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Jason Babin - DE Position: DE
Class: Sr
School: W. Michigan
Conference: MAC
Ht., Wt.: 6'2, 260
40 Time: 4.65
Grade: 3.82

Selected by Houston Texans
Round 1, pick 27 (27 overall)
BIO: MAC Defensive Player of the Year as a senior after posting 115/32/15. Broke out as a junior with numbers of 94/26/15 when he was originally named the best defensive player in the conference.

POSITIVES: Explosive pass-rushing prospect that's been a complete defender on the college level. Breaks down, plays with leverage and quickly gets off the snap. Fast off the edge, immediately alters his angle of attack and pursues from the backside with speed. Outstanding range and makes plays in every direction. Smart, locates the ball and known as a player that spends a lot of time studying film. Deceptively strong and puts up good numbers in the weight room. One of the fastest defensive ends at the Combine and turned in a great workout.

NEGATIVES: Slow-shedding blocks or handled by ordinary lineman. Neutralized at the point in run defense.

ANALYSIS: Super-productive the past two seasons, Babinhas has constantly been a disrupting force on the field. Grades highly in the areas of character, competitiveness and athleticism and very much a prospect in the mold of a Dan Klecko or Teddy Bruschi; the type of prospect whose tenacity will be infectious.

PROJECTION: Early Second Round

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