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Drafted By: Raiders
  • Round 4
  • Pick 7
  • Overall 107

Combine Results

Grade
5.32 ?
  • 5.27 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 92.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.75 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"'Jelly' can roll, baby. He has some short-area quickness; got some foot quickness. I feel like the Raiders have gone 4-for-4 with their draft selections so far." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'1" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 334LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Lettered for three years in football and track, competing in the shot put, as a Louisiana prep. Redshirted in 2009. During camp in 2010, he cracked a bone in his left foot and missed the first eight games of the season. Appeared in each of the final four contests and had four tackles, one-half tackle for loss and no sacks. Was Louisiana Tech’s starting nose tackle in 2011, recording 29 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack with one pass batted in 13 games (11 starts). During the season, he had his right shoulder scoped, although he didn't miss any action. Was limited to just nine games (two starts) in 2012, missing three full games with a right ankle sprain, and had 21 tackles, no tackles for loss and no sacks with one pass batted and two forced fumbles. Recorded his best college season as a senior in 2013, starting all 12 games and tallying 48 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks with one pass batted.

Analysis

Strengths

Good anchor strength. Is seldom inverted or moved off a spot. Can stack the line and occupy blockers.

Weaknesses

Short with short limbs and a lot of extra concentrated weight in his midsection. Limited athlete. Tires easily and tends to stand straight up and get caught on blocks (marginal extension). Does not show violence in his hands. Is not a pass rusher. Has missed time with foot and ankle injuries associated with excessive weight that he has struggled maintaining.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4-5

Bottom Line

Round-bodied, short-armed plugger with enough anchor strength to hold the point and clog the middle on a shade in a 4-3 front. Must prove he can manage his weight and stay healthy to earn a spot in the NFL.
-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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