Minnesota Vikings NFL Draft Profile: DE Scott Crichton

Minnesota Vikings NFL Draft Profile: DE Scott Crichton
April 24, 2014, 3:45 pm
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Scott Crichton (DE), Oregon State

6'3" | 273 lbs.

2013 stats:

47 TKL, 19 TFL, 7.5 SACKS

Selected:

3rd round, 72nd overall (Minnesota Vikings)

What the scouts are saying:

"Put together -- has a well-proportioned, muscular build with long arms and big hands. Good burst off the snap. Flashes power. Can shoot his hands, extend and get under a tackle’s pads.” (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"In 2013, Crichton had 47 tackles with 19 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. He was more disruptive than the numbers indicate. Crichton didn't record a sack against Oregon, but constantly pressured Marcus Mariota and caused lots of disruption. In his career, Crichton caused a lot of havoc and commanded some extra blocking potential." (WalterFootball.com)

"Times the snap well, showing good initial quickness off the ball to cross the face of offensive tackles. He uses his hands very well, frequently chopping and ripping through opponents' attempts to latch onto him and possesses good core strength, showing the ability to simply bull-rush would-be blockers into the pocket. Holds up well in the running game, showing the power to anchor, as well as lateral agility and balance to string plays out to the sideline.” (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

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