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2014 Draft Prospects: Defensive Line

Posted Mar 24, 2014

The Raiders.com Draft Prospects series, presented by State Farm, is back for 2014. We continue with a look at the defensive linemen who were invited to the NFL's Annual Scouting Combine...

The Raiders.com Draft Prospects series, presented by State Farm, is back for 2014. Over the course of the next nine weeks, we'll present capsules on each prospect invited to the NFL's Annual Scouting Combine. We continue this year's edition of the series with a look at the defensive linemen who were invited to participate in the Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. *Photos courtesy of the respective player's university or college.

Jay Bromley | 6-3 | 306 | Syracuse
In four seasons at Syracuse, Bromley totaled 120 tackles (70 solo), 24.5 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, 1 pass defensed and 3 forced fumbles. In 2013, Bromley recorded 41 tackles (31), 13.5 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks and 3 forced fumbles.

Ryan Carrethers | 6-1 | 337 | Arkansas State
In four seasons at Arkansas State, Carrethers totaled 196 tackles (58 solo), 14.5 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks. In 2013, Carrethers had 93 tackles (34), 8.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks.

Will Clarke | 6-6 | 271 | West Virginia
In three seasons at West Virginia, Clarke totaled 110 tackles (68 solo), 28.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 8 passes defensed and one forced fumble. In 2013, Clarke had 50 tackles (36 solo), 17.0 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, 3 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble.

Jadeveon Clowney | 6-5 | 266 | South Carolina
Clowney played three seasons at South Carolina and recorded 130 tackles (85 solo), 47.0 tackles for loss, 24.0 sacks, 7 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery and 9 forced fumbles. In 2013, Clowney totaled 40 tackles (28), 11.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 4 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble.

DeAndre Coleman | 6-5 | 314 | California
In four seasons at Cal, Coleman totaled 123 tackles (64 solo), 25.0 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks and 3 passes defensed. In 2013, Coleman had 39 tackles (22), 8.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and 1 pass defensed.

Scott Crichton | 6-3 | 273 | Oregon State
In three seasons at Oregon State, Crichton recorded 165 tackles (100 solo), 51.0 tackles for loss, 22.5 sacks, 9 passes defensed and 10 forced fumbles. In 2013, Crichton had 47 tackles (29), 19.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 3 passes defensed and 3 forced fumbles.

Aaron Donald | 6-1 | 285 | Pittsburgh
In four seasons at Pittsburgh, Donald totaled 181 tackles (115 solo), 66.0 tackles for loss, 29.5 sacks, 11 passes defensed and 6 forced fumbles. In 2013, Donald had 59 tackles (43), 28.5 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, 3 passes defensed and 4 forced fumbles.

Kony Ealy | 6-4 | 273 | Missouri
In three seasons at Missouri, Ealy recorded 95 tackles (55 solo), 27.0 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, 1 INT for 49 yards and a TD, 13 passes defensed and 4 forced fumbles. In 2013, he had 42 tackles (30), 14.0 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, 1 INT for a TD, 6 passes defensed and 3 forced fumbles.

Dominique Easley | 6-2 | 288 | Florida
In four seasons at Florida, Easley totaled 72 tackles (38 solo), 18.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 1 pass defensed, and 1 fumble recovery. In 2013, Easley recorded 5 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss before suffering an ACL tear.

Kasim Edebali | 6-2 | 253 | Boston College
In four seasons at Boston College, Edebali recorded 167 tackles (89 solo), 23.5 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, 15 passes defensed and 5 forced fumbles. In 2013, Edebali had 68 tackles (37), 14.0 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 5 passes defensed and 4 forced fumbles.

Justin Ellis | 6-1 | 334 | Louisiana Tech
In four seasons at Louisiana Tech, Ellis totaled 102 tackles (37 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 3 passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles. In 2013, Ellis recorded 48 tackles (15), 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and 1 pass defensed.

