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Gionni Paul | Linebacker

Team: Utah Utes
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 230

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Utah senior ILB Geonni Paul was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation defensive player of the week.
Paul went off in Saturday's 34-23 win over Washington. The 6-foot, 230-pound senior recorded nine tackles, two sacks, an interception and also returned a fumble for a 54-yard touchdown. Phew. Not a bad day at the office. In late October, NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein called Paul "tough and instinctive," though he did note that his lack of size will likely hurt his stock heading into the 2016 NFL Draft. Nov 9 - 6:23 PM

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Per NFL Media's Lance Zierlein, Utah senior ILB Gionni Paul "is an interesting prospect, because he is extremely undersized but also extremely productive."

"Once again, Paul was all over the place for Utah, darting downhill into the gaps and attacking the line of scrimmage," Zierlein wrote. "His draft stock won't be very high simply because of his size as an inside linebacker, but he's tough and instinctive. At worst, he should be a priority, first-call free agent." The 5-foot-10, 225-pound Miami transfer's 8.3 tackles per game ranks seventh in the Pac-12. He missed five games in 2014 with a foot injury, so it'll be important that he remain healthy down the stretch.
Oct 25 - 6:35 PM

Miami sophomore LB Gionni Paul has decided to transfer to another football program.

Paul was the team's third leading tackler with 61 stops. He started six of the nine games in which he appeared, so his decision to transfer is somewhat surprising. He will likely have to sit out a season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 09:45:00 AM