Photo of Damion Square
Grade
53.1 ?
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 1/8" Arm Length
  • 293LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands

Overview

Square has gone from young apprentice behind the likes of Marcell Dareus and Terrence Cody is now a senior leader, playing strong whether lined up inside or outside on the Tide’s ultra-talented defensive line. His career didn’t start off that well, as he tore his right ACL in the second game of 2009. Square came back to play in every game the next season, however, even getting into the starting lineup six times (27 tackles, seven for loss, three sacks). The departure of Dareus from the front line gave Square even more responsibility as a junior; he started all 13 games, making 32 stops, seven for loss and a sack for the BCS champions. In 2012, Square once again started in all 13 games. He made 33 tackles, four of them for loss, and also notched 3.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, and one pass defended.

Analysis

Strengths

Plays from a variety of spots: three technique, defensive end in a four man front, and even some nose tackle on obvious passing downs. Frequently attempts to latch, pull, and swim to release. Flashes strength to shove the opposition to the side in pass protection. Attempts to jump in the throwing lane to knock down passes. Best gift if motor to clean up and finish the play. Stout upper body. Low pad level is another plus.

Weaknesses

Needs to add weight to play inside in 3-4 system. Lacks a real burst off the line when crashing down the line of scrimmage. Lacks adequete quickness to consistently pentrate. Even when strength allows some separation, he lacks the foot speed to make the most of it. Does not use hands to fight cut blocks, completely immobilized by them. Plays like short arms are an issue, lacks the ability to press. Base appears narrow and lacks strength to match upper body. Struggles to locate ball carrier with press and then to shed at the point of attack. Lacks a real position or true fit.

NFL Comparison

Spencer Johnson

Bottom Line

Square does not rack up huge numbers for the Tide’s stout defense but his versatility and consistency has earned him two consecutive seasons with 13 starts, and 32 starts over the past three years. He could potentially be a late-round selection.
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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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