I.K. Enemkpali | 6-1 | 261 | Louisiana Tech
In four seasons at Louisiana Tech, Enemkpali recorded 148 tackles (71 solo), 32.0 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks, 2 INTs, 2 passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles. In 2013, Enemkpali had 47 tackles (21), 11.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 2 INTs and 1 pass defensed.

Ego Ferguson | 6-3 | 315 | LSU
In three seasons at LSU, Ferguson totaled 85 tackles (24 solo), 5.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and 5 passes defensed. In 2013, Ferguson had 58 tackles (18), 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and 3 passes defensed.

Dee Ford | 6-2 | 252 | Auburn
In five years at Auburn, Ford recorded 93 tackles (60 solo), 27.5 tackles for loss, 20.5 sacks, 1 INT, 3 passes defensed and 3 forced fumbles. In 2013, Ford had 29 tackles (18), 14.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 1 pass defensed and 2 forced fumbles.

James Gayle | 6-4 | 259 | Virginia Tech
In four seasons at Virginia Tech, Gayle totaled 138 tackles (79 solo), 40.5 tackles for loss, 22.0 sacks, 2 passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles. In 2013, Gayle recorded 44 tackles (20), 10.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, 1 pass defensed and 1 forced fumble.

Ra’shede Hageman | 6-6 | 310 | Minnesota
In four seasons at Minnesota, Hageman recorded 91 tackles, 24.0 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, 1 INT, 10 passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles. In 2013, Hageman had 38 tackles (26), 13.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, 1 INT, and 8 passes defensed.

Taylor Hart | 6-6 | 281 | Oregon
In four seasons at Oregon, Hart totaled 173 tackles (97 solo), 22.0 tackles for loss, 16.0 sacks, 11 passes defensed and 5 forced fumbles. In 2013, Hart recorded 75 tackles (43), 6.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 5 passes defensed and 3 forced fumbles.

Kerry Hyder | 6-2 | 290 | Texas Tech
In four seasons at Texas Tech, Hyder recorded 176 tackles (125 solo), 34.0 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, 10 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery and 6 forced fumbles. In 2013, he had 65 tackles (48), 11.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, 1 pass defensed and 3 forced fumbles.

Jackson Jeffcoat | 6-3 | 247 | Texas
In four seasons at Texas, Jeffcoat totaled 174 tackles (95 solo), 49.5 tackles for loss, 26.0 sacks, 1 INT, 9 passes defensed, 4 forced fumbles and 1 TD. In 2013, he notched 82 tackles (40), 19.0 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, 1 INT, 4 passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles.

Timmy Jernigan | 6-2 | 299 | Florida State
In three seasons at Florida State, Jerningan recorded 138 tackles (73 solo), 25.0 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 1 pass defensed, and 1 forced fumble. In 2013, he had 63 tackles (35), 11.0 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and 1 pass defensed.

Anthony Johnson | 6-2 | 308 | LSU
In three seasons at LSU, Johnson totaled 77 tackles (32 solo), 22.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, 1 INT and 2 passes defensed. In 2013, he recorded 35 tackles (15), 9.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 1 INT and 1 pass defensed.

Daquan Jones | 6-4 | 322 | Penn State
In three seasons at Penn State, Jones recorded 86 tackles (45 solo), 13.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and 1 pass defensed. In 2013, Jones had 56 tackles (33), 11.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks.

Howard Jones | 6-2 | 235 | Shepherd
In 2013, Jones recorded 32 tackles (19 solo), 11.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 1 pass defensed.

Zach Kerr | 6-1 | 326 | Delaware
Kerr played two seasons at Maryland and two at Delaware. In 2013, Kerr had 3.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.

DeMarcus Lawrence | 6-3 | 251 | Boise State
In two seasons at Boise State, Lawrence totaled 120 tackles (63 solo), 34.0 tackles for loss, 20.0 sacks, 1 INT, 2 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery for a TD and 7 forced fumbles. In 2013, Lawrence recorded 72 tackles (39), 20.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 1 pass defensed and 3 forced fumbles.

