By: Steve Johnson
Te’Von Coney, LB, Notre Dame
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2015: 12 games. 13 tackles, 0.5 TFL
2016: 12 games. 61 tackles, 1.5 TFL,
2017: 13 games. 116 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR
Accolades: 2014 Under Armour All-American Bowl
History: Four-star recruit from Palmbeach Gardens, FL. Enrolled early at ND, in January 2015.
Strengths: Good size. Good athlete. Possesses the length to be reliable in man coverage. Uses his long arms to keep himself clean at times. Good tackler, good wrap up ability. Play strength appears to be a plus, despite not being overly big. Fluidity in space is good. Productive player.
Weaknesses: Mental processing and trusting his instincts are still coming along. Sometimes late to the ball in zone coverage, despite being a plus athlete. Will get caught flat footed reading the eyes of the Quarterback at times. Gets too easily driven back by blockers. A little tight hipped.
Overview: Coney is a better athlete than he is an instinctive linebacker, although his athleticism doesn’t stand out as being elite. He’s a good player that could be used in different schemes. If his mental processing gets better, he has the upside to be a contributing starter at the next level.
Draft Projection: Late 3rd-Early 4th
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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