Each year there are hundreds of stories being told during the planning and anticipation of the NFL Draft; the 2017 Draft is no different. Today we will be looking at a scouting report for senior outside linebacker Ryan Anderson, Alabama Crimson Tide.
LB-Ryan Anderson, Alabama 6’2” 253 lbs.
Alabama football has a deep tradition and always seems to be sending defenders to the NFL that make an impact. Although, his teammate Tim Williams gets listed higher by most draft talent evaluators, Anderson seemed to be more consistent with game changing plays: eight and a half sacks along with three forced fumbles in 2016. Since I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, let’s break down what I saw in the six games I reviewed of the senior play maker: 2016 contests versus Arkansas, Clemson, Washington, and USC along with 2015 games against Michigan State, and Tennessee. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. Here are my thoughts: