Draft Profile: Derrek Tuszka, Edge, North Dakota State


Derrek Tuszka Edge, North Dakota State
HT: 6’4 WT:251


– 2020 East-West Shrine Bowl
– 29.5 sacks as three-year starter
– FCS All-America First Team



– Well-timed bull-rush
– Upper-body power to pop
– Pursuit of the football


– Poor arm length
– Tight hips
– Knee bend


I’m surprised more NFL scouts don’t check out players from North Dakota more often given the fact that this college has won so many championships in recent years. Tuszka is one of those players coming from North Dakota State University. He isn’t a finished product while coming into the draft he does have the skill set to earn a job and playing time on a NFL roster come September. Tuszka has a non stop motor to get to the quarterback as well as run down running plays going to the other sideline.

Tuszka needs to work on bending the corners and using second and third pass rushing moves when facing offensive tackles that will get the best of him. Will need to shed blocks better when offensive lineman get engaged on him. I see him going later in the draft and ending up on someones roster.