Will Compton   #51 ILB

Height: 6-1   Weight: 235   Age: 30

Born: 9/19/1989 Berea , OH

College: Nebraska

Experience: 6th season

High School: North St. Francois Co. HS [Bonne Terre, MO]









Combine 2013


Active, intelligent leader of the defense who makes the call and directs traffic throughout the game. Stands tough against offensive lineman blocks in the box given his size, and flashes the hands to disengage to make stops in the hole. Has no fear filling a gap whether to take on a fullback or eat space on a zone run until the ballcarrier arrives. Hustles to the ball downfield, in the box, or as a blitzer, solid wrap-up tackler who gives full effort on every play. Aware zone pass defender, has enough quickness to drop to the first-down marker, stay with tight ends down the middle, and find targets to make hits and prevent yards after the catch. Sniffs out screens and has the quickness to reach and drag down the back.


Average overall physical stature and athleticism for a linebacker prospect. Doesn?t bring much power to his tackles and doesn?t possess the closing speed to chase down quicker ballcarriers. Will overrun stretch plays and lacks the change of direction to do more than grab a piece of better backs cutting against the grain. Fails to break down quickly at times when attacking ballcarriers in space. Inconsistent finding the ball in traffic, loses sight of misdirection plays. Lack of size causes him problems getting off better blocks inside. Does not have great hands for the interception, will drop strong-but-catchable passes in his frame.