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Drafted By: Falcons

Combine Results

Grade
5.07 ?
  • 4.95 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.64 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Starr was at the combine and played very well in the East-West Shrine Game. At his pro day, he ran 4.58 and 4.59 in the 40. He had a 31 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-9 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.37 seconds." -- Gil Brandt

  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 250LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Engaged with a son. Prepped at a small school in Iowa, where he won a state basketball championship and went to three state title games in football. Redshirted in 2009 and did not play in 2010 (academics). Started all 11 games at defensive end in 2011, recording 51 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 14 sacks with a batted pass and seven forced fumbles. Played hurt in 2012 but was a Buck Buchanan Award finalist (FCS outstanding defensive player). Started 10 of 11 games as a rush linebacker and posted 74 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four sacks with two pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick. Did not start against Northern Iowa. Was the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. Started 11 of 12 games and registered 71 tackles for 15 tackles for loss and nine sacks with four pass breakups, an interception and four forced fumbles. Was ejected for targeting against Missouri State and had to sit out the first half against Indiana State. Participated in the East-West Shrine Game.

Analysis

Strengths

Good athletic ability and acceleration. Can run with tight ends in coverage. Good pursuit effort -- chases hard and flattens down the line. Productive three-year starter.

Weaknesses

Small hands. Limited core strength and knockback power. Not stout. Unrefined hand use. Does not have a plan as a pass rusher.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Athletic, productive, raw rush linebacker prospect who could also be tried as a Sam linebacker. Needs to develop more core strength, improve technically and make his mark on special teams to warrant developmental consideration.
-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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