Tremaine Edmunds*, OLB, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-5. Weight: 236. Arm: 34.5. 40 Time: 4.54. Projected Round (2018): Top-16 Pick. 4/25/18: Edmunds totaled 109 tackles with 5.5 sacks, 14 tackles for a loss, two passes batted and three forced fumbles in 2017. He is a fast and physical linebacker who can help defenses in a variety of ways. Edmunds has the speed and size to rush off the edge in passing situations, yet also can play as a physical run defender in the tackle box. In the NFL, he could develop into being able to play middle linebacker as well as the outside. Edmunds should be a good fit as a 3-4 outside and inside linebacker. He is a very versatile player who could be adapted to a variety of positions in the NFL.
9/1/17: When watching the Hokies last year, Edmunds was impossible to ignore as he was all over the field for them. He recorded 106 tackles with 18.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, three passes broken up, one forced fumble and one interception last season. Edmunds is a quick, instinctive linebacker with good length.
Roquan Smith*, OLB/ILB, Georgia
Height: 6-1. Weight: 236. Arm: 32. 40 Time: 4.51. Projected Round (2018): Top-20 Pick. 4/25/18: Smith is an instinctive linebacker who is a tremendous tacklers and is consistently around the football. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Smith had a strong performance with a fast 40-yard dash despite gaining weight. He is projects to be excellent pass-coverage linebacker with sideline-to-sideline speed in run defense.
Scouting sources were raving about Smith early in the 2017 season as he was tremendous for Georgia. Smith was all over the field for the Bulldogs with a big presence in defending the run while also being a reliable contributor in pass coverage. The fast and instinctive Smith flies around the field, making tackles while also showing the ability to play in pass coverage. He has drawn comparisons to the Buccaneers' Lavonte David and the Falcons' Deion Jones.
Smith amassed 137 tackles with 6.5 sacks, 11.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and two passes batted in 2017. In 2016, he totaled 95 tackles with five tackles for a loss, one pass breakup and two forced fumbles.
Harold Landry, OLB/DE, Boston College
Height: 6-2. Weight: 252. Arm: 32.88. 40 Time: 4.64. Projected Round (2018): 1-2. 4/25/18: Multiple teams sources told me that Landry belongs on the second day of the 2018 NFL Draft. They labeled his senior year tape as not impressive. His run defense was poor, and he looked disinterested in making an effort in the ground game at times. Landry had a big drop in his pass-rush production year over year and put together some ugly games in run defense. Teams that run a 4-3 defense have concerns about Landry holding up on the edge because he is very undersized to be a base end. Multiple teams have told me they have Landry graded as a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. However, there aren't 32 players who merit first-round grades, so some second-round talents will go on Thursday night, and Landry has a shot at being one of those players given the pass-rush ability he displayed in 2016.
In 2017, Landry had 38 tackles with 8.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks and two passes broken up. The senior missed a few games with an ankle injury late in the year.
Landry was a liability versus the run against the Fighting Irish, recording only one tackle while Notre Dame ran for seven touchdowns and had two players exceed 200 yards rushing. On the vast majority of his plays, Landry went against a freshman right tackle, yet was ineffective. Landry also lost his few reps against Mike McGlinchey, plus got rag dolled by Quenton Nelson. It was an ugly performance for Landry. He was slightly better against Clemson, although still underwhelming.
9/1/17: Landry had an impressive junior season as an edge rusher for Boston College, recording 16.5 sacks, 22 tackles for a loss, seven forced fumbles, four passes batted and 51 tackles. He contributed as a sophomore with 60 stops, and 4.5 sacks. Landry could fit best as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. A general manager told me they thought Landry would have been a late first- or second-round pick if he had entered the 2017 NFL Draft.
Darius Leonard, OLB/ILB, South Carolina State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 229. Arm: 34.13. Hand: 10.38. 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2018): 2-3. 4/25/18: Scouting sources told me that Leonard really impressed them during the fall. He flew around the field, producing a lot for his defense. Leonard amassed 113 tackles with eight tackles for a loss, eight sacks, one pass batted, two interceptions and one forced fumble in 2017. He has a knack for making plays behind the line of scrimmage, totaling 42 tackles for a loss with 13.5 sacks combined over his freshman, sophomore and junior years. Leonard has NFL size and dominated his level of competition. He was impressive at the Senior Bowl, showing pass-coverage ability while also running sideline-to-sideline in the ground game.
