Fresh from a victory in the Orange Bowl, free safety Jason Leach of USC now begins to chase his…
Prospect Profile: Matt Grootegoed
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 212 40: 4.71 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Four year starter at linebacker awarded All-American and All-Conference honors as a senior after posting 68/12.5/3 along with five interceptions and four pass defenses. Junior totals included 41/4.5/1.5 after career numbers of 81/16.5/8 as a sophomore.
Positives: Explosive collegiate linebacker who projects to safety in the NFL. Fast up the field, quickly closes to the ball handler and forces the action. Tenacious, yet at the same time an alert defender that does a solid job reading the action. Moves well laterally, flashes on the scene and flies around the ball. Disciplined, stays with assignments and wraps up tackling. Occasionally placed over the slot receiver and smooth transitioning to run with opponents.
Negatives: Undersized, not strong at the point and easily blocked from the play or has tackles broken. Struggles in man-to-man coverage.
Analysis: A defender best playing downhill, Grootegoed is a high revving prospect who sacrifices his body in order to make a play. Displays adequate skills in zone coverage and a solid middle round choice for a two deep system where the action is in front of him.
ScoutNFLNetwork.com Recommended Stories
Rivalry Week on Scout
Build yourself a sky-high left-over turkey sandwich, cover it in a creamy sauce of hate, and get ready to scream!Read More
Scout College Football Top 30- Week Thirteen
The top 30 teams in college football after Week Thirteen...Read More
Outdoorsman's Gift Guide: Christmas 2014
Finding just the right present for that special someone can be a challenge, so we’ve compiled a wide variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor gifts that you—or Santa—can deliver this Christmas.Read More
Week 13: Player Downgrades
Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rusty Reeves predicts a heaping handful of players who will decline in the coming weeks. They should be downgraded at least one tier. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler …Read More
The First Thanksgiving: 10 Myths and Facts
The story of the first Thanksgiving is filled with folklore and legend. But what’s the real story? Here are 10 commonly believed myths about the First Thanksgiving debunked.Read More