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Bronson Kaufusi - OLB/Elephant - Brigham Young

Discussion in 'Draft Talk' started by HardRightEdge, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. HardRightEdge

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    This player's typical designation as "DE" isn't the Packer fit.

    Looking at the tape, he gets pushed around a lot when he plays between 3 and 5 tech. When you watch him outside the OT or TE at 7 tech out to wide-9 (in down stance and standing up), he looks like a different player and is often impactful. He's just better in space. See tape:



    In GB I'd see him at the OLB/Elephant position in the Peppers/Neal/Jones mold. Kaufusi is 6'6", 285 and runs a 4.8 and did 25 lifts. Neal is gone and Peppers, Jones and Perry are in contract years.

    Thompson's typical invitee is a lower round-to-UDFA guy; this guy probably will go more in the middle rounds. He doesn't fit for your typical 3-tech/5-tech DE and may not be viewed physical enough for 4-3 DE either, so he could drop to 5th. round but I doubt it.

    Of course, he played basketball. ;) He sat on BYU's bench as a frosh and soph before giving it up to commit to football.
     
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    28th. overall run grade among interior linemen while playing in an FSB conference. There's a reason he's projected for mid-rounds.

    He's an OLB to my eye; better to start him out there than wait 3 years to decide he's best working one-on-one against OTs. If the tape isn't enough, his length extends to his arms (34 1/2") and hands (9 3/4"), good tools for that job.
     
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    According to PFF he had most of his production against centers and guards inside. That seems to indicate he would be fine playing 3-tech in the base defense and move inside in subpackages.
     
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    How do they measure productivity? It looks like he was taking the majority of his snaps between the tackles which would result in better gross numbers. I just see a guy who looks so different and more impactful when playing outside the tackle.
     
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    PFF measures pass rush productivity as sacks, hits and pressures per pass rush snap with sacks being more valuable.
     
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