BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who led the team in tackles last season with 90/5/2, also intercepting two passes and breaking up four more. Junior numbers were 83/12.5/2.5.
POSITIVES: Aggressive run-defending linebacker with top instincts. Diagnoses the action, plays assignment football and works hard. Explosive up the field filling gaps, wraps up tackling and has a physical nature to his game. Stays with cover assignments.
NEGATIVES: Lacks lateral range and speed to the flanks. Does not play to his 40 time. Slowed by blocks or easily taken from the action.
ANALYSIS: Best in the box, Zalewski must be used in a system which allows him to freely flow to the action. His head for the ball and appetite for contact will get him looks as an inside linebacker and special-teams ace.