Ejiro Ederaine, outside linebacker, Fresno State Bulldogs
6'2", 242 pounds
Strengths: The obvious is that he gets to the quarterback and behind the line of scrimmage by racking up 99 tackles with 16.5 for a loss, two passes batted, two interceptions, one forced fumble and nine sacks on the year. He was a two-time second team all-Mountain West player but his numbers and accolades are over looked as Fresno State has not been great the past few years. His overall production is enough for Ederaine to get a look late in the draft or an undrafted free agent.
Weaknesses: Straight line speed isn't necessarily the biggest concern in the world for anyone rushing the quarterback, but Ederaine's pro day 40-time was nothing to write home about (4.84). He also enters the NFL with a history of problematic shoulder injuries which suppressed his production at times, even if it didn't always keep him on the sideline.
The bottom line: In the past few drafts, pass rushers from the Mountain West have proven to be fairly wise investments, but Ederaine seems to be getting lost in the shuffle this year. Kyler Fackrell, Ian Seau and Kamalei Correa, for different reasons, have received more shine as impact athletes than Ederaine, which could make him an undervalued asset. For any team that isn't able to stake a claim on the elite talent in this class, a skill set like Ederaine's could be worth a Day Three flyer.
Possible floor: J.R. Tavai, Chase Thomas
Possible ceiling: Akeem Ayers, Trent Murphy
Projected round: 6-7