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Kiko Alonso | Linebacker

Team: Oregon Ducks
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 242

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Bills selected Oregon LB Kiko Alonso with the No. 46 overall pick.
Alonso (6-3, 238) was arrested for DUI in February of 2010 and breaking into a home while drunk in May of 2011. He's since quit drinking, giving Alonso a chance at an NFL career. Alonso racked up 81 tackles -- 14 for a loss -- and four interceptions as a senior, also popping loose two fumbles. Highly physical with cover skills and adequate 4.74 speed, Alonso is a three-down inside linebacker prospect. He and Nigel Bradham should man the inside linebacker spots in DC Mike Pettine's 3-4 defense. Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:36:00 PM

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ESPN's Michael C. Wright reports Oregon LB Kiko Alonso visited the Chicago Bears.

"Reported to carry just 9.1 percent body, Alonso (6-3 3/8, 238 pounds) is an athletic and versatile player who can fit in multiple schemes because of his combination of size, speed and physicality," Wright wrote. "Because of his ability to cover, and rare explosiveness for his position, it's believed the Bears view Alonso as a true three-down linebacker -- at all three positions -- and a potential successor to Brian Urlacher; or at the very least, a key contributor on special teams."
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 06:21:00 PM

Oregon LB Kiko Alonso has worked out for the Atlanta Falcons.

Alonso is one of the most underrated players in this year's draft despite possessing the skill-set to be one of its most effective pro defenders. He runs well, is aggressive and quickly reads his keys. There are concerns with indiscipline and flexibility but our own Alen Dumonjic believes that they are not significant issues.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Oregon LB Kiko Alonso is visiting the Saints on Tuesday.

Alonso is a fierce player, displaying a super aggressive mentality when closing on ball carriers or lead blockers near the line of scrimmage. There are issues, namely his tendency to get stuck in quick sand on play action, misdirection, and draws. However, as a straight-line player, Alonso can shut down plays before they get going.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Oregon LB Kiko Alonso visited the Chargers on Tuesday, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Alonso will visit the Vikings on Wednesday and the Titans some time next week. Pauline calls Alonso "one of the most scheme diverse linebackers" in the draft. Our own Alen Dumonjic really likes the Oregon defender's ability to impose his will physically on blockers behind the line of scrimmage.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 09:15:00 AM

SI's Chris Burke believes Oregon's Kiko Alonso is the ILB prospect that is "rising" at the position.

The Oregon product checked in at No. 5. "Alonso plays an aggressive game against the run, doing what he can to make himself a force in the hole," Burke writes. "If you compare his tape to that of Minter or Te’o, it’s Alonso that often comes off as the more athletic talent. He may still wind up lasting on the board longer than Minter or Te’o, but that doesn't mean those players will be better pros."
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 12:49:00 PM

NFL network's Daniel Jeremiah tweeted that Oregon LB Kiko Alonso "has a lot of teams intrigued."

Alonso has "several private workouts/team visits scheduled" and Jeremiah himself gave the aggressive linebacker a second-round grade. Our own Alen Dumonjic likes Alonso quite a bit, specifically his powerful mentality to meet blockers and ball carriers at or behind the line of scrimmage. However, there will certainly be questions on how he handles misdirection, draws, and play action.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 09:25:00 AM

Oregon LB Kiko Alonso spent extensive time with five teams, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Alonso had dinner with the Miami Dolphins, breakfast with the Arizona Cardinals then interviewed "extensively" with the San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Bucs, per Pauline.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Oregon LB Kiko Alonso ran two forty times of 4.74 seconds at the school's pro day workouts.

Alonso recorded a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-9 broad jump during his workout, along with a short shuttle time of 4.18 seconds and a 6.93-second three-cone drill. Some evaluators really like Alonso, but we are a bit more skeptical of his NFL projection due to his stiffness and tendency to hesitate on play action or draws. We do like how he attacks blockers on the edge, however.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 09:43:00 AM

Former NFL scout Russ Lande says one team has Oregon LB Kiko Alonso ranked ahead of teammate and fellow LB Dion Jordan.

It's worth noting that it's only one team and that this is not a surprise. Not only are there questions with Jordan's ability to consistently rush the passer, but teams have schematic preferences. NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah recently gave Alonso a second-round grade.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 05:36:00 PM

The NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah believes Oregon LB Kiko Alonso has earned a second-round grade on tape.

"Alonso made 3-4 impact plays in every game I studied," Jeremiah writes. "He's had some off field stuff but he's a rock solid second-round pick on tape." We aren't as confident in Alonso as Jeremiah is, but the Duck certainly attacks edge runs with force. He tends to struggle when as to change directions or against misdirection.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 09:02:00 AM

Oregon's Kiko Alonso has moved from the No. 15 OLB to the No. 7 player at the position in draft insider Tony Pauline's rankings.

The move from a fifth-round grade to a third-round is an interesting one, since Alonso did not participate in a postseason all-star game. The Duck will be at the Combine and will need to show good fluidity in space since he struggled mightily against screens, draws, and misdirection in college.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 08:36:00 AM

Oregon LB Kiko Alonso will attend the Senior Bowl.

Alonso was used as an outside linebacker in a four man front and on the inside in a three man front during his time at Oregon. He is at his best when setting the edge with aggressiveness, but struggles with short movements and to disengage when facing screens and draws.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 12:43:00 PM

Oregon leads the nation in takeaways with 38, breaking the school record of 37 set in 2010.

This is quite an achievement for a defense riddled with injuries. The Ducks have lost two of their top three safeties and seemingly rotate defensive linemen every single week. However, this defense may be the best we have seen from Oregon in quite some time.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 11:15:00 AM

Oregon senior LB Kiko Alonso is doubtful to play in this weekend's game against Colorado due to a wrist injury.

Alonso is the Ducks leading tackler, but this injury to his left wrist will likely hold him out. The extent of the injury is unclear, however, he has been spotted with a soft cast or wrap around his left hand this week. Sophomore Derrick Malone will likely make his second start of the season at one of the middle linebacker spots.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 09:05:00 AM