We are continuing our weekly series, Scouting 49ers' Scouts, where each week we will highlight some of the draft-eligible players from the games 49ers' scouts were credentialed. The Internet, and Twitter in particular, provide some insight into where NFL teams are sending scouts for college football games. We will likely never know the full list of games, but it does give us some insight. Thanks to the folks at NFL.com's College Football 24/7, we have a look at some of the Week 5 action where 49ers' scouts were credentialed to attend.
Ole Miss at Florida
The 49ers were one of seven teams in attendance to this SEC stunner, where Florida's defense imposed their will shutting down Ole Miss' vaunted offense. Several key draft-eligible prospects were highlighted in this match-up. For Ole Miss, one of the top players on scouts' radar is junior DT Robert Nkemdiche, No. 5. Although Nkemdiche had a meager game STATS wise (1 Tackle), his amazing skills and talent as a fierce disrupter were on display showcasing tremendous athleticism, quickness, fluidity, size, speed, and strength. An athletic freak, Nkemdiche's lateral quickness and explosion helps blow through offensive lines with ease, quickly side stepping and shrinking himself to penetrate through small windows. He also uses great power at the point of attack, taking on double teams to allow others around him to thrive. Nkemdiche is a very disciplined run stopper and gap penetrator wreaking having in the backfield with his high motor and versatility on display.
ILB C.J. Johnson, No. 10, went into this season playing a new position. The former defensive end was asked to make the change to inside linebacker and he has adjusted fairly well. Johnson displays solid size, quickness, speed, and strength for the position, but his speed off the edge is one of his greatest attributes. He is still a work in progress in space and the awareness and instincts needed for the position are still being developed. Unfortunately, Johnson tore his meniscus in this game against Florida, and will be out for the next four to six weeks.
Another injured draft-eligible prospect is SS Tony Conner, No. 12. Conner tore his meniscus during the Week 3 match-up against Alabama and will be out four weeks. The standout junior displays a tremendous physical game (one of the hardest hitters in football) with impressive versatility. Conner is aggressive in run support easily able to step in as a linebacker, blitz off the edge with great quickness, and solid ball skills and fluidity in coverage. His versatility will be coveted at the next level and could play a similar role as Jaquiski Tartt.
Although junior OT Laremy Tunsil, No. 78, has missed all of Ole Miss' games this season so far (ongoing NCAA investigation for receiving improper benefits), 49ers' scouts likely have checked in on Tunsil's progress. Tunsil showcases impressive quickness, athleticism, technique, explosion, balance, solid and fierce punch at the point of attack, and great footwork. A very smooth athlete, he handles the edge against speed quite well with impressive lateral agility and using his impactful hands to stifle defenders. Tremendous in the run game showcasing his power and foot speed to drive defenders away. Anchors well and maintains solid leverage.
In place of Tunsil, OT Fahn Cooper, No. 74, has moved from right tackle to left tackle and has done a good job holding down the fort thus far, so much so that he was named SEC OL of the week during his Week 4 match-up against Vanderbilt. Cooper's match-up against Florida was another story, where clearly speed off the edge was his downfall. Nevertheless, Cooper is a right tackle prospect at the next level, and to go along with great size (6'5") and strength, his versatility will only improve his stock.
OG Aaron Morris, No. 72, also provides a great combination of size (6'5") and strength with a mauler mentality. However, injury concerns are an issue with Morris (torn ACL on same knee in 2013 and 2014), and it looks like he is still recovering from his last injury as he has been in a healthy rotation for Ole Miss this season. One positive for Morris, it appears conditioning is finally on his radar, since coming into the season at 315 pounds after ballooning over 350 pounds following an impressive 2012 season.
Three pass catchers likely on 49ers' radar are junior WR Laquon Treadwell, No. 1; WR Cody Core, No. 88; and junior TE Evan Engram, No. 17. Laquon Treadwell displays an ideal combination of size (6'2" - 229 lbs.), length, strength, athleticism, and speed. Treadwell is a physical wide receiver with strong reliable hands and superb ball skills. He also does very well as an eager blocker.
Cody Core may not be as highly touted as his receiver mate, Laquon Treadwell, but Core has been improving his draft status as a deep threat for Ole Miss with playmaking abilities. Core displays a great combination of size (6'2"), speed, balance, and athleticism with impressive ball skills and an eye-popping average of nearly 23 yards per catch making him a threat to take the top off coverages. Core is also a solid blocker. His draft stock is definitely rising.
Evan Engram is athletic and explosive, typically lined up all over the place (split out wide, slot, in-line, H-back) in the Rebels multiple offense. The hybrid tight end showcases tremendous burst off the line of scrimmage, fluidity in route running, quickness in-and-out of breaks, amazing ball skills, impressive hands, explosiveness after the catch, and a nightmare match-up for any line backer. His blocking skills are not too shabby either with good positioning and hand technique and tenacity to finish keeping his feet moving.
The Florida's ILB Antonio Morrison, No. 3, is coming back from a devastating knee injury he suffered in the Belk Bowl December 2014. Durability issues are a concern for the tackling machine, since he's had a history of knee issues; nevertheless, Morrison displays great awareness, strength, and speed, and should be on the radar as an inside linebacker prospect for the 49ers. Morrison definitely impressed the scouts in this game, finishing off with 16 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and half a sack.
A Florida defensive lineman the 49ers are likely targeting is DE Jonathan Bullard, No. 90. Bullard showcases impressive quickness and versatility, lining up all over the place for the Gators. Bullard, possibly a five-technique fit for the 49ers, displays great strength in the run game and quickness and solid hand technique to get by defenders on the inside.
In the defensive backfield, Florida is showcasing impressive CB Vernon Hargreaves III, No. 1, a junior, and is arguably one of the top corner prospects in this years' class. VHIII is an amazing athlete on the field showcasing tremendous quickness, burst, speed, instincts, ball skills, and athleticism. He is technically sound as a cover corner and solid in run support and is an eager tackler. VHIII also shows versatility in the return game and a few plays on offense showcasing his explosion and playmaking abilities. One of the top cover prospects, VHIII simply lacks the ideal size (5'11") and length.
Another Florida corner, CB Brian Poole, No. 24, is a smaller corner prospect at 5'10", displays versatility in playing the corner and nickel position with great quickness, burst, and speed. Poole also showcases great awareness, impressive open field tackler, good closing speed off the edge, and looks to be a solid Zone type corner at the next level.
