Biography: Three-year starter at linebacker. Numbers last season included 84 tackles/4.5 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks. Missed the 2010 season personal issues. All-conference selection in 2009, when he led the team with 90 tackles.
Positives: Tough run-defending linebacker who is best in the box. Displays a good head for the ball, squares into ballcarriers and wraps up when tackling. Smart, effectively diagnoses the action and remains disciplined with assignments. Quarterbacks the defense and stays with the action.
Negatives: Possesses limited speed and quickness in his game. Lacks the ability to quickly change direction or immediately alter his angle of attack. Struggles getting off blocks.
Analysis: Trantin is a an adequate run-defending linebacker with marginal upside. He's only possibility would be backing up at inside linebacker in a 34 alignment.
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