Strengths: Nice height, size, and build ... Supreme versatility; Can play 4-3 SAM, 3-4 OLB ... Do-it-all linebacker in the appropriate schemes ... Athletic enough to be a consistent force in the pass rush ... Takes appropriate angles to ball-carriers ... Excellent strength ... Able to shake offensive linemen and make the tackle ... Highly productive and consistent playmaker even with the loss of Chris Long ... Will be an outstanding leader.
Weaknesses: Isn't able to sink his hips and play the Tampa 2 defense ... Has only two pass rush moves: rip and swim ... Isn't always as tough in the run game defense as he should be ... Should be forcing more fumbles.
Summary: You have to love Sintim's build. He can play a lot of positions and he has a good feel for the game who gives it his all ... Underrated propspect who could shock many people and go in the top 20 picks.
Player Comparison: Julian Peterson. Both players can play the same positions and are athletic enough to be consistent pass rushers.
Walt, your grade on the Earl Michell pickup by SF is off completely. Yes while he isn't a big threat in terms of DT look at all the defensive tackles, san francisco has? its mainly dial and purcell who have been doing the work and they need somebody else on that line. So this is easily a C+ or B- grade Free agent. While Mitchell did deal with injuries recently, SF is adding to the depth and at this point its a good pickup.