Chris Galippo, LB, Southern Cal – 6014 241 4.87 Three-year starter. An instinctive linebacker who is always around the ball. Active with good recognition skills. Plays focused and with good intensity. Fills the inside running lanes quickly. Can lock out and control a blocker. Will compete. Played inside in Monte Kiffin’s Tampa-2 defensive scheme. Plays on the balls of his feet and bounces around. Can get to the outside and cut the ball carrier off. Has a desire to get to the ball and gives effort to do so. Has quick feet and gets depth on his drops. Can carry a tight end down the middle of coverage. Plays with his head on a swivel, looking ball receiver and breaks well on the ball. Had 5 pass breakups in 2011. Gets depth in coverage, can then level and change direction. Plays on special teams. Lost his starting job after eight game in senior year. Has had two back surgeries. 2011 stats: 47 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 5 PBU. OSR:12/16. Sixth/seventh round. (A-30 1/2, H-9 1/4, BP-19, SS-4.10).
Micah Pellerin, DC, Hampton – 6003 194 4.61 Three-year starter who transferred from Southern Mississippi as a freshman. Has raw skills and needs technique work. Has a tendency to get high in his backpedal. Must consistently work to get his butt down and bend his knees. Good size for the position. Plays heady and reacts well to run or pass reads. Plays the ball in the air. Has 44 pass breakups including seven interceptions in his career. Will get the ball carrier down in space as a tackler. Needs to improve his physical take on of blockers to shed. Will take false steps and take bad angles if he plays high. Shows decent plant and drive when he drops his butt. Will need pro physical development. Plays gunner on punt coverage. 2011 stats: 51 tackles, 15 PBU, 4 INTs, 1 FF. OSR:22/ 35. Fifth/sixth round. (A-31 3/4, H-9 1/2, VJ-33, SS-DNP).
James Aiono, DT, Utah
Steven Baker, OL, East Carolina
Cameron Chism, DC, Maryland
Kevin Eagan, DE, Endicott
Antonio Fenelus, DC, Wisconsin
Jason Foster, OL, Rhode Island
Hayworth Hicks, OL, Iowa State
Buddy Jackson, DC, Pittsburgh
Matt Merletti, S, North Carolina
Jabin Sambrano, WR, Montana
Brian Stahovich, P, San Diego State
Griff Whalen, WR, Stanford