Second Mountain West LB Entering the Draft

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

After weeks of speculation, San Jose State linebacker Frank Ginda has officially entered the NFL Draft. The nation's leading tackler has intrigued NFL scouts with his intense play on a team which struggled in 2017, and the announcement comes one day after Leighton Vander Esch of Boise State announced his decision to enter the draft.

The First Team All-Mountain West Conference linebacker led all FBS players in total tackles with 173 this season. The 6-foot-1, 242-pounder recorded the second most tackles in a single season since 2006, only behind former Boston College standout and Carolina Panther Pro Bowler Luke Kuechly in 2011 (191 tackles). Ginda, a true junior, finished up his college career with 351 total tackles, 29 TFLs, 9.5 sacks, seven PBUs and six forced fumbles in three seasons.

Scouts comend Ginda for his instinctual play and his ability to show up every Saturday. 

Ginda is consistently around the ball making positive plays for the defense. Sources close to Ginda tell me the linebacker is a workout warrior, and they expect him to be one of the top performers and testers at his position during NFL Scouting Combine held in Indianapolis in late February.