Seven stock risers- Solomon Thomas, DE, Coppel (Texas), Gerald Willis, DT, New Orleans (La.) Edna Carr, Ainuu Taua, DT, Lompoc (Calif.), Thomas Holley, DT, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln, Garrald McDowell, DE/DT, Covington (La.), Chad Thomas, DE, Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington, Derek Barnett, DE, Brentwood (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy.
Louisiana switch- After watching both McDowell and Willis, there’s little doubt both are high-level talents, but we may have them projected at the wrong spot. Willis is now 6-foot-3, 275 pounds, which changes things dramatically from when he was a 6-foot-2, 246-pounder with 5.0 speed. He was outstanding at times in the one-on-ones. McDowell is a filled out 6-foot-1, 252-pounder, who we thought would grow into a tackle. He may just end up being one of those relentless undersized ends who makes play after play.