Green Bay Packers
Position
LB
 
Jersey
50
Name  A.J. Hawk
Born  1/6/1984
Height  6-1
Weight  242
College  Ohio State
 
Notes:
Hands down the class of the linebacker prospects, Hawk is a two-time consensus All-American, the winner of the Vince Lombardi Award, a finalist for the Bednarik, Lott and Butkus awards, a two-time All-Big Ten selection and the conference's Defensive Player of the Year, and the defensive MVP of the Fiesta Bowl twice...Led the team in tackles for the third straight year, finishing 2005 with 121 tackles, including 16.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks...First player since 1990-92 to lead OSU in tackles three straight years...Finished 2004 with 141 tackles, the most by any Buckeye since Chris Spielman's 156 in 1986...Had a season-high 19 tackles against Michigan State, just short of his career high of 20 stops set against Wisconsin in 2004...His 394 career tackles places him fifth all-time in Buckeyes history...Led the Buckeyes in tackles 10 times in 2005...Played in 50 games with 36 starts...Had 18 games with 10 or more tackles...Exceptional work ethic...Big game player...Has 4.4 40 speed, which makes him an outstanding sideline-to-sideline defender...Ferocious tackler who hits everything that crosses his path...Always around the action...Incredible instincts and good at reading plays...Seldom out of position...No major injury problems...Tough player with a mean streak who craves contact...Doesn't have very good height...Could improve coverage skills...Not the most athletic linebacker in the draft, but should be a top-10 pick and anchor a defense for years to come.