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2016 NFL Draft: Complete Edge Defender rankings

Next up in the completed positional rankings series for the 2016 NFL draft is the Edge defender rankings. Defensive front seven players are


Next up in the completed positional rankings series for the 2016 NFL draft is the Edge defender rankings. Defensive front seven players are categorised either as defensive line, edge, or linebacker. The edge players generally incorporate defensive ends in a 4-3 scheme and pass rushing outside linebackers in a 3-4 scheme. For this year’s draft, 31 players at the position have been given a draftable grade and a further 17 designated as priority free agents, out of a total of 118 edge defenders scouted, graded and ranked. Sr = Senior, Jr = Junior, So = Sophomore. An “r” prefix indicates a redshirt year (sat out for a year without playing, usually their first year of college) 1. Joey Bosa, Ohio State, Jr – 1st Round A star immediately during his freshman season, he was arguably NFL ready right there and then. He built on that with a sensational sophomore campaign in which he exploded on the stat sheet with 21 tackles for loss (TFLs) and 13.5 sacks, as well as developing an all-round dominant game as a key piece of the team that won the National Championship in the first year of the playoff era. In some people’s minds Bosa didn’t appear to be quite the force this season as that 2014 year. It began with a one game suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules, and ended with an early ejection for targeting in the season-ending bowl game versus Notre Dame. Some of the numbers in between (16 TFLs, 5 sacks) don’t leap off the page, but add in 14 quarterback pressures, and attracting constant double or even triple teams that opened up opportunities for teammates, and in actual fact Bosa was no less effective a game changing presence his junior season. He is one of those rare players that requires a specific game plan to attempt to minimise his impact. As a pass rusher, Bosa isn’t the most explosive off the snap, or the quickest round the edge, but wins with outstanding technique, use of his hands to disengage, length and size, leverage and brute strength. Right from his early days with the Buckeyes, he has proven to be gifted at defending the run, setting the edge, staying disciplined and aware. His understanding of the position is impressive to go along with the physical traits he brings. This is a player who is built for the pros and a worthy early draft selection. 2. Shaq Lawson, Clemson, rJr – 1st Round Lawson led the country in tackles for loss on the year with a fantastic 25.5 (just ahead of his teammate Kevin Dodd). Prior to this season, Lawson had been a backup, rotational player behind players such as Falcons’ top pick Vic Beasley. Expectations were high however, as in little playing time he racked up 11.5 TFLs in 2014, and didn’t disappoint in his first, and as it turned out, only year as a full time starter. Lawson was dominant all year long with several elite left tackles among those unable to handle his relentless style, including Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley who will be a high draft pick himself this year. Lawson doesn’t have prototypical length with a fairly short and stocky frame, but wins with his power, speed, non-stop motor and outstandingly fast and violent hands. His combination of bull rush with a rip move is devastatingly effective. As with Bosa, Lawson has more than just eyes for the quarterback, proving to be highly effective versus the run, getting off blocks and taking down the ball carrier. Lawson’s game has no weaknesses, and he has earned the first round selection that he will assuredly receive in April. There’s reports that some teams view Lawson’s teammate Dodd as the better prospect but outside of the length, Lawson is superior in every way, with much better burst, power and technique. For me, it’s pretty easily and significantly in Lawson’s favour. 3. Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky, rJr – 1st Round Potentially one of the biggest boom picks of the 2016 draft for the team who chooses to take a chance on him. Spence was a member of the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in 2015, but began his career as a five-star rated pass rusher for the Ohio State Buckeyes and after flashing in limited play time as a freshman, broke out in 2013 with 8 sacks in his first year as a starter. Drug related issues have derailed Spence’s career however with a number of failed tests including for ecstasy which he later admitted to. Those suspensions cost him his 2014 season. Spence was originally going to enter the 2015 draft with his stock at an all-time low, but wisely chose to transfer from Ohio State to EKU, get clean, and rebuild both his draft standing and his personal well-being. The decision has proved a wise one. Not only has Spence once again excelled on the field, but has passed all drug