Prospect Profile: DE Andre Branch

An overview, including video, of an early round prospect in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.

DE Andre Branch
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DE Andre Branch
6-4, 259

Combine Numbers

40 yard dash: 4.70
Vertical jump: 32.5
Broad jump: 10-0
Shuttle: 4.25
Three-cone: 7.19

Projected: 1st-2nd round

Branch posted an ACC-leading 10.5 sacks and ranked third with 17 tackles for losses to win first-team honors. Branch started 27 games and rang up 17.5 sacks, 33.5 tackles for losses and 40 quarterback hurries.

With a good burst and some power, he'll appeal to teams running both schemes. His 11 career passes defensed show his coverage skills.

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