Eddie Vanderdoes-DL-UCLA
Size: 6’3 305lbs

Eddie Vanderdoes
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Get to know Eddie Vanderdoes: Rated as a five-star recruit from Auburn, California, Vanderdoes started his career with the Bruins like gangbusters. He played all 13 games, starting seven, in his first year at Westwood, garnering honorable mention All-Pac-12 and Freshman All-American honors (39 tackles, 4.5 for loss). Vanderdoes was an honorable mention pick again in 2014, starting 12 times and racking up 50 tackles, 5.5 for loss and two sacks. He was off to a great start as a junior, making eight tackles, two for loss, in the opener but suffered a torn left ACL during the game and had to redshirt. Vanderdoes returned to start 12 times in 2016, earning honorable mention All-Pac-12 recognition for the third time in his career (28 stops, 1.5 behind the line of scrimmage).

Strengths:

  • Athletic
  • Lateral movement
  • Quick feet
  • Powerful hands
  • Versatile

Analysis: Eddie Vanderdoes’ body type belies his surprising athleticism. Solid functional lateral movement and change of direction. Able to spin out of blocks with quick feet. Gives good chase along backside. Booming power in his hands to tilt rep in his favor after initial punch. Explodes hips into contact to dislodge blockers Has strength and ability to play nose tackle or three-technique. Can two-gap. His lone 2015 contest (vs. Virginia) showed off his enormous talent. Brings toughness and edge to the workplace. Better rush potential than numbers indicate. Has strength to walk interior linemen back in the pocket.

Weaknesses:

  • Durability
  • Lacks lower body strength
  • Pad-level
  • Conditioning
  • Lacked production on-field

Analysis: Eddie Vanderdoes missed almost the entire 2015 season with torn ACL and he didn’t seem to bounce all the way back in 2016. Carries weight poorly in his upper body and especially midsection. Came into season with additional weight. A little slow in reaction time off snap. Gets behind against move blocks and will often play from backside rather than play-side. Pad level rises after initial stages of rep. Needs to improve conditioning. Has to keep weight down and get full mobility back. Despite his ability, sack production has lagged behind.

NFL Comparison: Ricky Jean-Francois

Draft Projection: Round 4-5

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