These bowl games were filled with players looking to improve their draft stock some did some didn't. I did not watch all of both games but for the parts I did watch I saw some really high effort and talented guys in both games who have improved their stock tremendously. Based on these players I could see us being able to go in totally different direction with our draft because they can be late round ,high impact prospects. Here were the players that stood out to me and the position I think we can draft them in plus an ATTEMPT on how they would fit into our defense be it 3-4 or 4-3.
Sio Moore OLB UCONN 6'2 229: When I watch him play he reminds me a lot of patrick willis and ray lewis due to his acceleration on the ball and his his ability to attack/shed blockers. I saw this in the Bowl game as well as some of his tape from this season. I was highly impressed with his tape against rutgers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3g2xNZ0Rrw He's doesn't line up with his hand in the dirt very often but if he was taught better pass rushing moves I can see him being very disruptive at the leo position given the chance.
Jordan Campbell OLB New Mexico St 6'0 244: He maybe undersized at 6'0-5'11 but display speaks for itself he has a nose for the ball and is a tackling machine. He uses his instincts very well and engages lineman that that try to block him in the second level but he also does while still keeping his eyes in the backfield. I was impressed with his ability to hand fight with the lineman in the nflpa bowl then quickly disengage sand track down the ball carrier. I don't know his abilities as a pass rusher but he plays smart and very fast he reminds me a lot of paul posluszny. He isn't as versatile as you'd want a pass rushing lb to me he's a standard weak side LB in a 4-3 and I believe he'd have great success at inside LB in a 3-4.
Devin Taylor: DE USC 6'7 275 : He has had all the tools the physical tools to prosper but just hadn't put it all together in his final season at south carolina and was largely overshadowed by jadeveon clowney but in yesterday's game he was a man amongst boys and finally put his tools to use. He recorded I believe 1 or 2 sacks and a forced fumble and was very disruptive in the backfield. He could be a late round DE who could give us depth at RE.
Mike Catapono: DE Princeton 6'4 272: Small school guy but he is an explosive athlete at the DE position. He put up a solid performance at the game and showed his athleticism.He is also a solid run defender. I see him going in the 4th-5th round and he would be a steal there and give us more depth and athleticism on our d-line.
Terron Armstead: OT/OG Arkansas Pine-Bluff 6'5 305: He is said to have no natural position but he can play all over the line. If we were able to get him in the mid round he's be a steal we have major weaknesses all over our line and he'd could have an immediate impact since all of our RT's proved ineffective. His versatility may get him drafted earlier then most people expect but he is a very interesting prospect to say the least: he was solid at all practices and during the game.
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