Lorenzo Carter, OLB, Georgia
Height: 6-5. Weight: 250. Arm: 34. 40 Time: 4.50. Projected Round (2018): 2-3. 4/25/18: At the NFL Scouting Combine, Carter had an excellent workout with a very fast time in the 40-yard dash for a big outside linebacker.
Carter was improved as a senior while starting to play up to his athletic potential. He showed dangerous edge-rushing skills against Notre Dame and made a lot of big plays to help the Bulldogs win in South Bend. In 2017, Carter had 57 tackles with 4.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and 7.5 tackles for a loss. Some team sources said they graded Carter as a third- or fourth-rounder, although the team that likes him enough to draft him could take him earlier. Those sources say that Carter has dedication issues and gets by on a lot of natural ability. Hence, they weren't high on him and felt that explained why he underachieved in college.
9/1/17: Carter has flashed during is career at Georgia, yet hasn't put everything together in one season yet. Perhaps that will happen as a senior. He started out his career with 4.5 sacks as a freshman to go with 41 tackles. Carter was quiet during his sophomore year with 19 tackles and zero sacks. In 2016, he recorded 44 tackles with five sacks and two forced fumbles. Carter came on late lsat season, so perhaps he will have a big senior year. Carter has a nice skill set with speed, athleticism and length.
Dorance Armstrong Jr.*, OLB/DE, Kansas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 257. Arm: 34.75. 40 Time: 4.87. Projected Round (2018): 2-3. 4/25/18: Armstrong has an excellent skill set, but it was hard for him to illustrate in 2017 because the team around him was so bad. Opponents were able neutralize him with double teams and plays going away from him while taking advantage of the lack of talent elsewhere on the Kansas defense. As a result, Armstrong may be more of a second-day talent for the 2018 NFL Draft. In 2017, Armstrong totaled 63 tackles with 9.5 for a loss, two sacks, four forced fumbles and four passes batted. He is a fast edge defender with very good athleticism. At the combine, Armstrong looked smooth and athletic in the field drills.
9/1/17: In 2016 as a sophomore, Armstrong had some serious production with 10 sacks, 20 tackles for a loss, 56 tackles and three forced fumbles while being a First-Team All-Big XII selection. One general manager told me that they think Armstrong is a stud and can't see him staying for his senior year in 2018. They said that Armstrong could be on a par or better than Boston College senior edge rusher Harold Landry. That general manager thought Landry would have been a late first- or second-round pick if he had entered the 2017 NFL Draft.
Uchenna Nwosu, OLB, USC
Height: 6-2. Weight: 251. Arm: 33.5. Hand: 9.25. 40 Time: 4.65. Projected Round (2018): 2-4. 4/25/18: Nwosu enjoyed a good 2017 season for the Trojans to help his draft stock. On the year, he had 75 tackles with 11.5 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks, one interception and 13 passes broken up.
Nwosu is a pursuit outside linebacker for the NFL. He possesses some speed and athleticism off the edge. In the ground game and in the pass rush, Nwosu can struggle with the length and strength of offensive tackles, leading to him getting covered up. Nwosu would fit best as a a 3-4 outside linebacker.
Jerome Baker*, OLB, Ohio State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 229. Arm: 31.5. 40 Time: 4.53. Projected Round (2018): 2-4. 4/25/18: In 2017, Baker totaled 72 tackles with eight for a loss, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three passes broken up. He didn't validate some of the preseason media hype with his play in 2017, but he displayed some potential in pass coverage, which is an in-demand trait among linebackers in the NFL. As expected, Baker had a strong showing at the combine with a fast 40.
9/1/17: There has been a lot of media hype about Baker, but in speaking with scouts who did advance work on the 2018 class, they weren't impressed with Baker. They said that Baker runs around more blocks than he takes on and has the speed to get away with that against average offensive lines. They thought was more of a second-day to early third-day prospect. They said Baker is a good player, but not complete and isn't anything exceptional. They felt Baker was a good, solid, instinct guy who, in the right system, will play in the NFL, but over time they're a dime a dozen.
After Darron Lee was taken in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Baker won the job to be Lee's replacement as Ohio State's fast run-and-chase linebacker. Baker had a quality debut with 83 tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks and two interceptions. He is a highly athletic linebacker with sideline-to-sideline speed. Baker could be a great fit as a Will - weakside - linebacker in a 4-3 defense.
