Michael Buchanan Scouting Report

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Michael Buchanan Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: Big10
School: Illinois Fighting Illini
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #99
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 255 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Seventh Round
Drafted 7.20 in 2013 by NE

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.78
Bench press22
Vertical jump33.0
Broad jump113
Three-cone drill6.91
20-yard shuttle4.44

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois

Illinois defensive end Michael Buchanan had a lot of hype in his favor after his junior year. Lost 20 pounds during that offseason due to having jaw wired shut after breaking jaw in altercation. Weight loss took a toll on his body and was not the same player this past season. Long frame and arms. Will need to bulk up in a big way and this could require a redshirt year. Solid speed on the edge. Could transition to 3-4 OLB. Has experience both as a stand up OLB and with one hand on the ground. Extends arms well at times. Still needs refinement in his bend around the edge. Adding strength is the key.

Last Updated May-04-2013 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 3rd Round

He'd a be a nice 3-4 OLB.

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Carterj929 02/16/13 09:42 AM