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Kevin DeRonde | DE | Iowa St. | Big Twelve Conference
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'4½ 260 4.95 3.27
Totaled 68/4/2 as a senior after 60/7/2 the prior season, his first with the starting unit.

Hard-working defensive end constantly looking to get involved in the action. Plays with forward lean, keeps his feet moving forward and moves well laterally getting out to the sidelines and making a play on the ball. Fights with his hands, quick locating the action and rarely off his feet. Fluid moving in all directions, slides off blocks and squares into his tackles wrapping up. Quick but not explosive off the snap, undersized and handled at the point of attack. Plays with a non-stop motor but wears down over the course of a game. Should get bigger as he physically matures and though he'll go undrafted, a definite consideration in a camp as he is someone that can make a team as a reserve lineman. Free Agent.

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