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Revisiting My Preseason Mock Draft Part II

This was my second crack at a preseason mock and I can tell you, it didn’t go as well as the first. I still drafted some really good players though.

1 OG/OT Ikem Ekwonu, N. C. State

1 OT/OG Jaxson Kirkland, Washington

2 ILB/OLB Devin Lloyd, Utah

3 OW Ainias Smith, Texas A & M

3 ILB Isaiah Moore, N. C. State

4 RB Zamir White, Georgia

5 OLB/DE Drake Jackson, USC

5 NT Tayland Humphrey, Louisiana-Lafayette

6 TE DJ Johnson, Oregon

7 DL Keenan Stewart, UTEP

79. Ikem Ekwonu (Jr.) LG/LT 6-4 320. Has appeared in 24 games with 19 starts 15 at LT and 4 at LG). Versatile. Has starting experience at both LT and at LG. Has excellent size for the position. Has good height with broad shoulders and long arms. Has the wingspan of a condor! Has excellent weight distribution all throughout his frame. A good athlete. Has good mobility with some agility and flexibility. Has good straight line speed (appears to run in the 5.10-5.15 40 range). Has excellent strength! Plays with a mean streak. He’s a man mover and a mauler. Has good quickness and agility to the second level as a run blocker. Gets out in space with coordination and balance and knocks defenders way off of the ball or buries them (vs. Duke 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 5 at the 7:53 mark and vs. Duke 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 15:00 mark). Consistently makes direct contact when pulling from left to right. Gets around quickly and puts a defender on the ground and with a shove for good measure after he lets the defender up (vs. Duke 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the :49 mark). Moves the DE way off of the ball off of the snap as a run blocker (vs. Miami 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 14:26 mark). Has very good quickness and strength as a down blocker. Gets excellent movement while opening a running lane as a run blocker (vs. Duke 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 2 at the 12:14 mark, vs. Duke 2020, 3rd quarter, 3rd & 2 at the 14:04 mark, vs. FSU 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 4 at the 2:28 mark and vs. FSU 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & Goal at the 1:36 mark). Will pick up a LB blitzing from the second level. Doesn’t stop driving his feet once engaged with a defender until they are down on the ground (vs. Pitt 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 14:32 mark). Has the upper body strength to put defenders down on the ground with a push in pass protection (vs. Pitt 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 1:01 mark and vs. FSU 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the :09 mark). Has very good base strength. Anchors very well. Doesn’t get knocked back into the pocket against the bull rush (vs. Pitt 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & 16 at the 8:27 mark). Has really good mobility to the second level on screen passes. Will move the first defender and quickly get to the second level and beyond and get into position to take on more defenders (vs. Duke 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 10 at the 3:13 mark, vs. Duke 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 9:57 mark and vs. Miami 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 12:54 mark). Has good cut block ability. Will quickly go low to take a defender out of the play (vs. Pitt 2020, 3rd quarter, 3rd & 4 at the 6:45 mark, vs. Duke 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 13 at the 10:48 mark and vs. Miami 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 2:02 mark).


Has a high cut build. Has a long lower body. Doesn’t use conventional footwork as a pass blocker. Uses small steps off of the snap instead of a kick slide (vs. Duke 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 3:43 mark, vs. Duke 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 6 at the 2:30 mark and vs. Duke 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 4 at the :28 mark). Will stop his feet at times expecting contact with a defender as a pass blocker (vs. FSU 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 10 at the 5:58 mark). Doesn’t consistently have quick and active hands off of the snap as a run blocker. Will quickly get ripped and thrown off balance as the defender makes a play on the ball (vs. Pitt 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:29 mark, vs. Pitt 2020, 4th quarter, 2 Pt Conversion attempt at the :23 mark and vs. FSU 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 20 at the 10:10 mark). Will allow a defender to use a swim move to get by him and make a play on the ball (vs. Pitt 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 12 at the 9:06 mark). Doesn’t always show great control and balance off of the snap. Will whiff on a block and fall forward to the ground (vs. Pitt 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 10 at the 14:29 mark). Doesn’t consistently make a connection with a defender as a pass blocker. Will allow a defender to use a swim move on him as he misses a block (vs. Pitt 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 13:20 mark, vs. Pitt 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 13:04 mark and vs. Miami 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 6:33 mark). Will get driven back into the pocket on a bull rush (vs. FSU 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 4 at the 2:22 mark and vs. FSU 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 1:53 mark). Will allow a defender to knock down his outside arm/shoulder to get past him in their pursuit of the QB (vs. Miami 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 4 at the 2:55 mark, vs. Miami 2020, 4th quarter, 3rd & 9 at the 4:40 mark and vs. FSU 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 13:09 mark).


His greatest traits are that he’s big, mean and has a nasty disposition and can back it up. Having an otherworldly type of strength doesn’t hurt either. He’s a surprisingly good athlete. He’s coordinated in all of his movements. He has good control of his extremely long arms. At times it takes players time to gain a level of coordination due to the fact that they have longer limbs but this doesn’t appear to be an issue with him. He also has a quickness and lightness on his feet that many players with his size and dimensions don’t usually have. His mobility and agility are always on display when he gets out and moves in space. He’s quick and seems to close fast like a pass rusher does when they clear an OT’s outside shoulder to make a connection at the second level (vs. Duke 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 18 at the 2:15 mark). He connects at a very high rate as well. He has very heavy hands that pack a very strong and mean punch. Defenders of all shapes and sizes have an adverse reaction when he gets his hands on or pushes them. Defenders tend to not just fall but lose all control of their bodies. He makes contact and they’re sprawled out! His versatility is a major plus where he has shown that he can definitely handle himself well at LT but he needs work on his technique. With a naturally high cut player they may at times have issues with being waist benders. He will bend at the waist and lunge at defenders at times when he isn’t quite under his feet. His footwork at times puts him at a disadvantage when he uses a short first step in his kick slide. His ability to handle and manage speed rushers is excellent in a lot of ways but he can be beaten more so with strength. Bigger and stronger defenders are less prone to being affected by his strength and power from down to down and can capitalize on their own strength and power at times as pass rushers (vs. FSU 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 13:09 mark, vs. FSU 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 14 at the 3:09 mark and vs. FSU 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 4 at the 2:22 mark). He is a player who can play on the outside at the next level but his best position moving forward very well may be at OG. He has a better makeup as an interior blocker as both a run blocker and as a pass blocker. He needs to continue to hone his technique however. He should test really well at the Combine in most of not all the agility drills but may struggle so on the bench press because of his extremely long arms. He should run a good 40 as well. He will solidify his standing as one of the top offensive linemen taken during the season but a solid Combine might put him in the discussion of the first one taken. Top 25 pick.

