Vikings.com has finished the website's annual 'Prospect Profile' series, looking at 50 players in 50 days before the night of the 2016 NFL Draft. Click below to view profiles of each of the players that have been featured prior to the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28th.
Wide Receiver | Ole Miss |Junior
Height:6-foot-2 | Weight: 221 pounds
Summary:Treadwell didn't run the 40-yard dash at the combine, and that won't diminish the one physical skills knock that many levy against him: a lack of straight line speed. Treadwell does have good size, however, and there's no arguing with his production or toughness. He was in the midst of a solid 2014 campaign when a broken leg ended his season, but he bounced back from that injury and was able to take the field in the '15 opener as well as record five receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown against Alabama in a mid-September victory. Other strengths listed in Treadwell's NFL.com Scouting Profile include a natural feel for the position, a hands catcher with adequate body control and superior tracking ability and aggressiveness in going after the football when it's in the air. He's garnered comparisons to Houston's DeAndre Hopkins and is credited for his footwork and route running as well as a willingness to improve as a blocker.
Running back | Ohio State | Junior
Height:6-foot | Weight: 225 pounds
Summary:Elliott has been acclaimed for his blend of size, speed, vision and elusiveness that have many believing he's ready to step in and make an immediate impact. Elliott delivered big performances in big games, helping Ohio State win the 2014 Big Ten title (220 yards and two touchdowns), the Allstate Sugar Bowl (230 yards and two touchdowns) and the College Football Playoff National Championship game (246 yards and four touchdowns) after the 2014 season.
Tight end| Arkansas| Junior
Height:6-foot-5 | Weight: 250 pounds
Summary:Henry is rated by many as the top tight end prospect in this draft class because of a solid mix of blocking skills, route running, catching ability and toughness. He has great size at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds and is known for being a solid run blocker. Henry also has reliable hands as he did not drop a single pass during a junior season in which he led all tight ends with 51 catches for 739 yards.
Offensive tackle | Ole Miss | Junior
Height:6 feet, 5 inches | Weight:310 pounds
Summary:Praised for his foot quickness, good balance and technique with his hands, Tunsil has garnered the attention of many who believe he is NFL-ready.
"Laremy Tunsil to me is going to be the best left tackle in the league, or one of the top two, within three years," said NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein.
PositionOL | School Kansas State| YearSenior
Height:6-4 | Weight: 301
Summary:With 51 starts in 52 games played at both guard and tackle on both sides of the line, including 41 consecutive starts to close his career, Whitehair is one of the most experienced players and versatile linemen in the 2016 draft class. He earned All-Big 12 honors at left tackle in his junior and senior seasons, but he began his career at Kansas State at left guard and that's where many project him to begin his NFL career.
Defensive line | Oregon | Senior
Height: 6 feet, 7 inches | Weight:291 pounds
Summary: Buckner's back-to-back seasons of 80 or more tackles to close his career is impressive production on Oregon's three-man-front defensive line. Of his 163 tackles since the beginning of his junior season 29.5 were for losses of 134 combined yards and 14.5 were sacks of the quarterback.
Defensive end| Ohio State| Junior
Height:6-foot-5 | Weight: 269 pounds
Summary:Bosa is likely ready to be an impact player based on his size and athletic ability. At 6-foot-5 and almost 270 pounds, he possesses unique strength in rushing the passer. Bosa also uses his hands well and does a solid job of sealing the edge on run plays.
Linebacker | Notre Dame | Junior
Height:6 feet, 2 inches| Weight:223 pounds
Summary: In late December 2013, Smith was part of a Notre Dame team that boasted the highest winning percentage (.733) in FBS history, beating out Michigan (.732). Prior to injuring his knee in the Fiesta Bowl, Smith was predicted as a top pick in the draft, but combine medical reports project him to miss at least the 2016 season.
Defensive back| Florida State| Junior
Height:6-foot-1 | Weight: 209 pounds
Summary:Ramsey has the speed and quickness to remain in the hip pockets of receivers, and the physicality and frame to be an enforcer as a safety in the middle of the field. That versatility paid for Florida State because they used him as a cornerback, slot defender and safety during his three seasons on campus. Ramsey filled up the stat sheet, despite his elite coverage ability that discouraged tests by opponents, limiting his opportunities to make plays on the ball in 2015. He has the rare combination of ability, frame, production and intangibles that has him in the running to be a top pick in the draft.
