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Linebacker DataBase

BPA Rnk Name Po Rnk School   Ht Wt Rd
18 Kenneth Murray 2 Oklahoma   6025 241 1

Combine: Forty: NA...Wing: NA...BP: 21
VJ: 38.0..BJ: 129.0....3C: NA...20S: NA...60S: NA...

Charlie Campbell - Murray is a fast and physical linebacker who flies around the field and is always around the ball. He is put together well and a good tackler. At times, Murray can make mistakes from being overly aggressive and over-pursuing on some plays, but he is a heat-seeking missile who has generated a big buzz in the scouting community for being a future three-down starter and difference-maker. A sideline-to-sideline run defender, good in zone coverage, covers a lot of ground in pass defense, and is a dangerous blitzer. Reminds this evaluator of a young Thomas Davis. In 2019, Murray had 102 tackles with four sacks and four passes batted. Was a tackling machine for the Sooners in 2018 and was one of the nation's leaders with 155 stops. He also added 12.5 tackles for a loss with two passes batted.

McShay - "...A chase-him-down, bring-him-down linebacker in the middle of the defense....While Murray doesn't have ideal coverage skills, he has great speed and tackling ability, manifested in his 102 tackles this past season at Oklahoma...."

Lindy's - "Excellent size, length and speed....His burst pops on tape...arrives to the ballcarrier violently.and has a wide tackle radius...enough speed, fluid hips and length to be rangy in zone.and the quickness to track TEs and RBs in man...moves downhill vs the run...willing to play physical...Still learning...a bit raw...notably hesitant to pull trigger....much to learn in coverage...rarely played man to man...often fooled by eye candy in front of him...most of the tools are present but unhrnessed...Comp: Darron Lee..."

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Dylan Moses
15 Alabama   6030 235 2

Not on Combine List

PFF - "Moses is still a work in progress one-on-one in coverage, but he can play in space as well as any linebacker in the country. He also comes downhill as a blitzer like he’s shot out of a cannon."

40 Troy Dye 5 Oregon   6035 231 3

Combine: Forty: NA...Wing: 78...BP: NA
VJ: NA...BJ: NA...3C: NA...20S: NA...60S: NA...

Charlie Campbell - Recorded 84 tackles with 2.5 sacks, four passes defended, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. He was a solid player for the Ducks and showed his toughness by playing with a cast on his hand at the end of the regular season... Has been a good defender for the Ducks over the past three seasons. Best season came as a junior in 2018 when he totaled 115 tackles with eight tackles for a loss, two sacks, one interception and eight passes defended. Has shown progress in pass coverage..."

Lindy's - "Rangy, athletic chase LB with above-average speed to the flanks and more grit in the box than his safety-like frame suggests...Plays tougher than hle looks.due to good knee bend and pad level...Quiick hands...Generally reliable face-up tackler...Quick to attack the LOS in the run game...Built like a safety and occasionally tackles like one, relying on his speed and length...lacks sand in pants....Has the speed to beat RBs to the edge... shows the requisite COD and awareness in coverage...Does not panic with ball in the air...Comp: Corey Littleton..."

117 David Woodward 14 Utah St   6017 230 3

Combine: Forty: 4.79...Wing: 75.6...BP: 16
VJ: 33.5..BJ: 114.0....3C: 7.34...20S: 4.37...60S: NA...

Charlie Campbell - Over the past two seasons, he's been a tough run defender and a tackling machine. In 2019, Woodward totaled 93 tackles with two sacks, four forced fumbles and two passes defended. Was even better as a sophomore with 134 tackles, five sacks, two interceptions and three passes defended.

PFF - "As a sophomore, Woodward was one of the most productive linebackers in the country. He’s got smooth hips and is an above average athlete for the position, but he still needs to fill out his frame quite a bit."

Lindy's - Top HS RB...played in only 7 games in 2919 (knee injury)...Patient and instinctive...trusts his eyes...Looked like a completely different player when he was younger and may be able to rekindle that spark...Play speed took a massive step backward in 2019...just quit on tackle attempts...Slow feet...size may be an issue...lacks agility...washed out in the running game...Comp: Martrell Spaight..."

17 Akeem Davis-Gaither 1 Appalchian State   6015 224 x

Combine: Forty: NA...Wing: 75.3...BP: 21
VJ: NA...BJ: NA...3C: NA...20S: NA...60S: NA...

Gollin - Write-up suggests a sort of "Simmons-Lite"...

Lindy's -" Moves like a stray cat fighting animal control...Twitched-up, agile athlete...Motor is border-line inhuman...Never quits on a play...Soul of the team...Very light on his feet...comfortable operating in coverage...Pesters TEs and RBs enough to disrupt their rotes...Pass rushing ability is undrrated (23 QB pressures in 2019)...can avoid a clean punch...as confident as it gets...big fish in small pond...tweener body type...built more like a big DB than an OLB...Bounces off too many tackle attempts...Physicality is a question...Comp: Dorian O' Daniel..."

USA Today - Playmaker and chaser...Tweener? Maybe...bit modern NFL teams should appreciate his versatility....

172 Logan Wilson 13 Wyoming   6022 241 x

Combine: Forty: 4.63...Wing: 76.6...BP: 21
VJ: 32.0...BJ:..121.0....3C: 7.07...20S: 4.27...60S: NA...

