BIO: Three-year starter who.s been used at both outside and middle linebacker as well as defensive end. Finished his senior campaign with 70/7.5/4.
POSITIVES: Tenacious defender, yet limited athlete with marginal upside for the next level. Hard-nosed linebacker that reads the action, works to get involved in the play and wraps up tackling. Breaks down well holding his ground against blocks, does not bite on play-action passes and quickly recognizes assignments. Adequate depth on drops in zone coverage.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the ability to quickly change direction or redirect to ballcarriers. Stiff and lacks abilities in pursuit.
ANALYSIS: A hard-working prospect who plays with great passion, Blackburn lacks the desired measurables for the next level. Could catch on as a backup inside linebacker for a 34 defense and definitely has a special teams mentality.