Three-year starter who earned First Team All-Mountain West honors in both 2015 and 2016. Finished fourth in the conference with 116 tackles and tied for seventh with 11 tackles for loss as a senior, adding 4.5 sacks and one interception. Ranked second in the Mountain West with 9.5 sacks and fifth with 15 tackles for loss as a junior and recorded a team-high 98 tackles while forcing two fumbles. Named Honorable Mention All-Mountain West in 2014 after posting 83 tackles (10.5 for loss), four sacks, a team-leading four interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Tough, hard-working linebacker best defending the run. Plays with a physical nature, quickly locates the action and wraps up tackling. Displays a good head for the ball, breaks down well and effectively sheds blocks getting to the action. Uses his hands to protect himself, possesses a burst of speed and is forceful on the blitz. Sells out and flows well laterally to the action. Remains disciplined with assignments and gets depth on pass drops.
Lacks great pursuit speed. Average skill making plays in reverse. Short stature creates mismatches at the next level.
Munson is a competitive and somewhat athletic defender who stacks well against the run and gets the most from his ability. He plays with a special-teams mentality and should make a Sunday roster as a backup inside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment.