Photo of Ethan Westbrooks
Grade
5.23 ?
  • 4.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.30 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 1/4" Arm Length
  • 267LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

First-team Lone Star All-Conference in 2013 and 2012. 2013: Started in 10 of 14 games and led team with seven sacks. 2012: Started in 14 of 15 games, led Division II with 19.5 sacks, led conference with 28 tackles for loss and earned Defensive Player of the Year award. 2011: Attended Sacramento City College.

Analysis

Strengths

Well put together with good size and length. Stands out against Division II competition. Has natural pass-rush ability and shows tenacity hunting QBs. Explosive off the snap -- bursts into blockers. Disruptive penetrating ability. Athletic and flexible. Excellent balance and body control executing pass-rush moves. Spins off blocks. Ranges and covers ground in a hurry when his fire is lit.

Weaknesses

Motor runs hot and cold (disappears for stretches). Does not consistently dig in vs. the run (heart is in rushing the passer). Undisciplined eyes. Raw understanding of blocking schemes. Does not maintain rush-lane integrity. Was allowed to freelance in search of destructive plays in college and will have to adopt a more structured game in the pros. Accumulated nearly 30 penalties in two seasons at WTAMU, including 15 offsides flags.

Bottom Line

Talented, enigmatic Division II edge rusher who marches to the beat of his own drum, but has intriguing, raw, natural ability to harass quarterbacks. Wild-card prospect with diamond-in-the-rough characteristics if a defensive line coach is able to refine the technical aspects of his game and stoke his fire.
-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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