Prospect Film Study: ILB Stephone Anthony a fit in Green Bay?
By Dan Dahlke
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Filling the gap
This next clip shows just how good Anthony is at anticipating where the back is heading and then filling the gap to make the stop at the line.
You will also see on this play just how patient and disciplined Anthony is as a run defender. He makes the play because he reads where the back is going and then quickly closes in on the ball carrier to bring him down for no gain.
The process is quick, but you can see just how good Anthony is at reacting to the play as it unfolds in front of him.
You will also see when Anthony makes contact he’s not letting the back go, even if he has to wrestle him to the ground. Anthony is a very physical run defender between the tackles and can maul with the best of them.
Next: Anthony sheds blocks