Final 2016 PFF Draft Board: Top 250 NFL prospects
After months of grading every player on every snap in college football, re-watching the film and taking in all of the offseason workouts, the final PFF Draft Board is finally here.
Our rankings rely heavily on our grading system that accounts for down-to-down production, but we’ve used all available information to shape the board whether that be workouts, projections, or off-field issues if they are clear.
Here is the final PFF Draft Board for the 2016 NFL draft:
[Editor’s note: While the order of the draft board has shifted and the list expands to 250, our evaluations remain largely the same within the first 150. For more in-depth breakdowns on every top prospect, check out our PFF scouting reports and our 2016 NFL draft guide.]
- Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Bosa is a dominant run defender (top grade against the run each of last two seasons) and he has the quick, powerful hands to create pressure off the edge.
- DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
Whether rushing the passer or making plays in the running game, Buckner is a force on the interior that is a perfect fit for a 3-4 scheme.
- Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State
Ramsey is an outstanding zone corner and he has the size and athleticism to develop into one of the league’s best man corners as well. He brings a versatile dimension to any defense as he can also play the run like a linebacker (top run grade among cornerbacks in 2015).
- Jared Goff, QB, Cal
The best QB in the draft Goff ticks all of the boxes with regard to accuracy at all levels, poise under pressure, and quick decision-making.
- Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
With six strong games under his belt in 2015, we’d like to see a larger sample size of dominant play, but Tunsil is an explosive run blocker and he handled an impressive slate of edge rushers to allow only five pressures on the year.
- Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
Our top coverage linebacker in 2014, Jack attacked blockers with power early in 2015, showing that he can develop into one of the league’s best all-around defensive weapons.
- Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
The best all-around running back in the draft and perhaps the nation, Elliott boasted the top run grade in the class in 2014 and then led the nation as a blocker in 2015. His ability to run, catch, and block will put him on the field early and often.
- Sheldon Rankins, Defensive Interior, Louisville
With two straight years of dominant play, Rankins can play a number of positions along the defensive front, attacking blockers in the run game while providing a strong pass rush. He has only two negatively-graded games in our two seasons of data.
- Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
Whether creating separation before the catch or yards after it, Coleman’s athleticism stands out on the field. He has the ability to make plays at all levels of the field.
- Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
Our top-graded WR before going down to injury last season, Doctson routinely makes incredible catches, turning off-target throws into big plays. That downfield ability makes him one of the most exciting playmakers in the draft.
- Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
The second-best all around edge behind Bosa, Lawson is strong on the edge in the run game while posting the number eight pass rushing grade in the class.
- Chris Jones, Defensive Interior, Mississippi State
The power is the first thing that stands out, and it was put to good use as Jones ranked fourth in the nation among interior defensive linemen at +54.2. He can move blockers at the point of attack and push the pocket, and he still has room to grow as a player.
- Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
A power scheme is ideal for Conklin who moves defenders at the point of attack while holding up well in pass protection. His two-year body of work is right up there with any offensive tackle in the nation on a snap-for-snap basis.
- Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
There’s some projection to Wentz’s game, but the raw tools are impressive. While his timing isn’t always on point in the passing game, he has the big arm and athleticism to mask that inexperience as he grows.
- William Jackson III, CB, Houston
The second-best coverage grade in the draft class, Jackson is an aggressive, good-sized corner who will contest a lot of catches and make plays on the defensive side. He has the size and deep speed to develop into a number one corner.
- Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
One of the most consistent pass protecting tackles in the nation, Stanley should carry that to the next level while his run-blocking is sufficient in the right scheme.
- Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State
After ranking fourth in the nation among offensive tackles in 2014 and first in 2015, Whitehair is projected to move to guard at the next level, something we saw during Senior Bowl week. He acquitted himself well, and he has the potential to be the next successful tackle to guard convert in the NFL.
- Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
In 2014 Hargreaves posted the best coverage grade we have seen from this draft class across two seasons of college tape. Didn’t repeat it in 2015 but still shows a lot of impressive tape and ball skills. Only negative is size.
- Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia
Floyd could dabble as an outside linebacker in the NFL just as he did last year in college, but his size and athleticism are best used rushing off the edge where his +28.9 pass rushing grade ranked fifth among the edge rushers in the class.
- Jarran Reed, Defensive Interior, Alabama
With our second-best grade against the run in 2015, Reed is rarely moved at the point of attack and he knows how to shed in make plays, as indicated by his nation-leading run stop percentage of 13.4 percent. He can play nose tackle, but also looks the part of a 3-4 defensive end if needed.
- Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
Trapped in a Clemson defensive scheme that hung him out to dry with a lot of soft, off-coverage, Alexander may be a far better pro player than he was in college. Has all the traits of a top, shutdown corner.
- Andrew Billings, Defensive Interior, Baylor
One of the strongest players in the draft, Billings is stout at the point of attack and perhaps the best nose tackle option in the draft. He was also got after the quarterback among the best in the country the past two seasons.23.
- Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
Our top-graded wide receiver in 2015, Shepard combines nifty route running with underrated downfield ball skills. Even though most of his work is done from the slot, he has the quickness to produce and validate his standing at the top of the draft.
- Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
Production took a hit due to inconsistent quarterback play, but Thomas knows how to get open and he was a big-play threat when targeted.
- Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
Injury aside, Smith’s athleticism stands out and it often shows when in coverage and as a pass rusher. He’s not bad in the run game, though he’s not as strong at the point of attack as other linebackers in the class. If healthy, Smith has a chance to be a three-down playmaker at the next level.
- Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
While some of the other linebackers are stronger in certain areas, Ragland is solid across the board. He can work downhill in the running game, and his ability to hold up in coverage and create pressure should make him a third-down chess piece at the next level.
- Jonathan Bullard, Defensive Interior, Florida
Our top-graded run defender on the interior in 2015, Bullard is excellent at recognizing blocks, disrupting schemes and making plays. He doesn’t have a clean positional home, but has the versatility to play all along the defensive line.
- Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
While he doesn’t create the same kind of separation you’d like to see from a top wide receiver prospect, Treadwell is strong, though inconsistent, at the catch point and good with the ball in his hands after the catch.
