SCOUTING REPORT- Billy Silva/ Northwestern

SCOUTING REPORT

Billy Silva      Northwestern    6-3|244|4.75        4Sr

STATS & BIO: Two-year starter that received All-Conference consideration as a junior.  Registered 120/2/0/2/4 as a senior after leading the team in tackles the prior season when his numbers were 114/9/2/1/5.  85 tackles as a sophomore after starting half the season.

THE GOOD: Relentless middle linebacker with a good head for the ball.  Quick reading or anticipating the action, instinctive and takes good angles to the ball carrier working to get involved in the action.  Moves well laterally displaying the ability to slide off blocks, plays with reckless abandon but always under control.  

THE BAD:  Squares into his tackles wrapping up but not strong at the point of attack.  Slow shedding blocks when meeting opponents head on and lacks overall speed.  Not smooth or fluid changing direction, has difficulty readjusting to the action and not fast chasing the ball carrier in pursuit.  

THE SKINNY: Does not play to his forty time nor is he effective in space and would classify him as a "two-down defender."  Late Seventh Round.  

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