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Player Display Name: 
Taco Charlton

Defensive end
School: Michigan | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5.5 / 277 | 40: 4.91 | DRAFT YR:2017


Projected Round
Played with the first team as a junior and became a full-time starter in 2016. Named First Team All-Big Ten after leading Michigan with 9.5 sacks and adding 43 tackles (13 for loss) and two pass breakups. Made 94 tackles (28 for loss) and 19 sacks during his career.
Productive pass rusher whose game is on the rise. Explodes off the snap, fires up the field and rushes the edge with speed. Plays with balance and body control and stays within his angle of attack. Keeps his feet and hands active throughout the action, is rarely off his feet and nicely redirects or immediately alters his angle of attack. Plays with proper pad level and leverage, effectively works his hands and plays both smart and tough football. Causes a lot of disruption behind the line of scrimmage and shows speed moving in every direction of the field. Strings plays out laterally and plays faster than his 40 time.
Lacks bulk, size and gets smothered at the point by large tackles. Can be a liability against the run.
Charlton displayed tremendous progression the past two seasons and moves towards the draft as one of the better edge rushers available. He possesses growth potential which will only help him develop into a three-down defender.