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Pro Prospects for NFL Draft 2017 - QB Kelly Heads Young Group, RBs Fournette and McCaffrey Top a Strong Class of Tailbacks

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Pro Prospects 2017
Offensive Skilled Positions

Photo - RB Leonard Fournette - LSU

Chad Kelly of Ole Miss Heads Young QB Class
Quarterbacks

1. Chad Kelly, 6-2, 215, Mississippi
2. * Brad Kaaya, 6-3, 210, Miami
3. * DeShaun Watson, 6-2, 210, Clemson
4. * DeShone Kizer, 6-4, 240, Notre Dame
5. * Luke Falk, 6-3, 210, Washington St
6. Mitch Leidner, 6-3, 240, Minnesota
7. Seth Russell, 6-2, 200, Baylor
8. Josh Dobbs, 6-3, 215, Tennessee
9. * Mason Rudolph, 6-3, 220, Oklahoma St
10. Gunner Kiel, 6-4, 220, Cincinnati
11. CJ Beathard, 6-2, 210, Iowa
12. * Pat Mahomes, 6-2, 220, Texas Tech
13. * Baker Mayfield, 6-0, 210, Oklahoma
14. * JT Barrett, 6-1, 225, Ohio St
15. Davis Webb, 6-5, 195, California
16. Brady Gustafson, 6-5, 235, Montana
17. Cooper Rush, 6-3, 225, Central Michigan
18. Trevor Knight, 6-0, 215, Texas A&M
19. Sefo Liufau, 6-4, 240, Colorado
20. Tyrone Swoopes, 6-4, 255, Texas

Fournette and McCaffrey Top Talented Group of Running Backs
Running Backs

1. * Leonard Fournette, 6-0, 230, LSU
2. * Christian McCaffery, 6-0, 205, Stanford
3. * Dalvin Cook, 5-10, 210, Florida St
4. * Nick Chubb, 5-10, 220, Georgia
5. * Elijah Hood, 5-11, 220, North Carolina
6. * Samaje Perine, 5-10, 230, Oklahoma
7. * Jalen Hurd, 6-1, 230, Tennessee
8. * James Conner, 6-1, 250, Pittsburgh
9. * Royce Freeman, 5-10, 230, Oregon
10. Corey Clement, 5-10, 220, Wisconsin
11. * Wayne Gallman, 6-0, 215, Clemson
12. * Sony Michel, 5-10, 215, Georgia
13. De’Veon Smith, 5-11, 230, Michigan
14. Donnel Pumphrey, 5-9, 180, San Diego St
15. * Joe Mixon, 6-0, 220, Oklahoma
16. * Joe Yearby, 5-9, 205, Miami
17. * Alvin Kamara, 5-10, 215, Tennessee
18. * Nick Wilson, 5-10, 215, Arizona
19. * D’Onta Foreman, 6-0, 240, Texas
20. Shock Linwood, 5-8, 200, Baylor

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

Philadelphia Hosts The NFL Draft 2017

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NFL Draft Returns to Philadelphia for Spring 2017
The NFL confirmed that the 2017 NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia on the weekend of April 27-29 next spring. The City of Brotherly Love hosts the NFL extravaganza in 2017 for the first time since 1961 after a two year stay in Chicago. The first ever NFL Draft was actually held in Philadelphia back in 1936, while the last draft held in the city was in 1961, the year after the Eagles last NFL title in 1960. The Big Apple had a 50-year run in New York, prior to the NFL move to Chicago in 2015 and 2016. The two year stay in Chicago drew an estimated 200,000 fans. Several cities including Dallas and Green Bay are believed to be pressing for the NFL 2018 Draft with Dallas the forerunner. Green Bay has shown interest in hosting the NFL Draft in 2019, 2020 or 2021. Meanwhile, several other sites have also expressed a strong interest in hosting a future draft including Los Angeles, Denver, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and Atlanta. In addition, Canton, Ohio the home of the NFL Hall-of-Fame and an original NFL team is interested in hosting the NFL Draft over the next five years.

NFL Draft 2017 - April 27-29, Thursday through Saturday.

