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Chris Galippo

Chris Galippo - #54 - ILB-OLB

Height: 6-1 1/2
Weight: 241
Speed: 4.79
Arm: 30 1/2
Hand: 9 1/4
Wingspan: 74 3/8
Birthdate: 04/12/1989
Hometown: Corona, CA
Grade: 4.90

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/07/2012 USC Pro Day 6-1 3/8 239 8 7/8 30 1/4 73 3/4 4.80
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 1/2 241 9 1/4 30 1/2 74 3/8 4.75 19 8'11" 29 1/2 4.13 11.78 6.90
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 3/4 252 4.75

 

Notes:

USA Today and Parade All-American and the consensus top linebacker recruit in the country out of Anaheim (Calif.) Servite High. As a true freshman in 2007, saw action in three games before suffering a herniated disk in his back and undergoing season-ending surgery. Had another surgery on a different herniated disk in July ’08 and missed the first three games of the ’08 season. Served as the backup to Bengals ’09 second-rounder Rey Maualuga at middle linebacker and  notched 12 tackles, two for loss and zero sacks with one pass breakup and one interception in 10 games. Healthy in ’09, started all 13 games at MLB and produced 70-8-11⁄2 with six pass breakups, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. Lost his spot atop the depth chart to Devon Kennard to begin the ’10 season. On the season, played all 13 games, starting the final seven (two on the weak side in place of the injured Malcolm Smith, five at the MLB spot after earning back the job) and managed 29-2-1 with two interceptions and three forced fumbles, earning the Trojans’ Special Teams Player of the Year Award. Sustained a concussion against Oregon State. Missed ’11 spring practice because of a back injury. Played in all 12 contests in ’11, starting the first eight at MLB before taking on a reserve role, and recording 47-3 1⁄2-1 1⁄2 with five pass breakups and one interception.

Positives:

Gets depth and shows awareness in zones. Good hands to intercept. Wrap tackler. Clocked quick times in the short shuttle (4.10 seconds) and 3-cone drill (6.90). Has played inside and outside and on special teams. Smart. Solid character.

Negatives:

Lacks ideal height and arm length. Needs to get stronger. Does not take on blocks with force or use his hands to stack and shed. Stiff movement skills. Average instincts and speed. Not an explosive athlete — 291⁄2-inch vertical leap was the worst amongst linebackers at the Combine. Durability has been an issue.

Summary:

Recruiting darling turned nondescript prospect who was more hype than substance, as he struggled to stay healthy and could not maintain a starting job. Would not be on the radar if not for USC visibility. Would be best in a scheme where he is protected and can fend for a job on special teams. 


Chris Galippo's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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