DE Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati

6’5” – 255 lbs. Background: Appeared in ten games as a freshman, then took over a full-time starting role the following season, a year in which he posted a 39-7.0-4.0 line. Went 31-10.5-7.0 in ten games as a junior, then saw his output dip a little bit as a senior, going 41-7.5-2.5. Positives: A three-yearContinue reading “DE Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati”

DE Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina

6’4” – 261 lbs. Background: Was shifted from end to tackle as a freshman, bulking up to 285 and finishing with 20-3.0-1.0. Dropped down to 260 and kicked out to end as a sophomore, posting 27-7.0-3.5 that year, 30-7.0-6.0 as a junior over just eight games, and 43-7.0-4.5 as a senior through twelve games. Positives:Continue reading “DE Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina”

DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon*

6’5” – 258 lbs. Background: Immediately burst onto the scene as a 242-pound freshman, posting a line of 35-14.0-9.0. Over seven games the following year, went 38-9.5-3.0, then posted 49-12.0-7.0 this past year as of the time of writing. Positives: Has an ideal combination of height and length for an edge defender; lined up onContinue reading “DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon*”

DE Drake Jackson, Southern California*

6’4” – 250 lbs. Background: Has been starting since his true freshman season, when he was listed at 275 pounds and finished with a line of 46-11.5-5.5. Dropped twenty pounds due to illness, shifted to outside linebacker, and went 20-5.5-2.0 over six games the following year before posting 37-8.0-5.0 over eleven games as a juniorContinue reading “DE Drake Jackson, Southern California*”

Linebacker Notes

LB Derrick Barnes, Purdue (6’0”, 238, 4.57) Has been starting for the past three seasons; most impressive year was his junior campaign, in which he racked up 63-11.0-7.5. Listed size is on the smaller side but has a very thick, muscular build. Very highly regarded as a leader. Was moved around the defense at Purdue.Continue reading “Linebacker Notes”

LB Baron Browning, Ohio St. (6’3”, 240)

Background: Five-star recruit who appeared in twelve games as a true freshman, then started a few games the following year and posted 23-3.5-1.0. Started at outside linebacker as a junior, enjoying his most productive season – 43-11.0-5.0 – then played both inside and outside in his senior year and finished with 29-3.0-1.0 over seven games.Continue reading “LB Baron Browning, Ohio St. (6’3”, 240)”

LB Chazz Surratt, North Carolina (6’2”, 225)

Background: Started his collegiate career at quarterback, spending two seasons in that role. Appeared in ten games as a passer, throwing eight touchdowns to three interceptions as a freshman, but injuring his wrist one game into the following year after throwing three interceptions on ten attempts. Subsequently converted to linebacker and immediately stepped into aContinue reading “LB Chazz Surratt, North Carolina (6’2”, 225)”

LB Jabril Cox, Louisiana St. (6’4”, 231)

Background: Played quarterback and a little bit of everything in high school. Originally attended North Dakota St., where he redshirted and then converted to linebacker. Posted 91-9.5-4.0 in his redshirt freshman year, then had a similar season in 2019 (92-9.5-5.5) before transferring to Louisiana St. Was immediately eligible as a graduate transfer, and put togetherContinue reading “LB Jabril Cox, Louisiana St. (6’4”, 231)”

LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa

LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa* (6’4”, 260) Background: Has been a major contributor since his redshirt freshman year, a season in which he posted a line of 85-9.5-1.5 with an interception and a forced fumble. Followed that up with 97-8.0-2.0 as a sophomore, and in just eight games this past season, posted a line of 54-7.5-4.0Continue reading “LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa”

LB Micah Parsons, Penn St.

LB Micah Parsons, Penn St.* (6’3”, 245) Background: Transitioned from defensive end to linebacker when he arrived on campus. Has been a starter since arriving at Penn St. As a freshman, posted a line of 82-4.0-1.5, then followed that up with 109-14.0-5.0 as a sophomore. Also produced a total of six forced fumbles over theContinue reading “LB Micah Parsons, Penn St.”