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Leonard Floyd Scouting Report, OLB, Georgia, 2016 NFL Draft

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Today we will be taking a look at the extremely athletic OLB, Leonard Floyd

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Introduction

Hometown: Eastman, Georgia

High School: Dodge County

Recruitment: 4-Star Recruit by both ESPN and Rivals as a DE

Injuries/Discipline: Had a shoulder injury in 2014 that required surgery-- Missed the 2014 Belk Bowl as a result

Awards

2013 SEC All-Freshman Team

2014 AP Honorable Mention All-SEC Team

2014 Voted team’s defensive MVP

2015 All-SEC Coaches’ Second Team

2015 Butkus Award finalist

Measurables

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 231

Class: RS Junior

Projected 40 Time: 4.59

Stats

Year Tackles TFL Sacks QB Hurries FF PBU
2015 74 10.5 4.5 10 0 3
2014 55 8.5 6 12 3 0
2013 55 9.5 6.5 16 2 1

Positives

  • Has good height

  • Plays with very good speed and athleticism

  • He bends well around the edge

  • Plays well against the run.

  • Was able to play multiple LBer positions

  • Adequate in coverage

  • Has a good motor and tenacity


Negatives

  • Can put on some weight and strength

  • Needs to disengage from blocks better

  • Could develop more pass rushing moves

  • Sometimes loses sight of the ball carrier



Conclusion

Floyd is a dynamic defender, and one many people will be mocking to the Jets. It isn’t hard to see why when you look at his tape. Leonard will be able to seamlessly transition to being an NFL OLBer. His speed and athletic ability will make any teams in need of speed, salivate a little bit. He isn’t the best pure pass rusher we might be able to get at 20, but he would give us something we haven’t had a long time. It feels like forever since we had a dynamic edge rusher that can get to the QB quickly. It also doesn’t hurt that he can play the run, and drop into coverage as well. We had to use Sheldon Richardson as an OLBer this year. That alone should tell you exactly how bad we could use another edge guy. I see Floyd going somewhere in the top 25.

Draft Grade: 89

90-100 = Exceptional Talent

80-90 = Impact Player

70-80 = NFL Starter

60-70 = Solid NFL Potential

50-60 = Draftable - Lot of work needed

>50 = Undraftable, - Long Shot To Stick