Full Name: Kai Parham School: Virginia Pos: OLB
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 256 40: 5.05 Year: 4Jr
Bio: Led the team in tackles as a junior posting 103/14.5/8.5. Sophomore totals included 80/11/2 after 89 tackles as a freshman when he broke into the starting line-up.
Pos: Forceful linebacker best in the box. Stacks well against the run, and brings opponents down at the point of contact. Forces the action up the field, is rarely off his feet and quickly changes direction. Gets depth on drops in zone coverage and is effective facing the action.
Neg: Not explosive or very quick. Lacks speed to the sidelines and overall playing range. Performed poorly at the combine.
Analysis: Potentially a strong-side linebacker or inside defender in a 34 alignment, Parham is best playing downhill. Lack of speed limits him to specific systems.