NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jon Alston

Jon Alston\OLB\Stanford

Full Name: Jon Alston         School: Stanford

Ht: 6-0.5         Wt: 215         40: 4.65         Yr: 4Sr

Pos: Outstanding athlete who plays with great explosion and speed. Fast off the edge, quickly changes direction and loses no momentum altering his angle of attack. Easily runs with tight ends or backs in coverage. Outstanding in pursuit and covers a great amount of area on the field. Deceptively strong and holds his ground against blocks.

Neg: Not instinctive or decisive. Does not always play with great balance or body control. Smothered at the point by large opponents.

Analysis: A linebacker in a strong safety's body, Alston is a terrific athlete slowly progressing on the field. May be limited to the number of schemes he'll be effective in at the next level but the speed and explosion are enticing.

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