BIO: Junior college transfer who.s been used at both linebacker and defensive end. Coming off a disappointing senior campaign in which he tallied 25/7/3.
POSITIVES: Quick, competitive defender who plays with leverage. Flashes speed off the edge, explosion at the point and strong tackling opponents. Plays with excellent balance and body control. Fights through the traffic and locates the ball.
NEGATIVES: Has difficulty against bigger opponents out of a three-point stance. Marginally effective against the pass.
ANALYSIS: A prospect whose playing experience has been limited the past two seasons, Franklin possesses solid size/speed numbers for an inside linebacker position in a 34 defense. Unlikely to be drafted, yet solid individual workouts could get him invited to a camp next summer.