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Round 1

Vic Beasley Leo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7vtkE-DoQY

During his four seasons at Clemson, Beasley totaled 52.5 tackles for loss, 33 sacks, 29 quarterback pressures, 11 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, two recovered fumbles and two touchdowns in 1,421 snaps over 48 games (25 starts). He ranks first in school history in sacks, fourth in tackles for loss and tied for seventh in forced fumbles. He is a two-time first-team All-American and two-time first-team All-ACC selection. Was a finalist for the Bednarik, Lombardi and Hendricks Award in 2014. He was selected as ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. His 33 career sacks came during the final 39 games of his career and pushed him past Michael Dean Perry, Gaines Adams and William Perry on the school's all-time sack list. As a junior in 2013, he had 23 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, six pass breakups and four forced fumbles in 13 starts. In 2012, he had a team-high eight sacks. Played nine games during his freshman season in 2011, after redshirting in 2010. Was rated the No. 16 athlete in the nation by ESPN out of Adairsville High School (Ga.). He played high school and AAU basketball and his father, Victor, played football at Auburn. He graduated with a degree in sociology prior to his senior season.

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS

Explosive athlete who's always first off the snap. True edge bender who can torque hips and shoulders to turn corner. Has ankle flexion to dip and slalom around corner at difficult angles to block. Former running back with quick feet and fluid hips. Able to change directions and burst to target. Possesses potentially lethal spin move, but doesn't use it enough. Primarily a hand-in-dirt rusher but has played standing, too. Able to drop into space. Solid instincts and outstanding closing burst. Quick hands to swat initial punch. Hands will get even better and could become a major weapon with more coaching. Can embarrass tackles who lunge and miss.

WEAKNESSES

High cut with narrow waist and thin legs. Needs to add more bulk. Unlikely to convert speed to power against NFL tackles. Wins with athleticism on majority of his sacks. Rarely transitions from speed rush to spin as an instinctual pass-rush counter. Lacks ideal arm length. Too often content to stay blocked if pass rush stalls out. Needs to shed blocks more consistently against run. Good football character, but scouts are concerned about a lack of alpha-dog tenacity.

SOURCES TELL US

"He's pretty much what you are looking for if you are a 3-4 team. I think he can play inside or outside because he moves so well. Out of the top-rated outside 'backers, he's the best, in my opinion." -- AFC defensive coordinator

"Between the two Clemson linebackers (Vic Beasley and Stephone Anthony), they really put on a show (at the NFL Scouting Combine). Beasley is going high." -- AFC defensive coordinator

NFL COMPARISON

Bruce Irvin

BOTTOM LINE

Projects as 3-4 outside linebacker. Considered one of the best pure edge rushers in the draft, but needs more sophistication to his approach. Has speed and explosion to become an absolute menace for a creative defensive coordinator. High-impact talent, but needs to crank up competitive nature in order to reach his potential. Teams privately gushed about his ability to carry speed at the combine to go along with his additional weight.

If already taken Shane Ray or Landon Collins

Round 2

Preston Smith DE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1a6-82tbCQ

STRENGTHS

Angular build with long arms. Has point-of-attack strength and doesn't get pushed around. Plays with leverage against the run. Very sound wrap-up tackler who usually finishes the job. Flashes busy hands as a pass rusher and uses them to gain advantage. Gets arm extension, finds running back and looks to shed against gap running plays. As a junior, rushed passer from both ends and over the nose while also dropping into space on occasion. Can be a disruptive player when asked to play the gaps. Has ability to slip and go when rushing from inside position.

WEAKNESSES

Must time snap to get enough burst upfield to win the edge. More of an edge-rounder than corner-turner. Pedestrian inside pass-rush moves. Scouts say he "sees it" but doesn't have the quick-twitch athleticism to react quickly enough to make plays. Disengages a step slow. Takes too long to ramp up to play speed when asked to stop/start. Will jog and watch in pursuit away. Lacks power to bull rush.

NFL COMPARISON

Antonio Smith

BOTTOM LINE

Smith has been a solid, rotational defensive end for Mississippi State, but nothing too special. When studying tape long enough, you see traits and potential. With his long arms, plus hands and ability to play the run, Smith could be an interesting prospect inside or in a hybrid 3-4 front. As a 4-3 defensive end, he lacks the twitch to be an impact player.

