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Jahii Carson, G, Arizona State
Particulars: 5-foot-10, 180 pounds
Buzz: He's quick, tough and fearless. In other words, he's a cornerback who currently is playing point guard. That he has a great vertical jump is just icing on the cake.
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Branden Dawson, G/F, Michigan State
Particulars: 6-6, 225
Buzz: When healthy, this guy is an athletic marvel. He can jump out of the gym and also is a tough in-the-paint rebounder. Dawson would make an intriguing wide receiver prospect at his current size. Add 20-25 pounds, and he would be an intriguing tight end prospect.
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Dustin Hogue, F, Iowa State
Particulars: 6-6, 215
Buzz: He's tough, tenacious and quick. And -- get this -- his brother, Doug, is a former NFL linebacker who now is in the CFL. With some added weight, Dustin Hogue could be an intriguing outside linebacker prospect who could scare quarterbacks with his pass rush.
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Justin Jackson, F, Cincinnati
Particulars: 6-8, 230
Buzz: As with all the Bearcats, he is a physical, aggressive player. With about 20 more pounds, Jackson could be a down-the-seam tight end or even a third-down pass rusher off the edge. His leaping ability would make him even more valuable as a tight end.
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Elfrid Payton, G, Louisiana-Lafayette
Particulars: 6-3, 180
Buzz: Payton is from Marrero (La.) Ehret High, which produced Jacksonville Jaguars DT Drake Nevis and LSU LB Lamin Barrow, who looks to be a mid-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Payton is tough and physical, but also has great quickness. In other words, add 15 or so pounds, and put him at free safety.
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Marcus Smart, G, Oklahoma State
Particulars: 6-4, 220
Buzz: He is a definite lottery pick in the NBA and is going to make a lot of money playing pro basketball. Still, envision him about 15 pounds heavier and playing outside linebacker. The guy is athletic, has super-quick hands and also is physical and tough-minded.
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Jarnell Stokes, F, Tennessee
Particulars: 6-8, 260
Buzz: Tight end is the first position that comes to mind, as he is surprisingly nimble for his size. But he also has excellent strength and is a bull in the low blocks. With about 30 more pounds, he also would make a mighty intriguing offensive tackle. He has the footwork part down pat.
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Briante Weber, G, VCU
Particulars: 6-2, 165
Buzz: He's a little on the light side. But, oh, my goodness, the quickness -- both with his feet and his hands -- is electrifying. Weber leads the nation in steals with 3.3 per game, and while VCU's frenetic style of play is a reason for that, so is his quickness. A 6-2, 180-pound corner with that kind of quickness? Hmmm ...
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TrayVonn Wright, F, North Dakota State
Particulars: 6-7, 185
Buzz: He's a wiry guy who can jump out of the gym. He also is a good rebounder for a guy who lacks bulk. Put 15 pounds on him and turn him loose as a red-zone wide receiver.
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Patric Young, C, Florida
Particulars: 6-9, 250
Buzz: He's too slow to be a tight end. But as with Stokes, put 40 pounds on him, then put him at tackle. He isn't graceful, but is tough and willing to get dirty to get the job done. Young is a high-effort guy who might be the most tenacious defender nationally among "big men." He also is a big intangibles guy who would take it personally if the quarterback ever was sacked by his guy.
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