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Combine Results

Grade
5.21 ?
  • 4.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.30 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.67 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 1/4" Arm Length
  • 267LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Has a daughter. Also threw the shot put and discus as a California prep. Spent the 2009 season at San Joaquin Delta JC (Stockton, Calif.), where he played in 11 games (nine starts) and attended Cosumnes River JC in Sacramento in 2010 but didn’t play football. Was named the MVP of the Mid-Empire Conference in 2011 while playing at DE at Sacramento State. Transferred to West Texas State for the 2012 season, where he was named the Division II National Defensive Player of the Year after logging 60 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and 19.5 sacks with two batted passes and three forced fumbles in 15 games (14 starts) at DE. Led the nation in sacks and led the conference in tackles for loss. In 2013, had 43 tackles and a team-high 19.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks with five batted passes and one forced fumble in 14 games (10 starts). Had two sacks in the East-West Shrine game to earn defensive MVP honors.

Analysis

Strengths

Well put together with good size and length. Stands out against Division II competition. Has natural pass-rush ability and shows tenacity hunting QBs. Explosive off the snap -- bursts into blockers. Disruptive penetrating ability. Athletic and flexible. Excellent balance and body control executing pass-rush moves. Spins off blocks. Ranges and covers ground in a hurry when his fire is lit. Stood out vs. better postseason competition.

Weaknesses

Motor runs hot and cold (disappears for stretches). Does not consistently dig in vs. the run (heart is in rushing the passer). Undisciplined eyes. Raw understanding of blocking schemes. Does not maintain rush-lane integrity. Was allowed to freelance in search of destructive plays in college and will have to adopt a more structured game in the pros. Accumulated nearly 30 penalties in two seasons at WTAMU, including 15 offsides flags.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Bottom Line

Talented, enigmatic Division II edge rusher who marches to the beat of his own drum, but has intriguing, raw, natural ability to harass quarterbacks. Wild-card prospect with diamond-in-the-rough characteristics if a defensive line coach is able to refine the technical aspects of his game and stoke his fire.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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