NFL Draft Profile: Missouri Outside Linbacker Zaviar Gooden

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Struggles to get off blocks.

As a pass-rusher, struggles to shed blocks.

Will bite hard on play-action fakes.

Undersized for NFL. May need a developmental year before he’s ready to get significant snaps.

Other Notes

Graduated in May 2012 with undergraduate degree in business.

1st-Team Academic All-Big 12 in 2009

Was named the best linebacker at the Senior Bowl by NFL Scouts

Recruited as a three-star safety coming out of Texas in 2008.

Recorded a 40-yard dash time of 4.47 seconds at the NFL Scouting combine, the fastest linebacker time at the combine.

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