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New Orleans Saints NFC South
James Laurinaitis • #53 • LB
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'2", 248 lbs.
Born:Dec 3, 1986 (29 yrs) in Minneapolis, MN
Hometown:Hamel, MN
College:Ohio State
Experience:7 years
Drafted:Drafted by St. Louis in 2009 (2/35).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2016.
2016 Season Stats
G GS Solo Ast Sck SckYds Int IntYds IntTD FR TD
YTD 3 3 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
On Pace 14 14 42 37 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
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Scouting Report
Assets: A high-motor defender with an elite-level feel for the game. Always seems to be a step ahead. A punishing tackler that finishes his plays. Has great skills to get to the quarterback, stuff the run or drop back in coverage.
Flaws: Not the best pure athlete at the position. May be too aggressive at times and will miss some tackles. Still developing his instincts at reading the quarterback.
Career Potential: Outstanding middle linebacker.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NCAA Bronko Nagurski Award 2006
NCAA Dick Butkus Award 2007
NCAA Lott Trophy 2008
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