4. Te’von Coney, Notre Dame
6-1, 234: Ultra-productive and still getting better, he went from being a nice part of the Notre Dame defensive puzzle to a destructive force once he turned it loose, coming up with 313 career tackles and 239 over the last two seasons.
Able to get behind the line as well as hold up against the power running teams, he’s just versatile enough to be tried out in different schemes, but he’s missing that one raw tool that stands out and blows away everyone else.
Tough enough as is, he’s got the room on his frame to get bigger and handle more of the dirty work, and that’s going to end up being his role.
He’s an okay athlete, but he’s not a special one, especially compared to the other stars in this class. There’s not going to be anything sexy about his game at the next level, but he’ll be a volume tackler who won’t take a play off and will do everything right.
Projected Round: Third
Real Value: Top 100 Overall