Riley Bullough – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Riley Bullough

ILB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
ILB Michigan State 30 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 230 4.79 6'2 226 31 1/4 9 7/8

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.71* 31.5 9'8 20 7* 4.18*

Overview:

Bullough was highly productive at Michigan State, where he played in 50 career games, had 214 tackles, 18.0 for loss, and 7.5 sacks, proving to be a tackling machine. He has good size, is very experienced, is a sure fire tackler, and is a tough nosed player. He is also a play maker on defense, put up good sack numbers, is a hard hitter, has good instincts, had a good amount of interceptions, and gets good pressure on the quarterback. He does not have elite speed, but that does not hurt his game, and he missed a total of 6 games, 3 in both his Senior, and Junior seasons, while at Michigan State. With that said, I view Bullough as a day 3 pick, somewhere in the 5th-6th round range, where he will be a key special teams player for whoever selects him.

Strengths:

Very experienced

Tackling machine

Sure fire tackler

Gets good pressure on the QB

Put up good sack numbers

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Has good size

A tough nosed player

A play maker on defense

Good in coverage

A hard hitter

Has good instincts

Put up good INT numbers

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

Weaknesses:

Does not have elite speed but that does not hurt his game

Missed 3 games in both his Senior and Junior seasons due to injuries

Career Stats:

Games Played: 50

Tackles: 214

Tackles For Loss: 18.0

Sacks: 7.5