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NFL Draft 2016 - Final Top 100 Pro Rankings - Jalen Ramsey #1 Prospect

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Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2016
April, 2016 – Final Update Edition Pre NFL Draft Rankings * Declared Underclassmen

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Photo - DB Jalen Ramsey - Florida St.

Pro Prospect / Position / Size/Height / School

1. * Jalen Ramsey - CB - 6-1, 205 - Florida St
2. * Laremy Tunsil - OT - 6-5, 305 - Mississippi
3. * Joey Bosa - DE - 6-5, 270 - Ohio St
4. DeForest Buckner - DE - 6-7, 290 - Oregon
5. * Zeke Elliott - RB - 5-11, 225 - Ohio St
6. * Myles Jack - LB - 6-1, 235 - UCLA
7. * Ronnie Stanley - OT - 6-6, 315 - Notre Dame
8. Carson Wentz - QB - 6-5, 230 - North Dakota St
9. * Jared Goff - QB - 6-4, 210 - California
10. * Kevin Dodd - DE - 6-4, 275 - Clemson
11. * Jack Conklin - OT - 6-6, 310 - Michigan St
12. * Darron Lee - LB - 6-1, 235 - Ohio St
13. Sheldon Rankins - DT - 6-1, 305 - Louisville
14. * Leonard Floyd - LB - 6-6, 245 - Georgia
15. * Laquon Treadwell - WR - 6-2, 215 - Mississippi
16. * Eli Apple - CB - 6-1, 195 - Ohio St
17. * Corey Coleman - WR - 5-10, 190 - Baylor
18. * Shaq Lawson - DE - 6-3, 275 - Clemson
19. * Mackensie Alexander - CB - 5-10, 190 - Clemson
20. Taylor Decker - OT - 6-7, 310 - Ohio St
21. * Paxton Lynch - QB - 6-7, 245 - Memphis
22. Josh Doctson - WR - 6-3, 195 - TCU
23. * Vernon Hargreaves III - CB - 5-10, 200 - Florida
24. Reggie Ragland - LB - 6-2, 255 - Alabama
25. * Vonn Bell - S - 5-11, 205 - Ohio St
26. * A’Shawn Robinson - DT - 6-4, 305 - Alabama
27. William Jackson III - CB - 6-0, 190 - Houston
28. Jarran Reed - DE - 6-4, 315 - Alabama
29. Jason Spriggs - OT - 6-6, 310 - Indiana
30. * Tyler Boyd - WR - 6-1, 200 - Pittsburgh
31. * Hunter Henry - TE - 6-5, 250 - Arkansas
32. Cody Whitehair - OG - 6-4, 300 - Kansas St
33. Ryan Kelly - C - 6-4, 300 - Alabama
34. * Will Fuller - WR - 5-11, 190 - Notre Dame
35. * Kenny Clark - DT - 6-3, 310 - UCLA
36. Karl Joseph - S - 5-11, 200 - West Virginia
37. * Noah Spence - LB - 6-3, 245 - Eastern Kentucky
38. * Andrew Billings - DT - 6-1, 305 - Baylor
39. * Emmanuel Ogbah - DE - 6-4, 275 - Oklahoma St
40. * Robert Nkemdiche - DT - 6-3, 295 - Mississippi
41. Le’Raven Clark - OT - 6-5, 320 - Texas Tech
42. Jonathan Bullard - DE - 6-3, 285 - Florida
43. Nick Martin - C - 6-4, 300 - Notre Dame
44. * Kendall Fuller - CB - 5-11, 185 - Virginia Tech
45. * Kamalei Correa - LB - 6-3, 245 - Boise St
