BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Posted a career-high 110/10.5/2 as a senior after 80/12/5 during his junior campaign.
POSITIVES: A large, athletic defender with enticing size/speed numbers. Moves well laterally, displays speed to the flanks and plays with reckless abandon. Collapses from the outside to defend the run, takes good angles to the action and sheds blocks at the point of contact.
NEGATIVES: Not overly instinctive or quick to diagnose the action. Very haphazard in his movements. Overall game lacks quickness.
ANALYSIS: Possessing the physical skills to play in the NFL, DeOssie is a very average football player with inflated stats. Could play outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment or possibly grow into a defense end, yet must be placed in a system which reduces his respon