The Gators are also showcasing two pass catchers to keep an eye on in WR Demarcus Robinson, No. 11 and TE Jake McGee, No. 83. Demarcus Robinson, a junior, is a vertical threat that can take the top off coverages and shows great quickness and agility off the line of scrimmage to gain separation. Robinson displays impressive stop and start quickness and burst with good hands and nice ball skills. Tight end Jake McGee displays a nice combination of height (6'5") speed, and athleticism. A very sound reliable pass catcher with good hands, McGee is poised to have a breakout year after sitting out the 2014 season with two broken bones (tibia and fibula) in his left leg.
* = indicates junior status
** = indicates redshirt sophomore status
RB Jaylen Walton, No. 6, 5'8 - 172 lbs., 4.47 40 - Ole Miss (UFA)
WR *Laquon Treadwell, No. 1, 6'2 - 229 lbs., 4.52 40 - Ole Miss (1st) Returning from fractured fibula and dislocated ankle on left leg on November 2014.
WR Cody Core, No. 88, 6'2 - 205 lbs., 4.49 40 - Ole Miss (5th-6th)
TE *Evan Engram, No. 17, 6'3 - 223 lbs., 4.64 40 - Ole Miss (2nd-3rd)
OT *Laremy Tunsil, No. 78, 6'5 - 305 lbs., 5.23 40 - Ole Miss (1st) Will miss several games due to "precautionary reasons" during the ongoing NCAA investigation into allegations of receiving improper benefits from sports agents, as well as a loaner vehicle being kept for an extended period of time (also an "extra benefit").
OT Fahn Cooper, No. 74, 6'5 - 306 lbs., 5.21 40 - Ole Miss (6th-7th)
OG Aaron Morris, No. 72, 6'5 - 315 lbs., 5.32 40 - Ole Miss (5th-6th)
DT *Robert Nkemdiche, No. 5, 6'4 - 296 lbs., 4.86 40 - Ole Miss (1st)
DT Woodrow Hamilton, No. 56, 6'3 - 319 lbs., 5.28 40 - Ole Miss (UFA)
OLB Denzel Nkemdiche, No. 4, 5'10 - 208 lbs., 4.68 40 - Ole Miss (UFA)
ILB C.J. Johnson, No. 10, 6'1 - 228 lbs., 4.72 40 - Ole Miss (6th) Out four to six weeks with a torn meniscus.
FS Chief Brown, No. 8, 6'1 - 202 lbs., 4.62 40 - Ole Miss (UFA)
SS *Tony Conner, No. 12, 6'0 - 215 lbs., 4.56 40 - Ole Miss (2nd) Out four weeks with a torn meniscus.
WR *Demarcus Robinson, No. 11, 6'1 - 197 lbs., 4.54 40 - Florida (1st-2nd)
WR Latroy Pittman Jr., No. 9, 5'11 - 215 lbs., 4.65 40 - Florida (UFA)
TE Jake McGee, No. 83, 6'5 243 lbs., 4.83 40 - Florida (6th-7th) Received another year of eligibility to make it his 6th. Broke two bones in his left leg September 2014, out for 2014 season.
OG Trip Thurman, No. 63, 6'5 - 310 lbs., 5.38 40 - Florida (UFA)
DE Jonathan Bullard, No. 90, 6'3 - 277 lbs., 4.86 40 - Florida (3rd)
ILB Antonio Morrison, No. 3, 6'1 225 lbs., 4.76 40 - Florida (4th) Coming off December 2014 knee injury.
CB *Vernon Hargreaves III, No. 1, 5'11 - 198 lbs., 4.48 40 - Florida (1st)
CB Brian Poole, No. 24, 5'10 - 208 lbs., 4.54 40 - Florida (5th-6th)
Texas Tech vs. Baylor
Texas Tech is highlighting two draft-eligible prospects 49ers' scouts are likely targeting in OT Le'Raven Clark, No. 62 and OLB Pete Robertson, No. 10. At 6'5" - 308 pounds, Clark displays good size and length for the position, light/quick feet, a strong punch at the point of attack, and impressive athleticism. He showcases great lateral movement, but will need to improve his overall technique. Clark is a candidate to move inside to guard at the next level, a position he played his freshman year.
The other Texas Tech draft-eligible player is OLB Pete Robertson, No. 10. Robertson would likely be considered a 3-4 outside linebacker in the 49ers' defensive scheme, where his explosive speed, quickness, and length shines off the edge. At 238 pounds, Robertson will need to add bulk to his frame to help strengthen his skill set in run support.
Baylor is highlighting several intriguing draft prospects definitely worth keeping an eye on. On the offensive side of the ball there are three prospects 49ers' scouts are likely targeting in RB Shock Linwood, No. 32; WR Corey Coleman, No. 1; and OT Spencer Drango, No. 58. Other than an impressive first name, Shock Linwood displays amazing speed, quickness, burst, agility, and athleticism. Shock, a junior, is undersized at 5'8", but brings great power behind his pads and stays low to the ground showcasing good vision, impressive cuts, and the burst and speed to pull away from defenders.
Corey Coleman, a junior, is one of the top deep threats in the nation. Although Coleman is only 5'10", his elite speed (4.38 40), joy stick agility, ball skills, and athleticism are fantastic. His athleticism is off the charts with an amazing 45-inch vertical, 11-foot-3-inch broad jump, and a solid 6.62 seconds in the three-come drill (change of direction, explosion, and lateral agility). In 2014, Coleman finished up the season with 64 receptions, 1,119 yards, averaging 17.5 yards, and 11 TD catches. In only four games into the 2015 season, Coleman is at 24 receptions, 570 yards, averaging 23.8 yards, and 11 TD catches. Yup, you saw that right, 11 TDs in four games.
Spencer Drango showcases great size (6'6" - 310 lbs.), length, agility, power, good technique, and sound awareness. Although not overly athletic, Drango displays impressive foot quickness, patience, and hand usage in pass protection, as well as being an aggressive mauler driving defenders in the run game. Drango, the three-time Academic All-Big 12 Honoree, is likely to be kicked in at guard at the next level.
On the defensive side of the ball there are two players 49ers' scouts are likely targeting in DT Andrew Billings, No. 75 and DE Shawn Oakman, No. 2. Andrew Billings, a junior, is a high-motor tenacious athlete with tremendous power to his game. A weight room phenom (805 lbs. squat, 500 lbs. bench press, and 705 lbs. deadlift), Billings harnesses his strength to collapse the pocket and showcases impressive quickness. Billings would make a great nose guard in the 49ers' scheme as a stout run defender in the middle easily capable of occupying blocks and providing the quickness and speed to be extremely disruptive in the backfield.