Aaron Lynch | 6-5 | 249 | South Florida
In one season at Notre Dame (2011) and one at South Florida (2013), Lynch totaled 62 tackles (36 solo), 18.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 3 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble. In 2013, Lynch had 33 tackles (19), 7.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 2 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble.

Eathyn Manumaleuna | 6-2 | 296 | BYU
In five seasons at BYU, Manumaleuna totaled 143 tackles (66 solo), 16.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 1 INT, 5 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble. In 2013, he had 47 tackles (22), 6.0 tackles for loss and 1 pass defensed.

Cassius Marsh | 6-4 | 252 | UCLA
In four seasons at UCLA, March recorded 149 tackles (96 solo), 22.5 tackles for loss, 14.0 sacks, 4 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery and 2 forced fumbles. In 2013, Marsh had 55 tackles (35), 8.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and 1 pass defensed.

Kareem Martin | 6-6 | 272 | North Carolina
In four seasons at North Carolina, Martin totaled 178 tackles (92 solo), 45.5 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, 13 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery and 4 forced fumbles. In 2013, Martin had 82 tackles (46), 21.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 3 passes defensed and 3 forced fumbles.

Josh Mauro | 6-6 | 271 | Stanford
In four seasons at Stanford, Mauro recorded 81 tackles (51 solo), 21.5 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, 1 INT, 3 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery and 2 forced fumbles. In 2013, he totaled 51 tackles (33), 12.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, 1 INT, 1 pass defensed and 2 forced fumbles.

Dan McCullers | 6-7 | 352 | Tennessee
In two seasons with Tennessee, McCullers totaled 72 tackles (41 solo), 10.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 2 passes defensed and 1 fumble recovery. In 2013, he notched 33 tackles (21), 4.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and 1 pass defensed.

Tevin Mims | 6-4 | 260 | South Florida
In two seasons at South Florida, Mims totaled 75 tackles (38 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble. In 2013, he had 40 tackles (20), 6.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

Zach Moore | 6-5 | 269 | Concordia-Sp
Moore finished his career at Concordia with 33 sacks. In 2013, he led the team with 7.0 sacks.

Jonathan Newsome | 6-3 | 247 | Ball State
In two seasons at Ball State, Newsome totaled 115 tackles (49 solo), 23.5 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks, 1 INT, 2 passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles. In 2013, he had 64 tackles (24), 11.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, 1 INT, 1 pass defensed and 2 forced fumbles.

Louis Nix | 6-2 | 331 | Notre Dame
In three seasons at Notre Dame, Nix recorded 122 tackles (43 solo), 14.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 8 passes defensed and one forced fumble. In 2013, Nix had 27 tackles (11), 2.0 tackles for loss and 2 passes defensed.

Jeoffrey Pagan | 6-3 | 310 | Alabama
In three seasons at Alabama, Pagan totaled 60 tackles (27 solo), 7.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble. In 2013, Pagan recorded 33 tackles (17), 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.

Tenny Palepoi | 6-1 | 298 | Utah
In two seasons at Utah, Palepoi recorded 74 tackles (36 solo), 12.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble. In 2013, he had 53 tackles (24), 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble.

Mike Pennel | 6-4 | 332 | Colorado State Pueblo
Pennel spent two years in community college, one season at Arizona State and his final season at Colorado State Pueblo. In 2013, Pennel totaled 36 tackles (15), 3.0 sacks and 3 forced fumbles.

Kelcy Quarles | 6-4 | 297 | South Carolina
In three seasons at South Carolina, Quarles totaled 105 tackles (66 solo), 23.5 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks and 1 pass defensed. In 2013, he recorded 39 tackles (27), 13.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and 1 pass defensed.

Kaleb Ramsey | 6-3 | 293 | Boston College
Over six seasons with Boston College, Ramsey recorded 90 tackles (53 solo), 15.0 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and 1 pass defensed. In 2013, he had 28 tackles (16), 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.

Caraun Reid | 6-2 | 302 | Princeton
Over five seasons at Princeton, Reid totaled 168 tackles, 41.0 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks. In 2013, he recorded 26 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks.

