2013 NFL Draft early entries: Who's leaving?

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It's that time of year again when several superstar college players weigh whether or not they're ready to make the big leap into the land of the mercenaries. The top players take off early to save drafts from the mediocre seniors who chose to stick around, and this year is no exception.


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The rule of thumb for pro prospects is this: If your game relies purely on speed, come out. Every football player needs speed to some degree, but a receiver, running back and defensive back only has so many years of blazing wheels in them. Any slippage in that top gear, and you're out of the league. Running backs can only take so many shots and should come out as soon as humanly possible. Everyone else should stay in school unless they're certain to be taken in the top 50. With that in mind, here are the early entries with where they're projected to go.

Keenan Allen, WR, Cal
Projected: Late first round
Good or Bad Move? There's a great chance he'll be the first receiver off the board. The 6-foot-3, 210- pounder's numbers would've been astronomical under new head coach Sonny Dykes, but the minor knee injury suffered last season was enough of a scare to not risk his future. At worst he's a mid second-round pick, but he won't be around at the end of the first round.

Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
Projected: Third to fourth round
Good or Bad Move? It's not like he can do anything more after catching 106 passes for 1,501 yards and 23 touchdowns. While he's not all that huge at around 5-foot-9 and 195 pounds, he's great at getting open and could thrive as a No. 2 target. While he won't be anyone's franchise receiver, he'll be a good piece of a puzzle.

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Alvin Bailey, G, Arkansas
Projected: Fourth round
Good or Bad Move? It all depends on the right system. He's not a gigantic space-eater, but he's strong for the ground game and can move in pass protection. Ultra-durable, he can be plugged in with no worries -- he'll fight through the little problems -- and he's consistent. Guards drop in the draft, so he should end up being a decent mid-round choice if he gets out of the top 75.

David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? Here's the problem -- he might be maxed out size-wise. He had to work to get up to 295 pounds on his 6-foot-4 frame, and he's never going to be a massive space-eater. Even so, he's a technician with a great motor that doesn't stop. With good versatility, he could end up as a solid right tackle, but he'll never be an anchor.

LeVeon Bell, RB, Michigan State
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? The workhorse back brings a little something different. This is a draft full of speed backs, but he could be a better draft value version of Marcus Lattimore and he's a bigger Stepfan Taylor. There's a good chance he'll be the biggest pure tailback drafted by far, and there's a chance he could sneak his way into the top 50 if he's seen as a No. 1 back.
Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell could move up draft boards.

Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
Projected: Second round
Good or Bad Move? Since running backs have totally lost their value in the new world of the NFL, a first-round talent like Bernard will probably slip into the second. However, he could be another David Wilson as a return man early on, but he could also carry the workload. He'll be a steal anywhere after the first. With North Carolina not going anywhere, he's more than ready. His stock will never be any higher.

Josh Boyce, WR TCU
Projected: 5th Round
Good or Bad Move? Boyce led the Horned Frogs in receiving and yards with 66 catches for 891 yards and seven scores. At 6-0 and 203 pounds the junior has decent size to go along with great hands and gamebreaking ability averaging 16.4 yards per catch.

Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
Projected: Late second round, early third round
Good or Bad Move? It will all depend on the workouts. He didn't exactly leave Tennessee on a high note, but with his 6-foot-5 size, stature, moxie and arm, he could turn out to be one of the top five quarterbacks taken. As Russell Wilson and Nick Foles haven shown, being a first-round pick doesn't matter too much for quarterbacks -- Bray isn't going in the first.

Terrence Brown, CB, Stanford
Projected: Undrafted free agent
Good or Bad Move? A good-sized tackler, the 6-foot-1, 178-pounder came up with 65 tackles on the year and could eventually be moved to safety or a nickel and dime defender. While not a top-shelf pass defender, enough skills are there to get a shot as a late-round draft pick. Since he's due to graduate, there's no real need to stick around.

Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
Projected: Third to fourth round
Good or Bad Move? This could be one of the draft's tougher calls. With 6-foot, 225-pound size and blazing speed, he has all the tools to be a phenomenal next-level back, but he still has to prove he can produce again like he did before an ankle injury that sidelined him for a year. Underwhelming last season, his tape won't match his workouts. It would've been interesting to see what he could've done under Bret Bielema, but he should be a productive pro.
Knile Davis could be one of the draft's tougher calls.

Mike Edwards, CB, Hawaii
Projected: Fifth Round
Good or Bad Move? He could be an intriguing late-round flyer purely on his measurables. While he's not huge at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, he can fly with great breaking ability on the ball and the potential to be used as a kick returner and a versatile defensive back. His workouts will make him draftable.

Matt Elam, S, Florida
Projected: First Round
Good or Bad Move? Good safeties have been worth their weight in gold over the last several drafts. It's been the one position impossible to find top-shelf talent, and Elam will benefit from making the early leap. Able to play in any system in strong or free, and able to step in and start from Day One, he's a second-round talent who'll be taken in the first round because of the premium at the position. He's a playmaker who should impress in offseason workouts.

Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
Projected: Second round
Good or Bad Move? If he's not the first tight end taken off the board, he'll be second behind Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert. At 6-foot-6 and 252 pounds with wide receiver hands and route-running ability, he's the perfect Jimmy Graham-like target to work a part of a passing game around. He's a go-to guy who could be deadly in the red zone. With Coby Fleener off to the NFL, Ertz upped his game, catching 69 passes for 898 yards and six touchdowns.

Chris Faulk, OT LSU
Projected: Third Round
Good or Bad Move? Is he healthy? The 6-6, 325-pounder has prototype size and the talent to become a franchise left tackle if, and it's a huge if, he can prove he's back to normal after suffering a major knee injury and missing the entire season. Before getting hurt he was projected to be a sure-thing first rounder, and by the time next year starts he'll have had a full year to heal up, but he might be a right tackle early on.

Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
Projected: Second round
Good or Bad Move? While he might be a little bit behind Utah's Star Lotulelei, Alabama's Jesse Williams and others in the defensive tackle pecking order, he could still end up finding his way into the first round. It's a strong class for tackles, but with his strength and quickness into the backfield, he should be an instant fit as a 3-4 end.
Florida's Sharrif Floyd should fit right in on an NFL roster.

D.J. Fluker, OT Alabama
Projected: Second Round
Good or Bad Move? The only concern is that he might have the dreaded Right Tackle Only tag, and while he could move inside to guard if needed, he might not be a left tackle at the next level meaning he might not be worth a first round draft pick. At 6-6 and 335 pounds he's a big-bodies mauler of a run blocker with good enough feet to not be a total liability in pass protection, but he's not going to be able to handle the speed rushers well enough on a consistent basis to play on the left side.

Michael Ford, RB, LSU
Projected: Undrafted free agent
Good or Bad Move? Even with Spencer Ware choosing to leave early, Ford wasn't guaranteed to get more of the workload thanks to the emergence of Jeremy Hill in Baton Rouge. The 5-foot-10, 215-pounder is a tough runner who had a few nice moments here and there, but he was mostly a reserve who fell out of the equation as the season went on, getting just 11 carries over the final five games.

Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
Projected: Second round
Good or Bad Move? Alabama's Barrett Jones will probably be the first center taken, but Frederick will be higher on several draft boards with bigger size. While he's not the technician that Jones is, he's more of a mauler, who at 6-foot-4 and 335 pounds can easily be moved over to guard and start for a decade.

Kwame Geathers, DT Georgia
Projected: 4th Round
Good or Bad Move? While he never enjoyed much of the spotlight, he turned into a decent interior precence into the backfield. At 6-5 and 355 pounds he's a massive body to stick on the inside of a line, but he's not a nose tackle like former teammate John Jenkins.

William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? How much will the Gholston last name matter, with his cousin -- former Ohio State star Vernon Gholston -- one of the biggest NFL busts of all-time? It shouldn't translate, but Gholston has to show that the motor will match the raw tools. At 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, he's built to potentially be a 3-4 end, but he has the speed and athleticism to be a solid pass rusher from the outside in a 4-3.
Does William Gholston have the tools to compete in the NFL?

Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
Projected: First round
Good or Bad Move? The anchor for a defense that got better and better as the season went on, he's ready for the next level -- he was ready at the end of 2011. It's rare to see a 6-foot-3, 320-pound player with his quickness, and with the right workout he could move way, way up into the top 10 by draft day.

Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? There's a great chance he could be a top 50 pick, but all of a sudden this has turned into a very, very deep class of receivers and he could slide down a bit. At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, he has the size to go along with breakaway speed and play-making ability. There might be a few health concerns -- he'll need to prove his knee is 100 percent sound -- but he'll be in the mix of top receivers off the board with a big set of workouts.

Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers
Projected: Fourth round
Good or Bad Move? The 5-foot-8, 200-pound sophomore isn't Ray Rice, but he's built a bit like him and has some of the same power for his size. After running for five straight 100-yard games to start the season, he failed to hit the mark over the last six games and was closed down by everyone but Temple and UConn in Big East play. More effective than explosive as a runner, he reads holes well and has a habit of bouncing off tacklers for more yards. Jamison is tough on the opposition, using his strength and leverage to punish defenders.

Stefphon Jefferson, RB, Nevada
Projected: Fourth round
Good or Bad Move? Close to passing Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey as the nation's leading rusher, Jefferson was excellent as a part of the Nevada system. However, head coach Chris Ault is gone and Jefferson won't be able to do much more after running for 1,883 yards and 24 scores on a whopping 375 carries. He's a decent receiver and can block a bit with his 5-foot-11, 210-pound size, but this is a strong year for running backs and he'll likely move down into the middle rounds unless he can become the hot prospect after offseason workouts.

Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? An elite tackler, he'll be a nice value pick somewhere after the top 50. While he hits like a linebacker, he also occasionally covers like one -- even though he's likely to be used more as a free safety than a strong safety. At 5-foot-11 and 212 pounds he has good size and brings the thump -- there isn't a more physical safety against the run in the draft.

Jelani Jenkins, LB, Florida
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? If he's 100 percent healthy, he could quickly move into the second round. The 6-foot, 235-pounder wasn't healthy this year, missing several games with a foot problem, and he's not expected to be ready to go full bore in pre-draft workouts. He also had other injury issues before suffering a broken foot, but he has 4.4 speed and could be a first-round talent once he's healthy. He could be a mid-round steal if he starts to slide.
Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel is a sure-fire first-rounder.

Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Projected: First round
Good or Bad Move? It's a stretch to say the reason Johnny Manziel did what he did was because of his offensive tackles, but it didn't hurt to possibly have the top overall pick to help him out. At 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, Joeckel has the prototype size and tools, and he has the feet to be an instant starter at left tackle. A great recruit when he signed on three years ago, he was supposed to be a superstar from the moment he set foot on campus. It took a little work, but he became special and has been a rock for the offense.

Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
Projected: First round
Good or Bad Move? Is he a top five overall pick? With his pass-rushing skills and uncanny ability to change games around, he could be the next Von Miller -- a devastating playmaker who instantly becomes the catalyst for a defense. There are a few medical concerns after his time at USC, before transferring to Georgia, but he held up just fine last season and was arguably the best defensive player in college football.

Joe Kruger, DE, Utah
Projected: Fifth round
Good or Bad Move? The 6-foot-6, 280-pounder has the size and toughness to potentially grow into a whale of a 3-4 end, but he's not necessarily a tackle and he's not a speed rusher. He benefited from playing next to Star Lotulelei, and he has been helped by his older brother, Paul, a defensive end with the Baltimore Ravens, but he's not nearly the same talent. A lot of the tools are there, but he'll be a late flier.

Eddie Lacy, RB Alabama
Projected: Second Round
Good or Bad Move? The importance of running backs might be diminished a bit in the pros now, but he has the potential to be a No. 1 back to work around. At 5-10 and 220 pounds with great moves to make the first man miss - count the spin moves in the BCS championship - along with tremendous power, he should be the first running back taken off the board. He's probably not going to be a first rounder like Trent Richardson or Mark Ingram, but the potential is there to become a star.

Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
Projected: Late second round
Good or Bad Move? If you're going to spend a year in rehab, why not get paid for it? Projected to be a top 15 overall pick before a devastating knee injury that ended his 2012 season, he's always going to have durability questions -- he was coming off a knee injury going into the season too. This year, after coming back, he didn't have anywhere near the same pop or explosion as Willis McGahee, the former Miami star, did before suffering his knee injury against Ohio State, but there's a chance someone will take a big risk at the end of the first round. His character and drive aren't in question, but no one will really know what he can be for at least a year.
Despite the knee injuries, Marcus Lattimore could be a potential NFL star.

Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn
Projected: Second round
Good or Bad Move? It wasn't exactly a disappointing season for the speed rusher, but he was non-existent in the backfield after the first month, generating just a half a sack over the final eight games. Even so, he has a great first step and the versatility to be used as a 3-4 outside linebacker -- with a little work -- or a 4-3 pass-rushing specialist. Just okay against the run, he could slip into the third our fourth round if he doesn't have a tremendous workout.

Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? At 6-foot-3 and 295 pounds, he has good size and tremendous interior quickness. However, he's not consistent at getting into the backfield and he's not necessarily a pass rusher. Even so, he's active and he's a good run stopper as a 4-3 interior presence. He'll be a good part of a rotation, but he's not an anchor to build around.

Tyrann Mathieu, S, LSU
Projected: Fourth round
Good or Bad Move? He didn't have much of a choice considering he didn't have much of a future as a football player at LSU. It's all about the character concerns -- he's a top 50 talent who could slip deep into the draft unless he can convince someone to trust him. Some teams won't have him on the draft board, but someone is going to be ecstatic to take him midway though the draft. While he's not all that big and doesn't have elite speed, he's a playmaker for both special teams and the secondary.

Dee Milliner, CB Alabama
Projected: First Round
Good or Bad Move? He'll be the first defensive back taken off the board, and it might not even be close. The 6-1, 198-pounder has ideal size and ball-hawking ability with the speed to hang with the speedier receivers and the toughness to push around the bigger ones. How tough is he? The coaching staff put him on Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert one-on-one in the BCS championship. He could eventually become a safety if needed.

Barkevious Mingo, LB/DE, LSU
Projected: First round
Good or Bad Move? While he didn't quite get all the hype and spotlight of some of the other LSU defensive stars, that will quickly change on draft day. At 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, he has prototype size and the athleticism to become a disruptive pass-rushing force as a 3-4 outside linebacker or a 4-3 end. However, he's coming off a mediocre season with just 4.5 sacks and 38 tackles -- it won't matter. He could go in the top 15.
LSU's Barkevious Mingo will be one of the first players off the board.

Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
Projected: First round
Good or Bad Move? He won't be the first defensive end taken, and he won't be the first LSU player taken, but he's a lock to go in the first round and should be an outstanding value pick around the 20s. At 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds he's a prototype 4-3 end with a dominant closing step to a quarterback, making eight sacks with 16 tackles for loss and 37 tackles this season.

Brandon Moore, DT Texas
Projected: Free Agent
Good or Bad Move? It's not like he set the world on fire coming in from the JUCO ranks, but he has the size and athleticism to get a long look for someone's defensive interior. The 6-5, 325-pounder is a big space eater with the athleticism to grow into a possible pass rusher.

Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
Projected: First round
Good or Bad Move? At 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds with a great first step into the backfield and the toughness to hold up against the run, he's a franchise end who should dominate in a 4-3 scheme. Not really an outside linebacker, and not necessarily right for the 3-4, he's going to be a devastating pass rusher in the right system. It wouldn't be a shocker if he went in the top 10.

Alex Ogletree, LB, Georgia
Projected: Late second round
Good or Bad Move? Reports are a bit mixed. He can play inside or out with the size and range to do just about anything for a linebacking corps, but he'll likely end up inside in a 3-4 at the next level -- but he's probably not going to see any time in the middle. While he was overshadowed a bit by Jarvis Jones, he's enough of a playmaker to be high on several draft boards. Some creative defensive coordinator will love him.

