UCLA Defensive Tackle Brian Price

Brian Price: No. 92, DT, 6-2, 295

Price displays a flexible, thick lower half, coils up into his stance and can explode off the ball. He possesses the first step to consistently knife his way into the backfield inside and split the double-team. He does a nice job keeping his base down through contact and extending his long arms to shed blocks. He delivers a jolting punch on contact and can overwhelm linemen into the backfield as a bull-rusher. He does a nice job getting his hands inside and creating leverage for himself off the ball. He times up the snap count well and is consistently one of the first defensive linemen moving. He showcases great range when asked to play the piano down the line and make plays in pursuit. Price does a great job finding the ball off the snap, penetrating his way into the backfield and quickly closing on the ball carrier. But he does have a tendency to take himself out of run plays inside trying to get up the field.

He's consistently the aggressor and isn't a guy who can sit into his stance and anchor vs. the run game. He possesses natural power and the length to stonewall blockers and eventually disengage on contact. But his pad level will get a bit upright when he's trying to get into blocks quickly, and he can be initially jolted off the ball. He needs to do a better job protecting his legs off the snap and can be chopped down on contact. But he is so athletic that he can consistently bounce back up and fight his way toward the ball. Overall, he's a powerful, explosive interior lineman who can win with his first step and consistently cross the face of opposing linemen. Price is powerful on contact and looks like an impact defensive tackle.

Grade: 6.9

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