2021 Steelers Large Board (By Rating- April 6) – Steelers Depot


HV DESCRIPTION 1:01 T/G Penei Sewell, Oregon. (Junior). 6’5”, 331 lbs. with 33¼” arms and large 10⅜” palms. Final 12 months’s draft noticed 4 OT’s picked within the prime 15 gamers: Andrew Thomas, Jedrick Wills, Mekhi Becton, and Tristan Wirfs. So who gained the Outland Trophy because the nation’s greatest faculty OL? Sophomore – sophomore! – Penei Sewell. They simply don’t come higher designed for the job than this nation robust run blocker from a move first program, who’s greatest identified for his implausible motion abilities in area. He may have a 12 months or two of excellent teaching to internalize some technical self-discipline and high-quality factors, however that’s just about the one flaw. This goes to a super side-by-side, gif-supported scouting report on Penei Sewell vs. Rashawn Slater revealed by TDN in early February. 1:01 QB Justin Fields, Ohio St. (Junior). 6’2⅜”, 227 lbs. with 9⅛” palms. High 5 Expertise. Ain’t Gonna Occur. Right here is one reviewer’s robust, gif-supported February argument for why Fields needs to be QB1 over Lawrence. 1:01 QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson. (Junior). 6’6”, 220 lbs. with 10” palms. Going #1 total. 1:01 QB Zach Wilson, BYU (Junior). 6’2”, 210 lbs. with 9½” palms. Wilson had reconstructive shoulder surgical procedure through the 2019 offseason (and a 2018 damaged thumb), adopted by common manufacturing that put him on nobody’s particular radar. However he wasn’t off the scene both as a result of the preinjury indicators had been startlingly good. Then got here 2020, when he lit up the world, finishing near 80% of his passes. The remainder of the bundle appears to be there too. He has an arm adequate to make all of the throws, Annie Oakley accuracy, a construct that may take the pounding, a great soccer IQ, nifty ft for extending a play, the flexibility to make any throw from any angle, and above all that particular gene for being inventive when he must be. He’s additionally as savvy as they get in faculty. Here’s a very transient scouting profile from again in October. This goes to a longer and extra fascinating, gif-supported October scouting profile from The Draft Community. 1:05 T/G/C Rashawn Slater, Northwestern. (Senior). 6’4”, 304 lbs. with shorter 33” arms. Draftniks argue that his arm size will restrict Slater to Guard and Heart, however they aren’t that quick, and it is a Soccer Participant at first. That covers loads of nits just like the failure to be 6’7”. The abilities embody preferrred footwork, glorious mobility, superb palms, superb (if not nice) energy, a blue-collar kind of play that can attraction to each the town and its workforce, and the most effective place flexibility within the draft. However the most effective half? Slater could by no means be the largest or longest canine within the battle, however he’s going to be the scrappiest, fightingest canine anyplace near the neighborhood. That issues. He has additionally dealt with prime expertise efficiently, together with a implausible 2019 sport in opposition to a minimum of Chase Younger. Josh Carney’s gif-supported late January scouting report initiatives Slater as a sensational Guard prospect, significantly for a zone oriented run sport, and awards a late-1st grade after worrying that the dearth of size and the just-good energy could restrict how he would slot in the Burgh. This goes to a super side-by-side, gif-supported scouting report on Penei Sewell vs. Rashawn Slater revealed by TDN in early February. That leaves little doubt about his capability to succeed as a Deal with too. Professional day testing confirmed elite mobility and energy, with measurement limitations. 1:05 QB Trey Lance, N. Dak. St. (RS Sophomore). 6’3”, 224 lbs. with 9⅛” palms. Turns 21 in Could. Wesley Cantliffe’s gif-supported February scouting report makes use of Mahomes because the comp, each for his ability set and the necessity to profit from a redshirt 12 months with nice teaching. One can see his level. Trey Lance performed just one, not so spectacular sport in 2020, which is a disgrace as a result of the draftnik world was ready on pins and needles after his 2019 season confirmed each instrument you could possibly ask for. Hardened reviewers composed metaphorical sonnets to the great arm, excellent launch, tight spiral correct to each a part of the sector, in-pocket mobility to increase performs, total athleticism, and foot pace to run when all the things else breaks down. They beloved his outstanding soccer IQ and persona much more, particularly since N.D. State (former dwelling of Carson Wentz) runs a modified professional system that calls for taking part in below middle and making changes on the fly. Half subject reads, however nonetheless sufficient to place him mentally forward of gamers at bigger colleges. Very nice measurement as properly. Used to taking part in within the chilly. High notch character. And so forth. If in case you have your doubts, begin to relieve them by studying this November article from NFL.com that digs into his background. Might he fall because of the lack of excessive degree competitors, and the ‘what have you ever performed for me currently?’ downside brought on by Covid-19? Here’s a PFN comparability of Mac Jones (excessive ground) to Trey Lance (excessive ceiling). Learn this spectacular March interview with TDN for a style of the younger man’s character and persona on and off the sector. 1:05 CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama (Junior). 6’2”, 208 lbs. The most effective cowl Nook within the draft, with High 3% athletic expertise – and he tackles too! It will likely be a shock if he drops out of the High 10. 1:10 OT Christian Darrisaw, Va. Tech. (Senior). 6’4¾”, 322 lbs. with very lengthy 34½” arms. [VIRTUAL MTG] Outstanding motion abilities even for the NFL, particularly out in area the place he routinely catches and pops LB’s and DB’s even within the secondary. In a person this measurement the knee bend is unbelievable. His energy is already greater than adequate, particularly for those who challenge enchancment and higher endurance from skilled energy coaching. That can be true for the essential approach: already adequate, however improvable in all of the little ways in which normally do enhance, reminiscent of nailing the kick slide, extra constant footwork, enhancing the hand preventing, and total recognition of what’s happening round him. A wonderful prospect with apparent Spherical 1 promise as each a move protector and run blocker. His flaw is the necessity for a extra constant nasty streak that doesn’t run sizzling & chilly. Josh Carney’s gif-supported February scouting report ends in a High 15 grade, with notes that Darrisaw could be good in all places, however would match better of all in an outdoor zone assault that might get essentially the most from his mobility. Josh additionally notes that Darrisaw improved noticeably in each faculty 12 months, which makes it simpler to challenge that the curve will proceed as a professional. I.e., he’s coachable. This goes to a very readable and apparently honest scouting profile from January. Here’s a briefer scouting profile from early February. This early February scouting report notes that Darrisaw makes use of his size very properly, however sees higher cardio conditioning as an space that would enhance his sport one more notch. Here’s a February interview at TDN. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile ends with a straightforward Spherical 1 grade, largely as a result of the property are nice and all of the listed weaknesses come right down to, ‘must be extra skilled.’ 1:10 ILB Micah Parsons, Penn St. (Junior). 6’2”, 245 lbs. [MTG AT PRO DAY] The dream working mate for Devin Bush, nevertheless it Ain’t Gonna Occur. Or a minimum of it wouldn’t in any regular 12 months. It turns into theoretically doable with Penn State taking part in so few video games on account of Covid. Parsons will get honorable point out on this article on essentially the most tough prospects to grade. 1:10 CB Caleb Farley, Va. Tech. (RS Junior). 6’2”, 197 lbs. [VIRTUAL MTG]. Sensible and amazingly athletic, Farley was a highschool QB who transformed to WR in faculty, after which over to CB with out lacking a beat. Would most likely rank within the High 5 if he’d managed to remain constantly wholesome and hadn’t opted out of the 2020 Covid season. Public inventory has been dented by minor, out-patient surgical procedure that saved him out of the professional day, however that’s being ignored right here. Daniel Jeremiah has in contrast him to a younger Jimmy Smith of the Ravens. Take my recommendation and do not learn Owen Straley’s gif-supported February scouting report, as a result of it Ain’t Gonna Occur and why dream about what you’ll be able to’t have? 1:15 OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas. (RS Junior). 6’5⅞”, 314 lbs. with common 33” arms and large 10¼” palms. An immensely athletic prospect with infinite upside and a reasonably stable ground on account of his already-good footwork and grip energy, however (that hateful phrase) he may have a 12 months or two to fill within the technical gaps. He significantly must hold his knees bent and weight down in informal actions versus solely when he’s attempting to anchor. Might decrease physique work within the weight room resolve the issue all by itself? It’s the draftnik problem: how do you mix High-5 pure expertise, youth, and Spherical 2 movie. That mentioned, when was the final time Pittsburgh had any hope in any respect of touchdown a Deal with with High-5 pure expertise? He demonstrated super native energy (36 reps on the bench press!) and unnatural pace (a 4.84 sprint!) at his professional day, however the movie reveals a necessity for NFL teaching to harness these property; and it wouldn’t damage for that very same coach to bellow a bit about “consistency first, playmaking subsequent.” A few of his flaws appear to return from attempting to be sensational when good would have sufficed. This good trying scouting profile from early February ends in a Spherical 2 grade based mostly on that maddening inconsistency. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported, early February scouting report ends with a mid-1st grade plus an asterisk for the approach points. The mid-March PFN scouting profile notes the super athleticism, bodily property, and wrestling background. 1:15 T/G Teven Jenkins, Okla. St. (RS Senior). 6’5⅞”, 317 lbs. with 33½” arms and 9½” palms. [MTG] An enormous, very robust, extraordinarily nasty robust man with stable motion abilities, and technical flaws reminiscent of occasional steadiness points and [gasp!] an excessive amount of aggression. His punch is devastating however would land extra if his arms had been longer than the ‘simply common’ they lastly measured in at. Moved extraordinarily properly at his professional day. It appears to be like like his points can all be fastened with good teaching and laborious work, so the percentages are in his favor, however it is going to take that work earlier than he can ‘arrive’ on the NFL degree. He’s proven all of the instruments to succeed as an NFL move blocker too, however solely flashes as a result of his broad open Large 12 offense not often requested him to do the vertical units and different duties he’ll have to on the subsequent degree. His energy additionally suggests a capability to play Guard if he must, which raises the ground. This Chiefs-oriented, late January scouting profile from SI notes that he “could have the strongest palms on this 12 months’s draft class,” earlier than ending with a typical fringe-1st grade. Jenkins was the preliminary #30 on Daniel Jeremiah’s board. “A future 10 12 months starter at RT,” says Josh Carney’s gif-supported February scouting report describing Jenkins as a mauler who run blocks in addition to anybody within the class, however might have points if placed on the opposite aspect the place mobility can matter greater than energy. (Ensure that to learn the feedback on that one!) This late January PFN scouting profile agrees, however ends in a Spherical 2-3 grade based mostly on what might be translated to ‘RT limitations.’ This mid-march interview with TDN is an excellent learn. A common Spherical 1 prospect, the largest warning signal is in Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile: “Some scouts voiced issues about soccer character.” 1:15 RB Najee Harris, Alabama. (Senior). 6’1⅞”, 230 lbs. with lengthy 33⅜” arms and large 10” palms. [MTG AT SENIOR BOWL] Turns 23 simply earlier than the draft. Stable, stable, stable, with a particularly excessive ground and a really excessive ceiling. An enormous, robust RB who Daniel Jeremiah has in comparison with Matt Forte, Harris might be trusted to get each inch of what’s obtainable, loads that wouldn’t be there for lesser backs, and to get stronger as the sport goes on. As Alex Kozora’s gif-supported January scouting report sums it up, “Harris has each trait you search for in a again. Not simply at a baseline ‘adequate’ degree. He’s good to nice in nearly each space.” Decide your asset (aside from dwelling run 40-time pace) and he’s bought it. Imaginative and prescient, measurement, energy, tremendous fast ft, a brutal leap lower, a good nastier spin transfer, a nostril for each the sticks and the top zone, and many others., and many others., unto the top. He’ll (A) reliably hit the most effective obtainable gap, (B) run you over for those who stand and wait, (C) disappear for those who go in sizzling, and (D) vanish out of your grasp for those who fail to get an ideal grip. Lethal. He’s additionally an incredible receiver, and already an achieved pocket protector. Professional prepared – two phrases I nearly by no means say. The toughest half is distinguishing which heights he achieved on his personal, versus climbing so excessive on the shoulders of his pals. Dave Bryan’s contextualization article demonstrates how a lot that monstrous Alabama line contributed to Harris’ success. OTOH, the BCS championship sport confirmed off his inventive aspect on the largest stage of all. Ohio State cornered him a number of instances, however couldn’t deliver him down due to what he did all by himself, and that was an enormous a part of Alabama’s dominant win. 1:20 QB Mac Jones, Alabama. (RS Junior). 6’2½”, 217 lbs. Can there be a excessive ground, low ceiling QB prospect? If that’s the case, it’s Mr. Jones. A wise sport supervisor who understands the place and might ship the ball constantly, shortly, precisely, and with contact till you get to these 50-yard throws that take a look at his NFL-average arm energy. The movie says “late 1st” all day lengthy, however then you need to account for taking part in with sufficient expertise to make a half blind, knock-kneed chimp look good. On the one hand, all that expertise made the school sport was simpler for Jones than for every other prospect; on the opposite, he nonetheless needed to make the throws and lead the workforce. The typical athletic profile and arm energy pull on his draft inventory too, however be honest: he’s no extra restricted than among the real greats like Joe Montana (a Spherical 3 choose, btw). Accuracy, the place he’s aces, issues much more for the QB place. This late January scouting profile from a Patriots POV ends with a late-1st grade. Here’s a PFN comparability of Mac Jones (excessive ground) to Trey Lance (excessive ceiling). This gif-supported February scouting report from Alex Kozora ends with a stable mid-1st grade on a comparability to Andy Dalton, with Drew Brees as the last word upside. 1:20 TE Kyle Pitts, Florida. (Junior). 6’5”, 240 lbs. Everybody has him tagged to go within the High 5-10 picks, together with Wesley Cantliffe’s gif-supported February scouting report, and he’s such a great receiving weapon that he deserves to. However the place is the match for Pittsburgh? The workforce is chock stuffed with WR’s, and has a Transfer TE in Eric Ebron. That lack of match earns a big low cost on this Steelers-specific board; particularly because the workforce doesn’t appear to prioritize TE’s as a lot because the fan base anyway. Sure, Pitts reportedly has a blocker’s mentality. So sure, you’ll be able to argue that every one he actually wants is extra sand in his pants to change into what all of us need. However is that sufficient to justify a better grade for this specific roster? 1:20 RB Travis Etienne, Clemson. (Senior). 5’10⅛”, 215 lbs. [MTG OVER ZOOM] W.E.A.P.O.N. However is he the correct of weapon for Pittsburgh’s scheme? Alex Kozora’s gif-supported February scouting report lists fumbles as a possible situation, however the larger concern could also be Etienne’s working model. He’s the form of chunk-yardage again who thrives greatest in a freewheeling offense that creates open area, quite than grinding down defenses with physique punches between the Tackles. Not that he can’t grind; Dave Bryan’s contextualization article makes that very clear, by illustrating how usually his chunk runs started by breaking an early sort out. The joker within the deck is Matt Canada, and the way his new offensive concepts could change the Pittsburgh working philosophy. Etienne, after talking with Canada, got here away believing he could be a “excellent match.” The listing of property begins with lightning in a bottle quickness, and continues by way of dwelling run pace, good self-discipline to remain inside the system, and the willingness to stay his face within the fan on blocking responsibility. Sure, he’s solely huge quite than enormous. And sure, he benefited from having an awesome QB and total workforce round him. However details are details: the child is electrical. He’s even a high-quality punt and kick returner. Here’s a good March article/interview from TDN. 1:20 WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU. (Junior). 6’1”, 208 lbs. High 20 at worst. Ain’t Gonna Occur. 1:20 WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama. (Junior). 5’10”, 184 lbs. High 20 at worst. Ain’t Gonna Occur although he misplaced the again finish of his season to a fractured ankle. 1:20 CB Jaycee Horn, S. Automobile. (Junior). 6’¾”, 205 lbs. with 33” arms. [VIRTUAL MTG]. Will probably be 21 on draft day. The traditional draft dilemma with Corners: are size, pace, and ability going to be sufficient, even with sterling NFL bloodlines like a Professional Bowl WR as your dad? We are able to a minimum of make certain in regards to the athletic instruments, since his outcomes put him in… watch for it… the 99.ninth percentile of NFL Corners, although nitpickers will complain that he didn’t run the agility drills as a result of zone protection is his weak spot. Yada yada yada. Wesley Cantliffe’s gif-supported January scouting report presents one analyst’s assured opinion that he might be greater than high-quality, a minimum of for the press-man duties that Pittsburgh now emphasizes. It helps that Horn performs a great, bodily sport in run help, however he’s handsy and needs to be anticipated to supply an annoying variety of PI penalties till his habits, approach, and confidence mature to the place everybody expects. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile has Horn at CB2 for your entire class, based mostly on “traits and upside [that] are extraordinarily interesting regardless of a scarcity of high-end ball manufacturing.” He additionally got here in at #19 total on Gil Brandt’s preliminary huge board. 1:24 STEELERS ROUND 1 PICK 1:25 OT Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame. (RS Senior). 6’6⅛”, 306 lbs. with shorter 32⅜” arms and 9⅝” palms. Excellent in each a part of his sport, with super expertise at a great program, Eichenberg has flashed all the things however pure bodily genius. He has all of it – punch, energy, pulling, and many others. – however solely the steadiness, physique management, and hand preventing abilities appear to be subsequent degree. Not somebody you need for display performs. All that provides as much as a excessive ground choose who’s straightforward to challenge as a long run blindside starter, and possibly an occasional Professional Bowler, however laborious to see as an annual all star. He’s simply plain boring, as in you place him on the market and neglect about it. No nice positives, however no negatives both. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with a comparability to a minimum of Joe Staley. This glorious early-March scouting profile describes him as a particularly excessive ground prospect who’s capped by restricted athleticism, and ends with a Spherical 2 grade. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile calls him a greater run blocker than move blocker, and thus a extra pure match at RT quite than on the blind aspect. 1:25 T/G Jalen Mayfield, Michigan. (RS Sophomore). 6’5”, 326 lbs. with quick 32⅝” arms and 9¾” palms. [VIRTUAL MTG] Will probably be 20 years previous on draft day, which earns a push up the board for the youth-loving Steelers. His professional day was barely common, with quick arms, common mobility drills, and surprisingly poor explosion numbers (jumps and sprint). These completely battle with the movie, which reveals an incredible athlete with particular explosion, who solely requires a little bit of projection as a result of he’s nonetheless rising into his grownup measurement, energy, and abilities. His 2019 sport in opposition to Chase Younger couldn’t have been extra spectacular, and he was nonetheless a Freshman (18 years previous)! Daniel Jeremiah put Mayfield at #24 total on an early board, arguing that he can begin instantly at RT, with the upside to develop means past simply that. Additionally has a shocking ground as a Guard as a result of his single greatest asset could also be explosiveness off the road. Here’s a transient, late January scouting profile that ends with a fringe 1st grade after extolling his move blocking abilities much more than the run blocking. Devin Jackson’s gif-supported February scouting report ends in a mid- to late-1st grade as properly, based mostly on Mayfield’s super athleticism and mostly-solid approach. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile ends in a extra cynical fringe-2nd grade based mostly on inexperience and a laundry listing of these youth-related technical issues. Mayfield is highlighted on this article on essentially the most tough prospects to grade. 1:25 G/T Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC. (RS Junior). 6’4”, 300 lbs. with quick 32⅛” arms and 9⅝” palms. The enigma of Spherical 1, AVT is constructed like a Heart, strikes like a Deal with, and projected most frequently to Guard. His grade could be up within the teenagers if we might be assured in both the Heart or Deal with facet, however he has been quoted as saying that he considers himself to be a position-flexible Guard. I.e., the OL place the place Pittsburgh has the bottom degree of want. Extensively thought of the ‘cleanest’ lineman within the draft, AVT has all of the property you need with an distinctive understanding of fundamental approach. Huge, pro-ready ground as a top quality starter (one thing I nearly by no means say), with a ceiling to match; particularly since Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report illustrates how a lot skilled energy coaching might enhance his sport. Mock drafts in December had him pushing into High-10 consideration! Smiles throughout if you’re searching for a soccer participant, however accompanied by a imprecise fear for those who’re in Pittsburgh’s sneakers and would actually favor a Deal with or a Heart. Daniel Jeremiah’s preliminary High 50 caught the essence. AVT got here in at #14 total, with this statement: “I feel he has an opportunity to stay at sort out, however he’s ideally suited to play guard [and] is able to begin on Day 1.” 1:25 RB Javonte Williams, N. Automobile. (Junior). 5’9⅝”, 212 lbs. The thunder to Michael Carter’s lightning in NC’s highly effective, 2-headed working assault, Williams, who Daniel Jeremiah would ship to Pittsburgh in Spherical 1, has been in contrast by supporters to a younger Cadillac Williams or Nick Chubb. He hits prime pace immediately, runs laborious, has good imaginative and prescient, will maximize the obtainable yards, and has a critical nostril for the top zone. Contact steadiness is a selected asset, and he additionally has good palms popping out of the backfield. He takes specific satisfaction in move safety, possibly as a result of he performed linebacker all by way of H.S. A simple projection to the normal bell-cow function that Pittsburgh has favored for a few years. Josh Carney’s gif-supported January scouting report will not be the primary to check him to Nick Chubb. I’ve heard (2nd hand by way of a podcast) that his faculty coaches use the identical comp based mostly on his total method to the sport, burst, physicality, and skill to all the time make his blockers proper. Dave Bryan’s contextualization evaluation can be encouraging, because it reveals that Williams earned loads of yards by breaking tackles and creating room that lesser backs wouldn’t have discovered. Put up a average professional day with good explosion (leap and 10 yard cut up) numbers, average 4.57 lengthy pace, and superb COD measurements within the shuttle and 3-cone. It might be extra notable that neither Colbert nor Tomlin made it to his professional day. 1:25 WR Devonta Smith, Alabama. (Senior). 6’1”, 175 lbs. An artist on the WR place, 2020’s Heisman Award winner has all of the manufacturing, pace, shiftiness, separation capability, and angle to get picked excessive within the first. Daniel Jeremiah has in contrast him to a minimum of Marvin Harrison, and he isn’t the one one. There’s a small likelihood that his odd cable-and-wire body might trigger a shocking drop, and even one far sufficient to place him into the Steelers’ vary, however it’s laborious to see him because the choose even so. 1:25 EDGE Jaelan Phillips, Miami by the use of UCLA. (RS Junior). 6’5”, 258 lbs. [VIRTUAL MTG]. Turns 22 simply after the draft. The right instance of a transparent Spherical 1 prospect held again by medical crimson flags. Phillips has each athletic expertise you could possibly ask for, as confirmed by the form of professional day exercise that brokers dream about. He’s additionally famous for a well-known work ethic, team-leading character, sizzling burning motor, and the most effective strategy of your entire class. As famous on this late January scouting profile, he was a consensus #1 recruit within the nation for the 2017 faculty class! However then you need to issue within the crimson flags. His damage historical past goes again to a nasty automotive crash that wrecked one among his wrists (a number of surgical procedures), adopted by a critical off subject concussion, after which one other that value him a sport or two. He lastly gave up on soccer utterly, solely to search out that he missed the sport an excessive amount of. By then he’d moved to Miami. He returned to the sector and seemed loads like his previous self, or possibly even higher. What a narrative! Alas that we have now no physician readily available with entry to each the younger man and his very thick medical file. Grades with out that knowledge are nearly absurd. This good trying scouting profile from a Giants POV ends with a fringe-1st grade. So does Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report. Gil Brandt has him all the best way up at #11 total! 1:25 ILB Zaven Collins, Tulsa (RS Junior). 6’4”, 260 lbs. [SEVERAL MTGS] Received each the 2020 Bronko Nagurski award and the 2020 Chuck Bednarik award, that are given by completely different teams to the most effective CFB defensive participant of the 12 months. The comparisons fluctuate between Anthony Barr, Leighton Vander-Esch, and a younger Brian Urlacher. If that doesn’t promote you, nothing ever will. Collins was constructed by heaven to be among the finest 3-4 Buck ILB prospects for any draft, any time; a 260-pounder missile with startling burst, who strikes like a 230-pound protection participant in open area. He additionally has superb bend, and might double as a legit Edge Rusher. Josh Carney’s gif-supported January scouting report lists the small college expertise as nearly the one query mark. The PFN January scouting profile provides lengthy pace as a possible situation, suggesting that he could time round 4.70 (Vince Williams ran a 4.76). This gif-supported early February scouting report additionally worries about whether or not he has the make-up pace to get better after falling for a play motion faux. Each recommend that he is perhaps requested to drop some weight so as to acquire a step. This late January scouting profile digs right down to what is perhaps larger negatives: “Rumors round campus describe Collins as having a horrible persona: nobody likes him.” That interprets to a locker room downside off the sector, and possibly on the sector within the type of lackadaisical effort and pursuit when the play isn’t close by. However this late March TDN interview (which can actually be this 12 months’s draft season GOAT) tells a really completely different story a couple of child who grew up in a tiny city of 1,400 residents, was his college valedictorian, needs to be a health care provider after soccer, and ended up in Tulsa as a result of his dwelling was so small that no bigger colleges took discover. And it’s a narrative informed in his personal, very articulate phrases. Which do you contemplate extra dependable? Does it assist that Gil Brandt has him at #20 total? This late January scouting profile from a Patriots POV ends with a stable High 20 grade. Here’s a good gif-supported scouting report from early February. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile agrees with others that Collins could have freakish bodily upside, however wants a great bit of labor to get there as a result of he must play at a better vitality degree and with higher use of his uncommon size and measurement to defeat blockers. Alex Kozora’s April “chip on the shoulder” article provides some background and character perception. 1:25 CB Greg Newsome II, Northwestern. (Junior). 6’¼”, 192 lbs. with 31⅛” arms. The #1 CB on an awesome faculty protection that gave Ohio State suits only one week earlier than they tore up Clemson within the Sugar Bowl. His greatest characteristic will be the lack of holes. Newsome scores “B+ to A-” for measurement, size, quickness, transitions, and soccer IQ. The one actual knock is an inclination to get grabby that individuals fearful was on account of restricted foot pace. He made a giant leap up the board when he ran a verified sprint within the 4.3’s with a 40” leap at his professional day, although different sources complained that he seemed stiff in place drills and put up solely common to low common instances within the quick shuttle (thirty first percentile) and 3-cone drill (forty ninth percentile). Devin Jackson’s gif-supported January scouting report additionally notes an intensive listing of video games missed on account of an awesome number of accidents. One worries that he is perhaps the form of participant who has problem surviving what Mike Tomlin calls, “the bumps and bruises of the season.” The medical doctors and the energy coaches will accordingly have actual enter on his last grade – which we can not entry, in fact. Daniel Jeremiah had him at #40 in his preliminary High 50, calling him an early starter as a kind of all essential exterior CB’s. Here’s a high-quality late-February interview he did with TDN. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile has Newsome because the CB3, forward of Caleb Farley. 2:01 EDGE Azeez Ojulari, Georgia. (RS Sophomore). 