Drew Boylhart March 2008

Darrell Robertson   DE   Georgia Tech   

 

STRENGTHS

Darrell is a very underrated football player in this draft.  He is an excellent pass rusher and shows overall good athleticism to play more than one position in a defense.  He is a smart player, is relentless and plays until the whistle blows.  He understands situational football.  He uses good leverage when defending against the run and is a head up, wrap up, squeeze and drive tackler.  Darrell has the ability to be an OLB in a 3-4 defense and, if you bulk him up a little, he could also be a DE in a 4-3 defense.  If you are patient and give him a little time, this kid will be an impact player for the team that drafts him.     

 

NEEDS TO IMPROVE

Darrell is coming off of a shoulder injury, so that has to be checked out.  If you want him to play as a DE in a 4-3, he will have to add some bulk.  If you want him to be a OLB in a 3-4, you are going to have to give him some time to get up to speed mentally.  Either way this is a quality kid with a ton of talent.       

 

TALENT BOARD ROUND 2

This is a talented kid that is being overlooked because of a shoulder injury.  If the shoulder is healed, then just be patient and this kid could become one of the better players in this draft class.  Darrell reminds me of Justin Taylor (DE Miami Dolphins).  He has that type of talent and could have that type of impact.  I would give him a 1st round grade, but his LTI is a little longer than most 1st rounders because of his injury and lack of true position at the next level.  But do not be fooled -- this kid is the real deal and he will be a hell of a player for the team that drafts him.