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]









Draft 2017

Pick No.83

Selected By: New England Patriots

Round: 3

Pick (Overall): 19 (83)

Pick Analysis: Unlike his teammate, Avery Moss, Rivers started and ended his career with Youngstown, starring as a first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection each of the past three seasons. He spent a semester at Fork Union Military Academy first, as many east coast college hopefuls do instead of redshirting, then moved into a reserve role on defense for the Penguins in 2013 (13 tackles, three for loss, 2.5 sacks). The next season, he started to terrorize quarterbacks, making 50 tackles, 17 for loss, and 14 sacks (tied for fifth in the FCS) in 12 games. Rivers played defensive end and linebacker as a junior (52 tackles, 15.5 for loss, eight sacks) and then really turned it on with Moss across the way in 2016. He was a third-team Associated Press FCS All-American as a senior with 58 tackles, 19.5 for loss, and 14 sacks, which ranked second in the nation.


Video Playlist

  1. Patriots select Derek Rivers No. 83 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 10:41 p.m.

    NFL Legend Andre Tippett announces the New England Patriots' selection of Youngstown State defensive end Derek Rivers in Round 3 with the No. 83 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Derek Rivers college highlights

    Published: April 12, 2017 at 07:27 p.m.

    Everything you need to know about Youngstown State defensive end Derek Rivers.

  3. Derek Rivers 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: April 3, 2017 at 08:08 p.m.

    Youngstown State defensive lineman Derek Rivers goes through drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

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