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NFL Draft > 2012 Prospects > OG > Derek Dennis

Derek Dennis Scouting Report

Position: OG
Conference: SunBelt
School: Temple Owls
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #63
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 320 lbs.

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Derek Dennis, OG, Temple

Temple Owls offensive lineman Derek Dennis is a late-round prospect with power, good size, and with some additional coaching, the potential to be a quality reserve in the NFL. Dennis needs to continue working on his football. He lunges at times, causing him to overextend and lose his center of gravity.

When he can get his hands on defenders first, look out; but with so many offensive lines incorporating zone-blocking concepts, his ability to block on the move is limited. Pulling outside the tackle box isn't a strong-suit either. In pass protection, he does well holding his ground and taking on guys one-on-one.

Dennis does have room to grow as a football player. He's a project and a coaching staff will see that right away, but what they'll also see is a strong, physical lineman who's not afraid to scrap in the trenches. He needs to continue improving his knee bent and not lean too far forward. By taking shorter, quick steps his anchoring ability will improve overnight.

Dennis projects as a sixth round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Nov-30-2011 by Matt De Lima

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