Derek Rivers   #95 DE

Height: 6-5   Weight: 250   Age: 25

Born: 5/9/1994 Augusta , ME

College: Youngstown State

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Kinston HS [Kinston, NC]; Fork Union Military Academy [Fork Union, VA]

TCKL

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SCK

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FF

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INT

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Combine 2017

Combine
Stats:

  • Bench Press30.0 reps
  • 60 Yard Shuttle12.43 secs
  • Vertical Jump35.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash4.61 Secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.4 secs
  • 3 Cone Drill6.94 secs
  • Broad Jump123.0 inches

Strengths

Consistent, high-level production as a starter. Plays the same way from snap to snap and plays with high football character. Strikes with quick upward punch under tackle's shoulders to stake a leverage claim on the edge. Good burst out of stance as pass rusher. Rushes with lean and dips low to propel himself around the edge at his fourth step. Creates speed-to-power push with a second gear into contract. Works to uncover outside shoulder and spill play-side runs to the boundary. Adequate power for stand-up linebacker on next level. Flashes disruptive qualities in gaps. Adequate pursuit speed.

Weaknesses

Needs to play with better gap awareness after setting edge. Plays with head down after contact and loses sight of the running backs. Slow to disengage and make plays on running backs darting into the B-gap. Has problems when matched up against length. Long arms can grind his pass rush into neutral and engulf him in run game. Will need to improve at the point of attack to play on the next level. Tight-hipped in his rush. Lacks fluidity to string moves together.

5.48