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Ricky Sapp
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Defensive End

Clemson


College Position: Defensive End
School: Clemson
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-4
Weight: 240
Birthdate: 11-14-1986
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: 34
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Defensive End (6)
3-4 Linebacker (6)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles in Round 5 with the #3 pick.

Strengths

  • One of the best pure athletes among the DE prospects in this year's draft
  • Great speed for a guy his size
  • Shows good balance and changes directions well
  • Chases down ball carriers in the open field
  • Good burst and acceleration - shoots gaps and makes plays in the backfield
  • Shows good anticipation
  • Solid tackler - 60 tackles as a senior
  • Active - plays the run and the pass
  • Long arms
  • Played some OLB in 2009 and looked comfortable playing in space and dropping into coverage
  

Weaknesses

  • Has the height to play DE but needs to add weight to play in a 4-3
  • Too easy to run at Sapp. Offensive tackles and tight ends with long arms have shown they can get into Sapp's body
  • Lacks upper body strength
  • Does not shed well and gets over powered by blockers too easily
  • His 5 sacks are rather pedestrian for a projected pass rusher
  • Tore his ACL in 2008

News

2010 NFL Draft Grades: NFC East - Apr 29 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Late Round Gems - Apr 25 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Winners, Losers and More Through Day Two - Apr 23 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams (Day Two) - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Round 2 Mock Draft - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: 20 Bold Predictions For Day Two - Apr 23 (Chris Maier)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Preview: Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl - Dec 23 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results

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