Biography: Three-year starter who finished with 55 tackles/7 tackles for loss/3.5 sacks, one interception and three pass breakups as a senior. Junior totals included 49/11/6.
Positives: Tough, forceful linebacker who remains disciplined with assignments. Breaks down well, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and holds his ground against blocks. Takes good angles to the action, displays awareness and stays with assignments. Fast up the field on the blitz and defeats blocks to make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Effectively strings the action laterally and fights hard to defend the run. Flashes the ability to make plays in open space.
Negatives: Lacks a closing burst to the action. Does not display top pursuit speed.
Analysis: Fleming has been consistent and productive on the college level and is a strong side linebacker prospect who will also get consideration on the inside of a 34 alignment.
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