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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Sean Considine

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 212 | College: Iowa
 
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Overview

Positives … Has an athletic build with developing upper body muscle tone, firm midsection and hips and only 9.7 percent body fat … Sensational kick blocker who times his leaps and has a knack for finding the ball … Intelligent athlete who will rarely bust an assignment … Studies film and has no problems retaining plays … Has good straight-line speed and is better when playing in the box than in the deep zone … Shows a strong closing burst, getting a decent break on the ball … Has natural hands to catch and secure the ball … Active in run support, taking good angles in pursuit and will hit with authority … Will sacrifice his body to make the play.

Negatives … Does not have the timed speed or flexibility to handle man coverage, as receivers too often get him turned around and dictate the route progression … Spends more time chasing than covering in one-on-one situations … Can move in reverse, but shuffles his feet, causing him to look choppy trying to turn in transition … Struggles to find the ball with his back turned and can be beaten over the top … Looks hesitant in his initial charge and does not have the speed or range to handle two-deep coverage … Will pursue plays on the perimeter in run support, but when the action is inside, he looks passive and late to arrive, failing to use his arms well to disengage from blockers … Hard tackler, but ducks his head, causing runners to slip off some of his hits … Does not run as fast as his timed speed indicates.

2004 Season

Academic All-Big Ten Conference pick … Recipient of the Coaches Appreciation Award, defense and the Hustle Team Award, defense … One of three juniors selected to the team Leadership Council for 2003 season … Started all year at free safety … Tied for fifth in the Big Ten with three recovered fumbles … Recorded a career-high 66 tackles (43 solos) with two stops for losses of 4 yards … Recovered two fumbles and blocked two kicks … Gained 44 yards on three interception returns and deflected five passes.

2003 GAME Analysis

Miami (Oh.) … Recorded his first career interception, along with three solo tackles and eight assists and was a member of the Iowa secondary that recorded four interceptions, holding Miami without a touchdown for the first time since 1993.

Buffalo … Had two solo tackles and recovered a fumble that he returned 18 yards for a touchdown, and had a 20-yard interception return.

Iowa State … Made four solo tackles and two assists, including a tackle for loss and a pass break-up … Tied Iowa's single game record with two blocked punts, the first resulting in an Iowa touchdown and second leading to an Iowa field goal.

Arizona State and Ohio State … Totaled four tackles in each game and recovered a fumble vs. the Buckeyes.

Penn State … Produced 6 tackles (4 solos).

Minnesota … Added 7 tackles (6 solos), a stop for a loss and a pass deflection.

Wisconsin … Registered 7 tackles (4 solos), two pass break-ups and one interception … Returned a third quarter interception 24 yards to the Wisconsin one-yard line, setting up Iowa's go ahead touchdown … Also credited with a pass break-up on the final play of the game in the Iowa end zone to preserve Iowa's win.

Florida (Outback Bowl) … Led the defense with nine tackles, recording six solos and one pass break-up.

2003 Season

Academic All-Big Ten Conference choice … Winner of the Hustle Team Award, special teams … Played in every game, recording 26 tackles (17 solos) with a pass deflection and blocked two kicks.

2002 GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Recorded one solo tackle vs. Akron … Had five solo tackles and one assist at Miami … Saw action but had no statistics vs. Iowa State … Made one solo tackle and one assist vs. Utah State and blocked a punt that was recovered for an Iowa touchdown … Added two solo tackles, one assist and one QB pressure vs. Purdue … Blocked his second punt of the season vs. Purdue and for the second time Iowa recovered for a touchdown … Recorded three solo tackles, one assist and a pass break-up vs. Michigan State … Made two solo tackles and had a 23-yard kickoff return that led to first points vs. Northwestern as the Wildcats began the contest with an on-side kick … Posted two solo tackles and one assist vs. Southern California in Orange Bowl.

2002 Season

Academic All-Big Ten Conference choice … Earned team hustle award honors on special teams … Saw action on special teams in all 12 games … Recorded 17 tackles (11 solos) with a fumble recovery.

2001 GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Had one solo tackle vs. Kent State and Miami … Recovered a Penn State fumble on a kickoff return, keeping the Nittany Lions from gaining momentum just after recording a safety in the second quarter, as Iowa responded with a touchdown drive just before the half … Added two solo tackles and two assists at Michigan State … Made one solo tackle vs. Michigan … Collected four solo tackles and four assists at Northwestern … Totaled one solo tackle vs. Minnesota … Had one solo tackle in the Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech.

2001 Season

Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

Injury Report

2004: Sat out the Ohio State and Michigan State games after suffering a left foot sprain vs. Michigan … Underwent hernia surgery (right abdominal) in January.

Track

Marketing major … Son of Colleen and Rick Considine … Born 10/28/81 … Resides in Byron, Illinois.

High School

4.46 in the 40-yard dash … 345-pound bench press … 512-pound squat … 327-pound power clean … 43-inch vertical jump … 31 5/8-inch arm length … 9 1/8-inch hands … Right-handed …

32/41 Wonderlic score.

Personal

Attended Byron (Ill.) High School, playing football for coach Everett Stine … Named to the Illinois Coaches Association All-State team as a junior and senior … Chosen first-team All-State as a senior by the Chicago Sun-Times and special mention by the Chicago Tribune … First-team All-Conference selection as sophomore, junior and senior … Member of a team that won the state title in 1999 … Holds the school records for career rushing yards (4,010), touchdowns in a season (34) and touchdowns in a career (65) … Earned three letters in football as a linebacker and running back … Also lettered three times in basketball and baseball … Rushed for 1,580 yards as a senior and had 400 yards receiving while scoring 34 touchdowns … Rushed for 1,340 yards as a junior with 18 scores and had 13 touchdowns as a sophomore while rushing for 1,090 yards … Academic All-State pick as a junior and senior.

 
 

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