The top prospects on offense are a pair of offensive linemen but neither are
guaranteed to be drafted. Mark Wilson man’s the left side but is best in
confined quarters as he’s a big-bodied blocker not light on his feet. He plays
with good technique and solid skill. Chris Murphy is a bit better with his feet
but the right tackle lacks the overall athleticism and strength to play on the
outside. Junior college transfer Jonathan Makkonen flashed skill at receiver
last season and could get notice with a big season. Same goes for tight end
Brandon Hall, but the senior needs a huge campaign to move into the late rounds.
Defensively the top prospect is junior tackle Lorenzo Alexander, an excellent
athlete who plays with great explosion and a player with a nice amount of
upside. Alexander needs to physically add bulk but must be charted. Line-mate
Josh Beckham plays all out but is a limited athlete with minimal potential for
the next level. Corner James Bethea flashes cover skill but is best in zone and
more than likely a free agent.