6’2¼”, 249 lbs. with orangutan-level 34⅜” arms and large 10½” palms. Ojulari could be a Spherical 1 lock if he was 2” and 10 lbs. larger, particularly after he shocked the world along with his arm size earlier than placing up 26 reps at his professional day. Movie watchers love what he does as a result of it checks each different field. He’s flexible as all get out, has pro-level abilities as a hand fighter, strength-to-power property properly past his weight class, and the athletic expertise to play in area. Must work on setting the sting higher, however that’s all however anticipated for younger gamers who’ve these measurements. Deserves a late-1st grade as a situational move rusher, however earns a small low cost too due to the query marks about whether or not he could be a full OLB as Pittsburgh makes use of them. This good, Panthers-oriented SI scouting profile notes the dimensions situation, but additionally factors out that Ojulari has had nice success as a run stuffer nonetheless. He’s “the most effective pure pace rusher within the draft” in accordance with this Raiders-oriented, late January scouting profile. The gif-supported February scouting profile by James Wilford calls him an entire participant with shocking energy to enhance his pace and bend, permitting him to each rush the passer and cease the run. 2:01 EDGE Joseph Ossai, Texas. (Junior). 6’3⅝”, 256 lbs. with lengthy 33⅞” arms. Ossai is a real 3-4 OLB and particular groups demon, with all the abilities required to excel in all aspects of that the majority tough place: as a move rusher, in run help participant, and dropping again in protection. It’s simply that he’s additionally extraordinarily uncooked in all three areas, and can want a minimum of a 12 months or two earlier than he ‘will get it.’ Nobody likes to attend, however he might be a real star when that development course of is completed. The athletic profile really appears to be like very very similar to T.J. Watt’s as a prospect, with out the identify as insurance coverage for his soccer upbringing. This respectable trying February scouting profile ends in a late-1st grade based mostly on that degree of upside balanced by an actual have to be taught his craft to NFL requirements. This thorough, late January scouting profile sees Ossai’s most important limitations coming from being requested to take action many various duties in faculty, and ends with a Mid-1st grade. This Chiefs-oriented SI scouting profile follows the development: vastly athletic, excellent for a 3-4, questionable measurement for a 4-3, and in want of excellent teaching and laborious work to deliver the talents as much as his potential all-pro ceiling. Ditto for this late-January scouting profile (“Athletically, Ossai is overflowing with juice”). His 41½” vertical leap on the professional day just about confirmed that. The gif-supported scouting report from Jonathan Heitritter ends with a Spherical 2 grade based mostly on how uncooked he’s in so many areas, but additionally raises Ossai’s ground by emphasizing his hair-on-fire motor and particular groups experience. This goes to a wonderful, gif-supported March scouting report from a Titans POV. Jon Ledyard’s Tampa-oriented scouting report is pretty much as good as ever, emphasizing that Ossai is a pure stereotype of ‘miracle athlete who should be taught to play disciplined soccer.’ Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile is a should learn as a result of it contains loads of “upstairs” stuff on Ossai’s outstanding work ethic, nonstop motor, and dedication to the sport. 2:01 EDGE Jayson Oweh, Penn. St. (RS Sophomore). 6’5”, 257 lbs. [MTG AT PRO DAY] Turns 23 in December. Growth or bust child! Oweh is a miracle athlete with the burst, bend, and size to develop into a very particular participant. What he lacks is the manufacturing and polish to have something near a sturdy ground. This point-by-point January scouting profile ends with a Spherical 1 grade and a comparability to Jadeveon Clowney. There’s some good things on this Raiders-oriented scouting profile too, significantly on Oweh’s upward arc as an total defensive participant. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with the bottom grade I’ve seen (Day 3), based mostly on objections that Oweh could have world class potential however isn’t able to succeed as a soccer participant. Here’s a February article on PFF’s glowing endorsement of Oweh’s “freak present” athletic ranges. Right here is an intriguing, gif-supported February scouting report/mock critique from a Colts POV on whether or not Oweh needs to be thought of at #21 total. He got here in at #16 total on Gil Brandt’s preliminary huge board. 2:01 ILB/SS Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame (RS Junior). 6’2”, 216 lbs. A mid-1st prospect on different boards, JOK exemplifies the trendy hybrid SS/ILB who can do each jobs at a suitable degree. He’s discounted right here as a result of Pittsburgh has much less want for that participant than different groups. It Ain’t Gonna Occur anyway. He’s too good. Josh Carney’s gif-supported, early March scouting report lauds his “jaw dropping vary and total athleticism” with “nice protection” abilities however worries about his energy on the level of assault. His conclusion is ideal: “Particular participant, particular traits that you may’t train, however you’ll be able to’t play checkers with a chess piece.” JOK could find yourself because the NFL’s rangiest Mack ILB in our base 3-4, and its greatest field Security in Nickel and Dime, however he must be utilized in that hybrid method to keep away from getting square-pegged when the play morphs to a spherical gap. 2:01 CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia (Junior). 6’1”, 193 lbs. with lengthy 32¾” arms. Lengthy and wiry, with track-level pace, glorious COD abilities, and the pop to play in zone. He additionally tackles properly for somebody along with his construct. The property are all there, and the protection is confirmed; the flaw is an obvious lack of the ballhawk gene, points in zone protection, and an inclination to get beat on 50/50 balls by bodily receivers. James Wilford’s gif-supported January scouting report ends with an early-2nd grade. This point-by-point February scouting report agrees on Spherical 2 after balancing the freak athleticism and press-man dominance along with his lack of palms and limitations when taking part in zone. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile sounds loads like a stable Spherical 1 grade. This Giants-oriented scouting profile factors to extra flaws which might be going to wish stable teaching assist on the subsequent degree. Got here in at #27 total on Gil Brandt’s board. 2:01 CB/S Ifeatu Melifonwu, Syracuse (RS Junior). 6’2⅝”, 205 lbs. with lengthy 32¼” arms. Too dangerous there gained’t be a Mix, as a result of his older brother Obi (the San Francisco Security) most likely rose two full rounds when his athletic genius bought placed on full show. Ifi is an incredible athlete too – within the prime 3% total for CB’s and it might be increased however for a poor quick shuttle. He might be drafted as a possible boundary Nook with Free Security flexibility to boost his ground. He actually tackles like a Security, and is aware of learn how to blitz. Apparent Spherical 1 bodily property, however his approach and psychological sport aren’t as extremely refined. Josh Carney’s gif-supported, late-March scouting report notes that he has a prototypical press-man construct and property, however performs far more comfortably in off-man and zone. Does that time to a difficulty, an space the place he might develop into an all star, or one thing else? Ought to be an on the spot contributor on particular groups, and might be the most effective “TE eliminator” within the draft. Here’s a sometimes stable PFN scouting profile from January. This January scouting profile ends with a Spherical 2 grade based mostly on surprisingly good COD abilities held again solely by questions on his lengthy pace. This 4-part January scouting profile factors out that Melifonwu is already an achieved Security, and the questions go to his transfer towards being an outdoor Nook. This Cowboys-oriented scouting profile (and interview) ends with a Spherical 1 grade. Here’s a February scouting profile from a Chiefs POV that ends with a high-potential Spherical 2 grade. This goes to a gif-supported scouting report from January. He undoubtedly made some cash on the Senior Bowl. This February scouting profile from a Cowboys POV considers Melifonwu the CB4 of the category behind Surtain, Farley and Horn, and ends with one more Spherical 1 grade. He got here in at #51 on Gil Brandt’s preliminary board, which interprets to someplace in Spherical 2. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile argues that he might be dominant when he performs tighter on WR’s, however objects to the quantity of cushion he leaves in off-coverage (teaching?) and to the obvious lack of route anticipation. 2:01 CB Asante Samuel Jr., Fla. St. (Junior). 5’10⅛”, 180 lbs. with 30⅛” arms. [Tomlin & Colbert at Pro Day] His father was an all-star Nook for a few years, and has each cause to be pleased with his son. Junior might use a while in an NFL energy program, however he’s quick (4.45) and bodily sufficient to challenge as a excessive ground prospect with a ceiling held again solely by the dimensions limitations. Tremendous fast, very sound (particularly in off protection), and properly forward of the sport within the smarts division. The Steelers have luxuriated within the 1-2 punch of Hilton and Sutton as multipurpose, slot-capable Corners. Samuel Jr. would match proper in, particularly now that Nelson has departed. James Wilford’s gif-supported Depot scouting report from late January ends in a late-1st grade based mostly on the professional prepared ability set. This detailed February scouting profile sounds so enthusiastic that it might need been written by his agent. This goes to a good trying March scouting profile from PFN, and a sometimes detailed scouting profile by PFF. This March scouting profile from Yahoo Sports activities asks the catchy query you recognize you wish to: “How does Junior differ from his father?” 2:01 CB Eric Stokes, Georgia (RS Junior). 6’⅝”, 194 lbs. with lengthy 32¾” arms. Will probably be 22 on draft day. A stable cover-Nook who initiatives as a long run NFL starter however possibly not a star. He not often will get beat, particularly deep, however doesn’t have a giant rep as a playmaker both. Expertise embody each facet of protection: press, off, and zone. SPARQy as they get; he supposedly ran a 4.25 40 at his professional day (others had him within the low 3.3’s), with unbelievable 10 yard splits, whereas additionally leaping like a deer. Daniel Jeremiah had him at #47 in his preliminary High 50, which was solely that low due to a couple issues that he is perhaps extra of a straight line athlete than could be preferrred for a Nook. They’re minor issues, however the type that would inhibit his potential as a real shut-down man. This point-by-point February scouting profile has an awesome abstract: “For each flashy play, there’s a minimum of one pointless blatant penalty. With so many pluses and minuses, the longer term for Stokes isn’t just intriguing: it’s nail-biting. Both he would be the subsequent lockdown nook or he might be a critical legal responsibility.” Tom Mead’s gif-supported March scouting report concludes that “his pace, athleticism and scheme flexibility makes him useful to play inside or exterior,” however sees him as a Spherical 2 man on account of poor tackling in run help and the necessity to shed some grabbiness that might get flagged on the subsequent degree. 2:12 T/G Alex Leatherwood, Alabama. (Senior). 6’5¼”, 312 lbs. with lengthy 34⅜” arms however smaller 9½” palms. Received the Outland Trophy for greatest O-lineman in 2020 as a Deal with, and had good success as a Guard in 2019. That very excessive ground, with a prepared made backup plan, is a giant a part of his attraction as a prospect. Clean, fast footed, cellular, explosive (his 34½” vertical leap is insane), and robust sufficient to deal with the job, Leatherwood has a variety of fixable approach points that drop his inventory to the place Pittsburgh goes to select. None of these are very extreme (hand preventing, steadiness, conserving his knees flexed to keep away from waist-bending, and many others.), it’s simply that they actually do have to be ironed out. If he can’t make it work, a transfer inside to Guard shouldn’t be laborious. As Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile places it: “Leatherwood has projectable traits, stable athleticism and place versatility, however suffers from a failure to constantly execute at a excessive degree on account of points that may [ought to] be correctable.” Zierlein’s greatest grievance is the necessity for extra aggression. This good scouting profile from January factors to a doable weak spot in opposition to inside countermoves, which can be associated to comparatively sluggish palms for touchdown his punch. Josh Carney’s gif-supported January scouting report concludes that Leatherwood presents high-quality worth for Pittsburgh at 1:24, although he’ll be a much bigger assist in the working sport than as a move protector except teaching might help along with his only-average mirroring abilities. 2:12 T/G Dillon Radunz, N. Dak. St. (RS Senior). 6’5⅝”, 304 lbs. with 33¼” arms and 9⅛” palms. The blindside protector from that small college superpower that retains on producing NFL expertise. Radunz profiles as a small-town, all-football, all-grit, long run starter who might make Professional Bowls, however lacks the supreme athletic genius to depart reviewers with HOF stars of their predraft eyes. His approach is already as much as low NFL requirements. Basic excessive ground, low ceiling. This goes to a useful February interview he did with a TDN author. This early-March, gif-supported scouting report from Tom Mead ends with this abstract: “Ideally, he would slot in a Hole/Energy run scheme and a brief, timing passing scheme. He’ll most likely be a swing sort out 12 months one and transfer to left sort out with enchancment. Some groups could use him at left guard as properly.” LanceHere is a good mid-March article from TDN. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile is extra vital than most, noting that his “observe habits have been questioned by some scouts,” questioning his athletic capability in opposition to NFL expertise, and suggesting that he might need to maneuver inside to Guard. His athletic testing numbers got here in at a wholesome prime 10%, with weight being the one actual drag. 2:12 C Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma. (Senior). 6’4½”, 312 lbs. with shorter 31¾” arms and 9⅝” palms. The religious and bodily core of an Oklahoma workforce that’s given the league a sequence of prime OL picks for the previous a number of years, Humphrey is a Heart who’s extra within the Mike Webster mildew than a miracle athlete like Dawson or Pouncey. Sensible, robust, immensely robust, and possessing each asset you need apart from the T-rex arms. Put up historic GOAT athletic numbers at his professional day. He comes from a household of national-level wrestlers, and his understanding of drive, steadiness, and leverage actually reveals. Totally able to taking part in Guard when he isn’t snapping the ball, however most likely not full time because of the arm size. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile makes use of phrases like “savvy” and “game-wise” earlier than ending with, “…extra ‘regular’ than ‘star’, Humphrey is a stable, secure choice and may change into a longtime starter.” 2:12 TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn St. (Junior). 6’5”, 250 lbs. [MTG AT PRO DAY] A properly rounded Tight Finish who can block, run, catch, and bully. What a pleasure to say all these phrases collectively about somebody popping out of faculty! Penn State referred to as him “Child Gronk,” however might it’s extra honest to name him “Child Heeeeath”? Misplaced the second half of 2020 to a shoulder damage that required surgical procedure, which can additionally restrict his Spring observe run, however he needs to be able to play at full energy in his rookie season. This goes to Wes Cantliffe’s gif-supported Depot scouting report from January. This early February scouting profile from a Patriots POV agrees with nearly everybody on a very-early-2nd grade. Here’s a high-quality point-by-point scouting profile from January. Pittsburgh had the complete array of Tomlin, Colbert, and the TE coach at his professional day. Dave Bryant’s “contextualization” article describes analytics that make it clear why Freiermuth is extra of a Spherical 2 prospect than the form of particular athlete Penn State followers have extolled. 2:12 EDGE Kwity Paye, Michigan. (Senior). 6’4”, 277 lbs. A promising 4-3 DE who depends on his bull rush and actually must play along with his hand within the floor so he can maximize his capability as a run stuffer off the sting. He seemed nice on a foul workforce in 2020, a lot in order that he’ll nearly actually get picked within the High 15. Which is superior as a result of his is a poor match for the Steelers 3-4 defensive philosophy anyway. It might have been good to see how he moved in open area if there’d been a Mix to observe. Not that we’d like extra idle fantasies to chase. Here’s a Raiders-oriented scouting profile from January. 2:12 EDGE Gregory Rousseau, Miami (RS Sophomore). 6’5”, 260 lbs. Will flip 21 simply earlier than the draft. Thought of by many to be the #1 Edge Rusher within the class regardless of opting out of the Covid-ravaged 2020 season, Rousseau has measurement, size, pace to energy expertise, just a few good strikes within the financial institution, and even the confirmed capability to drop again into protection. This late-January scouting profile responds to buzz tying Rousseau to the Lions at #7 total with properly positioned cautions about Rousseau’s youth and one-year-wonder standing. This goes to a transient however helpful February scouting profile that summarizes issues fairly properly, albeit with no actual evaluation. Ditto for this abstract, Raiders-oriented scouting profile. This mid-January, gif-supported scouting profile ends with a High 15 grade on account of offsetting High-5 potential in opposition to restricted bend and really restricted expertise regardless of the “thoughts boggling” manufacturing of his RS Freshman 12 months. The full size Walter Soccer scouting profile is healthier than most, and properly value a learn for a balanced POV that ends with, ‘he could have been overhyped earlier than the season, however continues to be a High 20 prospect.’ The commonest NFL comp I’ve seen is, ‘a really uncooked Jason Pierre-Paul”, who older draftniks nonetheless keep in mind for the controversy about whether or not he’d do as properly in a 3-4 because the extra apparent match in a 4-3 system. The identical debate applies right here, with the proviso that Pittsburgh’s OLB’s do much less dropping again than they used to. Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report sees extra of a 4-3 participant, and accordingly leans towards a Spherical 2 grade from a Steelers POV. He got here in at #22 total on Gil Brandt’s board. This TDN article got here out after a depressing professional day, and is the place to go if you need a abstract of the issues. 2:12 ILB Baron Browning, Ohio St. (Senior). 6’3⅛”, 241 lbs. with 33” arms and 10” palms. A superior athlete even for Ohio State, Browning presents nice measurement, pace, and upside. He’s the very definition of “toolsy;” sufficient in order that his additional gear confirmed out even among the many Senior Bowl competitors. His 0-to-60 burst could be particular even in Spherical 1. Jim Nagy, the previous scout who runs that operation, referred to as him “the best ceiling linebacker within the draft.” Browning will get some criticism for his soccer IQ, however that comes from outgrowing Security, turning into an ILB, and never realizing the job in 2019. In 2020 he seemed significantly better. What’s his place, although? He’s constructed like a Buck, however performs like a protection knowledgeable. See this late February, gif-supported scouting report from Tyler Sensible, and this mid-march article from TDN for a extra in-depth dialogue of how a lot that mistake about his native place might have impacted the on-field outcomes. Backside line: Baron Browning and Devin Bush would mix to present the Steelers a really particular asset that would dominate the midfield for a few years to return, although it’d take Browning a 12 months or three to “get it.” The January scouting profile from PFN sees a Spherical 2-3 prospect with the athletic potential to be a real star in any sort of protection. This January scouting profile is much more encouraging, ending with a mid-2nd grade and a comparability to Myles Jack. Ditto for this Giants-oriented scouting profile: robust Day 2 grade for any sort of protection. Browning is talked about on this article on essentially the most tough prospects to grade. 2:12 FS Trevon Moehrig, TCU (Junior). 6’½”, 202 lbs. [MTG AT PRO DAY] NOTE: it is a closely discounted grade. Sure, I’ll say it: Minkah Lite. Moehrig is extensively thought of the most effective pure Security within the class, with the dimensions to play within the field and an much more pure match as a play making, ball hawking, cowl succesful presence within the secondary. He’d be a Spherical 1 lock however for his only-acceptable tackling abilities, and that won’t forestall him from getting picked in Spherical 1 by any workforce with a necessity on the place. Wesley Cantliffe’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with a typical fringe-1st last grade. Identical with this point-by-point scouting profile from early February. 2:23 STEELERS ROUND 2 PICK (# 55 OVERALL) 2:24 OT Stone Forsythe, Florida. (RS Senior). 6’8”, 307 lbs. with proportionately lengthy 34⅜” arms and 10” palms. The NFL.com scouting profile calls him a “Story of Two Tapes” prospect, who makes use of his size, energy, surprisingly good anchor, and clean footwork properly sufficient to excel in move safety, however leaves loads to be desired as a run blocker on account of steadiness and leverage points – significantly a behavior of leaning ahead, which may get him yanked to the bottom in some really ugly reps. Sounds loads like he’ll develop into being Villanueva 2.0, doesn’t it? Zierlein ends with a robust Spherical 2 grade, however Tom Mead’s gif-supported March scouting profile is much less beneficiant, placing Forsythe into Spherical 4 based mostly on an nearly an identical evaluation. The athletic testing confirmed him to be a high-quality, High 15% athlete in comparison with OT’s typically, with significantly good motion abilities for a person his measurement. 2:24 OT James Hudson, Cincinnati. (RS Junior). 6’4⅜”, 302 lbs. with 33” arms and large 11” palms. [SEVERAL MTGS] A mauler with a nasty angle, very fast ft, and clear Spherical 1 ranges of native athletic expertise. [Pick your superlative] upside. Nice mobility when he’s pulling, however desperately must work on technical features like hand placement, angles, and sustaining his bend, which reportedly climbs from his knees to his waist when he will get weary or undisciplined. Uncooked clay of the best high quality. Made into Daniel Jeremiah’s preliminary High 50 (as #46) earlier than there was any buzz about him in any respect, after which he turned an on the spot star on the Senior Bowl. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported March scouting report may be very optimistic, ending on a Spherical 3 grade based mostly on inexperience (he has just one 12 months of sensible taking part in time) and the necessity for a minimum of one redshirt 12 months. 2:24 C/G Landon Dickerson, Alabama. (RS Senior). 6’6”, 326 lbs. with 32½” arms and large 10⅜” palms. NOTE: This grade is mistaken, as a result of it averages two extremes. So is each different non-professional grade on Dickerson, as a result of none of them embody a full medical profile with (a) a health care provider’s opinion on his many surgical procedures, (b) a PT knowledgeable’s opinion on why they occurred, and (c) a place coach’s opinion on what technical adjustments he might make to scale back future stress on his knees and ankles. The tape says, “Spherical 1 day by day and all day; choose him at 1:24 if he falls that far.” Dickerson has really been described by Daniel Jeremiah as “an nearly excellent Steeler.” See Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile for those who doubt it. Or this super, gif-supported scouting report from early February written by a properly revered coach and Steeler fan, which makes the case for Dickerson at 1:24.

On the opposite aspect are terrifying medical crimson flags that say, “Don’t contact with a ten foot pole.” Dickerson performed 5 seasons in faculty. He completed in just one, as a RS Junior. His RS Senior and true Freshman years (2020 and 2016) each ended with torn ACL’s. His RS Freshman and RS Sophomore years (2018 and 2017) each ended with surgical procedure on his proper ankle. Yikes. So: is it a development that can proceed, or was he simply snakebit 80% of the time?

Alex Kozora’s mid-January, gif-supported scouting report highlights the lengthy listing of expertise and property, but additionally the alarming sequence of medical crimson flags. He could seem like a short-armed Guard, however it is a true Heart with versatility throughout the road. If you’d like a nasty inside lineman to get down low and dig folks out, that is your man. The restrictions present when he’s requested to lumber in any route however ahead, or to take care of sneaky quickness. He strikes high-quality, however these conditions can deliver out his points staying on steadiness. Will get additional factors for management. After tearing his ACL the week earlier than, Alabama dressed him anyway for the BCS championship coin toss, after which lined him up for the ultimate kneel-down snap. Respect.

2:24 G/C Quinn Meinerz, U.W. Whitewater (Civ. III) (Senior). 6’3¼”, 320 lbs. with 33” arms and stable 10¼” palms. [MTG AT PRO DAY] A yeti-sized man among the many D-III boys, Meinerz confirmed up on the Senior Bowl and commenced to tossing across the all-star lads just about simply as simply. If he’d performed all that at a prime tier college he’d be within the Spherical 1 dialogue at the same time as a Guard. He didn’t, in fact, which goes to drop him down into the 2-4 vary. This fabulous TDN article from February is a should learn to know the background behind Meinerz’ not-so-sudden splash on the faculty all-star sport. It’s an awesome story, and he’s by all accounts an awesome child who places the robust in Northwest nation. Word that he performed loads of Heart through the Senior Bowl practices, and did it properly contemplating that he taught himself these most-interior abilities this summer season, however has by no means performed Heart in a sport. Here’s a transient scouting profile, a considerably extra detailed scouting profile from PFN, and a newsy abstract scouting profile with a gif, all written through the Senior Bowl buzz. Right here is an efficient early March interview with TDN. The gif-supported March scouting report from Jonathan Heitritter mentions quite a few small points along with the level-of-competition issues, reminiscent of an inclination to telegraph run vs. move along with his alignment, however all of these are solvable. Acceptable motion abilities, although he’s higher within the proverbial telephone sales space. Put up fabulous athletic numbers at his professional day. The NFL.com scouting profile from Lance Zierlein leaves few doubts that, “He has the energy and demeanor to change into an impactful starter within the close to future.” Meinerz will get honorable point out on this article on essentially the most tough prospects to grade. 2:24 QB Kyle Trask, Florida (RS Senior). 6’5¼”, 236 lbs. with 10⅛” palms. [MTG] We noticed actual flashes in 2019, and online game domination in 2020, so why isn’t he on everybody’s lips as a top-of-the-first prospect? It goes again to the years earlier than that, when he couldn’t earn his means onto the sector. Trask was a backup in Excessive College for heaven’s sake (to an all time, record-setting highschool phenom, however nonetheless). Then he was a backup in faculty at the same time as a real Junior. At which level he lastly bought his likelihood, and impressed all who watched in 2019. Dimension, poise, accuracy, and NFL-average arm energy (or a minimum of shut sufficient). This nice background piece got here out round that point. Enter 2020 and a 12 months when he nearly earned a Heisman trophy! So the primary query is, how might a person with that many property keep buried for all of these years? Then there are extra. How a lot of the credit score goes to an awesome set of receiving weapons? How laborious a ceiling will get set by an NFL-average deep ball and mobility? Steeler followers must also do not forget that Mason Rudolph additionally put up superb faculty numbers. Has Rudolph dissatisfied, or simply progressed in that sluggish and regular means all of us predicted in 2018 after which selected to neglect when he donned the black and gold? If the latter, what does Trask provide in 2021 that Rudolph didn’t in 2018? Plenty of questions equals a considerably hesitant grade. This goes to a good article from December. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported February scouting report sees some Nick Foles in Trask’s sport, and ends in a late-1st grade for him as an correct however motionless QB who might help a workforce win loads of video games, however gained’t essentially be the rationale. 2:24 DL Christian Barmore, Alabama (RS Sophomore). 6’4⅛”, 310 lbs. with apelike 34⅝” arms, and stable 10” palms. He’s bought the expertise to be picked in Spherical 1, however hasn’t confirmed it on the sector constantly, and nonetheless will get out-leveraged far too usually. Many prime notch flashes, however nearly no video games the place he appeared to tilt the sector. Manufacturing apart, he’ll get loads of appears to be like from the Steelers as a result of he suits so properly on paper. He has the native burst and quickness that Coach Butler prizes, and measurement sufficient to theoretically stand up to double groups. He simply hasn’t performed it usually sufficient, apart from one significantly good day within the BCS championship win in opposition to Ohio State. Tom Mead’s gif-supported, late January scouting report ends in a fringe-1st grade in keeping with many different pundits. Corresponding to, e.g., this late January scouting profile from a Patriots web site. 2:24 ILB/SS Jamin Davis, Kentucky. (RS Junior). 6’3”, 224 lbs. (his faculty numbers had been 6’4” and 234). The trendy hybrid LB who excels in protection and performs properly in run help as a result of he ‘will get it’ regardless of his measurement limitations. One thing of a one 12 months marvel, and performed in rotation even in 2020, however that was sufficient to indicate a reasonably excessive ground at a place in excessive demand. Kentucky followers actually mourned his loss. Discounted a bit on this board as a result of the Steelers have extra apparent use for a Buck ILB than a Mack, however his apparent particular groups potential mitigates the positional evaluation. Transfer him up a spherical in your private board for those who’re keen to disregard the dimensions issue. Here’s a Giants-oriented scouting profile from mid-February that worries about how far more he must be taught. Tom Mead’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with an unusually excessive Spherical 2 grade based mostly partially on assuming the bigger measurement. Right here is an efficient, gif-supported scouting report from a Broncos POV that accommodates many hyperlinks to additional analysis. 2:24 ILB Dylan Moses, Alabama (Senior). 6’3”, 240 lbs. [NOTE: the real grade is anywhere from fringe-1st to Round 5 depending on things we cannot know, as described below.] Right here’s the lead on mainly each scouting report you’ll see: “Dylan Moses is a freak athlete.” He has each expertise you search for: measurement, pace, fluidity, and many others. The bodily potential is all however limitless, and it’s been that means since he made the cowl of ESPN’s journal in eighth grade on account of scholarship presents from LSU and Alabama. The problems come right down to the flip aspect of that coin. What does that do to a 13 12 months previous? Particularly one with a father who raised him for the gridiron like some colossal Stage Mother? These query marks – and they’re solely that, questions – pervade the dialogue. Does he love the sport sufficient for itself? Will he go sideways when he turns into his personal man? And so forth.

Everybody appears to have an inner plot line although no outsider can actually know, and thus interviews are going to drive his inventory greater than movie. It will get worse as a result of he seemed like a possible High-10 choose in 2018, however then tore his ACL proper earlier than the 2019 season. So he went into 2020 with High 10 expectations… and failed to satisfy them. Sure, that will have been the damage. He seemed each tentative and slightly sluggish, maybe (most likely?) as a result of he had a very tough rehab that made him contemplate quitting soccer when the ache continued. And once more when it returned, after which grew worse through the season. Does that present a botched surgical procedure and a everlasting bodily downside? A lingering taint that can disappear with one other offseason to heal? Some deep emotional fragility? Or was it [pick your plot point]? It should take cautious interviews, medical experiences, and background analysis to inform – none of which we will do. James Wilford’s gif-supported February scouting profile, notes some slower processing time and what is perhaps occasional failures to pursue 110% of the time. Which sooner or later results in questions in regards to the “why,” that require additional interviews, and… [sigh]. Daniel Jeremiah has in contrast him to Myles Jack, because the form of limitless athlete who must develop into his powers, however will want some steering in doing so. This January scouting profile from PFN has good background.

2:24 CB Paulson Adebo, Stanford (Senior). 6’1”, 198 lbs. with 31½” arms. Opted out of 2020, which is a disgrace as a result of he had loads to show, and the failure to play throughout Covid has significantly harmed his inventory – within the eyes of fan-level pundits. Has he added the energy he wanted? Did he enhance on all these little flaws that plagued him in 2019? If that’s the case, he deserves an early-1st grade. If not, he might find yourself falling into the class of being “solely” a Seattle-type, Cowl-3 Nook. A prospect whose grade may be very prone to change because the movie watchers dig in for a more in-depth look. He could have earned some cash at his professional day, the place he stood out for superior measurement, construct, palms, 4.42 pace, and particularly his motion abilities within the quick shuttle and 3-cone (ninetieth percentile). These agility scores and the total prime 5% athletic profile profile go a good distance towards answering the array of questions normally confronted by Corners this huge. However does he have the ability degree to carry out this properly in opposition to opponents quite than clocks? Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting report worries about COD capability and physique management, however loves the dimensions and ball abilities. “He’s extra playmaker than lockdown nook, however can vary in Cowl 3 or play bodily in press-man.” The PFN scouting profile describes the narrative as, a “good redshirt freshman season” adopted by “considerably erratic soccer the subsequent two years” after which the opt-out 12 months. This Cowboys-oriented scouting profile calls him, “essentially the most underrated CB within the class.” The full-length Walter Soccer scouting profile concludes that Adebo is an outdoor CB who “would match greatest in a Seahawks-style press-man or zone system, however Adebo has the flexibility to play quite a lot of strategies.” 3:01 OT Spencer Brown, N. Iowa. (RS Senior). 6’8½”, 314 lbs. with 33¾” arms and 9¾” palms. [MTG AT PRO DAY]. A looong, succesful move protector on the sting who must construct energy and approach if he needs to have the identical success in opposition to NFL move rushers as he loved in faculty; particularly since he performed in opposition to a a lot, a lot decrease degree of competitors. First rate sufficient as a run blocker as a result of he has good higher physique energy, however his construct might be a difficulty in opposition to NFL competitors except he can be taught the leverage sport higher. This early February scouting profile from PFN notes that Brown was a highschool TE who saved on rising (shades of a sure Military-ranger-to-Steeler-LT who performed TE at West Level). A real increase or bust prospect, with infinite upside and an ebony chasm at both excessive. The gif-supported March scouting report from Jonathan Heitritter additionally factors to the bodily similarities to Villanueva, and calls Brown a perfect traits-based prospect if Deal with doesn’t get addressed earlier within the draft. This March interview with TDN offers a wonderful impression of how the younger man approaches soccer. Lance Ziierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile ends on a grade an identical to Samuel Cosmi and mainly the identical as different huge identify prospects like Liam Eichenberg, Alex Leatherwood, Dillon Radunz, and many others. Brown is talked about on this article on essentially the most tough prospects to grade. 3:01 T/G Jackson Carman, Clemson. (Junior). 6’4⅞”, 317 lbs. with quick 32½” arms and 9⅝” palms. Reportedly performed at 345 lbs., so seeing him this low on the professional day mentioned good issues. Carman could be ranked even increased if he hadn’t been constantly weak to elite, very flexible move rushers who can get the nook after which dip beneath him (Chase Younger stole his breakfast in 2019). There are much more of these within the NFL than he’s seen in faculty, and draftniks fear that he could not have that additional gear to take care of them. OTOH, he has the bodily property and ability set you need aside from pure size (the place he falls considerably, ahem, quick). Large child with superb ft, good hand preventing abilities, and the form of total athleticism that made him a 5 star recruit popping out of H.S. However can he deal with prime NFL-level pace and bend? If not, he initiatives as an outstanding Guard, so there’s a very excessive ground. FWIW, the state of affairs smells just like the form of prospect who disappoints the followers as his approach slowly improves, after which out of the blue ‘arrives’ as a star when issues lastly gel. Josh Carney’s late February, gif-supported scouting report reveals few doubts about his capability to be taught the Deal with sport ultimately. OTOH, the NFL.com scouting profile by Lance Zierlein ends by saying, “Carman has beginning potential as a guard with emergency worth at proper sort out.” 3:01 G Wyatt Davis, Ohio St. (RS Junior). 6’3⅝”, 315 lbs. with 33⅞” arms and 9⅛” palms. Kyle Crabbs began his Draft Community scouting profile with these phrases: “This dude is a destroyer of worlds.” Daniel Jeremiah in contrast him to a minimum of David DeCastro. As for bloodlines, his grandfather is Willie Davis, a reputation to reckon with even amongst his fellow members of the HOF. So sure: Wyatt Davis is a kind of uncommon Guards who deserves and can get a Spherical 1 grade throughout the league, albeit a later-1st due to some points getting his nostril out over his ft. Left the BCS championship when a nagging knee damage lastly turned an excessive amount of to bear, however experiences say it mustn’t quantity to a real crimson flag for his draft standing. 3:01 C/G Josh Myers, Ohio St. (RS Junior). 6’5⅛”, 310 lbs. with 32” arms and large 10⅜” palms. He’s bought all of the instruments you search for, and at NFL ranges, however nothing that rises to the extent of “particular” besides telephone sales space energy. His anchor could already be higher than Pouncey’s, however Steeler Nation tends to take inhuman mobility ranges of mobility as a right, and Myers is weak to quickness on the within too. The form of participant who’d take care of Casey Hampton significantly better than Aaron Donald. Nonetheless, he can play all three inside positions and has a really stable ground at every of them. That alone ought to put him on our Day 2 radar. Josh Carney’s gif-supported early March scouting report ends in a Spherical 4 grade based mostly on issues about his “heavy ft” on the subject of move blocking. The run blocking is all you could possibly need; violent, highly effective, and explosive with occasional whiffs in open area on account of his mobility limitations. “Stable however unspectacular with the expertise to change into an early starter,” runs the conclusion from Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile. He got here in with a stable Spherical 2 grade from Gil Brandt (#42 total as “a two-position participant who I feel can begin for the subsequent 8-9 years.” 3:01 RB Trey Sermon, Ohio St. by the use of Oklahoma (Senior). 6’⅜”, 215 lbs. with lengthy 33⅜” arms. [SEVERAL MTGS] A well-rounded, aggressive soccer participant who occurs to play working again. Stable in move safety. The bodily property like burst, slicing capability, imaginative and prescient, and palms are all good to superb, along with his contact steadiness and skill to make tacklers miss in a telephone sales space being distinctive in accordance with Tyler Sensible’s gif-supported February scouting report. The laborious half is the odd lack of play. He by no means managed to be The Man in all his years at Oklahoma, after which continued getting lower than 20 carries per sport at Ohio State till the very finish of 2020 – when he singlehandedly destroyed Northwestern within the Large 10 championship sport, adopted by Clemson within the faculty semi-final. At which level he separated a shoulder on the primary play in opposition to Alabama. If he was all the time that good, why such restricted use? If these video games had been completely different, how and why? This Giants-oriented February scouting profile ends with a mid-round, “dependable contributor to the rotation” grade. 3:01 WR Rondale Moore, Purdue. (Junior). 5’7”, 180 lbs. A human joystick who’s even sooner (4.27 pace), peppier (42½” vertical leap), and extra elusive than Diontae Johnson. And far stronger, having squatted 600 lbs. on movie. Severely discounted for this Board. One worries about his capability to outlive with the massive boys, however the phrase “star” might be stamped on his NFLPA card for a very long time if he can take the pounding. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with a fringe-1st grade based mostly on his perception the reply might be, “sure.” Right here is a good October article on Moore and his tagline response to questions on his measurement: “How huge is quick”? LOL. Moore is talked about on this article on essentially the most tough prospects to grade. 3:01 WR Kadarius Toney, Florida. (Senior). 5’11⅛”, 189 lbs. Severely discounted for this Board. A extremely enjoyable participant to observe and a significant a part of Kyle Trask’s Heisman run, Kadarius Toney is a kind of shifty, slippery, Gumby forms of participant who stops, begins, contorts, and accelerates in any route, at any time, and from any angle. Would rank even increased if he was not one thing of a one 12 months marvel. This transient profile from December calls him a “missed sort out machine”, and which may be understating the case. He additionally tracks the ball extraordinarily properly as each a receiver and a punt/kick returner. Skilled habits and training ought to make him an excellent route runner along with his instinctive return capability and RAC prowess. He’s a wise participant too, a former QB who’s additionally been used as a RB along with WR, with very reliable palms. Wesley Cantliffe’s late January, gif-supported scouting report describes him as a multidimensional fringe-1st expertise, with an incredible capability to beat press protection off the road and to be inventive when the ball is in his hand. 3:01 DT Daviyon Nixon, Iowa (RS Junior). 6’3⅛”, 313 lbs. A traditional 1-gap, penetrating DT who solely began for one season, however managed to indicate the burst, athleticism and energy to create inside move rush whereas additionally holding up in run help. He performs with good, low pad degree, and also will get higher with professional teaching. Tom Mead’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with a Spherical 2, eventual starter’s grade for a workforce that isn’t loaded with Heyward and Tuitt already. Listed below are a good December article on his struggles to beat a studying incapacity, and a good trying early February scouting profile from a Patriots POV. 3:01 DL Marlon Tuipulotu, USC. (RS Junior). 6’1¾”, 308 lbs. with 32¾” arms and large 10⅜” palms. A squat, highly effective bull rusher with good burst and an efficient bull rush. Nice motor too, which is all the time a significant plus, however not loads of sophistication. It takes some projection to see the starter upside. He got here in at #45 on Daniel Jeremiah’s authentic High 50, described as “a dominant run defender with some upside as a move rusher.” 3:01 EDGE Joe Tryon, Washington. (RS Junior). 6’4”, 251 lbs. The dimensions, athleticism, and bodily talents match up with what Pittsburgh appears to be like for, however he’s “solely” an NFL-good athlete, not a SPARQ rating miracle. He’s an entire bundle exterior of the restricted bend across the nook, with a very admirable motor. OTOH, there’s restricted movie as a result of he opted out in 2020 on account of Covid-19. Tom Mead’s late January scouting report ends with a Spherical 3 grade. He was #32 on Daniel Jeremiah’s preliminary High 50 listing, who mentioned “His sport is constructed on his energy and energy greater than his pace and agility.” This Chiefs-oriented late January scouting profile emphasizes how a lot he’s possible to enhance as soon as he positive aspects a pro-level soccer IQ to hurry up his learn and react abilities. 3:01 ILB Nick Bolton, Missouri (Junior). 5’11⅛”, 237 lbs. [MTG AT PRO DAY]. An enormous hitter within the Vince Williams mildew, who confirmed extra athletic expertise for taking part in out in area on movie regardless of backside 5% testing that was even worse on the agility drills. Like Williams, he excels as each a blitzer and a run stuffer/destroyer, and will certainly be an vitality bringer to any protection that picks him up. Additionally brings a really excessive ground as a particular teamer. Josh Carney’s gif-supported February scouting report ends in a Spherical 2 grade based mostly on doubts about his precise measurement, size, and skill to be a real protection linebacker. This stable, Giants-oriented scouting profile likes him too, however worries about his erratic tackling kind and protection abilities (good in zone, too stiff for man). This gif-supported February scouting report from S.I. praises his physicality and likes the tackling abilities, however worries about his total vary. This January scouting profile discovered a constant theme: “he’s sizzling or chilly on the subject of every trait.” 3:01 ILB Cameron McGrone, Michigan (RS Sophomore). 6’1”, 235 lbs. Will probably be not-quite-21 on draft day. The successor to Devin Bush, and darned close to as promising with a really related ability set. Only a bit wider, and much more uncooked at this level in his profession. Extraordinary ceiling; ground could be a pair of redshirt years earlier than he ‘will get it.’ Tom Mead’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with a Spherical 4 grade based mostly on the quantity of psychological work he might want to do so as to get his sport as much as fundamental skilled requirements. He already capabilities properly in protection, and he tackles high-quality, however there are far too many instances the place he “takes the cheese” on play motion and misdirection performs, and in addition too many delays earlier than he acknowledges the place he’s imagined to go on any given play. His 2020 season was hampered by varied accidents. Often known as a robust workforce chief. This 4-part January scouting profile agrees; an awesome athlete who was hampered by accidents in 2020, and desires examine time and training to be taught the professional sport. This January scouting profile worries extra about his points with getting off blocks. 3:01 ILB Pete Werner, Ohio St. (Senior). 6’2⅞”, 238 lbs. with lengthy 33¼” arms. An ILB who excels in run help and transferring downhill on blitzes, however has a sport that slowly weakens as he strikes additional away from the LOS. He actually is an Ohio State degree athlete, as confirmed by his High 5% athletic testing; only one who leans extra towards the thumper aspect than most of his friends. His protection abilities are superb in shallow zones, good-to-average carrying somebody downfield, and weak when that RB or ILB has subsequent degree pace or shiftiness, however there’s solely a lot you’ll be able to count on from a Buck ILB. He will definitely begin out as a particular groups ace, however has clear 3-down-player potential if he can develop the pro-level recognition abilities and protection methods which have let VW survive so lengthy. Devin Jackson’s gif-supported February scouting report describes these realized instincts as the primary cause for decreasing Werner’s draft grade into the Spherical 3-4 vary. This January PFN scouting profile agrees, describing Werner as a surprisingly good athlete for a run-first LB, who solely wants get much less weak to QB methods and misdirection performs. One of many few gamers that TE Pat Freiermuth couldn’t block within the run sport. Got here in at #29 total on Gil Brandt’s board. 3:01 S Jevon Holland, Oregon (Junior). 6’1”, 196 lbs. [CASUAL MTG] A full sized Security with the quickness and pace to return punts? Yep. Also referred to as a workforce chief and a stable tackler. It’s simply… the place are the splash performs a man with that profile must be producing? He had one thing to show in 2020, and that one thing might have simply pushed him into Spherical 1 competition. He opted out as a substitute. This gif-heavy February scouting report ends with a Spherical 2 grade, describing him as a real Nickel DB whose skills unfold from Nickel-CB out to single-high Security. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile appears to agree, saying that Holland, “appears to be like, feels and strikes like a professional participant” who solely falls as a result of “scouts have some issues about lengthy pace.” The #2 Security total in accordance with Bucky Brooks February listing. 3:01 S Hamsah Nasirildeen, Fla. St. (Senior). 6’3¼”, 215 lbs. with lineman-length 34½” arms and large 10” palms. A prospect whose athletic profile and potential actually reminds you of Terrell Edmunds, proper right down to the “workforce chief” and “excessive character” features famous within the NFL.com scouting profile. Learn this February scouting profile and also you’ll see precisely what I imply. He appears to be like like an outsized and bodily field Security – and he performs that function properly – however he additionally has the pace and protection capability to play deep. The one lacking component is ball abilities. Like Edmunds, Nasirlideen is significantly better at stopping or tackling the completion than he’s at producing INT’s. Tore an ACL in November of 2019, and misplaced most of 2020 when he tweaked it once more within the second week. This Giants-oriented February scouting profile ends with an excited “early starter” grade as a hybrid LB/Security athlete. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported early March scouting report ends in a Spherical 3-4 grade based mostly on questions on his physicality as a tackler and his pure athleticism in open area. 3:01 CB Kelvin Joseph, Kentucky by the use of LSU. (RS Sophomore). 5’11½”, 197 lbs. with 31⅜” arms. He’s bought the measurements and he’s bought the SPARQ rating, however there’s little movie on which to base an actual opinion. He reportedly seemed pretty good in 2020 in opposition to superb competitors reminiscent of TE/WR Kyle Pitts and the Alabama legion of legends, but additionally seemed as inexperienced within the neck up division as his 20 sport profession would recommend. #23 total on Gil Brandt’s board, however with a warning that additional analysis known as for. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile sees fabulous native expertise held again by a “lack of maturity that’s generally proven on the sector.” Put up a High 10% athletic profile, with superior pace however weaker COD numbers. 3:01 CB/DB Elijah Molden, Washington (Senior). 5’9½”, 192 lbs. with stubby 29½” arms. NOTE: Ran a really poor 4.59 that will replicate a hamstring situation that saved him from doing the agility drills. Your traditional “faster than quick” man, a number of experiences have emphasised that he’s a pure soccer participant at coronary heart who does the little issues properly. Glorious instincts; glorious ball abilities; glorious tackling pound-for-pound; and many others. What he lacks is the lengthy pace and additional inches to play on the boundary. , inside piece of the secondary however restricted to that function. Owen Straley’s gif-supported February scouting report lauds Molden’s “spectacular mixture of endurance and physicality” earlier than ending with a fringe-2nd grade as a beginning Nickel DB to switch Mike Hilton. This Mathieu-centric article calls Ar’Darius Washington and Elijah Molden his potential “disciples,” no matter meaning. 3:12 OT Walker Little, Stanford. (Senior). 6’7”, 309 lbs. with 33¾” arms and 10⅛” palms. Turns 22 simply earlier than the draft. Return to 2018 and also you’ll see a Sophomore starter incomes 1st Spherical buzz for his planet-theory measurement, size, energy, agility, and total athleticism. Nonetheless younger, nonetheless in want of seasoning, however wow. Then he misplaced 2019 to a knee damage within the opening sport. Grrr. However a minimum of we’d get to see him in 2020, and… Covid. Make that aargh! So we’re speaking a couple of prospect who hasn’t performed an precise snap of soccer in 2 years, however has each asset you need and a few confirmed, high-level flashes. So the underside line is a sequence of unknowns, past the apparent details that Walker Little has NFL measurement, NFL energy, NFL athleticism, sound however improvable approach (as of two years in the past), and Stanford-level smarts. It’s a bloody Rorschach Take a look at! See in him what you’ll, for good or dangerous. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile primarily says the identical factor: the property seemed nice two years in the past, however in the present day? Who is aware of? Little is mentioned on this article on essentially the most tough prospects to grade. 3:12 OT D’Ante Smith, E. Automobile. (Senior). 6’5”, 294 lbs. with unbelievable 35¼” arms and large 10” palms. Nobody did extra for his draft inventory on the Senior Bowl than this younger man, who confirmed the younger males from larger colleges that he extra than simply belongs of their firm. He has super motion abilities, with fairly presumably the most effective footwork within the developmental Day 2 class, however does get off steadiness when he reaches to get within the huge punch. He’s additionally bought much more energy than you would possibly guess from the measured weight (properly as much as NFL requirements), and he is aware of learn how to use these orangutan-length arms to their greatest benefit. This goes to a gif-supported SI scouting report from late January. Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported, late March scouting report notes that the dearth of sand in his pants will present up occasionally when good gamers can get previous these palms and ft so as to attain his physique. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting report ends with a Day 3 grade, however it’s based mostly nearly totally on issues about whether or not Smith can pack on the required muscle to develop a suitable NFL anchor. 3:12 G Trey Smith, Tennessee. (Senior). 6’5½”, 331 lbs. with 33¾” arms and 10” palms. Truthful disclosure: I’ve a minor league man crush on this prospect. Learn Tyler Sensible’s gif-supported January scouting report and also you would possibly too. It doesn’t take loads of creativeness to see Trey Smith ending up with each a HOF profession and a minimum of one Walter Payton badge adorning his jersey. He’s not an ideal prospect, and the mobility warts will present if a workforce asks him to maneuver exterior to Deal with on greater than an emergency foundation. “Stiff” is an understatement at instances. However he is a good energy Guard prospect who can dig out essentially the most cussed DT’s after which climb or pull with the most effective of them. The one important flaws are positional worth, and a medical crimson flag courting again three years to a life threatening scare about mysterious blood clots in his lungs. Taking part in each 2019 and 2020 with out situation eased these fears, however the alarm rang so loud that it nonetheless echoes in the present day. 3:12 C/G Kendrick Inexperienced, Illinois (RS Junior). 6’1⅞”, 305 lbs. with 32¼” arms and 10⅛” palms. Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported, late March scouting report describes a pure Heart who spent loads of his time at Guard, and can most likely require a redshirt 12 months within the NFL except his workforce can settle for blown performs as he learns the commerce. Inexperienced performs a smart-man’s sport as an OL, with glorious burst on the snap and fluid mobility (each supported by good athletic testing), plus a knack for getting his physique between the defender and the play. Higher at run blocking than move safety, however will miss defenders in area and will add extra nastiness to his sport. Plenty of room to develop as a technician; however that’s to be anticipated from a DL who crossed over simply three years in the past, and has gotten steadily higher in each season. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile factors to issues that mainly come right down to coping with particular ranges of energy, pace, or quickness on the opposite aspect; a/ok/a, the issues that require knowledgeable approach. The March PFN scouting profile agrees that his greatest match might be at Heart. 3:12 TE Brevin Jordan, Miami. (Junior). 6’3”, 245 lbs. He profiles as an outsized WR, however is each extra and fewer than that. Extra as a result of he actually likes to dam even when he has measurement limitations and isn’t significantly good at it. “Much less” due to these limitations, and the truth that he’s by no means actually been requested to run routes. For all that, he’s a SPARQ-y younger man, he has the native expertise to enhance throughout the board, and he’s been on an upward arc. The downgrades come as a result of he must, and the method will little question take just a few years, Devin Jackson’s gif-supported January scouting report has little good to say in regards to the blocking, a lot much less in regards to the catching approach, however nonetheless views him because the TE3 of the category. 3:12 DT Alim McNeill, N. Automobile. St. (Junior). 6’2”, 315-335 lbs. (Weight as acknowledged by McNeill on this interview; he performed at 335 in 2020 as a result of the coaches needed a 0-tech, however his pure, most athletic weight is round 315 lbs.) The trendy Pittsburgh protection appears to be like for a particular kind of Defensive Deal with quite than the previous Lebeau-era division into DE’s and NT’s. McNeill suits the older mildew higher, however he’s adequate to reach this period too. It begins with huge measurement, huge energy, and the form of motor that gained’t go away him behind when Cam Heyward will get going. That’s fairly particular. His anchor in opposition to double groups, mixed with burst and quickness within the proverbial telephone sales space, makes him a perfect run stuffer. And that very same burst and energy can collapse the pocket straight again, although he gained’t be referred to as a move rusher all on his personal. He’s a 2-down participant, however not ineffective (whereas nonetheless younger) if the offense shifts to a move as a result of he’s in. Word that McNeill isn’t a completed product both bodily or from the technical standpoint, so there’s additionally some upside to contemplate. Tom Mead’s gif-supported February scouting report makes use of Casey Hampton because the comp from starting to finish, with out hyperbole. This Cowboys-oriented January scouting profile provides that McNeill had the athleticism to play ILB and be an outfielder in H.S., so he isn’t only a sumo wrestler in pads. PFF loves him because the DT2 for your entire class. This Cowboys-oriented scouting profile contains a reside interview starting on the 3:30 mark. 3:12 DT Levi Onwuzurike, Washington (RS Senior). 6’2⅞”, 290 lbs. with 32½” arms and 10¼” palms One of many prospects who could undergo as a result of he misplaced his 2020 season to Covid-19, Onwuzurike might have risen right into a stable Spherical 1 prospect if he’d been capable of construct on his distinctive burst in a full 2020 run. Even now he got here in at #30 on Gil Brandt’s preliminary huge board, described as “very robust and athletic, [and] and distinctive run-stuffer”. He’s performed each 0- and 1-tech, which is good, and proven each the flexibility to stress QB’s up the center whereas additionally holding as much as collegiate degree double groups. Measures slightly small to carry up within the NFL, however instances they’re a’changin’. Perhaps. Tom Mead’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with a Spherical 2 grade. 3:12 DL Jay Tufele, USC (RS Junior). 6’3”, 315 lbs. A properly rounded, explosive participant who would match proper in with the Heyward/Tuitt prototype if he was 2-3” taller. The primary critique is a scarcity of consistency, which nobody bought to verify on in 2020 as a result of he opted out. When the sunshine comes on he can dominate a sport; so why doesn’t it flash extra usually? Tufele could properly find yourself being the most effective IDL within the class, however the lacking 12 months of manufacturing makes {that a} a lot sketchier wager than you’d like. Tom Mead’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with a Spherical 3 grade after lauding the essential instruments, after which discounting for weak approach throughout the board. 