Kevin Minter ILB LSU Pic #46 Kevin Minter, ILB LSU

                                            HGT:  6-0      WGT:  245                                            

                                            YR:    JR       POS:   ILB

Pros:

  • Good bulk(Stout frame)
  • Displays a low center of gravity, ideal pad level
  • Flashes hip explosion
  • Very good violence in his initial blow, exhibits ideal hand placement
  • Good not elite straight line speed for an LB
  • Lacks elite Range but good enough
  • Good short area quickness, able to plant and redirect
  • Displays instincts
  • Very good balance and body control
  • Understand proper depth and route recognition in zone coverage
  • Ability to diagnose blocks at the LOS
  • Attacks LOS downhill
  • Good closing burst towards QB
  • Excellent physicality at POA, able to disengage blocks at LOS as well as in space on the perimeter
  • Able to bend knees and transition out of zone drop
  • Understands gap integrity within defensive scheme
  • Intelligent prospect (On field)

Cons:

  • Short in length
  • Adequate athlete
  • Displays some stiffness
  • Concerns in Man Coverage (Length, overall athleticism)
  • At times tends to lunge into tackles (Needs to bring legs)
  • Exhibits ability to disengage blocks but at times needs to do so quicker
  • Lacks ball skills 

Analysis:

I came away very impressed with Kevin Minter’s physicality at the POA on a consistent basis.  LSU’s leader, Minter flashes hip explosion.  Minter projects as an Inside Linebacker in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defensive scheme.

 #46 Kevin Minter, ILB LSU