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Draft Prospect Notes: Defensive Line

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DEFENSIVE TACKLE

Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
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Marcel Dareus Alabama 6-3 319 4.93
Notes:[Andy Hart] Big and quick. Changes direction well. Good athlete. [Erik Scalavino] Plays slow; compares to Gerard Warren. [Paul Perillo*] Excellent quickness; Good inside pass rusher; Tenacious; Unblockable at time; Good athlete for position.

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         **2**<br>
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         <td>**Nick Fairley***</td>
         <td>**Auburn**</td>
         <td>**6-4**</td>
         <td>**291**</td>
         <td>**4.84**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] Big and quick. Finishes. Violent. Tries to inflict pain. Dirty at times. Stands up at times. [*Erik Scalavino*] Powerful inside push; talented, but a cheap-shot artist. [*Paul Perillo*] Immense talent, questions about drive; Could thrive as physical, inside mauler; Penetrates at will; Definite dirty player.  
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         **3**<br>
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         <td>**Muhammad Wilkerson***</td>
         <td>**Temple**</td>
         <td>**6-5**</td>
         <td>**305**</td>
         <td>**4.96**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] Big and athletic. Read plays. Chases down the line. Ton of potential and upside. [*Erik Scalavino*] Looks slow, but manages to make plays in the backfield. [*Paul Perillo*] Athletic and raw; Gets upfield; Tenacious; Tough to move; Beat doubles; Pursues well.</td>
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         **4**<br>
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         <td>**Phil Taylor**</td>
         <td>**Baylor**</td>
         <td>**6-3**</td>
         <td>**334**</td>
         <td>**5.26**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] Big. Strong. Holds up blocks. Moves laterally. Sideline to sideline nose tackle. Finishes plays. [*Erik Scalavino*] Athletic for his size; run stuffer; decent lateral movement; knack for batting passes. [*Paul Perillo*] As athletic an NT candidate as you'll find; Moves well laterally; Could play DE or NT in 3-4; Unblockable at times.  
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         **5**<br>
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         <td>**Corey Liuget***</td>
         <td>**Illinois**</td>
         <td>**6-2**</td>
         <td>**298**</td>
         <td>**4.97**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] Versatile. Uses hands well. Pursues down line. Decent athlete with only OK size. Physical. [*Erik Scalavino*] 5-tech or 3-4 nose; known as a team leader. [*Paul Perillo*] Moves well for size; Has some position flexibility as possible 3-4 DE; Physical.  
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THE REST:
Player School Ht. Wt. 40
Stephen Paea Oregon State 6-1 303 5.15
Notes:[Andy Hart] Ties up blockers. Tough. Moves OK. Plays under control. 49 BP reps. [Erik Scalavino] Has some quickness, but tends to get lost in the mix; powerful, but needs to use it more effectively. [Paul Perillo] Fast; Strong; Penetrates; Tough; Definite space-eater.
Drake Nevis LSU 6-1 294 5.06
Notes:[Andy Hart] Penetrator. Shoots gaps and splits blockers. Plays low and finds ball well. [Erik Scalavino] Stout at the point of attack, despite smaller size. [Paul Perillo] Big space-eater; Run stuffer; Showed some two-gap ability even though he penetrated quite a bit.
Jurrell Casey USC 6-1 300 5.04
Notes:[Andy Hart] Short and stout with good burst. Good athlete. More penetrator. [Erik Scalavino] Young (just turned 21 in Dec); knack for finding his way into the backfield. [Paul Perillo] Real good interior pass rusher; Moves extremely well for size; Nice athleticism.
Cedric Thornton Southern Arkansas 6-3 305 5.25
Notes:[Andy Hart] Big, explosive dude who overmatched many OL he faced. Raw but impressive. Waterboy hits. [Erik Scalavino] Aggressive; refuses to be blocked; tenacious; plays faster than 40 time. [Paul Perillo] Overwhelmed his overmatches opponents; Fast, quick and physical; Big hitter who pursues well.
Marvin Austin North Carolina 6-2 312 4.96
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Terrell McClain South Florida 6-2 297 4.98
Notes:[Andy Hart] NT. Explosive, Athletic, Finishes. Seems like 4-3 guy. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Pursues well. Plays run. Big hitter.
Jarvis Jenkins Clemson 6-4 310 5.03
Notes:[Andy Hart] 3-4 end, Ty Warren type. . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Big dude; Strong; Penetrates well; Tenacious and tough; Definite 3-4 DE candidate.
Kenrick Ellis Hampton 6-5 340 5.07
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Jerrell Powe Mississippi 6-2 335 5.25
Notes:[Andy Hart] Run stuffing, wide bodied, nose tackle type. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Another athletic-looking NT; Fast and quick for size.
Sione Fua Stanford 6-1 308 5.28
Notes:[Andy Hart] Creates piles. Played in 3-4. Good motor. Not real instinctive. [Erik Scalavino] Strong base, though not many moves; 3-4 system experience. [Paul Perillo] Played NT; Showed good mobility and ability to rush passer from inside; Plays hard.
Lawrence Guy Arizona State 6-5 300 4.90
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Ian Williams Notre Dame 6-2 305 5.17
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Colby Whitlock Texas Tech 6-2 295 4.97
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Ollie Ogbu Penn State 6-1 298 5.09
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Mike Blanc Auburn 6-3 298 5.03
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Anthony Gray Southern Miss 6-0 317 5.08
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Ted Laurent Mississippi 6-1 312 5.06
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Sealver Siliga Utah 6-3 300 5.04
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Damik Scafe Boston College 6-3 310 5.14
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
David Carter UCLA 6-5 297 4.96
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Adrian Taylor Oklahoma 6-4 302 4.96
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

