Rice - Owls
Scott Solomon - #35 - DE
|Hometown:||San Antonio, TX|
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/19/2012 Rice Pro Day||6-2 7/8||264||9 1/2||30 3/4||75 7/8|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-3||262||9 1/2||31 5/8||75 5/8||4.91||34||10'4"||35||4.25||7.18|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-3 1/8||278||9 1/2||30 7/8||75 7/8||4.80|
Also competed in track and field as a Texas prep. As a true freshman in 2007, started 9-of-11 games and recorded 49 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 41⁄2 sacks with one forced fumble. Did not play against Southern Miss (strained abdominal muscle). Started all 12 games in which he played at left end in ’08 and posted 40-9-4 1⁄2 with two passes batted down and a blocked field-goal attempt. Did not play against Vanderbilt (back spasms). Started all 12 games at left end in ’09, tallying 63-101⁄2-61⁄2 with two batted passes and two forced fumbles. Had been expected to move to defensive tackle in ’10 but missed the season after breaking the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot during a non-contact drill in preseason camp and having a pin inserted. Returned to start all 12 games at right end in ’11, producing 55-13 1⁄2-8 1⁄2 with one pass breakup and one forced fumble. Wore jersey No. 13 prior to senior season, when he changed in honor of former teammate Travis Bradshaw, who suffered a career-ending neck injury.Positives:
Good weight-room strength and explosion — bench-pressed 225 pounds 34 times and was among the DE leaders in the vertical jump (35 inches) and broad jump (10 feet 4 inches). Flashes quick get-off. Moves well laterally. Good effort and hustle. Chases, pursues and plays very hard. Keeps working to the ball. Productive four-year starter. Passionate about the game.Negatives:
Has tweener traits. Short arms are restricting — struggles to protect his frame and gets swallowed by bigger blockers. Washed inside and overpowered by double-teams. Lacks speed and flexibility to run the arc. Too much production is effort-based.Summary:
More explosive than fluid or flexible, Solomon is a barrel-chested, high-motor, see-and-go reactor with the dimensions of a leverage/power rusher. However, he lacks the velocity component of the power equation and falls somewhere in between a defensive end and linebacker. Has make-it qualities to stick, but hustler traits will have to carry him to overcome physical limitations.
Scott Solomon's Draft Stock
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