BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded MEAC Defensive Player of Year honors every season since his sophomore year. Senior totals included 98/13/1 after career-best numbers of 124/15/5 as a junior.
POSITIVES: Explosive one-gap linebacker who makes a lot of plays on the field. Breaks down well, is rarely off his feet and displays a good head for the ball. Fluid moving laterally, smooth pedaling back into coverage and scrapes well in the box. Explodes upfield.
NEGATIVES: Small, gets wired in blocks or has tackles broken.
ANALYSIS: A hard-working player who.s been ultra-productive, Durant is an instinctive defender who likes to get involved in the action. Could be used on special teams early in his NFL career and eventually develop into a starter.