Photo of Max Bullough
Grade
5.25 ?
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.22 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.30 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 249LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Third-team AP All-American. First-team All-Big Ten. Suspended for Rose Bowl (disciplinary reasons). 9 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Minnesota. 10 tackles, 1.0 sack vs. Purdue. 2012: First-team All-Big Ten. Butkus Award semifinalist (nation’s top LB). Started all 13 games. Academic All-Big Ten. 12 tackles, FF vs. Ohio State. 9 tackles, 2 sacks at Wisconsin. 2011: Second-team All-Big Ten. Started all 14 games and led team with 89 tackles. Academic All-Big Ten. 9 tackles, sack at Ohio State. 13 tackles, sack at Iowa. 2010: Enrolled in January for spring semester. Played in all 13 games as a true freshman. High School: SuperPrep All-American in Michigan. Two-time All-State selection. Misc: Third-generation Spartan. Grandfather, Hank, was a guard (1952-54) and father Shane played LB (1983-86). His other grandfather, Jim Morse, played RB at Notre Dame (1954-56). His uncles Chuck Bullough (Michigan State, linebacker, 1988-91), Bobby Morse (Michigan State, running back, 1983-86) and Jim Morse (Notre Dame, cornerback, 1976-77) played college football. Younger brother, Riley, is a RB at Michigan State.

Analysis

Strengths

Terrific football intelligence. Keys and diagnoses quickly, understands run fits and spills willingly. Physical -- good take-on/tackle strengh between the tackles. Pursues hard. Good tackler when he's able to square up ball carriers. Two-year captain with outstanding football character. Leads vocally and by example. Football is in his blood and approaches the game accordingly.

Weaknesses

Average athlete. Not explosive. Tight hips (exposed in space). Limited foot speed, lateral agility and range. Can be late to the perimeter. Struggles in man coverage and is stiff dropping/turning in coverage.

Bottom Line

Big, tough, experienced, durable, competitive Mike linebacker who was a heart-and-soul type for the stingiest defense in college football. Like a coach on the field, Bullough is a throwback talent whose instincts and technique will have to compensate for athletic limitations for him to win a starting role.
-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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