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Grade
5.35 ?
  • 4.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.19 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.29 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 273LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Second-team All-Pac-12 selection after starting all 13 games. 2012: First-team All-Pac-12 pick after playing in 13 games, starting 12 and leading the team with 17.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks. 2011: Honorable mention All-Pac-12 pick after playing in and starting 12 games. Was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for performance against Washington (2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles). Set an OSU single-season record with six forced fumbles. 2010: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Put together -- has a well-proportioned, muscular build with long arms and big hands. Good burst off the snap. Flashes power. Can shoot his hands, extend and get under a tackle’s pads. Generally plays on his feet. Nice closing speed when he has a bead. Strong tackler. Tries for the strip (10 career FFs). Productive three-year starter.

Weaknesses

Needs to play with lower pad level -- tends to rush upright and defend too tall against the run. Dominated by double teams. Needs to cultivate pass-rush moves and counters -- does not have a plan. Shows overall body stiffness -- struggles to dip and bend the corner with leverage or flexibility. Gets sucked inside and loses contain. Loafs on the back side. Has tweener traits -- lacks ideal athleticism for the right side and bulk for the left side. Inexperienced playing in reverse.

Bottom Line

Strong, athletic, raw defensive end prospect who would have been better served returning for his senior season. Despite being rough around the edges at this stage of his development, Crichton shows in flashes and has power potential as a 4-3 defensive end. Could require patience.
-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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