Alex Anzalone
Projection
Round 4-5
Grade
B
6.40
Quality Backup

Alex Anzalone

Linebacker
Florida
  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 241
  • 40-Yard: 4.63
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Adequate size with good strength and pop. Smart player with good instincts. Quick to find ball. Shows strength and power at the point, good hand use and can shed. Good tackler. Quick with his drops, good awareness in coverage and reacts well to the ball in the air. Good tackler.

Weak Points

Huge durability issues. Had season-ending injuries in both 2015 and 2016 (shoulder, arm). Has played well when healthy but missed more games than he played the past two seasons.

The Way We See It

When healthy, Anzalone can play, but he has missed significant time in his career. Has third- to fourth-round talent but his durability issues will cause him to get drafted later. The results of his medical at the Combine will be important. Anzalone has size, strength and athleticism to go along with good instincts. He is tough and makes plays when healthy. Hit-or-miss draft choice but if he can avoid the injury bug and find a way to stay on the field he could be a late-round steal who leaves teams who didn't pull the trigger wondering how they missed him.