Rankings

Player Display Name: 
D.J. Palmore

Outside linebacker
School: Navy | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2 / 240 | 40: 4.74 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.24
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter and senior co-captain who led Navy with 12.5 tackles for loss and added 75 tackles and 2.5 sacks to earn Second Team All-AAC honors in 2017. Led the team with 11.5 tackles for loss and six sacks as a junior and made 56 tackles. Tallied 36 tackles (five for loss) and two sacks in 2015.
Pos: 
Athletic outside linebacker prospect who makes plays in every direction of the field. Instinctive, quickly locates the action and nicely redirects to the ball carrier. Moves well laterally, covers a lot of area on the field and effectively makes plays in space. Rarely off his feet, uses his hands to protect himself and holds his ground against blocks. Fires up the field on the blitz, can bend off the edge and immediately alters his angle of attack getting to the action. Fast in pursuit.
Neg: 
Bites on ball fakes and play-action passes. Average skill in coverage.
Analysis: 
Palmore is a nice-sized linebacker with a good amount of upside and potential as a three-down defender if he eventually decides to play at the next level and completes his game.