Duke starting junior CB Bryon Fields will miss the season with a torn ACL.
Duke senior WR Max McCaffrey "is effective working the middle of the field and makes it difficult for defensive backs to bring him down by running behind his pads," writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.
Duke graduate TE Braxton Deaver is "one of the better receiving tight ends in the country" when he's healthy, wrote NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.
Per NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, if Duke senior S Jeremy Cash "proves himself as a slot cover man during this season, it should help him join his former teammate, guard Laken Tomlinson, as a first-round selection."
Duke redshirt junior RB Jela Duncan will miss the 2015 season after tearing his pectoral.
TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes Duke senior S Jeremy Cash is a "tough run defender with better than average ball skills."
Per NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, Duke redshirt senior C Matt Skura "is a technically sound and athletic center with a bright NFL future."
Duke senior S Jeremy Cash, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper, is the best senior safety prospect in the country.
Duke redshirt senior LB Kelby Brown will miss his final collegiate season after tearing the ACL in his left knee.
Duke S DeVon Edwards teams with Jeremy Cash "to form a lethal pair of safeties for a very solid pass defense," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.
Per Sports on Earth's Matt Brown, Duke senior S Jeremy Cash is the best safety in the country.
Duke redshirt senior C Matt Skura's "won't be a first round pick like Tomlinson, but he'll boast a similar résumé that will have NFL scouts interested," observes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Duke redshirt senior LB Kelby Brown "has draftable talent," but "his injury history could be the key to his NFL projection."
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that NFL scouts like Duke senior S Jeremy Cash's "versatility and instincts in coverage."
Duke HC David Cutcliffe is the eighth-best head coach in the country, according to NFL Media.