Written by Derek Rizzuto, Analyst on June 1, 2015
This week’s installment of the “Small School, Big Potential” series will be featuring Zeek Bigger from East Carolina. Bigger is listed at 6’2″ and around the 220 lbs range. He has displayed improvement every year since joining ECU and en route to being one of the leading tacklers in the country. Bigger put on a tackling clinic this past season, putting up an impressive total of 140 tackles (including an average of just over 12 tackles per contest vs “power 5″ opponents).
Pros: Bigger is a sure tackler. He does a great job of wrapping up and driving through his target. Some linebackers will get a little over aggressive but Bigger does a great job of staying patient, scraping down the line of scrimmage and finishing the play. He shows plus movement skills in space and can stay with running backs and tight ends in coverage. As I said before, he has very good stats against top-notch competition including his 17 (read more…)