CoLLEGE Football Metrics

Fantasy Football Metrics

Brought to you by  - Total Football Advisors, LLC

Get the app

2016 DT Prospect Grades (FINAL)

Date:
April 24, 2016

Quick notes on the 2.0 list…

 -- Sheldon Rankins enters the draft our #1 ranked DT prospect, but my true love is dreaming about DeForest Buckner as a radical, game-changing DT in the NFL.

 -- We’re dropping our initial Justin Zimmer enthusiasm…and if you want to move him to UDFA status, feel free. We have reason to believe the Ferris State Pro Day numbers are…how you say…’not reliable’. Be a skeptic.

 -- I think most of our top 10 or so ranked DTs will be at minimum ‘useful’ in the NFL, and many of them have Pro Bowl abilities. Kenny Clark and Vernon Butler are going to be great draft day values.

 

The prospect we’re most likely wrong about: Jonathan Bullard, Florida

He’s an interesting ‘small’, speedy DT prospect, but he may be too small…and may wind up as a 3-4 scheme defensive end versus a successful, undersized defensive tackle.

 

The prospect below a 6.0 rating that could become a star: Maliek Collins, Nebraska

His measurables are close to something interesting, and his performance data in our system is close to interesting…he’s just shy in so many areas of our analysis – he might fly a little too much under our radar. He may deserve more top 5-6-7 labeling in this class. The group is so talented this year, and Collins may be one of the ‘next best’ after the top group.

View FULL table in a separate browser >>>

Quick notes on the 2.0 list…

 -- Sheldon Rankins enters the draft our #1 ranked DT prospect, but my true love is dreaming about DeForest Buckner as a radical, game-changing DT in the NFL.

 -- We’re dropping our initial Justin Zimmer enthusiasm…and if you want to move him to UDFA status, feel free. We have reason to believe the Ferris State Pro Day numbers are…how you say…’not reliable’. Be a skeptic.

 -- I think most of our top 10 or so ranked DTs will be at minimum ‘useful’ in the NFL, and many of them have Pro Bowl abilities. Kenny Clark and Vernon Butler are going to be great draft day values.

 

The prospect we’re most likely wrong about: Jonathan Bullard, Florida

He’s an interesting ‘small’, speedy DT prospect, but he may be too small…and may wind up as a 3-4 scheme defensive end versus a successful, undersized defensive tackle.

 

The prospect below a 6.0 rating that could become a star: Maliek Collins, Nebraska

His measurables are close to something interesting, and his performance data in our system is close to interesting…he’s just shy in so many areas of our analysis – he might fly a little too much under our radar. He may deserve more top 5-6-7 labeling in this class. The group is so talented this year, and Collins may be one of the ‘next best’ after the top group.

Tags:

About R.C. Fischer

R.C. Fischer is an NFL Draft analyst for College Football Metrics, and a football projections analyst and writer for Fantasy Football Metrics. 

Learn more about RC and the College Football Metrics system >>