Round | Team | Pos. | School | Name
OLB (6-1, 225, 4.75)
Possesses good initial quickness, does an adequate job of anticipating the snap and flashes the ability to make plays in the backfield. Has adequate athletic ability, is active and can make plays in space. Plays with a good motor, takes adequate angles to the ball and makes plays in pursuit. Shows good range when asked to drop into zone coverage and has the ball skills to make some big plays. Made strides during senior season and should only get better with experience. Lacks ideal recognition skills, takes too many false steps and gets caught out of position at times. Doesn't show great power at the point of attack, lacks ideal bulk and has problems holding ground at the point of attack. Needs to learn how to use hands to protect body and takes too long to shed the block once reached. Lacks ideal change-of-direction skills and will have problems staying with most backs in man coverage. Postell started his college career playing running back but he moved to linebacker after red-shirting in 2000 and appearing in just one game in 2001. He played in all 13 games of the 2002 season, he moved into a starting role during the 2003 season and he started in 12 games in 2004. He had his best season as a senior in 2004, when he finished with four interceptions. Postell doesn't have great size, his lack of ideal instincts is a concern and he isn't fundamentally sound at this point. However, he has enough burst, athleticism and playmaking ability to potentially develop into a nickel linebacker at the next level. He also has the right blend of physical tools to make an impact on special teams, which could help him catch on with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent.
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