Scouting Report: Scott Crichton

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With the offseason underway, it is draft/free agency season. In this segment, “Scouting Report”, I will be posting scouting reports of who I believe the Cowboys should covet in the 2014 NFL Draft. Stay tuned daily, as I will be writing a few per day.

Background

Scott Crichton has flourished during his time at Oregon State. He is a very underrated player for the Beavers. Crichton will be able to turn some heads during the combine. Crichton started for Oregon State when he was a freshman, as he made the Freshman All-American first team.

Measurements

- 6-3, 260 pounds

- 4.73 40-yard dash

Info

- Over 50 tackles for loss in a three year career

- 22.5 sacks in a three year career

Strengths

- Athletic for an edge rusher

- Quick feet

- Excels in space

- Good bull rusher

- Discipline

- Extremely smart

- High motor

Weaknesses

- Size

- May be better fit in a 3-4

- Not the best at coverage

- Needs to use his hands better

- Needs to put on weight

The Fit

Despite being better suited for the 3-4, I really like Crichton and his potential. He is a player who thrives on toughness and desire. Crichton will most likely be available on the second day when the Cowboys pick. Crichton will be an interesting player to watch in the combine.

Scout Grade: 83/100

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Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones, Scott Crichton

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