Jason’s Early 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Louisville OLB James Hearns

Basics:

Name- James Hearns
College- Louisville
Positon- OLB
Jersey Number- 99
Class- Senior


Measurements:

Height- 6’2
Weight- 249 lbs
Projected 40 Time- 4.74

Pros:

Has good size
Has good speed
Tackling machine
Has a non stop motor
Is in on every play
Does not give up on many plays
A tough nosed player
Has good instincts
A defensive play maker
A difference maker on defense
Has put up good sack numbers
Is a good pass rusher
Gets good pressure on the QB
A relentless defender
A ferocious defender
A good cover LB
A hard hitter
Uses his speed to get through the offensive line in pursuit of the QB
Does a good job of bringing the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Cons:

Has some issues with bigger offensive lineman at times
Missed all but 2 games in 2013 due to an injury

Career Stats(As of Week 6):

Games Played: 32, Tackles: 82, Tackles For Loss: 19.0, Sacks: 12.5, Pass Breakups: 2, Forced Fumbles: 5, Fumbles Recovered: 2