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Bills newcomer comparison profile: Defensive end Eddie Yarbrough

Before the season, we took a look at some players the Buffalo Bills added in the offseason.

Instead of simply reviewing these players' past performances while on different teams, we examined their athleticism. Typically, you can get an idea of how well someone will play based on athletic ability.

Eddie Yarbrough recorded his first career sack in Week Two, so let's look at him in a bit more detail by finding a relatively well-known, comparable athletic player.

Bills defensive end Eddie Yarbrough (Redskins edge-rusher Junior Galette)

Athletic profiles

  • Height: 6-foot-3 (6-foot-2)
  • Weight: 259 (257)
  • 40-yard dash: 4.80* (4.77)
  • Vertical: 32 1/2* (33 1/2")
  • Broad: 116"* (113")
  • Three-cone: 7.04* (7.04)

*Denotes a number taken from a pro day, not the NFL Combine.

Takeaway

Yarbrough was an undrafted free agent and, at 24 years old, is on his second NFL team. In college, he was a highly productive pass-rusher. At Wyoming, he registered 39.5 tackles for loss and 21.5 sacks in his four-year career. While he was buried on a talented pass-rushing unit in Denver before coming to Buffalo, Yarbrough has the requisite athleticism to become a useful edge-defender in the NFL.

Galette had a career-high 12 sacks in 2013 for the Saints, and followed that up with 10 sacks in 2014.

Comparative statistic

In his three years at Temple before transferring to Stillman, Galette had 16 sacks for the Owls. In his first three collegiate seasons, Yarbrough accumulated 14.5 sacks.

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