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MIKE LABINJO
Position: ILB
Class: Sr
School: Michigan St.
Conference: Big Ten
Ht., Wt.: 6'0, 264
40 Time: 4.86
Grade: 3.25

BIO: Three-year starter that's been used at both middle linebacker and on the strong side. Finished his senior season with 94/11.5/5 sacks after junior totals of 62/5/1. Started twelve games as a sophomore and produced 64/17/5.

POSITIVES: Forceful, run defending linebacker best in the box. Breaks down well, quick to diagnose the action and disciplined. Holds his ground against blocks, squares into tackles and brings opposing ball carriers down on initial contact.

NEGATIVES: Two-down defender taken off the field on obvious passing situations. Lacks overall speed and lateral pursuit skills.

ANALYSIS: Terrific in run support, Labinjo may be best served at either inside linebacker positions in a three-four alignment. Does not have the overall range to be used as a starter in a conventional defense.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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