The good: Crowder has a good first step that gives him an advantage off the snap. He also possesses strong hand and arm technique. Crowder plays the run well and is a relentless pass rusher who attacks the line of scrimmage. He has long arms and strong hands that allow him to separate quickly from blockers. He can change directions fairly well.
The bad: Crowder lacks top upfield speed off the edge, though he has an adequate burst. He has an inconsistent motor and can disappear for stretches of time. He occasionally is late reading and reacting to a play.
Outlook: Crowder has the talent to become a fine every-down defender and is a better prospect than former Longhorn Cory Redding, who has developed nicely as a pro. He's a probable first-day pick and could get taken as early as the second round.
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