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Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 235
40: 4.77
Year: 5Sr

Pat Angerer

School: Iowa
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his junior season as well as being named to several All-American teams last year. Senior totals included career numbers all 145/5/1 after 107/6.5/1 as a junior when he also intercepted five passes.
Positive: Fierce, run-defending linebacker who's been a very productive the past two seasons. Displays terrific instincts and wherewithal on the field, remains disciplined with assignments and gives effort until the whistle blows. Fires up the field in run defense, displays better than average speed to the flanks and a stout run defender. Fills the correct holes in run defense, works hard to get off blocks and consistently around the ball-carrier. Fights with his hands to get off blocks, breaks down well, nicely redirects to the action.
Negative: Gets caught up in the traffic. Not quick flipping his hips in coverage and does not get depth on drops. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball.
Analysis: Angerer has been incredibly productive at Iowa and is a terrific run-defending linebacker who also displayed coverage skills during the combine. Lacks the great measurables to play in the middle yet could be a solid inside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 218
40: 4.68
Year: 4Sr

Patrick Benoist

School: Vanderbilt
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 85/5.5/2 as a senior, when he also intercepted one pass. Junior totals included a career-best 100 a tackles.
Positive: Smart, fierce linebacker prospect with poor size/speed numbers. Intelligent, diagnoses the action as it unfolds, and is very instinctive. Disciplined, stays with assignments and works hard to get involved in the action. Breaks down well and uses his hands to protect himself.
Negative: Easily controlled by opposing fullbacks or knocked from his angle of attack by the first block. Slow to moving through the trash. Average change of direction.
Analysis: Benoist is a competitive player with a good understanding of the game. He lacks the dimensions to be anything other than a backup yet does offer a special teams mentality.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 239
40: 4.95
Year: 4Sr

Michael Bethea

School: Nevada
Position: ILB
Bio: Junior college transfer who became a full-time starter as a senior posting 70/5.5/2.5.
Positive: Hard-working, two-down defender who remains disciplined with assignments. Displays a good head for the ball, quickly diagnoses the action, and fights to get involved. Effectively quarterbacks the defense and puts himself in a position to make plays. Effective up the field and wraps up tackling.
Negative: Lacks lateral speed and is really better playing downfield. Marginal skills in coverage.
Analysis: Bethea is a stout run defender with poor size/speed numbers. He's a two-down defender with potential as a backup in a 3-4 alignment.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 247
40: 4.88
Year: 4Sr

Lee Campbell

School: Minnesota
Position: ILB
Bio: Three-year starter who began his career at defensive end. Senior totals included 119/11.5/1.5 when he led the team in tackles as well as tackles for loss. Initially led the team in tackles as a junior, posting 80/5.5/4 when he also intercepted two passes.
Positive: Hard-working, run-defending linebacker best playing downhill. Remains disciplined with assignments, slides off blocks laterally, and effectively flows the action. Displays a good head for the ball in run defense, plays with a nasty attitude, and sells out on the blitz. Breaks down well, effectively uses his hands, and remains disciplined with assignments. Fires up the field in run defense and wraps up tackling.
Negative: Two-down defender who lacks top sideline-to-sideline range and speed to the flanks.
Analysis: Campbell made a seamless transition to the middle linebacker position in 2007 and has been a stout run defender at Minnesota. He projects as either middle or inside linebacker and has potential as a backup at the next level.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 242
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Jamar Chaney

School: Mississippi State
Position: ILB
Bio: Three-year starter who missed the 2008 season with a broken ankle. Led the team in tackles as a senior, posting 90/4.5/2 while also intercepting two passes. Junior totals of 2007 included a team-leading 89 tackles. Awarded All-Conference honors that season.
Positive: Explosive, hard-hitting linebacker who makes plays against the pass and run. Remains disciplined with assignments, displays a good head for the ball, and works to make plays. Fast moving sideline to sideline, breaks down well, and nicely flows to the action. Gets depth on pass drops, quick footed moving in reverse, and keeps his head on a swivel, displaying good instincts. Quickly changes direction, easily redirects to ball-carriers, and wraps up tackling.
Negative: Very slow adjusting off the initial hit then getting back to playing form. Possesses poor hands for the interception. Easily blocked from the action.
Analysis: Chaney did a terrific job returning from injury last season and really presents himself as a potential three-down linebacker for the next level. He's a hard-working player with good athleticism and football intelligence. Cheney has the possibility to be used at several linebacker spots in a number of systems, which will only enhance his value to NFL teams.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 239
40: 4.85
Year: 4Sr

