Buying or Selling Each Senior Bowl Invitee as an Instant Pro Starter
The Senior Bowl gives plenty of eligibility-exhausted prospects a shot at confirming or building their scouting profiles. It also gives coaches and scouts a chance to see who can contribute from day one.
The NFL-coach-run practices provide insight into how well a player responds to coaching, prodding and new schemes. The game allows the players an opportunity to implement what they have learned over the previous week.
Remember, we are talking about players who can make an immediate impact in this slideshow. Some of the these players might develop into something spectacular, but they are not our concern.
So click through to find the instant starters from this year's Senior Bowl.
QB Zac Dysert (Miami, OH)
Zac Dysert put together one of the great careers in NCAA history. He finished 20th all-time in passing yards with 12,013, and broke a former first-year impact player's school records (Ben Roethlisberger).
However, that's where the similarities end. Dysert has looked a little hesitant and off with his throws as he adjusts to an unfamiliar system. The odds are long that Dysert will be able to put it together in time to be a day-one starter.
QB Mike Glennon (NC State)
Scouts are essentially the most nitpicking spouses out there. Quarterbacks can be too small, or too tall.
Mike Glennon finds himself in the later category. He stands 6'7" (he can see over the line), but weighs "just" 220 lbs (can he take a hit?).
Plus, he's not there mentally. He needs time to develop his decision-making ability.
QB Ryan Nassib (Syracuse)
Just like his former coach, Doug Marrone, Ryan Nassib is confident that he belongs in the NFL.
Despite an okay arm, he'll put the ball where he wants to, whether the throw is ill-advised or not. He seemingly gets a little overexcited and can miss the target.
Nassib still has some work to do, but it'd be fun to watch him grow with his former coach.
RB Kenjon Barner (Oregon)
It's much easier to have an immediate impact as a running back than a quarterback.
Kenjon Barner is a blazer with make-you-miss stuff. Just like his predecessor, (LaMichael James had 38 total yards and a touchdown versus the Atlanta Falcons), there is a place for Barner in the NFL.
He won't be a consistent runner, at least not in the beginning, but he's capable of having a pre-injury Jahvid Best performance.
RB Johnathan Franklin (UCLA)
If this were solely an argument about having an impact, Johnathan Franklin would be a buy. But it's more about being a starter.
Franklin is a tougher inside runner than Barner, but he doesn't have enough weight to do so in the NFL. Barner has more top-end speed and could break into the lineup for a quick-paced team. Franklin is someone you bring in to break up the monotony and throw a curveball at the defense.
Franklin has plenty of pro potential. He just needs some more mass before he can be the type of running back he wants to be.
RB Robbie Rouse (Fresno State)
Robbie Rouse is a small guy (5'7", 184 lbs), smaller than the previous two prospects. He could certainly find a spot on a roster, but he'll need an injury-provided opportunity to break into the starting lineup.
If he had more speed, he'd have more kick-returning responsibilities.
FB Kyle Juszczyk (Harvard)
Ryan Fitzpatrick must like what he sees from his school. Soon, he may not be the only Harvard grad in the league (assuming he's still employed).
Kyle Juszczyk is an interesting prospect because he's a proven pass-catcher. However, he will not be a starter from the outset.
WR Aaron Dobson (Marshall)
Aaron Dobson starting isn't outside the realm of possibility. He's a 4.4 guy with good height (6'3").
Still, he did endure injuries to his hip and knee this year. Those will need to be checked out.
He'll need a big week before I can think of him as anything more than a three-wide player for now.
WR Marquise Goodwin (Texas)
Marquise Goodwin is another guy who will be on the field for three-wide alignments. He's one of the faster prospects in this year's draft, a T.Y. Hilton like player.
He needs to fine-tune the little things that the receiving craft requires (route running, getting off the line clean, etc.), but there is a lot there to like.
WR Chris Harper (Kansas State)
The big boy of draftable receivers is a work-in-progress. He doesn't use his 228 lbs to his advantage as much as a head coach would like.
Otherwise, his speed is good, not great.
WR Aaron Mellette (Elon)
You normally don't question a prospect out of Elon University.
However, I'm going to say that Aaron Mellette isn't ready yet. He seemed uneasy with his catches, which could be due to the lack of experience in front of so many scouts.
At 6'4", 220 lbs, he'll get another chance to impress. And then another.
WR Denard Robinson (Michigan)
As for being a wide receiver, time will tell if Denard Robinson can put it all together. Everyone knows he has a great attitude, so the fact that he's flashed the skills means he'll at least be competent one day.
