Justin Houston Scouting Report

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Justin Houston Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: SEC
School: Georgia Bulldogs
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #42
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 258 lbs.
Drafted 3.6 in 2011 by KC

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.68
Bench press30
Vertical jump36.5
Broad jump10'5
Three-cone drill6.95
20-yard shuttle4.37
60-yard shuttle11.46

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Justin Houston, DE, Georgia

Few players propelled themselves up NFL Draft boards as fast as Houston did last season at Georgia. The outside OLB/DE showed signs of things to come with seven sacks in 2009, but nothing could have predicted this. Houston was third on the team as a junior in solo tackles (38) and total tackles (67), but he was without question the dominant force on UGA's defense. He finished with a ridiculous 18.5 tackles for loss to go along with 10 sacks and an almost unheard of 44 quarterback hurries. Houston also had two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and an interception.

Houston has good size at 6'3'' and 258 pounds. He looks like a defensive end, and that's exactly what he might play at the next level in a 4-3 scheme. In a 3-4 defense he can set up at rush linebacker. Houston has been clocked as fast as 4.64 in the 40-yard dash, but he will want to improve on that at the combine if he wants to establish himself as a sure-thing first-rounder. Prior to this season he looked like a third-rounder at best. Now that he has turned in a career-changing performance in 2010 and left early for the 2011 NFL Draft, Houston may have garnered himself a first-round selection.

Last Updated Feb-13-2011 by Ricky Dimon

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