Photo of Jermauria Rasco
Grade
5.09 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 247LBS. Weight

Overview

Has been a regular contributor for LSU's defense since freshman season in 2011.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.75 and 4.79 seconds
Vertical jump: 28 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet
Short shuttle: 4.65 seconds
3-cone: 7.11 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Upper echelon football intelligence. Has great eyes and anticipation. Rarely fooled by play-action and screens. Has benefited from playing for defensive coordinator John Chavis. Skilled with his hands. Quick out of stance. Takes good pursuit angles and can make himself skinny when slanting. Can "rip and run" around the edge as a rusher. Has played with a hand in the ground and standing. Has ability to transition into full-time 3-4 OLB spot. Seamless change of direction and an accelerator to close on perimeter. Tough enough. Flexible upper body with decent hips.

Weaknesses

Shorter arms than desired as a defensive end. Could struggle to leverage gap if drafted as an end. Uses foot movement to help get rid of blocker and will give up his run fit at times. Has posted average production as a pass rusher over the last two seasons. Has initial quickness but lacks three-step explosion to consistently threaten the edge. Lacks strength to recover and can be washed down on zone plays.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

NFL Comparison

Trent Murphy

Bottom Line

Rasco doesn't have the pass-rush talent to draw a great deal of excitement leading up to the draft, but he keeps his eyes glued to the backfield and he is rarely out of position. Rasco can use his toughness, football acumen and quickness to compete for a spot with a blitz-happy, complex defense as a 3-4 OLB.
-Lance Zierlein
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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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