Scouting Report: Lorenzo Washington
Non-position specific categories
Defensive Line Specific Categories
Plays with strength and can collapse the pocket. Good tackler when given the opportunity. Average motor for a big man. Hard to move once he establishes leverage. Does an adequate job of using his hands when engaging blockers. Has shown the ability to shed blockers in one on one situations.
Ineffective against a double team. Not a quick player and has a slow first step. Poor initial punch for such a strong player. Doesn’t play with leverage and relies on his size and strength on most plays. Below average in pursuit of the play. Not disruptive.
Washington has a lot of experience playing nose tackle as well as defensive end in Alabama’s 3-4 scheme, but he may be a better fit at nose tackle in the NFL. He looks very strong on film but doesn’t jar the offensive lineman off the snap and instead just tries to hold his ground with his size. Washington was also rotated in and out of the lineup almost as frequently as Terrence Cody, so his conditioning is questionable. If drafted, it will be off of his experience in an NFL style defense and to be a scout team/practice squad player as he just doesn’t possess the technique to utilize his size in the NFL.
Started 12 of 13 games at nose tackle as a sophomore, then moved to defensive end as a junior. Started every game in junior and senior season at defensive end, except for 2 games a junior, where he started at nose tackle in place of an injured Terrence Cody.
Awards and Honors
Unknown major at Alabama.
No history of injuries.
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