44. Gerald Willis III, DL, Miami
- Height: 6’3″
- Weight: 285
- Class: Redshirt Senior
We knew the defensive line class was loaded coming into the season, and now more names continue to emerge from the draft eligible group. One name who has made a big jump is Gerald Willis III. He has had an up-and-down career with the Miami Hurricanes, but so far in his final season, he’s looked fantastic. Through six games this season, Willis III has 12.5 tackles for loss and also has two sacks.
He has been a force in the middle of the Miami defense, consistently using his lower body strength to collapse the pocket. Willis III looks like someone who can play as a nose tackle or as a 4-3 defensive tackle. With his strength and his ability to use leverage and be a bull rush freak, teams will definitely be looking at him for day two if he keeps it up this season.
43. Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
- Height: 6’4″
- Weight: 305
- Class: Senior
Offensive linemen don’t get as much respect as they should, and Chris Lindstrom is no different. It’s difficult to get noticed playing on a middle of the road ACC team, but Lindstrom deserves the spotlight. He is an extremely powerful guard for Boston College, and he is excellent at paving the way for sophomore running back A.J. Dillon.
When the film goes on, you find a nasty lineman with a mean streak who constantly looks for work along the line. In pass protection, he does a great job getting his hands on the defender early, and anchors in with good balance. Lindstrom isn’t going to wow many people, but he is a very good prospect with the ability to play right away on an offensive line and contribute.