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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.

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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