Biography: Four-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-American and All-Conference honors since his freshman season. Senior totals included 42/9.5/3.5 after 43/13.5/5.5 as a junior. Posted a career-best 31.5 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks as a sophomore in 2007 after registering 83 tackles as a freshman.
Positives: Explosive college pass rusher with limited upside for the next level. Plays with good knee bend, works his hands throughout the action, and forceful up the field. Stays with plays and flies around the football trying to make something positive happen. Quick off the snap with a nice first step, forceful up the field, and displays a burst of closing speed. Immediately alters his angle of attack, makes plays down the line of scrimmage, or can drop into coverage and then play in space. Gets a lot of momentum going up the field and has shown the ability to take over games.
Negatives: Shows marginal explosion in his game. Lacks bulk and easily controlled at the point by a single blocker. Shows a lot of stiffness in his game.
Analysis: As a sophomore Selvie was considered a top-flight NFL prospect yet his game has not progressed the past two seasons. He lacks the size to line up in a three-point stance at the next level and does not possess the pure speed to be an every down linebacker. He has a good understanding for the game and his motor is always running, which gives him an upper hand. Projects as a rush linebacker in a 3-4 alignment.
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