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Scott Crichton | Defensive End

Team: Oregon State Beavers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/31/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 260

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Vikings selected Oregon State DE Scott Crichton with the No. 72 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Crichton (6-foot-3, 273) has garnered comparisons to Carolina's Charles Johnson for his non-stop motor and tough, powerful playing style. He tallied 51 tackles for loss and 22.5 sacks in his three-year Beavers career, adding a school-record ten forced fumbles. Crichton ran 4.84 at the Combine, with a 9-foot broad jump and 31 1/2-inch vertical. Although he isn't a special athlete, Crichton is ready to play in the NFL and should be placed in Zimmer's DL rotation. He even has some experience playing on the inside. May 9 - 10:06 PM

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ESPN's Todd McShay believes Oregon State edge rusher Scott Crichton is one of the top "defensive tone setters" in this draft.

McShay previously called Crichton a "less talented" Chris Long. "He brings a physical demeanor and his motor in constantly locked in sixth gear," McShay wrote. "Crichton lacks ideal length, athleticism and torso flexibility as an edge rusher. However, he shows the ability to drop pad level and dip his inside shoulder to occasionally shave the corner. He also converts speed to power well and has the heavy hands and explosive upper-body strength to put blockers back on their heels." The analyst believes Crichton will go in the middle of Day 2. We think Crichton could go near the top of Round 2. Josh Norris, who thinks he'll be a steal, compares the Beavers' straight-line rushing skills to Charles Johnson.
Apr 30 - 8:02 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay calls Oregon State edge rusher Scott Crichton "a less talented Chris Long."

"He is a tone-setter with his attacking, physical style," McShay wrote. "He plays with an edge and a relentless motor; he loves to chase and gives consistent second effort. Crichton is a high-energy pass-rusher with violent hands and explosive get-off quickness. He has a strong work ethic and practice habits, and he's a self-motivator and a vocal leader who can handle criticism." McShay believes Crichton would be a great fit for the Falcons in the second round if the club can't trade up for Jadeveon Clowney.
Apr 26 - 8:23 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay believes Oregon State edge rusher Scott Crichton would be a great fit for the Falcons in the second round if the club can't trade up for Jadeveon Clowney.

"Crichton might be a good pickup for them if he lasts to the second round as a potential future impact pass-rusher they can develop," McShay wrote. "Tyson Jackson is not the long-term answer there." Crichton is probably ticketed for the top of the second round, though don't rule out a late first-round selection. "Crichton is a high-energy pass-rusher with violent hands, explosive get-off quickness and a relentless motor," McShay wrote. "He is a good finisher as a run defender, although he does get knocked down too often and can lose contain on the outside."
Apr 19 - 7:02 PM

Oregon State edge rusher Scott Crichton visited the Broncos on Wednesday.

Crichton previously visited the Cowboys on Tuesday and is headed to the Chargers on Thursday. Each team could use edge rushing helps, and Crichton offers it in the form of a straight-line rusher with power at the point of attack. He lacks bend but has a great motor.
Apr 16 - 11:19 AM

On Monday, the Steelers hosted Oregon State edge rusher Scott Crichton, Arizona CB Shaquille Richardson and TCU CB Jason Verrett.

We think Pittsburgh could target Crichton (a 6-foot-3, 265-pounder who shares Charles Johnson's ceiling) as a LaMarr Woodley replacement, a stand up pass rusher off the edge that generates force through momentum. Richardson is an intriguing prospect for later in the draft, but the real person of interest for us is Verrett. Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes he'll be a draft day steal.
Apr 14 - 8:09 PM

Oregon State edge rusher Scott Crichton is visiting the Steelers.

Crichton is a straight-line rusher who wins by converting speed to power. He would fill a stand up pass rushing role for the Steelers, something they might need after cutting LaMarr Woodley. Crichton is a possible pick if the team decides to trade back in the first-round.
Apr 14 - 3:33 PM

Oregon State edge rusher Scott Crichton visited the Redskins on Thursday.

He's already worked out for the Patriots, Falcons, Panthers, and visited the Bills. After a great combine, those teams won't be able to wait around to select him. Crichton is probably ticketed for the top of the second round, though the very end of the first isn't out of the question. He's adept at converting speed to power in those mitts of his. Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares his straight-line rushing skills to Charles Johnson.
Apr 10 - 8:01 PM

Oregon State edge rusher Scott Crichton visited the Bills this week.

Crichton is a straight-line rusher in the mold of Charles Johnson, but his ability to convert speed to power that ends in hand use will serve him well. Crichton could be a late first-round selection, however, a second-round pick is more likely.
Apr 5 - 9:23 AM

Oregon State DE Scott Crichton didn't participate in testing drills for scouts at the Beavers' pro day.

Crichton performed well in Indy and is "likely be a high second-round draft pick," according to Brandt, so he elected to keep his combine numbers. "Crichton worked out as a pass rusher with his hand in the ground and as a linebacker out in space," wrote Brandt. "Crichton — who is described as a very good competitor — had a good workout." We think the 6-foot-3, 265-pounder shares Charles Johnson's ceiling.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 15 - 2:40 PM

Scout Inc.'s Todd McShay says Oregon State DE Scott Crichton "makes the All-Tape team."

"Motor always revving," exclaimed McShay. "Disciplined and aware. No Union deals, no pile inspecting!" McShay's Scouts Inc. cohort Kevin Weidl tabbed Crichton "an animal" in January because of his "non-stop motor." Rotoworld draft analyst Josh Norris compares the 6-foot-3, 265-pounder's ceiling to that of Charles Johnson.
Mar 9 - 11:31 PM

Oregon State edge player Scott Crichton ran two unofficial forties of 4.78 and 4.82 seconds at the NFL Combine.

Crichton recorded two 10 yard splits of 1.62 and 1.76 seconds. That is a huge disparity, so teams will likely average them to find a singular number. The edge rusher is a power player who lacks bend. Our own Josh Norris compares Crichton's ceiling to Charles Johnson.
Feb 24 - 10:44 AM

Oregon State redshirt junior DE Scott Crichton declared for the NFL draft.

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl calls Crichton "an animal" because of his "non-stop motor." Crichton has improved the punching power in his hands this season, knocking big uglies backwards and shedding with depth. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound junior could earn Charles Johnson comps from evaluators. Crichton, who joined All-American teammate WR Brandin Cooks in turning pro, collected 7.5 sacks in 2013.
Jan 3 - 10:17 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl calls Oregon State redshirt junior DE Scott Cricthon "an animal."

Weidl adds Crichton has a "non-stop motor." Crichton has been using his hands more powerfully this season, keeping his opponent on skates and shedding with depth. He could earn some Charles Johnson comparisons from NFL evaluators.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:19:00 AM

NFL.com's Dan Greenspan writes that Oregon State redshirt junior DE Scott Crichton is leading the Beavers' defensive resurgence.

OSU's defense was a laughingstock in the season's first month, as they allowed 49 points in a loss to Eastern Washington and 48 and 30, respectively, in narrow wins over Utah and San Diego State. Greenspan writes that Crichton's "resurgent form has elevated the entire defense." The junior now has 10 TFL, which trails only UCLA's Anthony Barr (11) for Pac-12 lead. "It makes it easy," cornerback Rashaad Reynolds said. "If you watch the tape, he's really pressuring those guys."
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 07:51:00 PM