BIO: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors on several occasions. Led the team in tackles as a senior posting 92/15/2. Also intercepted two passes and broke up seven more. Posted career-best tackling numbers as a junior with 125/8.5/1. Never totaled less than 80 tackles any season in college.
POSITIVES: Instinctive defender with the ability to be used at outside or middle linebacker. Reads the action, fires up the field and attacks ball handlers. Works to keep the action in front of him, displays skill in zone coverage and makes proper decisions.
NEGATIVES: Lacks a quick change of direction and speed to the flanks. Over-pursues the action and not efficient. Marginal skills in man coverage.
ANALYSIS: A consistent player and leader on the college level, Havner could be used at one of several linebacker spots. Has starting potential at the next level if he consistently plays with a physical style.