Analyzes High School Stats of Top Line Backer NFL Draft Picks

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Get Information on Athletic Scholarships for Every Sport, a premiere college sports scholarship and recruitment statistics website, has analyzed the 2012 NFL draft and published reports on top picks. The report focuses on analysis of the high school stats of first round line backer picks, of which there were four in 2012: Luke Kuechly (9), Bruce Irvin (15), Shea McClellin (19) and Dont'a Hightower (25).
The report’s analysis compares these college athletes’ high school stats with the stats that have been recognized as ideal for Division I line backer recruits.

Division I Football Recruitment Stats for Top Level Line Backers

  •         Height - 6'1"
  •         Weight - 220
  •         40 Yard Dash - 4.6
  •         Bench - 315
  •         Squat - 445

The information used to develop these recruitment stats was provided by college football coaches and recruiters, college rosters and hundreds of recruited high school athletes across the nation. These stats are approximate. High school athletes that meet one or two of the above are likely to generate interest among recruiters.

Senior High School Stats of the Top Line Backer NFL Draft Picks 2012

Luke Kuechly

  •         Position: Line Backer
  •         Height: 6’3”
  •         Weight: 220
  •         40 Yard Dash: 4.7
  •         Tackles: 130
  •         Sacks: 1
  •         Forced Fumbles: 1,547
  •         Two Fumble Recoveries: 21
  •         Interceptions: 1

Bruce Irvin

  •         Position: Line Backer
  •         Height: 6’3”
  •         Weight: 245
  •         40 Yard Dash: 4.5
  •         Tackles: 72
  •         Sacks: 16
  •         Forced Fumbles: 3
  •         Touchdown on Fumble: 1

Shea McClellin

  •         Position: Line Backer
  •         Height: 6’3”
  •         Weight: 260
  •         40 Yard Dash: 4.81
  •         Tackles: 126
  •         Interceptions: 6
  •         Defensive Touchdowns: 7

Dont’a Hightower

  •         Position: Line Backer
  •         Height: 6’3”
  •         Weight: 248
  •         40 Yard Dash: 4.7
  •         Tackles: 168
  •         Forced Fumbles: 5
  •         Fumble Recoveries: 4
  •         Interceptions: 5

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