Darryl Blackstock
LB | (6'2", 247, 4.66) | Virginia

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Selected by: Arizona Cardinals
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 31(95)
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(LB) Darryl Blackstock - Virginia
(LB) Darryl Blackstock - Virginia
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Overall: Blackstock spent one year at Fork Union Military Academy after high school and before enrolling at UVA in 2002. He immediately became a starter at the OLB position in coach Al Groh's 3-4 scheme and was a fulltime starter throughout his three collegiate seasons. As a junior in 2004, Blackstock 45 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, including 11 sacks. In three seasons at UVA he combined for 44 TFL and 27 sacks. Blackstock has limitations in terms of his experience and fluidity in coverage. He'll need to continue to improve his technique and lower body strength in order to better defend the run, as well. However, Blackstock has a natural ability to rush the passer and he is also a very disruptive run-stopper when allowed to get up the field and pursue. Blackstock is disciplined, coachable and a hard-worker, which should allow him to make a smooth transition ... For complete overview, strengths and weaknesses, login above or become an Insider.
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