Nick Perry Scouting Report

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Nick Perry Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: Pac12
School: USC Trojans
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #8
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 250 lbs.
Draft Prediction: First Round
Drafted 1.28 in 2012 by GB

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.64
Bench press35
Vertical jump38.5
Broad jump10'4
Three-cone drill7.25
20-yard shuttle4.66

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Nick Perry, DE, USC

USC Trojans defensive end Nick Perry has the potential to play either a 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB at the next level due to his quickness off the edge and above-average athleticism.

Perry hasn't quite lived up to his own high standards. A sub-par sophomore season hurt his draft stock, but he might have been playing through injury. After a really nice junior campaign, he should be regarded as one of the better defensive end prospects in this draft class due to a strong season in which he has 9.5 sacks and 55 total tackles.

On the edge he explodes off the line, shows good snap count awareness, and can find the edge to apply pressure on quarterbacks. He has a nice array of pass-rushing moves and has quick enough feet to change directions inside with a nice swim move. Perry really improved his motor this season and there are many who feel he could transition seamlessly to a 3-4 OLB role. That might take more time, but it is certainly possible.

He does well to seal the edge and stay within his assignment. Perry is strong, but could afford to add more bulk. He shows nice patience and doesn't get overly aggressive in pursuit. The next big leap he needs to make is using his hands to his advantage. Perry will sometimes get eaten up by blockers and struggle to get loose. If his quickness doesn't win the battle at the point of attack, he needs to fight through it and battle because he can tend to get ineffective.

Last Updated Apr-21-2012 by Matt De Lima

3 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

i kinda like the idea of GB taking him late in round 1

Posted by:
jakebake91 01/28/12 12:48 AM
Prediction: 1st Round


Posted by:
joshieboi1111 02/08/12 12:28 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

He's definetly a 1st round talent. I think he's a better player than Courtney Upshaw.

Posted by:
reuben36 04/15/12 08:07 PM