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Jaden Crumedy 2024 NFL Draft: Combine Results, Scouting Report For Carolina Panthers DT

Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive lineman Jaden Crumedy
Auburn Tigers running back Tank Bigsby (4) dives on his own fumble as Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive tackle Jaden Crumedy (94) also goes for the ball during the second quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 NFL Draft is getting close, making it an excellent time to highlight some of the class' best players with scouting reports. Each report will include strengths, weaknesses and background information. 

Here's our report on Jaden Crumedy.

Jaden Crudemy'S 2024 NFL COMBINE RESULTS

  • Height: 6-foot-3 8/8
  • Weight: 301
  • Arm length: 34"
  • 40-yard dash: 4.97
  • 10-yard split: 1.69
  • Vertical jump: 29'5"
  • Broad jump: 8'9"
  • 20-yard shuttle: 4.66



  • Outstanding size and length with strong flashes of quickness off the ball with effective hand usage to win inside.
  • Pass rush snaps in which he showed strength and power to drive back interior OL and OT into the pocket. 
  • Flashed edge pass rush from wide alignment. Challenged high side with lateral quickness/club/bend/rip combo.
  • Run game snaps where he 2-gapped, showing short-stroke confined space strength to control and displace OL. 
  • Showed the athleticism and mobility to make plays in the run game outside the box with pursuit. Plus athlete.
  • Made plays in run game working down the LOS with a desirable combination of strength and lateral movement.


  • At times, slow and sluggish off snap pass rusher, generating no quickness and power. Too upright with no juice.
  • There were too many pass rush snaps from multiple positions where he got stuck on the OL and could not play off contact.
  • Needs to play stronger versus double teams in the run game. Too often, he was moved too easily out of his gap.

Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive lineman Jaden Crumedy
Mississippi State defensive lineman Jaden Crumedy (DL02) works out during the 2024 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Crumedy is an intriguing prospect as you project and transition him to the next level, given his outstanding size and length profile, extensive experience in the SEC and the flashes of quickness, playmaking and pass rush he showed at almost 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds.

Crumedy was by no means a strong snap-after-snap player, but there were snaps in the run game and as a pass rusher in which you saw the kind of movement you don’t always see from a DL with that kind of size. Crumedy has meaningful pass rush potential inside and, at times, outside if it can be unlocked with coaching and technique work.

One of his issues is that he cannot maintain balance and body control after his initial move, which prevents him from impacting and finishing. There were snaps in the run game in which Crumedy showed 2-gap strength and power to control and displace OL and make plays at the LOS in the run game, but there were too many snaps in which he was too easily moved out of the POA.

Crumedy has outstanding size, length and higher-level movement traits, and there is no question there is a lot in his body if it can be developed with coaching and more experience. Crumedy can be a position versatile DL in both four-man and five-man fronts and odd and even fronts who can be a factor as a run defender and pass rusher, including off the edge where he showed enough body flexibility to bend and flatten.

Overall, Crumedy could be a strong rotational DL with starter potential, or he could be a player who struggles to make a roster, and it is hard to know that based on his 2023 college tape


Crumedy played five years at Mississippi State with 47 starts in 53 games. He finished his MSU career with 39 consecutive starts.

Crumedy lined up in multiple positions along the MSU defensive front and was featured at times as a looper and penetrator in multiple stunt concepts (a third-down sack versus LSU came as the penetrator in the E/T concept).

There were snaps in which he was deployed as a standup Joker in the middle of the defense (Alabama game). The Texas A&M game showed a lot of the traits that Crumedy possesses as a run defender and pass rusher, and he played with high intensity.