Tarell Basham
Projection
Round 2-3
Grade
A
6.60
Eventual Starter

Tarell Basham

Edge
Ohio
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-3 3/4
  • Weight: 269
  • 40-Yard: 4.70
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Has all the physical traits an edge player needs in order to be successful in the NFL. Plays with strength and is explosive. Shows he can take on and shed blocks quickly. Has played both up and down during his time at Ohio. Has very good get-off quickness, stays low and can use his hands to disengage. Good chase player. Can drop into coverage, play man or zone and transition. Played well at the Senior Bowl and then had a strong showing at the Combine.

Weak Points

Runs well but you don't see a short area burst. While he shows he can play in coverage, he lacks experience and will need to improve in this area. Not quite a finished product.

The Way We See It

Has been a dominant player in the MAC and then followed that up with impressive Senior Bowl and Combine weeks. Has excellent size to play either as an OLB in a 3-4 or DE in a 4-3. He is explosive with very good get off quickness. Shows adequate hand use and is able to use counter moves. Strong bull rusher. Is alert and quick to find the ball in the run game. Has the traits to play in coverage but lacks a lot of experience with it. Has a chance to start as a rookie and should become a solid NFL player by Year 2.