Watch Casserly's full sitdown segment with Ngakoue in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.
During CSN's NFL Draft special featuring Maryland pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue, former NFL GM Charley Casserly sat down with the Terrapin standout to give his honest, unfiltered opinion about where he thinks he mind end of being drafted.
"Day 1, no," Casserly said. "I would say less than 50 percent on Day 2, OK? I'm being honest with you now, OK? Now, you could certainly be on Day 2 in the third round. No question. I should say it's 50/50 in that point of view.
"There are some teams, Yannick, that are going to look at you size-wise and take you off the board. You just have to face you. There are some teams on a 3-4, if you're not 6-4, 250 pounds they won't look at you as an outside linebacker. So there's some things like that."
He went on to elaborate, saying that some teams won't eliminate players based on measurables alone. He mentioned former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher, who wanted outside linebackers who could rush the passer -- regardless of size.
Then he gave his prediction.
"Somewhere to me, I'm going to bet third to fifth round. That's what I'm going to bet in this situation, OK?"
"You ignore it," Casserly warned. He brought up the examples of sixth-round pick Tom Brady and undrafted free agent James Harrison.
"It doesn't make any difference where you're drafted. It's what you do when you get there that counts. Coaches aren't going to worry about that once you're there. It's your ability to separate yourself as a player. Special teams, effort, etc."
Watch more from their conversation above.