Maxx Crosby

Eastern Michigan
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Prospect Info

College
Eastern Michigan
Hometown
Class
Colleyville, TX
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
255 lbs
32 7/8”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.44
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Oakland
Raiders
Round 4 ‧ Pick 4
40 Yard Dash
4.66u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
36.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
122.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.89
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.13
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
11.35
Seconds
 

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Crosby was born in Michigan but his family moved to Texas when he was in middle school. He was an All-Area pick as a senior at Colleyville Heritage High School before coming back to the state of his birth to play with the Eagles. Crosby was the squad's Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year during his redshirt season in 2015. He played in all 13 games as a reserve the following season (35 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks). Crosby broke out as a sophomore, earning first-team All-MAC and team Most Valuable Defensive Player honors after starting all 12 games and compiling 57 tackles, 16.5 for loss, and a team-high 11 sacks and four forced fumbles. MAC coaches voted him first-team all-conference in 2018, as well, rewarding him for his 70 tackles, 19 for loss, 7.5 sacks, four pass breakups, and four forced fumbles in 12 starts. Crosby was suspended for the 2018 season opener due to a violation of team rules.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 6
NFL Comparison
Max Valles
Overview
Developmental, long-limbed defensive end who needs a year or two of bulking up before he's ready to see the field. He's long and flexible and will flash on tape as both a rusher and run defender and those traits could outweigh his poor contact balance and play strength for some teams. If he grows into his gangly frame, Crosby offers a higher ceiling than some Day 3 prospects he could be lumped in with.
Strengths
  • Long with intriguing frame if he can fill it out
  • Plays with a chippy presence on the field
  • Consistent production in impact categories
  • Uses stride length to challenge the edge as rusher
  • Creates pressures with his inside charge
  • Active worker with secondary rush
  • Loose and limber
  • Shows ability to make difficult tackles from awkward angles
  • Able to dip, swim or flip shoulders around tackles
  • Searches for opportunities to force a fumble
  • Elongated slide prevents back-side cuts by tight end
  • Sustains pursuit motor.
Weaknesses
  • All arms and legs at this point
  • Body is underdeveloped and lacks definition
  • Unable to play with functional balance and body control
  • Pad level needs to drop
  • Easily widened, caved, turned by power
  • Will struggle to control the point as a pro
  • Movements are long and need more quickness
  • Hands lacking strength and technique
  • Running backs and quarterbacks break from his clutches
  • Elementary rush approach and fails to use hands as consistent weapons
  • One speed rusher with average burst to quarterback
Sources Tell Us

"When you watch him on tape, it gives off the same vibe as watching a good player's old high school tape before he grew into his body. He's been there for four years and should have filled out more than this in my opinion, but he has some talent, so I've got to keep him alive in our meetings." -- West coach scout with AFC team

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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