Deatrich Wise Jr.
Projection
Round 5
Grade
B
6.40
Quality Backup

Deatrich Wise Jr.

Edge
Arkansas
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 274
  • 40-Yard: 4.92
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Nice size for a DE with long arms. Shows strength and power. Is strong enough to two-gap a tight end or offensive tackle. Good hand use, sheds quickly. Good pass rusher with power and some moves. Had a strong 2015.

Weak Points

Did not play as well in 2016. A bit of a tweener in that he isn't as explosive as coaches would want for a 4-3 DE and lacks the bulk to be a 3-4 DE. Speed is very average for an outside player.

The Way We See It

Looking at 2015 tape, I really liked this player and thought he was primed for a big 2016. That didn't happen as his play fell off this year for whatever reason. Still, he has the traits and natural talent, he just has to revert back to 2015 form. At his present size, he looks like a left end in a 4-3. He may be able to grow into a 5-tech and play DE in a 3-4. Some team might get a bargain. The unknown here will be what happened between his junior and senior years and how do you get him back to his 2015 form? Might be able to become a solid rotational player.