2019 NFL Draft

Blake Cashman

ILB/Minnesota

  • B
    6.50
    Projection
    Round 4-5
  • YearSenior
  • Height6-1
  • Weight237
  • Hand8
  • Arm30 ⅛
  • 40-yard4.50
  • Bench18
  • Vertical37.5
  • Broad124.0
  • 3-cone6.95
  • 20-yard4.12
  • 60-yardN/A

    Strong Points: Speed and overall athleticism. Production (104 total tackles in 2018). Range. Good with his pass drops, can play man or zone, and shows effective plant-and-drive ability. Quick to read and react vs. both run and pass, keeping him in position to make plays.

    Weak Points: Very short arms for his size (30 1/8"). Only one year as a full-time starter. Had surgery on each of his shoulders, which must be checked out. Does not consistently show top strength and power at the point of attack. Hands didn't look natural at the combine.

    The Way We See It: Cashman, a former walk-on, was a key reserve in 2016-17 and became a full-time starter last season. He is quick, fast and athletic with very good instincts, helping him make a number of plays. He has very short arms, but on tape he still shows the ability to shed fairly quickly. With his speed and quickness, Cashman slips blocks and shows very good range. In coverage, Cashman will often line up over a tight end or back in the slot and shows good man and zone coverage skills. He has good ball reactions and transitions quickly. He is not a blow-up tackler, but he is consistently hits and wraps. At the next level, he should be able to play in any scheme as a "Will" inside linebacker. He has a chance to become an eventual starter and a solid player in the league. Arm length is a concern, but it hasn't seemed to hurt him that much to date. Cashman has very good special-teams potential.

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