I am joined by Bleacher Report’s Justis Mosqueda to continue breaking down the top pass-rushers in the 2015 NFL Draft. Justis explains his “Force Players” metric which takes measurables and times from the Scouting Combine and fairly accurately determines which college edge-rushers are likely to succeed at the next level. Ten prospects in 2015 were able to perform at a high enough level to be named Force Players and we discuss several of them. We talk about whether a Combine drill besides the 40-yard dash needs to be considered more when it comes to edge-rushers. We discuss whether Alvin “Bud” Dupree is right up the Falcons’ alley in terms of his potential at the next level and whether or not he can develop that “drive-by mode” as a pass-rusher. Owa Odighizuwa’s hip issues, Randy Gregory’s off-field concerns, snap jumpers and which past Force Players and non-Force Players were outliers in terms of their NFL success (or lack thereof) are also discussed in this week’s episode.
Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute
Justis writes for Bleacher Report and Football Savages. You can find him on twitter at both @JuMosq and @forceplayers. Check out his break down of “Force Players” (formerly “Math Rushers”) through 2013 to see which players have historically made the cut.
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