That day just won't come by opening kickoff next year.
However, he'll still be a starter. A coach would be crazy not to use his athleticism and vision in the return game.
WR Markus Wheaton (Oregon State)
Markus Wheaton is a big-time speed guy. If he gets some space, he'll find a way to hurt the defense.
However, he needs to learn how to get off the line of scrimmage against stronger cornerbacks. Could be a great slot guy in year one.
TE Jack Doyle (Western Kentucky)
Jack Doyle is a big prospect (6'5") with decent speed (4.75 40). He isn't going to be Vernon Davis, but there is some Dennis Pitta possibilities.
I need to see whether he can grasp the subtleties of an NFL offense quickly before I make him a first-year starter.
TE Nick Kasa (Colorado)
Another big prospect (6'6", 271 yards), but he only grabbed 25 passes last year. Not a terrible number, just not blow-you-away numbers.
If you want to start in the NFL, you need to be able to blow people away.
TE Ryan Otten (San Jose State)
Keep your eye on Ryan Otten going forward. He's a new-age tight end with 4.67 speed and the athleticism to create space between him and a linebacker.
He'll need to prove that he is reliable before he'll start on any NFL team. Maybe a year or two away.
OL Braxston Cave (Notre Dame)
Braxston Cave is a Third Team All-American. He has demonstrated for the last two years that he belongs at the next level.
However, against the pro-caliber lineman employed by Alabama, he demonstrated that he's not ready to start yet.
OL Eric Fisher (Central Michigan)
Central Michigan has done well pumping out NFL players over the past decade. Eric Fisher will do nothing to hurt that burgeoning reputation.
Fisher is a pro-ready tackle.
Assuming he does well at the Senior Bowl, his stock will continue to climb before coming to rest somewhere in the 10-14 range. The 6'7", 305-pounder has already dominated MAC competition. Now he just needs to prove it against better opponents.
OL Kyle Long (Oregon)
Kyle Long obviously has the pedigree and the size (6'6", 304 lbs), but he still needs to refine his technique.
He'll be a starter one day. He just isn't a plug-and-play prospect.
OL Joe Madsen (West Virginia)
Joe Madsen is a middling prospect. He's going to take time and probably has a backup utility lineman ceiling.
Madsen ended his career with West Virginia by being named to the All-Big-12 Second Team. That's a long jump to pro starter.
OL Justin Pugh (Syracuse)
Justin Pugh made history with D.J. Fluker by becoming the first juniors to play in the Senior Bowl. The NFL granted them permission to play since they had both been in college for four years and had already graduated.
Pugh also has a chance to rocket into the first night of the draft and slide into the starting lineup of a tackle-needy team. Two straight years on the All-Big-12 First Team shows he has the consistency.
OL David Quessenberry (San Jose State)
David Quessenberry is a touch undersized for today's NFL at 295 lbs. He could find his way onto the field someday, but he's more of a project.
OL Hugh Thornton (Illinois)
Hugh Thornton earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors and started 35 games over his Illinois career. He's a later pick that won't see the field in his first year unless forced into service by an injury.
OL Ricky Wagner (Wisconsin)
Ricky Wagner has a better chance to start than his Big Ten cohort on the previous slide. He has prototypical size (6'6", 310 lbs) but needs more fluidity to his movements.
His All-Big Ten First Team selection shows he's improving his technique.
OL Brian Winters (Kent State)
Brian Winters has been forgotten in Eric Fisher's shadow, but there is reason to think he'll stick in the league. He checks in at 310 pounds and runs a sub-5.0 40. Having that type of athleticism in that large of a body means a coach will give you every chance to learn.
Winters earned First Team All-MAC honors in his senior season. He's an interesting prospect.
PK Quinn Sharp (Oklahoma State)
If you're discussing drafting a punter or a kicker, that kid has a definite chance of winning the job. You don't waste draft picks on players who will most certainly not make the roster.
Quinn Sharp has a great chance. He is a two-time Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year selection and averages 45.8 yards per punt in 2012.
DL Michael Buchanan (Illinois)
Michael Buchanan has a lot on the line at the Senior Bowl. A decent performance will cement him as a mid-rounder. A poor one could end with a seventh-round selection.
His first say in the matter has been described as nondescript.
DL Margus Hunt (SMU)
As BR's own Matt Miller attests, Margus Hunt made a lot of noise at the weigh-ins. He checked in at 6'8" and 277 lbs.
