Photo of Ryan Carrethers
5.15 ?
  • 5.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 32 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 88.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.89 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 3/4" Arm Length
  • 337LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands


Two-time first-team All-Sun Belt selection (2012-13). 2013: Blocked two kicks and led Red Wolves with four sacks. 2012: Started all 13 games. 2011: Played in all 13 games, including the last six as a starter. 2010: Played in all 12 games. 2009: Redshirted. High School: Four-year varsity letterman who was All-State as senior and led Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.) to three state championship games.



Big and thick with outstanding weight-room strength -- squats a small house and maintains low body fat. Has sheer mass and natural girth to dig in and hold his ground vs. double teams. Has a wrestling background and understands leverage. Has two-gap ability. Heavy tackler. Nice effort for a big man. Tough and durable. Solid personal and football character -- is devoted to his craft and has a professional approach to the game.


Lacks ideal height. Has short arms and small hands. Average initial quickness. Heavy-legged with limited range. Inconsistent contact balance at the point of attack -- rooted out of the hole more often than he should be. Needs to improve hand use -- quickness, placement and shed timing. Marginal pass-rush value. Stamina has to be monitored.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

Bottom Line

Stoutly built, NFL-strong interior defender who was a literal and figurative anchor for the Red Wolves despite playing for four different head coaches. Could make a living occupying blocks and clogging run lanes as a two-down, rotational nose tackle in an odd front.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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.