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Outside Linebackers
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*Jarvis Jones OLB 1 Georgia rJr 6020 245 1st

BRS (Gollin) - Medics reportedly cleared him (Stenosis), but I'd consider him a bit medically risky to take him as high as #7. Didn't do combine drills.

 Pre-Combine Forty -  4.74. Combine - Forty: DNP. Ten: DNP. Reps: DNL. VJ: DNP. BJ: DNP 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Jones — who chose not to work out at the combine (which didn’t help alleviate concerns over health) — ran the 40 in 4.92 seconds on each of his runs. He had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-3 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.69 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.43 seconds. He also performed 20 strength lifts. Jones worked out as both an outside linebacker and defensive end at the pro day. There is sentiment that Jones’ best position in the NFL might be as a pass-rushing defensive end. Jarvis Jones didn't help self at UGA's pro day, running two 4.92 40s. Worked out at rush OLB and DE.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  Elite playmaker off the edge….explosive burst to complement very good timing to consistently cross the face of offensive tackles and get them backpedaling. Enough flexibility to dip under their reach and close on the quarterback, with strong hands and an eye for ripping the ball free for the sack and forced fumble. Stronger than he looks and has an effective bull-rush. Also uses this strength to be surprisingly effective in setting the edge despite routinely giving up 70-plus pounds to opponents. Locates the ball quickly and pursues with passion. Athletic enough to drop back into coverage.

Size limitations - impressive build but not much room for additional mass. Relies an awful lot on speed, uses few complementary pass rush moves. Diagnosed with spinal stenosis ( which has led some notable NFL players to abruptly end their careers). Compared To: Von Miller - not quite as explosive off the snap or as reliable an open-field tackler as Miller but he's close. Medical concerns are frightening but make no mistake, he’s a Pro Bowl talent whose impact in the NFL would be immediate.

*Alec Ogletree OLB 2 Georgia Jr 6024 242 1st

BRS (Gollin) - Elite potential, but substance abuse suspension and inconsistent tackling do raise a couple of red flags. Not real fast or explosive.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.63. Combine - Forty: 4.70. Ten: 1.60 Reps: 20. VJ: 33.5 BJ: 10-2. 20S: 4.39. 60S: DNP. 3C: 7.16. Pro Day Forty: 4.64 with wind.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Ogletree ran the 40 in 4.64 seconds with the wind and 4.75 seconds against the wind. He had a 4.57-second short shuttle and a 7.11-second three-cone drill. He also performed 18 strength lifts. His best NFL position is probably as a weak-side linebacker.

PFW Audibles - "...moves like a DB playing linebacker. He's fast, quick and athletic. He moves like a gazelle. He has run into trouble off the field and is going to need things kept simple, but I would like to have him."

Based on NFLDraftScouts -   Former safety with terrific range and athleticism, making plays all over the field - often the best player on a defense loaded with NFL talent. Terrific quickness around the edge, capable of making stops in the backfield and is fast in pursuit. Doesn't shy from making the big hit. Arrives with deceiving power and violent intentions. Lengthy frame, athleticism and experience in coverage. Has the long arms scouts like from linebackers. Excellent special teams player with terrific  ball skills (leaped high to snatch an onside kick vs. LSU).

Needs to be more consistent filling against the run and tackling with better pad level. Leaner than ideal frame. Must show greater strength in disengaging from blockers. Off-field concern following a four-game suspension in  ( substance-abuse). Compared to Sean Weatherspoon -  but needs to play with a little more control. Frankly, there isn't a more exciting linebacker prospect in the 2013 draft, but make no mistake about it, the missed tackles are an issue, which if not corrected, will give Ogletree some Aaron Curry-like bust potential as well.

Khaseem Greene OLB 3 Rutgers rSr 6006 241 2nd

BRS (Gollin) - Saw him a lot in college. Has elite playmaking skills. Turnover machine. A bit short at 6-1. Not real fast or athletic for an outside guy.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.64. Combine - Forty: 4.71. Ten: 1.62. Reps: 17. VJ: 30.0. BJ: 9-8. 20S: 4.20. 60S: 11.87. 3C: 7.58.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Greene ran the 40 in 4.70 and 4.71 seconds, and had a 34-inch vertical jump. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine. Greene also had a good positional workout.

