2017 NFL Draft

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David Pollack

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 265 | College: Georgia
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Excellent rush end whose only deficiency is a lack of ideal height (6-2). Pollack is very productive and disruptive coming off the edge, using that explosive quickness of his to penetrate the backfield. David is a bit of an overachiever, but he is a smart player with natural instincts who always seems to be around the ball. He shows explosive acceleration and excellent instincts into the backfield and is very effective using his hands to disengage.

Pollack is a solid run defender with the quickness and lateral agility to make plays on the move. When he gets too high in his stance, he can be tied up working in-line, but he is able to compensate, as he uses his hands effectively to get across the blocker's face quickly. He has a high motor and makes plays from sideline to sideline. Pollack shows a natural feel for the play and at the point of attack, has the lower leg power to hold firmly. He uses his hands, flexibility and body control to get up field and disrupt plays off the snap (108 pressures), playing with natural leverage and strength.

David does a very good job of redirecting down the line and has the speed to close when in pursuit. He is a classic wrap-up tackler who makes good body adjustments and always makes plays with good force. He is a fierce pass rusher with a natural feel for the ball, demonstrating outstanding flexibility to get up field and disrupt the snap. Due to size limitations, you would expect him to only be effective coming off the edge, but he has more than enough strength to run over blockers in his quest to get to the quarterback.

His speed allows him to beat offensive tackles off the line and redirect. His relentless approach makes him a player that must be constantly accounted for. Even when he does not make the play, his pursuit is such that it probably affected the outcome of that play. David is a solid wrap-up tackler who makes good body adjustments and delivers the powerful hand swipes to defeat blocks. His natural feel for the ball in the short area is likened to that of Indianapolis' Dwight Freeney, as he always seems to gain proper position before making the hit.

Injury Report

No injuries reported.


History major … Born David M. Pollack on 6/19/82 … Resides in Snellville, Georgia.

High School

425-pound bench press … 700-pound squat … 360-pound power clean … 36-inch vertical jump … 32 -inch arm length … 9 7/8-inch hands … Right-handed … 23/28 Wonderlic score.


Attended Shiloh (Snellville, Ga.) High, playing football for coach Bob Krieger …

Was a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Top 50 in Georgia, and Class AAAAA first-team All-State squads as a defensive lineman. … Named Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State, Super Prep All-Dixie Team and one of the top 25 defensive tackles in the country by Student Sports Magazine. … Selected Defensive lineman of the Year as a junior and senior in Gwinett County. … Atlanta Touchdown Club Defensive Lineman of the Year as a senior. … Also played on offense as a fullback. … Recorded 86 tackles (30 assists), two sacks, 23 stops for losses and three forced fumbles as a senior. … Tied the school record for most tackles in a game with 14. … Helped his team reach the state quarterfinals with an 8-5 record his senior season. … Also lettered in basketball and wrestling. … Invited to play in the 2001 Georgia-Florida all-star game.


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