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FCS Defensive Draft Possibilities

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    Martin Parker, DT, Richmond, 6-2, 303
    Projected Round: Fifth/Sixth
    The lowdown: NFL teams took more notice of Parker after he earned defensive player of the game honors for his disruptive play at the East-West Shrine Game (with a pair of sacks and a forced fumble). His athleticism and quickness give him a versatile style for shedding blockers. As a senior, he led all CAA defensive linemen in tackles per game (8.7) and was second in total sacks (5.5) and tackles for loss (13.5). He was a two-time finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, which honors the FCS defensive player of the year. He's a sleeper if enough NFL teams aren't giving him his due.

    Frank Kearse, DT, Alabama A&M, 6-4, 310
    Projected Round: Seventh/Undrafted Free Agent
    The lowdown: An intelligent player, Kearse would be particularly effective in a 3-4 defense. He is a run-stopper who makes good use of his hands. He dropped weight for his senior season and was highly productive with 57 tackles, including 14 for losses. Scouts have noted that he needs to play with a nastier streak, so he has been working to get stronger. The SWAC isn't producing NFL players like in years' past.

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