Breaking Down DE's Kamalei Correa, James Cowser and Delvin Simmons

Kamalei Correa – DE – Boise St. Size – 6031 – 253 – 4.79 (all Estimates) Strong Points – Quick off the ball. Good to really good athlete. Has good reactions and finds the ball. Plays an aggressive game. Good hand use and can shed in tight or on the move. Very consistent pass rusher who can put moves together. Strong for size. Shows he can play in coverage. Weak Points – Marginal size for a defensive end. Doesn’t look like he has much growth potential. Can have trouble with double team blocks. Lacks the suddenness to play well in man coverage. Summation – Third year junior entering the Draft. Had a productive year with 11 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks. Undersized defensive end who plays both up and down in the Boise scheme. Very quick off the ball and uses his quickness to his advantage. Will win a lot of 1 on 1 matchups because of his quickness. Good not great versus the run, has trouble with double team blocks. A “tweener” who can play in a one gap 4-3 as a DE or play on his feet as an OLB in a 3-4. Needs to get a little bigger. Has upside.   James Cowser – DE – Southern Utah Size – 6030 – 250 – 4.80 (All Estimates) Strong Points – Very productive versus a lower level of comp (24.5 sacks last two seasons). Has very good snap reaction with a very quick first step. Stays low and knows how to play with leverage. Can close coming off blocks to the QB. Good tackler. Good pursuit player. Plays at a consistent high level of intensity. Weak Points – Overaged, enrolled in college in 2009 red shirted before going on a two year Church mission. Undersized. Lacks much growth potential. Played at a lower level of comp. Doesn’t have a lot of experience in pass coverage. Summation – Highly productive pass rusher at a lower level of comp. Dominates FCS level. Quick off the ball and uses his quickness effectively. Can use counter moves. Adequate run defender but not a big strong point of attack type. Better in pursuit. Can play in some 4-3 schemes ad a defensive end, the 3-4 clubs will work him out as an OLB to see if he can play on his feet and drop into coverage. Might be best as a designated pass rusher when he gets to the NFL.   Delvin Simmons – DE – USC Size – 6050 – 292 – 5.10 (All Estimates) Strong Points – Good size, has good initial quickness. Plays with strength and able to hold the point of attack. Plays with a good motor. Can stuff the run, will chase in pursuit. Sure tackler. Weak Points – Not show much as a pass rusher. Lacks moves and his hand use is average when it come to pass rushing. Is a situational/rotation player for USC. Can get tall. No quick twitch in his play. The Way We Hear It – Has scheme limitations. Not really a fit for a 4-3 defense and will be best as a 5-technique in a 3-4. Has the size and strength to play against the run but he is a long ways away from being an NFL pass rusher. Worth a late pick as a run-down player who can be a role player as a backup.  Follow Greg on Twitter @greggabe

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