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Nate Irving

Nate Irving
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Inside Linebacker

North Carolina State


College Position: Inside Linebacker
School: North Carolina State
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-1
Weight: 231
Birthdate: 07-12-1988
Draft Projection: Third
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Inside Linebacker (3)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Denver Broncos in Round 3 with the #3 pick.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Hard hitting inside linebacker prospect
  • A three down 'backer - equally adept at stuffing the run, rushing the quarterback and dropping into coverage
  • Displays excellent instincts - diagnoses plays, times blitzes well
  • Fluid in coverage
  • Great effort in pursuit - makes plays down the line
  • Versatility - experience playing inside and outside
  • Very sudden - good burst and acceleration
  • Gets downhill quickly and fills running lanes
  • Production - 92 tackles, 21.5 TFL, 7 Scks and 6 PBUs in 2010
  • Hard worker - overcame adversity to return to the field in 2010 after missing 2009 due to multiple injuries from a car accident
  • 2.5 year starter
  

Weaknesses

  • Durability - missed all of 2009 and part of 2008 due to injuries
  • Medical check - missed 2009 season as a result of a car accident including a compound fracture in his leg.
  • Undersized for an inside linebacker
  • Average speed and agility

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: AFC West Grades - May 16 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: All In or Fold? - Apr 27 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Inside Linebacker - Apr 22 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: 10 Players Flying Under the Radar - Apr 20 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Recapping the Weeks Top Stories Includes Stock Up/Down (Chris Maier) - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Walkthrough Notes - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Four - Jan 27 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Doug Lancy)
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 2 (Dec 25 - 31) - Dec 22 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results

Live Interactive Draft Coverage Pick Analysis

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