46. Vernon Butler - DT - 6-3 325 - Louisiana Tech
47. Connor Cook - QB - 6-4, 220 - Michigan St
48. * Derrick Henry - RB - 6-2, 245 - Alabama
49. * Artie Burns - CB - 6-0, 190 - Miami (Fla.)
50. Sterling Shepard - WR - 5-10, 190 - Oklahoma
51. * Jaylon Smith - LB - 6-2, 235 - Notre Dame
52. * Chris Jones - DT - 6-6, 310 - Mississippi St
53. * Shon Coleman - OT - 6-6, 310 - Auburn
54. * Austin Johnson - DT - 6-4, 315 - Penn St
55. * Michael Thomas - WR - 6-2, 210 - Ohio St
56. * Austin Hooper - TE - 6-4, 250 - Stanford
57. Sean Davis - S - 6-1, 200 - Maryland
58. Braxton Miller - WR - 6-1, 215 - Ohio St
59. Joe Dahl - OG - 6-3, 305 - Washington St.
60. * CJ Prosise - RB - 5-11, 220 - Notre Dame
61. * Keanu Neal - S - 6-1, 200 - Florida
62. Christian Westerman - OG - 6-3, 300 - Arizona St
63. Deion Jones - LB - 6-1 225 - LSU
64. Joshua Garnett - OG - 6-4, 310 - Stanford
65. * Pharoh Cooper - WR - 5-10, 210 - South Carolina
66. * Germain Ifedi - OT - 6-6, 325 - Texas A&M
67. * Su’a Cravens - LB - 6-1, 225 - Southern Cal
68. Shilique Calhoun - DE - 6-4, 255 - Michigan St
69. Vadal Alexander - OG - 6-5, 325 - LSU
70. Jordan Jenkins - LB - 6-2, 255 - Georgia
71. Bronson Kaufusi - DE - 6-7, 280 - BYU
72. Devontae Booker - RB - 5-11, 215 - Utah
73. Carl Nassib - DE - 6-7, 280 - Penn St
74. Jeremy Cash - S - 6-1, 210 - Duke
75. Sheldon Day - DT - 6-1, 295 - Notre Dame
76. Jalen Mills - S - 6-0, 195 - LSU
77. Adolphus Washington - DT - 6-4, 300 - Ohio St
78. * Jerald Hawkins - OT - 6-5, 310 - LSU
79. * Roberto Aguayo - PK - 6-0, 200 - Florida St
80. Charles Tapper - DE - 6-3, 275 - Oklahoma
81. Leonte Carroo - WR - 6-0, 205 - Rutgers
82. KeiVarae Russell - CB - 5-11, 190 - Notre Dame
83. Josh Perry - LB - 6-4, 255 - Ohio St
84. Kyler Fackrell - LB - 6-5, 245 - Utah St
85. * Christian Hackenberg - QB - 6-4, 235 - Penn St
86. K.J. Dillon - S - 6-0, 210 - West Virginia
87. Will Redmond - CB - 5-10, 185 - Mississippi St
88. * Jonathan Williams - RB - 6-0, 225 - Arkansas
89. * Xavien Howard - CB - 6-1, 200 - Baylor
90. Darian Thompson - S - 6-1, 210 - Boise St
91. Spencer Drango - OT - 6-6, 315 - Baylor
92. Nick Vannett - TE - 6-6, 255 - Ohio St
93. Kevin Byard - S - 5-11, 215 - Middle Tennessee
94. * Zach Sanchez - CB - 5-10, 180 - Oklahoma
95. Jerell Adams - TE - 6-5, 235 - South Carolina
96. Kentrell Brothers - LB - 6-0, 245 - Missouri
97. Jason Fanaika - DE - 6-2, 275 - Utah
98. * Hassan Ridgeway - DT - 6-3, 310 - Texas
99. Maurice Canady - CB - 6-1, 190 - Virginia
100. Connor McGovern - OG - 6-4, 300 - Missouri

