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Scott Lutrus
Position: OLB
Class:  5Sr
School: Connecticut
Conference: Big East
HT: 6-2.5
WT: 240
40 Time: 4.68
Biography: "Four-year starter who was awarded all-Conference honors as a sophomore. Senior totals included 59 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and one interception. Played in eight games as a junior, posting 69 tackles. Missed time with shoulder stingers in the last two seasons. Sophomore totals included 106 tackles after a career-best 107 as a redshirt freshman."

Positives: "Athletic linebacker with physical and mental skills to play at the next level. Effectively diagnoses the action, very instinctive, and quickly locates the ball. Collapses from the outside to defend the run, remains disciplined with assignments, and is effective making plays in space. Gets depth on pass drops, breaks down well, and uses his hands to protect himself. Chases the action hard, keeps the play in front of him, and offers good open-field tackling skills. Plays with a warrior mentality and is very competitive. Sells out on the blitz and sacrifices his body to make the play."

Negatives: "Does not display great speed in pursuit. Inefficient and occasionally takes improper angles to the action. Has struggled with similar injuries the past two seasons, which will raise red flags."

Analysis: "Lutrus possesses the measurables and the mental capacity to be a starter at outside linebacker in the NFL. Proficient defending the run or covering the pass, he has the skills to get consideration at either the weak side or strong side positions. His injuries the past two seasons will adversely affect Lutrus at the next level unless he is completely healthy."

Projection: 5-6
David Bergman/SI
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