Not much I can add to this article about this incredible player:

https://247sports.com/college/north-carolina-state/Article/Ikem-Ekwonu-NC-State-Wolfpack-Football-NFL-Mock-Draft-175047294/

He could and should strongly be considered with one of our two picks.

51. Jaxson Kirkland (rSr.) LT/RG 6-7 310. Has appeared in 29 games with 29 starts (25 at RG and 4 at LT). A Washington legacy. Has football bloodlines. Father, Dean Kirkland was a three year starter from 1998-1990. Versatile. Has starting experience at both RG and at LT. Has excellent size for the position. Has great height with broad shoulders and long arms with huge hands. Has really good weight distribution all throughout his frame. Has the capacity to add upwards of 15 pounds without sacrificing any athleticism. A really good athlete. Has good mobility, agility and flexibility. Has really good movement skills. He’s very good balance and coordinated from top to bottom. His hands and feet always are working in unison to repel defenders as a pass blocker (vs. Oregon State 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 3 at the 8:39 mark). Has good footwork and foot speed into his kick slide. Has the short area quickness to get into position to box out and block defenders as a run blocker (vs. Oregon State 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 4 at the 3:57 mark). Has really accurate hands and hand placement. Consistently locates the defenders mid chest by the collar and will latch on and lock them out until the whistle blows both as a run blocker and as a pass blocker (vs. Oregon State 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 15 at the 7:51 mark, vs. Oregon State 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 3:24 mark, vs. Oregon State 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 14:22 mark, vs. Stanford 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & Goal at the 12:45 mark, vs. Stanford 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 15:00 mark, vs. Stanford 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 10 at the 8:24 mark and vs. Stanford 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 14:29 mark). Has a quick and effective cut block. Will cut a defender and take them out of a play (vs. Oregon State 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & Goal at the 3:42 mark). Has good quickness off of the snap as a pulling OT. Will get out in space and latch on to a defender at the second level and beyond (vs. Oregon State 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & 6 at the 12:41 mark and vs. Stanford 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 5:01 mark). Shows good strength as a down blocker. Gets good movement on a defender to open up a running lane as a run blocker (vs. Arizona 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 2 at the 13:32 mark and vs. Stanford 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 7 at the 6:20 mark).



Suffered a lower leg injury on November 23, 2019 against Colorado. Missed the remaining two games of the season against Washington State and Boise State on November 29, 2019 and December 21, 2019 as a result. Has a lean lower body. Tends to be a waist bender as a run blocker. Will lunge at defenders and whiff when they give him a swim move at times as a run blocker (vs. Oregon State 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 3 at the 5:57 mark). Will latch on with that one hand at the collar and keep it there too long. Will get called for holding in such instances (vs. Stanford 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & Goal at the 9:14 mark).



He’s a very good athlete for the position! He has plus mobility, agility and flexibility along with excellent balance and coordination. He has the foot speed and quickness to contend with any type of pass rusher whether they have quickness, a good to great burst of speed off of the snap or both as well as once who can convert that speed to power. He also has excellent hands! His accuracy when he strikes out at a defender is top notch. He’s not only accurate but quick so he can defuse a pass rushers head of steam almost immediately with his arm length. Going up against him doesn’t appear in any way pleasant for defenders. He’s quick with his hands and they are definitely effective. He will accurately jab into a defenders chest which will set the tone for the game or latch on to their collar with accuracy and with regularity which also appears to be a bit discouraging. It’s like Mick Foley’s Mandible Claw, it’s his finishing move and it consistently gets defenders to submit. His arm length provides an added buffer that isn’t easy to overcome as well. He does this all while being balanced and coordinated while remaining underneath his quick feet. Once he gets that one big hand latched on with his customary good balance the defenders pass rushing days are over. He walks that fine line however between latching on at the collar and holding (vs. Stanford 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & Goal at the 9:14 mark). He will on occasion lose balance if a defender does evade that hand punch because he expects it to work so he’ll not go they with his footwork at times. He needs to always follow thru and stay underneath his feet instead of relying on his upper body work. He isn’t a man mover or mauler as a head to head run blocker so he will need to add more muscle mass and strength to balance out his weight distribution all throughout his frame. The main event, one of the biggest matchups of the season in any one game will be his face to face duel against Oregon OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux on November 6, 2021 who is potentially the top overall prospect for the 2022 NFL Draft. It will be a great battle especially if Oregon keeps Thibodeaux line up across from him but chances are they’ll want to move him around to maximize and vary his pass rush. If he’s performs well in this matchup it could propel him to being thee top LT prospect. He has great added value because of his versatility being as though he an play four OL positions but he’s a top level prospect at the premier position which is LT. After a really good season and a good game again arguably the nations top defender he should perform very well at the Senior Bowl if he accepts the invitation and solidify his standing at the Combine with a stellar all around week. After creating a massive type buzz teams will go back and watch his tape again, especially against Oregon and fall head over heels for him. Top 5-15 pick.



I haven’t gotten a chance to see his November 6, 2021 matchup, if there was one against Kayvon Thibodeaux it I can say that KT only registered 3 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and 0 sacks. If he hasn’t I still think Jaxson Kirkland will be a very high pick before it’s all said and done.

0. Devin Lloyd (rSr.) ILB/OLB 6-3 235. Has appeared in 33 games with 19 starts. Versatile. Has experience lined up at ILB as well as at OLB in a three man front and at MLB in a as well as at OLB in a four man front. Has really good size/size potential for the position. Has good height with broad shoulders and long arms. Has good weight distribution all throughout his frame. Has the capacity to add upwards of 10 pounds without sacrificing any athleticism. A very good athlete. Has really good mobility, agility, flexibility and fluidity. Has very good movement skills. Has very good straight line speed (appears to run in the 4.52-4.57 40 range). Has very quick feet when dropping back into coverage. Redirects and flips his hips smoothly in coverage (vs. USC 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 7 at the 12:35 mark). Gets really good depth in his backpedal (vs. USC 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 7 at the 12:41 mark, vs. USC 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 8:15 mark and vs. Washington State 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 7:31 mark). Takes good angles to the ball in space as a pass defender and as a run defender. Closes quickly when moving laterally (vs. USC 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 10 at the 6:13 mark, vs. Colorado 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 11:57 mark, vs. Washington State 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 6 at the 14:06 mark, vs. Washington State 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 19 at the 5:33 mark and vs. Washington State 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 14 at the 12:14 mark). Has a high motor. Will blitz, slip a block and chase a play down from the backside (vs. USC 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 12 at the 1:19 mark). A stout run defender. Will stack and quickly shed a blocker or slip a blocker to make a play on the ball at the LOS (vs. USC 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 11:53 mark, vs. USC 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 10:58 mark and vs. Washington State 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 10:46 mark). Will slip a pulling G and go low as a tackler to make a play on the ball (vs. USC 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the :49 mark). Shows a quickness and an evasiveness in between the tackles. Will slip a block and quickly move downhill to make a play on the ball/in the backfield (vs. USC 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 6:00 mark, vs. Washington 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 1:09 mark, vs. Colorado 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 2 at the 13:58 mark and vs. Colorado 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 6:18 mark). A solid tackler. Shows good tackling technique. Consistently drives thru a ball carriers hole wrapping them up (vs. Washington State 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 2 at the 5:32 mark). Will come downhill and immediately stop a ball carriers forward progress (vs. USC 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 1 at the 6:49 mark and vs. USC 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 11 at the 5:36 mark). Takes a good angle in space and will break down to make a tackle (vs. USC 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 8:05 mark and vs. Colorado 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 15:00 mark). Has good timing as a delayed blitzer. Shows patience and will quickly close in on the QB for a sack (vs. Washington State 2020, 1st quarter, 4th & 3 at the 9:50 mark).



