War Room analysis
Vs. the run: Has exceptional size, strength and athleticism. Is powerful. Has long arms, and uses hands well to shed blocks. Plays too high at times, and struggles to split double-teams. Grade: 7.9.
Pass rush: Shows decent penetrating skills, but lacks a closing burst. Is fluid and relentless. Bats down a lot of passes. Is versatile enough to play inside at tackle. Grade: 7.0.
Initial quickness: Is not great. Lacks elite speed. Anticipates the snap well, but lacks an explosive first step. Grade: 7.0.
Run/pass recognition: Shows excellent diagnostic skills. Is disciplined, knows his assignment and executes at a high level. Grade: 7.8.
Pursuit/tackling: Is limited by lack of initial quickness and speed, but makes plays. Sheds blockers quickly, and gets to the ball. Is a reliable tackler. Grade: 7.1.
Bottom line: Canty has great potential, but shoulder problems early in his college career and a knee injury last season raise durability concerns and put his immediate ability to contribute in question. If healthy, he is among the most impressive prospects because of his terrific size, agility and power.
Dan Pompei analysis
Big, strong end with good quickness and agility for his size. Is stout against the run. Has the strength to play the run. Can drive blockers backward or slip blocks. Knows how to use hands. Has a good feel for finding the ball. Has some lateral range. Isn't a speed rusher; probably won’t put up big NFL sack numbers. Would be a fit as a 3-4 end. Injured his knee for his final college season, and then injured his eye in a bar brawl.
Height: 6-7 Weight: 279
40-yard dash: 4.80< seen at combine...
Richard Seymour, Patriots