Reuben Foster
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
7.10
Dominant Starter

Reuben Foster

Linebacker
Alabama
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 229
  • 40-Yard: 4.60
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very instinctive. Never comes off the field and plays the run and pass equally well. Excellent athlete who can run. Strong at the point, can take on blocks and shed quickly. Excellent versus the run and makes plays sideline to sideline. Very quick with his drop with good receiver awareness and he transitions very well. Very effective rushing the passer. Great range and a very good tackler.

Weak Points

Lacks ideal size for an ILB but should be able to get to 240+.

The Way We See It

Two-year starter at ILB for Alabama. Like many players at ‘Bama, he had to wait his turn. Has outstanding linebacker traits with top instincts, strength and athleticism. Big-time playmaker and was Alabama's leading tackler in 2016. Can play the run and pass and also rush the passer. Great speed and an excellent pursuit player. Not much he can't do. Only thing he lacks is great size for the ILB position. Is scheme versatile and can play inside in a 3-4 or ‘Will' in a 4-3. High pick and will start right away. Better than any linebacker in last year's class.