2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Rutgers

These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.

This page was last updated April 24, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

  1. Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 241. Arm: 31 7/8. Hand: 9 1/2.
    40 Time: 4.71.
    Projected Round (2013): 2-3.

    4/24/13: Despite a ton of production, Greene has gone under the radar. He could be a second-day steal.

    Greene was an animal for Rutgers in 2012. He amassed 136 tackles, six sacks, six forced fumbles, five passes batted, two interceptions and 12 tackles for a loss. The senior was tremendous at consistently producing impact plays and was the leader of his defense.

    Surprisingly, Greene didn't perform well at the Combine. His 40 time was slower than expected, and his bench press total of 17 reps was rather small.

    8/29/12: Greene played safety his first two collegiate seasons before moving to outside linebacker as a junior. The move payed off for Rutgers as he used his speed to fly around the field and make tackles.

    Greene led the team with 141 tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles last year. He broke his ankle against Iowa State in the Pinstripe Bowl. Greene had 77 tackles and two interceptions as a sophomore.

    For the NFL, Greene may have to move back to safety if he is unable to add more weight. He looks like a safety/linebacker tweener.

  2. Logan Ryan*, CB, Rutgers
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 191.
    40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2013): 3-4.

    4/24/13: Ryan is a sleeper prospect who could turn into a good pro. He has gone under the radar to a degree, but was extremely productive in his final collegiate season.

    The Combine was moderately disappointing for Ryan, but he had a very good 2012 season. The junior amassed 94 tackles, 17 passes broken up and four interceptions. Ryan's coverage was consistently good, and he had a presence all over the field. Rutgers put him on an island and Ryan held up well in man coverage. He has man-coverage ability for the NFL.

    Ryan may have been better off returning for his senior season to have a shot at being one of the top corners in the 2014 NFL Draft class. He wasn't challenged by a pro-prospect receiver this year. Ryan didn't finish 2012 well against Louisville and Virginia Tech.

    9/1/12: Ryan broke into the starting lineup and had an impressive sophomore season. He had 67 tackles with 5.5 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, three interceptions and 14 passes broken up last season. Ryan was third on the team in tackles. He should only get better as he gains experience.

  3. Steve Beauharnais, OLB, Rutgers
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 240. Arm: 32. Hand: 9.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.84.
    Projected Round (2013): 4-6.

    4/24/13: Beauharnais was a 3-year starter and a solid producer for Rutgers. He was overshadowed by Khaseem Greene, but Beauharnais was a very good college player in his own right. The senior totaled 82 tackles with a sack and an interception. He performed well at the Senior Bowl.

    Beauharnais had his best season in 2011 as he recorded 77 tackles with five sacks, three interceptions, a forced fumble and 16 tackles for a loss. He totaled 79 tackles with six tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 2010. Beauharnais did not help himself at the Combine.

  4. Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers
    Height: 5-7. Weight: 203. Hand: 8.38.
    40 Time: 4.68.
    Projected Round (2013): 5-6.

    4/24/13: Jamison didn't stand out at the Combine and was slower than expected. He carried the Rutgers offense this season, running for 1,075 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Jamison totaled 897 yards (3.9 average) and nine touchdowns in 2011. The compactly built back has a nice mix of power and speed. Many compare him to former Scarlet Knights running back Ray Rice.

  5. DC Jefferson, TE, Rutgers
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 255. Arm: 34.28. Hand: 10.18.
    40 Time: 4.77.
    Projected Round (2013): 7-FA.

    4/24/13: Jefferson made 20 catches for 168 yards and a touchdown as a senior. He performed well at the East-West Shrine and helped himself.

    8/21/12: DC Jefferson was a somewhat raw tight end after switching to the position from quarterback during the 2009 season. He caught 10 receptions for 166 yards and a touchdown as the starting tight end in 2010.

    Jefferson dealt with injuries as a junior, but still recorded 12 catches for 188 yards. He needs to improve his blocking for the NFL.

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