Brandon Lindsey Scouting Report

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Brandon Lindsey Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: ACC
School: Pittsburgh Panthers
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #7
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 250 lbs.

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.93
Bench press23
Vertical jump33.0
Broad jump9'9
Three-cone drill7.36
20-yard shuttle4.28

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Brandon Lindsey, OLB, Pittsburgh

Brandon Lindsey of the Pittsburgh Panthers has a unique blend of size and speed for a linebacker/defensive end prospect that many 3-4 defenses could employ during the 2012 season.

Lindsey is undersized as a lineman, but will likely be stand-up linebacker in a 3-4 defense. He can pass rush along the edge and rush right into a blocker's chest, with great, active hands to gain separation. Lindsey is very explosive off the line with a great twitch, but does have a tendency to overplay his assignment. He will need to play with better instincts, but those will come with more experience; on the flip side of that, he plays extremely fast.

His tackling technique is average and too often goes for the big hit. Teams can correct that in time. The big concern has to do with his size. He has a lean build, but has plenty of room for growth. At the next level, defenses will need to coach up his ability to more effectively read and recognize the play. He gets sucked up into the line on occasion, which cuts off his pursuit angles to the ball-carrier.

Overall, Lindsey is the typical pass-rushing specimen who will need to grow his talents in order to develop a well-rounded game. His aggressiveness can be improved upon and eventually, he will be groomed into more than just a pass rusher. He projects as a late second to early third round prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Oct-31-2011 by Matt De Lima

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