Jacob Cutrera

School: LSU
Position: ILB
Bio: Backup linebacker at so a limited starting action the past four years, posting career numbers of 74 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss as a senior.
Positive: Hard-working defender who sells out to make plays. Forceful up the field, snuffs out the ball on running downs, and wraps up tackling. Remains disciplined with assignments, works hard to get off blocks, and plays with an aggressive nature. Effectively anticipates running plays and shows some suddenness in his game.
Negative: Limited speed and not fast to the flanks. Marginal skills in coverage and beaten by running backs or tight ends. Inefficient, at times too quick up the field and gets caught up in the traffic.
Analysis: Cutrera is a hard-working college defender with marginal upside for the next level. His approach to the game and aggressive attitude could help him catch on as a special teams ace.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 244
40: 4.81
Year: 4Sr

Ryan D'Imperio

School: Rutgers
Position: ILB
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons and an All-Conference selection as a junior. Senior totals included 76/8/1 after 93/12.5/5.5 as a junior.
Positive: Hard-working run defending linebacker best in a straight line. Aggressive, attacks ball handlers and forceful up the field. Effectively diagnoses the action and works hard to get involved.
Negative: Lacks a fluid change of direction and shows marginal skills in pursuit. Possesses just a short burst of speed. Ineffective in coverage.
Analysis: D'Imperio is a two-down run defending linebacker best playing downhill. He possesses marginal upside for the next level but has a special teams mentality and can back up on the inside in a 3-4 alignment.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 235
40: 4.93
Year: 5Sr

Michael Dell

School: West Chester
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter who also saw action with the first-team as a sophomore. Awarded varying degrees of All-Conference honors since his junior season. Led the team in tackles as a senior, posting 72/7/4 after a career-best 113 tackles the prior season.
Positive: Tough, run defending linebacker with a good head for the ball. Remains disciplined with assignments, works hard to pursue the action, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Immediately locates ball handlers and wraps up tackling.
Negative: He lacks pursuit speed and best in the box. Ineffective in coverage.
Analysis: Dell was a solid run-stuffing linebacker in college yet possesses marginal size/speed numbers for the next level. He could have a home on the inside of a 3-4 defense if he proves his worth on special teams the summer.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 239
40: 4.85
Year: 4Sr

Jonathan Dempsey

School: Louisville
Position: ILB
Bio: Junior college transfer who
Positive: Stout run defending linebacker best on the inside. Plays with a good degree of quickness, flows well to the action and slides off blocks laterally to make the play. Breaks down well, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and fluid turning his hips to run with tight ends in coverage. Flexible, with good movement skills and collapses to the outside in run defense. Plays with an aggressive nature.
Negative: Not a sturdy linebacker and gets caught up in the traffic. Possesses poor speed and struggles in coverage.
Analysis: Dempsey is a stout run defending linebacker who could back up on the inside of a 3-4 defense. He plays with a special teams mentality, which gives him an edge.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 245
40: 4.7
Year: 5Sr

Phillip Dillard

School: Nebraska
Position: ILB
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after posting career numbers of 76/11/3. Junior totals included 38 tackles when he started five games, struggling with injuries the entire year.
Positive: Tough, run-defending two down linebacker who gives effort until the whistle blows. Resilient, shows good head for the ball in run defense and rarely off his feet. Flows well to the action laterally, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and goes hard. Remains disciplined with assignments and shows a lot of quickness in the box.
Negative: Struggles moving in reverse and displays minimal skills in coverage. Does a lot of face guarding and gets beaten by tight ends.
Analysis: Dillard improved his game significantly last year as a senior and is a two-down linebacker best on the inside defending the run.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 240
40: 4.81
Year: 4Sr

Travis Goethel

School: Arizona State
Position: ILB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior. Totals last season included 57/7 after 71/7.5 as a junior.
Positive: Marginally athletic prospect with terrific instincts. Effectively diagnoses the action, remains disciplined with assignments, and positions himself to make plays on the ball. Aggressively works to get involved in the action, puts his shoulders into the ball-carriers, and is a hard hitter. Shows a good nose for the action.
Negative: Lacks top lateral speed and is not fast to the flanks. Not a quick or sudden defender.
Analysis: Goethel is a thinking man's football player with a terrific head on his shoulders. He makes up for his lack of athleticism with his ability to diagnose plays as they unfold. Could back up in the middle for a conventional system at the next level.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 225
40: 4.62
Year: 5Sr

