The next batch:
4. Akeem Davis-Gaither (Appalachian State)
The number one thing I like about Akeem Davis-Gaither is his athleticism. I really liked what I saw when I watched the tape. He’s a versatile linebacker who can blitz and cover. He’ll be a three down linebacker. I think he’s an incredibly smart linebacker who flies around on the football field. Appalachian State is one of the more underrated smaller College Football programs. The level of competition is something that probably knocks him into the third or fourth round. That means he could be an absolute steal for the Ravens. He is a productive linebacker who attacks the football.
5. David Woodward (Utah State)
Toughness, high effort, very active are some of the first things I have written down on Woodward. He’s one of the best tackling linebackers in this draft class. While he’s not quite as athletic as you’d want (He ran a 4.72 second 40 yard dash at the Combine), he’s a solid prospect.
I think I’m higher on him than a lot of the experts are. I have him as my 99th best player. I think he’s going to be a good rotational player at the very least. Albeit at Utah State, Woodward has awesome production. In three years he racked up 252 tackles, eight sacks and six forced fumbles. With him passing my eye test and good production, I think he’s a quality fourth round linebacker.
6. Logan Wilson (Wyoming)
Wilson is a player that I think can do a bit of everything. He’s a good blitzing linebacker who kind of reminds me of Patrick Onwuasor. He’s not an elite athlete, yet he’s a physical linebacker with a relentless motor. In the fifth round I really like the value for Wilson.