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2013 Draft Prospect Notes: Linebackers

Posted Apr 24, 2013

The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, we offer their notes on the linebackers.

PROSPECT NOTES BY POSITION: QB | OL | RB | TE | WR | DB | DL

The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, they offer their notes on the linebackers.

* - indicates underclassman

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INSIDE LINEBACKER
Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Com
1 Manti Te'o Notre Dame 6-1 241 4.75 4.78
Notes: [Andy Hart] Lacks elite speed and athleticism. Not always stout. Decent instincts. Wraps up. Solid but not elite. [Erik Scalavino] Strong, experienced on-field leader, motivator. Instinctive player. Not great at shedding blocks. [Paul Perillo] Good tackler; Mobile/active; Good blitzer; Instictive.

2 Jon Bostic Florida 6-1 245 4.73 4.59
Notes: [Andy Hart] Solid athlete. Good speed and motor. Runs around some blocks. Pretty good recognition and awareness. Not a pure stuffer. Solid all around.. [Erik Scalavino] Very physical, somewhat like Spikes; could be better at shedding blocks. [Paul Perillo] Pretty active; Runs down plays well; Very athletic; Playmaker.

3 Kevin Minter* LSU 6-0 246 4.68 4.7
Notes: [Andy Hart] VG tackle to tackle. Short but thick. Not super quick. Chases in coverage. [Erik Scalavino] Good instincts; can maneuver out of blocks well; very aggressive; not the greatest tackler [Paul Perillo] Athletic; Diagnoses quickly; Good filling holes; Solid all around.

4 Nico Johnson Alabama 6-2 248 4.63 4.76
Notes: [Andy Hart] Two down guy, even in college. Good pursuit angles. Stays square. Reads run well. Gets through blocks. MLB run player. [Erik Scalavino] Doesn't shy from contact, but not great in pass defense. [Paul Perillo] Closes and tackles well; Good athlete; Physical.

5 Kiko Alonso Oregon 6-4 238 4.74  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Lot off field issues. Good length. Not real strong or powerful. . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good mobility despite average speed; Good hands; Versatile; Finds ball; Pursues well.



THE REST:
Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Com
Kevin Reddick North Carolina 6-2 246 4.75  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Aggressive, at times overly so, yet inconsistent in his apparent effort. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

A.J. Klein Iowa State 6-1 250 4.72 4.66
Notes: [Andy Hart] AVG speed and quickness. Gets off balance in pursuit. Not a powerful tackler. Some plays in coverage. Nothing special. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Active/instinctive; High motor; Not a great tackler; Quick to ball but not overly athletic.

Vince Williams Florida State 6-1 247 4.79  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Bruce Taylor Virginia Tech 6-1 237 4.82 5
Notes: [Andy Hart] slow. Nothing special. JAG. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good tackler; Physical; Gets after passer; Limited.

Albert Rosette Nevada 6-2 231 4.84 4.91
Notes: [Andy Hart] Slow to diagnose and react. Not athletic.. [Erik Scalavino] Insert Comments. [Paul Perillo] Looked slow; Shaky tackler; Gets dragged a lot.

Steve Beauharnais Rutgers 6-1 240 4.78 4.84
Notes: [Andy Hart] 3 year starter. Thick. Sneaky in pass coverage.. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Versatile playing run and pass; Solid against run; Good instincts but looked slowed.

Nick Clancy Boston College 6-2 234 4.84  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Greg Blair Cincinnati 6-1 252 4.86  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Steve Greer Virginia 6-0 236 4.74  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Dan Molls Toledo 6-1 230 4.62  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Sam Barrington South Florida 6-1 244 4.78  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Tom Wort* Oklahoma 6-0 238 4.52  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Matt Evans New Hampshire 6-0 231 4.78  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Travis Brown Fresno State 6-1 236 4.75  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.



OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS
Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Com
1 Jarvis Jones* Georgia 6-3 245 4.74 4.9
Notes: [Andy Hart] Great production. Quick around edge. Uses hands well. Great swat. Good motor. Pass rush moves? Always goes after ball to make plays. Looks like Steelers OLB. [Erik Scalavino] Good burst at the snap; makes plays; more a speed than power rusher. [Paul Perillo] Quick around corner; Disruptive player; Good motor; Playmaker.

2 Alec Ogletree* Georgia 6-3 242 4.63 4.68
Notes: [Andy Hart] VG athlete. Finishes plays. Not real physical. Aggressive tackler. Great pursuit. Off field issues. [Erik Scalavino] . Very athletic former safety; quick moves; special teams experience; tackling technique could improve. [Paul Perillo] Fast and athletic; Closes well; Good fill against run; Solid.

3 Khaseem Greene Rutgers 6-1 236 4.64  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Great production. Run around linebacker. Needs protection to avoid blocks. Can hit a bit. Around balls and makes plays. [Erik Scalavino] Undersized for the position, but made plays at Rutgers with speed/athleticism; solid tackler. Former DB. [Paul Perillo] Big hitter; Drops in coverage; Around the ball; Quick off edge; Plays run well.

4 Jamie Collins Southern Miss 6-4 250 4.65 4.59
Notes: [Andy Hart] Former safety, bulked up into pass rusher. Long athlete. Finishes. Only OK strength. Not elite quickness or speed. [Erik Scalavino] Another one-time DB, but now looks the part; fluid pass rusher with power to boot; inconsistent intensity level. [Paul Perillo] Athletic and physical; Big hitter; Good motor; Slams down off edge at times; Not a great pass rusher but gets after it.

5 Arthur Brown Kansas State 6-1 241 4.62 4.68
Notes: [Andy Hart] Small. Athletic. Hits a bit. Can run around but also fights through blocks. but often picks a side. [Erik Scalavino] Reads and reacts well; explosive burst; clearly undersized for the next level at this position [Paul Perillo] Small but fast; Good tackler; Finds ball; Position?



THE REST:
Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Com
Chase Thomas Stanford 6-3 244 4.74 4.87
Notes: [Andy Hart] Good production. Effort guy. Scrappy. Lot DE play. Not overly atletic.. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Athletic; Good speed; Gets edge; Physical; Relentless; Solid.

Sean Porter Texas A&M 6-1 231 4.65 4.69
Notes: [Andy Hart] Athletic. Closes. Not big enough. Relentless. Doesn't have a position. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Active in pass coverage; Versatile; Solid tackler.

John Simon Ohio State 6-2 257 4.76  
Notes: [Andy Hart] DE. Little slow off ball. Not real quick. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Brandon Jenkins Florida State 6-3 260 4.69  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Travis Long Washington State 6-4 245 4.76  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Just runs around. Not overly athletic or quick. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good pursuit; Good motor; Not overly athletic; Strong willed overachiever type.

Jelani Jenkins* Florida 6-1 243 4.54  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not stout. Runs around to makes plays. Gets blocked too often. Not much of a hitter. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Very fast; Good tackler; Plays special team; Finds ball.

Trevardo Williams Connecticut 6-1 235 4.52  
Notes: [Andy Hart] Effort and motor guy. Not elite off ball. Nothing stands out. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good closing speed; Fights off blocks well; Agile and fast off edge.

Sio Moore Connecticut 6-1 245 4.64 4.62
Notes: [Andy Hart] Lot DE. Not big enough. Position? Can get the edge. Pursues. Good motor. Bats passes. Good build. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Fast edge guy; Goes wide too much; Can rush from both sides; Decent power.

Zaviar Gooden Missouri 6-2 234 4.49 4.46
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not as quick and athletic as you'd think. Skinny and ripped former safety. Fast. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good speed; Pursues well; Drops in coverage but appears to lack instincts; Good tackler/high motor.

Gerald Hodges Penn State 6-1 239 4.74  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Keith Pough Howard 6-2 241 4.84  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
DeVonte Holloman South Carolina 6-2 243 4.64 4.71
Notes: [Andy Hart] Safety/LB tweener. Not fast enough. Oversized safety style. Maybe NFL SPT.. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Active; Versatile; Athletic; Good tackler; Looked like 4-3 WLB.

Lerentee McCray Florida 6-2 249 4.64  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Physical 4-3 type; Reads well; Pretty fast; Plays bigger than size.

Meshak Williams Kansas State 6-2 245 4.74  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Brandon Sharpe Syracuse 6-1 253 4.67  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Pass rusher; Gets corner; Decent speed; Disruptive.

Michael Mauti Penn State 6-2 235 4.83  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Etienne Sabino Ohio State 6-3 238 4.65  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Cameron Lawrence Mississippi State 6-2 239 4.69 4.78
Notes: [Andy Hart] Scrappy effort guy. Ugly tackles. Wrap up guy more than hitter. SPT at best. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Overachiever; Undersized; Good motor; Edge guy.

Michael Clay Oregon 6-0 230 4.72 4.74
Notes: [Andy Hart] Stout. Not quick. Gets through wash. Decent pop. Wraps up. OK at blitz games. NFL SPT and backup. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Big hit against run; Finds ball; Not fast; Good tackler; Can rush from outside occasionally.

Ja'Gared Davis Southern Methodist 6-1 235 4.77  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Maalik Bomar Cincinnati 6-1 232 4.63 4.71
Notes: [Andy Hart] Skinny pusuit guy. Safety like. Run around guy [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Jory Johnson Connecticut 6-0 226 4.72  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

John Lotulelei UNLV 6-0 235 4.73  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Nathan Williams Ohio State 6-3 240 4.83  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Ty Powell Harding 6-2 246 4.68  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Kenny Tate Maryland 6-4 240 4.74  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Alonzo Highsmith Arkansas 6-0 234 4.76  
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

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