Laurinaitis ILB Ohio State #33
|Adequate height; good overall bulk.
Above average athleticism. Great ball skills for a linebacker. Very smooth when
dropping into coverage. One of the most technically sound linebackers to enter
the draft in years. Comparable to former teammate A.J. Hawk (Packers, 1st round,
2006) in terms of NFL-readiness. A team leader on one of the nation's top defenses.
Top-notch intangibles, excellent work ethic; a coaches dream.|
|Doesn't stand out
physically in any one area. Doesn't offer much as a pass rusher. Struggles to
shed blockers at times; could benefit from adding some upper body strength. |
have the raw physical tools of a Rey Maualuga, but he has been a reliable three-year
starter and a leader on one of the best defensive units in the nation. He reminds
of me Brian Urlacher - physically he isn't the most impressive player on the field,
but he will out-work everyone to reach an elite level. |