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The scouting process is in its final stages.
With pro days finished, the final step is teams interviewing up to 30 prospects at their facility.
Of course, teams can’t draft all of the players they bring in. They may not even be interested in some.
None of these visits have been confirmed by the team.
OT Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State
Senior; 6-foot-6, 320 pounds Projected Draft Position: 7th Round – Undrafted
A late bloomer and former three-sport athlete in high school, Adcock has the athleticism to play the position but shows his inexperience. He came through junior college and is still adjusting to blocking in space.
OG Brandon Brooks, Miami (Ohio)
Senior; 6-4, 346 Projected Draft Position: 3rd Round
A four-year starter, Brooks went from a 290-pound freshman to a 353-pound senior. He has outstanding size and a framework that NFL teams covet. But he’s regarded as a somewhat limited athlete who doesn’t play with a mean streak.
CB Ron Brooks, LSU Senior; 5-10, 190; 30 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 interceptions Projected Draft Position: 3rd to 4th Rounds
A top reserve in LSU’s talented defensive backfield, Brooks is a fast and versatile player. He can play inside or outside and blazed a 4.37 40-yard dash at the combine. All three of his career interceptions were returned for touchdowns. He’s also a punt returner and excellent special teams gunner.
OLB Zach Brown, North Carolina Senior; 6-foot-1, 244 pounds Projected Draft Position: 2nd Round
The local boy (Wilde Lake HS) is the fastest linebacker in the draft. He’s explosive off the edge and notched 5.5 sacks this past year along with 105 tackles. He’s an athletic freak, but there are questions about his toughness and work ethic.
G/C Gino Gradkowski, Delaware Senior; 6 -2, 300 Projected Draft Position: 7th Round – Undrafted
The younger brother of NFL quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, Gino was an All-American this past season. The West Virginia transfer is a former high school basketball player who is seen as a standout athlete. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.25 seconds and bench pressed 225 pounds 29 times at his pro day.
CB Brandon Hardin, Oregon State Senior; 6-2, 215 pounds; 63 tackles, 1 sack (2010) Projected Draft Position: Rounds 4-5
Hardin missed all last season because of surgery on his left shoulder, but he’s an intriguing prospect partly because of his size. Some consider him a safety at the next level, yet he was timed at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day. He was healthy enough to play in the East-West Shrine Game. Potential standout special teams player.
WR Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech
Junior; 6-4, 200; 28 catches, 820 yards, 5 touchdowns Projected Draft Position: 1st – 2nd Round
Hill was perhaps the most impressive combine performer this year. He has rare size/speed, running a 4.36-second 40-yard dash. Hill’s got the tools, but he’s still raw and could take some time to adjust to the NFL. He doesn’t yet have the full route tree.
CB Buddy Jackson, Pittsburgh
Senior; 6-0, 187; 34 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 pass deflections Projected Draft Position: 7th Round – Undrafted
Jackson recorded just one start in his career, but his value primarily comes on special teams. He recorded a 23.6 yard kick return average and took one back 98 yards for a touchdown. Jackson shined at his pro day, turning in a reported 40-yard dash in the low 4.3s. That athleticism could get him drafted.
WR A.J. Jenkins, Illinois
Senior; 6-0, 190; 90 catches, 1,276 yards, 8 touchdowns Projected Draft Position: 2nd – 3rd Rounds
A slender, quick-twitch receiver, Jenkins greatly improved his stock with a big senior year. He was a major recruit, but isn’t a major speed threat and can struggle against physical cornerbacks. He would have to improve as a blocker as well.
DE Cam Johnson, Virginia
Senior; 6-4, 268; 30 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles Projected Draft Position: 3rd – 4th Round
Johnson has excellent size and has edge-setting strength. He had an excellent week of practices at the Senior Bowl and showed up well in the game too. Johnson’s durability and motor are his downside, and his production tailed off considerably as a senior.
ILB Mychal Kendricks, California
Senior; 5-11, 237; 107 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions Projected Draft Position: 2nd – 3rd Round
Kendricks is a fantastic athlete, hustler and forceful tackler. He was one of the most impressive performers at the combine and was named the Pac-10’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. The son of an NFL running back, he was also suspended twice and lacks ideal height and arm length.
CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama Junior; 6-2, 190; 30 tackles, 0 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles Projected Draft Position: 1st – 2nd Round
He’s got prototypical size for a cornerback and is aggressive as a hitter and in the air. He was tested against the SEC’s top receivers. Kirkpatrick did only record three career interceptions, however, and comes with some characters concerns.
C Peter Konz, Wisconsin
Junior; 6-4, 315 Projected Draft Position: 1st – 2nd Round
The top center in the draft, Konz has the size, smarts and toughness to make an immediate impact. He has the personality and work ethic to fit in in Baltimore as well. He comes from a long line of NFL-bound Wisconsin linemen. Konz has major injury concerns, however.
CB Josh Robinson, Central Florida
Junior; 5-10, 195; 48 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble Projected Draft Position: 2nd – 3rd Round
Robinson blazed a 4.33 in the 40-yard dash, making him the combine’s fastest man. Robinson is a smooth athlete, and has punt return experience. He doesn’t have much length and needs to improve his functional strength. He doesn’t have much experience versus elite receivers.
WR Nelson Rosario, UCLA
Senior; 6-5, 225; 61 receptions, 1,106 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns Projected Draft Position: Undrafted
Rosario’s certainly got the size. He also averaged 18.1 yards per reception last year, showing a deep threat. But Rosario only had the one breakout year, which makes pundits wonder how consistent his production will be at the next level.
S Phillip Thomas, Syracuse
Junior; 5-10, 190; 82 tackles, 3 interceptions Projected Draft Position: 4th – 5th Round
An athletic players with good instincts and special teams experience, Thomas was his team’s leading tackler in November. But that’s when he was suspended for a year for a violation of athletics department policy. He can add more size to his frame, bringing additional upside.
LB Bobby Wagner, Utah State
Senior; 6-0, 241; 147 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions Projected Draft Position: 2nd Round
Wagner has the intangibles. He’s a highly motivated player who competes hard and is durable. He has four years of big-time production that improved every year. Wagner doesn’t have ideal size and he didn’t face the top competition.