Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 250
40: 4.68
Year: 4Sr

A.J. Klein

School: Iowa State
Position: ILB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Also named the Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2011. Senior totals included 117 tackles/2.5 tackles for loss/1 sack as well as one interception. Junior numbers included 116 tackles.
Positive: Tough, instinctive linebacker with a terrific head for the game. Disciplined, quickly diagnoses action, and flows well to the play. Pursues the ball, fast moving in every direction, and effective tackling in the open field. Easily changes direction, explosive, and stays with the action. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself, and constantly around the ball. Gets his teammates in proper position and is the leader on defense.
Negative: Does not get great depth on pass drops and struggles staying with opponents downfield in coverage. Shows some stiffness in his game.
Analysis: Klein is a run-stuffing, two-down defender, best at making plays in the intermediate field. He offers a solid combination of intensity, instincts, and passion. Slightly underrated, Klein would be a good addition at inside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment.

Updated 4/28
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