2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about REUBEN FOSTER: Alabama, 6000 229 4.65. Two-year starter from Auburn, AL. A unanimous first-team All- America. Won the Butkus Award as the nation’s best linebacker. Led the Tide in tackles with 115 stops. Fast and flexible feet. Changes direction with ease and will burst when he makes his decision. Elite-level power on the move. Fast to read and react. Can really stop and go with the best in space. Every-down linebacker who can dominate against the inside run, beat running backs to the sideline, and cover tight ends up the seam. Ferocious, aggressive playing style. Will hit through his target. Reliable tackler who rarely misses. Sends a message when he takes on blocks, often standing linemen up and sending their helmets backwards. Enjoys playing the role of enforcer in the middle. More of a reaction player rather than one who can forecast and anticipate. Takes inaccurate angles. Tight-hipped, could use more flexibility there. Gets almost too physical at times, running straight into a blocker rather than trying to keep a shoulder free. Has had a series of issues with his shoulders. Foster was asked to leave the Combine after a heated altercation with a hospital worker. Foster reportedly had been waiting in line for an extended time and wanted to know if things could be sped up and got into a face-to-face exchange. He was sent home by Combine officials. He lost about 20 pounds prior to the 2016 season which helped bring his game to another level. Last fall he proved that he could sustain his elite level power and functional strength at a lighter weight, enabling him to be a guy who never comes out of the game and factors all over the field. Has presence, aggression, and reaction that will make a difference on any defense right away. His main concern revolves around shoulder problems he had earlier in his career. 2016 stats: 115 T, 13 TFL, 5 sacks, 2 PBU, 8 QBH. Medical exclusion, shoulder. First round. (A- 32 3/8, H-10 1/4, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).