PLAYER PROFILE: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

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Rashan Gary, 21, is a super-athletic defensive tackle prospect who blew away from the field at his Combine 40-yard dash. Gary had his most productive year as a sophomore with 5.5 sacks and 11.5 sacks but didn’t post eye-popping numbers in any his three years at Michigan. Nonetheless, earned First or Second Team All-Big Ten status in his final two seasons. Cut pounds before the Combine to increase his agility, so may play heavier than his listed 277. Shapes up as a high-upside prospect with remarkable athletic gifts but in need of some refinement.

Size

6-4, 277 pounds

Combine notables

40-yard dash: 4.58 (1st at position)
Bench press: 26 reps
Vertical: 38 inches (1st at position)
Broad jump: 120 inches (T2nd at position)

What the analysts say

“Five-star defensive end prospect coming into Michigan who leaves with those same five-star traits and loads of potential but a lack of development in key areas. Gary is a face-up rusher who seems content to hit tackles with bull-rush attempts rather than working the edges. He’s explosive out of the blocks and in closing to the quarterback, and is just waiting for hand development and additional rush moves.” – Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

“Rashan Gary offers an intriguing tool box and his ceiling is high should he develop. His power, short area quickness and heavy hands lay a solid foundation to work with. That said, his hand technique, processing skills and inconsistent motor must improve. His lack of flexibility limits his upside as an every down EDGE so moving him up and down the defensive front is wise to maximize his ability to make an impact. By year three, Gary has the upside to be a productive starter in a multi-front defense.” – Joe Marino, The Draft Network

What PFF says

-7th in run-stop percentage
-Outside of top 25 in pass-rush productivity

Chart via Pro Football Focus Draft Guide

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