Quarterback: Brett Rypien
School: Boise State
Overview: Rypien is a mechanically sound, deceptively mobile pocket passer who has the ability to place the ball accurately anywhere on the field. His arm talent is multifaceted, as he can laser the ball into tight windows, while also possessing the ability to throw with touch on deep and intermediate routes. He comes from a good system at Boise State, with pro ready traits and intangibles. While he may not be the trendiest Quarterback name on boards right now, he possesses the arm talent and intangibles that could make him an above average starter in the National Football League in due time.
Biggest Strength: Anticipation
Biggest Limitation: Decision Making
2018: 301/447 3705 yards
67.3 completion percentage
8.3 Yards per Attempt
Player Comp: Kirk Cousins
Running Back: Ryquell Armstead
Overview: Ryquell Armstead is a tough, elusive running back that fits favorably into a zone scheme. His contact balance is exceptional, as he consistently drives his legs through contact to gain extra yards. At the line of scrimmage he shows the capability to stick his foot in the ground, and make cuts around defenders into the open field. There are limitations with Armstead though, as his receiving production is lacking, and his ability as a blocker is modest. However, Armstead’s toughness mixed with his ability to be elusive in the open field make him a talented option as a rotational back in the right scheme.
Biggest Strength: Toughness, and Contact Balance
Biggest Limitation: Pass Blocking
2018: 210 Carries for 1098 Yards
5.2 Yards per Carry
Player Comp: Lamar Miller
Wide Receiver: Travis Fulgham
School: Old Dominion
Overview: Fulgham is a fluid, athletic paymaker with the versatility to be utilized in a multitude of alignments. His nuanced releases, burst, and ability to disguise his route contribute to his ability to gain consistent separation. What separates him from the rest is his ability to block effectively on the perimeter. He is relentless, technically proficient, and will sustain and drive his feet through the whistle. Also, he got an invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl in which he performed considerably well. That showed scouts and analysts his ability to perform against top competition, which alleviated any prior concerns. Travis Fulgham is an incredible athlete that offers intriguing physical tools, an impressive ability to gain separation, and a relentlessness in blocking on the perimeter. His versatility, and balanced skill set should put him in a position to contribute early in his NFL career.
Biggest Strength: Separation Ability, and Perimeter Blocking
Biggest Limitation: Consistency
2018: 63 Receptions for 1083 Yards
17.2 Yards per Catch
Player Comp: Tyler Boyd
Tight End: Josh Oliver
School: San Jose State
Overview: Oliver can easily be considered a prototypical NFL TE when examining the direction of the league and what teams are now looking for in the position. He’s long, and possesses top tier ball skills with a wide catch radius. His 6’4 250 pound frame mixed with his gifted athleticism presents mismatches for opposing defenses, yet there are still a few areas in which he needs to develop. Oliver is an athletically gifted, physically imposing offensive weapon that can be used in a variety of ways and alignments. If he can improve his consistency as an in-line and perimeter blocker, while honing in on the nuances of route running, he projects favorably as a TE2, and a mid round steal.
Biggest Strength: Ball Skills
Biggest Limitation: Route Running Consistency
2018: 56 Receptions for 709 Yards
12.7 Yards per Catch
Player Comp: Eric Ebron
Offensive Tackle: Chuma Edoga (RT)
Overview: Chuma Edoga is an impressively athletic tackle, with functional length and an exceptional ability to redirect. Right now, he is more of a finesse player, as he lacks the necessary functional strength to be considered otherwise. However his above average athleticism and his ability to roll hips into the defender helps maximize the power of his strike and punch. To make up for his deficit in power, he also drives his feet through the whistle, as that leg drive helps maximize any lower body strength he possesses currently. Chuma is also an exceptionally proficient blocker at the second level, as he is precise in his angles and powerful enough upon initial contact to create space. Edoga is a developmental tackle prospect with all of the athletic and physical traits needed to be a starter in the NFL. However, his success will hinder upon his ability to gain functional strength and mass in an NFL weight program.
Biggest Strength: Fluidity, and Athleticism
Biggest Limitation: Consistent Functional Strength
Player Comp: Charles Leno Jr.
