Photo of Travis Feeney
Drafted By: Steelers

Combine Results

Grade
5.34 ?
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 40.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 130.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.42 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.71 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Feeney is one of the more athletic edge rushers in the class whom many considered a late-round sleeper heading into Day 3. As he develops, he can carry over his special teams coverage skills to the Steelers' units. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 230LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Feeney made a name for himself with an outstanding senior year, as well as a memorable haircut. To pay tribute to people who he knew who passed away from breast cancer, including his aunt, Feeney had a pink-dyed awareness ribbon shape cut into his hair. It's not that he needed to do so to make himself known on campus, as he had already made an impact for the Huskies, being named the scout team Defensive MVP in 2011, honorable mention All-Pac-12 pick the following year (76 tackles, six for loss, four sacks), a nine-game starter and team Special Teams Player of the Year in 2014. His senior year was his best, however, as he replaced NFL draftee Hau'oil Kiahaha at the Buck position and earned second-team All-Pac-12 notice with 17.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks.

Analysis

Strengths

Production and consistency improved across the board. More confident, accurate tackler dropping his missed tackles from 11 (2014) to three this year. Rangy former safety who can cover ground in pursuit. Adequate lateral movement and uses hands to create separation from blockers. Uses arm­-over as his go-­to rush move. Competitive with an aggressive demeanor. Willing to mix it up. Able to stretch plays and push them towards sideline. 2015 team captain. Consistently productive over four years on coverage teams.

Weaknesses

Wiry frame produces very little speed­-to-­power potential as pass rusher. Spindly legs fail to hold their ground at point of attack. Won’t set a strong edge. Can be tilted due to lack of functional base. Doesn’t have the play strength to fight through redirect blocks. His elevated pad level and lean body type are usually indicators of inconsistent tackling on pro level. Has had multiple shoulder surgeries and issues with both shoulders that could red-­flag him at the combine.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5 or 6

NFL Comparison

Ray Ray Armstrong

Bottom Line

Has worked hard to transform his body from safety to linebacker, but is still lacking the frame and strength to consistently hold his ground at the point of attack. Feeney’s competitiveness and ability to play in space could help him transition into a more natural role of 4-­3 WILL linebacker and his coverage talent on special teams gives him a shot to break camp on the 53.
-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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