3:12 EDGE Patrick Jones II, Pitt. (RS Senior). 6’4½”, 264 lbs. with shorter 32⅞” arms and 10” palms. [MTG AT SENIOR BOWL] Will flip 23 as a rookie. An Edge Rusher who performs greatest attacking/holding the sting whereas sustaining the athletic capability to play in area. The movie reveals good go off the road (regardless of poor explosion numbers within the testing), with a great ground and the native athleticism to have a excessive ceiling, however he’ll want loads of good teaching and laborious work to iron out holes in his sport that result in very completely different takes by the movie watchers. Word the dearth of size for somebody this tall, and what your creator considers a horrible behavior of attempting to leap by opposing Tackles with each ft off the bottom. That’s positive to get him rag dolled on the subsequent degree till he learns higher. Daniel Jeremiah had him at #42 on the unique High 50 listing, based mostly largely on his pace to energy abilities. Here’s a good trying February scouting profile. This late January scouting profile has some respectable on-field background, and ends in a fringe-1st grade as a pure 4-3 DE. This late-January Chiefs-oriented scouting profile additionally concludes that he “doesn’t have the protection chops to be a dynamic hybrid or 3-4 exterior linebacker.” In contrast, James Wilford’s gif-supported February scouting report concludes that Jones “lacks the dimensions and energy groups need from a conventional 4-3 DE [and] struggles in opposition to energy on each run and passing performs. [But] he might play as a 3-4 Exterior Linebacker at his present weight.” This Patriots-oriented February scouting profile additionally sees a 3-4 OLB, and believes he might contribute shortly as a situational move rusher. Here’s a properly balanced late January scouting profile from a Giants POV. 3:12 EDGE Ronnie Perkins, Oklahoma. (Junior). 6’3”, 251 lbs. Will flip 22 as a rookie. A properly constructed, violent, and profitable speed-to-power rusher with expertise as a arise OLB. He’s additionally proven a stable anchor for setting the sting on run downs, although he might afford to be extra disciplined in that function. Not the bendiest participant, nevertheless, and will use some teaching to develop extra and higher thought of move rush strikes. This January scouting profile has particular reward for his burst, energy, and pad degree, however features a gif that additionally reveals some good cornering. This late January scouting profile agrees, additionally noting a suspension for marijuana use together with a number of different teammates. Kelvin Bryant’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with a Spherical 2-3 grade based mostly on his heavy palms and “relentless motor,” discounted by a scarcity of capability to bend across the nook. 3:12 ILB Jabril Cox, LSU (RS Senior). 6’2⅞”, 233 lbs. Will flip 23 simply earlier than the draft. LSU by the use of North Dakota State, he went to the SEC to show his chops in opposition to elite competitors – and did, even in one among LSU’s uncommon down years. A transformed H.S. quarterback and multisport athlete, Cox dominated his FCS video games utterly. See this good late January scouting profile from PFN. His on the spot acceleration burst is simply that particular, and makes him a ferocious blitzer and shadow man in opposition to working QB’s. Tom Mead’s gif-supported scouting report from late January describes Cox as mainly an enormous, cover-capable defensive again on passing downs, however complains that his run help abilities are additionally nearer to the Security degree than what is anticipated of an ILB. Scouting profiles have mentioned that Alabama gave up throwing at him, however succeeded after they hit him with Najee Harris and energy runs. 3:12 S Jamar Johnson, Indiana. (Junior). 6’1”, 197 lbs. Due to posters Quiet Rivers and Douglas Proostrong for locating this Security who can sort out, make performs, and customarily do the job both deep or within the field. He’s lined up in each security spots and generally at the same time as a Nickel DB. Intensive particular groups expertise. The NFL.com scouting report couldn’t be extra optimistic, describing the prospect as a flexible, instinctive, and rangy CB/S hybrid earlier than ending with this quote from an NFL personnel director: “He has an opportunity to be what everybody needs to have on their roster – a real nickel-safety hybrid.” It’s as near a rave overview as Zierlein ever will get. 3:12 CB Aaron Robinson, UCF by the use of Alabama (RS Senior). 5’11½”, 190 lbs. with 30¼” arms. [VIRTUAL MTG] Initially recruited to Alabama, the place he earned restricted snaps as a freshman, he transferred again to his dwelling state in quest of extra taking part in time. Has good fast ft and nervy response time, however falls a bit as a result of he has cover-safety COD abilities that can restrict him to being a puzzle piece in sub packages. Daniel Jeremiah had him at #39 in his preliminary High 50, calling him a direct starter as a Nickel CB within the slot. Owen Straley’s gif-supported March scouting report has him extra round participant 100, describing a participant who is larger, sooner, and simply as bodily as Mike Hilton, however too stiff to deal with all of Hilton’s man-coverage duties from the slot. Blazed out a 4.39 sprint with good explosive numbers within the jumps. 3:12 CB Benjamin St. Juste, MInnesota by the use of Michigan. (RS Senior). 6’3⅜”, 200 lbs. with 32” arms. [MTG AT SENIOR BOWL] Might he be a protracted, athletic Canadian CB to pair with final 12 months’s Canadian WR? He actually seemed good on the Senior Bowl, however the common consensus appears to be that he suits the peculiar Seahawks-style Cowl-3 system completely, however will battle with COD abilities when requested to play a system like Pittsburgh’s. Owen Straley’s gif-supported March scouting report concludes with a Spherical 3 grade based mostly on the assumption that he’s a greater model of Justin Layne, and the workforce’s transfer towards Cowl 1 and three shells. This goes to an intriguing March interview with TDN. 3:12 DB Shaun Wade, Ohio St. (RS Junior). 6’1”, 194 lbs. with lengthy 33½” arms. Turns 23 as a rookie. [EARLY APRIL UPDATE: Shaun Wade played through a turf toe injury for most of 2020]. No college has produced extra and higher DB’s than Ohio State over the previous decade, with even the over-drafted ones (Eli Apple, Bradley Robey, and many others.) ultimately turning out to be mainly stable. Wade is the subsequent one up, a 6’1” specimen who’s performed greatest within the slot the place quickness is supremely essential, his size nearly a drawback, and his mixture of tackling and blitzing prowess present greatest. Daniel Jeremiah has in contrast him to Minkah Fitzpatrick, however that was after 2019. Wade struggled mightily as a boundary Nook in 2020; a lot in order that he’s now seen as extra of a multitool DB than a real Nook. That limits his worth considerably in comparison with the High-15 buzz after 2019. However that “multitool DB ground” continues to be a useful participant (“larger and higher model of Mike Hilton” is nothing to scoff at!), the ceiling may be very excessive, and there’s that tantalizing likelihood he might convert to the true Free Security spot his construct and athletic abilities appear to recommend. Owen Straley’s gif-supported February scouting profile makes precisely that comparability – to a bigger and extra bodily Mike Hilton – after which ends with a Spherical 4-5 grade. The pure athleticism and Security upside justify a barely increased grade on this board, with due warning. You should definitely learn this glorious NFL.com article for background in regards to the younger man himself, and what makes him tick. We not often get that sort of human entry, and it issues. Wade is highlighted on this article on essentially the most tough prospects to grade. 3:23 STEELERS ROUND 3 PICK (# 87 OVERALL) 3:24 C/G Trey Hill, Georgia. (Junior). 6’3½”, 319 lbs. with 33⅝” arms and 9⅜” palms. [MTG AT PRO DAY] Turns 21 simply earlier than draft day. ‘Tis the 12 months for sensible, skilled Guard-sized Facilities with nice anchors, energy transferring ahead within the working sport, and far much less mobility that Steeler Nation is used to from its Facilities. That’s Trey Hill in a nutshell. Misplaced the top of 2020 to the necessity for surgical procedure to restore meniscus tears in each knees, which pressured him to play in ache all season. Questions exist in regards to the extent to which these knee points held him again in 2020, since he clearly performed increased than he’d performed in 2019. Certainly, lack of knee bend and poor pad degree had been repeated themes in Lance Zierlein’s extremely vital NFL.com scouting profile. Alex Kozora’s late January, gif-supported scouting report experiences that the surgical procedures had been minor, and provides a stable Day 2 thumbs-up on the prospect. 3:24 QB Davis Mills, Stanford. (Senior). 6’3¾”, 217 lbs. with 9½” palms. The descriptions all sound like a possible beginning QB along with his inventory dragged down by solely 11 video games as a starter in faculty. Excellent measurement, glorious mind and management traits, glorious quick and intermediate accuracy with an arm that dips to merely acceptable on deep balls, although he can drop 50-yard dimes from time to time. Little in the best way of athletic traits past that. He’ll win with pocket passing or under no circumstances, which suggests a minimum of a 2-4 12 months apprenticeship interval to grasp the professional sport sufficiently. Josh Carney’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with an “early Day 3” grade based mostly on worries about Mills’ important lack of expertise, with upbeat notes about his arm energy, accuracy, pocket presence, and different admirable instruments. This goes to a great TDN article laying out the essential downside: nice instruments + 11 video games = main unknowns. 3:24 TE Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame. (RS Sophomore). 6’4”, 248 lbs. [VIRTUAL MTG] Will probably be 20 on draft day. Departing early as a result of Freshman phenom Michael Mayer would have crippled his snap depend simply as Cole Kmet did when Tremble got here up. These move catchers pressured him to earn snaps as a blocking TE, which he did. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported February scouting profile reveals he also can discover holes in zone protection and can catch what’s thrown in his route, however lacks the pace and shiftiness to beat man protection along with his route working. AK ends with a fringe-Third grade, describing Tremble as “mainly the alternative of Eric Ebron”; a blocking-first TE with restricted athletic expertise. Has performed everywhere in the offense, from in-line, to out broad, as a Fullback, and as an H-back. 3:24 RB Michael Carter, N. Automobile. (Senior). 5’7⅞”, 202 lbs. The lightning to Javonte Williams’ thunder, Carter is a stable RB who’s been discounted on this board as a result of he doesn’t appear to suit what Pittsburgh appears to be like for. In case you assume Matt Canada will change that, push his grade up just a few notches. Carter’s sport is constructed on some actually admirable agility and imaginative and prescient, good however not sport altering pace, superb contact steadiness, and the sort of wriggly, aggressive angle that lets him fall ahead more often than not. Additionally has good palms out of the backfield, and is a keen if ineffective blocker. Josh Carney’s gif-supported late January scouting report all however fanboys about Carter’s cease/begin and COD capability, ending with a stable Day 2 grade. Carter’s efficiency in each the Senior Bowl sport and the observe periods helps that. 3:24 RB Rhamondre Stevenson, Oklahoma. (Senior). 5’11⅝”, 231 lbs. [227 at the Senior Bowl, and reportedly 246 playing weight] Stevenson, like A.J. Dillon within the 2020 draft, appears to be like like a poster little one for the Steelers’ patented program: “Take huge man with nifty ft, trim him down, and switch him right into a star.” On movie he’s proven all of the property wanted to do exactly that: measurement, pace, shocking quickness, toughness, glorious palms as a receiver, the flexibility to dam, safety, and even angle. He wore a t-shirt below his jersey emblazoned with “I’M BACK” to rejoice his first TD after coming back from a 6-game marijuana suspension. The professional day testing numbers had been backside 20% for all the things however agility. Had some fumbling points in 2019 when he cut up time with Trey Sermon, however no such issues appeared in 2020 (with Sermon off and searching good at Ohio State). This goes to a protracted November article from Sports activities Illustrated on all of the adversity Stevenson has confronted and overcome. Listed below are some good video clips from Matt Waldman. Josh Carney’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with a Spherical 3 grade after highlighting the tremendously fast ft and the pure energy, but additionally posing questions on his north-south pace. 3:24 RB C.J. Verdell, Oregon. (RS Junior). 5’9”, 210 lbs. Lots of people’s sleeper choose, Verdell had an excellent 2020 regardless of everybody realizing he’d be the first weapon as a result of Oregon has a brand new QB. Constant manufacturing it doesn’t matter what is his calling card. Quick however not small, he has an indignant, downhill working model with superb contact steadiness, and elusiveness within the gap. For no matter cause, the dispute about his imaginative and prescient ranges from “poor” to “NFL good” among the many Web scouts. This goes to an admiring profile from again in November. 3:24 WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota. (Junior). 6’1”, 210 lbs. Look, James Washington has a mirror picture… A participant who does all the things very properly and will simply break into Spherical 1. It isn’t sure as a result of properly and nice should not the identical factor. Severely discounted for this Board. 3:24 WR Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU. (Junior). 6’3”, 200 lbs. An impressive soccer participant at his place, quite than a genius athlete caught at WR to beat the world up in open area. He runs good routes; wins on the level of contact; has nice palms; tracks the ball properly for twisting, athletic catches; runs robust; and appears to know the advantage of taking part in his place with brains, suddenness, and toughness in addition to measurement and pace. Appeared fabulous in 2019, however so did everybody else with Joe Burrow at QB. Nonetheless seemed awfully good in 2020 when the workforce was shedding. The one actual flaw, as capably identified in Tom Mead’s late February, gf-supported scouting report, is a scarcity of physicality in each blocking (he’s terrible even when he tries) and getting off the road in opposition to bodily DB’s. Each might be fastened if he’s keen. 3:24 WR/RB Amari Rodgers, Clemson. (Senior). 5’9½”, 212 lbs. Will probably be 21 on draft day. An instance of that new prototype within the NFL, the hybrid WR/RB who isn’t going to win with peak however quite with sharp cuts and the flexibility to be very bodily. The gadget participant of the gods, with some punt return capability on prime, WR2 written throughout him, and WR1 potential if issues go precisely proper, and who is aware of what else? Groups actually did have him take RB snaps on the professional day. A fully excellent match for the form of motion-heavy, formation-shifting sport that Matt Canada was identified for in faculty. Tore his ACL in 2019 however returned to play in 2020, which can present that he’s slightly higher than the 2020 movie would recommend. Appeared superior on the Senior Bowl, exhibiting the flexibility to trace and modify to deep balls in addition to working beneath and within the midfield. Ran okay at his professional day (sources fluctuate from round 4.45 to round 4.52), however he examined surprisingly low-to-average in each different motion ability. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported January scouting report ends with a Day 3 grade based mostly on some “common consistency/ball safety points” with a be aware that they must be fixable. This goes to a March interview with TDN. 3:24 EDGE Hamilcar Rashed Jr., Oregon St. (RS Senior). 6’3⅛”, 254 lbs. with longer 33¾” arms. Will probably be 23 on draft day. A high-quality 3-4 OLB prospect, who might use a while in an NFL energy coaching room. He too usually performs extra like an undersized DE. That mentioned, the dimensions is lifeless on, the scouting profiles stress how properly he makes use of his size to set the sting within the run sport. Additionally an excellent tackler. The move rush strikes are the place he lacks essentially the most. He’s very a lot a push upfield after which react man, with little sophistication. If solely he was three years youthful! Pittsburgh could be throughout him. As it’s… We’ll see. Here’s a PFN scouting profile from late January that basically needs an evidence for why he performed so significantly better in 2019 than 2020. The piece on Rashed on this Cowboys-oriented Senior Bowl overview describes him as “a extremely athletic and extremely uncooked presence on the sting.” Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported April scouting report ends with a Spherical 3-4 grade as a legit OLB3 for the rotation. 3:24 EDGE Quincy Roche, Miami by the use of Temple (RS Senior). 6’2⅞”, 243 lbs. Turns 23 in early 2021. A considerably undersized 3-4 OLB from Pittsburgh’s POV, Roche performs a fluid, technically achieved sport with loads of energy regardless of the average measurement. Mixed with a great first step, and the flexibility to show a nook, these property give him a excessive ground, however did he hit his ceiling in faculty? He put up monster numbers in 2019, however they dipped in 2020 after the transfer to Miami, and he’s not a particular athlete when measured on the NFL grading curve. This goes to a significantly good PFN Senior Bowl scouting profile that breaks down the property and limitations intimately. This good February scouting profile from a Giants POV would agree, including that Roche gained the coveted proper to the place a “Temple Powerful” single digit uniform, an honor voted on by his teammates. This New 12 months’s scouting profile notes that he not often fell into protection even when requested to play from a 2-point stance. Tom Mead’s gif-supported March scouting report makes use of the phrase “stable” again and again en path to ending with a Spherical 3 grade. This native newspaper article got here out after he shined on the Senior Bowl with “elite hand work.” 3:24 EDGE Jordan Smith, UAB by the use of Florida. (RS Junior). 6’6⅛”, 255 lbs. Dominated decrease competitors along with his bend, size, and energy. Smith put up huge numbers in 2019 and 2020 as a 3-4 OLB, and has the native expertise to reach the NFL too. However he comes with an array of query marks arising from each the extent of competitors and being concerned in a bank card fraud rip-off that bought him kicked out of Florida and sentenced to 2 years probation. All of it provides as much as main increase or bust potential. This Chiefs-oriented February scouting report emphasizes the mix of uncommon pure instruments with some fairly excessive rawness. This appears to be like like a pretty thorough scouting profile from PFN circa the Senior Bowl. 3:24 EDGE Payton Turner, Houston. (Senior). 6’5⅜”, 270 lbs. with extraordinarily lengthy 35” arms and equally huge 11” palms. An odd tweener who would have been the main focus of nice curiosity on the Mix, the unfastened description from a Pittsburgh POV could be an “elephant OLB,” however he might additionally function an undersized 5-tech DE (he has performed as excessive as 290), or a real 4-3 DE. That final of these is the place he’ll most likely find yourself. Presupposed to be an athletic younger man, however how does that translate to an NFL grading curve? Good burst, good energy, fabulous size, however not a lot in the best way of bend. Right here is PFN’s Senior Bowl scouting profile. 3:24 ILB/SS Chazz Surratt, N. Automobile. (RS Senior). 6’1½”, 227 lbs. He’s earned an actual low cost for this Board as a result of he measures like a Mack ILB who is just too small to play Buck – a step I hate to take as a result of that is the form of prospect to get your draftnik juices going. He’d have a Spherical 2 grade in a heartbeat if he was 2” and 20 lbs. larger. Surratt was a school Quarterback who moved throughout the road to change into a extremely athletic QB for the protection. Efficiently! It’s laborious to oversell the worth at ILB for that sort of drive, self-discipline, and soccer IQ. The largest points are age (24 on draft day) and the truth that the Steelers have a glut of Mack ILB expertise in Bush, Spillane, Gilbert, and even Marcus Allen. Here’s a great NFL.com article from November to present you some perception into the younger man in addition to the participant. Tom Mead’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with a Spherical 3 grade based mostly on apparent starter potential that requires some important studying, and could also be restricted to the Mack place. 3:24 FS/DB Richie Grant, UCF (RS Senior). 5’11⅝”, 197 lbs. with 32⅝” arms. [VIRTUAL MTG] Will flip 24 as a rookie. An efficient and rangy playmaker from the deep Security function, with intensive particular groups credentials and a love for that a part of the sport, Grant would rank a stable spherical increased on this Board if Pittsburgh didn’t have such a giant desire for youthful draft picks. Stood out brilliantly on the Senior Bowl, the place he additionally performed some Nook. This point-by-point scouting profile from early February ends in a stable Spherical 2 grade. Tom Mead’s gif-supported February scouting report ends in a Spherical 2-3 grade. 3:24 DB James Wiggins, Cincinnati. (RS Senior). 5’11½”, 190 lbs. An A+ athlete who performs that hybrid function between an undersized field Security and a full sized Nickel Nook, Wiggins initiatives as a sub bundle soccer specialist who might need a tough time discovering snaps within the base protection when solely 4 DB’s are on the sector. Ought to be a particular groups demon. Consider the Mike Hilton function with a much bigger and possibly much more athletic participant, however with out the confirmed NFL instincts. He missed 2019 with a torn ACL however seemed good in each 2018 and the 2020 Covid season. Right here is Devin Jackson’s gif-supported February scouting report, which ends in a late-Third grade. This goes to a January scouting profile from PFN, which questions his capability to remain wholesome. 3:24 DB Robert Rochell, Cen. Arkansas. (RS Senior). 5’11⅞”, 198 lbs. with lengthy 32⅜” arms. A freak athlete within the High 5% of all Corners, who Alex Kozora described as a possible Pittsburgh sleeper in mid-March. Rochell had an incredible 2019 season however appeared to plateau as a Nook throughout 2020 regardless of the decrease degree of competitors. Performs a troublesome man, press man model of protection however was grabby even for faculty and had problem with the upper degree of competitors on the Senior Bowl. His bodily traits enable for a projection to Security if Nook doesn’t work out. Alex’s follow-up gif-supported scouting report raised issues about some stiffness (is he extra of a straight line athlete regardless of the take a look at outcomes?) and particularly an inclination for the motor to run sizzling & chilly. Small college gamers ought to dominate, and Rochell actually did; however far more so within the huge moments than the play-to-play grind. Here’s a pump-you-up video scouting profile from again in September. 3:24 CB Keith Taylor, Wash. (Senior). 6’2⅜”, 191 lbs. with 31” arms. Tall and lengthy, with satisfactory pace and COD capability. Appears like a kind of gamers who must be in a protection like Seattle’s, doesn’t it? OTOH, he’s had some success within the slot, and stood out as probably the most full CB’s on the Senior Bowl, so possibly he’s extra cellular than his construct suggests. Sensible, tackles properly, understands physicality, and is aware of learn how to use his size. 3:24 CB Ambry Thomas, Mich. (Senior). 5’11⅞”, 189 lbs. with 31⅛” arms. Will probably be 21 on draft day. A promising, fairly bodily press Nook in 2019 who had lots of people excited to see his subsequent step. Alas, however he opted out of 2020, thereby lacking an opportunity to spice up his inventory and leaving all of the query marks in place. Josh Carney’s gif-supported April scouting report describes a perfect goal for one among Pittsburgh’s Spherical 4 picks who “performs larger than his peak and weight,” and brings critical kick and punt return capability to complement his attraction as a developmental CB. He examined as a High-11% athlete with good scores throughout the board. The NFL.com scouting profile by Lance Zierlein says “His greatest match might be as a future beginning nickel again for a zone-heavy cowl unit,” and compares his common sport to Kendall Fuller (who I all the time appreciated). Different reviewers see him as extra of an undersized press- or off-man participant with the flexibility to play in zone, which provides as much as some interesting clay imho. The March PFN scouting profile loves his burst, agility, and ball abilities however worries about his restricted measurement and average tackling. This Giants-oriented January scouting profile is in keeping with the others, ending with an early Day 3 grade as a developmental CB. Ditto for this Packers-oriented March scouting profile, and this Chiefs-oriented April scouting profile, which focuses extra on the purely athletic upside. 4:01 OT Josh Ball, Marshall by the use of Fla. St. (Senior). 6’7⅜”, 308 lbs. with astonishing 35” arms and 10” palms. A fringe-1st expertise held again by important off-field smoke that reeks of, “there’s extra to this story than we all know, and people particulars will make all of the distinction.” Ball was producing at a star degree for FSU when a faculty panel suspended him on a courting violence grievance. There have been no prison prices filed, nevertheless it successfully pressured him to depart the college. Then he transferred to Marshall and seemed each bit as dominant. So the expertise is there, and worthy of a Spherical 1-2 grade. However. Groups have to resolve if he’s a proficient child who bought floor up in a trigger célèbre, or a catastrophe ready to implode when the skilled cash and fame arrive. Ball’s state of affairs is highlighted on this article on essentially the most tough prospects to grade. Right here is the NFL.com scouting profile, which concludes that, “From a football-only standpoint, Ball might change into an early swing sort out as he acclimates to a leap in competitors, however might change into a future starter at left sort out.” 4:01 OT Tommy Doyle, Miami (OH). (RS Senior). 6’8”, 320 lbs. with very lengthy 35” arms and an elite, High 1% athletic profile. A goliath human being from a faculty that’s handled the Steelers properly, Doyle is a kind of sleeper prospects that obtained some Spherical 2-3 buzz earlier than opting out and disappearing off the radar in 2020. He’s bought the property, little question about that, particularly on the subject of the components that relate to pure measurement, energy, and size. However he hasn’t confirmed it in opposition to prime competitors and the dearth of latest movie is prone to damage. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported late February scouting report is a captivating learn, partially as a result of it identifies steadiness points as Doyle’s greatest problem, but additionally mentions that he was an elite hockey participant; a sport the place steadiness is all essential. So he ought to have the native expertise to repair his flaws. 4:01 T/G Jaylon Moore, W. Mich. (RS Senior). 6’4⅛”, 311 lbs. with shorter 33⅜” arms and large 11” palms. [MTG AT PRO DAY] The faculty successor at LT for Chuks Okorafor, Moore is one thing of his protege. The 2 have stayed involved over time with Chuks passing on what he realized within the execs. He stood out on the Senior Bowl for his capability to maneuver future NFL gamers off the road of scrimmage to the place they didn’t wish to go, however Alex Kozora’s gif-supported March scouting report means that this actually isn’t his energy. His faculty movie reveals and straightforward transferring, light-footed, athletic move protector who’d match higher on the blind aspect than he would in a extra strength-oriented place. In different phrases, you may have a battle: the dearth of size and Senior Bowl practices recommend a transfer to Guard, however the movie suggests a barely undersized however very athletic Deal with. 4:01 G Deonte Brown, Alabama. (RS Senior). 6’3¼”, 344 lbs. with 32⅜” arms and nearly dainty 9⅛” palms (down from 364 lbs. on the Senior Bowl). A Grendel-sized human being who routinely faces different monsters and strikes them the place he needs them to go. Backward? Bah. Weight is the difficulty. His ft are nifty sufficient when he’s down within the 330’s, however the Senior Bowl and tape present vulnerability to quickness when he loses self-discipline and rises to the 360’s. A lot better suited to an old style energy sport. Might go in Spherical 2 if a workforce has simply the best scheme and opening, however simpler to challenge as a Spherical 3 or 4 choose. Discounted right here for the dearth of place flexibility at a place the place Pittsburgh has its starters in place. This goes to Alex Kozora’s gif-supported January scouting profile. 4:01 G/C David Moore, Grambling. (RS Senior). 6’1½”, 330 lbs. (350 on the Senior Bowl) with 34⅛” arms, small 9⅛” palms a giant 82⅝” wingspan (enormous chest and shoulders). Take the construct of Jerome Bettis, add 3”, after which pack on 100 lbs. of muscle. Sideways. You find yourself with a beast of an offensive Guard who walked by way of his lower-level competitors with the form of violent domination that makes for the Hysterical Spotlight Tape From Hell. The one factor he’s lacking, bodily, is the size to win on the subject of hand preventing. Strikes fairly properly too for somebody constructed like an ice chest. He might be caught lunging, and must adapt to the upper degree of competitors, however he nonetheless initiatives like a pleasant Day 3 prospect with a great likelihood at constructing a stable profession. A super week on the Senior Bowl included proof that he’s comfy taking part in at Heart too, although he’s by no means performed it in every other sport. Tom Mead’s early April, gif-supported scouting report ends in a Spherical 3-4 grade. 4:01 RB Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis. (RS Sophomore). 5’9⅜”, 201 lbs. [VIRTUAL MTG]. The movie reveals a change-of-pace goal to dream about for those who’re prepared to put in writing off Anthony McFarland. Your creator will not be, and thus applies a reduction to the Spherical 3 grade in Alex Kozora’s admiring, gif-supported scouting report from late January, which describes Gainwell as a particularly quick, one-cut-and-go terror who significantly suits what is anticipated from Matt Canada’s incoming offense. Further factors for having such an awesome identify for the place. His disappointing take a look at outcomes put him within the center of the RB pack athletically, with surprisingly poor agility grades, however which may be on account of misguided efforts so as to add 10-15 lbs. of much less productive weight so as to recover from 200. 4:01 RB Kylin Hill, Miss. St. (Senior). 5’10⅜”, 214 lbs. Quick, broad, robust, and both shifty or punishing as referred to as for. There’s a lot to love, together with a longtime willingness to place his nostril within the fan in opposition to blitzers. What’s missing is both breakaway pace, the facility to maneuver a pile on his personal, and the pure measurement to get faster by losing a few pounds. How a lot can he enhance within the execs? Alex Kozora’s gif-supported February scouting report provides some concern about whether or not he’ll be capable to keep wholesome since he combines average measurement with such a bodily method to the sport. 4:01 WR Dyami Brown, UNC. (Junior). 6’1”, 195 lbs. A Spherical 2 prospect within the mildew of Diontae Johnson, with glorious however not cosmic pace, nice palms (with focus drops), and above all the flexibility to separate in area and do one thing with the ball when he has it. Severely discounted for this Board. A type of guys with an additional gear he can summon on the very finish to separate when the ball is within the air. Performs robust and enjoys the physicality of the sport regardless of his common measurement. Brown and his teammate Dazz Newsome made for a lethal duo in 2020. 4:01 WR Nico Collins, Michigan. (Senior). 6’4¼”, 215 lbs. [VIRTUAL MTG] Opted out in 2020, however with Michigan’s QB state of affairs that will have been a good suggestion. Collins is lengthy, tall, huge, and significantly quick. Among the best vertical threats within the draft, mixed with all the essential property you wish to change into a WR who can play any place. Severely discounted for this Board. Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report describes a kind of basketball gamers on the soccer subject who doesn’t create loads of separation, however frequently turns 50/50 balls into 80/20’s in his favor. 4:01 WR D’Wayne Eskridge, W. Mich. (RS Senior). 5’9⅛”, 188 lbs. [MTG AT PRO DAY] Turns 24 as a rookie. A killer return man with the flexibility to succeed as a WR too. The analogies to Antonio Brown will circulation sizzling and heavy since they went to regional rivals (Western MI as a substitute of Central), and have related measurement, bodily ability set, total function, and many others. AB went in Spherical 6 for a similar form of small college uncertainties that can most definitely damage Eskridge’s inventory. We all know how that turned out, so don’t write the younger man off. He merely couldn’t be lined on the Senior Bowl. Here’s a good, late January point-by-point scouting profile that loves all the things however his lack of measurement and only-average palms. Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with a comparability to Golden Tate. 4:01 WR/RB Demetric Felton, UCLA. (RS Junior). 5’8½”, 189 lbs. A hybrid offensive weapon you’ll be able to shift at will from slot receiver to scat again. He most likely leans extra towards the WR aspect simply due to his restricted mass, however it’s shut sufficient to make him extra distinctive than a “mere” slot receiver. Performed as a base WR in 2019, and a base RB in 2020, however was actually each in each years. Killed it on the Senior Bowl. It is a full, retail-value grade based mostly on the widespread expectation that Matt Canada’s incoming offense would get significantly good mileage from a RB/WR hybrid with distinctive match as a gadget man. 4:01 WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC. (Junior). 6’1”, 195 lbs. Will flip 22 throughout his rookie season. Severely discounted from a pure early-2nd grade, St. Brown is one more high quality receiver in a stable class, He wins with agility, palms, and route working, however on the core it is a robust man who performs that means. Extraordinarily laborious to cowl in man-to-man as a result of that physicality combines with the sharp and sudden cuts to place CB’s in a Catch-22. The draw back is only-adequate pace. Juju Smith-Schuster additionally got here out of USC and readers ought to count on to see loads of comparisons between the 2, with JJSS being larger and ARSB being extra developed. This goes to Wesley Cantliffe’s gif-supported February scouting report. Here’s a late January scouting profile from a Patriots POV that ends with a stable Spherical 2 grade. 4:01 WR Michael Strachan, Charleston. (RS Junior). 6’5⅜”, 226 lbs. with lengthy 34¼” arms. Poster Steelerfan2695 will get credit score for the discover. Strachan, initially from the Bahamas, is discovered on ‘some issues can’t be taught’ shelf. He brings actual increase potential together with the apparent bust issues for a uncooked participant from a small program. Lengthy, tall, has a world of catch radius, and legit monitor athlete pace, he had a great 2018 (his first 12 months of organized ball), and an excellent 2019. There was no 2020 due to Covid-19. Got here it at #100 on Gil Brandt’s preliminary huge board, and put up testing outcomes adequate to earn a High 8% athletic rank amongst all WR’s. 4:01 WR Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma St. (Senior). 5’11⅜”, 194 lbs. One other James Washington who’s so good that it hurts to use the extreme low cost wanted for a Steelers-specific board. He doesn’t boast A-1 pace or A-1 quickness, however is so sensible, robust, and good at successful 50/50 balls that you just’d be hungry to get him if Pittsburgh didn’t have already got the unique. 4:01 DL Marvin Wilson, Fla. St. (Senior). 6’3⅞”, 303 lbs. The movie reveals a examine in superb bodily instruments held again by a sequence of technical errors that restrict his manufacturing to flashes as a substitute of constant domination. Precisely the form of participant who is perhaps irresistible if he falls into true discount territory. The testing reveals a extra average athlete, which takes loads of shine off his inventory. Tom Mead’s gif-supported March scouting report argues that his faculty coaches did him a disservice by transferring him throughout the DL, and ends with this conclusion: “Let him play inside on the 0/1/3 tech the place he’s a more practical move rusher and put him in a two hole scheme to stack and shed blocks to make performs in his gaps and I feel you’ll have and efficient defensive sort out.” 4:01 EDGE Carlos “Boogie” Basham, Jr., Wake Forest. (RS Senior). 6’3⅜”, 281 lbs. Will flip 24 as a rookie. A real 4-3 DE, and a reasonably good one. Might simply go in Spherical 2 for the best workforce, however doesn’t appear to suit what Pittsburgh appears to be like for. He’d get a good steeper low cost if not for his lively palms, soccer IQ, and nativestrength, as described in Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report and Lance Zierlein’s upbeat NFL.com scouting profile. 4:01 EDGE Brenton Cox Jr., Florida by the use of Georgia. (RS Sophomore). 6’3”, 250 lbs. It is a grade that’s all however inconceivable for outsiders to set. Cox was a 5-star recruit for Georgia, and the athleticism is actual. In 2020 he displayed a giant chunk of the important thing (bodily) property you search for in a 3-4 OLB: capability to play in area, go off the sting, pace to energy, and many others. However he did it for Florida as a result of he’d been mysteriously dismissed by Georgia. There was an April, 2019 arrest for marijuana possession however it’s laborious to see that as sufficient to trigger the divorce. One thing else is occurring. That one thing issues. And we have no idea what it’s. The groups will, and that can decide his true draft place. 4:01 EDGE/ILB Patrick Johnson, Tulane. (Senior). 6’6”, 240 lbs. with quick 32” arms and total athletic expertise within the prime 10% – all of which may be very fascinating for a prospect who’d been listed at 6’3”, 255 lbs. and had a status for being extra of a middling athlete. An intriguing prospect to observe as the method strikes ahead, as a result of he profiles on paper as each an Edge Rusher and an OLB; and that’s not simply projection, as a result of his faculty workforce used him in precisely that sort of hybrid function, and it’s supported by his testing numbers. That versatility earns him a better grade on this board than you’ll see with others. Might he actually be that elusive “increased finish Vince Williams”? Performs with superb energy and self-discipline, however not loads of flash for somebody who’s well-known for a continuous motor. What he lacks is bend, pure and easy. Johnson wins his move rushes on effort, energy, and common COD capability, however he doesn’t have that magic bullet in his arsenal. This gif-loaded January scouting report from a Raiders POV appears to be like at Johnson as a pure Edge expertise, admiring his pace, speed-to-power pop, and possibilities of getting higher when he provides some strikes. This Giants-oriented scouting profile additionally sees him as an edge prospect, and ends in a Day 3 grade. Right here’s the decision from Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile: “extra possible a hard-hat rusher than a extremely productive sack grasp on the subsequent degree, [h]e ought to come into the league as a stable backup at 3-4 exterior linebacker with the potential to change into a rotational defender or eventual starter down the road.” Tom Mead’s gif-supported April scouting report sees him as a stable journeyman who’d present good depth and particular groups participant, however could also be a greater match as OLB4 than OLB3 or a possible starter. 4:01 EDGE Malcolm Koonce, Buffalo. (Senior). 6’2¼”, 249 lbs. with 33⅜” arms. A excessive motor, profitable athlete from a smaller college who possesses a reasonably good toolkit. He has some burst, if not loads, can bend the nook, and has expertise taking part in as a 3-4 OLB from a 2-point stance. Wants so as to add some energy to carry the sting on working performs. A type of never-stops gamers who will succeed by way of persistence as usually as he’ll with an preliminary win. PFN’s Senior Bowl scouting profile highlights Koonce’s mixture of arm size and bend, although he impressed as a median athlete total. This transient February scouting profile is a examine in learn how to say “common” in many various methods. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile interprets to a really stable Day 2 grade based mostly on nice property offset by points that must be solvable with the assistance of NFL place and energy coaches. 4:01 ILB Merlin Robertson, Ariz. St. (Junior). 6’3”, 251 lbs. A prime notch athlete with all the dimensions you wish to play Buck ILB, mixed with actually good protection abilities and even some success as a move rusher. There’s loads of increase potential, however he’ll want some good teaching to match the NFL capability with an NFL understanding of all that must be performed. 4:01 ILB Charles Snowden, Virginia. (Senior). 6’6¼”, 232 lbs. with lengthy 34” arms. Cease, return, and skim these measurements once more. That’s the primary a part of the story right here. He’s enormously lengthy and makes use of it properly instead of NFL-level energy. Time within the weight room might make him absurdly good at run help duties, however will additional mass mix along with his peak to trigger COD issues in opposition to shiftier gamers? It will get into hypothesis. The underside line is that we’re speaking the truest form of increase or bust prospect, with “distinctive, field-tilting athlete” upside, and “sq. peg in a spherical gap” bust potential. It gained’t assist that he broke an ankle in late November and could also be restricted or unavailable for the complete Mix/Professional Day exercise. Here’s a February scouting profile from a Chiefs POV. I like to recommend this mixture article/interview/scouting profile from February as perception into his background and perspective. This good PFN scouting profile from late January catches the query marks properly. This Senior Bowl article from an Eagles POV has transient profiles on three ILB’s, together with Snowden. Listed below are a newspaper article/interview from January, and a extra draftnick-oriented Senior Bowl interview. 4:01 DB Joshua Bledsoe, Missouri (Senior). 5’11”, 201 lbs. Nickel SAF/CB hybrid with the chops to play within the slot and canopy all however the shiftiest WR’s. There’s loads of worth there, significantly if the workforce loses each Sean Davis and Mike Hilton. There is no such thing as a query in any respect about his potential to contribute on particular groups. This goes to Tom Mead’s early February, gif-supported scouting report. This goes to a detailed, gif-supported interview with a Colts web site the place the interviewer bought to ask questions on particular performs. Undoubtedly value a learn. This goes to the first article in a sequence that can comply with Bledsoe’s draft journey. 4:01 FS Andre Cisco, Syracuse (Junior). 6’½”, 210 lbs. (common of conflicting numbers from completely different sources). Excels as a playmaking centerpiece in the midst of the secondary, however wants to enhance his tackling and total oomph to be the identical on the subsequent degree. Interviews will matter since he has a status for being both a step sluggish in his evaluation and response, or hair set off jumpy and straightforward for a great QB to govern. This transient however stable January scouting profile ended with a High 50 grade. This goes to a 4-minute video scouting profile. This good gif-supported February scouting report ends with a fringe-2nd grade after lauding the ball abilities and instincts, however head-shaking on the erratic tackling. The NFL.com scouting profile considers him a increase or bust field Security who needs to be a great backup with starter potential. 4:01 CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon (Senior). 5’10¼”, 199 lbs. with 30⅝” arms. A stable, throughout soccer participant who occurs to play or the Nook aspect of the CB/S hybrid varieties. Here’s a good March interview with TDN. 4:01 CB Israel Mukuamu, S. Automobile. (Junior). 6’4⅛”, 212 lbs. with 33” arms. Size, physicality, and expertise make him a sizzling prospect as a pure boundary Nook, however he might be burned by pure pace, superior quickness, and sharp route working. Ultimate for a Seattle Cowl-3 system, however does he match all the opposite issues that Pittsburgh likes to do? And if the workforce is transferring to the precise model of protection that might swimsuit him, would he be materially higher at it than Justin Layne or James Pierre, who’ve the same profile? 4:01 CB Kary Vincent Jr., LSU (Senior). 5’10”, 190 lbs. with 30¼” arms. Opted out of 2020, which goes to make him an object of a lot dispute within the draft group as a result of proving a extra superior approach might have shot him towards Spherical 1 consideration. Or not. Vincent has world class pace and NFL quickness to match. That’s uncommon. He’s slightly on the small aspect, and it reveals in his tackling, however he has all the things else you search for within the Sutton kind of slot Nook, and the mix of simply sufficient measurement with distinctive pace suggests a possible to play on the boundary too. It’s simply that he’s by no means proven all that in faculty, and due to Covid he by no means will. Owen Straley’s gif-supported January scouting report catches the essence fairly properly, particularly for those who take a while to undergo the dialogue within the feedback. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile sees a participant with super upside and an actual want for good teaching to get there, but additionally notes that Vincent has performed at each slot CB and FS, and has a status for being each sensible and hardworking. 4:01 DB Trill Williams, Syracuse. (Junior). 6’2”, 198 lbs. Will probably be a 21 12 months previous rookie. Often known as a flexible, SPARQ-y prospect with freakish athletic instruments reminiscent of a 4.42 sprint, a nostril for the ball, and the expertise to shift from Security, to fit, to exterior CB. Enormous upside if issues prove properly. What Williams wants is assist along with his approach as you get him additional away from the central a part of that vary, and consistency along with his tackling. Good burst to play zone, however does he have the sleek COD abilities to play exterior a Seattle Cowl-3 scheme that protects its Corners? The testing raises superb causes to doubt it, since he measures far more like a Security than a CB. Here’s a January scouting profile from a web site that covers his faculty. Tyler Sensible’s gif-supported March scouting report might hardly be extra upbeat in regards to the pure athletic upside, and ends with a fringe-Third grade based mostly on issues about the necessity to work on approach and tackling, however no worries in any respect that he is perhaps restricted to specific defensive schemes. This March scouting profile from a Packers POV additionally has an excited tone: “Whereas he does challenge as an outdoor nook on the subsequent degree, he performed the slot and rotated over to security in sure packages.” 4:16 OT/G Brady Christensen, BYU. (RS Junior). 6’6”, 300 lbs. with quick 32¼” arms and 10¼” palms. A irritating analysis as a result of he has loads of skills which might be greatest suited to the unfold offense that he performed in faculty, leaving questions on the remainder of his sport. How do you challenge somebody who’s by no means performed in a 3-point stance to the NFL, particularly as a possible Deal with? He has nice in-system expertise and appears to be technically sound with respectable run blocking energy, however he does get overwhelmed by move rushers who’re simply higher athletes. Josh Carney’s gif-supported mid-February scouting report ends with a mid-Day 3 grade based mostly on doubts about his athletic ceiling, which might restrict him to a backup function, and should even require him to maneuver inside to Guard. 4:16 OT Adrian Ealy, Oklahoma. (RS Junior). 6’6½”, 326 lbs. with 32⅝” arms and 10” palms. He’s very huge, exceptionally lengthy, lots robust, and might land a great jolt along with his punch, however he isn’t that nice an athlete. The form of participant who presents a really robust puzzle for move rushers, however who’s beatable as soon as they determine him out. NFL edge rushers will determine anybody, so the query turns into whether or not NFL teaching might help him to repair the issues and let the property proceed. Has no expertise at Guard, however does present energy as a run blocker in order that’s laborious to rule out. Tom Mead’s gif-supported January scouting report does a great job of exhibiting what number of of Ealy’s points come up from taking part in excessive, which mainly awards a giant benefit to any opponent who performs with higher leverage. That may be a downside that some males this measurement can repair, and others by no means resolve. There’s the uncertainty in a nutshell. 4:16 G Ben Cleveland, Georgia. (RS Senior). 6’6”, 354 lbs. with 33” arms and 9¾” palms. From a secretly taped session of OL Nameless: “Hello everybody. My identify is [BC] and I’m a Guard; only a Guard and solely a Guard, however what’s mistaken with that?” You need this younger man in your aspect for any battle in a telephone sales space as a result of he’s very huge, triggers properly, stays low, and is nation robust. This January scouting report from SI says, “He’s nearly change into a legendary mountain man of types [with] rumors of energy coaches at Georgia having to cease him at 45 reps on the 225-pound bench press.” Craig Wolfley robust! Simply don’t transfer the battle past the telephone sales space, or go away him one-on-one in opposition to DT’s with additional agility. 4:16 G Sadarius Hutcherson, S. Automobile. (RS Senior). 6’4”, 320 lbs. with 32⅜” arms. A school Deal with who wants to maneuver inside, Hutcherson has the dimensions, energy, and straight line pace you need however is held again by all of the technical points that both trigger or end result from being off steadiness. These might be laborious to repair, however he has clear starter potential if he manages to do it. 4:16 C Drew Dalman, Stanford. (RS Junior). 6’3⅜”, 299 lbs. with 32” arms and large 10½” palms. Dalman, the son of former 49er OL Chris Dalman, is described in Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile as a mid-round Heart who performs with “grit, consistency, and approach” however suffers from a “lack of NFL measurement [and] energy.” Zierlein initiatives him as a pure zone-scheme Heart, however placing up High 3% athletic numbers with elite scores in each space however weight might trigger lots of people to reexamine that supposed limitation. 4:16 C Michael Menet, Penn. St. (RS Senior). 6’4”, 306 lbs. with T-rex (31½”) arms and 10” palms. An especially sensible and skilled faculty Heart who performs with good fundamentals and a nasty streak, however appears to lack that particular one thing you search for in a future star. Excessive and stable ground, average ceiling. This full size TDN scouting profile is a examine in “sure, however” steadiness. Menet holds his personal within the run sport, however doesn’t get motion; pulls with correct approach, however will not be that cellular or athletic in area; performs with a great base, however can get overwhelmed by genuinely superior measurement or athleticism; and many others. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile roughly agrees: a technically sound participant with a excessive ground, however a restricted ceiling on account of “stubby arms” and various athletic limitations. 4:16 QB Kellen Mond, Texas A&M. (Senior). 6’2½”, 205 lbs. [VIRTUAL MTG] Mond is slightly robust to evaluate as a result of he’s a multiyear starter who some folks touted as a Spherical 1 expertise, and who then dissatisfied usually sufficient to earn whiplash rejections. The reality is little question buried within the center, particularly since he performed with some fairly weak OL’s. The property embody an NFL arm, stable management presence, and superior however not particular athletic expertise. He additionally throws very properly on the run – a ability that snarky folks could attribute to sheer desperation. However above all he’s as streaky as they arrive. One sequence he appears to be like like prime Aaron Rodgers, and the subsequent like a blundering incompetent. How on earth do you grade that? This goes to Devin Jackson’s gif-supported February scouting report. 4:16 QB Jamie Newman, Georgia by the use of Wake Forest. (RS Senior). 6’2⅞”, 235 lbs. Will probably be 24 on draft day. [VIRTUAL MTG] Opted out for 2020 and struggled on the Senior Bowl. Newman has loads of followers within the draftnik group, partially as a result of his intangibles recommend the Proper Stuff for locating his means onto a roster come what may. However in what function? His 2019 throwing mechanics had been higher than the mess of 2018, however nonetheless wanted an enormous quantity of labor. The outcomes had been erratic at greatest, and properly under the NFL line. Have they improved? There’s no method to know. However past that he’s an entire bundle, with super measurement and working capability that’s been in comparison with Cam Newton, plus all these intangibles. A participant prone to rise or fall fairly notably as the method strikes ahead. Josh Carney’s gif-supported February scouting report discovered that his deep throws had been, oddly sufficient, extra correct than what ought to have been the layups; however the actual points lay in processing time when his first learn wasn’t open. 4:16 TE Hunter Lengthy, Boston Coll. (RS Junior). 6’5⅛”, 254 lbs. He can catch; he can run; he can block; and he’s sensible. However he isn’t a mismatch athlete, nor even shut. The form of participant who might vault into Day 2 consideration if he shocked the world by killing the Mix, and gained’t get out of Spherical 5-6 it doesn’t matter what. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported January scouting report ends in a Mid-Day-3 grade based mostly on the general lack of agility and athleticism. Loosely translated, respectable ground and a properly rounded ability set for faculty, however held again by what appears to be a stable, TE2-at-best ceiling. 4:16 TE Tre’ McKitty, Georgia. (Senior). 6’4⅛”, 247 lbs. with enormous 11” palms. [MTG AT PRO DAY] Transfer TE with super palms, who could also be a good higher professional as a result of he’s proven the willingness to dam. However he’s slightly undersized to be a blocker within the NFL, he’s by no means shined at that job, and thus one has to doubt whether or not willingness alone goes to be sufficient. Here’s a transient scouting profile from November. This goes to Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report, which admires the pace to energy capability however not a lot of anything. 4:16 TE Kenny Yeboah, Ole Miss. (RS Senor). 6’3⅞”, 247 lbs. [MTG AT SENIOR BOWL] Got here into the Senior Bowl nearly 20 kilos larger than anticipated, however that doesn’t change his standing as an outsized WR who lacks the blocking capability to be thought of a full Tight Finish of the kind that Pittsburgh needs and expects. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported February scouting report solely confirms that every one too acquainted verdict. 4:16 RB Chuba Hubbard, Okla. St. (RS Junior). 6’0”, 210 lbs. Put the younger man on a workforce that depends on exterior zone performs, after which get out of the best way. His sport is all in regards to the imaginative and prescient, explosion, self-discipline, and slashing assaults that system requires. However is that the best match for what Pittsburgh might use, particularly when it’s type to name his blocking abilities poor, and1 he’s not significantly better than that as a receiver? Ran for extra yards than every other participant in 2019, however fell again a bit within the 2020 Covid season. Tom Mead’s gif-supported, early February scouting report ends in a Spherical 4-5 grade based mostly on issues about his lack of breakaway pace to reap the benefits of the holes his imaginative and prescient lets him discover. 4:16 RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana. (Senior). 5’10¼”, 215 lbs. A really fascinating, throughout expertise with good measurement, good imaginative and prescient, good quickness, good contact steadiness, respectable pace, and glorious abilities as a receiver. With all the things you search for in measured quantities, he appears to be like like a wonderful Day 3 prospect if Conner leaves and the workforce needs somebody who leans much less closely on both the thunder or the lightning aspect than Snell and McFarland, respectively. Tom Mead’s gif-supported January scouting report primarily ends on ‘jack of all trades and grasp of none’ be aware, with just a few bonus factors for angle towards the sport. 4:16 WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss. (Junior). 5’9½”, 178 lbs. [MTG AT PRO DAY] Initiatives as a great, robust slot receiver who will kill groups all day lengthy beneath along with his quickness and RAC capability, but additionally has the pace to go deep if the opponent treats him as nothing greater than that. Translation: please Lord, don’t let him anyplace close to Tom Brady. He put up some eye popping numbers at his professional day, together with a legit 4.35 sprint. Here’s a late December scouting profile from PFN. He got here in at #46 on Daniel Jeremiah’s preliminary High 50 listing from January, however is discounted right here on account of Pittsburgh having Diontae Johnson. 4:16 WR Dazz Newsome, UNC. (Senior). 