InstantScouting Report: Tommy Saager, ILB, Colorado Mesa University

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By: Mike Rittelmann @MRitt9140, November 11, 2018

Tommy Saager, ILB, Colorado Mesa University

6’7, 250 lbs


  • Displays unusual length for an inside linebacker but uses it to his advantage to stack and shed off blocks.
  • Fluid when he transitions in and out of coverage
  • Diagnoses plays quickly and effectively


  • Plays with high pad level at times with along with his height gives offensive lineman a good target to punch
  • Hesitant in zone coverage at times, comfortable in man though needs to work on being consistent in both
  • Needs to have position flexibility at the next level, needs experience at outside linebacker.


2015: Earned All-Colorado First Team Academic Honors from the National Football Foundation…All-RMAC First Team Academic…All-RMAC First Team selection…Two-time RMAC Player of the Week…All-National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter second-team selection at linebacker…Named team’s co-defensive player of the year…Started all 11 games at linebacker…Led the team in both total tackles (114) and solo tackles (56)…Recorded two sacks and four tackles for loss…Intercepted one pass…Tallied 10+ tackles five times, including a season-high 18 tackles against Midwestern State…Intercepted a pass against Dixie State.

2014: All-RMAC Academic…Played in 11 games, starting the final six at middle linebacker…Finished second on the team in tackles with 74…29 of 74 tackles were solo…Tallied 6.5 tackles for a loss of 12 yards…Forced two fumbles, intercepted one pass and blocked one kick…Tallied 10+ tackles three times including a season-high 13 against Fort Lewis.

2013: Redshirted.