2016 NFL Draft Underclassmen Tracker
Posted By: Chris Ransom on 1/23/2016
Jared Goff, QB, California
- Jared Goff is the closest thing the 2016 NFL Draft has to a franchise quarterback. Goff absolutely had to declare.
Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
- The 6-7 230 lb Paxton Lynch has the size and physical tools to wow you. His short passing game is awesome, but deep ball passing accuracy is awful. Still with his cannon arm and extremely productive 2015 season, it's hard not to see a team reaching for him with a top 10 pick.
Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
- Christian Hackenberg was going to declare all along. If Hackenberg returned to Happy Valley and had a strong senior season, then he would have been in the conversation with Brad Kaaya, and Deshaun Watson to be the top quarterback taken in 2017.
Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
- Cardale Jones got benched for J.T. Barrett. Jones wasn't going to start at Ohio State or in the NFL if he returned. Jones is gonna be a Day 3 pick in rounds 4-7 in my opinion, but some media outlets think Jones could be a day 2 pick.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
- Ezekiel Elliott is my only first round running back in 2016. He absolutely had to declare.
Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
- Derrick Henry won the 2015 Heisman Trophy. Henry had a monster season and absolutely had to declare.
Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
- Alex Collins did a good job in 2015. He stepped up and filled in for Jonathan Williams. Collins was a product of his offensive line surrounded by Denver Kirkland and Sebastain Tretola. Collins needed to declare though.
Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
- Jonathan Williams missed all of 2015. He is expected to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.
Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida
- Kelvin Taylor is the son of Fred Taylor. Florida lost five offensive linemen to the 2015 NFL Draft. Taylor had 3 freshman as starters up front and exceeded 1,000 rushing yards. I think Taylor is the sleeper among the underclassmen running backs.
Peyton Barber, RB, Auburn
- Peyton Barber intrigues me. He only had one year of starting experience as a sophomore redshirt. Barber did well though with a weak offensive line getting 1,017 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. He had 11 receptions same as Derrick Henry. Barber could be a dark horse if he develops as a pass catcher. For now he's a project whose draft stock will be determined by his 40 time.
Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana
- Jordan Howard had 1,587 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns as a backup to Tevin Coleman in 2014 on 306 carries. Howard actually had more carries than Coleman, yet it was Coleman who had the 2,036 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns. Both Howard and Coleman had over 3,600 rushing yards and 30 rushing touchdowns combined on 576 carries between those two backs. Howard only had 1,213 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns in 2015. Howard has been consistent enough at Indiana to warrant a 3rd-4th round grade.
Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA
- Paul Perkins had 251 carries, 1,575 rushing yards, and 9 rushing touchdowns in 2014 under Brett Hundley. Perkins had 237 carries, 1,343 rushing yards, and 14 rushing touchdowns under Josh Rosen. Perkins has proven himself the last two years and will be a guy that sneaks into the second round if none of the running backs show up in Mobile during Senior Bowl week. Perkins weighed 5-10 195 lbs heading into the season, but he added 15 lbs of muscle to get to 5-11 210 lbs and had two consecutive seasons of over 1,300 rushing yards.
C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame
- C.J. Prosise had 1,032 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns as a junior in 2015. Prosise got injured down the stretch and only had 156 carries in 2015. Prosise was in his first year as a starter. Prosise could have been a third round sleeper if he returned to school, but you really cannot fault him for declaring since he will be ranked behind Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Jalen Hurd, Nick Chubb, and Devontae Booker in 2017.
Wendell Smallwood, RB, West Virginia
- Wendell Smallwood had 1,519 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns in 2015. He's 5-11 201 lbs. Smallwood has a small window of opportunity to move up NFL Draft boards if he can impress at the NFL Combine and at West Virginia's Pro Day.
Zac Brooks, RB, Clemson
- I have no idea why Zac Brooks is going pro. This is a guy that needed to return to school with a loaded Clemson offense.
Glenn Gronkowski, FB, Kansas State
- Glenn Gronkowski was the top fullback in the draft. He has the speed of a running back, hands of a wide receiver, and blocking of a tight end, with similar route running to Rob Gronkowski all packed into one. Imagine a 6-2 232 lb version of Danny Woodhead that can execute blocks.
