Victor Abiamiri   DE   Notre Dame

 

STRENGTHS 

Victor has good size and speed for his position.  He shows excellent strength and technique at the point of attack and never stops working when he is pass rushing.  Victor has the potential to be an excellent DE at the next level.  He reminds me a lot of Bryce Fisher (DE Seattle Seahawks).  He has the athletic ability to play as a defensive end in a 3-4 or 4-3 because of his natural strength and work ethic.  This kid has some excellent developmental potential to be a DE at the next level. 

 

NEEDS TO IMPROVE

Victor rushes the passer like heís screaming out the door of a building thatís on fire and the flames are two inches from his butt.  He wants to get to the QB so bad that he makes a lot of unnecessary moves which really slow his own progress to the QB.  Somebody needs to calm this kid down and make his pass rushing moves more deliberate so that he can use his natural strength to his advantage.  

 

TALENT BOARD ROUND: 2

I never thought I would say this about a player that I profiled, but Victor works too hard and against himself when he rushes the passer.  He takes too many false steps and in general, tries to incorporate too many different moves in one rush and winds up slowing himself down.  Itís almost like he thinks too much.  It will take some time for him to break these habits.  Victor has to learn to trust his natural strength when pass rushing and stop trying to out-quick his opponent.  He does an excellent job using his strength to stop the run, but then when he rushes the passer, he does not use that strength to his advantage.  Victor is a good quality player that could play DE in any kind of defense.  It looks like he could add more weight if he needs to, but personally, I think he is fine at the weight he is right now.  Victor will take a few years to hit his full stride, but he will help right away as a rotation D-lineman as he learns and gets more experience.  I think in three to four years, youíll see a big difference in his play on the field and he will become a core player for the team that drafts him. 

Drew Boylhart

January/2007