Photo of Samuel Maxwell
Grade
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  • 6'2" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 246LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Maxwell was a productive senior linebacker for the Wildcats in his first year as a starter. He has a good combination of size, strength and athleticism the position. He is an average reactor and can be slow to attack the line of scrimmage and maintain proper run fits. He will attack lead blockers with pop and power but is inconsistent to shed and stay alive to the pile. He has average coverage ability and is a liability in man schemes. He does flash power when rushing the passer but doesn't have great change of direction to close to the ball. He is a solid tackler in a confined area but doesn't keep his pads over his feet in space. Maxwell has the size, strength and toughness to develop at the next level but lacks the athleticism and natural instincts to contribute as a starter.

Analysis

Strengths

Maxwell possesses ideal height and bulk. Tough kid who seeks out contact and eats up lead blockers. Delivers good shots and consistently wraps up ball carriers. Drops smoothly in zone coverage and shows the ability to jump underneath routes. Fights to the whistle every play.

Weaknesses

A one-year starter without extensive experience. Reacts a step slow and does not take proper angles in pursuit. Lacks proper hand technique and struggles to disengage from blockers. Does not have the speed and athleticism to be a sideline-to-sideline player and stick with tight ends and backs in man coverage.
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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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