DB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson*

6’4” – 230 lbs. Redshirted in 2016, spending time on the school’s track team as well (long jump). Rotated into the defense as a safety over 258 snaps the next season and ended up with 45-3.0-1.0 and six breakups. Started fourteen games at safety the following year and posted 97-9.5-1.5, with seven breakups and aContinue reading “DB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson*”

LB Vosean Joseph, Florida*

6’2” – 230 lbs. – N/A Started one of twelve games as a freshman (13-1.0-0.0), then stepped into the starting lineup the following year, going 55-4.0-0.0. Put together a junior year of 93-9.0-4.0, then declared for the draft. Smaller weakside linebacker who looks more like a safety than anything; moreover, hasn’t added any weight overContinue reading “LB Vosean Joseph, Florida*”

LB Tre Lamar, Clemson*

6’3” – 253 lbs. – N/A Appeared in fifteen games as a freshman (17-3.0-1.0), then started eight of ten the following year (50-5.0-4.0). Spent this past season as a full-time starter, recording 79-5.5-3.0 before declaring for the draft. Conventionally-built middle linebacker with good bulk and length for the inside; played behind a four-man defensive lineContinue reading “LB Tre Lamar, Clemson*”

LB Terrill Hanks, New Mexico St.

6’2” – 242 lbs. – 4.98 Began his career as a 217 pound defensive back, starting eleven games and posting 81-6.5-1.0 with three interceptions. Bulked up to 230 the next season and became a linebacker, recording 103-12.5-2.0 with two interceptions, 110-15.0-7.0 with two interceptions, and 101-9.0-1.0 with a pick six over the past three years.Continue reading “LB Terrill Hanks, New Mexico St.”

LB Ryan Connelly, Wisconsin

6’2” – 242 lbs. – 4.66 Rotated into the defense as a freshman, then became a regular contributor on the inside the following season, posting 59-7.0-0.0 and following that up with campaigns of 88-11.0-3.0 and 89-10.0-3.0. Tall linebacker who has played at weights ranging from the high 220s to the high 230s; looks a littleContinue reading “LB Ryan Connelly, Wisconsin”

LB Otara Alaka, Texas A&M

6’3” – 239 lbs. – 4.82 Started five games as a freshman, then sustained a season-ending injury three games into the subsequent season and ended up taking a medical redshirt. Started the next three seasons, posting 74-9.0-2.0, 78-12.0-5.5, and 79-14.5-4.0 in those campaigns. Tall, long-limbed, and well-built linebacker who takes snaps both inside and outsideContinue reading “LB Otara Alaka, Texas A&M”

LB Mack Wilson, Alabama*

6’1” – 240 lbs. – N/A Five-star recruit who played sparingly in fifteen games as a freshman (8-0.0-0.0) before rotating in more heavily over twelve as a sophomore (40-2.5-0.0) but didn’t step into the starting lineup until this past season, being stuck behind the likes of Reuben Foster, Rashaan Evans, and Shaun Dion Hamilton. PostedContinue reading “LB Mack Wilson, Alabama*”

LB Jahlani Tavai, Hawai’i

6’2” – 250 lbs. – N/A Redshirted, then started eleven games at outside linebacker the following year, posting 56-5.0-3.0. Slid inside as a redshirt sophomore and had a highly productive campaign of 129-19.5-7.0. Enjoyed another strong campaign as a junior (124-11.0-5.5), then sustained a season-ending shoulder injury in late October of his senior year; finishedContinue reading “LB Jahlani Tavai, Hawai’i”

LB Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame

6’2” – 234 lbs. – 4.57 Started three of eleven games played as a freshman before sustaining a torn ACL, then suffered another season-ending ACL injury three games into the following year. Became a starter the following year and totaled 79 tackles and an interception as a safety. Converted to linebacker in 2017 and pickedContinue reading “LB Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame”

LB Devin Bush Jr., Michigan*

5’11” – 234 lbs. – 4.43 Son of former pro safety Devin Bush, who was a member of Michigan’s coaching staff during Bush Jr.’s time with the Wolverines. Appeared in seven games as a freshman, then stepped into the starting lineup in 2017 and posted 95-10.0-5.5, following that up with a 66-8.5-4.5 year that earnedContinue reading “LB Devin Bush Jr., Michigan*”