Shawn Oakman is an eye-popping jaw-dropping humongous athlete coming in at 6'9" - 280 pounds. Besides the obvious size and strength Oakman bestows, he also showcases tremendous length, quickness, burst, agility, and power. A physical terror on the field, Oakman uses great burst off the line of scrimmage, quickly engages offensive lineman with aggressive and violent hands, and utilizes his amazing arm length to gain separation. Although he has very good speed, Oakman relies heavily on his power and agility to get into the backfield. A disruptive force, he showcases a high motor and an aggressive style of play. Oakman is an ideal 3-4 defensive end in the 49ers' scheme, but his continued growth and foot speed could make him more versatile.
Another Baylor players to keep an eye on is CB Terrell Burt, No. 13.
RB DeAndre Washington, No. 21, 5'8 - 198 lbs., 4.58 40 - Texas Tech (UFA)
OT Le'Raven Clark, No. 62, 6'5 - 308 lbs., 5.16 40 - Texas Tech (4th-5th)
DE Branden Jackson, No. 9, 6'4 - 268 lbs., 4.93 40 - Texas Tech (UFA)
OLB Pete Robertson, No. 10, 6'3 - 238 lbs., 4.78 40 - Texas Tech (6th)
FS J.J. Gaines, No. 3, 5'11 - 182 lbs., 4.54 40 - Texas Tech (UFA)
RB *Shock Linwood, No. 32, 5'8 - 195 lbs., 4.44 40 - Baylor (6th)
WR *Corey Coleman, No. 1, 5'10 - 190 lbs., 4.38 40 - Baylor (4th)
WR Jay Lee, No. 4, 6'2 - 215 lbs., 4.57 40 - Baylor (UFA)
TE LaQuan McGowan, No. 80, 6'6 - 392 lbs., 5.57 40 - Baylor (UFA)
OT Pat Colbert, No. 69, 6'5 - 305 lbs., 5.27 40 - Baylor (UFA)
OT Spencer Drango, No. 58, 6'6 - 310 lbs., 5.14 40 - Baylor (2nd) Had back surgery November 2013.
OG Blake Muir, No. 73, 6'5 - 310 lbs., 5.26 40 - Baylor (UFA) Transfer from Hawaii.
DT *Andrew Billings, No. 75, 6'1 - 300 lbs., 5.04 40 - Baylor (2nd)
DT Beau Blackshear, No. 95, 6'3 - 300 lbs., 5.19 40 - Baylor (UFA)
DE Shawn Oakman, No. 2, 6'9 - 280 lbs., 4.88 40 - Baylor (1st) Dismissed from Penn State for violation of team rules. Suspend first game in 2015 for a violation of team rules.
DE Jamal Palmer, No. 92, 6'2 - 240 lbs., 4.78 40 - Baylor (UFA)
CB Terrell Burt, No. 13, 5'10 - 185 lbs., 4.52 40 - Baylor (7th)
Notre Dame vs. Clemson
Draft-eligible talent for Notre Dame is in abundance, and no doubt 49ers' scouts have their hands full in keeping track of all the quality talent the Fighting Irish possesses. One player I am absolutely excited about and believe is a potentially high target for the 49ers is junior OLB Jaylon Smith, No. 9. I see a lot of similarities to Jaylon Smith's game with Patrick Willis, which I know is a tall order, but Smith's speed, athleticism, and amazing sideline-to-sideline capabilities are truly impressive. Smith showcases great size, agility, explosion, and strength and would be a great fit next to NaVorro Bowman as an inside linebacker in the 49ers' 3-4 defensive scheme.
ILB Joe Schmidt, No. 38, is an undersized (6'0"), yet intelligent inside linebacker prospect with sound awareness, instincts, and a solid tackler. The former walk-on also displays a tremendous work ethic and inspiring leadership skills.
Two defensive line prospects to keep an eye on are DT Sheldon Day, No. 91 and DE Romeo Okwara, No. 45. Sheldon Day is a quick and powerful defensive tackle showcasing great balance and a quick first step. Although Day's lack of size and length will limit him to a 3-technique, his impressive penetration and quickness at the point of attack makes him a disruptive force in the backfield. Romeo Okwara is a great length and speed prospect coming off the edge. Okwara needs to show more consistency, but with another solid year under his belt, he should be a good rotational edge rusher at the next level.
Junior CB KeiVarae Russell, No. 6, is a solid press corner utilizing his great length and aggressiveness to shut down opponents. Along with his impressive ball skills, Russell displays a great combination of size (5'11"), speed, quickness, strength, and freaky athleticism. Russell brings a physicality at the corner position (great run defender) along with a football savvy allowing him to utilize all facets of his amazing athleticism.
One offensive player to keep an eye on is arguably the top offensive tackle prospect in this years' draft class in junior OT Ronnie Stanley, No. 78. Stanley, a technician, showcases tremendous combination of size, athleticism, length, quickness, speed, and strength. Using his long arms, lateral quickness, balance, solid technique, and a quick first step, Stanley easily mirrors defenders in pass pro, and shows physicality in the run game. He also shows durability starting every game the past two seasons.
C Nick Martin, No. 72, is the younger brother of outstanding Dallas Cowboy's Zack Martin. Nick is explosive at the point of attack, blocks with leverage, a road grader in the run game with a great punch at the point of attack and solid leg push driving defenders. Martin anchors well in pass protection and showcases impressive athleticism, smarts, patience, and quick feet in space. He has the versatility to play guard, but his natural position is at center.
Two Notre Dame wide receivers to keep an eye on are WR Will Fuller, No. 7, and WR Chris Brown, No. 2. Will Fuller, a junior, is a deep threat prospect that has a knack for taking the top off coverages. Fuller utilizes his impressive speed (runs fast in pads), agility, quickness, and solid route running skills to gain separation, where he explodes out of his breaks and bursts with acceleration making huge plays. One area of concern is Fuller's inconsistent hands, since he has a tendency to drop catchable passes. Chris Brown is reliable possession type receiver that is solid working underneath displaying good hands, nice balance, and solid ball skills. Brown also displays a great combination of size (6'2"), speed, quickness, fluidity, and athleticism. Moreover, Brown is stout and aggressive in run support.
Other Notre Dame draft-eligible prospects to keep an eye on are: FS Max Redfield, No. 10; and SS Elijah Shumate, No. 22.
