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Maxx Crosby Isaiah Johnson Oakland Raiders Jersey , , 255 pounds4.66 40-yqrd dash36-inch vertical leap122-inch broad jump6.89 second 3-cone4.13 second shuttleStats2016: 35 tackles, 5.5 TFL,..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Raiders StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Raiders NewsYahoo Raiders Team PageYahoo Raiders ReportYahoo Raiders Depth ChartYahoo Raiders TransactionsYahoo Raiders PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Raiders Draft 2019NFL Draft 2019 scouting report: ‘Mad’ Maxx Crosby has massive potential at defensive endNew,156commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareNFL Draft 2019 scouting report: ‘Mad’ Maxx Crosby has massive potential at defensive endJake Roth-USA TODAY SportsMaxx Crosby, ED, Eastern MichiganMeasurables6’5”, 255 pounds4.66 40-yqrd dash36-inch vertical leap122-inch broad jump6.89 second 3-cone4.13 second shuttleStats2016: 35 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks2017: 57 tackles, 16.5 TFL Isaiah Johnson Oakland Raiders Jersey , 11.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles (1 returned for TD)2018: 70 tackles, 19 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 INT returned for TDAwards2017, 2018 All-MAC SelectionStrengthsCrosby feasted on MAC offensive tackles, and had a penchant for getting into the backfield and creating havoc. He exhibited consistent production in sacks and tackels for loss, amassing 20 sacks and an eye-popping 41 TFL in his three years at Eastern Michigan. After he declared for the draft he was invited to the Combine, where he absolutely crushed all his drills and made his name known to those who may not have heard of him. He was top-five in nearly every drill at his position and tested better than many more highly touted prospects.Offensive linemen had their hands full with Crosby’s big frame and his ability to shed blocks with ease. Blockers rarely get their hands on Crosby, it’s like trying to block smoke. He’s slippery for a guy his size and never gives up on a play, constantly looking for a way to make an impact or force a fumble. He uses his superior length to create turnovers and get his hands on the ball or ball carrier often. His reflexes are terrific and he is a lot more twitchy than you might expect given his lanky frame. Crosby is adept as a pass rusher but is equally skilled in run defense Isaiah Johnson Jersey 2019 , and his ability to set a physical edge is above average.WeaknessesThat long and spindly frame is Crosby’s best asset and also biggest potential weakness, because he doesn’t exhibit any muscle definition and lacks the strength that most edge rushers have so they can deal with the hulking tackles in the NFL. This isn’t the MAC and Crosby absolutely has to get bigger and stronger. He could stand to pack about 20 more pounds of pure muscle onto his frame. He’s all limbs right now and needs to get stronger and bigger in his core. When he does that, he will also have to learn how to use his hands more effectively when rushing because he won’t be able to just blow by NFL tackles like he is accustomed to doing. He also can’t letpotential tackles get away, as his lack of upper-body strength led to some ball-carriers escaping his grasp in college. That won’t fly in the pros. A season with Deuce Gruden should turn Crosby into an absolute monster because he has all the athleticism you could possibly want in a base 4-3 defensive end.VerdictPrior to the Combine, Crosby was seen as a sixth or seventh rounder. After his fantastic showing in Indianapolis, he moved up into Day 2 consideration. For Mike Mayock to land him in the fourth is a steal and he might be the best value pick in the draft for the Raiders. He has bigger potential than a lot of the players taken before him and can be the true bull in a china-shop defensive end the Raiders lacked last year.Fit With RaidersThe Raiders needed to add edge rushing in this draft and they did just that, first with Clelin Ferrell and then with Crosby. If Crosby develops into his full potential, he and Ferrell will be fantastic bookend defensive ends and with Maurice Hurst in the middle, opposing quarterbacks will feel the heat from every direction at all times. Crosby may not start right away but when he does, he will bring an opportunistic playmaking style to the Raider defense that it has sorely lacked recently.Watch Maxx Crosby’s highlights here Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock said he made the decision to send scouts home three weeks ago to close ranks and prevent leaks. He informed them of the decision April 19, and the Raiders did not seek their input before making their three first-round selections.“I made the decision to do it three weeks ago, and I didn’t tell anybody Cheap Isaiah Johnson Jersey ,” Mayock said, via Scott Bair of NBCSportsBayArea.com. “It was my decision. And when the job got done and the work was over. . . .I inherited a group of scouts, and some of them may be with us, and some of them may not be with us by their own choice or not. At the end of the day, when the job was over, I brought them together as a group and respectfully and professionally told them that the job was done, thank you very much and that we would be talking.“And 40 minutes later we had a leak, which just reinforced the decision.”Since Mayock inherited scouts hired by previous G.M. Reggie McKenzie, turnover was expected after the draft. Mayock said he was surprised at reaction to his decision to send those scouts home before the draft.“I’m kind of blown away by the whole story, to be honest with you,” Mayock said.
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