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Combine Results

Grade
5.36 ?
  • 4.80 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.52 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 241LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Norris hopes to be the next Ute end/linebacker to enter the NFL (recent draftees include Joe and Paul Kruger, Koa Misi, Nate Orchard and Trevor Reilly). He played as a reserve as a redshirt freshman before starting seven games the following year (64 tackles, 4.5 for loss, two sacks). Norris came into his own as a junior, receiving honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors with 116 tackles, 13 for loss, and four sacks. Even though his statistics weren't as impressive in 2015 (87 tackles, 6.5 for loss, one sack), league coaches named him second team all-conference because he showed stoutness between the tackles and a burst to the ball which portends a solid NFL career.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.73 seconds
Vertical: 31 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 4 inches
3-cone: 7.07 seconds
Bench: 19 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Team leader. Responds easily in change of direction. Quick lateral scrape for run fit positioning. Stays locked into ball carrier as he flows. Instinctive with a great feel for potential run lane choices as a play develops. Good reactive quickness to change gaps as play flow changes. Willing to meet force with force with taking on lead blockers in the hole. Stays busy all the time. Healthier in 2014 and produced better production in sacks and tackles.

Weaknesses

Takes on with shoulder too often over hands and exposes his chest. Attempts to take on blockers with angles which can get him driven out of the gap. Plays and flows with elevated pad level creating issues redirecting against wash blocks. Needs more knee bend taking on second-level blockers. Very average chase speed. Straight line attacker who struggles to gather and make sudden change of direction in space as a tackler.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

NFL Comparison

Zach Vigil

Bottom Line

Norris isn't a plus athlete, but he has enough athleticism within the context of what he has to do on the field. His instincts help to guide him around the field, but he doesn’t have the technique or speed to be a high­-end playmaker. Norris looks the part of a backup WILL inside linebacker in a 3­-4 who has the potential to become an average starter down the road.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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