Height: 6-1
Weight: 237
40: 4.45
Year: 3Jr

Ryan Shazier

School: Ohio State
Position: OLB
Positive: Three-year starter who posted a team-best 143 tackles and 22.5 tackles for loss last season, as well as 4 forced fumbles. Incredibly productive linebacker with poor size for the next level. Explosive, plays with suddenness, and very quick arriving on the scene. Covers a lot of area, gets depth on pass drops, and is effective making plays in space. Fast moving sideline to sideline, immediately alters his angle of attack, and loses little momentum changing direction. Stays with assignments, displays great skill in pursuit, and fiercely chases the action. Throws his body around the field and works hard to get involved.
Negative: Lacks size, gets caught up in the trash or taken away from the action by fullbacks. Average awareness and instincts in coverage.
Analysis: From strictly a football point of view, Shazier is a top-notch linebacker who shows incredible production defending the run or making plays behind the line of scrimmage. He's also a terrific athlete who gets depth on pass drops and easily runs down ball handlers in pursuit. Limited size and growth potential narrows the types of systems Shazier can effectively line up in at the next level and the number of teams who'll use a first round choice for his services.

Updated 4/28
RankRndNamePosYear
11stLaremy Tunsil
Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr