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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: TCU DT Ross Blacklock

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: TCU DT Ross Blacklock
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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU Horned Frogs

Career Snapshot
Two-year starter who earned First Team All-Big 12 honors and made 40 tackles (nine for loss) with 3.5 sacks as a junior in 2019. Started 14 games as a redshirt freshman and made 27 tackles (6.5 for loss) with two sacks. Missed the entire 2018 season due to an Achilles injury.

Positives
Quick, explosive one-gap tackle with big upside. Play smart, instinctive football and quickly locates the ball carrier. Rarely off his feet and plays with terrific knee bend and pad level. Fires off the snap with an explosive first step, keeps his feet moving and flashes power. Collapses laterally against the run, works his hands throughout the action and consistently gets leverage on opponents.

Negatives
Must improve his overall strength. Can be easily ridden from the action or squared from the play by blockers.

Analysis
After he missed the 2018 season, Blacklock played incredibly well last year is now poised to be a mid-round pick. He’s a one-gap tackle who should only get better as he physically matures and adds strength to his frame.

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