Photo of Nathan Triplett
Grade
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  • 6'3" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 250LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Triplett is a big, strong inside linebacker who started for only one season in college. He was very productive in 2009, but his athleticism and lack of experience is a concern at the next level. He is best between the tackles attacking the line of scrimmage. He doesn't have great quickness, speed or range inside-out to the ball. Triplett is inconsistent leveraging the ball in space, and the further away from the line of scrimmage he is, the less effective he becomes. He is an effective inside run blitzer, providing power to push the pocket, but he is a liability as a man-coverage defender. Triplett was a good college football player in 2009, but athletic limitations might relegate him to a backup roll in the NFL.

Analysis

Strengths

Triplett is tall and plays bigger than his listed weight. Strong player who is stout against the run and makes plays between the tackles. High-motor player who uses a powerful bull rush to collapse the pocket. Possesses a mean streak and fights to the whistle every play.

Weaknesses

Does not have the speed and lateral agility to consistently make plays outside the tackle box and stick in coverage. Struggles to locate the ball and takes too many false steps in pursuit. Lacks a strong punch and the hand technique to quickly shed blocks. Fails to deliver good shots tackling and does not always wrap.
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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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