Yetur Gross-Matos (Penn State)
- Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 266 pounds
- 40 total tackles
- 14.5 tackles for a loss
- 9 sacks
Sometimes a prospect doesn’t have the best tools or technique in the world, but he just gets the job done. In this class, that description fits what Yetur Gross-Matos did for the Nittany Lions.
Over his career, Gross-Matos has lived in opponents’ backfields. He posted 20 tackles for loss during his sophomore season and backed it up with 14.5 more last fall. Part of the reason he succeeds is his 35-inch arms and an explosiveness that saw him post a 10-foot broad jump at the NFL Scouting Combine.
But there are moments where it looks like he’s just running out there with no plan. With his arms flailing around, it’s something that could use some coaching (if you’re sensing a theme here), and refinement as he goes up against more experienced tackles at the next level.
With Gross-Matos, there seems to be enough there that he would be a viable prospect for the Minnesota Vikings. But with the team having a desire to win now, drafting a prospect like Gross-Matos in the first round may seem like a bad idea when other immediate needs are more pressing.