PFF scouting report: Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia

Mike Renner and the PFF draft analysts break down the play of Georgia's Leonard Floyd ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

| 6 months ago
(AP Photo/John Raoux)

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

PFF scouting report: Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia


Position fit:

3-4 outside linebacker. Strong-side linebacker, possibly inside linebacker

Stats to know:

Fourth-highest pass rushing productivity in the country and second-highest graded edge defender in the class

Combine Stats:

Height: 6-6
Weight: 244
Arms: 33 ⅛
Hands: 10 ⅛
40-yard dash: 4.60
Vertical: 39.5 inches
Broad jump: 10-7
Short shuttle*: 4.32
3-cone*: 7.18
*Numbers from Pro Day

What he does best:

• Freakish first step and burst off the edge. Forces offensive tackles to alter their angles
• Positional flexibility. 61 percent of snaps lined up on the edge. 29 percent as an off ball linebacker. 10 percent lined up over the slot
• Deadly inside counter move and inside spin move. Often times executed it so flawlessly he’d go untouched
• Fantastic run and chase player. Can track down wide runs from the backside when on line of scrimmage and beats linemen trying to cut him off on the backside when playing off the ball
• Ideal height and frame to pack on more mass

Biggest concern:

• Undersized for an edge rusher. Looked more like a wide receiver than an edge defender his last year at Georgia
• Majority of his pass rushing production came against the lowest graded right tackles of SEC. Won a lot purely on athleticism and not a refined pass rushing skillset

Player Comparison:

Bruce Irvin, Oakland Raiders. Floyd, like Irvin, has that “wow” athleticism off the edge, but both lack a refined pass rushing toolbox and neither are true edge setters. Floyd’s best position in the NFL might be in a role similar to Irvin’s in Seattle.

Bottom line:

You don’t find athletes like Floyd every day. He’ll have to develop more moves as a pass rusher, but the raw tools are there. His ability to play on or off the line of scrimmage makes him the kind of weapon defensive coordinators covet.

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