BIOGRAPHY: Junior college transfer who started the past two seasons, winning All-Conference honors after each campaign. Led the team in tackles as a senior, posting career numbers of 126/15/3, while also intercepting three passes and breaking up two more.
POSITIVES: Intense, competitive, run-defending linebacker who works best in the box. Hard-hitting, puts his shoulders into ball carriers and likes to intimidate opponents. Patient, stays with assignments and takes excellent angles to the action.
NEGATIVES: Does not always play under control or within himself. Marginal lateral range, slow to the flanks and struggles in coverage.
ANALYSIS: A two-down defender with a nose for the football, Bishop is an underrated linebacker who will be downgraded because of his limitations in coverage. Has the intelligence and attitude to produce as a rookie on special teams, and could eventually develop.