Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Myles Pierce

Outside linebacker
School: Citadel | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11 / 227 | 40: 4.81 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.00
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who earned Second Team All-SoCon honors and led Citadel with 91 tackles and 13 tackles for loss while adding three sacks, one forced fumble and four pass breakups in 2017 to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Made 78 tackles (11 for loss) with one sack and one forced fumble as a junior.
Pos: 
Hard-working small-school linebacker with marginal size and speed numbers for the next level. Explosive at the point, plays much more athletic than his computer numbers and throws his body around the field to make the tackle. Instinctive, remains disciplined with assignments and quickly locates the ball. Shows nice quickness and fluidly moves in every direction.
Neg: 
Undersized, easily blocked from the action and lacks height, which will create mismatches in coverage. Lacks long speed and marginally effective in pursuit.
Analysis: 
Pierce was a solid small-school linebacker who had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl. He lacks the measurables but comes with a special-teams mentality, which could be his ticket at the next level.