Safety | West Virginia | Senior
Height: 5 feet, 10 inches | Weight:205 pounds
Summary: Joseph followed his senior season of high school in which he had 126 tackles (97 solo), 3.0 sacks, four blocked punts and two blocked field goals by ranking 14th in NCAA FBS with 76 solo tackles and adding two interceptions and six passes defended as a freshman starter. Joseph continued to provide impactful play the following two seasons, becoming known as a heavy hitter with a nose for the football. He had the second-most fumble recoveries (four) nationally in 2013. Joseph served as a team captain in 2014 and played 947 of the team's 1,053 defensive snaps and totaled 92 tackles.
Tackle | LSU | Senior
Height:6 feet, 5 inches | Weight:326 pounds
Summary:Alexander's proven ability to play both guard and tackle is a selling point for many, although he appears most strongly suited as an interior lineman. His size will prove an advantage against NFL defenses, and he's praised for a natural athleticism and strength.
WR | Baylor | Junior
Summary:A stone-cold TD maker, Coleman was heavily targeted in Baylor's high-flying offense and he made defenses pay often. Explosive traits (speed, leaping ability) and good body control allow Coleman to challenge defenses deep down the field and his agility and knack for making tacklers miss make him lethal in the screen game and as a punt returner.
Running back | Alabama | Junior
Height:6 feet, 3 inches| Weight: 247 pounds
Summary:Recognized for his size, many expect Henry to make an immediate impact on a team's running game. Despite being bigger than most running backs, he takes advantage of long strides, speed and explosiveness.
Defensive tackle| Mississippi| Junior
Height:6-foot-3 | Weight: 294 pounds
Summary:On paper, Nkemdiche seems like an almost perfect player who combines quickness and strength with his solid 6-foot-3 and 294-pound frame. A defensive end in high school, Nkemdiche switched positions in college but still use his old moves to rush the passer. He is also stout against the run.
But NFL teams are likely to have questions about his production as Nkemdiche never produced the statistics expected of him. They will also have to be wary of his off-field issues. He was arrested in December after he fell off an Atlanta hotel balcony and was suspended for the Sugar Bowl.
Defensive end | Eastern Kentucky | Junior
Height: 6 feet, 2 inches | Weight:251 pounds
Summary: The production that Spence showed as a sophomore at Ohio State was impressive but undermined when he failed multiple drug tests. Spence eventually admitted his problem with substance abuse (Ecstasy) and received intensive treatment. Rather than entering the 2015 NFL Draft, Spence opted to transfer to Eastern Kentucky and made the most of his second chance by wreaking havoc on quarterbacks.
At 6-2 and 251 pounds, Spence could be undersized for some teams' preferences at defensive end. Spence graduated with a degree in general studies and was one of five draft-eligible juniors invited to the Senior Bowl in January.
Tight End | Stanford | RS Sophomore
Height:6 feet, 4 inches | Weight: 254 pounds
Summary:Hooper only has two years of game action under his belt, but he showed the type of impact he can have on a team as an immediate contributor in 2014 and with his six-touchdown 2015 season to help Stanford to a conference championship.
According to his NFL.com draft profile, Hooper has the flexibility to either play inline or as the move tight end, which could be a selling point for teams. He demonstrates the ability to move in traffic, has enough speed to create quick separation from defenders and is also a good blocking option.
Tackle | Michigan State | Junior
Height: 6 feet, 6 inches | Weight:308 pounds
Summary: The Michigan native started for his father's team for three seasons in high school, where he also averaged a double-double as a senior in basketball (17.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game) and lettered as a thrower in field events. Despite this all-around athleticism, Conklin received no scholarship offers. The "preferred walk-on" status offered to Conklin by Michigan State, however, proved to be enough of an opportunity for him to run with. He was awarded a scholarship while redshirting in 2012 and emerged as a reliable starter for three seasons. Conklin closed his time on campus as an All-Big Ten First-Team member who helped the Spartans win the conference title in 2015.
Guard| Stanford| Senior
Height:6-foot-4 | Weight: 312 pounds
Summary:Garnett is the next star is a recent run of standout Stanford linemen. Garnett may be the best of the bunch as he was the first player in school history to win Outland Award as nation's top interior linemen. Garnett is 6-foot-4 and usually plays around 325 pounds, so he has the size to compete in the trenches.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com talked up Garnett's strength, saying "if he gets downhill momentum on defender, it's lights out. Able to strike and center his blocks between his shoulders. Very good hand placement, upper body strength and hip torque to steer and turn opponent on hook blocks. Generates good power from legs and hips."
