2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Outside Linebacker



The top 2021 Outside Linebacker prospects available for the 2021 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2021 prospect. ** - denotes 2024 prospect.

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2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
  • '19 - Josh Allen, Kentucky
  • '18 - Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech
1. Penn State image Micah Parsons*, OLB/ILB, Penn State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 246.
Projected 40 Time: 4.39.
Projected Round (2021): 1.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Parsons did not opt back in for Penn State. As reported in the Hot Press in February, sources from multiple teams say Parsons' draft stock is hurt significantly by character concerns. Multiple team sources say Parsons is not as good of a player as other recent top-10 linebackers like Tampa Bay's Devin White or Chicago's Roquan Smith.

Here's what one director of college scouting said about Parsons, "He's very overrated to me. He doesn't play downhill, is not physical taking on [blocks], is a clean air guy, and his instincts don't jump out. He is a freak athlete that can rush the passer. Someone will probably take him early, but I would scratch him from top-10 consideration."

Parsons is a decent run defender as a pursuit player, but he is not a force in a ground game who can take on and shed blocks. He can play zone coverage in the middle of the field, and blitzing is what he does best. With his combination of size, speed, and athleticism, Parsons has athletic upside to develop. Parsons put on a great pro-day workout, but some teams feel that his tape does not match the media hype.

9/5/20: Parsons collected 109 tackles with five sacks, four forced fumbles and five passes defended in 2019. He was always around the ball and produced some splash plays for Penn State. Parsons broke into the starting lineup as a true freshman and showed a lot of upside to develop into an intriguing player. For 2018, he totaled 83 tackles with five for a loss, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Parsons has good size and instincts. Sources from multiple teams said Parsons jumped out at them, and some believe he could end up being a high first-round pick. Prior to the Big Ten quitting on the 2020 season, Parsons announced he would not play and would start preparing for the NFL.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
  • '19 - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
  • '18 - Roquan Smith, Georgia
2. Notre Dame image Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, OLB, Notre Dame
Height: 6-1. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Owusu-Koramoah has a shot at going in the opening night of the 2021 NFL Draft, but he is not the same caliber of prospect as Devin White, Roquan Smith or Patrick Willis. In 2020, Owusu-Koramoah had 61 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three passes broken up and an interception. In 2019, he recorded 79 tackles with 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and four passes defended.

Owusu-Koramoah is a fast linebacker with cover skills, and some team sources have compared him to former Jaguar Telvin Smith. Like Smith, Owusu-Koramoah could weigh in the 215-220-pound range, which is closer to the size of a safety than a linebacker. Some teams won't be as high on a linebacker who is underweight for the NFL. Owusu-Koramoah is a good pass defender who can play some man coverage, covers a lot of ground in zone, and is a dangerous blitzer. It would help Owusu-Koramoah to get stronger and more stout as a run defender.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Notre Dame 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 Notre Dame 13 5 1 5.5 16 80 2
2020 Notre Dame 12 1 1 1.5 12 62 3

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/12/2020 Duke W 27 - 13 1 2 9 1
9/19/2020 South Fla. W 52 - 0 0 0 1 0
10/10/2020 Florida St. W 42 - 26 0 2 5 0
10/17/2020 Louisville W 12 - 7 0 2 5 0
10/24/2020 @ Pittsburgh W 45 - 3 0 0 1 0
10/31/2020 @ Georgia Tech W 31 - 13 0 0 5 0
11/7/2020 Clemson W 47 - 40 (2OT) .5 3 9 1
11/14/2020 @ Boston College W 45 - 31 0 0 0 0
11/27/2020 @ North Carolina W 31 - 17 0 0 9 0
12/5/2020 Syracuse W 45 - 21 0 1 5 1
12/19/2020 Clemson
@ Charlotte, N.C.
L 10 - 34 0 2 7 0
1/1/2021 Alabama
@ Arlington, Texas
L 14 - 31 0 0 6 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - K'Lavon Chaisson, LSU
  • '19 - Brian Burns, Florida State
  • '18 - Harold Landry, Boston College
3. Kentucky image Jamin Davis*, OLB/ILB, Kentucky
Height: 6-4. Weight: 234.
Projected 40 Time: 4.4.
Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
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4/10/21: Davis had a phenomenal pro-day workout that displayed incredible speed in the 40 and excellent explosion in the jumps. He is a rising prospect, and some teams have him as their top linebacker prospect for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Davis had an excellent 2020 season for the Wildcats, totaling 89 tackles with one sack, one forced fumble, two passes defended and two interceptions. The 6-foot-4, 234-pound Davis has good size with speed to cover a lot of ground. He has a lot of upside and could be a second-round steal, but some teams think he could sneak into the late portion of the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Patrick Queen, LSU
  • '19 - D'Andre Walker, Georgia
  • '18 - Darius Leonard, South Carolina State
4. Tulsa image Zaven Collins, OLB/ILB, Tulsa
Height: 6-4. Weight: 256.
Projected 40 Time: 4.78.
Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: To open the 2020 season, Collins was very good against Oklahoma State, recording three sacks and six tackles. That set the tone for him to produce a phenomenal 2020 season that featured a ton of splash plays, including an overtime pick-six walk-off winner against Tulane. Collins is big, quick, and a versatile athlete who displays some ability to drop into coverage, makes tackles in the run game, and rush the passer.

