Ade Aruna – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Ade Aruna

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE Tulane 1 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'6 270 N/A 6’4 262 34    10 5/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.6 38.5 10’8 18 7.53 4.48

Overview:

Aruna finished his career at Tulane, where he played in 44 career games, had 107 tackles, 19.0 for loss, 12.0 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 3 fumbles recovered. He has great edge rush size, he has good speed, and is a tackling machine. He is a tough nosed player, and has good instincts. He is a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He gets a good push on the offensive line, and he does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He is also a relentless defender, and a ferocious defender. He is also a hard hitter, and a run stuffer. On the other hand, he has issues with fast backs, and quarterbacks at times, and while he has good speed, he does not have elite edge rush speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Aruna as a day 3 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has great edge rush size

Has good speed

A tackling machine

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

Very experienced

Started 34 out of 44 career games

Put up good sack numbers

Gets a good push on the offensive line

Does not get pushed around that easily

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

A relentless defender

A ferocious defender

A hard hitter

A run stuffer

Uses his power and strength to get through the offensive line in pursuit of the QB

Did a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Has issues with fast backs and QBs at times

While he has good speed he does not have elite edge rush speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 44

Tackles: 107

Tackles For Loss: 19.0

Sacks: 12.0

Forced Fumbles: 3

Fumbles Recovered: 3