin Ridley Alabama
Audon Tate Florida St
Parris Campbell Ohio State
Deontay Burnett Southern Cal
Deon Cain Clemson
D.J. Moore Maryland
Simmie Cobbs Jr. Indiana
Trey Quinn Southern Methodist

Tight Ends

Mark Andrews Oklahoma
Hayden Hurst South Carolina

Offensive Linemen

Orlando Brown Oklahoma
Connor Williams Texas
Kolton Miller UCLA
Mitch Hyatt Clemson
Brian O’Neill Pittsburgh
Martez Ivey Florida

Defensive Players
Linemen

Arden Key DE LSU
Taven Bryan DT Florida
Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
Jeff Holland DE Auburn
Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama
Zach Allen DE B.C.
Dorance Armstrong DE Kansas
Austin Bryant DE Clemson
Sam Hubbard DE Ohio St
Hercules Mata’afa DE Wash St
Tyquan Lewis DE Ohio St
Josh Sweat DE Florida St

Linebackers

Roquan Smith Georgia
Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech
Malik Jefferson Texas
Leighton Vander Esch Boise St
Jerome Baker Ohio State
Kendall Joseph Clemson
Joe Giles-Harris Duke
T.J. Edwards Wisconsin
Cameron Smith Southern Cal
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi Toledo

Cornerbacks

Carlton Davis Auburn
Denzel Ward Ohio State
Joshua Jackson Iowa
Jaire Alexander Louisville
Isaiah Oliver Colorado
Tarvarus McFadden Florida State
Kevin Toliver LSU
Holton Hill Texas
Quenton Meeks Stanford

Safeties

Derwin James Florida State
Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama
DeShon Elliott Texas
Ronnie Harrison Alabama
Justin Reid Stanford

Jordan Whitehead Pittsburgh

Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2018

     December, 2017 – * underclassmen eligible to declare until Jan 15, 2018

Pro Prospect Pos School Ht / Wt
1 * Saquon Barkley RB Penn State 5-11 225
2 * Josh Rosen QB UCLA 6-4 220
3 * Sam Darnold QB Southern Cal 6-4 225
4 * Josh Allen QB Wyoming 6-5 235
5 Bradley Chubb DE NC State 6-4 275
6 * Derwin James S Florida State 6-3 210
7 * Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma 6-8 360
8 * Arden Key DE LSU 6-6 240
9 * Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama 6-1 205
10 Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame 6-8 315
11 * Lamar Jackson QB Louisville 6-3 200
12 * Roquan Smith LB Georgia 6-1 225
13 * Carlton Davis CB Auburn 6-1 205
14 Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame 6-5 330
15 * Courtland Sutton WR SMU 6-4 215
16 * Connor Williams OT Texas 6-6 320
17 * Derrius Guice RB LSU 5-11 215
18 * Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame 6-5 205
19 * Denzel Ward CB Ohio State 5-10 190
20 Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi St 6-5 305
21 Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M 5-11 200
22 James Washington WR Oklahoma St 6-0 205
23 * Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma 6-5 255
24 Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 6-4 310
25 * Joshua Jackson CB Iowa 6-1 195
26 * Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 6-1 190
27 Vita Vea DT Washington 6-5 345
28 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma 6-0 215
30 * Taven Bryan DT Florida 6-5 295
31 Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma St 6-5 230
32 Anthony Miller WR Memphis 5-11 190
33 * Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson 6-5 265
34 Chukwuma Okorafor OT Western Michigan 6-6 330
35 Maurice Hurst DT Michigan 6-2 285
36 * Ronald Jones II RB Southern Cal 6-1 195
37 * DeShon Elliott S Texas 6-2 205
38 * Kolton Miller OT UCLA 6-8 310
39 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo LB Oklahoma 6-1 240
40 * Mitch Hyatt OT Clemson 6-5 295
41 * Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech 6-5 240
42 Derrick Nnadi DT Florida State 6-1 315
43 Tyrell Crosby OT Oregon 6-5 320
44 * Jeff Holland DE Auburn 6-2 250
45 * Jaire Alexander CB Louisville 5-11 190
46 Dorian O’Daniel LB Clemson 6-1 215
47 Harold Landry LB Boston College 6-3 250
48 Billy Price C Ohio State 6-4 310
49 * Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado 6-1 190
50 * Audon Tate WR Florida State 6-5 220
51 Uchenna Nwosu LB USC 6-2 240
52 Michael Gallup WR Colorado St 6-1 195
53 * Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama 6-2 310
54 Braden Smith OG Auburn 6-6 305
55 * Parris Campbell WR Ohio State 6-1 205
56 * Malik Jefferson LB Texas 6-3 240
57 * Zach Allen DE Boston College 6-4 275
58 * Brian O’Neill OT Pittsburgh 6-7 310
59 Will Hernandez OG Texas-El Paso 6-3 330
60 * Dorance Armstrong DE Kansas 6-4 245
61 * Austin Bryant DE Clemson 6-4 265
62 * Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise St 6-4 240
63 * Kerryon Johnson RB Auburn 6-0 215
64 Harrison Phillips DT Stanford 6-4 285
65 Josey Jewell LB Iowa 6-2 235
66 * Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida State 6-2 195
67 * Dre’Mont Jones DT Ohio State 6-3 295
68 * Kendall Joseph LB Clemson 6-0 230
69 Duke Ejiofor DE Wake Forest 6-4 270
70 Nick Chubb RB Georgia Sr 5-10 225
71 * Ronnie Harrison S Alabama 6-3 215
72 Mike Gesicki TE Penn State 6-6 255
73 Royce Freeman RB Oregon 6-0 235
74 Lorenzo Carter LB Georgia Sr 6-6 245
75 * Jerome Baker LB Ohio State 6-1 225
76 Rashaan Evans LB Alabama 6-3 235
77 Marcus Davenport DE UTSA 6-7 255
78 Ian Thomas TE Indiana 6-5 250
79 * D.J. Moore WR Maryland 5-11 210
80 Mason Cole OL Michigan 6-5 305
81 * Deon Cain WR Clemson 6-1 210
82 * Kevin Toliver CB LSU 6-3 205
83 Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota St 6-4 260
84 * Josh Adams RB Notre Dame 6-2 225
85 * Justin Reid S Stanford 6-1 205
86 * Joe Giles-Harris LB Duke 6-2 235
87 * Deontay Burnett WR Southern Cal 6-0 170
88 * T.J. Edwards LB Wisconsin 6-1 245
89 * Cameron Smith LB Southern Cal 6-2 245
90 * Sam Hubbard DE Ohio State 6-5 265
91 Marcus Allen S Penn State 6-2 205
92 * Bo Scarbrough RB Alabama 6-2 235
93 * Simmie Cobbs Jr. WR Indiana 6-4 220
94 * Martez Ivey OT Florida 6-5 315
95 Jaylen Samuels TE NC State 5-11 225
96 Marcell Ateman WR Oklahoma St 6-4 220
97 Armani Watts S Texas A&M 5-11 205
98 * Damien Harris RB Alabama 5-11 220
99 Lowell Lotulelei DT Utah 6-2 320
100 Dante Pettis WR Washington 6-1 195

Top Small College Prospects

Prospect Position School Ht. Wt

1 Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota State 6040 250
2 Jake Wieneke WR South Dakota State 6037 213
3 Brandon Parker OL North Carolina A&T 6080 315
4 Siran Neal S Jacksonville State 6010 205
5 Ebenezer Ogundeko DE Tennessee State 6030 253
6 Andrew Ankrah LB James Madison 6040 255
7 Skyler Phillips OG Idaho State 6025 318
8 Bilal Nichols DT Delaware 6040 290
9 P.J. Hall DT Sam Houston State 6010 280
10 Alex Cappa OL Humboldt State 6070 305
11 Chase Edmonds RB Fordham 5090 205
12 Darius Leonard LB South Carolina State 6010 220
13 Davontae Harris CB Illinois State 6000 200
14 Nick Deluca LB North Dakota State 6030 248
15 Jeremiah Briscoe QB Sam Houston State 6030 220
16 Mike Basile S Monmouth 6010 195
17 Jason Baxter CB South Carolina State 6010 195
18 Timon Parris OL Stony Brook 6050 317
19 Reggie Hall CB Jacksonville State 6020 200
20 Darius Jackson LB Jacksonville State 6030 240
21 Deion Harris CB North Dakota 6030 180
22 Max Redfield S Indiana (Pa) 6010 205
23 Bryan Schor QB James Madison 6020 215
24 Emmanuel Butler WR Northern Arizona 6040 220
25 Abdullah Anderson DT Bucknell 6030 295

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2018 Pro Prospect Rankings – December

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Pro Prospect Rankings – NFL Draft 2018

    * underclassmen December 2017 Rankings   
      Dec. 22, 2017         Copyrighted – All Rights Reserved

Offense
Offensive Skilled Positions
Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen & Josh Allen Head Strong QB Class

Quarterbacks

1 * Sam Darnold – USC
2 * Josh Rosen – UCLA
3 * Josh Allen – Wyoming
4 * Lamar Jackson – Louisville
5 Mason Rudolph – Oklahoma St
6 Baker Mayfield – Oklahoma
7 * Jarrett Stidham – Auburn
8 Luke Falk – Washington St
9 * Jake Browning – Washington
10 * Nick Fitzgerald – Mississippi St
11 Riley Ferguson – Memphis
12 J.T. Barrett – Ohio St
13 Kurt Benkert – Virginia
14 Matt Linehan – Idaho
15 Quinton Flowers – South Florida
16 Jeremiah Briscoe – Sam Houston St
17 Brandon Silvers – Troy
18 Danny Etling – LSU
19 Logan Woodside – Toledo
20 * Tanner Lee – Nebraska
21 * Steven Montez – Colorado
23 Max Browne – Pittsburgh
24 Mike White – Western Kentucky
25 Kenny Hill – TCU

Barkley and Guice Head Talented Deep Running Back Class
Running Backs

1 * Saquon Barkley – Penn State
2 * Derrius Guice – LSU
3 * Ronald Jones – USC
4 Royce Freeman – Oregon
5 * Bryce Love – Stanford
6 Nick Chubb – Georgia
7 Akrum Wadley – Iowa
8 * Bo Scarbrough – Alabama
9 * Kerryon Johnson – Auburn
10 * Josh Adams – Notre Dame
11 * Damien Harris – Alabama
12 Rashaad Penny – San Diego State
13 Sony Michel – Georgia
14 * Mike Weber – Ohio State
15 * Myles Gaskin – Washington
16 Kalen Ballage – Arizona State
17 Justin Jackson – Northwestern
18 * Kamryn Pettway – Auburn
19 * L.J. Scott – Michigan State
20 * Mark Walton – Miami
21 * Jacques Patrick – Florida State
22 * James Williams – Washington State
23 * Bradrick Shaw – Wisconsin
24 * Chris James – Wisconsin
25 * Rodney Smith – Minnesota
26 Lavon Coleman – Washington
27 Kyle Hicks – TCU
28 Jordan Chunn – Troy
29 Jarvion Franklin – Western Michigan
30 Ralph Webb – Vanderbilt
31 * Jordan Scarlett – Florida
32 * Terence Williams – Baylor
33 Justin Crawford – West Virginia
34 Nick Wilson – Arizona
35 Terry Swanson – Toledo
36 * Ryquell Armstead – Temple
37 * John Kelly – Tennessee
38 Phillip Lindsay – Colorado
39 Roc Thomas – Jacksonville State
40 Chase Edmonds – Fordham
41 * Shannon Brooks – Minnesota
42 * Soso Jamabo – UCLA
43 * Jalin Moore – Appalachian State
44 * Jon Hilliman – Boston College
45 * Ty Johnson – Maryland
46 James Butler – Iowa
47 Keith Ford – Texas A&M
48 Larry Rose – New Mexico St.
49 Jeffery Wilson – North Texas
50 Ray Lawry – Old Dominion
51 Gus Edwards – Rutgers
52 D’Ernest Johnson – South Florida
53 Demario Richard – Arizona State
54 Tre Watson – Cal

Fullbacks

1 Dimitri Flowers – Oklahoma
2 * Winston Dimel – Kansas State
3 Jaylen Samuels – North Carolina State
4 Khalid Hill – Michigan
5 Daniel Marx – Stanford
6 Austin Ramesh – Wisconsin
7 Garrett Dickerson – Northwestern
8 Nick Sharga – Temple
9 Henry Poggi – Michigan
10 Joe Protheroe – California Poly
11 John Lovett – Princeton
12 Dallas Rivers – Vanderbilt
13 Ray Hudson – California
14 Drew Van Maanen – Wyoming
15 George Frazier – Colorado

Sutton, St. Brown, Kirk and Ridley Top Young Group of Receivers
Wide Receivers

1 * Equanimeous St. Brown – Notre Dame
2 * Courtland Sutton – Southern Methodist
3 * Christian Kirk – Texas A&M
4 * Calvin Ridley – Alabama
5 James Washington – Oklahoma State
6 Anthony Miller – Memphis
7 D.J. Chark – LSU
8 Michael Gallup – Colorado State
9 Allen Lazard – Iowa State
10 * Deon Cain – Clemson
11 * Parris Campbell – Ohio State
12 Dante Pettis – Washington
13 * Simmie Cobbs – Indiana
14 Cedrick Wilson – Boise State
15 * D.J. Moore – Maryland
16 Darren Carrington – Utah
17 Bryce Bobo – Colorado
18 * Jaylen Smith – Louisville
19 * Antonio Callaway – Florida
20 * Auden Tate – Florida State
21 Jaleel Scott – New Mexico St.
22 * Van Jefferson – Mississippi
23 * Deebo Samuel – South Carolina
24 Jake Wieneke – South Dakota State
25 Marcell Ateman – Oklahoma State
26 Robert Foster – Alabama
27 * Trenton Irwin – Stanford
28 * Deontay Burnett – USC
29 Cody Thompson – Toledo
30 Armanti Foreman – Texas
31 * Stanley Morgan – Nebraska
32 Cam Phillips – Virginia Tech
33 * KaVontae Turpin – TCU
34 DaeSean Hamilton – Penn State
35 Ka’Raun White – West Virginia
36 * Richie James – Middle Tennessee State
37 Dylan Candrell – Texas Tech
38 Marques Valdes-Scantling – South Florida
39 * Jalen Hurd – Baylor
40 * Nyqwan Murray – Florida State
41 * Malik Turner – Illinois
42 * DaMarkus Lodge – Mississippi
43 * Tre’Quan Smith – Central Florida
44 * Ventell Bryant – Temple
45 * Preston Williams – Colorado State
46 * DeAndre Thompkins – Penn State
47 Jester Weah – Pittsburgh
48 J’Mon Moore – Missouri
49 Devonte Boyd – Nevada-Las Vegas
50 Austin Proehl – North Carolina
51 * Chico McClatcher – Washington
52 * Jonathan Giles – LSU
53 * Ray-Ray McCloud – Clemson
54 Saeed Blacknall – Penn State
55 Brandon Powell – Florida
56 Ricky Jeune – Georgia Tech
57 Emmanuel Butler – Northern Arizona
58 Shay Fields – Colorado
59 Braxton Berrios – Miami
60 Garrett Johnson – Kentucky
61 Eldridge Massington – UCLA
62 Devin Gray – Cincinnati
63 Javon Wims – Georgia
65 Nate Brown – Missouri
66 Justin Watson – Penn
67 Charles Nelson – Oregon
68 Michiah Quick – Fresno State
69 Dorian Baker – Kentucky
70 Corey Willis – Central Michigan
71 Jeff Badet – Oklahoma
72 Nacarius Fant – Western Kentucky
73 Jonathan Duhart – Old Dominion
74 Jared Cornelius – Arkansas
75 Janarion Grant – Rutgers
76 Emanuel Thompson – Troy
77 Jazz Peavy – Wisconsin
78 Davon Grayson – East Carolina
79 Steven Dunbar – Houston
80 LaQuvionte Gonzalez – Southeastern

Andrews, Gesicki, Goedert & Thomas Emerging as Top Tight Ends
Tight Ends

1 * Mark Andrews – Oklahoma
2 Mike Gesicki – Penn State
3 Dallas Goedert – South Dakota State
4 Ian Thomas – Indiana
5 * Dalton Schultz – Stanford
6 Troy Fumagalli – Wisconsin
7 * Hayden Hurst – South Carolina
8 Adam Breneman – Massachusetts
9 * Alize Mack – Notre Dame
10 * C.J. Conrad – Kentucky
11 Deandre Goolsby – Florida
12 Christopher Herndon – Miami
13 Durham Smythe – Notre Dame
14 Marcus Baugh – Ohio State
15 David Wells – San Diego State
16 Tyler Conklin – Central Michigan
17 * Jacob Breeland – Oregon
18 * Tyrone Wheatley – Michigan
19 * Tommy Sweeney – Boston College
20 * Foster Moreau – LSU
21 Ethan Wolf – Tennessee
22 Ian Bunting – Michigan
23 Cam Serigne – Wake Forest
24 J.D. Moore – LSU
25 Ryan Yurachek – Marshall
26 Donnie Ernsberger – Western Michigan
27 Tyler Hoppes – Nebraska
28 Jeb Blazevich – Georgia
29 Nate Wozniak – Minnesota
30 * Brandon Fritts – North Carolina
31 * Ryan Izzo – Florida State
32 Brandon Lingen – Minnesota
33 Blake Mack – Arkansas State
34 Ben Johnson – Kansas
35 * Tyler Petite – USC
36 * Drew Sample – Washington
37 * Milan Richard – Clemson
38 Jake Roh – Boise State
39 Andrew Vollert – Weber State
40 Nathan Marcus – Vanderbilt
41 Jordan Feuerbacher – Baylor
42 Metuisela Unga – Hawaii
43 Andrew Caskin – William & Mary
44 Steve Baggett – East Carolina
45 Gabe Schrade – Texas State
46 Shane Wimann – Northern Illinois
47 Tommy Myers – Connecticut
48 Troy Mangen – Ohio
49 Alec Bloom – Connecticut
50 Ryan Smith – Miami (Oh)

Offensive Tackles

1 Mike McGlinchey – Notre Dame
2 * Orlando Brown – Oklahoma
3 * Connor Williams – Texas
4 Martinas Rankin – Mississippi State
5 Chukwuma Okorafor – Western Michigan
6 * Brian O’Neill – Pittsburgh
7 * Isaiah Prince – Ohio State
8 * Mitch Hyatt – Clemson
9 Tyrell Crosby – Oregon
10 Jamarco Jones – Ohio State
11 Brandon Parker – North Carolina A&T
12 Zachary Crabtree – Oklahoma State
13 * Trey Adams – Washington
14 * Dalton Risner – Kansas State
15 * Martez Ivey – Florida
16 * Tyree St. Louis – Miami
17 * Drew Richmond – Tennessee
18 * Geron Christian – Louisville
19 Timon Parris – Stony Brook
20 * Calvin Throckmorton – Oregon
21 * Brock Ruble – Florida State
22 * Max Scharping – Northern Illinois
23 * Toby Weathersby – LSU
24 David Bright – Stanford
25 Jeromy Irwin – Colorado
26 A.T. Hall – Stanford
27 Ike Boettger – Iowa
28 Alex Cappa – Humboldt State
29 Brett Kendrick – Tennessee
30 Rick Leonard – Florida State
31 Bentley Spain – North Carolina
32 Jake Campos – Iowa State
33 Andrew Nelson – Penn State
34 Christian DiLauro – Illinois
35 Cole Madison – Washington State
36 Joseph Noteboom – TCU
37 Casey Tucker – Stanford
38 Aaron Cochran – Oklahoma State
39 Gabe Brandner – Duke
40 Leon Johnson – Temple
41 Derek Edwards – Central Michigan
42 Marcell Lazard – Boston College
43 Tyler Howell – Missouri
44 Reggie Bain – Florida Atlantic
45 Kyle Meadows – Kentucky
46 Jamar McGloster – Syracuse
47 David Knevel – Nebraska
48 Aaron Stinnie – James Madison
49 Korey Cunningham – Cincinnati
50 Jaryd Jones-Smith – Pittsburgh
51 Jack English – Virginia
52 Zach Golditch – Colorado State
53 Layth Friekh – Arizona
54 Jordan Rose – Idaho
55 Sandley Jean-Felix – Marshall
56 Maurice Porter – Baylor
57 Sunny Odogwu – UCLA
58 NaTy Rodgers – Houston
59 Dennis Finley – Michigan State
60 Justin Spencer – Youngstown State
61 David Reese – Montana
62 Brandon Smith – East Carolina

Guards

1 Quenton Nelson – Notre Dame
2 Braden Smith – Auburn
3 Will Hernandez – Texas-El Paso
4 * Ross Pierschbacher – Alabama
5 * Beau Benzschawel – Wisconsin
6 * Bobby Evans – Oklahoma
7 * Damian Prince – Maryland
8 K.C. McDermott – Miami
9 Isaiah Wynn – Georgia
10 Skyler Phillips – Idaho St
11 Tyrone Crowder – Clemson
12 Austin Corbett – Nevada
13 K.J. Malone – LSU
14 Brian Allen – Michigan State
15 Sean Welsh – Iowa
16 Hunter Bivin – Notre Dame
17 Tony Adams – North Carolina State
18 * Maea Teuhema – SE Louisiana
19 * Ryan Bates – Penn State
20 * Jordan Sims – Mississippi
21 * Larry Allen – Harvard
22 * Nick Gates – Nebraska
23 Wilson Bell – Auburn
24 Jashon Robertson – Tennessee
25 Viane Talamaivao – USC
26 Dyshon Sims – Georgia
27 Archie Lewis – Boise State
28 Brendan Mahon – Penn State
29 Wyatt Teller – Virginia Tech
30 Kenny Lacy – UCLA
31 Cory Helms – South Carolina
32 Kyle Bosch – West Virginia
33 Chuma Edoga – USC
34 Evan Lisle – Duke
35 Alex Officer – Pittsburgh
36 Trevor Darling – Miami
37 Boone Myers – Iowa
38 Jake Raulerson – Arkansas
39 Tuni Kanuch – Brigham Young
40 Darius James – Auburn
41 Jacob Alsadek – Arizona
42 D.J. Park – South Carolina
43 Salesi Uhatafe – Utah
44 Ului Lapuaho – Brigham Young
45 Gerrad Kough – Colorado
46 Andrew Kirkland – Washington
47 Matt Pryor – TCU

Centers
1 Billy Price – Ohio State
2 Mason Cole – Michigan
3 * Michael Deiter – Wisconsin
4 Frank Ragnow – Arkansas
5 Coleman Shelton – Washington
6 Bradley Bozeman – Alabama
7 * Jake Hanson – Oregon
8 * James Daniels – Iowa
9 * Drew Kyser – Memphis
10 Scott Quessenberry – UCLA
11 * Will Clapp – LSU
12 * Alec Eberle – Florida State
13 Erick Wren – Oklahoma
14 Austin Kuhnert – North Dakota State
15 Austin Schlottman – TCU
16 * Jesse Burkett – Stanford
17 * Brendan Moore – Maryland
18 * T.J. McCoy – Florida
19 Austin Golson – Auburn
20 Toa Lobendahn – USC
21 Jake Bennett – Colorado State
22 Coleman Thomas – Tennessee
23 * Sam Mustipher – Notre Dame
24 * Nick Linder – Miami
25 Alan Knott – South Carolina
26 Cameron Dillard – North Carolina
27 Brad North – Northwestern
28 Patrick Kugler – Michigan
29 Jake Pruehs – Ohio
30 Alex Thompson – Monmouth
31 Jon Baker – Boston College
32 J.C. Hassenauer – Alabama
33 A.J. McCollum – Arizona State
34 Jonathan Huckins – Colorado
35 Eric Gallo – Virginia Tech
36 Brad Lundblade – Oklahoma State
37 Andy Dodd – McNeese State
38 Andrew Marshall – Georgia Tech
39 Austin Davis – Duke
40 Mason Hampton – Boise State

Defensive Prospects

Underclassmen dominate front seven top prospects
Ends
1 Bradley Chubb – North Carolina State
2 * Arden Key – LSU
3 * Clelin Ferrell – Clemson
4 Harold Landry – Boston College
5 Duke Ejiofor – Wake Forest
6 * Sam Hubbard – Ohio State
7 * Dylan Jackson – Stanford
8 * Dorance Armstrong – Kansas
9 Tyquan Lewis – Ohio State
10 Marcell Frazier – Missouri
11 Chad Thomas – Miami
12 Marcus Davenport – UTSA
13 Ebenezer Ogundeko – Tennessee State
14 * Byron Cowart – Auburn
15 * CeCe Jefferson – Florida
16 * Jonathan Ledbetter – Georgia
17 * Jaylon Ferguson – Louisiana Tech
18 * Zach Allen – Boston College
19 * Freedom Akinmoladun – Nebraska
20 * Austin Bryant – Clemson
21 * Jabari Zuniga – Florida
22 Andrew Brown – Virginia
23 K.J. Smith – Baylor
24 Andrew Trumbetti – Notre Dame
25 Jarrett Johnson – Texas A&M
26 Justin Lawler – Southern Methodist
27 Jacob Pugh – Florida State
28 Mackendy Cherador – Georgia St
28 Kylie Fitts – Utah
29 Jalyn Holmes – Ohio State
30 Jordan Sherit – Florida
31 Chikwe Obasih – Wisconsin
32 Jesse Aniebonam – Maryland
33 Joe Ostman – Central Michigan
34 Paul James – Auburn
35 Eric Cotton – Stanford
36 Nick Thurman – Houston
37 Demetrius Cooper – Michigan State
38 Luke Carrezola – Connecticut
39 Kemoko Turay – Rutgers
40 Dajaun Drennon – North Carolina
41 Ade Aruna – Tulane
42 Xavier Thigpen – Southern Mississippi

Tackles

1 * Christian Wilkins – Clemson
2 * Dre’Mont Jones – Ohio State
3 * Da’Ron Payne – Alabama
4 Derrick Nnadi – Florida State
5 Maurice Hurst – Michigan
6 * Vita Vea – Washington
7 * Carlos Davis – Nebraska
8 * Taven Bryan – Florida
9 * Raequan Williams – Michigan State
10 Lowell Lotulelei – Utah
11 * Harrison Phillips – Stanford
12 * Trenton Thompson – Georgia
13 * Dontavius Russell – Auburn
14 Da’Shawn Hand – Alabama
15 B.J. Hill – North Carolina State
16 Deadrin Senat – South Florida
17 * Jerry Tillery – Notre Dame
18 * Greg Gaines – Washington
19 * Robert Landers – Ohio State
20 * R.J. McIntosh – Miami
21 * Kahlil McKenzie – Tennessee
22 * Rasheem Green – USC
23 * Khalil Davis – Nebraska
24 Michael Hill – Ohio State
25 Filipo Mokofisi – Utah
26 Justin Jones – North Carolina State
27 Folorunso Fatakasi – Connecticut
28 Poona Ford – Texas
29 * Kendrick Norton – Miami
30 * David Moa – Boise State
31 Christian LaCouture – LSU
32 Steven Richardson – Minnesota
33 James Looney – California
34 Kentavius Street – North Carolina State
35 P.J. Hall – Sam Houston State
36 Drew Bailey – Louisville
37 Bilal Nichols – Delaware
38 * Khairi Clark – Florida
39 * Daylon Mack – Texas A&M
40 * Andrew Williams – Auburn
41 * Demarcus Christmas – Florida State
42 Frank Herron – LSU
43 Taylor Stallworth – South Carolina
44 Scott Pagano – Oregon
45 Zaycoven Henderson – Texas A&M
46 Joshua Frazier – Alabama
47 Nathan Bazata – Iowa
48 Kendal Vickers – Tennessee
49 Conor Sheehy – Wisconsin
50 Greg Gilmore – LSU
51 Parker Cothren – Penn State
52 Mike Hughes – UNLV
53 Matt Elam – Kentucky
54 Nifae Lealao – Vanderbilt
55 Dalton Keene – Illinois State
56 Henry Mondeaux – Oregon
57 John Atkins – Georgia
58 Abdullah Anderson – Bucknell
59 Tyler Lancaster – Northwestern
60 Bijhon Jackson – Arkansas
61 Matt Dickerson – UCLA

