|DT Jared Odrick, Penn State
|Pos. Rank: 4
|Grade: 1st Round
The Good: Athletic, well-sized defensive lineman with potential at tackle or as a two-gap end. Bends his knees, plays with terrific leverage, and fires off the snap with a quick first step. Uses his hands to protect himself, shows good punch, and pushes blockers to the ground. Keeps his feet driving on contact, gets leverage on opponents, then bulrushes them off the line of scrimmage. Displays an array of moves getting off blocks. Knifes to the inside, plays heads-up football, and constantly focused on by opponents.
The Bad: Marginal pass rusher. Displays limited skill in pursuit.
The Verdict: Odrick has been a disruptive defender at Penn State and is a lineman who demands the full attention of the opposition. He's a solid athlete who plays with good fundamentals and is a prospect who holds a large degree of upside. Odrick has starting potential and should quickly produce as a rookie in the NFL.