Isn’t a top level pass rusher as an OLB. Doesn’t have any pass rush moves.



He’s an incredible athlete! He has the mobility, agility, flexibility and fluidity and overall movement skills that would rival that of a much smaller player in the defensive backfield. He plays a lot like the S he uses to be just bigger and stronger with the ability to play at and around the LOS with legitimate capability. He takes on blocks and will either not get knocked back or slip them to make an attempted play on the ball. He’s really smooth and slick when taking on blocks so that he’s not at a total disadvantage. He plays the angles very well in order to not get stuck to blocks and to make his way towards the ball. Even when blocked squarely as a run defender he has the upper and lower body strength to maintain his position. He can go from sideline to sideline to make plays outside of the numbers as well. When he drops back into coverage he is in fact an extension of what a FS is capable of doing. He has incredible instincts. He sees it all generally and will always flow in the right direction. He can spy the QB really well in coverage. He will drop back with good depth and be immediately in the short to intermediate zone where the ball is thrown. If he’s invited to the Senior Bowl he should have a great week of practice which should boost his already fine standing as a next level prospect. If he’s 6-3 at 245 at the time that the Combine rolls around he could very well be a mid to late 1st rounder after he performs well in every drill. There isn’t anything done on the football field that he cannot do well. It is hard to find where he didn’t do the right thing as far as an assignment or missing many if any tackles. He in fact makes some plays he shouldn’t make because he’s so rangy and instinctive. He’s a top tier talent and may ascend to be a top 10 pick before it’s all said and done. Top 10-mid 2nd round.



These are a few of his accolades from this season alone:


  • Currently the only FBS player this season with 13 tackles for loss AND multiple interceptions.
  • Lott IMPACT Trophy Quarterfinalist.
  • PFF College Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 7).
  • Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week (Oct. 18)
  • Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week (Oct. 12, Nov. 9).
  • Reese’s Senior Bowl Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 27).
  • Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 7, Oct. 18, Nov. 8).
  • Ranks second in the Pac-12 with 8.4 tackles per game and 84 total tackles lead the Utes.
  • Has had seven-plus stops in eight games.
  • No. 2 nationally with 20 TFLs this season, and boasts at least one TFL in 16 of the last 18 games.
  • Highlighted the Stanford win (Nov. 5) with a career-high 5 TFLs during a nine-tackle night.
  • Also had a most athletic pick-six during the Stanford game, the second of his career.
  • Produced 13 tackles in back-to-back weeks at BYU (Sept. 11) and San Diego State (Sept. 18)
If Devin Lloyd hasn’t already played himself into a top of the 1st round pick he should cement his position during the week of the Resse’s Senior Bowl.


#0 Ainias Smith (Jr.) OW/PR 5-10 190. Has appeared in 22 games with 9 starts. Versatile!!! Has experience lined up in the backfield at RB (143 snaps), in the slot (323 snaps) and out wide at receiver (60 snaps). An excellent athlete! Has very good mobility, agility, flexibility and fluidity. Doesn’t have any stiffness in any of his movements. Has excellent straight line speed (appears to run in the 4.37-4.42 40 range). Has a low center of gravity. Runs with a forward lean. Consistently falls forward after contact (vs. Alabama 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 4 at the 1:58 mark, vs. MSU 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 3:40 mark, vs. MSU 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & 7 at the 1:31 mark, vs. MSU 2020, 4th quarter, 3rd & 4 at the 1:24 mark, vs. Tennessee 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & 5 at the 9:38 mark and vs. Tennessee 2020, 4th quarter, 3rd & Goal at the 2:08 mark). Has good vision and patience thru the hole. Flashes immediate speed and quickness after receiving the handoff. Goes from 0 to 60 swiftly thru the hole (vs. Alabama 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 10 at the 12:13 mark). Will use quick cutting ability to evade defenders along with a stiff arm to gain more yardage downfield (vs. Tennessee 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & 4 at the 4:27 mark). Can create his own yardage as a runner out of the backfield. Will bounce it outside and to the perimeter when there are no holes to run thru at the line (vs. MSU 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 1 at the :57 mark). Has very good hands as a pass catcher. A natural hands catcher. Has excellent flexibility and fluidity after the catch. Will contort his body to catch a pass and quickly turn it upfield (vs. Alabama 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 11:34 mark and vs. Alabama 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 10 at the 4:16 mark). Runs very sharp routes out of the backfield, in the slot and out wide. Uses good footwork and short area quickness to gain a measure of separation on quick out routes (vs. Alabama 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 6:06 mark, vs. Tennessee 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 1:25 mark and vs. Tennessee 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & Goal at the :23 mark). Gets a good release off of the line as a route runner. Sells his routes really well as an outside receiver. Will quickly run upfield, stutter step and go back to full speed (vs. Alabama 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 10:14 mark). Will use sharp cuts in the open field to get separation (vs. North Carolina 2020, 1st & 10 at the 11:09 mark). Has excellent cutting and make you miss capability downfield after the catch (vs. North Carolina 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 12:41 mark). A willing blocker. Will identify the blitzer after the snap and get himself into position to block them (vs. Alabama 2020, 3rd quarter, 3rd & 7 at the 12:10 mark and vs. Alabama 2020, 3rd quarter, 4th & 8 at the :50 mark). Will run downfield and latch onto a defender as a run blocker (vs. MSU 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:13 mark, vs. Tennessee 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 9:25 mark, vs. Tennessee 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 5 at the :30 mark, vs. North Carolina 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 3:57 mark and vs. North Carolina 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 1:46 mark). Will use good technique at the LOS against a DB (vs. Tennessee 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 10 at the 11:56 mark and vs. Tennessee 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 1:08 mark) and at times dominate and pancake one (vs. North Carolina 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 15:00 mark).