Lindy's - "High effort player...Former HS DB and WR...Classic frame....Elite skills to see it and smash it, typically running to the ball on the snap...Trusts his eyes...Eager to attack the LOS in run support...defeats blocks consistently with long arms and accurate, heavy hands...Reliable face-up tackler...More technician than terrorizer...just average stopping power for an NFL linebacker...Generally plays on the balls of his feet but doesn't always break down well...Falls back on his heels and misses easy tackles...Comp: Joe Schobert..."

USA Today - Ball-magnate who can pass-rush and cover...Needs to overcome tendency to be overaggressiive...

54 Willie Gay Jr 7 Miss St.   6020 240 x

Combine: Forty: 4.46...Wing: NA...BP: 21
VJ: 39.5...BJ:..136.0....3C: NA...20S: 4.27...60S: NA...

Led all LBs in BJ with 136.0...Second best in forty...2nd in VJ...Tied for 5th in BP

Lindy's - Has very good tools and some quality tape, suggesting his ceiling could be high...off-field issues are a concern."

59 Josh Uchy 8 Michigan   6020 236 x

Lindy's - Scouts came away impressed with his versatility and explosive lower-half in the Senior Bowl...Compact edge rusher, who wins with burst, agility and underrated strength at POA...Possesses the requisite snap-anticipation and initial burst...suprisingly effective bull rusher...Good pull-down strength...wasn't asked to drop into coverage....Good COD and burst as SLB at the Senior Bowl...One trick pony as an undersized and ill-defined pass rusher...Once OT's latch on, it's usually "game over".....Comp: Kyle Fitts..."

75 Julian Okwara 9 Notre Dame   6040 249 x

Combine: Forty: NA...Wing: 81.8...BP: 27
VJ: NA ... BJ: ...3C: NA...20S: NA...60S: NA...

Lindy's (as an ILB) - 2019 team capt....Foot injury sidelined him in 2019....Looks the part of an NFL edge rusher...Long arms and excellent hand-eye coordination to slither through to knock the ball out of the QB's hand...Effective bullrusher and run anchor wjhen he keeps his pads low...Good lateral agility...Coordinated athlete who doesn't look out of place when asked to drop back into coverage...But too reliant on his length and athletiism...broke up jist one pass during his college career...Too easily fooled by misdirection and cut blocks...Plays a finesse style that won't fit with every team......too easily tossed to the ground...Comp: Samson Ebukam..."

PFF - "Okwara is extremely explosive off the edge and is already adept at converting speed to power. Not even 250 pounds, he’s one of the best bull-rushers in the country.""...An ultra

29 Patrick Queen 4 LSU   6010 227 x

Lindy's - "...Quickly developing into an intriguing pro prospect...could be a draft riser...light on his feet and moves quickly in every direction...first-step quickness and sharp suddenness when changing direction...Great range in coverage with instincts to match...not often tested in man to man...Reads the run well...high effort player who shows good range and pop...Significant projection because he's only a one-year starter....Not built to bang in the run game...Comp: Jerome Baker...".

98 Carter Coughlin 11 Minnesota   6030 245 x

Lindy's - Short-armed edge defender.....may not possess the length needed to match up with most NFL tackles...Can't make up for physical limitations no matter how smart he is...Tackle radius falls below the norm for an OLB prospect...Capable rushing the inside angles...Knows how to throw ouff route timing...Smart run defender.......Comp: Joe Ostman..."

27 Evan Weaver 3 California   6020 240 x

Lindy's -" 2019 Pac 12 Defensive Player of the Year...Superior key and diagnose skills,,,Plays faster than he's likely to be timed...Unafraid of blockers in the hole...Surprising agility...superior durability...Relies on instincts and not likely to impress in workouts.....Technique challenged as a pass rusher...Statistics are inflated due to Cal's scheme funneling the action to ILB...Comp: Blake Martinez..."

105 Malik Harrison 12 Ohio St   6030 240 x

Lindy's - Physical run defender who could play inside or outside in the NFL...Not viewed as a natural in coverage, but showed potential in the Senior Bowl...Prototypical size with rocked-up arms...freakish raw athleticsm...Great burst and sustained speed/rare make-up speed....potential as a blitzer...anchors well...Some doubt he possesses the football IQ teams expect inside...takes a tick or two to locate the ball...Vulnerable to misdirection, play-action and screens...Comp: De'Vondre Campbell..."

88 Shaquille Quarterman 10 Miami   6000 240  
Lindy's -Stubby compact frame, well-suited to playing ILB in the NFL...Trusts what he sees and attacks...Classic thumper as a tackler...Team captain and unquestioned Alpha Dog of the Miami defense...Comp: Kevin Minter. (Note - "Lindy's says that "lack of discipline" was reason why Minter couldn't last as a starter on on Cardinal defense).....'
95 Michael Pickney 6 Miami   5110 234 x
Lindy's - Looks the part - also has the playing temperament (His motor runs hot on every play)....Arrives with physicality...distributing some nasty hits on tape...Productive in many areas...Might run a solid forty-time, but his straight line speed is is a bit misleading...As a cover man, Pinkney is undermined by stiff hips. (limits his lareral movement and fluidity)......Lacks the size and length to stack and shed defensive linemen...Comp: Kieshawn Bierria..."
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