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89th and 91st overall – Hamilcar Rashed Jr, Oregon St, and Patrick Jones II, Pitt
One player that’s pretty under the radar, not only because of the conference he plays in but also the school he plays for, is Oregon State’s Hamilcar Rashed Jr. Rashed has great footwork and is very quick on his feet.
As a pass rusher, he’s very raw and unpolished, still with a lot to learn, and would benefit from being in the same locker room as an elite pass rusher such as Myles Garrett. He gives it 100 percent on every snap and has a great work ethic, he’s absolutely relentless. He won’t be a day one starter but could wind up being a key rotational piece along the line.
As for Patrick Jones II, he’s the definition of a pure pass rusher. Very inexperienced anywhere else but on the edge, he doesn’t offer much versatility for any team that he ends up going to. Jones is a great pass rusher and an above-average run defender while playing against the opposing ACC offensive lines.
He finished his collegiate career with 112 total tackles, 32 tackles for loss, 21.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, four pass breakups, and a fumble recovery over his four years at Pitt. He’s a very smart player who easily recognizes and diagnoses offensive gaps and is powerful enough to exploit offensive linemen. He absolutely has NFL potential and may be the next great defensive lineman to come out of Pitt. The only thing that drops him down boards is his lack of versatility, if you’re looking for a pure edge rusher, look no further than Patrick Jones II.