FanPost

5 Technique Extravaganza!!!

Most of WCG seems to agree that Pace and Fox have done an outstanding job thus far in the offseason, but a huge hole on the roster remains at Defensive End. My hope is that this Fanpost will give some meaningful analysis on 5 Technique options in the draft and serve as a springboard for discussion going forward. Being that I've been a WCG lurker for years and haven't contributed anything -€” this is my attempt at giving back. Thank you to all who make this site a fantastic resource for Bear fans.

Below is a sample of 3-4 Defensive Ends along with some testing numbers (mostly Combine data from NFL.com or Pro Day numbers from sites that seem reputable). I've created a "category" to try and group the different DE's so as to assist when we start looking at 2016 prospects. Quick synopsis of the categories:

- Fangio 5T - > what Vic seems to prefer based on 49er days

- Undersized 5T - > Probably natural 3T in a 4-3 base

- Ideal 5T - > the proto type of 3-4 5 Techniques

- DT as a 5T - > based on size - a 4-3 DT may seem like a more natural fit for the player

- Heavy 5T - > Guys getting into the Nose Tackle realm based on weight

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

Jaye Howard

Chiefs

DT as 5T

6-3

301

33

9 7/8

24

4.82

27.5

8'10

7.32

4.47

Darnell Dockett

Cards

DT as 5T

6-3

297

26

5.03

31

8'9

Allen Bailey

Chiefs

DT as 5T

6-3

285

34

10 1/4

27

4.77

36.5

9'9

7.43

4.56

Ego Ferguson

Bears

DT as 5T

6-3

315

32 1/2

10 3/4

24

Ray McDonald

49ers

Fangio 5T

6-3

276

4.88

29

9'6

7.41

4.97

Justin Smith

49ers

Fangio 5T

6-4

285

Tank Carradine

49ers

Fangio 5T

6-4

276

34 3/4

10 1/4

28

4.75

CornWash***

Bears

Fangio 5T

6-4

285

34

9 1/2

36

4.55

39

10'8

Akiem Hicks

Bears

Heavy 5T

6-5

324

35 1/8

10 1/4

26

5.23

31.5

9

7.75

4.86

Haloti Ngata

Ravens

Heavy 5T

6-4

331

37

5.13

31.5

9'2

7.97

4.69

Chris Baker

Skins

Heavy 5T

6-2

325

24

5.12

35.5

8'10

7.56

4.51

DaQuan Jones

Titans

Heavy 5T

6-4

322

33 1/2

9 5/8

25

5.35

27.5

8'5

7.73

4.78

Mike Pennel

Packers

Heavy 5T

6-4

332

33 3/8

9 7/8

23

5.23

28.5

8'6

7.94

4.84

Mo Wilkerson

Jets

Heavy 5T

6-4

315

35 1/4

10

27

4.96

26

8'8

7.31

4.59

Malik Jackson

Jags

Ideal 5T

6-5

293

33 3/4

9

25

4.91

28

8'9

7.38

4.41

JJ Watt

Texans

Ideal 5T

6-5

290

34

11 1/8

34

4.84

37

10

6.88

4.21

Leonard Williams

Jets

Ideal 5T

6-5

302

34 5/8

10 5/8

4.97

29.5

8'9

Stephon Tuitt

Steelers

Ideal 5T

6-5

304

34 3/4

10

31

Jarvis Jenkins

Jets

Ideal 5T

6-4

300

33 1/4

9 1/2

17

5.08

26.5

8'2

7.42

4.83

Cam Heyward

Steelers

Ideal 5T

6-5

294

34 1/4

10 1/8

4.95

30

Derek Wolfe

Broncos

Ideal 5T

6-5

295

33 1/4

10 3/4

33

5.01

33.5

9

7.26

4.44

Fletcher Cox

Eagles

Ideal 5T

6-4

300

34 1/2

10 3/8

30

4.79

26

8'7

7.07

4.53

Mitch Unrein

Bears

Ideal 5T

6-4

306

Calais Campbell

Cards

Length 5T

6-8

290

16

5.04

29.5

9'3

7.45

4.69

Henry Anderson

Colts

Length 5T

6-6

294

33 1/2

9 3/4

23

5.03

30

9'3

7.2

4.19

Desmond Bryant

