8. Alec James, DE
Alec James was a highly-touted recruit coming to Wisconsin who never truly lived up to the hype. The good news is he never gave up and continued to work and improve every year with the Badgers.
After a pretty successful senior season which saw him rack up 6.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss, James is going to pursue his lifelong dream of playing in the NFL.
At 6-foot-3, he has the height to play defensive end, but lacks the needed amount of muscle to prevent himself from getting bullied. If he could add that to his frame, it would help him go a long way in the draft process.
As it stands, he’s another player who didn’t receive an invite to the combine and is very unlikely to hear his name called in the draft. NFL.com gives him a prospect grade of 4.95 and maintains he should also receive an invite to an NFL training camp.