BIO: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors every season since his freshman campaign. Posted 122/8/2.5 as a senior, after 140/5.5/10.5 the prior year, and 145/2/13 as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Relentless linebacker with a high revving motor and head for the football. Intelligent, and quick to read or diagnose plays from the line of scrimmage. Makes the defensive calls, rarely caught out of position and disciplined in all aspects. Displays good first-step quickness, fires up the field filling gaps but also fast to the sidelines. Fluid backpedaling in pass coverage, displays solid hand technique getting off blocks and quickly changes direction or immediately alters his angle of attack. Reads the quarterback and knows where pass catchers are in coverage. Always willing to get involved in the action and wraps up tackling.
NEGATIVES: Undersized, engulfed at the point of attack or gets caught up in the trash moving laterally. Slow getting back to playing form off the initial block. Does not play under great control, nor is he efficient.
ANALYSIS: A linebacker with great intensity as well as football intangibles, Ezekiel is only limited by a lack of size for the next level. Yet even with that, has the athleticism and speed to potentially be used at a weak side position in a 34 defense. The fact he plays faster than he times in the 40 along with great instincts give him a chance to make a final roster and produce in the NFL.