- Shilique Calhoun, Edge defender, Michigan State
No edge rusher had a better pass rushing grade than Calhoun in 2015, and he was strong in that department in 2014 as well. He’s not nearly as stout against the run, but did show that he can be productive in the run game in 2014.
- Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
Before going down to injury after only 240 snaps in 2015, Joseph had the fifth-highest grade in the country as he showed off his playmaking skills while playing multiple coverages in West Virginia’s defense. He’s a versatile safety that is just as comfortable playing in the box as he is in deep center field.
- Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
A press man corner who made need a compass to find the football, Apple can stick with receivers as well as anyone in the class, though zone-heavy teams may not be interested.
- Vernon Butler, Defensive Interior, Louisiana Tech
Butler has put together two straight years of strong work against the run while improving his pass rush grade to 15th in the class on the strength of a bull rush that made up 40 percent of his pressures.
- Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
Few tight ends can work the middle of the field like Henry who has averaged 14.3 yards/reception over the last two years. He’s only dropped two of his 90 catchable targets during that time.
- Sheldon Day, Defensive Interior, Notre Dame
Disruption is the name of the game for Day who excels at shooting gaps, though he could stand to finish better. His overall grade ranked second behind only Buckner among interior defensive linemen in 2015.
- Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
A good combination of speed and separation skills, Carroo was incredibly productive on only 363 snaps last season averaging 4.11 yards per route to lead all FBS receivers.
- Noah Spence, edge defender, Eastern Kentucky
We have little information about Spence, but the upside was evident at the Senior Bowl when he dominated practice and carried it into the game. Even though he may not do much as a run defender, Spence’s burst off the edge and pass rush potential is the best in the class
- Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
A one-dimensional player in 2015, Ogbah boasted the No. 3 pass rush grade among all edge rushers, though he settled in around average against the run. The potential is there to improve in that department but it may limit his usage early on.
- Michael Thomas, WR, Southern Miss
Playing bigger than his 6-foot-1 frame, Thomas caught a higher percentage of contested catches than the other top receivers in the class while ranking ninth in the nation with 2.98 yards/route.
- Austin Johnson, Defensive Interior, Penn State
Boasting the No. 3 run-stopping grade in the nation in 2015, Johnson beats blockers with quick hands to disrupt the backfield and that bodes well for his upside as a pass rusher. His skills were on display with a strong week at the Senior Bowl.
- Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
Higgins posted a huge grade (+32.0) in 2014, and while that dropped to +22.7 this year, there’s still a lot to like about the Colorado State playmaker. He dropped just three of the 78 catchable passes thrown his way in 2015 and he may be the best route runner in the draft class.
- A’Shawn Robinson, Defensive Interior, Alabama
Rarely moved in the run game, Robinson played well within Alabama’s scheme and he projects as a similar, run-stopping 3-4 defensive end at the next level. The question is whether or not he can provide enough pass rush to warrant a high pick after two pedestrian seasons in that department.
- Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
Kelly posted good, not great, grades over the last two years, but he projects as a starting NFL center on the strength of a powerful run-blocking base that should work in any scheme. The NFL offensive line coaches we’ve spoken too all love his game.
- Adolphus Washington, Defensive Interior, Ohio State
Another strong all-around player, Washington is stout at the point of attack, but strong and quick enough to blow up plays as well. His +32.0 pass rush grade ranked third in the nation and he was strong in the run game.
- Robert Nkemdiche, Defensive Interior, Ole Miss
Perhaps the most disruptive interior pass rusher in the draft, Nkemdiche has some questions about his ideal fit, but he’s gotten after the quarterback the last two seasons and he improved greatly against the run in 2015.
- Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
Similar to Kelly, Martin has a strong all-around game and projects to be a future starter with scheme diversity. His +22.7 overall grade ranked fifth in the nation.
- Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
Perhaps more of an athlete than a great football player at this point, Spriggs graded well in 2015 (+16.7), but his strong NFL combine has teams looking at him as a first-round project. He needs to tie up a few technique issues and show more of that athleticism on the field to warrant more than a Day 2 pick.
- Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
One of the most exciting running backs in the draft, Dixon is a clever runner, capable of cutting on a dime and making overaggressive defenses pay with big plays. He’s also very good in the passing game, particularly when split out wide.
- Su’a Cravens, S/LB, USC
A safety/linebacker hybrid, Cravens attacks blocks in the running game and makes plays in the passing game. The NFL will find a spot for him as the difference between linebackers and strong safeties shrinks every year.
- Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA
The only running back in the draft class to force more missed tackles was Alabama’s Derrick Henry (76 to 73), but it took Henry and extra 160 carries to do so. Perkins posted the top run grade and elusive rating (114.7) in the class.
- Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford
Our top run-blocking guard in 2015, Garnett is a scheme-specific power guard that is best fit for a man-blocking scheme similar to Stanford’s. He struggled at times in pass pro and posted his worst games against his best competition (Buckner and Day).
- Joe Thuney, OT/G, NC State
One of the nation’s top guards in 2014, Thuney made a smooth transition to left tackle in 2015 finishing fourth in the draft class at +35.6 overall. He surrendered only seven pressures on 507 attempts in pass protection and at the very least he’ll bring versatility to an offensive line as a capable guard or tackle.
- Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
We don’t see the same dominant offensive tackle potential in Decker as he’s a powerful fun blocker, but there was too much inconsistency in pass protection over the last two seasons.
- Jeremy Cash, S, Duke
Similar to Cravens, Cash attacks blockers with a vengeance, whether playing the run where he led all safeties with a +20.4 grade or as a pass rusher where he also led at +13.9. He’s yet another safety/linebacker hybrid who will start as a box player while learning a true safety role on the side.
- Kalan Reed, CB, Southern Miss
Incredibly smooth mover at cornerback, fits the size profile most teams are looking for. Can play in any scheme and make plays on the ball. Had excellent tape this year and our third-highest coverage grade in the draft class.
- Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
The size and arm strength are impressive, as is Lynch’s three-year development at Memphis, but he’s just a notch below the other quarterbacks in this class. His accuracy at the intermediate level is concerning, particularly outside the numbers where his accuracy percentage is among the worst in the nation.
- Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana
Two years of strong play at UAB and Indiana, Howard has shown scheme diversity while posting the fifth-best run grade in the draft class last season.
