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Derek Dennis

Derek Dennis - #63 - OG

Height: 6-3 1/4
Weight: 308
Speed: 5.44
Arm: 33
Hand: 9
Wingspan: 78 1/4
Birthdate: 07/16/1988
Hometown: Queens, NY
Grade: 5.20

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/16/2012 Temple Pro Day 6-3 1/8 315 9 3/4 32 3/4 79 1/8 5.41 25 8'5" 24 1/2 4.85 8.21
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-3 315 10 33 78 7/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 1/4 308 9 33 78 1/4 5.44

 

Notes:

Third cousin, Dexter Coakley, was a 10-year NFL linebacker and three-time Pro Bowler for the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams (1997-2006). Also, OL Tre Johnson, a Temple grad and Redskins Pro Bowler, is a close family friend. Derek won a pair of basketball state championships as a New York prep in addition to playing guard, tight end and defensive end on the football field. As a true freshman in 2007, started 10-of-12 games at right guard. Hyperextended his left elbow in early September ’08 but managed to start 6-of-12 games — three at left guard, three at left tackle. Saw action in three games in ’09, drawing one start at right tackle, but a torn left ACL cost him the final nine contests (was granted extra year of eligibility). Returned to start 7-of-12 games in ’10 — four at OLT, two at ORG and one at OLG. Made all 13 starts at left guard in ’11.

Positives:

Is NFL-strong to generate movement in the run game. Engages quickly and churns his legs. Down-blocks effectively and washes out defenders. Can work his hips to torque defenders. Has a stout base to withstand a charge. Able to slide and cut off the rush. Uses his hands well and shows a heavy punch. Has played inside and outside. Raised his game vs. better competition. 

Negatives:

Small hands. Is slow afoot with limited suddenness in his movement. Top-heavy and stiff in the shoulders. Average balance. At times, gets lax and punches with stationary feet. Rises when he pulls and footwork gets clumsy. Inconsistent second-level fits/sustain. Has underachiever traits — needs to be pushed and adopt a more professional work ethic off the field.

Summary:

Good-sized, strong, short-area mauler who should draw interest from power-running teams such as the Steelers, Jets, 49ers, Bengals, Cardinals and Browns and possesses eventual starter potential. 


Derek Dennis's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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