Paul Kruger   #99 OLB

Height: 6-4   Weight: 270   Age: 28

Born: 2/15/1986 Rexburg , ID

College: Utah

Experience: 6th season

High School: Timpanogos HS [Orem, UT]

TCKL

47

SCK

4.5

FF

2

INT

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Combine 2009

Combine
Stats:

  • 40 Yard Dash5.0 Secs
  • Bench Press24.0 reps
  • 3 Cone Drill7.52 secs
  • Broad Jump108.0 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.47 secs
  • Vertical Jump32.5 inches

Strengths

Positives: Tall with a fairly developed upper body and the frame to add another 10-15 pounds of muscle without losing speed. ... Relentless as a pass rusher, works hard to attack the passer in or outside the pocket. ... Gets under his man's pads to push him into the quarterback. ... Overwhelms backs and tight ends in pass protection. ... Nice straight-line and closing speed. ... Flashes explosiveness as a tackler and has the length to secure. ... Also hustles down the line and chases ballcarriers downfield. ... Good backfield awareness and lateral agility to knock down passes and keep contain on reverses, run plays and bootlegs. ... Very good at changing direction in space, can drop fluidly. ... Effective playing upright as a 3-4 rush linebacker due to his length, hustle and athleticism. ... Handles coverage responsibilities well, staying with backs in the flat and on wheel routes. ... Breaks down and drops his hips in space better than you'd expect for his size. ... Mature player with an excellent motor. Negatives: Must continue to build strength throughout his body. ... Plays too tall at times, allowing better offensive tackles to latch onto him and take him out. ... Has not yet mastered how to rip off blocks at the line. ... Needs more pass rush moves, relies on a bull rush that worked against the Mountain West but might not be enough against stronger NFL tackles. ... Will be a 23-year-old rookie with two years of college football experience.

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