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Drafted By: Titans
  • Round 7
  • Pick 4
  • Overall 211

Combine Results

Grade
57.0 ?
  • 5.00 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 34 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.17 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.25 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Solomon is a high-motor edge player with the quickness to create pressure off the edges. If he can find a way to generate consistent production as a situational rusher, Solomon could crack the Titans' eight-man rotation along the defensive line.

  • 6'3" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 262LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Solomon is the type of player NFL teams would love to have roaming among their front seven, not necessarily for his natural ability, but because of the obvious competitive spirit he brings to a defense. He has been a four-year starter for Rice -- after a medical redshirt year, he came back from a foot injury with a slight hitch, but displayed the same motor that made him a prospect in the first place. He has fifth- or sixth-round value based on his productivity and hopes that he continues to recover from a lingering foot issue.

Analysis

Strengths

Solomon's entire game revolves around his motor. He is quick off the ball and will jolt back offensive linemen who are slow movers. He can run by linemen who aren't set and ready for the various stunts that he has run at Rice. He projects to be an excellent rotational player at the next level because of his motor and understanding of how to play off rushers and work within slanting and stunting schemes. He is at his best when having to chase or run down plays, and he has shown a good use of hands throughout his career to keep bigger blockers off him.

Weaknesses

Solomon can be completely neutralized by double teams. His motor doesn't translate well when he needs it to overcome stronger opponents -- despite his effort, he can just get overpowered. He has struggled with lingering effects of a foot injury that caused him to miss an entire season, which doesn't help considering he wasn't the best athlete before the injury.
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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.

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