IOL: Erik Mccoy (C)
School: Texas A&M
Overview: Erik McCoy just recently competed in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, and he looked stellar throughout the whole week. His ability to anchor against power, while creating knockback and displacement at the POA is one thing that became even more apparent as the season went on. He’s agile, and possesses deceptive short area quickness. McCoy has a thick, chiseled build with the capability of using upper body torque to clear space for the RB’s entry. He’s reliable on the move and is capable of executing a variety of blocking schemes. As of right now, McCoy is a Late Day 2 pick with the ability to rise on boards if he continues performing at a high level in the pre draft process.
Biggest Strength: Torque
Biggest Limitation: Sustaining
Player Comp: David Andrews
Edge: Anthony Nelson
Overview: Nelson is a long, stout defensive end who won’t overly impress you with athletic traits. However, he possesses the ability to set a physical edge while showing polish in his hand usage and refinement in his technique when rushing the passer. He can anchor against the run and use his length to bench press the Offensive Tackle to create maneuverable space and separation. Nelson isn’t being talked about as an early round selection, however he will be a steal on Day 2 with an ability to contribute early in his NFL career.
Biggest Strength: Length, and Pass Rushing ability
Biggest Limitation: Lack of Burst
2018: 23 Solo Tackles. 22 Assisted.
13.5 Tackles for a Loss
Player Comp: Carl Nassib
Defensive Tackle; Khalen Saunders
School: Western Illinois
Overview: Daniels is an athletic, twitched up interior pass rusher who has a functional ability to anchor against the run and condense the pocket on passing downs. He performed impressively at the senior bowl and consistently exhibited penetration skills and the ability to make plays in the opposing backfield. His stout frame and movement skills make him an intriguing fit as a 0 in a 3/4 or a 3 technique in a 4/3.
Biggest Strength: Hand Usage, and Athleticism
Biggest Limitation: Consistency
2018: 29 Solo Tackles. 27 Assisted.
Player Comp: Mike Daniels
Linebacker: Germaine Pratt
School: North Carolina State
Overview: Pratt is a productive, smart linebacker with an impressive ability to find the football and finish at the tackle point violently. He epitomizes the definition of a downhill football player, and his eye discipline and gap integrity is sound. His frame is thick, and he shows flashes of quick twitch movements that allow him to cover the necessary ground to make plays on ball carriers. Pratt shows a vast amount of potential as a blitzer, as he shoots the open gap violently and puts himself in position to make plays. His production as a blitzer is prevalent, as he had 6.0 sacks last fall. He offers limitations in flexibility and that shows up throughout his tape. However, his instincts, short area burst, and motor make him an ideal 4/3 inside linebacker in the NFL.
Biggest Strength: Instincts, and finish at the tackle point
Biggest Limitation: Tightness, and Flexibility
2018: 54 Solo Tackles. 50 Assisted
10 Tackles for a Loss
Player Comp: Christian Kirksey
CB: Montre Hartage
Overview: Hartage is an ideal press corner in today’s league. He is long and he often successfully challenges receivers at the catch point. His ball skills are terrific, as he has exceptional eye discipline and instincts that put him in an advantageous position to make plays often. Scouts question his deep speed, however he possesses enough burst to stay in phase with the receiver consistently. A recent Shrine Game participant, Hartage performed exceptionally well as he impressed most in attendance. Montre Hartage is a tough, disciplined press corner who has the ball skills, and length to enhance a teams CB depth chart in his rookie year.
Biggest Strength: Ball Skills
Biggest Limitation: Long Speed
2018: 40 Solo Tackles. 11 Assisted
11 Pass Breakups
Player Comp: Brandon Carr
Safety: Ugo Amadi
Overview: This year's Lombardi Trophy Winner, Ugo Amadi is an astoundingly fluid playmaker in the backend with sound instincts and impressive ability to diagnose plays. He’s polished in his footwork, and he has impressive recovery speed. Thickly built, Ugo has exhibited the ability to challenge mightily at the tackle point, and shows upside as a blitzer. Amadi is a smart, polished, yet vastly underrated safety prospect who can consistently make plays in the back end while providing a spark in the return game. He’s a Day 1 contributor on special teams, and he has the ceiling to be a starter in the NFL at the Safety position.
Biggest Strength: Fluidity, and Instincts
Biggest Limitation: Consistent Ball skills
2018: 43 Solo Tackles. 12 Assisted.
4 Tackles for a Loss
8 Pass Breakups
223 Punt Return Yards, a Touchdown
Player Comp: Damontae Kazee
Scout: Nathan Papandrea