BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his junior and senior campaigns. Totals last season included 90/28.5/7.5 after 37/10.5/4.5 the previous year.
POSITIVES: Athletic linebacker who forces the action up the field. Breaks down well, strong, and easily defeats blocks on his way to the action. Quick changing direction or altering his angle of attack. Displays ability in pursuit and plays with outstanding explosion. Fast in a straight line or laterally, quickly gets to the action, and wraps up when tackling. Makes some terrific open-field tackles.
NEGATIVES: Not fluid pedaling in reverse and struggles in coverage. Gets minimal depth on drops. Stiff in his hips and tightly round. Does not think quickly on his feet.
ANALYSIS: A physical defender who can dominate the opposition, Crable is at his best making plays up the field. He possesses enough talent to find a starting job as a pass-rushing linebacker in a 3-4 defense.