2014 NFL Draft
Name: Brent Urban
Position: Defensive End
Positives: Brent Urban has tremendous size at 6’7, 295. He has a lean muscular build for his size and has a very low percentage of body fat, which makes him a prototype for a 3-4 defensive end. Urban has a great motor and is a good pass rusher for an interior defensive lineman. He has shown the strength and ability to forklift blockers into the backfield. His 6’7 height and long arms enable him to bat down passes at the line of scrimmage with great frequency.
Negatives: As much as Urban’s height can be a positive, it can at times be a negative as well. He sometimes has trouble getting low enough to sustain the proper leverage particularly against the run. When offensive linemen get underneath him, he has trouble shedding blocks.
Impact on the Redskins: Brent Urban is a very raw prospect but he has a huge upside. Initially he could help the Redskins as a pass rusher on third downs while he develops the rest of his game. He might need a season of development before he becomes the player he can truly be. Urban can also help on special teams, as his height helped him block field goals and extra points while at Virginia.
Where the Redskins could pick him: The Redskins should find Urban still on the board at the top of the fourth round. But you never know, he’s the kind of prospect that a team might take earlier than that because of his upside. He never quite reached his full potential at Virginia, but that might change quickly in the NFL in the right system.
Teams interested: Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants
2014 NFL Draft