2. Patrick Queen, LSU 6-1, 227 (1)
Why He’s Here On The List: While he’s not going to have the raw stats of several of the other top inside linebackers, and he’s way undersized compared to some of the other prospects, he’s a guided missile who’s built for the new wave of faster, more spread out NFL game. He’s not going to be the big basher who’ll eat up everything on the inside, but he’ll track down mobile quarterbacks and quick receivers.
What The NFL Types Want To See: Will they care about his lack of raw bulk? He’ll fly through all of the drills, but at just 227 pounds, he’s supposed to. He’s physical for his size, and he can blow up ball carriers, but can he hold up compared to the big thumpers?
Bottom Line: No, he’s not the ideal inside linebacker starter in terms of body type and size, but he’ll fit every system and every style. It’ll take a little while for him to get up to speed – he hasn’t had as many reps as some of the other stars up top – but he might be the best inside linebacker in pass coverage.