1. DeShone Kizer 6'4 230 QB RS Sophomore
- Kizer could be the most fundamentally sound QB in this year's class. Knows when to bring the fastball and have touch on his passes. Very adaptable to any scheme and should take to hard coaching (Brian Kelly is notorious for being a hardline dictator). Underrated athleticism. Doesn't look to run at the first sign of trouble, looks to extend the play. Arm strength is not an issue as he's shown in several bad weather games that he can place the ball wherever he wants to despite the elements. Another QB that the Titans can bait a QB needy team to trade up for.
1. Curtis Samuel 5'11 196 ATH Junior
- Samuel split time between halfback and receiver for the Buckeyes in 2016. A speed demon that would have stole the show at the Combine with a blistering 4.31 40 had John Ross not run a 4.22 himself. A return ace as well. Lateral agility is a major plus as well. Best utilized as a "space" player instead of being squared into a specific position. In terms of fundamentals, he's developing them. A faster Ty Montgomery if you will.
2. Marshon Lattimore 6'0 193 CB RS Sophomore
- The crown jewel of this year's insanely loaded cornerback class. He pretty much led his position group in the measureable drills (40 and such) at the Combine. Athleticism is off the charts good along with football IQ being a plus. Fundamentally sound tackler. However, even with all of the accolades, he is a bit of an injury liability as multiple hamstring issues have occurred (which led to him starting only one year) and none more evident than the one he suffered at the Combine. If the medical passes, I'd take him at 5 and forget about it.
3. Malik Hooker 6'1 206 S RS Sophomore
- Hooker was one of the best safeties in the country even as an one year starter. Instincts are big plus. Posted seven picks in 2016. As excellent as he is in pass defense, he has some work to do in terms of run defense (i.e. tackling). Athleticism is eye popping. Mistakes are rare with this guy. How athletic is Hooker? He had several big time Division 1 basketball teams recruiting him before deciding to play football.
4. Raekwon McMillan 6'2 240 LB Senior
- The veteran leader of a youthful Buckeyes defense. Instincts are a major plus to his game. Athleticism is above average. He can play anywhere in the front seven should he be asked to do so. Could transition to outside linebacker at the next level. Doesn't get lost in the wash that often and comes up with the right play at the right time. Performed well at the Combine. The field general type of inside backer.
1. Isaac Asiata 6'3 325 OG RS Senior
- The Pac-12's best offensive lineman and has the hardware to show it. Asiata is a type of guy coaches let off the bus first. A mountain of a man at the position. Frame is ideal. Lateral agility is a big plus. Football IQ is above average. Comfortable in both pass and run blocking. A plug and play type of guy in any system but ideal for the Titans' ground and pound game. Cousin to Vikings RB Matt Asiata so the bloodlines are there. Looked really impressive putting up 35 bench press reps. 40 time wasn't as great (5.35) though.
2. Marcus Williams 6'1 202 S Senior
- Williams stood out at the Combine, leading the way in numerous drills, including the vertical jump (43") and 6.85 second 3 cone drill. A ball hawk safety with five picks in 2016 despite missing some time with injury. Ball skills are up there with the best as he was a former hoops and track star. Football IQ is a plus. He fits the Titans as a hard working smart (made Pac-12 all academic teams), tough guy, not to mention a former 3 star recruit (although 3 stars might be too high for J-Rob's tastes, HIYYOO). Stood out when I watched some more of Utah games.
1. Zay Jones 6'2 201 WR Senior
- Zay Jones had a pretty dominant showing in Mobile, making a ton of money for himself in the process with capping it off with an outstanding game. Athleticism is a plus. Excellent route runner. Hands are a plus. He had a ridiculous college career catching 409 (all time leader in that category) passes for over 4300 yards, including a mind blowing 168 reception senior season. Bloodlines are impressive as father Robert played for the 90s Dallas Cowboys, Jeff Blake was a former Bengals QB, cousin Cayleb Jones played for Texas and Arizona. Younger brother is a five star recruit that signed with USC this past recruiting cycle. He looked great in Indy.
1. Solomon Thomas 6'3 273 DE RS Sophomore
- Thomas is the Cardinal's best defensive player by far. Like most Stanford players, very fundamentally sound in all aspects of defense. Athleticism is above average. Doesn't get lost in the wash easily and is very instinctive as tackler. Is coming off a dominant performance in the Sun Bowl against North Carolina. Garnering top 10 hype right now. He had a solid outing in Indy.
San Diego State
1. Donnel Pumphrey 5'8 176 ATH Senior
- Pumphrey is an electric athlete that has been utilized all over the offense by the Aztecs but he is a running back by trade. Also can return kicks with his great athleticism. Obviously his true measurements was the biggest thing to watch. The all time leading rusher in NCAA history.