2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about RYAN ANDERSON: Alabama, 6021 258 4.80. One-year starter from Daphne, AL. Played in 50 games over four year career. Earned first-team All-SEC honors last fall. A two-year pass rushing threat and a one-man wrecking crew for the Tide. The alpha male of the football field whenever he is on it. Primarily played with his hand on the ground as an edge defender. Dangerous, powerful, thick, and strong presence any time, all the time. Excellent presence against power blockers. Can stand them up with a low base, hands on, and full control of the engagement. Versatile and disciplined player who was a key cog in the nation’s top defense. A sure tackler who makes a different sound on impact. Tracks the action. Good short area explosion. Shorter arms than ideal. Can improve his array of pass rush moves. Went from potential Alabama dropout to senior captain over his career. Began his tenure at Alabama in the Nick Saban doghouse and almost transferred. He stuck it out and developed from the occasional situational contributor to the leader of the Tide’s defense in 2016. He is an outside defender who projects to the 3-4 outside linebacker role or even a 4-3 SAM in some schemes. He has NFL-ready strength and power to go with his very high on-field IQ. In the right role, he can be a main contributor to a quality defense. Senior Bowl notes: Projects to be a strongside linebacker on the next level. Excels as a pass rusher with a sudden first step. Injured his thumb on the first day of practice which may have hindered some grab strength. Better in zone coverage than man-to-man. Good job during one-on-one pass rush drills. Good initial move then counter move. 2016 stats: 61 T, 19 TFL, 9 sacks, 3 PBU, 10 QBH, 4 FF, 2 FR, 1 INT. Edge speed:left 1.96, right 1.79. OSR:39/51. Second/third round. (A-31 3/4, H-9 3/8, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).