Photo of DeAndre Levy
Grade
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  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 236LBS. Weight

Overview

Scouts consider Levy a good second-day prospect at strong-side linebacker. The 2008 honorable mention All-Big Ten pick isn't a flashy playmaker (although he did have 193 tackles, 26.5 for loss and 14 sacks the past three years), but does all of the little things well. His speed is underrated, and that athleticism will endear him to teams come campus workout time.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Very physical at the line, takes on fullbacks in the hole or tight ends on the edge to allow other players to make the tackle. ... Uses above-average arm length to effectively wrap up and form tackle in the open field. ... Has better straight-line speed and quickness than most college strong-side linebackers. ... Handles coverage responsibilities against tight ends and running backs in the flat. ... Smart, assignment-sure defensive leader. Negatives: A bit stiff in the hips, works best in a straight line. ... Backpedal is tall and choppy. ... Not explosive closing on the ball. ... Gets caught up in traffic too much. ... Does not use his hands or speed to beat linemen when blitzing, although he can dispose of running backs. ... Lines up in a stack, but must learn how to play as a nine-technique.
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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.