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Greg Favors
OLB, Mississippi St.

Name
Jsy
College
HT
WT
Greg Favors
56
Mississippi St.
6013
229

40
BP
SS
LS
VJ
BJ
Grade
Rd.
4.8
15
4.29
11.89
32
09’07”
5.99
4


Background

Played in 38 games with 28 starting calls during his Mississippi State career....set MSU’s single-season record for sacks during the ‘96 campaign, and added the school’s career mark during 1997....1997: Consensus first-team All-SEC following a standout senior season....named to the first defensive line by both the league’s coaches and the Associated Press...started all 10 games in which he saw action...1996: Played in all 11 games for the Bulldogs during his junior campaign, earning 10 starting assignments...finished 3rd on the club with 101 tackles, a total that included an SEC-leading and MSU single-season record 12.5 QB sacks and 3 tackles for loss...led team with 25 QB pressures...1995: Played in all 11 games, earning nine starting calls during sophomore season...totaled 50 tackles on the season, best among OLBs...recorded a career-high 8 tackles in Week 6 vs. Auburn....1994: Played in 7 games (including ‘95 Peach Bowl) during redshirt freshman season (mostly ST’s)....1993: Redshirted true freshman season....

High School

During the final 3 years of his prep football career he completed 218 of 342 passes (63.7%) for 2,559 yds and 18 TDs....passed for 1,705 yds and 14 TDs as a senior....

Academics

Received a BA in Corrections in May 1996 from Mississippi State.....

Stats

‘97 - 10/10 G/GS, 62 TT, 39 UT, 23 AT, 4-8 TFL-YDS, 7.0-67 SK-YDS, 4/1 FF/FR, 2 PD, 1-1 Int-Yds....’96 - 11/10 G/GS, 101 TT, 46 UT, 55 AT, 3-10 TFL-YDS, 12.5-112 SK-YDS, 2/2 FF/FR, 5 PD, 0-0 INT-YDS....’95 - 11/8 G/GS, 50 TT, 25 UT, 25 AT, 2-2 TFL-YDS, 0-0 SK-YDS, 0/0 FF/FR, 0 PD, 0-0 INT- YDS.....’94 - 6/0 G/GS, 2 TT, 1 UT, 1 AT, 0-0 TFL-YDS, 0-0 SK-YDS, 0/0 FF/FR, 0 PD, 0-0 INT-YDS....Totals: 38/28 G/GS, 215 TT, 111 UT, 104 AT, 9-20 TFL-YDS, 19.5-179 SK-YDS, 6/3 FF/FR, 7 PD, 1-1 INT-YDS.

Summary

He is a really an upfield guy that plays more like a DE than an OLB. He does not have much experience in pass defense and would need alot of work in pass drops to become adequate in cover skills. He is undersized as a DE, but he does a nice job of coming off the edge on his pass rush and shows good initial quickness in a burst and the ability to get to the QB. He takes good angles to the ball and plays with good leverage. He uses his hands well on his outside PR and can adjust on the move and shows some COD. He has excellent range and will chase down plays from sideline to sideline. He is not big enough to stay inside and play vs. the run and he can be engulfed by solid blockers. He doesn’t always do a great job of protecting his body, especially vs. inside plays and he must be in space to be effective. He will probably be a situational player in this draft and really fits as a 34 defense type rush end. He will not be big enough to be a nickle rusher as a DE and it is a huge projection to ask him to be a 43 OLB that can drop into coverage. This guy is a good football player that plays better than he tested at Indy and there are alot of NFL teams that find him an intriguing prospect.

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