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Jamaal Anderson


Positional Rankings: QB RB FB WR TE OT OG C - DE DT ILB OLB S CB - K P

Position: Defensive End

School: Arkansas

Status: Junior

Height: 6-6

Weight: 280

40-Yard Dash: 4.90 (EST)


Big and surprisingly athletic for his size, Anderson can dominate opposing tackles with his power and surprising burst off the edge. Anderson is big already, but has the frame to add even further bulk, enough to play end in a 3-4 or take an under-tackle role in a 4-3 defense. But he's probably best suited for end with his style of play.


Anderson is very, very, very, raw. His technique is sloppy, and he frequently gets by on his unrefined ability and sheer strength. That does the job in college, but he'll have a harder time of it in the pros. He has a ton of burst and acceleration, but he doesn't have much speed to burst and accelerate to, which means he'll have a hard time pursuing the run or chasing down a quarterback from behind.


Anderson is a high-quality prospect, but with how raw he is, he has a high bust potential. He'll still be a high pick on pure talent and his awesome potential (he could be the next Reggie White with the right coaching), but he should have stayed for his senior year. In the end, he'll probably be a mid-first round pick, with a chance at cracking the top ten.
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