ICTV: Scouting UNC LB Commit J.B. Copeland

Evaluating 2015 footage of the UNC commitment.

North Carolina JuCo signee J.B. Copeland spent just one season at Navarro College. But, in that one season, the high-motored linebacker left quite a mark. His ability against the run, in pursuit, and as a blitzer allowed him to finish second on the team in tackles.

Copeland, a 6-foot-3, 225-pounder, concluded the 2015 season with 116 tackles (69 solo), five sacks, and a forced fumble. Most of his damage was done while patiently tracking a running back accepting a handoff, but he also made big stops on well-timed blitz calls. Before contact he consistently squared up his target and then delivered a technically sound tackle.


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