Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect profile: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson linebacker
By Thomas Welte
Thomas Welte begins his season-long journey of exposing us to potential draft prospects for the Chiefs next spring with Clelin Ferrell.
The 2019 NFL draft is being heralded as one of the best defensive classes of the last decade. There are players who look like they have Pro Bowl potential at every level of the defense, who could hear their names called very early in 2019.
As we move through the 2018 season I wanted to take the time to highlight a few prospects in the upcoming draft, especially those that the Kansas City Chiefs may be interested. I am by no means an expert but I intend to offer my amateur scouting profile for several prospects over the coming weeks. Have someone you want me to do a write up on? Please let me know in the comments or give me a shout on twitter!
Kicking off this series is Clelin Ferrell, an OLB/EDGE from the Clemson defense which also features two other potential 1st round picks in the 2019 NFL draft. We’ll take a look at his measurables, scouting report, and his potential fit on the Chiefs defense.
Ferrell is listed as 6’4 and 265 pound defensive end according to Clemson’s official website . He is a member of the very talented Tigers’ front seven. Ferrell had 63 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, and 12 pressures during an All-American season in 2017.
Ferrell has stayed relatively health during his collegiate career, but did suffer a torn ACL his senior year of high school. He seems to be a likable young man who has worked hard to get to where he is today. He seems to be someone of high character and should have no off the field issues, a man who should gel in any locker room environment.
Games watched: Vs. Alabama 2017, Vs. Auburn 2017, Vs. Florida State 2017