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What To Do With Tyler Starr?
- Updated: August 28, 2014
Tyler Starr is a good example of someone who needs a full year under his belt to really succeed at the NFL level. Coming into the league, Starr, had a nice resume of stats from South Dakota. After not playing in the 2010 season. In 2011 Starr racked up 14 sacks, leading the conference. While collecting seven forced fumbles. 2012 was another great season for the young Tyler Starr, getting into the finalist list for the Buck Buchanan Award and second team honors for MVFC. Finally in 2013, Starr, capped off his final year with nine sacks and thirteen career forced fumbles. As well as earning MVFC defensive player of the year.
The impressive college career was followed up with a great combine, placing in the top ten in three different workouts. Starr also had a good East-West Shrine game showing before getting drafted. But still Starr looks a little slow. His combine numbers suggest that he has talent there, it just needs to be tapped. Here are his combine numbers for reference.
Height/ Weight: 6’4/250
40 yard Dash: 4.95 Seconds (He ran a 4. 589 and 4.59 at his pro day)
Bench Press: 24 reps
Vertical Jump: 32.0 Inches
Broad Jump: 116.0 Inches
3 Cone Drill: 6.64 Seconds (Best at the combine)
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.15 Seconds (Fourth best at the Combine)
Starr, by all accounts, had a great combine. Placing well in drills pertaining to change of direction and explosiveness. And while the combine isn’t the deciding factor in if a player can make it in the NFL. It certainly shines a little light on the possibilities of Tyler Starr and perhaps what we can expect of him next season. Just to compare, here are the results from Anthony Barr’s combine
Height/ Weight: 6’5/255
40 yard Dash: 4.66 Seconds
Bench Press: 15 reps
Vertical Jump: 34.5 Inches
Broad Jump: 119 Inches
3 Cone Drill: 6.82 Seconds
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.19 Seconds
Again, none of this is suggest anything other than Starr is very athletic and has great potential. All the pieces need to be put together though. He needs the year on practice squad to get stronger and up to speed with playing in the NFL.