I had the opportunity to sit down with Youngstown State EDGE rusher Derek Rivers. In today’s pass-happy NFL, teams are constantly looking for edge rushers who can affect the passing game. Look no further than Rivers, who accounted for an astounding 37.5 sacks in four seasons.
In this exclusive interview, we thoroughly discussed the art of pass rushing, how Rivers uses his time in the film room to gain the upper hand, and what tactics he uses to get his opponents off-balance. We also discussed what turned out to be an excellent combine for Rivers, his experiences at the Senior Bowl, how many teams he’s met with and more.
I left my conversation with Rivers convinced that he was born to pass rush, and that a team would be wise to invest a first round pick into this extremely impressive young man. I’ve also included some (read more…)