2015 NFL Combine: LB Recap
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LB Ben Heeney, Kansas (6’0 | 231 | 4.59): The book on Heeney was that he has great instincts but lacks NFL athleticism and was a day 3 long shot. After his 4.59 40 and 10′ broad jump, I have him solidly in the mid day 3 mix. Heeney missed too many tackles on his tape, but is always around the ball.
LB Bryce Hager, Baylor (6’1 | 234 | 4.60): Similar to Heeney in that there were questions about Hager’s athleticism, but his solid 40-time and mobility in the drills should ensure he hears his name called on day 3. It’s not a deep ILB class, so Hager (or Heeney) could go earlier than expected.
LB Jake Ryan, Michigan (6’2 | 240 | 4.65): Another guy who’s tape is outstanding but has questions about his speed and athleticism. Ryan proved he can run with a 4.65 40-time and pretty much every measurment was better than expected. Ryan’s instincts are good enough that he has a shot at the end of day 2.
LB Edmond Robinson, Newberry (6’3 | 245 | 4.61): One of the top LBs in DII who had a strong performance in the EW Shrine game and followed it up with a solid combine. His 40-time, 37″ vertical, and 10’1″ broad jump prove he has NFL athleticism and Robinson looked good in the drills as well.