Outside Linebackers
1 * Roquan Smith – Georgia
2 * Malik Jefferson – Texas
3 * Tremaine Edmunds – Virginia Tech
4 * Leighton Vander Esch – Boise St.
5 * Jerome Baker – Ohio State
6 * Josh Sweat – Florida State
7 * Hercules Mata’afa – Washington State
8 Uchenna Nwosu – USC
9 * Christian Miller – Alabama
10 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo – Oklahoma
11 Tre’ Williams – Auburn
12 Dante Booker – Ohio State
13 Marquis Haynes – Mississippi
14 * Porter Gustin – USC
15 Javon Rolland-Jones – Arkansas State
16 Lorenzo Carter – Georgia
17 Fred Warner – Brigham Young
18 Shaquem Griffin – Central Florida
19 Matthew Thomas – Florida State
20 Mike McCray – Michigan
21 Garret Dooley – Wisconsin
22 Chris Worley – Ohio State
23 Skai Moore – South Carolina
24 Darius Leonard – South Carolina State
25 James Hearns – Louisville
26 Joey Alfieri – Stanford
27 Joel Lanning – Iowa St.
28 * Joe Giles-Harris – Duke
29 * Te’Von Coney – Notre Dame
30 Davin Bellamy – Georgia
31 Tegray Scales – Indiana
32 Andrew Ankrah – James Madison
33 Travin Howard – TCU
34 Dorian O’Daniel – Clemson
35 Koron Crump – Arizona State
36 Emmanuel Beal – Oklahoma
37 Devante Downs – California
38 Trevon Young – Louisville
39 Demarquis Gates – Mississippi
40 Robert Spillane – Western Michigan
41 Mike Needham – Southern Utah
42 Airius Moore – North Carolina State
43 Jalen Brooks – Maryland
44 Sione Teuhema – Southeastern Louisiana
45 Ben Niemann – Iowa
46 Greg Menard – North Dakota State
47 Leon Jacobs – Wisconsin
48 Asantay Brown – Western Michigan
49 Naashon Hughes – Texas
50 Chris Frey – Michigan State

Inside Linebackers
1 * Cameron Smith – USC
2 * T.J. Edwards – Wisconsin
3 Shaun Dion Hamilton – Alabama
4 Micah Kiser – Virginia
5 Josey Jewell – Iowa
6 Rashaan Evans – Alabama
7 Azeem Victor – Washington
8 * Leo Lewis – Mississippi State
9 * Natrez Patrick – Georgia
10 * Kendall Joseph – Clemson
11 Jason Cabinda – Penn State
12 Kenny Young – UCLA
13 Donnie Alexander – LSU
14 Nick DeLuca – North Dakota State
15 * Frank Ginda – San Jose St.
16 Auggie Sanchez – South Florida
17 Nyles Morgan – Notre Dame
18 Jack Cichy – Wisconsin
19 * Jordan Jones – Kentucky
20 Quentin Poling – Ohio
21 Andrew Motuapuaka – Virginia Tech
22 Keishawn Bierria – Washington
23 Connor Strachan – Boston College
24 Reggie Carter – Georgia
25 Genard Avery – Memphis
26 Chad Whitener – Oklahoma State
27 Ro’Derrick Hoskins – Florida State
28 Peyton Pelluer – Washington State
29 Taylor Young – Baylor
30 Junior Joseph – Connecticut
31 Eric Boggs – Appalachian State
32 Jordan Williams – East Carolina
33 Matthew Adams – Houston
34 Eric Beisel – Missouri
35 Jermaine Carter – Maryland

Cornerbacks
1 * Denzel Ward – Ohio State
2 * Carlton Davis – Auburn
3 * Jaire Alexander – Louisville
4 * Tarvarus McFadden – Florida State
5 * Kevin Toliver – LSU
6 * Joshua Jackson – Iowa
7 * Iman Marshall – USC
8 * Damon Arnette – Ohio State
9 * Isaiah Oliver – Colorado
10 Anthony Averett – Alabama
11 Tony Brown – Alabama
12 Darius Phillips – Western Michigan
13 Duke Dawson – Florida
14 * Donte Jackson – LSU
15 * Quenton Meeks – Stanford
16 * Holton Hill – Texas
17 Jordan Thomas – Oklahoma
18 Brandon Facyson – Virginia Tech
19 Deatrick Nichols – South Florida
20 Heath Harding – Miami (Oh)
21 Deion Harris – North Dakota
22 Greg Stroman – Virginia Tech
23 M.J. Stewart – North Carolina
24 Rashard Fant – Indiana
25 Siran Neal – Jacksonville St
26 Christian Campbell – Penn St
27 * J.C. Jackson – Maryland
28 Chris Jones – Nebraska
29 Grant Haley – Penn St
30 Danny Johnson – Southern
31 * Shaun Crawford – Notre Dame
32 * Adonis Alexander – Virginia Tech
33 Bobby Fulp – East Carolina
34 Alameen Murphy – Stanford
35 D’Montre Wade – Murray St. (Ky)
36 Joshua Kalu – Nebraska
37 Chandon Sullivan – Georgia St
38 * Juan Thornhill – Virginia
39 * Chris Westry – Kentucky
40 * Isaiah Langley – USC
41 Jalen Davis – Utah St
42 Dee Delaney – Miami
43 Marcell Harris – Florida
44 JaMarcus King – South Carolina
45 Taron Johnson – Weber St
46 * Eric Lee – Nebraska
47 * D.J. Reed – Kansas State
48 Michael Joseph – Dubuque
49 Kamrin Moore – Boston College
50 * Nick Nelson – Wisconsin
51 * Kareem Orr – Chattanooga
52 Arrion Springs – Oregon
53 Shaq Wiggins – Tennessee
54 Davontae Harris – Illinois State
55 Avonte Madox – Pittsburgh
56 Alijah Holder – Stanford
57 * Mark Fields – Clemson
58 * Rashaan Gaulden – Tennessee
59 * Mook Reynolds – Virginia Tech
60 * Vayante Copeland – Michigan State
61 * Ryan Pulley – Arkansas
62 Aaron Davis – Georgia
63 Trumaine Washington – Louisville
64 Malkom Parrish – Georgia
65 Mike Jones – Temple
66 Tre Dempsey – North Dakota State
67 Andre Chachere – San Jose State
68 Trevon Mathis – Toledo
69 Justin Martin – Tennessee
70 Nick Orr – TCU
71 Priest Willis – Texas A&M
72 Amari Coleman – Central Michigan

Safeties
1 * Derwin James – Florida State
2 * Minkah Fitzpatrick – Alabama
3 * Justin Reid – Stanford
4 Marcus Allen – Penn State
5 * Ronnie Harrison – Alabama
7 Damon Webb – Ohio State
8 Armani Watts – Texas A&M
9 Quin Blanding – Virginia
10 * Tanner Muse – Clemson
11 Tray Matthews – Auburn
12 * Jordan Whitehead – Pittsburgh
13 * Jessie Bates – Wake Forest
14 * Chase Hansen – Utah
15 * Terrell Edmunds – Virginia Tech
16 * Andrew Wingard – Wyoming
17 * Brandon Bryant – Mississippi State
18 Todd Kelly – Tennessee
19 Kieron Williams – Nebraska
20 Godwin Igwebuike – Northwestern
21 Trayvon Henderson – Hawaii
22 Trey Marshall – Florida State
23 Chris Hawkins – USC
24 Kysir White – West Virginia
25 Jamar Summers – Connecticut
26 Mike Basile – Monmouth University
27 Steven Parker – Oklahoma
28 Sean Chandler – Temple
29 * Drue Tranquill – Notre Dame
30 * John Battle – LSU
31 * Marvell Tell – USC
32 * Mike Edwards – Kentucky
33 * Javon Hagan – Ohio
34 * Van Smith – Clemson
35 Chucky Williams – Louisville
36 Nick Washington – Florida
37 Donovan Wilson – Texas A&M
38 Dominick Sanders – Georgia
39 Donnie Miles – North Carolina
40 Tyree Robinson – Oregon
41 Jaleel Wadood – UCLA
42 Ed Paris – LSU
43 Evan Berry – Tennessee
44 Hootie Jones – Alabama
45 Oren Burks – Vanderbilt
46 Cole Reyes – North Dakota
47 D’Cota Dixon – Wisconsin
48 Miles Taylor – Iowa
49 Stephen Roberts – Auburn
50 Max Redfield – Indiana (Pa)
51 Nate Andrews – Florida State
52 Erick Smith – Ohio St

Placekickers
1 Daniel Carlson – Auburn
2 Tyler Davis – Penn State
3 * Eddy Pineiro – Florida
4 * Emmit Carpenter – Minnesota
5 Lane Clark – Tennessee State
6 Matt Anderson – California
7 Drew Brown – Nebraska
8 Michael Badgley – Miami
9 Gary Wunderlich – Mississippi
10 Matthew McCrane – Kansas State
11 Canon Rooker – Middle Tennessee State
12 Andrew Gantz – Cincinnati
13 Kody Kroening – Fresno State
14 Austin MacGinnis – Kentucky
15 Aidan Schneider – Oregon

Punters
1 J.K. Scott – Alabama
2 * Mitch Wishnowsky – Utah
3 Johnny Townsend – Florida
4 * Michael Dickson – Texas
5 Joseph Davidson – Bowling Green
6 * Steven Coutts – California
7 Spencer Smith – Memphis
8 Will Gleeson – Mississippi
9 Shane Tripucka – Texas A&M
10 Ryan Anderson – Rutgers
11 Ryan Santoso – Minnesota
12 Trevor Daniel – Tennessee
13 Ryan Winslow – Pittsburgh
14 Nick Walsh – Kansas State
15 Austin Barnes – East Carolina
16 Jonny Linehan – Brigham Young
17 Michael Carrizosa – San Jose State

Longsnappers
1 Ike Powell – Auburn
2 * Ben Makowski – Purdue
3 Kaleb Smith – Texas
4 Scott Sypniewski – Vanderbilt
5 Tanner Carew – Oregon
6 Stephen Gabbard – Florida State
7 Daniel Zeigler – Georgia State
8 James Fisher – North Dakota State
9 Trent Sieg – Colorado State
10 Wesley Horky – Oklahoma
11 Alan Lucy – Rutgers

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2018 Pro Prospect Rankings – September

Draft Insiders’ Digest – 27th Season                                

Copyrighted –  All Rights Reserved
      “The NFL Draft Publication Pro Scouts Buy”                          1-800 – 776 – 1949

Pro Prospect Rankings – NFL Draft 2018 – September
    * underclassmen September 2017 Rankings
       Underclassmen – True Juniors, 4th year Juniors & 3rd year Sophomores

Sept. 8, 2017

Offense
Offensive Skilled Positions
Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen Head Strong QB Class

Quarterbacks

1 * Sam Darnold – USC
2 * Josh Rosen – UCLA
3 * Josh Allen – Wyoming
4 * Lamar Jackson – Louisville
5 Mason Rudolph – Oklahoma St
6 Luke Falk – Washington St
7 * Jarrett Stidham – Auburn
8 * Jake Browning – Washington
9 Baker Mayfield – Oklahoma
10 Riley Ferguson – Memphis
11 * Steven Montez – Colorado
12 * Nick Fitzgerald – Mississippi St
13 Jeremiah Briscoe – Sam Houston St
14 Kurt Benkert – Virginia
15 J.T. Barrett – Ohio St
16 Matt Linehan – Idaho
17 * Tanner Lee – Nebraska
18 * Clayton Thorson – Northwestern
19 * Wilton Speight – Michigan
20 * Daniel Jones – Duke
21 Max Browne – Pittsburgh
22 Danny Etling – LSU
23 Quinton Flowers – South Florida
24 Mike White – Western Kentucky
25 Kenny Hill – TCU
26 Brandon Silvers – Troy

        Barkley and Guice Head Talented Group of Running Backs
Running Backs

1 * Saquon Barkley – Penn State
2 * Derrius Guice – LSU
3 * Bo Scarbrough – Alabama
4 Akrum Wadley – Iowa
5 Nick Chubb – Georgia
6 Royce Freeman – Oregon
7 * Mike Weber – Ohio State
8 * Ronald Jones – USC
9 * Bradrick Shaw – Wisconsin
10 * Myles Gaskin – Washington
11 * Kamryn Pettway – Auburn
12 * Damien Harris – Alabama
13 * Bryce Love – Stanford
14 Kalen Ballage – Arizona State
15 Sony Michel – Georgia
16 Jacques Patrick – Florida State
17 * Kerryon Johnson – Auburn
18 * Josh Adams – Notre Dame
19 * James Williams – Washington State
20 * Chris James – Wisconsin
21 * Rodney Smith – Minnesota
22 Justin Jackson – Northwestern
23 Lavon Coleman – Washington
24 Ralph Webb – Vanderbilt
25 *Jordan Scarlett – Florida
26 * Mark Walton – Miami
27 * Terence Williams – Baylor
28 * L.J. Scott – Michigan State
29 Rashaad Penny – San Diego State
30 Justin Crawford – West Virginia
31 Nick Wilson – Arizona
32 Terry Swanson – Toledo
33 * Ryquell Armstead – Temple
34 * John Kelly – Tennessee
35 Phillip Lindsay – Colorado
36 Roc Thomas – Jacksonville State
37 * Shannon Brooks – Minnesota
38 * Soso Jamabo – UCLA
39 * Jalin Moore – Appalachian State
40 * Jon Hilliman – Boston College
41 Chase Edmonds – Fordham
42 * Ty Johnson – Maryland
43 James Butler – Iowa
44 Kyle Hicks – TCU
45 Jordan Chunn – Troy
46 Keith Ford – Texas A&M
47 Jarvion Franklin – Western Michigan
48 Jeffery Wilson – North Texas
49 Demario Richard – Arizona State
50 Ray Lawry – Old Dominion

Fullbacks

1 Dimitri Flowers – Oklahoma
2 Jaylen Samuels – North Carolina State
3 Khalid Hill – Michigan
4 * Winston Dimel – Kansas State
5 J.D. Moore – LSU
6 Joe Protheroe – California Poly
7 Daniel Marx – Stanford
8 Austin Ramesh – Wisconsin
9 Garrett Dickerson – Northwestern
10 Nick Sharga – Temple
11 Henry Poggi – Michigan
12 John Lovett – Princeton
13 Dallas Rivers – Vanderbilt
14 Ray Hudson – California
15 Drew Van Maanen – Wyoming
16 George Frazier – Colorado

      Ridley, Kirk, and Sutton Head Young Group of Receivers
Wide Receivers

1 * Calvin Ridley – Alabama
2 * Christian Kirk – Texas A&M
3 * Courtland Sutton – Southern Methodist
4 James Washington – Oklahoma State
5 * Equanimeous St. Brown – Notre Dame
6 D.J. Chark – LSU
7 Michael Gallup – Colorado State
8 * Deon Cain – Clemson
9 * Parris Campbell – Ohio State
10 * Jaylen Smith – Louisville
11 * Antonio Callaway – Florida
12 Dante Pettis – Washington
13 Allen Lazard – Iowa State
14 * Auden Tate – Florida State
15 * Van Jefferson – Mississippi
16 * Deebo Samuel – South Carolina
17 * Trenton Irwin – Stanford
18 * Deontay Burnett – USC
19 * Simmie Cobbs – Indiana
20 Anthony Miller – Memphis
21 Darren Carrington – Utah
22 Jake Wieneke – South Dakota State
23 DaeSean Hamilton – Penn State
24 Cody Thompson – Toledo
25 * Jalen Hurd – Baylor
26 * Stanley Morgan – Nebraska
27 Robert Foster – Alabama
28 Janarion Grant – Rutgers
29 Cam Phillips – Virginia Tech
30 * Nyqwan Murray – Florida State
31 * Malik Turner – Illinois
32 * Ventell Bryant – Temple
33 * Preston Williams – Colorado State
34 * DaMarkus Lodge – Mississippi
35 * Richie James – Middle Tennessee State
36 * Tre’Quan Smith – Central Florida
37 Jester Weah – Pittsburgh
38 Bryce Bobo – Colorado
39 J’Mon Moore – Missouri
40 Ka’Raun White – West Virginia
41 Marcell Ateman – Oklahoma State
42 Devonte Boyd – Nevada-Las Vegas
43 Cedrick Wilson – Boise State
44 Austin Proehl – North Carolina
45 * Chico McClatcher – Washington
46 * Jonathan Giles – LSU
47 * DeAndre Thompkins – Penn State
48 * KaVontae Turpin – TCU
49 * Quadree Henderson – Pittsburgh
50 * Ray-Ray McCloud – Clemson
51 Saeed Blacknall – Penn State
52 Emmanuel Butler – Northern Arizona
53 Shay Fields – Colorado
54 Garrett Johnson – Kentucky
55 Ricky Jeune – Georgia Tech
56 Marques Valdes-Scantling – South Florida
57 Brandon Powell – Florida
58 Eldridge Massington – UCLA
59 Devin Gray – Cincinnati
60 Nate Brown – Missouri
61 Dylan Cantrell – Texas Tech
62 Braxton Berrios – Miami
63 Armanti Foreman – Texas
64 Charles Nelson – Oregon
65 Michiah Quick – Fresno State
66 Dorian Baker – Kentucky
67 Corey Willis – Central Michigan
68 Jeff Badet – Oklahoma
69 Nacarius Fant – Western Kentucky
70 Jonathan Duhart – Old Dominion
71 Jared Cornelius – Arkansas
72 Emanuel Thompson – Troy
73 Jazz Peavy – Wisconsin
74 Davon Grayson – East Carolina
75 Steven Dunbar – Houston
76 LaQuvionte Gonzalez – Southeastern

Tight Ends

1 Mike Gesicki – Penn St
2 * Dalton Schultz – Stanford
3 * Mark Andrews – Oklahoma
4 Troy Fumagalli – Wisconsin
5 Ian Thomas – Indiana
6 * Alize Mack – Notre Dame
7 * Tyrone Wheatley – Michigan
8 * C.J. Conrad – Kentucky
9 * Jacob Breeland – Oregon
10 Christopher Herndon – Miami
11 Deandre Goolsby – Florida
12 Durham Smythe – Notre Dame
13 Adam Breneman – Massachusetts
14 Dallas Goedert – South Dakota State
15 * Tommy Sweeney – Boston College
16 * Hayden Hurst – South Carolina
17 Cam Serigne – Wake Forest
18 Jeb Blazevich – Georgia
19 Marcus Baugh – Ohio State
20 * Foster Moreau – LSU
21 Ethan Wolf – Tennessee
22 Ian Bunting – Michigan
23 David Wells – San Diego State
24 Nate Wozniak – Minnesota
25 * Brandon Fritts – North Carolina
26 * Ryan Izzo – Florida State
27 Brandon Lingen – Minnesota
28 Ben Johnson – Kansas
29 * Tyler Petite – USC
30 * Drew Sample – Washington
31 * Milan Richard – Clemson
32 Jake Roh – Boise State
33 Ryan Yurachek – Marshall
34 Tyler Conklin – Central Michigan
35 Andrew Vollert – Weber State
36 Nathan Marcus – Vanderbilt
37 Jordan Feuerbacher – Baylor
38 Metuisela Unga – Hawaii
39 Andrew Caskin – William & Mary
40 Blake Mack – Arkansas State
41 Steve Baggett – East Carolina
42 Gabe Schrade – Texas State
43 Shane Wimann – Northern Illinois
44 Tommy Myers – Connecticut
45 Troy Mangen – Ohio
46 Alec Bloom – Connecticut
47 Ryan Smith – Miami (Oh)

Offensive Tackles

1 * Orlando Brown – Oklahoma
2 Mike McGlinchey – Notre Dame
3 * Connor Williams – Texas
4 * Isaiah Prince – Ohio State
5 * Mitch Hyatt – Clemson
6 Chukwuma Okorafor – Western Michigan
7 Martinas Rankin – Mississippi State
8 Braden Smith – Auburn
9 Tyrell Crosby – Oregon
10 * Trey Adams – Washington
11 * Martez Ivey – Florida
12 * Drew Richmond – Tennessee
13 Jamarco Jones – Ohio State
14 Austin Corbett – Nevada
15 Zachary Crabtree – Oklahoma State
16 * Dalton Risner – Kansas State
17 * Geron Christian – Louisville
18 * Brian O’Neill – Pittsburgh
19 * Tyree St. Louis – Miami
20 * Calvin Throckmorton – Oregon
21 * Brock Ruble – Florida State
22 * Max Scharping – Northern Illinois
23 * Toby Weathersby – LSU
24 Ike Boettger – Iowa
25 Alex Cappa – Humboldt State
26 Brett Kendrick – Tennessee
27 Rick Leonard – Florida State
28 * A.T. Hall – Stanford
29 Bentley Spain – North Carolina
30 Jake Campos – Iowa State
31 David Bright – Stanford
32 Jeromy Irwin – Colorado
33 Brandon Parker – North Carolina A&T
34 Andrew Nelson – Penn State
35 Christian DiLauro – Illinois
36 Cole Madison – Washington State
37 Joseph Noteboom – TCU
38 Marcell Lazard – Boston College
39 Casey Tucker – Stanford
40 Aaron Cochran – Oklahoma State
41 Gabe Brandner – Duke
42 Derek Edwards – Central Michigan
43 Tyler Howell – Missouri
44 Reggie Bain – Florida Atlantic
45 Kyle Meadows – Kentucky
46 Jamar McGloster – Syracuse
47 Leon Johnson – Temple
48 David Knevel – Nebraska
49 Aaron Stinnie – James Madison
50 Korey Cunningham – Cincinnati
51 Jaryd Jones-Smith – Pittsburgh
52 Jack English – Virginia
53 Zach Golditch – Colorado State
54 Layth Friekh – Arizona
55 Jordan Rose – Idaho
56 Sandley Jean-Felix – Marshall
57 Maurice Porter – Baylor
58 Sunny Odogwu – UCLA
59 NaTy Rodgers – Houston
60 Dennis Finley – Michigan State
61 Justin Spencer – Youngstown State
62 David Reese – Montana
63 Brandon Smith – East Carolina

Guards

1 Quenton Nelson – Notre Dame
2 Cody O’Connell – Washington State
3 Tyrone Crowder – Clemson
4 * Ross Pierschbacher – Alabama
5 * Beau Benzschawel – Wisconsin
6 * Bobby Evans – Oklahoma
7 * Damian Prince – Maryland
8 Will Hernandez – Texas-El Paso
9 K.C. McDermott – Miami
10 Brian Allen – Michigan State
11 * Maea Teuhema – Southeastern Louisiana
12 * Ryan Bates – Penn State
13 * Jordan Sims – Mississippi
14 * Larry Allen – Harvard
15 * Nick Gates – Nebraska
16 Hunter Bivin – Notre Dame
17 Wilson Bell – Auburn
18 Isaiah Wynn – Georgia
19 Jashon Robertson – Tennessee
20 Viane Talamaivao – USC
21 Dyshon Sims – Georgia
22 K.J. Malone – LSU
23 Tony Adams – North Carolina State
24 Sean Welsh – Iowa
25 Archie Lewis – Boise State
26 Brendan Mahon – Penn State
27 Wyatt Teller – Virginia Tech
28 Kenny Lacy – UCLA
29 Cory Helms – South Carolina
30 Kyle Bosch – West Virginia
31 Chuma Edoga – USC
32 Evan Lisle – Duke
33 Alex Officer – Pittsburgh
34 Trevor Darling – Miami
35 Boone Myers – Iowa
36 Jake Raulerson – Arkansas
37 Tuni Kanuch – Brigham Young
38 Darius James – Auburn
39 Jacob Alsadek – Arizona
40 D.J. Park – South Carolina
41 Salesi Uhatafe – Utah
42 Ului Lapuaho – Brigham Young
43 Gerrad Kough – Colorado
44 Andrew Kirkland – Washington
45 Matt Pryor – TCU

Centers

1 Billy Price – Ohio State
2 Mason Cole – Michigan
3 * Michael Deiter – Wisconsin
4 Frank Ragnow – Arkansas
5 * Jake Hanson – Oregon
6 Coleman Shelton – Washington
7 * James Daniels – Iowa
8 * Drew Kyser – Memphis
9 Scott Quessenberry – UCLA
10 Bradley Bozeman – Alabama
11 * Will Clapp – LSU
12 * Alec Eberle – Florida State
13 Erick Wren – Oklahoma
14 Austin Schlottman – TCU
15 * Brendan Moore – Maryland
16 * T.J. McCoy – Florida
17 Austin Golson – Auburn
18 Toa Lobendahn – USC
19 Jake Bennett – Colorado State
20 Coleman Thomas – Tennessee
21 * Sam Mustipher – Notre Dame
22 * Nick Linder – Miami
23 Alan Knott – South Carolina
24 Cameron Dillard – North Carolina
25 * Jesse Burkett – Stanford
26 Austin Kuhnert – North Dakota State
27 Brad North – Northwestern
28 Patrick Kugler – Michigan
29 Jake Pruehs – Ohio
30 Alex Thompson – Monmouth
31 Jon Baker – Boston College
32 J.C. Hassenauer – Alabama
33 A.J. McCollum – Arizona State
34 Jonathan Huckins – Colorado
35 Eric Gallo – Virginia Tech
36 Brad Lundblade – Oklahoma State
37 Andy Dodd – McNeese State
38 Andrew Marshall – Georgia Tech
39 Austin Davis – Duke
40 Mason Hampton – Boise State

Defensive Prospects
    Ends

1 * Arden Key – LSU
2 Harold Landry – Boston College
3 Bradley Chubb – North Carolina State
4 * Sam Hubbard – Ohio State
5 * Clelin Ferrell – Clemson
6 * Dylan Jackson – Stanford
7 Tyquan Lewis – Ohio State
8 Duke Ejiofor – Wake Forest
9 * Dorance Armstrong – Kansas
10 Marcell Frazier – Missouri
11 Chad Thomas – Miami
12 * Byron Cowart – Auburn
13 * CeCe Jefferson – Florida
14 * Jonathan Ledbetter – Georgia
15 * Jaylon Ferguson – Louisiana Tech
16 Ebenezer Ogundeko – Tennessee State
17 * Austin Bryant – Clemson
18 * Jabari Zuniga – Florida
19 Andrew Brown – Virginia
20 K.J. Smith – Baylor
21 Andrew Trumbetti – Notre Dame
22 Jarrett Johnson – Texas A&M
23 Marcus Davenport – UTSA
24 Justin Lawler – Southern Methodist
25 Jacob Pugh – Florida State
26 * Zach Allen – Boston College
27 * Freedom Akinmoladun – Nebraska
28 Kylie Fitts – Utah
29 Jalyn Holmes – Ohio State
30 Jordan Sherit – Florida
31 Chikwe Obasih – Wisconsin
32 Jesse Aniebonam – Maryland
33 Joe Ostman – Central Michigan
34 Paul James – Auburn
35 Eric Cotton – Stanford
36 Nick Thurman – Houston
37 Demetrius Cooper – Michigan State
38 Luke Carrezola – Connecticut
39 Kemoko Turay – Rutgers
40 Dajaun Drennon – North Carolina
41 Ade Aruna – Tulane
42 Xavier Thigpen – Southern Mississippi

Tackles

1 * Christian Wilkins – Clemson
2 * Vita Vea – Washington
3 * Dre’Mont Jones – Ohio State
4 * Da’Ron Payne – Alabama
5 * Carlos Davis – Nebraska
6 * Raequan Williams – Michigan State
7 Derrick Nnadi – Florida State
8 Lowell Lotulelei – Utah
9 Maurice Hurst – Michigan
10 * Trenton Thompson – Georgia
11 * Dontavius Russell – Auburn
12 Da’Shawn Hand – Alabama
13 * Jerry Tillery – Notre Dame
14 * Greg Gaines – Washington
15 * Robert Landers – Ohio State
16 * Kahlil McKenzie – Tennessee
17 * Rasheem Green – USC
18 * Khalil Davis – Nebraska
19 * Kendrick Norton – Miami
20 * David Moa – Boise State
21 * R.J. McIntosh – Miami
22 Steven Richardson – Minnesota
23 James Looney – California
24 Christian LaCouture – LSU
25 B.J. Hill – North Carolina State
26 Kentavius Street – North Carolina State
27 P.J. Hall – Sam Houston State
28 Michael Hill – Ohio State
29 Drew Bailey – Louisville
30 * Harrison Phillips – Stanford
31 * Khairi Clark – Florida
32 * Daylon Mack – Texas A&M
33 * Andrew Williams – Auburn
34 * Demarcus Christmas – Florida State
35 Deadrin Senat – South Florida
36 Folorunso Fatakasi – Connecticut
37 Frank Herron – LSU
38 Filipo Mokofisi – Utah
39 Taylor Stallworth – South Carolina
40 Scott Pagano – Oregon
41 Zaycoven Henderson – Texas A&M
42 Joshua Frazier – Alabama
43 Nathan Bazata – Iowa
44 Kendal Vickers – Tennessee
45 Conor Sheehy – Wisconsin
46 Greg Gilmore – LSU
47 Justin Jones – North Carolina State
48 Poona Ford – Texas
49 Parker Cothren – Penn State
50 Mike Hughes – UNLV
51 Bilal Nichols – Delaware
52 Matt Elam – Kentucky
53 Nifae Lealao – Vanderbilt
54 Dalton Keene – Illinois State
55 Henry Mondeaux – Oregon
56 John Atkins – Georgia
57 Abdullah Anderson – Bucknell
58 Tyler Lancaster – Northwestern
59 Bijhon Jackson – Arkansas
60 Matt Dickerson – UCLA

Outside Linebackers

1 * Malik Jefferson – Texas
2 * Jerome Baker – Ohio State
3 * Josh Sweat – Florida State
4 * Tremaine Edmunds – Virginia Tech
5 * Roquan Smith – Georgia
6 * Christian Miller – Alabama
7 * Porter Gustin – USC
8 Marquis Haynes – Mississippi
9 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo – Oklahoma
10 Tre’ Williams – Auburn
11 Dante Booker – Ohio State
12 Javon Rolland-Jones – Arkansas State
13 Matthew Thomas – Florida State
14 Mike McCray – Michigan
15 Chris Worley – Ohio State
16 Lorenzo Carter – Georgia
17 Uchenna Nwosu – USC
18 James Hearns – Louisville
19 * Hercules Mata’afa – Washington State
20 * Joe Giles-Harris – Duke
21 * Te’Von Coney – Notre Dame
22 Joey Alfieri – Stanford
23 Skai Moore – South Carolina
24 Fred Warner – Brigham Young
25 Shaquem Griffin – Central Florida
26 Davin Bellamy – Georgia
27 Tegray Scales – Indiana
28 Andrew Ankrah – James Madison
29 Travin Howard – TCU
30 Dorian O’Daniel – Clemson
31 Koron Crump – Arizona State
32 Emmanuel Beal – Oklahoma
33 Garret Dooley – Wisconsin
34 Devante Downs – California
35 Trevon Young – Louisville
36 Darius Leonard – South Carolina State
37 Demarquis Gates – Mississippi
38 Mike Needham – Southern Utah
39 Airius Moore – North Carolina State
40 Jalen Brooks – Maryland
41 Sione Teuhema – Southeastern Louisiana
42 Ben Niemann – Iowa
43 Greg Menard – North Dakota State
44 Leon Jacobs – Wisconsin
45 Asantay Brown – Western Michigan
46 Naashon Hughes – Texas
47 Chris Frey – Michigan State

Inside Linebackers

1 * Cameron Smith – USC
2 * T.J. Edwards – Wisconsin
3 Shaun Dion Hamilton – Alabama
4 Micah Kiser – Virginia
5 Azeem Victor – Washington
6 Josey Jewell – Iowa
7 * Leo Lewis – Mississippi State
8 * Natrez Patrick – Georgia
9 * Kendall Joseph – Clemson
10 Jack Cichy – Wisconsin
11 Rashaan Evans – Alabama
12 Jason Cabinda – Penn State
13 Kenny Young – UCLA
14 * Andre Smith – North Carolina
15 * Jordan Jones – Kentucky
16 Donnie Alexander – LSU
17 Nick DeLuca – North Dakota State
18 Auggie Sanchez – South Florida
19 Nyles Morgan – Notre Dame
20 Quentin Poling – Ohio
21 Andrew Motuapuaka – Virginia Tech
22 Keishawn Bierria – Washington
23 Connor Strachan – Boston College
24 Reggie Carter – Georgia
25 Genard Avery – Memphis
26 Chad Whitener – Oklahoma State
27 Ro’Derrick Hoskins – Florida State
28 Peyton Pelluer – Washington State
29 Taylor Young – Baylor
30 Junior Joseph – Connecticut
31 Eric Boggs – Appalachian State
32 Jordan Williams – East Carolina
33 Matthew Adams – Houston
34 Eric Beisel – Missouri
35 Jermaine Carter – Maryland

Cornerbacks

1 * Tarvarus McFadden – Florida State
2 * Denzel Ward – Ohio State
3 * Jaire Alexander – Louisville
4 * Kevin Toliver – LSU
5 * Iman Marshall – USC
6 * Damon Arnette – Ohio State
7 Anthony Averett – Alabama
8 Tony Brown – Alabama
9 * Donte Jackson – LSU
10 * Quenton Meeks – Stanford
11 Deion Harris – North Dakota
12 Jordan Thomas – Oklahoma
13 Greg Stroman – Virginia Tech
14 M.J. Stewart – North Carolina
15 Rashard Fant – Indiana
16 Chris Jones – Nebraska
17 Brandon Facyson – Virginia Tech
18 Darius Phillips – Western Michigan
19 Duke Dawson – Florida
20 * Isaiah Oliver – Colorado
21 * Shaun Crawford – Notre Dame
22 * Alijah Holder – Stanford
23 * Adonis Alexander – Virginia Tech
24 * Carlton Davis – Auburn
25 Joshua Kalu – Nebraska
26 Deatrick Nichols – South Florida
27 * Juan Thornhill – Virginia
28 * Chris Westry – Kentucky
29 * Isaiah Langley – USC
30 Heath Harding – Miami (Oh)
31 Dee Delaney – Miami
32 Marcell Harris – Florida
33 * Eric Lee – Nebraska
34 * D.J. Reed – Kansas State
35 * Nick Nelson – Wisconsin
36 * Kareem Orr – Chattanooga
37 Arrion Springs – Oregon
38 Shaq Wiggins – Tennessee
39 Davontae Harris – Illinois State
40 Kamrin Moore – Boston College
41 * Mark Fields – Clemson
42 * Rashaan Gaulden – Tennessee
43 * Holton Hill – Texas
44 * Mook Reynolds – Virginia Tech
45 * Vayante Copeland – Michigan State
46 * Ryan Pulley – Arkansas
47 Aaron Davis – Georgia
48 Trumaine Washington – Louisville
49 Malkom Parrish – Georgia
50 Tre Dempsey – North Dakota State
51 Andre Chachere – San Jose State
52 Justin Martin – Tennessee
53 Nick Orr – TCU
54 Priest Willis – Texas A&M
55 Amari Coleman – Central Michigan

Safeties

1 * Derwin James – Florida State
2 * Minkah Fitzpatrick – Alabama
3 * Ronnie Harrison – Alabama
4 Quin Blanding – Virginia
5 Damon Webb – Ohio State
6 Armani Watts – Texas A&M
7 Marcus Allen – Penn State
8 * Tanner Muse – Clemson
9 * Jordan Whitehead – Pittsburgh
10 * Jessie Bates – Wake Forest
11 * Chase Hansen – Utah
12 * Andrew Wingard – Wyoming
13 * Brandon Bryant – Mississippi State
14 Todd Kelly – Tennessee
15 Kieron Williams – Nebraska
16 Godwin Igwebuike – Northwestern
17 Trey Marshall – Florida State
18 Chris Hawkins – USC
19 Kysir White – West Virginia
20 * Terrell Edmunds – Virginia Tech
21 * Drue Tranquill – Notre Dame
22 * John Battle – LSU
23 * Marvell Tell – USC
24 * Mike Edwards – Kentucky
25 * Javon Hagan – Ohio
26 * Van Smith – Clemson
27 Chucky Williams – Louisville
28 Nick Washington – Florida
29 Donovan Wilson – Texas A&M
30 Steven Parker – Oklahoma
31 Dominick Sanders – Georgia
32 Sean Chandler – Temple
33 Jamar Summers – Connecticut
34 Mike Basile – Monmouth University
35 Donnie Miles – North Carolina
36 * Justin Reid – Stanford
37 Tyree Robinson – Oregon
38 Jaleel Wadood – UCLA
39 Ed Paris – LSU
40 Evan Berry – Tennessee
41 Hootie Jones – Alabama
42 Erick Smith – Ohio St
43 Oren Burks – Vanderbilt
44 Tray Matthews – Auburn
45 Cole Reyes – North Dakota
46 D’Cota Dixon – Wisconsin
47 Miles Taylor – Iowa
48 Stephen Roberts – Auburn
49 Max Redfield – Indiana (Pa)
50 Nate Andrews – Florida State

Placekickers

1 Daniel Carlson – Auburn
2 Tyler Davis – Penn State
3 * Eddy Pineiro – Florida
4 * Emmit Carpenter – Minnesota
5 Lane Clark – Tennessee State
6 Matt Anderson – California
7 Drew Brown – Nebraska
8 Michael Badgley – Miami
9 Gary Wunderlich – Mississippi
10 Matthew McCrane – Kansas State
11 Canon Rooker – Middle Tennessee State
12 Andrew Gantz – Cincinnati
13 Kody Kroening – Fresno State
14 Austin MacGinnis – Kentucky
15 Aidan Schneider – Oregon

Punters

1 J.K. Scott – Alabama
2 * Mitch Wishnowsky – Utah
3 Johnny Townsend – Florida
4 * Michael Dickson – Texas
5 Joseph Davidson – Bowling Green
6 * Steven Coutts – California
7 Spencer Smith – Memphis
8 Will Gleeson – Mississippi
9 Shane Tripucka – Texas A&M
10 Ryan Santoso – Minnesota
11 Trevor Daniel – Tennessee
12 Ryan Winslow – Pittsburgh
13 Nick Walsh – Kansas State
14 Austin Barnes – East Carolina
15 Jonny Linehan – Brigham Young
16 Michael Carrizosa – San Jose State

Longsnappers

1 Ike Powell – Auburn
2 * Ben Makowski – Purdue
3 Kaleb Smith – Texas
4 Scott Sypniewski – Vanderbilt
5 Tanner Carew – Oregon
6 Stephen Gabbard – Florida State
7 Daniel Zeigler – Georgia State
8 James Fisher – North Dakota State
9 Trent Sieg – Colorado State
10 Wesley Horky – Oklahoma
11 Alan Lucy – Rutgers

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Index
Important Dates 2018 pg. 1 NFL Combine Schedule pg. 2
NFL Combine Info pgs. 1-3 Players alphabetically pgs. 3-9

Important NFL 2018 Dates

Feb 5 – **** Super Bowl LII **** U.S. Bank Stadium, Minnesota.

*** February 27-March 5: NFL Combine 2018 ***
Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

February 20 – First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
Feb 27-March 5 – NFL Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, In.

March 6 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., NY time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 12-14 – During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 12th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.
March 14 – The 2018 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2018 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
March 14 – Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m. est time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.
March 25-28 – Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
April 2 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2017 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 16 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 20 – Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
April 25 – Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

                                       **** NFL Draft 2018 – April 26-28 ****
Thursday through Saturday – Dallas will host at ATT Stadium in Arlington Texas

The 2018 NFL Scouting Combine is fast approaching, with the event scheduled to begin in a few days. 336 draft-eligible players have been invited to the annual event in Indianapolis, where they will go through the gauntlet of team and media interviews, physical and medical testing, and more.

On the list are all of the top prospects in the draft, as well as many players who will inevitably go undrafted. After all, the NFL Draft has just 256 selections, and there will be additional players who are selected despite not being invited to Indy.

NFL 2018 Scouting Combine

The best college football players are invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year 336 players will show up for extensive testing over a week as a critical part of the scouting progress for the NFL Draft. Top NFL Executives, coaching staffs, Player Personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. This intense, four-day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL.

With increasing interest in the NFL draft, the scouting combine has grown in scope and significance, allowing personnel directors to evaluate upcoming prospects in a standardized setting. Its origins have evolved from the National, BLESTO and Quadra Scouting organizations in 1977 to the media event it has become today.

The NFL Combine 2018 features the national champion Alabama who has the biggest group, with 14 players invited. They are followed by Ohio St (11), Georgia and LSU (10), Florida St and Miami (9) with Penn St (8), Washington (7) and Texas (6) and Oklahoma (6) each. On average, there are 110 NFL Combine players who will go undrafted while on average, 35 non-invited NFL Combine players will be drafted in April.

Athletes attend by invitation only. An athlete’s performance during the NFL Combine can affect their draft status and salary, and their career. The NFL Draft has popularized the term “workout warrior”, whereby an athlete’s “draft stock” is increased based on superior measurable qualities such as size, speed, and strength, despite having an average or sub-par college career.

                   The NFL Scouting Combine will be held February 27 – March 5, 2018

Player Group Combine Schedule:

DAY 1 ARRIVALS: Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (RB)
Tuesday – February 27 – Travel to Indianapolis – Registration/Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays
Overflow Testing – Orientation – Interviews
Wednesday – Feb 28 – Measurements – Medical Examinations – Overflow Testing – Interviews
Thursday – March 1 – Psychological Testing – NFLPA Meeting – PK/ST Workout – Media – Bench
Press – Interviews
Friday – March 2 – On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) – Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 2 ARRIVALS: Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (TE)
Wednesday Feb 28 – Travel to Indianapolis – Registration/Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays
Overflow Testing – Orientation – Interviews
Thursday – March 1 – Measurements – Medical Examinations – Overflow Testing – Interviews
Friday – March 2 – Psychological Testing – NFLPA Meeting – Media – Bench Press – Interviews
Saturday – March 3 – On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) – Departure

DAY 3 ARRIVALS: Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)
Thursday – March 1 – Travel to Indianapolis – Registration/Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays –
Overflow Testing – Orientation – Interviews
Friday – March 2 – Measurements – Medical Examinations – Overflow Testing – Interviews
Saturday – March 3 – Psychological Testing – NFLPA Meeting – Media – Bench Press – Interviews
Sunday – March 4 – On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) – Departure

DAY 4 ARRIVALS: Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)
Friday – March 2 – Travel to Indianapolis – Registration/Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays – Overflow
Testing – Orientation – Interviews
Saturday – March 3 – Measurements – Medical Examinations – Overflow Testing – Interviews
Sunday – March 4 – Psychological Testing – NFLPA Meeting – Media – Bench Press – Interviews
Monday – March 5 – On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) – Departure from Indianapolis

* Select players from any Group may arrive one day prior to their scheduled date listed above in order to assist with medical scheduling. This will be based on flight schedules and medical tests only and no players arriving early will have advanced contact with teams.

How are players selected for the NFL Combine?
Participants are determined annually by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent twenty-five NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. ALL eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft.

Tests/ Evaluations include:

40-yard dash
Bench press (225 lbs. repetitions)
Vertical jump
Broad jump
20-yard shuttle
3 cone drill
60-yard shuttle
Position-specific drills

Interviews – each team is allowed 60 interviews in 15-minute intervals

Physical measurements
Injury evaluation
Drug screen
The Cybex test
The Wonderlic test

NFL Combine 2018 Participants (330) by Position

* Invitations can be extended to new players this week or any time
Workouts begin March 2nd thru March 5th

Quarterbacks (19)
Running Backs (28)
Fullbacks (2)
Wide Receivers (44)
Tight Ends (18)
Offensive Linemen (48)

Defensive Linemen (49)
Ends/ Edge/ Tackles
Linebackers (45)
Cornerbacks (43)
Safeties (27)

