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Grade
5.55 ?
  • 5.24 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 24.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 102.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.93 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.83 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 308LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands

Overview

Has lost 30-plus pounds since his freshman season in an effort to get quicker. 2013: Second-team All-SEC selection after starting in all 13 games and leading team with nine tackles for loss. 2012: Played in 13 games and started three. 2011: Played in all 14 games, but did not start.

Analysis

Strengths

Looks the part -- big and well-proportioned. Quick get-off. Plays on his feet. Excellent movement skills and foot speed. Knee bender who redirects and accelerates efficiently for a big man. Flashes strength to stack and shed single blocks. Good closing burst to the quarterback. Was a 20-year-old junior -- has moldable, raw tools and upside.

Weaknesses

Plays tall and short-armed -- too easily turned and washed. Weak base and lackluster compete vs. double teams. Hand use needs work -- spends too much time flailing at the line of scrimmage. Does not consistently convert speed to power. Unsophisticated pass rusher -- needs to cultivate moves and develop a plan. Disappears for stretches. Started just 16 career games. Weight has fluctuated. Has underachiever traits. Character and stability need to be investigated.

Draft Projection

Rounds 2-3

Bottom Line

Big, athletic, overhyped defensive tackle who shows in flashes, but leaves evaluators wanting more and would have benefited from a more dominant junior season. Fits best in an even front, though he’s not instant coffee, as his tweener skill set is too unrefined to project absolutely as a nose or three-technique. Will test well but draw varied opinions, and has the look of a boom-or-bust prospect.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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