|Player||Brian Cushing - OLB - USC|
|Pick||Round 1, Selection 15 (15 Overall)|
|Combine Stats||Ht: 6027v Wt: 243v Forty: 4.68v|
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|Chris Steuber Ranking|| |
#19 out of 357 overall
#2 at OLB
Cushing is a physical defender who presents the complete package. He has a nose for the ball and makes plays at the line of scrimmage. He breaks down well and plays with leverage. He's aggressive and unleashes big hits against the opposition. He flows well to the action and uses his speed in pursuit of the ball carrier. He gets good depth on his drops in coverage. Durability is a concern.
|Tom Marino's Ranking|| |
#7 out of 501 overall
#2 at OLB
|Adam Caplan's Flash Analysis||He projects to play SLB in Houston's scheme and he'll give them a badly needed physical presence in their front seven. Some scouts believe that Cushing is capable of playing MLB which could eventually push DeMeco Ryans to WLB.|
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Round 1: Houston Selects OLB Brian Cushing
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