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NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein comments that Northwestern State CB Imoan Claiborne is "a willing tackler with decent recovery burst, but his questionable long speed and lack of premium size could turn him into a solid slot corner in the league."

"Confident, ascending press-cover cornerback with the foot quickness and hips to match receivers off the line of scrimmage and in tight quarters," Zierlein wrote. At his pro day, Claiborne ran a 4.59 and 4.56 second 40. He recorded four interceptions in 11 games played last year. "Can significantly disrupt routes when he gets hands on his target," Zierlein wrote. "Quick feet and loose in the hips. Able to open and run or change direction easily. Can mirror and match talent off the line." Claiborne has a vertical jump of 39 inches and a broad jump of 10 feet.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 28 - 1:29 AM

Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson "has the velocity, touch and accuracy necessary to make every throw in an NFL playbook and is also a very good athlete for the position," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote.

Grayson is coming off a tremendous pro day, throwing accurately and powerfully and posting a 10-feet-1 broad jump, a 34-inch vertical, a 40-yard dash in the mid-4.7s, a 4.35 in the short shuttle and a 6.97 time in the 3-cone. Those last three numbers all would have ranked amongst the top five amongst quarterbacks at the combine. The 6-foot-2 1/2, 214-pound Grayson is ranked by most as either the third, fourth or fifth quarterback in the class.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 28 - 1:15 AM

Virginia S Anthony Harris "has some coverage limitations in man, but his skills will get him drafted and should also earn him a starting spot fairly quickly," wrote NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein.

The analyst compares him to Jaiquawn Jarrett. "Productive three-year starter with above-average instincts and football intelligence," Zierlein wrote. "Was an interchangeable safety, playing both deep and in run support, but lacks the bulk, physicality and sure tackling to make a living in the box in the NFL." Harris ranks as the class' No. 4 safety, writes Zierlein. Harris recorded at least 80 tackles in three straight years and led the country with eight interceptions in 2013.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 28 - 1:01 AM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah says Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory is going to slip out of the top ten.

Gregory's stock is on the decline due to a combination of his lithe frame and his recent failed drug test for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine. "That's another strike against him, and that's unfortunate. And for Randy Gregory, this is not the kind of draft class you want to have this issue in, because we are loaded at the edge rusher position," Jeremiah said. "So if you're a team, and you have a similar grade on these guys, it's going to obviously drop Randy Gregory down the board. ... I think he'll go in the first round, but I do think he's going to slide out of the top 10." Jeremiah, of course, is praising a class headlined by Florida's Dante Fowler, Clemson's Vic Beasley and Missouri's Shane Ray. As for this being "another strike," NFL Media's Kimberly Jones previously reported that NFL teams were aware that Gregory tested positive for marijuana twice while at Nebraska in 2014. It was highly unfortunate that he did so again at the combine.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 28 - 12:45 AM

Arizona State S Damarious Randall "has a nose for the ball and a strong desire to make an aggressive tackle in space, so there could still be teams that give him a legitimate shot at safety, where he carries a higher draft grade," wrote NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein.

Randall ranks as the No. 6 safety this year, according to Zierlein. "Randall is considered undersized for the safety position and some teams have him projected as a cornerback," he wrote. "While he has the speed and athletic traits to transition to cornerback, his cover skills and technique need quite a bit of work to be ready for the NFL level." Randall collected 177 tackles across a two-year career at Arizona State. ESPN's Todd McShay believes Randall is worth a third-round pick.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 28 - 12:28 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers have booked Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory for visits, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"The belief is both New York teams, the Jets and Giants, also have a lot of interest in Gregory, though I've not confirmed a visit with him from either squad," the analyst reported. He previously reported that Gregory has private workouts scheduled with the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders over the next week. Gregory weighed in at 243 pounds and hoisted up 26 reps on the bench. He posted a 1.56 second 10-yard split on his 4.53 seconds forty.
Mar 28 - 12:11 AM

Penn State DB Adrian Amos "checks all the boxes when it comes to strong football intelligence, a willingness to digest tape and cover skills," NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein.

The analyst compares him to Husain Abdullah. "The biggest question is whether or not he can fit with a coordinator looking for playmakers and chance-takers," Zierlein wrote. "He must prove that he can play with greater overlap. Amos' scheme versatility is a big plus, but I wouldn't ask him to play inside the box very often." Amos ranks as the No. 5 safety in the class, according to Zierlein. The six-foot, 215-pounder, who is experienced, versatile, muscled-up and athletic, recorded a 4.38 forty and posted an impressive 21 reps on the bench press at his pro day.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 11:58 PM

NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein postulates that Michigan State S Kurtis Drummond is "not physical enough to play around the line of scrimmage, so his draft position will ultimately rest on how teams weigh his ball skills against his instincts."