5’11”, 190 lbs. Diontae Johnson may very well be a good professional comp, and that’s encouraging if you need this type of profile. Newsome has the pace to get open deep, and is tremendously elusive with the ball in his palms, however his greatest expertise is creating separation in area with the palms to make tough catches and the toughness to compete with larger males in each means. Like Johnson, he might be bullied by pure measurement – however provided that you’ll be able to catch him. Newsome and his teammate Dyami Brown made for a lethal duo in 2020. Will most likely get drafted earlier than Pittsburgh is able to draft one other WR. Tom Mead’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with a Spherical 4 grade. 4:16 WR Whop Philyor, Indiana. (Senior). 5’11”, 185 lbs. Will flip 23 subsequent July. What are you able to say? He’s a high-quality, athletic receiver with a full toolkit and glorious faculty manufacturing, however no spectacular property to make him stand out in opposition to all the opposite high-quality expertise he’s competing with. He’d rank increased for an additional workforce, or in a distinct 12 months. Here’s a gif-supported scouting report from again in November. 4:16 WR Anthony Schwartz, Auburn. (Junior). 6’0”, 186 lbs. [VIRTUAL MTG][COLBERT, TOMLIN & HILLIARD AT PRO DAY] A gold-medalist sprinter in worldwide competitors, “The Flash” ran 4.26 sprint with splits to match, so sure: the pace is actual. Schwartz additionally performs larger than his measurements, which makes him a prospect who can actually rating from anyplace on the sector if the protection leaves him a crack. The questions go to his iffy COD (the 3-cone was really poor at 7.13) and iffy route working abilities. All of which provides as much as a easy pair of questions: can he get freed from bodily NFL CB’s, and might he survive as something however an outdoor, deep menace who lives in concern of defenders ready to snap his slender body in two? Alex Kozora’s gif-supported March scouting report provides “plus palms” to the property, however ends with a Spherical 4 grade because of the one trick pony issues. 4:16 WR Marquez “Speedy” Stevenson, Houston. (RS Senior). 5’10”, 182 lbs. Turns 23 simply earlier than the draft. Tyler Sensible’s gif-supported April scouting report reveals a kind of gamers who doesn’t simply measure quick, however has the form of next-level pace that makes everybody else look sluggish. He doesn’t simply take the highest off a protection. He cuts proper by way of them by outrunning what would have been a great tackling angle for anybody else. The gifs have a Tyreek Hill high quality, a minimum of in opposition to faculty athletes. Stable COD capability, with kick return prowess to match the bodily abilities. The drawbacks are what you’d count on: lack of measurement that may get him physicality dominated, little proof that he can reliably win on fight catches, and nothing like developed route working abilities. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile describes a prospect with some superb traits, however who will fail within the NFL if he can not discover and settle for the teaching to change into a WR in addition to simply an athlete. 4:16 WR Sage Surratt, Wake Forest. (RS Junior). 6’2½”, 215 lbs. Opted out in 2020. Nice athletes come in several types, reminiscent of sudden versus clean. Sage Surratt is the latter. He has each measurable attribute you could possibly ask for – measurement, energy, good however not particular pace, leaping capability, palms, physique management, and many others. – however he does them in a glide quite than slicing a pointy angle. He has the good physique management and box-out capability you’d count on from an achieved basketball participant. A notable mind caps it off (he selected Wake Forest over Harvard as a result of it served his athletic pursuits in addition to his academic targets). Josh Carney’s gif-supported March scouting report describes him as a particularly bodily, “bully ball” possession receiver who “might be a very stable No. 2-3.” 4:16 WR Tamorrion Terry, Fla. St. (RS Junior). 6’2¾”, 207 lbs. with 33⅜” arms. [Tomlin & Colbert at Pro Day] Turns 23 simply earlier than draft day. You may’t train measurement and pace, and people are the place Terry wins. An enormous play receiver on a workforce with iffy QB play, Terry requires loads of projection as a result of he’s by no means really produced. Josh Carney’s gif-supported March scouting report factors to his capability to interrupt performs open in area as the first asset, with intriguing notes about some lack of suddenness in his route working regardless of high-quality COD abilities as a runner. These could also be mirrored in his good, 4.44 sprint with a weaker 32½” vertical leap and barely satisfactory agility instances. The terrible QB play he endured must also be famous, because it suggests there is perhaps hidden riches beneath what he placed on movie. In different phrases, Terry is a pure upside wager with superb property, offset by occasional head-shakers. On the threat of oversimplifying, he’s the kind who makes superb, acrobatic catches one second, drops straightforward catches the subsequent, however was demise incarnate within the RAC division in opposition to faculty defenders. 4:16 WR Marlon Williams, UCF. (Senior). 6’0”, 222 lbs. A “huge slot” with the pace, toughness, palms, physique management, and RAC capability to make a distinction. Expertise as each a kick and punt returner is a bonus, and hints at higher COD abilities than he normally will get credit score for. Discounted rather less than others since his ability set would neatly change loads of what Juju Smith-Schuster has introduced for the previous few years. 4:16 WR Seth Williams, Auburn. (Junior). 6’3”, 211 lbs. with 33½” arms and 9⅞” palms. [COLBERT, TOMLIN & HILLIARD AT PRO DAY] A high-quality mixture of two highly effective fashionable positions: the “huge slot” and the “RAC possession” receiver, Williams profiles like a extra restricted JJSS. He’s bought the dimensions, energy, palms, toughness, and extra measurable pace, however his agility grade got here in at “poor”. Here’s a good point-by-point scouting profile from early February, which ends in a Spherical 3 grade regardless of panning his capability to separate and/or play something however the big-slot place. This March scouting profile ends with a Spherical 2-3 grade after complaining about “very inconsistent palms typically.” Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with the same grade, concluding, “there are knocks to Williams’ total sport as a technician and separator, however he has the athletic traits, measurement, and bodily demeanor you’ll be able to’t train.” He got here in at #95 on Gil Brandt’s preliminary huge board, although Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile complains about “lack of urgency” exterior of the crimson zone. 4:16 EDGE/ILB Daelin Hayes, Notre Dame. (RS Senior). 6’3½”, 261 lbs. [SEVERAL MTGS] Utilized in faculty as a dashing LB with good protection abilities and higher run stuffing capability, Hayes would match that very same function in Pittsburgh as a utility OLB3 with an opportunity to play Buck ILB as properly if he drops just a few kilos from his constructed up body. He’s a former 5-star H.S. athlete whose good athletic abilities have flashed on the sector, however who’s by no means damaged out to dominate the opposition. The character, management, and brains stretch any measuring chart, and assure he’d be an asset to the workforce and the group it doesn’t matter what. This gif-supported early February scouting report from a 49er POV notes that he can play (move rush) “each in and out.” This January PFN scouting profile suggests it’s a case of having the ability to get skinny round a nook, however not likely bend at an NFL degree, and being each quick and robust with out having scary energy. Good in all the things however lacking that one thing particular? Or simply needing to be taught the methods of his commerce? Here’s a Senior Bowl period scouting profile from a Chiefs POV. This 49er’s-centric scouting profile has a number of gifs from the Senior Bowl practices. This Giants-oriented scouting profile lauds his heavy palms in each rush and working conditions. Right here is Alex Kozora’s gif-supported March scouting report. 4:16 S Tyree Gillespie, Missouri. (Senior). 5’11⅞”, 207 lbs. An throughout soccer participant on the Security place, with nice (4.38) straight line pace however solely common athleticism for all the opposite duties his place requires. Performs a troublesome and bodily sport within the field, with good tackling abilities however only-good hitting energy. Is satisfactory taking part in deep as a result of he performs sensible, however might be overwhelmed by pure pace. He additionally must be extra constant, particularly on the subsequent degree the place he’ll be coping with higher athletes. Ought to be a particular groups demon. On paper he appears like a younger Dangerfield, and he might be even higher if his soccer IQ develops. Here’s a January scouting profile from PFN. This goes to a gif-supported January scouting report. Here’s a Colts-oriented, gif-supported interview from February. 4:16 SS Talanoa Hufanga, USC (Junior). 6’1”, 215 lbs. A Sturdy Security with that mysterious capability to flash off the display out of nowhere and blow one thing up. He would profit from wrapping up extra and blowing up fewer, and will undoubtedly enhance some within the move protection area, however he ranks as excessive as you’re ever going to see on the “potential playmaker within the center rounds” scale. Would have most likely benefited from one other 12 months in faculty to hone his technical abilities. This video-supported February scouting report from a Giants POV describes him as a wise, starter high quality field Security who could battle when requested to stretch out of that mildew. Tom Mead’s gif-supported March scouting report worries that he could be a field Security with no capability in man protection. 4:16 FS Caden Sterns, Texas (Junior). 6’0”, 210 lbs. A stable Free Security prospect that excels within the secondary however will get weaker when requested to play within the field. Not ineffective, simply not pretty much as good. A high-quality pure athlete who is taken into account an underperformer in comparison with the excitement he got here into faculty with. Testing and interviews might each trigger his prospects to both sink or sail. He got here in as Bucky Brooks’ #3 Security prospect in February. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile likes the bodily property however sees quite a lot of points with instincts, tackling angles, and different ‘upstairs’ issues. This Cowboys-oriented January scouting profile/interview with the Texas product ends in a Spherical 4 grade, as a traits-heavy developmental product who must work on his instincts and angles. 4:16 CB Camryn Bynum, California. (RS Senior). 6’0⅜”, 198 lbs. with quick 30¼” arms. A excessive ground prospect that movie watchers will love for his unfastened hips, tight sport, and lengthy expertise. His play merely doesn’t have lots of these holes that makes the critics say, “Gotcha!” Strikes easily and fluidly when conserving in sync, tackles properly, and performs a bodily model of soccer. All that’s lacking is that little bit of particular one thing that units the CB1’s aside, and permits them to take care of the athletic freaks that populate NFL receiver rooms these days. A a lot safer wager than most Day 3 prospects, however missing the bodily property to push his replenish even increased. This goes to Alex Kozora’s gif-supported February scouting report, which ends in a mid- to late-Third grade on account of questions on his capability to play anyplace however as an outdoor Nook. 4:16 CB Rodarius Williams, Okla. St. (RS Senior). 5’11¾”, 189 lbs. with 31½” arms. Will flip 25 throughout his rookie season, which earns a full spherical low cost for the youth-loving Steelers. A 4-year starter with superb size, and in addition approach – a minimum of for what he’s been requested to do, which is primarily off and zone protection. His faculty protection additionally skilled him to have a horror of getting beat deep, which makes him weak within the quick passing sport. However was it simply the protection, or additionally some laborious to see situation along with his bodily skills? Owen Straley’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with a Spherical 3-4 grade based mostly on the movie. 4:23 STEELERS ROUND 4a PICK (# 128 OVERALL) 4:35 STEELERS ROUND 4b PICK (# 140 OVERALL) (COMPENSATORY) 5:01 T/G Cole Van Lanen, Wisconsin. (RS Senior). 6’5”, 312 lbs. with 33⅜” arms and 9¾” palms. A participant within the Matt Feiler mildew, Van Lanen’s most important property appear to be nation energy, stable approach as each a run and move blocker, and a very nasty angle towards those that get in his means. What he lacks is the bizarre mixture of remarkable ft, size, and wingspan required to be an NFL-level blindside protector. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile doubts he can play Deal with in any respect, and initiatives him as a pure Guard. Examined as an above common however not particular athlete. 5:01 G Jack Anderson, Texas Tech. (Senior). 6’4¾”, 309 lbs. With shorter 31⅝” arms. A pure Guard from a variety offense, which suggests he’s used to move blocking however wants coaching on learn how to get low and dig folks out. Distinctive energy, grit, and a finisher’s mentality helped to make up for his limitations in faculty. Within the execs? We’ll see. 5:01 TE Nick Eubanks, Michigan. (RS Senior). 6’3”, 245 lbs. Will probably be 24 on draft day. He appears to be like the half and has the mismatch athleticism you search for, however the blocking simply isn’t there but, and should by no means get there due to his measurement. He’s additionally slightly older as a result of he might by no means fairly break by way of through the regular 4-year profession. wager from the SPARQ perspective, however the movie is missing. 5:01 TE Quintin Morris, Bowling Inexperienced. (RS Senor). 6’2¼”, 243 lbs. with huge 10⅜” palms. A WR till 2019, Morris has a status for superior route working and superior athleticism. The blocking is… properly, let’s be type and name it a piece in progress. This January DraftWire interview got here out after he accepted a Senior Bowl invitation. The Steelers will like his fascination with basketball. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with a Spherical 4 grade based mostly on the assumption that horrible QB play could have hidden loads of Morris’ potential, although he does leaven that optimism by describing the blocking as “Eric Ebron-level” regardless of some cheap effort. 5:01 RB Jermar Jefferson, Oregon St. (Junior). 5’9”, 215 lbs. [VIRTUAL MTG] A pleasant, productive, solidly constructed again with one lower, breakaway pace. The problems introduced in Tom Mead’s gif-supported February scouting report come right down to a scarcity of make-you-miss wiggle and, extra importantly, poor contact steadiness. RB’s mustn’t go down on first contact, and Jefferson has a behavior of doing simply that. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile primarily describes a troublesome, mid-round prospect whose skills didn’t match his faculty’s outsize zone working scheme. 5:01 WR Chatarius “Tutu” Atwell, Louisville. (Junior). 5’9”, 165 lbs. “Hello, I’m Tutu and I’m sooner than you.” And he’s. Assured. That’s a robust trick, and he has sufficient of it to be #31 on Daniel Jeremiah’s preliminary High 50 board from January. Different pundits have him a lot decrease, however for us it is sufficient to say that Ray Ray McCloud already fills that area of interest in Pittsburgh, and he’s 190 lbs. as a substitute of 165. Right here is Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report, which ends in a Spherical 3-4 grade. 5:01 WR Simi Fehoko, Stanford. (Junior). 6’4”, 227 lbs. Lengthy, tall, and bodily, with a prime 10% total athletic rating headlined by extraordinarily good straight line pace. He measured between 4.37 and 4.44 at his professional day, relying on who you ask. deep and crimson zone menace who’s clearly bought a high-quality IQ on prime if he went to Stanford. Initiatives as a high-quality particular teamer too. The largest grievance in Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile is that he doesn’t constantly play as quick and as fast as he measures. Josh Carney’s gif-supported April scouting report recognized inconsistent palms (focus drops) and unproven route working as the primary points, agreeing that the tape and the measurables don’t match up. 5:01 WR Dez Fitzpatrick, Louisville. (Senior). 6’2⅛”, 202 lbs. A possession receiver who runs savvy, misleading routes and catches all the things in his neighborhood. Had an incredible Senior Bowl. 5:01 WR Cornell Powell, Clemson. (RS Senior). 6’0⅛”, 205 lbs. with 32⅛” arms and large 10” palms. As summarized on this Senior Bowl scouting profile from PFN, Powell is a James Washington kind with superb however not startling pace, however he by no means fairly “arrived” sufficient to earn loads of consideration on his personal. Broke out into a well-liked goal in his last 12 months and seemed extraordinarily good on the Senior Bowl. Josh Carney’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with a Spherical 4 grade for a WR2/3 kind with terrific contact steadiness and RAC potential, plus the team-first angle and method that Pittsburgh adores in its receivers. 5:01 WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa. (Senior). 6’½”, 181 lbs. One other high-quality athlete in a draft that is filled with them, we’re lastly getting right down to the purpose the place bodily flaws start to boost critical query marks. This prospect is lots quick (4.43 with a file setting 10-yard cut up), clean, and agile sufficient to play WR within the NFL, however he’s so skinny that CB’s can dominate him with a jam on the line. Will that restrict him to the slot as a professional? Or can he be taught to beat the jam? Further factors as a return man, gunner, and total playmaker. 5:01 NT Bobby Brown III, Texas A&M (Junior). 6’4”, 315 lbs. A rustic robust run stuffer who can present occasional stress when he will get low sufficient to drive the Heart again into the pocket, or to chop by way of an A-gap. He doesn’t have a lot sloppy weight however might use higher cardio coaching to keep away from getting gassed too shortly. 5:01 DT Osa Odighizuwa, USC. (RS Junior). 6’2”, 282 lbs. with lengthy 34⅛” arms. [VIRTUAL MTG] Roosevelt Nix was my favourite sleeper again in 2014. He dominated in faculty as a DT who gained on pure burst, however simply didn’t have the dimensions to hold that sport to the NFL. I believed he would possibly convert to a Deeboesque OLB. As a substitute he ended up as a fullback and particular groups ace. Osa Odighizuwa performs the same sport, with much less achievement, at a better degree of competitors, and with barely extra measurement. That quickness, burst, COD, and a pleasant spin transfer  made him look unstoppable throughout a lot of the Senior Bowl week – so he has that coveted move rush upside – however he might be caught in Tweener Land since he doesn’t have a lot bend, and his athletic edge disappears when in comparison with 4-3 DE’s. Measured as a High 25% athlete who’d be elite as a DT if not for the most important measurement points. Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported April scouting report agrees on the Tweener fears, and ends in a Day 3 grade. 5:01 DL Tommy Togiai, Ohio St. (Junior). 6’1½”, 296 lbs. with very quick 31¾” arms and small 8⅞” palms. Constructed like a shorter however wider model of the present Steeler prototype for a Defensive Deal with. He is an efficient, stable soccer participant who excels as a run stuffer who can present occasional stress, however it might be superb if he ever turns into a 3-down starter who can do all of the Steelers ask for. This goes to a mid-March interview with TDN. Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with a Spherical 4 grade after admiring the motor and run-stuffing capability, however worrying in regards to the size and lack of pure explosion or athleticism. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile ends in a mid-Day 3 grade after itemizing issues that mainly come right down to lack of size. 5:01 EDGE/DT Dayo Odeyingbo, Vanderbilt. (Senior). 6’6”, 275 lbs. with distinctive 35⅝” arms. A possible Spherical 3 (and even 2) sleeper as a giant, 4-3 DE; however is there any actual likelihood he might succeed as a Pittsburgh OLB? His faculty workforce really moved him inside to DT on sub bundle downs. The most effective participant on an terrible workforce, he wins with size, energy, and above all of the fixed motor you wish to see. Nonetheless a bit uncooked in his approach. 5:01 EDGE Adetokunbo “Ade” Ogundeji, Notre Dame. (Senior). 6’4⅜”, 256 lbs. with unbelievable 35¼” arms. In faculty he was just too huge, robust, and lengthy for many OT’s to deal with. His sport is all about explosive energy and size, and people are highly effective property. However as a 3-4 OLB? It’s laborious to see the match. He initiatives higher as 4-3 DE who would possibly transfer inside on sub packages to be a move dashing lineman. He spent a while at DT within the Senior Bowl, which appeared to substantiate that, however he additionally scored a gathering with the Steelers, so possibly he’s much less restricted than the Web suggests. 5:01 EDGE Janarius Robinson, Fla. St. (RS Senior). 6’5”, 266 lbs. with insanely lengthy 35¼” arms. He’s constructed like a traditional 4-3 DE, however has some expertise taking part in from a 2-point stance (together with dashing on the within). Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report sees decrease physique energy (a straightforward situation to repair in an NFL weight room) as an element that considerably hindered his faculty sport. The higher physique energy and speed-to-power, he charges extremely.. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile agrees, however provides a disappointing and inconsistent motor as the opposite huge concern, together with very poor hand utilization that negates what must be a significant asset. FWIW, the Depot scouting report blames the poisonous FSU tradition for a minimum of among the motore questions. 5:01 EDGE Elerson Smith, N. Iowa. (Senior). 6’6½”, 262 lbs. with 33¼” arms and 10½” palms. [MTG AT PRO DAY]. Extraordinarily lengthy, fairly athletic, and pretty fast for a person his measurement, Elerson is held again by his want for a minimum of a 12 months {of professional} teaching and energy coaching to construct his capability to set the sting in opposition to the run. Tom Mead’s gif-supported March scouting report additionally factors to a scarcity of bend, although it does certify Smith’s burst and his capability to perform as a 3-4 OLB in area. Dupree Lite? This goes to a good New 12 months’s scouting profile. 5:01 ILB Monty Rice, Georgia. (Senior). 6’¼”, 238 lbs. with extraordinarily quick 30” arms. A stable Buck ILB prospect who’s bought higher protection abilities than Vince Williams, however lacks Williams’ violence on the level of assault, and the sudden burst to be a great blitzer. He’s additionally on the shorter aspect and has wanted linemen to maintain him clear for run help. Excellent agility and good pace as soon as he will get going. This Senior Bowl article from an Eagles POV has transient profiles on three ILB’s, together with Rice. This January scouting profile describes him as, “the emotional and vocal chief of the workforce,” and lauds how he grew into being a real 3-down ILB after getting used as a pure run-stuffer in 2019. The 2020 movie reveals protection capability as a optimistic asset. Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting profile ends with a Day 3 grade. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile provides that Rice was a semi-finalist for the Butkus award, and performed by way of a foot damage in 2020 that would both elevate his inventory by explaining the dearth of burst, or sink it as a real medical crimson flag. 5:01 ILB Garret Wallow, TCU. (Senior). 6’1⅝”, 220 lbs. [MET WITH ILB COACH JERRY OLSAVSKY] A former Security who matured into being an undersized ILB, Wallow brings loads of vary, angle, and ferocity to the run help sport, however lacks the dimensions to be a pure Buck ILB like Vince Williams, and the flexibility to be a real Mack ILB like Devin Bush. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile lists “work ethic, management and manufacturing” as the first property for this “workforce captain and undisputed chief of the protection,” however worries about his play energy, middle-of-the-road instincts, and tackling angles. Wallow has a excessive ground on account of his particular groups potential, nevertheless. Think about a extra Linebacker-ish Marcus Allen if you’re determined for a comp. Josh Carney’s gif-supported early February scouting report ends with a Spherical 4-5 grade based mostly on issues with Wallow’s protection abilities and total fundamentals. He got here in at #97 on Gil Brandt’s preliminary Large Board. Professional day measurements confirmed a High 20% total athlete held again by very substandard measurement however possessing elite COD capability. 5:01 S Tariq Thompson, San Diego St. (Senior). 6’0”, 200 lbs. An intriguing participant as a result of he’s an okay Cowl 2 Security, however significantly better than that within the Nickel DB function that’s been occupied by Mike Hilton. Undoubtedly one to keep watch over as extra info turns into obtainable. 5:01 CB Tre Brown, Oklahoma. (Senior). 5’9½”, 188 lbs. with quick 30¼” arms. Performs a nervy, reactive, bodily sport to compensate, nevertheless it (a) will get over the road at instances into being grabby, (b) could make him fall for double strikes, and (c) can not forestall him from being little-brothered by superior measurement and energy. Has kick return expertise to help his inventory. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported February scouting report ends in a Day 3 grade as a CB restricted to fit duties. Ran a superior 4.40 sprint at his professional day, however the COD numbers had been low-average. 5:01 CB Thomas Graham Jr., Oregon. (Senior). 5’10½”, 193 lbs. with 31” arms. An fascinating downside as a result of he appears to be like like he must be a slot Nook, however has by no means performed it and doesn’t show the form of hair set off, nervy physicality that typifies the kind. He additionally performs a really bodily, press-oriented sport that implies a beat-you-up kind of participant, however he’s a weak tackler who opponents have focused within the run sport. As Owen Straley’s late January, gif-supported scouting report factors out, this provides as much as a Steven Nelson kind who excels at masking receivers of all sizes and styles however has a “nice CB2” ceiling. Press man is his greatest sport, although he’s succesful sufficient in all strategies, however “succesful” nearly covers it. Not a particular groups ace, not a future star, not a flexible chess piece; simply an outdoor Nook who succeeds on the most important a part of his job. 5:01 CB Nick McCloud, Notre Dame. (RS Senior). 6’0”, 192 lbs. with 31⅜” arms. Transferred to Notre Dame for his last 12 months of eligibility, and performed properly sufficient to get on everybody’s radar. An throughout CB awaiting some centered consideration from the movie watchers. 5:01 CB Bryce Thompson, Tennessee. (Junior). 5’11”, 190 lbs. A fluid, quick sufficient cowl nook with three years of excellent expertise after taking part in offense all by way of H.S., a great soccer IQ, poor (backside thirty first percentile) testing, however respectable burst on movie. Thompson had some early spherical buzz within the 2020 preseason. There’s an off-field crimson flag for a misdemeanor home assault cost that was later dropped, however nonetheless led to a 3 week suspension. A keen tackler regardless of his modest measurement. Tom Mead’s gif-supported April scouting report provides that he has expertise at Security too. The approach points revolve round getting beat by sudden cuts or double strikes, after which getting grabby even for faculty. That’s generally fixable for boundary CB’s, however not within the slot. Good ball abilities. 5:01 CB Marco Wilson, Florida. (RS Junior). 6’0”, 190 lbs. The little brother of 2017 Spherical 2 bust Quincy Wilson, Marco began at Florida from day 1 as a real Freshman (2017), tore an ACL in 2018, after which got here again as a starter in 2019 and 2020. He’s performed each exterior and in a Hiltonesque slot function. Excels as a blitzer and tackler, with nice burst. No nice shakes as true protection Nook, nevertheless, significantly in press approach. 5:16 OT Landon Younger, Kentucky. (RS Senior). 6’7”, 310 lbs. with 33¾” arms and 10⅛” palms. Will flip 24 as a rookie. Your traditional robust man with questions on his capability to take care of high quality rushers that know learn how to use his peak and energy in opposition to him. Each of these property are very spectacular. He’s a real mauler on run downs, and in opposition to any move rusher silly sufficient to let him get these palms in movement. The failings present when he has to react to counter strikes, whether or not left and proper or up and down. Growth or bust, since these issues are deadly in opposition to high quality NFL move rushers, however can usually be fastened by good teaching and loads of laborious work to discover ways to play with self-discipline and steadiness along with measurement and ferocity. Put up High 10% athletic numbers. 5:16 G Aaron Banks, Notre Dame. (Senior). 6’5⅜”, 338 lbs. with 33⅛” arms and 10⅛” palms. A pure Guard who’s succesful as each a run and move blocker, with super motion abilities out within the open for a person that enormous. Very excessive ground, however with primarily no place versatility, and considerably of a specialist who solely fits an influence working sport. An undoubted starter and potential star in that function, however solely in that function. That hurts him for a Steelers unit that has it’s beginning Guards in place. Got here in at #96 on Gil Brandt’s preliminary huge board. 