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Draft Prospect Notes: Defensive Line

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Pos. Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
DT 1 Ndamukong Suh Nebraska 6-3 307 5.02
Notes: [Andy Hart] Athlete who closes in both run and pass, but sometimes doesn't finish. Powerful and quick. Great motor. Has a litle nasty to him. [Erik Scalavino] Relentless getting after the QB or ball carrier; tough to block 1-on-1; very athletic for his build; knack for blocking kicks, too.
DT 2 Gerald McCoy Oklahoma 6-4 295 5.04
Notes: [Andy Hart] Quick. Makes plays. Moves laterally very well. More one-gap than Suh. 40 starts. Great attitude. Uses hands well in pass rush. Solid tackler. [Erik Scalavino] Nearly identical skill set to Suh.
DT 3 Dan Williams Tennessee 6-2 327 5.19
Notes: [Andy Hart] Strong. Good burst. NT type. Moves well, athletic for size. Active. Two-gap potential/experience? [Erik Scalavino] Noticeably slower, heavier than the top two, but still makes plays; moves well for his size.
DT 4 Jared Odrick Penn State 6-5 304 5.03
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
DT 5 Brian Price UCLA 6-1 303 5.08
Notes: [Andy Hart] Powerful. Missile off ball at times, finishes plays. Good motor. Stout build. [Erik Scalavino] Versatility to line up inside or out; decent speed; ferocious player vs. run or pass.
* THE REST:
Pos. Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
DT Terrence Cody Alabama 6-4 349 5.71
Notes: [Andy Hart] NT. Two-down player. Fat. Can hold and beat double teams. Pops up at snap at times and plays too high. [Erik Scalavino] Just a big, slow blob with no moves.
DT Lamarr Houston Texas 6-3 305 4.84
Notes: [Andy Hart] 3-4 end potential. Good motor, strenght buy can be held in check at LOS at times. [Erik Scalavino] Limited footage, but seems like he has potential.
DT Arthur Jones Syracuse 6-3 295 5.04
Notes: [Andy Hart] Injuries. Undersized nose tackle? Made a lot of plays. Two-gap?. [Erik Scalavino] Reminds me of Jarvis Green; seems solid; nothing spectacular, but could develop in time.
DT Torell Troup Central Florida 6-3 314 5.12
Notes: [Andy Hart] NT, 3 year starter and captain. Dropped 30 lbs as senior. Reads plays well. Plays high vs. double teams. Versatile potential. [Erik Scalavino] . Best suited as a 3-4 nose, perhaps; not a large arsenal of moves; could be a project.
DT Al Woods LSU 6-4 312
Notes: [Andy Hart] Once a highly touted prospect. Big, athletic man who eats up blockers and can make plays. Little high at times. Production doesn't equal potential Good versatility.. [Erik Scalavino] Moves well side-to-side and can get into the backfield; great potential as a 3-4 end; would be a developmental player, but definitely worth taking in mid to late rounds.
DT Tyson Alualu California 6-3 295 4.87
Notes: [Andy Hart] Good athlete. 38 starts. Lean build. OK quickness. 4-3 guy. [Erik Scalavino] . Speedy, relentless player; athletic, probably better suited as a 4-3 end or 3-4 OLB..
DT D'Anthony Smith Louisiana Tech 6-2 300 4.95
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
DT Mike Neal Purdue 6-3 293 4.96
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
DT Cam Thomas North Carolina 6-4 331 5.18
Notes: [Andy Hart] No footage but scouting report is as a two-gap, nose tackle run stuffer. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments.
DT Geno Atkins Georgia 6-1 293 4.75
Notes: [Andy Hart] Inconsistent. Quick, fast and strong. Undersized and explosive. 4-3 guy. Makes a lot of plays when at his best. [Erik Scalavino] . Pretty quick shooting through the gaps; could have some versatility along the line as well, though he'd need to add weight.
DT Linval Joseph East Carolina 6-6 322 5.32
Notes: [Andy Hart] No footage, but seen as versatile, riser in class.. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted.
DT Nate Collins Virginia 6-2 279 5.08
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
DT Brandon Deakerick Alabama 6-4 296 4.96
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
DT Martin Tevaseu UNLV 6-1 329
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
DT Cory Peters Kentucky 6-3 300 4.98
Notes: [Andy Hart] 4 year starter. Inconsistent. Can be doubled. DE? Two-gap?. [Erik Scalavino] . Not as quick as others his size, but could be a late-round project.
DT Jeff Owens Georgia 6-1 304 4.97
Notes: [Andy Hart] Strong, 44 reps. Not quick. NT project?. [Erik Scalavino] . Does everything OK, nothing great.
DT Malcolm Sheppard Arkansas 6-2 285 5.11
Notes: [Andy Hart] Makes plays only when unblocked. Decent effort and motor. Looks like big LB. [Erik Scalavino] . Athletic; seems quick, too; can shoot the gap; a nice sleeper pick.
