Any chance falcs take Dumervil in 1st,here is his profile?

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Any chance falcs take Dumervil in 1st,here is his profile?

Postby thescout10 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:50 pm

Elvis Dumervil

School: Louisville
Position: Defensive End
Class: 2006
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 256lbs
Birthday: 1/19/82
40 Time: 4.57 (estimated)


- Elvis was king during his senior year. He led the nation with 20 sacks and 11 forced fumbles, while earning All-American honors. He is a premier pass rusher who uses his speed to get around the corner and ruthlessly pursue quarterbacks. Elvis uses his long arms effectively to get into and wreak havoc in the backfield. He has been a key contributor to the Louisville defense the last three years, starting the last two. Plays very hard and gives great effort.


- Size. Elvis like many college DE's is not the ideal size to play the position in the NFL. Playing at Louisville Elvis didn't play against the toughest competition or the best offensive lines.

Overall Analysis

- Elvis had a huge senior year and productivity should never be overlooked. A switch to rush linebacker in a 3-4 is a real possibility. He has the speed and the ability to rush the passer from the linebacker position. His relentless motor and big play production should be highly attractive to NFL teams. Success in the NFL by smaller pass rushers in recent years should bolster Elvis's Draft status, and put more emphasis on his success and game-day production.

Reminds You Of:

- Terrell Suggs

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Postby The_Incomparable » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:17 pm

I've seen his 40 speed reported at 4.75ish in other places. I think his value will be determined at the Combine.

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Postby Pudge » Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:10 am

If the guy can run a 4.75, that's fast enough for the Falcons. Davis ran that, and basically a 4.75 is pretty quick for a DE. Now, of course guys like Peppers ran ungodly 4.5s coming out of school, but those types of athletes are rare.

Based on last year's combine results, the average DE ran about a 4.85. The average OLB ran about a 4.65. Basically meaning, I'd say anything less than a 4.75 is considered LB speed, which equates to fast for a DE. 3 of 12 OLBs that participated in the 40 ran a 4.7 or higher. Only 3 of 19 DEs that participated ran a 4.7 or faster.

The Falcons aren't really looking for size, but guys who can be like Simeon Rice/John Abraham, and makes plays vs. the run in pursuit. Davis has the potential to do that. And he's shown flashes of that ability already. I think the thing Davis needs to improve on the most in order to become a starter is 1) His recognition. He's caught out of position too much vs. the run to be a reliable 3-down starter. 2) HIs pass rush ability. The quickness is there, but he needs to use his hands better and get more moves if he wants to be more than a situational guy.

Dumervil if he can run really fast 40 will solidify himself as a 1st round, but he'll probably need to run a sub 4.65 to do that. Also look for him to be looked at by a lot of teams as a OLB in the 3-4 scheme.
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