Height:6 feet, 1 inch |Weight:245 pounds
Summary:Jack played a stint at running back as a freshman, contributing seven rushing touchdowns. In 2013, he earned both the Offensive and Defensive Freshman of the Year awards and was a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award as the nation's most versatile player. Jack's experience at running back translates to an athletic, multi-dimensional option for teams at the linebacker position.
Cornerback| Florida| Junior
Height:5-foot-10 | Weight: 204 pounds
Summary:A three-year standout at Florida, Hargreaves' game seems well-suited for the transition to the professional level. He combines quick instincts with aggression and a nose for the ball. A versatile corner, Hargreaves has excelled various types of coverage.
Although Hargreaves is under 6feet tall, he isn't afraid to get his nose dirty. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein wrote that Hargreaves is "unwilling to stay blocked and doesn't hesitate for one moment in run support and against wide receiver screens. Chest-up tackler who runs through his target."
Position Safety | SchoolOhio State | YearJunior
Summary:Some will knock his size and physicality, but there's no denying Bell's athleticism and production while playing for one of the nation's top college football programs at Ohio State. Bell was a highly sought-after recruit coming out of the state of Georgia and he declined overtures from Alabama to play at Ohio State. His decision turned out to be a good one for him, as he played three seasons for the Buckeyes and was highly productive, particularly in his sophomore season of 2014 when he helped Ohio State defeat the Crimson Tide to win the national title.
Wide receiver| TCU| Senior
Height:6-foot-2 | Weight: 202 pounds
Summary:Doctson may not be the biggest or tallest wide receiver, but he has great athleticism and is known for his outstanding ability to compete for jump balls. Long arms help his catch radius and strong hands help corral tough catches.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler also noted that Doctson's character isn't a concern as he is an "unselfish, dependable and hungry worker — can't find anyone who will say a negative word about him. Highly productive, leading TCU in receiving each of his three seasons with the program."
Wide receiver | Ohio State | Junior
Height: 6 feet, 3 inches | Weight:212 pounds
Summary: Thomas is the nephew of Keyshawn Johnson, the No. 1 overall pick of the 1996 NFL Draft. He grew up in the Los Angeles area and posted 86 receptions for a whopping 1,656 yards and 21 touchdowns during his senior season of high school at Taft Charter High School in Woodland Hills, California, but didn't draw interest from his uncle's alma mater (USC) or its rival (UCLA). Thomas opted to enroll for a year at Fork Union Military Academy (Virginia) in 2011 and wound up rooming with future Buckeyes teammate Cardale Jones.
Center | Alabama | Senior
Height: 6 feet, 4 inches | Weight:311 pounds
Summary: Kelly has received credit for combining physical ability with mental aptitude. He handled the protection calls for Alabama's offensive line and was effective in protecting three different quarterbacks (A.J. McCarron, Blake Sims and Jake Coker). Kelly also helped 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry tie the SEC record (co-held by Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson) of four games in one season with 200 or more rushing yards. According to his Crimson Tide bio, Kelly was assessed with just 15 missed assignments in 1,818 snaps in his final two seasons (success rate of 99.2 percent). Kelly lettered on teams that won two national titles and three SEC titles in four seasons.
Height:6 feet, 7 inches |Weight:310 pounds
Summary:Decker's height will be an advantage for any team's offensive line, and he's said to have good core strength. According to NFL.com, scouts identify Decker as a leader both on and off the field, a quality that could transition well to an NFL locker room.
PositionDT | SchoolLouisville | YearSenior
Summary:Rankins was a key cog in Louisville's 3-4 defense over the past two seasons. Although he collected impressive statistics in three seasons, two as a starter, he's also one of those defensive linemen whose contributions go beyond the stat sheet because he demands attention from blockers that can open up opportunities for teammates. While he doesn't possess the desired size or explosive athletic traits many demand from players expected to be selected among the first 50 picks, he is scheme versatile – as a 5-technique or 3-technique – and he produced consistently at Louisville.
Defensive end |Clemson|Junior
Height:6 feet, 3 inches |Weight:269 pounds
Summary:Lawson has an ideal physical build for an edge rusher, including strong legs and a broad chest. At Clemson, Lawson played at the 5-technique and standing up on the outside. He's a versatile player who could work in either 3-4 or 4-3 schemes, which may be a selling point for teams on draft night.