That's a big boy with some room to grow.
He hasn't faced much top competition. This week will be instrumental for his draft position.
DL Datone Jones (UCLA)
The NFL is all about the pass rush. If you can get after the passer, you can get on the field.
Datone Jones has a long way to go to prove he's a starter. He didn't have many opportunities to show he can pressure the quarterback at UCLA. He's created a buzz with his explosiveness thus far though.
DL Alex Okafor (Texas)
Alex Okafor's odds follow the same path of Datone Jones' but with a better chance of success. If Okafor makes the plays he's capable of, he'll be on the field.
He excels against the run as well as the pass. He's simply too good to languish away on the bench.
DL Jordan Hill (Penn State)
Jordan Hill has a chance at starting for a 3-4 team as a defensive end. He's big enough to hold down the fort (6'2", 298 lbs) and fast enough to make a few plays in the backfield.
Ultimately, he'll start as a backup, like Nick Fairley. His time will come.
DL Kawann Short (Purdue)
There is the finest of lines between Jordan Hill and Kawann Short. Both are potential 3-4 defensive ends, but Short gets the slight edge in the pass-rush category.
That's the difference between an immediate starter and a future starter.
DL Brandon Williams (Missouri Southern)
Brandon Williams can contribute right away. He's stout against the run but even better against the pass.
He owns the school record at Missouri Southern with 27 career sacks.
DL Sylvester Williams (North Carolina)
Sylvester Williams has plenty of potential. He's shown flashes of brilliance at times.
However, he lacks consistency and needs to learn how to fight off blocks.
LB Steve Beauharnais (Rutgers)
Steve Beauharnais' senior year didn't go as planned. He had 10 less tackles for a loss and four fewer sacks.
He's fighting to stay in the draft, not for a starting spot.
LB Arthur Brown (Kansas State)
Meet Arthur Brown, who has a chance to be the 2013 Bobby Wagner. Wagner was a great find for the Seattle Seahawks, and Brown can provide the same type of impact for a team next year.
The Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year is a sure tackler and can be plugged in right away in the right system. And as our own Michael Schottey pointed out, Brown made a great impression by showing up to practice despite an injury so he could soak up some knowledge.
LB Khaseem Greene (Rutgers)
Just because everyone already has disccused it doesn't mean that I'm not going to point out the similarities between Khaseem Greene and Lavonte David.
Greene is a great athlete who can play in today's pass-happy NFL. If he can prove to be a dominant tackler, he'll start right away.
LB Kevin Reddick (North Carolina)
Kevin Reddick's value has been steadily declining all season. He's still an intriguing prospect, but he doesn't have the same abilities against the pass as a Khaseem Greene.
He just doesn't have the speed to make all the necessary plays.
LB John Simon (Ohio State)
John Simon is a tweener. Not quite big enough to be a defensive end and not schooled in the ways of a linebacker.
Simon played extremely well on Ohio State's defensive line, leading the Big Ten with nine sacks. Yet, he still needs some work to find his natural position in the NFL.
LB Trevardo Williams (UCONN)
Here's another tweener. Trevardo Williams had a great year as a defensive end in the Big East, racking up 11.5 sacks.
Unfortunately, he weighs 232 lbs and needs to learn how to become a linebacker.
DB Jonathan Cyprien (Florida International)
Here's a player who has the type of demeanor you want from a safety. Jonathan Cyprien loves contact and is flying all over the practice field at the Senior Bowl, determined not to let this chance slip.
However, he played in the Sun Belt Conference. All of his accomplishments (First Team All-Sun Belt, etc.) have to be taken with a grain of salt.
DB Will Davis (Utah State)
Again, you have to worry about Will Davis' level of competition. But he has proven he can handle the other team's best receiver and appreciates being the No. 1 corner.
Davis also doesn't have exceptional size or speed.
DB Dwayne Gratz (UCONN)
Dwayne Gratz will probably never be a full-time starter. He can make a roster, but his contributions will be limited to spot duty in the secondary and special teams.
DB TJ McDonald (USC)
T.J. McDonald's story is one of not-quite-reached potential. He's developed steadily over the years, but hasn't had the meteoric rise that was predicted.
His prototypical safety size means he will fall no lower than the middle rounds.
DB Jordan Poyer (Oregon State)
Jordan Poyer has spent all season making his case for NFL employment, expect that trend to continue this week.
He has excellent ball instincts, as his five interceptions can attest. Poyer projects well on the inside since a defense could cover up his lack of breakaway speed. Plus, it isn't unprecedented for an NFL defense to come out in the nickel.
