Photo of Mortty Ivy
Grade
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  • 4.99 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 104.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.75 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 248LBS. Weight

Overview

After biding his time behind very good West Virginia linebackers and recovering from a torn ACL suffered in 2006 spring practice, Ivy stood out as a two-year starter. The 2008 first-team All-Big East selection made 179 tackles, 18 for loss, and four interceptions over the past two seasons. His strength near the line of scrimmage and ability in coverage make him a strong-side linebacker prospect.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Wide strong-side linebacker with well-developed overall build. ... Holds up strong on the edge against tight ends and tackles, using his length to maintain distance or strength to rip off of blocks. ... Able to disengage to wrap up ballcarriers near the line. ... Very solid wrap-up tackler in space. ... Cleans up plays started by teammates because he swarms to the ball. ... Drops well into the intermediate zone, can get a hand on the ball. ... Comes hard on the blitz and will make the play more often than not. ... Moves quickly to handle running backs and tight ends in the flat. ... Stays in his lane and hustles on special teams. Negatives: May end up moving inside in the NFL or being limited to the nine-technique when facing running situations. ... Lacks great lateral movement and will whiff on tackles in space because he lacks fluidity and hip flexibility. ... Best when able to see the play in front of him. ... Inconsistent winning hand play at the line and in space. ... Will make the interception, but has been known to drop balls thrown to his hands. ... Missed time in 2006 with a torn ACL.
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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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