Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at Raiders' picks: Round 7/233 -- David Bass, DE, 6-3, 262, Missouri Western...A finalist for the Gene Upshaw award as the best lineman in Division II, Bass had 40.5 career sacks, 11.5 as a senior and 56 career tackles for losses. Could figure immediately as a rush end given the Raiders lack of depth at the position. - The Sports Xchange
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04/29/13 - A closer look at Raiders' picks: Round 7/233 -- David Bass, DE, 6-3, 262, Missouri Western...A finalist for the Gene Upshaw award as the best lineman in Division II, Bass had 40.5 career sacks, 11.5 as a senior and 56 career tackles for losses. Could figure immediately as a rush end given the Raiders lack of depth at the position. - The Sports Xchange
01/18/13 - 2013 SHRINE GAME PRACTICE RISERS: 7. DE David Bass, Missouri Western State (6036, 263 -- East Team)...Bass dominated the Division-II ranks, bringing a productive resume to the NFL with 56 tackles for loss and 39.5 sacks over his career. And playing next to FBS-prospects in St. Pete's, he didn't look out of place with the quickness and hand strength to defeat blocks and find his way to the ballcarrier. Bass has room to refine his pass rush moves to be more effective, but he flashed in practice why he was able to be so productive in college. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/11/13 - Even after a school-record 50 consecutive games started at Missouri Western, David Bass could have the best opportunity of his career to alert the NFL heís ready to play. A 6-foot-5, 275-pound defensive end, Bass is in Florida training for the East-West Shrine Game in which heíll compete Jan. 19 along with a nearly entire roster of Division I talent.
Bass and Minnesota-Duluth guard Garth Heikkinen - the Gene Upshaw Award winner for Division IIís top lineman, an award for which Bass contended as the only defensive line finalist - are two of just five Division II performers tabbed for this game. Bass finished with an MIAA Conference-best 10 1/2 sacks as a a senior and a school-record 39 1/2 for his career - including two four-sack games as a junior. - Sam Robinson, News Press Now
01/09/13 - Missouri Western defensive end David Bass tore through MIAA offensive lines picking up a Griffon record 40.5 sacks throughout his career in St. Joseph. Now the St. Louis native will get to showcase that talent among the best football players in the nation. Bass will participate in the NFL Combine which takes place from February 20-26 in Indianapolis. He earned the invitation to the camp starting 50 consecutive games for Western, setting the school sack record, and racking up 56 tackles-for-loss through four seasons.
NFL teams are looking at Bass as a defensive end, his position throughout his career for the Griffons, and linebacker. His style of play is being compared to former Missouri Tiger, now San Francisco 49er, defensive end Aldon Smith. Smith ran a 4.74 40-yard dash at the 2011 combine, the same time that Bass has recorded during workouts. - Matthew Tritten, StJoeChannel.com
11/28/12 - GENE UPSHAW DIVISION II LINEMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST: David Bass (St. Louis, Mo.) has helped Missouri Western State to its first MIAA outright regular season championship with six consecutive wins over top 25 teams. He's recorded a sack in nine of the Griffons' 13 games, ranks 14th in Division II and first in the MIAA in sacks per game (0.8 per game). His 12.5 tackles for loss boosted his career total to a school record 52.5. He is also tied for a school record with 39.5 career sacks. He had 11 tackles against Minnesota Duluth, helping the Griffons to their first NCAA playoff win. He was All-MIAA First Team in 2012 and was an All-America selection by six different organizations in 2011. - Gene Upshaw Award