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Iowa senior DE Drew Ott "has the size and agility to stay outside in a four-man NFL front," writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"The former Nebraska Gatorade High School Player of the Year is a productive strong-side end for the Hawkeyes," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot-4, 272-pound Ott posted 57 total tackles in 13 starts last year and led the team in sacks (7.5) and tackles for loss (12). "He has the size and agility to stay outside in a four-man NFL front, containing the edge vs. the run and hustling his way to the quarterback if the ball doesn't leave the pocket quickly," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 3 - 12:53 AM

Wisconsin redshirt senior CB Shelton Sojourn "flashes skill but has poor size/speed numbers," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The 5-foot-9, 174-pound Sojourn has recorded 69 tackles, four interceptions and 13 pass breakups over the past two seasons. The Badgers ranked No. 4 in the country in passing defense at 168.0 yards per game last year. Pauline sees him as an undrafted free agent prospect for now.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 3 - 12:21 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter is a big fan of Cincinnati receivers Mekale McKay and Chris Moore.

"[McKay] has a 6-6, 195-pound frame that is easy to notice, and has averaged more than 20 yards a catch in his two years with the Bearcats after starting 10 games as a freshman in the SEC," Reuter wrote. But McKay isn't the only dangerous target Gunner Kiel has to throw to this fall. "He doesn't have McKay's size (6-1, 190), but his explosiveness after the catch (18.1 yards per reception, 19 TDs in career) will put him on teams' radars," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 3 - 12:03 AM

Michigan redshirt senior C Graham Glasgow "is a prospect I may be underrating a tad," admits TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"He’s a nasty mauler that finishes blocks yet is only effective in a phone booth which limits his appeal," Pauline wrote. The analyst grades him as a sixth-round prospect entering the year. Glasgow (6-foot-6, 308 pounds) is a former walk-on.
Aug 2 - 11:44 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter believes "there's no reason to think [Stanford redshirt junior QB Kevin Hogan] can't land at least a fifth-round spot with some improvements in his senior season."

"Following Andrew Luck is not a fate I'd wish on anyone. But Hogan's handled it well, even if the Stanford faithful aren't pleased with his inconsistent accuracy after being spoiled by Luck the previous three years," Reuter wrote. "Hogan certainly looks the part, has won a lot of games (24-8 as a starter), and possesses the athleticism to be effective running the zone read at that size." The 6-foot-4, 225-pound threw for 2,792 yards (65.9 percent completions) with a 19/8 TD/INT ratio last year. "His downfield accuracy is only average, as is his arm strength," Reuter wrote. "However, there's no reason to think he can't land at least a fifth-round spot with some improvements in his senior season."
Source: NFL.com
Aug 2 - 11:29 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline advises readers to "keep an eye" on Northwestern redshirt senior WR Christian Jones, who, according to the analyst, was "left off most scouting lists."

"He’s a big bodied pass catcher who showed well in 2013 then sat on the sidelines last year after injuring his left knee," Pauline wrote. "Unfortunately additional surgery was required on the joint in April after Jones re-injured the knee. It was a minor procedure but Jones should be able to participate in camp." The scribe currently has an undrafted free agent grade on Jones, but that could change with a strong fall.
Aug 2 - 11:10 PM

Miami senior OLB Tyriq McCord "has good size and shows more interest in holding up the line against the run game than you'd expect for a rush specialist," according to NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"McCord's stats don't scream top-100 pick, but the Hurricanes' depth in the front seven allows them to rotate players, spreading out the production," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot-3, 236-pounder recorded 6.5 tackles for loss and three sacks in 2014. "There's no questioning the Tampa native's athleticism on the edge, as he can close on ball carriers from behind," Reuter wrote. "McCord also has good size and shows more interest in holding up the line against the run game than you'd expect for a rush specialist."
Source: NFL.com
Aug 2 - 10:55 PM

Per NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, Michigan graduate CB Wayne Lyons boasts a nice combination of "height, length and tenacity."