Jeff Holland*, OLB/DE, Auburn
Height: 6-2. Weight: 249. Projected 40 Time: 4.76. Projected Round (2018): 3-5. 4/25/18: Holland impressed team sources in 2017 with a strong season as an edge rusher for Auburn. He doesn't have good size for the NFL, but he has some speed and athleticism on the edge with a nose for the quarterback. On the year, Holland collected 45 tackles with 13 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, four forced fumbles and a pass batted. He made some clutch sacks for Auburn.
For the NFL, Holland could fit best as a 3-4 outside linebacker. In a 4-3 defense, his role might be limited to being a situational pass-rusher, given his size.
Skai Moore, OLB, South Carolina
Height: 6-2. Weight: 226. Arm: 32. 40 Time: 4.73. Projected Round (2018): 3-4. 4/25/18: Moore is a good player who would be higher on this list if it weren't for size and durability issues. He had 93 tackles with eight for a loss, two sacks, two passes broken up and three interceptions in 2017.
9/1/17: Moore missed the 2016 season after suffering a neck injury that required surgery. In 2015, he had 111 tackles with four interceptions and four passes batted. Moore recorded 93 tackles as a sophomore and three interceptions after notching 56 tackles with four picks as a freshman.
Moore is a linebacker/safety tweener. For the NFL, there could be a lot of debate on his future position. Some might seem him as an undersized Will linebacker, or a strong safety, or in one of the linebacker/safety-hybrid positions like how the Cardinals use Deone Bucannon. Staying healthy and performing well in pass coverage will be vital for Moore in 2017.
Josey Jewell, OLB/ILB, Iowa
Height: 6-1. Weight: 234. Arm: 32. 40 Time: 4.82. Projected Round (2018): 3-5. 4/25/18: Jewell totaled 136 tackles with 4.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, two interceptions and 11 passes batted in 2017. He missed some time with injuries, but still produced well for Iowa. Jewell has limitations in his skill set for the NFL.
9/1/17: Jewell recorded 124 tackles with six tackles for a loss, nine passes broken up and one forced fumble in 2016. He is a good run defender who will need to get stronger for the NFL and show more pass-coverage skills as senior. The NFL draft advisory board told Jewell he should return for his senior year rather than enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
In 2015, Jewell was a tough defender for Iowa as he racked up 126 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, six passes broken up, one forced fumble and four interceptions. It was an impressive season from the Hawkeyes defender. If he stays consistent to his play-making production as a senior, his stock could really rise.
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, OLB, Oklahoma
Height: 6-1. Weight: 243. Arm: 34.5. Hand: 9.25. 40 Time: 4.77. Projected Round (2018): 3-5. 4/25/18: In 2017, Okoronkwo racked up eight sacks with 76 tackles, 17.5 tackles for a loss, two passes batted and three forced fumbles. He was a leading defender for the Sooners and received a lot of media hype.
In speaking with a director of college scouting, they say they think that Okoronkwo is fast and explosive to rush the passer, but is tight. He gets covered by length and mass on the edge with offensive tackles, and that will be a bigger issue in the NFL. They think that Okoronkwo could be a hybrid inside and outside linebacker for the NFL. They gave him a fourth- to fifth-round grade for the 2018 NFL Draft.
9/1/17: Okoronkwo was a dangerous edge defender for the Sooners in 2016. The juniot totaled 71 tackles with 12 tackles for a loss, nine sacks, three passes batted and two forced fumbles. It was a breakout season after serving as a backup in the previous seasons.
Shaquem Griffin, OLB, Central Florida
Height: 6-1. Weight: 223. Arm: 32.13. 40 Time: 4.38. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: Griffin was one of the stars of the NFL Scouting Combine, turning in an amazingly fast 40-yard dash time. He is also an interesting story. Griffin thrived under Scott Frost, and made a real impact in both of Frost's seasons with the Knights. As a senior, Griffin had a lot of clutch plays for his undefeated Central Florida squad. Griffin notched 74 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles and an interception in 2017. In 2016, he totaled 92 tackles with 20 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, seven passes broken up and an interception after being a backup in previous years.