PFW Audibles - "(he's) not instinctive. All the plays he makes are schemed. He is not as good as his stats say. I charted his production and it wasn't what they said it was. Syracuse was bugging him so bad he got a personal foul in the first quarter because he punched the guy. They have to show him where to line up. He digests everything. He's not tough...I know a lot of (scouts)  who love him. He has bust written all over him."

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  Rare athleticism for the position. Has the agility and straight-line speed to elude blockers and beat backs to the edge. Improved patience and awareness in his second season at LB, rarely taking false steps and exploding towards the ball. Reliable open-field tackler, generally wrapping both arms around the ballcarrier. Best trait might be his incredible ability to create turnovers. Rips violently at the ball as he makes tackles, using excellent hand-eye coordination and impressive strength. Times his blitz well, with a quick burst to close. Fluid in coverage due to his experience at safety / good ball skills. Some natural open-field running skills once the ball is in his hands. Good bloodlines. ( half-brother of RB Ray Graham). Special teamer. Obvious size limitations. Not just short; possesses a rocked-up frame that won’t be able to handle much additional weight.

Can get lost in  traffic in tight quarters. A bit inconsistent in his overall physicality. Prefers to slip by blockers rather than take them on. Sometimes spends too much time going for the strip, rather than the secure tackle. (Broken ankle in 2011). Compared to Ernie Sims -  great speed, explosiveness and playmaking ability, but, his size limitations may eventually catch up with him.

Arthur Brown OLB 4 Kansas State rSr 6000 241 2nd

BRS (Gollin) - Athletic, effort-guy. Didn't do drills. Like Green, a bit short and light. But other than that, is considered virtually "risk-free."

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.62. Combine - Forty: DNP. Ten: DNP. Reps: DNL. VJ: DNP. BJ: 9-8. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - He was a very, very productive linebacker in college and one of the top tacklers in the nation. Brown ran the 40-yard dash in 4.67 and 4.68 seconds. He recorded a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 4.31-second shuttle drill, a 7.07-second three-cone drill and performed 21 reps of 225 pounds.

PFW Audibles - "(he's) too small for us. He's got to be a run-around guy that's always protected. If you get a body on him, he's done. He's active and makes a lot of plays."

Based on NFLDraftScouts -   Instinctive, physical defender who (other than his lack of ideal size) ranks among the surest prospects in the 2013 draft. Excellent key and diagnosis skills. Often takes his initial step toward where the play is designed to go before the QB has finished taking the snap. Explosive, active hands to quickly slip blocks and plays with excellent leverage, bending at the knees to consistently get under the pads of would-be blockers. Very good balance to avoid cut blocks and when knocked to the ground; remarkably quick in popping back up. Very good sideline to sideline speed, which could allow him to remain ILB in the NFL. Drops back into coverage fluidly, demonstrating not only the athleticism but the awareness to handle this responsibility. Times his blitz well with the snap, showing the flexibility to slip past blockers, flatten out and close on the quarterback.

Obvious size concerns, (though he plays much bigger than he looks). Tends to take on blocks with alternating shoulders, putting him in excellent position to slip off and make tackles but may also jeopardize his long-term health,  considering his relative lack of size. Stands out on tape for his size, physicality and open-field tackling, but hasn't produced like a playmaker (posting three career interceptions and not a single forced fumble). Struggles while at Miami open up concerns about how well he'll handle the jump to an NFL team further from home. Compared to Curtis Lofton - plays bigger than he looks and will quickly prove himself to be a vacuum tackler in the NFL, but will have to cause more turnovers if he is to emerge as one of the elite at the position.

