BIO: Four-year starter and twice an All-Conference selection. Posted 44 tackles as a senior, missing five games with a lacerated liver. Posted career-high numbers of 109/20/5.5 as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Explosive defender best as a one-gap linebacker. Fast laterally, collapses from the outside defending the run and stays with assignments. Flashes abilities in space, easily alters his angle of attack and stands out in pursuit. Turned in a terrific combine.
NEGATIVES: Not efficient, over-pursues the action and takes incorrect angles to the play. Late reacting in coverage and has marginal ball skills.
ANALYSIS: A hard-working defender, Nande is a solid run-defending linebacker best in the box. Must complete his game, but at the very least a developmental prospect who should stand out on special teams.