Kyle Murphy | Offensive Tackle | Tackle | 6'7" - 305 lbs.OVERVIEW
Murphy played like a solid right tackle prospect as a second-team All-Pac-12 pick his junior year, his first full year as a starter. In 2015, however, the brother of former Harvard and Minnesota Vikings tackle Kevin Murphy slid to left tackle and improved greatly in pass protection while maintaining his toughness in the run game. He combined with left guard Joshua Garnett as first-team All-Conference picks on the blind side of quarterback Kevin Hogan, who reaped the benefits of their play.STRENGTHS
Has good feel for the position. Very aware in pass protection seeking out blitzes and twists and takes consistent angles up to the linebackers in the running game. Once he gets moving in space, is able to open up his hips and run with a relatively athletic gait. Plays with strong hands and good placement that can snatch and latch if he gets there first. Makes low pad level a priority in run game. Is usually low man and will use good leg drive or snap hips to secure the block. Adequate change direction in space. Patient second level blocker allowing the block to come to him. Outstanding work with teammate Joshua Garnett with combo blocks and double teams. Doesn?t lean in pass protection and can gain decent ground with his kick slides.WEAKNESSES
Feet are just average from a quickness standpoint. While he can be a little slow out of his stance and off to the races when moving laterally. Will get antsy pre-snap. Tape shows him getting some headstarts that weren?t called by college officials. Troubling anchor issues as pass blocker. Will get stiff legged at impact in protection, raising pad level and losing anchor leverage. Needs to play more flat-footed when shooting his punch. Speed to power rushers give him problems so may need to make inside hand placement a greater priority.DRAFT PROJECTION
Rounds 5 or 6SOURCES TELL US
"I don't think you can play him for at least a year until he gets stronger. He's a good run blocker but I don't know if he's strong enough to play on the right side or quick enough to play left." -- AFC general managerNFL COMPARISON
Ty SambrailoBOTTOM LINE
Interesting prospect full of juxtapositions. On one hand, he?s an athletic mover in space, but his foot quickness is just average. While he plays with good bend, leg drive and low pad level as a run blocker, he tends to play too tall and lose his anchor against bull rushers. Murphy plays with good tackle instincts and shows enough potential to become an eventual starter in the NFL if he can improve his overall strength and tighten up some of his pass protection flaws.
Trevor Davis | Wide Receiver | California | 6'1" - 188 lbs.OVERVIEW
Most people spend their lives trying to get to Hawai'i at least once, but Davis decided that two years in the Rainbow State was enough, especially after head coach Norm Chow was let go. He had started 10 times in his two years with the Warriors, racking up 45 receptions for 601 yards and five touchdowns. After sitting out a redshirt season in 2013, Davis became an all-purpose threat for the Bears, making plays as a receiver (24-399, five TD) and returner (424 kickoff return yards, 70 punt return yards) as a junior. He had 40 receptions in 2014 (one of six players hitting that mark) that covered 672 yards and two scores, and had 686 kickoff return and 45 punt return yards as well. Those sort of receiving/return numbers won't go unnoticed by NFL scouts.STRENGTHS
Quality return man specializing in kickoffs with two touchdowns under his belt while at Cal. Former high school long jumper and sprinter with buildup speed to challenge deep safeties from the hash. Competitive runner after the catch with ability to make defenders miss and finish his runs with some authority. Hands are adequate.WEAKNESSES
Track speed doesn't translate underneath. Needs runway to get going and can't hit jets out of his breaks for separation. Needs to improve hard vertical push to clear space for comebacks and outs. One-speed, rounded routes need work. Struggles to release cleanly against quality press coverage.DRAFT PROJECTION
Rounds 6 or 7SOURCES TELL US
"He's a pretty good returner. I don't see him being drafted, but he could make a team as a return man and last receiver on the depth chart." -- NFC West scoutBOTTOM LINE
Wiry catch-and-run specialist whose NFL value rests in his return ability. Davis could be a difficult sell because he's not an NFL-ready receiver, but a big combine could create late-round interest or elevate his stock as a priority free agent.
