Jurrell Casey scouting report

Jurrell Casey DT USC
Ht: 6’1″

Wt: 300

Decent athleticism for his size. Quick off the snap and does a nice job getting into the backfield. Shows a nice array of pass rush moves. Has the skills necessary to play end in a 3-4 scheme. Showed steady improvement throughout his career; still developing and has plenty of upside.
Lacks elite size for an interior lineman; height is below average. Not a very physical player; plays more like an oversized defensive end than a tackle. Disappears from games at times; effort may be an issue. Struggles against the run; gets pushed around by bigger, more physical interior offensive linemen. Lacks the strength – and sometimes the effort – to disengage from blocks.
Casey has plenty of potential but his inconsistent play is very concerning. He is a boom-or-bust type prospect and probably closer to the latter. If a team falls in love with his athleticism and potential he could come off the board in the top 50, but he’s also a candidate to fall a long way if teams aren’t convinced about his commitment to becoming a dominant player. At his best, he can be a Ndamukong Suh-like penetrating tackle, but he could also be out of the league in a few short years.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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