Scouting Report: George Selvie

Written by Will Spencer on April 20, 2010

George Selvie

Position: DE School: South Florida
Height: 6’4 3/8 Weight: 252 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.96

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:

4th Round

Non-position specific categories


Max. Value


Height/Weight 6 4
Speed 8 5
Quickness/Agility 10 6
Strength/Explosion 10 7
Athletic Ability 8 4.5
Durability 8 7.5
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 4.5
Toughness 8 6
Potential 10 7

Defensive Line Specific Categories


Max. Value


Run Stopping 8 5.5
Pass Rushing 8 5
Awareness 8 5
Hand Placement 8 6

Explanation of Player Grading System


Smart and experienced defensive end. Selvie was a four year starter at South Florida. Does a nice job finding the ball and in pursuit. Above average awareness. Good hand placement. Reliable tackler. High motor and high character. Plays with leverage and good body control. Shows the ability to slip blocks and make a play. Disruptive, but not always a play maker. Knows when to put his hands up and bat down a pass. Adequate size for the position. Game speed is quicker than timed speed.


Production took a serious drop after 2007 season, when he recorded 15 sacks. Was out-played by JUCO transfer Jason Pierre-Paul. Limited strength at the point of attack. Could stand to add some bulk to his frame if he is to play 4-3 defensive end at the next level. Limited athleticism. Lack of speed and quickness was exposed in recent years.


Selive has seen his stock drop drastically over the past two seasons. In 2007, everyone was talking about Selvie as the next great pass rusher and then he disappeared. He’s a smart and instinctive guy that knows how to do the small things right, but his athleticism and upside may be limited. Though he did face the toughest blocker on the field on most occasions, he was clearly out-played by JUCO transfer Jason Pierre-Paul, who only started in 7 contests. Selvie may get into the NFL blossom with the right coaching, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it. His size indicates a switch the 3-4 outside linebacker may be in order, but his limited athleticism and stiff hips lead me to believe that he’ll be staying at 4-3 defensive end. That being said, he’ll have to add some bulk to his frame.


Four year starter at South Florida.

Awards and Honors

2009: 2nd team All-Big East.
2008: 1st team All-Big East.
2007: 1st team All-Big East. Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Consensus All-American.
2006: Sporting News Freshman All-American.


Unknown major at South Florida.


Missed time during three games in 2008 with an ankle injury.

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 40 18 22 3 0 0 0
2008 43 30 13 5 1 0 0
2007 60 42 18 14 2 0 0
2006 63 45 18 5 3 0 0

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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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