Dean Lowry | Defensive End | Northwestern | 6'6" - 296 lbs.OVERVIEW
The Chicago Tribune All-State pick decided to stay in-state to play for a Wildcats legend in head coach Pat Fitzgerald at Northwestern. Like Fitzgerald was during his time as a two-time Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award winner with the Wildcats, Lowry is a lunch pail player who brings effort on every snap. He?s also a better athlete than most people realize, showing the agility to spin off blocks and make plays in the backfield (15 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks in 2013-2014). His senior year capped an excellent career, with a highlight being his school-record six tackles for loss against Nebraska. He finished as a second-team All-Big Ten honoree with 46 tackles, 13.5 for loss, and three sacks. Lowry could play multiple spots along the line depending on his new team?s defensive scheme.STRENGTHS
Comes off the snap with burst and good pad level. Gives chase on the backside with great motor and good play speed. Willing to pursue the ball with consistency or effort. When pad level is good, can generate effective speed-to-power attack. Has play frame to fit classic 3-4 DE spot. Coaches praise his work ethic and team-first mentality. Does the dirty work that helps others succeed. Always active. Tackle finisher who rarely allows runners to escape. Had as many tackles and more tackles for loss than Joey Bosa.
WEAKNESSES Short arms and small hands prevent him from posting higher win percentage at point of attack. Not as aware of the ball as he needs to be. Needs to unhinge from blockers earlier when runners are in his neighborhood. Gets stood straight up at contact as bull rusher. Pad level and narrow base rob him of bull-rush power when rushing from inside. Dull, straight-ahead rusher with no pass rush plan. Doesn?t threaten the edges of blockers. Marginal playmaking change of direction.DRAFT PROJECTION
Round 7 or priority free agentBOTTOM LINE
Try-hard player with good size who is always active. While he won?t be considered a pass rushing threat, Lowry?s production was a function of effort and flashes of power and the aforementioned traits and qualities give him a good shot at being drafted and becoming an NFL backup.
Blake Martinez | Inside Linebacker | Stanford 6'2" - 237 lbs.
STRENGTHS: Looks the part of an NFL linebacker with broad shoulders and an athletic, well-distributed frame. Highly aggressive run defender who attacks the line of scrimmage, showing no hesitation to take on blockers at the point of attack. Balanced, coordinated athlete who shows creativity in slipping under or spinning through would-be blocks.
Generally reliable open-field tackler, lassoing ballcarriers with his long arms and strong hands. Possesses the agility and awareness to handle coverage responsibilities, showing light feet and fluidity when changing directions. Locates the ball quickly and accelerates smoothly.
WEAKNESSES: Isn't a classic thumper 3-4 inside linebacker who will consistently take on and shed blockers in the hole. A bit taller than ideal for the inside and has a tendency to get caught up in the trash. Too often catches ballcarriers and falls backward rather than driving through his target.
Doesn't appear to possess the straight-line speed to beat backs to the edge or to handle deep seam responsibilities against NFL tight ends. Limited pass rusher, lacking the agility to elude blockers or the explosive power to bull rush through them.
IN OUR VIEW: By leading the Pac-12 with 141 total tackles in 2015, Martinez will certainly get a long look from NFL scouts, who could see his length and athleticism as a better fit outside. Martinez may need to impress in workouts to help convince scouts that his gaudy production wasn't inflated due to Stanford's scheme.
--Rob Rang (1/18/16)
Kyler Fackrell | Outside Linebacker | Utah State | 6'5" - 245 lbs.PLAYER OVERVIEW
Fackrell returned from a serious knee injury as a junior to emerge as a first team all-Mountain West player in 2015, leading the nation with five fumble recoveries while recording a team-high 15 tackles for loss and a school-record 12 quarterback hurries. He also had 4.0 sacks while become a semifinalist for the Butkus Award and earning an invitation to the Senior Bowl.
Fackrell suffered a season-ending torn ACL in September of 2014 after emerging the previous season with a team-best 13.0 tackles for loss, adding 82 tackles, 5.0 sacks and a 99-yard interception for a touchdown.STRENGTHS
: Tall, long-levered frame. Worked hard to develop his muscle and limb strength. Loose athlete with smooth redirection skills and long strides to cover a lot of ground. Lateral quickness to sidestep blocks or string plays to the outside. Active rusher and quick to read, adjust his angle and close. Uses his length to engage and lock out.