If already taken Denzel Perryman

Round 3

Telvin Coleman RB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hDMoVqxhNo

STRENGTHS

Decisive north-south runner. Outstanding three-step burst into second level. Fearless between the tackles. Has dangerous jump-cut to instantly change gaps and ruin the plans of linebackers. Stays square to the line and is always in ready position to hit turbo. Fluid and flexible lower body with elite one-cut ability and natural change-of-direction talent without gearing down. Power in legs to slice through arm tackles and uses free hand as quality stiff-arm. Violent run finisher. Will duck shoulder and throw heavy forearm into tackler to prove a point. Not a content runner -- keeps feet moving after contact and won't give in. Capable hands out of backfield and willing to square up and engage pass rushers on pass plays. Hits top speed so quickly that safeties and linebackers repeatedly take poor angles, leading to long touchdowns. Half of his 28 career rushing touchdowns were of 43-plus yards, including eight of 64-plus yards.

WEAKNESSES

Treats every carry like a sprint. Must improve run tempo and patience on stretch plays. Has to learn when to keep run play-side and improve patience so he allows back-side cutback lanes to develop. Can improve out of backfield. Wasn't always in position to scan defense on screen passes, resulting in lost yardage. Pad level often a little high into contact.

NFL COMPARISON

Darren McFadden

BOTTOM LINE

His violent running style is a joy to watch, but might have to be tempered to extend his career. He is a "race car in the red" on just about every snap and refuses to give in, which leads to many big runs. Zone, gap, power ... it doesn't really matter because Coleman can fit all schemes. Has the burst and top-end speed to be a game-changing running back for a team looking for a workhorse.

Other options

Jay Ajayj or T.J Yeldon


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Round 4

Nick O’leary TE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xnvjLWHsA

Throwback tight end known for playing with no gloves. Started in 40 of his 54 games played over four years at Florida State. In 2014, was named first-team AP All-American, first-team All-ACC and won the John Mackey Award for the nation's best tight end. Finished second on team in catches, yards and touchdowns. Second-team All-ACC as a junior in 2013 finishing with 33 catches at 16.9 yards per catch and seven touchdowns. In May of 2013, was involved in motorcycle accident that sent him sliding 75 to 100 feet, but walked away unharmed. Honorable mention All-ACC in 2012 and played in all 13 games with two starts in 2011. Rated top tight end in the country coming out of high school. Grandson of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus.

ANALYSIS STRENGTHS

Used inline, in the backfield and from the slot. Tenacious play demeanor. Has an understanding of space and how to adjust routes. At his best as a zone beater. Coachable and willing team player. Stepped up and bolstered pass protection in fourth quarter of win against Notre Dame. Uses good technique as a run blocker and will win against players his size. Slides feet and keeps rusher squared in pass protection. Possesses strong hands. Rarely has a drop and works for tough yardage after the catch. Throwback tight end.

WEAKNESSES

Stumpy body and marginal athlete. Tight hips and won't gain ground quickly out of his release. Labored runner in space. Willing blocker but lacks the natural core power to handle stronger players. Unlikely to be an NFL vertical threat. Doesn't create separation in man coverage. Had just six catches of 25 yards or more over last three seasons and none his senior year. Maxed out body.

NFL COMPARISON

James Casey

BOTTOM LINE

O'Leary has the competitive spirit and toughness that teams look for in a dual-threat tight end, but he lacks the physical traits. Based on how Florida State used him, he is an easy projection to an H-back spot where he should be an effective move-blocker and pass-catcher.

Round 5

Shaq Mason OG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-SoK5-s3Ao

STRENGTHS

One of the most powerful drive blockers in the 2015 draft. Comes off ball with low pad level and wide base and routinely wins leverage game. Snaps hips under him at contact, standing defensive tackles up. Runs feet through contact, looking to bury his man. Salty and tough. Strength is his calling card. Moves well in space and climbs to second level under control. Able to sustain blocks for several yards downfield when his balance is right. Good knee bend in pass sets with ability to mirror. Keeps weight balanced throughout pass set with desired posture. Above-average hand fighter in pass pro and able to reset hands when they are knocked away.

WEAKNESSES

Short guard with short arms. Lets his hands get a little wide in pass sets, making his lack of length more distressing. Takes inconsistent angles to targets on zone runs, causing him to fall off of some blocks. Forward-leaner susceptible to balance issues at contact. Inconsistent with cut blocks, despite high number attempted at Georgia Tech. Rarely asked to sustain pass protection very long. Faced very few skilled interior pass rushers.

