Monday, June 25, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
SEAN WEATHERSPOON: Missouri, 6012 239 4.67. Three-year starter that got some playing time as a freshman. An outstanding athlete that can run and play sideline to sideline. Productive with 392 tackles, 42 1/2 tackles for loss, and 12 1/ 2 sacks. Also has had 17 pass breakups and 4 interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. Mentally and physically tough. He is instinctive, smart, and competitive. Explosive run through target type hitter. Wrap tackler in the open field. A three-down linebacker that is versatile enough to play inside or outside in any scheme. Plays square to the line of scrimmage. Can play coverage or blitz from a variety of positions. Has a burst to the ball carrier. Intense and focused. Plays with good knee bend and shoots his hands to get under and leverage the offensive lineman. Rarely gets caught up in traffic. Very active in pursuit. Has some power but is not the best taking on a block. Lacks great shed ability as he will get locked on a block at times. When he “sees it” he shows good downhill ability and generally takes good angles. A little stiff in transition and while he has good change of direction, he will get hung up occasionally. Has ability in coverage, takes good drops, and for the most part reacts well to the throw. Out of position at times, but will recover with good pursuit. Shows good pass rush ability. Quick first step and can adjust working upfield. Has a burst in the pass rush and can be a quality blitzer. Can run and chase, but has some stiffness and inconsistency in his play. Enthusiastic and talks a lot. OSR:3/ 19. First/second round. (A-31 1/4, H-10 1/4, BP-34, SS-4.39).