DB Jamar Taylor (Boise State)
Jamar Taylor is quick enough to hang in the NFL, but there's always concern about the inflation of draft status due to the level of competition.
Boise State played some big dogs this year, but shutting down Michigan State wasn't much of an accomplishment. However, the talent is there to make a great impression in camp.
DB Phillip Thomas (Fresno State)
Phillip Thomas will become more of a household name by the time the draft rolls around. He led the nation with eight interceptions and was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.
His low exposure and level-of-competition concerns have kept him under wraps. This will no longer be the case as he has safety size (6'1", 210 lbs) and great instincts.
DB Desmond Trufant (Washington)
The Trufant bloodlines have produced yet another NFL defensive back. Desmond Trufant has been a spectacular player for Washington and has shown the type of instincts that scouts crave.
His tackling needs attention, but an improvement in technique will go a long way towards allaying that concern.
DB Duke Williams (Nevada)
Duke Williams lacks the prototypical size (5'11", 201 lbs), but has shown the eagerness to please his coaches. He has lined up everywhere in practice thus far, and his versatility could be the key to improving his draft position.
DB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (UCONN)
The long road back from injury for Blidi Wreh-Wilson is coming to an end. He'll have all week to show off his playmaking abilities.
He has decent instincts, but his mid-round status doesn't scream immediate starter.
PT Jeff Locke (UCLA)
In the event that Jeff Locke is drafted, the same rules apply to him that do to Quinn Sharp.
Locke rocked a 44.58-yard punting average and even nailed a 51-yard field goal. However, that's not on par with the mega-legs that have been entering the league lately.
QB Landry Jones (Oklahoma)
Once upon a time, Landry Jones was considered a legit candidate for the No. 1 spot. Now, he can't even crack Jesse Reed's top five quarterbacks.
Jones is now seen as a kid who needs some work. He has all the tools, but he won't be starting soon unless he goes to the Arizona Cardinals. Then all bets are off.
QB E.J. Manuel (Florida State)
Here's another quarterback who fails to make many top-five lists.
E.J. Manuel has all sorts of physical gifts that general managers will overvalue. That doesn't mean the coaches will appreciate the selection or Manuel's decision making.
QB Tyler Wilson (Arkansas)
Tyler Wilson is an intriguing prospect that will be gone by the end of the second round. However, he isn't likely to follow the recent trend of successful first-year passes.
He needs better anticipation on his deep throws and has a few mechanical issues to work out.
RB Andre Ellington (Clemson)
Andre Ellington will be a luxury for some team. A small back with the ability to make big plays, he's a definite third-down back.
He'll have to show an ability to run tough in the NFL before he becomes a starter.
RB Mike Gillislee (Florida)
Mike Gillislee is almost 20 pounds heavier than Andre Ellington, but he doesn't run any tougher. However, his First Team All-SEC selection proves that he is a talented back.
He needs to learn to angle his head down and take what's there at times. A backup role will suit him well as he learns.
RB Onterio McCalebb (Auburn)
Onterrio McCalebb is way too small (5'11", 173) to be a starting running back. He only accumulated 702 receiving and rushing yards, meaning his best bet to make a roster is as a special teamer.
RB Stepfan Taylor (Stanford)
Stanford's all-time leading rusher will make a roster, but he hasn't shown the breakaway ability coveted by head coaches. He's a solid back, just not exceptional enough to start as a rookie.
FB Tommy Bohanon (Wake Forest)
Tommy Bohanon is a big boy who can bruise defenses. His 247 lbs will give him a chance at making a roster, but there are plenty of guys his size that can play fullback.
WR Cobi Hamilton (Arkansas)
It's insulting that the Arkansas' leading receiver won't be an immediate starter, but he will find a way to contribute as a third option.
Cobi Hamilton has solid size (6'2") and you don't put up 1,335 yards if you can't catch the ball.
WR Tavarres King (Georgia)
Tavarres King makes up for his lack of size with an explosive burst. But he is far from a finished product.
He needs to work on the finer points of being a receiver, specifically ball anticipation.
WR Quinton Patton (Louisiana Tech)
Quinton Patton will be a better-behaved Titus Young in his first season. He needs to work on his consistency and strength at the point of the catch, but he can have a positive impact in his first year.
WR Ryan Swope (Texas A&M)
Ryan Swope doesn't have the size or speed to play outside. He'll make his living in the slot.
