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KARLOS DANSBY
Karlos Dansby - OLB Position: OLB
Class: Sr
School: Auburn
Conference: SEC
Ht., Wt.: 6'3, 251
40 Time: 4.57
Grade: 4.29

Selected by Arizona Cardinals
Round 2, pick 1 (33 overall)
BIO: Led the team with 84/13/5.5 as a senior, also broke up six passes. Junior totals were 76/14/4 when he intercepted three passes. Posted 59 tackles his first year on the field and led the team with five interceptions.

POSITIVES: Tall, angular linebacker with great athleticism and explosion. Flows laterally to the ball displaying speed to the flanks and suddenness arriving on the scene. Gets depth on pass drops, effective in space and covers a lot of area. Fires up the field in run defense and a devastating hitter that delivers the knockout blow. Disciplined, does not bite on play-action passes and squares into tackles. Helps out on coverage teams.

NEGATIVES: Seemed to suffer a case of senioritis last season and did not play with a sense of urgency. Lacked body control and haphazard in his movements. Has a high metabolism and may have difficulty keeping on extra weight.

ANALYSIS: Besides bone-crunching hits that make the highlight reel, Dansby also plays a smart brand of football and offers a good feel for the game. Did not move into the early reaches of round one like many thought he was capable of last season but still offers a great amount of upside potential for the next level.

PROJECTION: Late First Round


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