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Dont'a Hightower
current status: On roster
Birth Date:March 12, 1990 (24 years old)
Place of Birth:Lewisburg, TN
Hometown:Lewisburg, TN
College:Alabama
Experience:2 years
Drafted:Drafted by New England in 2012 (1/25).
Season Stats
Games Defensive
G GS Tk Ast Sck SckYds Int IntYds IntTD FR TD
YTD 5 5 33 10 3 23 0 0 0 0 0
On Pace 14 14 92 28 8 64 0 0 0 0 0
Scouting Report
Assets: A big, strong, intimidating presence in the middle. His big hitting and sure tackling provide a big boost in run defense. Can shed blocks, penetrate the line (and get straight to the quarterback) and make plays covering the pass.
Flaws: Takes some downs off. Needs to keep his focus. Can be a little more explosive pressuring the pocket and show a little more intensity staying with single-man assignments. Needs to make more plays in pursuit.
Career Potential: Extremely talented middle linebacker with a great future.