Griffin is the twin brother of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaq Griffin, a third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. In speaking to some team sources, Shaquem Griffin was given some late-round and undrafted free agent grades. With his instincts, speed and physicality, he is worthy of a third-day pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and after the combine, Griffin is almost a sure bet to be drafted in the mid-rounds. Griffin is missing his left hand, which was amputated when he was four years old due to an aggravated birth defect. In the NFL, he could be a Will - weakside - linebacker and a designated pass-rusher with his dangerous speed to hunt quarterbacks off the edge.
James Hearns*, OLB, Louisville
Height: 6-2. Weight: 239. Arm: 32.5. 40 Time: 4.89. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: Hearns totaled 42 tackles with 13.5 for a loss, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and three passes batted for 2017. He played well against Clemson after underwhelming against North Carolina. Hearns was very streaky and inconsistent in 2017.
4/24/17: Sources say that Hearns is a bigger version of Devonte Fields. They say that Hearns is loose, limber, quick and fast to close. He needs to be more consistent, but his pass rush talent is developed. In 2016, Hearns totaled 42 tackles with 10 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, two passes batted and five forced fumbles. Hearns could produce a big 2017 season.
Tegray Scales, OLB/ILB, Indiana
Height: 6-0. Weight: 230. Arm: 30.75. 40 Time: 4.77. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: In 2017, Scales totaled 89 tackles with six sacks, two interceptions, one pass batted and 12.5 tackles for a loss. He was a solid defender for Indiana.
9/1/17: Scales was a contributing defender for the Hoosiers with 46 tackles as a freshman and 64 as a sophomore before a massive jump as a junior when he notched 126 tackles on the season. He also had 23.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, two passes batted, one interception, and one forced fumble in 2016. Sources have said that Scales is a solid defender who is unspectacular for the NFL, similar to Clemson's Kendall Joseph or Ohio State's Jerome Baker.
Mike McCray, OLB, Michigan
Height: 6-1. Weight: 241. Arm: 33. Hand: 9.13. 40 Time: 4.76. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: McCray totaled 82 tackles with 17 tackles for a loss, five sacks, one interception and one forced fumble in 2017. He was a solid defender for Michigan. McCray also had a decent week at the Senior Bowl.
9/1/17: McCray was a solid defender for Michigan in 2016 as he totaled 76 tackles with 12.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, seven passes broken up, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He has good size and could rise as a senior.
Jason Cabinda, OLB, Penn State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 239. Arm: 32. Projected 40 Time: 4.75. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: In 2017, Cabinda notched 88 tackles with 6.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and three passes batted. He had a solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine.
9/1/17: Cabinda had 81 tackles with four tackles for a loss, one sack and three passes broken up in 2016. He was impressive as a sophomore with 100 tackles, 5.5 for a loss, 2.5 sacks, five passes broken up and a forced fumble. Cabinda should produce a quality senior season with a good tackle total in a running conference.
Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, OLB/DE, Arkansas State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 253. Arm: 32.75. 40 Time: 4.88. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: In 2017, Rolland-Jones collected 56 tackles with 13 sacks, 19 tackles for a loss with a pass batted and three forced fumbles. He was named the Sun Belt Conference's best player for the second consecutive season.
9/1/17: Because of size, Rolland-Jones will have to play outside linebacker in the NFL. He has been a consistently improving pass-rusher over the past three seasons - 8.5 sacks in 2014, 9 sacks in 2015 and 13.5 sacks in 2016. Rolland-Jones also had 57 tackles with 21.5 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble last season. He notched four forced fumbles as a sophomore.
Marquis Haynes, OLB/DE, Ole Miss
Height: 6-2. Weight: 233. Arm: 33. Hand: 9.88. 40 Time: 4.67. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: Haynes totaled 45 tackles with 11 for a loss, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2017. The senior is a limited role player for the NFL as a designated pass-rusher - DPR. Sources say that Haynes is not the fastest of learners, so switching to traditional outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense is not being projected for him. Additionally, they note that he is extremely thin.
Scouts like Haynes' natural edge-rush ability and think he could be a contributor as a DPR. Teams were disappointed in his effort at times during 2017, and there was talk around Ole Miss that an agent got to Haynes and pushed on him not to get hurt. Thus, Haynes took his foot off the pedal in a lot of games, which resulted in him not looking good. Sources are valuing Haynes for the third day of the 2018 NFL Draft.