NFL Supplemental Draft 2016 - July 14, 2016

NFL Supplemental Draft 2016 - July 14, 2016
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Prospects for NFL Supplemental Draft 2016
The NFL will conduct the Supplemental Draft 2015 on Thursday, July 14th for players who rescind their remaining college eligibility. This draft has been a short process annually that considers special situations for players that are at least three years removed from high school. All 32 teams will participate in the weighted process that is divided into three tiers with seven prospects entered for this year’s selection draft. Teams with six wins or less from last season will make up the first group, followed by a second group of non-playoff teams and finally a third group of the twelve playoff teams. Each team submits the name of the players via email that they want to draft with the round they would like to select them. The club with the highest selection will be awarded the player. In the case of two teams drafting the same player in a round, the club with the worse record last season will win the prospect. Players not selected in this draft class will then become free agents eligible to sign with any team.

Any team that uses a selection in the Supplemental Draft will forfeit their choice in the corresponding round of the NFL Draft 2017. The new draft prospects will be considered part of the rookie salary pool along with the players from the NFL Draft 2016 and they must fit under the current contract structure and overall salary cap. The Rams used a #5 pick last summer on OT Isaiah Battle. No players were drafted the previous past two summers. In 2013, the Browns used their #2nd round pick on wideout Josh Gordon, the only selection chosen in the process. He has been a Pro Bowl receiver who set new NFL records a few years ago. But he has also been suspended annually for failing drug and alcohol tests and is currently suspended pending review.
Most prospects in a Supplemental class provide little initial impact because of the late signing that caused them to miss all of the OTAs and mini-camp practices. The NFL office has considered terminating this draft process after only minimal interest by clubs.

Prospects for NFL Supplemental Draft 2016
These players are eligible for the NFL Supplemental Draft after not declaring for entry in the NFL Draft 2016. They have lost their eligibility for the upcoming college season.
The NFL has confirmed that these six players will be available in this week’s summer NFL Supplemental Draft 2016.

WR Rashaun Simonise - Calgary / DT Ra’Zahn Howard - Purdue
RB Jalen Overstreet - Sam Houston St / CB Tee Shepard - Mississippi
DE Cameron Walton - Concordia (Alabama) / LS/LB Eddie D’Antuono - Virginia Tech

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 - Draft Insiders' - Top 250 Prospects - Third Day Value Board

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Draft Insiders’ - Top 250 Prospects -
Third Day Value Board

Photo - QB Connor Cook - Michigan St.

Number before Player indicates position on Final Value Board
Pro Prospect / Position / Ht/Wt / School

