Chase Hansen, OLB, Utah #22

6022, 228, 4.66

Notes: From Highland, UT. Has bachelor’s degree in consumer and community studies with an emphasis in financial planning and a minor in sociology. Redshirted in 2012. Served a church mission in Brisbane, Australia. Played in 9 games (2 at quarterback, 7 at safety) with 1 start at strong-safety before a season-ending injury, attempted 1 pass and rushed for 31 yards on 4 carries on offense, finished with 17 tackles and 1.5 tackles-for-loss (including 1 sack), 1 pass breakup and 1 forced fumble on defense in 2015. Started all 13 games (12 at strong safety, 1 at linebacker), recorded 90 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 1 sack, 3 interceptions, 12 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries in 2016. Played in and started 8 games (7 at strong safety, 1 at linebacker), missed 4 games due to injury, made 51 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT and 3 PBU in 2017. Started 13 games at rover linebacker, missing the bowl game due to injury, credited with 114 tackles, 22 TFL, 5 sacks, 2 INT, 6 PBU and 1 FR in 2018.

Positives: Generally good recognition and instincts. Flies to the ball, can shoot gaps and disrupt into the backfield. Makes plays. Hard hitter. Very good range and pursuit. Can drop into coverage. Should do well on special teams.

Negatives: Narrow frame. Lacks bulk at the point and gets moved off the ball. Gives up gap integrity at times. Needs technique improvement.

Summary: Has potential as a weak-side linebacker prospect but is not a polished-at-his-craft player at this point.

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