BIO: Three-year starter that's been an All-America and All-Conference player every season since his sophomore campaign. Winner of the Lombardi Award given to the nation's Outstanding Lineman, the Bednarik Award as the nation's most outstanding defensive player, the Hendricks Award, handed to the nation's top defensive end. Also recipient of the Lott Trophy for being defensive impact player of the year in .04. Totaled 52/17.5/12.5 as a senior after 92/13.5/7.5 the prior year, with career numbers of 102/23.5/14 coming as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Relentless, high-revving player effective in a variety of ways. Bends his knees playing with leverage, balance and body control. Ferocious, works very hard to get involved in the action and rarely off his feet. Explosive off the snap with a good first step, relentless in his pursuit of the ballcarrier and displays excellent lateral movement skills. Quickly changes direction, can drop off the line and play in space and intelligent in all aspects of his game. Quick to diagnose the action or locate the ball. Fast off the edge or out to the flanks.
NEGATIVES: Engulfed by larger linemen, handled at the point and has difficulty getting off blocks. Lacks the big frame and wears down, as he is consistently double-teamed by opponents.
ANALYSIS: Consistently a disruptive force throughout his college career, Pollack combines athleticism and intelligence to get the job done. Lacks the great size as well as growth potential, yet an outstanding prospect in a conventional defense that employs the zone blitz and asks him to move around the field. Will not be drafted as high as he should due to a lack of size, yet an early first-round pick who will be productive at the next level.