Special Teams (12)
Placekickers/ Punters/ Longsnappers

NFL Combine 2018 – Player Invitation List

       Player                                            School      Group /Position
* ADAMS, JOSH                        NOTRE DAME 3 RB01
* ADENIYI, OLA                        TOLEDO 8 DL24
AKINS, JORDAN                       CENTRAL FLORIDA 6 TE01
*ALEXANDER, JAIRE             LOUISVILLE 10 DB01
ALLEN, AUSTIN                        ARKANSAS 4 QB01
ALLEN, BRIAN                          MICHIGAN ST 1 OL01
ALLEN, JOSH                             WYOMING 4 QB02
ALLEN, MARCUS                       PENN ST 11 DB43
* ANDREWS, MARK                  OKLAHOMA 6 TE02
APKE, TROY                                 PENN ST 11 DB44
* ARMSTRONG, DORANCE    KANSAS 8 DL25
ARUNA, ADE                              TULANE 8 DL26
ATEMAN, MARCELL                OKLAHOMA ST 4 WO01
ATKINS, JOHN                          GEORGIA 7 DL01
AVERETT, ANTHONY             ALABAMA 10 DB02
AVERY, GENARD                     MEMPHIS 9 LB01
BADGLEY, MIKE                      MIAMI-FL 1 PK01
* BAKER, JEROME                  OHIO ST 9 LB02
BALLAGE, KALEN                   ARIZONA ST 3 RB02
* BARKLEY, SAQUON            PENN ST 3 RB03
BARRETT, J T                           OHIO ST 4 QB03
* BATES, JESSIE                      WAKE FOREST 11 DB45
BAUGH, MARCUS                   OHIO ST 6 TE03
BAWDEN, NICK                       SAN DIEGO ST 3 RB04
BELLAMY, DAVIN                  GEORGIA 9 LB03
BENKERT, KURT                    VIRGINIA 4 QB04
BERRIOS, BRAXTON            MIAMI-FL 4 WO02
BIERRIA, KEISHAWN          WASHINGTON 9 LB04
BLANDING, QUIN                  VIRGINIA 11 DB46
BRIGHT, DAVE                       STANFORD 1 OL02
BROWN, DREW                      NEBRASKA 1 PK02
BROWN, DREW                      VIRGINIA 8 DL27
* BROWN, ORLANDO           OKLAHOMA 1 OL03
BROWN, TONY                       ALABAMA 10 DB03
* BRYAN, TAVEN                   FLORIDA 7 DL02
BURKS, OREN                        VANDERBILT 9 LB05
* BURNETT, DEONTAY       SOUTHERN CAL 4 WO03
CABINDA, JASON                  PENN ST 9 LB06
* CAIN, DEON                         CLEMSON 4 WO04
* CALLAWAY, ANTONIO     FLORIDA 4 WO05
CAMPBELL, CHRIS              PENN ST 10 DB04
CANTRELL, DYLAN              TEXAS TECH 4 WO06
CAPPA, ALEX                          HUMBOLDT ST 1 OL04
CAREW, TANNER                  OREGON 1 ST01
CARLSON, DANIEL               AUBURN 1 PK03
CARRINGTON, DARREN     UTAH 4 WO07
CARTER, LORENZO              GEORGIA 9 LB07
CHACHERE, ANDRE            SAN JOSE ST 10 DB05
CHANDLER, SEAN                TEMPLE 11 DB47
CHARK, D J                              LOUISIANA ST 4 WO08
* CHRISTIAN, GERON         LOUISVILLE 1 OL05
CHUBB, BRADLEY               NORTH CAROLINA ST 8 DL28
CHUBB, NICK                         GEORGIA 3 RB05
CICHY, JACK                          WISCONSIN 9 LB08
CLAPP, WILL                          LOUISIANA ST 1 OL06
* COBBS, SIMMIE                 INDIANA 4 WO09
COLE, MASON                       MICHIGAN 1 OL07
COLEMAN, LAVON             WASHINGTON 3 RB06
CONKLIN, TYLER               CENTRAL MICHIGAN 6 TE04
CORBETT, AUSTIN            NEVADA 1 OL08
* COUTEE, KEKE                TEXAS TECH 4 WO10
COVINGTON, CHRIS         INDIANA 9 LB09
CRAWFORD, JUSTIN        WEST VIRGINIA 3 RB07
CROSBY, TYRELL               OREGON 1 OL09
CRUIKSHANK, DANE       ARIZONA 11 DB48
DANIEL, TREVOR              TENNESSEE 1 PK04
* DANIELS, JAMES             IOWA 1 OL10
* DARNOLD, SAM                SOUTHERN CAL 4 QB05
DAVENPORT, MARCUS    UTSA 8 DL29
DAVIDSON, JOSEPH         BOWLING GREEN 1 PK05
* DAVIS, CARLTON            AUBURN 10 DB06
DAWSON, DUKE                 FLORIDA 10 DB07
DELANEY, DEE                    MIAMI-FL 10 DB08
DELUCA, NICK                     NORTH DAKOTA ST 9 LB10
DEMBY, JAMIL                    MAINE 1 OL11
DICKERSON, MATT             UCLA 8 DL30
* DICKSON, MICHAEL        TEXAS 1 PK06
DISSLY, WILL                        WASHINGTON 6 TE05
DOOLEY, GARRET               WISCONSIN 9 LB11
EDMONDS, CHASE               FORDHAM 3 RB08
EDMUNDS, TERRELL          VIRGINIA TECH 11 DB49
* EDMUNDS, TREMAINE    VIRGINIA TECH 9 LB12
EJIOFOR, DUKE                     WAKE FOREST 8 DL31
* ELLIOTT, DESHON             TEXAS 11 DB50
ERNSBERGER, DONNIE      WESTERN MICHIGAN 3 RB09
ETLING, DANNY                     LOUISIANA ST 4 QB06
EVANS, RASHAAN                 ALABAMA 9 LB13
FACYSON, BRANDON           VIRGINIA TECH 10 DB09
FALK, LUKE                              WASHINGTON ST 4 QB07
FANT, RASHARD                    INDIANA 10 DB10
FATUKASI, FOLEY                 CONNECTICUT 7 DL03
FERGUSON, RILEY                MEMPHIS 4 QB08
FITTS, KYLIE                            UTAH 8 DL32
* FITZPATRICK, MINKAH    ALABAMA 11 DB51
FLOWERS, DIMITRI              OKLAHOMA 3 RB10
FLOWERS, QUINTON            SOUTH FLORIDA 4 QB09
FLOWERS, TRE                       OKLAHOMA ST 11 DB52
FOSTER, ROBERT                   ALABAMA 4 WO11
FRANKLIN, JARVION            WESTERN MICHIGAN 3 RB11
FRANKLIN-MYERS, JOHN   STEPHEN F AUSTIN 8 DL33
FRAZIER, JOSHUA                 ALABAMA 7 DL04
FREEMAN, ROYCE                 OREGON 3 RB12
FUMAGALLI, TROY                WISCONSIN 6 TE06
GALLUP, MICHAEL                COLORADO ST 4 WO12
* GATES, NICK                         NEBRASKA 1 OL12
* GAULDEN, RASHAAN        TENNESSEE 10 DB11
GESICKI, MIKE                        PENN ST 6 TE07
GOEDERT, DALLAS                SOUTH DAKOTA ST 6 TE08
GOSSETT, COLBY                   APPALACHIAN ST 1 OL13
GRAYSON, DAVON                EAST CAROLINA 4 WO13
* GREEN, RASHEEM             SOUTHERN CAL 7 DL05
GRIFFIN, SHAQ                      CENTRAL FLORIDA 9 LB14
* GUICE, DERRIUS                 LOUISIANA ST 3 RB13
HALEY, GRANT                       PENN ST 10 DB12
HAMILTON, DAESEAN         PENN ST 4 WO14
HAMILTON, SHAUN DION   ALABAMA 9 LB15
HAND, DA’SHAWN                  ALABAMA 8 DL34
HARRIS, DAVONTAE              ILLINOIS ST 10 DB13
HARRIS, MARCELL                 FLORIDA 11 DB53
HARRISON, DES                      WEST GEORGIA 1 OL14
* HARRISON, RONNIE          ALABAMA 11 DB54
HAYNES, MARQUIS               MISSISSIPPI 8 DL35
HEARN, TAYLOR                    CLEMSON 1 OL15
HEARNS, JAMES                    LOUISVILLE 9 LB16
* HENDERSON, QUA             PITTSBURGH 4 WO15
HENDERSON, ZAY                TEXAS A&M 7 DL06
HERNANDEZ, WILL              UTEP 1 OL16
HERNDON, CHRIS                 MIAMI-FL 6 TE09
HICKS, KYLE                           TEXAS CHRISTIAN 3 RB14
HILL, B J                                    NORTH CAROLINA ST 7 DL07
* HILL, HOLTON                    TEXAS 10 DB14
* HINES, NYHEIM                  NORTH CAROLINA ST 3 RB15
* HOLLAND, JEFF                  AUBURN 9 LB17
HOLMES, JALYN                    OHIO ST 8 DL36
HUBBARD, SAM                     OHIO ST 8 DL37
* HUGHES, MIKE                    CENTRAL FLORIDA 10 DB15
* HURST, HAYDEN                 SOUTH CAROLINA 6 TE10
HURST, MO                               MICHIGAN 7 DL08
IGWEBUIKE, GODWIN        NORTHWESTERN 11 DB55
* IYIEGBUNIWE, JOEL         WESTERN KENTUCKY 9 LB18
* IZZO, RYAN                            FLORIDA ST 6 TE11
JACKSON, DARIUS                JACKSONVILLE ST-AL 9 LB19
* JACKSON, DONTE               LOUISIANA ST 10 DB16
* JACKSON, J C                        MARYLAND 10 DB17
* JACKSON, JOSH                   IOWA 10 DB18
JACKSON, JUSTIN                  NORTHWESTERN 3 RB16
* JACKSON, LAMAR               LOUISVILLE 4 QB10
JACOBS, LEON                        WISCONSIN 9 LB20
JAMERSON, NATRELL        WISCONSIN 11 DB56
* JAMES, DERWIN                FLORIDA ST 11 DB57
* JAMES, RICHIE                   MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST 4 WO16
* JEFFERSON, MALIK          TEXAS 9 LB21
JEWELL, JOSEY                     IOWA 9 LB22
JOHNSON, DANNY                SOUTHERN A&M 10 DB19
* JOHNSON, KERRYON       AUBURN 3 RB17
JOHNSON, TARON                WEBER ST 10 DB20
JONES, CHRIS                        NEBRASKA 10 DB21
JONES, JAMARCO                OHIO ST 1 OL17
JONES, JUSTIN                      NORTH CAROLINA ST 7 DL09
* JONES, RONALD                SOUTHERN CAL 3 RB18
JONES, SAM                            ARIZONA ST 1 OL18
JONES-SMITH, JARYD       PITTSBURGH 2 OL19
JOSEPH, MICHAEL              DUBUQUE 10 DB22
KALAMBAYI, PETER           STANFORD 9 LB23
KALU, JOSHUA                     NEBRASKA 11 DB58
* KELLY, JOHN                     TENNESSEE 3 RB19
KELLY, KAM                          SAN DIEGO ST 11 DB59
* KEY, ARDEN                       LOUISIANA ST 8 DL38
KING, JAMARCUS               SOUTH CAROLINA 10 DB23
* KIRK, CHRISTIAN            TEXAS A&M 4 WO17
KISER, MICAH                      VIRGINIA 9 LB24
LACY, CHRIS                          OKLAHOMA ST 4 WO18
LANDRY, HAROLD              BOSTON COL 8 DL39
* LASLEY, JORDAN             UCLA 4 WO19
LAULETTA, KYLE                RICHMOND 5 QB11
LAZARD, ALLEN                   IOWA ST 4 WO20
LEE, TANNER                        NEBRASKA 5 QB12
LEONARD, DARIUS             SOUTH CAROLINA ST 9 LB25
LEONARD, RICK                   FLORIDA ST 2 OL20
LEWIS, TYQUAN                   OHIO ST 8 DL40
* LITTON, CHASE                 MARSHALL 5 QB13
LOONEY, JAMES                   CALIFORNIA 8 DL41
LOTULELEI, LOWELL         UTAH 7 DL10
MADDOX, AVONTE              PITTSBURGH 10 DB24
MADISON, COLE                   WASHINGTON ST 2 OL21
MALONE, K J                          LOUISIANA ST 2 OL22
* MARTIN, TJ                          WASHINGTON ST 4 WO21
* MATA’AFA, HERCULES    WASHINGTON ST 8 DL42
MAYFIELD, BAKER               OKLAHOMA 5 QB14
* MCCLOUD, RAY-RAY         CLEMSON 4 WO22
MCCRAY, MIKE                       MICHIGAN 9 LB26
MCDERMOTT, K C                  MIAMI-FL 2 OL23
* MCFADDEN, TARVARUS   FLORIDA ST 10 DB25
MCGLINCHEY, MIKE             NOTRE DAME 2 OL24
* MCINTOSH, R J                     MIAMI-FL 8 DL43
* MCKENZIE, KAHLIL           TENNESSEE 7 DL11
* MEEKS, QUENTON              STANFORD 10 DB26
MICHEL, SONY                        GEORGIA 3 RB20
MILLER, ANTHONY              MEMPHIS 5 WO23
* MILLER, KOLTON               UCLA 2 OL25
MITCHELL, STEVEN             SOUTHERN CAL 5 WO24
*MOORE, D J                            MARYLAND 5 WO25
MOORE, J’MON                      MISSOURI 5 WO26
MOORE, KAM                          BOSTON COL 10 DB27
MOORE, SKAI                          SOUTH CAROLINA 9 LB27
* NALL, RYAN                          OREGON ST 3 RB21
NEAL, SIRAN                           JACKSONVILLE ST-AL 11 DB60
* NELSON, NICK                     WISCONSIN 10 DB28
NELSON, QUENTON             NOTRE DAME 2 OL26
NICHOLS, BILAL                   DELAWARE 7 DL12
NICKERSON, PARRY            TULANE 10 DB29
NNADI, DERRICK                  FLORIDA ST 7 DL13
* NORTON, KENDRICK        MIAMI-FL 7 DL14
NOTEBOOM, JOE                   TEXAS CHRISTIAN 2 OL27
NWOSU, CHENNA                 SOUTHERN CAL 9 LB28
O’DANIEL, DORIAN              CLEMSON 9 LB29
OKORAFOR, CHUKS            WESTERN MICHIGAN 2 OL28
OKORONKWO, OBO             OKLAHOMA 9 LB30
*OLIVER, ISAIAH                  COLORADO 10 DB30
O’NEILL, BRIAN                    PITTSBURGH 2 OL29
PARKER, BRANDON            NORTH CAROLINA A&T ST 2 OL30
PARRIS, TIMON                     STONY BROOK 2 OL31
* PAYNE, DA’RON                  ALABAMA 7 DL15
PENNY, RASHAAD                SAN DIEGO ST 3 RB22
PETTIS, DANTE                      WASHINGTON 5 WO27
* PETTWAY, KAMRYN         AUBURN 3 RB23
PHILLIPS, CAM                       VIRGINIA TECH 5 WO28
PHILLIPS, DARIUS                WESTERN MICHIGAN 10 DB31
PHILLIPS, HARRISON         STANFORD 7 DL16
PHILLIPS, SKYLER                IDAHO ST 2 OL32
* PINEIRO, EDDY                   FLORIDA 1 PK07
PRICE, BILLY                           OHIO ST 2 OL33
PRINGLE, BYRON                  KANSAS ST 5 WO29
PUGH, JAKE                            FLORIDA ST 9 LB31
QUESSENBERRY, SCOTT   UCLA 2 OL34
* QUINN, TREY                       SMU 5 WO30
RAGNOW, FRANK                 ARKANSAS 2 OL35
RANKIN, MARTINAS            MISSISSIPPI ST 2 OL36
REDFIELD, MAX                     INDIANA-PENN 11 DB61
* REED, D J                                KANSAS ST 10 DB32
* REID, JUSTIN                        STANFORD 11 DB62
RICHARD, DEMARIO            ARIZONA ST 3 RB24
* RICHARDSON, WILL          NORTH CAROLINA ST 2 OL37
* RIDLEY, CALVIN                  ALABAMA 5 WO31
ROBERTS, STEPHEN              AUBURN 11 DB63
* ROBERTSON, KOREY          SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 5 WO32
ROLLAND-JONES, JA’VON   ARKANSAS ST 8 DL44
* ROSEN, JOSH                          UCLA 5 QB15
ROTIMI, BUNMI                       OLD DOMINION 8 DL45
RUDOLPH, MASON                 OKLAHOMA ST 5 QB16
SAM, CHRISTIAN                     ARIZONA ST 9 LB32
SAMUELS, JAYLEN                 NORTH CAROLINA ST 6 TE12
SANDERS, DOMINICK           GEORGIA 11 DB64
SCALES, TEGRAY                     INDIANA 9 LB33
* SCARBROUGH, BO               ALABAMA 3 RB25
* SCHULTZ, DALTON             STANFORD 6 TE13
SCOTT, J K                                 ALABAMA 1 PK08
SCOTT, JALEEL                       NEW MEXICO ST 5 WO33
SENAT, DEADRIN                   SOUTH FLORIDA 7 DL17
SENAT, GREG                           WAGNER 2 OL38
* SETTLE, TIM                          VIRGINIA TECH 7 DL18
SHELTON, COLEMAN          WASHINGTON 2 OL39
SHEPHERD, NATHAN          FORT HAYS ST 7 DL19
SHIMONEK, NIC                    TEXAS TECH 5 QB17
* SMITH, ANDRE                   NORTH CAROLINA 9 LB34
SMITH, BRADEN                   AUBURN 2 OL40
* SMITH, ROQUAN               GEORGIA 9 LB35
SMITH, TRE’QUAN               CENTRAL FLORIDA 5 WO34
* SMITH, VAN                         CLEMSON 11 DB65
SMYTHE, DURHAM             NOTRE DAME 6 TE14
* SPEAKS, BREELAND        MISSISSIPPI 8 DL46
* ST BROWN, EQUANIMEOUS   NOTRE DAME 5 WO35
STALLWORTH, TAYLOR    SOUTH CAROLINA 7 DL20
STEWART, M J                       NORTH CAROLINA 10 DB33
STREET, KENTAVIUS          NORTH CAROLINA ST 8 DL47
STROMAN, GREG                  VIRGINIA TECH 10 DB34
SULLIVAN, CHANDON       GEORGIA ST 10 DB35
SUTTON, COURTLAND       SMU 5 WO36
* SWEAT, JOSH                      FLORIDA ST 8 DL48
* TATE, AUDEN                      FLORIDA ST 5 WO37
TAYLOR, ROD                        MISSISSIPPI 2 OL41
TELLER, WYATT                   VIRGINIA TECH 2 OL42
THOMAS, CHAD                    MIAMI-FL 8 DL49
THOMAS, IAN                         INDIANA 6 TE15
THOMAS, J T                          OKLAHOMA 10 DB36
THOMAS, JORDAN              MISSISSIPPI ST 6 TE16
THOMAS, MATTHEW          FLORIDA ST 9 LB36
THOMAS, ROC                        JACKSONVILLE ST-AL 3 RB26
* THOMPSON, TRENT         GEORGIA 7 DL21
TOLIVER, HENRE’                ARKANSAS 10 DB37
* TOLIVER, KEVIN                LOUISIANA ST 10 DB38
TOTH, BRETT                         ARMY 2 OL43
TOWNSEND, JOHNNY        FLORIDA 1 PK09
TRIPUCKA, SHANE              TEXAS A&M 1 PK10
TURAY, KEMOKO                 RUTGERS 9 LB37
UHATAFE, LEKA                   UTAH 2 OL44
VALDES-SCANTLING, MARQUEZ   SOUTH FLORIDA 5 WO38
* VANDER ESCH, LEIGHTON   BOISE ST 9 LB38
* VEA, VITA                              WASHINGTON 7 DL22
VICTOR, AZEEM                    WASHINGTON 9 LB39
WADE, D’MONTRE               MURRAY ST 10 DB39
WADLEY, AKRUM                 IOWA 3 RB27
WALKER, TREY                      LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 11 DB66
WALLACE, LEVI                     ALABAMA 10 DB40
* WALTON, MARK                 MIAMI-FL 3 RB28
* WARD, DENZEL                  OHIO ST 10 DB41
WARNER, FRED                     BRIGHAM YOUNG 9 LB40
* WARREN, CHRIS                TEXAS 3 RB29
WASHINGTON, JAMES       OKLAHOMA ST 5 WO39
WATTS, ARMANI                    TEXAS A&M 11 DB67
WEAH, JESTER                       PITTSBURGH 5 WO40
* WEATHERSBY, TOBY        LOUISIANA ST 2 OL45
WEBB, DAMON                      OHIO ST 11 DB68
WELLS, DAVID                       SAN DIEGO ST 6 TE17
WELSH, SEAN                         IOWA 2 OL46
WHITE, KA’RAUN                 WEST VIRGINIA 5 WO41
WHITE, KYZIR                       WEST VIRGINIA 11 DB69
WHITE, MIKE                         WESTERN KENTUCKY 5 QB18
* WHITEHEAD, JORDAN   PITTSBURGH 11 DB70
* WICKER, JOJO                    ARIZONA ST 8 DL50
WIENEKE, JAKE                   SOUTH DAKOTA ST 5 WO42
WILKINS, JORDAN             MISSISSIPPI 3 RB30
* WILLIAMS, CONNOR      TEXAS 2 OL47
WILLIAMS, DARREL          LOUISIANA ST 3 RB31
WILSON, CED                        BOISE ST 5 WO43
*WILSON, EDDY                  PURDUE 7 DL23
WILSON, JEFF                      NORTH TEXAS 3 RB32
WIMS, JAVON                       GEORGIA 5 WO44
WINBUSH, ANTHONY      BALL ST 8 DL51
WINSLOW, RYAN                PITTSBURGH 1 PK11
WOODSIDE, LOGAN          TOLEDO 5 QB19
WORLEY, CHRIS                 OHIO ST 9 LB41
WYNN, ISAIAH                    GEORGIA 2 OL48
YIADOM, ISAAC                  BOSTON COL 10 DB42
YOUNG, KENNY                  UCLA 9 LB42
YOUNG, TREVON               LOUISVILLE 8 DL52

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NFL Draft Value Board – Trade Value Chart

NFL Draft Value Board – Trade Value Chart

Draft Insiders Draft Value Chart
Draft Insiders Draft Value Chart

This Draft Insiders.com chart below displays the approximate value on each draft selection over the seven rounds of the NFL Draft. Teams use this as a guide to determine value when trading draft picks. Example – if a club wants to trade for the 34th overall pick, they will look to receive an equal total a value close to 560 points. If that club held the 54th and 78th picks that would be equal value accurately. In most incidents absolute equal value is very difficult. In addition, compensatory picks at the ends of rounds three through seven may be included in any trade agreements. Those picks will be allowed to be traded in the NFL Draft 2018. Many times the teams moving up in the draft process will pay a greater value total then the selection received because of several reasons mainly knowing the player’s availability most often with the earlier selection.

As teams trade both prior and during the NFL Draft, this chart is a good guide, though it is not the rule that clubs use to complete every deal. When certain players are available on the clock, how a select team values a prospect changes the final price they are willing to pay in a trade. Usually the club moving up during the top of the first round in the NFL Draft will pay a greater price than the chart below indicates with a specific player on the draft board, usually a QB. The chart holds up very accurately from the mid first round through the remaining rounds. Ironically, the teams trading up especially in the early rounds may benefit more in recent years despite overpaying related to the chart. Each year, some club is willing to pay a higher price to move up with several hot prospects available. This year the top 10-15 selections are high quality. The ‘Safe Haven’ selections for the NFL Draft 2018 are the defensive linemen, running backs, safeties and cornerbacks with many prospects expected to go in the top 15 overall picks. The top five defensive linemen could come off the board in the top 20 overall selections with 6-8 clubs interested. The value of the top selections will also be high for Quarterbacks. Expect little movement up in the top ten selections other than for a premier defensive lineman.

 

 




2018 Newsletter January

Draft Insiders’ Digest – 27th Season                                    www.draftinsiders.com

Published by Frank Coyle –                                              “The NFL Draft Publication Pro Scouts Buy”
January 2018 Newsletter          Free Email Service                                         Copyrighted – Jan. 2018

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 Index
Important Dates                                 pgs. 1-2                           Underclassmen for NFL Draft      pgs. 5-7
NFL Selection Order                          pgs. 2-3                          Underclassmen Report                  pgs. 7-18
Two Round Mock Draft                    pgs. 4-5                           Top 100 Pro Prospects                  pgs. 18-20

January All-Star Games 2018 Postseason Schedule
Jan. 14 – Tropical Bowl – FBS All-star Game – Daytona Beach, Florida
http://www.tropicalbowl.com/
Jan. 20 – NFLPA Collegiate Game – Los Angeles, Ca.- FS1
Jan. 20 – East-West Shrine – St. Petersburg, Florida – 3 pm est – NFL Network
     For Complete East-West Shrine All-star Game info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to http://www.shrinegame.com/

 
*** Senior Bowl Game – Jan 27, 2018 Mobile, Alabama – 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***
                    Weigh-in- Practices – Monday Jan 22nd thru Thursday Jan 25th
For Complete Senior Bowl info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/

 

Important NFL 2018 Postseason Dates

January 1 – Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for First- Round Selections from the 2015 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after January 1, 2018, but prior to May 3, 2018.
 
January 6-7 – Wild Card Playoffs.
January 7 – Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.
 
January 13-14 – Divisional Playoffs.
January 14 – Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games. 
January 15 – Deadline for college players that are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19.
January 20 – East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Jan 20 – NFLPA All-Star Game, Los Angeles, Ca.
 
January 21 – AFC and NFC Championship Games.
 
January 27 – Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.
 
January 28 – NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.
January 28 – An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club’s head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.

         Feb 5 – **** Super Bowl LII **** U.S. Bank Stadium, Minnesota.
 
February 20 – First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
 
Feb 27-March 5 – NFL Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, In.
 
March 6 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., NY time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 12-14 – During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 12th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.
March 14 – The 2018 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2018 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
March 14 – Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m. est time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.
March 25-28 – Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
April 2 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2017 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 16 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 20 – Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
April 25 – Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.
 
                                          **** NFL Draft 2018 – April 26-28 ****
                      Thursday through Saturday – Dallas will host at ATT Stadium in Arlington Texas
 
NFL Draft 2018 Selection Order – The Browns are ‘On the Clock’!
Cleveland Holds Two #1 Choices in the Top Four Overall Selections
 Once again, the Cleveland Browns are ‘On the Clock’ with the first overall selection for the NFL Draft 2018. On the last Sunday, they tied the Detroit Lions (2008) as the only teams to go 0-16 during the regular season with a loss to the Steelers. It marks the second consecutive year the Browns earned the top overall draft choice. The last team to accomplish this was the… Cleveland Browns in 1999 and 2000 during their early expansion years. Not much has changed in almost 20 years. The Browns are just the 5th team to earn this back to back year accomplishment. They have been one of the worst teams in recent memory in all major sports with ongoing poor results despite or because of a constant turnover in their front office and coaching staffs. Their draft decisions have been atrocious with several trades out of the top early selections, especially passing on a chance of either QBs, Carson Wentz or Jared Goff just two years ago. Head coach Hue Jackson completed his second season this weekend after going 1-15 last season. His 1-31 two-year record stands by itself as one of the worst in NFL history. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has stated Jackson will return for 2018 season. “I don’t think Hue has lost his magic.”

The Browns are in position to make major strides this April. In addition to the top overall pick, they also hold the Houston Texans #1 choice, the 4th overall selection. Rarely does a club hold two #1 picks let alone two in the top four overall choices. The Browns also hold three #2 picks, one #3 and two #4 selections, a boatload of top 100 draft choices to address several major need areas. New GM John Dorsey came aboard midseason 2017 and has had a few months to evaluate the current roster, in addition to their salary cap. He is in position to bolster a decent roster that has some young players in place, though needs players in key positions and leadership roles on both sides of the ball. The Browns upcoming decisions in both veteran Free Agency and the NFL Draft 2018 will dictate the movement of many players this offseason especially among the premier selections. The top 5-10 draft selections have been highly coveted with premier players especially QBs available and this year is as strong as any in recent memory. Clubs at the top will entertain a few huge offers to move up with the top three QBs, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield, all considered franchise caliber NFL starters and probable top ten selections.

     Playoffs – Conference & Super Bowl games determine final 12 positions
                      x – division winner         y – playoff berth
#     Team                    W-L  / Opp W-L %                     
1 Cleveland                   0-16      .520
2 NY Giants                  3-13      .531
3 Indianapolis                4-12      .480
4 Cleveland (Houston)   4-12      .516
5 Denver                       5-11      .492
6 NY Jets                      5-11      .520
7 Tampa Bay                5-11      .555
8 Chicago                     5-11      .559
9 San Francisco            6-10      .512
10 Oakland                   6-10      .512
11 Miami                       6-10      .543
12 Cincinnati                 7-9        .465
13 Washington              7-9        .539
14 Green Bay                7-9        .539
15 Arizona                    8-8        .488
16 Baltimore                 9-7        .441
17 LA Chargers             9-7        .457
18 Seattle                     9-7        .492
19 Dallas                      9-7        .496
20 Detroit                     9-7        .496
21 y Buffalo                  9-7        .492
22 Buffalo (x Kansas City) 10-6  .492
23 x LA Rams               11-5      .504
24 y Carolina                 11-5      .539
25 y Tennessee             9-7        .434
26 y Atlanta                   10-6      .543
27 x New Orleans          11-5      .535
28 x Pittsburgh              13-3      .453
29 x Jacksonville           10-6      .434
30 x Minnesota              13-3      .492
31 x Philadelphia           13-3      .461
32 x New England         13-3      .484
 
Team tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft
If two or more clubs are tied in the selection order, the strength-of-schedule tie breaker is applied, subject to the following exceptions for playoff clubs:  The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last. Any non-Super Bowl playoff club involved in a tie shall be assigned priority within its segment below that of non-playoff clubs and in the order that the playoff clubs exited from the playoffs. Within a tied segment a playoff club that loses in the Wild-Card game will have priority over a playoff club that loses in the Divisional playoff game that in turn will have priority over a club that loses in the Conference Championship game. If two tied clubs exited the playoffs in the same round, the tie is broken by strength of schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength of schedule, the divisional or conference tie breakers, when applicable, are applied. Any ties that still exist are broken by a coin flip.

NFL Draft 2018 – Two Round Mock Draft – January, 2018
* Underclassmen –   Selection order prior to Championship games
Pre East-West Shrine and Senior Bowl Games
x – Division winner     y – Wild card team   / coin flip at NFL Combine to determine order
 
1st Round   
  1 Cleveland – 0-16 – * Saquon Barkley             RB   Penn State        5-11      225
  2 NY Giants – 3-13 –  * Sam Darnold                  QB                  Southern Cal     6-4        225
  3 Indianapolis – 4-12 –  Bradley Chubb               DE                  NC State           6-4        275
  4 Cleveland (Houston)- 4-12 – * Josh Rosen     QB                  UCLA                6-4        220
  5 Denver – 5-11 –* Minkah Fitzpatrick                     S                    Alabama           6-1        205
  6 NY Jets – 5-11 –  * Josh Allen                               QB                  Wyoming          6-5        235
  7 Tampa Bay – 5-11 – * Arden Key                     DE                  LSU                  6-6        240
  8 Chicago – 5-11 – * Orlando Brown                   OT                  Oklahoma         6-8        360
  9 z – San Francisco – 6-10 – * Roquan Smith      LB                  Georgia            6-1        225
10 z – Oakland – 6-10 – * Connor Williams             OT                  Texas               6-6        320
11 Miami – 6-9 –  * Derwin James                         S                    Florida State     6-3        210
12 Cincinnati – 7-9 – Quenton Nelson                   OG                 Notre Dame      6-5        330
13 Washington – 7-9 – * Lamar Jackson               QB                  Louisville          6-3        200
14 Green Bay – 7-9 – Mike McGlinchey                 OT                  Notre Dame      6-8        315
15 Arizona – 8-8 – Baker Mayfield                        QB                  Oklahoma         6-0        215
16 Baltimore – 9-7 –  * Courtland Sutton               WR                 SMU                 6-4        215
17 LA Chargers – 9-7 –  * Tremaine Edmunds       LB                Virginia Tech     6-5        240
18 Seattle – 9-7 – * Joshua Jackson                      CB                    Iowa                 6-1        195
19 Dallas – 9-7 – * Calvin Ridley                           WR                   Alabama           6-1        190
20 Detroit – 9-7 – * Derrius Guice                          RB                  LSU                  5-11      215
21 y Buffalo – 9-7 – * Ronnie Harrison                 S                     Alabama           6-3        215
22 Buffalo (x Kan City) -10-6 – * Da’Ron Payne   DT             Alabama           6-2        310
23 x LA Rams – 11-5 – * Denzel Ward                  CB                   Ohio State        5-10      190
24 y Carolina – 11-5 – * Isaiah Oliver                    CB                  Colorado          6-1        190
25 y Tennessee – 9-7 – * Mark Andrews               TE                  Oklahoma         6-5        255
26 y Atlanta – 10-6 – Vita Vea                             DT                    Washington       6-5        345
27 x New Orleans – 11-5 – Mason Rudolph          QB                  Oklahoma St     6-5        230
28 x Pittsburgh- 13-3 –* Equanimeous St. Brown WR                 Notre Dame      6-5        205
29 x Jacksonville – 10-6 – Martinas Rankin           OT                  Mississippi St    6-5       305
30 x Philadelphia – 13-3 – * Carlton Davis            CB                  Auburn              6-1        205
31 x New England – 13-3 – * Taven Bryan           DT                  Florida              6-5        295
32 x Minnesota – 13-3 – * Audon Tate             WR   Florida State     6-5        220

2nd Round   
33 Cleveland – * DeShon Elliott                         S                      Texas               6-2        205
34 NY Giants – * Kolton Miller                           OT                    UCLA                6-8        310
35 Indianapolis – Chukwuma Okorafor             OT                    Western Michigan 6-6    330
36 Cleveland (Houston) – James Washington    WR                   Oklahoma St     6-0        205
37 NY Jets – * Michael Jackson                         CB                    Miami(Fl)           6-1        190
38 Tampa Bay – Royce Freeman                        RB                    Oregon             6-0        235      
39 Chicago – * Christian Kirk                             WR                   Texas A&M       5-11      200
40 Denver – Harold Landry                               LB                    Boston College 6-3        250
41 Oakland – Marcus Davenport                            DE                   UTSA                6-7        255
42 Miami – Tyrell Crosby                                  OT                    Oregon             6-5        320
43 New England (San Fran) Rashaan Evans     LB                    Alabama           6-3        235
44 Washington – Maurice Hurst                        DT                    Michigan           6-2        285
45 Green Bay – * Malik Jefferson                       LB                    Texas               6-3        240
46 Cincinnati – Braden Smith                            OG                   Auburn              6-6        305
47 Arizona – Billy Price                                      C                      Ohio State        6-4        310
48 LA Chargers – Derrick Nnadi                         DT                    Florida State     6-1        315
49 NY Jets (Seattle) – Uchenna Nwosu              LB                    USC                 6-2        240
50 Dallas – * Leighton Vander Esch                    LB                    Boise St            6-4        240
51 Detroit – Anthony Miller                                 WR                   Memphis           5-11      190
52 Baltimore – * Harrison Phillips                      DL                    Stanford           6-4        295      
53 Tennessee – Lorenzo Carter                          LB                    Georgia            6-6        245
54 Buffalo – * Dorance Armstrong                      DE                   Kansas             6-4        245
55 Kansas City – * Justin Reid                           S                      Stanford           6-1        205
56 Atlanta – Will Hernandez                               OG                   Texas-El Paso  6-3        330
57 Jacksonville – Mike Gesicki                          TE                    Penn State        6-6        255
58 Carolina – Duke Ejiofor                                DE                   Wake Forest     6-4        270
59 San Fran (New Orleans) – * Kevin Toliver      CB                    LSU                  6-3        205
60 Buffalo (LA Rams) – * Ronald Jones II          RB                   Southern Cal     6-1        195
61 Pittsburgh – Ogbonnia Okoronkwo                LB                    Oklahoma         6-1        240
62 Cleveland (Phil) – * Kerryon Johnson            RB                    Auburn              6-0        215
63 New England – Dallas Goedert                     TE                    South Dakota St 6-4      260
64 Minnesota – * Jaire Alexander                      CB                    Louisville          5-11      190

Underclassmen – NFL Draft 2018

The declaration date for underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2018 came at 4 pm Jan. 15th – Players have an additional three days to decide to either declare or change their minds with the Jan. 18th date final. No player rescinded their decision last year. The usual high number of quality running backs, tight ends and wide receivers declared for this class and will have a strong impact on the early rounds. The defensive secondary will have a big impact from the underclassmen group with four potential first round prospects. The line will also provide a high number of top selections with several blue-chip prospects at important positions. With the rookie salary cap changing significantly to the downside and being reduced for the upcoming seasons, this class surpassed every group of third year players entering the pro ranks.

There were a record 106 players granted special early eligibility in 2018. The previous record for early entrants was 98 in the 2014 draft. Each of the players granted special eligibility has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility.

