Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Noble Nwachukwu

Defensive end
School: West Virginia | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.5 / 268 | 40: 4.83 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.25
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 in both 2015 and 2016. Made 40 tackles (7.5 for loss) with four sacks as a senior after recording 47 tackles (13 for loss) and 8.5 sacks as a junior. Sophomore totals include 34 tackles (eight for loss) and two sacks.
Pos: 
Productive college defensive lineman with poor measurables for the next level. Fairly athletic, relentless and plays with outstanding balance. Fires off the snap, shows speed up the field and bends off the edge. Resilient, stays with the action and plays with outstanding pad level. Immediately gets his hands up and effectively uses them to protect himself. Fluid moving in every direction, easily collapses down the line of scrimmage and makes plays against the run in lateral pursuit.
Neg: 
Struggles getting off blocks and gets smothered at the point by tackles. Lacks growth potential. Bites on the ball fakes.
Analysis: 
Nwachukwu was a consistent college defensive lineman but may not have a true position at the next level. He’s a third-down specialist or potential designated pass rusher who will get looks out of a three-point stance and even standing over tackle.