Jason Neill, Defensive Tackle, UTSA
Neill had 8.5 sacks last season at UTSA in the Conference USA. He has a decent first step and is strong enough to overpower some linemen. He has good agility, although needs more speed if he is going to be a defensive end who can get to the quarterback quickly. He has the work ethic and intelligence to become a rotational player.
Neill has a good punch to him and is a workout warrior type guy. He has the power to take on just about any lineman and hold his ground. He will need to improve his hands and develop more moves, but he tackles well and is relentless in his pursuit. He has some issues with fluidity against faster tackles, but uses his agility to try to side step them.
Neill could stick around on the practice squad while he develops more moves and works on his hands. He needs to be more consistent in his techniques and not just bull rush every time he is asked to rush. He will stand tall and shed blocks in the run game and could be a wrecking ball in kickoff coverage.
Next: David Hedelin, OT, Purdue