2011 NFL Draft Watch #26: Jurrell Casey

The countdown continues and our number twenty-six prospect in college football is…

Defensive Tackle Jurrell Casey, USC (Junior):

The Skinny: The soon-to-be junior has a chance to be a truly dominant force at defensive tackle for the 2010 USC Trojans. At 6’1” and 295 pounds, Casey might be considered a bit small for a defensive tackle and he doesn’t look body beautiful. However, underestimating him would be a serious mistake. His natural knee-bending ability and light feet allow him to play much bigger than his size. When asked to shoot gaps the All-Pac-10 performer flies between offensive linemen to the quarterback. Casey will have a chance to attack the passer more under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, something which will surely gain the attention of NFL decision makers. The defensive tackle shows a versatile and sophisticated pass-rush repertoire, possessing standout bull rush, rip and swim moves.

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