Nebraska - Huskers/Cornhuskers
Jared Crick - #94 - DE-DT
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/08/2012 Nebraska Pro Day||6-4 1/2||276||10 1/2||32||77 1/4||26|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-4 1/4||279||10 1/8||32||77||4.95||8'8"||31||4.41||7.49|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-4 1/8||286||10 1/4||31 3/4||77 3/4||4.80|
Defensive end-tight end who also played basketball and threw the shot put as a Nebraska prep. Redshirted in 2007. Saw limited action in nine games in ’08 and was credited with two tackles, zero for loss and zero sacks with a pass batted down. Started all 28 games the next two seasons — totaled 73-15-9 1⁄2 with four batted passes in ’09 and 70-17-9 1⁄2 with one forced fumble and two batted passes in ’10. Missed part of ’11 spring practice (knee). Started five games (four at DT, one at DE) in ’11, logging 22-3-1 with one batted pass and one blocked kick. Did not play against Wyoming (concussion) and suffered a torn pectoral muscle against Ohio State that caused him to miss the rest of the campaign.Positives:
Excellent size. Good movement skills. Has big, strong hands — presses blockers, locks out and can stack and discard (nice shed timing to snare ballcarriers in line). Rips under blocks. Is aware and instinctive and has good eyes to locate the ball. Energetic motor for a big man — keeps working to the quarterback and chases plays outside the box. Heavy hitter. Three-year starter. Tough, smart and competitive. Solid character.Negatives:
Lacks ideal arm length. Durability is a concern — has a tapered build that lends itself to fragility, has been dinged up and deals with knee tendinitis. Needs to get stronger, particularly in his lower body, and fortify his base. Stiff-hipped and straight-linish (average foot athlete). Can play with better leverage vs. the run — too tall and narrow-based and gets bullied by double-teams.Summary:
Tough, productive, technically proficient, injury-prone overachiever with noticeable athletic limitations. Could fit as a 4-3 left end or a five-technique in an aggressive, one-gapping front. Will not be a sack artist, but has the ability to serve as a nickel rusher if he can stay healthy. Could be best served working in a rotation.
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