Reggie Northrup

Florida State University
ILB #5
Senior 6’1″ 236

Pros:

  • Flows and moves well in space
  • Great ability to read-and-react
  • Explosive and powerful; runs through ball carriers
  • Plays with desirable intensity and tenacity
  • Doesn’t shy away from contact
  • Has the motor to play sideline-to-sideline
  • Will likely be an early contributor on special teams

Cons:

  • Undersized
  • Lacks quick twitch
  • Isn’t very fast; will get outran by running backs and tight ends in coverage
  • Isn’t very good in coverage and lacks consistent drops
  • Will get pushed around by bigger offensive linemen

Northrup had a tremendous 2014 campaign as third team All-ACC selection after leading the team in tackles (122), the most since 2002. He also registered four TFL, and one sack, interception, fumble recovery, and forced fumble before tearing his ACL against Oregon in the Rose Bowl. Northrup returned with a strong 2015 campaign, recording 94 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended. Northrup will need to have a tremendous showing at the NFL Combine to boost his draft stock and show his size will not limit him.

Pro comp: Colin McCarthy

Projected draft value: 7th round-undrafted




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