April 16, 2011

2011 Defensive End Prospects

#42 Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina

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1. Robert Quinn*
Experience: Junior | School: North Carolina
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 265 lbs. | Arm: 34 in. | Hand: 10 1/8 in.
40 Time: 4.70 sec. | Bench: 22 Reps | Projected: Top 10


Analysis:
Quinn did not blow up the combine like I expected, but he still performed pretty well. Since my prediction was wrong, I might be more comfortable taking Bowers first. (2/28/11)

Robert Quinn was not only my number one rated overall prospect, but he was also rated number one by many scouts. After watching tape from his sophomore season, I can honestly say that I would draft Quinn ahead of Bowers. Despite missing the entire 2010 season, if he can blow up the combine, then mark my words, "Robert Quinn will be drafted ahead of Da'Quan Bowers before it is all said and done." (2/22/11)

Season Stats:
Declared Ineligible for the entire 2010 season




2. J.J. Watt*
Experience: Junior | School: Wisconsin
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 290 lbs. | Arm: 34 in. | Hand: 11 1/8 in.
40 Time: 4.78 sec. | Bench: 34 Reps | Projected: Top 15

Analysis:
Watt is one of the top 3-4 defensive ends in the draft. He is an excellent pass rusher and playmaker, and he helped himself with a strong combine performance. (2/28/11)

Season Stats:
62 Tackles, 21.0 TFL, 7.0 Sacks, 10 QBH, INT, 3 FF, 2 FR, 3 Blocks, 8 PBU




3. Cameron Jordan
Experience: Senior | School: California
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 286 lbs. | Arm: 35 in. | Hand: 11 1/8 in.
40 Time: 4.78 sec. | Bench: 25 Reps | Projected: Top 20


Analysis:
Cameron Jordan is just a monster. He was already a top 15 pick going in, and now he has raised his stock after a great combine. (2/28/11)

Season Stats:
62 Tackles, 12.5 TFL, 5.5 Sacks, 1 QBH, 3 FF, 1 FR, 4 PBU




4. Aldon Smith**
Experience: Sophomore | School: Missouri
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 263 lbs. | Arm: 35 3/8 in. | Hand: 9 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 20 Reps | Projected: Top 20


Season Stats:
48 Tackles, 10.0 TFL, 5.5 Sacks, 1 QBH, INT, 1 FF, 2 PBU




5. Ryan Kerrigan
Experience: Senior | School: Purdue
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 267 lbs. | Arm: 33 3/8 in. | Hand: 9 1/2 in.
40 Time: 4.67 sec. | Bench: 31 Reps | Projected: Top 25


Analysis:
Kerrigan was arguably the most impressive defensive end at the combine. He ran faster than expected in the 40,displayed athleticism, and looked smooth in all of the drills. He also drew attention from some scouts who think he could transition to outside linebacker in a 3-4. (2/28/11)

Season Stats:
70 Tackles, 26.0 TFL, 12.5 Sacks, 5 FF, 2 FR, 1 PBU




6. Da'Quan Bowers*
Experience: Junior | School: Clemson
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 280 lbs. | Arm: 33 1/8 in. | Hand: 10 1/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 22 Reps | Projected: Round 1-2


Analysis:
Bowers is one of the most talented prospects in the draft, and should become an excellent player at the next level. After watching some tape, he appears to lack technique and he struggles to disengage from blockers quickly, but he can be coached up. (2/14/11)

Season Stats:
67 Tackles, 25.0 TFL, 15.5 Sacks, 19 QBH, INT, 2 PBU




7. Adrian Clayborn
Experience: Senior | School: Iowa
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 281 lbs. | Arm: 32 1/2 in. | Hand: 9 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 1-2


Season Stats:
52 Tackles, 7.0 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 6 QBH, 1 FF, 1 Block, 1 PBU




