Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Luke Gifford

Outside linebacker
School: Nebraska | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3.2 / 244 | 40: 4.82 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.02
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Nice-sized, flowing linebacker who displays ability in pursuit. Breaks down well, displays excellent range and plays much faster than his 40 time. Covers a good amount of area on the field, quickly gets outside the box and wraps up tackling. Agile, nicely redirects to the action and displays a good head for the ball.
Neg: 
Times poorly in the 40. Minimally effective in coverage.
Analysis: 
Gifford was a productive run-defending linebacker who made a lot of plays up the field and behind the line of scrimmage. More of a two-down defender, he comes with a special-teams mentality, which gives him an outside shot at the next level.