Written by Nicholas McGee on March 22, 2016
If you look solely at his size and the results from pre-draft testing, Ohio State’s Joshua Perry appears to be the ideal linebacker prospect, but a study of the film reveals the former Buckeye to be a frustrating talent who is likely to divide opinion in draft rooms across the NFL.
An extremely well-built linebacker at 6’4″ and 245 pounds, Perry tested well at the NFL Scouting Combine and is more athletically blessed than he is given credit for. Perry ranks at No. 3 among off line of scrimmage linebackers in SPARQ score having run the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds and recorded an impressive 124.0 inch broad jump.
The body type and the athleticism appears to be there, as does the production. Perry racked up 229 tackles with 16 for a loss and 6.5 sacks in his last two seasons and there is plenty he does on film (read more…)