Biography: "Three-year starter who led Texas Tech in tackles as a senior, posting 106/5/1, adding three interceptions and breaking up two more passes. Junior totals included 56/5.5/1. Totaled 64 tackles as a sophomore."
Positives: "Big linebacker with the ability to make plays sideline to sideline. Breaks down well, quickly changes direction, and rarely off his feet. Fluid getting out to the sidelines, displays good range on the field, and shows skill in zone coverage. Tough, intelligent, and effectively reads the action. Attacks assignments."
Negatives: Struggles getting off blocks at the point of attack and can be handled by a single opponent. Average skills in coverage.
Analysis: Bird is a prospect who very much looks the part and finally played to his potential as a senior. He possesses good size and offers some growth potential. He is a developmental prospect who should be stashed on a practice squad.
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