Leonard Floyd

Georgia
EDGE #84
6’4″ 231

Pros:

  • Has experience playing standing up and along the line
  • Consistently Georgia’s most productive defender
  • Fluid hips allow quick change of direction and bend
  • Length creates separation
  • Explosive off the ball
  • Great pursuit and closing speed
  • Gets his hands inside of blockers
  • Initial punch with heavy hands jolts blockers
  • Holds ground at the POA
  • Speed in backside pursuit
  • Plays with functional athleticism
  • Always around the football
  • Swift, technical rip move
  • Can dip and slip around the edge and as a gap blitzer

 

Cons:

  • Thin frame (6”4”, 231) will limit his play strength at the next level
  • Pass rushing defensive end turned hybrid coverage linebacker/edge rusher
  • Stands too tall in short-yard situations
  • Poor angles gives up leverage to ball carriers
  • Lacks route recognition
  • Goes high when making open field tackles
  • Needs to maintain leverage at POA more consistently

The former Scout.com four-star prospect, #18 DE nationally, and #142 overall prospect nationally spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy before enrolling at Georgia. As a true freshman, he played in 13 games, making eight starts as he was voted to SEC All-Freshman Team and named to Phil Steele’s Freshman All-America First Team; he finished with 55 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, and a team-high 6.5 sacks. Floyd posted nearly identical numbers as a sophomore, 55 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss in 12 games (11 starts), and team-best six sacks, en route to AP Honorable Mention All-SEC honors as the team’s defensive MVP. He racked up accolades this past season after starting all 13 games where he was second on the team with 74 tackles, co-leader with 10.5 TFLs, leader with 4.5 sacks. Floyd was the Charley Trippi Most Versatile Award winner, All-SEC Coaches’ Second Team member, Butkus Award finalist, and Sports Illustrated Honorable Mention All-America.

Pro comp: Dion Jordan

Projected draft value: 1st round

 




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