Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson #99

6041, 260, 4.78

Notes: From Richmond, VA. Name pronounced CLEE-lin FERR-ell. Redshirted in 2015. Produced 50 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 6 sacks and 24 QBH in 15 games (15 starts) in 2016. Started all 14 games in 2017, posted 63 tackles, 18 TFL, 9.5 sacks, 1 PBU and 12 QBH.

Positives: Good frame length, quickness, speed and athletic ability. Can rush the passer off the edge and chase in pursuit. Explosive off the ball. Very good first step. Consistently disrupts, gets upfield and provides pressure. Can win around the corner. Good motor and intensity. Doesn’t stay blocked. Disengages and closes on the play. Uses his arms to control blocker. Has an inside rip move and an inside spin move. Locates the ball. Good play recognition and field instincts.

Negatives: Average bulk and strength at the point of attack. Gets engulfed at times if he doesn’t keep his shoulders square.

Summary: First-round talent. Solid weak-side end pass rusher with impact potential.

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