Tommy Eichenberg: A Gritty Linebacker with Old-School Charm

Tommy Eichenberg

Forget fancy footwork, Tommy Eichenberg is all about getting down and dirty on the field. In today’s NFL filled with sleek linebackers, Tommy’s like a classic record spinning in an age of streaming. This dude loves contact, throws himself into every play, and leaves his mark on the game, old school style.

Tommy Eichenberg
Tommy Eichenberg

The Raider’s Perfect Fit

Las Vegas grabbed Tommy with the 148th pick in the draft, and let’s just say it’s a match made in football heaven. Why? Because Tommy brings the aggression the Raiders crave in their defense. He’s all about the physical side of the game, and Raider Nation is gonna love it.

The Good, the Bad, and the Old-School

Let’s break down Eichenberg’s scouting report:

The Positives

  • Instincts Against the Run: Eichenberg reads plays quickly, positioning himself to take on blocks or make crucial stops.
  • Physicality: He’s strong and physical at the point of attack, extending against offensive linemen.
  • Linear Speed: When charging downhill, he creates stalemates or wins battles against fullbacks.
  • Tackling Technique: Eichenberg wraps up well, minimizing missed tackles.
  • Tampa 2 Coverage: His speed allows him to carry routes against tight ends in this scheme.

The Negatives

  • Lateral Movement: Eichenberg struggles
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Running Back DeaMonte Trayanum Transfers to Ohio State

DeaMonte Trayanum

DeaMonte Trayanum (Twitter) played for the Sun Devils of Arizona State at running back but entered the transfer portal on November 29th. He was a running back coming out of high school and is transferring to Ohio State to play linebacker in 2022. Will be back in Ohio on January 11th.

DeaMonte Trayanum
DeaMonte Trayanum

DaeMonte Trayanum High School Career

Trayanum went to Akron Hoban High School in Ohio, a 4 star recruit in 2020, the 25th best running back, and 5th best overall player in Ohio. He was a 3 star player in the transfer portal. Always considered a linebacker by the Buckeyes, he returns home to play a familiar position he played in high school.

Ohio State Recruitment

Tony Alford, Al Washington, and Jim Knowles all recruited him for Ohio State. Ohio State and Michigan had both offered him scholarships. OSU was able to convert Steele Chambers from running back to linebacker in he third year with great success, and hopes to do the same with Trayanum.

Arizona State Career

If he had stayed with Arizona State, the 5’11” 220 pound running back may have been the starting back next year. 2020 he had 4 touchdowns, and … Read more at FryingPanSports