By: Shawn Williams
This University of Houston Senior is the “prototype” for an NFL Defensive End. At 6’6 and 270 pounds, his body is NFL ready. His game may not quite be there yet.
After suffering an injury as a Senior in High School, he wasn’t heavily recruited, but did land himself at D1 Houston. He arrived at 215 pounds but shot up to nearly 300 before settling in the 270 range. He was also moved around a lot, keeping him from settling and growing at a specific position.
Turner does have a lot to love with his size, length, never ending motor, and ability to defend the run or rush the passer, which will likely place him in the early middle rounds of the draft. No matter where he lands, he should be able to receive the stability and coaching he needs to refine his technique, and stance (he often struggled with his first few steps off the line in college).
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For all of you Fin Fans, Turner looks a lot like another player that needed a couple years to develop; Emmanuel Ogbah. Turner is probably going to be best suited as a 4-3 DE, but does have the versatility to play the 5-technique if needed.