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    Where do you rank Montgomery among DE's?
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    I ranked him in the 4-5 range. I would do the rankings like this:

    1. Damontre Moore
    2. Bjoern Werner
    3. Dion Jordan
    4. Sam Montgomery
    5. Barkevious Mingo

    I actually like Montgomery better than Mingo. Just my preference.
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    Montgomery sounds intriguing due to his strength and ability to bully. You have Dion Jordan above Montgomery on your list. Can you share why you place Jordan higher than Montgomery?
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    I really like Jordan's length and quickness. Those long arms will help to keep the OL off of him. He does not have the the power to to take on the power of the OL one on one, but I think with his frame that over a couple of years he could develop more power and fit into the 4-3 scheme. Right now I see him as more of a 3-4 OLB, but I think with the right coaching and growing into his body, he could become a 4-3 DE. I am using the dreaded term "potential" as he relates to our team, but I think he has huge upside. He has the work ethic to achieve the necessary improvements and when that happens look out.

    It will be interesting to see how he works out at the combine. He may struggle in the BP, but remember the lift favors those with shorter arms from a leverage standpoint. I think he will do very well in the agility events.
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    51. Jonathan Jenkins DT Georgia 6'3" 351
    University of Georgia defensive tackle Jonathan Jenkins is a big time space eater that can occupy multiple blockers and collapse the pocket through the middle. At 6'3" and 351 lbs., Jenkins has the potential to be a nose tackle in 3-4 schemes and a legitimate two-down 4-3 defensive tackle.
    Jenkins flashes his best skills against the run. He can cover two gaps with his girth alone. Average burst off the line and can anchor well, even versus double teams. Technically lacking in some regards, specifically hand combat and hand placement. Must learn to keep his outside arm free more consistently in order to grab hold of the ball-carrier, and part of this technique is establishing position with his feet first.
    Pass-rushing is lacking and lacks reliable moves to break blocks. In order to become a more proficient pass blocker, he must sink in with his hips and drive from his feet and through his body more often. He will wear down later in games and tends to lean on players rather than really getting after it. Jenkins has a solid motor though and can play with a nasty attitude when properly motivated. In the 2013 NFL Draft, you can expect this senior defensive tackle to come off the board somewhere in the first round
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    52. Barkevious Mingo OLB LSU 6'5" 240
    Louisiana State University has put out many great players in recent years and outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo will continue that tradition. Of the many quality pass-rushers available in this year's draft class, Mingo has the most explosive first step. His acceleration is among the elite. Mingo is at his best when he can focus his play downhill. Using long arms and a deceptive strength, he can use rip and bull rush techniques to get after the quarterback. One unique problem he has is that he is so quick off the edge that he will sometimes go after the quarterback recklessly, causing him to miss the big play. Against the run, he has a long way to go. He will require a year or two to add bulk to his frame and he will continue to fill out in his first few years in the league.
    One tricky aspect of scouting Mingo is that LSU uses a rotation along their defensive line because of incredible depth. There's nothing on tape to suggest he lacks a motor or tenacity to his game though.
    Mingo will likely begin his career as a pass-rush specialist as he transitions into the role of a 3-4 OLB. In particular, his tackling technique in open spaces will need refinement as well. These small criticisms take away attention from the overwhelming positives in his game. Look for him to hear his name very early in the 2013 NFL Draft.
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    53. Kevin Reddick ILB UNC 6'3" 240
    There is a lot to like about Reddick, hes an instinctive linebacker who has good size and plays physical. He does a real good job of making plays when hes in pass coverage. He gets his hands on a lot of passes. Hes also always around the football, he has the ability to play side line to sideline and is a good form tackler. He attacks the line of scrimmage and makes plays in the run game as well, he still could stand to get stronger if hes going to play in the middle because he can struggle to disengage from blocks at times and sometimes he seems to be a little bit out of position.

    All in all Ive been impressed with Reddick and think hes clearly one of the best inside linebacker prospects in this draft class. Hes a three down linebacker at the N.F.L. level and thats hard to find in this day and age.
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    I find both Reddick and Minter a bit meh.
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    54. Desmond Trufant CB Washington 6'0" 185
    Trufant has a skill set for the NFL. Assuming his listed measurements are accurate, he has good height and length to be a starting cornerback in the NFL. Trufant has nice quickness and agility to be a man cover corner. He is very solid in run defense, too; having nice technique and no hesitation to get in on tackles.
    The senior has to improve his ball skills and takeaways in 2012. That is a significant weakness as Trufant has just three interceptions with 18 passes broken up in his two years as a starter. He has good bloodlines with his older brother Marcus Trufant enjoying a quality NFL career. At worst, Desmond Trufant has the ability to be a backup and special teams contributor at the next level.
    Trufant is most likely as a second-day pick.
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    55. Shawn Williams SS Georgia 6'1" 217
    12/4/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT FALLER: 1. Shawn Williams, SS, Georgia...The Bulldogs' defense has numerous players who will be starring on Sundays next season or in the near future, Williams included. But against Alabama, it wasn't a strong performance for the Georgia strong safety. He finished with nine tackles and was involved in several plays, but also left some production on the field and several times he went backwards when attempting to tackle Alabama s running backs Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon.Williams showed good downhill speed when attacking the run, but he slowed his feet upon contact on several occasions and found himself caught out of position, making the tackle tougher. With near-linebacker size (6-1, 217), he has made some punishing hits over his career, but against the Crimson Tide, he played too hesitant at the point of attack.
    Williams called out the defense earlier this season for being too soft and he could have taken some of his own advice in this contest as he appeared to playing to not make mistakes instead of aggressively finishing plays. Williams still has top-100 potential for next April, but his performance in the SEC Championship Game won t help that cause.
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