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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

 Matt Sinclair Grade: 2.99
 Position: ILB
 Class: Sr
 School: Illinois
 Conference: Big Ten
 Ht., Wt.: 6-2, 243
 40 Time: 4.71

BIO: Three-year starter who lead the team in tackles the past two seasons, posting 87/8/4 as a senior after a career-high 129 the prior year. Used at the middle and outside positions.

POSITIVES: Intelligent defender who rarely plays to his size/speed numbers. Quick diagnosing the action, has a good head for the ball and patient. Slides off blocks, does not get caught out of position and wraps up tackling.

NEGATIVES: Lacks both a burst and sustained speed. Cannot quickly change direction, redirect to the play and is marginally effective in pursuit. Slow shedding blocks at the point.

ANALYSIS: Hard-working in all aspects, Sinclair is a productive collegiate defender coming off a disappointing senior campaign. Must improve his abilities in space and become more than a two-down defender.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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