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Corey Lemonier, Auburn
He is a talented and developing pass-rusher. However, he's more of an all-around player than a pure pass-rusher. His high motor and work ethic mean that his best football is still ahead. At this point, Lemonier only needs to improve his technique to move up the rankings.
Cornellius Carradine, Florida State
He has emerged this season as an up-and-coming pass-rusher. He needs to refine his technique and add bulk. However, his quickness and tenacity give him a huge upside. Carridine's long arms also help him generate pressure. He is especially effective using a swim move.
Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
Those mentioning him as as a lock for the first round are overstating his talent. He doesn't have the explosive first step needed to consistently generate pressure on the quarterback. His most effective move is the power rush. Jeffcoat has some upside, but not nearly as much as others on this list.
Sharrif Floyd, Florida
He gets consideration here because of his versatility. He's able to generate pressure from the defensive end and tackle spots. His combination of size and quickness is what allows him to play multiple positions. For his size, Floyd possesses a quick first step and change-of-direction ability.
Anthony Barr, UCLA
He is a raw prospect who needs more time to develop. He boasts excellent length, quickness and a high motor. However, Barr must develop better hand usage and more pass-rush moves.