DePriest is a classic 3-4 inside linebacker at his best attacking the line of scrimmage, shedding blockers in the hole and knocking down backs with forceful collisions. He possesses just average agility and speed for coverage responsibilities and therefore projects as a Day Three selection.
--Rob Rang (8/11/14)
DePriest will be looked upon to take over as the leader of Alabama's linebacker corps with C.J. Mosley now in Baltimore. The two-year starter is coming off a career-high 65 tackle (including 7.5 for loss) junior season and could see a significant uptick in numbers in 2014.
08/08/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: LB Trey DePriest, Alabama...Started 26 games over the past two seasons at linebacker and returns to anchor Alabama's linebacker corps in 2014 as a senior ... has played in 40 career games ... returns 149 career tackles after finishing second on the 2012 team with 59 stops and third in 2013 with 65 tackles ... has 13 career tackles for loss (49 yards) with two sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and three pass breakups. - Alabama football