Drummond compares to Aaron Williams, Zierlein believes. "Drummond is a bag of mismatched parts," Zierlein wrote. "He has the ball skills and closing burst of a starting NFL free safety, but his instincts and tackling could scare teams away from viewing him as a single-high center fielder." Drummond is coming off one heck of a college career. Last season, he was named Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year, a Third-team AP All-American and a First-team All-Big Ten.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 11:41 PM
Eric Rowe - DB - Utes

Utah DB Eric Rowe's "schedule is bulging at the seams with visits and workouts," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Rowe, who is "making an assault north up draft boards and is a favorite of the Philadelphia Eagles," worked out for scouts this week at Utah's pro day event and "looked terrific in position drills yesterday and was smooth as well as athletic," the analyst reported. Rowe worked out for the Texans (with Bengals HC Marvin Lewis watching), had a private workout with the Browns and a meeting with their defensive backs coach, and met with the Patriots and Cowboys. The Eagles will work out Rowe on Monday. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Rowe ran a 4.45 40 at the combine.
Mar 27 - 11:19 PM

Fresno State S Derron Smith "must learn to play under control as a tackler, but he should have a shot to come in and compete for a starting-safety or slot-corner job quickly," wrote NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein.

The analyst ranks Smith as the class' No. 2 overall safety, behind only Alabama stud Landon Collins. "Lacks ideal size for the position, but checks off just about every other box teams will be looking for," Zierlein wrote. "Smith's ability to match up in space against slot receivers and his willingness to get downhill and tackle will be coveted." Zierlein compares him to Marcus Gilchrist. At his pro day, the Bulldog safety leaped to a 34-inch vertical jump and a 10-3 broad jump and hoisted up 18 reps on the bench. He added a mid-4.5s in the 40 and a 4.22 in the short shuttle.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 11:00 PM

TCU LB Paul Dawson ran a 4.78 40-yard dash at his pro day.

The good news is that he improved upon his maligned combine showing by .15 seconds. The bad news is that CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that his new time wasn't "enough to quell all concerns." The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Dawson checked in five pounds lighter than his combine weight and posted a 10-0 long jump. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported earlier in the day that Dawson met with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday and has official visits scheduled with the Vikings and Panthers. Dawson will also work out for the Patriots.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 27 - 10:40 PM

Samford DB Jaquiski Tartt "has the size, athleticism and overall talent to be an NFL starter," writes NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein.

Tartt compares to Barry Church, in Zierlein's estimation. "Tartt has terrific size and is a physical tackler but he must show that he can handle coverage responsibilities," Zierlein wrote. "Despite playing 2-deep and single-high coverage, Tartt's size and aggressiveness as a tackler might be best utilized around the line of scrimmage or in a 'robber' scheme." The analyst ranks him as the class' No. 3 overall safety. NFL.com predicted during the season that Tartt will be drafted earlier than former-Bulldog SS Corey White, drafted by the Saints in the fifth round in 2012.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 10:25 PM

Utah WR Dres Anderson (knee) was unable to perform for scouts at Thursday's pro day.

Anderson has scheduled a personal Pro Day on April 14. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote previously that Anderson could sneak into the top-100 if can run an impressive forty time at his pro day. Anderson certainly believes he'll do so. When asked what he expected to run, the receiver replied: "4.3, high 4.3. I feel like I can do it." The 6-foot-1, 187-pound wideout tore his meniscus in October against USC.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 27 - 10:12 PM

NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein calls Alabama S Landon Collins "a tempo-setter who can energize a defense with his downhill, aggressive style."

"He is at his best when he can attack rather than sit back in coverage and process," Zierlein wrote. "Collins' tackling, pursuit angles and speed to the sideline can help a defense shut down rushing attacks, but his inconsistencies in coverage will be tested by NFL offenses." The analyst compares Collins to Johnathan Cyprien. To Zierlein's point about aggresion, Collins finished with 103 tackles in 2014. As his colleague Charles Davis pointed out earlier today, Collins has "has more range than anticipated" and is "not just a box safety."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 9:53 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports that TCU LB Paul Dawson met with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, and has an official visit set up with the Vikings and Panthers, and will work out for the Patriots.

At his pro day, the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Dawson weighed five pounds lighter than he did at the combine. The TCU prospect posted 10-0 in the long jump, which was eleven inches better than his combine mark. Pauline notes that Dawson's "drill work was fantastic" and he "looked smooth, quick and explosive" and believes he did "enough to keep him in the top 45."
Mar 27 - 4:03 PM



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