NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney puts the intriguing crop of linebackers in the 2015 NFL Draft under the microscope, with as many as six -- five OLBs and ILB Eric Kendricks of UCLA -- worthy of consideration in the first two rounds.
Scouts are wary of hailed improvements and once-in-a-lifetime performances at on-campus pro days, and you should be too. NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney breaks down how teams dissect pro day numbers.
Edge players Vic Beasley (4.53), Randy Gregory (4.57) and Dante Fowler (4.61) put the speed in speed rusher Sunday morning. Their competitors among off-line of scrimmage linebackers, however, struggled in the 40-yard dash.
Among the South team's standouts Wednesday were LSU's La'el Collins, Oklahoma's Daryl Williams and Georgia Tech's Shaq Mason -- and that was just along the offensive line. The defensive line was even better.
A rich class of offensive linemen could get even stronger if Notre Dame's talented redshirt sophomore decides to join in on the fun. Stanley's efforts weren't enough to get the Irish the win Saturday over Louisville, but he demonstrated the talent, toughness and technique that likely will ultimately earn him a first round selection.