2021 Prospect Rankings: 3-4 OLB Edition (2/27/21)

1.) Jaelan Phillips – 6’5″ 260 lbs.

“Phillips is the most impactful 3-4 OLB and 4-3 END in this draft class. He possesses an assortment of pass rush moves, length and power to disrupt plays on a down to down basis.”

2.) Azeez Ojulari – 6’3″ 245 lbs.

“Ojulari got better and better as the 2020 season went on. You could see him experimenting mid-game and learning on the go. His ability was on full display in his final game against Cincinnati. Speed to power rusher with exceptional bend.”

3.) Joseph Ossai – 6’4″ 256 lbs.

“When you put on tape of Ossai you see a high effort athlete who hasn’t grown into his frame yet. He’s unrefined and raw but when you look at what he can do and what he can become you should be enamored with the possibilities. He’s put on 10 pounds and that will add to his durability and the punch he packs when engaging with OL.”

4.) Kwity Paye – 6’4″ 277 lbs.

“Kwity Paye is the Pat Freirermuth of the draft. Both of their 2019 tape shows them at their best. He kind of reminds me of Terrell Suggs when he puts it all together but that’s on rare occasion. He’s compact and a load to deal with on the interior and edge.”

5.) Patrick Jones II – 6’5″ 264 lbs.

“His short arms show up vs. talented OL but overall he overcomes most deficiencies by sheer force. He shows bend and finish.”

6.) Janarius Robinson – 6’5″ 266 lbs.

“He’s a freakish talent that I could easily see being one of the first of this group make an impact. He’s deceptively quick off the edge and one of few people I’ve seen that has knocked North Carolina’ RB Javonte Williams back on a solo tackle in the hole.”

7.) Quincy Roche – 6’3″ 243 lbs.

“Roche was a player at the Senior Bowl that I saw constantly winning his 1 on 1s. He’s slight in frame but has room to add bulk. He’ll more than likely always be primarily a pass rush specialist but that type of role could be enough.”

8.) Daelin Hayes – 6’4″ 261 lbs.

“Hayes character stands out more than his play. An amazing leader. He’s incredibly versatile. He can play OLB, DE, cover, rush the passer. He’s truly a tool that a creative defensive coordinator should be able to use.”

9.) Ronnie Perkins – 6’3″ 251 lbs.

“Perkins possesses upside. He’s athletic and shows power. His lack of length and suddenness sometimes shows but you can tell he’s still learning the position. At his best he reminds me of an Olivier Vernon type of edge player.”

10.) William Bradley-King – 6’3″ 254 lbs.

“WBK was another one of the Senior Bowl rushers that stood. He’s more advanced than a lot players in the draft in terms of pass rush arsenal. He lacks true power and bull rush but wins with guile and angles. I like him as a late round situational rusher.”

(11-22, Charles Snowden, Patrick Johnson, Hamilcar Rashed Jr., Raymond Johnson III, JaQuan Bailey, Jamar Watson, Chris Rumph II, Victor Dimukeje, Leighton McCarthy, Wyatt Hubert, Jordan Smith, Chris Garrett)

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