It's a nice living, but slot receivers are usually not starters.
WR Conner Vernon (Duke)
Connor Vernon is a smaller, more technical version of Ryan Swope. He isn't as well known, but he has the same odds of making it as a slot receiver.
WR Terrance Williams (Baylor)
Terrance Williams has begun an assault on draft boards everywhere as he fights to be selected in the back of the first round.
He has incredible speed to match his long 6'2" frame. This kid has a chance to be the steal of the draft.
TE Vance McDonald (Rice)
Not too many Rice prospects start their first year. Vance McDonald won't be any different.
He's likely to be taken late in the draft due to his below-average blocking, but his athleticism offers serious intrigue.
TE Mychal Rivera (Tennessee)
Mychal Rivera is a capable pass-catcher, but struggles with the physicality of the game. A stout defensive end or outside linebacker will throw him off his route easily.
He's likely a late-round pick.
TE Michael Williams (Alabama)
Not surprisingly, the tight end from Alabama is more blocker than pass-catcher.
However, it should be noted that four of his 24 catches went for scores.
OL Oday Aboushi (Virginia)
You don't bet against Oday Aboushi. He was a three-star recruit who turned himself into a First Team All-ACC selection.
He has the size (6'5", 310 lbs) and physicality to give any entrenched right tackle a run for his money.
OL D.J. Fluker (Alabama)
The Alabama Crimson Tide might have had the best offensive line in this history of college football last year. D.J. Fluker was an integral part of that dominating performance against Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game.
Fluker is a first rounder with instant starter written all over him.
OL Dalton Freeman (Clemson)
Dalton Freeman has okay size, but needs to get bigger before he is a starter. His All-American honors suggest that he'll eventually crack a lineup.
Just not in his rookie year.
OL Garrett Gikey (Chadron State)
Coming out a Division II school is an immediate red flag. Let's see how Garrett Gilkey does against quality competition before we give him much higher than a sixth-round grade.
OL Lane Johnson (Oklahoma)
On a team that is hurting for offensive lineman, Lane Johnson can crack the starting lineup. His 6'6", 303-pound frame includes long arms to keep defenders at bay.
He still has some work to do, but being on the field would be in his team's best interest.
OL Xavier Nixon (Florida)
Xavier Nixon has the basics: a huge frame and long arms. However, he needs to learn how best to utilize his advantages.
Being physically blessed won't be enough in the NFL.
OL Brian Schwenke (Cal)
The potential is there. Brian Schwenke can absolutely be a contributing NFL offensive lineman.
But he must get smarter and develop a better work ethic. With these two goals in mind, he'll find the consistency needed to find the field.
OL Dallas Thomas (Tennessee)
Dallas Thomas is a fine football player without a natural position. He's athletic enough to make it outside and big enough to survive inside.
That all translates to a valuable utility man who probably doesn't start right away.
OL J.C. Tretter (Cornell)
J.C. Tretter has the right attitude to succeed. As told to Mary Catt, his mantra is to "Work hard and get bigger, faster, stronger."
He's going to need to. Coming out of Cornell won't get him in many doors on its own.
OL Larry Warford (Kentucky)
Larry Warford is ready to be a big, nasty interior lineman. Or so his 6'3", 343-pound frame would suggest.
He gets into defenders with his sturdy build and uses his strong hands to drive the defender.
PK Dustin Hopkins (Florida State)
Dustin Hopkins is the top-rated kicker on many draft analysts' boards. He converted 24 of his 28 field-goal attempts and became the ACC's single-season scoring leader.
LS Carson Tinker (Alabama)
He's the top-rated long snapper according to nfldraftscout.com. Every team needs a long snapper.
DL Ezekial Ansah (BYU)
Ezekial Ansah is one of the more intriguing prospects who stands to gain a lot of with a strong Senior Bowl performance.
He's a natural pass-rusher and his combination of power and speed is scary. NFL teams like scary.
DL Everett Dawkins (Florida State)
Everett Dawkins is a little undersized for a conventional 4-3 defensive tackle at 288 lbs. He could contribute in a rotation or as a 3-4 defensive end.
DL Lavar Edwards (LSU)
Lavar Edwards has the long frame (6'4") to keep blockers off him, but is a bit of a tweaner. He will probably take a few years to fill out and hone his technique.
DL Malliciah Goodman (Clemson)
While Malliciah Goodman's ascension doesn't look impressive up close, it's obvious that he's steadily improved when you take a step back.
He has a solid motor and good strength, his lack of real speed might scare some teams off.
