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Sam Maxwell
Position: OLB
Class: 4Sr
School: Kentucky
Conference: Southeastern
HT: 6-1.5
WT: 246
40 Time: 4.80
Biography: Moved into the starting lineup as a senior and was awarded All-Conferences honors, after posting totals 80/5.5/1.5. Also intercepted six passes and broke up seven more. Junior totals included 25 tackles when he started one game.

Positives: Athletic, well-sized linebacker whose game is on the rise. Plays with a lot of quickness, fluid moving to the sidelines, and remains disciplined with assignments. Effective in coverage, displays a burst of speed bearing down on the play, and flashes on the scene. Fluid pedaling in reverse and has a feel for coverage.

Negatives: Marginally productive until last season. Struggles taking on blocks. Did not perform well at the combine.

Analysis: Maxwell answered the call as a senior and is a prospect who performed above the expectations of everyone. He's a potential candidate on the weak side at the next level, and should only get better as he physically matures and sees more playing action.

Projection: 7-FA
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