Report: NFL scouts believe USC’s Su’a Cravens will be NFL linebacker

Su'a Cravens has a bright future in front of him.
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USC junior linebacker Su'a Cravens has looked like a leader on the Trojans' defense all season.

According to NFL.com, analysts have heard that Cravens is a likely candidate to make the move to the NFL — soon. Cravens has recorded 45 tackles (6.43 per game), two interceptions and three sacks this season. He's also forced a fumble and recorded 7.5 tackles for loss.

“I have no doubt that Cravens can play down in the box in the pros. He will either be a 4-3 WILL (outside linebacker) or a 3-4 inside 'backer,” said one scout, in the report. “He's carrying his new weight well and he's tough enough to play down there as a pro.”

Cravens is a listed outside linebacker after playing linebacker-safety hybrid last season. He's heavier this year but can still cover the slot receivers. 

(h/t NFL)

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