Clemson has three draft-eligible prospect 49ers' scouts are likely targeting in WR Mike Williams and DE Shaq Lawson, No. 90. Mike Williams, apparently a popular wide receiver name, has a great combination of size (6'4"), length, deep speed, smoothness, and athleticism. The junior wide receiver is out for the year suffering from an small fracture in the neck after he rammed his head into the goal post on a touchdown catch during the season opener. Williams is extremely talented with great length, ball skills, and speed (he gets to top speed very fast) and is a knockout big play vertical threat with solid hands.
The junior defensive end, Shaq Lawson, displays impressive strength at the point of attack, great at setting the edge, and amazing burst, strength, fluidity, speed, and athleticism coming off the edge. Lawson played great against one of the top ranked tackles in Ronnie Stanley, beating him with power and speed. Lawson would fit in the 49ers' defensive scheme as a 3-4 outside linebacker, and with his continued rise in performance and production, look for him to be highly targeted by the 49ers, provided he declares. Draft stock moving up.
RB *Tarean Folston, No. 25, 5'9 - 214 lbs., 4.56 40 - Notre Dame (2017?) Out for the year with a torn ACL.
WR *Will Fuller, No. 7, 6'0 - 180 lbs., 4.51 40 - Norte Dame (4th)
WR Chris Brown, No. 2, 6'2 - 195 lbs., 4.48 40 - Notre Dame (5th)
WR Amir Carlisle, No. 3, 5'10 - 192 lbs., 4.43 40 - Notre Dame (UFA)
OT *Ronnie Stanley, No. 78, 6'6 - 315 lbs., 5.17 40 - Notre Dame (1st)
C Nick Martin, No. 72, 6'4 - 295 lbs., 5.26 40 - Notre Dame (3rd)
DT Sheldon Day, No. 91, 6'1 - 285 lbs., 4.94 40 - Notre Dame (2nd-3rd)
DE Romeo Okwara, No. 45, 6'4 - 260 lbs., 4.83 40 - Notre Dame (5th-6th)
DE Ishaq Williams, No. 11, 6'4 - 271 lbs., 4.76 40 - Notre Dame (6th-UFA) Out for the year, Academics. Williams lost eligibility appeal. He was suspended in 2014 as part of an academic fraud case. Williams was formally readmitted by Notre Dame, but Williams did not enroll in school, leading to the NCAA rejecting his eligibility appeal to play this year. Williams has returned to school and is on track to for his degree, but he isn't allowed to practice with the team this fall.
OLB *Jaylon Smith, No. 9, 6'3 - 235 lbs., 4.67 40 - Notre Dame (1st)
ILB Joe Schmidt, No. 38, 6'0 - 235 lbs., 4.84 40 - Notre Dame (6th-7th)
CB *KeiVarae Russell, No. 6, 5'11" - 190 lbs. 4.49 40 - Notre Dame (2nd) Cleared by NCAA and reinstated. Missed 2014 season due to academic investigation.
FS Avery Sebastian, No. 4, 5'10 - 195 lbs., 4.59 40 - Notre Dame (UFA) Transfer from California.
FS *Max Redfield, No. 10, 6'1 - 198 lbs., 4.52 40 - Norte Dame (3rd)
SS Elijah Shumate, No. 22, 6'0 - 213 lbs., 4.54 40 - Notre Dame (4th-5th)
WR *Mike Williams, No. 7, 6'3 - 210 lbs., 4.54 40 - Clemson (2nd) Out for the year with small neck fracture.
WR Charone Peake, No. 19, 6'2 - 205 lbs., 4.43 40 - Clemson (UFA)
TE Stanton Seckinger, No. 81, 6'5 - 242 lbs., 4.82 40 - Clemson (UFA)
OT Joe Gore, No. 73, 6'5 - 292 lbs., 5.06 40 - Clemson (UFA)
OG Eric Mac Lain, No. 78, 6'4 - 305 lbs., 5.09 40 - Clemson (UFA)
C Ryan Norton, No. 58, 6'3 - 286 lbs., 5.17 40 - Clemson (UFA)
DT D.J. Reader, No. 48, 6'2 - 325 lbs., 5.04 40 - Clemson (6th-7th) Left Clemson football for personal reasons. No words if he plans to return.
DE *Shaq Lawson, No. 90, 6'3 275 - 4.67 40 - Clemson (2nd)
Arizona vs. Stanford
Arizona had a scare early in the season when they nearly lost their stud star player for the season. The junior ILB Scooby Wright III, No. 33, went down in the season opener with an apparent knee injury. Luckily, Scooby escaped with only meniscus damage and showed resiliency by playing against UCLA in Week 4, albeit a bit rusty. Unfortunately, Scooby suffered a foot injury in the UCLA match-up and will be out several weeks, so health is definitely something to keep an eye on with him. Nevertheless, Scooby has amazing instincts and a tremendous nose for the ball. With his continuous high effort and good tackling skills, Scooby is always a huge factor in disrupting offenses utilizing his impressive strength and athleticism. The fundamentally sound linebacker is a good projection inside in the 49ers' 3-4 scheme. His gap penetration, awareness, burst, and spin moves off blockers are no doubt impressive and appears to have a similar game of that of the retired Chris Borland. Scooby may not be overly athletic as say Myles Jack, but he is a true football player with the instincts to be extremely reliable at the next level.
Arizona's junior WR Cayleb Jones, No. 1, is a big bodied wide receiver (6'3" - 215 lbs.) showcases a physicality and length that is a nightmare match-up for defenders. The long-armed athlete displays great strength, wins at the point of attack, fluidity, and impressive ball skills.
Other Arizona players to keep an eye on are: OT Lene Maiava, No. 77; DE Reggie Gilbert, No. 8; and SS William Parks, No. 11.
Stanford is known as a program that produces NFL ready type talent; therefore, 49ers' scouts likely have several players targeted. We start things off with Stanford QB Kevin Hogan, No. 8. Hogan displays the physical attributes of a NFL calibre quarterback (6'4" - 225 lbs.), but his lackluster arm with a funky delivery, sporadic accuracy, and inconsistency is a problem for the next level; however, he does come from a pro-style offense and has great instincts. Hogan also showed efficiency in his outing against Arizona, so this could be the start of Hogan becoming more consistent.
