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4.9 ?
  • 4.95 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.64 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 250LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands


Was 2013 Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year. 2013: Named first-team All-MVFC and led team with nine sacks. Was the FCS active leader with 13 career forced fumbles. 2012: Was second-team All-MVFC and a Buck Buchanan Award finalist (given to top defensive player in FCS). 2011: Led conference with 14 sacks and led team with seven forced fumbles. 2010: Did not play in a game, but was named USD's Defensive Scout of the Year. 2009: Redshirted. High school: Played on three state title games in Iowa.



Good athletic ability and acceleration. Can run with tight ends in coverage. Good pursuit effort -- chases hard and flattens down the line. Productive three-year starter.


Small hands. Limited core strength and knockback power. Not stout. Unrefined hand use. Does not have a plan as a pass rusher.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Athletic, productive, raw rush linebacker prospect who could also be tried as a Sam linebacker. Needs to develop more core strength, improve technically and make his mark on special teams to warrant developmental consideration.
-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.