Darius English – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Darius English

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE South Carolina 5 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'6 245 6'5* 248*

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.84* 35* 10'9* 19* 7.36* 4.59*

Overview:

English had a very productive career at South Carolina, where he played in 51 career games, had 134 tackles, 24.0 for loss, and 15.0 sacks, proving to be a sack machine. He has good size for an edge rusher, he also has good speed, is very experienced, is a sure fire tackler, and a defensive play maker. He is also a very good pass rusher, he gets good pressure on the quarterback, is a tough nosed player, and is a hard hitter. On the other side, he is a bit undersized to play defensive end in the NFL, so I see him making the switch to being a 3-4 outside linebacker, he does have some issues with bigger offensive lineman at times, but that does not hurt his game, and he had a hip injury while at South Carolina. With that said, I view English as a day 3 pick, likely somewhere in the 4th or 5th round area, and being a key rotational player in a teams 3-4 defense.

Strengths:

Sack machine

Tackling machine

Nice tall edge rusher

Very good pass rusher

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Very experienced

Has good speed

Sure fire tackler

Defensive play maker

Tough nosed player

Gets good pressure on the QB

Hard hitter

Did a great job of getting the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Does have issues with bigger offensive lineman at times at the line of scrimmage but that does not hurt his game

Undersized to play DE in the NFL

Had a hip injury whole at South Carolina

Career Stats:

Games Played: 51

Tackles: 134

Tackles For Loss: 24.0

Sacks: 15.0

Pass Breakups: 2