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Prospect Rank – #7
Position Rank – #4 Edge Rusher
Clelin Ferrell 2019 NFL Draft Profile
CPGM Headley’s Prospect Notes –
- Has the look of a pass rusher, long limb 265 pounds
- 2018 took a step up, improved every year at Clemson
- Consistent effort as he chases down QBs if coverage is good, hand in dirt mostly but also stands up and drops back in coverage
- Great anticipation of the snap with a quick first step to the quarterback, uses his hands with chops to keep linemen off of him
- Uses a nice swim to get into the backfield and redirect plays
- Has a plethora of pass rushing moves, at best when he explodes out of his stance and uses his speed and length to get around tackles
- Aware football player that goes for the strip sack and cause turnovers
- Scheme versatile, even or odd man fronts
- Excellent run defender
- Not elite bend but does everything else at a high level, very active hands and has a plan on how to use them.
- Moderate speed to power
- Saw him get pushed around by Jonah Williams in his sophomore season but lined up against him the following year and got the best of him in their 2nd match-up.
CPGM Drew’s Prospect Notes –
- The first thing that popped off the tape was that he is an edge setter; I’d go as far as to say he is the best in the class
- Super active player with no quit, will chase down a play from behind or down the field
- Played with both hand in the ground and standing up; I prefer him with his hand in the ground
- Uses hands well to fend off would be blockers using his length, heavy and quick hands
- He keeps his eye on the ball at all times
- More burst off the edge than I initially thought going into 2018; has a push and pull technique that he uses to get inside of the tackle he is facing
- Ferrell is an easy evaluation; by this I mean you know exactly what you are getting and how to deploy him, no wondering what you can and can’t do with him
- I believe he will be a player teams will have to game plan for and heaven forbid he is on a team that has an elite edge opposite him or an elite or disruptive inside guy next to him
- Was used in coverage both standing up and with his hand in the ground at the start of the play only to jam the tight end he is over and drop into coverage; don’t believe this to be ideal but he looked comfortable doing so
- Has some lateral movement that you can see on display out in coverage.
- Doesn’t have that elite or consistent bend/dip of consistency you covet in an edge player.