Signing Stampeders sign LB Jeff Luc

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    The Calgary Stampeders have added international linebacker Jeff Luc to the practice roster.

    Jeff Luc
    #71
    Linebacker
    College: Cincinnati
    Height: 6.01
    Weight: 256
    Born: Feb. 14, 1992
    International

    Luc attended National Football League training camps with the Miami Dolphins in 2015 and with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2016. He also spent time on the New Orleans Saints’ practice roster during the 2015 season.

    Luc played two seasons (2013-14) at the University of Cincinnati. During his senior season with the Bearcats, he appeared in 13 games and recorded 65 tackles, 6.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. As a junior in 2013, he had 25 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Luc transferred to Cincinnati after transferring from Florida State.

    In another transaction, international defensive lineman Jason Neill has been released from the practice roster.
     
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    Analysis

    Strengths
    Power-lifter playing inside linebacker. Thick through his chest, waist and trunk. Has enough upper-body strength to torque blockers off of him. Adequate functional quickness. Plays with outstanding balance at contact and plays the game on his feet. Packs vicious wallop on ball carriers when he gets body moving. Has strong hands that rip the ball from the clutches of offensive players in forcing fumbles. Recovered four fumbles and finished with 6.5 sacks in 2014. Nightmare for interior linemen and running backs as A-gap blitzer.
    Weaknesses
    Stiffness in lower body robs him of bend and leverage. Doesn't explode into ball carriers from standstill because he plays too upright. Must improve feel for angle blocks and striking first to keep long offensive linemen off of him. Instincts and ability to diagnose are marginal. Can be exploited in man-to-man coverage. Relies on pure upper-body power over foot quickness too often. Takes inconsistent angles to the ball.
    Draft Projection
    Round 6 or 7
    NFL Comparison
    Vonta Leach
    Bottom Line
    Tightly wound, old-school inside linebacker who plays the game with power over speed. While he has the functional quickness needed for the position, his straight-line stiffness and inability to diagnose and flow quickly limit his potential as an NFL middle linebacker. Luc has a solid shot of making a roster if he can prove himself on special teams, but his body type and athletic traits scream for a shot at fullback.
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    Appears to be a clone of BC Lions Solomon Elimimian?
     
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