Photo of Travis Raciti
Grade
5.08 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 285LBS. Weight

Overview

2014: Second-team All-Mountain West honoree. One of two team captains named at the start of the season. Started in 12 of 12 games. 2013: Started in 11 of 12 games. 2012: First-team All-WAC selection. Started all 13 games. 2011: Played in 12 games and started nine times.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.06 seconds
Vertical jump: 31 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 10 inches
Short shuttle: 4.66 seconds
3-cone: 7.52 seconds
Bench: 21 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

When stunting, takes wide, quick steps to gain ground and create difficult change-of-direction spots for offensive linemen. Feels pressure and gets hands ready to battle against it. Improved his hands over the last two seasons. Has straight-line quickness to get down the line quickly in pursuit. Very athletic. Plays with desired motor and scouts say he is a film junkie with the work ethic to get better.

Weaknesses

Muscular but not as bulky as scouts would like to see for the position. Lacks a plus anchor against power and gets completely washed out against double teams. Inconsistent manning his gap against run. Sack production has fallen sharply since sophomore season. Very average get-off and lacks explosive upper body to consistently shed. Would like to see more aggression and mean at the point of attack.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"I think he's been caught up on a defense that hasn't been able to find an identity, and he's paid the price for it in terms of his production. He may need a position switch." -- NFC personnel director

NFL Comparison

Jarret Johnson

Bottom Line

Raciti had a big sophomore season but struggled when he was shifted to a 3-4 defense as a junior. In 2014, Raciti moved back to a 4-3 and attacked upfield again. Raciti has to go up or down in weight because he's not big enough to survive at the point of attack on the inside. Some evaluators see value in Raciti slimming down and bouncing outside to a 3-4 strong-side linebacker spot.
-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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