April 30, 2015

2015 Inside Linebacker Prospects

#42, Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson


QB / RB / FB / WR / TE / OT / OG / C / DE / DT / OLB / ILB / CB / FS / SS / K / P


While there may not be an "elite" inside linebacker prospect, there are plenty of players who projects as starters. A lot of these prospects also project as outside linebackers, which could boost their draft stocks.


(Player heights, weights, arm length, hand size, and workout results have been updated post Combine and All-Star games.)




Tier 1:

1. Stephone Anthony
Experience: Senior | School: Clemson
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 243 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 3/8" | Arm Length: 32 1/2" | Grade: Round 2


40 Time: 4.56 | Bench: 23 | Vertical: 37" | Broad: 122"
3 Cone: 7.07 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.03 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
75 Tackles, 10.5 TFL, 2.5 Sacks, INT, 3 PBU, 5 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
86 Tackles, 15.0 TFL, 4.5 Sacks, INT, 3 PBU, 1 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced




2. Benardrick McKinney*
Experience: Junior (RS) | School: Mississippi State
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 247 lbs.
Hand Size: 9" | Arm Length: 33" | Grade: Round 2


40 Time: 4.66 | Bench: 16 | Vertical: 40.5" | Broad: 121"
3 Cone: 7.21 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.27 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
71 Tackles, 8.0 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 4 PBU, 3 QBH, Fumble Forced, Fumble Recovered

2013 Season Stats:
70 Tackles, 7.0 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 4 QBH, Fumble Recovered




Tier 2:

3. Paul Dawson
Experience: Senior | School: Texas Christian
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 235 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 31 1/2" | Grade: Round 3


40 Time: 4.78 | Bench: 21 | Vertical: 28" | Broad: 109"
3 Cone: DNP | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.59 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
136 Tackles, 20.0 TFL, 6.0 Sacks, 4 INT, 5 PBU, 5 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
91 Tackles, 10.0 TFL, 0.5 Sacks, INT, 3 PBU, 1 QBH




4. Denzel Perryman
Experience: Senior | School: Miami
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 239 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 31 7/8" | Grade: Round 3


40 Time: 4.70 | Bench: 30 | Vertical: 33" | Broad: 113"
3 Cone: DNP | 20-Yard Shuttle: DNP | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
110 Tackles, 9.5 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, INT, 5 PBU, 3 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
108 Tackles, 5.0 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, Fumble Forced




Tier 3:

5. Hayes Pullard
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Southern California
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 235 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 5/8" | Arm Length: 31 1/4" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 4.69 | Bench: 19 | Vertical: 31" | Broad: 110"
3 Cone: 7.07 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.39 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
95 Tackles, 5.5 TFL, INT, 8 PBU, Fumble Recovered

2013 Season Stats:
94 Tackles, 5.5 TFL, INT, 6 PBU, 3 QBH




6. Jordan Hicks
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Texas
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 233 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 32" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 4.68 | Bench: 20 | Vertical: 38" | Broad: 124"
3 Cone: 6.78 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.15 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 11.34


2014 Season Stats:
113 Tackles, 11.0 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 4 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
40 Tackles, 2.5 TFL




7. A.J. Johnson
Experience: Senior | School: Tennessee
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 245 lbs.
Hand Size: N/A | Arm Length: N/A | Grade: Round 5


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
101 Tackles, 9.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, INT, 2 PBU, 5 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced, Blocked Kick

2013 Season Stats:
106 Tackles, 8.5 TFL, 3 PBU, 3 QBH




Tier 4:

8. Ramik Wilson
Experience: Senior | School: Georgia
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 237 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 5/8" | Arm Length: 33" | Grade: Round 5


40 Time: 4.62 | Bench: 23 | Vertical: 35" | Broad: 119"
3 Cone: 7.47 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.51 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
110 Tackles, 7.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 6 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
133 Tackles, 11.0 TFL, 4.0 Sacks, 3 PBU, 2 QBH




9. Ben Heeney
Experience: Senior | School: Kansas
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 231 lbs.
Hand Size: 9" | Arm Length: 30 3/4" | Grade: Round 6


40 Time: 4.59 | Bench: 19 | Vertical: 33.5" | Broad: 120"
3 Cone: 6.68 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.00 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 11.06


2014 Season Stats:
127 Tackles, 12.0 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, INT, 1 PBU, 4 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
87 Tackles, 11.5 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 3 INT, 2 PBU, 2 QBH




10. Trey DePriest
Experience: Senior | School: Alabama
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 258 lbs.
Hand Size: 9" | Arm Length: 31 5/8" | Grade: Round 6


40 Time: 4.92 | Bench: DNP | Vertical: DNP | Broad: DNP
3 Cone: DNP | 20-Yard Shuttle: DNP | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
87 Tackles, 5.0 TFL, 3 PBU, 1 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
65 Tackles, 7.5 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, INT, 1 PBU, 2 Fumbles Forced




11. Bryce Hager
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Baylor
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 235 lbs.
Hand Size: 9" | Arm Length: 31 3/8" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: 4.60 | Bench: 26 | Vertical: 35" | Broad: 117"
3 Cone: 7.15 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.36 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
114 Tackles, 12.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, INT, 1 PBU, 7 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
71 Tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 3 PBU, 9 QBH, Fumble Recovered




12. Jake Ryan
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Michigan
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 240 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 3/8" | Arm Length: 31" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: 4.65 | Bench: 20 | Vertical: 34.5" | Broad: 120"
3 Cone: 7.11 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.20 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 11.65


2014 Season Stats:
112 Tackles, 14.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, INT, 3 PBU, 5 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
30 Tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1 PBU, 2 QBH




Tier 5:

13. AJ Tarpley
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Stanford
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 233 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 30 7/8" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
84 Tackles, 4.5 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, INT, 1 QBH, Fumble Recovered

2013 Season Stats:
93 Tackles, 5.0 TFL, 1.0 Sack, INT, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, Fumble Forced




14. Taiwan Jones
Experience: Senior | School: Michigan State
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 241 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 34" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: 4.82 | Bench: 19 | Vertical: 33.5" | Broad: 115"
3 Cone: 7.25 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.33 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
60 Tackles, 12.5 TFL, 4.0 Sacks, INT, 1 PBU, 1 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
67 Tackles, 7.0 TFL, 1 QBH




15. Thurston Armbrister
Experience: Senior | School: Miami
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 235 lbs.
Hand Size: N/A | Arm Length: 33 1/2" | Grade: UDFA


40 Time: 4.67 | Bench: 20 | Vertical: 33.5" | Broad: 104"
3 Cone: 6.89 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.44 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
56 Tackles, 8.0 TFL, 5.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
33 Tackles, 5.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 1 QBH