After some skepticism from NFL scouts at the start of the fall, many were raving about Collins by the end of the season. They feel he could be a 4-3 Sam linebacker or Mike - middle - linebacker while also being a great fit as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Collins has explosive speed, athleticism, the ability to cover, and the ability to play in space. Some teams don't like that Collins is not a linebacker who takes on a lot of blocks and believe he is not very physical, but others feel his strengths are rare and special. In the 2021 NFL Draft, Collins should go no lower than the second round.

9/5/20: Collins has good height, weight and length to be an outside linebacker in the NFL. He was a solid run defender for Tulsa during the past two seasons. The senior needs to improve his pass-coverage ability and production for his draft stock to rise.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Tulsa 12 1 1 1.5 12 85 1
2019 Tulsa 12 2 0 2 10 97 0
2020 Tulsa 8 4 0 4 13 52 2

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/19/2020 @ Oklahoma St. L 7 - 16 3 4 6 0
9/26/2020 @ Arkansas St. - 0 0 0 0
10/3/2020 @ UCF W 34 - 26 0 4 10 0
10/23/2020 @ South Fla. W 42 - 13 0 1 6 1
10/30/2020 East Carolina W 34 - 30 0 0 6 1
11/14/2020 SMU W 28 - 24 1 2 6 0
11/19/2020 Tulane W 30 - 24 (2OT) 0 1 15 0
11/28/2020 @ Houston - 0 0 0 0
12/5/2020 @ Navy W 19 - 6 0 1 3 0
12/19/2020 @ Cincinnati L 24 - 27 0 0 0 0
12/31/2020 Mississippi St.
@ Fort Worth, Texas
L 26 - 28 0 0 0 0




Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Zack Baun, Wisconsin
  • '19 - Jachai Polite, Florida
  • '18 - Lorenzo Carter, Georgia
5. LSU image Jabril Cox, OLB/ILB, LSU
Height: 6-3. Weight: 229.
Projected 40 Time: 4.7.
Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Cox was solid for LSU and showed he can handle the jump in competition. With good size and speed, teams see him as a future starter and a player who should continue to improve as he gains experience. He is excellent in pass coverage with tremendous ball production over his career, but for the NFL, he needs to get stronger and tougher as a run defender. Due to those things, many teams have him projected to Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft.

9/5/20: Cox was an FCS All-American with North Dakota State, and he has transferred to LSU for his senior season. Cox was an instinctive defender who racked up a ton for tackles for the Bison. He was a leader on the defense, helping North Dakota State to win three FCS National Championships. Cox could really rise if he makes a seamless jump in the SEC, which is the closest thing the NFL has to a minor league.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 North Dakota St. 15 4 1 4.5 15 75 1
2018 North Dakota St. 15 3 2 4 11 91 0
2019 North Dakota St. 15 5 1 5.5 11 92 0
2020 LSU 6 1 0 1 5 34 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/26/2020 Mississippi St. L 34 - 44 1 1 6 0
10/3/2020 @ Vanderbilt W 41 - 7 0 1 7 0
10/10/2020 @ Missouri L 41 - 45 0 2 8 0
10/24/2020 South Carolina W 52 - 24 0 1 7 0
10/31/2020 @ Auburn L 11 - 48 0 0 3 0
11/14/2020 Alabama - 0 0 0 0
11/21/2020 @ Arkansas W 27 - 24 0 0 3 0
11/28/2020 @ Texas A&M - 0 0 0 0
12/5/2020 Ole Miss - 0 0 0 0
12/12/2020 @ Florida - 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Josh Uche, Michigan
  • '19 - Chase Winovich, Michigan
  • '18 - Dorance Armstrong Jr., Kansas
6. Georgia image Azeez Ojulari**, OLB, Georgia
Height: 6-3. Weight: 240.
Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Ojulari impressed for Georgia in 2020. He was a dangerous edge rusher and put good pressure on the quarterback. Florida left tackle Stone Forsythe gave Ojulari issues, and Ojulari should have returned to school to improve his ability to get off blocks before going to the NFL. He has some talent, but some team sources have him as a mid-rounder.

9/5/20: After redshirting in 2018, Ojulari worked his way onto the field as a redshirt sophomore and flashed some ability for the Bulldogs. He could be better in 2020 now that he has some experience. Ojulari needs to show more pass-coverage ability and improve his production in run defense.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Georgia 3 0 0 0 1 4 0
2019 Georgia 14 4 3 5.5 8 36 1
2020 Georgia 10 8 1 8.5 13 31 4

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/26/2020 @ Arkansas W 37 - 10 0 1 3 1
10/3/2020 Auburn W 27 - 6 1 3 5 0
10/10/2020 Tennessee W 44 - 21 1 1 4 1
10/17/2020 @ Alabama L 24 - 41 0 0 2 0
10/31/2020 @ Kentucky W 14 - 3 1.5 2 3 0
11/7/2020 Florida
@ Jacksonville, FL
L 28 - 44 0 0 5 0
11/21/2020 Mississippi St. W 31 - 24 1 1 2 0
11/28/2020 @ South Carolina W 45 - 16 1 1 1 0
12/12/2020 @ Missouri W 49 - 14 0 1 2 0
1/1/2021 Cincinnati
@ Atlanta, Georgia
W 24 - 21 3 3 4 2


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Julian Okwara, Notre Dame
  • '19 - Terrill Hanks, New Mexico State
  • '18 - Uchenna Nwosu, USC
7. Washington image Joe Tryon*, OLB/DE, Washington
Height: 6-5. Weight: 262.
Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
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4/10/21: Tryon did not opt back in for the Pac-12's pandemic-shortened season. Some teams have Tryon graded in the second round and some have him in the third round, but there media projections of him being a first-round pick.

9/5/20: After serving as a backup during his freshman season, Tryon broke out in 2019 as one of the top pass-rushers in the Pac-12. He totaled eight sacks with 41 tackles and one pass batted on the year.

Tryon has a lot of upside, but needs refinement in run defense and to develop his pass-rushing moves. The selfish and foolish Pac-12 presidents and commissioner Larry Scott made the decision to cancel the 2020 season though, protecting their job security over considering the science that football players are more likely to die in a car accident driving to practice than from covid-19. Tryon is one of the players who is really hurt by this decision, as he opted to make the jump to the NFL even though he needed more developmental snaps.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Washington 12 1 0 1 2 19 0
2019 Washington 13 8 0 8 14 41 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
11/14/2020 Oregon St. W 27 - 21 0 0 0 0
11/21/2020 Arizona W 44 - 27 0 0 0 0
11/28/2020 Utah W 24 - 21 0 0 0 0
12/5/2020 Stanford L 26 - 31 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Akeem Davis-Gaither, Appalachian State
  • '19 - Christian Miller, Alabama
  • '18 - Jerome Baker, Ohio State
8. Texas image Joseph Ossai*, OLB, Texas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 255.
Projected 40 Time: 4.71.
Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Ossai was a real presence for the Texas defense in 2020. He was all over the field to help lead his team to an overtime win over Oklahoma State, but Ossai did not produce as well in other contests. Ossai has pass-rush upside with speed and a good motor, but he has issues with stiffness. Team sources say they see Ossai as a fit for 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL.

9/5/20: Ossai earned a starting spot for the Longhorns in 2019 and had a breakout sophomore year. He made some big plays in pass defense, getting after the quarterback and creating a number of splash plays. If Ossai can build on his sophomore season, he has the potential to be a riser as an upperclassman.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Texas 14 1 0 1 1 20 1
2019 Texas 13 5 0 5 16 82 1
2020 Texas 9 5 0 5 20 55 3

