Hamilcar Rashed Jr. has been playing football since the age of 5 years old. I was watching film on players this week because I was making my Way Too Early 2021 NFL Mock Draft, and one player I wanted to add in the mix was Hamilcar Rashed Jr. I did not add him but I would not be surprised if he did end up going in the first round.
Rashed Jr. was only a three star recruit coming out of high school in Chandler, Arizona. We all know Chandler, Arizona because of Ryan Fitzpatrick the Dolphins gunslinger, but there is a new dog from Chandler. He had 100 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior at Chandler High School and would eventually land him a scholarship from Oregon State, and the rest is history.
He did not play in one game as a Freshman using a redshirt. As a redshirt freshman though, he played in all 12 games recording just 6 tackles.
As a redshirt sophomore things started changing for him. Hamilcar played in 12 games making 10 starts. He racked up 58 tackles with 11.5 tackles for loss and added 2.5 sacks.
Rashed, Jr., concluded the 2019 regular season leading the nation for tackles-for-loss with 22.5 and tied for second for quarterback sacks with 14, while being limited the last two games with a broken wrist. The public health major was selected Pac-12 Second Team earlier in the week to add to his postseason honors.
Rashed Jr. is the first Beaver honored by the AP since Brandin Cooks in 2013. Keep your eyes on the Beavers because Rashed Jr. is a stud in the making.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:
The first team All-American Hamilcar Rashed Jr. is one of the best pass rushers in the 2021 NFL Draft. I think he has the size 6040 and weight at 240 that will have NFL teams drooling. He may have to add some weight but he has quickness and burst. His first step off the edge is insane and it is why he has abused the Pac-12 offensive lineman. He can dominate in the run and pass game and if he puts up another 10 plus sack season get ready for the first round rumblings. – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds