DJ Holt, LB, California – 6003 249 4.90 Three-year starter. Thick and big inside run stuffing linebacker in the 3-4 defense. Plays square and is quick to read and react. Fills the inside running lanes with strength and power in his play. Good lateral agility to scrape and fill holes from end to end. Good functional upper body strength. Competitive and physically tough. Good use of hands to get through traffic. Will tackle through the numbers and doesn’t give ground. A two down run playing linebacker who will need work on his coverage skills. Can defeat the blocker on an inside blitz. An inside size prospect with good production and developmental skills. 2011 stats: 82 tackles, 14 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 PBU. Not invited to the Combine. Seventh round/PFA. (A-32, H-9, BP-21, SS-4.36).
Lance Lewis, WR, East Carolina – 6006 209 4.53 Two-year starter. Junior college transfer. Long arms and big hands for the position. Sure hands to snatch the ball. Runs good routes. A natural catcher. Extends for the ball away from his body. Can catch a ball in a crowd or in a congested area with his strong hands. Has good contact balance. Can make a defender miss. Can shield the defender off with his body to make a catch. More of a one speed type player. A physical wall off blocker. Was hampered in 2011 with right foot and left knee injuries that cost him three of the last four games. He did have a good week of Shrine Bowl practices. 2011 stats: 60-600 yds, 10.0 ypr, 8 TDs. Not invited to the Combine. Seventh round/PFA. (A-33, H-10, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).
Chase Minnifield, DC, Virginia – 5100 183 4.50 Two-year starter who plays and has a professional approach to his game. His father is the former Cleveland Browns’ corner Frank Minnifield. Chase is as football smart and instinctive as any corner in this draft. Good football awareness. Plays the ball in the air. Has good ball skills and is quick to support the run. Started two years, but played extensively over his four year career. He picked off 13 passes. Teams will look at him as a Cover-2 corner. Has competitive speed. He ran a back down 66 yards then made the tackle. Good timing on edge blitzes. Played his option responsibilities well in the Georgia Tech game. Quick to shed and tackle. Good cross field pursuit range. Quick to close on the ball. Slender build. Needs to add more weight and muscle. Has been unable to work out this spring because of an ankle injury. Good football player. Medical exclusion at the Combine. 2011 stats: 50 tackles, 8 PBU, 3 INTs. Third/fourth round. (A-31 1/2, H-9, VJ-32.5, SS-DNP).
Antwon Bailey, RB, Syracuse
Kelvin Bolden, WR, Southern Mississippi
Lennon Creer, RB, Louisiana Tech
Grant Garner, OC, Oklahoma State
Darius Hanks, WR, Alabama
Monte Lewis, LB, Jacksonville State
Brian McNally, DE, New Hampshire
Vaughn Meatoga, DT, Hawaii
Michael Shaw, RB, Michigan