Pat Angerer: 6’0″, 235lbs — LB, University of Iowa
Angerer joins Dallas Clark and Bob Sanders as former Iowa Hawkeyes drafted by the Colts. He was a two-year starter at middle linebacker for the Iowa Hawkeyes, and though he doesn’t possess overly impressive measurable, he was one of the most productive linebackers in all of college football during his senior season, racking up 145 tackles. His performance earned him First-Team All-Big Ten honors, and he was chosen as a Second-Team All-American by the Associated Press.
As for his role on the Indianapolis Colts this year, Angerer’s expected to immediately become the primary backup for Gary Brackett, a player who many have compared him to. Both share similar builds and athleticism, along with the ability to make intelligent reads at the line of scrimmage. As Bill Polian said after the draft, “He’s smart, fast and physical…if you like the way Gary plays, you’ll like the way Pat plays.” Along with serving as Brackett’s understudy, Angerer, like all the rookies, will play a key part on special teams, a role his demeanor and speed will be well suited for.
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What the scouts said (from Scouts Inc at ESPN.com):
“Smart and assignment sound football player. Rarely false steps. Gets a quick diagnosis of play and consistently gets into strong initial position…displays top-notch awareness in zone coverage. Quickly gets to drop zone with adequate depth…sound overall tackler. Will scratch, claw, bite or do whatever it takes to get ball carriers off their feet…plays with a high level of intensity and motor play in and play out. Also shows good overall balance and is rarely seen on the ground…there are concerns about overall strength at the point of attack…”