San Diego traded up once again to land Tim Dobbins’ replacement, and potentially Stephen Cooper’s heir apparent.
CFN scout had this 79th overall selection ranked as the No. 40-overall prospect, thanks to his tremendous physical attributes.
His 35 reps at 225 far outpaced any other inside linebacker. Paired with solid speed, it showcases a player with great versatility and potential.
His ability to play into man coverage as a linebacker is also a strong asset, as that is probably the current ILB trio’s weakest area.
Size and his capacity to be engulfed by lineman could give him difficulty against a power running game like the New York Jets, but as part of a rotational unit, those weaknesses can be minimized.
He should be a tremendous special teams player to start, who can work into the rotation this year and could easily be starting by 2011.