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    Nick's Players to Watch: Patrick Willis, LB, Mississippi

    Name: Patrick Willis
    Position: MLB/SLB
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 232 lbs
    40-Time (approx): 4.65 sec.
    School: Ole Miss
    Class: Senior
    Projected Round (as of post time): 1st
    Full Bio: Here

    Why You Should Like Him
    • First Team All-American in 2005
    • Rated preseason first team All-American and No. 1 inside linebacker in the nation by The Sporting News, Lindy's and
    • Named to Watch Lists for the Bednarik Award, Rotary Lombardi Award and the Lott Trophy
    • Led the SEC in total tackles at 12.80 per game (6th nationally)
    • Started 10 games at MLB and accumulated 128 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, three pass-break-ups, two QB hurries, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception
    • Showed toughness by playing through a broken middle finger on his right hand, a sprained left knee, a right mid-foot sprain and a partial AC joint separation of his right shoulder
    • Played most of the year with a large white cast (see picture) covering right hand

    Why I Like Him
    • Plays middle linebacker in college but has the speed and athleticism to move to outside linebacker in the pros, a position many Rams fans wanted the organization to address early in the 2006 draft
    • Shows great toughness and leadership ability, specifically by playing through injury
    • Is a tackling machine who is always around the ball, wraps up well, and moves well sideline to sideline
    • Big hitter
    • Holds his ground against blocks
    • Solid in coverage
    • Involved in community service

    Check Him Out
    Last edited by Nick; -09-04-2006 at 11:34 AM.

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    Re: Nick's Players to Watch: Patrick Willis, LB, Mississippi

    I agree. This guy is going to be a stud. He led the nation in tackles per game while playing with a broken hand, a sprained left knee, a sprained right foot, and a partial seperation in his right shoulder.


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