Cardinals Spend Quality Time with LB

Wisconsin LB DeAndre Levy held an individual Pro Day, and he wowed the scouts with his use of hands to shed blocks and to get the edge on tight ends. Levy's numbers also rang low on the speed drills. He tells about his interactions (yes plural) with the Cardinals.

Wisconsin LB DeAndre Levy has told at his school's Pro Day he spent time with a number of coaches, including the Arizona Cardinals linebackers coach Matt Raich. He said the Steelers, Cardinals, Chiefs, Dolphins and the Lions were just a few of the teams that held formal interviews with him at the Combine.

Unable to perform at his school's Pro Day due to a hamstring injury, Levy (6'2", 236) put on a good show on his special day for the teams who made the trip just to watch him work out.

Levy told that the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears were just a few of the teams that attended his personal Pro Day.

According to one source, Levy ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds, completed the three-cone drill in 7.12 seconds and the short shuttle in 4.2 seconds. He also posted a vertical jump of 35.5" and a broad jump of 10'3".

Levy told the Badger Beat that the whole experience was surreal.

LB DeAndre Levy

"It feels like it took forever to get here, after the season ended," Levy said. "I was hoping to get this step out of the way at the combine, couldn't do it. Then (I) tried to get it done at the Pro Day and wasn't able to go.

"Now, I finally get it done in April, a couple weeks before the draft, it's like, I get to sit back a little bit and enjoy the moment. The past few weeks were rehabbing and grinding out, trying to get ready to run good numbers and jump good and all that."

Levy could supplement the Cardinals linebackers unit by adding his youth, good use of hands, speed and athleticism at outside linebacker.

He put up big numbers in college. Over a three year tenure, he compiled 193 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss and 14 sacks. Levy earned honorable mention All-Big Ten in his senior year. He was also recognized nationally as Big Ten Player of the Week in his last year at Wisconsin.

Levy features a strong skill set against the run and a team captain persona. He believes his dependability goes understated a lot. Levy says he shows up to work and can be counted on to do things the right way, on and off the field.

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