Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 264
40: 4.9
Year: 5Sr

James Ruffin

School: Northern Iowa
Position: DE
Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his freshman campaign and named to several all-American teams the past two years. Senior totals included 48/14/13 after 69/18/10 as a junior.
Positive: Productive college pass rusher with average size/speed numbers for the next level. Bends his knees, consistently playing with leverage and rarely off his feet. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, is fluid moving laterally and covers a lot of area on the field. Collapses down the line to make plays against the run and chases the action hard. Holds his ground against blocks and nicely redirects to ball handlers, shows the ability to quickly change direction or immediately alter his angle of attack. Quick if asked to twist or stunt and does a solid job diagnosing the action and remaining disciplined with assignments.
Negative: Easily turned from his angle of attack or controlled at the point by single blocker. Fast off the edge, yet he does not display great pursuit speed on the field.
Analysis: Ruffin has been a terror on the football field since he entered Northern Iowa. He does not possess the speed to be a pure edge rusher in the NFL, and at this point in time, he lacks the size to play across from left tackle. Ruffin offers possibilities as a backup lineman. He's a prospect with a special teams mentality.

Updated 4/28
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