5:16 G Alaric Jackson, Iowa. (RS Senior). 6’5½”, 321 lbs. with 33⅞” arms and 9½” palms.. A school Deal with who may have to maneuver inside as a professional. His huge property are go off the road and pace within the open subject, however they don’t seem to be far more than common and extra of the straight line selection than the straightforward lateral motion you search for on the sting. He might additionally use a 12 months {of professional} energy coaching to complement all the usual enhancements to be anticipated from prime degree teaching. 5:16 G Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame. (RS Senior). 6’6”, 320 lbs. with 33½” arms and 10⅝” palms. A pure Guard who wins within the telephone sales space mainly each time, however appears to be like progressively worse the additional you progress him away from the A gaps. Can be a significantly better match for a workforce that runs a pure hole/energy working sport, which the Steelers don’t. 5:16 C Jimmy Morrissey, Pitt. (RS Senior). 6’3¼”, 305 lbs. with 32⅛” arms and 10” palms. A technically achieved Heart with good, fast palms to get the benefit immediately, and residing proof that attempting tougher can yield outcomes. Initiatives as a dependable, stable, just-a-Heart who could shock folks by preventing his method to the highest of the pile… simply as he did as essentially the most profitable walk-on in faculty soccer. Superior approach constantly helps him to beat his limitations within the areas of measurement. There are mobility questions too, although his startling 1.68 10-yard cut up and good jumps recommend that his athletic abilities could also be extra uneven than lacking. His total grade was within the prime 10%. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported March scouting report contains some chilly water for Morrisey’s many followers within the Burgh, pointing to points on movie that come up from these obvious athletic limitations. 5:16 TE Cary Angeline, NC State. (RS Senor). 6’7”, 250 lbs. The a lot abused Zach Gentry may very well be one of many higher professional comps. Angeline has great measurement and superb palms as a receiver, however I’ve but to see a report that extols his blocking prowess and he isn’t constructed for the job. 5:16 TE Shaun Beyer, Iowa. (RS Senor). 6’4⅞”, 250 lbs. Need to get excited with no actual proof? Right here’s the listing of latest Iowa TE’s: George Kittle in 2017, T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant in 2019, and now Shaun Beyer in 2021. These are names to reckon with! Beyer doesn’t maintain as much as that sort of hype, however he’s a reasonably sound prospect and has had the identical coaching from the identical coaches. He’s imagined to be a great blocker, and an satisfactory receiver who could have been underutilized in his offense. Precisely the form of prospect to pound the desk for if he places up an unlimited SPARQ rating. His professional day numbers helped in that regard, exhibiting him to be a High 25% athlete with significantly good agility. Tom Mead’s gif-supported February scouting report confirms his capability to dam, with smooth palms however not the particular abilities to be a significant receiving weapon. 5:16 TE Luke Farrell, Ohio State. (RS Senior). 6’5½”, 251 lbs. with 33” arms and 9¼” palms. The person who did the soiled work because the blocking TE for a robust offense, Farrell is working under the radar as a result of his move catching counterpart (Jeremy Rucker) bought the glory; such because it was for a workforce that doesn’t depend on it’s TE’s to make performs. OTOH, Ohio State merely doesn’t recruit dangerous athletes, nevertheless, so there could also be hidden upside right here for this profitable H.S. basketball participant. With the blocking already as much as par, he appears to suit what Pittsburgh wants. Tom Mead’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with a Day 3 grade, saying, “Each workforce wants a Luke Farrell. A man that may be a constant blocker on the offense … [and will] make some performs within the passing sport.” 5:16 TE Kylen Granson, SMU. (Senior). 6’2⅛”, 242 lbs. One other prospect who straddles the elusive line between outsized WR and undersized TE. Laborious to see the match, although he is perhaps a unprecedented fullback/H-back for those who learn between the strains of Tom Mead’s gif-supported January scouting report. He does appear to like blocking even when he lacks the dimensions to reach that capability at an NFL degree. This goes to a pleasant January Draft Wire interview that adopted his determination to play within the Senior Bowl. 5:16 TE Tony Poljan, Virginia. (RS Senor). 6’7”, 265 lbs. Poljan follows in Gentry’s footsteps even right down to being a just lately transformed QB. Good palms. Acceptable pace for those who give him time to construct up, and don’t ask for any route adjustments. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported January scouting report really praises his ability at move blocking, however holds out little hope that his mixture of peak and inflexible motion abilities will ever enable him to be a lot of a assist in the run sport. His greatest flaw could also be that distinctly restricted athletic profile. 5:16 RB Javian Hawkins, Louisville. (RS Sophomore). 5’10⅛”, 206 lbs. Anthony McFarland with simply as a lot breakaway burst however most likely rather less energy. Discounted as a result of that man is already on the workforce. Here’s a March interview he did with TDN. 5:16 WR Jonathan Adams, Jr., Ark. St. (Senior). 6’2”, 210 lbs. Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with a Spherical 4-5 grade after describing a small-school model of James Washington, who tends to win the fight catches however must as a result of he doesn’t get as a lot separation as you’d like. 5:16 WR Frank Darby, Ariz. St. (RS Senior). 6’⅛”, 194 lbs. A James Washington kind who’s just a bit lesser prospect throughout the board than the unique JW was. Darby is a real robust man, however smaller; has super palms however not nice palms; wins contested catches as a rule, however not a transparent majority; and many others. However you can’t go mistaken with a bodily, achieved receiver who will get the job performed. Excessive ground. Begin with this good trying PFN scouting profile from early February, which supplies a great feeling for the younger man in addition to his sport. (Tutorial issues have been a difficulty; management and work ethic have emphatically not). This Chiefs-oriented scouting profile from early February emphasizes Darby’s solidity, reliability, and preventing angle. 5:16 WR Josh Imatorbhebhe, Illinois. (RS Senior). 6’⅞”, 218 lbs. with lengthy 32⅜” arms. A prime 11% athlete total held again by poor agility. Runs and leaps like a deer. His 46½” vertical leap at his professional day made the information, however he’s really jumped even increased up to now. He additionally has good palms and A1 physique management for fight catches. However that’s about it. He’s nothing even near a developed product, simply the sort of fascinating clay you’ll be able to actually see the Steelers for a Day 3 choose. Josh Carney’s gif-supported, early April scouting report names Imatorbhebhe as one among his favourite Day 3 sleepers, declaring that he could been held again by poor QB play. 5:16 WR Cade Johnson, S. Dak. St. (RS Senior). 5’10⅜”, 186 lbs. with notably quick 29” arms and common 9⅜” palms. A small college phenom who was too quick and elusive for that degree of competitors, Johnson proved he might play with the massive boys too on the Senior Bowl. As this good PFN scouting profile from late January factors out, that ameliorates the issues however doesn’t erase them. Lack of measurement, lack of contact steadiness, and decrease degree of competitors are what is going to trigger him to fall. Has super chops as an FCS return man too. Wesley Cantliffe’s gif- supported March scouting report ends with a Spherical 3-4 grade after describing Johnson as a slippery receiver/returner with a sport just like Tyler Lockett; extra of a competitor to James Washington than Diontae Johnson. 5:16 WR Shi Smith, S. Automobile. (Senior). 5’10”, 186 lbs. Put up a ton of manufacturing in 2020, proving alongside the best way that he possesses the toughness to compensate for his lack of heft, however is lacking the bodily energy. Excellent pace, quickness, and physique management, however considerably questionable palms that produce each circus catches and inexplicable drops. Already adept at attempting to beat man protection off the road, however weak at any time when the CB manages to get in a strike. Can he play the X receiver place within the NFL, or will the dearth of energy consign him to the slot? That query mark limits his inventory. Profiles as a stable WR3/4 challenge with WR2 aspirations, who may also present some profit as a return man. This harsh, point-by-point February scouting profile significantly objects to the poor route working and erratic swings from spotlight performs to go shakers. Tom Mead’s gif-supported February scouting profile ends in a Spherical 5-6 grade based mostly on the dearth of play energy in all aspects. 5:16 NT Tyler Shelvin, LSU (RS Junior). 6’3”, 345 lbs. The participant you need for those who’re after somebody who will both maintain his floor or reset the road of scrimmage backward by a yard. A super 2-gapper ranked increased on many different boards, however discounted right here as a result of he gained’t present move rush. That severely limits the variety of snaps that is perhaps obtainable on the present Pittsburgh protection. Has suffered from weight points, and will simply change into a greater participant if skilled self-discipline can change some habits and enhance his conditioning. 5:16 NT Tedarrell Slaton, Florida (Senior). 6’5”, 358 lbs. A two-down NT who will get low and infrequently performs two steps into the backfield, however presents little greater than that. He carries his measurement very properly and is fairly darned stable from prime to backside – shocking if you have a look at the numbers. Would rank increased if he provided both a good move rush or extra lateral mobility. 5:16 DT Jaylen Twyman, Pitt (RS Junior). 6’1¾”, 301 lbs. with 32⅛” arms. Terrific motor mixed with the flexibility to burst by way of the road and supply stress up the center, however a bit too small to carry up if requested to play immovable object as a Nostril Deal with. He was on loads of “potential spherical 1” lists going into 2020, however opted out on account of Covid and has now dropped into draft obscurity a bit. Going into his professional day folks fearful about lack of measurement (he’d been listed at 270) and energy, however had been enthusiastic about his burst and athleticism. Weighing in at 301 and placing up 40 bench press reps answered the previous questions, however his pedestrian numbers within the burst and motion drills created new questions on misplaced athletic capability with the additional muscle mass. Jonathan Heitritter’s early April, gif-supported scouting report ends with a Spherical 4-5 grade as a 4-3 DT, noting that it might be decrease for Pittsburgh on account of lack of match. 5:16 DT Milton Williams, La. Tech. (Junior). 6’3”, 284 lbs. with shorter 31½” arms. [DL COACH AT PRO DAY]. A draft sleeper who exploded onto the nationwide stage in march with professional day numbers corresponding to Larry Donald throughout the board. The late February PFN scouting profile, which predates the professional day, describes an up-and-coming small college star with actual upside a workforce might harness. This Browns-oriented February scouting profile likewise sees a promising, small-school 5-tech who’d be a discount within the again half of Day 3. This goes to a 14-minute YouTube video interview from a Seahawks draft web site. Tom Mead’s gif-supported March scouting report suggests a tweener who might go as early as Spherical 3 to the proper workforce, however who initiatives poorly to what Pittsburgh might use. 5:16 EDGE Victor Dimukeje, Duke. (Senior). 6’2”, 265 lbs. Can he play in area in addition to he does transferring ahead and taking part in the sting? If that’s the case, he might be a robust contender for one among Pittsburgh’s Spherical 4 picks (even with the misfortune of getting grown up in Baltimore). A traditional excessive ground, restricted ceiling prospect of the kind who will win loads of reps, however disappears (a complete loss) when he can solely obtain a tie.This stable trying scouting profile from January emphasizes his ability and self-discipline as a run defender, with stable if not particular move dashing abilities. Tom Mead’s gif-supported March scouting report ends in a “late Day 3” grade based mostly on a sequence of issues over all the things however his speed-to-power capability. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile is a bit more optimistic, however agrees that Dimukeje is a straight line, power-only participant with restricted size. 5:16 EDGE Chris Rumph II, Duke. (RS Junior). 6’2⅞”, 244 lbs. (supposedly 230-235 through the season) with lengthy 33¾” arms. The descriptions make you assume fringe-1st, and that’s precisely the place Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile finally ends up – minus the “fringe”. However the measurement points drive a drop into the center rounds although he performs larger than he measures. Particularly for the Steelers, who’ve been identified to disregard a scarcity of inches (see Deebo) however not a scarcity of mass. Rumph really performed within the 220’s for many of his profession. That simply gained’t do, and one can solely guess if he’ll hold his abilities with an additional 20 kilos of mass on prime. The admirable property embody implausible hand preventing abilities (“He performs like a tenth-degree black belt along with his palms”), a number of move rush strikes, and superior bend, burst, motor, and purposeful energy for his measurement. Presupposed to be an particularly sensible participant too, which is to be anticipated since his father coaches the OLB’s for the Houston Texans. There’s precisely one situation to be addressed: can he play sufficiently big to succeed as properly within the NFL as he has in faculty? 5:16 EDGE Shaka Toney, Penn. St. (RS Senior). 6’2¼”, 238 lbs. with pretty lengthy 33” arms. Will probably be 23 on draft day. A real 3-4 OLB with the burst, bend, and violence to be a stable NFL move rusher, mixed with glorious instruments in area. Must get higher at setting the sting however that’s nearly predictable for an edge rusher along with his measurement and size limitations. These limitations had been very obvious on the Senior Bowl, the place OT’s had no bother shoving him away on move rush drills. He’ll completely require a redshirt 12 months within the weight room. Not a match for Pittsburgh as an OLB; however taking part in as a pass-rushing Buck ILB? It’s pure hypothesis based mostly on the measurements, however that might be superior if Toney has the native stuff to deal with the change of place. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting report sees him as a pure backup with situational move rush upside. 5:16 EDGE Rashad Weaver, Pitt. (RS Senior). 6’4⅜”, 259 lbs. with 33½” arms. Turns 24 as a rookie. Received in faculty with diversified and complex approach quite than dominant bodily instruments. Will it translate to the NFL the place everybody has higher approach however the athletes are an entire degree higher? Nice motor and angle add to the excessive ground. Tore an ACL within the 2019 preseason, however seemed good in 2020; although it might have held him again from doing even higher. Earns a average low cost as a result of he tends to play like a much bigger man who’d match higher as a 4-3 DE, or presumably an undersized 3-4 DE with additional move rush upside. PFN’s stable, pre-Senior Bowl scouting profile lists quick, heavy palms, nice size, and explosive burst as Weaver’s main property. A high-quality mixture! This merely nice Put up-Gazette article on Weaver’s rehab work offers real perception into the younger man and his method to his chosen occupation. This later P.G. article quotes him saying that he has the flexibility to play anyplace from standup OLB to DT. This Chiefs-oriented scouting profile from February ends with a Spherical 3 grade and a prototypical 4-3 DE conclusion. Ditto for this gif-supported scouting report from a Chiefs POV. Josh Carney’s gif-supported February scouting report ends in a mid-Day-3 grade. 5:16 ILB Paddy Fisher, Northwestern. (RS Senior). 6’3½”, 239 lbs. Will probably be 23 on draft day. An quaint, throwback linebacker in the identical vein as Tyler Matakevich, besides larger, thumpier, extra bodily, and a scootch slowerl. He was the center, soul, and tone setter of what could have been the most effective protection in 2020 faculty soccer. The purest form of laborious working soccer participant, Fisher made huge performs and TFL’s a trademark in faculty, however many (not all) pundits imagine he lacks the pure athleticism to deal with shifty NFL athletes in area. That limitation could find yourself ruling his NFL profession simply because it did for Matakevich. In a traditional 12 months his inventory would have nearly actually gone up or down in response to Mix athletic testing. Now? Who is aware of. This Senior Bowl article from an Eagles POV has transient profiles on three ILB’s, together with Fisher. 5:16 S Aashari Crosswell, Arizona St. (Junior). 6’0”, 196 lbs. A security who excels at ball abilities, taking part in in protection and ball hawking on passing downs. Glorious ball abilities, with protection adequate to be a zone Nook however a bit too stiff to reach man. Will get folks down however not a violent, influence tackler. Here’s a good preseason article from October to get some background. 5:16 S Divine Deablo, Va. Tech. (RS Senior). 6’3⅜”, 226 lbs. with 32¾” arms. [VIRTUAL MTG] An extended, tall Security with three years of beginning expertise and intriguing property for each pace and explosiveness, however held again by being a really linear athlete, as mirrored in his quick shuttle (4.40) and 3-cone (7.12) instances. He would grade increased if he had the knack of being as intimidating as his measurement suggests he needs to be, however as a substitute he’s simply stable as a tackler. This goes to a mixture scouting report and recorded interview from January. This Colts-oriented interview makes use of the concept that he’s a “TE eraser” and somebody who needs to be a Kam Chancellor kind. Josh Carney’s gif-supported March scouting report sees extra of a task participant with particular groups upside. Diablo mentioned in an interview that the majority groups appear to view him as a hybrid field Security/ILB kind of participant. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile would agree with that for those who added “good” earlier than the phrase “hybrid.” 5:16 S Damar Hamlin, Pitt (RS Senior). 6’⅞”, 200 lbs. with 32¼” arms. A Pittsburgh native to make the town proud, Hamlin initiatives as a stable, all-around Security with the instruments to be a better finish Jordan Dangerfield. Might stand to be slightly larger, sort out higher, and enhance his man-coverage abilities, however that’s the reason he’s a Day 3 Security prospect. Here’s a late January PFN scouting profile. His excessive soccer IQ, management, and diversified ability set earned a “mid Day 3” grade for Josh Carney’s gif-supported April scouting report. 5:16 S/CB Ar’Darius Washington, TCU (RS Sophomore). 5’8¼”, 176 lbs. 21 years previous. Mike Hilton is a miniature CB with the ferocity and tackling abilities to double as an ultra-mini Security. This prospect is an ultra-mini Security who’s bought fairly stable slot-Nook abilities. It’s simply… that may be a laborious sort of hybrid function to hold off properly if you’re up in opposition to NFL athletes, and his measurement might be a significant situation. Are you able to think about this younger man attempting to cowl JJSS or a TE within the slot? He’d seem like a terrier taking over a full grown wolf. I’ll root for him, however I additionally acknowledge a stacked deck after I see it. This point-by-point scouting profile thinks he can overcome these limitations, and thus ends with a robust Spherical 2 endorsement. This transient February scouting profile would agree on the Spherical 2-3 grade. This thorough, gif-heavy February scouting report ends with one other Spherical 2-3 grade on a reasonably widespread comparability to Tyrann Mathieu. This Mathieu-centric article calls Ar’Darius Washington and Elijah Molden his potential “disciples,” no matter meaning. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported March scouting report will be the harshest critique on the market, ending with a Spherical 5-6 grade as a result of, “The mix of small and sluggish isn’t one which produces NFL success.” Ouch. 5:16 CB Olaijah Griffin, USC. (Junior). 6’0”, 180 lbs. a part of Steelers Nation will object as a result of his father is a rap producer, and there’s a lingering stink from Lev Bell’s ventures in that route, however Griffin is a reasonably stable prospect for later within the draft. He’s described as a wise, bodily press nook who performs with good self-discipline, tackles properly, fights for the ball, and has plus athleticism. This goes to an upbeat 2019 article on Griffin’s comeback from a double shoulder surgical procedure. 6:01 G/T Robert Hainsey, Notre Dame. (Senior). 6’4½”, 302 lbs. with 32” arms and 9¾” palms. [MTG AT SENIOR BOWL] A wise, efficient, overachieving faculty Deal with who has among the greatest palms in faculty soccer, each for punching and for gripping, however who appears to lack the pure agility to carry up in opposition to NFL move rushers. That means a transfer inside, however he’s very small to be a Guard. Would rank a lot increased if he might in some way dangle an additional 30 lbs. of muscle on his body, however he hasn’t performed it at Notre Dame and one has to query if he might within the execs. Appeared like an actual professional on the Senior Bowl. 6:01 C Drake Jackson, Kentucky. (RS Senior). 6’1⅞”, 293 lbs. with shorter 31⅛” arms and really small 8½” palms. Tom Mead’s gif-supported January scouting report agrees with nearly everybody else: Jackson is a stable, sturdy Heart who does that job at a stable, competent degree, with none frills, and with out regard as to whether it’s a working play or a move. He snaps the ball, coordinates along with his linemates, and will get the job performed. Not the best athlete however adequate. Will get a slight low cost for missing the additional measurement and size to play Guard as properly, and one other for getting bullied through the Senior Bowl. 6:01 QB Okay.J. Costello, Miss. St. by the use of Stanford. (RS Senior). 6’4½”, 225 lbs. A traditional pocket passer with good mobility contained in the pocket however no actual capability to achieve precise yardage along with his ft. Actually good arm expertise, however questions exist in regards to the Doh! moments when he’ll take completely uncalled for dangers. Fairly respectable ceiling however it’s prone to take him 3-4 years of laborious examine earlier than the soccer IQ will get adequate to offset his lack of ability to create when issues go mistaken. He doesn’t appear to have that knack of creating a foul play name proper by out-athleting the opposing protection. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with a fringe-draftable grade based mostly on Costello’s immobility, elongated throwing movement (keep in mind how Byron Letwich drove us all loopy?), and poor determination making. The latter really bought him benched in Mississippi after an opener the place he set a school file for the best passing whole ever. 6:01 QB Sam Ehlinger, Texas. (Senior). 6’1½”, 222 lbs. On the one hand, he’s pretty much as good a pacesetter of faculty males as you’re ever going to see, which capital-m Issues for the QB place. Laborious working, lead-by-example varieties are inclined to overachieve. Ehlinger additionally has NFL measurement, toughness, a beautiful launch, and fairly good accuracy inside his vary. What he hasn’t bought is the arm to actually stretch a subject, and his accuracy dips sharply when these limits get reached. Sure, his vary is healthier than a sure a lot beloved cult hero with an avian nickname. However how significantly better? And is that sufficient to recover from the road into “adequate for the NFL”? 6:01 RB Khalil Herbert, Va. Tech. (RS Senior). 5’9”, 204 lbs. A reasonably sized one-cut runner who is much better fitted to the surface zone assault than the kinds of scheme that Pittsburgh runs. Josh Carney’s gif-supported scouting report ends with a fringe-Third grade for that preferrred state of affairs, however for this board he earns a giant low cost. 6:01 RB Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama. (Senior). 6’1”, 228 lbs. Buried behind Najee Harris however value a glance in his personal proper. Robinson is a north-south energy runner, with a giant, muscular body and the pace to bounce the ball exterior the tackles. Fairly explosive again when working in a straight line, however missing in shiftiness. A tough participant to evaluate as a result of he was buried behind a lot different expertise and simply didn’t get many snaps. 6:01 WR Tyler Vaughns, USC. (RS Senior). 6’2”, 190 lbs. He’s stable sufficient, with an all-around ability set that features good peak and palms, and superb route working. However what does he deliver that’s particular? The form of prospect who would possibly get to WR2 on a poor workforce, and should have a WR 4 ground for a workforce with good depth. On the Steelers? He might be fortunate to make the roster. 6:01 WR Connor Wedington, Stanford. (RS Junior). 6’½”, 196 lbs. A Dimension L return specialist and workforce captain who doubles as a receiver when wholesome. Injured within the opening sport of 2018, which value 9 video games and hampered the ultimate few. Injured returning the opening kickoff of 2019, however returned to play in 11, successful quite a few honors. Performed in three video games in 2020 earlier than a Covid prognosis led to opting out. So, as summarized within the NFL.com scouting profile, just about all the things is projection based mostly on High 15% athletic traits concentrated in elite agility with 4.47 pace. Must be taught receiver abilities past his native capability to be quick and shifty. 6:01 DT Quinton Bohanna, Kentucky. (Senior). 6’4”, 357 lbs. An infinite two-gapping, run stuffing NT with respectable however not good go off the ball. 6:01 DT Cory Durden, Fla. St. (RS Junior). 6’5”, 315 lbs. A one trick pony with a great trick: a dominant bull rush that’s gained him loads of sacks, and helps him to carry up on working downs. Will profit loads from skilled conditioning, which is what drops his inventory. 6:01 DT LaBryan Ray, Alabama. (Senior). 6’5”, 302 lbs. A lesser model of Heyward and Tuitt who fights each bit as a lot and as laborious within the run sport, however lacks their move rush upside. Excessive ground, low ceiling, however with superb expertise at a program that is aware of learn how to practice IDL’s. 6:01 NT Jordan Williams, Clemson. (RS Junior). 6’4”, 310 lbs. A two-down NT who understands learn how to use his energy and leverage to clog the center, together with when he’s requested to cowl two gaps. No actual move rush presence nevertheless. 6:01 EDGE William Bradley-King, Baylor by the use of Ark. St. (RS Senior). 6’3⅜”, 254 lbs. with 32¾” arms and 10¼” palms. A prospect who really performed 3-4 OLB in faculty! Laborious to imagine, proper? However it’s true. Sturdy, sensible, and technically sound however lacking each chase-him-down pace, and that particular pop of athleticism that appears to make the distinction in NFL move rushers. Here’s a good trying January scouting profile from PFN. Listed below are some good quotes from a December interview. This transient February scouting profile agrees with Tom Mead’s gif-supported March scouting report that King is a straight energy rusher with restricted athleticism when measured on the lunatic scale of NFL Edge expertise. 6:01 EDGE Wyatt Hubert, Kansas St. (RS Junior). 6’3”, 265 lbs. with quick 31” arms. A future fan favourite assured to be a particular groups demon, with potential as a backup 3-4 OLB. His #1 asset is what Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting profile describes as a “wild man[‘s] white sizzling motor and play pace.” What he lacks are bodily property like size (backside 4%) explosiveness (sixteenth% broad leap), and straight line pace (4.93 sprint). His mobility drills got here in particularly excessive, nevertheless (close to the eightieth percentile), and COD was talked about as a weak spot by Zierlein. Untapped potential? 6:01 ILB Derrick Barnes, Purdue. (Senior). 6’⅜”, 238 lbs. [Worked with Olsafsky at pro day] Actually makes you consider a youthful Vince Williams because of the mixture of violent bodily play, blitzing capability, angle, and bodily limitations (backside 10% athletic profile) that can present up in opposition to NFL athletes who obtain a matchup in open area. Confirmed properly within the Senior Bowl, particularly in move rush drills. Put up superb numbers at his professional day too. Right here is Jonathan Heitritter’s gif-supported, late March scouting report. 6:01 ILB Tony Fields II, W. Va. (Senior). 