Jack Crawford NFL Draft Profile

Jack Crawford NFL Draft Profile

Jack Crawford, Senior, Defensive End, Penn State



Jack Crawford came to the United States from England to play basketball. While at prep school he discovered the American version of football and started playing organized ball for the first time in 2006. Two years later Crawford was just one of three freshmen to play in every game at Penn State. Like his junior year in high school, Crawford spent most of his freshman campaign in Happy Valley learning the game.

Yet, by 2009, Crawford was a force in the Big Ten. After seeing most of his playing time at defensive tackle and even tight end as a freshman, Crawford found his place at the end spot. He started every game and tallied 14.5 tackles-for-loss and 5.5 sacks. A nagging foot injury led to a disappointing junior campaign in which Crawford totaled just 4.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.0 sacks.


Final Projection:

Crawford is still a very raw player. That is good and bad in the eyes of the NFL. If he falls to the middle rounds, many NFL teams will take a chance on his athleticism and physicality and teach him the game. However, Crawford could boost his stock greatly with another good season and he may end up being the raw, athletic defensive end of the class of 2012 much like Jason Pierre-Paul was in 2010.


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