Prospect Profile: Chase Blackburn

Chase Blackburn School: Akron
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 243 40: 5.08 Year: 4Sr

Bio:Three-year starter who's been used at both outside and middle linebacker as well as defensive end. Finished his senior campaign with 70/ 7.5/4.

Positives: Tenacious defender, yet limited athlete with marginal upside for the next level. Hardnosed linebacker that reads the action, works to get involved in the play and wraps up tackling. Breaks down well holding his ground against blocks, does not bite on play-action passes and quickly recognizes assignments. Adequate depth on drops in zone coverage.

Negatives: Lacks the ability to quickly change direction or redirect to ball carriers. Stiff and lacks abilities in pursuit.

Analysis: A hard-working prospect who plays with great passion, Blackburn lacks the desired measurables for the next level. Could catch on as a backup inside linebacker for a 34 defense and definitely has a special teams mentality.

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