**UPDATED 1/26**

 1) Whitney Mercilus, Illinois

Two years ago I completed doubted a Jason Pierre-Paul because he was more athlete than technique. Last year I doubted Aldon Smith for the same reason. Well they combined for 30.5 sacks in 2011 (ranking 4th and 5th in the league respectively). I won't do it again with Mercilus, but I do think that his technique is leaps and bounds above the other two.

2) Quinton Coples, UNC

Coples is a guy that I just don't get. He has the potential to be a stud on every play, but he just disappears in games sometimes which is scary. His potential is fierce though.

3) Melvin Ingram, South Carolina

In this day and age the guys that are versatile get bonus points in the draft. Well Ingram has been able to produce both as a pass rusher and as a pass blocker. Ingram's size might expose him a bit in terms of draftability, but he has stud written on him.

4) Nick Perry, USC

Perry is another athletic freak. I'm not sold on him in the 4-3, but his potential is there.

5) Vinny Curry, Marshall

Curry has been destroying it for Marshall for years, but it won't be as easy in the NFL. Some teams (Jags for example) will love his experience though.

6) Andre Branch, Clemson

Branch is another strange guy. He will absolutely destroy one team and then just come up ok in the next. If his full potential can be unlocked then he will be nasty.