Scouting Report: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

Richmond, VA | 6046 | 265 | 4.69E | 2020

Possesses the size, quickness and skillset to be a consistent double-digit sack master at the next level. Has the ability to rush the edge as a defensive end with his hand in the dirt or standup as an outside linebacker and drop into coverage if need be. Has even been used in the slot. “He’s a worker, he’s a humble guy, he’s a quick learner, and he’s a very mature player with a good skillset,” defensive coordinator Brent Venables said. “Got a great first step, and he’s long.
Everything’s in front of that guy.” Youngest of nine children. Both parents served as Army sergeants (combined 46 years). Attended Benedictine College Preparatory, a private military academy in Richmond—his father passed away from cancer during his freshman year. He suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his knee as a senior in high school. Bulked up 40 pounds during his redshirt freshman season at Clemson. Immediately stepped into a starting spot after not playing for two years and played a key role in helping the Tigers on their 2016 National Championship run, registering a sack and three tackles for losses in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State.


2016: Shared Defensive Rookie of the Year honors with Dexter Lawrence … produced 50 tackles, including 12.5 for loss and six sacks, to go along with a team-high 24 quarterback pressures in 15 games (15 starts) … started first collegiate game at Auburn, and posted three quarterback pressures … posted two sacks in the win over No. 3 Louisville, part of 10 tackles for loss against the Cardinals … tallied three-yard sack in Clemson’s road win over Boston College … defensive player of the game against Florida State, when he recorded two tackles for loss, a sack and a pass breakup in Clemson’s big win … posted half a tackle for loss in game against Pittsburgh … had a pass breakup and two pressures against South Carolina … posted two tackles for loss, including a sack, in ACC Championship Game against Virginia Tech … named defensive Most Valuable Player in the Fiesta Bowl after posting three tackles for loss, including a sack … played just 36 snaps due to injury in the National Championship Game, but contributed two pressures and a tackle for loss.

2015: Redshirted.

High School/Personal: No. 115 player and No. 7 defensive end in the nation and No. 5 player in Virginia by … No. 135 player and No. 6 defensive end in the nation and No. 5 player in Virginia by … No. 136 player in the nation and No. 5 player in Virginia by ESPN … No. 196 player in the nation by … joined Chad Smith as first Tiger signees from Virginia since Tajh Boyd (2009) … Under Armour All-America Game selection, but did not play due to injury … did not play as a senior due to a torn ACL … had 60 tackles, 26 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks as a junior … all-state selection as a junior … played two years of basketball … coached by Greg Lilly … recruited by Marion Hobby and Brent Venables. Personal: Majoring in sports communication … born May 17, 1997.

Author: Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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