Mike O'Brien School: Illinois
Ht: 6-5.5 Wt: 225 40: 4.71 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Three-year starter who posted 34 tackles
and 2.5 tackles for loss as a senior. Totaled
career numbers of 51/11/3 as a junior in 2002.
Positives: Injury-prone yet athletic pass rusher who
shows skill off the edge. Plays with leverage,
balance, and gets off the ball with a quick first
step. Immediately locates the ball and makes
plays laterally up and down the line of scrimmage.
Works his hands to get off blocks and
gives good effort.
Negatives: Undersized, not strong
at the point of attack, and easily controlled by
opposing tight ends. Durability issues plagued
him throughout his college career.
collegiate defensive end with good size/speed
numbers, O'Brien consistently displays the skill
to make plays behind the line of scrimmage or
in the box. Has potential standing up over tackle
as a rush linebacker in a 34 defense, yet must
prove he can stay healthy and on the field to
have any real chance of making it in the NFL.
Prospect Profile: Mike OBrien
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