Eli Harold*, DE/OLB, Virginia
Height: 6-3. Weight: 247. Projected 40 Time: 4.60. Projected Round (2015): 1-2.
4/25/15: Harold was very impressive in 2014. He totaled 54 tackles with 14.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, two passes batted, one interception and a forced fumble. The junior had strong showings against UCLA, Louisville and North Carolina. Harold is fast and athletic on the edge. He needs to add weight to remain in a 4-3 defense in the NFL. Harold worked out well at the Combine, but needs to get bigger. There is buzz that Harold could be a late first-round pick.
8/23/14: Harold made a big impact as an edge rusher for Virginia in 2013. The first-year starter totaled 8.5 sacks with 15 tackles for a loss, 51 tackles, two forced fumbles and a pass broken up. His season was highlighted by a three-sack game against rival Virginia Tech.
Harold is a fast and athletic edge rusher, but probably will have to move to linebacker if he can't gain a significant amount of weight. As a freshman backup in 2012, Harold had two sacks.
Max Valles*, OLB, Virginia
Height: 6-5. Weight: 251. 40 Time: 4.83. Projected Round (2015): 4-6.
4/25/15: Valles was a surprise early entry to the 2015 NFL Draft. He had a quality 2014 season with nine sacks, 12.5 tackles for a loss, 55 tackles and eight passes broken up. Prior to 2014, Valles was a backup, so he could have used more development before going to the NFL. Valles didn't impress at the Combine, in part due to slow 40 times.
Anthony Harris, S, Virginia
Height: 6-1. Weight: 183. Projected 40 Time: 4.59. Projected Round (2015): 3-4.
4/25/15: Harris amassed 108 tackles with 10 passes broken up and two interceptions in 2014. He played well in the season opener against UCLA and was a solid defender for Virginia. Harris looks like he could have the potential to play free or strong safety in the NFL. Harris didn't run at the Combine.
8/27/14: Harris led the nation in interceptions in 2013 with eight. He was one of the bright spots of an ugly season for Virginia. The junior also had 80 tackles with six passes broken up and a forced fumble. Harris displayed good instincts to go along with speed and athleticism.
It will be hard for him to duplicate his interception total as a senior, but he has already illustrated ball skills for scouts. As long as Harris' coverage is sound in 2013, he shouldn't be hurt by a decrease in interceptions.
Harris broke into the starting lineup in 2012 and totaled 80 tackles with one sack, one forced fumble, three passes broken up and one interception.