Photo of Terrence Fede
Drafted By: Dolphins
Grade
5.05 ?

Draft Analysis:

"Fede is the first player ever drafted from Marist. Rik Smits, who played in the NBA, this is his alma mater. The Miami Dolphins did their homework with Fede and decided that he fit better with their scheme than others who are still on the board from bigger schools." -- Charles Davis

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 7/8" Arm Length
  • 276LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Pioneer Football League Defensiev Player of the Year in 2013. Marist single-season (13) and career (30.5) record-holder for sacks. 2013: Led FCS in sacks (13). Was sixth in voting for Buck Buchanan Award (awared to top FCS defensive player), second-team FCS All-America pick by the AP, and Walter Camp FCS All-America selection. 2012: First-team All-PFL pick. Led team in sacks (9) and tackles for loss (12.5). 2011: Second-team All-PFL pick. Led team in sacks (8.5) and tackles for loss (16). 2010: Redshirted. 2009: Made 21 tackles in eight games played. Misc.: No player in Marist history has been selected in the NFL draft. Only Marist player to sign NFL contract was Michael Rios (free agent Arizona Cardinals, 2013).

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding size and length. Strong power step and inside counter move. Rolls his hips on contact and strikes with force. Durable, four-year starter.

Weaknesses

Can improve base strength vs. the run. Struggles beating the double team, often spins in place and can be inverted and stonewalled. Regularly matched up against inferior competition. Immature and was disciplined for fights upon his arrival to college.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Has ideal dimensions to develop as a five-technique in a 3-4 front or as a base end in a 4-3 front, though he must prove that he can consistently match up against better competition. Lined up at the right defensive end spot in a four-point stance in a three-man line in college and plays more of a finesse than power game. A big man who plays small and did not dominate lesser competition, Fede must prove he is more than a big fish in a small pond. Developmental project.
-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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