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Draft Prospect Notes: Linebackers

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
1
Martez Wilson Illinois 6-4 250 4.42
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not a huge hitter. Runs a little stiff. Doesn't seem to make super quick reads. Postion fit?. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo*] No Comments.

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         **2**<br>
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         <td>**Greg Jones**</td>
         <td>**Michigan State**</td>
         <td>**6-0**</td>
         <td>**242**</td>
         <td>**4.72**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:** [*Andy Hart*] Lot of tackles and can make some plays. Rushes the passer a bit from the inside. [*Erik Scalavino*] No Comments. [*Paul Perillo*] No Comments.  
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         **3**<br>
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         <td>**Kelvin Sheppard**</td>
         <td>**LSU**</td>
         <td>**6-2**</td>
         <td>**250**</td>
         <td>**4.70**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:** [*Andy Hart*] Looks, reminds of Brandon Spikes. Aggressive. Big and agile. Can take on Gs. Quick reads. Squares up and wraps. Sees ball and gets it. [*Erik Scalavino*] No Comments. [*Paul Perillo*] No Comments.  
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         **4**<br>
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         <td>**Colin McCarthy**</td>
         <td>**Miami**</td>
         <td>**6-1**</td>
         <td>**238**</td>
         <td>**4.59**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:** [*Andy Hart*] Reads and goes. Solid tackler. Good playing speed. Good Senior Bowl with some good hits. Physical. SPT option. [*Erik Scalavino*] No Comments. [*Paul Perillo*] No Comments.  
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         **5**<br>
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         <td>**Nate Irving**</td>
         <td>**North Carolina State**</td>
         <td>**6-1**</td>
         <td>**232**</td>
         <td>**4.68**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:** [*Andy Hart*] No Comments. [*Erik Scalavino*] No Comments. [*Paul Perillo*] No Comments.  
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THE REST:
Player School Ht. Wt. 40
Quan Sturdivant North Carolina 6-2 230 4.63
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Akeem Dent Georgia 6-1 242 4.78
Notes: [Andy Hart] Athletic. Reads plays and moves well laterally. Makes plays around the LOS. 4-3 MLB? [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Casey Matthews Oregon 6-1 231 4.80
Notes: [Andy Hart] Around the ball a lot. Blitzed quite a bit. Not overly quick, fast or strong. Good tackler who finishes. Nose for ball. 4-3 run around guy. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Chris White Mississippi State 6-3 240 4.74
Notes: [Andy Hart] 3-4 ILB type. Sure tackler. Scrappy. Not super quick or fast. Backup or SPT guy. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Josh Bynes Auburn 6-2 240 4.78
Notes: [Andy Hart] Throwback. Physical. Around the ball. Limited athletically. Stationary at snap. Slow to read and react. . [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Mike Mohamed California 6-3 229 4.65
Notes: [Andy Hart] More a run around guy. Smart and productive. Versatile. Nose for ball. More of a tackler than a hitter. SPT.. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Mario Harvey Marshall 5-11 250 4.73
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Nick Bellore Central Michigan 6-1 252 4.77
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Orie Lemon Oklahoma State 6-1 245 4.84
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Scott Lutrus Connecticut 6-2 241 4.68
Notes: [Andy Hart] Little stiff. Not explosive. 4-year starter. SPT. Two-time captain.. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Elijah Joseph Temple 6-2 240 4.80
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Alex Wujciak Maryland 6-2 247 4.77
Notes: [Andy Hart] Not overly quick. Decent FB speed. Scrappy. Gets through wash well. Hits a bit. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Greg Lloyd Connecticut 6-2 247 4.78
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Ben Jacobs Fresno State 6-4 245 4.78
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Kendall Smith Florida State 6-0 235 4.59
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Stephen Franklin Southern Illinois 6-0 236 4.56
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
1
Von Miller Texas A&M 6-2 246 4.42
Notes: [Andy Hart] Little undersized fror 3-4 OLB. Great pass rush burst. Play run and set edge? Beats most tackles with pure speed. Good not great. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Loaded with intangibles; A bit small for Pats OLB but production was terrific; Excellent pass rush ability.
2
Aldon Smith Missouri 6-4 258 4.69
