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Robert Nkemdiche | Defensive End

Team: Mississippi Rebels
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 297

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Recent News ranks Ole Miss junior DL Robert Nkemdiche as the No. 5 overall prospect.
The site is obviously very familiar with Nkemdiche, who they ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the country coming out of high school. "This is a naturally strong and powerful defensive lineman best suited to play defensive tackle in a 4-3 or the ideal defensive end in a 3-4 scheme," Jamie Newberg wrote. "Nkemdiche is the leanest 285-pound lineman you will ever lay eyes on. He gets off the ball well and simply overpowers the opposition. He has good athleticism and speed for a big man but he will never be confused for a fast, twitchy edge rusher. Nkemdiche can stun blockers with his initial jolt." For some of these reasons, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Nkemdiche will receive comparisons to Leonard Williams. "Nkemdiche is still a work in progress as he continies to learn the game and develop more technique," wrote Newberg. "He's sneaky athletic and actually played some running back in high school. There's no doubt Nkemdiche was one of the greatest hig May 16 - 11:32 PM

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