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David Pollack DE Georgia 6í3 276
By: Robert Davis

David Pollack has been one of the high profile defenders in college football over the past two years, after having a breakout sophomore season for the Bulldogs. As a sophomore, he put up ridiculous numbers for a DE with 102 tackles, 23.5 of them for loss, and 14 sacks. His numbers dipped as he received more attention as a junior, and he ended up with 92 tackles, 13.5 for loss, and 7.5 sacks. He finished off his college career with 48 tackles, 14.5 for loss, and 9.5 sacks. He twice won the Coffee County Hustle Award given to the player who displays the most hustle during spring practice. For his senior season, Pollack won the Lomardi award, given to the nationís top lineman, and the Bednarik award, given to the nationís top defender.

Pollack is just a great football player. He has a knack for making plays, and just knows how to get to the football. His instincts are second to none. He is tough and will not back down from anyone. He excels at attacking up field and getting after the passer. Pollack is a hard worker, and you will not find a better person off the field.

Pollack is a tweener at the next level. He doesnít appear big enough to take the pounding of a 43 DE, but he also may not have the athleticism or speed to make the transition to OLB. He doesnít possess any standout physical ability that would make teams fall in love with his potential.

David Pollack was a great college football player, but I donít expect him to have the same type of playmaking ability at the NFL level. His toughness and instincts should make him a solid football player, though. He should be one of the safer picks in the draft, but because he lacks the huge upside, he probably wonít get drafted as high as his production in college suggests. I think Pollackís draft stock is about that of where Jason Babin went last year. If he doesnít pack on some weight, he projects best as a 3-4 OLB, and a team picking in the 20ís could snatch him up at that point.

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