Virginia edge rusher Eli Harold "may not be a potential superstar, but has the mind, body, spirit and enough athletic ability to serve as a consistently productive defender," writes NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.
The 6-foot-3, 247-pounder is young -- he'll be 21 as a rookie -- and athletic, with a 1.56 10-yard split on his 4.60 forty at the combine. He was also productive in college, leading Virginia in tackles for loss (14.5) last season and chipping in seven sacks and two fumble recoveries. Harold, who lost his mother at 14, comes across as driven as well. "It forced me to, I say, become a man early," Harold said. "Not having a dad growing up, being told things as a child a child shouldn't be told. It definitely pushed me to be the athlete I am today. Everything I do, I think of her. It just motivates me to be that much better."