Elijah Hodge

School: Northern Iowa
Position: ILB
Bio: Former Wisconsin star who totaled 64/6.5/2 last season. Posted a career-best 67 tackles as a sophomore with the Badgers.
Positive: A one-time highly rated prospect whose game has recently tapered off. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and remains disciplined with assignments. Instinctive, he displays a burst of speed and quick filling gaps in run defense, flows well to the action laterally and wraps up tackling.
Negative: He does not always take proper angles to the action, is undersized, and easily removed from the action by a single blocker.
Analysis: Hodge looked like a star in the making at Wisconsin during the 2007 season, but then he struggled through an injury-plagued junior campaign before transferring to Northern Iowa. At his best, Hodge is an explosive run defender who plays sideline to sideline. He offers opportunities in a one-gap system as a backup and has special teams skills.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 237
40: 4.93
Year: 5Sr

Josh Hull

School: Penn State
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after leading Penn State in tackles by posting career numbers of 116/8.5/2. Also intercepted and broke up a pair of passes. Junior totals included 75/I.5/1.
Positive: Tough, blue-collar linebacker with a terrific head for the game. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and slides off blocks lateral laterally. Instinctive, quickly diagnoses the action and fires up the field in run defense. Stacks well against the run, holds his ground against blocks and wraps up tackling. Wraps up ball-carriers at the point of attack.
Negative: Possesses a marginal burst of speed, not quick changing direction and struggles in coverage. Beaten downfield by tight ends and does not display good range on the field.
Analysis: Hull did a terrific job the past few seasons after being forced into the starting lineup. Lacks the great upside but is a solid run defender who can back up on the inside of a 3-4 alignment or be used at middle linebacker as well is on special teams.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 258
40: 4.99
Year: 4Sr

Micah Johnson

School: Kentucky
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a junior. Senior totals included 100/6.5/1 after 93/13/2.5 the prior year.
Positive: Tough, two-down defending linebacker that remains disciplined with assignments. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, slides off blocks, and works to make the play. Shows a good head for the ball in run defense, takes good angles to the action, and explosive at the point. Forceful up the field and a strong tackler who brings opponents down on initial contact.
Negative: Displays minimal quickness and speed to his game. Struggles redirecting to ball-carriers. Does not get depth on drops and marginally effective in coverage.
Analysis: Johnson is a well-built, stout run defender best in the box or up the field. He offers possibilities as a backup in a 3-4 alignment.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 235
40: 4.71
Year: 4Sr

Alex Joseph

School: Temple
Position: ILB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after leading the team in tackles posting 80/5.5/1. Totaled 87 tackles as a junior after 66 the prior year.
Positive: Tough, two-down run defending linebacker with solid skills for the next level. Efficient, takes good angles to the action and easily brings ball-carriers down on initial contact. Diagnoses the action, flows well laterally and breaks down well, using his hands to protect himself. Constantly around the action in run defense and displays a good head for the ball. Remains disciplined with assignments, stacks well against the run.
Negative: Lacks great lateral speed and better playing downhill. Marginal skill in pass coverage.
Analysis: Joseph is an underrated run-stuffing linebacker with solid size/speed numbers. He offers potential backing up in a 3-4 alignment and is a late round/free agent prospect to keep an eye on.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 236
40: 4.71
Year: 5Sr

Sean Lee

School: Penn State
Position: ILB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totals of a 86/11/2. Sat on the sidelines in 2008 after tearing an ACL during spring football. Awarded All-Conference honors and named to several All-American teams as a true junior in 2007, after posting a career best 138 tackles. Broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore in 2006, then posted and posted 90 tackles.
Positive: Productive and versatile linebacker who's displayed a lot of ability on the field. Possesses tremendous instincts, diagnoses the action and reads plays before they unfold. Very aggressive, drives his shoulders into ball-carriers and wraps up tackling. Resilient and stays with the action. Shows a closing burst of speed, fluid moving sideline to sideline and plays with a large degree of athleticism.
Negative: Does not get depth on drops and shows limited skills in coverage. Struggled returning from the knee injury that put him on the sidelines in 2008.
Analysis: Prior to the 2008 season Lee looked as though he was set to be the next top linebacker prospect to come from the Penn State program. He played well at times last season yet never seemed to be fully healthy. Lee offers a good amount of upside if he ever gets his game back to pre-2008 levels.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 237
40: 4.81
Year: 4Sr