tests. As of September he had passed 11 tests over a 12-month period. He’s faced tough questions during the interview process with mixed reports on how successful those have been, but his honesty regarding his previous issues and his clean record since will certainly be more convincing than where he was at the time of the 2015 draft. Should teams satisfy themselves with those issues, there will be no questions relating to his talent and ability on the field. Spence is without question one of the most gifted pure pass rushers in this class. Playing from both a two point and 3 point stance, and from both the left and right sides, he is a versatile threat from multiple spots. A superb athlete, his elite level explosion and speed from his lower body is matched by the quick and polished use of his hands, effectively utilising rip and swim pass rush moves in particular with great effect. His motor is high, both in terms of being full speed every snap, and in hustling to the whistle to chase and pursue to get in on additional tackles on the ball carrier. The competition level overall was of a lower standard during this past season, but he did have opportunities to remind of his talents against good opposition in North Carolina State and Kentucky, as well as producing despite facing double teams frequently all year. 4. Kevin Dodd, Clemson, Jr – 1st-2nd Round Clemson’s other pass rusher fully intended to return for the Tigers in 2016, where he would have been top cat with Lawson off to the NFL. But then the post-season happened, and a ridiculous 8.5 TFLs combined versus Oklahoma and Alabama happened. As mentioned earlier, Dodd’s late season surge boosted him up to second in the entire country for TFLs with 23.5 in his first season as a starter, going from an unknown to a star on the national scene especially after the last couple performances. Unlike his teammate, Dodd comes with much more traditional size for the position. Despite his base end build, Dodd was used frequently standing up from a 2 point stance as well as with his hand in the dirt. His game isn’t really about quick reactions off the snap or speed in general. But his heavy hands, excellent drive and good strength is tough to handle snap in and snap out, as practically every right tackle found out very quickly this season. His tenacity and effort to go with his length led to the impressive tangible results he put up each contest. What is quite surprising for someone who has not played a great deal is his ability to set the edge, get off of blocks, and make a lot of stops in the run game, either forcing the runner back inside or taking him down with efficiency himself. Dodd, as well reported, was very bad when initially joining the team, with his coaches questioning whether he truly belonged. Part of the issue was that he had only played one season of football in high school. He put in the hard work, improved his game, with the result being the huge breakout season he just completed, which will pay off with an early selection in the upcoming draft. 5. Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State, rJr – 2nd Round Few of his defensive lineman peers look the part more from a physical stand point, with a toned build that is all muscle. When in pads, he uses that strength to his advantage to win at the college level, but will need more than that to continue to succeed at the pro level, with a fairly basic, straight line approach to the pass rush. Ogbah has been a good playmaker for the Cowboys, who broke out as a sophomore in 2014 with 49 tackles, 17 TFLs and 11 sacks. He built on that with an even better 2015 season with 64 tackles, 17.5 TFLs, 13 sacks but also 19 quarterback pressures in addition. Despite the strong production, Ogbah is still  learning the game. That can be looked at as a plus, as there could be a lot of upside if he continues to improve with more experience, but he also is a risk, and tends to go quiet and be ineffective for long stretches of games. His production slowed toward the end of the season as the schedule and quality of opposition got better in the 2nd half of the year. His performance against West Virginia was a good example of what excites scouts about the possibilities though, in a game where he made an impact in a variety of ways to help contribute to the win. Ogbah chipped in with a fumble recovery in the end zone early on for a defensive touchdown, then went on to add 8 tackles, a sack, and two fumbles that he forced himself this time. He’s not going to explode out of his stance, but throws his weight behind his powerful hands to walk back O-lineman and close the pocket. When he does reach the quarterback he tends to flatten him in a manner that makes you wince a little as a viewer. I’d feel more comfortable with an early second round pick for Ogbah, but his physical traits and potential ceiling may be hard to resist in round 1. 6. Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State, rSr – 2nd Round With 26 sacks and 41.5 TFLs the past three seasons, Calhoun has been one of the top playmakers on a consistently strong Spartans defence and one of the best pass rushers in the Big 10 conference, yet seems to have been barely talked about in the build-up to the draft. His long, lean frame is put to excellent use on speed rushes, where his initial get off often gives him the advantage early before turning the corner effectively to finish the play. Lining up at defensive end, Calhoun regularly switches from left to right, and as he’s developed with more experience, has added better use of his hands and a dangerous inside rush to go with his standard moves round the edge. While he has a lot of appeal with his length, the question on Calhoun relates to his strength and power, which are somewhat lacking right now. If he doesn’t win early in his rush attempts with his quickness, Calhoun can be kept in check, losing the leverage battle and failing to find an effective countermove. His overall field and situation awareness are a bit raw still. There’s plenty development required as he transitions to the pros, but his natural pass rush skills are always a coveted commodity to warrant an early selection. He is criticised for his run defense, and there’s no doubt that it’s not his strength. But if you can get to the QB, then teams will want you. Look at Bruce Irvin, not only was he a high first round pick but now has also gotten paid big by the Raiders, none of that was based on his play against the run. 7. Leonard Floyd, Georgia, rJr – 2nd Round It’s been a bit of an up and down career for Floyd in college. After impressing early as a redshirt freshman in 2013, tallying 9.5 TFLs, 6.5 sacks and 16 QB pressures, he took quite a step back in 2014. Rather than taking his game to the next level, he stalled. On top of the numbers taking a slight dip (8.5 TFLs, 6 sacks, 12 pressures), he was even dropped from the starting lineup and lost significant reps to more effective teammates. Floyd had been hoping to take an early leap to the NFL after his rSo season but wisely returned this year to try and do better, and to also get fully back from surgery on a shoulder that had been bothering him much of the season. His role changed in 2015 on the defence to more of an off-ball linebacker than an edge rusher, albeit with only moderate success (despite solid tackles stats), at times not looking entirely comfortable in space. His natural abilities are certainly more suited to rushing the passer, where his speed and 6ft 6 length can be best put to use. However, his lean frame lacks ideal strength and muscle that led to being neutralised at times if he can’t win early in his rush attempts. Right now, Floyd is more athlete than football player who has some bust potential. There’s raw ability there though to be untapped and developed, and there’s no questioning his effort level which was on show each play. That will encourage that he will put the time in to work at his game and become a more consistent playmaker. 8. Kyler Fackrell, Utah State, rSr – 2nd Round Fackrell never intended to still be in college this year, but to have entered the NFL back in the 2015 draft. Those plans had to be shelved though after tearing his ACL right at the beginning of the 2014 season. He returned this year for his senior campaign and immediately resumed his excellent playmaking form from where he left off, contributing 82 tackles, 15 TFLs, 4 sacks, 2 force fumbles and 5 fumble recoveries with one of those returned for a touchdown. Fackrell plays from a two-point stance as both an edge rushing linebacker as well as playing in space and shallow zones, with excellent pursuit skills to the sidelines. At quite a large 6ft 5, 245 lb size for a linebacker who can play in an off-ball role, Fackrell is surprisingly natural playing in coverage and space, with the fluid, easy movements of a more traditionally smaller defender in that position. In a lot of ways, he reminds to some extent of Minnesota standout Anthony Barr, a former high first round pick of the Vikings. He’s more of a day 2 prospect himself however. For a start, he’ll already by 25 years old as a rookie, part of the reason he would have wanted to enter the league before this time. He also lacks the imposing power that someone like Barr possessed which results sometimes in being controlled once an offensive lineman gets his hands established, or other times not as efficiently or regularly finding a way to shed blockers. He’s a well-rounded player though who can stay on the field all three downs, competently take on any task and brings ideal NFL level length and movement skills to be a quality early selection. 