BIO: Two-year starter who began his career at Colorado State. All-Conference selection as a senior after totals of 53/12/6.5. Junior numbers included 29/7.5/2.5.
POSITIVES: Pass-rushing defensive end coming off a solid senior campaign. Fast off the edge, plays with good pad level and collapses from the outside making plays down the line of scrimmage. Forceful up the field and effectively uses his hands to keep blockers away.
NEGATIVES: Has only a short-area burst of speed, which he cannot sustain. Under-sized and can be handled at the point by blockers.
ANALYSIS: Flashing potential as a disruptive force, Rucker took off as a senior. Has changed minds after last season and the arrow is pointing up.