The following 13 players have in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league office that they have fulfilled their degree requirements. Consequently, they are eligible for selection:
Jordan Akins, TE, Central Florida
Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
Kyle Allen, QB, Houston
Will Clapp, C, LSU
Terrell Edmunds, DB, Virginia Tech
Taylor Hearn, G, Clemson
Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
Sam Jones, G, Arizona State
Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
Brian O’Neill, T, Pittsburgh
Christian Sam, LB, Arizona State
Tre’Quan Smith, WR, UCF
Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

The following players inquired about their draft status and are eligible for selection without the need for special eligibility:
Juante Baldwin, DB, Pittsburg State
Tanner Lee, QB, Nebraska
Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford
Byron Pringle, WR, Kansas State

NFL Draft 2018 – Underclassmen Pro Prospects  

LB Roquan Smith Declares for the NFL Draft – RB Bryce Love Returns to Stanford
      Ranked alphabetically by position       

Offensive Players

Quarterbacks
Josh Allen                     Wyoming
Kyle Allen                     Houston
Sam Darnold                 Southern Cal
Lamar Jackson             Louisville
Tanner Lee                   Nebraska
Chase Litton                 Marshall
Josh Rosen                   UCLA

Running Backs
Josh Adams                  Notre Dame
Ryquell Armstead          Temple
Saquon Barkley             PSU
Derrius Guice                LSU
Nyheim Hines                North Carolina State
Kerryon Johnson           Auburn
Ronald Jones II             Southern Cal
John Kelly                     Tennessee
Ryan Nall                      Oregon St
Kamryn Pettway            Auburn
Mark Walton                  Miami(Fl)

Wide Receivers
Deon Cain                     Clemson
Antonio Callaway           Florida
Simmie Cobbs Jr           Indiana
Keke Coutee                 Texas Tech
Matt Fleming                 Benedictine
Quadree Henderson      Pittsburgh
Richie James                Middle Tennessee St
Jon’Vea Johnson           Toledo
Christian Kirk                Texas A&M
Jordan Lasley                UCLA
Tavares Martin              Washington State
Ray-Ray McCloud         Clemson
DJ Moore                      Maryland
Byron Pringle                KSU
Trey Quinn                    SMU
Calvin Ridley                 Alabama
Korey Robertson           Southern Mississippi
Tre’Quan Smith             Central Florida
Jaylen Smith                 Louisville
Equanimeous St. Brown Notre Dame
Courtland Sutton           SMU
Audon Tate                   Florida State

Tight Ends
Jordan Akins                 Central Florida
Mark Andrews               Oklahoma
Hayden Hurst                South Carolina
Ryan Izzo                      FSU
Austin Roberts              UCLA
Dalton Schultz               Stanford

Offensive Linemen
Orlando Brown              Oklahoma
Geron Christian             Louisville
Will Clapp                     LSU
James Daniels              Iowa
Nick Gates                    Nebraska
Taylor Hearn                 Clemson
Sam Jones                  ASU
Kolton Miller                  UCLA
Brian O’Neill                  Pittsburgh
Maea Teuhema              Southeastern Louisiana
Will Richardson             North Carolina State
Toby Weathserby          LSU
Connor Williams            Texas

Defensive Players – Linemen
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi     Toledo
Dorance Armstrong       Kansas
Taven Bryan                 Florida
Rasheen Green             Southern Cal
Jeff Holland                  Auburn
Sam Hubbard                Ohio St
Courtel Jenkins             Miami
DuVonta Lampkin          Oklahoma
R.J. McIntosh                Miami
Kahlil McKenzie             Tennessee
Kendrick Norton            Miami
Harrison Phillips            Stanford
Tim Settle                     Virginia Tech
Breeland Speaks           Ole Miss
Josh Sweat                   FSU
Larry Tharpe                 Arizona
Trent Thompson            Georgia
Vita Vea                        Washington
JoJo Wicker                  Arizona St
Jalen Wilkerson             Florida St.
Eddy Wilson                  Purdue

Linebackers
Jack Cichy                    Wisconsin
Tremaine Edmunds       Virginia Tech
Frank Ginda                  San Jose St
Joel Iyiegbuniwe Western Kentucky
Malik Jefferson              Texas
Hercules Mata’afa         Washington St
Kahlil McKenzie             Tennessee
Christian Sam               ASU
Roquan Smith              Georgia
Andre Smith                 UNC
Leighton Vander Esch   Boise St

Cornerbacks
Jaire Alexander             Louisville
Vosean Crumbie           Nevada
J.J. Dallas                     Louisiana-Monroe
Carlton Davis                Auburn
Rashaan Gaulden          Tennessee
Holton Hill                     Texas
Mike Hughes                 Central Florida
Joshua Jackson             Iowa
Michael Jackson           Miami (Fl)
JC Jackson                   Maryland
Donte Jackson              LSU
Tarvarus McFadden      FSU
Nick Nelson                  Wisconsin
Isaiah Oliver                  Colorado
DJ Reed                       Kansas St
Denzel Ward                 Ohio St.

Safeties
Jessie Bates                 Wake Forest
DeShon Elliott               Texas
Ronnie Harrison            Alabama
Derwin James               FSU
Justin Reid                    Stanford
Van Smith                     Clemson
Jordan Whitehead          Pittsburgh

Kickers
Michael Dickson           P          Texas
Eddy Pineiro                 PK        Florida

Key Players Returning to School in 2018:
Jake Browning             QB       Washington
Ryan Finley                   QB       North Carolina St
Will Grier                      QB       WVU
Drew Lock                    QB       Missouri
Jarrett Stidham              QB       Auburn
Clayton Thorson            QB       Northwestern
Myles Gaskin                RB        Washington
Bryce Love                   RB        Stanford
LJ Scott                        RB        Michigan St
Parris Campbell             WR       Ohio State
David Sills V                 WR       WVU
Jaylen Smith                 WR       Louisville
Ben Benzschawel          OG       Wisconsin
Ross Pierschbacher      OG       Alabama
Yodny Cajuste               OT        WVU
Mitch Hyatt                   OT        Clemson
Martez Ivey                   OT        Florida
Zach Allen                     DE        Boston College
Austin Bryant               DE       Clemson
Isaiah Buggs                 DE       Alabama
Clelin Ferrell                  DE       Clemson
Montez Sweat               DE        Mississippi St.
Terry Beckner Jr.           DT        Missouri
Jalen Jelks                   DT        Oregon
Dre’Mont Jones            DT        Ohio State
Christian Wilkins            DT        Clemson
Kendall Joseph             LB        Clemson
Cameron Smith             LB        Southern Cal
Drue Tranquill                LB        Notre Dame
T.J. Edwards                 LB        Wisconsin
Mark Fields                   CB        Clemson

Quarterbacks

Josh Rosen                 UCLA  
Talented junior QB has been one of the premier passers in the Pac-12 over his short career. He has the complete skill set to become a top pro starter with some critical development in his footwork and defensive recognition. He is a special passer who has a very good arm and quick compact delivery that deliver the ball nicely with accuracy and timing. He will most likely go in the top few selections and possibly #1 overall. He will have to prove he can operate under center to be ready to play as a rookie. Blue chip prospect with huge upside.

 Sam Darnold                Southern Cal   
Strong armed redshirt sophomore QB has been one of the premier passers in the Pac-12 over his short career. He has the physical package to become a top-flight NFL starter, but needs critical development all areas of play. He has operated both in the spread offense and under center. He needs more development under center and dropping back and setting up and throwing with accuracy. He needs the right pro setting to develop further as a passer. He will most likely go in the top selections, but needs to sit to learn a new system and the finer points of the position. He may not be ready to compete for the starting job as a rookie that his playing time will depend on the pro situation he gets into. He needs to settle into a system that allows him time to refine key areas of setup and reading defenses. Big time talent with development.

Lamar Jackson            Louisville
Mobile junior QB has flashed blue chip talent vs top competition over his short career. He has the physical package to become a top-flight NFL starter, but needs critical development playing under center. He has mainly operated in the spread offense with limited development under center dropping back. He needs the right pro setting to develop further as a passer. He will most likely go in the top picks of the first round off potential, but his readiness to compete for the starting job is suspect. His early playing time will depend on the pro situation he gets into, though he would benefit to sit and settle into a system that allows him time to refine key areas of setup and reading defenses. Excellent intangibles to make a difference.

Josh Allen                   Wyoming        
Mobile tough QB has been one of the premier passers in the nation over the past few seasons. He has the physical package to become a high quality NFL starter, though he needs critical development playing under center. He has mainly operated in the spread offense with limited development under center dropping back. He needs the right pro setting to develop further as a passer. He will most likely go in the top to mid first round off potential and a huge performance in their bowl victory. He is ready to compete for the starting job and is very accurate passer with a big arm and top mobility. He would benefit to sit and settle into a system that allows him time to refine key areas of setup and reading defenses. Excellent intangibles to make a difference in a short time.

Chase Litton                Marshall
Strong armed senior QB was a three year starter over his C-USA career. He has the physical package to become an NFL starter with development. He needs critical development in all areas of play. He has mainly operated in the spread offense with little development under center and dropping back. He needs the right pro setting to develop further as a passer. He will most likely go on the third day off potential, but is not ready to compete for the starting job. He needs to sit early and learn a pro system and go through a long learning curve. He has to win a #3 job in camp and go through the vital learning curve to take the next step. Definite upside potential.

Tanner Lee                   Nebraska
Talented true junior QB has been a one year Nebraska starter after a season at Tulane directing the offense. He has a good skill set to become a pro starter with some critical development in his strength and defensive recognition. He has a good arm and quick compact delivery that delivers the ball nicely, though his accuracy and timing has been erratic. He will most likely go in the late rounds with several clubs in pressing need for a starting passer. He will have to prove he can operate under center to be ready to win the #3 role. His postseason will determine how early he goes in the process, though a possible late round selection.

Running Backs

Saquon Barkley                       Penn St           
Stocky blue chip feature back has the complete package to be a top pro feature back. He decided to enter this draft class after another outstanding season. He has the ability to be an immediate impact runner in the NFL in the right setting. He has the nice combination of size, speed, quickness, power, running instincts and big play ability to change games instantly. He can pound inside weekly with the speed to break big plays that ranks him the premier back in this strong class. He has proven very durable, but must improve his ability to block and pick up the blitz effectively to earn a pro starting job. Currently, he is a very good receiver and has the makeup of an impact rookie three down back.

Derrius Guice                          LSU
Stocky tailback had a fine season in the SEC that lead to early entry to the NFL. He is a compact back/receiver who has a strong frame, speed, quickness and natural running skills to be a NFL playmaker. He needs work as a blocker to be a complete prospect. He has the compact size and power to run inside with the deceptive strength and pad level to get the most out of his physical talent. He has very good change of direction skills and top speed to break plays. He is a great player in space who displays sure hands and the natural running ability to follow blockers with breakaway speed. He should shine at a workout.

Kerryon Johnson                     Auburn
Tough shifty back displays quick slashing natural running skills and a high level of development. He received a high grade from the NFL Advisory committee and he could land in the early rounds with a strong postseason. He is a shifty tailback who displays good power and quickness to be a tough inside runner with the lateral quickness and the long speed to get to the 2nd level and make big yardage after contact. He impressed scouts with his consistent after contact yardage in big SEC games. He hopes to impress at the critical NFL Combine. Improving receiving and blocking skills help his cause. Workhorse runner with best efforts in big situations.

Ronald Jones II                       Southern Cal
Shifty talented tailback had an impressive 2017 season that lead to early entry to the NFL. He has potential starting feature back talent in the NFL and carries a very early round grade at this point of the evaluation process. He has the speed and running skills to break plays with developed receiving skills for the complete game. He has enough size to run inside with sharp change of directions to cut in the hole and the burst to break plays. He is a slashing inside and good goal line runner and a receiver who displays sure hands and playmaking ability on the perimeter to follows his blockers. He shows the skill set of a complete back and should earn a high selection in April.

Josh Adams                            Notre Dame
Big slashing junior feature back made a major breakout performance in 2017 that was instrumental in the Irish turn around. He has the physical package to be a pro feature back with a powerful frame with the combination of size and speed with the quickness and running instincts to be an effective feature back. He can pound inside and runs with good pad level. He has good speed to break plays and is one of the emerging backs in this class. He needs to improve his blocking and receiving to earn a pro starting role. He can fill a critical 1A type back role with critical development. Fine goal line runner. His postseason will determine if he moves into the top rounds.

Kamryn Pettway                       Auburn
Big powerfully built junior back has the package for the position, combining fine vision, cutting skills and strong tackle breaking ability. He has the talent to be a fine starting pro feature back with the physical skill set of power, quickness, speed and hands to be a workhorse starter. He has a big strong frame with the combination of quickness, body lean and power to run inside and the speed to get outside and hit the home run. He needs work on his receiving, though he shows reliable hands and the ability to make things happen after the catch. He must improve his blocking to earn an early starting job. Durability concerns after an injury riddled 2017 season.

Mark Walton                             Miami(Fl)
Stocky tailback had a fine season in the ACC that lead to early entry to the NFL. He is a strong short back who has the compact size, quickness and running skills to be a tough inside runner. He needs work as a receiver and blocker to be a complete prospect. He has the compact size and leg strength to run inside with the power and pad level to get the most out of his physical talent. He has good change of direction skills and good speed to break the play. He is a strong goal line runner and a reliable receiver who displays sure hands and the running ability to follow blockers.

John Kelly                               Tennessee       
Strong slashing type tailback has impressive athletic talent that lead to early entry to the NFL. He is a tough feature back and carries an NFL starting or 1A grade. He has the compact size, power and running skills to break plays with natural running skills for the complete game. He has the size to run inside with the change of directions to cut in the hole and enough speed to get into the 2nd level. He is a tough goal line runner and an improving receiver who displays dependable hands and the ability to make yardage after the reception. He must prove durable as a pro to be a feature pro back. Must refine his overall game especially as a receiver and blocker.

Nyheim Hines                          North Carolina St
Multi-talented tailback had an impressive 2017 season and career, displaying impact ability in a few roles. He has potential starting feature back talent for the NFL and carries a middle round grade at this point of the evaluation process. He has the speed and running skills to break plays with highly developed receiving skills for the complete game. He has the size to run inside with sharp change of directions to cut in the hole and the burst to break plays. He is a tough inside runner and good goal line runner who displays sure hands as a receiver. He shows the skill set of a complete back and should move up the charts through the postseason. Excellent return specialist and one of the most versatile prospects in this class.

Ryquell Armstead                    Temple
Ryan Nall                                 Oregon St
Chris Warren                            Texas

Wide Receivers

Courtland Sutton                     SMU
Smooth athletic junior playmaker had nice production in the high powered Pony attack. He has fine triangle numbers that will warrant a very high draft selection. He is a blue-chip prospect with an early 1st round grade if he tests out well this postseason. He has very good size with the speed, athleticism and playmaking ability to rank as the #1 receiver in this class. He developed his fine AA in the talented SMU offense where he has been featured over the past two seasons. He has the ability to become a special pro and should impress further in a postseason NFL Combine workout where he should guarantee a top selection. Polished receiver with a rookie starting grade to give an offense an immediate impact weapon.

Equanimeous St. Brown          Notre Dame
Big third year sophomore declared for the NFL Draft 2018 after a short Irish career. He displays developing receiving skills with good speed to get into the middle deep seam. He needs route development and defensive recognition to be ready for playing time. He has shown developed receiving skills over his short career playing wideout and slot type Flex roles in this talented offense. He has a big athletic frame with natural pass catching ability and the speed to create difficult matchups as a factor especially in the red zone. He needs extensive technique and route development to be an NFL starter, though has intriguing upside over time.

Audon Tate                              Florida State   
Huge athletic junior receiver had a quality ACC career while facing top flight cover men weekly. He displays very good hands and shows the run after the catch ability to make yardage. He shows explosiveness in and out of his breaks with the hands to make the toughest catch. He has good playing speed and is an emerging playmaker. He has a burst to be dangerous from anywhere especially the red zone, showing the hands and the speed to separate deep and make plays. He needs to put up a strong workout this offseason to earn an early round draft grade. One of the more intriguing prospect in this class with incredible upside potential.

Calvin Ridley                           Alabama
Athletic junior receiver combines good size, with the speed and the running ability to break any reception. He shows very strong hands with big play ability and the open field running skills to be a legitimate playmaker. He has good speed and along with his big play ability and size creates a matchup problem for cover men. With a strong workout, he could be one of the fast rising prospects in this class and probable top 20 prospect. He has produced in many big situations that suggests early adjustment to the NFL game.

Deon Cain                                Clemson         
Fast athletic receiver/returner declared for the NFL Draft after another impressive performance that earned him ACC honors. He has developing talent with good size and the top athleticism that should allow him to compete for NFL rookie playing time. He has fine speed, leaping ability and AA talent, combining all the necessary skills to become a quality pro receiver. He creates a difficult matchup for cornerbacks and gives his offense a strong weapon in a few roles. Shows the ability to beat NFL corners consistently and take the top off the defense. Emerging playmaker with big upside and impact.

Antonio Callaway                     Florida
Athletic junior receiver was a difference maker in the Gators’ offense with impact ability at times over his late career. He operated in a pro style passing offense and displayed reliable hands and good route running with the quickness in his routes to separate. He shows the run after the catch ability to be a factor to break plays and go the distance. He has good playing speed with a burst to make a play after the catch. He needs to impress at a workout this offseason and at the NFL Combine to earn a high draft grade. His return skills enhance his value and could push him up the charts further. Versatile playmaker with impact ability both in the slot and on the outside.

Christian Kirk                          Texas A&M
Fast athletic receiver/returner declared for the NFL Draft after another impressive performance that earned him SEC honors. He has developing talent with good size and the top athleticism that should allow him to compete for NFL rookie playing time. He has fine hands, leaping ability, size and AA talent, combining all the necessary ingredients to become a quality pro receiver. He creates a difficult matchup for cornerbacks and gives his offense a strong weapon in a few roles. Shows the ability to beat NFL corners consistently despite average production in Aggie offense. Kid with big upside and a difference maker as a return specialist.

Simmie Cobbs Jr                     Indiana
Big smooth junior receiver developed nicely over his Hoosiers career despite working with a few average QBs and playing in a run oriented attack. He has intriguing skills and is a highly-regarded prospect with definite upside as a pro. He has good speed for the position and shows the separation to get open. He displays excellent body control to make a play on the ball and will make the tough catch in a crowd, displaying soft hands and leaping ability. He needs a big performance at the NFL Combine to rank with the upper tier of receivers. His route development and improved muscle will determine his NFL readiness. Blocking is an asset.

DJ Moore                                 Maryland         
Fast junior wideout/returner can be a difference maker every time he touches the ball. He is one of the better playmakers in this class with an early round grade. He is a quick receiver who gets open consistently, displaying sharp cutting skills that allow him to separate in coverage and provide his passer a fine target. He has the burst off the line to get into his routes with fine hands and the separation speed to break plays. He has a compact shorter frame that may be a concern, though he is an athlete who is also a fine returner. He can get deep and hit the home run with his top speed and run after the catch ability to be a difference maker. Fine slot receiver.

Tre’Quan Smith                       Central Florida
Athletic junior wideout has fine speed that could warrant a high round draft selection after nice overall production. He is a developed prospect who combines fine athleticism and playmaking ability with good size and strength. He has developed nicely as a route runner that will probably earn him early pro playing time in multiple sets. He has developed quickly using his fine AA and has begun to learn to use his speed and talents better. He hopes to impress further in a postseason at the NFL Combine workout where he could guarantee a fairly high selection. His 2017 later season suspension must be addressed.

Jordan Lasley                          UCLA
Athletic junior receiver had a productive career in the potent Bruin offense working with QB Josh Rosen. He displays good hands and fine speed with developed route running and defense recognition skills. He shows good run after the catch ability to make plays with the playing speed and burst to stretch the field. He needs to impress at workouts this offseason to warrant a high draft selection, though has nice upside as a pro weapon. Improving weapon with the skill set to be a good pro receiver, though must get stronger.

Byron Pringle                          KSU    
Tall athletic junior receiver was impressive over his short Big 12 career while facing NFL caliber corners weekly. He performed well for three seasons despite continuous changes at the QB position over his career. He has been an impact weapon and figures in the middle round area currently. He has developed talent with fine size and athleticism that should allow him to compete for playing time as a rookie. He has fine hands, good speed, leaping ability, size and AA talent, combining all the necessary ingredients to become a starting pro receiver. He will have to test out well during the postseason and show improvement as a route runner. Good kickoff returner.

Richie James                           Middle Tennessee St
Fast athletic junior declared after a fine 2017 season. He will challenge for a middle round selection with a big workout this postseason especially with a good sprint speed number at the NFL Combine. He shows explosiveness after he gets his hands on the ball with running skills. He possesses reliable hands with the speed to get deep and hit the home run. He has good running skills after the catch on the shorter routes that pressures a defense and gives an offense a big play performer. He makes big plays despite facing heavy coverage vs top competition. He must show in can holdup vs physical cover men and get off the line consistently. Good slot receiver.

Quadree Henderson                 Pittsburgh       
Fast junior wideout/returner can be a difference maker every time he touches the ball. Good playmaker with a later round grade. Quickness to get open consistently, displaying sharp cutting skills that allow him to separate in coverage and provide a fine target. He is quick off the line to get into his routes with fine hands and top speed to break plays. He has a compact smaller frame that may be a concern, though he is an athlete who is also a fine returner. He can get deep and make the big play with after the catch ability to be a difference maker. Starting dual returner.

Keke Coutee                Texas Tech
Matt Fleming                Benedictine
Jon’Vea Johnson         Toledo
Tavares Martin             Washington State
Ray-Ray McCloud        Clemson
Trey Quinn                   SMU
Korey Robertson          Southern Mississippi

Tight Ends

Mark Andrews              Oklahoma       
Big mobile underclassman displays fine receiving skills with the speed to get deep in the middle seam. He needs some development as a blocker, though brings the physical skills to be a complete prospect. He has shown developing receiving skills with natural pass catching ability and the size and speed to create difficult matchups in the intermediate game. He displays strong inline blocking ability and is also effective on the move as an H-back. He needs further development to become a complete NFL performer, but has the talent to be a reliable two way player. Good red zone threat.

Dalton Schultz             Stanford
Mobile four year junior entered the NFL Draft after a good 2017 season.  He has an interesting athletic package to entice a club to use a high round selection to add his playmaking abilities and potential. He has developed into a solid receiving threat in the intermediate and short zones. He has the physical package to develop into a reliable blocker with technique and strength development. Despite limited playing time, he has shown well developed receiving skills with the size and speed to be a factor to outmuscle defenders. He displays good blocking ability on the 2nd level, though marginal movement at the POA. His receiving talent will probably warrant a middle round selection.

Ryan Izzo                     FSU     
Mobile junior entered the NFL Draft after a fine 2018 season. He has fine athletic skills that are well rounded. He needs improvement as a blocker, learning to use his frame and long reach to get better movement at the POA. He can be an effective pro blocker only with some further technique and strength development. He has shown developed receiving skills with the size and speed to be a factor in the passing game. He displays sure hands and the power to break tackles and be a factor after the catch. He is a huge factor in the intermediate and red zones that will entice an NFL club in multiple sets. Developed receiver with immediate impact in that role either inline or the H-back role where he consistently gets open.

Hayden Hurst               South Carolina
Big mobile underclassman displays fine receiving skills with the speed to get deep in the middle seam. He needs much development as a blocker, though brings the physical skills to be a pro prospect. He has shown natural receiving skills with soft hands and nice size and speed to create difficult matchups. As a former basketball performer, he displays fine athleticism and body control to make plays on the ball. He is subpar as an inline blocking, though adequate on the move as an H-back. He needs further development to become an NFL performer, but has the talent to be a good weapon in the passing game with further work.

Jordan Akins               Central Florida
Austin Roberts             UCLA
 
Offensive Linemen

Orlando Brown                        Oklahoma       
Physical mobile left tackle has been a strong performer over his Sooner career and an instrumental part of their balanced high powered offense. He is ready to move on to the NFL. He has a wide frame with very long arms, bulk and agile footwork that allows him to grade out high whether as a pass protector or drive blocker. He has graded out high vs top competition and is ready to step in as a pro at either tackle spot. He will be one of the premier linemen selected and a probable early to mid-first round pick and eventually a starting left tackle. He may need to lineup at right tackle initially.

Kolton Miller                            UCLA  
Big physical tackle has been a strong performer over his Pac-12 career, protecting the blindside of QB Josh Rosen. He is ready to move on to the NFL and has a huge frame with long arms and fine footwork and balance that allows him to move effortlessly whether as a pass protector or pulling to the outside. He has graded out high at the left tackle spot vs Pac-12 talent and is ready to start as a pro at either tackle spot. He has been tested in pass protection by speed rushers and has graded out high with the complete skill set for the position and the ability to adjust quickly. He should be one of the premier linemen chosen this spring and a probable top selection who could easily go higher. One of the few left tackles prospects in this class.

Connor Williams                      Texas  
Athletic left tackle has been a strong performer over his short Longhorn career where he graded out consistently high on a weekly as a blocker. He has a wide frame with long arms and top balance and footwork that allows him to move well as a pass protector. He missed early time in 2017 due to a knee injury, but returned late and is ready for a postseason to shine in workouts. He grades out well as a drive blocker where he locks on well, bends his knees, and sustains consistently, though needs strength work to finish better. He is ready to step in and could be one of the top overall tackles chosen and a probable high first round pick. Early NFL starter with Pro Bowl talent, though limited time vs high competition.

Brian O’Neill                            Pittsburgh
Huge agile lineman has been a fine performer for the Panthers where he graded out high on a weekly basis. He has a very long frame with agility, good balance and footwork that allows him to move well as a pass protector. He has graded out fairly well as a drive blocker where he locks early and sustains, though needs to finish better with power. He is ready to step in as a pro lineman where he projects to right tackle or guard early and possible starting left tackle in time. He needs further hand technique work to be ready to face pro speed rushers.

Toby Weathserby                     LSU
Massive athletic junior tackle has been an improving performer over his short SEC career where he graded out high weekly this past season. He has a huge thick frame with very long arms and the balance and footwork that allows him to move well in pass protection. He has graded out only average as a drive blocker and needs additional technique and strength development. He is a quality prospect on the rise and could be drafted more on upside potential than production over his short stay with the Tigers. Raw prospect with big upside, but a project for early playing time.

Quenton Nelson                       Notre Dame
Massive wide body guard has been a dominant performer over his Irish career where he graded out high weekly the past few seasons. He has a huge thick frame with long arms, strong base with the balance and footwork that allows him to move well in pass protection. He has graded out very high as a drive blocker with developed technique and top functional strength. He is a quality prospect on the rise and could be drafted in the top half of the first round. Highly developed plug and play guard prospect with big upside who projects for early starting time.

James Daniels                         Iowa
Agile mobile lineman has been a strong performer over his short Hawkeye career, starting at center and guard, earning Big Ten honors the past two seasons. He has a strong frame with long arms and fine footwork that allows him to slide fairly easy as a pass protector. He has graded out high against good Big Ten interior pass rushers and is ready to step in as a pro lineman. He is a sound technician and NFL ready in many respects. He could be one of the rising linemen selected this spring with early NFL starting talent.

Geron Christian                       Louisville
Nick Gates                               Nebraska
Taylor Hearn                            Clemson
Sam Jones                              ASU
Dwayne Orso-Bacchus            Oklahoma
Maea Teuhema                         Southeastern Louisiana

Defensive Players

Ends

Dorance Armstrong     Kansas
Explosive versatile athlete end has been an impact defender on the Jayhawks defense over the past few seasons. He is one of the blue-chip prospects in this class and could be one of the premier selections from this underclassmen class. He had an excellent performance last season, showing the elite quickness off the edge to pressure the QB and make big plays. He has very good triangle numbers that pro scouts seek in an end for the 4-3 or attack backer in the 3-4 sets. He has the ability to hold the POA and shows the versatility to play up and down in passing situations. He can produce a strong workout to warrant a high early round selection and possible #1 selection. This kid has definite impact potential as a pro defender in either set.

