Clemson football defensive end Austin Bryant has a chance to improve his draft stock with a good showing at the 2019 NFL Combine.
In just a few days, Clemson football defensive end Austin Bryant will have the chance to improve his NFL Draft stock as he participates in the 2019 NFL Combine.
Bryant was one of 11 former Tigers to be invited to the prestigious event.
Through this week, we’ve given you profiles on several Clemson football players and how they will perform at the NFL Combine.
Today, we continue that series looking at Bryant.
2019 NFL Combine Profile:
Name: Austin Bryant
Weight: 270 pounds
Draft Grade: Mid-to-late Rounder
How will he perform?
Austin Bryant has several things that he’ll need to work on and develop to be a solid defensive end at the next level.
His hand technique isn’t the best and he struggled with consistency at times during his Clemson football career.
With that being said, I think Bryant does a decent job setting a hard-edge and, when plays were directed at him, he made plays. He doesn’t have the elite quickness to blow past offensive tackles and doesn’t have the strength to just stand them up and beat them out of the stance.
He has a great chance, in my opinion, to develop into a depth guy with the right system. You won’t see Bryant taken in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, but I do think you could see him go in the mid-to-late rounds. Perhaps, somewhere in the 4th-5th round.
Bryant will have the opportunity to increase that draft stock with a good performance at the NFL Combine. It will be interesting to see how he’s able to perform in some of the skill tests and just what he’s able to do during the week of the event.