Jacob Lewko

School: Penn
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his junior season. Ivy League Player of the Year in 2009 after totals of 76/8/2. Junior numbers included a team-leading 61 tackles.
Positive: Effective run defending linebacker best in the box. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and strong at the point of attack. Holds his ground against blocks, forceful up the field, and plays with a nasty attitude. Drives his shoulders into ball-carriers and wraps up. Instinctive and remains disciplined with assignments.
Negative: His overall game lacks quickness, speed to the flanks and the ability to cut off the corners. Will struggle in coverage at the next level.
Analysis: Lewko is a hard-working linebacker with the mentality to make it in the NFL. He offers possibilities as a backup for a number of defensive schemes and has a special teams mentality.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 233
40: 4.75
Year: 4Sr

Matt Mayberry

School: Indiana
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter who led Indiana in tackles since his junior season. Totals last year included 108/11/5.5 when he also intercepted three passes and broke up three more. Junior totals included 89/8.5/5.
Positive: Athletic linebacker that displays a lot of toughness in his game. Aggressive in run defense, gives effort tackling and wraps up at the point. Quick up the field, breaks down well and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Fights hard to get involved in the action and plays hard until the whistle blows.
Negative: Inefficient, displays average skill in pursuit and not strong at the point. Gets caught up in the wash and has tackles broken. Marginal sideline-to-sideline range.
Analysis: Mayberry has been a productive college linebacker and possesses solid size/speed numbers yet does not project well at the next level. He's an undersized run stuffing linebacker with limited skills in coverage and will struggle in the NFL.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 254
40: 4.74
Year: 3Jr

Rolando McClain

School: Alabama
Position: ILB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-American and All-Conference honors since his freshman season. Led Alabama in tackles as a junior posting 101/12.5/4 after 95/12/3 as a sophomore when he initially led the team in tackles.
Positive: Strong, intelligent run defender who forces the action up the field. Stays with assignments, diagnoses plays, and quickly locates the ball. Easily holds his ground against blocks, flows well laterally to the action, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Breaks down well, fluid moving about the field, and stout defending the run. Drives through tackles, wraps up at the point of attack, and easily brings ball-carriers down on initial contact. Remains disciplined with assignments and shows ability in zone coverage.
Negative: Lacks great speed to the sidelines and shows marginal skills in pursuit. Struggles when placed over the tight end or put in man coverage situations. Shows marginal suddenness and quickness n in his game.
Analysis: McClain has been a terrific defender the past three years at Alabama, and he is a prospect with starting potential at the next level. Better off on the inside of a 3-4 alignment, he is a stout run defender who has the skills to impact at the next level. Lacking great coverage skills, McClain is more of a two-down defender.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 242
40: 4.86
Year: 5Sr

Mike McLaughlin

School: Boston College
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter who struggled with an Achilles injury as a senior, finishing the year with 56 tackles. Totaled 89 tackles and as a junior.
Positive: Stout, run-defending linebacker who showed improvement in his game the past two seasons. Effectively quarterbacks the defense, hustles to make plays, and has a non-stop motor. Squares and wraps up tackling, bringing ball-carriers down on initial contact. Relentless in pursuit of the action, explodes up the field, filling gaps and sells out. Shows a good head for the ball in run defense.
Negative: Tight in his hips, lacks the smooth change of direction and lateral speed. Struggles in coverage, does not get depth on drops.
Analysis: McLaughlin is a prototypical two-down linebacker best in the box or up the field. Should have a home on the inside of a 3-4 alignment if he produces on special teams.

Height: 6-2.4
Weight: 241
40: 4.78
Year: 5Sr

Joe Pawelek

School: Baylor
Position: ILB
Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference and All-American honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 109/4/2.5 after 120 tackles and six interceptions as a junior.
Positive: Fierce, run-defending linebacker who plays with a nasty attitude. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself, and plays heads-up football. Instinctive, diagnoses the action and stays with assignments. Aggressively drives his shoulder pads into ball-carriers and delivers a blow. Displays a terrific head for the ball in run defense. Leads the defense and makes the calls.
Negative: All too often blocked from the action. Struggles pedaling in reverse and displays minimal skills in coverage. Lacks the quick change of direction.
Analysis: Pawelek has been a tackling machine the past three seasons and offers the skills necessary to make it as a middle linebacker. In many ways he reminds us of former Boston College prospect and Detroit Lion starter Stephen Boyd.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 240
40: 4.75
Year: 4Sr

