James Laurinaitis   #53 ILB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 248   Age: 30

Born: 12/3/1986 Minneapolis , MN

College: Ohio State

Experience: 8th season

High School: Wayzata HS [MN]









Combine 2009


  • Bench Press22.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump33.0 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.24 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.88 Secs
  • 3 Cone Drill6.93 secs
  • Broad Jump115.0 inches


Positives: Prototype size and athleticism for the inside linebacker position. ... Reads the action quickly and gets in position to make the play. ... Instinctive and rarely out of position. ... Uses his hands well to meet, greet and discard blockers. ... Best attribute might be his open-field tackling. ... Form tackler who can generate explosiveness with his hits. ... Rare instincts and underrated athleticism for coverage. ... Gets good depth on his drops and has good straight-line speed and lateral agility. ... Baits the quarterback and can break on the ball. ... Soft hands for the interception. Negatives: Needs to continue to add strength, especially in his upper body. ... Relies on his athleticism and good technique to defeat blocks and can struggle to disengage. ... Consistent and reliable, but rarely made the game-changing play over his career. ... Experienced and productive blitzer, but doesn't show a variety of pass rush moves, relying more on athleticism, hustle and instincts.