BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who posted 93/8/2 as a senior after 96/10.5/3 during his junior campaign.
POSITIVES: Rivera has the size and skill to backup on the inside of a 3-4 alignment. His ability to play special teams will dictate whether
he has a future in the NFL.
NEGATIVES: Lacks a quick change of direction and possesses a marginal burst of speed. Slow out to the flanks. Minimal skill in coverage.
ANALYSIS: Physical, run-defending linebacker best in the box. Instinctive, remains disciplined with assignments and breaks down well.
Fires up the field, and is a hard hitter who aggressively lays his shoulders into ball carriers. Takes good angles to the
action and is efficient.