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Nick Bellore (LB)
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Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.84 sec
  • Bench Press23.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump32.5 inch
  • Broad Jump109.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.98 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.62 sec
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Overview

Bellore was extremely productive at Central Michigan, but his limited speed will likely make him a two-down player at the next level. He has very good football intelligence and reacts a step quicker than most, but he does not use his hands well enough to consistently shed blockers. He flashes a closing burst to make plays behind the line despite lacking great range. In the passing game, he is not fluid or explosive enough to stick in man and lacks the recognition skills to jump routes in zone. Bellore is tough kid that will get drafted late due to his run stopping abilities.


Strengths

Bellore has a thick muscular build. Smart player that reads quickly and is rarely fooled by play action or misdirection. Possesses the closing burst to make plays in the backfield. Fills hard in run support and flashes the ability to deliver big shots when tackling. Hard worker with a relentless motor.

Weaknesses

Does not have the range to be a sideline-to-sideline player. Lacks the speed and lateral agility to stick with tight ends and running backs in man coverage. Shows questionable instincts in zone. Struggles to consistently shed blocks and can get cut. Takes poor angles at times in run support and slides off too many tackles.

Grade

4.8

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Nick Bellore

    Published: March 14, 2011 at 03:14 p.m.

    Watch Central Michigan LB Nick Bellore work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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