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Player Display Name: 
Ryan Anderson

Outside linebacker
School: Alabama | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2 / 253 | 40: 4.74 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.63
Projected Round
3rd
Bio: 
Broke out as a first-year starter his senior year, racking up 61 tackles (19 for loss), nine sacks, four forced fumbles and three pass breakups. Made 37 tackles (11.5 for loss) with six sacks and two forced fumbles as a junior in 2015. Sophomore totals include 25 tackles (eight for loss) and three sacks.
Pos: 
Tough, stout linebacker best making plays in the box or up the field. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and is forceful. Strong on the blitz, closes with speed and wraps up tackling. Effective run defender who holds his grounds then makes plays on the ball carrier. Plays with a nasty, take-no-hostages attitude. Flashes ability in coverage.
Neg: 
Slow shedding blocks and gets locked up by tight ends. More of a one-speed defender. Overall play in coverage has been inconsistent.
Analysis: 
Anderson was a solid linebacker at Alabama for three years running and offers potential on the inside of a 3-4 alignment or as a strong-side linebacker in a conventional system.