Jared Crick Scouting Report
|School:||Nebraska Corn Huskers|
|Height & Weight:||6'6 - 285 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Third Round|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska
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.