Seahawks could find an inside rusher early in second round
Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State. 6’3″, 281 pounds. Jones is the first of the players that I’d say is at another level. Two of the five draft reports see him as a late first-round pick. He had a much more consistent career than the others, just one reason why he’s a target for so many teams. As a senior he had 13 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks, pretty impressive for an interior lineman. At just 281 pounds, he’ll have to add some heft to compete as anything more than a situational player, though. If the Seahawks draft him, I picture a lot of 9,000 calorie days in his future.
SI: 26. DT: 25. TDN: 69. CBS: 42. TSN: 37. Average: 39.8.
Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame. 6’6″, 295 pounds. Tillery has popped up pretty high in a lot of draft projections, and for good reason. As a senior he had 10.5 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, forced three fumbles and even blocked two kicks. He isn’t seen as an early first-round pick because there’s been some question about both his motivation and temperament earlier in his career. People wonder about things like that when you step on opposing players as a sophomore. But he has seem to straightened that out in his last two years. As with most of these players, he’s relied on his power too much in college ball, and needs to work on technique. In the NFL, everyone is a physical specimen.
SI: 31. DT: 43. TDN: 31. CBS: 31. TSN: 27. Average: 32.6.