Prospect Name: Lavonte David
Position: Outside Linebacker
Combine Numbers: 40-Yard Dash: 4.65 seconds; Bench Press: (225 lbs.)- 19 reps; Vertical Jump: 36.0 inches
Strengths: David is incredibly agile and athletic. Reads and reacts quickly and gets to his landmarks fast. Opens his hips fluidly and can run with receivers: not a mismatch against receivers or chasing down running backs. Physical: lines up solid, square hits with a knack for the football and frequent splash plays. Great tackling skills which is a rare find these days. Productive: 133 and 152 tackles in 2011 and 2010 respectively . Can produce on special teams as well. Good character and work ethic off the field.
Weaknesses: David regularly gets handled by bigger linemen getting to the second level where his short size doesn’t help in trying to shed blocks. His inability to shed blocks, especially when considering the level of offensive line play at the next leve...