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Thaddeus Gibson
Round 4, Pick 116
Position: OLB
Class: 4Jr
School: Ohio State
Conference: Big Ten
HT: 6-2
WT: 243
40 Time: 4.73
Biography: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a junior. Totals last season included 45/13/4 after 26/9/5.

Positives: College defensive end who projects to outside linebacker at the next level. Plays with a good degree of quickness, immediately alters his angle of attack and shows a burst of closing speed bearing down on the play. Effectively uses his hands, breaks down well and gives a lot of effort hustling around the field. Makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage yet also flashes ability dropped off the line in space. Solid instincts and overall awareness.

Negatives: Lacks bulk, strength and handled by fullbacks at the point of attack. Possesses solid speed but not truly an explosive player.

Analysis: Gibson is a hard-working defender who gets the most of his abilities and plays a smart brand of football. Lacks the great upside yet is polished in many aspects of the game with will see the field as a rookie in the NFL.

Projection: 2-3
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