38. * Andrew Billings DT 6-1, 305 Baylor
47. Connor Cook QB 6-4, 220 Michigan St
59. Joe Dahl OG 6-3, 305 Washington St.
62. Christian Westerman OG 6-3, 300 Arizona St
65. * Pharoh Cooper WR 5-10, 210 South Carolina
69. Vadal Alexander OG 6-5, 325 LSU
72. Devontae Booker RB 5-11, 215 Utah
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
78. * Jerald Hawkins OT 6-5, 310 LSU
80. Charles Tapper DE 6-3, 275 Oklahoma
83. Josh Perry LB 6-4, 255 Ohio St
86. K.J. Dillon S 6-0, 210 West Virginia
88. * Jonathan Williams RB 6-0, 225 Arkansas
91. Spencer Drango OT 6-6, 315 Baylor
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
101. Miles Killebrew S 6-2, 220 Southern Utah
102. * Scooby Wright III LB 6-0, 240 Arizona
105. Willie Beavers OT 6-5, 320 Western Michigan
106. * Rashard Higgins WR 6-1, 190 Colorado St
107. * Alex Collins RB 5-10, 225 Arkansas
108. Bryce Williams TE 6-6, 260 East Carolina
111. Eric Murray CB 5-11, 195 Minnesota
113. John Theus OT 6-5, 305 Georgia
114. Kenneth Dixon RB 5-10, 215 Louisiana Tech
115. Landon Turner OG 6-4, 330 North Carolina
117. Malcolm Mitchell WR 6-0, 200 Georgia
118. * Jordan Howard RB 5-10, 225 Indiana
119. Fahn Cooper OT 6-4, 310 Ole Miss
121. Sebastian Tretola OG 6-4, 315 Arkansas
122. * Kenny Lawler WR 6-2 190 California
124. Keyarris Garrett WR 6-4, 220 Tulsa
125. Matt Ioannidis DT 6-4, 300 Temple
126. * Paul Perkins RB 5-10, 210 UCLA
127. Victor Ochi LB 6-1, 245 Stony Brook
128. Aaron Burbridge WR 6-0, 200 Michigan St
129. D.J. White CB 5-11, 190 Georgia Tech
130. * Tyvis Powell S 6-3, 210 Ohio State
131. De’Vondre Campbell LB 6-4, 235 Minnesota
132. Kyle Murphy OT 6-6, 305 Stanford
134. * Alex McCalister LB 6-6, 240 Florida
135. DeAndre Houston-Carson S 6-1, 195 William&Mary
136. * Stephen Weatherly LB 6-4, 265 Vanderbilt
137. D.J. Reader DT 6-3, 330 Clemson
139. Matt Judon DE 6-3, 275 Grand Valley State
140. Dadi Nicolas LB 6-3, 240 Virginia Tech
142. Jonathan Jones CB 5-9, 186 Auburn
143. Jatavis Brown LB 5-11, 230 Akron
145. Kevin Hogan QB 6-4, 220 Stanford
146. * Willie Henry DT 6-2, 310 Michigan
147. Josh Ferguson RB 5-9, 195 Illinois
148. Ken Crawley CB 6-0, 185 Colorado
149. Ronald Blair DE 6-2, 285 Appalachian State
150. Joe Haeg OT 6-6, 305 North Dakota St
151. Derrick Kindred S 5-10, 210 TCU
152. B.J. Goodson LB 6-1, 240 Clemson
153. Kevon Seymour CB 6-0, 185 Southern Cal
154. Jake McGee TE 6-5, 250 Florida
155. Caleb Benenoch OT 6-6, 310 UCLA
156. Joe Schobert LB 6-2, 245 Wisconsin
158. Nile Lawrence-Stample DT 6-1, 305 Florida St
159. Kolby Listenbee WR 6-1, 185 TCU
160. Harlan Miller CB 6-0, 190 SE Louisiana
161. Thomas Duarte TE 6-2, 225 UCLA
163. Tyler Higbee TE 6-6, 250 Western Kentucky
164. Tajae Sharpe WR 6-2, 195 UMass
165. Jack Allen C 6-1, 295 Michigan State
166. * Avery Young OT 6-5, 325 Auburn
167. * Cardale Jones QB 6-4, 250 Ohio St
168. * Roger Lewis WR 6-1, 200 Bowling Green
169. Briean Boddy-Calhoun CB 5-10, 190 Minnesota
170. * Peyton Barber RB 5-10, 228 Auburn
171. * Rashard Robinson CB 6-1, 170 LSU
172. Beau Sandland TE 6-5, 255 Montana State
173. Tavon Young CB 5-9, 185 Temple
174. Aziz Shittu DE 6-3, 280 Stanford
175. Deon Bush S 6-1, 200 Miami
176. * Kelvin Taylor RB 5-10, 210 Florida
177. Travis Feeney LB 6-4, 230 Washington
178. Kavon Frazier S 6-0, 215 Central Michigan
180. Eric Striker LB 5-11, 225 Oklahoma
181. Daniel Lasco RB 6-0, 210 California
182. Morgan Burns CB 5-10, 200 Kansas State
183. Tyler Johnstone OT 6-6, 300 Oregon
184. Glenn Gronkowski FB 6-2, 240 Kansas State
185. * Denver Kirkland G/T 6-4, 335 Arkansas
186. * Dominique Alexander LB 6-0, 230 Oklahoma
187. Stephane Nembot OT 6-7, 325 Colorado
188. * Jayron Kearse S 6-4, 215 Clemson
189. Drew Ott DE 6-4, 275 Iowa
190. Charone Peake WR 6-2, 210 Clemson
191. Temarrick Hemingway TE 6-5, 240 South Carolina St
192. Tyler Matakevich LB 6-0, 235 Temple
193. * Wendell Smallwood RB 5-11, 210 West Virginia
194. Jeff Driskel QB 6-4, 235 Louisiana Tech
195. James Cowser DE 6-3, 250 Southern Utah
196. Dak Prescott QB 6-2, 230 Mississippi St
197. Nick Kwiatkoski LB 6-2, 245 West Virginia
198. Dean Lowry DE 6-6, 295 Northwestern
199. * Marquez North WR 6-3, 225 Tennessee

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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

Update Report has Top 350+ Pro Prospects plus Seven Round Mock Draft - available Now

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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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.

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