USA TODAY US Edition
Dont’a Hightower, Alabama
Height: 6-2. Weight: 265. Scouting report: His size and strength make him effective against the run, and his overall athleticism allows him to handle coverage responsibilities. Some think he’s played too cautiously since tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament in 2009.
Bunting’s take: Looks like a potential impact-caliber 3-4 inside linebacker who has the skill set to win inside vs. the run and create pressure on third down as a savvy rush guy.