Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Ben Gedeon

Inside LineBacker
School: Michigan | Conference: BIG 10
DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.29
Projected Round
7th
Bio: 
First-year starter named Third Team All-Big Ten as a senior after posting a career-high 106 tackles (15.5 for loss), 4.5 sacks and two pass breakups. Academic All-Big Ten as both a junior and a senior.
Pos: 
Tough, run defending linebacker coming off a career season. Instinctive, smart and remains disciplined with assignments. Quickly locates the ball handler, fluid scraping laterally and works hard. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and plays faster than his 40 time. Quickly changes direction, works hard to get to the action and effective stopping the run. Takes good angles to the play and inefficient.
Neg: 
Engulfed by blockers or gets caught up in the trash. More of a two down defender who does not get great depth on drops.
Analysis: 
Gedeon is a prototypical two down defender that can be used at middle linebacker in a conventional system or on the inside of a 34 alignment. He lacks great upside but will play at the next level if properly coached.