Doesn’t have much career production as a RB (56 carries for 347 yards and 4 TD’s). Doesn’t have great size for the position. Doesn’t have ideal height and has really short arms and small hands. Doesn’t have much growth potential without sacrificing any athleticism. Will drop a very catchable pass on occasion (vs. Alabama 2020, 2nd quarter, 4th & 2 at the 1:26 mark and vs. MSU 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 15 at the 6:54 mark). Has a very small catch radius for contested passes. Isn’t very stout when attempting to pick up the blitz. Will take a big hit as a blocker and get knocked back into the pocket (vs. Alabama 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 13 at the 6:29 mark and vs. Alabama 2020, 3rd quarter, 4th & 8 at the :50 mark).


He’s an excellent athlete! He has a blend of A+ mobility, agility, flexibility and fluidity in all of his movements. His ability to stop and start on a dime is a very special trait. He can get open in a phone booth with how quick and sharp he is as not only a route runner but out of the backfield as a RB. He has an instantaneous type of speed where he can be immediately on a defender and beyond them. He has ankle breaking capabilities but he’s more of a north south runner and receiver and doesn’t waist much motion when it comes to turning it upfield. As a receiver he has very good hands. He’s a reliable safety valve out of the backfield. He will make a defense pass for the mistake(s) of not covering him immediately (vs. Alabama 2020, 1st & 10 at the 1:23 mark). He’s a mismatch for LB’s in isolation in the slot. He will release, freeze them with a stutter step and explode past them (vs. Alabama 2020, 4th quarter, 3rd & 10 at the 7:30 mark). Will get the angle on DB’s on short drag routes (vs. MSU 2020, 3rd quarter. 2nd & Goal at the 8:45 mark). Not only is he willing, he’s an effective blocker. He’s tough and strong and has been entrusted at times of being a FB in the I formation in Goal to go situations (vs. North Carolina 2020, 1st & Goal at the :00 mark and vs. North Carolina 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & Goal at the 11:52 mark). He isn’t a candidate to do that often however because his size prohibits him from taking too much of a pounding. He doesn’t have lead back or bell cow size. He’s a complimentary or 3rd down type of RB out of the backfield. As a pass catcher there isn’t any room for error as far as inaccurate throws from the QB because he doesn’t have a great catch radius. He’s short with short arms so a QB doesn’t have the luxury of him going up and getting it in a contested or jump ball type of situation. He isn’t the type of back a team would want to leave to guard the QB against a blitzing defender either because of his lack of size. He tends to get knocked backwards or take a shot that a player of his stature shouldn’t be put in position to take often. He’s plenty tough but he shouldn’t be going against defenders who have a full head of steam towards him. He should have a really good season but what should really propel his draft stock is his performance at the Combine. He should create a very positive buzz for those who doubted his size and capability beforehand. His size will remain a concern but to see him perform in drills and move so well and run so fast will put him in a position to be examined in much of the same way that some of the better smaller players currently are. He may enter the draft process as a question mark but after his performance and a reexamination of his game tape he will cement himself as a riser and he may even surprise with how high he may go. He could go as high as the late 1st if a team gets that enamored with him but he should settle in a bit later in the draft but not too much later. Mid 2nd-early 4th round.


Ainias Smith is a dynamic, versatile playmaker as a receiver amd as a punt returner. If he’s there for us in the 3rd we’ll be lucky.

#1 Isaiah Moore (rSr.) ILB/OLB 6-2 236. Has appeared in 36 games with 35 starts (33 at ILB and 2 at OLB). Team captain in 2020. Versatile. Has starting experience at both ILB and at OLB. Has good size for the position. Has good height with broad shoulders and good arm length. Has excellent weight distribution all throughout his frame. A very good athlete. Has very good mobility and agility with some flexibility and some fluidity. Has excellent straight line speed (appears to run in the 4.51-4.56 40 range). Moves with ease laterally and in a straight line with very little stiffness if any. Moves smoothly laterally and in his backpedal and quickly springs out of it forward (vs. Duke 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the :39 mark). Will go from covering a receiver in the slot and quickly transition to pursuing the QB laterally from one hash mark to the sideline with no stiffness (vs. Duke 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 7:54 mark). Has a high football IQ. Has a heightened sense of awareness. Reads and reacts quickly. Quickly diagnoses a screen pass and will close in fast (vs. Duke 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 8 at the :06 mark, vs. Duke 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 10 at the 3:32 mark and vs. Miami 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 6:26 mark). Takes good angles in pursuit of the QB rolling out of the pocket. Closes the gap quickly to make a play on the ball or force the QB to throw it away (vs. Duke 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 3 at the 4:15 mark and vs. Duke 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 18 at the :00 mark) or stop them on a run outside of the pocket (vs. FSU 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 5 at the :51 mark, vs. Liberty 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 12 at the 8:09 mark and vs. Liberty 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:41 mark). Has good vision in between the tackles as a run defender. Closes really hard and fast moving downhill in a straight line (vs. Duke 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 1 at the 14:29 mark, vs. FSU 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 5:06 mark and vs. Liberty 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 3:42 mark). With quickly sift thru traffic to make a play on the ball (vs. Duke 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & Goal at the 10:48 mark, vs. Duke 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:01 mark, vs. Miami 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & Goal at the 10:23 mark and vs. FSU 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 9:09 mark). A very strong tackler. Immediately stops the ball carriers forward momentum on contact when moving downhill (vs. Duke 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 9:02 mark, vs. Miami 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 11:02 mark and vs. Miami 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:47 mark). Has good bend and flexibility around an OL once he penetrates the line as a run defender (vs. Duke 2020, 3rd quarter, 3rd & Goal at the 9:22 mark, vs. Miami 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 14:55 mark and vs. FSU 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 2:09 mark). Closes hard and fast when moving downhill as a blitzer. Picks up speed the closer he gets to closing in (vs. Miami 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 8:24 mark, vs. Miami 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 3:51 mark and vs. Liberty 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 11:49 mark). Shows good awareness when dropping back into coverage. Will run with the receiver/TE and turn his head as the ball is about to be caught to contest the pass (vs. Miami 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 12:03 mark).



Doesn’t have great flexibility and fluidity in space. Doesn’t transition out of his backpedal, flips his hips and run smoothly. Will slow down during the process and lose ground while running with a receiver downfield (vs. Liberty 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & 7 at the 6:07 mark). Isn’t consistently elusive or evasive in between the tackles as a run defender. Will engage and get knocked off of the ball by an OL (vs. Duke 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 3 at the 5:34 mark and vs. Miami 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 8:46 mark). Doesn’t consistently show good awareness against the RPO. Will sell out to the RB and allow the QB the outside running lane (vs. Duke 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 12:54 mark). Doesn’t always remain in his lane as a blitzer. Will lose his gap discipline and open up a lane for the QB to step up into to either pass or run with the ball (vs. Liberty 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 8 at the :24 mark). Will miss on a tackle attempt at times (vs. FSU 2020, 3rd quarter, 4th & 1 at the :04 mark and vs. Liberty 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 8 at the 15:00 mark).

