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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Broderick Binns

| | College: Iowa
 
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Overview

Binns was a three-star defensive end/tight end recruit out of high school, choosing Iowa over Minnesota, Arizona State and Colorado. After redshirting in 2007, he played in every game in 2008 as a redshirt freshman back-up defensive end, recording 22 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and 2 passes broken up. Binns earned a starting job in 2009 as a sophomore with 13 starts, finishing with 63 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 9 passes broken up. As part of a deep defensive line, he was only a rotational starter in 2010 as a junior, recording 36 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1 forced fumble, 2 passes broken up and 1 interception (returned for a score). Binns started every game in 2011 as a senior (13 starts), finishing with 60 tackles, 12.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception and 8 passes broken up, earning All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors.

Binns emerged as a sophomore, but struggled to standout as part of a crowded defensive line last year and had a very average season in 2011 without defensive end Adrian Clayborn lined up opposite him. He does a nice job using his eyes to recognize and locate the ball, showing a knack for knocking down passes at the line of scrimagge despite his short stature (21 career passes broken up). Binns has very average size, length and strength and is a limited athlete with poor get-off explosion, but he plays disciplined with a relentless motor - late round base defensive end, but it will be tough for him to stick on a team with his limited ability to create pressure on the pocket.

Analysis

Strengths: Has good football speed with a nonstop motor and relentless pursuit of the ballcarrier. Plays with very good effort and doesn't give up, battling off blocks to the play. A smart, disciplined defender, keeping his eyes elevated and recognizing what the offense plans to do … stays at home and holds contain. Very good awareness with the knack for elevating his hands in the passing lanes for deflections (21 career passes broken up!) … tipped a pass to himself in the bowl game for the interception. Has a stout base to hold his own at the point of attack with the strong hands to secure tackles. Has good playing experience, starting at both left and right end at Iowa and gets the most out of his ability, using veteran moves and playing intelligent.

Weaknesses: Lacks ideal height, length and overall frame for the position … short and doesn't have the chiseled body type ideal for the position. Has limited athleticism and range, lacking natural explosion or first step burst to consistently threaten the edge. Not a quick-twitch athlete or naturally flexible … short-area player. Doesn't have a consistent counter pass rush move after initially stopped … doesn't get enough pressure on the pocket. Lacks the hand power to disengage blocks at the point of attack. Had only moderate production over his career and never led the team in sacks or tackles for loss at Iowa … won't be a fit for everyone. Will need to answer some questions about a July 2010 arrest for DUI.

NFL Comparison: Keyunta Dawson, NFL free agent

-- Dane Brugler

2010 Season

Arrested for drunken driving in June 2010, suspended for the first game of the year. Saw action in 12 games, starting five . . . Recorded 17 solo tackles and 19 assists, along with two pass break-ups, an interception return for a touchdown at Arizona, one forced fumble and a tackcle for loss . . . Did not see action in 37-17 win over Eastern Illinois . . . Saw first action of the season in 35-7 win over Iowa State, recording one solo tackle, three assists and a pass break-up . . . Started at defensive end in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . Had first career interception and 20-yard touchdown return in fourth quarter at Arizona to tie score after Iowa had trailed 27-7 . . . Also had four solo tackles and two assists . . . Started at defensive end in 45-0 win over Ball State as defense allowed just 112 yards total offense . . . Recorded one solo stop and two assists vs. Ball State, including a shared tackle for loss . . . Saw action in 24-3 win over Penn State as defense allowed just 54 net rushing yards and 301 yards total offense . . . Recorded two tackles vs. Penn State, including an assisted tackle for loss . . . Started at defensive end in 38-28 win at Michigan, recording one solo tackle and three assists . . . Started at defensive end in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin, recording one assisted tackle . . . Saw action in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 31 net rushing yards and 258 yards total offense . . . Saw action in 18-13 win at Indiana, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 91 net rushing yards . . . Saw action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, recording one assisted tackle . . . Saw action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . Started at defensive end in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . Matched career-best with nine tackles at Minnesota, including six solo stops . . . Also had caused fumble that led to Iowa's fourth quarter touchdown and had one pass break-up . . . Saw action in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri, recording two solo tackles and one assist.

