Rashan Gary Scouting Report

Rashan Gary Scouting report
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Strengths:

  • Has NFL size and strength
  • Has disruptive qualities when he bends and plays low
  • Forceful into initial contact at point of attack
  • Lateral quickness
  • Mentally strong
  • Uses long-arm bull-rush to collapse the edge into quarterback
  • Fires out of a track stance with energy and twitch

Weaknesses:

  • Production compared to talent did not equate
  • Plays fast but not under control
  • Doesn’t use hands enough
  • Lacks classic hip bend to dip and run the arc
  • ‘Basic’ pass rusher

Analysis: The No.1 overall recruit back in 2016 has not disappointed during his tenure at UM, but his production was never as great as it could have been. He has the strength, power, size and quickness to excel at the next level. His bull rush is one of the most effective out of any d-lineman in this draft class–and that is saying a lot. When he stays low winning leverage battle he can be one of the most disruptive defenders in the league–but he is inconsistent at that on tape. Mentally, I fell in love with Gary a few weeks back when we reported that he was starting his own sports agency–he is a one-of-a-kind person that will be successful in life, whether that is on a football field or not. His biggest weakness is his lack of hand usage in his game–to succeed in the NFL in the trenches being able to use and dominate with your hands is key. Gary will not be able to succeed on natural ability and strength in the NFL like he did at times in college. I would like to see more of a variety in his pass rush moves and become more versatile while rushing the passer.

Size: 6’4 280lbs

Dan’s Rank: Outside the Top 5 defensive lineman

NFL Comparison: Sheldon Richardson

Draft Projection: Top 15 overall

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