BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors every season since his sophomore campaign. Led Ohio State in tackles the past three years posting 121/16.5/9.5 as a senior. Also awarded All-American honors last year. Junior totals included 141/8/1.
POSITIVES: Intense, aggressive linebacker who strives to be the best. Plays with outstanding explosion, and displays tremendous sideline-to-sideline range. Fast in pursuit, flashes on the scene and flies around the ball. Immediately alters his angle of attack or redirects to the action and effectively uses hand technique to protect himself. Gets depth on drops, displaying a good backpedal in coverage. Intelligent and quickly locates the ball.
NEGATIVES: Does not always play under great control. Must improve his tackling technique as he tends to go high on ball carriers.
ANALYSIS: A productive defender on the field, Hawk is the consummate three-down defender who will quickly find a starting job in the NFL.