2010 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Sean Weatherspoon



  • Sean Weatherspoon, 6-1/235

  • Outside Linebacker

  • Missouri


  • Sean Weatherspoon Scouting Report
    By Matt McGuire

    Strengths:
  • Outstanding production
  • Instinctive player and anticipates
  • Eliminates space quickly
  • Covers a good amount of ground when dropping into zone
  • Very fast and explosive athlete
  • Always around the ball
  • Terrific change of direction
  • Smooth hips
  • Form tackler; approaches with near leg and near shoulder
  • Explodes through ball-carrier; lays the wood
  • Fires out of stance
  • Finds a way to make plays
  • Good ball skills
  • Good football IQ
  • Solid pass-rusher
  • Vocal leader
  • Three-year starter and durable
  • Good amount of upside



    Weaknesses:
  • Needs to get more extension with arms when shedding blocks
  • Occasionally overpursues play
  • Needs more gap discipline
  • Average height and bulk
  • Could fill harder against run
  • Hand use needs to be improved
  • Sometimes gets out of control

    Summary: Weatherspoon is an extremely talented weakside linebacker prospect who brings the playmaking ability and athleticism a lot of teams are looking for. His ability to blitz gives him scheme versatility, but he isn't a 3-4 outside linebacker. Weatherspoon is going to be drafted in the top 40 picks with the potential to go in the top 15 or 20.

    Player Comparison: Ernie Sims. Both WILL linebackers have outstanding athleticism and playmaking ability.



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