Ben Gedeon – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Ben Gedeon

ILB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
ILB Michigan 42 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 243 4.86 6'2 244 32 5/8 10

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.75 34.5 9'11 27 6.98 4.13

Overview:

Gedeon was highly productive at Michigan, where he played in 50 career games, had 176 tackles, 21.0 for loss, and 6.5 sacks. He has good size, is a sure fire tackler, a run stuffing linebacker, a hard hitter, and good in coverage. He is very experienced, a defensive play maker, and he gets good pressure on the quarterback, despite the lack of sacks. He does not have the best speed, but that does not hurt his game, and he is not known for getting many sacks. With that said, I see him as a day 3 pick, as high as the 4th-5th round range.

Strengths:

Has good size

Very experienced

Tackling machine

Sure fire tackler

A run stuffer

Hard hitter

Good in coverage

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A defensive play maker

Gets good pressure on the QB

Does a great job of getting the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Not known for getting many sacks

Does not have the best speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 50

Tackles: 176

Tackles For Loss: 21.0

Sacks: 6.5

Pass Breakups: 2