Chauncey Golston
Chauncey Golston  DE  Iowa | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Chauncey Golston
Height
6-5
Weight
270
College
Iowa
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Detroit
56.0/100
Player Rating
63
PositionRank (DL)
4.79
FortyYD Time
Sacks
5.5
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
45
Sol tackles
24

Chauncey Golston DE/EDGE Iowa | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Chauncey Golston DE/EDGE Iowa
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #399 Position Rank: #63 (DL)
40 time: 4.79 seconds
Height: 6-5 Weight: 270
Overall Rating: 56.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
53%
Pass Rush:
70%
Run Defense:
77%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #63
College Games: 35 College Snaps: 1699
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (72/100)
Dallas Cowboys Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 3 - Pick Number: 84 (DAL)
Strengths
  • Has fluid footwork to redirect, reverse momentum and close with a burst. Regularly first off the ball with good snap anticipation.
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
  • Excellent hustle-and-chase tackler. Good closing speed with change of direction to corral mobile quarterbacks.
  • His strength up and down the line of scrimmage, and quickness for his size, make him a mid- to late-round target.
  • Coordinated with smooth movement skills. High-effort rusher and works through the whistle. Relentless worker, fighting off blocks and battling to the ball.
Weaknesses
  • Average size, strength and lacks the bulk in his upper and lower body to hold up on the line. Not a sudden athlete. Very ordinary flexibility and fluidity; not overly explosive and lacks the speed to threaten the edge. Plays upright with limited power to disengage _and is not overpowering in any aspect.
  • Misses tackles, even when he gets his hands on the ballcarrier. Needs to improve hand placement and technique.
  • Lacks overpowering strength and can stick to blocks. Lacks explosive speed to bend and flatten off the corner with stiff hips and ankles. Not flexible or fluid.
  • He doesn't have the elite quickness or flexibility to flatten off the edge against NFL blockers and might have to add bulk to be a 3-4 defense five-technique, or strong-side end in a 4-3.
  • Not a natural bender and lacks fluid change-of-direction ability. Plays with inconsistent pad level and is often knocked backward off the snap.
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How other scouting services rate Chauncey Golston (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
215.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
46.0