Wednesday, May 2, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
AJ HAWK: Ohio State, 6010 248 4.64. Three-year starter. A self-made fundamentally sound linebacker. Effective edge blitzer to pressure quarterback. An active player that plays square to the line of scrimmage. Good lateral quickness. Takes good downfield angles and is always around the ball. Finishes the play. Sudden change of direction. Keeps leverage on the ball going wide. Doesn’t appear fluid. Has some upper and lower body stiffness. Good wrap tackler. Good timing on blitzes. Effective on underneath pass coverage. Plays under control. Productive player that can run. Did not play in the Senior Bowl. Versatile enough to play in 3-4 or 4-3 packages. Natural ability to find the ball and make plays. Explosive hitter. Sudden movement out of transition to break on the ball. Fast twitch. Has a burst and catch up speed. Reacts immediately to keys versus play action and misdirection. Consistently performs at a high level. Intense and focused player that holds the ground at him or can scrape and fill hole. Quick reactions to cut back. Has the size, bulk, and toughness to splatter the ball carrier. Top five talent. (A-31 1/8, H-9 3/4, BP-24, SS-3.97).