Three-year starter who led the conference in
tackles the past two seasons, winning All-Conference honors as both a senior and
junior. Posted 121 tackles, 14
tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 3 interceptions, with 6 pass defenses and
112/14/1/1/4 the past two campaigns, respectively.
Aggressive middle linebacker that's best
defending the run. Quick
anticipating the action, plays assignment football and effectively quarterbacks
the defense. Explosive filling the
gaps and likes to mix it up.
Lacks the quick or fluid change of direction
and lateral speed, and does not get depth on his pass drops.
Has a short, squat build and gets caught up in the traffic.
May have a home as an inexpensive backup and
special teams player but will only succeed if his area responsibilities are held
to a minimum.