Photo of Jared Crick
Drafted By: Texans

Combine Results

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  • 4.99 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 104.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Crick gives the Texans another hard-nosed defender in the mold of J.J. Watt. He is coming off a torn pectoral muscle, but if fully recovered, he could be a starter by the end of his rookie season.

  • 6'4" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 279LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands


Crick missed the majority of his senior season because of a torn pectoral muscle, and many assumed he was the lucky beneficiary of playing next to Ndamukong Suh early in his career. However, he still could emerge as one of the premier defensive lineman in the draft. A defensive tackle at Nebraska, Crick shows value not only in his ability to play inside effectively but also as a potential defensive end, particularly in a 3-4 scheme. The two-time all-conference selection has displayed enough football acumen, especially in his junior year, to still hear his name called early in the draft.



Crick possesses the size and athletic ability to play in various positions across the defensive line. He flashed the ability to defeat blocks and get to the ball-carrier in the backfield. He is active in the run game and shows great instincts. He can also run down quarterbacks with pure hustle. Off the snap, he uses his size and hands to get off blocks.


There were worries that Crick would struggle against double teams after Suh left Nebraska, and those concerns proved to be true. He is tough to hold off one-on-one, but he often shuts it down or is eliminated from the play when blocked by more than one lineman. The knee injury he suffered last spring, and his overall mobility, which wasn't necessarily a strong suit prior to this season, will now be an even greater question mark.
Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.