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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Inside Linebacker

Posted May 5, 2014

Patriots Football Weekly continues their Draft prospect rankings and notes with the inside linebacker position.


DRAFT RANKINGS/NOTES BY POSITION:
QB | RB | TE | WR | C | OG | OT | DT | DE | ILB | OLB | CB | FS | SS

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 and rankings on the inside linebackers.

* - indicates underclassman

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INSIDE LINEBACKERS

1 C.J. MOSLEY
COLLEGE: Alabama

HEIGHT: 6-2
HEIGHT: 234
40 TIME: 4.63
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ANDY HART:
Instinctive. Tough. Physical. Finds his way to the ball. Covers ground and finishes. Good fits. Drop-off from Mosley to next ILB is huge.
PAUL PERILLO:
Athletic; Physical; Aggressive; Active; Quick recognition; Solid in coverage; Solid all around.
2 CHRIS BORLAND
COLLEGE: Wisconsin

HEIGHT: 5-11
WEIGHT: 248
40 TIME: 4.83
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ANDY HART:
Head, prepared and productive. Aggressive. Feisty getting through traffic. Functional speed.
PAUL PERILLO:
Scrappy, old-school ILB; Run stuffer; Active; Fights through the wash.
3 CHRISTIAN JONES
COLLEGE: Florida State

HEIGHT: 6-3
WEIGHT: 240
40 TIME: 4.74
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ANDY HART:
Decent size. Not overly quick or fast. Indecisive at times.
PAUL PERILLO:
Good tackler; Chases plays down; Physical; Decent mobility.
4 SHAYNE SKOV
COLLEGE: Stanford

HEIGHT: 6-2
WEIGHT: 245
40 TIME:  4.95
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ANDY HART:
Playmaker. Finds his way as a blitzer. Not fluid or overly athletic. Solid tackler and decent hitter. Good reads and instincts.
5 PRESTON BROWN
COLLEGE: Louisville

HEIGHT: 6-1
WEIGHT: 251
40 TIME:  4.86
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ANDY HART:
Decent size. Doesn't seem overly fast or quick. Brings a little bit of a thump. Aggressive and finds his way through the wash.
PAUL PERILLO:
Physical; Tough; Reads and reacts; Not overly fast or quick.

BEST OF THE REST

Yawin Smallwood*, Uconn
6-2, 246, 5.01

[Andy Hart] Doesn't play overly stout. Lacks speed. Doesn't read plays well at times. Wraps up well. Productive finisher.

[Paul Perillo] Good tackler; Decent drops in coverage; Lacks speed.

Andrew Jackson, Western Kentucky
6-1, 254, 4.82

[Andy Hart] Thick. Physical. Aggressive. Sheds and finishes. Decent quickness but not fast. Two down guy. Old school.

[Paul Perillo] Great size; Run stuffer; Physical; Not a great athlete; Big hitter. ,

Jeremiah George, Iowa State
5-11, 234, 4.91

[Andy Hart] Uses hands to disengage. Decent fluidity in coverage. Solid athlete. Not a huge hitter. Backup MLB.

[Paul Perillo] Takes on blocks; Used in coverage; Lacks size; Aggressive; Versatile; Athletic.,

Lamin Barrow, LSU
6-1, 237, 4.64

[Andy Hart] Pretty lean, average build. Not a great hitter or wraper. Doesn't stand out.

[Paul Perillo] Small for position; Some false steps; Drops in coverage; Not overly physical.

Max Bullough, Michigan State
6-3,249,4.78

[Andy Hart] Suspended for Rose Bowl to end career. Tackling machine. Not quick. Solid two down player.

[Paul Perillo] Great motor; Physical; Tough; Quick off ball but lacks overall speed. ,

DeDe Lattimore, South Florida
6-0, 237, 4.83

[Andy Hart] Average speed and quickness. Tackler. Plays with a little edge. Pysical. Makes some plays Backup MLB in NFL.

[Paul Perillo] Physical; Good instincts; Not overly fast; Good tackler.

Avery Williamson, Kentucky
6-1, 246, 4.66

[Andy Hart] Uses hands to protect legs. Can fill. Not huge hitter. Wrap-up tackler. Good motor. Not fast or aggressive.

[Paul Perillo] Takes on blockers; Physical; Fills quick; Good run player; Good motor.

Chris Young, Arizona State
6-0, 252, 4.84

[Andy Hart] Short. Not overly quick or fast. Decent motor, hustle. Finishes. Cleans up more than makes plays. Backup. SPT.

[Paul Perillo] Bulky; Lacks speed; Aggressive; Physical.

Uani Unga, BYU
6-1, 231, 4.82

[Andy Hart] Not overly physical. Average speed and quickness. Effort guy. SPT.

[Paul Perillo] Overachiever; Not a great athlete; Solid tackler.


Want more Draft video? Check out highlight videos of all the top college prospects entering the 2014 NFL Draft.

OFFENSE: Quarterback | Running Back | Tight End | Wide Receiver | Offensive Line
DEFENSE: Defensive Back | Defensive Line | Linebacker
SPECIALISTS: Kickers/Punters/Returners

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