Lavonte David Scouting Report
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NFL Draft > 2012 Prospects > OLB > Lavonte David

Lavonte David Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: Big10
School: Nebraska Corn Huskers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #4
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 225 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 2.26 in 2012 by TB

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.65
Bench press19
Vertical jump36.5
Broad jump9'11
20-yard shuttle4.22
60-yard shuttle7.28

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska

There are few weakside 4-3 linebacker prospects who find themselves pushing for first-round consideration, but with the right fit, David would make an excellent pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

He's won numerous awards in his career, ranging from first and second-team All American and even the Huskers' team defensive MVP last year. David's ability to seal the edge and excel in man-to-man coverage make him an exciting linebacker in college football. Most prospects really do well playing downhill and getting after the quarterback or can dominate when it comes to sheer athleticism, but David is already a solid contributor who can come in with little preparation and potentially start right away.

David doesn't show a lot of flash as a pass rusher at this time. Due to his average height and weight, he struggles disengaging from offensive linemen or having the top-end speed to break the corner on a blitz. What he can do is use his fluid hips in open space to keep an eye on tight ends over the middle and running backs in the flat. He's a sound tackler who rarely overplays and does well to play within his assignment.

Due to his good, but not great athleticism, some teams may opt to take the player who could potentially develop better all-around skills which will ultimately hurt his draft value slightly.

Last Updated Feb-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

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