Ht. 6-4 Wt. 260
Instincts/Recognition: Dont’a Hightower possesses the instincts to be an effective, especially in the pass game. He has a knack for finding the football in the pass game and sits in zone and reads the quarterback as well as any LB in this draft. Vastly underrated in coverage due to the perception of him being a limited athlete. He’s an aggressive downhill thumper that can get caught out of position but its usually due to his aggressive style of play.
Run Defense: Hightower is the best linebacker in this draft against the run. He plays downhill with good instincts to blow up plays in the backfield. He’s ox strong at the point of attack and stacks-and-sheds blocks as well as anyone. His hips are a little tight, so he struggles to get out to the perimeter on outside runs. Read the rest of this entry » «Dont’a Hightower Scouting Report»