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Grading System
SAM RAYBURN
Position: DT
Class: Sr
School: Tulsa
Conference: WAC
Ht., Wt.: 6'2, 295
40 Time: 5.12
Grade: 3.21

BIO: Two-year starter who also saw action with the first team as a sophomore. All-Conference selection as a senior after totaling 61 tackles with 17 1/2 tackles for loss and four sacks. Junior totals were 37-16-4 after 21 tackles as a sophomore.

POSITIVES: Tough interior defender best in run defense. Quick off the snap, keeps his pad level low and gets a nice amount of up field push going. Holds his ground against double teams, effectively uses hand technique to slide off blocks and possesses a closing burst of speed to the ball carrier.

NEGATIVES: Best in a straight line and not fluid moving laterally. Slow to adjust and gets wired in blocks too of10.

ANALYSIS: Effort type prospect with limited upside potential. A good prospect to bring in because of his work ethic and approach to the game.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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