2017 NFL Draft

Larry Black, Jr., DT

School: Indiana  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 302 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
04/30/2013 - Nine CFAs inked with more expected...63 LARRY BLACK, 6-2, 302, DT, INDIANA - A Cincinnati product from Wyoming High School...Four of his eight career sacks came in his senior season, when he had four games with two tackles for loss (TFL)...Finished with 27 career TFLs...Played in all 48 games with 40 starts. - Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com

08/15/2012 - The Hoosiers boast just eight seniors, but three of them are defensive tackles. Adam Replogle, Larry Black, Jr., and Nick Sliger have played a lot of football, and the coaching staff is counting on the middle of the defensive line to do a better job of being disruptive both in run and pass defense. In particular, head coach Kevin Wilson wants to see the DTs do a better job of making stops on third down, whether it is by pressuring a quarterback or stuffing a runner on third-and-short. Replogle, Sliger and Black have been inconsistent at best over the past two years, and the Hoosiers desperately need them to play like seniors to start to turn the program around. - The Sports Xchange

08/01/2012 - Top-five Indiana prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 1. DT Larry Black...Although he had a promising start to his career, Black hasn't taken the jump that most scouts had hoped. Nonetheless, he flashes talent to possibly warrant a draft pick if he shows more consistency as a senior. Entering his fourth year as a starter, Black has combined for 15.5 tackles for loss over his career, but almost half of that total came in 2009 (7.5), his freshman season. Despite not receiving an offer from Brian Kelly and his hometown Cincinnati Bearcats out of high school, he received a scholarship from Indiana, the only non-MAC team to offer him. After redshirting in 2008, Black earned a starting job as a freshman in 2009 (12 starts) and didn't disappoint with 29 tackles and career-bests in both tackles for loss (7.5) and sacks (1.5), earning numerous All-Freshman honors. He was used as more of a defensive tackle rotation in 2010 with only four starts, but started all 12 games again as a junior last season, setting a career-high with 47 stops. Black is a load to handle with a wide base and raw power, but is too easily handled by single blockers and needs to do a better job disengaging to be more of a factor in the play. He isn't quite the pro prospect that scouts once thought, but he still has the natural skill-set that isn't found just anywhere. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


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