John Pickens School: Northwestern
Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 243 40: 4.81 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Three-year starter who posted 63/6/5 as
a senior. Experienced special teams player
who's also been used at inside linebacker.
Forceful, run-defending linebacker best in the
box. Breaks down well, slides off blocks and
gets to the ball handler. Wraps up at the point
of attack bringing opponents down, yet at the
same time hard hitting and packs a wallop. Gets
adequate depth on drops and solid awareness
in zone. Displays a burst of speed.
not consistently play smart football and takes
himself out of the action. Not fast to the flanks.
Overall game lacks explosion and suddenness.
Analysis: Possessing adequate size/speed
numbers, Pickins has potential as an inside
linebacker in a 34 defense or on the outside in
a conventional scheme. May never be a starter
at the next level yet could be an inexpensive
backup and solid special teams player.
Prospect Profile: John Pickens
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