Carl Nassib

Penn State
DE #95
6’7″ 273

Pros:

  • Size, frame, and length provide serious upside
  • Added 60 pounds between his freshman and senior year while looking good on the hoof
  • Graduated in December 2015 with a 3.5 GPA and plans to attend medical school
  • Has lined up across the line as a six tech to a Wide 9
  • Experience dropping into coverage
  • Long strides
  • Strong initial, heavy handed punch that moves blockers
  • Converts speed to power when rushing the passer
  • Uses his strong anchor and hand placement that keeps blockers away to make an impact against the run
  • Obvious stellar work ethic
  • Ability to rush the passer coupled with his size signals scheme versatility

Cons:

  • One year wonder; only 18 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks between 2012-2014
  • Stiff hips; lacks quick twitch and ability to consistently run the arc
  • Blockers have found ways to knock him off balance
  • Has yet to develop his array of pass rush moves
  • Struggles to maintain balance, particularly through contact
  • Still learning the game and the purposes of his movements

Nassib posted of the more dominant defensive seasons in recent memory as a senior. As a former walk-on who earned a scholarship before his sophomore season, Nassib lead the nation in sacks, forced fumbles and was second in the nation in tackles for loss. The cherry on top? He did all of it in just 10 games. The two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection garnered All-American and All-Big Ten status as the winner  of the Ted Hendricks Award (given to the nation’s best defensive end), Lombardi Award, and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Nassib is the younger brother of New York Giants quarterback Ryan.

Pro comp: Trent Murphy

Projected draft value: 2nd round




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