Unsung 2015 NFL Draft Prospect Andre Monroe

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Nov 1, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) is sacked by Maryland Terrapins defensive lineman Andre Monroe (93) during the first quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Bottom Line

The NFL needs to stop waiting for someone else to do something different before they decide to take a chance on them. The funny thing is it shouldn’t be looked upon as taking a chance when the player produces on a high level in college. All scouts have to do is turn the tape on and they will see no matter what his size is, he just can’t be blocked.

Back in the ’80s, nose tackles were quick, powerful, penetrating, sack masters and I see Monroe fitting that type of mold. I know people around the league aren’t comfortable with what they haven’t seen before in his height but Monroe is too disruptive to pass on. They call 5’7″, 210-pound Maurice Jones-Drew “Pocket Hercules” so the 5’11” 282-pound Monroe could be called “Pocket Zeus.”