Vincent Rey

School: Duke
Position: ILB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after the leading Duke in tackles posting 98/8.5/1. Junior totals included 109/10.5/2 which came after a career-high 111 tackles as a sophomore.
Positive: Physical, run defending linebacker who plays sideline to sideline. Aggressive, plays with a nasty attitude and fights hard until the whistle blows. Quickly changes direction, covers a good amount of area on the field yet remains disciplined with assignments. Displays tremendous quickness in his game and shows ability in pursuit.
Negative: At times too quick coming up the field and over-pursues the action. Lacks height, struggles getting off blocks, or smothered at the point of attack.
Analysis: Rey has been a productive run-defending linebacker who flashes skill in zone. He offers possibilities on the inside of a 3-4 alignment and has a special teams mentality which will help to make it a next level.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 231
40: 4.85
Year: 5Sr

Jacque Roman

School: Appalachian State
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 107/2/1 when he also intercepted two passes. Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a junior after totaling 130 tackles. Posted 127 tackles as a sophomore. Named to several All-American teams after his sophomore and junior seasons.
Positive: Hard-working and productive college linebacker who lacks the size and speed to play at the next level. Flows well to the action, quick up the field defending the run and wraps up tackling. Picks up assignments in zone coverage, remains disciplined and shows skill in space. Possesses a burst to the action and adequate speed to the sidelines.
Negative: Easily slowed by blocks or knocked from his angle of attack. Outmatched by tight ends and struggles staying downfield with running backs.
Analysis: Roman is a good football player who lacks the size and speed to be anything other than a backup on an NFL level. He possesses a special teams mentality, which could help him make a roster this fall.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 252
40: 4.81
Year: 5Sr

Darryl Sharpton

School: Miami-Fl
Position: ILB
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons, after seeing sporadic action with the first team his freshman and sophomore seasons. All-Conference selection as a senior after leading Miami in tackles, posting a career best 106. Also intercepted one pass and broke up three more. Junior totals included 58/6/.5.
Positive: Athletic linebacker who makes plays sideline to sideline. Breaks down well, holds his ground against blocks, and rarely off his feet. Gets depth on pass drops, effective making plays in space, and displays a burst of speed. Immediately alters his angle of attack, losing little momentum, remains disciplined with assignments and nicely flows the action. Sells out on the blitz.
Negative: Easily knocked from his angle of attack by blocks. Not a strong tackler. Shows marginal coverage skills for a smaller linebacker.
Analysis: Early in his Miami career, Sharpton looked as though he would be a terrific linebacker prospect, yet he never really elevated his game the past two seasons. He has the size and speed to be used on the weak side, yet he must improve his play in coverage before he'll see any real action at the next level.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 230
40: 4.85
Year: 5Sr

Clinton Snyder

School: Stanford
Position: ILB
Bio: Four-year starter and previous All-Conference selection. Senior totals included 61/1/1 after 58/3/6.5 as a junior. Career totals of 96/8/14.5 came during his sophomore season. Experience at middle linebacker and on the strong side.
Positive: Hard-working college linebacker with marginal size/speed numbers. Very aggressive, effectively diagnoses the action, and chases around the field working to make plays. Disciplined with assignments, scrapes well laterally, and wraps up tackling. Hard-hitting and aggressively lazy shoulders into ball handlers.
Negative: Stiff, lacks speed to the flanks or easily blocked from the action. Shows minimal skills in coverage.
Analysis: Snyder was a productive college linebacker, yet he possesses minimal upside for the next level. He could be kept on if he makes his mark on special teams this summer.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 249
40: 5.01
Year: 4Sr

Brandon Spikes

School: Florida
Position: ILB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference an All-American honors as a senior as well as All-Conference honors after a sophomore campaign. Totals last season included 68/6.5/3 after suffering with a groin injury during the second half of the campaign. Junior totals included 93/8/2 after career tackling numbers of 131/16/1.5 as a sophomore.
Positive: Explosive middle linebacker prospect who also displays the ability lined up in a three-point stance. Plays with a nasty streak, attacks assignments, and really gets after the action. Flows well laterally, wraps up point of attack and brings ball-carriers down on initial contact. Breaks down well, displays a burst of speed and remains disciplined with assignments. Does an above-average job diagnosing the action and effectively chases down all carriers from behind. Strong at the point and aggressive in all aspects of the game. Forceful up the field on the blitz and sells out. Defeats blocks and jars ball-carriers with hard hits.
Negative: Lacks great lateral speed. Struggles in coverage and better in the box. Possesses only a short area burst, which he cannot sustain.
Analysis: Spikes has been a productive defender in college the past three years and plays with a violent nature that intimidates opponents. He's a two-down linebacker best suited to play on the inside of a 3-4 defense but could be a productive starting NFL defender if plays in the right system and is coached properly.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 255
40: 4.9
Year: 5Sr

