40 Time Range: 4.78/Ran once/Combine nums for rest
Data Scout Notes: 2011: 1stC...2010: NA
Tyrone Crawford/Boise State football Videos
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Crawford attended Bakersfield College Career out of high school where he played for two seasons. He started as a sophomore and was the conference?s defensive MVP, finishing with 42 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks, earning Junior College First Team All-American honors. Crawford was a three-star JUCO recruit and transferred to Boise State after the 2009 season.
He served as a back-up defensive end in 2010 as a junior, recording 32 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, 1 pass break-up and 1 forced fumble. Crawford became a starter in 2011 as a senior (11 starts), finishing with 44 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss (team-high), 6.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery (returned 32 yards for a score), earning First Team All-MWC honors.
Crawford has a strong, filled-out frame with adequate height and length for the position. He has good quickness for his size and looks coordinated in his movements, but he lacks the natural burst and get-off speed to be a consistent pass rusher. Crawford isn?t a quick-twitch player, but can move up and down the line of scrimmage with very good strength ? he is still raw and offers some upside as a base end in a four-man front or possibly as a five-technique in a 3-4 scheme and should hear his name early on the draft?s third day.
Strengths: Looks the part with a strong, defined frame and good length (33?? arms, 9?? hands). Has good quickness and athleticism for his size. Coordinated with smooth movement skills. High effort rusher and works through the whistle. Relentless worker, fighting off blocks and battling to the ballcarrier. Has strong hands and holds his own at the point of attack. Stout anchor when he plays low to the ground. Has strong practice habits and coaches talk highly of his work ethic. Has been productive at the FBS-level with a combined 27.0 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks the past two seasons. Offers some scheme versatility.
Weaknesses: Not a quick-twitch player who will consistently threaten the edge. Has limited explosive qualities and lacks great initial burst or overall range for the position ? not overly flexible or loose. Has a limited array of pass rush moves and needs to improve his technique in this area. Struggles to locate the ball at times and needs to do a better job with his read/react skills. Has some durability concerns, missing time this past season with leg injuries. Has only year as a starter at the FBS-level and was part of a rotation-heavy defensive front ? limited experience against top competition.
NFL Comparison: Pernell McPhee, Baltimore Ravens
-- Dane Brugler
First-Team All-Mountain West...Crawford led the team with 13.5 TFLs and 6.5 sacks.
Reserve defensive lineman appeared in each of Boise State’s 13 games…named SI.com All-America honorable mention…registered 32 tackles on the season (13 solo), including 13.5 tackles-for-loss – tied for most on the team – and 7.0 sacks, the second-most on the team…season-high 2.0 TFLs against San Jose State (Oct. 16), Louisiana Tech (Oct. 26) and Utah State (Dec. 4)…recorded TFLs in 10 games, including a streak of six-straight…at least one sack in five games, including 2.0 against Utah State…forced a fumble against Louisiana Tech (Oct. 26) and recovered a fumble against Toledo (Oct. 9)…blocked a field goal against No. 19 Nevada (Nov. 26)…broke up a pass against the Spartans.
BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE: SOPHOMORE (2009): Named junior college first-team All-America for head coach Jeff Chudy…also garnered first-team all-state and conference defensive most valuable player honors…registered 42 tackles (28 solo), including 14 tackles-for-loss and eight sacks. FRESHMAN (2008): Named first-team all-conference.
Voted first-team all-conference all four prep seasons…named team captain as a junior and senior…also earned two varsity letters in both basketball and track and field…high school coach was J. Khoury.
Draft Scout Player News
01/05/15 - DT Tyrone Crawford played through an allergic reaction to shellfish in a Cowboys 24-20 win over the Lions. Crawford tried lobster dinner on Thursday night and didn't know he was allergic to shellfish until he woke up sick Friday morning. He missed practice Friday and was still under the weather on Sunday. He had three tackles and a batted pass in the game, receiving an IV at halftime and throwing up on the sideline.
"I wasn't coming off the field for this one," Crawford said. "They told me that they put me as a maybe to play. I told (head athletic trainer Jim Maurer), 'You can do whatever you want. I will be playing.' Even the way I felt Friday -- I felt like I should have been in the hospital -- I still would have played."
12/24/14 - DT Tyrone Crawford has bright future at the under tackle position Rod Marinelli's 4-3 defense, per coach Jason Garrett
11/28/14 - DT Tyrone Crawford had a good game against the Eagles if his teammates didn't. He recorded his first sack of the season and had two forced fumbles.
11/27/14 - DT Tyrone Crawford had an active day with three solo tackles, a sack and a forced fumble which DE Jeremy Mincey recovered. Crawford tweaked an MCL against Arizona on Nov. 2, but returned against the Giants earlier this week.
11/20/14 - DT Tyrone Crawford is back in the starting lineup after missing the Jacksonville game with a sprained knee. Henry Melton, who leads the team in sacks with five, will return to his reserve role as the team's primary pass rusher. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli likes the rotation and it keeps both players fresh.