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Grade
5.2 ?
  • 5.21 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 271LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 pick in 2013, when he played in 13 games and made 11 starts. 2012: Played in 13 games and had five sacks. 2011: Played in all 13 games as a reserve. 2010: Played in nine games as a reserve. 2009: Redshirted. High school: Played defensive end, linebacker and quarterback. He was born in St. Albans, England.

Analysis

Strengths

Big, well-built, projectable frame with little excess weight. Likes to play and it shows -- intense competitor. Is strong enough to anchor down and set the edge. Can neutralize the double team. Plays bigger than his size. Experienced in a pro-style, 3-4 front. Tough and durable. Good weight-room work ethic.

Weaknesses

Has never been a full-time starter. Mechanical, robotic movement. Needs to add some more bulk and bulk strength. Minimal pass-rush ability. Marginal foot quickness -- late to the outside. Limited athletic ability to create penetration.

Bottom Line

English-born, high-motor, developmental five-technique with intriguing growth potential. Is a bit top-heavy. Still growing into his body and learning how to use his hands. Has generated solid production from a wave role and could continue to be molded into a solid fencepost for a 3-4 front. Draws semblances to a young Brett Keisel, drafted in the seventh round by the Steelers in 2002, and has the makeup to play a long time in an unsung role occupying blockers and defending the run.
-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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