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Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
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Robert Quinn North Carolina 6-5 268 4.64
Notes:[Andy Hart] Fits Pats OLB standards. Great pass rush. Great athlete. Stout vs. run? Huge upside. [Erik Scalavino] Ideal 3-4 OLB; can drop into coverage; solid pass rusher. [Paul Perillo*] This is where Andy won't allow me to say anything other than he's the best player in the draft.

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         **2**<br>
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         <td>**Da'Quan Bowers***</td>
         <td>**Clemson**</td>
         <td>**6-3**</td>
         <td>**280**</td>
         <td>**4.8**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] Good at point of attack. Decent athlete. Finishes. Slow off snap at times. Not a pure pass rusher. [*Erik Scalavino*] Explosive burst at the snap; moves well for his size; injured knee remains a question. [*Paul Perillo*] Looks the part of 4-3 DE; Lots of penetration; Gets upfield but not as fast off ball as you'd like; Shoots gaps.  
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         <td>**Adrian Clayborn**</td>
         <td>**Iowa**</td>
         <td>**6-3**</td>
         <td>**281**</td>
         <td>**4.79**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] Good size, strength, athleticism combo. 4-3 guy as well rounded end. [*Erik Scalavino*] No Comments. [*Paul Perillo*] Good motor; Plays hard; Fits best as 4-3 DE but has versatility to play in 3-4.  
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         **4**<br>
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         <td>**Cameron Jordan**</td>
         <td>**California**</td>
         <td>**6-4**</td>
         <td>**287**</td>
         <td>**4.74**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] 3-4 end at Cal. Better vs. run than pass rusher. Can run a little and make plays. Needs to improve power. [*Erik Scalavino*] Always finds a way to get involved in the play, even when apparently shut down; very quick; difficult to block 1-on-1. [*Paul Perillo*] Experience as 3-4 DE; Long, angular athlete; Moves well; Plays run; Needs to fill out.  
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         <td>**Aldon Smith***</td>
         <td>**Missouri**</td>
         <td>**6-4**</td>
         <td>**263**</td>
         <td>**4.74**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] Lean build. More potential than finished product. Upside. Closes and finishes. Rushes inside at times. [*Erik Scalavino*] No Comments. [*Paul Perillo*] Showed versatility by rushing from inside and out; Big hitter; Quicker than fast; Interesting potential.  
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THE REST:
Player School Ht. Wt. 40
Ryan Kerrigan Purdue 6-4 263 4.82
Notes:[Andy Hart] Fits Pats OLB mold. More effort guy than elite athlete. But proven production. Play moving backwards? [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Can get after passer off edge; Has tools to be 3-4 OLB; Not overly athletic.
J.J. Watt Wisconsin 6-6 292 4.87
Notes:[Andy Hart] Only couple years as defensive player. Good athlete. Tests well. High motor guy. Effort. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Cameron Heyward Ohio State 6-5 294 4.95
Notes:[Andy Hart] 3-4 end. Some versatility. Finishes plays. More of a run player than a pass rush option, but 14 sacks in college.. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Big hitter; Quick, Tough; Versatile.
