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draft prospect 3-4 OLB...source WalterFootball

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1. Damontre Moore*, DE/OLB, Texas A&M

Height: 6-4. Weight: 250.
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Projected Round (2013): Top-10 Pick.

2/1/13: The 20-year old junior was one of the most consistent pass-rushers in college football in 2012, amassing 12.5 sacks - one of the larger totals in the country. Perhaps even more impressive than that, Moore led his team with 85 tackles - four more than the next closest defender. He had 21 tackles for a loss, two passes broken up, a blocked kick and a forced fumble, too.

2. Bjoern Werner*, DE, Florida State

Height: 6-4. Weight: 255.
Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
Projected Round (2013): Top-10 Pick.

Werner amassed 42 tackles, 13 sacks, 18 tackles for a loss, seven passes batted and a forced fumble entering his bowl game this year.

3. Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU

Height: 6-5. Weight: 274. Arm: 34 5/8. Hand: 10.
Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
Projected Round (2013): Top-20 Pick.

Ansah can beat offensive tackles with speed or power. Once he develops more pass-rushing moves and the ability to use his hands in combination with his feet, he could be deadly. The senior totaled 62 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, nine passes broken up, a forced fumble and an interception in 2012. He has exploded on the scene after making a grand total of 10 tackles as a junior and sophomore.

I likey.

4. Jarvis Jones*, OLB, Georgia

Height: 6-2. Weight: 242.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
Projected Round (2013): Top-20 Pick.

If you like Von Miller, then you'll like Jarvis Jones. They have similar styles of play as elite edge-rushers who also are strong pursuit run-defense linebackers. Jones had 85 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 24.5 tackles for a loss, seven forced fumbles, three passes broken up and one interception in 2012. He finished the year strong with two sacks against Nebraska and announced he will skip his final collegiate season to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.

This one is also Jeff l.b. approved

5. Barkevious Mingo*, DE/OLB, LSU

Height: 6-5. Weight: 240.
Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
Projected Round (2013): Top-20 Pick.

2/1/13: Mingo had a disappointing season which has proven that he should be a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. The junior is very undersized and not strong enough to be a 4-3 end.

6. Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon

Height: 6-7. Weight: 243.
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Projected Round (2013): 1-2.

A popular Mock Pick by the @experts@

2/1/13: Jordan notched 44 tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles and five sacks this season. His pass-rush opportunities were hurt because the Ducks often dropped him back into pass coverage. Jordan plays well in space and would definitely fit best as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL.

7. Alex Okafor, DE, Texas

Height: 6-4. Weight: 261. Arm: 33 1/8. Hand: 9.
Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
Projected Round (2013): 1-2.

2/1/13: Okafor had a good senior season and was a consistent pass-rusher. His job got harder after Jackson Jeffcoat went out for the season with a torn pectoral, but Okafor remained productive. The senior totaled 54 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles, a blocked kick and a pass batted in 2012.

8. Sam Montgomery*, DE/OLB, LSU

Height: 6-5. Weight: 260.
Projected 40 Time: 4.61.
Projected Round (2013): 1-2.

The redshirt junior was more disruptive than his totals indicate. He recorded 37 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, and eight sacks in 2012. There is talk that he has a poor work ethic.

My concerns...his work ethic.

9. Corey Lemonier*, DE/OLB, Auburn

Height: 6-4. Weight: 246.
Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
Projected Round (2013): 2-3.

We can do just as good later in the draft.

10. Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford

Height: 6-3. Weight: 245. Arm: 31 1/8. Hand: 9 1/2.
Projected 40 Time: 4.68.
Projected Round (2013): 2-3.

2/1/13: Thomas ended the year with 71 tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, one interception and 7.5 sacks for Stanford. His sack against USC came at a critical time to help seal the Cardinal's upset win. He played really well against Notre Dame even though the stat sheet didn't reflect it.

Good prospect for a 3rd round pick if he falls that far.

11. Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State

Height: 6-5. Weight: 265.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2013): 2-3.

Not feeling it.

12. Brandon Jenkins, DE/OLB, Florida State

Height: 6-3. Weight: 260.
Projected 40 Time: 4.67.
Projected Round (2013): 2-4.

2/1/13: Jenkins went out for the year with a broken foot in the first week of the season. He would have been better off taking a medical redshirt and returning for his senior season, but he has decided to enter the 2013 NFL Draft instead. Jenkins is more likely to have a big freefall than crack the first round. He had one sack and three tackles against Murray State before the injury.

13. Trevardo Williams, OLB, Connecticut

Height: 6-1. Weight: 235. Arm: 32. Hand: 9 1/4.
Projected 40 Time: 4.68.
Projected Round (2013): 2-4.

14. Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Miss

Height: 6-3. Weight: 245. Arm: 33 3/8. Hand 9 7/8
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Projected Round (2013): 2-4.

Collins is an interesting prospect who could either be a 3-4 outside linebacker or as a 4-3 linebacker. An injury knocked him out of the Senior Bowl.

15. Travis Long, OLB, Washington State

Height: 6-3. Weight: 256.
Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
Projected Round (2013): 4-6.

I picked Long in my Mock

16. Michael Buchanan, DE/OLB, Illinois

Height: 6-5. Weight: 252. Arm: 33 1/4. Hand: 9 7/8.
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Projected Round (2013): 3-5.

Doesn't do anything for me.

17. Stansly Maponga*, DE/OLB, TCU

Height: 6-2. Weight: 265.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2013): 4-5.

2/1/13: Maponga totaled 26 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles this year. He had a disappointing season and needs to develop some pass-rushing moves. Maponga made a mistake entering the 2013 NFL Draft.

18. Wes Horton, DE, USC

Height: 6-5. Weight: 260.
Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
Projected Round (2013): 4-5.

2/1/13: Horton recorded 33 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, two pass breakups and 5.5 sacks in 2012. He missed the opener versus Hawaii. Horton played better in the second half of the year, but wasn't the breakout pass-rushing force who many expected. He had a solid week at the East-West Shrine.

We should address this need before we go any further down the list.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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