9/1/17: As a junior, Haynes played well and illustrated that he can be a difference-maker as a situational defender. In 2016, Haynes had 53 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, three passes batted, one interception and seven sacks. His sophomore season was even better with 43 tackles, 16.5 for a loss, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes batted. He recorded 31 tackles with nine tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks as a freshman.
Haynes is fast off the edge and has some natural pass-rushing skills to him. He is a heat-seeking missile off the edge who is a natural pass-rusher. Haynes also has functional strength that was illustrated by bull rush sacks through Alabama's Cam Robinson and Florida State's Roderick Johnson in 2016.
However, Haynes is extremely undersized and will have to move to outside linebacker in the NFL. Even for that position, he will need to get stronger, but he has a real knack for producing sacks in the clutch and had an impact in Ole Miss beating Alabama in 2015. Haynes has to get better in run defense or he will just be a situational rusher in the NFL.
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi*, OLB/DE, Toledo
Height: 6-1. Weight: 248. Arm: 31.75. 40 Time: 4.83. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: Adeniyi was a surprise early-entry into the 2018 NFL Draft. In his final season for the MAC champion Rockets, Adeniyi totaled 66 tackles with 20 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. As a sophomore, he had 49 tackles with four sacks. Adeniyi is likely going to have to move to outside linebacker in the NFL.
Anthony Winbush, OLB/DE, Ball State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 249. Arm: 32.13. Projected 40 Time: 4.90. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: Winbush is an undersized defensive end who will have to move to outside linebacker in the NFL. In 2017, he totaled 51 tackles with 16.5 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. Winbush had 8.5 sacks as a junior and five sacks as a sophomore, totaling three forced fumbles and 39 tackles over those two years. Winbush should move to outside linebacker for a 3-4 defense and try to make a team as a designated pass-rusher - DPR. He will have to get stronger and improve his run defense for the NFL.
Tre' Williams, OLB/ILB, Auburn
Height: 6-2. Weight: 238. Arm: 32.5. Hand: 9.25. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: Williams was solid for the Tigers in 2017 with 50 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He impressed at the Senior Bowl, flying around the field and delivering a lot of hard hits.
9/1/17: Williams had 67 tackles with 3.5 for a loss, one sack and two passes broken up in 2016. He had 55 tackles as a rotational player in 2015. Following Auburn losing some fellow linebackers to the NFL after 2015, more was expected out of Williams in 2016.
Airius Moore, OLB/ILB, N.C. State
Height: 6-0. Weight: 237. Projected 40 Time: 4.61. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: In speaking with team sources, they say that Moore is getting mid-round grades. Moore had a good senior season, but went under the radar because so much attention was paid to Bradley Chubb and the Wolfpack defensive linemen. Moore totaled 67 tackles with three interceptions and four passes broken up in 2017. As a junior, he recorded 86 tackles with five passes broken up. Moore collected 78 tackles as a sophomore and 37 as a freshman.
Darius Jackson, OLB, Jacksonville State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 237. Arm: 32. 40 Time: 4.87. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: Jackson totaled 55 tackles with three forced fumbles, 20.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks and one pass batted as a senior. He had 48 tackles with 10 sacks as a junior and 56 tackles with seven sacks as a sophomore. Gaining weight to be a pass-rushing 3-4 outside linebacker could be Jackson's best plan for making it in the NFL.
Garret Dooley, OLB/ILB, Wisconsin
Height: 6-1. Weight: 248. Arm: 32.63. Hand: 9.38. 40 Time: 4.80. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: Dooley turned in a strong senior season for the Badgers as a tough defender in the Big Ten. He was a solid edge rusher, totaling 7.5 sacks for 2017. Dooley also chipped in 41 tackles with 12 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and one pass batted on the year. As a junior, he notched 3.5 sacks.
Dooley has versatile size for the NFL to be a Mike - middle - or Sam - strongside- linebacker in a 4-3 defense, yet also would be able to contribute on the inside or outside of a 3-4 defense. He didn't impress with his Senior Bowl performance.
Fred Warner, OLB, BYU
Height: 6-3. Weight: 235. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 9.75. 40 Time: 4.64. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: Warner played well enough for BYU in 2017 to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. He had a decent week in Mobile. Warner finished the year with 87 tackles, nine tackles for a loss, one sack, five passes batted, one forced fumble and one interception. As a junior, Warner notched 86 tackles with 10.5 tackles for a loss and one sack.
