Jared Crick scouting report

Jared Crick DT Nebraska #94
Ht: 6’4″Wt: 279 ¬†
Strengths:
Impressive athleticism for an interior lineman. Fast enough to chase the quarterback out of the pocket and make some plays in pursuit. Flashes the ability to explode off the snap. Consistently uses athleticism to frustrate bigger, slower interior offensive linemen. Impressive motor; never quits on a play and will chase the ball carrier further downfield than your typical interior lineman. Displays a nice array of pass rush moves and is capable of getting into the backfield even when he doesn’t win off the snap. Strong wrap-up tackler who will deliver some big hits on¬†occasion. Team leader on and off the field.
Weaknesses:
A classic ‘tweener; smaller than your average tackle, but not athletic enough to play end. Value may be limited to playing end in 3-4 schemes. Really struggles at the point of attack in the run game; simply lacks the strength to hold his ground. May not be a three-down player in every scheme. Suffered knee injury in 2011 offseason.
Comments:
Crick is a really tough prospect to grade because each team will view him differently. I would not be shocked if some 4-3 teams viewed him as a Day 3 pick due to his struggles at the point of attack, but some 3-4 teams may view him as a fringe 1st-rounder. As a result, his success at the next level will be contingent on landing in an organization that is willing to work to design a role for him which fits his best attributes. Even if he is only part of a rotation at the next level, his effort and work ethic should allow him to develop into a solid contributor.
Videos:
2011 vs Washington
2010 vs Oklahoma
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

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