Larry English OLB Northern Illinois #51

Ht: 6'2
Wt: 254

Ideal size and strength. An elite pass rusher. Shows an excellent burst off the snap. Simply too quick for most offensive tackles to handle. Has the speed to chase down ball carriers in the backfield. Above average upper body strength.
Played defensive end in college but will need to move to linebacker in pros (regardless of whether he lands in a 4-3 or 3-4 defense). Not great at stopping the run when they run at him; much better in pursuit. Limited experience dropping back into coverage. Level of competition is a minor concern.
If English came from an elite program its possible we would already be penciling him into the top ten. He has elite athleticism and has plenty of upside. The one hesitation teams may have is that he will need to learn a new position. His stock should continue to rise throughout workouts and he is a darkhorse to sneak into the first ten picks of draft.

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