Did not play in 2006, taking a redshirt season at Duke. In 2007, he got in some time on STs. In 2008, he played in all 12 games and received the team’s Outstanding Special Teams Player award. Abe totaled 13 tackles, two TFLs, and a sack.
In 2009, he missed some time with injury but played in seven games with four starting assignments and finished with 40 tackles including, 2.5 TFLs, 2 PBUs and a FF.
His 2010 line (while starting all the teams games at MLB) was: 129 total tackles (47 solo), 9.5 TFLs, a sack, an interception, a QBH, and a FF.
Strengths: In on a lot of plays. Has gotten better every year. ST warrior. Stays with his man in coverage. Fluid and has a very good COD. Light feet. Chases OK. Chooses the right cutback lane and makes the tackle. heads up tackler. Knifes into the backfield and gets the TFL. Very strong and a very dedicated weight room guy. Late bloomer with a lot of upside left.
Weaknesses: Not real big and will pay a price when tackling big backs. Over runs some plays and can be sucked in on screens and draws. Gets caught in the wash and has trouble disengaging and finding the ball. Can he hold up?
Projection: Solid late round gamble because of ST ability."