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Michael Hamlin
SELECTED BY: Cowboys Round 5 (30)
SI Grade
3.55
Position: Class:
Senior
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
2-Jun, 214
40 Time:
4.6

BIOGRAPHY: "Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Led the team in tackles as a senior, totaling 97/6/8 after 80/4/5 as a junior."

POSITIVES: "Large, athletic safety who is a force on the field when he applies himself. Moves well on his feet, works well with cornerbacks, and gets vertical to defend the pass. Forceful up the field in run defense, and jars opponents with hard hits. Solid tackler when he squares into ball handlers and wraps up. Displays a closing burst of speed, and plays with a good degree of explosion."

NEGATIVES: "Inconsistent on the field, and his statistics are a bit misleading. Late arriving on the scene in coverage, slow getting to the sidelines, and he does not always play to his size."

ANALYSIS: "Hamlin grades highly in the area of size, speed, and athleticism. He does not consistently play up to his level of ability, and more often than not, leaves scouts thinking he's capable of much more on the field. He has starting potential in the NFL, but unless Hamlin applies himself, he's bound to be a career backup."

PROJECTION: Fourth Round

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