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Drafted By: Colts
  • Round 3
  • Pick 29
  • Overall 93

Combine Results

Grade
5.55 ?
  • 5.03 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.19 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"He's long with deceiving strength. I think he's an NFL starter all day long. He plays hard all day long and is a better athlete than you think. This is a really good pick here." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'6" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 294LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Participated in 2015 Senior Bowl. Selected first-team All-Pac-12 in 2014, leading team in tackles for loss (15) and sacks (8.5). In 2013, selected honorable mention All-Pac-12 after missing six games with a left MCL sprain. Selected second-team All-Pac-12 in 2012, starting 14 games and recording 11.5 of his 13 tackles for loss and 4.5 of his 5.5 sacks after seventh game of season. Earned Pac-12 All-Academic first-team honors three times. Two-time All 4AAA Region selection while at Woodward High School (Ga.). Also lettered in basketball and track and field. Won state championship and broke school record in shot put.


Pro Day Results


Bench press: 23 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Comes off the ball with good pad level and forward lean. Can get arm extension and can keep himself clean as five-technique. Plays with passion. Third in conference with 12.5 tackles for loss. Moved all over defensive line and has played in both odd and even fronts. Gets hands in passing lanes when rush stalls. Capitalizes when he gets on blocker's edge. Scouts love his intelligence and team-first attitude. Will pursue hard to the sideline and rarely gives offensive linemen a snap off.

Weaknesses

Slender legs, tight hips and boring feet. Feet will stall at contact when squared up against the run. Initial punch by an offensive lineman will jostle him. Lacks power to play inside. On the ground far too often. Must improve hand usage as pass rusher. Can be blocked by tight ends. Benefited from team-oriented defensive scheme. Doesn't gain much ground with initial steps as pass rusher. Relies on hustle sacks and lacks counter moves.

Draft Projection

Round 3

Sources Tell Us

"He plays hard like Trent Murphy did at Stanford, but Murphy was a better athlete. He's not explosive enough to be a reliable pass rusher and I don't see him as a run stuffer." -- Pac 12 regional scout

Bottom Line

Data driven teams will be intrigued by Anderson's stuffs, impact tackles and total pressures, but the tape doesn't validate his potential to produce these numbers on the pro level. The body type screams 3-4 defensive end if he can bulk up and add power, but he might lack the balance and toughness to make it there. Anderson might just be a "tweener" without a clear NFL position fit.
-Lance Zierlein
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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