6’1”, 222 lbs. with quick 31¼” arms. A real soccer participant, and thus a man you root for laborious, however the place would he match on the Steelers roster? Dimension and size actually do matter, and his lack of both is already a difficulty in faculty. Opponents who can get a blocker on him can just about take away him from the play. If he succeeds will probably be as a Mack, not a Buck, and there’s simply no room within the room. OTOH, he initiatives as a implausible particular groups ace, so there’s a respectable ground to contemplate. Josh Carney’s gif-supported February scouting report ends with a Spherical 5ish grade based mostly on the dearth of measurement and the necessity for just a few redshirt years to be taught the sport. 6:01 ILB Amen Obgungbemiga, Okla. St. (RS Senior). 6’1”, 235 lbs. A stable, all-around Linebacker who’s stable in each run help and protection. However does he have that particular expertise to be greater than a backup? This previous article from 2015 supplies implausible depth on his background as an immigrant from Nigeria to Texas, after which as much as Canada whereas nonetheless a boy. 6:01 S Reed Blankenship, Center Tenn. (Senior). 6’1”, 196 lbs. A stable Security with acceptable athleticism, appropriate to taking part in the backup function so lengthy and capably occupied by Jordan Dangerfield. In all probability won’t be a starter, however has a excessive particular groups and helpful backup ground. Would rank increased if the manufacturing had come in opposition to a better degree of competitors. Went into the 2020 season with huge buzz as a possible draft sleeper, as proven by this thrilling, gif-supported September scouting report from PFN and this gif-supported October scouting report. He performed properly in 2020, however lower than that normal. 6:01 S Richard LeCounte III, Georgia (Senior). 5’10½”, 196 lbs. with 31⅝” arms. , stable, throughout Security who initiatives as a excessive ground, average ceiling sort of choose. Does all the things properly however is slightly small. His beyond-miserable professional day testing (backside 1% total) drops his worth considerably for the athlete-loving Steelers. Here’s a stable trying January scouting profile from PFN. Here’s a good article on how he overcame a nasty motorbike accident in the midst of the 2020 season. Here’s a fare-thee-well scouting profile from a Georgia Bulldogs fan web site. This text contains info on his function as a robust, heart-and-soul workforce chief. 6:01 CB/S Michael Carter II, Duke (Senior). 5’10”, 180 lbs. A Mike Hilton kind with slightly extra measurement, however possibly even much less in the best way of protection capability. The NFL.com scouting profile emphasizes toughness, angle, and the opposite property that led to being named a workforce captain. 6:01 CB D.J. Daniel, Georgia (Senior). 5’11¾”, 195 lbs. with very lengthy 33” arms. A bodily Nook whose most important flaws on movie appear to be an inclination to take the cheese, after which to get grabby when he will get caught by a double transfer. Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting report is much less glowing than most evaluations, concluding that he “merely lacks the specified ranges of recognition and anticipation to pounce on prime of route breaks and contest extra throws.” Appears like a increase or bust challenge who wants good teaching greater than anything. Daniel bombed his athletic testing, coming in with a backside 5% athletic rating with significantly low numbers within the areas of pace and explosiveness. 6:16 T/G Carson Inexperienced, Texas A&M. (Senior). 6’6”, 319 lbs. with 34” arms and 10 ⅜” palms. [VIRTUAL MTG]. A pleasant Day 3 developmental prospect with 3-4 years of beginning expertise, Inexperienced has the prototypical construct of a RT who would possibly transfer into play Guard, however the movie reveals some key issues that want to enhance. This October scouting profile lauds his measurement, smarts, and hand preventing, however expresses issues a couple of lack of nation energy and what appears to be lazy ft greater than sluggish ft. The NFL.com scouting profile sums him up this fashion: “[A] gritty baller… Inexperienced performs with sufficient athleticism and willpower to get the job performed however lacks desired NFL-caliber energy” and who has bother with actually twitched-up move rushers. 6:16 T/G Brendan Jaimes (“HIGH-mus”), Neb. (Senior). 6’5½”, 300 lbs. with very quick 32¾” arms and 10” palms. A Day 3 prospect with adequate steadiness and agility to be a swing Deal with that hopes to change into a starter. Good hand work even when his size is a matter, and he wants so as to add each energy and a few sand within the pants. 6:16 C/G Brett Heggie, Florida. (RS Senior). 6’2¾”, 321 lbs. Credit score to poster Chad Weiss for the discover. Heggie is an skilled IOL who has began with equal success at each Guard and Heart. As addressed on this glowing (some would possibly say gushing) March scouting profile, his calling card is consistency. Chad provides that he’s fast out of his stance, essentially sound as a run blocker, and a great hand fighter in move safety, with an apparent soccer IQ. The restrictions are purely athletic, and present up when he has to tug or catch a defender in area. May also surrender penetration to very fast DT’s on passing downs. 6:16 QB Ian E book, Notre Dame. (Senior). 6’0”, 210 lbs. A deadly participant of sandlot ball, and a confirmed winner, when E book has had bother it’s been in opposition to defenses that drive him to remain within the pocket, learn the protection, and make the throws. The arm expertise is lots adequate however not nice. Tends to be streaky. Baker Mayfield Lite? 6:16 QB Feleipe Franks, Arkansas. (RS Senior). 6’7”, 234 lbs. The developmental prospect who doesn’t get talked about sufficient, Franks has all of the bodily traits you need on the subject of peak, weight, pace, arm, contact, accuracy, and many others. He’s even bought a rep for good management abilities, a 70% completion charge, and the flexibility to run (4.55 sprint) when a play breaks down. What he’s lacked in faculty is processing pace. Staring down targets, ready too lengthy, after which getting flustered because the stress closes in make for critical issues. But when he might ‘get it’ mentally (a giant if), Franks has the native expertise to achieve nearly any heights. 6:16 TE John Bates, Boise St. (RS Senior). 6’5⅝”, 259 lbs. with shorter 32½” arms and 9⅜” palms. A prospect who is comparatively balanced on the subject of move catching and run blocking, however nothing to put in writing dwelling about in both aspect. He has some sneaky pace and good, fundamental athleticism, however isn’t fast or particular in every other measure. This goes to Tom Mead’s gif-supported April scouting report. The NFL.com scouting profile presents added hope by noting that he has the body so as to add extra energy and energy. 6:16 TE/FB/H-Again Tory Carter, LSU. (Senior). 6’0”, 240 lbs. Included right here due to just a few excellent quotes from the NFL.com scouting profile. Begin with, “Rabid competitor who treats each snap like a fist-fight.” Niiice. “He gained’t present a lot as a move catcher, however presents extra roster worth as a core particular teamer.” Okay, honest sufficient. “That is the man you need within the fox gap with you. Nice teammate and constant.” Aaaand sure; that can get you on the Steelers Large Board each time. 6:16 TE Miller Forristal, Alabama. (RS Senor). 6’5”, 244 lbs. Growth or bust on account of medical issues and poor (backside 10%) athletic testing. Alabama used him with nice success as a wham blocker (pulling throughout the formation to hit a could be tackler), which takes a nasty angle and a few sneaky athleticism to keep away from getting juked right into a whiff. He’s additionally imagined to have superb palms, although he didn’t run loads of routes in that offense. The largest draw back is a protracted, lengthy sequence of accidents that held him to 14 video games in 4 seasons. He’s slightly extra slender than you’d like in a TE, however the angle makes up for the 10-20 kilos you’d ideally like so as to add. Additionally has a robust martial arts background, which can assist with some hand preventing methods and would possibly clarify a few of his no holds barred method to soccer. 6:16 TE Jack Stoll, Nebraska. (RS Senior). 6’4”, 260 lbs. Will get hit with the “robust man blocker” label as if that was a foul factor, when it’s fairly the alternative. Good, stable ground as a full- or H-back. It’s the ceiling the place his questions lie. He’s imagined to have superb palms, but additionally heavy ft that will prohibit his capability to run routes. Within the preferrred world it might turn into Nebraska’s reluctance to make use of TE’s as receiving weapons, however that’s wishful considering at this level. Displaying sudden athleticism on the Mix would have actually helped his inventory. 6:16 RB Jaret Patterson, Buffalo. (Junior). 5’6½”, 195 lbs. A very completely different again than anybody the Steelers have featured in recent times, Patterson is a grasp of the make-you-miss college. The property he confirmed on movie are elite by any normal: imaginative and prescient, elusiveness, agility, and call steadiness being on the prime. He seemed like a real human pinball with the palms to be efficient as an outlet receiver too. His professional day was frankly terrible, from being 2½” shorter than the marketed 5’9”, to an array of different scores that put him within the forty fifth percentile total. You can not survive at 5’6” with out extraordinary abilities to counter that handicap, and he failed to indicate them. The scores had been so universally low that a few of it may be written off to a foul day, however nonetheless. Alex Kozora’s gif-supported February scouting report factors to good, however not leave-you-in-the-dust pace, as an asset, and in addition factors out that Patterson has had loads of carries in faculty. He roughly carried the Buffalo offense together with the ball, for higher or worse. Right here is an admiring article from December. 6:16 RB/WR Pooka Williams Jr., Kansas. (Junior). 5’8½”, 175 lbs. Lightning quick and shifty as they arrive, however badly undersized for the NFL. Jonathan Heitreither’s gif-supported March scouting report notes that he has good contact steadiness for somebody his measurement, however the lack of heft does present up even in opposition to faculty competitors. A high-quality outlet receiver, the massive query is whether or not he can be taught that second place properly sufficient to succeed as a Dexter McCluster kind of multiposition and gadget participant. A story of extremes, as in 1st percentile weight, 0 percentile bench (4 reps), and 96th percentile sprint (4.38). 6:16 WR Jalen Camp, Ga. Tech. (RS Senior). 6’1⅞”, 226 lbs. A distinctly common WR on movie, Camp put up fabulous numbers at his professional day that land him within the prime 3% of WR’s total, together with an unbelievable 30 bench press reps (the Mix file is 27). All very thrilling, however Wesley Cantliffe’s gif-supported scouting report accommodates loads of chilly water, ending in a late Day-3 grade based mostly totally on athletic potential. 6:16 WR Trevon Grimes, Florida. (Senior). 6’3⅞”, 217 lbs. [APPARENT MTG] A participant who’s bought the issues that may’t be taught: measurement, weight, pace, and the form of superb athletic expertise that can put up huge SPARQ scores. What he hasn’t bought is the manufacturing to match these skills. Worse but, he didn’t put up these numbers in a fantastically productive system led by QB Kyle Trask’s 2020 run on the Heisman. Reply the query, “Why not?”, and you could possibly have the steal of the 12 months; except there’s a actual “as a result of” that’s going to comply with him into the professionals. Here’s a good Senior Bowl scouting profile from PFN. 6:16 DT Jonathan Marshall, Arkansas. 6’3”, 310 lbs. With quick 32¼” arms. , multisport athlete with a rep for prime character and a few quickness on the within. He initiatives as a probably stable 1-gap penetrator, however the NFL.com scouting profile says was badly misused as a 2-gapping NT in faculty and easily couldn’t maintain up. One 12 months starter. Very spectacular athletic numbers at his professional day put him within the prime 1% athletic profile. 6:16 NT Jordon Scott, Oregon. (Senior). 6’1”, 322 lbs. Will probably be 21 on draft day. Customized constructed to be a two-down NT, with little or no upside for every other function. However there’s upside in that function, significantly as a result of he bought ends in faculty regardless of actual approach issues with failure to make use of his pure leverage. Might mature into an actual run stuffing drive if somebody might help him to actually be taught his craft. 6:16 DT Darius Stills, W. Va. (Junior). 6’½”, 278 lbs. with 32¼” arms A situational inside move rusher who ought to go within the center rounds to a 4-3 workforce, he presents nice go off the road with an incredible motor, however simply doesn’t match what Pittsburgh might use. He could be an off the charts athlete for the place if he might put up the identical numbers with an additional 25 lbs. of weight and 6” of size. 6:16 NT Khyiris Tonga, BYU. (Senior). 6’4”, 322 lbs. Shrink Large Dan McCullers by just a few inches in peak, after which add them again in width. In different phrases, he is a big man who isn’t as stout as he needs to be on account of leverage and quickness points. Could possibly be a dominant NT if teaching can repair these points. Received’t if it could’t. 6:16 EDGE Cam Pattern, Tulane. (Senior). 6’3”, 274 lbs. Constructed like a pure 4-3 DE, however with faculty expertise starting from Defensive Deal with to stand-up OLB. That sounds excellent, however experiences say he’s not SPARQ-y sufficient to hold that off within the NFL. For Pittsburgh he initiatives as a participant who’d be restricted to specialty snaps. Performed properly sufficient to earn the Defensive MVP award on the Senior Bowl. 6:16 ILB Tuf Borland, Ohio State. (RS Senior). 6’⅛”, 229 lbs. with quick 31⅜” arms. A Day 3 choose with a probably sneaky upside to associate with the all-star identify. The movie is simply okay, which provides as much as “not good” if you issue within the marginal measurement. However he was additionally a 3-year captain chosen to make Ohio State’s coin toss choose within the BCS championship sport; he performed by way of important accidents for lots of his faculty profession, together with a not-fully-recovered Achilles in 2018; and he’s constantly been the ILB3 behind excessive finish NFL expertise. 100% a “play by way of the echo of the whistle” kind of man. Here’s a December scouting profile from PFN. His 4.99 sprint will not be the stuff of sideline-to-sideline goals, lol. 6:16 ILB Okay.J. Britt, Auburn. (Senior). 6’½”, 235 lbs. with 30¾” arms and 9⅜” palms. Vince Williams 2.0. James Wilford’s gif-supported March scouting report describes Britt as a tough hitting, old-fashioned thumper between the Tackles who might be uncovered when requested to play in area. This February scouting profile notes that he seemed superb on the Senior Bowl. 6:16 ILB Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin. (Junior). 6’1”, 232 lbs. A wise, robust, influence ILB who could find yourself being an undersized 2-down participant. There’s nothing mistaken along with his athleticism, it’s simply open to query if you think about the form of particular mismatch gamers and isolation schemes that NFL opponents will usually deliver to bear. 6:16 S Darrik Forrest, Cincinnati. (Senior). 6’0”, 198 lbs. A wise workforce chief and communicator within the secondary who does all the things okay, however lacks any standout traits to recommend he might be greater than a backup within the NFL. The form of participant who will delight coaches with a decade of savvy depth and particular groups, however incur fan degree fury till he turns right into a fond reminiscence we out of the blue miss. Here’s a 20 minute video interview with a draftnik web site from February. 6:16 S/ILB JaCoby Stevens, LSU. (Senior). 6’1”, 216 lbs. A hybrid between a big field Security and a miniature ILB, he performs a wise, instinctive, and lively sport corresponding to Marcus Allen (a 2018 fifth spherical choose) and Antoine Brooks Jr. (2020 sixth rounder). Virtually positive to be a particular groups ace and useful core participant, however the place is the roster spot given who the Steelers have already got? Devin Jackson’s gif-supported early March scouting report might see him going as early as Spherical 4 to the best workforce. 6:16 S/ILB Mark Webb, Georgia. (Senior). 6’2”, 207 lbs. with 32⅝” arms and 9⅝” palms. One other participant who straddles the road between field Security and ultra-small ILB, and should find yourself being the dreaded tweener as a substitute of a fascinating hybrid on account of piss poor agility numbers that present up on the movie. He’s imagined to be a soccer participant, nevertheless, so he’s prone to put up a battle by way of the particular groups route. 6:16 CB/S Tre Norwood, Oklahoma. (Senior). 5’11⅞”, 192 lbs. with extraordinarily quick 29⅛” arms. A really laborious participant to grade. First he was referred to as a slick transferring however badly undersized H.S. participant who got here to campus at 165 lbs. He bought onto the sector for five video games anyway, and has now grown to a still-stringy 192. Then he shot onto the scene as a twin CB/Security in 2018, however missed his would-be showcase 12 months in 2019 on account of a preseason, noncontact ACL tear. So 2020 was going to be huge, after which… Covid. He performed properly anyway, however there weren’t many video games. [Sigh]. Strikes extraordinarily properly and has a nostril for the soccer, however is severely quick within the measurable size and bombed his athletic testing. Performed each inside and out of doors in faculty, however initiatives greatest to the NFL within the slot. Here’s a late January PFN scouting profile. 6:31 STEELERS ROUND 6 PICK (# 216 OVERALL) (SEE TRADES WITH TAMPA AND MIAMI) 7:01 OG Larry Borom, Missouri. (RS Junior). 6’5”, 322 lbs. A big and really highly effective human being who carries his weight properly sufficient to shock everybody with a High 15% athletic grade at his professional day. He gained’t be capable to hold taking part in Deal with like he did in faculty. Has Ramon Foster potential if moved inside, however that can require significantly better approach. 7:01 QB Shane Buechele, SMU. (Senior). 6’1”, 210 lbs. Did properly within the broad open Air Raid faculty system on account of glorious accuracy and timing, however prone to face many extra issues on the professional degree as a result of he has below-average arm energy, restricted measurement, and solely common athletic traits. 7:01 TE Matt Bushman, BYU. (RS Senior). 6’5”, 240 lbs. 25 years previous. He will get panned in most scouting profiles, together with the one by Lance Zierlein at NFL.com, however Alex Kozora’s gif-supported April scouting report sees hope in his distinctive palms and manufacturing. Bushman lacks the athletic expertise and measurement to both block or get separation, however he wins the fight catches and is tough to deliver down. 7:01 RB Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas. (Senior). 5’11”, 213 lbs. A bit of the RB puzzle with intriguing movie, who bombed the professional day testing at a catastrophic degree that put him within the backside 2% of the athletic pile. Runs good routes, has WR-level palms, and options good imaginative and prescient as a pure RB, however his total elusiveness, straight line pace, and different property are sub-par. He additionally has a historical past of getting banged up. After which there’s the testing… 7:01 RB Gerrid Doaks, Cincinnati. (RS Senior). 5’11¼”, 230 lbs. Credit score goes to posters “Silence Dogood” and Douglas Prostorog for this one. Doaks is unquestionably a sleeper with a form of James Conner profile. On the massive aspect, with nifty ft, good palms out of the backfield, and nice contact steadiness that earns him loads of additional yards. His inventory is held again by sturdiness issues and (not like Conner) a failure to ever stand out as an upcoming NFL man among the many college-level boys. This goes to an upbeat scouting profile from February. 7:01 RB Jake Funk, Maryland. (RS Senior). 5’10¼”, 204 lbs. An actual “what if” story whose pair of ACL tears on the identical knee disadvantaged him of any capability to place up prolonged movie. Flashed onto the scene when professional day testing put him within the prime 3% as an athlete. The NFL.com scouting profile emphasizes distinctive particular groups capability along with the as-yet-untapped bodily potential. 7:01 WR Damonte Coxie, Memphis. (RS Senior). 6’3”, 195 lbs. A bodily possession receiver with good peak and size to match along with his glorious palms, physique management, and ability at boxing out. A high-quality blocker too, for a WR. What he lacks are the pure pace and quickness to get open all on his personal in opposition to NFL competitors. The form of WR3/4 who will catch all the things when he’s the open man in a scheme, however is capped as a result of an NFL protection will most likely be capable to remove him at will. His professional day revealed a backside 2% athlete total, which actually hurts his inventory for a workforce with Pittsburgh’s WR room. 7:01 WR Jaelon Darden, N. Tex. (Senior). 5’9”, 170 lbs. That is an unfair grade for an all-teams board, however Pittsburgh already has Ray-Ray McCloud on the roster. That’s Darden in a nutshell, albeit slightly smaller. He’s a residing tremendous ball with super and sudden acceleration that dominated in faculty however will face many new hurdles attempting to do the identical in opposition to superior NFL athletes who know learn how to use their measurement. Wes Cantliffe’s gif-supported March scouting report ends with a Spherical 4 grade, pointing to the everlasting Tyreek Hill comparisons, however your creator believes that is the mistaken sort of boom-or-bust athlete for a workforce with Pittsburgh’s WR room. 7:01 WR Damon Hazelton, Missouri. (RS Senior). 6’2½”, 206 lbs. with 33⅜” arms. Turns 24 simply earlier than the draft. Performs loads like a much bigger James Washington, with iron grip palms and the flexibility to win on the level of contact frequently on account of his good however not nice pace, mixed with super physique management and boxing-out capability. Good after the catch too. Lacks the physicality you’d count on, and has by no means been ‘the person’ at any of his three colleges. 7:01 EDGE Earnest Brown IV, Northwestern. 6’5”, 270 lbs. with lengthy 34½” arms. A pure 4-3 DE with some upside if he can add energy, slipperiness, and deeper approach to his center of the highway tape. Discounted for lack of match to Pittsburgh’s hybrid 3-4 scheme. 7:01 EDGE Jonathon Cooper, Ohio State. 6’2½”, 253 lbs. A violent, bodily, and explosive athlete with little or no bend across the nook, he’s discounted considerably for this board as a result of he initiatives significantly better as a gap-shooting 4-3 Defensive Finish. Kelvin Bryant’s gif-supported April scouting report offers him a Spherical 4-5 grade when seen by way of that lens. 7:01 EDGE Chris Garrett, Concordia. (Senior). 6’4”, 245 lbs. Credit score to poster Steeler2695 for this deep sleeper. Concordia is a D-II college, so there was little in the best way of competitors to check Garrett to. However what competitors there was, he destroyed, annihilated, chewed on, stomped, after which left wriggling within the mud. A favourite sleeper going into 2020, Covid-19 robbed him of any likelihood to show that he deserved the rising buzz. This extraordinarily thorough February article and the varied information he set are just about all there’s to find on the Web. 7:01 EDGE Chauncey Golston, Iowa. (RS Senior). 6’4½”, 269 lbs. with lengthy 34¾” arms and large 11” palms. Profiles completely as a run stuffing 4-3 DE who will assist that sort of protection to maintain its designated move rushers recent for the longer yardage downs. Powerful, very robust, and possessing a excessive motor, he’s a likeable prospect. Simply not a lot for a 3-4 base workforce like Pittsburgh. This goes to a Senior Bowl scouting profile from PFN. 7:01 ILB Dimitri Moore, Vanderbilt. (RS Junior). 6’3”, 225 lbs. A fast, straightforward abstract: Moore is a pure Mack ILB with common athleticism. These are useful athletes that may assist each workforce in a lot of small methods, however the Steelers depend on actually particular athleticism for the Mack place, and that devalues his prospects for this specific workforce. 7:01 S/ILB Jamien Sherwood, Auburn. (Senior). 6’1¾”, 216 lbs. with 34” arms. One other participant designed for that fashionable “dimebacker” function that Marcus Allen and Antoine Brooks Jr. had been drafted to fill: a giant field Security who’s slower and fewer agile than you need for that function, however has higher protection chops than most ILB’s. There’s little doubt he’ll excel as a particular groups participant core locker room presence. A real soccer participant, however a kind the Steelers have already got. 7:01 S/ILB Christian Uphoff, Ailing. St. (Senior). 6’2½”, 213 lbs. A hybrid field Security/ILB with a bit extra boom-or-bust to the equation as a result of he put up higher movie than the others ranked on this Day 3 tier, however did so in opposition to lesser competitors. His inventory went up with a stable efficiency on the Senior Bowl, which proved he belongs with the opposite future NFL expertise. 7:01 CB Shakur Brown, Mich. St. (RS Junior). 5’9¾”, 185 lbs. Justin Layne’s faculty successor doesn’t have the identical size, however could have extra versatility as an inside/exterior cowl man with good press protection abilities. The primary concern is that he’s a one 12 months marvel who solely made it onto the sector in 2019, and who performed much better in 2020 than he did through the 12 months earlier than. In case you go by 2020 he’s a scrappy, bodily participant who can perform in varied roles, together with run help regardless of his measurement. Extra tape would have actually helped his inventory, however… Covid. Good testing would have helped simply as a lot, however… backside 3% athletic profile. Right here is an upbeat article with coach’s feedback from after he declared in December. 7:16 QB Zac Thomas, App. St. (RS Senior). 6’1”, 210 lbs. The Duck Hodges comparisons might be laborious to keep away from in Pittsburgh, they usually could even be honest. Thomas is a confirmed winner from a smaller program who possesses superb accuracy and contact, however doesn’t have the arm to stretch an NFL protection deep. He additionally has surprisingly good mobility, however experiences recommend that he lacks the ‘stuff’ (contact steadiness, athletic edge, what have you ever) to beat NFL defenders like he was capable of do in opposition to faculty ones. 7:16 QB Brady White, Memphis. (RS Senior). 6’3”, 215 lbs. Will probably be a 25 12 months previous rookie. Good measurement, a historical past of successful, and NFL-level contact on his passes mix to make him a really draftable prospect. The considerably superior age and distinctly restricted arm energy ought to restrict that inventory to the top of Day 3. 7:16 FB Ben Mason, Michigan. (Senior). 6’3”, 246 lbs. with 32⅝” arms. Right here by in style demand is the person who most likely wears a neck roll behind his tux when he’s being the most effective man at somebody’s marriage ceremony. He’s 6’3” now, might be compressed to five’10” by the top of his profession, and you may be the one to get in his means if you wish to. All jokes apart, he’s bought a really lengthy method to go at the same time as a fullback, and he lacks the receiving ability to make that extra viable, however wherever he goes, he might be a fan- and workforce favourite for sheer toughness. 7:16  WR Rico Bussey, Hawaii. (RS Senior). 6’2”, 195 lbs. An enormous play menace with return chops, however there are means too many drops. Is it fixable? 7:16 S Paris Ford, Pitt. (RS Junior). 6’⅝”, 197 lbs. His soccer IQ could also be a 12 months or two away from NFL requirements, and he dissatisfied hideously by working 4.83 and 4.90 dashes at his professional day. He was a profitable multipurpose Security in faculty, who thrived in all places from within the field to single-high, however being that sluggish within the NFL is deadly. By comparability, the “too sluggish” Marcus Allen ran a 4.63 sprint. Opted out within the latter a part of the 2020 season. This late January scouting profile from a Chiefs POV loves his satan could care aggressiveness, and sees that very same asset as his most important weak spot. Tyler Sensible’s gif-supported March scouting report sums up the present situation: “General, I really like Ford’s sport. He’s a tone-setter and you may inform he performs with coronary heart. In case you’re simply tape I feel he’s a day 2 participant. [But omigod, a 4.9 dash and 28” vertical jump? Yikes].” Quote and lose translation, however you get the concept. Ford measured like a really sluggish and unathletic linebacker, or a quick offensive lineman. In case you’re a Security… ick. 7:16 CB Rachad Wildgoose Jr., Wisconsin. (Junior). 5’11¼”, 197 lbs. with quick 31⅛” arms. Opted out of 2020 after getting injured for sport two. Appeared fairly good in sport 1 in opposition to the extraordinarily athletic however very uncooked Illinois WR Josh Imatorbhebhe, however how a lot might be drawn from that alone? Studies say he had a really boom-or-bust 2019 run, with moments of greatness cancelled by some that had been really terrible. Early experiences described him as extremely athletic, however he examined as simply common excluding fast acceleration. The NFL.com scouting profile sees a bodily however under common zone CB. 7:18 STEELERS ROUND 7a PICK (# 245 OVERALL) (SEE TRADE WITH MIAMI) 7:27 STEELERS ROUND 7b PICK (# 254 OVERALL)


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