WR Devon Cajuste, No. 89, is another big-bodied receiver (6'4" - 229 lbs.) displaying decent speed, fair route running skills, great ball control, and strong hands. Cajuste will not blow people away with his speed, but utilizes his physicality, body control, and surprising quickness off his breaks to gain separation and win at the catch. He has inconsistent hands, but brings value as a solid blocker.
The Cardinal's OT Kyle Murphy, No. 78, showcases great size, (6'7" - 298 lbs.), quickness, flexibility, and length (long arms). The left tackle is solid in pass protection with quick movement, and displays power in the run game driving defenders with aggression. He also has experience playing right tackle (cue 49ers interest), which is his likely home in the NFL.
ILB Blake Martinez, No. 4, is not overly athletic, but has tremendous instincts and awareness, and has a knack for always being around the ball with his high-motor. Martinez looks like a 3-4 ILB who will bring value on special teams.
Another Stanford Cardinal to keep an eye on is OLB Kevin Anderson, No. 48. At 6'4" 245 pounds, Anderson brings an NFL caliber frame to go along with his impressive awareness, intelligence, and a non-stop motor. Anderson displays nice explosion, closing speed, and is a sound tackler.
QB Jerrard Randall, No. 8, 6'1 - 185 lbs., 4.64 40 - Arizona (UFA)
RB Jared Baker, No. 23, 5'8 - 192 lbs., 4.49 40 - Arizona (UFA)
WR *Cayleb Jones, No. 1, 6'3 - 215 lbs., 4.62 40 - Arizona (5th) Transfer from Texas.
OT Lene Maiava, No. 77, 6'5 - 301 lbs., 5.16 40 - Arizona (7th-UFA)
ILB *Scooby Wright III, No. 33, 6'0 - 246 lbs., 4.86 40 - Arizona (2nd)
DE Reggie Gilbert, No. 8, 6'3 - 262 lbs., 4.97 40 - Arizona (7th-UFA)
SS William Parks, No. 11, 6'0 - 195 lbs., 4.62 40 - Arizona (6th)
QB Kevin Hogan, No. 8, 6'4 - 225 lbs., 4.86 40 - Stanford (5th)
RB Remound Wright, No. 22, 5'9 - 204 lbs., 4.59 40 - Stanford (UFA)
WR Devon Cajuste, No. 89, 6'4 - 229 lbs., 4.60 40 - Stanford (4th)
OT Kyle Murphy, No. 78, 6'7 - 298 lbs., 5.19 40 - Stanford (3rd)
OG Joshua Garnett, No. 51, 6'5 - 325 lbs., 5.38 40 - Stanford (UFA)
DE Brennan Scarlett, No. 17, 6'4 - 265 lbs., 4.96 40 - Stanford (UFA) Grad transfer from California.
DE Luke Kaumatule, No. 99, 6'6 - 276 lbs., 5.06 40 - Stanford (UFA)
OLB Kevin Anderson, No. 48, 6'4 - 245 lbs., 4.84 40 - Stanford (7th)
ILB Blake Martinez, No. 4, 6'2 - 247 lbs., 4.79 40 - Stanford (3rd-4th)
SS Kodi Whitfield, No. 5, 6'2 - 204 lbs., 4.58 40 - Stanford (UFA)
LS Reed Miller, No. 67, 6'2 - 220 lbs., 5.14 40 - Stanford (UFA)
Pitt vs. Virginia Tech
Pitt has one draft-eligible prospect 49ers' scouts are likely targeting in the junior WR Tyler Boyd, No. 23. Boyd displays an excellent combination of size (6'2"), speed, and athleticism. A fluid route runner, Boyd showcases a complete game in all levels of the field, where he can excel in the underneath to intermediate game, as well as a vertical threat over the top. Moreover, Boyd brings value on special teams in the return game.
Not only did 49ers' scouts attend the Pitt vs. Virginia Tech match-up, but they also visited Virginia Tech during the week. There are several draft-eligible prospects the Niners are likely targeting, and one offensive player in particular is TE Ryan Malleck, No. 88. Malleck displays a great combination of size (6'4" - 252 lbs.), speed, and strength (squats 500 pounds). He is a reliable pass catching receiver with solid blocking skills.
DT Luther Maddy, No. 92, is a stout run stopper with nice quickness to his game. He has an impressive quick first step, lateral agility, violent and quick hands, and quick feet. His size (6'1") is concerning for the next level, but his burst and closing speed is very impressive.
One of my favorite 3-4 edge prospect to watch is OLB Dadi Lhomme Nicolas, No. 90. The former high school basketball player showcases tremendous length, size, speed, athleticism, fluidity, and explosion. Moreover, Dadi has an excellent first step, shows quickness and great bend with impressive change of direction skills. He flashed good hand technique to help stack and shed opponents, and shows great balance, body control, and lateral quickness to side-step and burst with closing speed. Has a natural ability in coverage (good fluidity) and looks solid in space and a tremendous ability to run down ball carriers.
My favorite cornerback in this years' class is CB Kendall Fuller, No. 11. Kendall, the youngest of the four NFL Fuller brothers (Vincent, Corey, and Kyle), in my opinion, is the best out of the bunch. The junior shut down corner showcases tremendous fluidity and quickness, has amazing instincts, and superb ball skills. I was a huge fan of his brother Kyle, and was pounding the table for the 49ers to draft him in the 2014 NFL Draft. Let's just say I will start body-slamming tables if the 49ers have an opportunity to draft him. If Fuller declares, he has the potential to be a #BaalkeDelight, since he is out for the season after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
Another Virginia Tech player to keep an eye on is DE Corey Marshall, No. 96.
RB *James Conner, No. 24, 6'2 - 240 lbs., 4.86 40 - Pitt (2017?) Out for the season with a torn MCL during the season opener.
WR *Tyler Boyd, No. 23, 6'2 - 200 lbs., 4.47 40 - Pitt (1st) Sentenced to 12 months of probation stemming from DUI on June 12, 2015. Suspended first game of 2015 season.
TE J.P. Holtz, No. 86, 6'3 - 250 lbs., 4.78 40 - Pitt (UFA)
C Artie Rowell, No. 57, 6'1 - 310 lbs., 5.32 40 - Pitt (UFA)
DT Darryl Render, No. 91, 6'2 - 300 lbs., 4.97 40 - Pitt (UFA)
CB Lafayette Pitts, No. 6, 5'10 - 195 lbs., 4.53 40 - Pittsburgh (UFA)
QB Michael Brewer, No. 12, 6'0 - 200 lbs., 4.82 40 - Virginia Tech (UFA) Grad transfer from Texas Tech.
