Tony Ficklin School: San Jose State
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 268 40: 4.73 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Three year starter that's been used at
defensive end, defensive tackle as well as
linebacker. Posted 52/17/7 as a senior after
36/6/4 the prior year.
Positives: Explosive athlete
still very raw on the football field. Quick off
the snap, plays with excellent pad level and
gets leverage on opponents. Rarely off his
feet, quickly changes direction and moves
laterally. Strings plays out to the sidelines and
displays outstanding balance and body control.
Has a burst of closing speed and flashes on
Negatives: Does not always chase hard
unless the play is in his immediate vicinity. Not
instinctive or quick locating the ball. Though
weight room strong, very slow getting off blocks
and handled by opposing tight ends.
A defender that's been moved around the
field and has been used at several positions,
Ficklan has never settled in any one area
which has hurt his development. Possesses
terrific natural abilities and has recently turned
in some outstanding workouts which included
38 repetitions on the bench press and a vertical
jump of 39 inches. A lack of height combined
with adequate speed projects him to outside
linebacker at the next level in a 34 defense.
Prospect Profile: Tony Ficklin
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