DeMeco Ryans: Analysis and Audio

With the Chargers floating Donnie Edwards in trade talks, linebacker options have been pushed to the forefront. Listen to Ryans field questions at the NFL Combine and see TFY Draft Preview's analysis of him.

DeMeco Ryans, 2006 Combine Press Conference Highlights

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TFY Draft Preview's Player Profile

Full Name: DeMeco Ryans School: Alabama Pos: OLB

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 236 40: 4.70 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two seasons and honored as an All-American in ‘05. Totals last season included 76/16/5 after 78 tackles as a junior. Posted 126 tackles during his sophomore campaign. All-Academic performer throughout college.

Pos: Productive weak-side linebacker shooting up draft boards. Efficient, immediately reads the action and takes good angles to the ball-handler. Gets depth on drops and displays ball skills in coverage. Resilient, very instinctive and immediately reacts to the action. Solid in pursuit and is rarely off his feet.

Neg: Lacks bulk and playing strength, and sometimes has tackles broken.

Analysis: An intelligent prospect who graduated in seven semesters, Ryans offers plenty of upside for the next level. A potential starter at several linebacker positions, expect him to break in with the first team as a rookie.

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