2011 NFL Draft Watch #41: Dont’a Hightower

The countdown continues and our number forty-one prospect in college football is…

Inside Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, Alabama (Junior):

The Skinny: This inside linebacker is an incredible physical specimen—he’s 6’4”, 260 pounds and incredibly athletic—and has healing powers that have to be considered otherworldly. Hightower’s remarkable recovery from a season-ending knee injury has been downright shocking. On the field the Tennessee native has impressive short-area quickness for a man of his size. Agile, he can change directions well; not many can sift through the garbage as well as he does. Even when Hightower’s quick feet aren’t enough to dance around blockers, he is more than strong enough to take them on at the point of attack. His powerful upper-body strength allows him to absolutely blow up fullbacks who try to block

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