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Andy Studebaker (OLB)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 251
College: Wheaton
Hometown: Congerville, IL
High School: Eureka
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Selected by: Philadelphia Eagles
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 37 (203)
Pick Analysis: Studebaker is a hybrid linebacker/defensive end with decent size, though he is slender. He has speed and is very strong as well. He's probably slated to be a special teamer at this point.

Overview

Overview

Studebaker is a small college sack-master who will move from defensive end to rush linebacker as an NFL rookie. Unfortunately, he suffered a sprained right foot halfway through his senior campaign. He still managed 6.5 tackles for loss and five sacks in only five contests. An Associated Press Little All-American as a junior, he made 55 stops including 24.5 for loss, 17.5 sacks and 19 hurries. That followed a first-team all-conference season as a sophomore with 19.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. The injury forced him to miss the Combine and all-star games, but teams know he has real potential.


High School

Four-year letterwinner...First Team All-Conference tight end and a unanimous pick at defensive end in 2003...Journal Star All-Area Team...team captain...also a member of the basketball and track teams...IBCA All-State in basketball...All-State performer i


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Analysis

Analysis

Positives: Nice size and better-than-expected athleticism. ... Very good motor, instincts, work ethic and chase ability. ... Excellent closing speed to the quarterback or ballcarrier. ... Dominated the tackles at his level of football, getting his hands into their jerseys to push them back into the pocket. ... Uses long arms to keep linemen at bay, shed to make a play and wrap up in the backfield or open space. ... Good weight-room strength, and it shows on the field. ... Can spin and swim to get free of blocks. ... First impression as a rookie will be on special teams.


Negatives: Not terribly undersized, but may be limited to a pass rush specialist if playing end. ... Lacks experience playing linebacker and will need to learn how to play in space. ... Needs to prove he can stand up to a higher level of competition. ... His injury status will determine whether he's drafted or brought in as a free agent, as he may not be full-speed come training camp.


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