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2015 NFL DRAFT

Anthony Chickillo, DE

School: Miami (Fla.)  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Tampa, FL
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 282 lbs.
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Chickillo is thickly put together and has worked hard to fill out his frame, adding more than 40 pounds since high school. Plays with natural flexibility, and stands out with his relentless motor against the run and ability to anchor while keeping his eyes elevated to track the ball.

WEAKNESSES: Not a quick-twitch mover, struggles to win with his average burst or natural explosion alone and isn't quite where he needs to be as a pass rusher yet. Needs to develop his pass-rush moves and learn how to better use his aggressive hands.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

Chickillo was a recruiting coup for the Hurricanes as a five-star prospect out of Alonso High School in Tampa, Fla. He chose Miami after also considering Florida, Tennessee, Florida State and North Carolina, among others.

He started nine games as a true freshman, finishing third in the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year Award voting while seeing action in all 12 games and tying for the team lead with 5.0 sacks.

Chickillo started all 12 games in 2012, earning honorable mention All-ACC. He led the Hurricanes with 4.0 sacks. He followed that up with a junior season in which Chickillo registered 3.5 sacks and seven quarterback hurries.

As a junior, Chickillo finished the regular season with 3.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and 44 total tackles. (12/21/13)

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07/24/2014 - Miami's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 3. DE Anthony Chickillo...A 2012 All-ACC Honorable Mention earner at defensive end who has started 34 consecutive games for the Hurricanes, Chickillo, like Perryman, considered an exit to the NFL after a strong junior year in which he compiled 3.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and seven QB hurries. Though not the naturally explosive edge rusher that teams look for in the early rounds of the draft, Chickillo plays an extremely consistent and balanced brand of football demonstrating a strong anchor and good vision against the run, power to set the edge, and a high motor to grind opponents down.

He'll even occasionally flash moves to suggest he could develop more of a repertoire as a rusher, despite the fact that his sack numbers have regressed each season since posting five as a true freshman. Considering that he was evaluated and given a mid-late round grade by the NFL Draft Advisor Board when he contemplated entering the draft after last season, Chickillo should easily garner the same consideration with another year under his belt, and could see a substantial rise in his stock, with better sack production as a senior. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com

 

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