Jeff Holland                 Auburn
Quick junior defender has shown playmaking ability for the Tigers’ defense over recent seasons. He flashes playmaking ability that will warrant interest by NFL clubs. He has a fine combination of speed, quickness and power that gives him a fast advantage vs. blockers. He can explode off the edge and counter well with the flexibility to bend the edge. He gets fast penetration into the backfield and has developed overall technique especially hand use to separate quickly. He shows sound initial reads and overall instincts to play up to his athletic ability. Possible attack linebacker in right setting, though better suited for the weakside end spot in the 4-3 set.

 Josh Sweat                  FSU     
Quick junior defender has shown playmaking ability that earned some ACC honors. He flashes playmaking ability that will warrant interest by NFL 4-3 clubs. He has a combination of speed and quickness to gain a fast advantage vs blockers. He can come off the edge with the ability to counter inside to get penetration into the backfield. He needs work on overall technique especially his hand use to separate quicker to be ready for the pro game. He needs to improve his initial reads and overall instincts to play up to his athletic ability. Must prove stout at the point to grade out higher vs the run. Potential edge rusher must win early vs the top blockers to win.

 Sam Hubbard               Ohio St
Explosive mobile defender has been a force in the Buckeyes front over the past few seasons. He is one of the gems from the underclassmen group and has flashed dominant talent especially late in his career. He shows the quick burst off the edge to rush the passer to make big plays. He shows fine strength and technique to anchor vs the run with the good triangle numbers NFL scouts want in a prospect for the outside role in either front. He has the burst of speed to the ball to make game changing plays, in addition to also winning with his top power. He could turn out to be one of the most complete prospects at this critical position. Rising high selection.

 Olasunkanmi Adeniyi   Toledo
Short compact defender has been a strong starter in the MAC over the past few seasons. He was a surprise addition and could be one of the sleepers from this underclassmen class. He had a top performance last season, showing the quickness off the edge to harass the QB. He completed his career with a fine bowl game that influenced his decision. He has good triangle numbers that pro scouts seek in an end for the 4-3 pro set with the ability to create mismatches. He needs a strong workout to finalize an early middle round selection. This kid has definite upside potential and probable NFL starter with continual improvement and maybe soon in his career.

 Breeland Speaks         Ole Miss
Strong mobile defender has played a key role on the Ole Miss front seven, showing both quickness and power. He has the burst to make plays from the outside. He flashes a good first step as a pass rusher that allowed him to be a consistent pass rusher. With further development of his hand and arm technique, he can become a pro situational defender. He has the ability to separate from blockers and play the run with the speed to pursue down the line. He can fill a few roles in either scheme with possible end in the 3-4 scheme.

 JoJo Wicker                 Arizona St
Short rangy tweener entered the NFL Draft after a short career in the Pac-12. He is a mobile defender with good athletic tools and the speed to make plays from the outside. He is suspect as a run defender with shorter frame and average base to hold the point. Shows the athletic ability and instincts to be an NFL defender and has a chance to be a situational defender with further development. He is a good fit for the 4-3 scheme and needs to find a niche in that set to earn a roster spot.

Tackles
Taven Bryan                 Florida
Athletic defender had a strong 2017 season as one of the nation’s best interior defenders. He was a major force for the Gators front four and a clear difference maker. He can stack the POA with the burst of speed to make plays in the backfield. He has a wide base and fine functional strength to hold the point of attack well. He has a fine combination of power and quickness that gives him a fast advantage vs. blockers. He has a burst through an opening to be very disruptive and projects best in the middle of the 4-3 scheme. He can be a tough three technique defender and three down linemen in that pro front. His combination of power and quickness defeats blockers consistently with the skill set to make impact plays, though needs further technique development.

 Vita Vea                       Washington
Massive interior defender combines the power to stack and the quickness to be a threat as a tackle in either pro front line. He has great power and the burst to make plays to play nose tackle. He is a powerful pass rusher who uses his strength and quickness to push the pocket and collapse the front. He has the powerful first step to gain an advantage off the snap with the fine hand and arm technique that includes powerful quick counter moves inside. His postseason performance will determine his readiness for the pro game. Fast rising prospect and part of a deep talented group of defensive tackles.

Harrison Phillips          Stanford 
Quick mobile junior tackle had a good 2017 season where he was a force for the Cardinal’ defense. He shows a fine combination of power and quickness that gives him an advantage vs. blockers. He can explode through an opening and get penetration into the backfield. He needs work on overall technique to be ready for NFL starting time. He needs to improve his initial reads and overall instincts to play up to his athletic ability. Best suited for the three technique role in 4-3 front line and an interesting prospect who can be a quality interior defender and an early rotational tackle.

R.J. McIntosh               Miami
Athletic young tackle has been an anchor on the inside for the Canes defense over the past few seasons. He holds the point of attack well even vs the double team. His fine combination of power and quickness gives him the makeup of a pro tackle. He gets penetration into the backfield and commands double teaming often, though he needs definite work on overall technique to separate better. He is best suited for tackle in the 4-3 scheme where his quickness and length can be effective, though he needs to develop further as a pass rusher. He must get stronger to stack inside better especially vs the combo block.

Trent Thompson          Georgia
Long tough defender combines the power to stack and the quickness to be a threat as a tackle/end in either pro front line. He has power and the burst of speed to make big plays with versatility to play in either scheme including lining up outside. He flashes power as a pass rusher with the strength and quickness to push the pocket. He displays big play ability as a pass rusher with further development on his hand and counter techniques. He needs to prove more physical to warrant rookie starting time. He carries a high round grade, though definite level of development concerns and consistency issues. May be best for the five technique role.

Tim Settle                    Virginia Tech
Huge strong tackle has been a force on the inside for the Hokies’ defense over the past few seasons. He flashes definite playmaking ability that will warrant interest by NFL clubs. He has a fine combination of bulk, power and quickness that gives him an advantage vs. blockers. He gets penetration into the backfield and commands double teaming often on the inside. He needs work on overall technique to be ready for the pro game and is best suited for tackle in the 4-3 scheme as a quality three technique defender where he carries a starting grade in time with development. Also shows nose tackle potential.

Kahlil McKenzie           Tennessee
Talented versatile defender combines the power to stack and the quickness to be a threat as a tackle/end in either pro front line. He has power and the burst of speed to make big plays with positional versatility to play in either scheme. He flashes power as a pass rusher with the strength and quickness to push the pocket. He displays big play ability as a pass rusher, though needs further hand and counter technique development. He needs to prove more physical to warrant early starting time. He carries a middle round grade, though definite level of development concerns and consistency issues. Very polarizing prospect in this class currently.

Rasheen Green            Southern Cal
Athletic explosive defender had a strong 2017 season as one of the nation’s better defenders. He was a force for the Trojans lining up at a few spots in their flexible front. He can stack the POA with the burst of speed to make big plays in the backfield. He has a wide base that allows him to hold the point of attack well despite a long frame. He has a fine combination of power and quickness that gives him a fast advantage vs. blockers. He has a burst through an opening to be very disruptive and projects best in the middle of the 4-3 scheme. His combination of power and quickness defeats blocking patterns with the skill set to develop further. Fast improving prospect with upside and versatility.

Kendrick Norton          Miami
Strong tackle has been a force on the inside for the Canes defense over the past few seasons. He flashes definite playmaking ability that will warrant interest by NFL clubs. He has a fine combination of bulk, power and quickness that gives him an advantage vs. blockers. He gets penetration into the backfield and commands double teaming often on the inside. He needs work on overall technique to be ready for the pro game and is best suited for tackle in the 4-3 scheme as a quality three technique defender where he carries a starting grade in time with development.

Courtel Jenkins             Miami
DuVonta Lampkin          Oklahoma
Larry Tharpe                 Arizona
Travonte Valentine        LSU
Jalen Wilkerson             Florida St.
Eddy Wilson                  Purdue

Linebackers
Roquan Smith                         Georgia
Athletic mobile junior backer has been a force in the SEC over the past two seasons playing a few positions in this defense. He is a fast developing defender who has been instrumental in the Bulldog’s nationally ranked defense. He has lined up at a few backer spots and displays outstanding speed, quickness and hitting power to react instinctively and finish with sure tackling. His fine instincts and toughness should allow him to compete for an early starting job and he is a prospect who can fill any role in a 4-3 set and inside in the 3-4 scheme.

Tremaine Edmunds                 Virginia Tech              
Mobile junior backer has been a very productive force in the ACC over the past two seasons playing on the outside. He is a developing defender who has the skill set for the pro attack position. He displays very good speed, quickness and hitting power to react to plays fast and finish with sure tackling. His fine instincts and toughness should allow him to compete for an early role in the package defenses. He is a prospect who can also fill the attack spot best where his burst off the edge provides major playmaking ability. Top edge rusher to make a difference.

Hercules Mata’afa                     Washington St
Rugged defender has been an impact defender in the Cougars’ physical defense playing both up and down on the outside. He is one of the fast rising prospects in this class and could be one of the premier selections from this underclassmen class. He had an excellent performance last season, showing the quickness off the edge to pressure the QB. He has good triangle numbers that pro scouts seek in a weakside end for the 4-3 set or the attack backer role in the 3-4 set. He shows the versatility to play a few positions and both schemes that will appeal for all 32 clubs. He needs a strong workout to warrant an early round selection. This kid has definite impact potential as a pro defender in either set and a starting grade.

Leighton Vander Esch             Boise St
Talented rangy junior backer has shown consistent playmaking skills over his short career. He has a fine combination of speed and power with the overall athleticism to be a complete defender. He is well developed and should compete for a starting job early, after displaying good instincts and the speed and quickness to react to both the run and pass. He finishes with strong tackling technique and is an every down defender with developing coverage skills. He is in the mold of mobile backers with the speed, instincts and toughness to be a three-down defender and capable of competing for a rookie starting job in the right setting. Marginal top 50 selection prior to postseason.

Malik Jefferson                        Texas
Savvy versatile junior backer has flashed big play ability in the Big 2 over the past three seasons playing a few positions on this unit. He is a fast developing rangy defender who has been instrumental in their improved defense. He projects to both schemes at the outside spots. He displays good speed, quickness and hitting power to react to plays and finish with sure tackling. His fine instincts and toughness should allow him to compete for a starting job and he is a prospect who can fill a few spots where his sideline to sideline speed and athleticism provides nice production.

Jack Cichy                               Wisconsin
Mobile junior backer missed the entire 2017 season with a knee injury and did not apply for another year of eligibility on a medical redshirt. He combines a fine combination of quickness and instincts with the overall athleticism and toughness to be a pro defender. He has developed instincts with extensive playing time in the savvy Badger defense. He has the speed and quickness to react to both the run and pass. He finishes with strong tackling technique and is rarely out of position. He will impress on special teams with his powerful tackling. He has the talent to become a quality pro and will compete for a starting job probably at the Sam or inside spot immediately. Quality special teams defender.

Andre Smith                           UNC    
Fast junior backer combines a fine skill set including speed and quickness with the overall athleticism and toughness to be a pro defender. He has developed instincts with the ability to play the Will role where his speed and quickness to react to both the run and pass fits best. He finishes with sure tackling technique and is rarely out of position. He is dangerous in space where he runs to the ball and can matchup with backs and tight ends. He can be an impact defender on special teams as a rookie.

Frank Ginda                 San Jose St
Christian Sam              ASU

Defensive Backs

Joshua Jackson                       Iowa                
Fast instinctive cover man was a strong performer for the Iowa defense over recent seasons and one of the best defenders in the Big Ten. He is a big tough savvy kid with quick feet and reactions that allows him to anticipate moves and jump routes. He has good recovery speed to cover receivers deep and will not shy away from bigger receivers in matchups. His postseason workouts will determine where he goes among the top prospects at this position where underclassmen will constitute most of the early selections.

Carlton Davis                           Auburn
Big physical junior defender with extensive experience at corner over his Tiger career. He has a physical gambling style with big play ability in coverage. He is one of the premier junior corners headed for the NFL with the package with development to become a top-flight cover man. He combines size with good speed, quickness and instincts to become a starting corner. He has the agility and change of direction skills necessary to match up in man coverage with the ball instincts to make interceptions. He needs to improve initial reads and when to gamble on the ball. He looks to raise his stock with a strong postseason and a big workout at the NFL Combine.

Michael Jackson                      Miami(Fl)         
Tall agile junior cover man had a strong 2017 season and shows an excellent skill set and developing talent to be a starting pro corner. He has experience in big games to play early in the NFL with a fine combination of size, speed, toughness and quickness along with the ball instincts and agility to match up in man coverage. He has good speed that allows him to recover in the deep game. He can play a number of schemes with some technique development in man situations. He ranks among the top cover men entering the critical postseason.

Tarvarus McFadden                 FSU     
Fast third year cover man came on strong over his late career on a club that continues to produce top flight defenders. He has developed reading routes well and top ball instincts to utilize his fine athleticism. He improved his ball instincts and use his fine recovery speed with experience last fall. He can blanket receivers deep in coverage with the burst to the ball to make up for lost ground. He has the size and toughness to battle receivers for the ball, in addition to tackling. He needs a big postseason to move into the early selections.

Jaire Alexander                        Louisville
Fast tough cover man had a good 2017 season that led to him to declare for the NFL Draft. He can compete for time immediately as a starter and in package defenses. He runs well with quick feet and reactions to anticipate routes and the recovery speed to ride a receivers’ hip in coverage with the burst to the ball to make up for lost ground. He shows the toughness to battle bigger receivers where his length matches up well. He is a tough tackler who will come up to support the run and make hits in the secondary. Must improve his initial reads.

 Isaiah Oliver                            Colorado         
Tall agile junior cover man had a strong 2017 season and shows an excellent skill set and developing talent to be a starting pro corner. He has experience in big games to play early in the NFL with a fine combination of size, speed, toughness and quickness along with the ball instincts and agility to match up in man coverage. He has good speed that allows him to recover in the deep game where his length, height and leaping ability gives him a huge advantage. He can play a number of schemes with some technique development in man situations. He ranks among the top cover men entering the critical postseason with the skill set to move into the top selections.

Denzel Ward                            Ohio St.
Fast quick cover/return man came has been one of the premier playmakers in the nation over recent seasons. He runs very well with exceptionally quick feet and reactions to anticipate routes with the ability to jump and make the big play. His very good recovery speed to open his hips that allow him to cover receivers deep with the burst to the ball to make up for lost ground. He shows the toughness to battle receivers and breakup up passes. He needs to refine his game especially tackling in the openfield and his ability to match up vs big receivers. Gambling playmaker with instinct and natural skills.

Donta Jackson                         LSU
Rangy agile junior cover man had a strong 2017 season and shows an excellent skill set and developing talent to be a starting pro corner. He has experience in big games to play early in the NFL with a fine combination of size, speed, toughness and quickness along with the ball instincts and agility to match up in man coverage. He has good speed that allows him to recover in the deep game. He can play a number of schemes with some technique development in man situations. He breaks quickly on the ball and ranks among the top cover men entering the postseason.

Holton Hill                               Texas  
Tall athletic true junior cover man had a strong final season and has fast developing talent to be a starting pro corner. He has the experience vs top flight receivers starting three seasons in the Big 12. He combines good size, speed, toughness and quickness with developing ball instincts and agility to match up. He has good speed that allows him to recover in the deep game and can play a number of schemes with some technique development in zone situations. He could be among the second tier of cover man with a strong postseason to move into the 2nd day of the NFL Draft.

Nick Nelson                             Wisconsin
Strong compact cover man has come on strong over the past season and declared for the NFL Draft after an impressive effort. He reads routes well and shows the ball instincts and quick feet to react and make fast adjustments. He has good recovery speed to make up for lost ground with the toughness to battle bigger receivers. He has been a strong reliable tackler both at the line and in the open field. His workout will determine if he moves into the earlier rounds.

DJ Reed                       Kansas St
Rashaan Gaulden          Tennessee
JC Jackson                   Maryland

 Safeties
Minkah Fitzpatrick                   Alabama
Physical true junior safety finished his career with a dominant performance in the SEC. He has the athleticism and development to become an early NFL starter. He is a quick defender with good size and the speed, range and tackling skills to develop into a top flight pro. He has the package to be a fine free safety where he shows developing ball instincts along with strong sure tackling in run support. He played multiple positions in college but best for the safety role. He can line up over a slot receiver or cover the deep zone. He hopes to impress further with a big workout that warrants an early 1st round selection.

Derwin James                          FSU
Tough rangy safety has the athleticism, skill set and development to start early in the NFL. He is a tough defender who completed a fine career that earned him ACC honors his final two seasons. He is a fluid defender with good size, speed and tackling skills to go sideline to sideline. He has the package to develop further in coverage with the length and speed to matchup with fast wideouts and tight ends. He shows playmaking ability in all key areas of coverage and run support. Makeup of a top special teams’ defender. Impact defender with Pro Bowl skill set.

DeShon Elliott                         Texas
Rangy talented defender has the athleticism and development to warrant a high selection. He is a ball hawking safety who completed a solid career that earned him 2017 Big 12 honors. That convinced him to turn pro despite only two seasons as a starter. He is a fluid defender with fine length, speed and range. He shows sure tackling skills and good angles to be a complete pro defender. He has the package to become an NFL free safety, showing playmaking ability in coverage, though he needs development man situations and reading routes.

Justin Reid                              Stanford          
Physical junior safety surprisingly declared for this draft class after his second season as a starter. He has the skill set to develop further with good size, speed and quickness and strong tackling and keen instincts that allows him to make plays weekly. He has the package to develop further into a fine NFL starter and shows playmaking ability in both coverage and run support. He has the makeup of a top-flight defender once he settles into a system and develops in the base defense. Moves easily to the ball with sound angles and strong tackling to finish.

Jessie Bates                             Wake Forest   
Long physical safety finished his career with a dominant performance in the ACC. He has the athleticism and development to become an early NFL starter. He is a quick defender with good size and the speed, range and tackling skills to develop into a quality starting pro. He has the package to be a fine safety where he shows developed ball instincts along with strong sure tackling in run support. He played multiple roles in college, but best for the free safety role. Moves well to the ball with the ability to get off blockers and finish consistently.

Jordan Whitehead                    Pittsburgh       
Lean talented defender has performed well as a starter showing the athleticism and development to start in the NFL. He is a physical safety despite a thin frame. He completed a fine career showing good speed, range and ball skills to be a pro defender. He has the package to become a free safety with further development in man coverage and improvement in his initial reads. He is a good open field tackler that should earn time in package defenses initially. Good long term prospect needs strength development and route coverage work.

Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2018

* underclassmen January, 2018 – Pre East-West and Senior Bowl All-star Games
Pro Prospect         Position                 School                  Ht /        Wt

1 * Saquon Barkley             RB                        Penn State                5-11        225
2 * Josh Rosen                   QB                          UCLA                     6-4          220
3 * Sam Darnold                 QB                          Southern Cal        6-4          225
4 Bradley Chubb               DE                          NC State                6-4          275
5 * Minkah Fitzpatrick       S                             Alabama                 6-1          205
6 * Josh Allen                     QB                          Wyoming               6-5          235
7 * Orlando Brown             OT                           Oklahoma             6-8          360
8 * Roquan Smith              LB                          Georgia                 6-1          225
9 * Quenton Nelson           OG                          Notre Dame          6-5          330
10   * Arden Key                   DE                          LSU                        6-6          240
11 Baker Mayfield               QB                          Oklahoma             6-0          215
12 * Derwin James              S                             Florida State         6-3          210
13 * Courtland Sutton         WR                          SMU                       6-4          215
14 * Connor Williams          OT                           Texas                     6-6          320
15 * Lamar Jackson            QB                          Louisville               6-3          200
16 * Joshua Jackson           CB                          Iowa                       6-1          195
17 Mike McGlinchey            OT                           Notre Dame          6-8          315
18 * Denzel Ward                 CB                          Ohio State             5-10        190
19 * Calvin Ridley                WR                          Alabama                 6-1          190
20 * Da’Ron Payne              DT                           Alabama                 6-2          310
21 * Carlton Davis               CB                          Auburn                   6-1          205
22 Martinas Rankin             OT                           Mississippi St       6-5          305
23 * Derrius Guice               RB                           LSU                        5-11        215
24 * Equanimeous St. Brown  WR                    Notre Dame          6-5          205
25 Vita Vea                           DT                          Washington          6-5          345
26 * Audon Tate                   WR                          Florida State         6-5          220
27 * Ronnie Harrison          S                            Alabama                 6-3          215
28 * Tremaine Edmunds    LB                          Virginia Tech        6-5          240
29 * Taven Bryan                DT                           Florida                   6-5          295
30 Christian Kirk                  WR                          Texas A&M           5-11        200
31 * Isaiah Oliver                CB                          Colorado               6-1          190
32 Marcus Davenport         DE                          UTSA                     6-7          255
33 * Michael Jackson          CB                          Miami(Fl)               6-1          190
34 Chukwuma Okorafor     OT                           Western Michigan 6-6         330
35 * Mark Andrews              TE                           Oklahoma             6-5          255
36 James Washington        WR                          Oklahoma St         6-0          205
37 Mason Rudolph              QB                          Oklahoma St         6-5          230
38 Anthony Miller                WR                          Memphis               5-11        190
39 Maurice Hurst                DT                           Michigan               6-2          285
40 * DeShon Elliott              S                             Texas                     6-2          205
41 * Kolton Miller                OT                           UCLA                     6-8          310
42 * Dorance Armstrong     DE                          Kansas                  6-4          245
43 Rashaan Evans              LB                           Alabama                 6-3          235
44 * Ronald Jones II            RB                           Southern Cal        6-1          195
45 Tyrell Crosby                  OT                           Oregon                  6-5          320
46 Harold Landry                LB                           Boston College    6-3          250
47 Billy Price                         C                             Ohio State             6-4          310
48 Uchenna Nwosu            LB                           USC                       6-2          240
49 * Harrison Phillips          DT                           Stanford                 6-4          285
50 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo   LB                           Oklahoma             6-1          240
51 Braden Smith                 OG                          Auburn                   6-6          305
52 * Malik Jefferson            LB                           Texas                     6-3          240
53 Derrick Nnadi                 DT                           Florida State         6-1          315
54 * Rasheem Green          DL                           Southern Cal        6-5          280
55 Will Hernandez               OG                          Texas-El Paso      6-3          330
56 * Leighton Vander Esch  LB                         Boise St                 6-4          240
57 * Tarvarus McFadden    CB                          Florida State         6-2          195
58 * Jeff Holland                 DE                          Auburn                   6-2          250
59 * Kerryon Johnson         RB                           Auburn                   6-0          215
60 Duke Ejiofor                    DE                          Wake Forest         6-4          270
61 * Brian O’Neill                 OT                          Pittsburgh              6-7          310
62 Mike Gesicki                    TE                           Penn State            6-6          255
63 Royce Freeman             RB                           Oregon                  6-0          235
64 Lorenzo Carter               LB                           Georgia                 6-6          245
65 Dallas Goedert               TE                           South Dakota St   6-4          260
66 * Justin Reid                    S                             Stanford                 6-1          205
67 * Sam Hubbard              DE                          Ohio State             6-5          265
68 Michael Gallup               WR                          Colorado St           6-1          195
69 Ian Thomas                     TE                           Indiana                  6-5          250
70 * D.J. Moore                    WR                          Maryland               5-11        210
71 Mason Cole                     OL                           Michigan                6-5          305
72 Da’Shawn Hand             DE                          Alabama                 6-4          280
73 * James Daniels             OL                           Iowa                       6-4          300
74 Jaleel Scott                      WR                         New Mexico St.    6-6          215
75 * R.J. McIntosh               DT                           Miami                     6-4          290
76 Dorian O’Daniel              LB                           Clemson                 6-1          215
77 Marcus Allen                   S                             Penn State            6-2          205
78 * Kevin Toliver                 CB                          LSU                        6-2          205
79 * Josh Sweat                   DE                          Florida State         6-5          250
80 Lowell Lotulelei              DT                           Utah                       6-2          320
81 * Deon Cain                    WR                          Clemson                 6-1          210
82 Nick Chubb                     RB                           Georgia                 5-10        225
83 * Jerome Baker              LB                           Ohio State             6-1          225
84 * Josh Adams                  RB                           Notre Dame          6-2          225
85 * Jaire Alexander           CB                          Louisville               5-11        190
86 Jaylen Samuels             TE                           NC State                5-11        225
87 Marcell Ateman              WR                          Oklahoma St         6-4          220
88 Armani Watts                  S                             Texas A&M           5-11        205
89 M.J. Stewart                    CB                          North Carolina     6-0          200
90 Dante Pettis                     WR                          Washington          6-1          195
91 Luke Falk                        QB                          Washington St      6-4          220
92 Sony Michel                     RB                           Georgia                 5-11        215
93 Micah Kiser                    LB                           Virginia                  6-2          240
94 Isaiah Wynn                    OG                          Georgia                 6-2          302
95 * Hayden Hurst               TE                           South Carolina     6-5          250
96 * Jessie Bates                 S                             Wake Forest         6-2          195
97 * Hercules Mata’afa       DE                          Washington St      6-2          255
98 * Tim Settle                      DT                           Virginia Tech        6-4          325
99 Rashaad Penny              RB                           San Diego St        5-11        220
100 * Simmie Cobbs Jr.      WR                          Indiana                  6-4          220

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NFL Draft 2018 – February Newsletter

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Index
Important Dates 2017                pgs. 1-2                                  All-star Games- Rosters & Evaluation
NFL Combine Info                      pg. 2                                               Senior Bowl                             pgs.  6-11
Two Round Mock Draft             pgs. 3-4                                           East-West Shrine Game             pgs. 11-15
Top 100 Pro Prospects               pgs. 4-6

All-Star Games 2018 Postseason

     **** East-West Shrine Game
Jan 21, St. Petersburg, Florida 3 pm, NFL Network

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Jan 21, Carson, California – FSN 4 pm est
Roster: http://collegiate.nflpa.com/roster/

** Senior Bowl Classic
          Game – Jan 28, Mobile, Alabama           Kickoff 2:30 pm, NFL Network
Practices – Monday Jan 23th thru Thursday Jan 26th

Important NFL 2018 Dates

                     Feb 5 – **** Super Bowl LII **** U.S. Bank Stadium, Minnesota.

February 20 – First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

Feb 27-March 5 – NFL Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, In.

March 6 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., NY time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 12-14 – During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 12th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.

March 14 – The 2018 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2018 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

March 14 – Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m. est time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.

March 25-28 – Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

April 2 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2017 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

April 16 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 20 – Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
April 25 – Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

                       **** NFL Draft 2018 – April 26-28 ****

                      Thursday through Saturday – Dallas will host at ATT Stadium in Arlington Texas

 NFL Draft 2018 Selection Order – The Browns are ‘On the Clock’!

