Jared Crick Scouting Report
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Jared Crick Scouting Report

Position: DT
Conference: Big10
School: Nebraska Corn Huskers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #94
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 285 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Third Round
Drafted 4.31 in 2012 by HOU

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.99
Vertical jump31.0
Broad jump8'8
Three-cone drill7.47
20-yard shuttle4.40

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska

Jared Crick hopes to follow the newly-found tradition of the Nebraska Huskers putting elite defenders into the NFL. Crick had 18.5 sacks in his 2009 and 2010 seasons. He's been quieter this year with double-teams in his face all season, but is still considered near the Top 5 at his position.

Crick has the size to play anywhere along the defensive line in a 3-4 or 4-3 defense. He'll need to continue to add girth to his frame to quell the doubters who question his size to play defensive tackle at the next level. The problem is that undersized players must lean on athleticism or a certain explosion off the line to get penetration, yet Crick doesn't possess either. As a pass-rusher, he doesn't have an array of moves to get around the blocker.

Thankfully, Crick has a good motor and goes all out. He also does well against the run, maintaining gap integrity. Using better pad level would greatly improve his presence inside, but since he is so tall, blockers will often get under him and push him laterally to create running lanes.

Last Updated Apr-21-2012 by Matt De Lima

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