Michigan State NFL Defensive Draft Prospects: William Gholston, Johnny Adams and Anthony Rashad White.
Although Gholston has yet to really showcase his full potential, he does have a lot that NFL scouts love. His athleticism and quickness off the ball make him a solid defensive end or linebacker prospect for the next level. He is a physical player who has tremendous upside and will likely be taken in the first round next year, if he decides to leave school early.
Like mentioned in the secondary slide, Adams isn't the biggest corner at 5'11", 178 pounds, but he plays much bigger than his size and has shown that he has the makeup of a potential shutdown corner. White isn't a top NFL draft prospect, but with his size at 6'2", 330 pounds and his motor, he will receive a hard look late in the draft.
Ohio State NFL Defensive Draft Prospects: Johnathan Hankins and John Simon
Johnathan Hankins is somebody who will be a Top 10 pick in next year’s draft, possibly Top 5. Linemen who are 6'3", 330 pounds, and have his type of athleticism don't grow on trees. He has quick feet, a great motor and will demand double teams even at the next level. He still has a year of eligibility remaining, but he will instantly provide some lucky NFL team with a defensive player to build the next 10 years around.
Simon is a hard worker, who will bring energy to your football team and make everyone around him better. He is a bit small for the defensive line at the next level, but he could turn into a solid linebacker as he is a sure tackler.
The Spartans may have more prospects, but both of the Buckeyes defensive players are likely going to be taken within the first two rounds, including a high first-round pick in Hankins.
Edge: Ohio State