View Full Version : Jeff Linkenbach scheduled to meet Dolphins
03-17-2010, 07:38 PM
While University of Cincinnati wide receiver Mardy Gilyard and quarterback Tony Pike were at the Senior Bowl, both were asked by some clubs about the Bearcats' left tackle, Jeff Linkenbach (http://cle.scout.com/a.z?s=149&p=8&c=1&nid=4272962). While he's not a widely-recognized name outside of the Big East, the 6-foot-6, 311-pound lineman has certainly caught the eye of the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts, who have scheduled him for official visits in April. He also has a private workout with the Miami Dolphins scheduled for Monday, March 22. "The combination of my technique, footwork and hand placement along with my experience in both a power-running offense as well as in a spread offense can only be good for my NFL career," the soft-spoken lineman told me during a recent phone conversation. "To have the honor and responsibility for protecting Tony [Pike], who's a prototypical NFL quarterback who likes to sit in the
03-17-2010, 09:27 PM
79. OT Jeff Linkenbach 6'6"313lbs.
Overview Not highly regarded by most, but I liked him when I saw him, which was multiple times.
Excellent size. Athletic for his size. Experienced starter at left tackle. Has faced some top DE prospects (George Selvie, Carlos Dunlap, etc...) and held his own. Strikes me as a poor man's Jake Long. Doesn't necessarily look pretty, but gets the job done. Gets a push in the run game.
Not a dancing bear. Lacks the athleticism you'd ideally like to see in a pro LT. Not a maler. Needs some technique work.
The consensus seems to be that he's a late-rounder at best, but I personally like him more than that.
03-17-2010, 10:12 PM
I wonder if he could plat RT, or possibly backup Long? Good size....I saw a couple Bearcat games and it looked like he gave Pike plenty of time to throw it.
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