               Super Bowl game determined final positions
               y – Coin flip to break tie

#     Team                   W-L     Opp Win %
1 Cleveland                   0-16      .520
2  NY Giants                  3-13      .531
3 Indianapolis                4-12      .480
4 Cleveland (Houston)   4-12      .516
5 Denver                       5-11      .492
6 NY Jets                      5-11      .520
7 Tampa Bay                5-11      .555
8 Chicago                     5-11      .559
y   9 San Francisco        6-10      .512
y 10 Oakland                 6-10      .512
11 Miami                       6-10      .543
12 Cincinnati                 7-9        .465
13 Washington              7-9        .539
14 Green Bay                7-9        .539
15 Arizona                    8-8        .488
16 Baltimore                 9-7        .441
17 LA Chargers             9-7        .457
18 Seattle                     9-7        .492
19 Dallas                      9-7        .496
20 Detroit                     9-7        .496
21 Buffalo                    9-7        .492
22 Buffalo (Kan City)     10-6      .492
23 LA Rams                  11-5      .504
24 Carolina                   11-5      .539
25 Tennessee                9-7        .434
26 Atlanta                     10-6      .543
27 New Orleans             11-5      .535
28 Pittsburgh                13-3      .453
29 Jacksonville             10-6      .434
30 Minnesota                13-3      .492
31 New England            13-3      .484
32 Philadelphia             13-3      .461

Team tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft
If two or more clubs are tied in the selection order, the strength-of-schedule tie breaker is applied, subject to the following exceptions for playoff clubs:  The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last. Any non-Super Bowl playoff club involved in a tie shall be assigned priority within its segment below that of non-playoff clubs and in the order that the playoff clubs exited from the playoffs. Within a tied segment a playoff club that loses in the Wild-Card game will have priority over a playoff club that loses in the Divisional playoff game that in turn will have priority over a club that loses in the Conference Championship game. If two tied clubs exited the playoffs in the same round, the tie is broken by strength of schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength of schedule, the divisional or conference tie breakers, when applicable, are applied. Any ties that still exist are broken by a coin flip.

NFL Combine 2018   February 27-March 5: – Indianapolis, In.

The NFL Network channel will televise the NFL Combine 2018 event again for several days. Over 300+ college players and over 700 NFL front office personnel will attend the six-day event. Players will go through a week long extensive testing on their athletic, intellectual and psychological abilities by the 32 staffs of each NFL club. Extensive front office personnel including GMs, coaches, directors, scouts and medical personnel will represent each NFL team. Each club will interview up to 62 players over the six day event. Top draft 2018 prospects will be put through a series of tests both physical and mental in the biggest sports job market in the business. Once again, some prospects are expected to avoid the workout, opting for the friendly confines of their school’s track on a pro day in March or April. The NFL Combine gives players a chance to impress pro scouts on a level playing field vs most of their top competitors. The entire workout will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium where a fast running surface has improved the speed over recent years. The NFL has added several regional Player Combines in different nationwide locations from late January thru April to accommodate more players and special situations.  

 

NFL Draft 2018 – Two Round Mock Draft

   * Underclassmen –   Selection order prior to Super Bowl game
  Pre NFL Combine – after East-West Shrine and Senior Bowl Games
   x – Division winner     y – Wild card team      z – coin flip at NFL Combine to determine order

1st Round   

  1 Cleveland – 0-16 – * Josh Rosen             QB      UCLA                6-4        220
  2 NY Giants – 3-13 – * Saquon Barkley         RB         Penn State        5-11      225
  3 Indianapolis – 4-12 – * Quenton Nelson       OG     Notre Dame      6-5     330   
  4 Cleveland (Hous) – 4-12 –* Minkah Fitzpatrick  S  Alabama           6-1        205
  5 Denver – 5-11 – * Josh Allen             QB                  Wyoming   6-5        235
  6 NY Jets – 5-11 –  * Sam Darnold           QB           Southern Cal     6-4        225
  7 Tampa Bay – 5-11 – Bradley Chubb         DE            NC State        6-4        275
  8 Chicago – 5-11 – * Connor Williams          T           Texas        6-6        320
  9 z – San Francisco – 6-10 – * Arden Key      DE    LSU        6-6        240
10 z – Oakland – 6-10 – * Orlando Brown         OT          Oklahoma         6-8        360
11 Miami – 6-9 – * Roquan Smith                 LB       Georgia            6-1        225
12 Cincinnati – 7-9 – Baker Mayfield               QB     Oklahoma         6-0        215
13 Washington – 7-9 – * Derwin James               S    Florida State     6-3        210
14 Green Bay – 7-9 – * Tremaine Edmunds           LB     Virginia Tech     6-5        240
15 Arizona – 8-8 –  * Lamar Jackson QB  Louisville 6-3        200
16 Baltimore – 9-7 – * Calvin Ridley              WR       Alabama           6-1        190
17 LA Chargers – 9-7 –  Mike McGlinchey           OT        Notre Dame      6-8        315
18 Seattle – 9-7 – * Joshua Jackson               CB           Iowa     6-1        195
19 Dallas – 9-7 –  * Courtland Sutton             WR         SMU         6-4        215
20 Detroit – 9-7 – Marcus Davenport             DE           UTSA         6-7        255
21 y Buffalo – 9-7 – * Denzel Ward                             Ohio St        5-10      190
22 Buffalo (x Kan City) -10-6 – * Vita Vea         DT         Washington    6-5        345
23 x LA Rams – 11-5 – * Ronnie Harrison              S         Alabama    6-3        215
24 y Carolina – 11-5 –  * Carlton Davis          CB       Auburn           6-1        205
25 y Tennessee – 9-7 – * Isaiah Oliver     CB             Colorado          6-1        190
26 y Atlanta – 10-6 – * Harrison Phillips      DL     Stanford  6-4  295      
27 x New Orleans – 11-5 – * Da’Ron Payne          DT          Alabama       6-2        310
28 x Pittsburgh- 13-3 – Rashaan Evans              LB         Alabama      6-3        235
29 x Jacksonville – 10-6 – Mason Rudolph           QB         Oklahoma St     6-5       230
30 x Minnesota – 13-3 – Anthony Miller        WR            Memphis           5-11      190
31 x New England – 13-3 – Martinas Rankin     OT           Mississippi St    6-5       305
32 x Philadelphia – 13-3 – * Derrius Guice      RB       LSU                  5-11      215

 2nd Round   

33 Cleveland – Tyrell Crosby                   OT        Oregon             6-5        320
34 NY Giants – * Sam Hubbard                   DE       Ohio State        6-5        265
35 Cleveland (Hous) * Equanimeous St. Brown WR       Notre Dame      6-5        205
36 Indianapolis – * Taven Bryan           DT          Florida              6-5        295
37 NY Jets – James Washington               WR            Oklahoma St     6-0        205
38 Tampa Bay – Maurice Hurst                 DT         Michigan           6-2        285
39 Chicago – * Mark Andrews                   TE          Oklahoma         6-5        255
40 Denver – * Malik Jefferson              LB              Texas         6-3        240
41 Oakland – * Jaire Alexander               CB          Louisville          5-11      190
42 Miami – Isaiah Wynn                        OG         Georgia            6-2       310
43 New Eng (San Fran)* Leighton Vander Esch LB           Boise St            6-4        240
44 Washington – * Christian Kirk  WR   Texas A&M 5-11   200
45 Green Bay – Will Hernandez                       OG       Texas-El Paso  6-3        330
46 Cincinnati – Billy Price                         C      Ohio St     6-4        310 47 Arizona – Chukwuma Okorafor                     OT       Western Michigan 6-6    330
48 LA Chargers – Uchenna Nwosu                    LB        USC          6-2        240
49 NY Jets (Seattle) * Mike Hughes                   CB      Central Florida 5-11      190
50 Dallas – * Audon Tate                       WR              Florida St   6-5   220
51 Detroit – Derrick Nnadi                     DT              Florida St  6-1 315
52 Baltimore – * Justin Reid                   S               Stanford   6-1        205
53 Tennessee – Harold Landry                  LB              Boston College 6-3        250
54 Buffalo – * James Daniels                  OL              Iowa          6-4        300
55 Kansas City – * DeShon Elliott             S         Texas       6-2        210
56 Atlanta – * Kevin Toliver                  CB               LSU         6-2      205
57 Jacksonville – Braden Smith                OG               Auburn     6-6        305
58 Carolina – Dallas Goedert                  TE             South Dakota St 6-4      260
59 San Fran (New Orleans) – * Kolton Miller    OT          UCLA            6-8        310
60 Buffalo (LA Rams) – * Kerryon Johnson     RB         Auburn              6-0        215
61 Pittsburgh – Lorenzo Carter               LB           Georgia            6-6        245
62 Minnesota – Duke Ejiofor                 DE            Wake Forest     6-4        270
63 Cleveland (Phil) – * Rasheem Green        DL            Southern Cal     6-5        280
64 New England – Ogbonnia Okoronkwo          LB            Oklahoma         6-1        240

 

Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2018

       * Declared Underclassmen     Feb, 2018 – Pre NFL Combine Rankings   

    Pro Prospect     Position       School               Ht  /      Wt
1 * Saquon Barkley      RB                 Penn State        5-11      225
2 * Josh Rosen            QB                  UCLA                 6-4        220
3 * Sam Darnold          QB                 Southern Cal    6-4        225
4 Bradley Chubb          DE                 NC State           6-4        275
5 * Minkah Fitzpatrick  S                  Alabama           6-1        205
6 * Quenton Nelson      OG               Notre Dame     6-5        330
7 * Josh Allen              QB                  Wyoming          6-5        235
8 * Roquan Smith        LB                   Georgia            6-1        225
9 Baker Mayfield         QB                  Oklahoma        6-0        215
10 * Connor Williams     OT               Texas              6-6        320
11 * Derwin James        S                     Florida State     6-3        210
12 * Courtland Sutton    WR               SMU                 6-4        215
13 * Tremaine Edmunds LB               Virginia Tech     6-5        240
14 * Da’Ron Payne        DT                  Alabama           6-2        310
15 * Denzel Ward          CB                  Ohio State        5-10      190
16 * Orlando Brown       OT                Oklahoma         6-8        360
17 * Arden Key              DE                   LSU                  6-6        240
18 * Lamar Jackson      QB                  Louisville          6-3        200
19 * Calvin Ridley          WR                Alabama           6-1        190
20 Vita Vea                   DT                   Washington       6-5        345
21 Marcus Davenport    DE                  UTSA                6-6        260
22 * Joshua Jackson     CB                   Iowa                 6-1        195
23 Rashaan Evans        LB                   Alabama           6-3        235
24 * Carlton Davis         CB                   Auburn              6-1        205
25 * Ronnie Harrison      S                     Alabama           6-3        215
26 * Sam Hubbard         DE                  Ohio State        6-5        265
27 Mike McGlinchey      OT                   Notre Dame      6-8        315
28 * Harrison Phillips     DT                   Stanford           6-4        285
29 Martinas Rankin        OT                   Mississippi St    6-5       305
30 * Derrius Guice         RB                   LSU                  5-11      215
31 * Isaiah Oliver           CB                   Colorado          6-1        190
32 * Taven Bryan           DT                   Florida              6-5        295
33 Chukwuma Okorafor OT                   Western Michigan 6-6    330
34 Maurice Hurst           DT                   Michigan           6-2        285
35 * Mark Andrews        TE                   Oklahoma         6-5        255
36 Christian Kirk            WR                  Texas A&M       5-11      200
37 Isaiah Wynn             OG                  Georgia            6-2        305
38 Mason Rudolph        QB                  Oklahoma St     6-5        230
39 Anthony Miller           WR                  Memphis           5-11      190
40 Uchenna Nwosu       LB                   USC                 6-2        240
41 Tyrell Crosby            OT                   Oregon             6-5        320
42 Harold Landry           LB                   Boston College 6-3        250
43 Billy Price                 C                     Ohio State        6-4        310
44 * DeShon Elliott        S                     Texas               6-2        205
45 * Ronald Jones II      RB                   Southern Cal     6-1        195
46 * James Daniels        OL                   Iowa                 6-4        300
47 * Equanimeous St. Brown  WR      Notre Dame      6-5        205
48 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo LB              Oklahoma         6-1        240
49 Braden Smith            OG                  Auburn              6-6        305
50 * Malik Jefferson       LB                  Texas               6-3        240
51 James Washington    WR                Oklahoma St     6-0        205
52 Will Hernandez           OG                Texas-El Paso  6-3        340
53 * Leighton Vander Esch LB            Boise St            6-4        240
54 * Kerryon Johnson     RB                  Auburn              6-0        215
55 Duke Ejiofor              DE                  Wake Forest     6-4        270
56 Lorenzo Carter           LB                  Georgia            6-6        245
57 Dallas Goedert         TE                   South Dakota St 6-4      260
58 * Justin Reid             S                     Stanford           6-1        205
59 * Rasheem Green     DL                   Southern Cal     6-5        280
60 * Mike Hughes          CB                   Central Florida 5-11      190
61 * Audon Tate            WR                  Florida State     6-5        220
62 Derrick Nnadi            DT                   Florida State     6-1        315
63 * Jaire Alexander      CB                   Louisville          5-11      190
64 * D.J. Moore             WR                  Maryland           5-11      210
65 Mason Cole              OL                   Michigan           6-5        305
66 Da’Shawn Hand         DE                  Alabama           6-4        280
67 * Tarvarus McFadden CB                  Florida State     6-2        195
68 * R.J. McIntosh          DT                   Miami               6-4        290
69 * Jerome Baker         LB                   Ohio State        6-1        225
70 * Tim Settle               DT                   Virginia Tech     6-4        325
71 * Kevin Toliver          CB                   LSU                  6-2        205
72 Royce Freeman        RB                   Oregon             6-0        235
73 * Deon Cain              WR                  Clemson           6-1        210
74 Nick Chubb              RB                   Georgia            5-10      225
75 Michael Gallup          WR                 Colorado St      6-1        200
76 Mike Gesicki             TE                    Penn State        6-6        255
77 Rashaad Penny        RB                    San Diego St    5-11      220
78 * Kolton Miller           OT                  UCLA                6-8        310
79 * Trent Thompson      DT                Georgia            6-4        300
80 Sony Michel              RB                   Georgia            5-11      215
81 Frank Ragnow          C                      Arkansas          6-5        310
82 Kemoko Turay           DE                 Rutgers             6-4       255
83 Ian Thomas              TE                   Indiana              6-5        250
84 * Jessie Bates          S                       Wake Forest     6-2        195
85 B.J. Hill                    DT                    N.C. St             6-3       315
86 * Will Clapp              OL                   LSU                  6-5        300
87 D.J Chark                 WR                  LSU                  6-3        195
88 * Hayden Hurst         TE                 South Carolina  6-5        250
89 Jeremy Reaves         DB                 South Alabama 5-11      205
90 Jayln Holmes            DE                 Ohio State        6-5        280
91 Jaleel Scott              WR                   New Mexico St. 6-5        215
92 * Brian O’Neill           OT                 Pittsburgh         6-6       300
93 * Josh Adams           RB                  Notre Dame      6-2        225
94 * Hercules Mata’afa  DE                 Washington St   6-2        255
95 * Nyheim Hines         RB                 North Carolina St 5-9     190
96 Anthony Averett        CB                 Alabama           6-0        185
97 Armani Watts            S                     Texas A&M       5-11      205
98 Dante Pettis             WR                  Washington       6-1        195
99 Lowell Lotulelei         DT                 Utah                 6-2        320
100 Jaylen Samuels      TE                    NC State           5-11      225

Senior Bowl 2018 All-Star Game – Mobile, Alabama

      Frank Coyle has been a long time scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl
        Weigh-in Jan. 23rd – Practices – Jan. 23rd-25th – Game Sat, Jan. 27th, Ladd Peebles Stadium – Mobile, Al              

Game and Practices – Monday Jan. 23th to Game day on Jan. 28th 

QB Josh Allen – Wyoming – 6-5, 233 was one of the more discussed players at the event. He settled into the pro set offense and made progress over the week. He shows nice development in the basic skills especially his mobility and arm strength, though needs work on his footwork when under center. He combines athleticism with a live arm, smarts, toughness and good intangibles to make the step up to a pro system in time. He shows a strong arm and touch with the understanding of directing an offense. QB Baker Mayfield – Oklahoma, 6-1, 218 had a good week in many respects and displayed accuracy and a quick release in practices. He looks to impress at the NFL Combine and Pro Day workouts to move into the top 5-10 selections. He comes off a strong Heisman Trophy 2017 season and has some intriguing qualities for the position. QB Mike White – Western Kentucky – 6-4, 220 displayed a good strong arm with sound decision making and mobility in the pocket. He showed quick footwork and ball handling with sound overall mechanics and nice accuracy. At the practices, he displayed a nice delivery and sound decision making. He finished the week with an impressive game that has been moving up the charts quickly. QB Kyle Lauletta – Richmond – 6-4, 215 was an unknown prospect in many respects after a FCS career. He settled into the pro set offense and made impressive progress over the practices. He had a good  week and shows development in the basic skills, combining athleticism, smarts, toughness and good intangibles. He shows a live arm and an understanding of directing an offense. He won the game MVP award. QB Luke Falk – Washington St – 6-4, 225 showed good command of the offense with accurate passing in short zones with enough mobility to be effective outside the pocket. He had a good week in the practice sessions and showed the ability to make most of the throws from the pocket despite his most extensive playing time from under center. He did not play in the game due to a funeral after a tragedy related to a Cougar teammate. QB Mason Rudolph – Oklahoma St. – 6-5, 230 showed up for the weigh-in and interviews, but was unable to practice or play in the game due to a foot injury. He expects to participate in the NFL Combine in early March.

RB Rashaad Penny, 5-11, 224 – San Diego St had a good week of practices in his first postseason playing time. He hit the hole with authority and shows quick cutting skills to change directions and get to top speed. Showed the ability to cut back and find an opening to make plays. Displayed soft hands as a receiver to be a factor on the perimeter. He has the toughness as a blocker to impress, though he needs development there to win a starting job. RB Akrum Wadley, 5-109, 188 – Iowa showed a burst to the hole with nice cutting skills. He caught the ball fairly well during the practices, but needs to show more ability as a blocker. He had a decent week as both a runner and receiver that helped his grade. RB Ito Smith, 5-9, 201 – Southern Mississippi displayed fine cutting skills, combining both quickness and speed with natural running skills. He showed very reliable hands catching the ball out of the backfield with sound route running. RB Darrel Williams, 5-11, 229 – LSU is a tough honest runner who combines balance, power and quickness. He hits the hole quickly and finishes with a good lower body surge. He also looked adequate in passing and blocking situations. He caught the ball adequately over the week with the ability to make yardage after the catch. RB Jaylen Samuels, 5-11,223 – North Carolina St showed a burst to the hole with only average cutting skills. He caught the ball well during the practices and showed willingness as a blocker, though he needs development there to play a role as a pro. He had a decent week as both a runner and receiver that gained notice as a very versatile type. RB Kalen Ballage, 6-2, 222 – Arizona St was a physical performer and showed the power to make yardage after contact. He is a slashing one cut type of back with the talent to be a 1A and short yardage back. He displays reliable hands, power and technique with the toughness the position demands. FB Dimitri Flowers, 6-02, 253 – Oklahoma is a savvy lead blocker who combines technique, quickness and power. He is a straight-line runner and a reliable receiver who can also fill an H-back role in certain situations. He enters the NFL Combine as the top fullback prospect. He is a tough inside runner who will square up well with linebackers and showed good technique to sustain.

            WR D.J. Chark, 6-3, 196 – LSU showed good separation ability with the deep speed to hit the home run. He had a good week and helped his stock especially showing the ability to play outside or in the slot, in addition to big play abilities.  WR Tre’Quan Smith, 6-2, 202 – Central Florida displayed very good hands and the separation speed and the burst to get open against tight coverage. He beat several highly-rated corners and has the ability to change a game with his deceptive deep speed. He is a developed route runner with good speed and the ability to adjust his routes. WR Allen Lazard, 6-4, 227 – Iowa St performed well in the practices with good hands and the ability to adjust to the ball. He lacks explosiveness into his routes and run after the catch ability. He helped his cause though, with a fine overall performance, showing the ability to run his routes and compete for the ball. WR DaeSean Hamilton,6-1, 202 – Penn St was quick off the line and ran very good routes with fine separation speed and the ability to adjust to the high pass. He displayed soft hands and the body control to adjust to the ball nicely. WR Justin Watson,6-3, 213 – Penn lacked an explosive burst to separate in coverage, but displayed reliable hands and good route running skills. He had a strong overall effort, though needs to have a big NFL Combine to establish himself as a rising prospect. WR Marcell Ateman, 6-4, 216 – Oklahoma St displayed average separation speed vs tight coverage. He struggled vs several highly rated corners and needs to run better routes and show better footwork at the breakpoint. He needs work on his route running and reading coverage. WR Jaleel Scott, 6-5, 216 – New Mexico St displays the strength to get off the line with the ability to go over the middle and make the tough catch. He shows average sudden speed to separate in the vertical game. He displayed good hands over the week, though he has the athleticism to develop further. WR Cedrick Wilson, 6-2,194 – Boise St showed the ability to get off the line with good separation and cutting skills in his patterns. He caught the ball well with nice run after the catch ability. He showed he belonged with a good week. WR Michael Gallup, 6-1, 198 – Colorado St displayed fine athleticism with the burst to create space and separate in coverage. He showed good hands and fine body control to go up for the ball. He runs good routes and runs the full route tree to be ready to play in multiple sets in the NFL. He is a prospect to watch at the NFL Combine. WR Braxton Berrios, 5-9, 177 – Miami had an impressive performance over the practices where he displayed quickness into his routes and body control with sure reliable hands catching the ball. He showed nice run after the catch ability and the ability to get deep occasionally, though he lacked top separation. WR Byron Pringle, 6-1, 201 – Kansas St displays good strength getting off the line and the ability to go over the middle and make the tough catch. He has deceptive speed to separate in the deep game and be a threat. He displayed only average hands over the week with too many drops. WR J’Mon Moore, 6-3, 209 – Missouri ran consistent routes and the ability to adjust to coverage. He shows soft hands and body control to compete for the ball in a crowd. He helped his cause overall.

TE Tyler Conklin, 6-3, 252 – Central Michigan moved well and showed fine separation and awareness in coverage to beat the best cover men consistently. Shows soft hands and a keen sense of openings with the run after the catch to break plays. Lacked power and limited blocker in drills. TE Ian Thomas, 6-3, 256 – Indiana had a good week especially catching the ball. He has an improving level of development with hands and potential as a strong inline blocker. TE Durham Smythe, 6-5, 253 – Notre Dame is a big receiver who graded out well as a pass catcher. He shows adequate speed and a sense of route running and coverage with only average speed to stretch the middle seam. He is an above average inline blocker with a long reach and good footwork, but lacks the physicality to get a consistent push at the line. TE Mike Gesicki, 6-5, 242 – Penn St displayed dependable hands and ability to get into his routes. He has a strong athletic frame with good movement skills. Needs work on his technique as an inline blocker where he is currently at a subpar level. He is more effective as a move H-back blocker where his footwork and sound technique allows him to seal the edge. TE Jordan Akins, 6-3, 246 – Central Florida was a consistent receiver with good hands and nice movement from a few positions. He was quick off the line and ran good routes and showed developed receiving skills. His hands were sound  over the practices. He moved up the charts off a good week of practices. TE Deon Yelder – 6-3, 251 – Western Kentucky was a late addition. He is a high cut athlete with long arms, big frame and athleticism to contribute early as a blocking TE pro prospect. He is a strong blocker who gets movement when he plays with leverage. He has reliable hands as a receiver with the ability to run after the catch. He has adequate speed to make a play, relying on power to make yardage. TE Troy Fumagalli, 6-5, 247 – Wisconsin had a fine week of practices. He gets off the line well to get into routes and impressed as a receiver with sure hands and good body control. As a blocker, he needs work on his technique to get better movement.

OT Brian O’Neill – 6-6, 298 – Pittsburgh is an athletic lineman with intriguing skills for the outside. He struggled with technique and strength which translated into inconsistent overall play. He moves well and displays long arms and quick hands to gain control early on the down, though struggled to sustain and anchor vs power moves. He needs time in the pro game. OT Alex Cappa – 6-6, 299 – Humboldt St was technically sound in his pro set and moves fairly well for such a big athlete. He struggled to adjust to moves, though improved daily over the week, displaying agility and balance with fine power. He needs further reps to use his power and improve his overall technique as a drive blocker. OT Tyrell Crosby – 6-5, 319 – Oregon was a physical blocker who lined up at both tackle spots with equal success. He is a developed blocker with sound technique and natural power that translates well to the field. He shows above average agility and slide. He has a nice skill set at either guard or right tackle initially and was highly impressive over the practices. OT Brandon Parker – 6-7, 303 – North Carolina A&T usually displayed sound technique and footwork. He mishandled the bull rush at times and allowed defenders to get into his body and under his long frame. He is effective when he gets his hands on a defender and bends his knees with the strength and technique to contain secondary moves. OT Jamil Demby – 6-5, 323 – Maine is a physical blocker and gets a powerful push at the POA. When he gets his hands on a defender early on the down, he shows the functional strength and leg drive to win in matchups. In pass protection, he has fairly good footwork with the ability to anchor, control and sustain his blocks. He helped his cause over the week and is rising up the charts. OL Brett Toth – 6-6, 303 – Army played both tackle and guard over the week. He needs development with his technique and hand skills to pass protect and countered better. He gets decent movement as a drive blocker when he plays with leverage to win on single assignments. He struggles vs highly rated speed prospects and is not ready for tackle. He was quick on the snap with the ability to use his hands to get movement or counter and recover. He moved well initially when pulling, though lacks top foot speed and balance on the perimeter. OT Joe Noteboom – 6-5, 306 – TCU usually displayed adequate technique and footwork. He mishandled the bull rush at times and allowed defenders to get into his body and under his long frame. He is effective when he gets his hands on a defender and maintains his base. He has only marginal footwork, strength and technique to contain secondary moves. OT Cole Madison – 6-5, 307 – Washington St had an inconsistent performance. He is a tall blocker with good hands and locks on quickly with defenders. When he gets his hands on a defender early on the down, he has the strength, agility and leg drive to sustain. In pass protection, he has limited footwork to slide and counter to control and steer rushers.

OL Austin Corbett – 6-4, 310 – Nevada displayed grit, power and versatility. He also showed sound positioning in protection along with good consistent movement as a drive blocker. He lined up at all positions, though was most effective at guard with good grades that helped his stock. OL Bradley Bozeman – 6-5, 317 – Alabama had a strong performance. He got consistent movement as a drive blocker using good technique and strong hand usage. He anchored fairly well in pass protection and contained defenders quickly. He uses his strong hands to direct an opponent, relying on them to counter effectively. He showed he can anchor vs nose tackles. OC Mason Cole – 6-4, 303 – Michigan was a sound technician over the week. He is a scrappy blocker who displayed strong hands and the footwork to gain position. He played with sound leverage over the practices and also showed adequate ability to pull to the outside. OG Will Hernandez – 6-3, 340 – UTEP was a physical blocker and was effective when he got his hands on a defender. He played with sound positioning, though his hand technique needs work to minimize holding calls at the next level. He utilizes his power well that translate early on the down with good footwork to handle speed rushers and steer and control. OG Wyatt Teller – 6-4, 311 – Virginia Tech displayed fine functional strength to use his bulk effectively as a drive blocker getting consistent movement at the POA. He showed the physical skills with the power and technique to handle speed rushers. His good functional strength allowed him to win in individual matches and he had a solid overall week. OG Skyler Phillips – 6-3, 314 – Idaho St displayed adequate power and footwork along with the ability to bend his knees to get the most of his strong frame. He needs to improve his ability to anchor and drive block, though he slides and adjusts well when asked to contain speed rushers on the outside. OG Taylor Hearn – 6-5, 319 – Clemson showed good technique and power vs top talent. He uses his technique well to be effective with the power that translates nicely to the field. He is a fine interior blocker and shows the ability to adjust to secondary moves. OL Colby Gossett – 6-5, 304 – Appalachian St lined up at both guard spots and performed fairly well. He was rarely beaten by power and anchored well. He needs improvement on his hand use and overall strength to take his game to a higher level. He has good mobility to gain positioning and gets nice movement at the point of attack, but can struggle if beaten early on the down. OC Scott Quessenberry – 6-4, 314 – UCLA displayed some power and good footwork with the ability to adjust quickly and gain control. He is a developing prospect with talent and the measurables and intangibles to improve further. OG Sean Welsh – 6-3, 296 – Iowa had an inconsistent week. He was over his head vs speed rushers and at times struggled vs power rushers. He lined up at guard and projects best inside at there. Marginal prospect.

