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2012 NFL Draft: Nick Perry Scouting Report

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August loves Nick Perry almost as much as I love the players from Alabama. There has been a lot of talk in the last couple of weeks about Perry being the best pure pass rusher in this draft. There is no doubt it would take some time to teach him to be a 4-3 defensive end, but he could come in and wreak some havoc on a passing game right away.

Jim of Conquest Chronicles wrote up some of his thoughts on Nick Perry. Here is what he sees as the positives to Perry's game:

Quick off the line...blows past blockers before they can get their hands up...good instinct at using leverage and staying balanced...has good change of direction skills...moves well to the outside to out maneuver agile pass blockers...excellent run defender...because of his speed and moves can make plays on the ball carrier from yards away...comparisons made to Freeney.
Any team would be thrilled if they took Perry in this draft and he put up Freeney type numbers.