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Tennessee
Projected: First Round
Good or Bad Move? There was a big buzz about him throughout the offseason, and he didn't disappoint. One of the nation's top JUCO prospects, and Tennessee's top recruit, is 6-3 and 205 pounds with explosive speed as both a receiver and a returner catching 47 passes for 778 yards and five scores, averaging almost 17 yards per catch, while also running for three touchdowns. There's a good chance he could be the first receiver taken off the board. .

Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? It's a strong year for offensive tackles, so he could slide a little bit. He has his degree and is ready to go, but he needs to add more bulk to his frame to be considered a regular left tackle. The skills and drive are there, but he might be seen as a right tackle and a swing blocker early on.

Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
Projected: Second round
Good or Bad Move? With his athleticism and all-around ability, the 6-foot-3, 245-pounder is a prototype receiving tight end who turned into the team's top target, making 45 catches for 559 yards and three touchdowns. A good enough athlete to be used as a quarterback option early on, he ran for five scores and threw three touchdown passes. Now he'll be an instant NFL starter and a key part of any attack.

Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Projected: First round
Good or Bad Move? Depending on his workouts and who else comes out, he could be the first corner taken off the board. With 6-foot-1, 215-pound size, great speed and tremendous hitting ability, he could be used as a big corner or potentially emerge as a prototype free safety in time. A few nagging injuries were a problem in the past, but not enough to affect his draft status.

Eric Reid, S, LSU
Projected: First round
Good or Bad Move? While he might slip into the second round, he'll definitely be taken in the top 50 and should be a rock-solid part of a secondary for the next 10 years. With 6-foot-1, 210-pound size, great range and a nose for the ball, he's likely to be a free safety but can do just about anything in any scheme. There's a strong chance he'll be the first safety taken off the board.

Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
Projected: Mid-to-late first round
Good or Bad Move? Extremely quick and with all the right tools, the 6-foot-3, 295-pounder can be a difference-maker right away. The big key is his motor. If he can prove to scouts that he wants it, he can be a top 15 overall pick, but he'll likely slide to the end of the first round or even into the early second.

Joseph Randle, RB Oklahoma State
Projected: 3rd Round
Good or Bad Move? At 6-0 and 200 pounds he has surprising power and doesn't have a problem getting small and maing himself lost behind his linemen. With nice hands, shifty moves and good blocking skills, he'll instantly find a job as a key part of a running back rotation.

Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
Projected: Second round
Good or Bad Move? He's a first-round talent who'll slide a bit after getting booted from Tennessee and ending up at Tennessee Tech. All the tools are there with 6-foot-3, 205-pound size, speed, toughness and No. 1 ability, but is he going to be a headache? Interviews will be the key part of the process -- he'll have to do a sales job -- but talent-wise he has everything NFL scouts drool over.

Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
Projected: Second round
Good or Bad Move? A tremendous tackling corner who could project to be a whale of a free safety, his versatility could raise up his stock. The coaches rave about him and he's known for being a leader and good worker -- he's a pro. While he's not an elite prospect, he'll be in someone's secondary for the next 10 years with 6-foot, 190-pound size and a nice nose for the ball.

Darrington Sentimore, DT Tennessee
Projected: Fourth round
Good or Bad Move? Where will he fit in? At 6-3 and 288 pounds he's a 3-4 end but was used more as a tackle making 18 tackles with four sacks as the team's best interior pass rusher. A JUCO transfer from Gulf Coast CC in Mississippi, he stepped in, became a good part of the defense, and now he's gone, but he lacks the bulk to be a major presence on the inside.

Tharold Simon, CB, LSU
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? Is he a corner or a safety? While he'll be drafted as a corner, at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds he has the frame and the size to add a little more weight and grow into a top safety. A good hitter with nice range, he's a perfect nickel and dime defender if he doesn't find an immediate role as a corner.

Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? This is a nice year for tight ends, but even so Sims still stands out because of his bulk. At 6-foot-5 and around 275 pounds, he can bulk up a bit and be a blaster in two-TE running sets, but he can run decent routes and be used downfield a bit. He'll never be Rob Gronkowski as a receiver, but he's unique enough to stand out from the pack because of his size. If needed, he could grow into an extra offensive tackle.

Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? There wasn't much more he could do for a dead team and a mediocre defense. Strong against the run, he kept the motor running all year making plenty of tackles, and while he's not going to collapse the pocket or make a slew of big plays behind the line, he's a strong interior presence at 6-foot-1 and 305 pounds.

Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
Projected: Fourth round
Good or Bad Move? Ultra-productive, the 6-foot, 190-pounder followed up a 61-catch season with 82 grabs for 958 yards in 2012 and was explosive at times. He has the ability to get open and is slippery when weaving his way through the secondary, but he suffers mostly from being an Oklahoma receiver -- the Sooner targets haven't exactly lit up the NFL.

Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford
Projected: Fourth round
Good or Bad Move? It's a little bit of a curious move considering he'd be the main man with Zach Ertz turning pro early, but at 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds he offers a different skill set than almost any other tight end in the draft. He can hit and he isn't afraid to get physical, but he's also a nice receiver catching 50 career passes for 763 yards and 10 touchdowns. With his physical play, he's a matchup nightmare.

Spencer Ware, RB, LSU
Projected: Undrafted free agent
Good or Bad Move? Uhhhh, OK? There's a perception out there that this is a down year for running backs, but it's quickly growing into a decent class. Where does Ware fit in? He couldn't find much of a role at LSU -- running just 91 times for 358 yards and a score in 2012. There's a good chance the 5-foot-11, 225-pounder doesn't get drafted, but watch out -- while he won't be Arian Foster, he has the potential to be a nice sleeper pick who shines when given a shot.

Menelik Watson, OT Florida State
Projected: Third round
Good or Bad Move? There's a chance he could move up into the second round or even the late first with a big workout. The draft is deep with offensive tackles, and while the 6-5, 320-pounder might be destined to work on the right side, he has the talent and the tools to become a longtime starter.

Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
Projected: First round
Good or Bad Move? A relentless playmaker, he's not a speed rusher, but he's always working his way into the backfield and has the strength to hold up well against the run. He proved he could be the main man, despite being keyed on, and now there's a chance he'll become the top end taken off the board. While he could stand to gain a little more bulk, some teams are going to want him slimmed down to stay just a half-click quicker.

Steve Williams, CB, California
Projected: Fifth round
Good or Bad Move? Williams is a decent veteran who did a little of everything right for the Bears secondary. At 5-foot-10 and 189 pounds he has decent size, but his game is all about his raw speed. One of the fastest players on a Cal team full of speedsters, he should be able to up his stock after the workouts. A nice tackler, he can be physical for his size.

Brad Wing, P, LSU
Projected: Fourth round
Good or Bad Move? He was ready for the NFL as a freshman. The Australia native has a huge leg, great accuracy and excellent athleticism. Consider it a major shock if he's not the first punter taken off the board.

Cierre Wood, RB Notre Dame
Projected: Sixth round
Good or Bad Move? It's a bit of an odd choice considering the running back crop has become relatively strong in a hurry. The 6-0, 215-pounder might struggle to get drafted and won't be taken before the fifth round. He ran for 742 yards and four scores for the Irish this ear, but his workload was diminished by the end of the year. However, he would've been one of the key parts to the attack had he stuck around.

Robert Woods, WR, USC
Projected: Early second round
Good or Bad Move? He was lost in the shuffle a bit this season with the emergence of Marqise Lee into a superstar, but he was the All-America-caliber main man two years ago. While he might not have Lee's explosiveness, he has good 6-foot-1, 190-pound size and the wheels to get deep. The potential is there to be a No. 1 target at the next level, and with Matt Barkley done, the time is right to take off.

Tom Wort, LB Oklahoma
Projected: Sixth round
Good or Bad Move? There's a chance he won't be drafted. He's a fiery leader and a good tackler, but he's a bit undersized at 6-0 and about 225-230 pounds. Strictly an inside linebacker and a special teamer, he's hardly a sure-thing starter and he'll have to fight to make a roster.
   

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