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Anthony Heygood
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6-0.5, 223
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BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who led the team in tackles as a senior, posting 114 after 81/15/1 as a junior when he led Purdue in tackles for loss.

POSITIVES: Heygood is an intense defender who flies around the action trying to make positive plays. He's an above-average athlete with the ability to back up in a number of defensive schemes, and he should be a very good special teams player in the NFL.

NEGATIVES: Inefficient, over-pursues plays, and wastes motion. Average instincts and reacts late to the action.

ANALYSIS: Explosive and athletic linebacker with a good amount of upside potential. Plays with good pad level, breaks down well, and is fast moving in every direction of the field. Quickly changes direction, covers a good amount of area, and plays sideline-to-sideline. Fast out to the flanks, gets depth on pass drops, and very quick to the action. Strong for his size, and holds his ground against blocks, even when facing off against large linemen. Plays with a good degree of suddenness and flashes on the scene out of nowhere.


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