BOTTOM LINE

Powerful player with an ability to drive defenders off their spot with leg drive and then torque and finish with strong hands and upper body. Lack of height and arm length could hurt his draft standing a little bit, but his elite power trait as run blocker and solid pass-protection technique make him a future starter at right guard in the NFL.

Round 6

Tyler Varga FB

STRENGTHS

Muscular, well-defined physique. Has hands the size of an offensive lineman. Determined player with willingness to switch from running back to fullback. Strong legs to power through angle tackles. Runs with above average change of direction and uses effective spin move. Able to stop on a dime and make defenders miss. Showed reliable hands out of backfield at Senior Bowl practices.

WEAKNESSES

Small for a fullback. Ducks head and leads with his shoulder when throwing a block. Must improve hand usage in pass protection. Willing to engage, but overwhelmed by size at times in Senior Bowl blocking matchups. Caught between running back and fullback for his NFL position.

BOTTOM LINE

Could get pushed into the fullback genre when, in reality, he's a running back and an instinctive one at that. Varga's ability to run and catch gives him a shot at the back end of a depth chart, but he might have to show he can take snaps as a move fullback and shine on special teams to make an NFL team.

Round 7

Tim Scott

Tim Scott, CB/S, North Carolina
Height: 6-0. Weight: 195.
Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
Projected Round (2015): 5-7.

2/7/15: Scott recorded an interception, seven passes broken up and 78 tackles in 2014. He had some issues in coverage. Scott should be a safety in the NFL.

8/27/14:
Scott broke into the starting lineup in 2011. The freshman had 43 tackles with six passes broken up and two interceptions. He started all 12 games in 2012 and totaled 48 tackles with nine passes broken up and four interceptions. Scott showed nice improvements in his second season as a starter. As a junior, he recorded 49 tackles with three passes broken up and two interceptions. Scott had some issues in coverage, and North Carolina has moved him to safety as a senior.

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I'll give this mock thing a try: (can't post topic; apologies to OP)

Round 1:

1) Randy Gregory LEO Nebraska - Fowler Jr., Ray, and Beasley will be gone IMO. Gregory will be the best pass rusher If you ask me. He is not only extremely athletic, but a quick twitch athlete. He would give Quinn a chess piece to mold and move all over the field. Moved very fluid in LB drills and has that edge in his game that I just don't see in Beasleys game. High football IQ and has been working with Chuck Smith in the offseason.

2) Marcus Perers CB Washington - would team up with his college teammate, Trufant, to guide him and keep his head on his shoulders. Fits Quinn's CB build and skillset to a T. Would allow Alford to move inside, giving us a young, talented 1-2-3 at the CB position.

3) Eric Rowe FS Utah - would be the starting FS on day 1. Can play CB or FS at a high level and is an extremely hard worker.

4) Max Valles DE Virginia - only 2 years of college experience, but led UVA with 9 sacks this year. Great size at 6'5" 251 with the frame to add more weight. Extremely athletic and another pass rusher that Quinn can mold.

5) Taiwan Jones LB Michigan State - a thumper that can play inside or outside. Very productive and versatile.

6) TJ Yeldon RB Alabama - reminds me a lot of leveon bell and would excel in a ZBS. Would be the thunder to Devontas lightning.

7) Jalson Fowler FB Alabama - another player from the Bama backfield. Fits the mold of a Snelling and would be a great threat inside the red zone.

7) Stefon Diggs WR Maryland - some character concerns, but undeniable talent. Good combination of size and athleticism and reminds me of an unpolished Roddy when he was coming out of UBA.

Depth Chart:

QB - Ryan

RB - Freeman

FB - Fowler

WR - Jones

WR - White

TE - Tamme

LT - Matthews

LG - Baker

C - Hawley

RG - Asamoah

RT - Schraeder

LE - Clayborn/Biermann

DT - Soliai

DT - Hageman

LEO - Gregory/Valles

SAM - Reed/Shembo

MIKE - Worrilow/Jones

WILL - Durant/Bartu

CB - Trufant

FS - Rowe/Southward

SS - Moore/Ishmael

NB - Alford

CB - Peters

K - Bryant

P - Bosher

KR - Hester

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