He’s a really good athlete. He has really good movement skills with his mobility and agility along with his straight line speed. He has a great deal of lower body explosiveness and at the snap he’s at top speed immediately. He carries that momentum to and thru a blocker and thru his tackles as well. Whether it be contact with a blocker or when making a tackle it’s more than likely a very impactful clash! He can simply blow up a blocker and quickly shift to making a play on the ball for a turnover on downs or for a very short gain (vs. FSU 2020, 1st quarter, 4th & 1 at the :01 mark and vs. Liberty 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 2:37 mark). He’s an excellent tackler! He has excellent form and technique that he uses consistently to shut ball carriers and receivers down immediately. He has a high football IQ and along with that he seems to do so much right mentally and it translates to the physical. He takes such great angles to the ball especially in space. His ability to track a mobile QB down to stop them from getting big gains is very impressive. When he’s on the field mobile QB’s don’t get any breathing room to escape the pocket and run for big gains at all. He’s a good athlete but not one without limitations. He does show some noticeable hip stiffness when in space. It appears when he’s attempting to change direction quick and also when he attempts to transition out of his backpedal, flip his hips and run downfield with a receiver. It’s almost a pause or reset before he can continue. He will get lost at times in between the tackles in heavily trafficked areas. His athleticism will be on full display at the Combine. He should be really impressive in his 10 yard split time where he should rank really high amongst LB’s to the point he could be considered for further examination as an OLB because of his immediate explosiveness. He should test well in the 40 as well. He should test very high amongst LB’s there too. He will struggle some with changing direction in agility drills though. If he isn’t highly regarded during and after the season he most definitely will be by the time the Senior Bowl arrives. He should be one the ascent by the time the draft rolls around to the point where he may be under consideration by late in the 1st round. Mid 2nd-early 4th round.

Isaiah Moore suffered a season ending injury against Miami on October 23, 2021. He still has a year of eligibility remaining but a player with his talent should only go back if he really wants to improve draft stock. He will be older however being a 6th year player.


#3 Zamir White (rJr.) RB 6-0 215. Has appeared in 23 games with 11 starts. Has great size for the position!!! Nickname is "Zeus" for his muscular physique. Has nearly zero body fat on a lean muscular frame. An excellent athlete! Has really good mobility, agility and flexibility in all of his movements. Has very good straight line speed (appears to run in the 4.41-4.46 40 range). Has a natural feel as a runner. A patient runner. Allows his blocks to set up. Has good patience and vision thru the hole (vs. Auburn 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 5 at the 6:26 mark, vs. Auburn 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 10:08 mark and vs. Missouri 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 2 at the 14:19 mark). Consistently protects the ball thru the hole. Has a no nonsense running style. A one cut and downhill runner. Runs with speed and power. Runs with a natural forward lean. A tough tackle. Consistently falls forward or gets extra yardage after contact (vs. Auburn 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 14:54 mark, vs. Auburn 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 11:18 mark, vs. Auburn 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 1:38 mark, vs. Auburn 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 5 at the 1:03 mark, vs. Alabama 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 12 at the 13:06 mark and vs. Florida 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & 7 at the 11:48 mark). Will push the pile and doesn’t go down easy (vs. Auburn 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 5:51 mark and vs. Kentucky 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 2:21 mark). Has very good balance thru contact (vs. South Carolina 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:45 mark, vs. Cincinnati 2021, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:16 mark and vs. Cincinnati 2021, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 5 at the 11:32 mark). A hands catcher. Will make the catch and quickly make his move upfield (vs. Auburn 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 7 at the 10:23 mark). Will contribute on ST and block a punt (vs. Arkansas 2020, 3rd quarter, 4th & 11 at the 4:36 mark).



Has an injury history. Suffered a torn right ACL in a high school playoff game on November 17, 2017. Suffered a torn left ACL in August of 2018. Took a medical redshirt his freshman year at Georgia in 2018 as a result. Doesn’t have a great deal of career production (222 carries, 1,187 yards and 14 TD’s with 8 catches for 57 yards and 0 TD’s). Doesn’t appear to be his listed size of 6-0 215 (appears to be closer to 5-11 210). Doesn’t have much experience as a route runner out of the backfield. Doesn’t run many meaningful routes out of the route tree out of the backfield. Doesn’t have much in game experience in pass protection. Isn’t quick to recognize and pick up the blitz (vs. Auburn 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 2 at the 4:43 mark and vs. Auburn 2020, 3rd quarter, 3rd & 4 at the 6:02 mark). Lacks good blocking technique (vs. Cincinnati 2021, 3rd quarter, 4th & 5 at the 9:02 mark and vs. Cincinnati 2021, 4th quarter, 2nd & 6 at the :15 mark). Generally is just a decoy as a runner during play action passes.



He’s a tremendously gifted athlete. He has ideal size and all of the athletic traits wanted in a RB and then some. His blend of speed, quickness vision and power are almost in the rare category. His speed is immediate and best contained if he’s stopped in the backfield because he has home run capabilities. He’s really quick in a phone booth and can shake a defender out of their shoes with a shoulder fake. He’s a patient runner and when a running lane opens up he’s on it. His power is evident in the fact that defenders tend to show an adverse reaction to contact with him and he also can drag them and gain a lot of yards after defenders are draped all over him. He’s a bell cow RB. He can break a big run but he can also start and sustain long drives. He’s a big play back and a short yardage back as well. He does a great deal of his best work inside the red zone. With his speed, strength and momentum he is extremely hard to stop in short yardage situations. He will fight tooth and nail for every inch after contact and more often than not he gets much more. He keeps his legs churning thru it all and never gives up on a run until he’s on the ground (vs. Auburn 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 2 at the 9:37 mark). Despite his level of talent he hasn’t been on the field for a full drive to prove that he can carry a full workload. The backfield is stacked and he’s consistently switched out. Also due to not having a steady level of on field action he isn’t well versed in all the facets of pass protection. He barely was tasked with it and on the rare occasion he did do it his inexperience showed in that he was unsure of who to block and his blocking technique wasn’t very good. He has done so since 2018 but he has to remain healthy and come along as a pass catcher and as a route runner. He should test very well at the Combine and at his Pro Day workout. He has all the movement skills although he’s an in between the tackles back and this may surprise a lot of people once the Combine smoke clears. He’s a top talent but may fall because his game isn’t as complete as other backs game may be. A potential big time steal!!! Early 2nd-mid 4th round.



