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Grade
5.2 ?
  • 5.03 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.77 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 238LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Two-time honorable mention All-Big Ten pick (2011, 2013). Recorded 45.5 career tackles for loss, the third most in school history. 2013: Started all 12 games, and led team in tackles (119), tackles for loss (15), and sacks (5). 2012: Played in nine games, starting seven, and missing the final three with a shoulder injury. 2011: Played in 12 games, starting in 11. Led team wiht 108 tackles. 2010: Played in 12 games.

Analysis

Strengths

Nice arm length for his size. Athletic with good feet. Quick to shoot gaps. Natural bender who moves very well laterally. Excellent range -- thrives in pursuit. Productive tackler who flashes pop on contact. Has special-teams experience. Football smart. Good weight-room work ethic. Three-year starter. Was a 21-year-old senior.

Weaknesses

Safety size. Shoddy instincts and eye discipline. Does not play a big man’s game -- skirts blocks instead of taking on with force. Unschooled to blocking schemes. Leaky contain player. Loses gap integrity, takes some inaccurate angles and runs himself out of position to make plays. Effectiveness wanes in traffic. Struggles in man coverage and zone awareness is limited. Intermittent intensity and urgency. Uneven performance.

Bottom Line

Undersized, athletic, finesse, inconsistent Will linebacker who needs to be kept clean to be effective. Small frame, deficient instincts and soft run defense likely relegate him to a backup role, and he will have to excel on special teams.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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