The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Lyons transferred to Michigan from Stanford a few months ago. Lyons recorded 128 tackles and 4.5 TFL across his time on The Farm. He runs a 4.56 forty.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 2 - 10:38 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Ohio State senior T Taylor Decker is "worthy of top 20 consideration."

"Fundamentally sound and athletically underrated, he’s a solid athlete that can play left or right tackle," Pauline wrote. "Practicing against Joey Bosa will just enhance his play and draft stock." As you probably ascertained, Pauline ranks Decker as a first-rounder. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Decker received second-team all-Big Ten Conference honors last year.
Aug 2 - 10:23 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline grades Penn State junior QB Christian Hackenberg as merely a second-rounder.

"Many have stamped Christian Hackenberg as a franchise signal caller but I don’t see it," Pauline wrote. "While he offers top 15 physical skills his defensive reads, decisions making and often sporadic accuracy worry me." At present moment, we're with him. Many analysts rate Hackenberg as a surefire top-15 pick based on an assumption that he's going to realize his vast potential in 2015. We base our evaluations not on measurements, stats or what other writers think, but what we see on the field. And what we saw last season in Hackenberg was a prospect who doesn't handle pressure well and makes too many mistakes.
Aug 2 - 2:56 PM

Per NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, if Marshall senior RB Devon Johnson can prove he's as "quick and agile as 2014 second-round big backs Carlos Hyde and Jeremy Hill, who both had success as rookies, then teams looking for a power back could take the leap in the top half of the draft."

"His receiving skills also give him a chance to take on an H-back role," Reuter wrote. Rockhead's hands certainly are a nice fallback option if he doesn't prove to be as quick as Hyde or Hill. He played tight end for two years before shifting to RB last season and had 12 catches for 218 yards and two scores in 2013. The 6-foot-1, 243-pounder broke out in a big way last year, putting up 1,767 yards (8.58 per carry) and 17 touchdowns to earn first-team All-Conference USA honors even though a shoulder injury limited Johnson to seven carries across three games.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 2 - 2:33 PM

Illinois State redshirt junior LB Reggie Spearman boasts an "explosive" style of play, writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Spearman transferred from Iowa to Illinois State in January. "The explosive linebacker plays with great suddenness and projects well on the inside of a 3-4," Pauline wrote. Spearman played in 21 games across the past two years at Iowa, recording 49 tackles. "We think he's a very good player. He could play will linebacker and allow us to shuffle a little bit," ISU coach Brock Spack said after the announcement in January. "He looks like a Big Ten linebacker. He's got good feet and good change of direction."
Aug 2 - 2:16 PM

Former Clemson graduate ILB Kellen Jones transferred to Wisconsin.

Jones, who received his economics degree from Clemson and is eligible to play immediately, recorded 29 tackles across 13 games last year. He's expected to compete with Leon Jacobs and T.J. Edwards for a starting ILB spot, where the Badgers have no returning starters. Jones began his career at Michigan, transferred to Oklahoma before playing a down, and then followed defensive coordinator Brent Venables to Clemson.
Aug 2 - 2:04 PM

Toledo senior DT Orion Jones' "motor, quick feet, and explosive hands help him overcome his lack of size inside," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Jones (6-foot-2, 285 pounds) broke out last fall, earning second-team All-MAC honors with 10 TFL and six sacks. "If he gets up to 300 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine and teams believe he can maintain that weight, don't be surprised if he shoots up boards as a 3-4 end or one-gap 4-3 tackle," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 2 - 1:46 PM

NFL scouts told TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline that they've graded Michigan senior DE Mario Ojemudia as a "potential third round pick."

Ojemudia (6-foot-3, 253 pounds) recorded 32 tackles, 7.5 TFL and 3.5 sacks as a rotational player last year. "The senior defensive end has outstanding size/speed numbers and plays with great athleticism but he’s never nailed down the starting job on a consistent basis and has pedestrian production," Pauline wrote. "Ojemudia offers a great amount of upside but needs to be a consistent producer before I grade him as a potential second day draft pick." Ojemudia has appeared in 33 games for the Wolverines, but he's only made three starts. He's primed for a breakout, but now must go out and actually do it.
Aug 2 - 1:29 PM



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