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Jared Odrick (DT)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    304 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Penn St.
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Miami Dolphins
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 28 (28)
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Pick Analysis: The Dolphins needed to add more beef to their front line, and the selection of Jared Odrick gives them size at the defensive end position. As the "five-technique" in the Dolphins' 3-4, Odrick has the length to occupy blockers on the edge, and his relentless style often leads to disruptive plays at the line of scrimmage. With Mike Nolan slated to tweak the team's defense, Odrick could be a key cog as an interior defender.

Overview

Odrick has a good combination of size and strength. He is more of a run-stopper with power to hold the point but needs to utilize his hands more consistently to separate to the ball. Odrick shows power to collapse the pocket as a pass rusher but again needs to expand his pass rush package with more moves and counters to contribute at the next level. He feels pad pressure well and constricts running lanes effectively. He has some limitations (lateral agility and speed) but plays with a good motor and often wins with effort. Odrick could be considered a versatile prospect as an end in a 3-4 front or tackle in 4-3 schemes. Odrick has upside if he can improve his overall technique at the next level.


Strengths

Odrick’s nice combination of size and strength making him a good fit inside in a 4-3 or as a 3-4 defensive end. Shows good initial quickness getting off the ball but is more of a straight-line guy. Competitive defender against the run. Productive player during his time in college. Has been a durable performer later in his career.

Weaknesses

Is only an average athlete with below-average lateral mobility. We question his change of distance in space. Odrick’s struggles to separate and disengage from blockers, needs to expanded his pass rush package and range.

Grade

8.2

 

Video Playlist

  • Dolphins take Odrick

    Published: April 22, 2010 at 10:40 p.m.

    The Dolphins select Penn State DL Jared Odrick with the 28th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

  • First Draft: Jared Odrick

    Published: April 7, 2010 at 02:35 p.m.

    Meet Penn State defensive tackle Jared Odrick, a fierce competitor ready for the big stage.

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