Cincinnati - Bearcats
Derek Wolfe - #95 - DT
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/02/2012 Cincinnati Pro Day||6-5 1/8||280||10 3/4||32 3/4||79 3/4|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-5 1/8||295||10 3/4||33 1/4||80 1/4||4.95||33||9'0"||33 1/2||4.49||7.27|
|01/23/2012 Senior Bowl||6-4 7/8||286||10 3/4||32 7/8||80 3/8|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-5||295||10 1/2||32 7/8||79 1/4||5.20|
Was a first-team all-state selection as an Ohio prep. Appeared in seven games as a true freshman in 2008, making three tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack. Started all 13 games at nose tackle in ’09 and contributed 41-8-5 with one forced fumble. Was a constant force for the Bearcats’ defense in ’10, playing more than 80 plays per game, and recorded 48-6 1⁄2-4 with one pass batted down. Left the Syracuse game with a neck injury. Awarded All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year honors from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in April ’11. Named Big East co-Defensive Player of the Year in ’11 after leading the conference in tackles for loss and amassing 70-21 1⁄2-9 1⁄2 with one pass batted down and two forced fumbles in 13 starts from his DT position.Positives:
Very good body length. Improved instincts and play recognition — was quick to feel blocking pressure and play off blocks. Very good production (191⁄2 career sacks). Tough, hardworking and effortful. Solid, wrap-up tackler. Recorded among the best 20-yard shuttle times (4.44 seconds) and 3-cone drill times (7.26) of any defensive tackle at the Combine. Makes residence in the weight room.Negatives:
Will come off the ball upright and get stuck on blocks. Takes on blockers too narrow-based and lacks anchor strength to dig his heels in the dirt and hold ground vs. the double-team. Plays short-armed and hand use is raw — does not strike with violence or power. Curiously dropped 15 pounds from the Combine to his March 2 pro day, where he weighed 280 pounds.Summary:
Matured as a senior, made his final season his best and had a solid showing at the Senior Bowl, as his stock has continued to climb. Still must prove that he can be more than a rotational nickel rusher in the pros, but clearly has upside to grow into a starter and might even warrant looks as a 3-4 defensive end.
Derek Wolfe's Draft Stock
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