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Draft 2016 - LB Leonard Floyd's Yearbook Scouting Report

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Leonard Floyd - Georgia - 2016 Scouting Report

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Photo - LB Leonard Floyd - Georgia

LB Leonard Floyd #84 - 6-6, 245 - Georgia - Speed 4.60 - Hindu Theory: Jamie Collins
Rangy athletic multi-talented junior is an intriguing prospect in the Jamie Collins mold. Selected to 2nd Team All-SEC. Won the Charley Trippi Most Versatile Award. Voted to -SEC Coaches’ 2nd Team. Butkus Award finalist. Ideal blend of overall length, including 33 1/8” arms, and natural athleticism. Outstanding movement skills with more than enough speed to go sideline to sideline. Coordinated and smooth in his change of direction, especially considering his leggy build. Shows the burst in pursuit and quick-twitch to come from wide on the backside to get in on the action off tackle front side, if unaccounted for in the blocking scheme. Displays fine agility in the open field to dip around and avoid blockers and cut through trash chasing the play. Possesses the skill set that allows him to be highly effective in man coverage. As an edge rusher, explodes off the line and eats up ground quickly, getting to full speed in just a few steps. Bends really well, especially for his height and length, with the flexibility necessary to dip and come arm under with a rip to the upfield side of the offensive tackle and complete the arc. Displays underrated functional strength. Among the more developed pass rushers in this draft with a good repertoire of moves to reach the quarterback. Signature move is dynamic inside counter off his initial upfield burst, using his lateral agility and a fine swim or club move to clear the tackle. Dangerous on stunts to the inside, twists and blitzes underneath. Able to get skinny coming through the A-gap as a blitzer when lined up at ILB. The Bulldogs used him all over the field. Inside backer in a 3-4, outside backer standing up on the line, with his hand in the dirt as a DE in some passing situations, or walked off in coverage over a slot receiver. Underrated power at the point of attack vs the run. Flashes explosive hand use to keep disengaged from blockers attempting to lock on. Two main concerns with this player are his weight and durability for the pro game. Though he's pretty much remained injury free at Georgia. Frame could be close to maxed out weight wise and attempting to add much more may affect his quickness and agility, which are his main attributes. Seeing him on the field among the other front seven defenders and he looks more like a wide receiver who got lost. Questionable if he'll have sufficient functional strength for the pro game. Lacks a strong push at the point of attack or convert speed to power. His game is to dodge and avoid. Can sometimes be easily controlled when trying to set the edge. Can get easily washed out if he doesn't make proper use his length. Advanced comparative pass rush ability could make him surprisingly popular on draft day. In 2015, he recorded 74 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 15 QB hurries, 3 PBU and 1 FR returned 96 yards for a TD vs Tennessee. In 2014, he recorded 55 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 6 sacks, 15 QB hurries, 3 FF and 1 FR. In 2013, he totaled 55 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 22 QB hurries, 1 PBU, 3 FF and a blocked kick. At the NFL Combine, he came in at under 6’6”, 244 lbs. with 33 1/8” arms and 10 1/8” hands. He ran a 4.60 time with a 1.59 ten yard split and did not lift. He added a 39.5” VL and a 10’7” BJ. He did not perform in the positional or agility drills. At his pro day, he had impressive times of a 7.18 three cone and a 4.32 in the short shuttle. He looked sharp in the positional drills. Athlete with the skills to be a very good rusher backer. Packers, Cardinals, Jets and Colts interested. Same skills as Jamie Collins with talent and good workout habits. Top 20 prospect with upside and the AA to become a playmaker. Fine edge rusher with big play and developed talent. Impact ability and best suited for the 3-4 scheme.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Draft 2016 - Top 20 Prospects - Defensive Ends & Tackles

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NFL Draft 2016 - Top 20 Prospects By Position -
Defensive Ends & Tackles

Over 300 In-depth Scouting Reports - Draft Insiders’ 2016 Yearbook
NFL Team Report 2016 - In-depth Team Evaluation - 35 pages - Available Now
By Scouting Staff at draftinsiders.com

Photo - DT Sheldon Rankins - Louisville

Top Defensive End Prospects
1 * Joey Bosa - Ohio St
2 DeForest Buckner - Oregon
3 * Kevin Dodd - Clemson
4 * Shaq Lawson - Clemson
5 * Emmanuel Ogbah - Oklahoma St
6 Jonathan Bullard - Florida
7 Shilique Calhoun - Michigan St
8 Bronson Kaufusi - BYU
9 Carl Nassib - Penn St
10 Charles Tapper - Oklahoma
11 Jason Fanaika - Utah
12 Jihad Ward - Illinois
13 Ronald Blair - Appalachian St
14 Matt Judon - Grand Valley St
15 Aziz Shittu - Stanford
16 James Cowser - Southern Utah
17 Anthony Zettel - Penn State
18 Shawn Oakman - Baylor
19 Romeo Okwara - Notre Dame
20 Dean Lowry - Northwestern

