Biography: All-conference selection as a senior with career-best totals of 50 tackles/13.5 tackles for loss/8 sacks. Junior numbers included 27/6/5.5. Broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore.
Positives: High-effort prospect who gets the most from his ability. Hard-nosed defender who works his hands throughout the action and battles to get off blocks. Breaks down well, keeps the action in front of him and displays a terrific head for the game. Fires to the action and displays a short burst of speed bearing down on plays. Remains disciplined with assignments.
Negatives: Ineffective in pursuit. Marginal speed off the edge. Controlled at the point by a single blocker.
Analysis: Blatnick makes up for his lack of athleticism with smart, tough play. He's a situational defender for the next level and would be effective in limited roles.
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