Burfict (2/5) A three down linebacker that can make an impact both defending the pass and rushing the passer. Athleticism provides him with a wide range in underneath zone coverage. Does a nice job of reading QBs eyes but needs to do a better job of looking up crossers behind him. Can run with TEs down field but may have limitations matched up with quicker RBs in man coverage. A powerful blitzer up the gut that can run through blocks and create disruption in the pocket. Also was observed hurdling cut blocks on several occasions throughout film study. Hightower (4/5) Good awareness in coverage. Diagnoses play-action quickly and shows a good feel in underneath-middle zone. But he's limited athletically. Feet are slower than ideal and he shows stiffness in hips. Flashed some upside as an edge rusher as a LOLB on occasion. Does a decent job of keeping blockers off his body and shows torso flexibility when bending the edge. Shows gap-discipline when turned loose on inside blitz. Closing burst is adequate but not good.