Biography: Junior college transfer who?s led Louisville in tackling the past two seasons, posting 107/4.5/2.5 as a senior after 80 tackles the prior season.
Positives: Stout run defending linebacker best on the inside. Plays with a good degree of quickness, flows well to the action and slides off blocks laterally to make the play. Breaks down well, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and fluid turning his hips to run with tight ends in coverage. Flexible, with good movement skills and collapses to the outside in run defense. Plays with an aggressive nature.
Negatives: Not a sturdy linebacker and gets caught up in the traffic. Possesses poor speed and struggles in coverage.
Analysis: Dempsey is a stout run defending linebacker who could back up on the inside of a 3-4 defense. He plays with a special teams mentality, which gives him an edge.
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