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Cameron McGrone NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for New England Patriots LB

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 1, 2021

Michigan linebacker Cameron McGrone is seen during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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HEIGHT:
 6'0 7/8"

WEIGHT: 234 lbs

      

POSITIVES

—Particularly violent linebacker.

—Has some juice when closing downhill.

—Should be able to be a positive special teams player.

—Played tough inside in Michigan's blitz-heavy scheme.

       

NEGATIVES

—Reaches on tackles.

—Very green as a linebacker instincts-wise.

—Can he play in coverage?

—Tore his right ACL in high school and left ACL in 2020.

       

2020 STATISTICS

26 TKL, 2 TFL, 0.5 SK

      

NOTES

—Tore his ACL as a junior in high school and suffered another knee injury in 2020 that ended his college career.

—Early declaration with a year of eligibility remaining.

—Did not participate in offseason measurables testing because of his 2020 knee injury.

     

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OVERALL

Cameron McGrone is an athletic, but young, linebacker who has some limitations of length. He is currently recovering from his second major knee injury but has special tenacity on defense once he triggers downhill. He should immediately be able to play special teams if he cannot rotate in with the linebackers.

      

GRADE: 6.8/10 (Round 5)

OVERALL RANK: 203/300

POSITION RANK: LB14

PRO COMPARISON: D.J. Smith

      

Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda

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