- Hassan Ridgeway, Defensive Interior, Texas
Often lost in the deep class of interior defensive linemen, Ridgeway has put together two strong years of grading with a +48.6 overall mark on only 1044 snaps. He’s scheme-versatile and he can get after the quarterback better than most interior rushers in the class.
- Kenny Clark, Defensive Interior, UCLA
Another strong interior defensive lineman, Clark is excellent at feeling and defeating all types of blocks — a big reason he was the No. 2 interior defensive lineman against the run in 2014. He took a slight step back in that area in 2015, but added more pass rush to his game.
- Jerell Adams, TE, South Carolina
Adams is a strong run blocker on the edge, while showing some wiggle at the top of routes, both on tape and during Senior Bowl practice. He’s the best all-around tight end in the draft.
- Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
He might be a one-trick pony, but it’s a fairly important trick in today’s NFL. He ran a 4.32 40-yard dash at the scouting combine, and was third in the nation with 708 yards on passes traveling 20 yards or more in the air. He did drop 10 of the 72 catchable passes thrown his way though — something he’ll have to improve upon.
- Maliek Collins, Defensive Interior, Nebraska
Yet another productive interior defensive lineman, Collins is a disruptor who can shoot gaps and blow up plays. He ranked 10th in the draft class against the run at +28.4 and 11th as a pass rusher at +21.1.
- Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan
He might be a slot only receiver at the next level, but he’s very good in that role regardless. No player in this draft class averaged more yards per route run from the slot than Braverman’s 3.27.
- Isaac Seumalo, G, Oregon State
Quietely one of the nation’s best guards, Seumalo rarely loses in the run game and mitigates the damage when he does. He surrendered only four pressures on 407 attempts in pass protection last year.
- Keyarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa
He racked up 725 yards on passes travelling 20 yards or more downfield, including seven touchdowns, and dropped just three of the 99 catchable passes thrown his way in 2015. A big target at 6-feet-4, Garrett can make plays downfield.
- Kyler Fackrell, Edge defender, Utah State
Fackrell emerged as one of the nation’s top players in 2015, finishing ninth overall among edge defenders at +39.0. He dabbled in more of a traditional linebacker role at the Senior Bowl, but his best bet is as a 3-4 outside linebacker where he can rush the passer, play the edge in the run game and drop occasionally into coverage.
- Bronson Kaufusi, Defensive interior, BYU
Kaufusi’s best fit may be as a 3-4 defensive end where his size and length will give him a chance to develop into a strong run defender with above average pass rushing potential.
- Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Georgia
A solid receiver across the board, Mitchell will get overshadowed by flashier receivers, but he creates separation on the post and dig routes as well as a receiver in the class and he’s dropped only four passes on 93 catchable targets the last two years.
- Carl Nassib, Edge defender, Penn State
It’s not always pretty, but Nassib was rarely blocked in 2015 and that trend continued at a dominant Senior Bowl week. He sets a hard edge in the run game and keeps blockers off balance with power and good hands.
- De’Vante Harris, CB, Texas A&M
Allowed just one touchdown all season and showed a great ability to break on the ball and make plays. Realized his potential in his final year of college, and could be a better pro at the end of it all
- Kevin Dodd, Edge defender, Clemson
A solid run defender on the edge, Dodd went on a tear late in the season as a pass rusher. Although he finished 25th in the class in that department, so he looks like more of a solid, every-down defensive end than an explosive game changer off the edge.
- Scooby Wright III, LB, Arizona
Few linebackers possess Wright’s instincts and block-shedding ability, and he looks like a plus run defender in the NFL if he’s healthy. The question for Wright is his athleticism in space, but we’ve seen other linebackers stay productive with similar concerns.
- Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford
One of the most technically sound pass protectors, Murphy will have to improve his play strength greatly to be a starter in the league
- Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee State
Perhaps the best true free safety in the draft, Byard have the movement skills to make plays in the middle of the field and his +8.4 coverage grade ranked ninth in the nation.
- Joe Schobert, LB, Wisconsin
One of the nation’s most productive players the last two seasons, Schobert may be viewed as a traditional linebacker at the next level, but he should be given a chance to rush the passer where he led the nation in pass-rush productivity each of the last two seasons.
- Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
There’s a lot of boom-or-bust to Cook’s game as he makes big-time throws and questionable decisions that can win or lose games for his future team.
- Nick Kwiatkowski, LB, West Virginia
Kwiatkowski ranked fourth in the draft class as a run defender at +21.7 and fifth in coverage a +9.0 as his all-around strong play should make him a dependable starter at the next level.
- Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama
Like several of the corners in this list, doesn’t have the ideal size profile many NFL teams are looking for, but he’s feisty and extremely strong against the run and short passing game. Tough to shake in man and has a good feel for zone coverage, but has occasional lapses which have resulted in giving up 10 TDs over two seasons
- Kamalei Correa, Edge defender, Boise State
As far as transitions to 3-4 outside linebacker go, Correa should make a smooth one after notching eight sacks, 12 QB hits, and 16 hurries on only 250 pass rushes last season.
- Javon Hargrave, Defensive interior, South Carolina State
Put on a show in both the senior bowl and Shrine Game, Hargrave has one of the best first steps in the class
- Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
His coverage numbers are excellent, but the tape shows they’re misleading. Beaten plenty this season without giving up completions. Has the measurables, and his good is excellent, but he is a work in progress.
- Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
Lee’s speed is evident on tape, but to this point, it’s been used effectively as a pass rusher while lacking consistency against the run and in coverage. He played over the slot quite a bit at Ohio State but coverage was a mix of big plays and mishaps over the last two years.
- Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
At +18.2, just three players in this draft class had a higher receiving grade than Boyd. His grades over the past two years were almost identical, with the Pittsburgh playmaker coming in at +22.2 last year and +22.9 this year. He dropped five passes in each of the past two seasons, but did see 16 more catchable passes thrown his way this year, so his drop rate improved from 6.02 to 5.05.
- Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
Thompson works downhill in both the pass and run game very well, but his geometric skills are lacking at times as his open field angles need some work. He also disappointed with a slow 40 time at the combine as many teams were hoping to see a rangy free safety prospect.
