Rookie Safety Larry Asante Impresses Coaches at Browns Minicamp

May 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At pick No. 160 of the 2010 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns selected big hitting safety Larry Asante from Nebraska. Although he doesn't have the elite draft status of fellow safety and teammate T.J. Ward, Asante was ranked higher in some publications and may end up a valuable member of the Browns secondary rotation.
Asante was a three year starter at Nebraska and averaged over 70 tackles per year. He was named First Team All Big 12 by the coaches and led one of the nation's top defenses. At 6'1", 215lbs he has ideal size for the strong safety position and is known as a secure tackler who diagnoses plays well.
He never missed a game due to injury and was remarkably consistent during his senior year. Asante had eight games with more than six tackles.
T.J. Ward reminds scouts of Bob Sanders with the way he explodes into tackles and intimidates. Asante has drawn comparisons to Adrian Wilson who is definitely not a head turner like Sanders, but is an excellent, complete NFL s...

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