Reggie Torbor

The Giants bolstered their linebacking corps with the selection of Reggie Torbor, a 6-2, 254-pounder that played defensive end at Auburn. New defensive coordinator Tim Lewis is believed to favor smaller, quicker 'hybrid'-type linebackers and Torbor fits the mold perfectly. <BR><BR>

Torbor came into his own as a senior, capturing the effort award from his coaching staff. He bagged 10.5 quarterback sacks last year among his 38 tackles. The speedy Torbor compiled 120 career tackles and 19.5 sacks for the Tigers.

Ourlads' on Torbor:

An undersized narrow-framed end with fairly long arms. Two-year starter. Came on strong toward the end of the '03 season and had a big performance in the Music City Bowl. Inconsistent off the ball. Late mover at times, yet he exhibits good initial burst on occasion, particularly in passing situations. Leads with his hands but tends to come up high. Can get stood up and neutralized. Doesn't always keep his feet active and can be slow to shed. Will turn his back looking to escape. Vulnerable to low blocks. Disciplined but a little hesitant at times. Has good speed to chase away. Shows some natural pass rush skills. Pressures the edge well and has a variety of moves. Very active with his hands. Does a good job of jarring blockers and working back to the inside. Has good spin ability off an outside charge â€" locates the quarterback smartly and adjusts. Possible linebacker conversion due to his size. Has some experience dropping off but isn't a natural in-reverse player. Projects more as a situational rush end.

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