|NFL Draft Focus on Stephone Anthony|
|by Tony Crumpton - Associate Editor - Thursday, October 3, 2013 11:22 AM||
Pos: LB Height: 6-2 Weight: 235 Hometown: Polkton, NC (Anson Senior HS) Years Played: 2011 - 2014
#42 6-2, 235
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He is often used in coverage, showing a quick drop. He has fluidity in his hips to turn and the suddenness needed to play man coverage. He moves well in transition showing a quick plant and drive.
Linebackers have to tackle and Anthony is a very good tackler. He hits and wraps with good form. Overall Anthony is one of the few linebackers that can be effective in both a 4-3 and 3-4. He has the size and athletic traits to play Mike or Will in a 4-3 or he can play either ILB position in a 3-4. He has all the needed traits to be a good pro; size, speed, strength, and athleticism. If he decides to enter the draft he will be a high pick.
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