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BILLY STROTHER
Position: OLB
Class: Sr
School: New Mexico
Conference: MWC
Ht., Wt.: 6'0, 241
40 Time: 4.68
Grade: 3.32

BIO: Posted 100/13/6 as a senior after being named MWC Defensive Newcomer of the Year in ’02 when he totaled 89/14/5.

POSITIVES: Thinly built linebacker who’s made major strides the past two years. Immediately alters his angle of attack, displays good speed to the flanks and the ability to make plays in any direction. Takes good angles to the action and has a burst of speed. Disciplined, stays with pass-cover assignments and reads the quarterback.

NEGATIVES: Undersized and gets caught up in the trash moving laterally or slow shedding blocks once engaged at the point. Not strong and has tackles broken. May be a little aloof.

ANALYSIS: A fine athlete, Strother could be used on the outside in a three-four defense where he is allowed to freely flow to the action or possibly as a weak-side linebacker in a conventional system. Must start making more plays when the ball's in the air.

PROJECTION: Late Seventh Round

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