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Larry Asante (SS)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    212 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 in.
  • College:
    Nebraska
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Cleveland Browns
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 29 (160)
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Overview

Asante was a productive, three-year starter for the Cornhuskers. He has a good combination of strength and athleticism for the safety position. He doesn't have ideal height but makes up for it with toughness and aggressive play. He is a solid reactor but tends to be more productive as a run defender than vs. the pass. He doesn't have natural leaping ability when going after the ball in traffic and appears to have average hands to make the sure interception. He is a willing run-support player who is usually a solid open-field tackler. Asante has limitations that likely will relegate him to a backup role and core special teams contributor.


Strengths

Asante has a compact, muscular build. Reacts quickly and has the speed to close fast in run support. Aggressive kid who seeks out contact, delivers strong shots and wraps up ball carriers. Three-year starter who was very productive in the Big 12.

Weaknesses

Loses position in pass coverage and does not have the instincts to be a true center fielder. Has only average height and leaping ability, which prevents him from high-pointing the ball in traffic. Lacks the ability to anticipate routes in man coverage and is susceptible to fakes.

Grade

6.7

 

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