Taco Charlton – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Taco Charlton

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE Michigan 33 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'5 273 4.9 6'6 277 34 1/4 9 3/4

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.92 33 9'8 25 7.17 4.39

Overview:

Charlton had a nice career at Michigan, with 94 tackles, 27.5 of them for loss, and 18.5 sacks. He has good size, he has good speed, he is a solid pass rusher, and he gets good pressure on the quarterback. He is a sure fire tackler as well. He is also a defensive play maker. He does tend to get stuffed by bigger offensive lineman at times. I do not see Charlton lasting long on draft night, likely picked somewhere in the mid 1st, to early 2nd round, depending on how many teams need a pass rushing defensive end.

Strengths:

Has good size

A sack machine

A solid tackler

A solid pass rusher

Gets good pressure on the QB

Has good speed

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A defensive play maker

Does a good job of getting the QB and back down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Gets stuffed by bigger offensive lineman at times

Career Stats:

Games Played: 46

Tackles: 94

Tackles For Loss: 27.5

Sacks: 18.5

Pass Breakups: 2