Top Defensive Tackle Prospects
1 Sheldon Rankins - Louisville
2 * A'Shawn Robinson - Alabama
3 Jarran Reed - Alabama
4 * Kenny Clark - UCLA
5 * Robert Nkemdiche - Ole Miss
6 * Andrew Billings - Baylor
7 Vernon Butler - Louisiana Tech
8 * Chris Jones - Mississippi St
9 * Sheldon Day - Notre Dame
10 * Austin Johnson - Penn St
11 Adolphus Washington - Ohio St
12 * Hassan Ridgeway - Texas
13 * Maliek Collins - Nebraska
14 Javon Hargrave - South Carolina St
15 Matt Ioannidis - Temple
16 * Willie Henry - Michigan
17 DJ Reader - Clemson
18 Adam Gotsis - Georgia Tech
19 Nile Lawrence-Stample - Florida St
20 Antwaun Woods - Southern Cal

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Draft 2016 - Top 15 Pro Prospects By Position - Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

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NFL Draft - Top 15 Prospects By Position -
Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

Over 300 In-depth Scouting Reports -
Draft Insiders’ 2016 Yearbook - Available Now
By Frank Coyle and Staff at draftinsiders.com

Photo - RB Derrick Henry - Alabama

Top QB Prospects
1 Carson Wentz - North Dakota St
2 * Jared Goff - California
3 * Paxton Lynch - Memphis
4 Connor Cook - Michigan St
5 * Christian Hackenberg - Penn St
6 Kevin Hogan - Stanford
7 * Cardale Jones - Ohio St
8 Jeff Driskel - Louisiana Tech
9 Nate Sudfield - Indiana
10 Jacoby Brissett - North Carolina St
11 Cody Kessler - Southern Cal
12 Brandon Allen - Arkansas
13 Dak Prescott - Mississippi St
14 Vernon Adams - Oregon
15 Brandon Doughty - W. Kentucky

Top Running Back Prospects
1 * Ezekiel Elliott - Ohio State
2 * Derrick Henry - Alabama
3 Devontae Booker - Utah
4 * Jonathan Williams - Arkansas
5 * C.J. Prosise - Notre Dame
6 * Alex Collins - Arkansas
7 * Paul Perkins - UCLA
8 * Jordan Howard - Indiana
9 Kenneth Dixon - Louisiana Tech
10 Josh Ferguson - Illinois
11 Kenyan Drake - Alabama
12 * Peyton Barber - Auburn
13 Tyler Ervin - San Jose St
14 Daniel Lasco - California
15 Wendell Smallwood - West Virginia

Top Wide Receiver Prospects
1. * Laquon Treadwell - Mississippi
2. * Corey Coleman - Baylor
3. * Will Fuller - Notre Dame
4. Josh Doctson - TCU
5. * Tyler Boyd - Pittsburgh
6. * Michael Thomas - Ohio St
7. Braxton Miller - Ohio St
8. * Pharoh Cooper - South Carolina
9. Sterling Shephard - Oklahoma
10. Leonte Carroo - Rutgers
11. * Rashard Higgins - Colorado St
12. Malcolm Mitchell - Georgia
13. * Kenny Lawlor - California
14. Keyarris Garrett - Tulsa
15. Aaron Burbridge - Michigan St

Top Tight End Prospects
1 * Hunter Henry - Arkansas
2 * Austin Hooper - Stanford
3 Nick Vannett - Ohio St
4 Jerell Adams - South Carolina
5 Bryce Williams - East Carolina
6 Tyler Higbee - Western Kentucky
7 Beau Sandland - Montana St
8 Jake McGee - Florida
9 Temarrick Hemingway - S. Carolina St
10 David Morgan - Texas-San Antonio
11 * Thomas Duarte - UCLA
12 Henry Krieger Coble - Iowa
13 Darion Griswold - Arkansas St
14 Ben Braunecker - Harvard
15 Tanner McEvoy - Wisconsin

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Combine 2016 - Player Schedule - Testing/ Workout / Interview

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NFL Combine 2016
Player Schedule

Please note the TEs and RBs will switch groups from the historical schedule, moving TEs to Group 6 (day 2 arrival) and RBs to Group 3 (day 1 arrival). This change is reflected on the schedule for 2016.

