Scott Lutrus Scouting Report
Scott Lutrus
Scott Lutrus - Connecticut (HT: 6-4 - WT: 245)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 17 of 25

Positives: Stepped up and started four years after being redshirted first year, was extremely productive in 2007 and 2008 (averaged 106 tackles and 2.5 interceptions for those seasons), was named first-team freshman All-American... Does a good job of using hands to punch at the ball when tackling, forms up well when taking the right angles to make a tackle... Is not afraid to take on blocks and eliminate multiple blockers from a play, does not get driven back easily, and can split some double-teams...Takes pretty good pursuit angles, especially when chasing down receivers on short routes in zone coverage... Scrapes fairly well, keeps head on a swivel and weaves through tough traffic will little difficulty... Is quicker than size would indicate, plays with high motor and flies around field... Has decent speed for size and position (4.6-4.7-40), displays good closing speed in zone coverage and in pursuit on his side of the field... Is an able pass rusher, is not overpowering, but can make quick moves to avoid blockers and get to the quarterback, will never tally a lot of sacks, but can be disruptive shooting gaps and blitzing off the edge... Was a two-year captain for the Huskies, always plays hard and leads by example, makes up for lack of athleticism with high motor.

Negatives: A little tall for an inside linebacker, has a high center of gravity and appears to be a little on the thin side despite being listed at 245 pounds... Has dealt with injury issues the last two seasons, including a recurring stinger that sidelined him for several contests in 2009... Not a particularly consistent tackler, tends to wrap at the ankles and fails to secure some tackles against larger backs, will lunge at times and miss tackles in the open field... Looks a bit stiff in coverage, displays choppy footwork and limited range, but has good instincts in zone coverage... Does not limit yards after contact due to tackling technique against players going full speed, tries to drag ball carrier to the ground instead of using legs to reverse their momentum... Is a little slow off the snap, especially when blitzing from three or four yards beyond the line of scrimmage, must do a better job anticipating the snap and reacting more quickly... Plays a little high at times, especially in the backpedal and when changing directions, has some difficulty when changing levels to make a tackle leading to lunging and missed tackles.

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(December 23, -- Miami junior CB Brandon Harris, who is considered to be a late first or early second round prospect, is being quoted by the Miami Herald as saying that he is '85 percent' certain of skipping the upcoming draft and returning to school next fall. Harris has petitioned the special NFL draft advisory committee for a report on his status, but says that "even if I do get the first round I'm not saying I would completely jump ship, it would be the only reason to really make me consider it."

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