John Simon OLB 5 Ohio State Sr 6010 257 2nd

BRS (Gollin) – Seems like a keeper, but his size and speed make him seem best suited for the inside. Didn't do drills. ASFN Favorite.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.76. Combine - DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Not listed among participants.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  Has a motor that never quits - extremely relentless & one of the best attacking defenders in college football. Strong upper body to swat and use his limbs to beat blocks with the natural power and forceful playing style to keep blockers off balance and shed. Adept at setting the edge against the run and takes on blocks destructively, staying disciplined with excellent recognition skills. Takes aggressive angles in the run game and doesn't play hesitant, trusting his eyes and reacting in a flash. He tackles through  the ballcarrier with  strong wrists and hands to secure stops, rarely missing tackles. Good short-area quickness with good snap anticipation and dip off the edge to bend around the tackle and gain a step on blockers.

Plays every snap as if it's his last and doesn't know how to go half speed, playing motivated and focused. Smart, heady player to make impact plays against the run and pass, getting his hands up at LOS. A two-year captain and there isn't a lot he hasn't seen. Closes quickly and plays with excellent pursuit on defense and special teams coverage. Has also played both DLE and DRE, standing up and with his hand in the dirt… also moved inside to DT at times.

Almost too bulked up, limiting his fluidity. Lacks ideal arm length, making it tough for him to disengage at times. More of a one-speed rusher and consistently explosed, lacking creativity as an edge rusher. Struggled to cover  RBs/TEs  in one-on-one coverage at the Senior Bowl, lacking the natural hip movement or footwork to quickly adjust and blanket his man. Plays too energetic at times and will wear himself out due to his relentless attitude. He’ll  tak overaggressive angles must control his intensity to avoid penalties. (Minor right knee injury (at end of 2012). Compared with Allen Bailey -  It's tough to find an exact comparison for Simon, but Bailey comes close with his muscular frame, quick feet and relentless attitude. Simon isn't as big as Bailey (285 pounds), but he's just as strong.

Chase Thomas OLB 6 Stanford rSr 6030 244 2nd-3rd

BRS (Gollin) - The 4.91 forty seems below the thresshold for an OLB. He may be better inside. Unspectacular but sound, smart and reliable. Many guys who fit that profile and aren't quite smart enough or athletic enoughfade off into the sunset. But when they are smart enough and good enough, they can occupy an outside spot and lead your football team for a decade. Plus - You have to like Thomas' size.

Combine - Forty: 4.91. Ten: 1.64. Reps: 18. VJ: 32.0.  BJ: 9-5. 4.31. 20S: 60S: DNP. 3C: 7.17.

Pro Day (Brandt) Thomas ran the 40 in 4.80 and 4.85 seconds, did 21 lifts on the bench, and stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine. Thomas moves well, but lacks the all-out great speed required at linebacker.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  His impact was felt way past the box score with his constant disruption of the pocket and against the run. In  loss to Notre Dame, he was extremely active with stunts and pressures, attacking from different angles and directions. Used strong hands and wrists to stack and shed quickly to keep blockers off balance. He’s tough to contain because of his energetic playing style and quick feet to avoid blockers, using arm-over technique to gain leverage and break through LOS. Thomas plays disciplined with a high football IQ. Although he isn’t naturally explosive or a quick-twitch pass rusher, he plays fast and hard with controlled aggression and goes at full speed any time he’s on the field.

Brandon Jenkins OLB 7 Florida State Sr 6020 251 2nd-3rd

BRS (Gollin) - Nice size/speed/strength. Only lifted at combine - didn't do other drills.  Designated pass rusher with questionable toughness especially vs. the run,

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.69. Combine - Forty: DNP.Ten: DNP. Reps: 30. VJ: DNP. BJ: DNP. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP. Pro Day Forty: 5.07.

Pro Day (Brandt) - He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.07 and 5.09 seconds but but kept his vertical and broad jump from the combine. He ran the short shuttle drill in 4.48 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.40 seconds. Jenkins recorded 19 strength lifts. He is a player who was pretty good two years ago but has not been the same since.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  Long, lanky build with room for additional muscle. Explosive first step off the snap, which quickly can put the offensive tackle on his heels. Closes quickly and can provide an explosive pop due to the momentum he gains. Good flexibility to dip under the reach of the tackle. Creates good torque around the edge, with rare speed and closing ability. Rare straight-line speed /can scrape the line of scrimmage, chasing ball-carriers from behind. Used almost exclusively as a pass rusher, though he was occasionally asked to drop into coverage on zone blitz packages. Enough lateral agility and flexibility to handle this transition, if necessary. Long arms and at least moderate upper body strength to execute drag-down tackles.

Questionable instincts as a LB- convert. Moderate recognition of misdirection plays / screens and draws. Relies on his quickness to zip past the offensive tackle and beat backs to the edge against wide running plays.

Simply lacks the bulk and strength to hold up against the run at this time. Plays with at least adequate leverage, but is easily moved off the ball. Was often run at directly on power running plays. Not a naturally explosive hitter and doesn't use his hands well enough, at this time. Forced just two fumbles and deflected just four passes in 40 career games. Adept at slapping away the offensive tackle's initial punch, but hasn't yet shown a consistent swim or rip move (though there’s an undeniable upside in this area), but is currently a one-trick speed rusher. Compared to Robert Mathis -- like the Colts' pass-rusher, Jenkins' greatest asset is his speed off the edge. But to be his most effective, he'll likely need a second pass rusher to complement him. But he could prove quite effective, especially for a team protecting a lead.

Sean Porter OLB 8 Texas A&M Sr 6012 229 2nd-3rd

BRS (Gollin) - Athletic, but a bit finessy and undisciplined. Not fast for an outside guy. Didn't do agility drills.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.65. Combine - Forty: 4.75. Ten: 1.63.  Reps: 22. VJ: 35.0. BJ: 9-11. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Porter ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 and 4.63 seconds. He had a 4.40-second short shuttle time and a 7.29-second three-cone drill. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  Athletic, well-defined frame. Versatile defender who can line up in multiple roles. Burst to beat tackles off the edge as a rusher and adept at timing the snap as a walk-up blitzer, showing the burst and ability to "get skinny" to slip through interior gaps. Best in pursuit to the flanks and operating in coverage due to his athleticism & impressive straight-line speed. Good strength to set the edge and agility to avoid blocks and make tackles in the running game. Fluid and fast enough to line up over the slot and handle quick coverage responsibilities (traits that could earn him a WLB role in a predominantly 4-3 aligned pro team.

Scouts would like to see him play with greater physicality  (too often relies on his athleticism to beat blockers to the action rather than taking them on physically). His speed and flexibility allow him to slip under pass blockers and get to the quarterback once he's locked up, he  can’t  separate. Generally reliable open-field tackler but tends to grab and pull down rather than explode into his opponents. Long legs and aggression also make him prone to overrun plays, and creating cut-back lanes for opposing runners. Compared to Nick Barnett -- a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, master of none type. However, his size and athleticism, is sure to draw plenty of admirers on draft day.

Jamie Collins OLB 9 Southern Mississippi Sr 6034 250 3rd

BRS (Gollin) - Great combine scores. Participated in all the drills. Off the chart jumping numbers suggest excellent explosion. Nice size, some athleticism, may lack instincts and consistent motor.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.65. Combine - Forty: 4.64. Ten: 156. Reps: 19. VJ: 41.5. BJ: 11-7. 20S: 4.32.  60S: 11.55. 3C: 7.10.

Pro Day (Brandt) — Collins stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine (he was a top performer in his position group in five events). Collins’ official 40-yard dash time (4.64 seconds) in Indianapolis is especially notable. Collins worked out as both a linebacker and defensive lineman with his hand in the dirt. He’ll have a lot of intrigued teams visit for a private workout.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  Muscular, athletic-looking frame with powerful hands and long arms. Accelerates well in a straight line, and exhibits good flexibility, both coming off the edge as a rusher, as well as when changing direction in space. Has a knack for getting to the QB off the edge, with impressive natural power on contact, and ability to disengage when he uses his hands effectively. Strong, sudden closing burst in space. Appears natural and comfortable in his lower half when asked to drop into zone coverage. When he gets his arms extended at the POA, he can really manhandle his blocker. Lacks a ton of short-area burst in space, but uses length nicely to compensate.

Motor appears to waffle at times. First step isn't elite. Much more athletic than instinctive /not a high-intensity, fly-to-the-football defender, despite possessing some dynamic physical tools. Tends to tackle with his shoulder too frequently rather than wrapping up, and will take on blockers with his chest or shoulders. Will reduce speed & become loose legged when flipping his hips from a backpedal in man-coverage. Tends to freeze in space in zone coverage and lose track of what's going on behind him. Compared to K.J. Wright - is a unique combination of speed, fluidity and flexibility for his size. But Wright displayed displayed better all-around instincts and motor. Right now, Collins looks like a developmental project with starting-caliber potential if his fundamentals and instincts can improve.

*Jelani Jenkins OLB 10 Florida rJr 6000 243 3rd

BRS (Gollin) - Short, but has elite speed & strength. Aggressive fire-plug type who's become a sounder tackler. Will have to get stronger to avoid being manhandled at LOS (the 27 rep figure at the combine suggests he can do this)..

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.54. Combine - Forty: DNP. Ten: DNP. Reps: 27. VJ: DNP. BJ: DNP. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Not written up with attendees.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  Compact build, which makes him stouter than his height might indicate. Extremely aggressive, especially against the run. Attacks the LOS with the ability to slip gaps and make impressive tackles for loss. Great speed to the edge Explosive hitting ability and generally a good wrap-up tackler ( though this wasn't always the case in 2012). Good athleticism in coverage, with the agility and speed to handle this role in the NFL.

Lacks prototypical size / frequently nicked up. Attacks the LOS and can get swallowed up and lose sight of the ball. Inconsistent effort to help in pursuit. Inconsistent in his ability to get off blocks, often struggling if his opponent latches on. Must improve his functional strength in this area to be anything more than a "chase" linebacker. Compared with Geno Hayes.

Travis Long OLB 11 Washington State Sr 6-4 245 3rd-4th

BRS (Gollin) - Nice size, questionable speed. Tough run defense skills. Lacks the explosion you'd like to see from an edge-rushing OLB. Injury issues.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.76. Combine - Not Listed.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine — was the best prospect on hand for the pro day. Long (6-foot-3 3/4, 243 pounds) was unable to work out, however, due to an ACL surgery hed had on Nov. 21. As a senior, Long played the “Buck” end/linebacker hybrid position in the Cougars’ 3-4 base defense.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  Highly instinctive, passionate player with natural pass rush savvy. Lanky athlete with the frame to add significant muscle mass and still maintain his quickness. At least adequate initial quickness off the snap from the three point stance to get the pass blocker shuffling and has good lateral agility and flexibility to counter. Possesses long arms to keep the pass blocker free from his chest-plate and locates the football quickly, quickly discarding the block to pursuit laterally and downfield. Surprisingly stout at the point of attack, showing a good understanding of leverage to hold up, as well as good agility to twist his way free. Versatile defender who has lined up as a traditional defensive end, stand-up pass rusher and asked to drop back into coverage as a 4-3 outside linebacker. Isn't an explosive hitter but wraps his arms securely for the effective, reliable tackle in space. Highly durable player who started 47 games for the Cougars.

Classic 'tweener. Lacks the bulk and strength to play DE or the agility or straight-line speed to be a traditional OLB. Not explosive off the snap/ makes the majority of his plays on effort and good vision to locate the ball. UInjury issues (torn labrum/knee injury).Compared toKroy Biermann, Falcons -- Just as Biermann did after an impressive career with the Montana Grizzlies, Long will have to get bigger and stronger for his instincts and motor to equate to success in the NFL.

