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2015 NFL DRAFT

Scott Crichton, DE

School: Oregon State  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 273 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
4352
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 3/72 - Scott Crichton, DE, 6-3, 272, Oregon State...Claiming "you can never have enough pass rushers" in the NFC North, general manager Rick Spielman gave Zimmer another weapon to use in his defensive line rotation. The prototypical high-motor guy, Crichton can rush from either end spot or inside in nickel packages. - The Sports Xchange

05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 43/5. *Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State, 6-3, 273, 4.78, 2...Take-charge, team player who leads verbally and by example. He started 37 of the 38 games in which he played for Beavers and finished career with 165 tackles, 51 for a loss, and 22.5 sacks. Has good core strength, decent leverage, powerful hands and should be a DLE in an NFL 4-3 setup. Would need to add bulk for ballast as a 3-4 end. Frankly: Tough, team-oriented player who is worth a high second-round pick and should transition into pro game quickly. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

05/06/2014 - Dane Brugler's 2014 NFL Draft Final Top-50: 29. Scott Crichton DE, Oregon State (6-3, 273, 4.84, rJR)...Crichton has a powerful first step with impressive initial momentum to attack blockers and bully them backwards like a battering ram. He lacks ideal fluidity, but has some lower body explosion with a nonstop relentless motor to finish plays with hustle and motivation. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

05/06/2014 - Five players who should be on Detroit's draft radar...DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State: The Lions defensive ends have been poached in free agency the last two seasons, which is a big reason Detroit drafted Ziggy Ansah fifth overall a yea ago. But a team can never have enough pass rushers and with Willie Young moving on, the Lions could target a defensive end in the second round, especially if Crichton is still on the board. He lacks ideal fluidity and NFL measureables, but his powerful first step and relentless motor allows him to be disruptive and force the issue, whether on the outside or kicking inside on some passing downs. Crichton wins with his initial momentum to attack double-teams and bully blockers backwards, never giving up on plays. He flashes first round ability with his hustle and unyielding effort to get to the pocket. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/15/2014 - Five players who should be on the Carolina Panthers' draft radar: DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State: The Panthers have one of the top pass rushing tandems in the league, but Greg Hardy doesn't have a long-term contract and Charles Johnson's lucrative deal could prove to be prohibitive. Carolina should consider Crichton in the 1st round, but if he is still available in the 2nd round, they shouldn't hesitate from running the pick to the podium. He is powerful with the first step quickness and relentless motor to find a way to be disruptive and force the issue. Crichton isn't the most fluid, but wins with his initial momentum and unyielding effort and would give the Panthers another talented pass rusher and insurance policy if they lose Hardy or Johnson. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 42. *Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State, 6-3, 265, 4.73, 2...Take-charge team player who leads verbally and by example. He started 37 of the 38 games in which he played for Beavers and finished career with 165 tackles, 51 for a loss, and 22.5 sacks. Has good core strength, decent leverage, powerful hands and should be a DLE in an NFL 4-3 setup. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/04/2014 - Oregon State DE Scott Crichton making NFL jump...He typically lined up outside at defensive end but played inside at nose guard against rival Oregon in an attempt to slow down the Ducks' high-powered up-tempo offense. Crichton times the snap well, showing an explosive burst off the ball to cross the face of offensive tackles. He uses his hands very well, frequently chopping and ripping through opponents' attempts to latch onto him and possesses good core strength, showing the ability to simply bull-rush would-be blockers into the pocket.

