STRENGTHS - Square shows a good at the snap burst and the ability to stay on balance while rushing the passer. He uses his hands well to fight off blocks and be involved in the tackle at the LOS. His speed makes him a force from sideline to sideline that is especially evident when plays are away from him. Shows good instincts and playing his gap responsibilities.
WEAKNESSES - Damion is a bit of a tweener and lacks great strength at the point of attack. Even with solid pass rush moves he rarely gets to the QB in time for the sack and can be shoved off point by large and athletic tackles. When line up inside he can easily be neutralized by the double team and driven off the ball. He lacks great height and on tape does not look to have long arms to knock passes down.
SUMMARY - After tearing his ACL his Red Shirt Freshman year he came back to play in all 13 games as a sophomore including 6 starts and continued that trend with 12 starts in his Junior year. He primarily has lined up at DE in Alabama's defense, but has the quickness to move inside on nickel situations and use his speed to shoot gaps to create inside pressure. The big concern for Square is his lack of strength and overall size to find a permanent position at the NFL. He looks to be strictly a situational player. He could add value on special teams playing on the coverage unit because he has good playing speed to run down field. Overall, Damion Square would make a solid fifth round selection and adding depth to a 34 style defense in the NFL and could play the five-technique when defense lines up in Nickel.