Dwayne Washington, FB, Washington
- Dwayne Washington has great ball carrier vision. Washington knows how to run and catch well. Washington had 282 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns on 47 carries. Washington also had 25 receptions, 315 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns. Washington did a terrific job blocking for other running backs at 6-2 230 lbs.
Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
- Laquon Treadwell had to go pro. Treadwell is the top wide receiver in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
- Tyler Boyd is an excellent possession receiver. He may fall since he didn't exceed 1,000 receiving yards. Still he had more receptions than Treadwell and needed to declare.
Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
- Will Fuller is like a cheetah on offense. He can run so fast that he can give cornerbacks heart attacks. Fuller struggles to catch the ball. If you can develop this part of his game you will get a star receiver. The jumping and route running is there on tape with Fuller. You just want to see Fuller stop dropping passes. That's his only flaw on tape. Being 6-0 172 lbs is also a disadvantage, but two seasons of 1,500 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns makes him a huge bargain.
Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
- Corey Coleman may be the best red zone threat in the 2016 NFL Draft after Laquon Treadwell at wide receiver. This was an easy decision by Coleman to turn pro.
Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
- Michael Thomas can get you 700 receiving yards and 9 receiving touchdowns. He's been very consistent and looks like a #2 receiver option with great size in the NFL.
De'Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State
- De'Runnya Wilson was Dak Prescott's biggest asset. Wilson is a guy that could shoot up boards with a strong NFL combine.
Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
- Rashard Higgins proved himself without Garrett Grayson. He still needs a breakout 2016 NFL Combine to move into the second round and a breakout Pro Day at Colorado State. The 6-2 182 lb wide receiver reminds me a little of Odell Beckham Jr. on tape.
Demarcus Ayers, WR, Houston
- Demarcus Ayers had 98 receptions, 1,222 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns. The 5-10 175 lb wide receiver is a great special teams return man with potential to develop into a slot receiver target over time.
Marqueze North, WR, Tennessee
- Marqueze North could be a day 2 pick with a strong 2016 NFL Combine and Pro Day. He could realistically be this years Dorial Green-Beckham with strong showings in those workout sessions. North is a guy to keep an eye on as he dealt with injuries for most of 2015.
Kenny Lawler, WR, California
- Chris Harper has deadly speed in 2015. Kenny Lawler is more of a #2 receiver that can be an elite red zone target. The 6-3 195 lb wide receiver only had 52 receptions for 658 receiving yards. Lawler had 13 receiving touchdowns in 2015 and thrived under Jared Goff. You cannot blame Lawler for going pro with Goff moving on.
Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
- The 5-11 207 lb wide receiver has blazing speed and terrific route running. Cooper cuts and executes crisp routes with his feet. Cooper had a strong senior season with 66 receptions, 973 receiving yards, and 8 receiving touchdowns. Cooper led South Carolina with dropped passes by a receiver and looks like he has a chance to be a Day 2 pick if he can correct his issues and show teams he can catch the ball at the 2016 NFL Combine.
Cayleb Jones, WR, Arizona
- Cayleb Jones weighs 6-3 215 lbs. He has good size, but needs a strong NFL Combine to move into Day 2 consideration.
Roger Lewis, WR, Bowling Green
- Roger Lewis is only a sophomore redshirt, but he has two consecutive seasons of 73 receptions, and 1,000 receiving yards or more. Lewis may end up being a sleeper to keep an eye on. Lewis made Matt Johnson look like an effective starting quarterback.
Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida
- Demarcus Robinson needs a strong 2016 NFL Combine to go in the second round. He's an early fourth round pick at this point.
Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan
- The 5-10 177 lb Daniel Braverman was Western Michigan's #2 wide receiver across from Corey Davis. Braverman lined up on the outside in the slot and in the inside. Braverman had 108 receptions, 1,367 receiving yards, and 13 receiving touchdowns in 2015 before declaring for the 2016 NFL Draft. Julian Edelman was that big coming out of Kent State, but people forget Edelman played quarterback before moving to wide receiver.
Thomas Durate, WR, UCLA
- The 6-3 220 lb Thomas Durate was a #2 receiver across from senior Jordan Peyton. Josh Rosen is losing both of his top receivers along with his running back after an up and down freshman season. Rosen's leadership will be tested in 2016 as a sophomore.
Bralon Addison, WR, Oregon
- Bralon Addison weights 5-10 190 lbs. Addison had 10 receiving touchdowns in 2015.