Photo - QB Paxton Lynch - Memphis

Special NFL Combine Report – New Top 150 Pro Prospects - available Next this week

DAY 1 ARRIVALS*: Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (RB)
Tuesday

February 23, 2016 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Wednesday
February 24, 2016 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Thursday
February 25, 2016 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Friday
February 26, 2016 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

February 24, 2016 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Thursday
February 25, 2016 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Friday
February 26, 2016 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Saturday
February 27, 2016 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 3 ARRIVALS*: Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)
Thursday

February 25, 2016 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Friday
February 26, 2016 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Saturday
February 27, 2016 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Sunday
February 28, 2016 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 4 ARRIVALS: Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)
Friday

February 26, 2016 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Saturday
February 27, 2016 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Sunday
February 28, 2016 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Monday
February 29, 2016 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.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Ohio St Leads NFL Combine 2016 Invitation List

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NFL Combine 2016 – 332 Players Invitation List
Feb 23-29, 2016

http://www.nflcombine.net/players/official-invite-list/

Ohio State Leads With 14 Invitations to NFL Scouting Combine
Eight Buckeyes are projected as Top 5 performers at their respective positions

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The Ohio State Buckeyes heads the NFL Scouting Combine roster with 14 invitations more than from any other school when the week-long event takes place Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis. Leading the way are two players projected by NFL Draft scout/analyst Frank Coyle as the #1 prospect at their position – DE Joey Bosa and RB Ezekiel Elliott. There are six other players who are among the Top 5 players at their respective positions, according to Coyle.

Photo – DT Adolphus Washington

Joining Bosa and Elliott at the NFL Combine will be safety Vonn Bell, WR Michael Thomas, TE Nick Vannett, OT Taylor Decker, LB Darron Lee, CB Eli Apple, DT Adolphus Washington, LB Joshua Perry and WR Braxton Miller, all ranked in the top 100 prospects with most in the top 50 overall players. QB Cardale Jones, WR Jalin Marshall and safety Powell round out the Buckeye contingent.

Ohio St Combine Prospects
CB Eli Apple

– After red-shirting in 2013, Apple was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes with 27 starts and 28 games played in 2014 and 2015. He totaled 22 passes defended (18 PBUs and four INTs) the past two years and trailed only Vonn Bell among the Buckeyes in this category during that time. He was named second-team all-Big Ten Conference in 2015 by the league’s coaches. He was named a freshman All-American in 2014 after a season in which he had 53 tackles and was among the Top 10 in the Big Ten with 13 passes defended.

SAF Vonn Bell
– Bell played three seasons for the Buckeyes and totaled 42 games played and 28 starts. He was named a first-team All-American this past season by the Associated Press and DraftInsiders.com after recording 65 tackles and leading the team with nine passes defended. Bell, first-team all-Big Ten in 2015, had 176 career tackles (third among his teammates) and a team-high 24 passes defended, including nine interceptions. A big-play maker, Bell had interceptions against No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and vs. Michigan in 2014, plus had touchdowns vs. Minnesota (INT) and Northern Illinois (fumble recovery) this past season.

DE Joey Bosa
– That “D” in defensive end actually stood for “disruptive” because that’s what Bosa was while earning consensus All-America honors twice and also earning a Big Ten defensive player of the year award and two Big Ten defensive linemen of the year awards in his three seasons. He played in 41 games, started 37 times and ranks in Ohio State’s Top 5 in four marquee defensive categories: quarterback sacks (3rd with 26), sack yardage (4th with 177), tackles-for-loss (4th with 50.5) and TFL yardage (4th with 247). Bosa had more TFLs the past three years than any player in the nation. His five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries led to 44 Ohio State points. He has been ranked the #1 or #2 overall prospect by Frank Coyle since August, 2015.

