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Ryan Sims | DT | North Carolina | Atlantic Coast Conference
Selected by Kansas City Chiefs in round 1, pick 6 (6 overall)
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'4 311 5.09 4.52
Ryan Sims
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Three-year starter that saw extensive action as a true freshman. All-Conference selection as a senior when he totaled 43/7.5/5. Registered 52/9/6 and 33/6/1 as a junior and sophomore respectively.

Explosive interior lineman effective defending the run or rushing the passer. Quick off the snap with a great first step, plays with forward lean , leverage and consistently keeps his pads low to the ground. Keeps his feet moving up the field and strong in his lower body. Effectively uses his hands to stay off blocks, wedges his way through the small creases and relentless in his pursuit of the action. Quick changing his angle of attack, redirects to the ballcarrier and explosive moving up the field. Constantly focused on or double-teamed by opponents. Not strong in his upper body, gets locked up with opponents or engulfed at the point of attack. Usually beats opposing lineman with his first step, or has difficulty beating them at all. Has the frame that could add more bulk and size as he physically matures, which will round him into a force at the next level. A line prospect with a great future. Early First Round.

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