Varsity Preps

Daniel Aidman, OLB, C/O 2015

Photo courtesy of Daniel Aidman’s Hudl page

Westlake High School (Austin, Texas)

Vitals: 6’2”/ 205 lbs./ 4.51 40-Time/ 53 Tackles in 2013/ 2 Sacks/ 2 Forced Fumbles/ 5 Tackles For Loss

Film Analysis: Daniel Aidman has held his own as an undersized defensive tackle while at Westlake. Weighing only 205 pounds, a player on the interior of the line can get eaten alive at that weight. Not Aidman. This shows Aidman’s grit and scrappy style of play. That will aid him off the edge as an outside linebacker. Aidman’s high motor and attitude will allow him to succeed at the least as a rush defending outside linebacker. What remains to be seen though is whether or not Aidman can completely make the transition over to the outside linebacker position. Aidman has played defensive end, but playing stand up is much different. Aidman’s 4.51 40 time provides a little hope for a smooth transition. This summer will be a great opportunity for Aidman to work on that transition, and to parlay that into his camps and show to coaches that they can trust in his ability to make the change.

My Rating: 2-Star OLB, Top 100 OLB, Top 250 Texas Prospect, #15 OLB in Texas

The Verdict: Daniel Aidman could be a low level Division I outside linebacker, but it looks like that sort of attention has not come to the prospect yet. Maybe it will, but with only one of the camps that Aidman is potentially attending this summer being a Division I school, Rice, that allows for more skepticism. Rice would be a good fit, if the offer comes. One thing that glows above all of Aidman’s athletic talents, are his talents in the classroom. Aidman has received serious attention and evaluation from almost all of the Ivy League institutions. I project that at least one if not multiple of those schools offer this summer as Aidman makes his way through all of their camps. The schools that I will be watching  will be Princeton and Dartmouth. Both of those schools were in the top three of the final Ivy League standings last season, and Dartmouth also had the best defense in the Ivy League in the 2013 campaign, only allowing only 12.4 points per game.

Pros: High Motor, Scrappy

Cons: Change from interior to edge

Check out Daniel’s Hudl page: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1369231/daniel-aidman

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