“Foster is a three-down mike linebacker, which is rare these days. In the modern NFL, teams need their inside linebackers to thrive in coverage. Foster can do just that. He’s a hard-hitter who relies on his instincts. What separates Foster from other instinctive linebackers is his outstanding athleticism. While Foster did not run the 40 at the Combine, all you have to do is turn on the film and watch him. No linebacker in college football plays as fast as Foster.” — Read More at Team Speed Kills
Teams rarely select inside linebackers near the top of the draft. But when they do, it’s often due to a player’s unteachable traits. Foster has such gifts, boasting an ability to run with running backs and cover ground from sideline to sideline.
This athleticism allows him to take chances. And when he does, he often brings the wood, and he loves doing it, too.
“There’s that moment,” Foster said in an interview with The MMQB, “when you first hit somebody and you get chills. You hear the crowd say Ooooh. And before that, when you put on your suit and you transform and you become a dog; you’re a beast. Just seeing all the other guys become a dog with Wholesale MLB Jerseys you. No stress.”
At the NFL Combine, in drills that measured agility and burst, McCaffrey blew away the rest of the field, including the other top running backs of the class.
His 40-yard dash time (4.48 seconds) narrowly bested the marks set by LSU’s Leonard Fournette (4.51) and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook (4.49). But it was McCaffrey’s 37.5-inch vertical jump and his historically great 6.57 seconds in the three-cone drill that really set him apart.