RB J.C. Coleman, No. 4, 5'7 - 190 - lbs., 4.49 40 - Virginia Tech (UFA)
TE Ryan Malleck, No. 88, 6'4 - 252 lbs., 4.77 40 - Virginia Tech (5th)
DT Luther Maddy, No. 92, 6'1 - 293 lbs., 4.96 40 - Virginia Tech (5th-6th)
DE Corey Marshall, No. 96, 6'1 - 262 lbs., 4.65 40 - Virginia Tech (6th-7th)
OLB Dadi Lhomme Nicolas, No. 90, 6'3 - 236 lbs., 4.58 40 - Virginia Tech (2nd)
OLB Deon Clarke, No. 40, 6'1 - 218 lbs., 4.65 40 - Virginia Tech (UFA)
CB *Kendall Fuller, No. 11, 6'0 - 197 lbs., 4.48 40 - Virginia Tech (1st) Out for the year with a torn meniscus.
Maryland vs. Michigan
Along with the Maryland vs. Michigan match-up providing some nostalgia with Jim Harbaugh, 49ers' senior personnel executive, Tom Gamble, also attended the game. Maryland has three draft-eligible candidates 49ers' scouts are likely keeping an eye on. Junior CB William Likely, No. 4, although only 5'7", is an explosive fantastic athlete with video game-like agility, burst, and quickness. Likely displays amazing fluidity, light feet, impressive change of direction skills, great instincts, and solid ball skills. His size will limit him on the defensive side of the ball at the next level (slot corner); however, Likely will bring tremendous value on special teams in the return game, where he is one of the top return specialists in college football.
Another Maryland defensive back likely on 49ers' radar is CB Sean Davis, No. 21, a versatile corner (can also play safety) with a great combination of size (6'1"), speed, physicality, and athleticism. Likely considered a boundary corner at the next level, Davis also brings value as a very solid special teams player in coverage units.
With 49ers' Phil Dawson playing on the last year of his contract, and the Niners surprising 5th round 2015 draft selection of a punter in Bradley Pinion, it should not be surprising if the Niners go back-to-back years in drafting a special teams player. Maryland showcases one of the best kickers in college football in the Australian born K Brad Craddock, No. 15. Craddock, the 2014 Lou Groza Award Winner for the best kicker in the nation, came to Maryland as a punter, but quickly transitioned over to kicker with the continuous aid and coaching of former the Baltimore Raven's Pro Bowl kicker, Matt Stover. The former soccer, tennis, track, and Australian Rules football player has also shown versatility as a punter recently (initially what he was recruited as), where he has been utilized as a situational punter with his impressive pin-point accuracy on directional punts. No doubt, the 49ers crave the versatility the Aussie bestows.
Michigan has a few draft-eligible players to keep an eye on and three line backers of note are OLB James Ross III, No. 15; OLB Desmond Morgan, No. 48; and ILB Joe Bolden, No. 35. James Ross is a very strong explosive big hitter, with solid downhill speed and good instincts and awareness. He may lack the ideal height for the position (6'1"), but he plays with an aggressiveness physicality utilizing his stout strength to stack and shed opponents and his explosion and burst displaying nice closing speed finishing as a solid tackler. Desmond Morgan, also a bit undersized for the position (6'1"), displays sound instincts and awareness and always has a knack for being around the action. A very smart football player, Morgan bestows great speed, athleticism, and is a sound tackler. Morgan also brings value on special teams. Joe Bolden displays a great combination of size (6'3"), strength, speed, quickness, and instincts. Bolden bestow tremendous leadership and passion for the game that resonates with his teammates. He will likely be a back-up special teams contributor at the next level.
DE Mario Ojemudia, No. 53, displays a great combination of size (6'3"), speed, and athleticism, and started the year as an impressive rush linebacker. Unfortunately, Ojemudia suffered a season ending Achilles tendon injury and does not have anymore college eligibility; therefore, he is destined for the draft. The injury will impact his draft status.
Two other draft-eligible prospects to keep an eye on are: C Graham Glasgow, No. 61 and CB Wayne Lyons, No. 2.
RB Brandon Ross, No. 45, 5'10 - 205 lbs., 4.58 40 - Maryland (UFA)
OG Andrew Zeller, No. 66, 6'5 - 315 lbs., 5.31 40 - Maryland (UFA)
CB *William Likely, No. 4, 5'7 - 176 4.47 40 - Maryland (4th-5th)
CB Sean Davis, No. 21, 6'1 - 200 lbs., 4.53 40 - Maryland (6th-7th)
FS Anthony Nixon, No. 20, 6'0 - 205 lbs., 4.58 40 - Maryland (UFA)
K Brad Craddock, No. 15, 6'0 - 192 4.88 40 - Maryland (6th-7th)
QB Jake Rudock, No. 15, 6'3 - 210 lbs, 4.86 40 - Michigan (UFA) Transfer from Iowa.
C Graham Glasgow, No. 61, 6'6 - 303 lbs, 5.27 40 - Michigan (6th) Suspended March 2015 for violating alcohol-related probation.
DE Mario Ojemudia, No. 53, 6'3 - 252 lbs, 4.78 40 - Michigan (7th-UFA) Out for the year with Achilles tendon injury.
DT Ryan Glasgow, No. 96, 6'3 - 297 lbs, - Michigan (UFA)
OLB James Ross III, No. 15, 6'1 - 232 lbs, 4.67 40 Michigan (5th)
OLB Desmond Morgan, No. 48, 6'1 - 236 lbs, 4.76 40 - Michigan (6th)
ILB Joe Bolden, No. 35, 6'3 - 232 lbs, 4.82 40 - Michigan (7th)
CB Wayne Lyons, No. 2, 6'1 - 196 lbs, 4.56 40 - Michigan (6th) Grad transfer from Stanford.
FS Jarrod Wilson, No. 22, 6'2 - 210 lbs, 4.62 40 - Michigan (UFA)
Ohio State vs. Indiana
When you are watching the 2016 NFL Draft next April, prepare yourself, because you will be hearing the name Ohio State mentioned numerous times, since this team is insanely loaded with draft-eligible talent. 49ers' scouts were credentialed for this match-up, and one fan decided to jokingly share with me the 49ers' scout he believed attended. We start things off with Ohio State's starting quarterback, QB Cardale Jones, No. 12. Although the sampling size of games from Cardale "12 Gauge" Jones is still relatively small, what we have seen thus far has ranged from absolutely impressive, to mediocre. Nevertheless, the junior showcases an ideal physical mountain of a frame, strong arm easily capable of making every throw, fascinating mobility with power and quickness, and decent fundamentals to make good accurate throws over-the-top, but lacks the necessary touch when throwing underneath. It appears his physical traits are limitless with a very high upside, but he is still a very raw prospect with a lot of development ahead of him.
