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Clay Nurse
Position: DE
Class:  5Sr
School: Illinois
Conference: Big Ten
HT: 6-3
WT: 263
40 Time: 4.92
Biography: Part-time starter the past two seasons. Totaled 23/4/4 as a senior after junior numbers of 54/5.5/10.5.

Positives: "Relatively athletic college defensive end coming off a disappointing season. Plays with a good degree of explosiveness, fires off the snap with a good first step, and breaks down well, keeping his pads low to the ground. Chases the action hard, strings plays out laterally, and covers a large amount of area on the field. Uses his hands to protect himself, wedges through blocks, and works hard."

Negatives: Possesses just an average closing burst of speed. Easily out-positioned from the action by a single opponent.

Analysis: "After a solid junior season, much was expected of Nurse this year, but he was unable to deliver. He possesses the size and pass rushing skills to be a specialist at the next level if he gets his game back on track."

Projection: FA
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