OT Taylor Decker
– Taylor Decker was a three-year starter who played in 54 games and started 42 times for a team that went 50-4 during his four-years (2012-15). He was a Lombardi Award semifinalist and Outland candidate as a senior and was voted a co-captain by his teammates. He helped pave the way for Ohio State to lead the Big Ten in rushing at 245.2 yards per game this past season and finish second in the conference in scoring (35.7) and third in total offense (434.1). He was named a consensus All-American and the Big Ten’s Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior as well as a unanimous first-team all-Big Ten Conference pick. Also earned all-Big Ten honors as a junior when he helped lead the Buckeyes to a Big Ten championship and national championship.

RB Ezekiel Elliott
– Will unquestionably be remembered as one of the all-time best backs in Ohio State history with the second-most rushing yards in school history – 3,961 – including the most rushing yards in consecutive years: 3,699 in 2014 and 2015. Elliott’s 6.7 yards per carry is best among the Buckeyes with his five 200-yard games and 22 100-yard games ranking in a tie for first and second, respectively. His 44 touchdowns rank fourth, behind Pete Johnson (58), Keith Byars (50) and Eddie George (45). The Big Ten’s offensive player of the year and its running back of the year in 2015, Elliott also was the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award winner and a second-team All-American. He had 12 career rushes over 50 yards and he is the only Ohio State player with three rushes of at least 80 yards.

QB Cardale Jones
– Played in 23 games for the Buckeyes and was a perfect, 11-0, as the starting quarterback for the best winning percentage for a QB in school history with 10-or-more starts. Included in his victories are three of the most important wins in school history; post-2014 season conquests of Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game, No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Sugar Bowl, and No. 2 Oregon in the national championship game. He was the MVP of the Big Ten title game after throwing for 257 yards and three touchdowns. He threw for 2,323 yards with 15 touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 61.9 completion percentage for his career.

LB Darron Lee
– A second-team Associated Press All-American in 2015 after earning freshman All-American honors in 2014, Lee was a starting linebacker in 28 games and played in 30 as a Buckeye. Was second among Buckeyes the last two years – trailing only Joey Bosa – in tackles-for-loss with 27.5 and quarterback sacks with 12. He also had 147 career tackles, five pass break-ups, 10 quarterback hurries, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He scored three defensive touchdowns: 61- and 33-yard fumble returns vs. Navy and Michigan in 2014, respectively, and a 41-yard interception return vs. Northern Illinois this year.

H-Back Jalin Marshall
– A highly skilled receiver and return specialist, Marshall played in 29 games, started 11 and was the team’s second-leading receiver in each of his two seasons playing. He had 38 receptions as a freshman in 2014 – only Cris Carter had more (41) as an Ohio State freshman – and 36 as a sophomore and finished his career with 74 passes caught for 979 yards (13.2 average) and 11 touchdowns. Also averaged 12.7 yards per return (fifth best at Ohio State) off his 52 career punt returns, including a 54-yard punt return touchdown in 2014 vs. Indiana, part of a four-TD day. He scored 13 career touchdowns and amassed 1,905 all-purpose yards (175 rushing, 976 receiving, 662 off punt returns and 92 from kickoff returns).

WR Braxton Miller
– After missing 20 months of activity while recovering from a shoulder injury and two surgeries, Miller switched positions to receiver/H-Back and earned honorable mention all-Big Ten honors after catching 26 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns plus rushing for 281 yards and another score. A two-time winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Silver Football Award as the best player in the Big Ten (as quarterback), Miller holds the school record with 88 touchdowns responsible for while also finishing among the school’s greats with 8,609 yards of total offense (second at Ohio State), 3,314 rushing yards (No. 6) and 33 rushing touchdowns, 5,295 yards passing (No. 8) and 52 touchdowns (No. 4). Miller has the most individual awards in Big Ten history with seven, including two offensive player and quarterback of year awards plus a freshman of the year honor. He graduated in December 2014 with his degree in communications.