Notes: [Andy Hart] Considered bit of a developmental guy with big upside. Good size, length, speed combo. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Solid edge pass rusher; Long arms will help setting edge; Quick and strong; Versatile.
3
Brooks Reed Arizona 6-2 263 4.65
Notes: [Andy Hart] More pass rusher than all-arouind player. Not elite production. Good spin move. Football IQ for NEP D?. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Generating a lot of attention lately as edge PR; Shows ability to get to QB but consistency an issue.
4
Justin Houston Georgia 6-3 270 4.62
Notes: [Andy Hart] Played both 4-3 and 3-4. Good burst. Asked mostly to rush. Stays home vs. run. Disruptive. Good but not elite pass rusher. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Has experience in 3-4; Solid against the run and showed flashed as pass rusher.
5
Akeem Ayers UCLA 6-2 254 4.81
Notes: [Andy Hart] Athletic, versatile all-around OLB type. Uses hands well in rush. Lean build. Resilient in pursuit. Can do a lot, but not elite pass rusher. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Another smallish OLB candidate; Versatile; Can play off line of scrimmage; Not as fast as other PRs.
THE REST:
Player School Ht. Wt. 40
Chris Carter Fresno State 6-1 248 4.58
Notes: [Andy Hart] Shorter than ideal for OLB, but has long arms and fits rest of profile. Pipeline prospect. Good power, relentless, quick off edge. Second-tier pass rush option. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] A bit undersized but perhaps Pat Hill connection comes into play again?
Bruce Carter North Carolina 6-3 235 4.57
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Mason Foster Washington 6-1 245 4.75
Notes: [Andy Hart] Tackle machine. Potential SPT standout. Good reads. Plays in space. ILB in NE. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Impressive versatility and motor; Finds ways to make plays; Agree with Andy in that he's an ILB for Pats.
Dontay Moch Nevada 6-1 248 4.4
Notes: [Andy Hart] Good first step and closing speed. Speed guy but does fight through blocks. Not a scheme fit for Pats. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Aamzing speed and quickness but is small; Not a fit for Pats.
Lawrence Wilson Connecticut 6-1 229 4.71
Notes: [Andy Hart] Solid not spectacular. Backup type. Can hit a little. 50 starts. Good production. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Projects to be a solid special teams player.
Mark Herzlich Boston College 6-4 245 5.75
Notes: [Andy Hart] Is he all the way back? Great attitude. Mature. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] I'd hire this guy to do almost anything - inspirational story worth looking at; Speed and athleticism still returning but was once considered elite.
Jeremy Beal Oklahoma 6-2 262 5.14
Notes: [Andy Hart] LB? More smart and prepared than athletic. High motor, effort guy. Not elite at anything physically [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Too slow to fit as pass rusher; Works hard and gets after it; Not overly athletic.
K.J. Wright Mississippi State 6-3 246 4.75
Notes: [Andy Hart] Little stiff. Not very athletic. Decent production. Captain. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Decent size but lacks quickness; Nothing special.
Thomas Keiser Stanford 6-4 244 4.84
Notes: [Andy Hart] Tall and lean. Not overly fluid. Pursues well backside. Lacks elite speed and quickness. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Not an elite athlete but plays hard and doesn't quit on plays; Lacks of speed will catch up to him.
Bruce Miller Central Florida 6-2 259 4.75
Notes: [Andy Hart] Uses hands well to get off blocks. SPT option. High motor. Lot hustle plays. Scrappy. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Ross Homan Ohio State 6-0 240 4.63
Notes: [Andy Hart] 3 year starter. NFL backup type. Not great at any one thing. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Doug Hogue Syracuse 6-2 235 4.62
Notes: [Andy Hart] Former RB, SPT option. Decent speed and burst. Athlete. 4-3 guy. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Wayne Daniels TCU 6-0 260 5.03
Notes: [Andy Hart] Inconistent. Stocky build. Not elite burst. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Brian Rolle Ohio State 5-10 227 4.59
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Quentin Davey Northwestern 6-4 230 4.69
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Jabara Williams Stephen F. Austin 6-2 224 4.64
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Rickey Brewer Colorado State 6-0 212 4.72
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Brian Duncan Texas Tech 6-1 248 4.73
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Jonas Mouton Michigan 6-1 254 4.81
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Adrian Moten Maryland 6-2 228 4.53
Notes: [Andy Hart] Small. Rushes a bit. Pursues. Tampa 2 run around guy. Can't take on blockers. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Craig Stevens Auburn 6-2 230 4.67
Notes: [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

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