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2015 NFL Draft Profile: Louisiana DL Christian Ringo

The Cajuns all time single season sack leader looks to build on the momentum he built in 2014 and carry it to the NFL.

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Ranked as the 57th best defensive end in this year's draft class by NFLDraftScout.com, Ringo is coming off a monster senior campaign. The Jackson, MS native tallied 45 stops on the season and set a school record with 11.5 sacks. He also added 20 tackles for loss and took back a fumble 41 yards against Texas State for a score.

Pros:

The 6-1, 298 pounder is looking to carry the momentum from his senior campaign and make an impact on an NFL roster. Ringo, throughout his career at Louisiana showed a knack for sacking the quarterback. He ended his college career with 21 sacks. Ringo has the explosiveness needed to be a 300 pound playmaker in the NFL but perhaps his greatest trait is his never ending motor. According to data tracked by Pro Football Focus, Ringo was able to pressure the quarterback at a greater rate than anyone else in the country.

Cons:

As a Ragin' Cajun, Ringo spent a majority of his time playing inside at defensive tackle, however he is being projected to play defensive end at the next level. It may take some time to adjust to the move. One other area of concern is the drop off in production from time to time. After seven sacks in his sophomore season, he was only able to get to the quarterback one time as a junior in 2013.

Outlook:

Ringo's stock has been rising. Prior to the season he was ranked 65th by NFLDraftScout.com, but has since moved up to 57th on the defensive end list. In a league where a solid pass rusher is almost as important as a quarterback, there is no reason Christian Ringo can't make an impact at the next level. If he does not hear his name called during the draft, he will surly sign with a club as a free agent.