BCS Linebacker

Physical Measurables:

  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 220 lbs.

Stats:

  • 40yd: 4.6
  • Bench: 315 lbs.
  • Squat: 445 lbs.

Coach Keys:

Shows the ability to take over a game defensively. Active and causes havoc all around the field. Knocks blockers and ball-carriers backward and/or off their feet. Instinctive and plays downhill in the run game. Strong enough to play on LOS in HS if necessary but athletic enough to play in coverage. Explodes on contact, visibly changing the LOS or driving ballcarriers backward. Displays loose hips and great knee bend, plays under his pads. Can match up with anyone and run them down. Understands pursuit angles and can close time and space in an instant. Multiple year All-State selection with some recognition by national recruiting media on the high end. All Area/District and Multi-Year All Conference at a minimum. Defensive Captains with signal-calling experience are highly desirable for inside linebackers.


Non-BCS and/or High FCS Linebacker

Physical Measurables:

  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 210 lbs.

Stats:

  • 40yd: 4.65
  • Bench: 300 lbs.
  • Squat: 435 lbs.

Coach Keys:

May have not shown the production of an elite BCS caliber recruit, but coaches at this level will still scholarship athletic high school linebackers as they believe they can coach them up into productive college players. Active player that’s constantly around the ball. Knocks blockers and ball-carriers backward on impact. Plays downhill in the run game. Strong on contact, can change the LOS.. Good knee bend. Can match up with most offensive players and run them down. Understands pursuit angles and can close time and space. Multiple year All-State selection with some recognition by national recruiting media. All Area/District and Multi-Year All Conference. Defensive Captains with signal-calling experience are highly desirable for inside linebackers.


Low FCS/High D2/High NAIA Linebacker

Physical Measurables:

  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 200 lbs.

Stats:

  • 40yd: 4.7
  • Bench: 295 lbs.
  • Squat: 405 lbs.

Coach Keys:

Active player shows good movement. Stands blockers up and knocks ball-carriers backward on contact. Instinctive in the run game. Strong on contact. Solid knee bend. Pursues well. All Area/District and Multi-Year All Conference. Defensive Captains with signal-calling experience are highly desirable for inside linebackers.


Low D2/NAIA/All D3 Linebacker

Physical Measurables:

  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 190 lbs.

Stats:

  • 40yd: 4.75
  • Bench: 275 lbs.
  • Squat: 395 lbs.

Coach Keys:

Active player flashes decent movement. Flashes ability to stand blockers up and also to knock ball-carriers backward on contact. Flashes solid instincts in the run game. Flashes decent knee bend. Shows decent pursuit skills. Typically All Conference or minimum 1 Year Varsity Starter. Defensive Captains with signal-calling experience are highly desirable for inside linebackers.

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