View Full Version : Brett Roy, DE, Nevada - #47

no bare feet
11-30-2011, 07:49 AM

Mr. Roy is listed at 6'4, 280 lbs. In 2010 he was a menace on an very talented, fast defense while being credited with 50 tackles on the year and was second on the team with 14.5 TFLs and 8.0 sacks. Thus far in 2011 he has been credited with 9.0 and 16.5 tackles for a loss. Mr. Roy is very good at disengaging from offensive tackles and rarely allows them to control him at the LOS. He just is not a guy with a high motor, he also shows very good burst.

Some plays I like that are available online can be found below.


0:02 - gets caught up at first but then sheds the blocker to make a tackle
0:37 - even though he missed, he didn't bite on the run action and showed good burst
3:27 - he does not make the play, but shows some relentlessness and recognition of where the play is, often prospects at the college level would get gobbled up and lose sight of the play taking themselves out of it
5:24 - shows the ability to recognize that he cannot get the sack, so he gets his arms up and almost picks off his own tipped pass

If you can catch highlights of Nevada's game vs. UNLV this year you will see more impact plays netting 4 tackles for a loss and a sack.

He often shows athleticism to drop in coverage which is rare for a guy of his size. I wonder what he really measures in it. Does he have the ability to play 5 tech or OLB? Is he best utilized as a LDE in a 40 front?

This year he has lined up outside shoulder of the guard more and still makes those impact plays. Since he has played DT I am assuming he has put on some weight this year. He might be best positioned at 5 tech the next level.

Any one have anything else on this guy? Very intriguing prospect.

Interesting article about Mr. Roy can be found here:

no bare feet
12-01-2011, 07:37 AM
Is the video working or no?

12-01-2011, 05:15 PM
Not really.

bored of education
12-24-2011, 07:04 PM
I remember seeing this thread. Upping it since he is on TV tonight in the bowl.

12-26-2011, 02:50 AM
What I took from Southern Miss...

He is a tweener, he is not a good enough athlete to stand up and play OLB at his current build.

I'd put his motor around 6.5/10, the term high motor gets tossed around way too much. He had the chance to get in on alot of plays that he did not.

Little light in the butt right now, I doubt he weighs all of that 280 right now... might be limited to play DE because of this, cannot take of doubles.

Decent burst off the snap, but he is on the ground way,way too much.

Does not have great balance nor does he possess great hands or counter moves.

no bare feet
02-14-2012, 11:07 AM
I think Roy weighs in at about 272.
He had a good week of practice at the all star game.
He is draftable for sure.

02-15-2012, 04:46 AM
Comparison from last year - Karl Klug the Iowa DT. Roy is probably going to be a day three pick - but he's a tough kid who could even play FB like Bruce Miller from UCF last year did for the 49ers.

no bare feet
04-20-2012, 12:54 PM
Greg Cosell said this guy is a diamond in the rough for the draft. Sold.

K Train
04-20-2012, 12:57 PM
brett keisel junior?

04-21-2012, 07:39 AM
Weird. I stumbled upon this guy the other day and was asking Shane and a couple others on Twitter about him. I guess 18 sacks and a ton of TFLs over a 2 year stretch will get you noticed at this stage of the game.