Todd McShay has joined the chorus of NFL Draft personalities who support Boye Mafe as a pass rusher to watch in the upcoming NFL Draft.

McShay, the ESPN NFL Draft analyst has called Mafe a pass rusher with length, burst with explosive power to develop into an even better pro than college player. “I think he comes off the board early-Day 2.”

“The more I watch this guy, the more I love him,” McShay said. “He’s not polished, he has some work that he has to do at the next level. But he’s going to get with an NFL coaching staff and I think this guy’s going to skyrocket. I think he’s going to be one of the best edge rushers, in what is starting out to be one of the best edge rusher classes we’ve had in a decade … But Mafe just continues to show up. The Senior Bowl was an excellent exclamation point on a great week that he had.”

McShay said Mafe had an explosive first step and long 33-inch arms and is 6-foot-4, 258 pounds, and believes he’s on the fringe of the first round because he’s not as polished as some of the more elite defensive linemen.