BIO: Three-year starter and first team All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 82/4.5/2. Junior totals included 78/5/3 when he was honorable mention All-SEC.
POSITIVES: Forceful, run-stuffing linebacker who struggles in pass coverage. Diagnoses the action and quickly locates the ball. Disciplined defender who stays with assignments. Defeats blocks on his way to the play, stacks well against the run and wraps up tackling. Forceful up the field on the blitz and quick filling gaps to stop ballcarriers. Mentally alert and works hard.
NEGATIVES: Lacks speed to the flanks, struggles moving laterally and slow redirecting to ballcarriers.
ANALYSIS: A straight-line player best going downhill, Turner is a two-down defender. Offers both size and strength as well as football intangibles, which could help him catch on as a backup.