Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU Born: 12/03/90 Suwanee, Georgia Years in College: 3
TT: 206 Sacks: 5 TFL: 18.5 INT/FF 1/2
Kevin Minter’s Junior Season at LSU catapulted him to the top of the middle/inside linebacking corps in the 2013 NFL Draft. Coming into 2012, the Junior linebacker had only registered 76 tackles and one sack. In 2012 alone, he accounted for 130 tackles and 4 sacks. He also played well on pass defense with 6 breakups.
- 40 Yard Dash: 4.81 seconds
- Bench Press: 25 reps
- Vertical Jump: 33.0 inches
- Broad Jump: 119 inches
Draft Rankings: CBS Sports – Overall/Position 34/1
Closest To: At 6-1 and 245 lbs, Kevin Minter reminds me of a Sam Mills type player. He has a nose for the ball and can disrupt the offensive backfield more than most middle linebackers, but, the jury is out on whether or not he will be an NFL caliber MLB or an inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. I would look for Minter to be drafted right behind Manti Te’o who is still my number one middle linebacker in this year’s draft. I am guessing that if Te’o is off the board he will be selected #23 by the Minnesota Vikings.