Defensive Tackle/3-4 Defensive End
Draft board overall prospect rank: #60
Draft board overall defensive tackle rank: #11
Overall rating: 76 (late 2nd)
40 time: 4.95
3/16/11: Corey Liuget is a fairly high ranked defensive tackle and could go as high as #14 to St. Louis even in a strong defensive tackle class. However, I say he’s overrated. He’s purely a one gap penetrator and, while some teams may consider him as a 3-4 end, I don’t think he can play there. He’s got solid measurable, but doesn’t stand out with his measurables or on tape. He didn’t produce much at Illinois. He was inconsistent and has an inconsistent motor and is rarely dominant.
He plays with poor leverage and his handwork needs work. He’s good against the run and he’s got a good bull rush, but he doesn’t have a good pass rushing repertoire. I don’t think he’s athletic enough or good enough of a pass rusher to play in a 3-4 as an end. He’s a sturdy strong player, but he has work ethic issues and motor issues.
NFL Comparison: Brodrick Bunkley