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Eric Norwood

Eric Norwood
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Outside Linebacker

South Carolina


College Position: Outside Linebacker
School: South Carolina
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-1
Weight: 252
Birthdate: 05-24-1988
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): 3-4 Linebacker (5)
Outside Linebacker (3)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the Carolina Panthers in the 4th round with the #26 pick.
High effort pass rusher/playmaker who can play the strongside and shift to defensive end on passing downs.

Strengths

  • A leader on the field. Plays with lots of passion and a non-stop motor
  • Great instincts and anticipation - Has a nose for the football
  • Good burst and acceleration
  • Tremendous quickness as a blitzer
  • Best stand up pass rusher in college football - 29 career sacks
  • Solid upper body strength
  • Can be a difference maker on special teams  - 2 blocked kicks in 2009
  • Steps up in big games and elevates the level of play of those around him
  • Underrated
  • 3 year starter
     

Weaknesses

  • Too aggressive at times. Tends to overrun plays
  • Does not have great measureables
  • Lack of height - there are very few 6-1 rush linebackers 
  • The stopwatches will say he is a step slow
  • Does not have great range in coverage
  • Plays best going downhill
  • Pass Coverage. As a 4-3 SLB in the pros, Norwood would be asked to cover more than he does currently at South Carolina

News

2010 Pre-Season All Defensive Rookie Team - Aug 22 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: PRE Pre-Season All-Rookie Team - Defense - May 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: NFC South - May 7 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Late Round Gems - Apr 25 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: At First Glance - Winners and Losers - Apr 24 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Winners, Losers and More Through Day Two - Apr 23 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for NFC Teams (Day Two) - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Round 2 Mock Draft - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: All Overrated and All-Underrated Team - Defense - Apr 18 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for NFC Teams - Apr 15 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams - Apr 6 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: DT, DE and LB - Mar 1 (Chris Maier)
2010 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What To Watch - Jan 25 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: PapaJohns.com Bowl - Dec 31 (Chris Maier)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Mount Cody Asserts Himself in Talented 2010 DT Class - Oct 27 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Mid Season Mock Draft - Oct 24 (Dan Wernery)
Feeling a Draft: Week 4 - Sep 29 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Week Three - Sep 21 (Chris Maier)
Conference Previews:SEC - Jul 28 (Josh Moellman)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 LB Prospects - Jul 27 (Dan Wernery)
South Carolina LB Eric Norwood Not Declaring for the Draft - Jan 5 (Chris Maier)
South Carolina Loses Munnerlyn, Norwood and Cook To NFL Draft - Jan 3 (Chris Maier)

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