Former St. Anthony (Long Beach) star Curtis Weaver was drafted in the fifth round by the Miami Dolphins. He was selected 164th overall.
Numerous mock drafts predicted Weaver to be drafted in the second round at no. 54 overall to the Buffalo Bills. Others had him going in the mid-to-late third round.
Weaver was a 3-star prospect coming out of St. Anthony and had 12 offers. He made 42 tackles in only nine games as a high school senior, but finished with 52 tackles, 17 TFL’s, seven sacks, two forced fumbles, and two blocked field goals in 13 games as a junior.
Here’s more on Weaver:
2020 NFL Draft: Pick 164
College: Boise State
High school: St. Anthony (Long Beach)
The skinny: Weaver is 6-foot-3, 265 pounds, and broke out as a redshirt freshman in 2017 as the Mountain West’s leader in sacks (11). He was named a First Team Freshman All-American that fall and a First Team All-Mountain West honoree in both 2017 and 2018. As a redshirt junior in 2019, he led the Mountain West in both sacks (13.5) and tackles for loss (18.5), winning Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year and nine All-American honors. Lastly, he became the Mountain West’s all-time sacks leader with 34 in only three seasons.
What they’re saying:
“Stand-up end whose production as a pass rusher must be balanced out by his below-average ability and athleticism in stopping the run. Weaver is a naturally instinctive counter-rusher who uses synchronized hands/feet to attack both inside and outside edges as a rusher, but his lack of explosiveness and athletic traits could dull his rush production against NFL offensive tackles. He plays with football intelligence, but his level of NFL success could be determined by whether his skill can overcome below-average explosiveness.” -NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein