Photo of Dorell Scott
  • 4.97 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 107.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 312LBS. Weight


A preseason Outland Trophy candidate, Scott was a microcosm of the entire Clemson program, struggling amid heightened expectations to start the season before picking up his play later in the season. It is easy to see why expectations were high for Scott, considering he had averaged 50 tackles and four sacks as a sophomore and junior. As a senior, his numbers fell with his draft stock. But his frame and Clemson's reputation for churning out NFL-caliber defensive linemen, a mid-round selection remains a possibility if Scott can convince scouts in interviews that his disappointing 2008 campaign was more aberration than trend.



Positives: Prototypical frame for the position with room for an additional 10-15 pounds of bulk. ... Flashes impressive initial quickness off the snap for a player his size. ... Good balance and can redirect his charge to close when open lanes are presented. ... Quick hands to deflect the blocker's initial hand punch. ... Has some rush technique, including an impressive rip. ... Can get his hands up to create obstacles in the passing lane. ... Can close running lanes due to his size. ... When playing with leverage, has the leg drive to hold up at the point of attack and flashes the ability to split double-team blocks. Negatives: Not consistently the sum of his parts. ... Inconsistent use of hands. ... Too often comes off the snap high and struggles with leverage. ... Can negate his own strength and get knocked off the ball. ... Doesn't use his height and hands often enough to deflect passes at the line of scrimmage. ... Requires an open lane to close and rarely makes plays on his own. ... Inconsistent effort. ... Seems to tire easily and may have to be used as part of a rotation to be effective. ... Struggled with a knee sprain as a senior.
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.