Full Name: Roy Manning School:
Started nine of ten games as a senior, posting career numbers of 36/6/1. Reserve linebacker who primarily saw duties on special teams early in college.
Big, forceful linebacker best in the box. Explosive, plays with a good degree of suddenness and defeats blocks on his way to the action. Gets depth on pass drops, displays good footwork moving in all directions and collapses nicely from the outside to defend the run. Plays with leverage, forceful up the field yet also displays speed to the sidelines. Wraps up tackling and easily brings opponents down on initial contact.
Not overly instinctive, overpursues the action and slow to react. Neither fluid nor efficient.
A physical specimen with solid athletic skills, Manning is a developmental prospect whose mental intangibles must catch up with his physical skills. Unlikely to be drafted but worth a look in camp.