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Su’a Cravens

Game: UCLA At USC – Saturday, November 28th – 2:30 P.M. CT – ABC & ESPN2

Position: Safety/Linebacker

College: USC

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 225

Pro Player Comparison: Lavonte David

Cravens is a natural athlete with quick feet and fluid hips. He is a key chess piece that can be utilized by coordinators against slot receivers or tight ends.

Cravens has a lean frame, but could stand to add about ten more pounds of muscle.

The biggest issue with Cravens is that he projects to fit more of a hybrid linebacker look in the pros.

Cravens is extremely shifty when utilizing his speed to evade blockers, but is not a dominant rusher by any means.

There are questions if Cravens will get eaten up by the big offensive lineman that the league uses. I personally think that in the right system, Cravens will be a stud.

His athletic ability is off the charts, and with the right coordinator could become a game changing piece to any defense.

Cravens could project as an outside linebacker in a 4-3 system so that his ends could engage offensive tackles, leaving Cravens with one on one protection with tight ends.

However, I feel that Cravens in Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio’s hybrid 3-4 would be fun to watch. Being used like Deone Bucannon, Cravens could not only cover receivers and tight ends but could also be used for outside pressure.

Cravens also fits the culture the Bears are building at Halas Hall. Being named a team captain this year at USC, Cravens could bring some much needed leadership to the influx of youth that the Bears currently possess on their roster.

Cravens projects a lot like Lavonte David of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This is from the mere fact that they both started their collegiate careers at the safety position and boast elite athleticism.

David was able to add muscle to his frame, Cravens will have to do the same to be as effective. I see Cravens falling between the late first round, and the early second round in this years coming draft.

Make sure to checkout Cravens, and the rest of the USC Trojans as they take on UCLA this Saturday.

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