2009 Season

Third team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, Defense . . .Started all 13 games at defensive end . . . recorded 27 solo tackles and 36 assists in 13 games . . . led team with nine pass brreak-ups and had 10 tackles for loss and six QB sacks . . . started at defensive end in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . blocked potential game-winning field goal with seven seconds to play, and also had one solo tackle and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in 35-3 win at Iowa State as defense collected six turnovers . . . recorded career-high nine tackles at ISU, including six solo stops, and also had a pass break-up and a QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in 27-17 win over Arizona as defense allowed just 105 passing yards and 253 yards total offense . . . recorded two tackles vs. Arizona, including one tackle for seven-yard loss and one pass break-up . . . started at defensive end in 21-10 win at Penn State.

Recorded QB sack in first period that caused fumble in the endzone and resulted in an Iowa safety . . . eight tackles vs. PSU, including two solo stops and six assists . . . recorded 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 QB sacks to go with the caused fumble . . . started at defensive end in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as defense allowed just 80 net rushing yards . . . recorded two assisted tackles, including a shared tackle for loss, and recovered a fumble vs. ASU . . . started at defensive end in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . recorded five tackles vs. Wolverines, including four solo tackles . . . also had one QB sack and two pass break-ups . . . started at defensive end in 20-10 win at Wisconsin at defense allowed just 87 rushing yards and 243 yards total offense . . . recorded four assisted tackles vs. Badgers, including one assisted QB sack . . . started at defensive end in 15-13 win at Michigan State as defense allowed just 85 net rushing yards . . . recorded eight tackles at MSU, including five solo stops and three assists . . . also had one QB sack and two pass break-ups vs. Spartans.

Started at defensive end in 42-24 win over Indiana as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards overall and just three points in the second half . . . recorded two assisted tackles, one pass break-up and one QB pressure vs. Hoosiers . . . started at defensive end in 17-10 loss to Northwestern as defense allowed just 10 points and 239 yards total offense . . . matched career-best with nine tackles vs. Wildcats, including eight assisted tackles and a shared tackle for loss and QB sack . . . started at defensive end in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . recorded two solo tackles and two assists vs. OSU . . . started at defensive end in 12-0 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 48 rushing yards and 201 yards total offense . . . recorded four tackles vs. Gophers, including two tackles for loss and 1.5 QB sacks, and one pass break-up . . . started at defensive end in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as defense allowed just 155 yards total offense . . . collected four solo tackles and one assist in Orange Bowl, along with one tackle for loss.

2008 Season

Named Big Ten Conference All-Freshman defensive end by Rivals.com … listed as second team defensive end following spring practice . . . saw action in 46-3 opening win over Maine as defense allowed just 83 passing yards and 220 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. Maine . . . saw action in 42-0 win over Florida International, recording two assisted tackles as defense allowed just 56 rushing yards and 218 yards total offense . . . saw action in 17-5 win over Iowa State as defense allowed just 73 rushing yards . . . recorded one solo tackle, one assisted tackle and a pass break-up vs. ISU . . . saw action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh, recording one QB sack for minus 10 yards and one QB pressure . . . saw action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State as defense held second leading rusher in the nation to 91 net rushing yards, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana, recording one solo tackle and one assist as defense allowed just 95 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin, recording two solo tackles.

Saw action in 27-24 loss at Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State as defense allowed just 289 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. Penn State, along with one QB pressure . . . saw action in 22-17 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . recorded career-best four tackles vs. Purdue, including one solo stop and three assists . . . also recovered a Purdue fumble, a pass break-up that led to an Iowa interception and one tackle for loss . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense in posting second shutout of the season . . . recorded two tackles at Minnesota, including one solo QB sack for minus five yards . . . saw action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina, recording two solo tackles as defense allowed just 43 net rushing yards.

2007 Season

Redshirted.

High School

High school honors - - Two-time first team all-conference and all-state . . . honorable mention all-American . . . team captain . . . Career - - finished his prep career with 157 tackles, 18 sacks, two interceptions and two touchdowns . . . had a career-high 13 sacks and 75 tackles as a sophomore . . . recorded a career-high 89 tackles, along with nine sacks and three batted balls as a junior . . . had 68 tackles, nine sacks, two interceptions and two touchdowns as a senior. . . . winner of the Presidential Award . . . member of prep Honor Roll every trimester . . . attended same high school as OL Rafael Eubanks and LS Nick Murphy . . . high school coaches were Mike Scanlon and Andy Bischoff.

Personal

Born 7/23/89 . . . Psychology major . . . parents are Erika and Gary Binns

 
Latest News
12/30/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Broderick Binns has a team-leading 12 tackles for losses and is second on the Hawkeyes with five sacks. Getting pressure against Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones will be tough against the Sooners' line but Binns must find a way to be a factor. Binns has swatted away eight passes while rushing the passer this season. - The Sports Xchange

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