Duke Riley
Projection
Round 2-3
Grade
A
6.60
Eventual Starter

Duke Riley

Linebacker
LSU
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-0 1/2
  • Weight: 232
  • 40-Yard: 4.58
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

An active and instinctive linebacker, Had one of the better linebacker workouts at the Combine. His speed makes him a difference maker on the field as he excels in pursuit. Has great range in coverage and can play man or zone, which allows him to be an every down player. Is strong enough to stack at the point and has quick hands to shed. Consistent tackler.

Weak Points

For some clubs, he lacks ideal size to play inside. Only a one-year starter. Can have some trouble with the bigger linemen.

The Way We See It

A player in the mold of his former college teammate Deion Jones who played so well as a rookie for Atlanta. Has more size and similar speed and athleticism as Jones. Does not have a lot of starting experience but was a core special teams player while he waited for his chance. This player is exciting to watch as he uses his athleticism and instincts effectively to make plays. With his smaller size, he is not a fit for every team but he is the type of player many clubs are now looking for to play the linebacker position. Strong and instinctive enough to play the run and quick and fast enough to play in coverage. Will be rated highly by many teams.