Eddie Yarbrough, defensive end, Wyoming Cowboys
6-foot-3-inch, 251 pounds
Prior to his senior year, Yarbrough was considered a top-100 pick but an injury this past year slowed him down, but not a lot to prevent him from being named to the all-conference team this past year. Playing for a bad Wyoming team that gave a lot of points so the casual fan may not be familiar with Yarbrough's work.
Strengths: Three time all-Mountain West player earning first-team honors as a sophomore and a junior, but he was a second-team player his senior year and that was with an injured knee last year. He is athletic enough to play with his hand down or in a two-point technique in a 3-4 or a 4-3 defensive scheme. He also is deceptively fast in getting to the quarterback and his stats do not reflect that with his 10.5 tackles for a loss and seven sacks in his senior year.
Weaknesses: The knee injury from this past year will drop his stock a bit and that could make him a value pick late in the draft. His size is an issue at 6-foot-3 but he does make up for a long wing span, but that height could be an issue against the larger NFL tackles.
Projected round: 6-7