DeForest Buckner   #99 DT

Height: 6-7   Weight: 295   Age: 25

Born: 3/17/1994 Waianae , HI

College: Oregon

Experience: 4th season

High School: Punahou School [Honolulu, HI]









Combine 2016


  • 40 Yard Dash5.05 Secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.47 secs
  • Vertical Jump32.0 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill7.51 secs
  • Broad Jump116.0 inches


Impressive NFL-­ready physique. Has natural strength and power in his hands and improved their effectiveness this year. Not a content player, Buckner plays with effort and will continue working hands and feet to improve his positioning. Light went on as pass rusher in 2015. Generated top-­end production by combining his power and dynamic athletic traits. Improved his pad level as rusher creating dominating pocket push that he was able to convert into sacks and knockdowns. Rare tackle production for defensive lineman with 163 over last two seasons. Long arms and good play speed allow him maximum field coverage to tackle. Flexible upper body. Can flip shoulders, then hips around the edge of blockers allowing him to play on the other side of the line. Has size and athleticism for scheme versatility. Quick off the snap and difficult to cut­ off in run game.


Plays too tall after the snap. Pad level so high that it impacts ability to stop and change direction with necessary body control. Needs to bend more when penetrating in order to avoid redirect blocks. Will need to play with wider base to take on blockers on next level. Has habit of turning shoulders and getting knocked out of position rather than taking on blocks with squared up pads.