Prospect Profile: Bill Swancutt

Bill Swancutt School: Oregon State
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 270 40: 4.98 Year: 4Sr

Bio: All-Conference selection and co- Defensive PAC-10 Player of the Year last season after posting 65/18/11.5. Moved into the starting rotation as a sophomore totaling 56/11.5/21, then 45/11/17.5 as a junior.

Positives: Tall, thin college defensive end who is a pass-rushing menace. Breaks down well, quick changing direction and fast off the edge. Displays a good spin move and wedges to the inside beating blocks. Heady ball player who immediately reads the action and locates the ball. Plays with a good degree of intelligence. Displays the ability to flatten or alter his angle of attack. Moves well laterally, breaks down well and works to get involved in the action.

Negatives: Easily locked up at the point by blocks. Does not play to his timed speed and possesses more of a short burst. Lacks the top first step off the snap. Wears down against big bodied blockers.

Analysis: A pass-rushing defensive end who makes a lot of plays in the opponent's backfield, Swancutt has been a force the past three seasons. Struggles defending the run and must add bulk to his frame to become a complete defensive lineman.

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