Zamir White is obviously a very talented player considering he was a 5 star player coming out of high school but he’s torn both ACL’s and has always been in a timeshare at the RB position. He’ll also be 22 years old when the draft roles around so I can see him being slept on. I’d gladly take him on day three of the draft.

#99 Drake Jackson (Jr.) OLB/DE 6-4 255. Has appeared in 17 games with 17 starts. Versatile. Has starting experience in a three point stance at DE in a four man front as well as in a two point stance at OLB in a three man front as well as some experience lined up in the slot at NCB depth and in the middle at ILB. Has very good size for the position. Has good height with broad shoulders and long arms. Has good weight distribution all throughout his frame. A very good athlete. Has really good mobility and agility. Has excellent straight line speed (appears to run in the 4.57-4.62 40 range). Has very good lower body explosiveness. Has a good burst off of the snap at times. Will come off of the snap with a stutter step and swim move around the inside of the OG (vs. Arizona State 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 14 at the 3-7). Has multiple pass rush moves. Will dip his shoulder and bend underneath the OT’s hand punch (vs. Arizona State 2020, 4th quarter, 4th & 10 at the 27-28). Has an outside inside spin move (vs. Arizona 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 6 at the 2:46 mark). Has a high motor. Will chase a play down from the backside (vs. Arizona 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:05 mark). Shows persistence as a pass rusher. Will work his way down the line to track the QB and close fast for a coverage sack (vs. Arizona 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 5:38 mark). Has good awareness when dropping back into shallow coverage. Will quickly read and react and explode forward past a blocker to make a play on the ball (vs. Arizona State 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 3-7 and vs. Arizona 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:35 mark). A forceful tackler. Brings his full body into a solid form tackle attempt (vs. UCLA 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & 7 at the 5:27 mark).



Suffered a sprained left ankle against Arizona on October 19, 2019. Missed the next two games against Colorado and Oregon as a result. Doesn’t have great flexibility and bend around the OT’s outside shoulder. Doesn’t show great fluidity in any of his movements. Doesn’t consistently get a great jump off of the snap. First step with lead foot isn’t always forward but backwards out of his stance as an OLB (vs. Arizona State 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 10 at the 3-7 and vs. Arizona State 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 9 at the 3-7). Doesn’t have great flexibility and bend around the OT’s outside shoulder (vs. Arizona State 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 9 at the 3-7, vs. Arizona State 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 3-7, vs. Arizona State 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 11 at the 17-14, vs. Arizona State 2020, 4th quarter, 3rd & 10 at the 24-14, vs. UCLA 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 4 at the 12:37 mark, vs. UCLA 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 1:05 mark, vs. UCLA 2020, 3rd quarter, 3rd & 8 at the 3:00 mark and vs. UCLA 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the :16 mark). Doesn’t always sell out as a pass rusher. Will hesitate when he has a clean and clear path towards a mobile QB (vs. UCLA 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 8 at the 11:23 mark, vs. UCLA 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 7 at the 5:50 mark and vs. Oregon 2020, 3rd quarter, 3rd & Goal at the 7:24 mark). Doesn’t show great strength as a run defender. Will get knocked back off of the line and off of the ball (vs. Arizona 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the :29 mark). Doesn’t have quick and active hands as a run defender. Tends to remain stuck to blocks without fighting and disengaging (vs. Arizona 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 5:02 mark, vs. UCLA 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 7:18 mark, vs. UCLA 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 8 at the 13:13 mark, vs. UCLA 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 10:51 mark, vs. UCLA 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 3 at the 10:30 mark, vs. Oregon 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 8:39 mark, vs. Oregon 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the :50 mark, vs. Oregon 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 11:04 mark, vs. Oregon 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 8 at the 3:02 mark and vs. Oregon 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 5 at the 11:13 mark). Doesn’t have great awareness against the RPO. Will sell out towards the inside rush and allow the outside running/passing lane (vs. Arizona State 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 17-14 and vs. Oregon 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 9:51 mark).



He’s a good athlete. He has really good movement skills in that he’s mobile and agile. He has a natural athleticism. He also has good straight line speed with the ability to chase plays down from the backside. He has a natural pass rushing capability with flashes of having a really good burst along with some moves off of the line. He shows a forceful nature as a tackler as well when he wraps up and drives a ball carrier/receiver/QB into the ground. He has shown some flashes and does have a capability but he doesn’t have many successes as a pass rusher. It isn’t just about the sacks but he isn’t a high pressure pass rusher either. He doesn’t make a difference way more often than not. He doesn’t often alter the pocket or force the QB to move their feet. He simply doesn’t beat OT’s to the outside shoulder. He barely threatened going in that direction. Even when given the path of zero resistance he fails to come up with a sack (vs. Oregon 2020, 3rd quarter, 3rd & Goal at the 7:24 mark). There were times when he was given a clean release, a clear path to the QB and he hesitated and still didn’t get the result expected of a pass rusher. He will hesitate for no apparent reason and miss out on an opportunity to at least knock the QB down. As a run defender he’s out of a play without much resistance if an OL comes across to pull and block him. He doesn’t attempt to get out of the way or to make a play on the ball in such instances (vs. UCLA 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 8 at the 2:09 mark and vs. UCLA 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & Goal at the :53 mark). He will oftentimes get locked up and stuck to blocks with TE’s who are smaller than he is. He never uses his hands in any of his encounters as a pass rusher or as a run defender! They are almost nonexistent. He doesn’t engage and then disengage from blockers of any size to quickly make a play on the ball. He gets engulfed and absorbed by blockers a lot where if he’s have used his hands to fight thru blocks the results would’ve been different. He doesn’t appear to be that player though. At this stage he shouldn’t declare, he really needs to exhaust his eligibility so that he can become a more involved, more impactful player. He doesn’t seem to reach that standard enough, not to be a total difference maker but to even make a difference as a team player. He needs work on his footwork as a pass rusher along with bend and flexibility work around the OT’s outside shoulder. He also needs to make some strength gains in order to become a viable next level prospect as a run defender. The hands though are at the top of the list because if he doesn’t begin to fight thru blocks then the rest will never fall into place. If he does declare after a good enough season he needs to perform at a top level at the Combine. No holding back and with great technique. He has a lot of skill but may never achieve being anything more than a player with some skills. 5th-7th round.



I don’t think Drake Jackson will go this late but I think in the end he probably should have. I did not like what I saw of him as a next level prospect. I drafted him because his talent would warrant it this late but he needs a lot of development in order to become a viable next level defender.

