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Ryan Anderson DE/OLB 6' 2 253 lbs Compensatory

Rank: 
96
Round Drafted: 
98
College: 
Alabama

An outside linebacker who is in his fifth season in the program … came into his own as a junior in 2015 and is a senior  leader on the Alabama defense in 2016 ... a pass-rushing threat and disruptive force for the Crimson Tide ... earned first team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press ... tabbed to the Butkus and Lombardi Award Watch Lists and was a semifinalist for the Butkus ... has 50 total tackles, including a team-high 17.0 tackles for loss (-89 yards) and 8.0 sacks (-61 yards) to rank third on the team ... also added 10 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles (ranks fourth in the SEC), one fumble recovery and two pass breakups ... his 17.0 tackles for loss rank second in the conference while his 8.0 sacks are ninth in the SEC ... selected as the SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against LSU ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s defensive players of the week following his games at Ole Miss, Tennessee, LSU and Mississippi State games. USC: Registered four tackles, with one for loss (-5 yards) ... helped limit the Trojan offense to only 194 yards and no offensive touchdowns. Western Kentucky: Was dominant on the outside, notching a team-leading 1.5 tackles for loss (-8 yards) ... added half a sack (-7 yards) as part of his three tackles on the day ... also added one quarterback hurry ... helped limit the Hilltoppers to 239 yards of offense, including 23 on the ground. Ole Miss: Collected three tackles, including one sack (-8 yards) that resulted in a fumble ... Da’Ron Payne returned the Rebel fumble from three yards out to even the score at 24-24 after the Tide trailed by 21 at one point in the first half. Kent State: Finished his half of play with two tackles, including two half sacks ... helped limit the Golden Flashes to only 166 yards of total offense. Kentucky: Registered 1.5 tackles for loss (-6 yards) as part of his three stops ... notched one quarterback hurry ... added half a sack (-5 yards) that forced a key turnover with his forced fumble and recovery of the Wildcat quarterback in the first quarter ... the turnover led to the Tide’s first points of the game, a field goal from Adam Griffith ... part of the Tide’s pressure that helped limit the Wildcat passing attack to only 89 yards through the air.