Crichton possesses a well-built frame that does not lend itself well to flexibility, however, making him a bit stiff when changing directions. Further, he does not possess ideal straight-line speed for the position. His motor never quits, but he doesn't possess Clowney or Ealy's acceleration to tackle ball-carriers from behind. As such, Crichton currently stands on NFLDraftScout.com's board as a second round prospect and our No. 7 defensive end. While perhaps lacking elite upside, Crichton's well-developed game and competitive spirit make him a relatively "safe" pick who could sneak into the draft's top round. Crichton is the second OSU Beaver to head early into the NFL draft this year, joining wideout Brandin Cooks, the reigning Biletnikoff winner, who made his announcement on Thursday. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/04/2014 - Oregon State DE Scott Crichton making NFL jump...As it currently stands, the 2014 NFL draft appears stronger already than last year's crop of talent. Defensive end, one position in which this year's senior class was perhaps lacking, has received a huge infusion in talent in recent days with the news that South Carolina superstar Jadeveon Clowney has joined the mix, as well as Missouri' Kony Ealy, each projected as first round prospects by NFLDraftScout.com. Oregon State' Scott Crichton hasn't received as much fanfare from a national perspective but expect that to change in the coming months.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Crichton added his name to the growing list of pass rushers heading early to the NFL, according to an email sent by his attorney, Nelson Fraley. While lacking Clowney and Ealy's extraordinary athleticism, Crichton (oronounced CRY-ton) has improved throughout his career with the Beavers and projects well as a traditional 4-3 defensive end in the NFL. With 7.5 sacks in 2013 despite being the focus of every opponent's blocking scheme, Crichton earned Second Team All-Pac-12 honors. This was a drop from his career-high nine sacks in 2012 but Crichton showed improved strength and versatility during his redshirt junior season, complementing his impressive burst off the snap and terrific motor. Crichton's broad shoulders and stout frame, overall, allowed the Beavers to move him all over the defensive line in 2013. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/04/2014 - Oregon State defensive end Scott Crichton has decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound junior announced his decision Friday in an email sent by his attorney, Nelson Fraley. Crichton had 7?? sacks in 2013 and forced a key fumble in Oregon State's win in the Hawaii Bowl. Crichton is the second Beavers player this week to announce he's leaving school early to turn pro, joining All-America wide receiver Brandin Cooks. - AP Sports

12/24/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Boise State's run defense stepped up late in the season and won't face much of a test from the Beavers. Oregon State ranks 91st at 193.2 rushing yards allowed. That's going to be a major concern with Ajayi on tap. - The Sports Xchange

12/03/2013 - 2014 NFL DRAFT, WEEK 14 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State...Although he failed to register a sack Friday night against state-rival Oregon, Crichton was a disruptive force all night for the Beavers. He showed a terrific first step to attack gaps and win with angles, using a combination of strength and quickness to defeat blockers off the snap. Crichton was used all over the Oregon State defensive line and lined up both inside and outside, often rushing from a 2-technique position. He finished with six total tackles, including two for loss, giving him a team-best 16.5 tackles for loss on the season, which ranks among the best in the Pac-12.

Like Jeffcoat, Crichton has broad shoulders and lacks ideal flexibility, but his blend of nimble feet and powerful hands can be too much for blockers when he wins off the snap. Crichton played motivated all night, almost as if it was the final ???Civil War' for the junior. And although the final score wasn't what he wanted, Crichton can hold his head high for his performance, regardless if he jumps to the NFL or returns to Corvallis for his senior season. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/03/2013 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Scott Crichton, Jr., Oregon State...Has been selected All-Pac 12 Second Team for the 2013 college football season as voted on by the Pac-12 Head football coaches. - Oregon State football

09/07/2013 - Scouting the Oregon State run defense: Eastern Washington offered another example of how the Beavers struggle against a mobile quarterback as Vernon Adams ran for 107 yards on 16 carries to go with his 411 passing yards. That shouldn't be an issue this week against Hawaii and quarterback Taylor Graham, sacked seven times in an opening loss. The pass-oriented attack of Hawaii also doesn't figure to be much of a worry for OSU.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Scott Crichton needs to live up to his preseason billing after largely being a nonfactor against Eastern Washington, with only two tackles. Hawaii quarterback Taylor Graham is the prototype pocket passer, so Crichton won't be wondering where to target his pass rushes. He needs to put the pressure on the quarterback to keep his secondary from being burned again. - The Sports Xchange

08/14/2013 - 2013 TED HENDRICKS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Scott Crichton, Oregon State,... A semi-finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award given annually to the nation's top defensive end in 2012... named Pac-12 Conference First Team ... on the Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List ... registered 9.0 sacks in 2012, good for ninth in OSU single season history. - Oregon State football

08/13/2013 - TOP OREGON STATE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. DE Scott Crichton (6-3, 260, 4.73)*...Crichton's 6-3, 260-pound frame suggests that he's a speed rusher. He is quick enough to cross the face of offensive tackles and get them on their heels but he's not explosive off the snap and doesn't have the speed to turn the corner cleanly. He was frequently moved from one side to the other and even lined up inside to take advantage of mismatches. Crichton uses his hands well to battle blockers - showing surprising strength in his bull rush and in holding up against the run - and plays with a terrific motor. These traits and his fit in OSU's scheme (rather than elite athleticism) are the source of Crichton's production. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/13/2013 - TOP OREGON STATE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. DE Scott Crichton (6-3, 260, 4.73)*...Like many of their future NFL prospects, Crichton (pronounced CRY-ton) signed with OSU as a relatively lightly regarded prep prospect. Once in Corvalis, however, it was clear that the Beavers found a diamond in the rough as Crichton earned Scout team MVP honors during his redshirt season (2010) and exploded for 74 tackles and a team-leading six sacks in his first year on the field, demanding Freshman All-American accolades. Crichton's 14.5 tackles for loss in 2011 led the nation (among freshmen) and he proved last season that this breakout was no fluke, posting 44 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks to earn First Team all-conference honors from the league's coaches. With two more years of eligibility remaining, Crichton could ultimately leave Corvalis as one of the greatest defenders (statistically-speaking) in team history. This does not necessarily mean that he'll be viewed by scouts as an elite prospect. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/13/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: DE Scott Crichton was one of the best freshmen in the nation in 2011. He was an all-league player who led OSU in sacks in 2012. He should become a dominant player that offenses will have to base their game plan on in 2013. - The Sports Xchange

07/16/2013 - 2013 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCH LIST: Scott Crichton, Oregon State, DL...Crichton has established himself as one of the best defensive ends in the Pac-12 Conference and was one of only two underclassmen last year to be named first team all-conference on defense. A preseason second team All-American according to Athlon, Crichton is tied for seventh for career sacks at Oregon State with 15 and is tied for sixth for career tackles-for-loss with 32 and is tied for second with seven forced fumbles in his career. - Oregon State football

07/16/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State...Crichton has established himself as one of the best defensive ends in the Pac-12 Conference and was one of only two underclassmen last year to be named first team all-conference on defense. A preseason second team All-American according to Athlon, Crichton is tied for seventh for career sacks at Oregon State with 15 and is tied for sixth for career tackles-for-loss with 32 and is tied for second with seven forced fumbles in his career. - Oregon State football

07/16/2013 - 2013 BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State...Crichton, a native of Tacoma, Wash., has established himself as one of the best defensive ends in the Pac-12 Conference and was one of only two underclassmen last year to be named first team all-conference on defense. A preseason second team All-American according to Athlon, Crichton is tied for seventh for career sacks at Oregon State with 15 and is tied for sixth for career tackles-for-loss with 32 and is tied for second with seven forced fumbles in his career. - Oregon State football

05/17/2013 - 2013 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: Scott Crichton, DL, Oregon State...Crichton, who missed the recently completed spring practice session while rehabilitating from offseason shoulder surgery, was selected to the Pac-12 Conference's First Team last season by the league's coaches and Honorable Mention All-America by Sports Illustrated. He is already tied for seventh in school history for career quarterback sacks with 15, tied for sixth for career tackles-for-loss with 32 and tied for second for fumbles forced with seven. - Oregon State football

 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 3/72 - Scott Crichton, DE, 6-3, 272, Oregon State...Claiming "you can never have enough pass rushers" in the NFC North, general manager Rick Spielman gave Zimmer another weapon to use in his defensive line rotation. The prototypical high-motor guy, Crichton can rush from either end spot or inside in nickel packages. - The Sports Xchange
 

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