Marcus Washington

School: Georgia
Position: ILB
Bio: Senior totals included eight tackles. Sat out the
Positive: Stout, run-defending linebacker best in the box. Effectively diagnoses the action, displays good playing strength, and defeat blocks by opposing linemen. Breaks down well, holds his ground, and displays a good head for the ball. Stacks well against the run and aggressive.
Negative: Best in a straight line and struggles pursuing the action to the flanks. Lacks a quick change of direction. Does not get depth on pass drops.
Analysis: Washington is a well-built two down run-defending linebacker who plays with an aggressive attitude. He can be used as a backup on the inside of a 3-4 alignment if he proves his worth on special teams this summer.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 231
40: 4.85
Year: 5Sr

Reed Williams

School: West Virginia
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 68/6/2. Red-shirted into 2008 due to shoulder injuries. Led team in tackles as a true junior in 2007 with 107.
Positive: Instinctive and aggressive run defending linebacker with limited outside. Remains disciplined with assignments, does not bite on play fakes and instantaneously recognizes plays as they unfold. Flows well to the action, wraps up tackling, and works hard. Effectively quarterbacks the defense.
Negative: Limited athlete who lacks range, a quick change of direction and shows a limited burst to the play.
Analysis: Williams has been a productive college linebacker yet possesses poor size/speed numbers.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 241
40: 4.95
Year: 4Sr

Jonathan Woods

School: Troy State
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his junior season. Posted 127/16/3 as a senior after 108/7/2 as a junior.
Positive: Tough, run-defending, two-down linebacker who makes a lot of plays in the box. Instinctive, quickly diagnoses the action, and is a real leader on the defense. Breaks down well, effectively takes on blocks and plays with a nasty attitude. Hard-hitting, works to get involved in the action and remains disciplined with assignments.
Negative: Marginal speed to the sidelines and does not get depth on drops. Struggles in coverage.
Analysis: Woods is a lunch-pail type of linebacker who plays hard anytime he's on the field. Limited athletically, he could back up on the inside for a 3-4 alignment.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 237
40: 4.85
Year: 6Sr

Michael Wright

School: Utah
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter with totals of 79/5.5/1 as a senior after 81/2.5/1 during his junior campaign.
Positive: Hard-working linebacker with a limited upside. Plays heads-up football, physical, and works hard to get involved in the action. Efficient, takes good angles to the action and wraps up tackling. Goes hard sideline to sideline and remains disciplined with assignments.
Negative: Struggles in coverage. Shows marginal speed to the sidelines. Slow getting off blocks and easily caught up in traffic.
Analysis: Wright was solid on the college level yet he lacks the pure size/speed numbers to be anything other than a backup in the NFL. Must produce on special teams this summer to secure a spot on a roster come September.

Updated 5/7
RankRndNamePosYear
11stJadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
DE3Jr
21stKhalil Mack
Buffalo
OLB5Sr
31stJake Matthews
Texas A&M
T4Sr
41stGreg Robinson
Auburn
T3So
51stSammy Watkins
Clemson
WR3Jr
61stMike Evans
Texas A&M
WR3So
71stAnthony Barr
UCLA
OLB4Sr
81stTaylor Lewan
Michigan
T5Sr
91stAaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
101stEric Ebron
North Carolina
TE4Jr
111stBlake Bortles
Central Florida
QB4Jr
121stZack Martin
Notre Dame
T5Sr
131stJustin Gilbert
Oklahoma State
CB4Sr
141stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
ILB4Sr
151stDarqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB4Sr
161stKony Ealy
Missouri
DE4Jr
171stMarqise Lee
USC
WR3Jr
181stCalvin Pryor
Louisville
S3Jr
191stOdell Beckham Jr.
LSU
WR3Jr
201stRyan Shazier
Ohio State
OLB3Jr
211stHasean Clinton-Dix
Alabama
S3Jr
221stBrandin Cooks
Oregon State
WR3Jr
231stJason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr
241stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
251stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr