Jack Crawford - DE


Jack Crawford

Height: 6-5

Weight: 274

Age: 23

College: Penn State

Mel's Take: 

This past season, Crawford played in 13 games for the Nittany Lions and posted 40 tackles, 7.5 TFLs, a team-leading 6.5 sacks, six pass breakups, and a fumble recovery. He had five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a sack, and a fumble recovery against Eastern Michigan; he had seven stops and a sack vs. Northwestern; and he had two sacks among his six total tackles in the Ohio State game. 

Analysis: Crawford showed a lot of promise early on at Penn State before tailing off as a junior. He came on strong to finish his senior season however, putting good heat on the quarterback and being disruptive in a number of key situations. 

Crawford grew up in London, England, so he has limited experience with football and his technique is not very good at this point. Offensive tackles neutralize his charge because he plays too high at times. I didn’t see future NFL starting ability in him. He needs a lot of work and coaching, so he qualifies as a long-range developmental prospect. *Combine Note: Ran a 4.76, didn’t lift, and had a 33” vertical jump.

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