As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of 200 prospects, including what the scouts around the league are saying and video interviews with each player.
Ryan Delaire (DE), Towson
6’4” | 254 lbs.
64 tackles, 14.5 TFL, 11 sacks, 3 FF
What scouts are saying:
"Looks great on the hoof with an NFL-caliber 3-4 outside linebacker build. Posted high-end production over two seasons at Towson with 32 tackles for loss, 22.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. Was able to play end in even front and outside linebacker in an odd front. Gains ground with his first three pass-rush steps. Sinks hips around the corner and uses well-timed rip to challenge the edge." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
"Delaire could add weight and look to become a base end in a 4-3, but he flashed the athleticism and strength to warrant a look as an edge-setting 3-4 outside linebacker with explorable traits as a pass rusher. His NFL Scouting Combine and personal workouts might determine whether or not he is drafted." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
Fit for the Bears:
As the Bears defense transitions to a 3-4 under Vic Fangio, Ryan Pace may give Ryan Delaire a good look in the later rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft, as the Towson product is listed as an "NFL-caliber 3-4 outside linebacker." The Bears signed multiple defensive linemen and linebackers to one-year deals, meaning the team may be open to adding depth in this year's draft to groom a young player for the future.