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Brian Price (DT)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    303 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    UCLA
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 3 (35)
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Pick Analysis: The Bucs continue to rebuild their porous defense with the selection of Brian Price. As a rugged interior defender with exceptional quickness, Price gives the Tampa Bay an athletic nose tackle to pair with Gerald McCoy on the inside. When the Bucs were enjoying their stellar defensive run during the early part of the decade, Warren Sapp teamed with Anthony McFarland to control the line of scrimmage. With the McCoy and Price on board, Tampa Bay is looking to recapture its defensive swagger by fortifying the interior.

Overview

Price is a short, powerfully built interior defender that has been a disruptive force for UCLA's defense over the past three seasons. Price penetrates the line of scrimmage with good quickness and anticipation. He is best when in a stunting mode, but is adept at holding the point in base schemes. Price has strong hands to control and leverage blockers while maintaining gap responsibilities. Price is a solid pass rusher that can bull rush with good power or counter with a variety of pass rush moves. Price is a good football player that lacks typical height for the position but should fit well in 4-3 schemes and is regarded as a top five defensive tackle in the 2010 draft.


Strengths

Price possesses the impressive natural power necessary to be a disruptive interior lineman. He’s a tough, competitive and productive player who battles until the whistle. Has the initial quickness needed to gain penetration against the run and pass. Uses his hands well to shed blockers and disengage against the run and has a variety of moves when rushing the passer.

Weaknesses

Price does not have ideal height for the defensive tackle position. Doesn’t have the range to chase down running plays from behind. Only has adequate lateral agility. Can be inconsistent with his pad level and footwork at times.

Grade

7.9

 

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  • Bucs take two in second

    Published: April 23, 2010 at 07:14 p.m.

    The Bucs select UCLA DT Brian Price and Illinois WR Arrelious Benn early in the second round.

  • First Draft: Brian Price

    Published: April 7, 2010 at 02:41 p.m.

    Nicknamed "the quiet storm", DT Brian Price is ready to let his pads do the talking in the NFL.

  • 2010 Draft Vignettes - Brian Price, UCLA

    Published: April 13, 2010 at 11:01 a.m.

    A look at NFL draft prospect UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price.

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