LB Joshua Perry
– Perry played in 52 games, started 39 times at linebacker for the Buckeyes and was voted a team co-captain as a senior. He finished his career ranking 16th all-time at Ohio State with 298 tackles, including a team-leading 124 (second-most in the Big Ten) during the 2014 national championship season and 105 (second on the team) in 2015. He was named an all-Big Ten first-team linebacker by the league’s coaches as a senior and honorable mention All-American by DraftInsiders.com. His play on the field coupled with his deeds off the field earned Perry the honor of being a Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist, selection – one of only 11 from the FBS – to the AFCA Good Works Team and one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. He was also on the watch list for the Butkus and Bednarik awards. Graduated in December with his degree in consumer and family financial services.

SAF Tyvis Powell
– Accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl despite junior eligibility because he had graduated – in 3.5 years with a degree in sport industry – by December 2015. Powell was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes with 33 starts and 42 games played. He led the team with three interceptions in 2015 and had eight career interceptions, including critical picks vs. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and vs. Notre Dame in the Battlefrog Fiesta Bowl. Also picked off a two-point conversion attempt in the closing seconds of a win over Michigan in 2013. Finished his career with 195 tackles – the second-most among his Buckeye peers – and 16 passes defensed.

WR Michael Thomas
– Ohio State’s No. 1 receiver the past two seasons with 54 catches for 799 yards and nine scores in 2014 and 56 for 781 and nine in 2015. Thomas played in 39 games and started 27 times. He caught a pass in the final 29 games he played and ranks 13th at Ohio State with 113 career receptions, 18th with 1,602 receiving yards and T8th with 18 touchdown receptions. Was outstanding in the post-season with 21 receptions – 13 of which went for a first down – for 232 yards and two touchdowns in four post games; all of them Ohio State wins. Thomas graduated in December with his degree in sport industry.

TE Nick Vannett
– Vanett played in 53 games for the Buckeyes and started 15 times, including 12 starts as a senior in 2015. He totaled 55 receptions for 585 yards (10.6 yards per catch) and six touchdowns. He finished his career ranking ninth all-time among Ohio State tight ends in receptions and tied for 10th in touchdown receptions. He also finished with 18 multi-catch games. He was named honorable mention all-Big Ten as a senior after catching 19 passes for 162 yards, this after a 19-catch season as a junior in 2014 (for 220 yards). Vannett was invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl and had an impressive week of practice and caught three passes during the game. He graduated last August with his degree in sport industry.

DT Adolphus Washington
– Three-year starting defensive lineman Adolphus Washington played in 49 games for the Buckeyes and started 31 times. He was invited and participated during 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl week. Washington capped a fine career with a personal-best 49 tackles as a senior with seven tackles-for-loss and four sacks. He was named a first-team All-American by DraftInsiders.com this past season as well earning second-team all-Big Ten honors by both the coaches and the media. Season highlights included a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown vs. Western Michigan, two sacks and a forced fumble vs. Penn State and a career-high 10 tackles vs. Indiana. Washington’s career numbers include 142 tackles, 25.0 tackles-for-loss and 13.5 quarterback sacks. He also had four pass break-ups, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Updated Top 75 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft

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Top 75 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2016 - Feb
Post Senior Bowl/Pre NFL Combine Rankings
*Declared Underclassmen