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/12/2020 UTEP W 59 - 3 0 1 8 0
9/26/2020 @ Texas Tech W 63 - 56 (1OT) 0 1 3 0
10/3/2020 TCU L 31 - 33 1 5 11 1
10/10/2020 Oklahoma
@ Dallas, Texas
L 45 - 53 (4OT) 0 2 9 1
10/24/2020 Baylor W 27 - 16 0 0 3 0
10/31/2020 @ Oklahoma St. W 41 - 34 (1OT) 3 7 12 1
11/7/2020 West Virginia W 17 - 13 0 1 3 0
11/27/2020 Iowa St. L 20 - 23 0 1 3 0
12/5/2020 @ Kansas St. W 69 - 31 1 2 3 0
12/29/2020 Colorado
@ San Antonio, Texas
W 55 - 23 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
  • '19 - Vosean Joseph, Florida
  • '18 - Jeff Holland, Auburn
9. Missouri image Nick Bolton*, OLB/ILB, Missouri
Height: 6-0. Weight: 232.
Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Bolton did not have an impressive 2020 season. For the NFL, Bolton looks like a backup middle linebacker who could contribute on special teams. He might develop into a starter eventually, but Bolton lacks speed, explosion, and is just an average athlete in the eyes of pro evaluators. Some team sources have said they graded Bolton in the mid-rounds for the 2021 NFL Draft. Others in the media, however, project Bolton to the first or second round.

9/5/20: Bolton showed some nice pass-coverage skills as a sophomore, making plays on the ball for Missouri. He was also a solid tackler in the ground game and showed the instincts to be around the ball. With a year of starting experience, Bolton could be better as an upperclassman. His height and length limitations could hurt him with evaluators.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Missouri 13 0 2 1 2 17 0
2019 Missouri 12 1 0 1 9 107 0
2020 Missouri 10 2 0 2 9 95 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/26/2020 Alabama L 19 - 38 0 1 8 0
10/3/2020 @ Tennessee L 12 - 35 0 0 17 0
10/10/2020 LSU W 45 - 41 0 0 11 0
10/24/2020 Kentucky W 20 - 10 1 1 7 0
10/31/2020 @ Florida L 17 - 41 0 2 10 0
11/21/2020 @ South Carolina W 17 - 10 0 2 14 0
11/28/2020 Vanderbilt W 41 - 0 1 2 9 0
12/5/2020 Arkansas W 50 - 48 0 0 4 0
12/12/2020 Georgia L 14 - 49 0 0 8 0
12/19/2020 @ Mississippi St. L 32 - 51 0 1 7 0




Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Willie Gay Jr., Mississippi State
  • '19 - Te'Von Coney, Notre Dame
  • '18 - Skai Moore, South Carolina
10. Miami image Quincy Roche, OLB/DE, Miami
Height: 6-2. Weight: 243.
Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Roche was solid for Miami in 2020. He has the look of a 3-4 outside linebacker for the NFL, provided he isn't too stiff.

9/5/20: Roche decided to transfer from Temple following the 2019 season and landed at Miami. Over three seasons in Philadelphia, he totaled 26 sacks.

Roche has created a buzz in the scouting community, and scouts feel he will get bigger. Team evaluators really like his initial explosion off the snap and how he closes on the quarterback. They feel he will get develop as he ages and grows in a pro strength and conditioning program.

One team source said they had graded Roche as a fourth- to fifth-rounder, but three others said Round 3 and one said third- to fourth-rounder. However, Roche could rise if he works out well. There are a few issues that keep teams from grading him in the early rounds, and the most cited one is lower body stiffness. Source feel there is a lack of lower body strength and believe he doesn't play hard all the time. Thus, Roche could improve his grade if he gets stronger in the lower body while also showing an improved motor in 2020.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Temple 13 7 0 7 12 27 3
2018 Temple 13 6 0 6 9 57 2
2019 Temple 13 12 2 13 20 49 1
2020 Miami (FL) 10 3 3 4.5 18 45 2

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
8/31/2019 Bucknell W 56 - 12 0 0 0 0
9/14/2019 Maryland W 20 - 17 1 1 5 0
9/21/2019 @ Buffalo L 22 - 38 0 0 1 0
9/28/2019 Georgia Tech W 24 - 2 1 1 2 0
10/3/2019 @ East Carolina W 27 - 17 1 2 2 0
10/12/2019 Memphis W 30 - 28 0 1 1 0
10/19/2019 @ SMU L 21 - 45 0 0 1 0
10/26/2019 UCF L 21 - 63 0 0 5 0
11/7/2019 @ South Fla. W 17 - 7 3.5 4 6 0
11/16/2019 Tulane W 29 - 21 3 6 12 1
11/23/2019 @ Cincinnati L 13 - 15 1.5 2 7 0
11/30/2019 UConn W 49 - 17 2 2 2 0
12/27/2019 North Carolina
@ Annapolis, Md.
L 13 - 55 0 1 5 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Michael Divinity, LSU
  • '19 - Ben Banogu, TCU
  • '18 - Josey Jewell, Iowa
11. Oregon State image Hamilcar Rashed Jr., OLB, Oregon State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 236.
Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Rashed made some stops in the ground game in 2020, but did not record a sack. He could have used a big performance at the Senior Bowl to help himself, but he did not create a buzz in Mobile.

9/5/20: Rashed was a dangerous edge rusher and one of the most prolific quarterback hunters in college football during the 2019 season. As a run defender, he showed improvement on the edge. Rashed should add weight to his frame to fit as a 3-4 edge rusher in the NFL. He is too undersized to play 4-3 defensive end, so he would have to be a Sam - strong side - linebacker who helps in passing situations.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - David Woodward, Utah State
  • '19 - Jalen Jelks, Oregon
  • '18 - Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma
12. LSU image JaCoby Stevens, OLB, LSU
Height: 6-2. Weight: 230.
Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Stevens held his own in 2020 as a solid defender even though LSU's defense struggled. 9/5/20: Stevens was good defender for the Tigers in 2019, contributing in run defense and pass coverage in the middle of the field. LSU plays Stevens as a roving safety, but NFL advance scouts listed him as an outside linebacker for the next level. Given his size and speed, he will have to move to linebacker for the NFL, where he could be fit as a Will - weak side - linebacker in a 4-3 defense.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Casey Toohill, Stanford
  • '19 - Porter Gustin, USC
  • '18 - Shaquem Griffin, Central Florida
13. Western Kentucky image DeAngelo Malone, OLB, Western Kentucky
Height: 6-4. Weight: 230.
Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Malone had a good 2020 season for Western Kentucky.

9/5/20: Malone provided a lot of big plays in the backfield during the 2019 season with a tremendous 21 tackles for a loss and 11.5 sacks. It was a big jump over his sophomore year, and Malone needs to stay consistent with splash plays to rise as a senior. Considering his size, Malone will have to be a more traditional linebacker in the NFL and not a full-time edge rusher, so showing pass-coverage ability would help his stock for the 2021 NFL Draft.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Bryce Huff, Memphis
  • '19 - Otaro Alaka, Texas A&M
  • '18 - James Hearns, Louisville
14. Ohio State image Pete Werner, OLB/ILB, Ohio State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 239.
Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Werner came on strong late in the season for Ohio State. He was a tough run defender who came up with some clutch stops for the Buckeyes.

9/5/20: Werner was a solid defender next to Malik Harrison in 2019. Werner has good size and is strong at the point of attack. He needed an to improve his production and pass-coverage skills, but the Big Ten cancelled its 2020 season.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Ohio St. 11 0 0 0 1 9 0
2018 Ohio St. 14 3 0 3 8 58 2
2019 Ohio St. 14 0 0 0 6 64 0
2020 Ohio St. 8 1 0 1 3 54 2

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
10/24/2020 Nebraska W 52 - 17 0 1 7 0
10/31/2020 @ Penn St. W 38 - 25 0 1 6 0
11/7/2020 Rutgers W 49 - 27 0 0 3 0
11/21/2020 Indiana W 42 - 35 1 1 8 1
12/5/2020 @ Michigan St. W 52 - 12 0 0 8 0
12/19/2020 Northwestern
@ Indianapolis, IN
W 22 - 10 0 0 5 1
1/1/2021 Clemson
@ New Orleans, La.
W 49 - 28 0 0 9 0
1/11/2021 Alabama
@ Miami Gardens, FL
L 24 - 52 0 0 8 0




Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Cam Brown, Penn State
  • '19 - Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame
  • '18 - Tegray Scales, Indiana
15. Buffalo image Malcolm Koonce, OLB/DE, Buffalo
Height: 6-3. Weight: 250.
Projected 40 Time: 4.8.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Koonce had an excellent 2019 season getting after the quarterback, and he picked up where he left off in the shortened 2020 season. Koonce has some natural pass-rush ability, but he could stand to improve his run defense for the NFL. Koonce made it to the Senior Bowl, but it isn't clear if he really did enough there to help himself.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Buffalo 12 1 0 1 1 16 0
2018 Buffalo 14 3 0 3 4 30 1
2019 Buffalo 13 8 2 9 12 34 3
2020 Buffalo 6 5 0 5 7 30 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
11/4/2020 @ Northern Ill. W 49 - 30 1 2 8 0
11/10/2020 Miami (OH) W 42 - 10 0 0 5 0
11/17/2020 @ Bowling Green W 42 - 17 2 2 4 0
11/28/2020 Kent St. W 70 - 41 1 1 5 0
12/12/2020 Akron W 56 - 7 0 0 2 0
12/18/2020 Ball St.
@ Detroit, MI
L 28 - 38 1 2 6 0
12/25/2020 Marshall
@ Montgomery, Ala.
W 17 - 10 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Kamal Martin, Minnesota
  • '19 - Chase Hansen, Utah
  • '18 - Mike McCray, Michigan
16. Houston image Grant Stuard, OLB/ILB, Houston
Height: 6-1. Weight: 225.
Projected 40 Time: 4.68.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Houston had a quirky 2020 schedule because of the virus, but Stuard stayed consistent, producing quality tackle totals. He recorded 61 stops and a sack on the year. As a junior, he had 97 tackles with one sack and four passes broken up. Stuard could stand to add some weight for the NFL, but his steady play earned him an invitation to the Senior Bowl, where he had a decent week. He has special teams potential for the NFL.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Houston 7 0 0 0 0 2 0
2018 Houston 13 0 0 0 4 30 0
2019 Houston 12 1 0 1 12 97 0
2020 Houston 7 1 0 1 5 53 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/19/2020 @ Baylor - 0 0 0 0
10/8/2020 Tulane W 49 - 31 0 0 9 0
10/16/2020 BYU L 26 - 43 0 1 5 0
10/24/2020 @ Navy W 37 - 21 0 0 7 0
10/31/2020 UCF L 21 - 44 1 1 12 0
11/7/2020 @ Cincinnati L 10 - 38 0 0 0 0
11/14/2020 South Fla. W 56 - 21 0 1 9 0
11/28/2020 Tulsa - 0 0 0 0
12/12/2020 @ Memphis L 27 - 30 0 2 11 0
12/24/2020 Hawaii
@ Frisco, Texas
L 14 - 28 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Francis Bernard, Utah
  • '19 - Andrew Van Ginkel, Wisconsin
  • '18 - Jason Cabinda, Penn State
17. Oklahoma State image Amen Ogbongbemiga, OLB, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 231.
Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/10/21: Ogbongbemiga was solid for Oklahoma State in 2020.

9/5/20: Ogbongbemia was a good run defender and dangerous blitzer during the 2019 season. It was his first season as a starter, so Ogbongbemia could be even better as a senior. During his first two seasons, Ogbongbemia was a standout special teams player, so he brings added value for fourth downs and kick units for the NFL. It would help Ogbongbemia to show improvement in pass coverage in 2020.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Michael Pinckney, Miami
  • '19 - Ryan Connelly, Wisconsin
  • '18 - Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, Arkansas State
18. Virginia image Charles Snowden, OLB, Virginia
Height: 6-7. Weight: 235.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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4/10/21: After a slow start to 2020, Snowden came alive in late October, growing red hot, including a four-sack game against North Carolina. He earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

9/5/20: Snowden was a solid producer for Virginia during the past two seasons. He improved as a junior, making more stops in the ground game, and putting more heat on the quarterback. As a sophomore, Snowden had fabulous production in pass coverage, so he has some versatility.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tipa Galeai, Utah State
  • '19 - Jamal Davis II, Akron
  • '18 - Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss
19. Purdue image Derrick Barnes, OLB, Purdue
Height: 6-1. Weight: 245.
Projected 40 Time: 4.76.
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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4/10/21: Barnes was a solid run defender for Purdue in 2020.

9/5/20: Barnes was a tough defender in the Big Ten over the past two seasons. As a sophomore, he did well in ground defense, and in 2019, his pass rush improved significantly. It would help Barnes to show more skills for pass coverage.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Carter Coughlin, Minnesota
  • '19 - Anree Saint-Amour, Georgia Tech
  • '18 - Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, Toledo
20. Penn State image Shaka Toney, OLB/DE, Penn State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 252.
Projected 40 Time: 4.7.
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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4/10/21: Toney had a solid 2020 season, getting after the quarterback and showing some improvement as a run defender. His best would come as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

9/5/20: Toney has increased his sack production each year with Penn State, showing improvement in his ability to get pressure on the quarterback. His production in run defense has also improved, but Toney has to get stronger for the NFL. At his present listed numbers, he will have to move to outside linebacker.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Penn St. 12 3 2 4 8 20 2
2018 Penn St. 13 5 0 5 8 23 1
2019 Penn St. 13 6 1 6.5 10 41 0
2020 Penn St. 5 4 0 4 6 13 1

