New York Jets' UDFA Profile: LB Steele Divitto

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Dec 31, 2013; Shreveport, LA, USA; Arizona Wildcats quarterback B.J. Denker (7) carries the ball in front of Boston College Eagles linebacker Steele Divitto (49) and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (24) in the second half at Independence Stadium. Arizona defeated Boston College 42-19. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

When looking to an upcoming season, there aren’t only draftees to look at, when talking about rookies. We also have undrafted free agents that have been signed as well. One of whom is from Boston College. His name is Steele Divitto, a linebacker, and the guy we are going to talk about this morning:

Here are Divitto’s stats while performing as a Boston College Eagle:

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
*2010 Boston College ACC SR LB 11 9 11 20 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Boston College ACC SR LB 12 36 36 72 3.5 2.0 1 0 0.0 0 6 0 0 0 0
2012 Boston College ACC SR LB 12 54 38 92 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2
*2013 Boston College ACC SR LB 13 54 58 112 6.0 3.0 1 20 20.0 0 5 0
Career Boston College 153 143 296 10.5 5.0 2 20 10.0 0 17 0 0 0 2

According to his page on NFL Draft Scout, Steele Divitto stands at 6’2″, and weighs 241 pounds.

At his college pro day, Divitto ran the 40 yard dash in 4.72 seconds.

Here are some highlights for anyone not familiar with Steele Divitto:

Clearly Divitto can play. Here are my thoughts:

PROS: Divitto is quick. His closing speed on the football is uncanny. Just look at the tape, he closes down on the ball carrier as quickly as anybody. He has an excellent nose for the football as well. Divitto can read the quarterback and make a play on the football. He seems adept at pass coverage as well.

CONS: His size is a little bit questionable. Divitto, at 241 pounds, may be a bit small for an inside linebacker, as he played in college, and is certainly too small to play along the line. He may find a niche in the NFL on the outside. He also hasn’t shown an array of pass rushing moves. In college, he can rely on his speed, but he will need to be more creative in the pros.

If he can perform well, Steele Divitto will have every chance to make this team.

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