Alex Hoffman-Ellis, OB, Washington State – 6004 232 4.55 Three-year starter. Junior college transfer from Moorpark College. Played the hybrid outside linebacker for the Cougars. Led the Pac-12 in solo tackles. Quick to read and react. Productive over his career. Good speed and tackling ability. Started playing football his senior year in high school where he was an exceptional all-around athlete. Tough and competitive in his play. Still raw in his linebacker fundamentals. Needs to improve his leverage, consistency at taking on blockers, and coverage ability. He will provide immediate depth as he improves his position skill level. Has a chance to develop with borderline measurables. Played in the Astroturf NFLPA game. Will contribute on special teams’ coverage. 2011 stats: 88 tackles, 11 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 3 QBH. Not invited to Combine. Seventh round/PFA. (A-32, H-9 3/4, BP-36, SS-4.33).
Noah Keller, LB, Ohio – 6007 245 4.58 Four-year starter who is active sideline to sideline. Always around the ball. A natural ability to find the ball and make plays. A three down linebacker who will man up on the slot receiver. Can stack and defeat the lead blocker with his arms and hands. Controls and sheds blocks. Tough filling the inside running lanes. Plays with good leverage on the ball. Plays square and shuffles his feet reacting quickly to any cut back. Plays with a high level of intensity. Makes plays parallel to the line of scrimmage. Flashes burst to finish off plays. Has the range and speed to get through traffic and make an open field tackle. Productive for four years. Will contribute on all special teams’ units. 2011 stats: 115 tackles, 8 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 5 FF. Not invited to Combine. Seventh round/PFA. (A-30 1/2, H-9, BP-28, SS-4.42).
Deangelo Peterson, TE, LSU – 6030 243 4.71 Started ten games in his career. A former wide receiver who basically outgrew his position. Has the speed to threaten the safeties in Cover-2. Competes for the ball in a crowd. Lacks the strength to be an inline blocker. Gets bounced around even though he improved as a blocker in 2011. An undersized but athletic zone beater who is smooth and athletic. Has good body control but needs work on his pass routes. Sloppy in and out of his cuts. Not consistent. More of a one speed player. Flashes the ability to jab step one direction and break off route square. OK versus linebackers. Fringe height, weight, and speed for position. 2011 stats: 18-179 yds, 9.9 ypr, 1 TD. OSR:7/12. Sixth/seventh round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 1/2, BP-18, BJ-36).
Todd Anderson, FB, Michigan State
Sammy Brown, LB, Houston
Jeremy Caldwell, WR, Eastern Kentucky
Derrick Choice, OB, Stephen F. Austin
Matt Conrath, DT, Virginia
Matt Daniels, S, Duke
Austin Davis, QB, Southern Mississippi
Cory Harkey, TE, UCLA
Michael Hay, OG, Syracuse
T-Bob Hebert, OC, LSU
Johnny Hekker, P, Oregon State
Jamaar Jarrett, DE, Arizona State
Nick Johnson, WR, Henderson State
Joe Long, OL, Wayne State
Rodney McLeod, S, Virginia
Calvin Middleton, RB, Jackson State
Quinton Porter, S, UNLV
Nick Schwieger, RB, Dartmouth
Scott Smith, DE, Texas Tech
Travis Tripucka, LS, Massachusetts