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2015 NFL DRAFT

Scott Solomon, DE

School: Rice  |  Conference: C-USA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 262 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 7/211 - Scott Solomon, DE, 6-3, 262, Rice...The Titans liked Solomon's high motor enough to trade back into round seven to grab him. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I'm going to be a ball of fire, full of p--- and vinegar, in there doing everything I can to help the team out." -- Seventh-round defensive end Scott Solomon of Rice who has a reputation for having a high motor and relentless effort guy. - The Sports Xchange

03/21/2012 - Former Houston Oiler running back Alonzo Highsmith was one of several scouts in attendance as players participated in drills. Highsmith who played in the NFL for 6 seasons and turned to boxing once he retired from the NFL, has worked as a NFL scout for the Green Packers the last 14 years. His states are Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. Highsmith says he was not surprised by the level of talent at Rice Pro Day. "I know what type of athletes they have. They have good competitive players. Every few years, they're going to have that special kid like a Scott Solomon. But they always have the same type of workman type kids. But, they're good football players and they teams, some of them." Scott Solomon declined run a 40-yard dash for time. However, he certainly had the attention of the scouts as he participated in other drills. "I tried to focus on line-backing drills and working my hips and things like that. So, that's really what I worked on today. There's always things I can do better. You just got to move on and keep on working and that's what I'm going to do." Other former Owls that were happy with their workouts were DB/S Denzel Wells who turned in a sub 4.5 40 time. Former DT/NT Michael Smith was able to bench press 225 pounds 19 times. - Nate Griffin, CBS Houston

03/19/2012 - Twelve former Rice players will participate in Rice's annual Pro Day on Monday at Rice Stadium. The list of players includes Davon Allen, Keshawn Carrington, Nick Fanuzzi, Jake Hicks, Chris Jammer, Randy Kitchens, Kyle Martens, Tanner Shuck, Michael Smith, Tyler Smith, Scott Solomon and Denzel Wells. Solomon and Martens participated at the NFL scouting combine earlier this month. The event is closed to the public. The players will test for NFL scouts in the 40-yard sprint, 20-yard short shuttle, 3-cone drill, long shuttle and position work. Players will also do weight lifting inside the Cox Fitness Center. - Joseph Duarte, The Houston Chronicle

12/16/2011 - 2011 CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL-Scott Solomon, Sr., Rice, has been selected All-Conference USA Second Team for the 2011 college football season as selected by the league's 12 head football coaches. Solomon bounced back from a broken foot that held him out of all of the 2010 season to post career highs in sacks (8.5) and tackles for loss (13.5) while tying the school career record with 24 sacks. He had at least one TFL in eight of his last nine games and closed the season ranked among the top five active players in sacks, solo sacks, tackles for loss and solo tackles for loss. He was one of 19 defensive ends who were named to the final Ted Hendricks Award Watch List. - Rice football

10/27/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: It's a huge challenge for the Rice defense. Houston leads the nation in both scoring and total yardage, and has won its past three home games by a combined margin of 175-31. Rice cannot afford to miss tackles. Bailiff said that Houston likes to throw short passes and then turn them into huge gains. - The Sports Xchange

09/03/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Scott Solomon - Rice's best defensive player and one of the team's key leaders missed all of last season with a foot injury. He's back now and ready to improve on healthy career totals that already have him fourth all-time at Rice in sacks and eighth in tackles for loss. Bradshaw also will be wearing Travis Bradshaw's jersey number as a tribute to his injured teammate. - The Sports Xchange

08/26/2011 - Rice showed promise late last season. The Owls won three of their last six games, displaying a consistency on offense that was absent for most of the season. The good news is that most of that offense is back, led by quarterback Taylor McHargue who will get a chance to lead the Owls. He showed glimpses of success when he was healthy. Rice also has running back Sam McGuffie. The Michigan transfer was a bit rusty early last season, but finished strong. Taylor Cook, who competed for the starting quarterback spot last year and one of the team's best athletes, has been moved to tight end. The bad news is that most of Rice's maligned defense is also back. The Owls allowed more points than most teams in all of the FBS. One bright spot on the defense is defensive end Scott Solomon. He missed all of last year due to a foot injury and could make a big difference in the Rice pass rush. "We're a better football team because he's back," Rice coach David Bailiff told the Houston Chronicle. "He's truly the heart and soul of this team. He's that type of impact player. He gets that type of pocket push. He's the strongest young man I've ever coached. And he's got the quickest get-off and strongest punch, where he really displaces bodies and creates lanes to rush, not only for himself but the guy beside him." - The Sports Xchange

08/26/2011 - Scott Solomon is back. The senior defensive end missed all of last season to a foot injury. Initially, it was thought his college career was over, but he was granted another season. Rice coach David Bailiff has called him a pit bull. Solomon told the Houston Chronicle he took out his injury frustration on the weight room. - The Sports Xchange

 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 7/211 - Scott Solomon, DE, 6-3, 262, Rice...The Titans liked Solomon's high motor enough to trade back into round seven to grab him. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I'm going to be a ball of fire, full of p--- and vinegar, in there doing everything I can to help the team out." -- Seventh-round defensive end Scott Solomon of Rice who has a reputation for having a high motor and relentless effort guy. - The Sports Xchange

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