Duke Riley – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Duke Riley

OLB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
OLB LSU 40 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'0 227 4.56 6'0 232 32 7/8 9 1/4

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.58 34.5 10'2 18 6.89 4.21

Overview:

Riley had a great career at LSU, where he had 144 tackles, 10.0 for loss, but just 1.5 sacks. He has good speed, he is a sure fire tackler, he is also a hard hitter, he is decent in coverage, and is very experienced. On the other side, he is not the tallest linebacker, and like mentioned, he does not have many sacks, so he is not known for getting the quarterback. With that said, Riley should end up being picked somewhere on day 3, likely in the 4th to 5th round range when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

A tackling machine

Has good speed

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Is a hard hitter

A sure fire tackler

Very experienced

Decent in coverage

Did a good job of getting QBs and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Not known for getting many sacks

Not the tallest Linebacker

Career Stats:

Games Played: 50

Tackles: 144

Tackles For Loss: 10.0

Sacks: 1.5

Interceptions: 1

Pass Breakups: 1