- Darius Latham, Defensive interior, Indiana
A poor man’s Chris Jones. Latham has two strong years of production at Indiana under his belt.
- Christian Westerman, G, Arizona State
One of the best pass-protecting guards in the class, Westerman combines good movement skills with surprising power, and while some of his peers are locked into a power blocking scheme, he is more diverse if not a zone blocking
- Joshua Perry, LB, Ohio State
There’s little flash to Perry’s game, but he does everything well whether fitting against the run, dropping into coverage or tackling. He’s missed only nine tackles on over 200 attempts the last two years.
- Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
Running in Arkansas’ pro-style offense, Collins posted the eighth-highest grade in the class as he showed the quickness and vision to maximize his offensive line’s blocking, but lacked the open-field ability to create a high percentage of big plays.
- Nick VanHoose, CB, Northwestern
Has a strange, wooden way of moving that looks very awkward at times, but it doesn’t prevent him from making plays, and a lot of them. Allowed fewer than 44 percent of passes thrown his way to be caught this past season and had the highest coverage grade in the nation.
- Thomas Duarte, TE, UCLA
Duarte was purely a big slot in college with the frame to be an NFL tight end. He’s already the cleanest route running tight end in the draft class
- Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State
May be a little too passive to be a true difference maker, but is solid in most areas of the game and puts pressure on the offense to execute well.
- Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn
On the older side (24) and a bit of a project in pass pro coming from Auburn’s system, but few can match Coleman’s run blocking prowess in the class91.
- Devin Lucien, WR, Arizona State
A player that doesn’t seem to be getting the credit he deserves at this stage, he had the fifth highest receiving grade in games against Power-5 opponents in this draft class. He wasn’t quite dominant in college, but did everything well and showcased a safe pair of hands, dropping just three of the 69 catchable passes thrown his way.
- Cre’Von LeBlanc, CB, Florida Atlantic
Plays bigger than he is, which he will need to, because he’s a lot smaller than what NFL teams would prefer.
- Kevin Peterson, CB, Oklahoma State
Allowed just 5 catches over the first seven games of this past season before struggling down the stretch. Has good man coverage skills.
- Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
The Heisman trophy winner makes tacklers pay, but he may be scheme-limited at the next level as more of a downhill, power runner.
- Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
A threat to score with the ball in his hands, Cooper can be used in a variety ways that get the ball to him in space and he can use his excellent acceleration as a vertical slot receiver in the Doug Baldwin mold.
- Dean Lowry, Defensive interior, Northwestern
While Lowry moved around in Northwestern’s scheme, he’s likely best fit to play on the interior due to his size and athleticism. His +37.0 overall grade ranked 10th in the nation when compared to other edge defenders (his primary position in 2015).
- Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
There’s a lot of projection with Miller, who has seen just 30 catchable passes thrown his way in his short time at wide receiver. He excels in space though, forcing eight missed tackles on 28 receptions in 2015.
- Willie Henry, Defensive interior, Michigan
While his technique is inconsistent, Henry was still disruptive with the No. 19 pass rush grade in the nation at +19.0 while posting a reasonable grade against the run.
- Will Parks, Safety, Arizona
With two years of excellent grading in a safety/slot hybrid role at Arizona, Parks may not have the quicks to keep up with NFL slot receivers but he diagnoses plays well and takes great angles, so trying him in a free safety role looks like the way to go.
- Steven Daniels, LB, Boston College
No linebacker in college had a higher grade against the run than Daniels in 2015. He might be a two-down linebacker in the NFL, but he’s projects very well in that role.
- Ronald Blair, Edge defender, Appalachian State
With two years of strong grading, Blair got after the quarterback with the sixth-best pass rushing grade in the nation to go with eight sacks, six hits, and 23 hurries.
- Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
An excellent zone runner, Booker posted the third-best run grade in the draft class at +25.6.
- Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas
An intelligent quarterback that came on strong at the end of the season, Allen’s games against Mississippi State and Ole Miss were as good as it got from any quarterback last season.
- C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame
Prosise had a breakout 2015 campaign with the No. 10 rushing grade in the draft class while adding versatility as a receiver.
- Cody Kessler, QB, USC
While he struggles with deeper passes, Kessler’s short area accuracy is among the best in the class.
- Spencer Drango, G, Baylor
A conversion from offensive tackle, Drango has experience on the move in Baylor’s scheme and he posted the second-highest run blocking grade in the class.
- Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri
The No. 2 stopper among linebackers last season, Brothers finds the ball carrier and makes plays in the running game, as evidenced by his nation-leading 15.8 run stop percentage.
- Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky
Didn’t play against top competition often, but led the nation in accuracy percent at 81.8, and was fifth in the nation in deep accuracy at 53.1 percent.
- Matt Johnson, QB, Bowling Green
Questions about his size and the system at Bowling Green, but throws a go route better than any other QB in this draft. Threw for 1,698 yards and 20 touchdowns on passes 20 yards or further downfield, leading the nation in both categories.
- Vernon Adams, Jr; QB, Oregon
Struggled early after arriving at Oregon, and dealt with a thumb injury, but graded at +14.7 from Week 10 onwards, showcasing some serious upside.
- Joe Dahl, OT, Washington State
Dahl struggles somewhat with power but moves very well, allowing pressure to the outside just once every 140.3 snaps. A better fit for a zone scheme.
- Max Tuerk, C, USC
Outstanding outside zone blocker and pulls extremely well. Work to do in line where he gets overpowered too often.
- Anthony Zettel, Defensive Interior, Penn State
While he struggles with power at the point of attack, Zettel can get after the quarterback, as evidenced by his +24.5 pass rush grade than ranked fourth in the nation in 2014.
- Tavon Young, CB, Temple
Undersized corner who has the ability to be a feisty coverage option in the slot at the next level.
- Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
Reads the QB’s eyes very well, injured his ACL after seven games this season, but allowed only 37 catches over the past two seasons.
- Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State
In seven games of grading, Haeg posted the fourth-best pass blocking efficiency among offensive tackels at 98.6 and he had the second-best grade during team drills at the Senior Bowl.
- Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA
More of a possession receiver than a big-play threat, but did have the second highest overall PFF grade amongst receivers in this draft class.
- Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech
While he looks the part from a size and length standpoint, Clark has his struggles in pass protection as evidenced at the Senior Bowl when he was beaten often by top talent.
- Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson
A big, box safety, Kearse had the 13th-best overall grade among the safeties in the class including the No. 6 mark against the run.
- Byron Marshall, WR, Oregon
Missed most of 2015 through injury, but averaged yards per route run from the slot in 2014, the second-highest mark in this draft class that year.
- Jack Allen, C, Michigan State
One of the highest-graded centers over the past two seasons, Allen plays with leverage as well as any center in the class.
- Jake McGee, TE, Florida
One of the most naturally gifted receivers at the tight end position, McGee makes catching passes outside his frame look effortless.
- Matt Ioannidis, Defensive Interior, Temple
Versatile defender who played all over the line for Temple. Reads the game exceptionally well, but plays with power and hustle rather than quickness and explosion.
- Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford
Hooper will frustrate with his drops, but he can make up for it with some spectacular catches.
- Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas
Powerful at the point of attack, Tretola is best-suited for a power scheme, though he struggles at times in pass protection.
- Jordan Jenkins, Edge Defender, Georgia
A powerful edge defender that fits in a 3-4, Jenkins is stout against the run and he showed enough as a pass rusher to be worth a late round selection.
- Matt Skura, C, Duke
Possibly the most powerful center in the draft but very narrow scheme at Duke, just repeated same blocks consistently well.
- Terrell Chestnut, CB, West Virginia
Strong corner at home in man coverage and short zones. Little less of a feel for the deep stuff, but injuries are his big question mark.
- Tyrone Holmes, Edge Defender, Montana
Holmes had a dominant game against North Dakota State in the opener (+10.7) and he had a similarly strong performance in the East-West Shrine game (+4.2 on only 33 snaps). He has the frame and athleticism to get after the quarterback at the next level.
- Jatavis Brown, LB, Akron
The highest graded off-ball linebacker as a blitzer in 2015. Brown has freak athletic traits, but is very undersized for a linebacker and a liability against the run
- Will Anthony, Edge Defender, Navy
A clear standout on a pretty good Navy defense, Anthony took a huge step forward this season and was one of the most actively disruptive defensive linemen in the country. Playing primarily on the interior for Navy, he would be an edge defender at the next level, and actually had superior production when he played there for the Midshipmen.
- Landon Turner, G, North Carolina
A run-blocking guard best-suited for a power scheme, Turner’s +22.3 run blocking grade ranked seventh among guards in the class.
- Yannick Ngakoue, Edge Defender, Maryland
Ngakoue can rush the passer, as evidenced by his +24.5 pass rush grade, but his 145th rank among edge rushers in the class means pass rushing is his only ticket to sticking in the league.
- Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
A Darren-Sproles role in New Orleans is his dream. We don’t love him as a RB, but he can be devastating in the right role.
- Charles Tapper, Edge Defender, Oklahoma
Tapper had a great workout at the combine after posting identical +13.8 grades in both run defense and as a pass rusher.
- Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
Missed the whole 2015 season due to a foot injury, but had the fourth-highest run grade in this draft class in 2014 and his 2014 elusive rating would have ranked second in 2015.
- Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State
Started the 2015 season strong before fading. Had one of his best games against our highest graded cornerback in Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis, catching nine passes for 132 yards and grading at +4.3.
- Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
Zone corner that struggled badly in 2015 trying to play through injury before shutting it down. Had some impressive play the season before.
- Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida
Underperformed in 2015, but did force 11 missed tackles from 48 receptions so does have the ability to cause problems for opposing defenses.
- Daniel Lasco, RB, Cal
Injuries slowed Lasco in 2015, but he’s athletic and his +14.0 overall grade ranked fifth in the draft class in 2014.
- Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
A lot of people want to see him play wide receiver, but he deserves a shot at QB. Was our seventh-highest graded QB in the nation in 2015, and 14th in 2014.
- Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford
Hogan improved in 2015, finishing as our 15th-highest graded QB in this class after finally impressing late in 2014. Doesn’t have a lot of success on deep passes, but his progression from 2014 to 2015 should intrigue a few teams.
- Artie Burns, CB, Miami
Man coverage stud, has a lot of untapped potential, but a lot of bad tape. He’s a coaching project.
- Nelson Spruce, WR, Colorado
He doesn’t wow anyone as an athlete, and was timed at just 4.69 in the 40-yard dash. He does have excellent hands though, dropping just four of the 93 catchable passes thrown his way in 2015.
- B.J. Goodson, LB, Clemson
Goodson’s +16.4 grade against the run ranked 11th in the class and he showed well in coverage with only a handful of negatively-graded games.
- Taveze Calhoun, CB, Mississippi State
Plays well but struggles with quickness and fast movements. Had 12th-highest coverage grade in the draft class.
- Nile Lawrence-Stample, DT, Florida State
Likely just an early down run stopper at the next level, Lawrence-Stample made the most of his 456 snaps last season to grade 26th against the run while providing a solid pass rush.
- Jeff Driskel, QB, Louisiana Tech
Looked like a different player from the one who played at Florida, grading at +23.5 as a passer after grading at -7.2 in 2014.
- Demarcus Ayers, WR, Houston
Slot receiver who is unlikely to run away from anyone downfield. 40-yard dash time of 4.72 backed up what we saw on film, but he did have impressive hands and dropped just two of the 93 catchable passes thrown his way out of the slot.
- Jacoby Brissett, QB, NC State
Better with his legs than his arm, Brissett has been inconsistent as a passer at NC State. He flashes at times, but his passing grade of just +4.5 is just 27th in this class.
- Nila Kasitati, G, Oklahoma
Powerful blocker on playside to create space, but pass protection is questionable (102nd in the class).
- David Morgan, TE, UTSA
Morgan was an absolute monster as a blocker in 2015. Finishing the year with a run blocking grade of +31.5, with the next closest tight end at +17.9. He’s perhaps not a dynamic receiver, but still managed to rack up 566 yards and five touchdowns.
- Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota
Doesn’t excel in any area but does everything pretty well. Did not allow a touchdown this past season.
- D.J. White, CB, Georgia Tech
Not great in 2015, but was far better a year ago. Has the ability to be a good man-cover corner and has some ball skills to add to the package.
