Overall: #18 2013: #5 Ht: 6030 Wt: 265 40Yd: 4.70 Rd: 1st
Pros: A former high school basketball player, Jenkins repertoire includes agility, instinct and improved versatility on his pass-rush techniques. Known more for his pass-rushing prowess, he has also shown he is capable of dropping into pass coverage, something he continues to work on. A First Team All-ACC selection, Jenkins is a high-motor guy, sells out on every play and carries a fiery chip on his shoulder in a competitive way.
Cons: Caught in between—your prototypical tweener/conversion guy. Jenkins primarily has been used as a down lineman in Tallahassee but has played standing up on occasion. With his quick first step, many scouts feel he is best suited as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense in the pros but after bulking up 15 pounds entering his senior season,
Overall: #17 2014: #11 Ht: 6034 Wt: 205 40Yd: 4.47 Rd: 1st
Pros: A Big play waiting to happen, Hunter combines route running, hands and athleticism in a rare form not seen very often. His size and speed creates mismatches for most opposing corners, which has earned him a reputation as one of the most dangerous weapons in all of college football. Nearly half of Hunter’s catches went for touchdowns as a freshman (7-of-16) and he continued to show glimpses as a sophomore before he endured an injury that ended his season prematurely. Entering his junior year, Hunter brings a remarkable average of 22 yards per catch, while also excelling in track and field. He set a school record in the 300 hurdles, in his first ever attempt. Hunter has been timed in the low 4.4-range in the forty-yard dash, has registered
Overall: #16 2014: #10 Ht: 6030 Wt: 335 40Yd: 5.35 Rd: 1st
Pros: An absolute well-rounded player, Hankins has shown the ability to beat double-team coverage and get into the backfield using brute force and quickness. Hankins is a run-stuffer who can play up and down the defensive line, a luxury that NFL teams value. He also shows sound technique engaging and shedding blockers. Hankins really moves around very well, and he's very instinctual—he knows how to take proper angles in pursuit to a spot.
Cons: There are some conditioning concerns when it comes to Hankins, who arrived as a 360-pound freshman. Since, his weight has fluctuated—he enters his junior season at a svelte 320 pounds. NFL scouts will want to see that he can consistently maintain that weight.
Quote of Note: "If I happen to leave after my junior year, it's because I'm predicted to go high.
New Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage thinks the time may be right to consider allowing some juniors to play in the annual all-star game, but only if they meet certain strict criteria.
Savage, who was hired last month and officially began his new duties on June 1, brought up the idea with NFL representatives last month and was told the league would consider it.
Under Savage's idea, Senior bowl eligibility for players listed as juniors would be limited to those who meet four criteria: A player must declare early for the NFL draft, be graduated by December, be with a program for four years and have the blessing of his college coach.
"With redshirts and medical redshirts, that kind of blurs the line of who's a senior and who's not," Savage said Monday. "They're not a junior or a senior they're graduated.
NFL Draft Bible Analyst Ralph Mancini scouts some of the top running back prospects in the nation. Be sure to search our player database throughout the season for constant updates and reports on players coming soon to a Sunday near you...
Eddie Lacy (AL-RB): Once described by the local press as a “dreadlocked blur,” the Louisiana native is a sturdy runner, who is a load to bring down. He will fight for every extra yard and also string together a dazzling array of spin moves to extricate himself from the clutches of the opposition during any given game. Despite his 220-pound frame, Lacy is an explosive back with enough speed to bust big perimeter runs. In addition, he’s a natural pass catcher and has cutback skills to make defenders miss at the line of scrimmage. His one major bugaboo throughout the years has been his penchant for fumbling the