20. Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky, 6-5, 250. A torn ACL will affect his draft stock, but before the injury he was considered a decent prospect. Smith had a lot of sacks, and he showed up in big games (he had three sacks against Alabama). But he was inconsistent, and most of his production came clumped together. He has some speed off the edge, and he can rush the passer in a variety of ways.
21. Lavar Edwards, Louisiana State, 6-4, 277. He was overshadowed by some of his pass-rushing teammates, but Edwards is a good player in his own right. He has good size and decent athleticism and plays with power. Edwards goes all out but doesn't always finish. "I wish he got to the ball better," one team exec said.
22. Armonty Bryant, East Central Oklahoma, 6-4, 263. This is a small-school player with size, speed and athletic traits. An AFC scouting director said Bryant has "natural pass rush ability." He has been productive against a lower level of competition and he acquitted himself well at the East-West Shrine Game. He is very raw and could improve by leaps and bounds if he gets with the right position coach. Scouts have some concerns with Bryant's behavior off the field, as he once was arrested for selling marijuana.
23. Nathan Williams, Ohio State, 6-3, 241. He is a high-effort pass rusher who makes hustle plays. Williams plays physically. He should be a solid special teams contributor. He also is a good candidate for 3-4 teams as an outside linebacker but ultimately might be too small for defensive end and too slow for outside linebacker.
24. Tourek Williams, Florida International, 6-3, 260. He has some speed around the edge and he plays hard. He has a good variety of pass rushes, including a nice inside move. One scout said he would like to have seen Williams be more productive against the lower level of competition he faced. He seemed often to be a half-step away from making a big play. Williams sometimes plays too upright.
25. Ty Powell, Harding, 6-2, 249. He is a good athlete who can get on the edge of a blocker and turn the corner. He is explosive, as his 37-inch vertical jump proves. He doesn't have ideal size and might be best in a 3-4 scheme. He was a quarterback and cornerback in high school.
26. David Bass, Missouri Western State, 6-4, 262. His stock soared after an impressive performance at the East-West Shrine Game. He dominated the inferior competition he faced in college, with 39 1/2 career sacks. Bass has good get-off and he keeps coming. He is pretty explosive athletically. He will need to refine his technique and learn to free himself from bigger, stronger blockers.
27. Glenn Foster, Illinois, 6-4, 286. He worked out well at his pro day and sent scouts back to the tape. Now they see him as a player who can stick as the eighth or ninth defensive lineman on a roster. Foster is helped by the fact he can play tackle as well as end. He is a little small to be a starting defensive tackle, and he lacks the top athleticism to be a starting defensive end. He gives good effort.
28. Rufus Johnson, Tarleton State, 6-6, 268. This small-school prospect could develop because of his length and athleticism. Johnson had a decent workout at his pro day now is on the radar of a lot of teams. He was productive against a lesser level of competition.
29. Lerentee McCray, Florida, 6-2, 250. One scout sees McCray as a "tweener" who will have to make it on special teams and as a situational pass rusher. "He is undersized for defensive end, and not athletic enough to be a good 3-4 outside linebacker," he said. McCray has a motor that runs high, and he plays physically and aggressively.
30. Kapron Lewis-Moore, Notre Dame, 6-4, 298. He started 29 games at Notre Dame but tore his ACL in the BCS championship game against Alabama. He might not be able to play in 2013, and that will affect his draft stock. But he has potential as a player. "I think he can be a tough, journeyman kind of guy," a national scout said. Lewis-Moore can be a left end or a defensive tackle in a 4-3, and he fits best as a 3-4 defensive end. He is powerful at the point but not very athletic or fast. He had a previous knee injury as well.
Stansly Maponga, Texas Christian
Mike Catapano, Princeton
Shane McCardell, Mississippi State
William Campbell, Michigan
David King, Oklahoma
Zach Anderson, Northern Michigan
Gerald Rivers, Mississippi
Sean Progar, Northern Illinois