Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Blake Cashman

Inside LineBacker
School: Minnesota | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.0 / 237 | 40: 4.52 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.30
Projected Round
6th/7th
Pos: 
Tough, athletic linebacker who plays with great instincts. Breaks down well, remains disciplined with assignments and diagnoses plays before they unfold. Sells out on the blitz, hits hard and drives his shoulders through ball carriers. Quickly collapses outside-in to defend the run, easily changes direction and consistently plays with leverage. Fast in every direction of the field, wraps up tackling and gives great effort. Fluid in reverse and easily flips his hips in coverage. Disguises blitzes well.
Neg: 
Lacks top strength and struggles to get off blocks. Too quick up the field at times. Inefficient and ducks his head as a tackler. Has a history of shoulder issues.
Analysis: 
Cashman was a reserve linebacker in 2017 and entered the year graded as a street free agent by scouts, but he now projects as a last-day pick. He's a run-and-chase linebacker with the instincts and mentality to line up on the inside of a 3-4 alignment and be an asset on coverage units.