Prepped in Florida. Saw very limited action 2010-11 (wore jersey No. 7) -- recorded five tackles, zero for loss and zero sacks in 22 games over two seasons. Started 9-of-13 games in '12 and produced 87-4-0 with three pass breakups. Was the Cyclones' MVP in '13 when he was the Big 12's leading tackler -- registered 133-12-3.5 with six pass breakups and two interceptions. Team captain. Pulled a hamstring running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine and did not participate in positional drills, shuttle or 3-cone drill.
STRENGTHS Is sudden stepping downhill and flashes some shock in his hands. Plays with urgency and leaves all his energy and effort on the field. Explosive
short-area burst. Very good balance and body control. Flows fast to the sideline and has the speed to cut off backs at the corner. Intense, vocal team leader. Good work ethic. Strong for his size -- bench-pressed 225 pounds 28 times at the combine. Is committed to the game and competes hard. Has the makeup of a special-teams terror. Solid pro day showing.
WEAKNESSES Marginal size (built like a box safety). Slew-footed. Runs around blocks and takes himself out of plays overpursuing and giving up the cutback. Not stout -- can be run at. Average zone awareness. See-and-go reactor -- late to trigger.
DRAFT PROJECTION Rounds 6-7
BOTTOM LINE Undersized, run-and-hit linebacker most ideally suited for a special-teams role. Lack of size will relegate him to a fast-flowing 4-3 under front, where he could be best on the weak side where action is funneled to him and he has a clean path to the ball.
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2014 Draft: Round 5, Pick 14 - Jeremiah George
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