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Drafted By: Eagles
  • Round 7
  • Pick 9
  • Overall 224
Grade
5.09 ?

Draft Analysis:

"He doesn't move great, but is a tough run stuffer. He brings a little bit of size; this kid wins with size. He's a two-down thumper." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'2" Height
  • 333LBS. Weight

Overview

Played in all 54 games in his college career. 2013: Honorable mention All-Big Ten. Played in 13 games and made 12 starts. 2012: Started all 14 games. Recorded a blocked punt against Purdue. 2011: Played all 14 games. 2010: Played all 13 games. High school: Was a finalist for Minnesota Mr. Football.

Analysis

Strengths

Stoutly built lower body (squats a small house). Good initial thrust off the snap. Sheer size, natural girth and functional strength to occupy blocks. Has a desirable mentality for the position. Brings energy, plays hard and gives terrific pursuit effort for a big man. Tough and durable. Very good 10-yard splits (1.68 seconds) at his pro day, indicating surprising short-area burst for a 330-pounder.

Weaknesses

Marginal value as a pass rusher. Ordinary bull rush. Needs to play with better pad level -- plays too tall and is too easily engaged. Unrefined hand use and slow to disengage. Does not dominate single blocking. Is straightlinish and struggles to change direction. Slow of foot with limited range. Not an impactful playmaker.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Big, beefy, active, loquacious nose tackle who does not consistently play to his size or weight-room strength, but has developmental value as a 3-4, two-down run stuffer.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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.

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