BIO: Two-year starter who totaled 52/9.5/6.5 as a senior. Junior numbers included 62/14/10 when he was an All-Conference selection.
POSITIVES: Explosive linebacker outstanding in pursuit. Fast in every direction, quickly closes on the play and flashes on the scene. Holds his ground against blocks, can pedal in reverse and gets depth on drops.
NEGATIVES: Not an instinctive or decisive defender. Takes a lot of missteps or incorrect angles to the action. Does not always play under control.
ANALYSIS: A hard-working defender constantly flying around the action, Alston is a one-gap linebacker who should be an asset on special-teams.