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Lavonte David

Lavonte David - #4 - OLB-SS

Height: 6-0 5/8
Weight: 233
Speed: 4.63
Arm: 31 3/4
Hand: 8 3/4
Wingspan: 76 5/8
Birthdate: 01/23/1990
Hometown: Miami, FL
Grade: 5.82

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/08/2012 Nebraska Pro Day 6-0 3/4 227 9 32 76 3/4
02/29/2012 Combine 6-0 5/8 233 8 3/4 31 3/4 76 5/8 4.59 19 9'11" 36 1/2 4.26 7.28
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-0 1/2 225 8 1/2 31 1/8 76 3/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-0 3/4 223 8 5/8 31 1/2 76 1/2 4.65

 

Notes:

Prepped at nationally ranked Miami (Fla.) Northwestern, where he won a pair of state championships, but failed to qualify academically and spent two years at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College — totaled 93-12-4 with one interception and six forced fumbles in 2008 (10 games) and 123-24 1⁄2-4 with two forced fumbles in ’09 (12 games). Entered the program weighing 210 pounds, but injuries thrust him into the Huskers’ lineup sooner than expected in ’10, when he piled up 152-15-6 with 10 pass breakups in 14 starts at “Mike” linebacker to set the single-season school record for tackles, pace the Big 12 and earn distinction as the team’s Defensive MVP. Had a spectacular season in ’11, leading the Huskers in almost every defensive category after logging 133-13-5 1⁄2 with two pass breakups, two interceptions and three forced fumbles in 13 starts at the “Will” linebacker. Team captain.

Positives:

Highly instinctive — moves before the snap and shows excellent ability to diagnose. Is around the ball a lot. Flies around and plays with intensity. Outstanding balance and body control — almost moves like a safety. Very dependable tackler in and outside the box — can string backs to the sideline and has outstanding playing range. Very alert eyes and zone awareness — covers ground and clings to receivers passing through his area. Superb football character — has tunnel vision, takes pride in his craft and breathes football. Coachable film junkie.

Negatives:

Undersized with short arms, small hands and limited bulk. Does not have a frame to support much additional growth. Can be bounced around and engulfed in tight quarters — lacks take-on strength to excel when unprotected. Can be overpowered at the point of attack. Gets caught on his heels in man coverage and gives up some separation — can anticipate routes better. Only bench-pressed 225 pounds 19 times at the Combine.

Summary:

An inside college linebacker who projects best to the weak side in the pros, David possesses outstanding instincts, urgency and competitiveness to factor immediately in the NFL. Will live in the football facility and outwork the pack. Compares favorably to Cardinals 2010 second-round pick Daryl Washington. 


Lavonte David'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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