Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Patrick Afriyie

Defensive end
School: Colgate | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 239 | 40: 4.94 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
2.73
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter who earned First Team All-Patriot League honors and made 30 tackles (6.5 for loss) with 2.5 sacks in 2017. Named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and led the conference with 21 tackles for loss and 10 sacks while adding 51 tackles as a junior. Earned First Team All-Patriot League honors and led the conference with 17.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks while leading Colgate with five forced fumbles and making 49 tackles in 2015. Recorded 4.5 sacks as a true freshman.
Pos: 
Undersized defensive end who has displayed himself as a disruptive pass rusher since his sophomore season. Explosive, plays with tremendous pad level and moves well in every direction of the field. Can bend off the edge and displays good speed up the field. Quick to close. Fires off the snap, gives great effort and knifes through double-team blocks to get behind the line of scrimmage.
Neg: 
Possesses average speed and comes with just a short burst. Gets caught up in the wash and is easily blocked from the action. Will be a liability on running downs. Comes off a somewhat disappointing senior season.
Analysis: 
Afriyie was a disruptive defensive force at Colgate and has ability as a situational pass rusher out of a three-point stance or standing over tackle.