Derrick Lott: Chicago Bears Draft Prospect Profile


Jan 17, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;East defensive lineman Derrick Lott (91), of Tennessee-Chattanooga, reacts after he made a tackle for a loss during the first half at the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field . Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With the draft just roughly a month away Bear Goggles On will be breaking down a wide range of options for the Chicago Bears 2015 draft. We’ll profile different positions and different rounds where players who might fit  with the Bears new management regime.

Derrick Lott, Nose Tackle, Chattanooga

Measurables – 6’4″ | 314

Attributes (40 / vertical / broad jump /3-cone) – 4.99 | 26.5″ | 106.0′ | 7.30

College: In his first few years, Lott played at the University of Georgia. He did not have much playing time in the early seasons. In 2014, he proved himself as a valuable pass rusher. He had 41 tackles and 6 sacks to go with 6 QB hurries in 14 games, all off the bench.

Strengths: He has good instincts. He is dexterous and he has the ability to unhinge himself from blockers.

Weaknesses: He hasn’t played against a lot of talent. Doesn’t maintain bend coming off the line. He’s already over 23 years of age, so he was able to play with a little more ease at the college level.

Bears Fit: I see a low risk, high reward player in Lott. He has talent and instincts. The latter cannot be taught, so that gives him a leg up. However, projections say he is made for a 4-3 team as a 3-technique defensive tackle, unless he can mold himself into a 3-4 defensive end. If the Bears were to get this guy, they would have a player who can excel with hard work, given that his instincts are strong. However, it is unknown how talented he really is,given his limited play time and the fairly mediocre level of competition.

Draft Protection: He is expected to be a fifth round pick by

Highlights: Here are his highlights from his game against the Tennessee Volunteers.

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