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Grade
5.1 ?
  • 4.79 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 115.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 253LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

2013: Second-team All-ACC pick after starting in all 13 games. Led team in tackles for loss (15), sacks (9.5) and forced fumbles (3). Played and started in 11 games. 2011: Started in all 12 games and led team with five pass break ups. 2010: Played in all 13 games and started in four. 2009: Redshirted. High school: Played two years at Kimball Union Academy (Meriden, N.H.) as part of USA Football International Student Program. Grew up in Germany and played club American-style football in Hamburg. Played tight end for the German Under-19 national team at the 2006 European Championship.

Analysis

Strengths

Good get-off. Shows an arm-over to defeat tackles. Has some disruptive ability to penetrate gaps. Reads plays and locates the ball. Uses his arms to create room to operate. Good motor in pursuit -- forces runs outside and chases to the boundary. Strong tackler. Tries to disrupt passing lanes. Intelligent and articulate. Hardworking, well-respected captain with a professional approach to the game. Three-year starter.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal size. Overpowered at the point of attack. Pops up off the snap. Needs to develop pass-rush moves and use his hands more violently. Average flexibility, foot speed and change of direction -- exposed in space and shows when he runs the arc. Power element missing. Will be a 24-year-old rookie.

Bottom Line

German-born, high-motor, effort-based pass rusher who could warrant developmental consideration as a situational 4-3 rush end or stand-up 3-4 linebacker. Is not a natural, physically gifted hunter, but football smarts, competitiveness and effort give him a chance.
-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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