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Larry Atkins | S | UCLA | Pac-10
Selected by Kansas City Chiefs in round 3, pick 23 (#84 overall)
Ht Wt 40 BP SS LS VJ BJ Grade
6'2" 214 4.74 - - - - - 6.07
Larry Atkins
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He is a big physical DS that has a stronger resemblance to a LB. He is another big hitter that is much better versus the run than pass and he loves to come up and mix it up inside. He is a good open field tackler, an asset in run support, but he is a liability in m/m coverage. He lacks deep speed and does not have the skills or burst to match up properly. Some NFL teams project him as an OLB and his best role may be as a nickel OLB and special teams performer. He is an outstanding physical football player with limited skills in the passing game, but he should be a nice NFL fit, if used properly. He is, however, coming off a disappointing senior year and his stock has dropped a little bit.


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