#92
Neil Farrell Jr.
Int Yds TDs
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Team: LSU TigersHeight: 6-4 Born: 9/9/1998
Position: DTWeight: 319 Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report

40 time: 5.12

Projection: Fifth-Sixth Round

OVERVIEW: Provided added depth to the defensive line room in 2017 and 2018, although he missed the end of 2018 due to a foot injury. The depth of the Tigers' defensive line largely kept him from starting and he was on pace to start only nine career games at the end of 2020. Rather than leave for the draft, Farrell returned to school in 2021 with COVID eligibility and started all 12 games.

Strengths: Peppy popping out of his stance. Surprising twitch throughout his body considering hefty frame. Aggressive tackler will throw his body around to make contact. Bull rush is potent when he gets his leg drive and leverage working together. Constantly changing angles and trying to create openings as a pass-rusher. Very energetic big man who won't leave energy in the tank. Passing game upside will help provide some scheme versatility.

Weaknesses: Modest 31 5/8-inch arms limit his ability to lock out and control blockers. Might be playing too heavy at the moment and he carries some serious excess weight in his torso. Arms look like they're coated in grease when he tries to wrap up tackles. Constantly slipping and whiffing when he gets chances to finish. Leverage fluctuates constantly from snap to snap, but it has some horrible moments.

Pro Comp: Bravvion Roy, Carolina Panthers -- Farrell is a tad larger and less agile. His odd body type, short arms and generally energetic approach match a lot of assets that led Roy to be selected in the sixth round. He isn't a pretty player, but he's still a fairly impressive one.


Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2017 LSU  5 0
2018 LSU  10 0
2019 LSU  15 0
2020 LSU  4 0
2021 LSU  12 0 0 0
Career   46 0