With a record 39 non-seniors drafted in the 2008 NFL draft, the 2009 senior class lacks depth at the top. Several positions, such as running back and wide receiver, were especially hard hit. But with Brian Orakpo and others, the defensive end group is very deep. Get inside to find out where else...[details]
The Good: A tough, instinctive linebacker who plays with passion and physicality on every play. Showcases ideal straight-line speed toward the perimeter and works hard in pursuit. Has the athleticism to run sideline to sideline and make plays outside the tackles. Displays good awareness in zone coverage and does a good job reading his keys. Reads the quarterback's eyes and is always flowing toward the ball. The Bad: Isn't real powerful in his lower body and struggles exploding though his hips. Is a bit stiff in space and doesn't redirect or get out of his breaks cleanly. Tends to over-pursue and struggles breaking down in space and making consist plays on the ball.