Photo of Ego Ferguson
Grade
5.5 ?
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 315LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/4" Hands

Overview

2013: Honorable mention All-SEC selection. Played in and started 12 games. Did not play in Outback Bowl, and coach Les Miles said it was due to "medical issues" and "he was not allowed to be with the team." 2012: Played in 13 games, but did not have a start. 2011: Played in 13 games, but did not have a start. 2010: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Good size, foot speed, balance and athletic ability. Flashes the ability to stack, locate and shed. Bends his knees, redirects efficiently and has good range for a 300-pounder -- flows well laterally. Nice closing speed. Had disruptive potential.

Weaknesses

Needs to get stronger through his core and base. Needs to quicken his hands and use them more violently. Raw counters and pass-rush moves. Power element is missing. Spends too much time idled at the line of scrimmage. Does not dominate single blocks and gets beat up by double teams. Limited two-gap ability. Disappears for long stretches. Only a one-year starter with minimal behind-the-line production.

Bottom Line

Athletic, raw, developmental three-technique with clear upside, though he is inexperienced, aimless and unrefined at this stage of his development. Needs more glass in his diet and simply does not impact games the way he should. Is likely to test well and be drafted higher than his performance dictates in the hopes a defensive line coach can tap into his potential.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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