Michael Sam | 6-2 | 261 | Missouri
In four seasons at Missouri, Sam recorded 111 tackles (60 solo), 32.5 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks, 2 INTs, 4 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery for a TD and 5 forced fumbles. In 2013, Sam totaled 48 tackles (31), 19.0 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 2 passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles.

Chris Smith | 6-1 | 266 | Arkansas
In four seasons at Arkansas, Smith totaled 122 tackles (61 solo), 30.5 tackles for loss, 21.5 sacks, 7 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble. In 2013, he had 36 tackles (19), 11.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and 1 pass defensed.

Marcus Smith | 6-3 | 251 | Louisville
In three seasons at Louisville, Smith recorded 83 tackles (58 solo), 32.0 tackles for loss, 24.0 sacks, 1 INT, 5 passes defensed and 8 forced fumbles. In 2013, he tallied 42 tackles (33), 18.5 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, 3 passes defensed and 4 forced fumbles.

Shamar Stephen | 6-5 | 309 | Connecticut
In four seasons at UConn, Stephen totaled 130 tackles (55 solo), 17.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and 6 passes defensed. In 2013, he had 60 tackles (21), 10.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and 1 pass defensed.

Ed Stinson | 6-3 | 287 | Alabama
In four seasons at Alabama, Stinson recorded 104 tackles (57 solo), 15.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 2 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble. In 2013, he tallied 41 tackles (19), 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and 1 pass defensed.

Will Sutton | 6-0 | 303 | Arizona State
In four seasons at Arizona State, Sutton totaled 161 tackles (95 solo), 45.5 tackles for loss, 20.5 sacks, 1 INT, 9 passes defensed and 4 forced fumbles. In 2013, he recorded 48 tackles (29), 13.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, 1 INT and 3 passes defensed.

Robert Thomas | 6-1 | 327 | Arkansas
In three seasons at Arkansas, Thomas recorded 72 tackles (29 solo), 13.5 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks. In 2013, he notched 31 tackles (16), 6.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.

Khyri Thornton | 6-3 | 304 | Southern Miss
In four seasons at Southern Miss, Thornton totaled 116 tackles (58 solo), 30.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 1 INT, 3 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery and 2 forced fumbles. In 2013, he had 39 tackles (16), 6.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks.

Stephon Tuitt | 6-5 | 304 | Notre Dame
In three seasons at Notre Dame, Tuitt recorded 126 tackles (59 solo), 25.0 tackles for loss, 21.5 sacks, 1 INT for a TD, 4 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery for 77 yards and a TD and 4 forced fumbles. In 2013, he totaled 49 tackles (24), 9.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 1 INT for TD, 2 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble.

George Uko | 6-3 | 284 | Southern California
In three seasons at USC, Uko totaled 85 tackles (35 solo), 17.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 2 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble and a TD. In 2013, he had 36 tackles (12), 7.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and 1 forced fumble.

Brent Urban | 6-7 | 295 | Virginia
In three seasons at Virginia, Urban recorded 75 tackles (26 solo), 16.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 11 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery and 1 forced fumble. In 2013, he totaled 40 tackles (13), 11.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and 9 passes defensed.

Larry Webster | 6-6 | 252 | Bloomsburg
Only played football for two seasons; played basketball from 2008-2011. In 2013, Webster recorded 15.0 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks.

Ethan Westbrooks | 6-3 | 267 | West Texas A&M
In two years at West Texas A&M, Westbrooks totaled 96 tackles, 23.5 sacks and 4 passes defensed. In 2013, he had 36 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries.

Chris Whaley | 6-3 | 269 | Texas
In three seasons at Texas, Whaley recorded 48 tackles (22 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 1 INT for a TD and 4 passes defensed. In 2013, he totaled 23 tackles (9), 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and the 1 INT.

Kerry Wynn | 6-5 | 266 | Richmond
In four seasons at Richmond, Wynn recorded 142 tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks. In 2013, Wynn totaled 56 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 3 passes defensed and 5 QB hurries.

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