Browns

Length 5T

6-6

310

Richard Seymour

Patriots

Length 5T

6-6

317

Arik Armstead

49ers

Length 5T

6-7

292

33

10 1/2

24

5.1

34

9'9

7.57

4.53

SheldonRichardson

Jets

Undersized 5T

6-2

294

34 1/2

10 1/2

30

5.02

32

9'8

Jurrell Casey

Titans

Undersized 5T

6-1

300

32

8 7/8

26

5.06

27.5

8'5

7.51

4.78

Timmy Jernigan

Ravens

Undersized 5T

6-2

299

31 5/8

9 5/8

27

5.06

29.5

8'8

4.83

Mike Daniels

Packers

Undersized 5T

6-0

291

32 1/2

9 5/8

Corey Liuget

Bolts

Undersized 5T

6-2

298

33 1/4

9 1/2

27

4.99

27.5

8'6

7.48

4.68

Will Sutton

Bears

Undersized 5T

6-0

303

31 1/4

10

24

5.36

28.5

8'3

7.93

4.82

***CornWash testing numbers was at 265 lbs (in '15 - he was 285 lbs)

Two things that stood out to me with this sample:

1) The lack of diversity of Vic Fangio's preferred 5 Technique compared to what most would consider "ideal".

o The pick of Tank Carradine in 2013 gives us some indication that Smith and McDonald's size wasn't just a circumstance of Fangio inheriting them on the roster. Also, it is reasonable to presume that Fangio was heavily involved in asking CornWash to bulk up to 285lbs (Sun Times - Jahns) last year to play 5T.

2) There are some dynamic 5 Tech DE's that some would (myself included) consider as "Undersized".

o Arguments could be made that Jurrell Casey, Sheldon Richardson and Mike Daniels are in the top 10 of 3-4 DE's in the game right now. In fact...Bleacher Report has 2 of these 3 in the top 5 of 2015 (BR - M Miller - yeah, I know, it's BR...sorry Ken/MDC).

The good news, as most Draft followers have noted, is that the Defensive line class is extremely deep. But really how deep is it and what type of 5T's will be available? Below is my attempt at trying to put out some possibilities for the Bears this week.

Options at #11

1) DeForest Buckner -€” Not much needs to be said about Buckner. If he falls to #11, it will be a true gift. Having known nothing about him when the draft process began, I wrongly assumed he was Arik Armstead 2.0 (who I really didn't like last year). Having since watched multiple films of him -€” he quickly became one of my top choices at #11. If you aren't convinced by watching his film -€” two great reviews by SB Nation writers Stephen White and Kyle Posey (DeFo - Posey; DeFo - White). Below are some comps:

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

DeForest Buckner

Oregon

Length 5T

6-7

291

34 3/8

11 3/4

21

5.05

32

9'8

7.51

4.47

Calais Campbell

Cards

Length 5T

6-8

290

16

5.04

29.5

9'3

7.45

4.69

Henry Anderson

Colts

Length 5T

6-6

294

33 1/2

9 3/4

23

5.03

30

9'3

7.2

4.19

Arik Armstead

49ers

Length 5T

6-7

292

33

10 1/2

24

5.1

34

9'9

7.57

4.53

2) Chris Jones -€”Lance Zierlein (NFL.com) tweeted out a GIF on February 1st that alluded to Jones potential and since that tweet I've become a HUGE fan of Jones (C Jone - Zierlein). I've watched all the film I could find of him and he is my favorite choice at #11 (if Buckner is gone). Many people will say he would be a great pick in the 2nd; clearly I don't disagree.