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
10/24/2020 @ Indiana L 35 - 36 (1OT) 2 2 7 0
10/31/2020 Ohio St. L 25 - 38 0 0 1 0
11/7/2020 Maryland L 19 - 35 0 0 0 0
11/14/2020 @ Nebraska L 23 - 30 0 1 0 0
11/21/2020 Iowa L 21 - 41 2 3 5 1
11/28/2020 @ Michigan - 0 0 0 0
12/5/2020 @ Rutgers - 0 0 0 0
12/12/2020 Michigan St. - 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Mykal Walker, Fresno State
  • '19 - Nate Hall, Northwestern
  • '18 - Anthony Winbush, Ball State
21. UAB image Jordan Smith, OLB, UAB
Height: 6-7. Weight: 255.
Projected 40 Time: 4.84.
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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4/10/21: Smith was a tough edge rusher for UAB the past two seasons and had a nice 2019 season with 10 sacks and four forced fumbles. He has good length on the edge and attended the Senior Bowl.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Davion Taylor, Colorado
  • '19 - Jordan Jones, Kentucky
  • '18 - Tre' Williams, Auburn
22. Michigan image Cameron McGrone*, OLB, Michigan
Height: 6-1. Weight: 232.
Projected 40 Time: 4.78.
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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4/10/21: McGrone was solid, but unimpressive, in 2020. He should have gone back to Michigan for 2021, but he entered the 2021 NFL Draft.

9/5/20: McGrone was a solid producer for the Wolverines in 2019. He showed the potential to be a well-balanced defender with some production in the ground game and pass rush. The junior needs to improve his production in pass coverage.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Michigan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 Michigan 13 3 2 4 12 66 1
2020 Michigan 5 0 1 .5 3 26 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/1/2018 @ Notre Dame L 17 - 24 0 0 0 0
9/8/2018 Western Mich. W 49 - 3 0 0 0 0
9/15/2018 SMU W 45 - 20 0 0 0 0
9/22/2018 Nebraska W 56 - 10 0 0 0 0
9/29/2018 @ Northwestern W 20 - 17 0 0 0 0
10/6/2018 Maryland W 42 - 21 0 0 0 0
10/13/2018 Wisconsin W 38 - 13 0 0 0 0
10/20/2018 @ Michigan St. W 21 - 7 0 0 0 0
11/3/2018 Penn St. W 42 - 7 0 0 0 0
11/10/2018 @ Rutgers W 42 - 7 0 0 0 0
11/17/2018 Indiana W 31 - 20 0 0 0 0
11/24/2018 @ Ohio St. L 39 - 62 0 0 0 0
12/29/2018 Florida
@ Atlanta, Georgia
L 15 - 41 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - David Reese II, Florida
  • '19 - David Long, Michigan
  • '18 - Airius Moore, N.C. State
23. Notre Dame image Daelin Hayes, OLB/DE, Notre Dame
Height: 6-3. Weight: 260.
Projected 40 Time: 4.7.
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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4/10/21: Hayes started out the 2020 season quietly for Notre Dame before starting to play better. He looks like a rotational designated pass rusher for the NFL, and he may not have the skill set to be a three-down starter.

9/5/20: Hayes had six tackles and a sack in 2019 before a torn labrum ended his season early. He decided to take a medical redshirt and return to Notre Dame for 2020, which was a wise decision.

Hayes totaled 31 tackles with five tackles for a loss, one pass batted and two sacks in 2018. He flashed some serious speed and edge-rushing ability, and he was excellent in the 2018 season opener against Michigan, putting a lot of pressure on the quarterback. After that though, Hayes had a lot of quiet games.

According to NFL teams' 2018 preseason data provided by team sources, Hayes checked in at 6-foot-3, 260 pounds with 32.5-inch arms, 9.5-inch hands and a 78.38-inch wingspan. They had him running the 40-yard dash in 4.70 seconds. Hayes totaled 30 tackles with three sacks as a sophomore. He has upside to do more as a senior.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Keisean Lucier-South, UCLA
  • '19 - Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington
  • '18 - Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State
24. Toledo image Jamal Hines, OLB/DE, Toledo
Height: 6-3. Weight: 250.
Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
Projected Round (2021): 6-FA.
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4/10/21: Hines put up solid production in Toledo's six-game 2020 season.

