Brian Lainhart Scouting Report
|School:||Kent State Golden Flashes|
|Height & Weight:||6'1 - 207 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Brian Lainhart, FS, Kent State
By 2009 the Mid-American Conference should have known better than to throw in his direction, but Lainhart kept picking off passes, forcing fumbles and making tackles. Lainhart's numbers have dipped a little bit in 2010. Through 11 games he is second on the team with 82 tackles, but he only has two interceptions and has forced just one fumble. That would be a good season for most other players, but Lainhart has set the bar pretty high for himself.
Kent State's bowl hopes were dashed after a loss to Western Michigan, but Lainhart's career could continue at the next level. He is an interesting prospect at the next level. He could be a fine free safety because of his superb instincts and big play ability. However, his lack of strength should keep him waiting to hear his name called well into the late rounds.
4/8 Update: Lainhart was dealt a blow to his NFL future when he was not invited to the NFL combine. That put a lot of pressure on the free safety during Kent State's mid-March pro day. Lainhart was pretty much fighting for a job and he performed quite well, showing a nice combination of speed and strength. That showing will not be enough to make Lainhart a mid-round draft pick, but it could be just enough to get him drafted.