By: Steve Johnson
Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida
6’3″ 241, 32 1/8″ arms, 9 1/8″ hands
4.63 40, 30 1/2″ vert, 116″ broad jump
2013: 10 games. 2 tackles
2014: 12 games. 14 tackles, 1 TFL
2015: 2 games. 6 tackles
2016: 8 games. 53 tackles, 4 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 PD, 1 FR
Injuries: Torn right labrum (had surgery) in Spring practice in 2013. Ankle injury and dislocated shoulder in 2013 season. Missed most of 2015 with a shoulder injury. Broke his left forearm ending his 2016 campaign after 8 games.
History: Prepped at Wyomissing High School in PA. Played LB/FB and won a PIAA AA state championship and was the AA Player of the Year.
Strengths: Good athlete and ideal size for a linebacker. Was one of the top performers at the combine among linebackers, showing quickness, acceleration and burst. Played well at the senior bowl. Can contribute on special teams.
Weaknesses: Might be made of glass. Has only started a handful of games in college, needs to prove he can stay healthy. Only put up 16 reps of 225 at the combine and only had a 30 1/2 inch vertical.
Overview: An athletic and long linebacker that is capable of playing inside in an odd front and the weakside in a 4-3. Must prove that he can stay healthy or he won’t last long in this league.
Draft Projection: 3rd to 4th Round Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.4