9/5/20: Hines does not have big production, but NFL advance scouts put him on their preseason watch list. Hines needed to increase his pass-rush production and grow stronger. Going to an all-star game and playing well there would help Hines' stock for the 2021 NFL Draft.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Toledo 12 2 2 3 12 49 0
2019 Toledo 12 1 1 1.5 10 52 0
2020 Toledo 6 1 2 2 7 29 1

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
11/4/2020 Bowling Green W 38 - 3 0 0 2 1
11/11/2020 @ Western Mich. L 38 - 41 0 2 4 0
11/18/2020 @ Eastern Mich. W 45 - 28 1.5 3 5 0
11/28/2020 Ball St. L 24 - 27 .5 2 11 0
12/5/2020 @ Northern Ill. W 41 - 24 0 0 2 0
12/12/2020 Central Mich. W 24 - 23 0 0 5 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Christian Rozeboom, South Dakota State
  • '19 - Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois
  • '18 - Garret Dooley, Wisconsin
25. La.-Lafayette image Chauncey Manac, OLB/DE, La.-Lafayette
Height: 6-3. Weight: 252.
Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
Projected Round (2021): 7-FA.
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4/10/21: Manac was a good defender for La.-Lafayette in 2020.

9/5/20: Manac put together modest production over the past two seasons, but he also showed enough of a skill set that the NFL advance scouts put him on their preseason watch list. Manac needs to improve his production as a senior, plus it would help him to impress at an all-star game or the combine.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Louisiana 11 4 0 4 10 47 1
2019 Louisiana 12 2 2 3 7 31 0
2020 Louisiana 10 1 2 2 7 31 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/12/2020 @ Iowa St. W 31 - 14 0 0 1 0
9/19/2020 @ Georgia St. W 34 - 31 (1OT) 0 1 7 0
9/26/2020 Ga. Southern W 20 - 18 0 0 0 0
10/14/2020 Coastal Carolina L 27 - 30 0 1 1 0
10/23/2020 @ UAB W 24 - 20 0 0 3 0
10/31/2020 @ Texas St. W 44 - 34 1 2 3 0
11/7/2020 Arkansas St. W 27 - 20 0 0 2 0
11/14/2020 South Alabama W 38 - 10 0 0 3 0
11/28/2020 @ ULM W 70 - 20 0 0 0 0
12/4/2020 @ App State W 24 - 21 1 3 6 0
12/26/2020 UTSA
@ Dallas, Texas
W 31 - 24 0 0 5 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Qaadir Sheppard, Ole Miss
  • '19 - Kendall Joseph, Clemson
  • '18 - Fred Warner, BYU
26. Texas A&M image Anthony Hines III*, OLB, Texas A&M
Height: 6-3. Weight: 230.
Projected 40 Time: 4.7.
Projected Round (2021): 7-FA.
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4/10/21: Hines opted out of the 2020 season, saying, "With everything taking place the world right now, from the pandemic, to the blatant injustices being committed towards people of color, it's difficult to be 100% locked in to the game of football right now."

9/5/20: Hines made a solid return to the field in 2019 after missing the previous year with an injury. He was banged up from the start of 2018 and did not last long before a lower leg injury ended his season. Hines had a nice debut as a freshman. The junior has a good skill set, so if he can increase his production, he could be a riser for the 2021 NFL Draft.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Texas A&M 13 3 0 3 6 33 1
2018 Texas A&M 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 Texas A&M 13 0 0 0 13 73 0
2020 Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
8/29/2019 Texas St. W 41 - 7 0 1 4 0
9/7/2019 @ Clemson L 10 - 24 0 0 5 0
9/14/2019 Lamar University W 62 - 3 0 0 2 0
9/21/2019 Auburn L 20 - 28 0 1 6 0
9/28/2019 Arkansas
@ Arlington, TX
W 31 - 27 0 1 5 0
10/12/2019 Alabama L 28 - 47 0 1 6 0
10/19/2019 @ Ole Miss W 24 - 17 0 0 5 0
10/26/2019 Mississippi St. W 49 - 30 0 1 6 0
11/2/2019 UTSA W 45 - 14 0 2 6 0
11/16/2019 South Carolina W 30 - 6 0 3 6 0
11/23/2019 @ Georgia L 13 - 19 0 2 7 0
11/30/2019 @ LSU L 7 - 50 0 1 12 0
12/27/2019 Oklahoma St.
@ Houston, Texas
W 24 - 21 0 0 3 0




2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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