Problem is...I just don't think there is any chance he will last until the Bears 2nd pick. For Jones to make it to the Bears at #41 -€” he'll have to make it past 3-4 fronts: Titan -€” 15, Colts -€” 18, Bills -€” 19, Jets -€” 20, Redskins -€” 21, Texans -€” 22, Steelers -€” 25, Packers -€” 27, Chiefs -€” 28, Cards -€” 29, Broncos -€” 31, Browns -€” 32, Titans -€” 33, Chargers -€” 35, Ravens -€” 36, 49ers -€” 37). Count em....that's 16 picks. Obviously, not every team is in the market for a DE. But he is the closest thing to an ideal 5T as they come (not to mention -€” some teams may see him as a DT in a 4-3).

If you are unsure of taking Jones at #11 -€” watch the film (btw -€” if anyone can find the whole Mizzou vs Miss St game -€” please provide link in the comments). Here are a few more people's opinion (Jones - PFF Renner; C Jones - Posey SB Nation).

Lastly, I included some comps. Being that the categories I made up are totally arbitrary -€” I compared Jones against multiple categories of 5T's. FWIW, his spider graph from MockDraftable has his two most similar comps of Leonard Williams and Mo Wilkerson (Jones - Spider Graph). If anyone has the potential to become the "next" Mo Wilkerson or Richard Seymour -€” I think it is Jones. Saddle up WCG...get on the Jones hype train!!

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

Chris Jones

Miss St

Length 5T

6-6

310

34 1/2

10 3/4

26

5.03

29.5

8'10

7.44

4.62

Mo Wilkerson

Jets

Heavy 5T

6-4

315

35 1/4

10

27

4.96

26

8'8

7.31

4.59

Leonard Williams

Jets

Ideal 5T

6-5

302

34 5/8

10 5/8

4.97

29.5

8'9

Fletcher Cox

Eagles

Ideal 5T

6-4

300

34 1/2

10 3/8

30

4.79

26

8'7

7.07

4.53

Richard Seymour

Patriots

Length 5T

6-6

317

3) Sheldon Rankins -€” Prior to doing this analysis, I would have never thought that Rankins could be a possibility at #11 as I viewed him strictly as a penetrating 3T. It was good to see Kiper mock him to the Bears at #11 (WCG - Wiltfong Jr) to see the collective reaction of WCG. A few samples in the comment section:

o LostInSTL -€”" I really like the intangibles Rankins brings. He's a bit short, but at 300lbs. He can play on the line in a 3-4. He looked unstoppable in the Sr. Bowl. I bet he's one of those transcendent players who makes a genuine impact as a Bear's D-line guy."

o Dave Wannstash -€”"Puke. Rankins would be an incredible pick a year from now, when we have prototype height-weight-power guys at every position and are looking to add ballers who can rotate in and out and make plays. But we can't put a 6' guy out on the end on run downs and expect him to hold up."

o Powertool -€” "Rankins' tape is not enticing. I consistently hear he did well in the one-on-ones in Senior Bowl practices. I have little interest in that. Show me the play-maker in his game tape. It just isn't there. Every single snap he is the last player to react. The only game he played very well in was FSU. I'm completely flummoxed over his hype in a deep DL class.

How do I view Rankins?

I agree with LostInSTL...I see the potential for a transcendent player who has the ability to make an immediate impact regardless of his stature and scheme fit.

Another WCG user, Cardinal Strong, pointed out that Rankins adapted well to the 3-4 system at Louisville and was often the subject of double teams. Having watched film of Rankins, I can see Powertool's frustration with Rankins seemingly slow reaction time. However, let's remember that 3-4 End's have 2 gap responsibilities. They are required to Stack and Shed (more reactionary) rather than disrupt with penetration. At his best, I believe Rankins can do both and do both really well.

Here are some solid Scouting Reports on Rankins: (Falcoholic - McDonald; Buffalo Rumblings - Lavoie; SB Nation - Stephen White; Steelers Depot - Carney; SI - Farrarr)

I believe the conversation around potential 5T's should be regarding what they bring to the table as Pass Rushers. I've read far too often this off season about the Bama DT's (Reed and Robinson) and the sentiment of "once they develop into pass rushers". Rankins already is a pass rusher (14 sacks over last 2 years). He has proven to be a playmaker at the 5T in a 3-4 and his explosiveness projects nicely as an interior rusher in any front (filthy spin vs Glaskow (SR Bowl)).

Most importantly, I believe Rankins is a good football player. While I agree he is probably best suited at 3T in a 4-3, I'd still be very excited to see him in a Bears uniform.

If you are still hung up about his size as a 5T -€” take a look at some comps below.

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

Mike Daniels

Packers

Undersized 5T

6-0

291

32 1/2

9 5/8

Sheldon Rankins

Louisville

Undersized 5T

6-1

299

33 3/8

9 3/8

28

5.03

34.5

9'10

7.44

4.59

Jurrell Casey

Titans

Undersized 5T

6-1

300

32

8 7/8

26

5.06

27.5

8'5

7.51

4.78

SheldonRichardson

Jets

Undersized 5T

6-2

294

34 1/2

10 1/2

30

5.02

32

9'8

Timmy Jernigan

Ravens

Undersized 5T

6-2

299

31 5/8

9 5/8

27

5.06

29.5

8'8

4.83

Corey Liuget

Chargers

Undersized 5T

6-2

298

33 1/4

9 1/2

27

4.99

27.5

8'6

7.48

4.68

4) A'Shawn Robinson -€” Once a popular choice in many of the mocks early on in the Draft process, the hype surrounding Robinson has seemed to fade. After watching a few films of Robinson, I could see where many folks would get excited about the pick. He is powerful, stout and looks surprisingly athletic at times (PAT Block vs LSU (SB Nation).

Most analysts agree that he is already stellar against the run, but the burning question is if he can develop into a top pass rusher. Sound familiar to anyone regarding recent Bear draft picks? Looking at his measurable and his film more, I came away thinking the Bears have a very similar player on the roster already. Take a look at the comps below:

Name

AGE at Draft

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

A'Shawn Robinson

21

6-4

307

34 1/2

10 1/2

22

5.20

26

8'10

7.80

4.74

BEARS Player

21

6-4

336

33 1/8

10 1/8

19

5.27

26

7.62

4.87

Congratulations to those that guessed Eddie Goldman as the "Bears Player". And congrats to those of you still reading.

After the Bears took Goldman in the 2nd last year, Mike Mayock's comment was "I think he's stout at the point of attack. The question is, can he play in sub packages or is he just a two down run stuffer? (NFL.com)". I'm guessing you could copy and paste that as the pick analysis for Robinson this year.

I'm a big fan of Goldman and I think most will agree that he was a steal for the Bears last year. I believe Robinson could be a solid pick at #11, but I'm not sure that Robinson will become the next Justin Smith or the next Mo Wilkerson. Perhaps he could be the younger (by 15 mos) and lighter (29 lbs) version of Eddie Goldman manning the 5T for years to come.

5) Jarran Reed -€” Reed seems to be picking up steam as draft day approaches and some may see him coming off the Board before his teammate Robinson. Is he a realistic possibility at #11? Some (NFL Trade Rumors..yeah....big grain of salt) are saying is not only realistic but the Bears are giving serious consideration.

I haven't watched any film focusing on Reed specifically. Zierlein in his scouting report says that Reed only played in 55% of the total Defensive snaps in 2015 (Reed - Zierlein) which again raises the concern of pass rushing upside. Interestingly, Zeirlein gives him the comp of Eddie Goldman.

This article from Sports Illustrated has some good GIFs and gives you a little bit of Reed's personality (Inside Film Room - Benoit). I wouldn't throw my pencil if the Bears took him at #11 as they would be getting an almost guaranteed 2 down stud. However, let's hope that Reed takes an Eddie Goldman like slide and the Bears have a chance at nabbing him at #41.

Below are some comps.