Due to the depth of Clemson's roster, Lawson played two seasons as a reserve for the Tigers. Even coming off the bench, however, Lawson was one of just two players in Clemson history to have 10-plus tackles for loss as a freshman and sophomore. Clemson Hall of Famer Anthony Simmons, who made the 50th Anniversary All-ACC team in 2002, is the other.
Safety | Boise State | Senior
Height: 6 feet, 2 inches | Weight:208 pounds
Summary: It's hard not-to-notice the gaudy interception total that Thompson posted for the Broncos. He plucked seven as a junior, followed by five as a senior, showing the 2014 season wasn't just a one-hit wonder. Thompson's tackle numbers that include 15 tackles for loss also indicate a player capable of doing multiple things who doesn't shy away from contact. He had 43 tackles as a freshman, 63 as a sophomore, 71 as a junior and 65 as a senior.
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Height:5 feet, 10 inches |Weight:190 pounds
Summary:Alexander's statistical production may be minimal, but it goes to show that opposing teams respected his defensive prowess and didn't often challenge him. He makes up for his shorter stature in explosiveness on the field. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein refers to Alexander as a "fiery competitor" who demonstrates confidence and adaptability. Over two active seasons with the Tigers, he allowed just 29.6 percent completions and no touchdowns.
After redshirting in 2013 due to a groin injury, Alexander made an immediate impact in his freshman season. Clemson implemented Alexander as a full-time starter in 2014, playing 766 snaps. He recorded 21 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and six passes broken up. That year, Alexander was named a Freshman All-American and received honorable mention All-ACC honors.
Linebacker| Alabama| Senior
Height:6-foot-1 | Weight: 247 pounds
Summary:A projected first-round pick, Ragland is a thumper who is considered to bring physicality and toughness to every play. He's stout at almost 250 pounds so his body will hold up during a long season, but he can also rush the passer a bit if needed.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com said Ragland is an "old-school, take-on middle linebacker who plays the game the way Nick Saban likes. Steps into hole and will swap paint with lead blockers in order to constrict his gap. Instinctive linebacker who trusts his eyes and goes. Showed greater understanding of angles and leverage this year."
PositionTE | SchoolSouth Carolina | YearSenior
Height:6-5| Weight: 247
Summary:Adams is a gifted athlete who tested well at the Combine and found a way to increase his production even in a time when South Carolina struggled to move the ball consistently through the air. Scouts love his foot quickness and ball skills, with several of them projecting him to be a menace to defenses who play Cover 2 because of his ability to run vertically and challenge LBs to cover him.
Center/Guard | Notre Dame | Senior
Height: 6 feet, 4 inches | Weight:299 pounds
Summary: Smart? Check. Versatile? Check. A recently proven pedigree? Check. That trifecta should only help Martin's draft stock. Martin, who played multiple positions at Notre Dame, is the younger brother of Cowboys two-time Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin. After Zack was selected 16th overall in 2014, he slid from left tackle to guard and was named All-Pro as a rookie. Nick has shown a similar versatility. He played backup tackle as a redshirt freshman, started as a center in his sophomore and senior seasons and slid to guard for the final 10 games of his junior season.
Running back| Utah| Senior
Height:5-foot-11 | Weight: 219 pounds
Summary:With more than 550 carries over the past two seasons, Booker is a workhorse in every sense of the word. At 5-foot-11 and almost 220 pounds, he's built to carry the load for an offense, although he's a bit on the smaller side with his height.
Booker doesn't have top-notch speed but is patient and can get through an opening quickly. Lance Zierlein on NFL.com said Booker "flashes above-average feel for the way running lanes shift and change, and he flows with it making the smart choices to avoid tacklers and extend runs. Features excellent vision."
Wide receiver|Notre Dame|Junior
Height:6 feet |Weight:186 pounds
Summary:Fuller offers an NFL team a quick, explosive receiver to develop on its roster. According to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, Fuller's ability to accelerate and create immediate separation makes him a threat to opposing defenses, and cornerbacks often left him extra cushion. In 2015, more than 27 percent of Fuller's catches were for 25-plus yards. Following the combine, ESPN analyst Todd McShay identified Fuller as a vertical threat.
As a freshman at Notre Dame, Fuller played in 12 games and started two of them. He became a full-time starter as a sophomore, starting all 13 games of the 2014 season. That year, he caught 76 passes for 1,094 yards and 15 touchdowns (third-most in FBS), making it the best sophomore season by a receiver in school history.