- Cory Johnson, Defensive Interior, Kentucky
An active interior rusher, Johnson has quick hands and he can make plays up and down the line of scrimmage.
- Darrell Greene, G, San Diego State
Greene was impressive on only 503 snaps in 2015, including a monster game against Utah State. His run blocking makes him an attractive mid-round option.
- Graham Glasgow, G, Michigan
Glasgow alternates between making some of the most impressive blocks you’ll see with some of the worst, but with his movement skills, our No. 28-graded center in the class played much better at guard in 2014 and that’s likely his best chance to stick in the NFL.
- Jihad Ward, Defensive Interior, Illinois
Ward has the length and size that excites you. His athleticism and production leaves a lot to be desired. Ward is a tweener without the juice to win the edge and without the strength to hold up inside.
- Tyler Gray, LB, Boise State
Gray was all over the field for Boise State, grading positively in all three areas and posting a +43.5 overall grade on 988 snaps the last two years.
- Dadi Lhomme Nicholas, Edge Defender, Virginia Tech
One of the many edge rushers looking to carve a role as a pass rush specialist after ranking 18th in the class as a pass rusher but only 110th against the run in the class.
- D.J. Reader, Defensive Interior, Clemson
While production was up and down due to injury, Reader was stout in the run game, and he flashed pass rushing ability at 6-foot-2, 325 pounds. His +4.0 overall grade in the National Championship game was his best effort all season.
- Justin Simmons, S, Boston College
Simmons is a good athlete who finished with the 12th-best overall grade in the nation, and he showed well when playing close to the line of scrimmage.
- Ryker Mathews, G, BYU
Working at both guard and tackle for BYU, Mathews was solid all-around in the run game and in pass protection and he brings positional versatility at the next level.
- Eric Striker, Edge Defender, Oklahoma
Striker was one of our highest-graded pass rushers in 2014. Unfortunately his size limitations leave him without a true NFL position.
- Aaron Wallace, Edge Defender, UCLA
Wallace used his athleticism off the edge to grade positively as a pass rusher the last two years, and while he has a ways to go, he is a good developmental 3-4 outside linebacker prospect
- Terrell Lathan, Defensive Interior, TCU
Lathan pushed the pocket with his strength and long frame (most bull rush pressures per rush among all edge defenders in the nation) but he projects as more of a 3-4 defensive end project at the next level.
- Kyle Rose, Defensive Interior, West Virginia
Playing nose tackle in West Virginia’s 3-3-5, Rose posted the 13th-best grade against the run and his 6-foot-4, 300-pound frame makes him an option as a run-stopping 3-4 defensive end at the next level.
- Alex McCalister, Edge Defender, Florida
McCalister has progressed every year at Florida, but he still has to fill out his lanky frame to be more than a situational pass rusher at the next level. His impressive flexibility off the edge allowed him to pick up a pressure to the offensive tackle’s outside shoulder once every 11.4 snaps (seventh-best in the class), but he didn’t have a bull rush pressure to his name and that could limit him going forward.
- Sterling Bailey, Defensive Interior, Georgia
Playing 3-4 defensive end in Georgia’s system, Bailey projects to do the same at the next level and he can carve out an early-down run stopping role after ranking 18th against the run among interior defensive linemen in the class.
- KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
Coming back from injury in 2015, but can play out wide and in slot. Gets shaken at times. Runs hot or cold.
- Corey Tindal, CB, Marshall
Tindal had positive grades in all three major defensive categories (coverage, run support and pass rush) in both 2014 and 2015, and his film supports the grades. His toughness and versatility makes him an ideal late-round pick for teams needing help in the slot and on special teams.
- Jakeem Grant, WR, Texas Tech
A potential matchup player at the next level, no receiver had more than Grant’s 875 yards after the catch as the small slot receiver is both shifty (33 missed tackles forced to lead the nation) and fast.
- Devon Cajuste, TE, Stanford
Purely an athlete, and a freakish one at that, at this point Cajuste could develop into a big-slot type.
- Delvon Simmons, Defensive Interior, USC
An active interior rusher, Johnson has quick hands and he can make plays up and down the line of scrimmage.
- Keanu Neal, S, Florida
Keanu is a downhill player looking to strike at any opportunity. He has a hit-or-big-miss style but can be a presence in the box and in underneath coverage.
177. Adam Gotsis, Defensive Interior, Georgia Tech
An active interior rusher, Johnson has quick hands and he can make plays up and down the line of scrimmage.
- Brennan Scarlett, Defensive Interior, Stanford
Using quick hands and quickness off the snap, Scarlett posted the No. 16 pass rush grade in the class. At 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds he may not have the juice to play 4-3 defensive end, but he could work as an interior pass rusher.
- Jhurell Pressley, RB, New Mexico
Very athletic back who averaged 7.6 yards per carry and 3.8 yards after contact for New Mexico over the past two years. His run grades ranked third and 17th in the class in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
- Tajae Sharpe, WR, UMass
Sharpe is not the best route runner in the class, but he’s sure-handed (only seven drops on 204 catchable passes the last two years) and he was one of the best in the class at making contested catches (55.0 percent)
- Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU
One of the draft’s true deep threats due to his sub-4.4 speed, Listenbee also shows excellent downfield ball skills His 526 deep receiving yards ranked 10th in the nation in 2014.
- Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M
Long limbed, ideal tackle body, with production that scares us. His 96.2 pass blocking efficiency was 49th in this class.
- Alex Lewis, OT, Nebraska
Lewis moves well to the second level, though he doesn’t always make the block once he gets there and strength issues led to a -3.2 grade in the run game but a +4.4 pass block grade brings signs of hope.
- Cody Core, WR, Ole Miss
With good size and speed, Core could develop into a late-round sleeper if he ties up some route running issues. He has strong hands (only six drops on 85 catchable passes in two years), but a lack of targets limited what he could show at the college level.
- Tyler Matekevich, LB, Temple
While Matakevich got in on the third-most tackles of any linebacker in the draft class, he’s also missed 36 over the last two years and questionable angles have hurt him in the run game.
