CB Morris Claiborne (Scouting Report)
Claiborne shockingly doesn’t get a lot of media coverage as his counterpart Mathieu tends to steal the spotlight. Spotlight or no, Claiborne is certainly the best cover corner on his team, although he does struggle in press against super-quick receivers. Claiborne won’t make it out of the Top 10.
CB Tyrann Mathieu
Not draft-eligible in 2012, the “Honey Badger” will certainly be a Top 3 cornerback prospect for the 2013 NFL Draft. Physicality, coverage, and punt-return skills are all above-average. Size will be the only stumbling block to being a Top 12 pick.
SS Brandon Taylor
Taylor, much like his Alabama counterpart Mark Barron, is a great in-the-box safety that also makes plays in the passing game. Not overly fast, Taylor makes good reads and trusts his instincts.
WR Reuben Randle
Good size (6’4″, 210lbs) and deep speed make Randle an option inside the Top 100. If he can continue to develop other aspects of his game, he could be a real threat in the NFL.
WR Russell Shepard
Shepard is super-athletic and quite fast, but he is raw as a receiver. We see him as more of a developmental 3rd day guy after transitioning from the quarterback position.
DE Sam Montgomery
Montgomery has stated that he will return to school in 2012 despite having a great season. He will be a 1st-round pick in either the 2013 or 2014 NFL Draft.