Tags Archives: LB Scouting

Linebacker Prospect Draft Watch January 9, 2020

With college bowl season in full swing and I continue to dig deep into my draft prep, I thought I would take the time to go over some of the potential prospects at the linebacker position. Keep in mind, this is just who I have watched to this point so far...

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The Devil in Disguise: Scouting Joe Giles-Harris September 1, 2018

Devil in Disguise:  Scouting Duke’s Joe Giles-Harris Linebacker – Duke Blue Devils Ht: 6’2”, Wt: 235lbs DOB: 12/06/97 Class: JR. Strengths: Run Support Stack & Shed Ability Dependability Sound Tackling Instincts Compact, Sturdy Frame Weakness...

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Skai Moore – LB Player Profile February 23, 2018

Background – 6’1”, 218 lb OLB – He earned his place on the 2017 ALL-SEC (coaches) Team for his leadership and productivity. – He holds a tie for most interceptions (14) in school history (dare we say, he is a “ballhawk”?) – Pro day schedul...

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2017 NFL Draft Big Board April 25, 2017

The 2017 NFL Draft is finally within grasp. My Big Board is finished and I’ll explain the process to a degree. I use a 1-10 grading scale. I choose certain traits that pertain to each position, turn on a game and grade those traits. Then, I grade each ...

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IDP Draft Profile: LB Ben Boulware, Clemson April 19, 2017

Ben Boulware LOVES football. That is the first, and foremost thing you should know about this hungry, passion-fueled linebacker from upstate South Carolina. The second thing you should know deals with his collegiate position coach, Brent Venables. The cur...

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IDP Draft Profile: DB/LB/Athlete Jabrill Peppers, Michigan April 18, 2017

The title of this article may just be the best way to sum up, Jabrill Peppers game, an electrifying athlete. If you have the chance to watch his high school highlights, he dominated using that awe-inspiring athleticism and went on to be rated #2 overall i...

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IDP Draft Profile: Edge Tim Williams, Alabama April 14, 2017

Tim Williams – Senior / 6’3″ / 244 – Alabama Games Watch: 2016: USC, Texas A&M, LSU, Tennessee 2015: LSU, Clemson, Mississippi St., Michigan St. The Skinny: Tim Williams is an interesting size for an edger. Sometimes this seems to cause him t...

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IDP Draft Profile: LB Duke Riley, LSU April 13, 2017

Here’s a writer’s secret for you: It can be very hard to write an objective scouting report on your draft crush. Believe me, I will do my best, though. You may be wondering why Duke Riley is my draft crush. After all, he’s a fairly under-the-radar w...

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IDP Draft Profile: LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee April 8, 2017

Jalen “Moneybacker” Reeves-Maybin – Senior / 6’0″ / 225 – Tennessee Games Watched: 2016: Virginia Tech 2015: Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Bowling Green The Skinny: Jalen Reeves-Maybin is a potential hybrid player in the vein of Su’a Crave...

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IDP Draft Profile: LB Devonte Fields, Louisville April 1, 2017

Devonte Fields 6’2″ 236 Louisville Games Watched: 2016: Florida State, Clemson, Charlotte 2015: Kentucky, Texas A&M, Florida State, 2012: SMU, Michigan State The Skinny: Devonte Fields sheds blocks with precision by tossing the 300 pounders to th...

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IDP Draft Profile: LB Kendell Beckwith, LSU March 27, 2017

Kendell Beckwith – Senior / 6’2 / 243 – LSU Games Watched:  2016 Mississippi St., Wisconsin, Southern Miss 2015 Mississippi St., Florida, Auburn, Alabama The Skinny: Beckwith was asked to spy Dak Prescott (after Prescott ran for 105 yards vs LSU ...

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IDP Draft Profile: LB Folarin Orimolade, Dartmouth March 26, 2017

Folarin Orimolade Dartmouth LB First impressions The Big Green had one of the Ivy Leagues best defensive players in the league. Explosive is my first impression of him. Guy’s a game changer. His impressive jump off the ball helped him earn the “Bushne...

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“In the Player Pit” with James Hanmore March 25, 2017

So, a couple of months back, I ran an article on Jackson State defensive end Keontre Anderson (http://factorysports.wpengine.com/fcs-spotlight-de-interview-keontre-anderson-jackson-state/). During my interview with him, he mentioned Javancy Jones (@TheRea...

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IDP Draft Profile: LB Tyus Bowser, Houston March 19, 2017

Tyus Bowser: 6’3 244 pounds Games watched: Vanderbilt, Memphis, San Diego St. My Thoughts: This is another player I enjoyed watching. Not overly flashy, but a guy who just gets it done. Houston asked him to do a lot of things on defense, playing the ...

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IDP Draft Profile: LB Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh March 18, 2017

Games watched Syracuse, North Carolina, Virginia Tech My Thoughts Injuries are the first thing that stands out when it comes to Price. He was absolutely hammered in his early college career by a string of injuries. In 2012, starting off as an ILB, he su...

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IDP Draft Profile: LB Connor Harris, Lindenwood March 17, 2017

Every once in a while, a player comes into my vision that I can immediately see is meant to play the game of full contact American football. Connor Harris (@connorharris16) is one of these almost rare occurrences. This young man not only brings his lunch ...

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IDP Draft Profile: Edge Keion Adams, Western Michigan March 15, 2017

Games reviewed: Buffalo, Toledo, Kent The player: One thing that I have to see from an edge rusher is quickness. This kid is quick! He won’t get stuck or shoved away from a play. Getting off a block is not an issue. This keeps him in the attack of the ...

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IDP Rookie Draft Day Dilemma: Myles Garrett vs. Derek Barnett March 10, 2017

I realize Garrett is viewed as the best player in this draft class, but that does NOT mean he is the best IDP player. If you play in a sack-heavy scoring system, Garrett is a very intriguing prospect. Yet, I believe Barnett is the complete package. I know...

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