WHAT TO LIKE
At 6-foot-2, 235-pounds, Michael Deeb has a solid frame and plays the game with great intensity. On film he shows the ability to drop into short coverage to make a pick or fill a gap in run support. Not shy when it comes to being physical, Deeb fits the bill of a natural middle linebacker playing the game with great effort and the willingness to sacrifice his body to make a play.
WHAT MAY CONCERN YOU
While on film Deeb shows above average lateral movement and the ability to go down the line and make a play, some might question his straight line speed. However, on several plays you see Deeb use a quick burst to sack the quarterback or make a play.
From the look of things Michael Deeb and Notre Dame are a solid fit on and off the field. Deeb shows the willingness to compete at a high level and those around him talk about his high character. On the field he'll enter the Irish program with a body ready to compete for playing time early as the Irish will look to fill the void left by the departure of Manti Te`o.