#99 Tayland Humphrey (rSr.) NT 6-5 333. Has appeared in 22 games with 18 starts. A 6th year senior. Transferred from CC after two seasons to Florida International University in 2018. Transferred from FIU to Louisiana-Lafayette in 2019. Sat out the 2019 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Versatile. Has experience lined up in a three/four point stance at NT in a three man front as well as experience in a three/four point stance at DT in a four man front. A massive human being!!! Has extraordinary size for the position. Has great height with broad shoulders and long arms (has 34.25 in arms for an 82 inch wingspan). Has excellent weight distribution all throughout his frame! A very good athlete for his size. Has very good mobility, with some agility and flexibility. Has agility enough to move laterally to chase a play down to make a play on the ball (vs. Iowa State 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & 7 at the 10:46 mark, vs. Appalachian State 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 1:44 mark and vs. Appalachian State 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the :20 mark). Has good quickness off of the snap at times as a run defender. Will quickly penetrate the line to make a play on the ball laterally as a 4-3 DT (vs. Coastal Carolina 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:24 mark). Has good hand usage as a run defender at times. Will keep his pads low and lock out the OL away from his frame and disengage to make a play on the ball (vs. Iowa State 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 2:50 mark, vs. Iowa State 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 7:11 mark, vs. Iowa State 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 1 at the 1:16 mark, vs. Coastal Carolina 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 9:34 mark, vs. Coastal Carolina 2020, 1st quarter, 2nd & Goal at the 5:46 mark and vs. Coastal Carolina 2020, 4th quarter, 3rd & 3 at the :56 mark). Has excellent weight room strength. Squats 600 pounds and benches 405 pounds. Shows very good strength as a pass rusher. Will get good penetration on his bull rush up the middle of the offense (vs. Iowa State 2020, 2nd quarter, 2nd & 9 at the 13:38 mark, vs. Iowa State 2020, 3rd quarter, 3rd & 10 at the 14:09 mark, vs. Coastal Carolina 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 6 at the 10:20 mark and vs. Appalachian State 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 8 at the 7:06 mark).



Missed the game against Georgia Southern on September 26, 2020 after being placed in COVID-19 protocol. Doesn’t have great stamina. Has a limit to the amount of snaps he can get consecutively. Will tire after about five straight snaps. Tends to slow down and his pad level will rise (vs. Iowa State 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 10:30 mark, vs. Iowa State 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 4 at the 9:30 mark and vs. Iowa State 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 6 at the 5:28 mark). Doesn’t consistently play with a low pad level. Will rise straight up out of his stance off of the snap at times (vs. Iowa State 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 6:02 mark). Isn’t a stout run defender against double teams. Will get driven off of the line and allow a big running lane (vs. Appalachian State 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & 8 at the 15:00 mark and vs. Appalachian State 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:37 mark). Doesn’t consistently have good timing off of the snap. Will be the last defender to move forward off of the snap at times (vs. Coastal Carolina 2020, 3rd quarter, 3rd & 5 at the 14:19 mark and vs. Appalachian State 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the :31 mark).



He’s an incredible athlete. Not just for his size but when his size is factored into the equation it’s all the more impressive. He has very good mobility, quick, agility and flexibility. He’s really coordinated in all of his movements as well. He moves well under his feet. His aforementioned size is off the charts! He’s the first guy off of the bus type that gets everybody’s attention. He’s tall with good weight on his frame and is a powerful player. He brings a great deal of strength behind his hands on contact. He will give a very obvious jolt to an OL. When he gets his weight behind his hands and drives forward with a good pad level he will take a blocker all the way back as far as he wants as a bull rusher. They are at his mercy when he uses good technique. Everything he does well he also is very inconsistent at and a lot of his failing can be attributed to his stamina. It has to be something he continuously works on moving forward. When he gets tired he will be the last defender to move off of the snap, rise straight up out of his stance and drift off like a wounded cat. This makes him a useless defender on a play and if an offense decides to go hurry up he’d be a prolonged liability (vs. Appalachian State 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the :31 mark). His ability to remain on the field and effective has about a five play shelf life. He really can’t expend much more energy beyond that. He’s still very raw in his overall technique. He relies on his sheer size and strength to win the day without relying on his technique for the most part. He doesn’t use his hands nearly enough which results in him being on the ground a lot. He will use one of his long arms and stick it into the OL chest but keep it there and get knocked down and out of the play after losing his balance (vs. UAB 2020, 4th quarter, 3rd & 11 at the 14:18 mark). He doesn’t give as good as he gets. He may push but he doesn’t push, grab and pull like his opponents do. In the end he’s the one who gets swung around and ends up backward as a result of linemen pulling on his jersey and making him appear almost like a rag doll at times. When he’s engaged he’s engaged as a pass rusher. He doesn’t get his hands up to disrupt passing lanes on quick throws or when his pass rush has been stalled. Being as though he’s a tall player amongst shorter interior OL he always at a disadvantage pad level wise and that doesn’t factor in when he’s fatigued. He has to consistently maintain a low pad level in order to be successful from snap to snap. He’s a specimen who will absolutely dazzle teams at the Combine with his combination of speed, quickness overall athleticism and strength. At his size with such physical gifts and with that strength, teams will want to double back on his film. What it will show is a player who has all of those great attributes to be special but all of the rawness in the world. He’s a developmental prospect at this stage and he will need a great deal of next level coaching to reach his potential. He will need a measure of tough love to get him there as well because he has to show an ability to stay on the field without being spent after chasing a play down by the sideline. He has tremendous upside but he may balance out to be a rotational player who’s best fit would be as a backup DT in a predominantly 4-3 look. 5th-7th round pick.


He really doesn’t have many peers in his class from a size and athleticism aspect. He’s huge but also quick and fast which are all traits that will intrigue next level scouts. He will definitely be on some team’s boards late but he’s a developmental prospect. I’m not sure he’s worth a pick so if we can get him as an UDFA that would be great.

#89 DJ Johnson (rJr.) TE 6-5 258. Has appeared in 29 games with 2 starts. Transferred from Miami to Oregon in January of 2018. Moved to TE from DE in February of 2020. Versatile. Has experience at DE, at TE inline and detached and in the slot as a receiver. Has excellent size for the position. Has very good height with broad shoulders and long arms. Has very good weight distribution all throughout his frame. A very good athlete. Has good mobility, agility and flexibility. Has excellent straight line speed (appears to run in the 4.55-4.60 40 range). Has good flexibility from the waist down after the catch. Will seamlessly go from a flat route to upfield after the catch (vs. Stanford 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 6:51 mark, vs. USC 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 9:51 mark and vs. Iowa State 2021, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the :32 mark). A tough tackle. Has a strong lower body. Will get extra yardage after the catch (vs. Washington State 2020, 3rd quarter, 3rd & 2 at the :22 mark). Has good lower body explosiveness out of his stance and into his blocks. Gets good movement upon initial contact as an inline blocker (vs. Stanford 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 3 at the 13:53 mark, vs. Washington State 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 5 at the 8:31 mark, vs. Cal 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & Goal at the 9:24 mark, vs. Cal 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 2:17, vs. Cal 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 9:31 mark, vs. Cal 2020, 4th quarter, 4th & 1 at the 12:53 mark, vs Cal 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 7:26 mark and vs. USC 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 4:20 mark). Has good awareness as a pass blocker. Will come off of his initial block to pick up a blitzer (vs. USC 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & Goal at the 13:53 mark).



