By: Steve Johnson
Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2015: 1 games. 1 tackle.
2016: 14 games. 44 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 6 sacks, 2 pass break ups
2017: 14 games. 66 tackles, 18 TFL, 9.5 sacks, 1 pass break up, 2 FF
Accolades: 2016 National Champion, 2017 First team All-ACC, 2017 First-team All-American,
History: Four-star recruit out of Richmond.
Strengths: Good size and length. Excellent get off. Quick feet and hand usage. Has lined up in a 2 point stance, and even dropped into coverage at times. Good initial punch. Sets a good edge in the run game. His length keeps him clean from blockers. Has good feel for blocking concepts. Good eyes. Productive career.
Weaknesses: Not an elite athlete. Doesn’t have natural bend. Closing speed isn’t great. Seems a little tight hipped in pursuit. Needs to add to his pass rush repertoire. Could production be somewhat because of such a great Clemson front?
Overview: Ideal weakside defensive end in a 40 front. Ferrell has great length and playing strength to anchor and disengage in the run game. He lacks the elite bending athleticism, but with good coaching could become a better pass rusher in the NFL.
Draft Projection: Top 50 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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