Pos. Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
DE 1 Derrick Morgan Georgia Tech 6-3 266 4.77
Notes: [Andy Hart] True 4-3 end. Good motor. Doesn't always close well. Not elite in my mind. [Erik Scalavino] Tough to handle 1-on1; speedy; stout vs. run and pass.
DE 2 Carlos Dunlap Florida 6-6 277 4.68
Notes: [Andy Hart] Physically compares to Peppers or Williams. Elite measurables. Closes and finishes. . [Erik Scalavino] Uses speed and power to rush the QB; can pursue down the line as well; great talent, but an off-field headache; if not for the latter, he'd be the ideal pick at this position.
DE 3 Jason Pierre-Paul South Florida 6-5 270 4.71
Notes: [Andy Hart] Limited experience. Raw. Pretty explosive and closes well. Good motor. [Erik Scalavino] Very raw talent; still has a lot to learn, despite showing great athleticism and instincts; probably overrated heading into the draft.
DE 4 Everson Griffen USC 6-4 273 4.65
Notes: [Andy Hart] Inconsistent. Good but not elite pass rush. Not as good a FB player as his measurements. Huge upside that he'll likely never get to. [Erik Scalavino] Gets a lot of "easy" sacks/tackles after others have done the work; not overly impressive highlights.
DE 5 Brandon Graham Michigan 6-1 263 4.74
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
THE REST:
Pos. Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
DE Austen Lane Murray State 6-6 276 4.84
Notes: [Andy Hart] 23 sacks in last two years at lower level. Needs to get stronger. Closes and finishes. Athlete. Lean. Verty interesting OLB option for NEP. [Erik Scalavino] . High-intensity player with great size/speed; raw, but natural talent; could be versatile enough to play either end or OLB as well.
DE Jermaine Cunningham Florida 6-4 266 4.68
Notes: [Andy Hart] NEP OLB project. Good bubble. Decent burst. Good not great pass rush. Good two-way player with OK power. Keep an eye on. [Erik Scalavino] . Average skills, but exhibits good hustle.
DE Corey Wootton Northwestern 6-6 280 4.8
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
DE Jason Worilds Virginia Tech 6-1 254 4.65
Notes: [Andy Hart] Pretty quick and fast, but doesn't always close well. Not a big hitter. Decent power. Position?. [Erik Scalavino] . Good speed/power combo; can drop into pass coverage far downfield, too; maybe better suited as a 3-4 OLB.
DE Gred Hardy Mississippi 6-4 281 4.82
Notes: [Andy Hart] Lot of injuries. Made plays when healthy. High upside. Doesn't play strong. [Erik Scalavino] . Very quick, athletic moves to rush the passer; an impressive mid-round talent.
DE Lindsey Witten Connecticut 6-5 250 4.70
Notes: [Andy Hart] Looks part as OLB. Decent athlete with good power and tenacity. Late OLB option?. [Erik Scalavino] . Decent power moves for a lighter guy; another potential OLB prospect.
DE George Selvie South Florida 6-5 252 4.93
Notes: [Andy Hart] Former 1st round prospect. Quick off the ball. Proven production when healthy and has dealt with focus of offenses . [Erik Scalavino] . Solid all-around player; doesn't "wow," but gets the job done.
DE Willie Young North Carolina State 6-5 251 4.84
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
DE Brandon Lang Troy 6-4 260 4.82
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
DE Alex Carrington Arkansas State 6-5 284 4.78
Notes: [Andy Hart] Short arms. Senior Bowl riser with supposed 3-4 end potential. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted..
DE C.J. Wilson East Carolina 6-3 290 4.83
Notes: [Andy Hart] Real DE. Slow off ball a times. Only a workmanlike pass rusher. Catches blockers. JAG. [Erik Scalavino] . Insufficient footage to judge.
DE Kevin Basped Nevada 6-6 240 4.76
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
DE John Fletcher Wyoming 6-6 272 4.85
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments Posted
DE Rahim Alem LSU 6-3 251 4.75
Notes: [Andy Hart] Faller. Decent project. Good size. Made plays at times. [Erik Scalavino] . Not overly impressive skills, but shows good effort on most plays.
DE Clifton Geathers South Carolina 6-7 281
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] . Intriguing size; decent athleticism; a bit raw, but could be worth the time/effort to develop.
DE Jeffrey Fitzgerald Kansas State 6-4 271
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] . Average overall; a bit slower than others in this group.
DE Auston English Oklahoma 6-3 252
Notes: [Andy Hart] Insert Comments. [Erik Scalavino] . Pedestrian at best; hustles to overcompensate for his lack of skills, though; another OLB candidate.
DE Jan Jorgensen BYU 6-2 260**
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments Posted. [Erik Scalavino]. Limited pass-rush moves; not very quick compared to others.

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