What they had to say about him: “Ferrell has excellent size, length and power. As a pass rusher, he lacks an elite get-off, but he has an effective dip/rip move and can generate some knockback with his hands. He has some stiffness at the top of his rush, but his effort is outstanding and he’s a finisher once he gets to the quarterback. Against the run, he can hold the point of attack and does a nice job shedding blocks. Overall, Ferrell lacks elite athleticism, but I love his combination of size, effort and production.” – Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Analyst
How he stacks up: Ferrell comes in at No. 22 on Jeremiah’s list of the top 50 prospects in this draft. He’s the fifth best pass rusher on that list behind Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, Rashan Gary and Montez Sweat.
Ferrell is No. 23 on Mel Kiper Jr.’s latest big board of the top 25 prospects in the draft.
The Athletic’s Dane Brugler put Ferrell at No. 15 in his list of the top 100 prospects. He’s No. 17 on CBS Sports’ ranking of the top prospects.
What he had to say: “I just feel like my versatility is something that is very, very important when I feel like you talk about my game,” Ferrell said at the Combine. “I feel like that has always given me an edge as far as giving me a benefit on the field. Not only just my versatility as a player – I can play defensive end, I played some defensive tackle this past year, 3 technique. I’ve also dropped into coverage, outside linebacker.
“But not only just doing those things, but I feel like I’ve done them at consistently a high level. That’s always given me a bit of confidence as far as my play. And I’ve done it against the best competition playing at Clemson, so that was a blessing as well.”
Published at Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:39:53 +0000