Denico Autry

Denico Autry

Position DE School Mississippi State
Height 6' 4 3/8" Weight 266 lbs
Class Senior Number 90
All-Star NFLPA Game 40 Time ---

2012


A highly publicized JUCO transfer, Autry didn’t exactly set the SEC on fire in his first season in the conference (42 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, and 4.0 sacks). He finished strong, however, totaling 4.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, and two forced fumbles in his final four games, leaving hope that he would be up to the challenge of leading the Bulldogs defense in 2013. Autry combines ideal length and long arms with the necessary first step, edge speed, and flexibility to pressure the quarterback. He needs to vary his pass rush moves and generate more pop with initial contact if he is to enter that next tier of pass rushers. He does a solid job shedding blockers against the run but must add strength and improve his technique to better hold up at the point of attack. A strong senior year could transform Autry from a relative unknown to a high pick in 2014. -Jeremy Hyde, 06/17