Looks natural in reverse and has experience in coverage. Offers athletic versatility and natural ball-skills (eight passes defended and four interceptions in his career).
Played on special teams coverages in college, including one blocked kick. Humble and hard-working, but also feisty and competitive - singled out as the leader of the defense by his head coach. Football junkie who already works and prepares like a professional. Highly productive with 253 tackles and 36.0 tackles for loss over 41 career starts.WEAKNESSES
: Lean-muscled body type with lanky bulk. Not a forceful player at the point of attack and needs to develop his take-on strength to push through the shoulder of blockers. Plays tall and too easily caught up in the crowd. Quick hands, but shed technique and block recognition requires fine-tuning.
Needs to better break down and finish in space. Long-legged mover, leading to choppy steps and lost balance in short-areas. Inconsistent backfield vision and anticipation, which leads to overaggressive tendencies.
Older prospect and will be a 25-year old NFL rookie. Missed all of the 2014 season due to an ACL tear in his right knee (Sept. 2014).IN OUR VIEW
: A three-year starter, Fackrell lined up as an edge rusher and outside linebacker in Utah State's 3-4 base and was a jack-of-all-trades defender who rushed and dropped in coverage.
He is a tall, long-armed and flexible athlete with range and closing burst, doing his best work in space because he's not a power player. Fackrell can be too easily controlled at the point of attack and needs to develop his take-on strength to better dispose of blockers, but the competitive toughness is there. He has above average intangibles and you won't find anyone who says something negative about him as a person.
Fackrell isn't an explosive player, but floats with great effort in pursuit and offers functional versatility to be an every-down player, ideally suited in a 3-4 scheme.
--Dane Brugler (2/13/16)
Jason Spriggs | Offensive Tackle | Indiana 6'6" - 301 lbs.ARMS
Spriggs excelled in his senior season, catching second-team All-Big Ten accolades along with the eyes of scouts. The four-year starter also was named first team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and third-team honors by the Associated Press. Spriggs had a scary moment on the field in 2014 against Michigan State, as he was taken to the hospital after suffering a helmet-to-helmet blow. But since them he has shown the build (6-foot-7, 307 pounds), anchor in pass protection and willingness to block through the whistle to be the type of prospect NFL offensive line coaches will covet at left tackle.PRO DAY RESULTS
Vertical: 35 inches
3-cone: 7.57 secondsSTRENGTHS
Athletic frame with long arms. Comes out of his stance with tremendous quickness and has elite lateral movement. Can get to extremely difficult backside cutoff blocks. Knee bender. As a move blocker, lands squarely in the strike zone and rolls hips and feet under him to to wash down defender or secure a down-block. Shows good patience in space with ability to become solid combination blocker in zone scheme. Looks to finish. Able to adjust his assignments on the fly. Is active with his hands in pass pro. Will throw jabs with both hands rather than offering them up for defensive ends to swat. Has tools to substantially slow pass rushers when timing his punch. Durable, four-year starter.WEAKNESSES
Play strength needs improvement. Unable to match power as a base blocker and too easy moved off his spot. Struggles to cleanly absorb and eat contact without being jostled. Has crippling issue with over-setting in pass protection. Doesn't maintain much weight on inner half of his frame and has consistent issues redirecting his weight back inside with suddenness against inside moves. Doesn't use his length to his advantage often enough. Slows his slide when punching, allowing rushers opportunity to gain advantage around the corner. Needs stronger hands to snatch and control rather than just push. Ability to recover with power or athletic traits are a concern.DRAFT PROJECTION
Round 2NFL COMPARISON
Ryan HarrisBOTTOM LINE
Spriggs has outstanding athleticism, but his play strength and overall recovery ability are major concerns for a position as important as tackle. Spriggs followed up a strong week at the Senior Bowl with a very good showing at the combine and has solidified his standing as an early round tackle amongst evaluators. If he can improve his inside post and prevent counter moves from eating him up, he has a chance to be a solid NFL starter on the left side.
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Kenny Clark | Nose Tackle | UCLA | 6'3" - 314 lbs.
