Powell's final season with the Tar Heels was notable by his All-ACC Honorable Mention, a nod for his very solid job of piling up tackles in the middle of North Carolina's D-line. Built low to the ground and possessing excellent mass and raw strength, Powell battles hard and does a nice job of re-directing to ball-carriers. He also has fairly long arms and huge hands, assets he uses to cut off passing lanes. Powell is not a fluid player and lacks much speed at all in space, so he will need to find the right role in the NFL to get the most out of his intense and feisty inside talents.
His true knack for constantly making positive plays saw Hosley earn a place on the All-ACC Second Team last season. Very fast and a highly fluid and coordinated athlete, Hosley uses great anticipation as both a cover corner and as a return man to get the most out of his ability. On defensive assignments he adjusts very well to changes in the action, and he plays much bigger than his average height and light weight, thanks to a feisty approach, good leaping ability, and a very good reach for his size. As a return man he sees holes exceptionally well and uses explosive quickness and nice speed to be a constant big-play threat. Hosley needs to add a lot of muscle mass and improve his footwork and technique for the next level, but he should be able to help out on special teams and certain defensive set-ups right away.
Has impressive physical tools: he is a great skater with a lean, athletic and projectable frame. He also shoots the puck with aplomb. His production tends to run hot and cold, so he needs to become a far more consistent forward for the highest level. He will also need to fill out his frame and learn how to better utilize his teammates when on the ice (he has a tendency to be a bit of a puck-hog from time to time). As a winger, he will also need to become better along the wall. Inconsistent but talented goal-scoring winger with upside.
His tiny frame certainly hurts him but Hillman plays much bigger than his size. After all, he earned All-American honors with 1,711 rushing yards for the Aztechs last season, a WAC record. A very elusive runner, he has the moves, speed, burst and vision to do some damage if he gets to the second level. He still lacks the natural instincts of a true playmaking back and could also improve as a pass-catcher and blocker--while adding some muscle--but he?s a natural athlete with a great football IQ and should find a niche as a useful role player at the next level.
A hulking forward who can play both right wing and center, he is a tenacious player both on and off the puck. While not a natural point producer or high-end offensive talent, he gets his points because of hard work (typically around the crease area). His ability to check and win board battles should keep him around in the NHL for a long time. However, his offensive limitations may seal his fate as a bottom-six forward at the highest level. Big, versatile forward with some upside.
A prolific scorer at lower levels, he boasts excellent vision on the ice and the stickhandling skills to match. Can pass the puck with aplomb and is quite adept at jumping up into the play to create odd-man rushes. At times, he acts as a fourth forward on the ice (which can be both good and bad). Needs to learn how to pick his spots better when in attack mode. Lacks size and will need to get stronger in order to defend against bigger NHL forwards. Can score more goals than the average defenseman. Is somewhat of a long-range project. Raw, talented but undersized offensive defenseman with good upside.
A consistent and durable left guard at Penn State, Troutman may not be an ideal defender on the left side as a guard at the NFL level but he does have great qualities: He's a great anchor at the point of attack, has great balance, possesses agility and mobility to protect his quarterback but his overall pedigree suggests he's destined for a reserve role at the next level. More of a one-dimensional lineman at this point, he definitely needs to improve his run-blocking skills (lacks burst and initial push to be a factor). A long-term project with some tools.,A bit of a project, he is a good skater with plenty of projection in his offensive game. Can play either center or wing. Is still very raw. Needs to become a much more consistent performer. Is good at protecting the puck in order to make plays but lacks some finishing skills around the net. Must become stronger and learn how to play solid defense when he does not have the puck. Raw, talented and versatile forward with upside.
A key member of Clemson's defense this past season, Sensabaugh wasn't highly decorated coming out of college but may be better as a pro than he was as a collegian. Blessed with elite speed, excellent leaping ability, and a nice wingspan, Sensabaugh has the raw physical gifts needed to be a starting NFL cornerback. He showed good progress last season, suggesting he may just be scratching the surface of his pro potential. While lacking in mass, Sensabaugh has a strong and muscular build, and his reach helps him play bigger than his size. Sensabaugh will need to keep developing his technique to be a regular in the NFL, but he certainly has the athletic goods to do so. A diamond in the rough.
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