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DERRICK POPE
Position: OLB
Class: Sr
School: Alabama
Conference: SEC
Ht., Wt.: 5'11, 230
40 Time: 4.71
Grade: 3.27

Selected by Miami Dolphins
Round 7, pick 21 (222 overall)
BIO: Forced into the starting lineup as a senior after injuries hit the linebacker unit and responded with 105/9/5. Top reserve as a junior and posted 65/5/1.

POSITIVES: Instinctive, hard-working linebacker that chases the action to get involved. Quick to key, displays a good head in run support and quickly gets to the ball carrier. Gets depth on pass drops, picks up assignments and goes hard until the whistle blows.

NEGATIVES: Game lacks overall explosion and speed. Gets caught up in the trash moving laterally or blocked from the play by opposing tight ends.

ANALYSIS: Pope did an admirable job last season for the Tide and is now a late-round consideration. Has some limitations but could find a spot on a two-deep and flourish on special teams.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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