Joe Jenkins

Way Too Early 2014 Mountain West Draft Preview

May 15, 2013 4:35 PM EST

DT Patrick Mertens, Wyoming

At 6-foot-5, Mertens can make finding passing lanes a nightmare for opposing signal callers. His 2.5 sacks last season show he can get after the quarterback when he needs to as well. Mertens has been solid but not spectacular in his two years on the field. He’ll need a standout year to sneak into the draft.