Scouting Report on Chris Strongby Mike Farrell - 06/19/2006
Strong is a big linebacker who could end up growing into a defensive end. His strength is his size and ability to take on blockers at the point of attack. Strong is a sure tackler and very active from sideline to sideline. He pursues well and is a good athlete. He has surprising quickness for a bigger â€˜backer and is adequate in coverage although heâ€™s best moving forward. Heâ€™s a solid blitzer who uses power and strength to get after the quarterback. He reads the play well and can shed blockers, although heâ€™s usually quick enough to get around them. Heâ€™s a pure middle linebacker whoâ€™s strength is in run support, but again he could end up playing with his hand down in college.
Mike Farrell is a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com.