April 25, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
USC linebacker-safety Su'a Cravens under first-round consideration
Versatile USC outside linebacker-safety Su'a Cravens is under consideration as a potential first-round draft pick. Cravens visited and worked out for the Atlanta Falcons. He also visited the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions. Cravens isplayed his athleticism at his campus Pro Day workout, running the 40-yard dash in the 4.54 to 4.54 range. He excelled in linebacker and defensive back drills and caught the football well. The New England Patriots, Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers have all displayed interest in Cravens. Cravens has met with the Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Chargers. Cravens is a former National High School Defensive Player of the Year who's started at strong safety and linebacker. He was an All-American and All-Pac-12 selection. He had 86 tackles, 15 for losses and 5 1/2 sacks last season with two interceptions. As a sophomore, he had 17 tackles for losses, five sacks and three interceptions. Cravens is related to San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o, Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron and former Cincinnati Bengals safety David Fulcher. Cravens is tough, athletic and productive with nine interceptions in three years. At 6-1, 226 pounds, Cravens projects to either safety or as a 4-3 weakside linebacker. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.