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2015 NFL Draft Prospects: TCU

These are the school's prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft

  1. Paul Dawson, ILB, TCU
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 240.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
    Projected Round (2015): 3-5.

    1/31/15: Dawson had a huge season to lead a tough Horned Frogs defense. He put up a huge stat line with 128 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles, five passes batted and four interceptions. There is no consensus regarding his draft grade. One team had him in the second round, another said a third, some said in the fourth, and one had him as a sixth- or seventh-round pick. Dawson could go on Day 2 or slide well into Day 3.

    As a junior, Dawson had 91 tackles with 10 tackles for a loss, one interception and three passes broken up.

    Sources tell WalterFootball.com they like how active Dawson is, but he's undersized. Personal: Son of Terrie Brooks. Majoring in criminal justice.
  2. Kevin White, CB, TCU
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 180.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2015): 2-3.

    2/7/15: White had a strong week at the Senior Bowl to really help his draft stock. He ran with receivers to prevent separation and competed well for the ball. White really improved his draft stock with his practice sessions in Mobile.

    White recorded 51 tackles with four tackles for a loss, two interceptions and 11 passes broken up in 2014. He looks like a potential slot cornerback for the NFL. White was impressive with how he defended West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White. The Mountaineer was held to three receptions for 28 yards as the Horned Frogs' Kevin White led the way for TCU's coverage against the star receiver. White was an honorable mention Big XII pick by the conference's coaches in 2013, but was overshadowed by Jason Verrett. White had 40 tackles with eight passes broken up and three interceptions that season.

    Personal: Son of Kevin and Yolanda White. Majoring in criminal justice.
  3. Devonte Fields, OLB/DE/3-4OLB, TCU
    Height: 0-0. Weight: 0.
    40 Time: .
    Projected Round (2015): 7-FA.

    12/13/14: Fields landed at Trinity Valley Community College, but his coach said that Fields wants to transfer back to a FBS (Division I-A) team and play there before going to the NFL. That would be the best move for his draft status. Fields could easily go undrafted if he enters the 2015 NFL Draft.

    8/23/14: Fields has first-round talent but his off-the-field issues could cost him a shot at the NFL. TCU has suspended Fields permanently, and he would be ineligible to play if he transfers schools. Fields wanted to transfer to Stephen F. Austin, but scrapped those plans when he would be ineligible there as well. His football future looks very much in doubt.

    Fields was suspended for the 2013 season opener against LSU. Head coach Gary Patterson also criticized Fields' performance in spring practice. The sophomore injured his foot after only playing in two games and needed season-ending surgery. He recorded four tackles with two tackles for a loss in his brief year.

    Fields took the Big XII by storm in 2012 as a First-Team All-Conference pick and the Big XII Freshman of the Year. He also was voted as the best defensive player in the conference by the media. Fields broke out with 10 sacks, 53 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, four passes batted, two forced fumbles and an interception.

    Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson told WalterFootball.com that Fields and Arizona Cardinals edge-rusher Alex Okafor were the two best players he played in college. The speedy Fields should get bigger for the next level.

    Personal: Son of Monica Fields.
  4. Chucky Hunter, DT, TCU
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 305.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.27.
    Projected Round (2015): 5-7.

    1/31/15: Hunter totaled 44 tackles with 9.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and a force fumble in 2014.

    8/23/14: After being a backup in 2011, Hunter had a strong debut as a starter in 2012. He was a Second-Team All-Big XII selection as he totaled 36 tackles, six tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks. Hunter followed that up with another season as a Second-Team All-Conference pick in 2013. He recorded 43 tackles with six tackles for a loss and two sacks. Hunter is a solid run-defender.

    Personal: Son of Charles Hunter and the late Tenia Willis.
  5. Sam Carter, S, TCU
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.65.
    Projected Round (2015): 4-6.

    2/7/15: Carter racked up 55 tackles, five passes broken up and four interceptions in 2014. He had solid games against Texas Tech and West Virginia. For the Horned Frogs, Carter was the strong safety who played in the tackle box. He is a solid player with instincts, but sources say they have speed concerns about Carter. He had a good week at the East-West Shrine and flashed some ability to play free safety as well as strong safety.

    8/27/14: Carter has been a productive starter for the TCU defense the past two seasons while providing the Horned Frogs with a lot of splash plays. He has shown nice ball skills and has good size.

    In 2013, Carter recorded five interceptions, two passes broken up, 49 tackles, four sacks and 7.5 tackles for a loss. He had 63 tackles with 6.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, four interceptions and 10 passes broken up in 2012. Both seasons saw Carter being selected as a Second-Team All-Big XII selection. For the NFL, the senior looks like a nice fit as a strong safety.

    Personal: Son of Sam Carter and Dildred Taylor. Majoring in sociology.
  6. Brandon Carter, WR, TCU
    Height: 0-0. Weight: 0.
    40 Time: .
    Projected Round (2015): FA.

    1/10/15: There has been no update about Carter playing for another school after being separated from TCU.

    8/27/14: Carter has been removed from the TCU roster. He had 31 receptions for 370 yards in 2013. It was disappointing that Carter didn't produce more for Horned Frogs, but he was battling some injuries.

    Josh Boyce was the leading receiver for TCU in 2012, but there were times when Carter was the Horned Frogs' most impressive receiver. Carter started out 2012 strong before cooling down in the second half of the season. He caught 36 passes for 590 yards and six touchdowns that year. Carter had 23 receptions for 352 yards and three scores as a freshman in 2011. He is a speed receiver who can stretch the field vertically.

    Personal: A business major. Son of Jimmy and Beatrice Carter.


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