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Only one year starting above the junior college level apparently was enough to make Crawford one of the top defensive ends available. With a chance to go in the second or third round, Crawford has the prototypical look of a contemporary NFL defensive end but remains very raw due greatly to a lack of experience. The Windsor, Ontario native didn't play a top level of high school football in Canada, then spent two years at Bakersfield College due to academic-related issues as he tried to join Boise State. It wasn't until 2010 when he finally made it to the Broncos and had an immediate impact despite coming off the bench for all 13 games, finishing with seven sacks and tying for the team lead with 13 1/2 tackles for loss. Crawford matched that total as a senior to go along with 6 1/2 sacks, getting named to the All-Mountain West first team. He further impressed pro scouts after the season, performing well at the East-West Shrine Game and receiving the eighth-highest overall grade among defensive ends at the NFL combine. His combination of strength, size and speed make him a potentially dangerous pass rusher, though he's undisciplined and needs to use his hands more effectively. Crawford's impressive athletic ability could immediately lead to him becoming a special-teams contributor, not to mention he blocked a pair of kicks during his collegiate career.