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

Jarran Reed

Bama

DT as 5T

6-3

307

33 3/8

10 1/2

5.21

31

8'8

7.77

4.75

A'Shawn Robinson

Bama

Ideal 5T

6-4

307

34 1/2

10 1/2

22

5.20

26

8'10

7.8

4.74

Jaye Howard

Chiefs

DT as 5T

6-3

301

33

9 7/8

24

4.82

27.5

8'10

7.32

4.47

Ego Ferguson

Bears

DT as 5T

6-3

315

32 1/2

10 3/4

24

Eddie Goldman

21

NT

6-4

336

33 1/8

10 1/8

19

5.27

26

7.62

4.87

Jarvis Jenkins

Jets

Ideal 5T

6-4

300

33 1/4

9 1/2

17

5.08

26.5

8'2

7.42

4.83

Fletcher Cox

Eagles

Ideal 5T

6-4

300

34 1/2

10 3/8

30

4.79

26

8'7

7.07

4.53

Day Two Options

1) Vernon Butler -€” Many people I read seem to be in love with Butler and often throw out the comp of Mo Wilkerson. I do agree that he is an exciting prospect and would be worth a hard look at #41. He is a large man who does have some exciting traits. However, after watching against Arkansas St, Rice and Kansas State, I expected to see more disruption and domination. The Mile High Report seems to think he is a plug and play starter who can step in for the departing Malik Jacskon (Butler - Payne (SB). So who is Vernon Butler? Malik Jackson? Mo Wilkerson (Scouting Report - Zierlein)?

How about Akiem Hicks? Caveat -€” I've only watched one film of Akiem Hicks (Pats vs Texans) so I can't say that Hicks and Butler have similar games. Only looking at measurables:

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

Vernon Butler

La Tech

Heavy 5T

6-4

323

35 1/8

10 3/4

26

5.33

29.5

8'8

7.82

4.76

Akiem Hicks

Bears

Heavy 5T

6-5

324

35 1/8

10 1/4

26

5.23

31.5

9

7.75

4.86

Haloti Ngata

Ravens

Heavy 5T

6-4

331

37

5.13

31.5

9'2

7.97

4.69

DaQuan Jones

Titans

Heavy 5T

6-4

322

33 1/2

9 5/8

25

5.35

27.5

8'5

7.73

4.78

Mike Pennel

Pack

Heavy 5T

6-4

332

33 3/8

9 7/8

23

5.23

28.5

8'6

7.94

4.84

Mo Wilkerson

Jets

Heavy 5T

6-4

315

35 1/4

10

27

4.96

26

8'8

7.31

4.59

I didn't throw the Malik Jackson measurables in the above chart because he doesn't have anywhere near the same body type as Butler. And you can see from the combine numbers -€” Wilkerson is way more explosive than Butler on paper. Does that mean Butler won't become a dominate 5T like Wilkerson? Of course not. I'd just pump the brakes on the Wilkerson comp. Seems to me that his body and measurable are more along the lines of Hicks and Ngata (as a 5T for Ravens)...which isn't a knock.

2) Jihad Ward -€” Ward made some serious waves at the Senior Bowl. Twitter was flooded with Ward mentions. Samples below:

Jeff Risdon - Ward continues to impress. Uses his hands and length very well to stay clean or shed (Ward - Risdon)

Rob Rang - Ward had scouts buzzing. Was disruptive all day long. Athletic and strong at 6-5 296 (Ward - Rang)

Matt Bowen -€” Ward has power & athleticism on the edge. He can get home to the QB (Ward - Bowen)

I have not watched any film of Ward so can't offer any opinion on him. We do know that he was invited to Chicago for the draft so he must be viewed as a 1st-3rd round type guy. MDC and Ken linked to great article regarding Ward done by Robert Mays (Ward - Mays). What do his comps look like? See below (used Pro Day Bench and Vert):