Davin Bellamy, OLB, Georgia
Height: 6-5. Weight: 240. Arm: 33.25. Projected 40 Time: 4.78. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: Bellamy really picked up his play as a senior and was very impressive against Notre Dame. He beat Fighting Irish left tackle Mike McGlinchey on a speed rush to get a strip-sack to close out Georgia's one-score victory late in the fourth quarter. In 2017, Bellamy had 34 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks, three passes batted and two forced fumbles.
Sources say they're projecting Bellamy to Day 3 of the 2018 NFL Draft. They think Bellamy is a bit of a tweener and wonder if he can add weight to play defensive end in NFL. They also believe Bellamy is not all that impressive as a pass-rusher.
9/1/17: Bellamy recorded 51 tackles with nine for a loss, five sacks and one pass batted as a junior. He had 33 tackles with three sacks, 5.5 tackles for a loss and one pass broken up in 2015.
Chris Worley, OLB, Ohio State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 230. Arm: 31.25. Projected 40 Time: 4.86. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: In 2017, Worley totaled 56 tackles with five tackles for a loss, two passes batted and one sack. He had a good week of practice at the East-West Shrine.
9/1/17: Worley was a starter at outside linebacker for Ohio State in 2016. He totaled 70 tackles with 4.5 for a loss, four passes batted and one forced fumble. With Raekwon McMillan moving on to the NFL, Worley is going to move over to middle linebacker. Considering he is likely a little smaller than his listed numbers, Worley wouldn't be big enough for middle linebacker in the NFL and will probably have to play on the outside unless he is able to add weight.
Jack Cichy, OLB/ILB, Wisconsin
Height: 6-2. Weight: 233. Arm: 32.13. Projected 40 Time: 4.77. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/25/18: During fall camp, Cichy went out for the season with a torn ACL. The senior could have taken a medical redshirt for the 2017 season and returned to Wisconsin for 2018, but he decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.
Cichy was a tough defender for the Badgers in 2016. He was good versus the run and a leader on the defense. That season, the junior recorded 60 tackles with seven for a loss, 1.5 sacks, two passes broken up and two forced fumbles across seven games. As a sophomore in 2015, he had 60 tackles with eight for a loss, five sacks and four passes broken up.
Peter Kalambayi, OLB/ILB, Stanford
Height: 6-3. Weight: 247. Arm: 33.5. 40 Time: 4.57. Projected Round (2018): 6-FA. 4/25/18: In 2017, Kalambayi totaled 61 tackles with four sacks. As a redshirt freshman, he looked like he was poised to become a serious prospect as he had 6.5 sacks that season, but Kalambayi was just an average player over the next three seasons.
Sione Teuhema, OLB, Southeast Louisiana
Height: 6-4. Weight: 245. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Projected Round (2018): 6-FA. 4/25/18: In 2017, Teuhema recorded 80 tackles with 18.5 tackles for a loss, nine sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception and one pass broken up.
9/1/17: Teuhema is the older brother of Maea Teuhema, who was a standout guard for LSU before leaving the program this year. Sources say that Sione Teuhema played last season with an ACL injury and still showed explosiveness and athleticism. They think he could be an effective rusher as a Sam - strongside - linebacker in the NFL. Across his eight games last year, he notched four sacks. Sione Teuhema also started out his collegiate career at LSU before leaving the program. Scouts are excited to see how Teuhema plays with better health and his increased experience this season.
Jacob Pugh, OLB, Florida State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 247. Arm: 34.38. 40 Time: 4.65. Projected Round (2018): 7-FA. 4/25/18: Pugh notched 21 tackles and two passes batted in 2017.
9/1/17: In 2016, Pugh recorded 43 tackles with six for a loss, 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble. He had 32 tackles with three sacks in 2015. Pugh snagged two interceptions as a freshman. There was some hype around Pugh, so perhaps he will validate it in 2017.
Reggie Carter, OLB/ILB, Georgia
Height: 6-1. Weight: 229. Projected 40 Time: 4.75. Projected Round (2018): 7-FA. 4/25/18: Carter recorded 36 tackles with a pass batted in 2017.
9/1/17: Carter recorded 45 tackles last year after making only two tackles in 2015 before a shoulder injury ended his season. He had 28 tackles in 2014 as the backup to Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera. Carter has potential, but he must stay on the field and produce.