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Devin Lloyd
  • PFD Grade:1st round
  • Overall Rank:21

Devin Lloyd

  • Position: LB
  • School: Utah
  • Year: rsSr
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 235
  • 40-Time: TBD
  • Vertical: TBD
  • Broad: TBD
  • 3-Cone: TBD
  • 225 Bench: TBD

Scouting Report

Devin Lloyd Scouting Report

6’3, 235 (EST) … A veteran of 47 games and 32 starts, Devin Lloyd finished the 2021 season with 111 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and four interceptions; ended his career at Utah with 256 tackles, 43 tackles for loss, and 15.5 sacks … scored an elite 90.2 grade from PFF in 2021, including grades north of 80.0 in run defense, pass rush, and coverage … a first-team All-American in 2021 … Devin Lloyd was a three-star recruit out of high school (safety) who developed into a linebacker at Utah … Physically, Lloyd is a tick undersized at a lean 235 pounds but his high-end movement skills make up for what he lacks in mass; he’s strong enough to shed blocks and has good length for the position, so his lean frame shouldn’t be a problem in the NFL … Athletically, Devin Lloyd possesses fantastic short-area quickness and lateral agility; he’s a true sideline-to-sideline linebacker who has the necessary range to be a fantastic defender in pursuit against the run and in coverage against the pass; Lloyd is a twitchy prospect who has the necessary juice to threaten offenses as a pass-rusher off the edge … Against the pass, Devin Lloyd is equal parts pass-rusher and coverage defender; his four interceptions in 2021 are evidence of his ball skills and his seven sacks served as proof of his ability to close on the quarterback … more of a speed rusher than a guy who’ll win with power, Lloyd uses a good first step and strong hands to to beat offensive tackles on the edge; he uses a quick first step and slides past interior linemen to collapse to pocket inside, too … in coverage, Lloyd has the change-of-direction skills and football IQ to locate and attack routes developing in front of him and his natural athleticism helps keep him in the hip pocket of receivers running downfield; he’s a true three-down linebacker … Against the run, Devin Lloyd is a relentless … his high motor and extremely reliable tackling ability keeps him in most plays, whether run at or away from him … he’ll have to improve his ability to shed blocks once he’s engaged at the point of attack and while he’s strong enough to handle power players that come at him, his tape has some examples of him getting walled off and opening running lanes … Lloyd is a physical player who hits ball carriers with bad intentions; he plays bigger than 235 pounds which can be a cause for concern about his body breaking down at some point … Overall, Devin Lloyd profiles as a starting-quality weakside linebacker in a 4-3 scheme who will use his speed and natural instincts to make plays on the ball … Lloyd has an extremely high upside because of his blend of pass-rush and coverage ability and could emerge as one of the league’s top all-around linebackers a few years into his career … I’d like to see him get a tad stronger and prove he can stack and shed NFL offensive linemen before going all-in on his upside, but there’s no doubt he’s a first-round player who should make an immediate impact as a rookie.

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