Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (OH)
A former point guard for the Redhawks, Rollins made the most of his one year playing football by reeling in seven interceptions and MAC Defensive Player of the Year. NFL scouts should be enamored with the ball skills and recovery speed of the 6-1, 203-pound defensive back. Rollins needs to refine his technique, but he might be a first-round talent — and pick — if he shows what he’s capable of at the combine.
Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.)
Dorsett is a solid pick to record one of the fastest 40-yard dashes at the combine. His ability to be an NFL vertical threat should be evident as soon as he sets foot in Indianapolis. Given this elite trait, Dorsett should settle in as a second-day pick.
Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
There’s no questioning Harold’s burst as a pass rusher. Coming off the edge, Harold is an impressive prospect in pursuit, which he should be able to show at the combine. He lacks a diverse set of moves and is too easily neutralized by linemen who can get a hand on him, but his skill set works for the combine.
Brandon Bridge, QB, South Alabama
When looking for a developmental quarterback, why not go big? Measuring in at 6-5, 235 pounds with upper-echelon arm strength, Bridge might be a tantalizing option for a team with patience. His mechanics will need to be overhauled, but he won’t be a costly investment.
Bryan Bennett, QB, Southeastern Louisiana
Bennett made a quick impact at the FCS level after transferring from Oregon in 2013. The dual-threat signal caller still relies on his legs too much and his arm strength won’t turn any heads. But in a class lacking quarterback depth, Bennett is a late-round possibility if he impresses the right team.
Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary
McBride’s impressive performance in the Shrine Bowl earned him a few closer looks, and it’s easy to see what many like about him. The 6-2, 205-pound target would be an asset to any quarterback with his ability to win jump balls. If McBride shows above-average speed and quickness at the combine, he could shoot up draft boards.
Jean Sifrin, TE, UMass
At 27 years old, Sifrin might seem like a tough sell as a player worth developing. But despite his limited football experience, Sifrin has the frame, speed and hands to be a significant threat. He should rise in a tight end class lacking both depth and top-notch prospects.