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Grade
52.0 ?
  • 5.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 32 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.31 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 275LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Roy is an extremely uncommon interior lineman given the history of his position switches at Nevada. He came in as a slower safety, moved to linebacker, and soon moved to defensive end. The last two years of his career he had bulked up and moved inside to DT. He was a quick inside rusher who was among the nation's leaders in tackles for loss in 2011. It is highly unlikely that he will play inside at the next level given that he has maxed out his weight and is still undersized, but Roy could move out to DE and be intriguing to teams who run a 3-4 scheme.

Analysis

Strengths

Roy is a high-motor player who is effective using his crafty pass-rush moves to get in the backfield and disrupt plays. He shows great effort to chase down plays across the field. Off the snap, he gets into lineman quickly and can sometimes slip through to penetrate immediately into the backfield. He is consistently in the backfield disrupting plays. His instincts allow him to read blocks and get to the ball carrier before he reaches the line of scrimmage. Once there, he is an explosive tackler.

Weaknesses

Roy could be seen two ways: a player who is versatile and effective anywhere along the front seven, or a prospect who is undersized to play inside but too big and slow to play outside. This could end up hurting him, the fact that he has moved from safety all the way inside to DT, as some teams could see that as a sign that he doesn't perform outstanding at any one position. Once he finds a home at defensive end, he will have to figure out a way to get off blocks when getting doubled without getting washed, which happened a lot in 2011.
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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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