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Danny Trevathan

Danny Trevathan - #22 - OLB

Height: 6-0 1/4
Weight: 237
Speed: 4.70e
Arm: 32 1/2
Hand: 9 1/2
Wingspan: 76 3/4
Birthdate: 03/24/1990
Hometown: Leesburg, FL
Grade: 5.10


Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/07/2012 Kentucky Pro Day 6-0 3/4 229 9 3/4 33 1/4 78 3/4 9'4"
02/29/2012 Combine 6-0 1/4 237 9 1/2 32 1/2 76 3/4 18 9'3" 31 1/2
01/30/2012 Players Classic 5-11 7/8 230 9 3/4 32 3/4 77 3/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-11 7/8 223 9 5/8 33 76 1/2 4.70



Last name is pronounced “trev-Ay-than.” Also participated in basketball, track, baseball and weightlifting as a Florida prep in addition to playing LB, QB and RB on the football field. As a true freshman in 2008, was credited with five tackles, zero tackles for loss and zero sacks with a forced fumble in 13 games. Started 6-of-13 games on the weak side in ’09 and recorded 82-5-0 with a pass breakup and two forced fumbles. Had surgery to repair a broken right wrist after the opening game against Miami (Ohio) and played with a cast during the season. Despite breaking his left hand against Akron in Week Three, was the Southeastern Conference’s leading tackler in ’10, when he produced 144-16-3 with three pass breakups and four forced fumbles in 13 games. Lone non-start was against Florida, when he was benched for violating team rules. Led the SEC in tackles for the second straight season after recording 143-111⁄2-3 with five pass breakups, a team-leading four interceptions and a team-high five forced fumbles in ’11. Team captain. Was medically excluded from the Combine workout with a right hamstring injury.


Exceptional effort production. Plays hard and competes. Flows laterally and chases to the perimeter to secure tackles. Good leaping ability. Has special-teams experience. Is tough and will play hurt. 


Short. Needs to get stronger — only bench-pressed 225 pounds 18 times at the Combine. Is often late to trigger — see-and-go reactor. Lets movement get on top of him and gets earholed by blockers. Can be run at — not stout at the point of attack. Many tackles come 10 yards downfield, and production is inflated. Lunges and leaves his feet too much. Could struggle to prevent leaking yardage as a tackler. Mismatched in pass coverage. Ineffective blitzer. Has been dinged up and durability is an issue. Can apply himself more in preparation and let his actions lead before his mouth.


A lean, undersized, finesse tackling machine, Trevathan profiles as an active, run-around, two-down, weak-side linebacker who thrives on pursuit production. Needs to be covered up to be effective, as he lacks starter-caliber strength, athletic ability and instincts, and will have to earn a spot on special teams.

Danny Trevathan's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
7.01-9.00Top 10

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