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Derek Rivers

Height 6' 4
Weight 255
Country United States
Position Defensive End
Graduating Class 2016
School Youngstown State University
Draft History
Drafted in 2017 NFL Draft: 3rd Round, 83rd Overall Pick by Tennessee Tennessee
DraftSite Scouting Report Strengths:

High-motor edge rusher. Versatility to put hand in dirt or play standing up. Good burst off the snap. Plus athlete with great bend off the edge. High football IQ and productive at Youngstown State. Aggressive hands and plays with good pad level. He might be a dark horse first round pick because of his ability to get the to quarterback.


Lacks tape against elite talent. Size and length isn't ideal. Needs work playing the run which could limit him early on. Struggles at times to shed blocks. Developing a bull rush is a must for him to evolve into a top pass rusher.

NFL Comparison: Whitney Mercilus

Written by Rob Michels
2017 NFL Mock DraftRd # Team
DraftSite Mock Draft Projection263Atlanta Atlanta
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DraftSite Mock Draft HistoryVersion 30: 04-26-2017263Atlanta Atlanta
Version 29: 04-21-2017261Green Bay Green Bay
Version 28: 04-15-2017261Green Bay Green Bay
Version 27: 04-08-2017253Detroit Detroit
Version 26: 03-28-2017253Detroit Detroit
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