DL Cory Grissom (South Florida)
Cory Grissom is a middling prospect. He packs plenty of girth on his 6'1" frame and displays a nice burst.
Still, there is nothing overly impressive about the South Florida prospect.
DL Montori Hughes (Tennessee-Martin)
According to NFLDraftScout.com's Rob Rang, Montori Hughes hasn't been able to participate in any drills due to an injury. This obviously hurts his chances going forward.
Otherwise, he's a huge man (6'4", 327 lbs) who should go late.
DL John Jenkins (Georgia)
John Jenkins has the talent to start right away. But does he have the drive?
Michael Schottey offered that same question by illustrating Jenkins' poor physique. If he can't get himself in shape for a big opportunity like the Senior Bowl, why will he for training camp?
DL Cornelius Washington (Georgia)
Cornelius Washington will need to add to his 268 lbs to play on the defensive line in the NFL. He needs to develop a better power game or his late-round status is where he belongs.
LB Jamie Collins (Southern Miss)
Jamie Collins is a kid who hasn't put it all together yet. He has the long arms and the natural ability to get up the field, but he can't figure out how to use the two in unison.
LB Zaviar Gooden (Missouri)
Zaviar Gooden looks like a hybrid between a safety and linebacker. Considering the trends of today's NFL, that might be good news.
He still needs some development though. The mental part of the game isn't quite there yet.
LB Nico Johnson (Alabama)
Nico Johnson is a First Team All-SEC linbacker. He's a Nick Saban disciple. So much so that he didn't even pause to enjoy Alabama's win over Notre Dame.
All physical attributes aside, I'm not betting against this guy.
LB Sean Porter (Texas A&M)
Sean Porter isn't considered a natural pass-rusher. Everyone seems to speak about his ability to take on the run and drop into coverage.
Yet, he finished with 9.5 sacks and 17 tackles for a loss. Incredible.
But he's still a couple years away from a starter.
LB Chase Thomas (Stanford)
Every draft has that guy who seems to get by on guts and frenetic energy. Chase Thomas is 2013's version.
He finished his Stanford career with 50.5 tackles for a loss and 27.5 sacks. Plus, he always played well in the big games.
LB Vince Williams (Florida State)
Vince Williams will be blessed if he gets drafted. He earned an All-ACC Honorable Mention and will have to fight to make a professional roster.
DB Robert Alford (Southeastern Louisiana)
Robert Alford is a small-school product with a lot to prove. Early reports indicate he's had some trouble dealing with the quickness and agility of the competition.
DB Marc Anthony (Cal)
Marc Anthony has decent size, but he isn't part of the new six-foot-and-over cornerback class. Anthony also didn't show great instincts during his career at Cal.
DB Sanders Commings (Georgia)
Luckily for Sanders Commings, he is a big corner (6'2", 216 lbs). His frame will allow him to knock wide receivers off their routes and challenge better for jump balls.
His eight tackles against Nebraska also belies how tough he is.
DB Robert Lester (Alabama)
Robert Lester boasts 14 interceptions in his career. He's demonstrated that he will attack the ball in the air and his 6'2" height will only aid him at the next level.
However, he will take a few years to understand the pro game. Those picks won't come nearly as easily until he can read an offense.
DB Leon McFadden (San Diego State)
Leon McFadden is a slight guy at 5'10" and 193 lbs. San Diego State's low level of competition mean he will need to impress this week in order to move up past the middle rounds.
DB Bacarri Rambo (Georgia)
The first thing you notice when you research Bacarri Rambo is his astonishing 16 career interceptions. No wonder he was a Second Team All-SEC selection.
He could become a happy surprise for whatever team takes an earlier shot on this guy.
DB B.W. Webb (William & Mary)
B.W. Webb is an intriguing small-school prospect. He has great top-end speed and his ability in the return game is a plus.
But that small-school label is a killer.
DB J.J. Wilcox (Georgia Southern)
J.J. Wilcox will have to face a large learning curve after spending his first three years in college playing on offense. But his invitation to the Senior Bowl after only one season at safety speaks for itself.
DB Shawn Williams (Georgia)
Shawn Williams will have an impact on the NFL someday, just not right away. His inability to handle Alabama's running backs (essentially pros) means he's not ready to take on the Adrian Petersons of the world.
PT Ryan Allen (Louisiana Tech)
Ryan Allen was named to the All-American First Team for his punting. He has a chance.
Especially when you consider that Florida downed 44 percent of his punts inside the 20.