Brandon Scherff, Offensive Tackle, Iowa
6'5 and 315 lb's, he is quite literally one of the biggest offensive tackles in college football. When you consider he's also one of the finest technical players in the draft as well, you can see why some believe he could be the first offensive tackle off the board come April. He originally started at the left guard position, however when Riley Reiff went pro, he slid outside to become Iowa's left tackle. He has had several injuries including a broken Fibula in his college career, but he seems to be as good as ever. He is flat out dominant in run blocking. He's a balanced athlete who has excellent hand placement and shows natural knee bend. Personally I see him more suited to the right tackle position because of a little stiffness and lack of elite quickness, however as a right tackle who's asked to run block more than pass block, he'll be a very good prospect at the next level. He'll be a first round talent, but with the state of our offensive line, I wouldn't be against spending a first round selection on a very good offensive line prospect.
Eric Kendricks, Inside Linebacker, UCLA
Kendricks is a fine athlete who's really blossomed over the past two years. He's had 18 career games where he has registered 10 tackles or more, unfortunately his senior season has been derailed by an injury early this season. Having played sparingly he's not getting the chance to show his nose for the ball and range, however he has returned an interception for a touchdown this season. He's instinctive, he knows where the ball is going before the QB does and he hits his mark on time and with aggression. He's extremely fluid in coverage and has sideline to sideline ability. He's an exceptional tackler who's also a leader on Defense. With David Harris due to become a free agent this off-season, we need to start thinking about the future of the position and how we are going to address it. Is it going to be through the draft or is it going to be through free agency, Kendricks would be a good start in my opinion.
Denzel Perryman, Inside Linebackers, Miami
Although he's not quite as big as a lot of linebackers, he's violent and physical, which is obviously what you want. He's elite at going from east to west and his tackling ability is among the best in college football, he tallied over 100 tackles last season while playing on the weakside. I've noticed him a lot this season, and not just because he did some push-ups on the field when he dropped a game icing interception against Duke which he got an unsporting like conduct penalty for. His conditioning has worried me a little bit as he seems to slow considerably towards the end of the game, but he is a 3 down linebacker who can be a difference maker when everything is said and done. He has a lot of talent and should find his name called early in the draft, he has some pace to him with some instincts, but i wouldn't put him in the same class as Kendricks personally. However I also wouldn't complain if we ended up drafting him.
Rashad Greene, Wide Receiver, Florida State
Last season Greene ended with 76 receptions for 1128 yards and 9 touchdowns. This year he is on pace to do it all over again, through 4 games he has 35 receptions, 543 yards and 3 touchdowns. He's had two 100+ yard games and one 200+ yard game. Jameis Winston has a lot of trust in the player and if Florida State need an important 3rd down completion, it's likely the ball is going to Greene. In the National Championship game he came away with 9 receptions for 147 yards. Greene is one of those really polished receivers, who has a lot of quickness without having the physical dominance that someone like Kelvin Benjamin enjoys. However he is a fantastic receiver with extremely reliable hands that he and his QB can trust. I was thinking about our lack of a #2 receiver and when thinking about the college prospect who really fits that mold, I thought of Greene.