Source: Jenny Vrentas on Twitter Apr 27 - 11:21 PMGiants signed Ohio State LB Etienne Sabino.Sabino (6-foot-2, 247) made 13 career starts as a Buckeye, recording 10.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. He missed four games as a senior with a fractured fibula, but returned to finish out the season. Sabino ran 4.75 at the Combine with a 1.66 ten-yard split and did 24 reps on the bench. He'll compete for a spot at the bottom of the roster with the Giants.
Etienne Sabino is the typical case of a great recruiting prospect who underachieved early. However, he finally hit his stride as a redshirt junior and senior and turned into an excellent all-around player with talent that projects to the NFL. He's going to make a coach happy with his play on the field and could end up starting much sooner than expected.
Follow along to uncover all of his talents and weaknesses.
+ Etienne Sabino is a coach's dream in the locker room.
+ He's quick enough to play inside or outside as a sideline-to-sideline player.
+ His great hand usage helps his abilities in other areas a lot.
+ He is a talented, instinctual run defender.
+ His pass rush is very effective from all angles.
- Sabino's tackling form is inconsistent throughout games.
- Coverage outside of a short zone will be a huge weakness for him.
Etienne Sabino is an early third-round pick or later. He should easily find himself in an NFL camp in 2013.
Etienne Sabino is a quick player. He is strong and has a long, rangy frame. He can quickly diagnose plays and shows a ton of intelligence in his game. He's fast off the snap and has good lateral and straightforward speed, which he relies on in both the passing and running game. He has the speed to stick with linebackers or get around the edge on blitzes when he gets called upon to do so.
Giants fan since '58
Awwaiting move of post in 1...2.............
Sounds like a J Will type of linebacker. Maybe the new NASCAR will be a total jailbreak to include fast linebackers with the defensive backs going into a prevent style formation.
Last edited by Rat_bastich; 04-28-2013 at 05:24 AM.
"Etienne Sabino is an early third-round pick or later. He should easily find himself in an NFL camp in 2013."
Not bad for a UDFA signing!
Giants fan since '58
Kid has some potential and certainly the size that you would look for, it will be up to him now... like the pick up!