Running Back Notes

RB Michael Carter, North Carolina (5’8”, 201, 4.50) Improved his efficiency last year but was also a starter in 2019 and rotated in before that. Was part of a committee in college and will probably do that in the pros as well because of his below-average size. Doesn’t have elite speed or explosiveness but isContinue reading “Running Back Notes”

Defensive Back Notes

DB Tyree Gillespie, Missouri (6’0”, 207, 4.42) Has been starting for three years, although he did not record an interception over the course of his 27 starts. Versatile big safety who can play in high coverages or drop down to man up on opposing tight ends. Has the range to get to the sidelines inContinue reading “Defensive Back Notes”

Cornerback Notes

CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia* (6’1”, 193, 4.36) Started as a true freshman, but missed time due to injury the following year and finished with three starts in nine games, then started all ten last year. Really looks the part of a pro boundary corner on the hoof; very good size/length combination. Was typically in press-man.Continue reading “Cornerback Notes”

Linebacker Notes

LB Derrick Barnes, Purdue (6’0”, 238, 4.57) Has been starting for the past three seasons; most impressive year was his junior campaign, in which he racked up 63-11.0-7.5. Listed size is on the smaller side but has a very thick, muscular build. Very highly regarded as a leader. Was moved around the defense at Purdue.Continue reading “Linebacker Notes”

Offensive Tackle Notes

OT Brady Christensen, Brigham Young* (6’5”, 302, 4.89) Has been starting at left tackle for each of the past three seasons, finishing with 38 starts. Married with a newborn. Size is just adequate, with short arms. Plays with competitiveness. Impressive pass protector who stays balanced and has the lateral quickness to mirror effectively against speed.Continue reading “Offensive Tackle Notes”

DE Jordan Smith, Alabama-Birmingham* (6’7”, 255)

Background: First saw the field as a redshirt sophomore, stepping into a starting role and finishing with an impressive line of 48-14.5-8.0, forcing three fumbles. Followed that up with a 41-9.0-4.5 line over eight games the following year. Positives: Comes with two years of solid production. Has excellent size and length for a pro edgeContinue reading “DE Jordan Smith, Alabama-Birmingham* (6’7”, 255)”

DE Joe Tryon, Washington* (6’5”, 262)

Background: Rotated into the defense as a freshman, finishing with 20-2.0-1.0. Stepped into the starting lineup the following year, putting together an impressive 41-12.5-8.0 line in what ended up being his final season; decided to opt out of the 2020 campaign and declare for the draft. Positives: Was highly productive in his only season asContinue reading “DE Joe Tryon, Washington* (6’5”, 262)”

DE Joseph Ossai, Texas (6’4”, 253)

Background: Rotated into the defense over twenty games as a freshman, going 20-1.0-1.0, before taking over a starting role the following year. Put together a 90-13.5-5.0 line, adding two interceptions. Followed that up with 55-15.5-5.5 as a junior over nine games before declaring for the draft. Also has five career forced fumbles, three of whichContinue reading “DE Joseph Ossai, Texas (6’4”, 253)”

DE Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh (6’5”, 260)

Background: Played sparingly as a freshman, then rotated into the defense the following year and went 22-7.0-3.5. Became a major contributor starting in 2019, posting 41-11.5-8.5, then posted a nearly identical line as a senior: 42-12.5-9.0. Positives: Very well-built defensive end with excellent musculature. Had very consistent, high level output over the past two seasons.Continue reading “DE Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh (6’5”, 260)”

DE Rashad Weaver, Pittsburgh (6’5”, 270)

Background: Played tight end in high school. Has been producing since his redshirt freshman season, a 28-6.0-3.0 campaign. Followed that up with 47-14.0-6.5 as a sophomore, then missed the 2019 season with a torn ACL before coming back and posting a massive 34-14.0-7.5 over just nine games as a senior. Positives: Comes with three yearsContinue reading “DE Rashad Weaver, Pittsburgh (6’5”, 270)”