Scouting Report
Prospect:  Nick Perry






         
School:           USC
Ht:  6'3"       Wt:  271
Eligibility:       Jr
Uniform:       #8

Position #1:       DE43
Position Rank:      4
Overall Rank:       32

Position #2:       OLB34
Position Rank:      8
Overall Rank:       70


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Report Prepared: February 17, 2012

Perry is a good athlete with terrific speed. However the USC lineman is widely considered as undersized to play 4-3 DE. He's probably better suited as a 3-4 OLB. With his speed and agility he can wreak havoc in the opposing backfield. He possesses a wide range of pass rush moves; starting with a great swim move, in addition to a very effective spin maneuver. He also displayed a good bull rush at the collegiate level. However, it remains to be seen if he can have that type of success against quality NFL O-lineman. Perry can become too tunnel-minded on getting to the QB - he forgets to play the run and consequently leaves gaping holes for the RB. Even though he's a good athlete he hasn't displayed good change of direction, thus he may struggle dropping into coverage. Overall, Perry is a gifted athlete with the skill set to become a dynamic edge rusher but teams need to be patient as his technique develops.

Compares to (Current NFL Player): Jerry Hughes

Strengths
- Strong lower body
- Explosive first step
- Consistent motor


Weaknesses
- Undersized
- Tweener
- Doesn't play the run as well




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