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Combine Results

5.0 ?
  • 4.97 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 254LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands


2014: First-team All-CAA. Started all 12 games. 2013: First-team All-CAA. Started 15 games. 2012 (at UMass): Made 19 tackles with 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. 2011 (at UMass): Played in eight games.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 4.84 and 4.93 seconds
Vertical jump: 33 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 7 inches
Short shuttle: 4.51 seconds
3-cone: 7.0 seconds



Looks great on the hoof with an NFL-caliber 3-4 outside linebacker build. Posted high-end production over two seasons at Towson with 32 tackles for loss, 22.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. Was able to play end in even front and outside linebacker in an odd front. Gains ground with his first three pass-rush steps. Sinks hips around the corner and uses well-timed rip to challenge the edge.


Lacks awareness at times. Gets fooled by playaction and spends too much time playing man in front of him rather than finding ball. Pass rush get-off stymied by noticeable false step at snap. Needs a pass-rush counter move. Played with inconsistent motor. Didn't play with desired passion when forced to chase play rather than having it come to him. Needs to improve angles to the ball when disengaging from blocker.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

Bottom Line

Delaire could add weight and look to become a base end in a 4-3, but he flashed the athleticism and strength to warrant a look as an edge-setting 3-4 outside linebacker with explorable traits as a pass rusher. His NFL Scouting Combine and personal workouts might determine whether or not he is drafted.
-Lance Zierlein
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.