Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Derik Calhoun

Inside LineBacker
School: Arizona State | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10.5 / 230 | 40: 4.79 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
2.88
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 and made 99 tackles (12 for loss) with 5.5 sacks and three pass breakups in 2017. Led Arizona State with 77 tackles and 11.5 tackles for loss and added 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble as a junior. Posted 26 tackles (7.5 for loss) and 6.5 sacks in 2015. Started six games as a true freshman and was named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12, recording 35 tackles (6.5 for loss), two sacks and one forced fumble.
Pos: 
Short but hard-working linebacker who plays heads-up football. Aggressive, gives outstanding effort and hustles all over the field to make plays. Quick, explosive and pursues well from the back side. Hard-hitter who drives through tackles. Gets depth on pass drops.
Neg: 
Does not play to his 40 time, lacks great lateral speed and isn’t quick out to the flanks. Not forceful on the blitz.
Analysis: 
Calhoun is a tough football player but is a limited athlete with marginal upside for the next level.