Tim Settle Draft Profile

Tim Settle

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Solid agility for size
  • High motor, high effort
  • Pad level
  • Solid array of pass rush moves
  • Burst out of stance

Analysis: Tim Settle was a Top 40 recruit coming out of high school, but has dealt with weight issues during his time at Virginia Tech. He accepted his coaches challenge to lose weight and improve conditioning and has done just that. Thick and broad across lower body. Rare agility for a man his size. Plays with infectious energy. Built low to the ground. His burst out of his stance is elite for a man his size. When he isn’t gassed, he can be a dominant force along the line of scrimmage. His motor doesn’t quit and has decent pursuit speed.¬†Locates ball early in the snap and plays off blocks to make tackles. Pad level is good. Has ability to penetrate and two-gap. Arm over can get early wins along with other pass rush moves he has.

Weaknesses:

  • Can he maintain weight loss?
  • Balance issues
  • Inconsistent hand usage
  • Minimal experience
  • Technique

Analysis: Tim Settle has improved his conditioning and weight issues but there is a cloud surrounding him amongst the scouting community. When he gets to the NFL will he still be as committed without coaches around him 24/7? He still has an uneven amount of weight in his midsection. His playing style is frenetic and leads to balance issues. Over-extends and finds himself on the ground too often. Played in just 23 college games. He will need to get with his defensive line coach at the next level and work on technique and how to utilize his hands along the defensive front.

What the coaches say:¬†“I need to watch him more but Bud (Foster) moved him around and I saw a guy who can play both nose spots, 3 (technique), 4i, and maybe 5. Reminds me of when (Dontari) Poe came out. He ain’t Poe, but he can play all over the line like Poe could.” — AFC defensive line coach

Size: 6’3 335lbs

Draft Rank: No. 3 DT

NFL Comparison: Vince Wilfork

Draft Projection: Round 2

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