8. Cameron Heyward
Experience: Senior | School: Ohio State
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 294 lbs. | Arm: 34 1/4 in. | Hand: 10 1/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 1-2


Analysis:
Heyward really impressed me when he weighed in at 294. He is a scheme versatile lineman who is a great fit at the 5 technique. He has to stay healthy, but I would be comfortable in taking him in round 1. (2/28/11)

Season Stats:
48 Tackles, 13.0 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 3 QBH, INT, 1 FR, Safety, 1 PBU




9. Christian Ballard
Experience: Senior | School: Iowa
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 283 lbs. | Arm: 33 in. | Hand: 10 1/8 in.
40 Time: 4.73 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 2-3


Season Stats:
43 Tackles, 5.0 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, FF, 2 PBU.




10. Sam Acho
Experience: Senior | School: Texas
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 262 lbs. | Arm: 33 1/2 in. | Hand: 9 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 20 Reps | Projected: Round 2-3


Season Stats:
59 Tackles, 17.0 TFL, 9.0 Sacks, 17 QBH, 5 FF, 5 FR, 1 PBU




11. Allen Bailey
Experience: Senior | School: Miami (FL)
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 285 lbs. | Arm: 34 in. | Hand: 10 1/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 27 Reps | Projected: Round 2-3


Season Stats:
45 Tackles, 11.0 TFL, 7.0 Sacks, 3 QBH, 1 PBU




12. Jabaal Sheard
Experience: Senior | School: Pittsburgh
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 264 lbs. | Arm: 33 1/2 in. | Hand: 10 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 2-3


Season Stats:
52 Tackles, 14.5 TFL, 9.0 Sacks, 15 QBH, 4 FF, 1 FR, 4 PBU




13. Pernell McPhee
Experience: Senior | School: Mississippi State
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 278 lbs. | Arm: 34 3/8 in. | Hand: 9 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 3-4


Season Stats:
35 Tackles, 10.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 12 QBH, 1 FF, 4 PBU




14. Greg Romeus
Experience: Senior | School: Pittsburgh
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 264 lbs. | Arm: 35 in. | Hand: 10 7/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 3-4


Season Stats:
7 Tackles, 1 PBU




15. Pierre Allen
Experience: Senior | School: Nebraska
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 273 lbs. | Arm: 35 in. | Hand: 9 7/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 4-5


Season Stats:
65 Tackles, 11.0 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 12 QBH, 1 FF, 1 FR, 2 PBU




16. Jeremy Beal
Experience: Senior | School: Oklahoma
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 262 lbs. | Arm: 33 1/8 in. | Hand: 9 7/8 in.
40 Time: 5.13 sec. | Bench: 21 Reps | Projected: Round 4-5


Analysis:
His stock was already plummeting, but he showed up at only 262 pounds, benched 225 a mere 21 times, and ran a 5.13 40... Can you say late round pick?

Season Stats:
72 Tackles, 19.0 TFL, 8.5 Sacks, 1 QBH, 3 FF, 1 FR, 7 PBU




17. Cliff Matthews
Experience: Senior | School: South Carolina
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 257 lbs. | Arm: 34 in. | Hand: 9 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 5-6


Season Stats:
44 Tackles, 8.5 TFL, 5.5 Sacks, 6 QBH, 4 FF, 1 PBU




18. Ugo Chinasa
Experience: Senior | School: Oklahoma State
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 264 lbs. | Arm: 36 in. | Hand: 10 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 5-6


Season Stats:
N/A




19. Ricky Elmore
Experience: Senior | School: Arizona
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 255 lbs. | Arm: 31 in. | Hand: 9 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 6-7


Season Stats:
N/A




20. Markus White
Experience: Senior | School: Florida State
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 266 lbs. | Arm: 33 3/8 in. | Hand: 10 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 14 Reps | Projected: Round 6-7


Season Stats:
64 Tackles, 12.5 TFL, 8.0 Sacks, 1 FF, 2 FR, 1 PBU