9. Kamalei Correa, Boise State, Jr – 2nd Round Correa is a fun player to watch on film when he succeeds in being at his effective best. While obviously very athletic with instantly recognisable initial burst and acceleration off the snap, he doubles down on that by being one of the most tenacious, high energy, high motor defensive prospects in this class. Part of the key there though is “at his best”. In truth, a lot of the time that energetic game looks impressive, but in actual fact doesn’t achieve much. Too often if the early rush attempt through his get-off doesn’t do the trick, he’s quite comfortably eased round the edge and away from the play or simply stonewalled at the point of attack. Many of the stats he produces come as a result of a quarterback holding onto the ball too long allowing Correa’s hustle to the whistle to get there in the end (still a commendable attribute) or from going unblocked. That said, the numbers are still impressive with 30 TFLs and 19 sacks in the past two seasons combined. Much more of those numbers came as a sophomore, with his numbers taking a fairly significant dip this year, but at least to some extent the extra attention from offenses to neutralise his threat accounts for that to some degree. Correa is at his best going forward, attacking into the backfield, but he has a lot of experience dropping back into coverage in the pass game as well. He’s by no means a standout in this area, looking a bit stiff and functional rather than anticipatory and instinctive, but knowing what to do and doing a job at least gives him a more complete game. While he’s not lacking strength, and certainly delivers a punch at the point of attack, he none-the-less doesn’t win enough physical battles, or finds enough ways to counter once linemen have established contact. He’s a hardworking, athletic and productive pass rusher, which deserves a day 2 pick, but even though players at his position get pushed up due to every team’s need to get after the QB, a first round pick might be a little rich for his talents. 10. Alex McCalister, Florida, rJr – 2nd-3rd Round A big favourite of mine all season long, McCalister has fantastic length and athleticism that made him a nightmare to handle at times off the edge, flashing elite pass rush ability periodically, including excellent ability to dip and bend round the edge. Although he didn’t start any games that year, McCalister became a key part of the rotation in 2014, before becoming a big playmaker this season. His promising season went wrong in recent months however. After totalling 9.5 TFLs and 6.5 sacks in the first 9 games, McCalister was sidelined for the remainder of the season with a foot injury. It turned out that that would be the end of his college career, as he was dismissed from the Florida team for an unknown violation of team rules. Rather than transfer, McCalister decided to enter the draft. Those character concerns that he will now have to answer questions on, along with a long, skinny frame that doesn’t quite fit playing as a base defensive end, means there are some slight similarities both good and bad to those that faced Randy Gregory this time last year. His range and speed are rare, but he could do with bulking up as well. The upside is just as good too though, and while it’s more likely that he goes on the final day of the draft, talented pass rushers are in high demand, and few possess the upside that McCalister has. He has day 2 talent, but that lack of build, a little bit of inconsistency and the off-field concerns probably prevent that in truth. 11. Carl Nassib, Penn State, rSr – 3rd Round Nassib defined the term breakout season in 2015, from never starting (that includes high school, not just college) and only contributing a handful of plays, to leading the entire nation in sacks with 15.5. Part of the reason behind the transformation was the physical growth, adding much needed muscle and weight to a previously skinny frame, to now measure in at an imposing 6ft 7, 277 lbs. While only offering a single season of regular play and resulting inexperience that will slightly concern scouts, that can be somewhat countered by the exceptional work ethic, intelligence and character that Nassib offers to believe that he will continue to improve going forward and not just be a one-season wonder. In terms of his abilities at defensive end, his long frame, arms and general size are certainly his main assets. There’s not a lot of flair to his rush style, lacking explosion or overly violent moves. The results come more from effort and power as a straight-line rusher. The high sack stats combined with his size might have some asking why he wouldn’t go high in the draft, but the traits on offer don’t match up with the numbers, even though he should make for a very solid pro football player. There’s a combination of poor play versus the run at times, including being taken advantage of to leave gaps where he fails to set the edge correctly. He’s a smart guy but is still developing in terms of football IQ. His overall vision along with field and situational awareness are questionable. Much of that is due to that lack of experience, and leaves him a bit behind many entering the NFL. 12. Charles Tapper, Oklahoma, Sr – 3rd Round The former five-star recruit didn’t stand out much over the majority of his college career with the Sooners, but it could certainly be argued that part of that was the team not using him properly to maximise his ability. Deployed primarily as a run defender, edge setter and to occupy blocks that allowed the likes of Eric Striker to take the glory was more the norm. He definitely excelled in that role, no question, and Tapper is a fantastic physical prospect at 6ft 3 & 271 lbs with power and natural functional strength that he importantly also knows how to use properly with ideal leverage and technique. However, he also has speed and fluidity to his movements to do so much more than just set the edge. He proved that with a fantastic late season run where his ability to do damage in the backfield was allowed to flourish a bit more, that saw Tapper rack up seven sacks in a four game stretch in the critical run of late season Big-12 conference games, including a huge performance is the crucial win over Baylor that helped them on their way to the conference championship as well as the national playoffs. Tapper may not be a regular double-digit sack guy in the pros, but has the desired size and skill set to be very effective. His post-season has been going very well too, opening some eyes with a blazing 4.59 dash time at the combine and looking good when teams have asked him to go through linebacker drills, a possible conversion that Tapper might make at the next level. He’s got the talent, athleticism and hardworking intense style to likely make that work as well if asked. 13. Jordan Jenkins, Georgia, Sr – 3rd-4th Round It wasn’t quite the final year that Jenkins would have been hoping for when he returned to play his senior season for the Bulldogs as the team failed to meet high expectations. From a personal point of view though, it was another decent season of production from a player who has put up some solid numbers throughout his college career. Even so, his 21 QB hurries in 2014 dropped to just 5 this year, his tackles from 70 to 59, and while his backfield numbers remained steady, that was boosted by one game against a struggling Vanderbilt team with 5.5 of his 10.5 TFLs on the year, over half, coming in that one albeit impressive outing. Jenkins lacks an ideal build, and while he wins a lot due to his relentless effort, is not the greatest athlete either, lacking ideal speed. He plays a lot as a down lineman in 4 man fronts, but would likely have to play from a 2 point stance primarily in the NFL. An area where he could make a conversion is to a 4-3 off-ball LB or even as an inside backer in a 3-4; that is a transition he has the potential to make and could excel at given a bit of time. Ultimately, the upside with Jenkins isn’t overly high, but he is a stout player again the run, gives everything he has got each play, and finds a way to make plays in the backfield, something he has shown consistently over four strong years against top opposition in the SEC. 14. Matt Judon, Grand Valley State, rSr – 4th Round Any step up to the NFL all the way from Division II college football isn’t the easiest to make, but when you absolutely dominate at that level as Judon has, you’ll get the chance to do so. Playing where he did was just too simple for someone of Judon’s talents where he had more sacks than anyone in the country regardless of level with 20 in 2015. While playing is another matter, he didn’t look out of place at all among some of the nation’s best at the combine, where his numbers matched up, including putting up one of the more impressive bench press numbers with 30 repetitions, which at least helps with the idea that he has the strength to go up against bigger and better opposition. As a pass rusher, he has good variety, sometimes using that strength to over-power and bull rush his way through, other times using his burst and very well-developed hand use to deflect blockers and turn the corner. He looks the part, both technically and physically with his broad, muscular frame. 15. Victor Ochi, Stony Brook, Sr – 4th-5th Round At 6ft 1, Ochi is short, but don’t let that fool you. He still has length in his arms, and combines that with his impressive power and explosive strength, along with understanding of leverage to regularly knock offensive tackles off balance, before transitioning from power to speed to turn the edge and fly to the quarterback. Nebraska’s Alex Lewis found all that out the hard way at the East-West Shrine event, where during the game Ochi won almost every snap when the two went head-to-head often in the first half. That was an important week for Ochi overall, where he instantly stood out from day one of the practices, being unblockable the majority of the week and proving himself not just to match up with better talent than he faced at Stony Brook but to look more advanced and effective than most of the bigger names in attendance. 16. Shawn Oakman, Baylor, rSr – 4th-5th Round Oakman has ridiculous length at 6ft 8 and 287 lbs, but for the second consecutive season has failed to show on the field that he can find a way to use it effectively. Oakman flashes occasionally, and the stats aren’t bad as a result, but he is regularly and comfortably kept silent for full games without the need to double team. He was expected to wow at the combine, and at least remind of the exciting potential with his physical traits, but ended up putting up very pedestrian numbers. He’ll still get some scouts convinced they can work with him and develop Oakman into an NFL-calibre defensive end, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if he never becomes a big impact player. 17. Bronson Kaufusi, Brigham Young, Sr – 5th Round Length is the obvious plus with Kaufusi as well at over 6ft 6. He looked a little out of place as a stand-up linebacker in 2014, but rightfully moved to defensive end this year. His size is tricky to handle, but lacks explosion. He’s more about power though, and has a few rush moves that frequently catch linemen off guard. He’s prone to mistakes in the run game, an area where he needs work. The ceiling for the tall end isn’t that high but has an NFL frame, and contributed excellent numbers as a senior, with 19.5 TFLs, 10.5 sacks and 63 tackles, as well as 3 forced fumbles and an interception. There’s potential on special teams too, where he stood out with 5 kick blocks in 2015. 18. Yannick Ngakoue, Maryland, Jr – 5th Round The small but dynamic edge rusher decided to cash in on his big season and declare for the draft a year early. After piling up 13 sacks this year, tied-second behind only Carl Nassib, it’s hard to blame him. He wins with speed early off the snap, but lacks strength and length for the NFL, so it might be difficult to replicate his production numbers as a pro. He did cause former Iowa tackle and last year’s high first round pick of Washington Brandon Scherff heaps of problems when the two matched up back in 2014. 19. Tyrone Holmes, Montana, Sr – 5th-6th Round He played a lot as a down lineman for the Grizzlies, but at 6ft 2 & 253 lbs will probably rush more from a two-point stance at the next level. Holmes’ film is just awesome, with a fantastic combo of speed and power to win and cause endless disruption, and saw him have a huge statistical senior season as a result with 87 tackles, 21.5 TFLs, 18 sacks and 3 forced fumbles. He’s more than a pass rusher though, with outstanding play in pursuit, flying to the sidelines and hitting hard but fair with great technique. A really under-rated player. 20. James Cowser, Southern Utah, rSr – 6th Round After a very productive career with the Thunderbirds, Cowser certainly earned his invites to both the East-West Shrine event and the combine. However, he rather underwhelmed, with some pretty average athleticism on show. What is great about his film though is his timing, that sees him catch out blockers, even if he doesn’t necessarily have the explosion out of his stance. He’s not very big or powerful, but combines his smart play with some nice technique including an effective rip move off the edge. He finished his 2015 season with 68 tackles, 19 TFLs, 13 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. 21. Romeo Okwara, Notre Dame, Sr – 6th Round Despite being a senior, Okwara is still just 20 years old (enrolling at Notre Dame at 16), so there is still some developing to go perhaps, which is intriguing given he is as physically built as most already at 6ft 5, 265 lbs. He doesn’t have either the dynamic quickness or the best bull rush to be much of a pass rush threat in the NFL, and is still very raw, playing with poor leverage and not knowing how to counter effectively yet. There’s an NFL quality frame and some upside to give him a shot on day three of the draft though. 22. Jason Fanaika, Utah, rSr – 6th Round Fanaika has been great for the Utes the past two seasons after two years taken out on a mission after spending time with Utah State prior to that. The positives are his excellent power (he’s a standout in the weight room), his good movement and playmaking ability both in the backfield and on the second level that included 53 tackles and 10.5 TFLs. The questions though are based around his fit at the next level, with his 6ft 2, 271 lb build and skill set not really lending itself to an obvious position to play primarily in the league. 23. Drew Ott, Iowa, Sr – 6th-7th Round This story is both unusual and highly frustrating. Ott has been a superb talent for the Hawkeyes, especially during a breakout 2014 season. Ott has both the size and skills to be a future starter in the NFL, no question. But currently it’s not known if he’ll even be part of the 2016 draft class. He is still awaiting a decision by the Big-10 and the NCAA to see if he can return to school for another year after suffering season ending injuries to his knee and elbow. Until he gets an answer he can’t sign with an agent and start making plans to meet with teams and such like. Right now it looks like his college career has ended. If so, should his medical outlook be ok as he rehabs, he’s worth grabbing late in the draft, as otherwise he would have certainly been a mid-round selection. 24. Dadi Lhomme Nicolas, Virginia Tech, rSr – 6th-7th Round Nicolas was a popular name entering the season after a productive 2014 year that included 18 TFLs. However, he was very poor throughout 2015. While he looks electric with his initial burst off the snap, he is hugely lacking in the core strength needed at the NFL and was an easy matchup to handle this year, only managing 7 TFLs and 2.5 sacks this time around. His awareness and football IQ both don’t appear to be there either that often sees him out of position, exploitable versus the run, and miss opportunities to disengage and make a play. He could be worth a late round shot to try and develop, but the early round talk is rightfully long gone. Late grades: 25. Ian Seau, Nevada, rSr – 7th Round. 26. Stephen Weatherly, Vanderbilt, rJr – 7th Round. 27. Montese Overton, East Carolina, rSr – 7th Round. 28. David Perkins, Illinois State, Sr – 7th Round. 29. Kevin Anderson, Stanford, rSr – 7th Round. 30. Aaron Wallace, UCLA, rSr – 7th-PFA (Priority Free Agent) 31. Cory Littleton, Washington, Sr – 7th-PFA Priority Free Agents: 32. D.J. Pettway, Alabama, rSr 33. Mario Ojemudia, Michigan, Sr 34. Farrington Huguenin, Kentucky, rSr 35. Corey Marshall, Virginia Tech, rSr 36. Curt Maggitt, Tennessee, rSr 37. Jonathan Woodard, Central Arkansas, rSr 38. Ryan Brown, Mississippi State, Sr 39. Dillon Lee, Alabama, Sr 40. Chima Uzowihe, Liberty, Sr 41. Eddie Yarbrough, Wyoming, rSr 42. Roy Robertson-Harris, Texas-El Paso, rSr 43. Mike Rose, North Carolina State, rSr 44. Tyriq McCord, Miami (Fla.), Sr 45. Brennan Scarlett, Stanford, rSr 46. Greg Townsend Jr., Southern California, rSr 47. Darzil Washington, Louisiana-Lafayette, Sr 48. Terrell Lathan, TCU, Sr Potential to make a roster or practice squad: 49. Bryson Albright, Miami (Ohio), Sr 50. Pete Robertson, Texas Tech, Sr 51. Connor Underwood, Indiana State, Sr 52. Cory James, Colorado State, rSr 53. Reggie Gilbert, Arizona, rSr 54. Alex Hansen, Air Force, Sr 55. Ron Thompson, Syracuse, rJr 56. Denzel Devall, Alabama, Sr 57. Eric Lee, South Florida, Sr 58. Theiren Cockran, Minnesota, rSr 59. Alex Hoff, Linfield, Sr 60. Mike Moore, Virginia, Sr 61. Deonte Gibson, Northwestern, rSr Outside shot at making a team: 62. Anthony Lanier, Alabama A&M, Sr 63. Ugonna Awuruonye, Campbell, rSr 64. Nate Meier, Iowa, Sr 65. Christian French, Oregon, rSr 66. Branden Jackson, Texas Tech, rSr 67. Jimmy Bean, Oklahoma State, rSr 68. Shiro Davis, Texas, Sr 69. Kyle Kragen, California, rSr 70. Caleb Azubike, Vanderbilt, Sr 71. Josh Dawson, Georgia, Sr 72. Darryl Paulo, Washington State, Sr 73. Channing Ward, Ole Miss, Sr 74. Perez Ford, Northern Illinois, Sr 75. Chris Landrum Sr., Jacksonville State, rSr 76. Silverberry Mouhon, Cincinnati, rSr 77. Quinton Bradley, Idaho, rSr 78. Tui Talia, Oregon, Sr 79. Nick Mangieri, Indiana, Sr 80. Vontarrius Dora, Louisiana Tech, rSr Something to like about their game, but longshot to make a team: 81. Jamal Palmer, Baylor, Sr 82. Julien Obioha, Texas A&M, Sr 83. Thomas Niles, UCF, rSr 84. Tyler Roberts, Troy, rSr 85. Remington Peck, Brigham Young, rSr 86. Ivan McLennan, Washington State, Sr 87. Trent Corney, Virginia, Sr 88. Zack Shaw, Indiana, rSr 89. Lenny Jones, Nevada, rSr 90. Tyler Horn, Boise State, rSr 91. Dale Pierson, Iowa State, Sr 92. Ben Goodman, Kansas, rSr 93. Josh Gordon, Minnesota State, Sr 94. Royce Jenkins-Stone, Michigan, Sr 95. Lavonte Barnett, Oregon State, rSr 96. Teddy Corwin, Illinois State, rSr 97. Chris Stone, Arkansas State, rSr 98. Royce LaFrance, Tulane, Sr 99. Clayton Callicutt, Angelo State, Sr 100. Allen Covington, Toledo, Sr 101. Zach Wood, Southern Methodist, Sr 102. Kache Palacio, Washington State, Sr 103. Jessie Rogers, North Carolina, Sr 104. Jordan Nielsen, Utah State, rSr 105. Terrell Stanley, East Carolina, Sr The Rest: 106. Will Anthony, Navy, Sr 107. Robert Ndondo-Lay, Minnesota, Sr 108. Graham Rowley, Brigham Young, Sr 109. Mitchell Loewen, Arkansas, Sr 110. Robert Seals, Southern Methodist, rSr 111. Marquel Bryant, Kansas State, Sr 112. Todd Barr, California, rSr 113. Isaac Ales, Northern Iowa, Sr 114. Cedrick Cooper, South Carolina, Sr 115. Miles Pace, UCF, rSr 116. Jack Gangwish, Nebraska, rSr 117. Ben Compton, Northern Illinois, Sr 118. Reggie Paris, Villanova, Sr


Rebecca Rennie

Hello all, I'm Rebecca, also going by Bex, and I am the RealSport College Football Editor, as well as writer and NFL Draft analyst.  I also edit other sports including the CFL, cycling and golf, while occasionally contributing to the NFL section as well.  I'm a fan of most sports and enjoy discussing with fellow fans, so do please comment on articles and interact.  A big fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and of the Central Florida Knights in college.

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