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

Jihad Ward

Illinois

Ideal 5T

6-5

297

33 7/8

9 3/8

22

5.11

28

9'3

7.38

4.63

Malik Jackson

Jags

Ideal 5T

6-5

293

33 3/4

9

25

4.91

28

8'9

7.38

4.41

JJ Watt

Texans

Ideal 5T

6-5

290

34

11 1/8

34

4.84

37

10

6.88

4.21

Leonard Williams

Jets

Ideal 5T

6-5

302

34 5/8

10 5/8

4.97

29.5

8'9

Stephon Tuitt

Steelers

Ideal 5T

6-5

304

34 3/4

10

31

Perhaps a poor man's Malik Jackson? Was his strong showing from the Senior Bowl a result of taking to Hot Rod Marinelli's coaching wizardry? If anyone has watched a lot of film of Ward -€” feel free to sound off in the comments.

Seems to me that Ward has a lot of upside -€” could be a boom or bust pick at #41. After reading the MMQB article linked above -€” I really like the kid's character and fortitude. I trust the Bears coaches to bring out the best in whomever is selected....I'd love to see Ward selected at #41.

3) Jonathan Bullard -€” If you follow Field Gulls or some of the other informed Seahawk fans (there are some great follows), I've seen many clamoring at the prospect of drafting Bullard. To that point, the following is a great write up that encapsulates the love for Bullard (Bullard - Field Gulls).

Ian Wharton at Bleacher Report had a pretty good write up regarding Bullard back in January that made the Michael Bennet comparisons (No slides! - Wharton). Prior to having read the article, Bullard wasn't on my radar.

So if he could be the next "Michael Bennet" -€” why would the Bears consider him a possible 5 Technique? If I hadn't looked at prior Vic Fangio 5 Techs...I would have thought Bullard wasn't an option. Comps below:

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

Jonathan Bullard

Gators

Fangio 5T

6-3

285

33 5/8

10

23

4.93

32

9'8

7.31

4.56

Ray McDonald

49ers

Fangio 5T

6-3

276

4.88

29

9'6

7.41

4.97

Justin Smith

49ers

Fangio 5T

6-4

285

Tank Carradine

49ers

Fangio 5T

6-4

276

34 3/4

10 1/4

28

4.75

4) Kenny Clark, Willie Henry, Austin Johnson, Hassan Ridgeway, Adolphus Washington & Robert Nkemdiche -€” It seems with these 6 prospects we enter the next Tier of possible 5 Techniques that should go anywhere from the 2nd to 3rd Round. Obviously, Nkemdiche is a wild card who could go in Round One based on talent and upside.

All of these prospects have roughly the same measurements and might project better as 4-3 DT's. I haven't watched much film on any of them (only a few on Clark and Henry), but I get the sense from Draft Twitter that there is definitely some things to like about each prospect. Below are their measurements:

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

Willie Henry

Michigan

DT as 5T

6-3

303

33 3/8

10 7/8

28

5

30.5

9'2

7.57

4.53

Kenny Clark

UCLA

DT as 5T

6-3

314

32 1/8

10 1/2

29

5.06

28.5

8'6

-

4.62

Adolphus Washington

Ohio St

DT as 5T

6-3

301

34 1/2

9 7/8

21

5.17

27

8'3

8.06

4.79

Hassan Ridgeway

Texas

DT as 5T

6-3

303

33

9 3/8

24

5.02

32

9'5

8.28

4.82

Robert Nkemdiche

Ole Miss

DT as 5T

6-3

294

33 7/8

10 3/4

28

4.87

35

9'8

-

-

Austin Johnson

Penn St

DT as 5T

6-4

314

32 3/4

9 7/8

25

5.32

26

8'3

7.84

4.75

Jaye Howard

Chiefs

DT as 5T

6-3

301

33

9 7/8

24

4.82

27.5

8'10

7.32

4.47

Darnell Dockett

49ers

DT as 5T

6-3

297

26

5.03

31

8'9

Allen Bailey

Chiefs

DT as 5T

6-3

285

34

10 1/4

27

4.77

36.5

9'9

7.43

4.56

Day 3 Options -€” Length 5T Options

1) Carl Nassib, Bronson Kaufusi, Dean Lowry, Ufomba Kamalu - Nassib and Kaufusi may get there name called on Day 2, while Lowry and Kamalu are more likely to go late on Day 3.