DE Marcus Davenport – 6-6, 259 – UTSA had an interesting week, showing quickness on the snap and the speed to make plays as an edge rusher. He held up fairly well vs the run, though his hand technique and his ability to stack needs some work to improve his stock. He also took reps at both end and outside backer with the ability to be an impact pass rusher at either spot. DE Kylie Fitts – 6-4, 259 – Utah displayed fine athleticism and the speed off the edge to get after the passer. He had a good week and was impressive during the practices, showing sound instincts, though struggled to stack vs the run. He lacks the power to push the pocket. DE Tyquan Lewis – 6-3, 276 – Ohio St had a solid week of practices and helped his cause. He showed some speed off the edge to be a pass rusher, though he needs to display more power to counter inside. He has the long frame that may allow him to add weight and be an every down end in a 4-3 pro set. DE Da’Shawn Hand – 6-4, 282 – Alabama flashed quickness on the snap and made plays along the line. He is a physical specimen with fine length and agility. He held up well vs the run, showing quick hands and good counter moves which improved his stock. Displayed nice speed off the edge and pushed the pocket with good functional strength. He needs additional rush moves and better hand technique. DE Jalyn Holmes – 6-5, 279 – Ohio St performed fairly well during the practices. He showed some upfield speed off the corner to win early on the down with some power to counter inside. He displayed the speed to pursue at the opposite sideline. DE Justin Jones – 6-2, 311 – North Carolina St was quick on the snap and pressured the pocket with good power. He made plays along the line and held up well vs the run with a good overall effort that improved his stock. DT Andrew Brown – 6-4, 294 – Virginia flashed quickness on the snap and gained penetration often. He made plays along the line and held up well vs the run, showing quick hands and a good counter move which improved his stock. He pushed the pocket well, though needs additional rush moves. DE Kemoko Turay – 6-4, 252 – Rutgers displayed a burst off the edge and used his length well to keep blockers away. He struggled at the point of attack. He showed fine quickness off the edge and uses his hands well to separate and flashed a relentless attitude over the practices that helped his draft status nicely. He struggled to separate from bigger blockers.

DT B.J. Hill – 6-3, 321 – North Carolina St played strong on the inside. He had an impressive week and showed he can be a force in the middle with the ability to stack and hold the point vs the double team and also to push the pocket. With similar results at the NFL Combine, his draft status will continue to rise. DT Poona Ford – 511, 306 – Texas was very quick on the inside and moved down the line well. He showed multiple moves to separate quickly with the mobility to pursue down the line. jhHe has the skill set to be a good tackle in either the 3-4 or 4-3 set and is an interesting defender with quickness and mobility. He has good quickness on the snap and uses his strength well. He needs to add more moves and develop a better counter to separate when his initial move is contained, though he is a developed prospect with further upside. DT Harrison Phillips – 6-3, 303 – Stanford displayed explosiveness from the inside and improved his ranking. He showed good quickness and top functional strength with the instincts to rush the passer and push the pocket. He was a force at the practices, but did not play in the game. DT Bilal Nichols – 6-4, 300 – Delaware was a late addition and showed power and quickness on the inside with the tenacity to win late on the down. He needs hand technique work to get off blockers quicker to finish better vs the double team blocks. He held up well in run support, showing the athleticism that improved his stock. DT Christian LaCouture – 6-4, 290 – LSU had a good week and flashed playmaking ability. He has a wide frame and good reach to keep blockers off his body with the quickness to come on the snap and pressure the passer. He has good functional strength to stack inside and occupy two blockers, though he can get wired to blockers too often. DT Greg Gilmore – 6-4, 318 – LSU was an anchor on the inside. Needs technique development. He projects best to the zero technique position for the 3-4 clubs.

LB Nick DeLuca – 6-3, 243 – North Dakota St showed athleticism and mobility. He has good size that allows him to stack effectively. He has adequate speed to run down plays at the sidelines and helped his cause. He shows fine overall instincts to read plays. Limited dropping in coverage and changing directions. LB Garret Dooley – 6-2, 248 – Wisconsin had a good week. He shows quickness on the snap and the speed to make plays along the line. He held up well vs the run, though his hand technique and his ability to stack needs work to improve his stock. His is developing in his drops in coverage and has the look of a starting Sam backer. LB Fred Warner – 6-3, 235 – Brigham Young is a tough mobile defender with the speed to make plays at the sidelines. He has the talent to drop in coverage and sit in zone areas. He helped his cause with interesting versatility. LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo – 6-1, 243 – Oklahoma showed the ability to fill the hole, stack and finish with strong tackles. He lined up at both end and outside backer. He shows the speed to get outside, in addition to  make tackles in space. Needs development in his drops in pass coverage. LB Uchenna Nwosu – 6-2, 245 – USC had an outstanding week. He flashed power, in addition to quickness in run support when he plays over tight ends. He lined up at several spots and performed very well. He filled the hole quickly and made sure tackles, in addition to the speed to pursue the play down the line. LB Marquis Haynes – 6-3, 233 – Ole Miss had an erratic week. He shows quickness on the snap and the speed to make plays up field, but lacks the power to counter effectively. He held up only adequately vs the run and needs better hand technique to improve his ability to stack at the point. He is raw dropping in coverage. LB Mike McCray – 6-1, 241 – Michigan showed quickness and was effective in space. He can struggle  dropping in coverage and at times was washed out at the POA.

LB Shaquem Griffin – 6-0, 223 – Central Florida was the best story at the Senior Bowl overcoming a birth handicap without a hand. He moved well and displayed the burst on the snap to fill the hole. He has good COD skills and was able to redirect and pursue. He displayed fine instincts and mobility to be a tough tackler. LB Myles Pierce – 5-11, 227 – The Citadel had a good effort in showing the ability to read plays quickly and finish with sure tackling. He showed the speed to pursue to the sidelines. He struggled facing bigger linemen using his initial quickness to stay in the play. He had a good week in coverage especially the short zones. LB Ja’Whaun Bentley – 6-1, 252 – Purdue located the ball consistently well, working through traffic nicely to get to runners and finish plays. He holds the point well vs big blockers. He is also good in a run and chase mode and avoided getting engulfed between the tackles. He needs work on his ability to drop in coverage and currently limited to the shorter routes. LB Darius Leonard – 6-2, 229 – South Carolina St. moved well and displayed the burst on the snap to fill the hole. He has good COD skills and was able to redirect and pursue. He displayed only average power. His fine speed, mobility and sure tackling will interest the 4-3 defensive clubs. LB Dewey Jarvis – 6-2, 236 – Brown had a good effort after being a late addition. He shows the ability to read the play quickly and the speed to pursue to the sidelines. He held up well vs bigger linemen where he showed the ability to hold the edge. In practices, he showed good instincts and the agility and COD skills to avoid blockers and pursue the ball carrier. He had an average week in coverage and lacks top flexibility to counter or change directions in space and chase in the deep game.

CB Michael Joseph – 6-0, 186 – Dubuque shows nice length and the speed to play on the corner. He has a high pedal and can be slow to open his hips and recover. CB Siran Neal – 6-0, 206 – Jacksonville St. is a good athlete with both quickness and speed that translates well to the field. He can blanket receivers in coverage with fluid hips and the recovery speed to make up for mistakes. He needs to pick up the ball quicker to use his length and athleticism. Fine rising prospect in this draft class, but needs technique work and play recognition development. CB Duke Dawson – 511, 195 – Florida had a solid week of practice. He combines the instincts with the toughness to be a prospect that plays early as a slot corner. He held up well in key matchups over the week that improved his stock further, though he can gamble too much and get beat deep at times. He is capable of a strong workout at the NFL Combine to rank with the second tier of prospects at this critical position. CB Danny Johnson – 5-9, 182 – Southern displays good footwork in his basic technique, with a smooth backpedal and flexible hips. He was good in coverage and read routes properly with the reactions to close on the ball. He showed sure tackling skills, though needs to improve his ability to get off blockers. CB Kameron Kelly – 6-2, 195 – San Diego St combines good AA with the prototypical skill set for the position. He will battle receivers effectively for the ball when he reads the route properly and gains positioning. His initial reads and overall instincts need some development to put himself in position to play early as a pro. His recovery speed is good to match up in man situations in the deep zones. He is an intriguing prospect with a huge upside who could be a solid starter after some development. CB JaMarcus King – 6-0, 182 – South Carolina is a good athlete with length and agility. He will support the run and plays physical in coverage. He displays good range and instincts with the speed to recover in the deep game. He got to the ball consistently and was able to finish. CB Isaac Yiadom – 6-1,187 – Boston College was impressive and had a good week of practices. He has above average reactions to the ball and routes with the recovery speed to stay with fast receivers. He displayed good ball instincts when he read the play properly. He must show the ability to get off blocks in run support and made tackles and needs to impress on special teams. CB Taron Johnson – 5-11, 189 – Weber St reacted well to pass patterns and made some plays on the ball. He showed good overall athleticism and the coverage skills and the instincts to be a pro corner. He has the hips to turn and cover with good speed to match up in coverage, though needs to learn more nuances for the position. CB Levi Wallace – 6-0, 176 – Alabama shows good initial footwork with smooth hips and quick reactions to break on the ball. He reads routes well and has fine recovery speed to matchup in the deep game. CB M.J. Stewart – 5-11, 198 – North Carolina has good instincts that intrigues clubs. He is fairly quick in coverage and shows the ability to change directions and matchup in man situations. He also was a strong tackler in space and at the LOS. CB D’montre Wade – 5-11, 201- Murray St. is a strong athlete with length and agility. He will support the run and plays physical in coverage. He needs some work on his initial reads and overall instincts, but is an interesting prospect with definite upside with reps. CB Chandon Sullivan – 511, 190 – Georgia St shows good initial footwork with smooth hips and quick reactions to break on the ball. He reads routes fairly well with adequate recovery speed in matchups.

S Armani Watts – 5-11, 191 -Texas A&M is a quick agile athlete who moves well to the ball with the recovery speed to make up ground. He has good instincts with the ability to anticipate and make plays. He took good angles to the ball to finish with sure tackling. He needs development in man coverage. S Secdrick Cooper – 6-0, 208 – Louisiana Tech has good instincts and runs to the ball well. He is a hitter with sound angles and the speed and range to cover sideline to sideline. He made a few big plays and is a prospect to watch at the NFL Combine. S Jeremy Reaves – 511- 204 – South Alabama continued his impressive postseason. He moves well and has good speed and instincts to carry out all the assignments. He was tough in the box as a safety with good sure tackling. He displays fine athleticism to cover the middle zones with the COD to matchup in man situations. S Kyzir White – 6-2, 216 – West Virginia is a strong athlete who reacts well to ball on the underneath routes and in front of him with enough recovery speed to make up ground. He has good instincts and is tough in run support, but marginal in coverage and needs a zone scheme to be effective. S Quin Blanding – 6-2, 209 – Virginia moved well in run support with the ability to play off blockers and get to the ball to finish. He played both safety spots and showed decent instincts, though his limited coverage experience and overall skill set probably limits him to a zone scheme. He can struggle in match ups vs fast receivers with marginal development in man situations to break up passes, reroute receivers and recover in the deep game. S Trayvon Henderson – 6-0, 204 – Hawaii supported the run well with the strength and toughness to play in the box. He has adequate COD to play in coverage and can matchup with receivers, though best in a zone scheme. S Tray Matthews – 6-0, 209 – Auburn was one of the more underrated prospects in this group. He is a smart athlete who is tough in run support and finishes with sure tackling. He has only average recovery speed to matchup with wideouts. S Nate Andrews – 5-11, 204 – Florida St has good size and moves well with speed and instincts to carry out his assignments. Tough at the line of scrimmage with the range to pursue and finish with strong tackling. He displays fine athleticism to cover the tight end and a three down defender. Needs work on his man coverage skills and not ready for those situations at a pro level. Better zone defender currently.

2018 East-West Shrine ClassicJan. 20, 2018 – St. Petersburg, Florida

The 92nd annual East-West Shrine All-Star game was played in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 20, 2018. The game has been played in St. Petersburg, Florida the past seven years. After short stays in Houston and San Antonio in January ‘06. The game was an institution on the West Coast in San Francisco prior to 2006 contest.

    Game and PracticesFor complete Rosters go to – http://www.shrinegame.com/Teams        

            QB Nic Shimonek – Texas Tech had a fine performance over the week and managed the game well. He has a nice arm with accuracy and the smarts the position demands. He improved his stock, combining athleticism, mobility, smarts and accuracy. He earned respect from scouts and an invitation to the NFL Combine. QB Riley Ferguson – Memphis has a good arm with the ability to drive the ball down the field. He threw the ball erratically though in the practices from the pocket and needs some development on his delivery, footwork and throwing motion. He usually makes sound decisions and is able to get rid of the ball quickly when under pressure. QB Jeremiah Briscoe – Sam Houston St displayed an above average arm and accuracy. He improved his stock and showed the ability to find secondary receivers and making accurate throws down the field. QB J.T. Barrett – Ohio St had a consistent week and showed the ability to get into a throwing rhythm. He is an experienced major college prospect who may warrant a later selection. QB Nick Stevens – Colorado St had a consistent week and showed an average arm with the ability to get into a throwing rhythm. He had a few good practices, though has only marginal NFL talent. He is an interesting prospect after a strong 2017 performance that improved his grade nicely. Quinton Flowers – South Florida is a mobile prospect with the positional skills to also develop as a 3rd down back or slot receiver.

            RB D’Ernest Johnson – South Florida showed a burst through the hole to gain yardage between the tackles with the ability to get to the 2nd level. He displayed natural running skills with developed receiving ability and route running to help his stock. RB Justin Jackson – Northwestern had a good week in workouts. He is a quick power runner who shows a burst through the hole with surprising power to finish. He has reliable hands and helped his stock over the week. RB Jordan Chunn – Troy had a solid week, showing well rounded skills to run inside and catch the ball. He showed the ability to make tough inside yardage, though basically he is a one cut runner. RB Phillip Lindsay – Colorado had a good game and week at practices. He is a tough back with quickness and cutting skills to utilize his fine natural skills. He has reliable hands and good goal line skills that helped his stock over the week. He needs some development as a receiver to fill a 3rd down role. RB Ralph Webb – Vanderbilt had a solid week, showing well rounded skills to run inside and outside and catch the ball. He has fine short area quickness and speed to break plays and helped his cause.

WO Jake Wieneke – South Dakota St displayed a nice skill set of size and athleticism. He has a big frame and good leaping skills to create problems in matchups. He caught the ball well, showing soft reliable hands and overall body control. WO Daurice Fountain – Northern Iowa was impressive over the week, displaying fine hands and the agility with the quick burst of speed to stretch the field. He has good RAC with a burst to separate in coverage and get open. He proved he can run good routes and make adjustments on the move vs NFL caliber corners, in addition to the toughness to go over the middle. WO Jester Weah – Pittsburgh had erratic hands over the week. He has the AA to develop into a NFL player, but is still raw in some key aspects for the position especially route running. WO DaeSean Hamilton – Penn St has fine hands with the quickness and ball skills make plays. He earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl. He is an interesting kid to watch at the NFL Combine. WO Bryce Bobo – Colorado had a solid week, displaying fine leaping along with quickness into his routes and run after the catch ability. He caught the ball well, showing sure hands and overall body control. WO Justin Watson – Penn is a big athlete with consistent hands and developed receiving skills. He has the AA to develop further. He needs work in most aspects of receiving, though has only adequate speed. WO Steven Dunbar – Houston displayed fine leaping skills along with good body control. He caught the ball well with enough speed to separate and make things happen after the catch. WO Cedrick Wilson – Boise St is a tough playmaker with reliable hands and good route running. He has drawn raves from scouts for his ball skills and route running. WO Jeff Badet – Oklahoma is a playmaker with natural running skills. He lines up at the slot, wideout and backfield positions and combines speed, quickness and running ability to make plays.

TE Ethan Wolf – Tennessee is a big sure handed receiver with fine route running ability and the agility to make the toughest catch. He has good separation speed with the ability to adjust to the pass. He is only a marginal blocker at the POA. He has the well-rounded skills to warrant a late selection. TE David Wells – San Diego St showed good speed to get into routes and displayed the ability to adjust to passes. He needs further work on his inline blocking, though he was effective on the move. TE Blake Mack – Arkansas St is a fast sure hand receiver with good movement skills and shows a keen awareness in coverage. He has the well-rounded skills to warrant a late selection. He displayed good hands to be effective in the short zones. TE Andrew Vollert – Weber St impressed with his natural big hands. He moved well to get in and out of his breaks. He lacked speed in the deeper zones. His blocking needs further development.

            OT Jamarco Jones – Ohio St is a big agile tackle who combines size, footwork with technique, strength and toughness. He had a good week at practice and played well in the game vs speed rushers. OT Greg Senat – Wagner was usually a good sound technician who uses his fine length and footwork to handle defenders. He struggled vs speed rushers when he didn’t get his hands on an opponent early and played with a narrow base. OT Joseph Noteboom – TCU was usually a good sound technician who uses his fine hand strength and positioning to contain defenders. He struggled when asked to move outside the tackle box. He needs to win early vs speed rushers and get his hands on an opponent to control his rush. OL K.C. McDermott – Miami is a tall lineman who relies on his reach, power and technique to win matchups. He has the ability to slide with adequate footwork in pass protection. He impressed off a strong performance over the week of practices. He is a player to watch at the NFL Combine. OT Zachary Crabtree – Oklahoma St was usually a good sound technician who uses his fine strength and positioning to handle defenders. He struggled vs speed rushers when he doesn’t get his hands on an opponent early on the down. He needs work on run blocking, though he impressed off a strong performance over the week of practices. OT Jaryd Jones-Smith – Pittsburgh was a decent technician who used his bulk and positioning to maintain his ground. He did well in one on one drills, but needs hand usage development. OG Dejon Allen – Hawaii flashed power in matchups and handles power better than quickness in single matchups. He has a strong wide frame that anchors well when he plays with leverage. OG Cody O’Connell – Washington St flashed fine power and the ability to finish when sound off the snap. He is a player to watch at the NFL Combine in drills. OG Tony Adams – North Carolina St has decent footwork to slide in protection. He can play too high at times that negates his power. OG Salesi Uhatafe – Utah maintained his position well, but struggled in space. He bends consistently to take advantage of his strong frame. Austin Kuhnert – North Dakota St is a savvy pivot man with good hand usage to gain an early advantage. OC Brian Allen – Michigan St displayed sound technique and good strength, though limited mobility. He finished his blocks well and helped his cause. OC Coleman Shelton – Washington was physical in the middle and played with sound positioning. He lacked the footspeed to get to the perimeter. OC Jake Bennett – Colorado St displayed fine technique and tenacity with a nice level of consistency over the week.

DE Kentavius Street – N.C. St is good looking athlete who combines quickness with developing technique to be a factor off the edge. He is very adequate in run support and a flexible versatile defender for a few roles. DE Chad Thomas – Miami is a big defender with the length scouts want in a strongside end or five technique prospect. He had a good week and shows a burst off the edge to rush the passer with the base to stack at the POA. He reads plays quickly to be in proper position, but needs technique and strength development to finish plays. DE Curtis Cothran – Penn St is a versatile defender who shows good initial quickness and some power to push the pocket to apply pass pressure. He is effective on the outside and had a good game that helped his cause. DE Marcell Frazier – Missouri is a quick versatile rusher who flashed playmaking ability. He wins on quickness, but lacks power to finish and win late on the down. He is a mobile tweener type with skills and needs his position defined.  DE Marcus Martin – Slippery Rock was effective rushing off the edge over the week. He made a good impression, displaying agility and power. He also projects to fullback. DE Joe Ostman – Central Michigan shows mobility and the speed to make plays as a situational rusher. He has only marginal flexibility and the skills to counter. DE Alec James – Wisconsin is a strong edge rusher who wins on his quickness and surprising power and tenacity. He can press for playing time in a line rotation as a rusher, but needs to have a big NFL Combine to further improve his stock. DE Justin Lawler – SMU displayed quickness on the snap and helped his cause. He was an active defender with the ability to make plays down the line and pressure the passer. He may be looked as an attack rusher.

DT P.J. Hall – Sam Houston St did a good job filling the middle. He is a mobile wide body prospect with power and quickness to make plays. He had a solid week of practices that established him as a prospect. DT Bilal Nichols – Delaware showed fine mobility with overall athleticism. He moves well with the ability to slide laterally, stay clean and go down the line. He is still raw in his overall technique, though he has heavy hands and natural power. He needs coaching on his basic technique and play recognition skills to become an NFL defender. This kid is an interesting prospect, though one that needs some time and strong coaching. DT Jamiyus Pittman – Central Florida is a physical tough defender with experience in both fronts. He shows developing instincts to read plays and schemes. He is an athlete who holds the point well and can make plays down the line. DT Folorunso Fatakasi – UConn has the bulk to stack and hold the point of attack very well. He needs work on his ability to read plays and separate from blockers. He lacks a quick first step on the snap and relies on a bull rush to apply pass pressure. DT Deadrin Senat – South Florida did a good job filling the middle. He is a very quick mobile prospect with power and the speed to make plays. He had a solid week of practices that established him as a quality prospect.

LB Chris Worley – Ohio St showed fine power and the speed on the snap to fill the hole. He has sound instincts and the agility to move down the line and make plays. He helped his cause after a solid performance. LB Matthew Thomas – Florida St displayed quick reactions and the mobility and playmaking ability to make sure tackles. He is a versatile defender to play a few roles and has the makeup of a top special teams’ defender. He displays sound angles to the ball with the ability to finish with sure tackling. LB Ja’Von Rolland-Jones – Arkansas St is a fine looking athlete with size, speed and tackling ability to make the transition to playing outside as a pro. He moves well to pursue the run and needs to develop further in coverage. He shows natural pass rushing talent and instincts. LB Kenny Young – UCLA showed fine  speed on the snap to fill the hole, though has only average instincts and the agility to move down the line to make plays. He struggles in reverse and needs development to challenge for time in a base pro defense. He needs to prove effective on special teams. LB Tegray Scales – Indiana is a fine looking athlete with instincts, speed and tackling ability to make the transition to also play as a pro. He moves well in pursuit and needs to develop further in coverage. He shows natural run stuffing talent, though needs work on his overall strength, angles and hand technique. LB Joel Lanning – Iowa St was an active defender who made a few big hits. He displays precise angles to the ball with the ability to slip blocks and finish with strong tackles. He helped his cause with a strong week of practices and game. LB Leon Jacobs – Wisconsin displayed quick reactions and the mobility and playmaking ability to make sure tackles. He is a versatile defender to play a few outside positions. He is quick to avoid big blockers to finish plays, though gets engulfed at times.

DC Brandon Facyson – Virginia Tech had a good week and game to elevate his stock nicely. He shows fine ball skills with the recovery speed and toughness to mix it up with big receivers. DC Dane Cruikshank – Arizona had a strong week at practices, showing natural cover skills. He has fine speed, size, quickness and instincts that matched up well in coverage and also showed reliable tackling skills. He is a developing corner with good footwork and agility to match with fast receivers in man situations with smooth hips and ball skills. DC Davontae Harris – Illinois St showed strong tackling skills and good instincts for reading plays and picking up the ball. He has adequate speed to matchup in both zone and man situations with the recovery ability to ride a receiver’s hip. DC Grant Haley – Penn St had a good week of practice and shows reliable instincts and usually dependable ball skills with the recovery speed to match up in either man or zone situations. DC Deatrick Nichols – South Florida had a decent week and game to elevate his stock. He shows ball skills with the recovery speed and toughness to mix it up with receivers and make tackles. DC Dee Delaney – Miami had a solid week of practice with fairly smooth hips and quick reactions. He shows reliable instincts and usually dependable ball skills with the recovery speed to match up in either man or zone situations. DC Heath Harding – Miami (Oh) is a fine looking athlete with developing ball skills and instincts. He is fluid in coverage to matchup with receivers deep with recovery speed to close on the ball. DC Avonte Maddox – Pittsburgh has good range and sure tackling to cover the field. He shows good man coverage skills with nice experience matching up with top prospects in single assignments. He has the makeup to be a good slot corner defender to earn a pro roster spot.

DB Jeremy Reaves – South Alabama is a good athlete with developing coverage skills. When he reads the route properly, he shows good cover skills with the ability to close and matchup in the deep game. He needs to test out and run well at the NFL Combine to rise up the charts. SAF Damon Webb – Ohio St moves well and shows nice range to cover ground. He is a sure tackler with average size and better suited for zone coverage. SAF Godwin Igwebuike – Northwestern is a good looking athlete with the agility and speed to match up with receivers in pass coverage. He is more advanced in zone coverage than man responsibilities currently. He can fill at the line with sure strong tackling and has the makeup to be a fine special teams’ defender. SAF Secdrick Cooper – Louisiana Tech is a savvy athlete with the tackling power and the agility and speed to match up with TEs in coverage. He has nice range and strong tackling skills to cover the field. He has developing man coverage skills with experience matching up with top prospects in single assignments. SAF Cole Reyes – North Dakota is a strong athlete with the hitting ability to fill the hole. He has only average speed to match up with receivers in coverage. He is more advanced in zone coverage with limited man experience. His sure strong tackling makes him a candidate to be a fine special teams’ defender. SAF Trey Marshall – Florida St is a tough box safety. He shows good awareness in zone coverage and his strong sure tackling will allow him to compete for a key special teams’ position. SAF Jamar Summers – UConn is a savvy athlete with the instincts, tackling power and speed to match up with TEs in coverage. He has good range and sure tackling to cover the field. He shows good man coverage skills and has experience matching up with speed wideouts in single assignments.

Injured Players

  West Team

INJ          DE          Sheehy Conor     Wisconsin              6040 / 293

INJ          LB           Hearns   James    Louisville               6030 / 249

INJ          DC          Kalu        Josh       Nebraska               6010 / 195

  East Team

INJ          OT          Evans Aaron         Central Florida      6060 / 325

INJ          WO         Phillips Cam         Virginia Tech         6002 / 198

INJ          WO         Wims Javon          Georgia                 6040 / 215

INJ          OG          Falah Nico             USC                       6035 / 302

INJ          RB          Edmonds Chase Fordham                5090 / 210

INJ          OG          Helms Cory           South Carolina     6040 / 309

INJ          OG          Bosch Kyle            West Virginia        6050 / 298

INJ          OT          McGloster Jamar Syracuse               6070 / 309

INJ          TE           Serigne Cam        Wake Forest         6030 / 250

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