I’m looking at this years LBer class and I think it’s a damn good class full of the type of LBers I like. Especially LBers that could be had in rounds 2-4.
I like LBers with size, speed and range and this class has plenty to offer. But there’s also some really good coverage style (new age) LBers in this class to.
Micah Parsons is a raw prospect but the kid is an incredible talent. He’s the type of prospect that can complete change our defenses identity. He’s a versatile piece we could build around. In my opinion he’s worthy of the 7OA pick. If we stay at 7OA it’s a toss up between Smith and Parsons for me.
Nick Bolton is a stud and will likely go round 1. Only way we get him is in a trade down scenario.
Zaven Collins is my second favorite LBer in this group. Unfortunately the only way I think we land him is in a trade down or trade up scenario. I think he likely goes in the latter part of round one.
Jabril Cox - Most mocks and rankings have him listed as the 9-10th best LBer in this class. I think he goes a lot higher than that. I think he’s a solid 2nd round talent. A former QB converted to LBer. He’s still a tad raw. He’s been used mostly as an off ball coverage LBer. But he has the athleticism and range to be a stud 3 down LBer. But he has to get better in run support. I really like this kid and if he makes it to us in round 3 we should draft him.
JOK - He’s a new age hybrid LBer. Small, athletic and is half LBer, half DB. Very athletically gifted kid but his size makes him mostly an off ball type.
Chaz Surratt is another raw LBer who converted from QB. Kid has shown athleticism, range and instincts that could help him develop into a stud LBer in the NFL.
Dylan Moses - Kid would have been a lock in round one if not for injuries. Another rangy kid who can play. Likely a 2nd or even possibly 3rd rounder due to injury concerns. He could be the steal of the draft if he can shake the injury bug and get back on track.
There’s a lot of other talented LBers in this class that I like as well. Like Cameron McGrone, Monty Rice, Baron Browning, and Paddy Fisher.
I think this draft class has a lot to offer. Who do you like and why?