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5 Late-Round Draft Prospects to Watch

A few prospects to keep an eye on in the final rounds of the draft.


1. DE Victor Ochi, Stony Brook
For a player who didn't complete against top-tier talent, Ochi made the most of his college days. In 2015, he led the FCS in sacks with 13 and recorded a total of 16.5 tackles for losses. He also helped lead a Stony Brook defense which finished No. 1 in the nation in total yards allowed. He's somewhat under-sized at 6-foot-1 and 250 pounds and is expected to be available on the final day of the draft.

2. S Keanu Neal, Florida
A polar opposite from Ochi, Neal played his college football against some of the toughest completion college football has to offer in the SEC. He led Florida's defense with 51 solo tackles in 2015 and also picked up two sacks and 3.5 tackles for losses. He's 6-foot, 211 pounds and is a physical player who can line up in the box and play the run well.


NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah's predictions for the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

  1. LB Ian Seau, Nevada**
    If the name sounds familiar, you might be on to something. Ian is the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Famer Junior Seau and also plays the same position as his late uncle. He was the first player in Nevada history to be named to the first or second All-Conference team two years in a row after being selected as a first-team All-Mountain West selection in 2015 and being named to the second team a year before. In 39 games he recorded 100 tackles, 31 tackles for losses and 17.5 sacks.

4. RB Keenan Reynolds, Navy
It seems fairly common to see standout college quarterbacks attempting to change positions for the next level. Most recently, it was former Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall attempting to make the switch to cornerback last spring. Reynolds will be attempting to switch to running back at the next level. He ran for more than 4,500 yards during his time at the Naval Academy. For his efforts, the school decided to retire him number.  

5. CB Diondre Hall, Northern Iowa
Hall's versatility, size and athleticism make him an intriguing prospect. He spent time playing both cornerback and safety while in college and was highly successful at both. Hall's 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds with nearly 35-inch arms and has been clocked running a 4.55-second 40-yard dash. Draft analysts expect him to be available in the final two rounds of the draft.

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