CULMER ST. JEAN
Physical player that is not afraid of taking on the lead blocker in the hole. Does a nice job attacking the line of scrimmage and shows some ability as a blitzer up the middle. Shows good closing burst on the ball in pursuit to deliver a hit. Shows some potential in zone coverage, able to read the quarterback and jump the underneath throw for the interception.
Undersized and lacks speed and range. Struggles to take on blocks at the point of attack due to lack of size and not the biggest and best tackler. Lacks speed to make plays in purusit. And struggles to change direction when moving in space. Not good in man coverage and blows assignments there.
Lacks speed, range, and the ideal instincts to project well on the next level to play regular defense. But he's an undersized thumper that might be able to be a very poor man's London Fletcher if you project him to a 3-4 scheme at inside linebacker. He'll have to stick on special teams to get an opportunity at the next level, but you like his toughness that he could surprise you down the road.
He'll be hard-pressed to stick in the pros because of how limited he is playing in space and in coverage. But if a team is impressed enough with his ability on special teams, he might develop enough down the road there that he can get by as a reserve. He'll be exposed as a regular defender. If he does play well on special teams, he might be able to stick for a couple of years, but he's probably a longshot because of his lack of upside down the road. In a 3-4 scheme, his weakness and flaws in space and coverage might be masked more, but he doesn't have the ideal size there and probably would need to put on another 10-20 pounds before he could handle his assignments there.
St. Jean unless he shines on special teams is a long shot in Atlanta. Might be able to push for a practice squad spot, but he's a player that has similar toughness, but lesser athleticism than someone like Bear Woods. And Woods is a marginal athlete by NFL standards, which shows you how much tougher it would be for St. Jean.
A 3-4 team should give him a shot in camp, but they'd be wasting a draft pick on him.
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite
Point of Attack: 3.0
Pass Rush: 2.5
Scouting reports of the linebackers in the 2011 Draft.
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