The Eagles ended their NFL Draft by taking DE Casey Toohill out of Stanford in the seventh round. Here’s everything you need to know:
At 6’4, 250 lbs, Toohill’s size may need bulking. Believe it or not, he also ran a rapid 40-yard dash at 4.69…shocking. A long and rangy edge-rusher, Toohill will be the first project of a new defensive line coach in Philadelphia. Toohill reminds me a lot of Genard Avery in terms of his skillset, which may be worth noting.
Projected as an OLB/DE, Toohill had his best year in 2019. He started all 12 games and led his team in TFL (11.5) and 8 sacks to go with 60 stops.
NFL.com’s Lance Zerlein said the following in his scout report:
“…tricky projection based upon his issues stopping the run, but he has great flashes as a pass rusher. His body type may not be fully finished and additional play strength would be crucial considering his inability to anchor and shed against run blocks. His rush is much less effective against stronger tackles, but he’s a decent athlete and hints at rush skill that has room for development. He’s currently caught between a 3-4 OLB and 4-3 DE. If he can become bigger, stronger and more polished as a rusher, he might make sense as a backup edge with sub-package talent as a wide-9 technique.”
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