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Correa a 3-4 OLB that McShay likes a lot

Posted by Chris Brown on March 2, 2016 – 4:27 pm

Boise State pass rusher Kamalei Correa is a player who fared well at the NFL Combine last week. At 6-3 and 243 pounds, Correa ran a 4.69 40 time and though he played at defensive end for the Broncos, he projects to outside linebacker. ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay believes Correa will be off the board in the first 50 picks.

“I watched his tape a couple of weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised,” McShay said. “I love the way he plays. He’s aggressive. He’s physical and he’s got some quick twitch to him. The one thing he’s going to improve upon is his hand use and pass rush moves.

“But I think he fits perfectly when you look at a 3-4 OLB position in a scheme where he can get up the field and rush. But also he’s shown he’s got it in his arsenal to drop into coverage and also play the run.

“Physically he has all the tools to be a good starter in the league. I think he had a strong workout at the combine, especially the 40 time that he ran. During the last two seasons he became a dominant player with 19 sacks and five forced fumbles. He has a chance to be a late first round pick, but worst case he’s somewhere on day two. Probably a top 50 pick overall.”

Buffalo figures to be in the market for some pass rush help following the release of Mario Williams.


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