Travis Raciti, DT

School: San Jose State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Pleasant Hill, CA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 288 lbs.
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Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Player Overview

Raciti, a four-year starter and two-time all-conference player, leaves San Jose State with 187 career tackles, 27.0 tackles for loss and 14.5 quarterback sacks. Questions about his level of competition and fit at the next level, however, could push Raciti (pronounced RAH-see-tee) much lower than his production and size would seem to warrant.

Raciti has the build more suited to 3-4 defensive end than defensive tackle in the NFL. Unfortunately, he struggled in precisely this role in 2013 (37 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks), and when moved back inside as a 4-3 defensive tackle as a senior his production increased.

Raciti, who signed with SJSU after spending his prep career at tight end defensive end, wrapped up his career with 72 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. He has already bulked up, however, raising questions about whether he is maxed out.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Raciti looks the part of an NFL player with broad shoulders, long arms and a trim middle. His height allows him to look over the shoulders of would-be blockers and read the action. When his pads remain low, Raciti is surprisingly able to hold up at the point of attack, showing enough strength to slip off blocks and latch onto ball-carriers as they attempt to run past.

He possesses good initial quickness, as well as lateral agility and balance to keep his feet while engaged. Raciti is highly competitive and pursues with passion to the perimeter and downfield. He'll lay out to make the tackle, wrapping his arms to ensure the tackle rather than relying on his power to simply knock ballcarriers to the ground.

WEAKNESSES: Though imposing, Raciti possesses just average functional strength for a man of his size and doesn't use his length effectively to cloud quarterbacks' vision, knocking down just five passes over 49 career games. Too often he's knocked off the ball by single blockers in the running game and he struggles when doubled. Raciti is athletic for a man of his size but he isn't truly explosive off the ball and too often is caught up in the wash trying to split gaps.

--Rob Rang

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