Matt Roth School: Iowa
Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 278 40: 4.81 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Former linebacker who totaled 49/15/8 as
a senior. All-Conference choice the past two
Positives: Intense and tenacious defender
who plays with a great motor. Explodes off
the snap with a great first step, plays with
excellent leverage and works his hands to
stay off blocks. Displays top body control,
quickly changes direction or alters his angle
of attack. Holds his ground against bigger
linemen and rarely off his feet. Displays good
footwork getting through the trash laterally, and
possesses excellent range for a defensive lineman.
Makes plays in pursuit and consistently
flying around the action.
Negatives: At times easily
ridden from his angle of attack by bigger
linemen. Does not always play under control,
over-pursues the action and takes himself out
of the play.
Analysis: A fiery prospect who
plays with a warrior's mentality, Roth's game
is characterized by great intellect and tenacity.
An excellent pass rusher who makes a lot of
plays behind the line of scrimmage, he is also
effective against the run and in time should
develop into a complete defensive lineman on
the right side.
Prospect Profile: Matt Roth
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