Height:6 feet, 3 inches |Weight:307 pounds
Summary:Reed could transition into the NFL as a starter for a team looking to bolster its defensive line. Proven to be more effective at stopping the run than the pass, NFL.com's Lance Zierlein said Reed has good strength and core power. Reed has been praised for his hand quickness, vision and instincts.
After playing two seasons at East Mississippi Community College, Reed transferred to Alabama for his junior and senior seasons. He made an immediate impact for the Crimson Tide – his 55 tackles in 2014 were the most tackles by a defensive lineman since Wallace Gilberry in 2007.
Defensive end/edge rusher| Georgia| Junior
Height:6-foot-6 | Weight: 244 pounds
Summary:Floyd is the definition of long and lean at 6-foot-6 and 244 pounds. He displays solid quickness and can make plenty of plays in space. Although he could bulk up his wiry frame, he has plenty of raw skills and ability to rush the quarterback.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com said Floyd has "substantial pass rush potential." According to Zierlein, "as an edge rusher, (Floyd is) able to shoot out of the starting blocks and cover substantial ground with long second and third strides. Pet move is upfield burst followed by jumpcut inside tied with inside club. Able to dip and rip around the corner."
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PositionLB | School Ohio State | Sophomore
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight:218 pounds
Summary:An athletic, rangy and instinctive playmaker, it's never hard to find Lee on the field because you just have to look for the ball. In just two seasons as a defender for Ohio State, he was able to collect 27.5 tackles for loss, 12.0 sacks and 3 TDs. He was an integral part of two extremely successful Ohio State teams, including the squad that won the national title after the 2014 season. Scouts laud Lee for his agility, change of direction, flexibility, man coverage skills, routes to the ball carrier and blitzing ability, but they see room for improvement in his play strength, balance at point of attack and zone coverage ability.
Tight end | Iowa | Senior
Height: 6 feet, 3 inches | Weight:248 pounds
Summary: While it seems like a stronger line of differentiation is being drawn between tight ends who are extensions of the offensive line and those that have more passing targets than some receivers, versatility is still an important quality to offer. Krieger-Coble was able to play-in line and help the run game and showed reliable hands in the passing game during his senior season and a week of practices at the Senior Bowl. He lettered three years in high school varsity football as a receiver, tight end and linebacker and was a four-year letterman in basketball and baseball.
Tight end | Ohio State | Senior
Height: 6 feet, 6 inches | Weight:257 pounds
Summary: Vannett immediately passes the eyeball test for NFL size at 6-6 and 257 pounds, arms that were measured at more than 34 inches and 10-inch hands. The times that Vannett posted in the 20-yard and 60-yard shuttles show that he moves well and has range, which could be an asset for offensive coordinators looking to create mismatches against linebackers. Vannett also has shown versatility by lining up wide, in the slot, in-line and as a move tight end and had solid weeks at the Senior Bowl, combine and Ohio State's Pro Day.
Safety |Southern Utah|RS Senior
Height:6 feet, 2 inches |Weight:217 pounds
Summary:Killebrew offers teams a larger-bodied safety who has demonstrated the ability to move between free and strong safety and fluctuate weight as needed. Washington Post writer Master Tesfatsion argued that Killebrew could play linebacker in the NFL:
"Killebrew […] weighed 230 pounds during his final season but dropped weight to show NFL teams his fluid movement as a safety in coverage. He wasn't asked to do much of that in college. The Henderson, Nevada, native said he was often in the box and, for the most part, carried a heavier frame to serve as a run supporter."
Cornerback| Ohio State| RS Sophomore
Height:6-foot-1 | Weight: 199 pounds
Summary:Apple uses his 6-foot-1 frame and range to his ability as he consistently drapes himself on receivers. Apple also boasts a strong mentality and provides plenty of support in the run game.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler noted Apple "possesses several traits for the cornerback position that translate well to the next level with his size, length and athleticism. Apple isn't afraid to be physical and contest at the top of routes, but he's still learning what he can get away with and what will draw flags — desired length for the position, but NFL teams will be forced to live and die with his hands-on contact while he figures it out."
Defensive tackle| Alabama| Junior
Height:6-foot-4 | Weight: 307 pounds
Summary:A mammoth defensive tackle who was one of the best defensive players in the country last year, Robinson has the prototypical body for his position. He has a strong lower base and can win one-on-one matchups or take on blockers to free up teammates to make plays.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com said strengths of Robinson's game are that "running backs do not break his tackles and he rarely fails to finish when he's locked in on his target. Able to generate pocket push when he gets it cranked up as a pass rusher. Boss man in the locker room and in practice helping to hold teammates accountable."
