DeForest Buckner – 2016 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

DeForest Buckner

3-4 DE/4-3 DT

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
3-4 DE/4-3 DT Oregon 44 SR 3-4 Base

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'6 286 4.89 6'7 291 34 3/8 11 3/4

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
5.05 32 9'8 21* 7.51 4.47

Overview:

Buckner is clearly the top 3-4 DE in this years class, he has great size, he is a solid pass rusher, he gets to the quarterback a lot, he is a tackling machine, and is just disruptive on defense. On the other side he does not have the best speed, and he has issues with fast, and mobile QBs. With that said, I expect Buckner to be a 1st round pick, and a likely top 10 pick.

Strengths:

has great size

he is a solid pass rusher

a solid tackler

is disruptive on defense

a sack artist

tackling machine

Weaknesses:

he does not have the best speed for a DE

as he has issues with very fast

mobile QBs

Career Stats:

Games Played: 54

Tackles: 232

Tackles For Loss: 36

Sacks: 18.0