Greg Roberts

Baylor

Prospect Info

College
Baylor
Hometown
Class
TX
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
258 lbs
32 3/8”
Hands
9 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.00
50-50 Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade

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Greg Roberts Sr. won the 1978 Outland Trophy at Oklahoma before playing offensive guard for the Buccaneers, starting 42 games from 1979 to 1982. His son has played on the other side of the line of scrimmage for Baylor the past four seasons. The younger Roberts was a top 100 overall recruit from Nacogdoches High School in Texas who redshirted his first year at Waco. He played in the first five games as a reserve and on special teams (two tackles) in 2015 but did not see the field in the final eight. Roberts started 9 of 13 games played as a sophomore, recording 27 tackles, 3.5 for loss, and three pass breakups. He started 6 of 12 games in 2017, posting 19 tackles, four for loss, and used his length to block four passes and two kicks. Roberts' final year with the Bears was his best, as he compiled 33 stops, eight for loss, three sacks, and two pass breakups in 12 games (10 starts) as a senior.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
Good-looking defensive end with natural play strength who moves like a big, stand-up OLB in space. Roberts had three different head coaches during his tenure at Baylor and his game might have suffered some arrested development because of it, but he does flash enough to warrant consideration as a developmental prospect. With his height, weight and athleticism, he has a shot of hearing his name called on Day 3 and could be a prime candidate for the practice squad.
Strengths
  • Well-defined with NFL-caliber size and frame
  • Size and strength to potentially play 3-4 and 4-3 end spots
  • Good knee bend for leveraged, powerful strikes
  • Meets pulling guards and tight ends with force
  • Locates ball quickly and plays with good shed-to-tackle twitch
  • Energetic and challenging to block in penetrations and twists
  • Loose and fluid in space
  • Bull-rusher with potential to do more damage with consistently timed attacks
  • Father was 1978 Outland Trophy winner at Oklahoma and five-year pro
Weaknesses
  • Lacks upfield gain over first three steps as rusher
  • Rush plan that doesn't poke enough holes in opponent's flaws
  • Allows tackles to run him past pocket rather than countering underneath
  • Hands haven't been properly honed against run or pass yet
  • Inconsistent point of attack separation
  • Has to prove he can two-gap against tackles
  • Top-heavy power with below-average base strength
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league