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Grade
5.05 ?
  • 4.99 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 1/4" Arm Length
  • 284LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Two-time honorable mention All-Pac-12 pick (2012-13). Played both defensive end and defensive tackle at USC. 2013: Started all 14 games at defensive end. 2012: Started all 13 games, once at defensive end. 2011: Played in 12 games and started in two. 2010: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Plays with leverage and generally stays on his feet. Flashes the ability to shoot his hands inside, extend and stack. Played end and tackle.

Weaknesses

Average foot athlete with lower-body stiffness. Exposes his frame and struggles to escape. Needs to develop counters and pass-rush moves -- hands are more active than forceful. Does not dominate single blocks. Has tweener traits -- lacks ideal bulk and anchor for DT and ideal speed and flexibility for DE. Disappears for stretches.

Bottom Line

Good-sized defensive lineman who shows in flashes, but not enough to justify leaving school early, as he looked very average against strong offensive lines. Could warrant late-round consideration as a developmental base end.
-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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