With preseason comparisons like Quinnen Williams, there was a lot of early hype on Christian Barmore. Although his regular season play did not live up to its expectations, Barmore demonstrated why the comparisons were valid in the bowl games and in the championship.
What do you make of a running back who had just 143 carries over his four years of college, but ran a 4.32 40-yard dash and had elite athletic measurables at his pro day? Simply put Kene Nwangwu is an enigma, and represents a complex analysis.
While Jayson Oweh gets all the attention for Penn State’s defense heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. But Shaka Toney has just as much talent and pass-rushing ability. He could be a late-round steal with the potential he has.
Every year there are bound to be several prospects in the NFL Draft that go on day three and succeed nicely in the league. Kendrick Green could be one of these guys. Green had almost no draft hype at the end of the 2020 season but like several prospects, has picked up some serious steam throughout the offseason.
Syracuse had an amazing secondary last year. Along with Ifeatu Melifonwu and Andre Cisco was unsung hero Trill Williams. Playing primarily slot cornerback for the Orange might limit his value, but his presence on the field was impactful.
Originally billed as a 218 lb back, Elijah Mitchell came into his pro day at 201 lbs – a significant difference as a running back. The weight will make some teams question if he can carry a full workload. However, the lite production and athletic testing show he has the potential to do so.
David Moore had scouts drooling when he dominated at the Senior Bowl back in January. Those in attendance saw a massive interior offensive lineman who can thrive in both pass protection and the running game from guard or center. Moore is raw and inexperienced, but his core traits and obvious upside make him a potential steal in the middle rounds of the 2021 NFL draft.
This tight end class is topped with some amazing young talent. Among true Juniors like Kyle Pitts, Pat Freiermuth, and Brevin Jordan there is Redshirt Sophomore Tommy Tremble. Following in the footsteps of “Mapletron” Chase Claypool is no easy task. There is a lot that comes with the title of tight end at Notre Dame. Tremble has been labeled as the best blocking tight end in this class. At his size, hopefully, he can receive the ball as well. Is Tremble just a blocking tight end? Let’s find out.
In a star-studded cornerback class with Jaycee Horn, Patrick Surtain, and Caleb Farley, Paulson Adebo is an underrated name that could be up there with the best of the best. Before opting out in 2020, Adebo had some serious first-round draft talk during last year’s offseason.