01-24-2012, 03:24 PM
Undrafted Free Agent
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Syracuse, NY
I think he goes bottom of the first round to the Ravens
Originally Posted by Much ado about Nothing
So Mayock put this guy on the map yesterday as his 5th best DE. He was given a 3rd round grade by THE BOARD according to a tweet by Pauline from DraftInsider/SI/otherstuff. Some people are throwing out JPP comparisons and predictions, but you HAVE to figure that's due to him having similar height/weight/conference to a player that is Hansel (so hot) right now.
Anyway, he's a big dude for sure at 6'5" 265, and he's very fast off the snap. Those two things stand out immediately. In 7 games this year he threw up 7.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, an INT, a couple FF, 3 QB hurries, and 2 passes broken up. For his college career he had 10.5 sacks, 27.5 TFL, 6 PD, 5 FF, and 9 QB hruries over three seasons for Syracuse.
Seeming plusses and minuses since this is a player where there's much to learn...:
* NFL Size
* FL Length
* Straight line speed
* Lots of TFL
* Despite injury shortened season he filled out his stat line.
* Sack production not as high as you want.
* Missed games to injury this year.
Definitely someone to watch out for the rest of the way.