Barrett Ruud
LB | (6'2", 247, 4.75) | Nebraska

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Selected by: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 4(36)
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(LB) Barrett Ruud - Nebraska
(LB) Barrett Ruud - Nebraska
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Overall: Ruud played in every game as a true freshman backup middle linebacker and special teams' player in 2001 before taking over as a fulltime starter during his 2002 sophomore season. As a junior in 2003, Ruud led the Huskers with 149 total tackles and also had 13 TFL, 2.5 sacks and one INT. Ruud started all 11 games as a senior in 2004 and finished the season with a Big 12-leading 143 total tackles. Ruud is a tough player that played through several nagging injuries in college and finished his career with a streak of 38-consecutive starts. Ruud isn't a great athlete in terms of his agility, COD skills or overall coverage ability. He also has decent but not great top-end speed. He is, however, a big, well-built, tough,, strong, quick, instinctive and intelligent middle linebacker with great experience and proven leadership skills. There are a couple of underclassmen ... For complete overview, strengths and weaknesses, login above or become an Insider.
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