OLB, DeAndre Levy, Wisconsin
|At A Glance|
|Position 1: Outside Linebacker||Height: 6-2|
|Position 2:||Weight: 236|
|Projected Round: 6th||40time: 4.56|
|Bench Reps: 19||Vertical: X|
|20yd Split: X||Broad Jump: 9'11"|
|10yd Split: X||20yd Shuttle: X|
|3 Cone Drill: X|
Pros: Very physical at the line, takes on fullbacks in the hole or tight ends on the edge to allow other players to make the tackle. ... Uses above-average arm length to effectively wrap up and form tackle in the open field.
Cons: A bit stiff in the hips, works best in a straight line. ... Backpedal is tall and choppy. ... Not explosive closing on the ball.
Styg's Broncos Fit: Smart defensive leader, Levy makes up for his lack of speed and playmaking with a steady, physical presence on the outside. A sure tackler inside and in the open field, he doesn't show the hips or feet needed to be a consistent option in coverage. And despite his downhill effectiveness, he too often doesn't show the explosiveness needed to properly engage and shed blocks. He needs to work on his handwork, explosiveness and ability to rush as a 9-technique, but he could be a solid special-teams addition for his ability to break down and wrap up, and his willingness to play within his scheme.
From "East-West Shrine Game Rosters" at Arrowhead Pride:
DeAndre Levy: Wisconsin (6-3, 228) Projection: 6th round
An athletic sideline-to-sideline backer that chases the ball well in pursuit. Showcases good re-direction skills and coverage, but lacks consistent power inside the box.
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Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Displays impressive quickness and closing on the outside. Runs well for a strongside linebacker. Likes to mix it up at the line of scrimmage. Does a nice job chasing down the ball in pursuit and is a solid wrap-up tackler. Has good range in coverage and reads and reacts quickly to plays. Showcases sound instincts and always seems to be flowing toward the ball. An impressive open-field tackler. [see more...]
- Scouts consider Levy a good second-day prospect at strong-side linebacker. The 2008 honorable mention All-Big Ten pick isn't a flashy playmaker (although he did have 193 tackles, 26.5 for loss and 14 sacks the past three years), but does all of the little things well. His speed is underrated, and that athleticism will endear him to teams come campus workout time. [see more...]