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Even though Bostic isn't the top inside linebacker prospect, he is still often compared to longtime NFL linebacker Andra Davis.
Jon Bostic's Strengths according to Sigmund Bloom:
Bostic plays low and patiently prowls until he decides to attack. His decisions and instincts are usually sound, and Bostic plays with a lot of effort and energy. He is a stout, combative linebacker who will take on a larger blocker with verve and hold his spot at the point of attack, giving up his body so his teammates can make the play.
Bostic has an extra burst when he is closing on a ball-carrier or quarterback. He is a smart leader of the defense who sets the tone with his physicality.
Despite the high praise, there are a couple of glaring weaknesses in Bostic's game.
Jon Bostic's negatives according to Sigmund Bloom:
Bostic is average at best when it comes to speed, quickness and explosion. When his play recognition is slow or incorrect, he is a non-factor because of his lack of plus athleticism. He also generally struggles to get off of blocks. Bostic doesn't have true sideline-to-sideline range, and while his zone coverage is good, he'll be a liability in man-to-man coverage on NFL tight ends and running backs. He looks like a two-down linebacker in the pros who will have to come out on passing downs.
Overall, Bostic is the fourth-best ILB prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft class.
Drafted: Round 2, Pick 18 (50), Chicago Bears