Alex Wujciak - Maryland (HT: 6-2 - WT: 250) Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 6 of 30
Positives: Plays with a terrific mix of instincts and intensity, will get out of position on occasion, but high motor allows him to get back in the middle of most plays...Fantastic production in three full years (381 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles)... Has a big, strong frame, which allows him to wade through traffic and scrape along the line of scrimmage with relative ease... Is not afraid of contact, will take on every play at point of attack and makes a lot of big hits... Plays very disciplined, especially considering his high motor, maintains gap assignments and is generally quick to diagnose plays... Has decent zone coverage skills, but will be limited to defending shorter routes in NFL... Excellent wrap-up tackler, rarely loses ball carrier after contact, has the strength to bring down larger backs and push piles backward... Is able to disengage from blocks at the line of scrimmage and rarely gets pushed back away from plays.
Negatives: Is not particularly fast... Plays very high at times, which allows blockers to beat him by getting lower and getting under his pads... Is not a pass rusher by any means, has the ability to get to the quarterback when asked to blitz, but does not have explosion through the line and is limited by small arsenal of pass-rushing moves... Displays stiffness in man coverage and is not fast enough to cover many tight ends and backs, overall liability in man coverage... Does not change directions well, falls victim to misdirection plays on occasion... Was sidelined for whole 2007 season will knee injury, so durability may be a concern, although he has not missed a game since that season.
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