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Pough’s game a better fit than body

Posted by Chris Brown on May 8, 2013 – 9:07 am

Bills undrafted rookie free agent LB Keith Pough, may not think he has an NFL body for a LB, but he certainly has the production. With over 300 tackles in his career, including an NCAA mark of 71 for loss, Pough dominated in FCS play in college at Howard. And while he might not see himself as ideal physically his long arms and thick lower half certainly help him as a linebacker.

“I don’t have the prototype linebacker body. Anybody that looks at me says, ‘You play basketball.’ And I say, ‘No I don’t. I just have very long arms.’ Just playing football I’m very tall and lanky and have a lean frame, but I’m bottom heavy. Most of my weight is in my lower extremities. I play with great leverage, low to the ground and I use my technique to my advantage. Football is a game of leverage and the low man wins. Going against a tight end because I have long arms it works to my advantage.”

The Bills see Pough as a strong side linebacker for them, which is where he’s expected to line up this weekend at Bills rookie minicamp.


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