Thursday, December 22, 2011
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
KEITH RIVERS: Southern Cal, 6022 241 4.65. Three-year starter. Did not compete at the Combine. Pro day on 4/ 2/08. Long arms and big hands. Solid wrap up tackler. Can run sideline to sideline. Downhill player that doesn’t stay blocked. Physical player that can run and chase a play down from behind. Attacks the blockers with strength and power. Sheds well and can get to the ball. Good range in coverage and is an effective pass rusher. Has the speed to run with backs and tight ends in coverage. A three down linebacker. Good change of direction, but has some lower body stiffness. Vulnerable to play action at times, but can recover with his speed and toughness. Instinctive and aggressive in the run game. Can play over a tight end. Will punch and redirect. Good lateral quickness to work through traffic and make a play. Turns it loose on a blitz. Good hand strength to ward off blocks. First round. (A-33, H-11, BP-24, SS-DNP).