8. Isaiah Buggs
Buggs figures to clog up a ton of holes with his six-foot-two, 306-pound frame. He carries that big body around well, and opposing teams and offensive coordinators spent a ton of time trying to figure out ways to make him a non-factor.
Rarely did it work as Buggs piled up 51 tackles, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three pass breakups. There are a ton of defensive tackles who dreamed about getting those types of numbers. Buggs did it while battling centers, guards and quite a few double teams.
Here’s a reason to talk about Syracuse football. This six-foot-three, 307-pound prospect shined at the East-West Shrine Game after racking up 24 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble during the 2018 season. He’s probably getting his name called in the second or third round.
10. Greg Gaines
The Huskies are, no doubt, sad to see this guy go. Now, they have to compensate for the 55 tackles, 3.5 sacks and interception Gaines came up with in his final season at the collegiate level. Now, the greener pastures of the NFL await him. When might he hear his name called?
We’re going to go out on a limb and say the middle rounds make sense, but we’ll have to wait and see. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait long.