- Trevon Coley, Defensive Interior, Florida Atlantic
Showing some burst off the ball, Coley’s +21.8 pass rush grade ranked 10th in the class and he was solid against the run at +10.2. At 6-foot-2, 300 pounds, he could work into the defensive line rotation on the interior.
- Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah
A strong athletic profile could push Killebrew up draft boards, and while he graded well in his 284 snaps against FBS competition the last two years (+4.7), his tentative tackling style led to too many misses. The athleticism could work well as a short-area zone defender as a strong safety.
- Perez Ford, LB, Northern Illinois
As an undersized edge defender, Ford had impressive production as his +25.5 pass rush grade ranked 10th in the draft class. At 6-foot, 227 pounds, he’ll convert to linebacker at the next level, but he’s one of the many movable chess pieces that could make for an interesting nickel defender.
- Joey Hunt, C, TCU
Though undersized, Hunt moves well and his No. 3 run-blocking grade projects well in a zone-blocking system, particularly an outside zone scheme.
- Rees Odhiambo, G, Boise State
Odhiambo flashes power in the run game, but he whiffs on too many blocks, leading to a -2.2 run blocking grade to go with a +2.0 grade as a pass protector as Boise State’s left tackle.
- Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina
Shell was utterly dominated by the cream of the SEC, but held up well against all other comers. He only allowed seven total pressures on the year.
- Eddie Yarbrough, Edge Defender, Wyoming
Powerful at the point of attack, Yarbrough can shed blocks and his +21.6 grade against the run ranked third among edge defenders in the class. That run game improvement plus a two-year pass rush grade of +25.1 give him a shot to stick as a rotational 4-3 defensive end.
- Kenny Lawler, WR, Cal
While he can get outmuscled at times, Lawler runs crisp routes and he has the body control to make spectacular catches. He disappeared as the PAC-12 slate got difficult, but his size and body control are worth a late-round look.
- DeAndre Washington, RB, Texas Tech
Washington’s quickness and lateral agility helped him post the third-best elusive rating in the draft class at 86.1 while averaging a sixth-best 3.48 yards after contact per carry. Washington is excellent in space and has plenty of experience catching the ball out of the backfield, though he’s dropped nine passes over the last two years.
- Bryson Allbright, Edge Defender, Miami (OH)
With his length, surprising strength, and a diverse pass rush repertoire, Allbright projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level after posting the No. 16 pass rush grade in the class at +23.3.
- Travis Feeney, Edge Defender, Washington
Feeney has good burst and quick hands off the edge that allowed him to finish ninth in the draft class with a pass rush productivity of 14.3. He fits best as an oustide linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.
- Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State
At 5-foot-10 and 192 pounds, Ervin is on the smaller side but he has amassed over 4,500 all-purpose yards over the past two years. Had the second-highest receiving grade of the RB class at +5.3.
- Blake Martinez, LB, Stanford
Martinez took a step back in the run game in 2015, often too slow to diagnose and get into the play, but he was reasonable in coverage and can work downhill in shallow zones.
- Donte Deayon, CB, Boise State
An undersized CB that does a decent job playing jump balls down the field. Size shows up as a concern for Deayon as he falls off a lot of tackles and is often swatted aside.
- Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU
Robinson is a tall and fast CB that has recovery speed which jumps off his tape. He loses in space with quickness and has a tendency to get too high and lose control.
- Clayton Fejedelem, S, Illinois
Fejedelem led all safeties with a run stop percentage of 8.6 percent as he did most of his work in the box, and that’s his projected role at the next level.
- Connor McGovern, G, Missouri
A bit stiff and a bit out of place at left tackle at Missouri, McGovern has prodigious strength that will hold up inside.
- Austin Blythe, C, Iowa
Blythe has major issues in pass pro, but run blocking is far more important at center. He has issues with length, but showed the ability to dominate when he gets a favorable matchup.
- Connor Wujciak, Defensive Interior, Boston College
Wujciak is susceptible to power at the point of attack, leading to a -2.3 grade in the run game, but his +11.3 pass rush grade should give him a look as an interior penetrator at the next level.
- Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State
A productive linebacker, Vigil isn’t great taking on blocks but he can find the ball and graded positively in coverage, against the run and as a pass rusher.
- Tanner McEvoy, S, Wisconsin
At 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, McEvoy looked like a former quarterback playing safety and that’s exactly what he was, but the results were better than expected as his +15.3 overall grade ranked 10th in the class.
- Curt Maggitt, Edge defender, Tennessee
Maggitt was poised to make a name for himself after a strong finish to 2014. He has experience at outside linebacker and rushing off the edge for Tennessee, so if his health checks out after playing only 76 snaps in 2015, he can play a hybrid role for a 4-3 defense.
- Praise Martin-Oguike, Edge defender, Temple
A high-effort pass rusher, Martin-Oguike goes all out on every snap, and his +35.6 two-year grade on 1,091 snaps warrants a mid-round look.
- Caleb Azubike, Edge Defender, Vanderbilt
At 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, Azubike played mroe of a 3-4 defensive end role for Vanderbilt but he’s an edge prospect in the NFL. He uses his hands well and posted an impressive +10.6 pass rush grade on only 184 rushes.
- Quinton Jefferson, Defensive Interior, Maryland
After a flying start Jefferson’s 2014 season was cut short by a torn ACL but he rebounded with a strong year, particularly against the run in 2015. Though he can be moved by double teams his 22 stops against the run show his ability to be both productive and disruptive.
- D.J. Pettway, Edge defender, Alabama
A classic Alabama power edge defender, Pettway can play the run as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 (+7.3 on 130 snaps).
- Teddy Ruben, WR, Troy
Playing bigger than his 5-foot-8 frame, Ruben projects as a slot receiver that can get open in the short game. He averaged 8.6 yards after the catch per reception on his 63 catches in 2015.
- Ted Karras, G, Illinois
With two strong years of grading, Karras is one of the better pass-protecting guards in the class, surrendering only 17 pressures on 903 pass blocking attempts the last two years.
- Jenson Stoshak, WR, Florida Atlantic
A sharp-cutting route runner, Stoshak struggles with press but can separate when given a clean release and he’s sure-handed (only three drops on 97 catchable passes the last two years).
