BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after posting a career-high 114 tackles and adding three interceptions. Junior totals included 63 tackles.
POSITIVES: Athletic linebacker with outstanding range. Fast to the flanks, gets great depth on pass drops and has a closing burst of speed to the play. Weaves through the traffic getting to the ball carrier, is physical and likes to get involved in the action.
NEGATIVES: Slowed through the trash or easily blocked from the action. Inefficient, does not take the best angles to the play and over-pursues the action on occasion.
ANALYSIS: Physically gifted, Black showed a lot of progress on the field last season. Offers potential as a weakside linebacker and may even be given some consideration as a strong safety. Needs to continually improve his game yet offers a good degree of upside.