Trevardo Williams OLB 12 Connecticut Sr 6012 241 3rd-4th

BRS (Gollin) - Workout warrior - Impressive speed, jumping ability and strength, but lacks all-around LB skills and may be best suited as a designated pass-rusher. Didn't do agility drills.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.52. Combine - Forty: 4.57. Ten: 1.61. Reps: 25. VJ: 38.0. BJ: 10-4. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  Explosive athlete with natural edge-rush ability. Extremely quick get-off to go with flexibility that makes him a consistent threat to round the edge on every play. Big-time closing burst in space. Impressive lateral quickness when countering back to the inside from the edge. May have the best pure get-off of anyone edge rusher in this year's class. Relentless motor to the whistle. Can accelerate to track down the stretch-play from the backside. Consistently creates space with good arm extension with an impressive punch to his opponent's chest plate. Makes good use of flexibility to generate low leverage at the edge. Elite straight-line speed for an end, and a "plus" in this area among LB’s.

Under-sized for a traditional 3-point edge rusher, but hasn't shown a lot in terms of lining up as a traditional linebacker, either. Lacks power necessary to consistently generate any kind of bull-rush and is a pure speed rusher who has to rely heavily on his get-off to make the edge. Will use a secondary move from time to time, but must continue to develop a repertoire if he's to consistently contribute pressure at the next level. Lacks  a high level of awareness / instincts as a run defender and may be a one-trick pony. Rarely drops back into coverage, so is tough to grade in space. Compared to Dexter Davis - Williams has put up some intriguing sack numbers at the college level despite lacking the size and strength that scouts want to see in an every-down rusher at the next level. Williams gets off the ball much better than Davis. Interest should be strong from a 3-4 team willing to gamble that Williams will be just as effective rushing from a two-point stance as he has been with his hand  in the ground. A legitimate double-digit sack threat in the right system who se upside could be more like Bruce Irvin in year one.

Zaviar Gooden OLB 13 Missouri rSr 6014 234 4th

BRS (Gollin) - In a thin year for edge rushers, he may warrant a higher rating. Elite speed for position. Ran all the drills at the combine and had elite scores accross the board. Has all the raw athletic skills but very undeveloped instinct and technique-wise (both tackling and in coverage).

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.49. Combine - Forty: 4.47. Ten: 1.53.  Reps: 27. VJ: 34.0. BJ: 10-11. 20S: 4.18. 60S: 11.28. 3C: 6.71.

Pro Day (Brandt) -  Gooden had a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump (4 1/2 inches better than his NFL Scouting Combine number). He then stood by the rest of his numbers from the combine (he was a top performer in his position group at the combine in every workout but the vertical). Gooden is a good athlete with speed. This is a good linebacker prospect.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -   Lean, athletic-looking frame and ideal build to play the weak side at the next level. Extremely explosive in a straight line, with strong initial burst and elite vertical speed for the position. Has shown an improved willingness to get physical at the line and persist through contact.. Quick to close on his gap against the run with adequate flexibility to establish low leverage on contact when engaging blockers. When active with his hands, exhibits quickness and pop to routinely disengage. Fluid drop in coverage and quick hips to turn and run with the tight end or slot receiver vertically.

Still a bit raw in coverage,  flipping his hips in the wrong direction while anticipating routes. First step isn't as explosive coming out of a hip flip/transition. Late to diagnose the run at times. Will take shallow angles on runs to the outside, and often find himself forced to chase the play down from behind. Leads with his shoulder and drops his head when engaging bigger blockers, and doesn't get his arms extended consistently. Only marginal lateral fluidity / struggles at times to break down and make tackles in space. Better in man-coverage than zone right now, as he tends to lock onto the backfield and lose track of receivers in the area. Compared to Zach Brown - has rare speed and explosiveness for his size, but is still learning to utilize it properly on the football field. Does appear more instinctive now, and is a more consistent tackler than Brown was at North Carolina.