Bio courtesy of UCLA:2015
- Starter in all 13 games for a total of 29 consecutive starts ... Third-team AP All-America ... First-team All-Pac-12 Conference selection (AP and coaches) ... Team co-captain ... Appeared on the Bednarik, Nagurski, Outland and Lombardi Award Watch Lists ... Recorded career bests in tackles (75-second on team and 25th in Pac-12), sacks (6.0-second on team and tied for 10th in Pac-12) and tackles for loss (11.0-second on team and tied for 14th in Pac-12) ... He had the third highest PBU total on the team with five.2014
- Starter in all 13 games ... Made 58 tackles (sixth on the team), 5.5 for loss ... Selected to the second-team all-conference squad ... Posted a career-high eight tackles at UVa and at California (1.5 for loss) ... Registered seven stops in games at Arizona State and at Colorado ... Had at least four tackles in eight games.2013
- Appeared in all 13 games with four starts ... Made 31 tackles, four for loss ... Had a best game of six tackles vs. Arizona State ... Credited with one forced fumble ... Had nine multiple tackle games ... Named Sun Bowl Most Valuable Lineman ... Presented the Ed Kezirian "Coach K" Award for Academic and Athletic Balance at the team banquet.HIGH SCHOOL
- A four-star recruit according to both scout.com and rivals.com … Ranked No. 187 nationally by scout.com … SuperPrep All-West Region selection and the No. 24-ranked defensive tackle in the country … Ranked as the No. 20 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 34 overall prospect on the West 150 list, according to scout.com … Regarded as the nation’s No. 24 defensive tackle and the No. 39 overall prospect in the state of California by rivals.com … ESPN.com’s No. 56 recruit in California and the No. 41-ranked defensive tackle in the nation … The No. 25-rated prospect in the CA/NV/HI region according to PrepStar … CIF Eastern Division Defensive Player of the Year … Also on the wrestling team … Team went 12-1 in his senior season … Credited with 71 tackles, 11.0 sacks for 64 yards lost, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery … As a junior, had 31 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss … Coached by Alex Pierce.PERSONAL
- Full Name: Kenneth Duane Clark, Jr. … Born in San Bernardino, CA… Parents: Kenneth and Leslie Clark … Has one brother and two sisters ... Lists the NFL's Ray Lewis as the athlete he admires the most … Enjoys spending time with his family ... Interested in becoming a coach.OVERVIEW
Kenny Clark, Sr., went to prison in 2005, leaving 9-year-old Kenny, Jr. to mature faster than most of the boys his age. With the help of his mother and others, Clark maintained a good relationship with this father and turned the adversity into a positive, working hard to become an excellent high school player. He started four games as a freshman in 2013 (31 tackles, four for loss, one sack), then stayed a fixture in the lineup the following year. The 2014 second-team All-Pac-12 selection (58 tackles, 5.5 for loss) graduated to all-conference first team as a junior, using his strength and agility to finish second on the Bruins in tackles (75), tackles for loss (11) and sacks (six) despite lining up in the interior. Clark also showed a knack for batting down passes, breaking up five on the year.PRO DAY RESULTS
3-cone: 7.73 secondsSTRENGTHS
Former high school wrestler who can generate torque through upper body strength and leverage with power in his hips. Will hammer finesse guards and centers with initial punch and overtake the neutral zone. Quick to diagnose run direction and will race to set the edge against blocker. Low center of gravity and powerful core make him a challenging block to seal for linemen. Cranks up a nasty bull rush to collapse pocket when single blocked. Plays with plus instincts and football IQ. Has feel for trap blocks and double teams and is quick to read and react to screens. Can work his way through double teams and squeeze the gap.WEAKNESSES
Short and missing arm length to be better tackle finisher. Allowed unusual amount of broken tackles (4) for an interior lineman. Not a quick twitch athlete. Needs to do a better job of bringing feet and hips through contact. Gets too anxious pursuing down line and can lose backside contain. Despite strength, lack of size will be challenging in some matchups. Straight line bull rusher with average lateral quickness for twists.DRAFT PROJECTION
Round 2SOURCES TELL US
"What bothers me about Clark is that he was so much better against weaker competition than he was against better talent. I like him, but not like everyone is hyping him up." -- AFC Pac-12 scoutNFL COMPARISON
David ParryBOTTOM LINE
Has the strength and talent to be a plug and play 4-3 nose, but lack of size and concerns about his value on third downs could push his draft value into the second day. Clark's wrestling background gives him a huge leg up at the point of attack and he won't be 21 until October which means he's still filling out his frame. Would benefit from a year of rotational work as he continues to physically mature.
