Originally Posted by Saccopoo
That's great. As a NT.
He's a shade under 6'2" and doesn't have long arms. He's not a defensive end by any stretch in any system.
And the Senior Bowl always favors the defensive linemen - in the one on ones and the game itself. Add to that, he's coming out of a small school. His adjustment period to the NFL is going to be a long, slow, steep climb unless he's a prodigy level guy like Jared Allen.
I think you're making too big of a deal for his arm length. Sylvester Williams is a first round 3-4 DE prospect and his arm length is the same. Same for Everette Dawkins and he's a 2nd/3rd round pick.
Even Dontari Poe has shorter arm length and many thought he would be a 3-4 DE like Haloti Ngata.
I agree with the small school comparison though. You don't think he'd be a good developmental prospect in the late 3rd or 4th round?