Prospect Profile: Matt Sinclair
Matt Sinclair School: Illinois Ht: 6-2 Wt: 243 40: 4.71 Year: 4Sr Bio:Three-year starter who lead the team in tackles the past two seasons, posting 87/8/4 as a senior after a career-high 129 the prior year. Used at the middle and outside positions. Positives: Intelligent defender who rarely plays to his size/ speed numbers. Quick diagnosing the action, has a good head for the ball and patient. Slides off blocks, does not get caught out of position and wraps up tackling. Negatives: Lacks both a burst and sustained speed. Cannot quickly change direction, redirect to the play and is marginally effective in pursuit. Slow shedding blocks at the point. Analysis: Hard-working in all aspects, Sinclair is a productive collegiate defender coming off a disappointing senior campaign. Must improve his abilities in space and become more than a two-down defender.
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