Demonstrates some natural body control when trying to side step opposing linemen on the outside as a pass rusher, but gets really leggy and upright, and lacks the kind of coordination to keep his feet under him and explode toward the target.
Impression: He’s tall, long and lean, but doesn’t have any kind of real explosive element to his game. He isn’t powerful on contact, lacks a great first step off the line and doesn’t have any real suddenness as a pass rusher. Plays too high in all areas of the game and reminds me a lot of 2010 defensive end prospect Lindsey Witten."
After redshirting in 2006, Chinasa came off the bench as a redshirt freshman and recorded 13 tackles. He started every game as a sophomore and led all OSU down linemen with 24 tackles. He also had 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception. As a junior, Chinasa posted a career high 6.5 sacks to go along with 30 tackles and nine tackles for a loss.
Expected to be a breakout performer in his senior season, he only amassed 39 total tackles, four sacks and an interception but did garner second-team all-conference honors from Big 12 coaches.
Chinasa often plays from a stand-up position and is effective in that role. This gives him the potential to play linebacker in the NFL as well as defensive end -- albeit in more of a pass-rush specialist. Coaches and scouts will consider him worth a look in the middle to late rounds of the draft, however, because they will believe they can light a fire under him to maximize his potential.
Positives: Attacks the pocket from a two- or three-point stance. Has a strong upper body and uses his arms to shed blocks. Uses his athleticism, quickness and surprising leverage to beat lineman around the corner on a speed rush. Effective stutter-step and swim move for change-up rush moves. Good lateral agility to penetrate the line when twisting with the defensive tackle. Keeps his eyes in the backfield, using length and large hands to knock down passes. Has fluid hips and can drop into coverage quickly for his size. Transitions and accelerates out of his backpedal. Shows great awareness in man coverage and is physical running with tight ends. Stays patient in contain on the back side. Able to spin off blocks and find the ballcarrier in run support. Owns the balance to close quickly on the quarterback with a good burst. Very strong wrap-up tackler, but his upper body strength allows him to get away with arm tackles. Chases down plays that bounce to the outside when his motor is running.
Negatives: Has a very inconsistent motor. Not very explosive off the line and tends to try to get penetration using finesse rather than strength. Plays too high at times, gets stood up at the line. Does not show regular aggression as a pass rusher and often seems indecisive. Struggles to avoid cut blocks. Does not run his legs while engaged. Spin move is ineffective when pass rushing."
Positive: Athletic prospect who never put together a complete game. Displays good movement skills, is fluid getting out to the sidelines, and shows quickness in every direction of the field. Immediately alters his angle of attack, nicely redirects the action, and gives effort against the run or rushing the passer. Occasionally drops off the line of scrimmage on zone blitzes and does a reasonable job. Solid edge speed with the ability to bend and stay in his rush angle.
Negative: Easily out-positioned from the action and can be controlled by single blocker. Does more chasing the action rather than making plays.
Analysis: Chinasa has flashed skill since his sophomore season but never truly elevated his game and consistently leaves scouts thinking he was capable of more. He's a tall, angular athlete with a good amount of upside, but he must quickly pull the pieces together to have any chance of starting at the next level."
Negatives: Lacks explosion... Not very sudden... Plays too upright... Can be stoned at POA... Not real strong at POA... Gets too upright... Does not always bend off the edge well... Inconsistent... Sacks and QB hurries have decreased from 6.5/8 in 2009 to 3/2 in 2010... Would be best off adding 10-15 lbs. playing defensive end... Looks uncomfortable in space... Not especially agile... Kind of an underachiever... Has yet to live up to his potential."
Strengths: Natural 4-3 DE. Built like a pass rusher; tall, long and lean with long arms. Good athlete with solid quickness, and has good strength for a man of his proportions. Plays as a down DE and stands up some as an OLB. Mostly attacks the backfield, but drops some in coverage. Smart, disciplined and instinctive. Reads screen & draws. Deflects many passes at the line. Technically sound player who protects his legs and uses his hands well to shed. Has diverse moves as a pass rusher and closes well. Effective on stunts and twists. Tenacious versus the run, and has good speed in pursuit. Tackles well.
Weaknesses: Lacks quick-twitch explosion and top athletic ability. Doesn't have the frame to add much size/strength, so he may have trouble dealing with big OT's at the next level. Strictly an outside player. Has played some in coverage but is tall for the responsibility; much better as a down DE.
Projection: Very solid DE who should be a mid-round pick. His ability to rush outside and counter inside should allow him to make someone's roster as a rotational DL/pass rusher."
In 2009 Chinasa emerged as a better pass rusher and tallied 6.5 sacks. He also increased his tackle total to 30 and his tackles-for-loss to 9.0. Chinasa also tallied eight quarterback hurries, up from two the previous season. Through ten games in 2010, Chinasa is again putting up solid tackle numbers for a defensive end. He will not likely increase his sack and tackle-for-loss numbers this year, but he does have 3.0 sacks and 5.0 tackles-for-loss and is doing a relatively good job of creating pressure in the backfield.
Chinasa is a versatile end who is quick enough to drop back into coverage and big enough to cause some havoc to the opposing running back and quarterback. However, he does not have enough strength to be a dominating end at the next level. At 6-5, Chinasa has the frame to add some more weight and strength, but he needs to do it without losing his quickness."
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