Nov 9, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly (10) tries to get away from Utah Utes defensive end Nate Orchard (8) during the second quarter at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
8. Nate Orchard DE, Utah
Nate Orchard is a long and lean pass rusher with explosion. Orchard was a very productive player at Utah, taking down the quarterback on a regular basis. In the 2014 season he had 22 sacks. He also made 21 tackles for a loss.
Orchard fires off the ball and wins off the edge with great quickness. He uses his quickness and length to get past offensive tackles. He needs to bulk up a bit and he can get beat by more powerful offensive tackles. Though the power aspect of his game is underrated.
Orchard would be perfect for the New York Giants, or for that matter any team that uses the 4-3 defense. He needs to work on his consistency and discipline as a run defender but he is an exciting pass rusher.
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