BIOGRAPHY: Full-time starter the past two seasons awarded All-Conference honors both years. Led Arizona in tackles last season totaling 131/15.5/4 while also intercepting one pass and breaking up five more. Junior-year totals included 89/10.5/2.
POSITIVES: Intense defender with a great head for the ball. Quickly reads the action, disciplined with assignments, and aggressive in all aspects of the game. Displays speed in pursuit, quick out to the flanks, and plays with a lot of explosion. Forceful up the field filling gaps in run defense. Possesses a terrific straight-line burst of speed. Efficient, takes good angles to the action, and sacrifices his body to make the tackle. Plays faster than his 40 time.
NEGATIVES: Easily locked up at the point by blocks and must do a better job using his hands to protect himself. Does not consistently play under control and pursues the action too aggressively at times. Average athlete with marginal skills in coverage.
ANALYSIS: Larsen is a high-motor defender who.s been very productive on the football field. His intangibles, smarts, and work ethic should get him drafted in the middle rounds and give him a chance to start at the next level.