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Mark Herzlich

Mark Herzlich
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Outside Linebacker

Boston College


College Position: Outside Linebacker
School: Boston College
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-4
Weight: 238
Birthdate: 09-01-1987
Draft Projection: Fourth
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Outside Linebacker (9)

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • A great story - overcame Ewing's Sarcoma (bone cancer) to return as a senior
  • Plays with intensity - tremendous hustle and motor
  • Great instincts and football IQ - always around the football
  • Versatility - can play inside or strong side
  • Excellent coverage awareness - 10 INTs during his last two seasons
  • Good tackler and big hitter
  • Leader and team player
  • Displayed overwhelming desire, work ethic, toughness and character as he overcame his cancer to return to the field in 2010
  • One of the best linebackers in the country in 2008
  • Rudy and Disney Spirit award winner
  

Weaknesses

  • Has not been the same player in 2010 after the year away
  • Not very sudden - lacks burst (biggest difference between 2008 and 2010)
  • Straight line speed and lateral agility is average
  • Overaggressive at times
  • Not great in man coverage
  • Medical - whether he will be able to return to his 2008 form from a physical standpoint will ultimately determine how high he gets drafted

News

2011 NFL Draft: Top 10 Undrafted Players - May 8 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Jared Counterman's 10 Players To Fight For In the War Room - Apr 25 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Outside Linebacker - Apr 21 (Fran Duffy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Three - Jan 26 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: Player/Team Observations - Jan 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day One - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 3 (Jan 1 - 9) - Dec 31 (Doug Lancy)
2010 ACC Conference Preview - Jul 9 (Dan Wernery)
Conference Previews:ACC - Aug 22 (Josh Moellman)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 LB Prospects - Jul 27 (Dan Wernery)

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