- Tyler Roberts, LB, Troy
After rushing the passer to the tune of a +24.8 pass rushing grade that ranked 12th in the class, Roberts projects as a linebacker at the next level.
- D.J. Foster, WR, Arizona State
Part running back, part wide receiver, Foster can be used to create matchups in the passing game where he forced 13 missed tackles as a receiver in 2015, fourth-best in the class.
- T.J. Green, S, Clemson
Green is an impressive athlete at the position, but he has transitioned to safety after beginning at WR for the Tigers. He is still learning and it shows on tape as he will need a lot of development at the next level.
- Jordan Williams, WR, Ball State
Every receiver needs to excel in at least one key area, and for Williams, it’s his work on contested catches. He can make the spectacular catch, making up for subpar route running that keeps him from separating consistently.
- Ian Seau, Edge Defender, Nevada
Seau flashed enough burst and quick hands to warrant a late-round flier as a situational pass rusher after his +30.0 rush grade ranked fourth in the class.
- Matt Judon, Edge Defender, Grand Valley State
Going up against poor competition makes Judon a difficult evaluation, but he has the length and athleticism to rush the passer at the next level.
- Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi St.
Prescott has almost everything you’d want from a quarterback, except accuracy. He has some awful misses at times.
- Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
With a huge arm, questionable accuracy, and a lack of experience, Jones is worth a late-round flier to see if he can get something out of his impressive tools.
- Mike Rose, Edge Defender, North Carolina State
An extremely productive player despite his athleticism. Rose had 49 total pressures a year ago.
- Roger Lewis, WR, Bowling Green
Excels at getting open on deep balls despite lacking top-end speed. Does not appear to have the agility and quickness to consistently create separation on all routes.
- Prince Charlse Iworah, CB, Western Kentucky
Straight-line speed makes Iworah a draftable prospect but he struggles as a tackler. He could fill a role covering speed receivers, however.
- Mitch Mathews, WR, BYU
A jump-ball specialist. Mathews’ height, speed, and leaping ability are intriguing at the NFL level.
- Alex Erickson, WR, Wisconsin
Erickson never really wows, but he continually gets the job done. His eight drops are a concern, though.
- Wendell Smallwood, RB West Virginia
Smallwood improved greatly in 2015 to post the sixth-best run grade in the class and his quick cuts make him a good zone runner but he does little after and through contact.
- Charone Peake, WR, Clemson
Peake has outstanding top-end speed but is significantly lacking in terms of football skills. At this stage he is a significantly better athlete than a football player.
- Henry Krieger-Coble, TE, Iowa
Krieger-Coble is a very natural pass catcher, but he isn’t quite athletic enough to be a move tight end and has issues with size when blocking in-line.
- John Theus, OT, Georgia
Theus looked more comfortable at right tackle than left at Georgia, though he graded out right around average in the SEC last year.
- Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU
Has the wingspan and athleticism for the position, but still a project. He’ll fit well in a zone scheme that lets him attack at the line of scrimmage where he is best.
- Mike Hilton, S, Ole Miss
One of PFF’s highest graded safeties in 2015, Hilton will have a difficult transition with his size (5-9, 178 pounds).
- Vincent Valentine, Defensive Interior, Nebraska
Valentine is strong at the point of attack and stout against the run (+21.4 on 466 snaps in two years) but he provides little as a pass rusher.
- Josh Ferguson, RB, Illinois
Ferguson is a very good receiver out of the backfield, whose +10.1 receiving grade over the past two years ranks second in the draft class.
- Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati
A big-play threat for Cincinnati, Moore’s size and speed allowed him to make plays down the field as he averaged 20.9 yards per reception and seven of his 39 catches went for touchdowns. He’s not the most polished route runner, but a worthwhile developmental investment.
- Boston Stiverson, G, Kansas State
Stiverson’s lack of power keeps in this far down, but he’s an extremely talented technician against both run and pass.
- Jarell Broxton, G, Baylor
A brute of a guard. Broxton doesn’t look pretty at all doing it yet somehow rarely gets beaten cleanly.
239. Trevor Davis, WR, California
Davis’ 4.42 speed showed up on tape as he averaged 16.7 yards per reception and 9.5 yards after the catch per reception. He doesn’t create great separation, but his size and speed could make him a downfield threat.
- Martavius Foster, Defensive Interior, Colorado State
At 6-foot-4, 270 pounds, Foster has been terrible against the run (-18.3) but his +20.6 pass rush grade stands out and is worth a camp invite.
- Jesse Chapman, C, Appalachian State
Chapman is extremely scheme-limited by his size, but he was easily the highest-graded center in college on outside zone runs last year.
- Nick Arbuckle, QB, Georgia State
Absolutely dominated the Sun Belt. Dreadful bowl game against San Jose St. makes you worry about it translating to NFL.
- Victor Ochi, Edge Defender, Stony Brook
Ochi brings pass rush variety to the table and his +2.6 rush grade led all players during the East-West Shrine Game. He projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL.
- Vadal Alexander, G, LSU
Alexander was a right tackle as a senior, but should be a guard at the next level. He has the strength, but also has serious balance issues.
- Jake Brendel, C, UCLA
Good Brendel is very good, as evidenced by his strong games against Virginia, Utah, and Stanford, but the bad games are also quite bad. He’s worth a seventh-round pick to see if a coaching staff and get the good out of him.
- Cory Littleton, Edge Defender, Washington
Very undersized and will need to get bigger to play in the league. He has two years of solid grading though and could offer something as a pass rusher in the future.
- Jalen Mills, CB, LSU
At 6-foot, 194 pounds, Mills is hoping his size and movement skills will allow him to find a home in the NFL after two years of subpar grading on the field.
248. Jimmy Bean, EDGE Oklahoma State
Emmanuel Ogbah’s running mate. Bean had some dominant games (West Viriginia), yet dissapeared for too many stretches.
- Justin Murray, OT, Cincinnati
A fantastic athlete who looked the part in pass protection. Unfortunately was still overpowered at times and offered little in the run game.
- Deion Jones, LB, LSU
An athletic freak who’s performance never matched the numbers. Graded negatively in coverage and versus the run, though he did make the play of the week during Senior Bowl practices when he broke up a crossing route while playing cover-3.