Defensive end |Clemson|RS Junior
Height:6 feet, 5 inches |Weight:277 pounds
Summary:Dodd is an extremely hard worker who always seems to be right in the action of every play. According to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, Dodd has an "NFL-ready frame" and will make an immediate impact for a prospective team. Although Dodd did not come out as highly touted as his teammate, Shaq Lawson, he capitalized on receiving a starting nod in 2015 and turned plenty of heads.
"Overall, Dodd doesn't have a lot of experience, but he has all of the tools to be a double-digit sack artist at the next level," NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said.
Dodd posted 23.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks, finishing just behind All-American Lawson in the categories (25.5 and 12.5, respectively). Conference coaches gave him honorable mention All-ACC honors for his efforts.
Linebacker| LSU| Senior
Height:6-foot-1 | Weight: 222 pounds
Summary:Jones brings plenty of speed to the position. Despite turning in one of the best 40-yard dash times for a linebacker at the combine, Jones improved his time to 4.38 seconds at LSU's Pro Day. Jones' quickness allows him to roam from sideline to sideline.
NFL.com's Lance Zierlein said Jones' game isn't just about speed though, as he is "able to defend passes or pick them off in coverage. Special teams demon on cover teams. Maintained focus and team-first attitude despite being unable to crack starting lineup until his senior season."
Height:6 feet |Weight:212 pounds
Summary:According to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, Cash plays with an immense amount of power in the box and is a threat to opposing running backs. He shows the ability to turn on a closing burst to catch opponents and has good speed despite his size. According to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, Cash will be the best fit for a team looking to specifically add a strong safety or hybrid player.
After playing five games for Ohio State in 2011, Cash didn't play for Duke in 2012 due to the NCAA transfer regulations. He became an immediate asset to Duke's roster as a sophomore in 2013, however, starting all 14 games and recording 121 tackles (64 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, four passes broken up, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four interceptions.
Running back| Louisiana Tech| Senior
Height:5-foot-10 | Weight: 215 pounds
Summary:Dixon is a consistent producer who topped 900 yards four straight seasons in college. He possesses outstanding athletic ability and can also catch passes out of the backfield. Not the biggest running back but has a powerful build.
Dane Brugler of CBS Sports said Dixon also has a high football IQ as he "runs and reads with decisiveness. Physical when going north-south to keep his feet and gain every inch, giving it all he has on each run. Knows where the chains are and understands situational football. Heady, tough blocker, using his base strength and a mean attitude, identifying blitzers pre-snap."
Height:6 feet, 1 inch |Weight:197 pounds
Summary:Boyd has gained a reputation for being both extremely confident and competitive. According to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, Boyd has great hands and demonstrates good body control to make catches look easy. Although he only played three seasons, he has lots of experience with starting and being targeted at least 124 times each season.
Boyd immediately made an impact in his freshman season, notching 85 catches for 1,174 yards and seven touchdowns to earn All-ACC Third Team honors. He also contributed 108 rushing yards and earned 425 kick return yards for the season, in addition to returning a punt 54 yards for a score in Pittsburgh's bowl game. Boyd earned All-ACC nods as a sophomore and a junior, totaling 2,187 and 14 receiving touchdowns in 2014 and 2015.
Summary:Collins increased his rushing production in each of his three seasons, continuing to build on an impressive freshman campaign. Known as a tough runner who reaches his top speed in a hurry, he also is said to have a strong frame for his position.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com said Collins "plays with amazingly consistent and repetitive tempo as a runner. Able to weave in, out and around traffic without breaking his speed or tempo. Has foot quickness and agility to avoid the backfield traffic and the instant acceleration to get the run back underway. Patient and probing while waiting for a crease."
Defensive tackle | UCLA | Junior
Height: 6 feet, 3 inches | Weight:314 pounds
Summary: The consensus across league experts is that the defensive line group is loaded with talented players. It will be interesting to see how that affects teams' decision-making processes this weekend, whether they will grab favorites early or address other positions that are perceived to have less options on the board. Clark honed his one-on-one skills as a wrestler in high school and should help him play with leverage, which will be important to counter what some think consider to be a lack of size and arm length (just over 32 inches). Clark's increased production each season should be another selling point.