BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter and All-Conference selection since his sophomore campaign. Senior totals were 67/15/10.5 when he struggled with injury and personal tragedy throughout the season. Junior totals included 74/26.5/16, tying the conference record for sacks
POSITIVES: Game-destructive defender with size and growth potential. Quickly gets off the snap with a nice first step, rushes the edge with speed and makes plays down the line of scrimmage. Displays excellent hand technique protecting himself, quickly changes direction.
NEGATIVES: Lacks bulk, slowed by blocks or easily knocked from his angle of attack. Occasionally plays out of control, missing tackles and over-pursuing the action. Ran poorly at the combine then showed little skills during linebacker drills.
ANALYSIS: A high-motor defender who makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage, Bazuin is a top-level collegiate performer with good upside for the next level. Has potential as a conventional defensive end or possibly a rush linebacker for a 3-4 defense.