Los Angeles Times
Top local draft prospects
Chuma Edoga, OT — Has the physical tools to be an NFL tackle. Needs to prove that he has the dedication to get the job done. (Projection: Rounds 3-4).
Cameron Smith, LB — Scouts see him as a hard-nosed, two-down linebacker who can make a roster but needs to get better in coverage. (Projection: Rounds 3-5).
Marvell Tell III, S — Although he wasn’t quite as sharp last season as in 2017, he could go in an early round. He’s got NFL potential and fluidity but needs to get stronger. (Projection: Rounds 3-5). Porter Gustin, LB — NFL teams love his heart and intensity, but a series of injuries in college push down his draft stock. (Projection: Rounds 4-7).
Iman Marshall, CB — Some scouts have questioned if he has enough speed to play man corner in the pros, project him as more of a safety or zone corner. (Projection: Rounds 4-5).
Toa Lobendahn, C — Has experience in four spots along the offensive line. That kind of versatility is appealing to NFL teams. (Projection: Round 7-free agent)
Caleb Wilson, TE — Good size and speed. Scouts like him but aren’t blown away. He had some drops in college that give pause to NFL teams. (Projection: Rounds 3-5).
Andre James, OT — Made 32 consecutive starts for the Bruins and has a good chance to make an NFL roster even if he’s a third-day pick. (Projection: Rounds 4-6).
Adarius Pickett, S — One of the best tacklers in the Pac-12, Pickett figures to be a late-round pick or free agent. Special teams will help him make an NFL roster. (Projection: Round 7-free agent). Stefan Flintoft, P — Went from walk-on to outstanding college punter. He’ll be looking to climb that same ladder in the pros. (Projection: free agent)