BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter and previous All-Conference selection. Posted 54 tackles and two interceptions as a senior after recording 65/7/3 during his junior campaign. Tallied a career-high 80 tackles as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Hard-working run-defending linebacker who.s at his best in the box. Efficient, takes proper angles to the action, and gives good effort. Quickly fills gaps in run defense and explodes up the field.
NEGATIVES: Slow changing direction, struggles in coverage, and does a lot of face-guarding. Easily blocked at the point.
ANALYSIS: Ruud has been a productive run-stuffer in college, but his game has leveled off the past three years. He could back up at a number of linebacker positions.