Most people know Nassib's story and his great Senior year production, Kaufusi is a coach's son who is seemingly climbing the draft boards late in the process, Lowry should be higher than he is rated, and Kamalu is an unknown to me.

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

Ufomba Kamalu

Miami

Length 5T

6-5

295

35

10

26

5.01

25

8'10

7.32

4.58

Bronson Kaufusi

BYU

Length 5T

6-6

285

34 1/2

9 3/4

25

4.87

30

9'3

7.03

4.25

Dean Lowry

NW

Length 5T

6-6

296

31

9 3/8

30

4.87

32.5

9'6

7.26

4.38

Carl Nassib

Penn St

Length 5T

6-7

277

34 1/2

10 3/8

21

4.84

28.5

9'6

7.27

4.37

Henry Anderson

Colts

Length 5T

6-6

294

33 1/2

9 3/4

23

5.03

30

9'3

7.2

4.19

Arik Armstead

49ers

Length 5T

6-7

292

33

10 1/2

24

5.1

34

9'9

7.57

4.53

Other Day 3 Options

1) Matthew Ioannidis, Quinton Jefferson and Darius Latham -€” Of the three listed, I'm a big fan of Ioannidis out of Temple. His film against Notre Dame and Houston were fun to watch as he wins with power, violent hands and effort. Only reason I chose to watch a few films was because I saw Ben Fennell throw out a reference to Justin Smith in this tweet regarding Ioannidis. Also, Ioannidis seemed to do real well during Sr Bowl practices. Few samples:

Matt Bowen -€” Ioannidis had a strong day. Disruptive. Gets off the ball. Power at point of attack (Bowen tweet)

Jon Ledyard -€” Ioannidis had a DAY. Not sure what to make of it. Way more explosive than I saw on tape (Ledyard);

Regarding the other two prospects -€” it seems some really like Darius Latham as a sleeper. This article (The Comeback.com - Underrated Prospects) rates him as one of the most underrated prospects in the entire draft. The author even throws out a comparison to Chris Jones.

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

Matthew Ioannidis

Temple

DT as 5T

6-3

299

32 3/8

10 1/8

32

5.03

28

9

7.78

4.71

Quinton Jefferson

Maryland

Ideal 5T

6-4

291

33 3/8

8 7/8

24

4.95

29

-

7.95

4.37

Darius Latham

Indiana

Ideal 5T

6-4

311

34 3/4

10

5.32

29

8'4

7.76

4.63

Vic Fangio Wild Card 5T's

Being this fanpost is waaayyy longer than I intended -€” I'll just post the below for consideration for some prospects that could match what Vic did in San Fran. I'm not saying this is how the Bears would see these prospects...just some food for thought.

Name

Team

Category

HT

WT

Arms

Hands

Bench

40

Vertical

Broad

3 Cone

20 Yard Shuttle

Shaq Lawson

Clemson

Fangio 5T

6-3

269

32 3/4

10

4.7

33

10

7.16

4.21

Matt Judon

GValley

Fangio 5T

6-3

275

33 7/8

9 1/2

30

4.73

35

9'1

7.67

4.52

Charles Tapper

Okla

Fangio 5T

6-3

271

34 3/8

11 1/2

23

4.59

34

9'11

-

-

Ogbah, Emmanuel

Ok St

Fangio 5T

6-4

273

35 1/2

10

20

4.63

35.5

10'1

7.26

4.5

CornWash

Bears

Fangio 5T

6-4

265

34

9 1/2

36

4.55

39

10'8

Ray McDonald

49ers

Fangio 5T

6-3

276

4.88

29

9'6

7.41

4.97

Justin Smith

49ers

Fangio 5T

6-4

285

Tank Carradine

49ers

Fangio 5T

6-4

276

34 3/4

10 1/4

28

4.75

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