Defensive tackle

Hercules Mata’afa – Washington State

Hercules Mata'afa College- Washington State Height- 6 feet 2 inches Weight- 252 pounds Position- Defensive End/ Tackle   Pros: Explosive first step Speed Balance Good hand use Agile Read/react Relentless motor Cons: Needs to improve his pass rush moves Will overrun play   Overall Hercules Mata’afa can play all over the defensive line but mostly… Continue reading Hercules Mata’afa – Washington State

Defensive end

Marquis Haynes – Ole Miss

Marquis Haynes College- Ole Miss Height- 6 feet 3 inches Weight- 225 pounds Position- Edge/OLB   Pros: Fluid movement Has a quick first step Comfortable dropping into coverage Can turn the corner on speed rush Speed Cons: Gets overpowered Struggles getting off blocks Limited pass rush moves Doesn’t always finish Inconsistent effort   Overall Marquis… Continue reading Marquis Haynes – Ole Miss


Leighton Vander Esch – Boise State

Leighton Vander Esch College- Boise State Height- 6 feet 3 inches Weight- 240 pounds Position- Linebacker   Pros: Reads plays well Can slip blocks Good footwork Can drop into coverage Sideline to sideline Fluid hips Solid tackler Cons: Gets overpowered Average athleticism Bad blitzer Will overrun plays   Overall Leighton Vander Esch is a smart… Continue reading Leighton Vander Esch – Boise State


Shaquem Griffen – UCF

Shaquem Griffen College- UCF Height- 6 feet Weight- 222 pounds Position- Linebacker   Pros: Sideline to sideline speed Closing burst Change of direction Lateral mobility Relentless effort/motor High character Able to bend/capture the corner Great blitzer Explosive first step Film room junkie Can cover Read/react Cons: Getting off blocks Missing a hand Undersized   Overall… Continue reading Shaquem Griffen – UCF


Jerome Baker – Ohio State

Jerome Baker College- Ohio State Height- 6 feet 1 inch Weight- 225 pounds Position- Linebacker   Pros: Good blitzer Read/react Play recognition Good footwork Cons: Struggles to get off blocks Effort Gets overpowered Play is inconsistent   Overall Jerome Baker does a great job at diagnosing the play and excels at blitzing. He is a… Continue reading Jerome Baker – Ohio State


Quinn Blanding – Virginia

Quinn Blanding College- Virginia Height- 6 feet 1 inch Weight- 210 pounds Position- Safety   Pros: Good play recognition Can cover running backs and tight ends Decent speed Solid tackling Takes good angles Experience Good footwork Great balance and pad level Leadership   Cons: Not a play maker Solid but not special Tackling mechanics  … Continue reading Quinn Blanding – Virginia


Jordan Whitehead – Pittsburgh

Jordan Whitehead College- Pittsburgh Height- 5 feet 11 inches Weight- 195 pounds Position- Safety   Pros: Smooth footwork Vision Speed Takes good angles Closing burst Good ball skills Not afraid to tackle Versatile Special teams value Cons: Small frame Suspended (off field issues)   Overall Jordan Whitehead is an athletic safety who uses his smooth… Continue reading Jordan Whitehead – Pittsburgh