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Grade
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  • 4.82 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.37 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 256LBS. Weight

Overview

It took Chris Long leaving for Sintim to finally start to get the attention he deserves. Despite posting 78 tackles and nine sacks in 2007, Sintim didn't earn any conference honors as a junior. Even after finishing second only to Florida State's Everette Brown with 13 sacks on the season -- and leading the entire country in sacks by a linebacker -- Sintim earned second-team All-ACC accolades. NFL scouts appreciate Sintim's unique skill set. While not fluid enough to project as well in the 4-3, Sintim's burst upfield as a rush linebacker make him a first-day possibility for 3-4 defenses.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Good height and strong lower- and upper-body build. ... Often plays as the elephant linebacker in the 3-4, where he will likely play in the pros. ... Good straight-line speed and will hustle to get downfield angles. ... Closes on quarterbacks quickly. ... Long arms and strength to secure the tackle. ... Shows versatility as a hand-down pass rusher on third down. ... Gets off the ball, can get under the pads of tackles and rip them aside. ... Generally holds up against OT blocks, and can occasionally shed to make a play. ... Takes on fullback blocks to stand his ground or create a pile. Negatives: Might be considered an end-linebacker "tweener" by 4-3 teams, but he could fit as a strong-side linebacker if he proves the ability to handle coverage responsibilities. ... Wasn't asked to drop into coverage, and might lack the fluid hips and change-of-direction agility needed to excel in that area. ... Rarely gets into position to block passes in space or at the line. ... Needs to shed tight end blocks on the edge and make more plays.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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