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Anthony Chickillo | Defensive End

Team: Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 275

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Steelers selected Miami OLB Anthony Chickillo with the No. 212 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Chickillo (6'3/267) made 47 starts for Miami, piling up 25 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. He shined at the Combine, running 4.79 with a 7.17 three-cone time, one of the best by a defensive lineman. Miscast as a block-occupying 3-4 end at Miami, Chickillo turned heads at the East-West Shrine Game, where he was allowed to rush off the edge. Although Chickillo isn't a truly explosive rusher, he has long arms (33 1/2") and big hands (10 1/8") and will likely stand up in a designated pass rushing role. May 2 - 5:03 PM

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Miami DE Anthony Chickillo worked out exclusively as an OLB during his pro day and struggled, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"He was stiff and looked poor trying to backpedal in coverage drills," Pauline wrote. Unfortunate news for a prospect some had seen as a sleeper. The star-crossed Chickillo was miscast as a 3-4 defensive end in college but appears to have miscast himself as an outside linebacker for scouts. The 6-foot-3 1/8, 261-pounder, a former five-star prospect, is a 4-3 DE at the next level.
Apr 7 - 9:50 PM

Miami DE Anthony Chickillo is "a tough kid who will surprise people," predicts NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

The analyst added that Chickillo was an "absolute terror in the East-West Shrine Game." We can understand why a sect of evaluators believes Chickillo is a sleeper. He didn't post much in the way of stats in college, but was miscast as a 3-4 defensive end. The 6-foot-3 1/8, 261-pounder is a former five-star prospect who ran an impressive 4.77 40-yard dash with a 10-yard split of 1.59 seconds at the combine. "Someone is going to get a gem in the third or fourth round," Davis previously said.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 20 - 10:59 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said Miami DE Anthony Chickillo has "got a better get-off than people understand."

Chickillo didn't provide much production in college, but he was miscast as a 3-4 defensive end. The 6-foot-3 1/8, 261-pounder is a former five-star prospect who ran an impressive 4.77 40-yard dash on Sunday with an impressive 10-yard split of 1.59 seconds. "Someone is going to get a gem in the third or fourth round," NFL Media's Charles Davis said.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 1:16 AM

Miami senior DE Anthony Chickillo "showed better-than-expected initial burst and closing speed" at the Shrine Game, observed CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Amongst the small group that gained an uptick in stock in the game itself, Chickillo is near the top. In Miami's two-gap, 3-4 scheme, Chickillo was given the thankless task of occupying blockers so that his linebackers could make plays. Chickillo was a 4-3 defensive end on Saturday, and the results were promising. "After signing at Miami as an extremely high regarded prep, Chickillo wasn't terribly productive at the collegiate level," Rang wrote. "He projects nicely as a rotational defender in the NFL, however, as he has nose for the ball, plays with a terrific motor and, as he showed in this game, has position and scheme versatility." CBS grades the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder as a high-Day 3 prospect.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 18 - 6:18 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes Miami senior DE Anthony Chickillo could be "a mid-round pick who will be around a long time."

Chickillo, a former five-star recruit, started nearly every game during his four years on campus. Unfortunately, his sack totals dropped from five as a freshman in 2011 to four in 2012 to 3.5 in '13 to three this season. "He was a valuable player for the Hurricanes known for his high-revving motor and ended up being better against the run than was expected," added College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Chickillo showed off his relentlessness and tenacity in almost every drill this week." CBS grades the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder as a high-Day 3 prospect.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 16 - 8:30 PM

Miami senior DE Anthony Chickillo is more of a "run stuffer than pass rusher and projects as a rotational end," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"The first three-generation student-athlete at Miami, Chickillo arrived in Coral Gables as a top recruit, but his senior game tape looks very similar to his performance as a true freshman. He is more of a run stuffer than pass rusher and projects as a rotational end," Brugler wrote. Chickillo, a former five-star recruit, has started almost every single game Miami has played during his four years on campus. CBS grades the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Chickillo as a high-Day 3 prospect.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 9 - 2:11 PM

Miami senior DE Anthony Chickillo accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Chickillo, a former five-star recruit, has started almost every single game Miami has played during his four years on campus. He may not have developed into the superstar some had anticipated, but Chickillo is a serviceable end who should enjoy a long NFL career. Chickillo received a fourth-to-fifth round draft projection from the NFL's advisory board over the winter, but he elected to exhaust his eligibility with the Hurricanes. CBS grades Chickillo as a high-Day 3 prospect, about where his stock was last season.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Miami senior DE Anthony Chickillo "could see a substantial rise in his stock with better sack production as a senior," wrote CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

Chickillo received a fourth-to-fifth round draft projection from the NFL's advisory board over the winter, but he elected to exhaust his eligibility with the Hurricanes. "Though not the naturally explosive edge rusher that teams look for in the early rounds of the draft, Chickillo plays an extremely consistent and balanced brand of football demonstrating a strong anchor and good vision against the run, power to set the edge, and a high motor to grind opponents down," Stephens wrote. "He'll even occasionally flash moves to suggest he could develop more of a repertoire as a rusher, despite the fact that his sack numbers have regressed each season since posting five as a true freshman." The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Chickillo, a former five-star recruit, has started 34 consecutive games for Miami.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Miami junior DE Anthony Chickillo received a fourth-to-fifth round draft projection from the NFL's advisory board, according to the Miami Herald.

At 6-foot-4, 275 pounds, Chickillo is still growing into his frame. The former five-star recruit started nine games as a true freshman and 12 more in 2012. He finished with only 3.5 sacks in 2013. His decision isn't up to us, but Rotoworld would advise Chickillo to return to school and work on his pass-rushing technique. He's an unfinished product who could potentially make a big leap forward in 2014.
Tue, Jan 7, 2014 05:58:00 PM