Biography: "Three-year starter who also saw significant action with the first team as a freshman. All-Conference selection the past three years. Had 88/2/5 as a senior, 87 tackles and seven interceptions as a junior, and 106 tackles and six interceptions as a sophomore."
Positives: "Instinctive, aggressive safety at his best playing downhill. Quick up the field, physical in all aspects of the game, and wraps up tackling. Plays with explosiveness, consistently puts himself in a position to make plays on the ball, and works until the whistle blows."
Negatives: Struggles with his ball skills and is late arriving on the scene in coverage. Slow flipping his hips and doesn?t change direction quickly enough. Does not possess top sideline-to-sideline range.
Analysis: Lainhart has been a terrific college safety but lacks the pure athletic skills to consistently make plays outside the numbers. He'd be a productive backup in a zone system that asks him to play in the box. He comes with a special teams mentality.
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