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Trevathan was one of the top linebackers in the SEC over his last two years at Kentucky, leading the conference with 144 tackles in 2010 and 143 in 2011 in being named first-team All-SEC both seasons. He made 16 tackles for loss as a junior and 11 1/2 in his final campaign. As a senior, Trevathan registered all four of his career interceptions and set career bests with five passes defended and five forced fumbles. He also had three sacks in each of his last two seasons. Trevathan wasn't a top performer among linebackers in any of the measurable drills at the NFL combine, where he had 18 reps in the bench press, a vertical jump of 31.5 inches and a broad jump of 9 feet, 3 inches. Trevathan is able to make a lot of tackles because he uses his speed to get into the backfield as well as to stop running backs once they hit the corner. He's an undersized linebacker, though, and that sometimes prevents him from making plays because offensive linemen are able to lock him up. Trevathan showed in his senior season that he is able to drop back into coverage and pick off passes, but he can be a liability when playing zone defense due to the fact that he struggles to recognize plays right away. Trevathan is expected to be selected as early as the fourth round.