Genard Avery – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Genard Avery

ILB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
ILB Memphis 6 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'1 255 N/A 6'0 248 31 10 1/8

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.59 36 10'4 26 6.9 4.36

Overview:

Avery finished his career at Memphis, where he played in 50 career games, had 170 tackles, 45.5 for loss, 21.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 7 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovered. He has good overall size, he has good speed, is a tackling machine, and a sack machine. He has good instincts, and is a tough nosed player. He is a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He is also a relentless defender, and a ferocious defender. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He is a hard hitter, a good cover linebacker, and he is very powerful, and very physical. On the other hand, he is not the tallest linebacker, he has issues with fast backs at times, and while he has good speed, he does not have elite linebacker speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Avery as a late day 2, to early day 3 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has good overall size

Has good speed

A tackling machine

A sack machine

Very experienced

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Has good instincts

A tough nosed player

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

A relentless defender

A ferocious defender

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

Good cover LB

Very powerful and physical

A hard hitter

Did a good job of breaking up passes

Did a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Not the tallest LB

Has issues with fast backs at times

While he has good speed he does not have elite LB speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 50

Tackles: 170

Tackle For Loss: 45.5

Sacks: 21.5

Interceptions: 2

Pass Breakups: 7

Forced Fumbles: 4

Fumbles Recovered: 1