Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Ade Aruna

Defensive end
School: Tulane | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.5 / 257 | 40: 4.87 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.45
Projected Round
5th
Bio: 
Three-year starter who posted 25 tackles and three sacks as a senior. Set career highs across the board in 2016 with 43 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and five sacks. Made 32 tackles (five for loss) and added three sacks as a sophomore.
Pos: 
Explosive and athletic defensive line prospect coming off a somewhat disappointing season. Moves well about the field, covers a good amount of area and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Plays with good lean, keeps his feet moving and displays speed off the edge as a pass rusher. Strong in his lower body and bull rushes opponents up the field. Easily changes direction and alters his angle of attack to make plays on the ball carrier. Shows an explosive closing burst to the action.
Neg: 
Easily out-positioned from the action and taken from the play by a single blocker. Must develop more moves and become quicker disengaging from blocks. Was a nonfactor in a number of games last season. Displays average instincts and can be slow to locate the ball.
Analysis: 
Aruna was graded as a potential second-day selection entering the season but never truly improved from his 2016 campaign and now grades as a last-day choice. He offers solid size and athleticism and growth potential and only needs good coaching and a bit more experience to fulfill the expectations placed on him.