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MLB Mike McLaughlin Scouting Report

MLB Mike McLaughlin, Boston College
Pos. Rank: 6 Grade: 5th-6th Round Height: 6-0 1/2 Weight: 242 40: 4.86 Year: 5-Sr.

The Good: Stout, run-defending linebacker who showed improvement in his game the past two seasons. Effectively quarterbacks the defense, hustles to make plays, and has a non-stop motor. Squares and wraps up tackling, bringing ball-carriers down on initial contact. Relentless in pursuit of the action, explodes up the field, filling gaps and sells out. Shows a good head for the ball in run defense.

The Bad: Tight in his hips, lacks the smooth change of direction and lateral speed. Struggles in coverage, does not get depth on drops.

The Verdict: McLaughlin is a prototypical two-down linebacker best in the box or up the field. Should have a home on the inside of a 3-4 alignment if he produces on special teams.

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