Johnathan Abram is today’s NFL safety/nickel linebacker hybrid. He is a down-hill thumper who is best suited playing closer to the line of scrimmage. He does have some liabilities in coverage, because he lacks anticipations and has poor hands. He is not a good fit for cover 2 teams. His best fit is on a defense that plays a lot of cover 1 and cover 3. He is an alpha dog who does his best work in the box where he can set the tone.