Draft Profile: Edge Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn St.

By: Steve Johnson

Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Penn St.

6’5″ 266 lbs

34 7/8″ arms. 9 3/4″ hands 82 2/8″ wingspan

Junior

D.O.B. 2/26/98

DNP 40 34″ Vert. 120″ Broad Jump. 20 Bench Reps.

DNP 3 Cone Drill DNP 20 yard Shuttle

Stats/Accolades/History:

2017: 10 games. 17 tackles, 2 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 FR

2018: 13 games. 54 tackles, 20 TFL, 8 sacks, 2 FF, 1 FR

2019: 11 games. 40 tackles, 14.5 TFL, 9 sacks,

Misc. Stats:

Accolades: 2018 First-team All-Big Ten, 2019 First-team All-Big Ten

Injuries:

History: Four-star recruit from Fredericksburg, VA. Attended Chancellor High School, where he was USA Today All-State as a senior. Also played basketball and ran track.

Strengths: Great size and length (over 7′ wingspan). Has the room to grow out his frame/get stronger. Above average short area quickness, and change of direction. Gets up field quickly with long strides. Pursuit is a huge plus. Has a great tackle radius, due to the combination of quick feet and his length. Does a better job setting the edge than you’d expect, and will only get better as he gets stronger.

Weaknesses: Still very raw as a pass rusher. Far from a hand technician, gets held up on blocks too easily. Motor is a little inconsistent, needs to have a better sense of urgency as a rusher. Although impressive get off, his timing is off far too often. Lacks some natural bend/dip.

Overview: Gross-Matos best fits as a strong side d-end in a 40 front. I’m not as high on him as I thought I’d be. He has day one starter potential, but he is still very much a raw prospect. A lot of his weaknesses are coachable issues and I think someone will take a chance on him in R1.

Evaluation based on games. PUR 19′, OSU 19′

Draft Projection: Late 1st Round

Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.19

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