- BProjectionRound 3-UFA
Strong Points: Size, strength and athleticism. Productive edge rusher -- 18 career sacks, including seven in less than five 2018 games. Uses hands as weapons. Closes well off blocks. Good ability to key and diagnose. Scheme versatile -- 3-4 OLB or 4-3 DE.
Weak Points: Durability -- missed all but four games in 2017 with toe and biceps injuries, then only played in five games last season before suffering an ankle injury that required surgery. Appears a bit tight in the hips. Minimal coverage experience.
The Way We See It: Gustin is one of the draft's major wild cards. As early as his sophomore season in 2016, he flashed premium-round potential. But injuries took their toll the last two years, when he played in only nine games, including a few at less than 100 percent. Gustin is big, strong and athletic, but he's still raw because of all the missed time. The first thing he has to do is get by the medical, then he has to show his athleticism in workouts. He could end up being a late-round steal. Our grade is based on talent, not where Gustin will get drafted.