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DeForest Buckner | 99

DE | Oregon | Indianapolis Colts
Ht: 6070 / 6' 07" | Wt: 291 | Upd: 05/25/2020

Vitals

Birth Date: 03/17/1994
Age: 26
Original Team: SF
NFL Entry: 16 01 007
NFL Exp: 4
Depth Chart Key: T/SF
Team History: SF IND

Player History

05/16 SF D/C signed
03/20 IND trade f/SF

Ourlads' Profile:

2016 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about DEFOREST BUCKNER: Oregon, 6070 291 5.06. Three-year starter from Waianae, HI. Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Won the coveted Pac-12 Morris Trophy voted on by opposing Pac-12 linemen who lined up across from him. Led the conference in quarterback sacks. A huge man with long arms and the largest hands that have ever been measured at the Combine (11 3/4"). Consistent over his 38 starts as a top level competitor on every play. The past two years he put up linebacker-like numbers as a defensive lineman. He collected over 80 tackles per year, had 30 tackles for loss, and 14.5 sacks. Has enough violence in his game to go by his opponent as he rushes the passer. Explosive and athletic. He is tall but very flexible and can bend. The ex-Duck can play end or tackle in any 4-3 or 3-4 package. A disruptive player who can get inside push pressing the pocket or drive offensive tackles into the backfield. Disruptive when he slants or angles from a nose up position. He draws double teams and chip blocks like flies to fresh road kill. The big man has light feet and skates down the line of scrimmage like a linebacker on a shiver board. Defended 10 passes with his long arms. Good lateral quickness. Plays on his feet with a good base and balance. Eats up blockers like a Pac-Man video machine. Plays like he loves the game and respects his teammates enough to play hard every down, not to let them down. A high effort player who will do all the dirty work by absorbing blocks then still make the play. Played left guard on the Ducks’ punt team. Has all the athletic ability, physical ability, intelligence, and intangibles to be a long time Pro Bowl player. He may be a double digit sack man on the next level if he is just turned loose. He has explosive edge quickness. A first year starter who will provide impact play. 2015 stats: 83 T, 17 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 5 PBU, 6 QBH. Edge speed:left 1.83, right 1.77. OSR:26/35. First round. (A-34 3/8, H-11 3/4, BP-21, 10-1.77).