RB Ezekiel Elliott, No. 15, is an explosive and powerful runner showcasing great speed, vision, and impressive balance always leaning forward gaining positive yards. The junior is arguably the best running back prospect in this years' draft class, and displays a dynamic combination of size (6'0"), speed, and athleticism. If Elliott does not power through defenders, he is hurdling over them.
There are a few Ohio State pass catching draft-eligible prospects to keep an eye on. WR Michael Thomas, No. 3, a junior, showcases great combination of size (6'3" - 210 lbs.), speed, and athleticism. Thomas is the nephew of Keyshawn "Just Give Me the Damn Ball" Johnson, and although he may not have the speed of last years' deep threat, Devin Smith, he is a polished all around wide receiver that is dependable in the middle of the field displaying good route running, great ball skills, and a solid pass catcher with strong hands.
WR Braxton Miller, No. 5, the former Ohio State quarterback turned wide receiver impressed right out of the gate, displaying the same explosion and elusiveness he was known for as a quarterback, and added the soft hands and ball skills to the new position. He has a nice combination of size (6'1"), speed, and athleticism with the potential to be a consistent deep threat with more polishing to his game. Look for Miller to continue to improve upon his game and conditioning throughout the season.
TE Nick Vannett, No. 81, is a former high school basketball player who showcases the ideal combination of size (6'6"), strength, and sneaky speed to be a coveted all around tight end prospect. Vannett is a stout and physical player in the run game and shows great blocking skills (specifically exterior blocking) with a few de-cleaters to his resume. With his solid hands and route running, and natural ability as a reliable pass catcher, Vannett is a prime option in the middle of the field and as a red zone target. He also has solid durability with 40 games played over the past three seasons.
Two offensive lineman to keep an eye on are OT Taylor Decker, No. 68, and OG Pat Elflein, No. 65. Taylor Decker, another former high school basketball player, showcases an amazing combination of size (6'7 - 315 lbs.), length, strength, sneaky athleticism, agility, and physicality. With his solid fundamentals, strong hands, and a fierce punch, Decker impresses with superb toughness in the run game driving defenders away, and an impressive kick-slide maintaining balance and anchoring nicely in pass pro. Shows versatility to play both tackle positions, and durability playing in all 41 of Ohio State's games the past three seasons.
Pat Elflein, a junior, is one of the top offensive draft-eligible guards in this years' class, provided he declares. The former high school wrestler and track and field athlete is a physical and tough right guard who plays with a tenacious aggressiveness. Elflein showcases great power at the point of attack and quick feet that helps him do a great job in pass protection and while pulling. His size is not ideal at 6'3", but he does have versatility to be a utility interior lineman at the next level.
On the defensive side of the ball we have a couple of impressive defensive lineman of note in DE Joey Bosa, No. 97, and DT Adolphus Washington, No. 92. Bosa, a junior, could possibly be the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Bosa is a tremendously gifted athletic talent. He showcase a terrific combination of size (6'5"), strength, athleticism, natural ability, power, and quickness. A relentless motor, Bosa dominates in the run game with great fundamentals and pure power. Stack and sheds nicely and has tremendous awareness. Not necessarily a speed rusher off the edge, Bosa does utilize fantastic speed to power conversion to get in the backfield, along with quickness and flexibility to side-step opponents on his way to the quarterback. He also has a very impressive swim move. Bosa is an all around complete player, adept in all facets of the game whether rushing the passer, wreaking havoc in the backfield, or a stout run stopper. Extremely strong, Bosa has been reported to have benched 440 pounds and squat 500 pounds while in high school. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ In the 49ers' 3-4 scheme, I envision Bosa as a 5-technique.
Adolphus Washington is an explosive disrupter with great combination of size (6'4 - 290 lbs.), strength, and athleticism. He display nice quickness off the the snap, solid use of hands at the point of attack, and could potentially be seen as an ideal prospect as a 3-4 defensive end prospect the 49ers' employ.
A Buckeye outside linebacker to keep an eye on is OLB Darron Lee, No. 43. Lee, a redshirt sophomore, is an amazing and explosive athlete. The former high school quarterback, wide receiver, safety, and kick returner, has tremendous speed running sideline-to-sideline chasing down ball carriers, wreaks havoc in the backfield as a punishing blitzer, terrific instincts, and is solid in coverage with excellent range. Lee is an absolute playmaker that I believe is a better prospect than Ryan Shazier. I also believe he could do well as an inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.
Other Ohio State players to keep an eye on are: OLB Joshua Perry, No. 37 and SS Vonn Bell, No. 11.
Indiana has two draft-eligible prospects 49ers' scouts are likely targeting in QB Nate Sudfeld, No. 7, and OT Jason Spriggs, No. 78. Nate Sudfeld bestows an NFL calibre frame at 6'6" - 240 pounds with a good strong lively arm, quick release, sound mechanics, high character, pocket presence, and good accuracy. Although he is capable of making all NFL level throws, he is very inconsistent.
Jason Spriggs is a large prospect (6'7") with great length and amazing athleticism. The former tight end has been clocked with a 40 time of 4.82 seconds, a vertical of 37.5 inches, bench press of 455 pounds, and 33 reps at 225 pounds. Spriggs is technical sound and is extremely physical at the point of attack, although he needs to carry more force behind his punch and use better hand technique. He uses blocking angles well in the run game and has a good anchor with nimble feet in pass protection and looks impressive moving on the edge in space. His draft stock is rising.
QB *Cardale Jones, No. 12, 6'5 - 250 lbs., 4.76 40 - Ohio State (2nd)
RB *Ezekiel Elliott, No. 15, 6'0 - 225 lbs., 4.42 40 - Ohio State (1st)
WR *Michael Thomas, No. 3, 6'3 - 210 lbs., 4.54 40 - Ohio State (2nd)
WR Braxton Miller, No. 5, 6'1 - 215 lbs., 4.42 40 - Ohio State (5th) Position change from QB to WR.
