What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DEMECO RYANS: Alabama, 6012 235 4.65. Three-year starter. Complete read and react linebacker. Fringe inside size. Good instincts. Strikes with good knee bend. Closes on the ball in the air. Can be overaggressive at times and overrun the play. Doesn’t stay blocked. A team leader on and off the field. A student of the game. An explosive hitter that will run through the ball carrier. Good agility in traffic. Uses hands to shed blocks and has awareness to strip ball. Quick to read and react. Takes good angles. Sudden lateral quickness and can redirect. Good pass coverage and receiver awareness. Locks out and clogs up the running lanes. Will throw his body around to make a play. Sudden break on the ball. Plays faster than timed speed. Explosive hitter. First round talent. (A-31 3/8, H-8 5/8, BP-23, SS-4.18). Originally drafted by Houston.