One linebacker whose draft stock has been steadily climbing since the NFL Combine just over a week is former Boise State linebacker Kamalei Correa. He has been one of the more talented players in the country the last few years and he has all the right tools to be a dominant linebacker in the NFL.
It looks like he is garnering a ton of praise from around the league. According to reports, some scouts have been comparing to a big time linebacker in the NFC and he should be proud of the comparison.
“After last Sunday’s workout, I mentioned defensive end/outside linebacker Kamalei Correa as one of the Combine’s big winners and the prediction is becoming reality. Team executives have been comparing Correa to All-Pro Clay Matthews in style and substance,” the report said.
“Both measure 6-3 and 240 pounds. Both have lined up at various defensive front seven spots in college and both play with a vicious attitude. In addition to a very good Combine workout, Correa is receiving high grades for his interviews. There’s now a belief the Boise State junior will land in the bottom half of the first round.”
Matthews has been one of the best linebackers in the NFL the last few years and was a big reason why the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV in 2011. If Correa is able to live up to this comparison, there is no reason why he shouldn’t be a great player in the league for years to come.
During his three years at Boise State, Correa recorded 107 tackles, 29.5 for loss, and 19 sacks, including a Mountain West-leading 12 in 2014.
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