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Tarell Basham | Linebacker

Team: Ohio Bobcats
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/18/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 262

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Colts selected Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham with the No. 80 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Basham (6’4/269) took home 2016 MAC Defensive Player of the Year after setting a school record for career sacks (29.5) as a four-year starter at defensive end. PFF College charted Basham with the fifth most QB hurries (71) in the nation as a senior. With plus arm length (34 ¼") and big hands (10 ¼"), Basham demonstrated physical edge-setting ability in run defense and powerful pocket-pushing skills on tape. An above-average athlete with 4.70 speed, Basham’s concerns include a straight-line game and lack of pass-rush variety. While Basham has some long-term limitations, he is a good football player with an NFL body. He has a chance to develop into a quality starter in the Trey Flowers mold. Apr 28 - 10:25 PM

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The Patriots hosted Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham for a pre-Draft visit earlier this week.

The 6-foot-4, 269-pounder boasts a 4.70s 40-yard dash and plenty of production. He posted 11 sacks and 14.5 TFL last season as the leader of an Ohio defense that finished No. 5 against the run last season.
Apr 21 - 12:27 PM

Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham went through a private workout with the Houston Texans.

The Texans have been kicking the tires on Basham throughout the evaluating process. Prior to his workout, the 6-foot-4, 269-pounder had already met with Houston at both the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine. The Panthers, Patriots and Jaguars are three other teams to watch for the possible Day 2 pick -- they have all either scheduled or held workouts with Basham.
Apr 17 - 1:07 PM

Falcons defensive line coach Bryant Young will privately work out Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham on Tuesday.

In addition, Basham has committed to visit the Falcons on Friday, April 14. That trip will come shortly after he visits the Saints. Also on the docket for Basham is upcoming workouts with the Panthers, Patriots and Jaguars. The 6-foot-4, 269-pounder was the MAC’s defensive player of the year last season. "Tarell Basham from Ohio University, he’s a really good football player, and he can play for somebody this year as a rookie," NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said. "He probably — he might not go to the third, but I’ve got a second-round grade on him."
Apr 6 - 4:32 PM

Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham has workouts scheduled with the Panthers, Patriots and Jaguars.

Basham likely lands in the second round for a team who did not like the value of the pass rushers on the board for their first selection. Basham made at least one big play in practically every game he played this season and rushed the passer from both sides.
Apr 6 - 10:20 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that "scouts were impressed with [Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham's] technique and athleticism" during positional drills on pro day.

One scout offered a little gem of a quote on Basham, telling Pauline that the 6-foot-4, 269-pounder showed off a "million dollar rip move." Basham took part in both defensive line and linebacking drills at pro day. He did likewise at the Combine. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein believes that the Ohio standout's "alpha playing style will appeal to teams looking to groom a solid backup with starter's potential." He figures to come off the board on Day 2, with upward mobility toward the second round.
Mar 30 - 1:55 PM

Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham will be put through a private workout by the Dallas Cowboys.

The New England Patriots have already run Basham through a private workout of their own. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline hears that part of the appeal of the Ohio product is the belief that he still has room to add weight onto a 6-foot-4, 269-pound frame. Pauline stamps him with a second-round grade. He turned in a strong showing during the Senior Bowl practice week.
Mar 26 - 12:25 PM

An NFC area scout says Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham is like a discounted version of Carl Lawson.

"He is similar to Carl Lawson but I think you can get him probably a couple of rounds later or maybe more," he said. "I think he can still get a lot better as a pass rusher." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein likes Basham's attitude and versatility. "Basham has the strength and length to play as a 4-3 base end or as a 3-4 rush linebacker, but his pass rush approach will need to be sharpened as he lacks the flexibility to bend the edge and attack the pocket with athleticism alone," Zierlein wrote. "Basham may never produce a high sack total, but his alpha playing style will appeal to teams looking to groom a solid backup with starter's potential."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 22 - 6:25 PM

Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham will work with the defensive linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine after being worked out at outside linebacker at the Senior Bowl.

"I’m sure he has been pegged for alternate position drills at the combine and will participate in linebacker drills once the defensive linemen complete their workout," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline. The evaluating guru offers two additional notes on Basham, passing along word that he has been running the 40-yard dash in the 4.6's and that he is currently weighing in at 275 pounds. That weight is a full 16 pounds heavier than what he measured during Senior Bowl practifces.
Feb 16 - 6:53 PM

Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham is "not a finished product," writes Tony Pauline, but he proved at the Senior Bowl that he has "the tools to be a Sunday starter."

The analyst was impressed by Basham's quiet improvement throughout Senior Bowl week. "The athleticism he displayed was outstanding as Basham was smooth, displayed a quick change of direction and moved with speed to every area of the field," Pauline wrote. "He was terrific rushing the passer out of a three-point stance, effective getting to the signal-caller standing over tackle and flashed ability playing in space." The 6-foot-4, 262-pound Basham is Ohio's all-time leader in sacks.
Jan 30 - 3:40 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler forwarded the possibility that Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham could be in the conversation as a top-50 pick in the NFL Draft.

Writing from Mobile at the end of the Senior Bowl practice week, Brugler noted that Basham was "routinely dominant in one-on-one drills, using his combination of initial burst and power to penetrate the pocket." Brugler relays that scouts had viewed the 6-foot-4, 262-pounder as a potential top-100 pick during the season, a view that might start to shift if Basham performs well at the NFL Scouting Combine. At the very least, his strong work during Senior Bowl week has probably put him on a few additional NFL team radars. This past season, Basham registered 49 tackles (14.5 for loss), nine sacks and a forced fumble over 14 games played.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 28 - 2:51 PM

Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Basham is one of the MAC's fiercest when coming off the edge. Already the school’s all-time leader in sacks, he's up to 9.0 sacks on the year heading into the conference title game against Western Michigan on Friday.
Source: Senior Bowl
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 03:25:00 PM