View Full Version : 2012 Defensive Line Prospects

05-16-2011, 06:19 PM
Who is everyone liking going into the 2012 season? There is a lot of love for guys like Jerel Worthy, Quinton Coples, Jared Crick and Marcus Forston. What other guys do you consider 1st round talents?

05-16-2011, 08:07 PM
Texas DT Kheeston Randall
Marshall DE Vinny Curry
UNC DE Donte Paige-Moss
Florida State DE Brandon Jenkins

05-16-2011, 09:07 PM
Not sure about all of this Marcus Forston talk, he needs to improve a lot more!

I would say others would be Devin Taylor, Mike Martin, Jacobbi McDaniel, Alameda Ta'amu and Eddie Brown Jr. as a long shot surprise players and Jaye Howard if he plays up to his potential. Nick Perry also if he plays up to his potential.

05-16-2011, 09:18 PM
Even though he is playing LB this year, really like Brandon Lindsey of Pitt.

05-16-2011, 09:22 PM
Marshall DE Vinny Curry

Even though he is playing LB this year, really like Brandon Lindsey of Pitt.

Definitely two of my very top 3-4 OLB prospects heading into 2012.

05-16-2011, 09:43 PM
On the topic of Fortson, he showed alot of a freshman but was inconsitent this past season. But he's a monster off-season this year. Has really dedicated himself in the weight room, lost 15lbs and is down to 290-295 and has looked great all spring. He really looks poised for a big 2011 season.

05-16-2011, 09:45 PM
I'm kind of surprised to see just as many 34 DE type guys as their are 43 UTs.

05-16-2011, 10:26 PM
I am starting to like Vinny Curry the more and more I see him. He had some of best games last year against big school, and if he can gain a little more weight he could be a top 20 pick.

Matthew Jones
05-17-2011, 01:31 AM
Some guys on my watch list:

DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan St.* (6'3", 305, 5.04)
DT Marcus Forston, Miami (FL)* (6'3", 305, 4.95)
DT Jared Crick, Nebraska (6'6", 285, 4.96)
DT Kheeston Randall, Texas (6'5", 295, 4.98)
DT Tydreke Powell, North Carolina (6'3", 310, 5.06)

DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina (6'6", 272, 4.82)
DE Donte Paige-Moss, North Carolina* (6'4", 242, 4.67)
DE Brandon Jenkins, Florida St.* (6'3", 245, 4.69)
DE Andre Branch, Clemson (6'5", 260, 4.76)
DE Vinny Curry, Marshall (6'4", 252, 4.68)

05-17-2011, 03:19 PM
A couple more:

Devon Still Penn State (3-4 DE)
Derek Wolfe Cincinnati (3-4 DE)
Brandon Thompson Clemons (3-4 NT)
Kerry Murphy Alabama (3-4 NT)
Josh Chapman Alabama (3-4 NT)

05-18-2011, 12:19 AM
bruce irvin (14 sacks, 2nd in nation) and julian miller (9sacks)

05-18-2011, 12:28 AM
Granted, the entire Cincy program was in upheaval last year. But if Armon Binns can fall to an undrafted free agent...I gotta assume Wolfe is capable of doing the same.

Texas Homer
05-18-2011, 01:23 AM
Texas DT Kheeston Randall

Legit size and pretty athletic.