BIO: Posted 62 tackles as a senior though he only played in six games after an ankle injury sustained in October required surgery. Recorded 122 tackles with 11 for loss as a junior after leading the league in tackles the prior year with 125.
POSITIVES: Tough, intelligent run-stuffing linebacker with marginal athletic skills. Patient, immediately diagnoses the action then takes good angles to the play. Works hard, stays with assignments and makes the right decision. Scrapes well laterally, squares into the ball carrier then wraps up tackling. Fires up the field in run defense yet disciplined in pass coverage.
NEGATIVES: Cannot immediately alter his angle of attack, lacks a burst of speed to the play and does not cut corners off from ball carriers. Overall game lacks quickness and explosion.
ANALYSIS: A scrappy defender that finds a way to get the job done, Duffy has been very productive on the college level but does not project well to the NFL. Could find a home as a backup middle linebacker in a three-four system where he can contribute on special teams.