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Played reserve in his freshman and sophomore years. Outstanding final two seasons at Alabama recording 188 stops (23 for loss), 6 sacks, and 11 pass break ups. Winner of the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker. Finished 2016 with 115 tackles (13 for loss), and 5 sacks. Production improved every year.
Best Position Fit
3-4 Inside Linebacker WILL/MIKE or 4-3 WILL Outside Linebacker
Outstanding against the run. Ferocious hitter who tackles with meaning. Can run with and cover tight ends. Can she blocks to make tackles.
Doesn’t always seem to recognize the play and relies on his speed and athleticism. Has delivered some big shots that might have impacted his overall health. Missed 16 tackles in 2016.
Reuben Foster proved in 2015 and 2016 that he is a complete inside linebacker. He was asked to cover more in 2015 and recorded 10 pass break ups. In 2016 he was asked to blitz more often and disrupt the line of scrimmage, and he responded by recorded 13 tackles for loss and 5 sacks. He has the physical gifts to play at a high level for a long time. The possible lingering impact of the hard hits are a concern.
04/20/2017 – Reuben Foster tested positive at combine