7. Troy Dye (Oregon)
I’m a lot lower on Dye than the consensus seems to be on him. I have ranked as my 108th ranked player yet because he is so athletic he could find himself in the second round. I think Dye is the perfect example of a player who has traits but not great tape. That’s my opinion on him anyway. He has the traits to be successful in the NFL so there is a good amount of potential there.
8. Joe Bachie (Michigan State)
While I see a lot in Bachie’s game that needs to be worked on, he is a Ravens kind of guy at the linebacker position. Bachie is an aggressive linebacker who gives everything he has to making plays. He has 285 tackles and seven sacks over the course of four years at Michigan State. He’s experienced and he’s productive.
9. Evan Weaver (Cal)
Here’s another player that I will bet I am higher on than most. Weaver is just a player that really intrigued me when I watched him. I love the tenacity he plays with and when he tackles someone with his big frame it’s got to hurt. So I liked what I saw with the eye test and I looked for production. In 2018 he had 155 total tackles, 4.5 sacks and two interceptions. In 2019 he upped it to 181 total tackles. I think he’s a beast and I think he’s going to be the steal of the later rounds.
10. Michael Divinity Jr. (LSU)
Divinity Jr. is kind of in between an edge rusher and a pass rusher. He was Patrick Queen’s teammate and he had some moments where he really flashed. Divinity Jr. had seven sacks in the past two seasons and he looks the part of an NFL linebacker. At the right value, he’s worth taking a chance on.