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Grade
5.32 ?
  • 4.71 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.29 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.31 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 33 1/8" Arm Length
  • 253LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/2" Hands

Overview

Started all 26 games in last two seasons. 2013: Honorable Mention FBS All-Independent Team. 3 sacks vs. Arizona State. 2012: Had 51 tackles, 10.5 TFL, and 7.5 sacks. Second on team in TFL and sacks behind Stephon Tuitt. 2011: Played 12 games, starting 8. Had 6 games with 3-plus tackles including USC, Navy, and Pittsburgh. 2010: One of three N.D. freshman to play in every game. High School: SuperPrep All-American from North Carolina. Played just 5 games as senior due to ankle injury. Misc: Father fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1986, but is unable to work after suffering a brain aneurysm in 2011.

Analysis

Strengths

Large hands. Good balance and knee bend. Strong and physical -- can stuff tight ends and is surprisingly robust at the point of attack. Flows laterally and pursues to the boundary. Strong tackler. Flashes power-leverage potential. Effective stunting and looping. Operated from 2- and 3-point stance and played on special teams.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal body length, elite flexibility and closing speed. Average eyes and instincts (see-and-go reactor). Can improve hand use. Hip tightness shows in space and when required to drop into coverage.

Bottom Line

Thickly built, high-motor, highly competitive edge defender who projects best as a left outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. Lacks desirable dimensions, flexibility and finishing speed, but has more than enough play strength, tenacity and toughness to compensate.
-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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