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2021 NFL Draft Profile: WVU Linebacker Tony Fields II

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Tony Fields II was a three-year starter at Arizona before transferring to West Virginia prior to the 2020 season. In three years with the Wildcats, Fields racked up 287 total tackles, finishing first or second in stops on the team each year. He transitioned to will linebacker in WVU’s defense and did not miss a step. In just nine games, Fields led the Mountaineers with 88 total tackles, with one sack and an interception.

Fields was named First-Team All-Big 12 following the season and won the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year award. Fields attended the 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl but did not play in the game.

Pro Day Results

  • Height: 6-foot
  • Weight: 222
  • 40: 4.5 seconds
  • Bench: 17
  • 3-Cone: 7.06 seconds
  • Broad Jump: 9-foot, 6-inches
  • Vertical: 34 inches

Draft Projection

Analysts have Fields as a day-three pick in this week’s draft. Most have him being selected in the final three rounds but some have him being undrafted.

NFL.com lists Fields’s strengths as having good patience, anticipating cut-back lanes, sidestepping blocks and being a capable blitzer. His weaknesses are a lack of size, below-average strength, inconsistent play off the block and losing track of coverage responsibilities.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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