BIO: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection last season after leading Connecticut in tackles, posting 140/12/2, also intercepting two passes and breaking up seven more. Totaled 115 tackles and 11 tackles for loss as a junior.
POSITIVES: Fast-rising, middle linebacker who excels in run defense. Forceful up the field, displays good footwork sliding into the correct gaps, then wraps up at the point of attack. Works to get off blocks, pursues laterally with speed, and chases to get involved in the action. Consistently does a good job reading the action and positioning himself to make a play on the ball. Active and chases hard to get involved.
NEGATIVES: Slowed through the trash and not strong at the point. Does not always play under control or show great efficiency. Average skills in coverage.
ANALYSIS: A fast-rising defender who continually improved on the college level, Fincher has garnered middle-round consideration with his performances the past six months. Best as a run stuffing-reserve linebacker.