Jalin Marshall, WR, Ohio State
- Another Ohio State receiver. There are two senior wide receivers for Ohio State expected to go pro.
Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
- Hunter Henry is the top tight end now that O.J. Howard and Evan Engram both returned to school for their senior seasons.
Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford
- Austin Hooper had 6 receiving touchdowns for Stanford in 2015. He weighs 6-4 248 lbs and is an excellent blocker. Hooper may add ten pounds of muscle before the 2016 NFL Combine. If Hooper does add some muscle and has a strong NFL Combine, he could surpass Henry.
David Grinnage, TE, North Carolina State
- David Grinnage is 6-5 265 lbs. North Carolina State has the tight end with the most size. Grinnage has a chance to emerge with a strong NFL Combine.
Laremy Tunsil, LT, Ole Miss
- Laremy Tunsil looks like the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Ronnie Stanley, LT, Notre Dame
- Ronnie Stanley is a two year starter with the versatility to play left tackle or right tackle. He would have been the top offensive tackle in 2015 had he declared for the 2015 NFL Draft.
Jack Conklin, LT, Michigan State
- Michigan State's left tackle is the #3 offensive tackle in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Shonn Coleman, LT, Auburn
- Shonn Coleman was a two year starter at left tackle for Auburn. He also was a backup to 2014 first round pick Greg Robinson. The 6-6 313 lb left tackle survived cancer.
Tyrell Smith, LT, Massachusetts
- Tyrell Smith was 6-5 295 lbs heading into 2015. He bulked up to 6-6 325 lbs and is a 3-year starter at left tackle making him a sure-fire left tackle in the NFL. A strong NFL Combine could bump Smith up NFL Draft boards and he is my sleeper underclassmen at the moment.
Jerald Hawkins, RT, LSU
- Jerald Hawkins has more experience starting at right tackle. He played left tackle in 2015. I think his two years starting as a right tackle make him a better fit at right tackle right now. Hawkins is my #4 offensive tackle in the 2016 NFL Draft.
German Ifedi, RT, Texas A&M
- German Ifedi is a gritty run blocker. He has the versatility to play right tackle or right guard in the NFL.
Caleb Benenoch, RT, UCLA
- The 6-5 305 lb Caleb Benenoch is a three year starter at right tackle for UCLA. He has the versatility to play right tackle and right guard just like German Ifedi. Benenoch got pushed back against Virginia in passing plays ten times in the first half. Rosen got sacked once in the first half on a play Benenoch gave up. Benenoch is a great run blocker with tremendous run blocking strength. Benenoch can buy his quarterback time in the pocket, but he misses blocking assignments way too much and does not fight back in pass protection.
Avery Young, LG, Auburn
- Avery Young is a starting left guard for Auburn. Some believe he may move to left tackle in the NFL which is just absurd.
Dariusz Bladek, LG, Bethune Cookman
- Dariusz Bladek weighs 6-5 311 lbs. He's a three year starter at left guard for the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats.
Denver Kirkland, RG, Arkansas
- Denver Kirkland was a 2 years starter at right guard. He moved to left tackle in 2015, but he's 6-3 345 lbs. He's gonna play inside at guard at either left guard or right guard in the NFL unless he drops 30 lbs by the NFL Combine by some miracle.
Alex Redmond, RG, UCLA
- Alex Redmond is a three year starter at right guard. He weighs 6-5 305 lbs, and could emerge as an NFL prospect with a strong NFL Combine.
Issac Suemalo, C, Oregon State
- The 6-5 298 lb Issac Suemalo has started every position on the offensive line except left guard and has 23 career starts at center.
Emmanuel Ogbah, RE, Oklahoma State
- Emmanuel Ogbah has the versatility to play both right end and left end. Ogbah is my top graded defensive end in the 2016 NFL Draft as he has the versatility to be a 4-3 defensive end on either side.
Joey Bosa, RE, Ohio State
- Joey Bosa has the versatility to be a 4-3 defensive end, 3-4 defensive end, 4-3 defensive tackle, and 3-4 outside linebacker. Bosa is that versatile, and the fact that NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah had Bosa listed as 4-3 defensive tackle on Around The NFL today cannot be a fail on his part. We're led to believe that Jeremiah does no wrong. The 6-5 277 lb Joey Bosa is a 4-3 defensive end that many believe is the best defensive player in the draft.
Noah Spence, RE, Eastern Kentucky
- Noah Spence can line up at 4-3 right end, 4-3 left end, 3-4 right end, 3-4 left end, 3-4 right outside linebacker, and 3-4 left outside linebacker. He's very versatile as he had 25 tackles fora loss, and 10.5 sacks at Eastern Kentucky in 2015.
Shaq Lawson, RE, Clemson
- Shaq Lawson played 4-3 right end in 2015 and played 4-3 left end before that in 2014. Lawson is the third best 4-3 defensive end.
Kevin Dodd, LE, Clemson
- Kevin Dodd was impressive as a 4-3 left end in the 2016 College Football Playoff. Dodd should be a Day 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Ron Thompson, LE, Syracuse
- Ron Thompson was a good 4-3 left end at Syracuse. Thompson can be an effective player as long as he's drafted as a 4-3 left end.
A'Shawn Robinson, DT/NT/3-4 DE, Alabama
- A'Shawn Robinson is the top ranked interior defensive lineman in the 2016 NFL Draft. He had to get his money while he had the chance.
Kenny Clark, DT/NT/3-4 DE UCLA
- Kenny Clark has excellent production on tape. He can be a 4-3 defensive tackle, 3-4 nose tackle, or a 3-4 defensive end in the NFL with his versatility. Clark played 3-4 defensive end as a sophomore next to Ellis McCarthy on 3-4 plays as a 3-4 defensive end. Played next to him as a 4-3 defensive tackle. Clark currently weighs 6-3 311 lbs.
Robert Nkemdiche, DT/3-4 DE, Ole Miss
- Robert Nkemdiche may have some character concerns. You have to look past that as Nkemdiche simply has too much to offer on tape on the field.
Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
- Andrew Billings is an underclassmen in the 2016 NFL Draft. Some believe he could be a first round pick, but he's a 4-3 defensive tackle only unlike some of the other prospects who are more versatile.
Austin Johnson, DT/NT, Penn State
- Austin Johnson's weigh in will be huge. Some teams have him at 6-3 313 lbs and others have him at 6-3 320 lbs or 6-5 325 lbs. That weigh in will determine if he's a 4-3 defensive tackle which was his natural position at Penn State or a 3-4 nose tackle.
Maleik Collins, DT/3-4 DE Nebraska
- The 6-2 300 lb Maleik Collins had 14 tackles for a loss in 2014. In 2015, Collins wasn't as productive, but showed the versatility to be a 3-4 right end, 3-4 left end, and 4-3 defensive tackle.
Vincent Valentine, DT/NT Nebraska
- The 6-3 320 lb Vincent Valentine can line up as a 4-3 defensive tackle or a 3-4 nose tackle with his versatility. Valentine will be an intriguing underclassmen to watch.
Elijah Daniel, DT, Murray State
- Elijah Daniel only knows the 4-3 scheme. Being 6-2 282 lbs, and only knowing how to play 4-3 defensive tackle does not help his cause. Daniel may move to 4-3 defensive end, but will likely be a backup.
Willie Henry, DT/NT/3-4 DE, Michigan
- Willie Henry lined up at both 3-4 left end and 3-4 right end in 2014 at 6-2 293 lbs. He bulked up to 6-3 311 lbs and showed the versatility to play both the 4-3 and 3-4 as he lined up as a 4-3 defensive tackle. There were plays where Jim Harbaugh made Henry his nose tackle. Henry had 10 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks in 2015. Henry is the one player from this group that could emerge into a riser leading up to NFL Draft day.
Chris Jones, DT/3-4 DE, Mississippi State
- Chris Jones is mainly a 4-3 defensive tackle. He's also versatile enough to play 3-4 defensive end in the NFL. Jones had a huge junior season after losing Preston Brown.
Quinton Jefferson, DT/3-4 LE, Maryland
- Quinton Jefferson played defensive tackle at Maryland. He's only 6-3 289 lbs so he may move to 3-4 left end in the NFL.
Darius Latham, DT, Indiana
- Darius Latham can be an effective 4-3 defensive tackle in the NFL. Not having NFL tape on the internet and having character issues makes him a day 3 pick at the moment despite being a 3-year starter at 6-3 311 lbs.
Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Texas
- Hassan Ridgeway does not have the versatility and pass rushing that his teammate Malcolm Brown had. Ridgeway only had 3.5 sacks after Brown left after having 6 as a sophomore. Ridgeway looks like a Day 3 pick despite being 6-3 313 lbs.
Yannick Ngakoue, 3-4 ROLB, Maryland
- Yannick Ngakoue is my only 3-4 ROLB in my top 20. I have him going to the Jets, but you could make a case for two other underclassmen at 3-4 right outside linebacker as well.
Leonard Floyd, 3-4 ROLB, Georgia
- Leonard Floyd is the top 3-4 right outside linebacker in the 2016 NFL Draft. Floyd goes here.
Stephen Weatherly, 3-4 ROLB, Vanderbilt
- Stephen Weatherly had 25 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks at 3-4 right outside linebacker for Vanderbilt in 2015 at 6-5 250 lbs. Weatherly has good tape and can challenge Floyd to be the top 3-4 right outside linebacker drafted.
Alex McCallister, 3-4 ROLB, Florida
- Alex McCallister can play 4-3 right end or 3-4 right outside linebacker at Florida. At 6-2 232 lbs, he's a safe bet to play right outside linebacker which is his natural position in the NFL. Alexander got dismissed from Florida so there are character concerns.
Darron Lee, ROLB, Ohio State
- Darron Lee has the versatility to play right outside linebacker or left outside linebacker in the NFL. That makes him an intriguing prospect.
Steve Longa, ROLB, Rutgers
- Steve Longa has 3 consecutive seasons of 110 or more total tackles at right outside linebacker. This is a guy that is under the radar right now as a 4-3 right outside linebacker.
Scooby Wright, MLB, Arizona
- Can play anywhere in a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme at OLB or ILB. A first round prospect.
Jaylon Smith, MLB, Notre Dame
- Jaylon Smith has the versatility to play outside or inside as a 4-3 or 3-4 LB. That makes Smith a first round pick.
Dominique Alexander, MLB, Oklahoma
- Dominique Alexander has the versatility to play right outside linebacker, middle linebacker, or left outside linebacker. He's a natural in the mike at middle linebacker though.
Brett McMakin, MLB, Northern Iowa
- Brett McMakin has very impressive tape. He's clearly the FCS version of Scooby Wright III.
Terrell Davis, MLB, British Columbia
- The 6-4 265 lb Terrell Davis is the most intriguing prospect in my opinion. He played left tackle in middle school when weighing 6-4 265. He maintained that weight in high school moving to running back and then moved to linebacker in Canada in British Columbia where he lined up at 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, and 4-3 left outside linebacker.
Nick Vigil, 3-4 MLB, Utah State
- Nick Vigil is a 3-4 middle linebacker for Utah State. He's not a 4-3 player and he is not as versatile as linebacker teammate Kyle Fackrell.
Myles Jack, 3-4 LOLB, UCLA
- Myles Jack got injured as a senior tearing his ACL. Despite this he has the versatility to play any linebacker position in the 4-3 and the 3-4. That may intrigue some teams to draft him since he has the run stopping and coverage teams look for in starting linebackers. Jack is a good pass rusher, but he's not a sack artist. Teams may look past this believing they can develop him into a sack artist.
Kamalei Correa, 3-4 LOLB, Boise State
- The 6-3 242 lb Kamalei Correa played 4-3 left end at Boise State. He rarely placed his hand in the dirt, but showed freakish athleticism. Safe to say he moves to 3-4 left outside linebacker in the NFL.
Beniquez Brown, LOLB, Mississippi State
- Beniquez Brown is a K.J. Wright clone with the versatility to play outside in the WILL or SAM at right outside linebacker or left outside linebacker in the 4-3. Brown also has the versatility to play 3-4 outside linebacker. Brown could even play 3-4 middle linebacker. That's how versatile he is. Brown had 99 total tackles in 2015 and 200 career tackles at Mississippi State.
Travis Blanks, LOLB, Clemson
- Travis Blanks was 5-11 190 lbs heading into 2014 when he got injured. After sitting out the 2014 season he moved to 4-3 left outside linebacker and bulked up to 6-1 210 lbs. He's listed as a linebacker which is where I have him for now, but he's outstanding in coverage. Blanks played both strong safety and free safety in high school. Clemson lined him up as a nickel and dime cornerback in 2013 so it's hard to project where he plays in the NFL.
Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
- The only cornerback in the 2016 NFL Draft that appears to be a lock for the top 10 at this point.
Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
- Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez is a quality lockdown cornerback. Sanchez should be a good pick at this point.
Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
- Clemson's lockdown corner is a first round prospect. Most media outlets believe he has the best chance to surpass Hargreaves III as the top cornerback in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
- The younger brother of Kyle Fuller got injured at the beginning of the season. Despite this he's going pro and remains a first round prospect after being the challenger to Vernon Hargreaves III for the #1 cornerback in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Daryl Worley, CB, West Virginia
- Daryl Worley had 13 pass deflections. He stepped up at field cornerback when Karl Joseph got innjured. That makes Worley a nice Day 2 pick.
Keivarre Russell, CB, Notre Dame
- Keivarre Russell returned for his 2015 season at Notre Dame and did a lot better. He's still considered an underclassmen though.
Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
- Eli Apple played boundary cornerback for Ohio State. Apple could be a solid boundary corner in the NFL, but he's raw and needs to develop before excelling against #2 receivers.
Artie Burns, CB, Miami FL
- Artie Burns may be a late third round pick. I'm interested to see what happens with him..
Trenton Coles, CB, Duquesne
- Trenton Coles left Pittsburgh to play for Duquesne. Coles is this years small school nickel cornerback prospect who could develop into a Josh Norman type starter with the right patience and development.
Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
- Xavien Howard covered Corey Coleman in practice. That alone makes him an under the radar cornerback.
Cleveland Wallace III, CB, San Jose State
- Cleveland Wallace III is gonna be a project. Despite this, a strong NFL Combine will make him a Day 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU
- Rashard Robinson seems like a nickel corner that could develop into a boundary corner over time. There were plays where Tre'Davious White lined up as a #2 boundary cornerback so if Robinson was across from him as a field cornerback and made big plays on tape then maybe he will emerge as a riser leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft.
Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
- Damontae Kazee is a cover corner from San Diego State. He has to have a strong NFL Combine in order to remain a Day 3 pick.
Corey Tindall, CB, Marshall
- Corey Tindall was promising on tape. He reminded me of former Panthers cornerback Richard Marshall.
Jalen Ramsey, SS, Florida State
- Has the versatility to play any position on the secondary and played wide receiver in high school. Hits like an outside linebacker. Is considered the top safety in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Jayron Kearse, SS, Clemson
- The 6-5 220 lb strong safety is the nephew of Jevon Kearse. Has the versatility to play free safety with zone coverage, but is better at strong safety.
Su'a Cravens, SS, USC
- Su'a Cravens is a day 2 pick with the versatility to play left outside linebacker and strong safety in the NFL.
Von Bell, SS, Ohio State
- Von Bell has the versatility to play both strong safety and free safety. That's what makes him a great pick in the third round. Bell excels in zone coverage on tape.
Keanu Neal, SS, Florida
- Keanu Neal is probably a better fit at strong safety. He does have the versatility to play free safety as well.
Joe Powell, SS, Globe Institute Of Technology
- I have no idea where the Globe Institute Of Technology is. It's only a matter of time until the South Harmon Institute Of Technology becomes their rival school. That being said Powell started at strong safety for the Globe Institute Of Technology.
T.J. Green, FS, Clemson
- T.J. Green was the starting free safety for Clemson. Green declared in a year that is extremely thin at safety outside of Jalen Ramsey in terms of underclassmen. Green is the only underclassmen at free safety in 2016.
Tyvis Powell, FS, Ohio State
- Tyvis Powell lined up at both free safety and strong safety. When Vonn Bell played free safety Powell played across from him at strong safety. Both Powell and Bell have the versatility to play either safety role. Powell was a nickel cornerback in 2014 when Ohio State had Deion Grant, a 2015 NFL prospect.
Robert Aguayo, K, Florida State
- Robert Aguayo was the top kicker in College Football. I got no problem with him declaring.
Quinn Van Gylswyk, K, British Columbia
- Quinn Van Gylswyk is a kicker from Canada. This is pretty exciting that the NFL has diversity with one College Football School outside of the 50 U.S. States.
Aldrick Rosas, K, Southern Oregon
- Aldrick Rosas from Southern Oregon is the top College kicker in the United States that is an underclassmen. I think watching Rosas compete with Quinn Van Gylswyk to see which kicker is the top underclassmen will be pretty exciting.
Eric Enderson, P, Delaware
- Eric Enderson was the top punter in 2016. I like his decision to declare.
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