Greg Romeus Scouting Report

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Greg Romeus Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: ACC
School: Pittsburgh Panthers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #91
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 270 lbs.
Drafted 7.23 in 2011 by NO

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh

The NFL loves potential and few players ooze potential as much as Greg Romeus. He has been a strong defensive end who can cause havoc with his size and speed, but he only played football for one year in high school. Though, with every game Romeus continues to improve and if a team with a little patience wants to wait on Romeus, he will deliver.

After redshirting in 2006, Romeus stormed out of the gates as a freshman. He finished that season with 41 tackles, 11.5 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks. For his efforts he was named to just about everybody's All-Freshman team. The following season he stepped up and earned All-Big East accolades. The sophomore slump was certainly not there for Romeus (who completed the 2008 campaign with 51 tackles, 15.5 tackles-for-loss and 7.5 sacks). He even blocked an impressive three extra point attempts.

NFL scouts wanted to see if Romeus could keep it up as an upperclassman. And in 2009 he did just that, totaling 43 tackles, 11.5 tackles-for-loss and 8.0 sacks. Romeus needed to return for his senior season, but it did not start out well as he hurt his back and has played in just one game. In the meantime, Romeus' stock is dropping fast. He has a very long reach and more than enough size and strength, so he will improve his stock once he gets the pads off and does some workouts, but it is crucial Romeus gets back on the field and gets back to his old ways of terrorizing quarterbacks if he wants to be a first or second round draft pick.

1/25 Update: Romeus only ended up playing in two games all season. That was not exactly what Romeus or Pitt was hoping for after such a stellar collegiate career. A variety of injuries kept him out of action and Romeus now has to prove to the NFL that he can stay healthy and remain just as productive as he was before the rash of injuries hit.

4/8 Update: Romeus has not had the opportunity to show off for scouts and will not prior to the draft. A torn ACL takes time to heal. However, Romeus was at the NFL combine and participated in the interview process. He also lifted at Pittsburgh's pro day. He should be ready to work out by the summer, but his string of injuries is a huge concern and teams will not be willing to take a chance on him in the early rounds. However, he could be a superb player in the NFL if the injury bug stops biting and will be a steal in the third or fourth round.

Last Updated Apr-08-2011 by Joel Welser

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