2017 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Alabama LB Reuben Foster


PLAYER PROFILE


Height: 6-1

Weight: 236

College: Alabama

Class: Senior


STRENGTHS


  • Reliable tackler
  • Punishing hitter, very physical
  • Good take-on skills, sheds blocks well
  • Good in zone coverage and decent in man
  • Great closing speed
  • Good range
  • Very instinctive and aware vs. run and pass — anticipates breaks of running backs and tight ends
  • Blitzer — shoots gaps well, can bring heat off the edge
  • Leadership and communication skills

WEAKNESSES


  • Occasional overaggressiveness — can overrun plays on occasion
  • Zero forced career turnovers (interceptions + forced fumbles)
  • Patience and balance in coverage — can lose track of assignments at times
  • Inconsistent block-shedding — struggles to hold up against, bigger stronger blockers; frequently kept clean from blockers by dominating defensive line

VERDICT


GRADE 7.40/9.00 – TOP 15 – Likely Pro Bowler, 10-15 player at position

NFL COMPARISON 

PLAYER SUMMARY

If you would like to watch more film on Reuben Foster than what I have provided for you, you can head over to http://draftbreakdown.com/players/reuben-foster/ and continue your investigation of this prospect.

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