2016 NFL Draft: Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

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Air Force

#8 SS Weston Steelhammer* (6’2 | 205 | 4.59) – The leading tackler for the Falcons with 80 tackles and 10.5 for loss. Steelhammer has five interceptions and seven breakups on the season. I couldn’t make up a better name for a hard hitting safety than Steelhammer! He may not declare for the draft, but when he does he should be the highest drafted Air Force player since the Jets took LB Anthony Schlegel in the 3rd round of the 2006 draft. Steelhammer has the size, speed, instincts, and hitting ability to start at the NFL level.

Projection: 3rd round 

#87 DE Alex Hansen (6’3 | 260 | 4.92)

3-4 DE who will need to bulk up a bit to play at the next level, but is an effective run stopper at the college level with good strength and the hand-work to shed blockers.  Hansen plays with a good motor and doesn’t miss many tackles if he gets his hands on the ball carrier. He’s a long-shot to make an NFL roster, but could stick as D-line depth if he can contribute on special teams.

Projection: 7th-FA

* = underclassmen