So he wants to be judged as a football player, well I can do that.
At the combine today he was mediocre at best.
Here are his stats compared to other DL:
• 40-yard dash: 4.91 seconds (tied for 18th
• Bench press (225 pounds): 17 reps (tied for 47th/second to last)
• Vertical jump: 25.5 inches (tied for 39th)
• Broad jump: 114 inches (tied for 14th)
I just cant see a team taking him very high as a football player, i think he benefited from being on a great DL at Missouri and even though he was a sack machine, he will most likely have to make the transition to a 3-4 OLB given his size. So the fact that he isnt a great athlete and that he will be a project changing positions makes it seem that a 6th round pick will be his ceiling. However, we all know it only takes 1 team to see something in a player, but no one will be clamoring to pick him in the 4th or 5th rounds.
I pray the panthers dont draft this guy, i dont think he will be a good DE at the next level.