Very raw at the TE position. Moved to TE in February of 2020. Doesn’t have much career production at the TE position (10 catches for 113 yards and 3 TD’s). Doesn’t consistently get himself into position to make direct contact as a blocker (vs. Cal 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 3 at the 1:14 mark, vs. USC 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & Goal at the 8:17 mark, vs. USC 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & 6 at the 13:27 mark and vs. Iowa State 2021, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 5:31 mark). Doesn’t sustain a lot of his blocks as a run blocker. Will engage a defender and look to push them instead of latch on and maintain the block (vs. Stanford 2020, 1st quarter, 1st & 10 at the 3:21 mark and vs. Stanford 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & Goal at the 10:01 mark). Has run a very limited amount of routes in the route tree. Will drop a very catchable pass (vs. USC 2020, 1st quarter, 3rd & 6 at the 3:48 mark).



He’s a very good athlete. He has really good mobility and agility along with some flexibility. He has excellent size for the position as well. He has a violent, hard charging, downhill run style with a forward lean after the catch much like a RB after they receive the hand off from the QB. He brings speed and power with great size which makes him a very hard tackle. Defenders have to go low in their tackle attempts to bring him down. He has really good technique as a blocker. He has picked it up relatively fast. He has a willingness to block that appears almost enthusiastic. He gets behind his blocks and will move DL and LB’s off of the line when he latches on. For all of the upside he’s shown he’s still very much unrefined and raw in all aspects of the position. He doesn’t have a great deal of snaps at the position under his belt. With him being unrefined and raw he was treated as such as to not overwhelm him mentally. He was given simplified tasks as a route runner, mainly being kept close to the QB on drag routes between the QB and OL. He was mainly used as a blocker however and even though he fared well in that role he did show his inexperience there too. He needs reps, reps and more reps as well as exhausting his eligibility to best maximum his viability as a next level prospect. He does have very high upside but he’s only began to scratch the surface. If the stars align and he performs exceedingly well as a starter this season he may have an opportunity that he can’t pass up even though he’s still be inexperienced. If he does perform well and declare he should have a really good showing at the Combine. With his impressive measurables he should run a very good 40 and show good movement skills in drills. His stock could soar to the point that he’s an early 2nd-early 4th rounder but he should exhaust his eligibility so that he’s totally ready when he gets to the next level. Doesn’t declare.

There's really nothing to see here. He has one catch at TE and has been back at DE of late. A player who has another year of eligibility remaining but with all of his movements his next level prospects may be hindered by the back amd forth and forth he was put thru at both positions. He can’t declare but he may be a prospect down the line if they allow him to play one position.

#54 Keenan Stewart (rJr.) DL 6-2 305. Has appeared in 8 games with 7 starts. CC transfer in December of 2019. Versatile. Has experience lined up in a three/four point stance at DE as well as at NT in a three man front and at DT in a four man front. Has decent size for the position. Has broad shoulders with long arms. Has good weight distribution all throughout his frame. A good athlete. Has good mobility, agility and flexibility. Has a high motor. Never gives up on a play. Will chase a play down from the backside (vs. Louisiana Tech 2020, 4th quarter, 3rd & 15 at the 4:54 mark). Has a tremendous burst off of the snap! Fires low out of his stance. Consistently is the first player to move off of the snap. Will slash and make himself skinny and use a swim move to make a play on the ball as a run defender (vs. Louisiana Tech 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & Goal at the 12:59 mark and vs. Louisiana Tech 2020, 4th quarter, 1st & 10 at the 11:32 mark). Gets into the backfield when uncovered to destroy an RPO (vs. Louisiana Tech 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the :42 mark). Has very good strength upon initial contact with the OL. Will engage, lock them out with his arm extension and then quickly disengage to make a play on the ball (vs. Louisiana Tech 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 13:28 mark). Generates a lot of pressure on the pocket as a penetrator/pass rusher. Will slash in between the B gap and close fast on the QB (vs. Louisiana Tech 2020, 4th quarter, 2nd & 9 at the 10:58 mark).

Doesn’t have ideal size for the position. Doesn’t appear to be his listed height of 6-2 (appears closer to 6-0.5 to 6-1). Consistently sacrifices technique for speed. Will lead in head first off of the snap without locking out with his hands and arm extension (vs. Louisiana 2020, 2nd quarter, 3rd & 5 at the 3:52 mark).



He’s a good athlete with explosive capabilities. He has good mobility, agility and flexibility with the lower body burst of a player 50 pounds lighter. He’s a disruptive force. He has to be accounted for on every snap because if he’s not he’s blowing something up. Speed sometimes has its advantages and can’t always be quantified. Not only does his immediate speed jump off of the screen but he has impeccable timing as well. Sometimes his speed off of the snap just simply overwhelms an OT attempting to get to him on a down block but can’t get there (vs. Louisiana Tech 2020, 2nd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 5:08 mark). His second half, specifically his 3rd quarter against Louisiana Tech was a thing of beauty and pure dominance. He’d beat OL to spots and blew up blocks all with speed and strength (vs. Louisiana Tech 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 8:51 mark, vs. Louisiana Tech 2020, 3rd quarter, 1st & 10 at the 6:48 mark and vs. Louisiana Tech 2020, 3rd quarter, 2nd & 8 at the 6:07 mark). His level and speed and quickness off of the snap can’t really be matched by an OL. They would almost have to be called for a false start in order to contend with him on a play to play basis to break even. He is still relatively inexperienced as a collegiate player however. He doesn’t play with a consistent level of technique. Whether it be his hands, hand placement, arms and arm extension, his preferred method of beating an OL is with speed and he tends to do what comes easiest. This will lead to him getting lost in blocks where he could’ve made a difference by two gapping. There are at times gulfs in either making a play or taking himself out of them totally. His play does tip the scales further to very good play than not however. He’s an at times dominant but at all times disruptive which is why his stock could really soar upwards to him being a late 2nd-late 3rd round pick. His lower body explosiveness will be on full display and be on par with the likes of some of the nations best pass rushers in the 10 yard split. He does have multiple years of eligibility remaining so he’s probably be best served playing another two seasons to better hone his craft thru reps and coaching but if his season plays out to where he’s highly thought of then he might have to strike while the iron is hot. 5th-7th round with a chance to ascend!!!

He needs more time and should not declare. He’s got the raw skills but he’s still raw. He needs lots of refinement.


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