2015 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about AJ TARPLEY: Stanford, 6002 233 4.72. Four-year starter and team captain from Plymouth, MN. An instinctive run and hit linebacker in the weakside Cover 2 mold. Good mobility, agility, and hostility during East-West Shrine practices. Always around the ball. Made the calls for the Cardinal and directed the defense. May not be able to hold up physically inside. Not a downhill gap filling thumper that constricts the inside running lanes. Must consistently shed or slip blockers quicker. Was among the team leaders in tackles for four years. Needs to make more plays downhill than down the field. Can run sideline to sideline to make plays. Had a 34-inch vertical at his pro day workout. 2014 stats: 84 T, 4.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT. Not invited to Combine. Seventh round/PFA. (A-30 7/8, H-9 1/2, BP-24, SS-4.11).