2016 NFL Draft: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

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Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Utah State

#9 OLB Kyle Fackrell (6’5 | 250 | 4.74)

Was dominant his freshman and sophomore years before an ACL injury sidelined him his junior season. Fackrell’s injury didn’t effect his production at all as a senior as he had a few less tackles, but more for loss (13.5), five sacks, and a ridiculous 5 fumble recoveries.

Fackrell has ideal size for a 3-4 OLB, has shown the athleticism and quickness to both rush the passer and drop back in coverage, and has the range to pursue ball carriers sideline to sideline. On paper Fackrell has all the traits needed to be a solid 3-4 OLB, proved he recovered from his ACL injury, and has made more than enough plays over his three seasons as a starter to earn a spot near the middle of the draft.

Projection: 3rd-4th round

*ILB Nick Vigil is only a junior and is probably not decalring for the draft, but he would be a solid mid-round pick right now if he did.

#4 WR Hunter Sharp (5’11 | 200 | 4.43)

A cousin of Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson, Sharp is an elite athlete who can make things happen with the ball in his hands. Sharp caught 60 passes last year for 746 yards and 8 TDs as a receiver and also scored a kick return TD while averaging 35.4 yards per return.

He has the athleticism and speed to play on Sunday and will make a roster even if he doesn’t end up being drafted. Sharp only played two years at the DI level and missed a few games due to suspension, so there isn’t much film on him. From the limited tape I’ve seen on Sharp I’m confident that he’s an NFL athlete and with some refinement of his route running ability, he could be a dangerous slot receiver in a year or two.

Projection: 7th-FA