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Whitney Mercilus Scouting Report

Defensive End/Rush LinebackerIllinois6-4 261Draft board overall prospect rank: #5Draft board defensive end rank: #1Overall rating: 92 (top ten prospect)40 time: 4.63Positives• Incredibly productive 2011 season (57 tackles, 22.5 for loss, 16 sacks, 9 forced fumbles)• Very consistent (TFL in every game but 1, sack in every game but 2)• Very good pass rusher...
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April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Illinois DE Mercilus earns Hendricks Award

Illinois junior Whitney Mercilus has won the Hendricks Award given to the nation's best defensive end. Mercilus leads the nation in sacks, sacks per game and forced fumbles. He's also ranked sixth nationally in tackles for loss per game. The Akron, Ohio, native has 52 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks and nine forced fumbles in 2011. Mercilus has had at least one sack...
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December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

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