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SportNews: Florida defensive end/outside linebacker Justin Trattou.

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Scouting report: Justin Trattou, OLB, Florida
    Russ Lande SN Icon Sporting News
    .NFL position: OLB
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    Height: 6-3 3/8
    Florida LB Justin Trattou. (AP photo) Weight: 255
    40 time: 4.79
    Current projection: Undrafted free agent
    Strengths: Is deceptively quick. Defeats blockers in the open field. Is quick off the snap when pass rushing from a wide alignment. Uses hands well to slap offensive tackles' hands away and stay free, and flashes ability to turn corner and pressure the QB. Sniffs out plays, and gets started toward the ball quickly. Flashes ability to fill holes and take on lead blockers, shed blocks and make tackles. Reads screen passes well; gets outside quickly to disrupt the play. Shows the size and instincts to be good in coverage and on special teams.

    Weaknesses: Is a 'tweener: Lacks the size, strength and edge pass-rush skills to be an end in a 4-3 scheme but also lacks the top-level athleticism to play outside linebacker. Lacks the explosiveness to consistently threaten the corner as a speed rusher, and will struggle to beat NFL offensive tackles. Gets a little upright after getting past blockers, struggling to close on the QB. Has limited experience in coverage -- tends to play high, and does not change directions quickly to close on the ball.



    Read more: http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/fee...port-justin-trattou-olb-florida#ixzz1DJVrS1eL

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