RB Zeke Elliott - Ohio St

Pro Prospect / Position / Size/Height / School

1. * Joey Bosa DE 6-3, 275 Ohio St
2. * Laremy Tunsil OT 6-5, 305 Mississippi
3. * Ronnie Stanley OT 6-5, 315 Notre Dame
4. * Jalen Ramsey CB 6-0, 205 Florida St
5. * Jared Goff QB 6-4, 210 California
6. * Paxton Lynch QB 6-6, 245 Memphis
7. DeForest Buckner DE 6-6, 290 Oregon
8. * Myles Jack LB 6-1, 235 UCLA
9. * Laquon Treadwell WR 6-2, 215 Mississippi
10. * Zeke Elliott RB 5-11, 225 Ohio St
11. * A’Shawn Robinson DT 6-3, 315 Alabama
12. * Mackenzie Alexander CB 5-10, 190 Clemson
13. * Shaq Lawson DE 6-3, 275 Clemson
14. * Vernon Hargreaves CB 5-10, 200 Florida
15. Reggie Ragland LB 6-2, 255 Alabama
16. * Jack Conklin OT 6-5, 320 Michigan St
17. * Will Fuller WR 5-11, 195 Notre Dame
18. * Leonard Floyd LB 6-3, 235 Georgia
19. * Robert Nkemdiche DT 6-4, 295 Mississippi
20. * Corey Coleman WR 5-10, 190 Baylor
21. Carson Wentz QB 6-5, 230 North Dakota St
22. Jarran Reed DE 6-4, 315 Alabama
23. Jason Spriggs OT 6-6, 310 Indiana
24. * Jaylon Smith LB 6-2, 235 Notre Dame
25. * Emmanuel Ogbah DE 6-4, 275 Oklahoma St
26. * Kenny Clark DT 6-3, 310 UCLA
27. Connor Cook QB 6-4, 220 Michigan St
28. Sheldon Rankins DT 6-1, 305 Louisville
29. * Eli Apple CB 6-1, 195 Ohio St
30. * Andrew Billings DT 6-1, 305 Baylor
31. Taylor Decker OT 6-6, 320 Ohio St
32. * Michael Thomas WR 6-2, 210 Ohio St
33. * Darron Lee LB 6-1, 235 Ohio St
34. Vernon Butler DT 6-3 310 Louisiana Tech
35. * Noah Spence DE/LB 6-3, 245 Eastern Kentucky
36. Adolphus Washington DT 6-4, 300 Ohio St
37. * Germaine Ifedi OT 6-5, 325 Texas A&M
38. Jonathan Bullard DE 6-3, 265 Florida
39. * Derrick Henry RB 6-2, 245 Alabama
40. Josh Doctson WR 6-3, 195 TCU
41. Jeremy Cash SS 6-1, 210 Duke
42. * Tyler Boyd WR 6-1, 200 Pittsburgh
43. * Austin Johnson DT 6-3, 325 Penn St
44. * Kevin Dodd DE 6-4, 275 Clemson
45. Cody Whitehair OG 6-5, 310 Kansas St
46. * Kendall Fuller CB 5-11, 200 Virginia Tech
47. * Christian Hackenberg QB 6-4, 235 Penn St
48. * Shon Coleman OT 6-6, 310 Auburn
49. * Su’a Cravens LB 6-1, 225 Southern Cal
50. * Chris Jones DT 6-3, 310 Mississippi St
51. * Hunter Henry TE 6-5, 250 Arkansas
52. * Vonn Bell FS 5-11, 205 Ohio St
53. Vadal Alexander OG 6-5, 325 LSU
54. Shilique Calhoun DE 6-4, 255 Michigan St
55. * Alex Collins RB 5-10, 225 Arkansas
56. Darien Thompson FS 6-1, 210 Boise St
57. * Jayron Kearse FS 6-3, 210 Clemson
58. * Austin Hooper TE 6-4, 250 Stanford
59. Will Jackson CB 5-11, 185 Houston
60. * Jerald Hawkins OT 6-5, 310 LSU
61. Braxton Miller WR 6-1, 215 Ohio St
62. Jordan Jenkins LB 6-2, 255 Georgia
63. John Theus OT 6-5, 305 Georgia
64. Shawn Oakman DE 6-7, 280 Baylor
65. Josh Perry LB 6-3, 255 Ohio St
66. Nick Martin C 6-4, 300 Notre Dame
67. Devontae Booker RB 5-11, 215 Utah
68. * Kenny Lawler WR 6-2 190 California
69. * Scooby Wright LB 6-1, 250 Arizona
70. Carl Nassib DE 6-7, 280 Penn St
71. Deion Jones LB 6-1 228 LSU
72. Sheldon Day DE 6-2, 285 Notre Dame
73. * Paul Perkins RB 5-10, 210 UCLA
74. * Marquez North WR 6-3, 225 Tennessee
75. * Maliek Collins DT 6-3, 300 Nebraska

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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