1. Los Angeles (from Tennessee) - Jared Goff, QB, California
The Rams didn’t trade up to No. 1 without a plan already in place. Goff is the centerpiece of that plan, as they attempt to revive football in the city of angels.
2. Philadelphia (from Cleveland) - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
Doug Pederson’s top priority will be to develop Wentz into a franchise quarterback.
3. San Diego - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
Prototype left tackles in the mold of Tunsil rarely drop out of the top five.
4. Dallas - Jalen Ramsey, CB/S, Florid State
If the Cowboys draft Ramsey, how long until Jon Gruden starts the Deion Sanders comparisons.
5. Jacksonville - Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Adding Bosa to a defensive line that already consists of Dante Fowler and Malik Jackson could help Jacksonville return to competitive football in 2017.
6. Baltimore - Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State
Elliot is too valuable for Ozzie Newsome to pass at No. 6, especially with Justin Forsett, 30, battling injuries last season.
7. San Francisco - Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
The 49ers were at their best when they had one of football’s top offensive lines. It’s time to get back to the basics.
8. Cleveland (from Philadelphia) - DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
Take the best player available, Cleveland! You need all the help you can get.
9. Tampa Bay - Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
Jameis Winston is Tampa’s top asset; it’s time to ensure he has the proper protection.
10. N.Y. Giants - Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
The Giants pass rush has dipped in recent years. Drafting a pass rusher could help it return to form.
11. Chicago - Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia
Floyd is the younger, 3-4 outside linebacker Chicago needs to retool their defensive around.
12. New Orleans - Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
If it’s not Rankins to boost the defensive line depth, then it’s Vernon Hargreaves to boost the secondary.
13. Miami - Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
If Hargreaves is the pick, Dolphins fans may want to avoid the tape of Hargreaves going up against Amari Cooper in 2014.
14. Oakland - Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA
Medical issues may slide Jack out of the top 10, where he was once thought of as a mainstay.
15. Tennessee (from Los Angeles) - Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
Whether it’s on the left or right side, Tennessee can’t pass up on a polished prospect like Decker.
16. Detroit - William Jackson III, CB, Houston
The Lions find a corner opposite of Darius Slay.
17. Atlanta - Laquan Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
The Falcons need to take some of the pressure off of Julio Jones.
18. Indianapolis - A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
Has Indianapolis had a true nose tackle since moving to a 3-4 in 2012?
19. Buffalo - Emmanuel Ogbah, OLB, Oklahoma State
Rex Ryan has never been afraid to take a chance on a combine wonder.
20. N.Y. Jets - Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama
David Harris is 32. It’s time to think about his heir apparent.
21. Washington - Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
Adding Thomas to a secondary that now features Josh Norman could intrigue Washington.
22. Houston - Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
The Texans draft a receiver to take pressure off DeAndre Hopkins.
23. Minnesota - Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
Germain Ifedi is an option, but I think the Vikings opt to give Teddy Bridgewater another receiving option.
24. Cincinnati - Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
Fuller would only be the No. 3 option in a passing game that already consists of A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert.
25. Pittsburgh - Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
The Steelers added Bud Dupree to boost their linebacker corps last season. This time it’s the defensive line’s turn.
26. Seattle - Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
Nkemdiche is too talented to fall out of round one. Seattle gladly ends his fall.
27. Green Bay - Jarran Reed, DE, Alabama
The Packers add Reed to round out their defensive line. Letroy Guion plays nose tackle just as he did in 2014.
28. Kansas City - Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
Normally, Andy Reid targets offensive and defensive lineman with his top pick. A corner to pair with Marcus Peterson could be tempting, however.
29. Arizona - Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama
The Cardinals could round out their offensive line by drafting Kelly, who could play center or guard.
30. Carolina - Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
Ron Rivera can’t pass on a linebacker that is a perfect fit for his scheme. Plus, Thomas Davis is 33.
31. Denver - Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
Denver gets a big, mobile quarterback to build their offense around.
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