Greg Romeus scouting report

Greg Romeus DE Pittsburgh
Ht: 6’5″

Wt: 264

Prototypical size and strength. Has flashed the ability to be a dominant well-rounded defensive end at times; entered 2010 season with 1st-round expectations. Decent athleticism for his size. Quick off the snap and does a nice job as a speed rusher off the edge. Strong enough to bull rush his way into the backfield against some weaker offensive tackles. Does a nice job getting hands up into passing lanes; keeps his eye on the quarterback and does a nice job reading and reacting.
Very serious injury concerns. Missed most of 2010 season after undergoing back surgery in September. Once he returned he suffered a torn ACL which ended his season. Both injuries could severely limit his ability to be as explosive as he was in 2008 and 2009. Struggles against the run; needs to improve lower-body strength to hold up against stronger offensive linemen.
Romeus didn’t play football until his senior year of high school, so expectations were high entering 2010 after he began to reach his potential with an eight-sack season as a junior. If not for two devastating injuries he may have been a 1st-round pick. At this point, it would be hard to justify taking Romeus before the 4th round simply because there are so many question marks about his health. If he returns to form he could prove to be a steal, but that looks like a big “if” at this point.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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