With the 2012 NFL season finished, and the 2013 draft right around the corner, it’s time for us to see what college players have the talent to get the call to the big leagues.
Luke Joeckel- Texas A&M
The 6’6” 310 pound junior is a former four-start recruit out of high school. Joeckel has started every game of his collegiate career as an offensive tackle and last year led Texas A&M to have the second lowest total sacks in the country with only nine. He has the ability to swallow up even the best rushers looking to take down the quarterback.
Bjoern Werner- Florida State
This defensive end plays like a madman when it comes to making a play. Werner combines swiftness, concentration, and chaos into one star prospect. He has the ability to read plays while keeping his eyes up which can be difficult in a fast game. Werner still has some learning to do but considering how well he is doing now, we can expect big things from him in the near future.
Star Lotulelei- Utah
In the past two seasons, this defensive tackle has shown his strength, racking up 44 stops with nine tackles for losses. Lotulelei demands a double team due to his 6’4”, 320-pound frame. His great upper and lower body strength allow him to destroy any power running play.
Jarvis Jones- Georgia
With 85 tackles this past season, this outside line backer shows definite potential for the NFL. Jones had 14.5 sacks last season, showing that quarterbacks need to watch out for his speed and strength power combination. He is strong against the run and can cover easily. There is no doubt that Jones will be a top 15 round draft pick.
Damontre Moore- Texas A&M
There is no doubt that this pass rusher would be productive in the NFL. Moore gives defensive end a whole new meaning with his ability to burst, turn, and cover some very good tackles.
The 2013 NFL Draft starts Thursday, April 25. Keep an eye out for these players to see where they will begin the next chapter in their careers!