Scout.com Draft Ranking: No. 4 middle linebacker
CUTigers.com Projected Draft Round: 4th
Bio: Three-year starter who suffered a season-ending knee injury during the second game of ‘06. Collected a team-high 109 tackles as junior when he received All-Conference recognition.
Pos: Athletic defender who has shown the ability to make plays sideline-to-sideline. Physical, quickly changes direction and covers a great amount of area. Fast laterally, possesses a burst of speed and flashes on the scene. Strong, defeats blocks and makes tackles in the open field. Effectively picks up coverage assignments and works hard until the whistle blows.
Neg: Does not always play under control, and is inefficient at times.