Originally written on Beyond the Combine  |  Last updated 11/17/14
                                            HGT:  6-2      WGT:  245                                             YR:     JR       POS:   ILB Pros: Excellent bulk(Stout frame) Displays a low center of gravity, ideal pad level Excellent motor Adequate straight line speed for an ILB Good short area foot quickness and lateral movement, able to plant and redirect Impressive instincts Great balance and body control Looks comfortable while in zone coverage Understand proper depth and route recognition in zone coverage Ability to diagnose blocks at the LOS Attacks LOS downhill Good closing burst towards QB Excellent physicality at POA, able to disengage blocks at LOS as well as in space on the perimeter Great violence in his initial blow, exhibits ideal hand placement Able to sink hips and transition quickly out of zone drops Works to stay in phase while in man coverage Understands gap integrity within defensive scheme Intelligent prospect (On field) Cons: Listed at 6-2 but looks shorter in length Not an explosive athlete Possesses average range Displays some stiffness in body At times tends to lunge into tackles (Needs to bring legs) Exhibits ability to disengage blocks but at times needs to do so quicker Lacks ball skills  Analysis: I came away very impressed with the overall physicality that Kevin Minter exhibited on a consistent basis.  A highly instinctive prospect; Minter never shies away from initial contact.  Minter has become LSU’s leader on defense this season as well as shown growth each game.  Minter projects as an Inside Linebacker in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defensive scheme.

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