Gerald Hodges OLB 14 Penn State Sr 6010 243 4th

BRS (Gollin) - Fits the Penn St. LB prototype (sound at playing the position) but has unspectacular speed and a maxed out frame. Didn't do agility drills at combine.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.74. Combine - Forty: 4.78.  Ten: 1.67. Reps: 22. VJ: DNJ. BJ: 9-11. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro day (Brandt) - The linebacker also opted to do only select drills. Hodges posted a 35-inch vertical, a 4.29 short shuttle and ran the three-cone drill in 7.27 seconds.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -   Seeks out ballcarriers and delivered a physical pop upon contact. Above average athleticism for the position, with the range to make plays all over the field and the agility to avoid blocks and quickly arrive to the play. Added nearly 30 pounds of bulk onto his lean frame since high school, but doesn't have the body type to get much bigger. Too easily gets hung up on blocks at POA.

Sio Moore OLB 15 Connecticut rSr 6006 245 4th

BRS (Gollin) - Nice speed, a bit short, needs to get stronger. Strong jump scores suggest he's explosive, but agility scores are subpar. .

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.64. Combine - Forty: 4.65. Ten: 1.62. Reps: 29. VJ: 38.0. BJ: 10-7. 20S: 4.31. 60S: 12.39. 3C: 7.49.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -   Reads the action quickly and has the speed to close, making him a classic 4-3 weak-side linebacker candidate. Versatile performer in college with good production as a hybrid, not looking out of place when asked to play in space either against the run or pass. Moore's competitive drive and explosive hitting ability were evident in non-contact drills at the Shrine Game, At his size, Moore will need to continue to improve his strength in taking on and shedding blocks.


Keith Pough OLB 16 Howard rSr 6016 239 4th-5th

BRS (Gollin) - Impressed at East-West. Forty time will have to improve for him to be taken seriously - at least on the outside. Needs to perfect techniques. Level of competition a concern.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.84. Combine - Forty: 4.90. Ten: 1.64. Reps: 17. VJ: 33.0. BJ: 9-10.  20S: 4.47.  60S: DNP. 3C: 7.28.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -   Intensity and leadership qualities impressed at Shrine Game practices, playing with a high level of energy. Excellent flexibility and agility for the position. Stays low with good fundamentals. Naturally athletic and fluid, with the coordination and smooth hips to play in space. Lean, athletic frame/adept at playing balanced and low to the ground. Nonstop motor /brings constant energy to the field. Tends to lower his head, keeping his eyes in the wrong place. Will need to shed concerns over level of competition. Will need to improve his instincts and get stronger to improve his stack-and-shed ability.

DeVonte Holloman OLB 17 South Carolina Sr 6013 243 5th

BRS (Gollin) - Decent size, disappointing speed. Instinctive, but a bit stiff, lacks good COD skills and needs to get stronger.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.64. Combine - Forty: 4.76. Ten: 1.62. Reps: 15. VJ: 33.0. BJ: 9-5. 20S: 4.26. 60S: DNP. 3C: 7.30.

Pro Day (Brandt) - He ran the 40-yard dash once and completed it in 4.76 seconds. He recorded a 34-inch vertical jump and kept the rest of his numbers from the combine. He had a good workout.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  Athletic-looking frame with a sturdy, thick base and long arms. Strong at play-recognition and anticipation against the pass. Diagnoses the run early, and takes good angles to the football. Anticipates and approaches the gap with good timing on runs between the tackles. Ample lower body strength to compensate for lack of flexibility when asked to hold ground/stack at the second level. Good backfield vision through traffic. Good instincts and timing when asked to make a play on the ball in the air. High-motor, aggressive player who doesn't shy away from making big-time contact.

Lack of flexibility and first-step explosion hampers his ability to recover or redirect. Lacks fluidity to turn and run with tight ends or receivers down the field, without losing a step.Only marginal top-end speed for the position. Doesn't get his arms extended enough when taking on blocks, and is too easily driven out of the play. Pretty stiff laterally. He seems to know what's going on, but struggles to consistently get there and make the play. His initial value will probably be best captured as a special teams contributor, but perhaps a move to the inside could help to mask some of his limitations in space, and give him a chance to contribute as a rotational piece down the road.

Lerentee McCray OLB 18 Florida Sr 6020 250 5th

BRS (Gollin) - Good size, so-so speed. Solid citizen but may lack elite pass rush skill. (Then too,  Sam Acho sort of fit that profile and then grew into more of a pass rushing force as a Cardinal).

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.74. Combine - DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - McCray also opted to wait until March 22 to do drills.

Based on NFLDraftScouts -  Athletic looking frame with thick lower half, and long, muscular arms. Exhibits good top-end speed and acceleration in space. Displays strong punch and ability to generate a bull rush when he establishes low position/leverage. Will spread out and cover the slot from time to time, and possesses fluid backpedal in space. Possesses active hands on contact and flashes good use of long arms to swim back inside as a rusher. Plays with some physicality and is tough to push back at the line. Persistent worker on the field who plays with energy and aggression. Hasn't seemed to drop off in quickness or speed throughout his college career despite a substantial weight and muscle.

Inconsistent first step off the line, and lacks elite explosiveness off the snap as a rush end. Average change-of-direction ability and agility. Lacks hip flexibility at the edge to make up for inconsistent get-off. Uncertain where he fits at the next level; lacks good experience in space as a traditional linebacker, but doesn't display a great deal of natural pass-rush ability, either. Compared to Leroy Hill -  Has natural athleticism that makes you want to find a spot for him. Considering the growing need for speed and the number of teams utilizing 3-4 alignments on defense, McCray could be a late-round pickup for a team willing to take on a project with some considerable upside.

Meshak Williams OLB 19 Kansas State Sr 6-2 245 5th
Combine - Not Listed.
Pro Day (Brandt) - Not listed with other participants.
Brandon Sharpe OLB 20 Syracuse Sr 6-1 253 5th-6th
Combine - Not Listed.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Not listed with other participants.
Michael Mauti OLB 21 Penn State rSr 6020 243 5th-6th
Combine - 28 lifts. Did not participate in other combine drills.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Mauti’s pro day was limited by a prior injury. The linebacker, dealing with an injured left anterior cruciate ligament, was only weighed and measured.

Etienne Sabino OLB 22 Ohio State rSr 6020 247 6th-7th

BRS (Gollin) - Nice size, slower-than expected speed, but lacks consistency, COD skill and instinctiveness

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.65. Combine - Forty: 4.75. Ten: 1.66. Reps: 24.  VJ: DNP. BJ: 9-6. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - The linebacker could hear his name called at the NFL draft next month. He recorded a 34-inch vertical jump and 4.41 time in the short shuttle.

Based on NFLDraftScouts - Athletic frame and flies all over the field with excellent range and the chase skills to catch the ballcarrier from behind. Athletic blitzer and is at his best downhill, working hard to shed blocks with adequate strength and length. Type of player who lacks the instincts and consistency to start at the next level, but could be a late-round pick and core special teams player. Doesn't break down information quick enough and is routinely forced to play a step behind, lacking a great feel in coverage. He won't miss many tackles, but needs to improve his angles and is too often caught off balance, lacking the lateral burst to quickly change directions.

Cameron Lawrence OLB 23 Mississippi State Sr 6-2 233 6th-7th
Combine - Not Listed.

Pro Day (Brandt) -
Not listed with other participants.
Michael Clay OLB 24 Oregon Sr 5-11 224 7th
Combine - Not Listed. Pro Day Forty: 4.76.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Not at the combine — ran the 40 in 4.77 and 4.76 seconds. He had a 31 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-6 broad jump. He had a 4/17-second short shuttle time and a 6.73-second three-cone drill. Clay had 23 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Clay is undersized, height-wise, but shows great instincts. He is a possible seventh-rounder or rookie free-agent pickup.

John Lotoleilei OLB 19 UNLV Sr 6020 243 5th

BRS (Gollin) - Decent agility. 4.65 Pro Day forty was more like it, but  I can't believe there are so many OLB's running in the 4.8's this year.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.73. Combine - Forty: 4.84. Ten: 1.58. Reps: 25.VJ: 35.5. BJ: 9-9. 20S: 4.30. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.91. Pro Day Forty: 4.65.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Lotulelei ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 and 4.66 seconds. He recorded a 10-foot-2 broad jump and 4.26 short-shuttle run.

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