Monty Rice plays with a sufficient level of reactive athleticism and lateral agility. He does a good job of scraping, getting through trash, and closing to the football. He plays with some coverage upside against running backs in coverage and demonstrates good quickness. He has some explosion in the 5-10 yard range as an inside rusher. As a tackler, he has good pop in his hips and hands. Although he lacks great length, he can disengage and defeat blocks with speed to get to the football. He projects as an excellent special teams player if necessary. He lacks ideal height and length for the position. As a result, he's likely best suited to play covered up and in an even front scheme, specifically as a stacked linebacker.
Ideal Role: Back-up ILB and core special teamer.
Scheme Fit: 4-3 scheme.
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