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Etienne Sabino, OLB

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: North Miami Beach, FL
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 247 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.712.641.6424 -9'6"--
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Athletic frame and flies all over the field with excellent range and the chase skills to catch the ballcarrier from behind. Athletic blitzer and is at his best downhill, working hard to shed blocks with adequate strength and length. Type of player who lacks the instincts and consistency to start at the next level, but could be a late-round pick and core special teams player.

WEAKNESSES: doesn't break down information quick enough and is routinely forced to play a step behind, lacking a great feel in coverage. He won't miss many tackles, but needs to improve his angles and is too often caught off balance, lacking the lateral burst to quickly change directions.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

Sabino arrived in Columbus as one of the highest recruits in the country, but his Buckeyes career was largely disappointing. He was a five-star linebacker out of Miami and surprised many when he chose Ohio State over Southern Cal, Miami and Urban Meyer's Florida Gators.

Sabino played in all 26 games as a freshman and sophomore, but mostly on special teams as he struggled to break into the starting lineup. He found himself on the bench again in 2010 so he took a healthy redshirt, giving him time to catch up mentally while saving a year of eligibility.

Sabino played in every game as a junior (five starts), finishing fifth on the team with 62 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss.

He built on that with an All-Big Ten honorable mention 2012 season despite missing several games with a broken fibula that required surgery. He ranked third on the team with 37 tackles through six games, and finished the season with 45 tackles in eight games.

With his raw athletic tools and upside, Sabino is still very much on the radar of NFL scouts as potential mid-round prospect.

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03/16/2013 - 2013 Ohio State Pro Day: Etienne Sabino, LB (6-2, 244 pounds) - The linebacker could hear his name called at the NFL draft next month. He recorded a 34-inch vertical jump and 4.41 time in the short shuttle. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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