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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Oregon State DE Scott Crichton

03.19.14 at 9:38 am ET
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WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

SCOTT CRICHTON

Position: Defensive end

School: Oregon State

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 273 pounds

Achievements: 2013 second-team All-Pac-12, 2012 first-team All-Pac 12, 2011 honorable mention All-Pac 12

What he brings: Scouts point out that Crichton is well built for his position and has a good initial reaction off the snap. They warn, though, that Crichton also lacks flexibility, sometimes causing him a problem when he needs to change direction.

Where the Patriots could get him: Round 2

Notes: Crichton had 47 tackles, including 7.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss, in 2013. He led the team with 17.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks in 2012 while making 44 tackles. He set a school record for forced fumbles in a season with six in 2011, when he amassed 74 tackles, six sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss. … Crichton, 22, made a name for himself at the combine by discussing how he decided to enter the draft with one year of eligibility remaining at Oregon State to help his family financially.

Related articles:

SI.com: Family drives Scott Crichton’s will to succeed in the NFL

CBSSports.com: Film study: Anthony Barr, Kyle Van Noy, Scott Crichton, Trent Murphy

The Oregonian: Oregon State’s Scott Crichton: NFL combine 2014 preview

Video: Here is a video of Crichton during Oregon State’s game against Utah in 2013.

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