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Combine Results

5.01 ?
  • 5.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 102.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.84 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 332LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands


The Colorado prep began his collegiate career at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College in 2010, where he had 34 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and one sack with one pass batted and two forced fumbles in nine games. Earned junior college all-America honors in '11 after recording 37-13-2 with one pass batted and one forced fumble in nine games. Went to Arizona State in '12, but saw action in just five early season games, tallying 4-0-0. Was suspended twice in less than a month by head coach Todd Graham -- the second time indefinitely for a Twitter rant -- in his lone season at ASU. Transferred to Division II Colorado-State Pueblo in '13 and had 36-6-3 with four passes batted and three forced fumbles in 12 games.



Rare size and body mass. Looks the part with a well-distributed frame and carries his weight well for a 350-pounder. Is seldom moved off a spot. Can lock out and walk back blockers with sheer brute strength. Flashes some violence in his hands. Strong short-yardage/goal-line plugger.


Gets hung up on blocks too easily and can't split the double team. Plays flat-footed. Limited explosion, quickness and agility to shoot gaps or make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Plays with limited knee bend and tends to stand tall. Could stand to do a better job protecting his legs. Did not dominate vs. lesser competition. Has been disciplined for not following rules and must prove committed.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

A massive run-stuffing space-occupier with the bulk to plug the middle or function outside in a traditional 3-4 front. His calling card will be defending the run on early downs.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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.