WR Corey Smith, No. 84, 6'0 - 195 lbs., 4.52 40 - Ohio State (7th-UFA)
TE Nick Vannett, No. 81, 6'6 - 260 lbs., 4.76 40 - Ohio State (3rd)
OT Taylor Decker, No. 68, 6'7 - 315 lbs., 5.21 40 - Ohio State (1st)
OT Chase Farris, No. 57, 6'5 - 310 lbs., 5.04 40 - Ohio State (UFA)
OG *Pat Elflein, No. 65, 6'3 - 300 lbs., 5.28 40 - Ohio State (2nd)
C Jacoby Boren, No. 50, 6'1 - 285 lbs., 5.06 40 - Ohio State (UFA) Coming off 2014 leg injury.
DT Adolphus Washington, No. 92, 6'4 - 290 lbs., 4.96 40 - Ohio State (2nd)
DT Tommy Schutt, No. 90, 6'2 - 290 lbs., 5.09 40 - Ohio State (UFA)
DE *Joey Bosa, No. 97, 6'5 - 275 lbs., 4.82 40 - Ohio State (1st)
OLB **Darron Lee, No. 43, 6'1 - 235 lbs., 4.64 40 - Ohio State (1st) Former high school QB, WR, S, and KR.
OLB Joshua Perry, No. 37, 6'4 - 254 lbs., 4.67 40 - Ohio State (2nd-3rd)
SS *Vonn Bell, No. 11, 5'11 - 205 lbs., 4.52 40 - Ohio State (1st-2nd)
QB Nate Sudfeld, No. 7, 6'6 - 240 lbs., 4.96 40 - Indiana (4th) Shoulder injury (non-throwing) October 2014.
RB *Jordan Howard, No. 8, 6'1 - 225 lbs., 4.59 40 - Indiana(2017?) Transfer from UAB.
TE Michael Cooper, No. 85, 6'4 - 257 lbs., 4.92 40 - Indiana (UFA) Transfer from Arizona.
OT Jason Spriggs, No. 78, 6'7 - 305 lbs., 4.82 40 - Indiana (2nd) Coming back from scary neck injury on October 2014.
DE Nick Mangieri, No. 56, 6'5 - 270 lbs., 4.97 40 - Indiana (UFA)
OLB Zack Shaw, No. 33, 6'3 - 252 lbs., 4.92 40 - Indiana (UFA)
Washington State vs. Cal
49ers' scouts were one of several NFL scouts in attendance for the Washington State vs. Cal match-up. Washington State has one draft-eligible prospect 49ers' scout are likely targeting in WR Dom Williams, No. 80. At 6'2" - 204 pounds, Williams bestows an excellent combination of size, speed, and athleticism. A polished receiver, Williams displays quickness off the line of scrimmage with improved strength to battle through press coverage and excellent speed and acceleration to separate and length (long arms) to win contested balls with great balance and soft hands, although he needs to be more consistent with his hands (has a tendency to drop catchable balls). The former volleyball and basketball star is the new go-to receiver now that Vince Mayle (drafted by Cleveland Browns, now with the Dallas Cowboys) is out of the picture, so look for his draft stock to potentially rise throughout the season.
California has been receiving a lot of attention from numerous scouts this season, and the reason behind all the excitement is due to one of the most talked about players in college football, QB Jared Goff, No. 16. The junior quarterback displays very impressive skills on an ever increasing resume. Goff showcases ideal length, pin-point accuracy, sound mobility, good decision making, big-time arm (not super strong) with a quick motion and snappy high release, solid vision, and great field awareness. A technician operating in an up-tempo spread offense, Goff is an exciting player to watch take apart defenses at every level, where he can beat defenders with quick passes, mobility, driving a pass in a tight window, or gracefully loft one over-the-top with amazing touch. He shows poise in the pocket with impressive footwork and mechanics, always looking downfield and easily looks-off defenders. Shows toughness and grit absorbing a lot of hits. Operating exclusively from the shotgun, Goff will need to learn to operate under center at the next level. He also has a very lanky build and will need to gain muscle in order to avoid injuries in the NFL.
No doubt there will be a lot of buzz and excitement with Jared Goff this season, especially in the Bay Area. Even though he comes from a high producing system, he possesses transferable skills for the next level that could take him to elite status. His game is definitely transcending and although he has two years of eligibility left under his belt, another great season will make it hard for him to turn down the NFL. If he continues his impressive trajectory, Goff will likely be the first quarterback selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. A life-long 49ers' fan, Goff attended the final game at Candlestick and dons the No. 16 jersey in honor of his idol, Joe Montana.
WR Dom Williams, No. 80, 6'2 - 192 lbs., 4.53 40 - Washington State (7th)
OT Joe Dahl, No. 56, 6'4 - 303 lbs., 5.29 40 - Washington State (UFA) Transfer from Montana.
OG Gunnar Eklund, No. 63, 6'6 - 305 lbs., 5.37 40 - Washington State (UFA)
OLB Jeremiah Allison, No. 8, 6'1 - 224 lbs., 4.77 40 - Washington State (UFA)
QB *Jared Goff, No. 16, 6'4 - 215 lbs., 4.76 40 - California (1st)
RB Daniel Lasco II, No. 2, 6'0 - 210 lbs., 4.53 40 - California (UFA)
WR Bryce Treggs, No. 1, 5'11 - 185 lbs., 4.43 40 - California (UFA)
WR Stephen Anderson, No. 89, 6'2 - 220 lbs., 4.59 40 - California (UFA)
WR Maurice Harris, No. 3, 6'2 195 lbs., 4.62 40 - California (UFA)
WR Trevor Davis, No. 9, 6'2 - 180 lbs., 4.56 40 - California (UFA)
WR Darius Powe, No. 10, 6'2 - 220 lbs., 4.64 40 - California (UFA)
OT Brian Farley, No. 59, 6'6 - 286 lbs., 5.08 40 - California (UFA)
OG Jordan Rigsbee, No. 73, 6'4 - 305 lbs., 5.32 40 - California (UFA)
DT Mustafa Jalil, No. 90, 6'2 - 300 lbs., 5.18 40 - California (UFA)
DE Todd Barr, No. 41, 6'2 - 245 lbs., 4.84 40 - California (UFA)
DE Kyle Kragen, No. 13, 6'2 - 245 lbs., 4.87 40 - California (UFA)
ILB Jalen Jefferson, No. 7, 6'2 - 236 lbs., 4.77 40 - California (UFA)
CB Darius White, No. 6, 6'0 - 180 lbs., 4.51 40 - California (UFA)
SS Stefan McClure, No. 21, 5'10 - 200 lbs., 4.52 40 - California (UFA)