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Welcome to the team young man! Have fun tackling !

 

SHAUN DION HAMILTON

 

ILB Alabama

 

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Height: 6' 0"

Weight: 228 lbs

Arms: 31"

Hands: 10 1/4"

 

Prospect Grade

5.04

Better-than-Average Chance to Make NFL Roster

 

Bench Press

20 Reps

 

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/shaun dion-hamilton?id=32462018-0002-5600-07bf-34f3d8e28f9c

 

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Player Bio

Hamilton combined with Reuben Foster to form one of the best inside linebacker duos in the country in 2016, at least until he tore his right ACL in the SEC Championship Game. In the first 13 games of the year, Hamilton had 64 stops, nine for loss, two sacks, and two interceptions; he was a downhill player and showed the coverage ability NFL teams need today. Hamilton started the first nine games of his senior season before another injury (fractured right kneecap) sidelined him for the rest of the Tide's playoff run (40 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks). He started five times as a sophomore in 2015, playing in every game of the team's national championship run (27 tackles, 1.5 for loss). The Alabama native was a top 10 inside linebacker prospect coming out of high school and played in all 14 games on special teams as a true freshman (three tackles). Hamilton graduated a semester early from high school and was also his class' valedictorian.

 

Overview

Technically sound and tough, Hamilton is a 3-4 inside linebacker with good football intelligence who is almost always where he is supposed to be. As with all Alabama linebackers, he has benefitted from big, talented linemen in front of him to occupy blocks and will be forced to do more of the heavy lifting on the next level. Consecutive season-ending knee injuries will likely hurt his draft stock -- especially considering the fact that he may not be able to run or workout for teams before this year's draft.

 

Strengths

Good lower body thickness

Plays the game with demeanor and toughness of a bigger linebacker

Always finding his run fits

Very smart and called the "brains behind the operation" on the field

Won't give up his gap control willingly

Plays square and will stick a strong shoulder into blocks to squeeze his gap

Technically sound

Meets climbing blockers with a sunken anchor and a stiff punch

Nice, easy hips allow for smooth drops into coverage

Quick to recognize and react to play-action and screens

Able to weave around blockers without losing sight of the ball

 

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so... we're going with the nickname the Burgundy Tide, right?

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This guys tape looks good. Seems like he has some major burst right before contact. Small for a linebacker and has had injuries but hope he stays healthy and contributes on special teams this year as he tries to work his way up.

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34 minutes ago, TheBlueIndian said:

In related news.  The Washington Redskins will now be known as the Red Tide.

 

Did you know that Red Tide is toxic to humans, kills fish, evacuates beaches, and is considered by many to be a revolting sight ?

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Could end up the second best steal of the draft after Guice. Skins must have been comfortable with his knees. Dude is a playmaker though when he actually plays.

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2 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Did you know that Red Tide is toxic to humans, kills fish, evacuates beaches, and is considered by many to be a revolting sight ?

 

Sounds like a perfect match

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Seems to have a+ play recognition, great covering backs and dropping into coverage. Sure tackler even though he is undersized. Nice pick up by the Skins. Should excel on special teams with a chance to play down the line at LB..

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3 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Did you know that Red Tide is toxic to humans, kills fish, evacuates beaches, and is considered by many to be a revolting sight ?

And comes around roughly once a month.

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Small LBers get washed out too easily if you don't have a big powerful line. 

 

We have a very big powerful line. 

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So basically we are making a bet against the knees.  Im not opposed to that with a late round pick, most get cut anyway.  If his knees continue to be an issue he gets cut, and if not, we end up with a top tier talent that probably would have been in the first 3 rounds without the injuries.

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15 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Did you know that Red Tide is toxic to humans, kills fish, evacuates beaches, and is considered by many to be a revolting sight ?

Seems appropriate 

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10 hours ago, Peregrine said:

So basically we are making a bet against the knees.  Im not opposed to that with a late round pick, most get cut anyway.  If his knees continue to be an issue he gets cut, and if not, we end up with a top tier talent that probably would have been in the first 3 rounds without the injuries.

Even if he has to get stashed on IR for the year, like the Jags did with Jack, this guy has the ceiling of a high level starter.  Great pick. 

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15 hours ago, clskinsfan said:

Could end up the second best steal of the draft after Guice. Skins must have been comfortable with his knees. Dude is a playmaker though when he actually plays.

 

More than that he was the coach on the field for that 'Bama defense. He called the signals and made the adjustments - really really high football IQ. Really good player BUT not sure he holds up physically. 

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14 hours ago, Koolblue13 said:

Small LBers get washed out too easily if you don't have a big powerful line. 

 

We have a very big powerful line. 

London Flecther says hi.

 

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On 4/29/2018 at 12:13 PM, RawRebel said:

London Flecther says hi.

 

You know him or you are using him as a small LBer that constantly got washed out of plays because of the line? 

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22 hours ago, Koolblue13 said:

You know him or you are using him as a small LBer that constantly got washed out of plays because of the line? 

London Flecther was a small linebacker that I never recalled being washed out due to having a weak line.

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2 hours ago, RawRebel said:

London Flecther was a small linebacker that I never recalled being washed out due to having a weak line.

 

London Fletcher was short (5’ 10”). But he was also around 240.

 

Thats not small.

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12 minutes ago, MartinC said:

 

London Fletcher was short (5’ 10”). But he was also around 240.

 

Thats not small.

 

5 10" is short, damnit, LF had the heart of a Lion and as you said,he was compact and solid. 

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18 minutes ago, SWFLSkins said:

 

5 10" is short, damnit, LF had the heart of a Lion and as you said,he was compact and solid. 

 

Well it’s short for an NFL middle linebacker but exactly average for a US male. It’s all relative :-)

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