Nick Perry | Draft Breakdown

Nick Perry

Position DE School USC
Height 6' 2 3/4" Weight 271 lbs
Class RS Junior Number
All-Star --- 40 Time ---

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Perry had a breakout junior season, leading the Pac-12 in sacks. Even though he’ll probably be a first round pick, Perry could have used his senior season to hone his skills. He’s a bit of a tweener and doesn’t have a clearly defined position. Perry doesn’t have the measureables you’d like to see in a pass rusher but what he lacks there, he makes up for in effort and consistency.


Has a solid burst off the snap and displays the quickness to beat the blocker to the edge. Played in both a 2-point and 3-point stance at times. High motor and never gives up on the play. Understands leverage and appears to play his assignment at all times; not a free-lancer. Quick read and react times and flows nicely to the ball. Very active and heavy hands and still developing in this area. Lots of upside. Plays faster than timed speed. Fundamentally sound tackler.


Short arms and weight room strength doesn’t necessarily show up on the field. Size limits him and may force him to play standing up most often. Still developing. Not a finished product. Can struggle shedding blocks. Very limited coverage abilities. May be forced into situational pass-rusher role until he further develops.