Jabaal Sheard Pittsburgh 6-3 264 4.68
Notes:[Andy Hart] Second tier Pats OLB option. Not elite first step, but rush moves. Good length. [Erik Scalavino] Knifes through the gap, but often too late. [Paul Perillo] Raw athlete; Showed ability to rush off edge; Good size.
Allen Bailey Miami 6-3 285 4.71
Notes:[Andy Hart] Versatile, but not ideal for any NEP starting spot. Sub rusher. More FB player than position fit. [Erik Scalavino] Plays faster than he looks. [Paul Perillo] Edge guy but not fast enough to play OLB here; Lumbers.
Christian Ballard Iowa 6-4 283 4.75
Notes:[Andy Hart] Tweener, grow into 3-4 end? More athlete than player. 3-year starter. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Another guy too big for OLB; Athletic.
Pernell McPhee Mississippi State 6-3 278 4.91
Notes:[Andy Hart] Good strength and hustle. Played on 2 feet a little. Nothing ideal or special. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Quick; strong; Pursues well; Leader/Captain; Mid-round option?
Sam Acho Texas 6-2 262 4.67
Notes:[Andy Hart] Versatile against run and pass. Effort pass rusher. Not super quick or powerful. Makes some plays and closes. [Erik Scalavino] Fights through double-teams; relentless pursuit; can hold his ground. [Paul Perillo] Lumbers a bit but plays run well; Lacks burst.
Pierre Allen Nebraska 6-4 273 4.78
Notes:[Andy Hart] Good length. Solid all around. Some coverage. Not super quick or powerful. Fights through blocks. Cunningham type. [Erik Scalavino] Tough to handle 1-on-1; effective in backside pursuit; uses strength to advantage. [Paul Perillo] Showed ability to play in coverage; Plays run and gets edge on PR; Versatile; Definite mid-round OLB possibility.
Greg Romeus Pittsburgh 6-5 270 4.79
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Brandon Bair Oregon 6-6 276 4.92
Notes:[Andy Hart] Needs to add size/strength as potential developmental 3-4 end. Great length. Can beat or control blocks. [Erik Scalavino] Shoots the gap instinctively. [Paul Perillo] Good tenacity; Collapses pocket; Not a pure pass rusher.
Cliff Matthews South Carolina 6-4 257 4.81
Notes:[Andy Hart] Not overly quick or explosive. Stiff. More like 4-3 end. [Erik Scalavino] Hard worker; good speed off the corner. [Paul Perillo] Good motor but so-so athletically; Showed ability to get the edge.
Ricky Elmore Arizona 6-4 255 4.88
Notes:[Andy Hart] Not an elite athlete or pass rusher. No real moves. Doesn't flash. Good motor and production. [Erik Scalavino] Might not have the speed, but seems to win most 1-on-1 battles. [Paul Perillo] Thin frame; Good off edge; Quicker than fast; Played some with hand down.
Markus White Florida State 6-4 262 4.69
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Ugo Chinasa Oklahoma State 6-5 256 4.74
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Ryan Winterswyk Boise State 6-4 269 4.96
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Eddie Jones Texas 6-3 260 4.75
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Lazarius Levingston LSU 6-3 280 4.85
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Karl Klug Iowa 6-3 273 4.79
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Cheta Ozougwu Rice 6-2 252 4.73
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Steven Friday Virginia Tech 6-4 250 4.66
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo*] No Comments.

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