Photo of Devekeyan Lattimore
Grade
5.08 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 237LBS. Weight

Overview

Was a second-team All-AAC pick in 2013 and is second all-time at USF with 337 career tackles. 2013: Was a second-team All-AAC pick after leading the conference with four forced fumbles. 2012: Started all 12 games, with six games at weakside linebacker and six at middle linebacker. 2011: Started all 12 games, and had five games with 10-plus tackles. Also led the team with seven sacks and 13 tackles for loss. 2010: Played in 13 games and started 12, finishing second on the team with 69 tackles. 2009: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Good eyes and instincts -- diagnoses quickly. Effective run defender between the tackles. Physical, aggressive tackler. Football smart and a vocal leader. Carries a swagger and plays with an attitude. Has special-teams experience. Durable four-year starter. Very solid pro-day workout.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal height and length. Could stand to spend more time in the weight room. Average athletic ability. Short stepper. Tight movement. Negated when blockers get their hands on him. Can be a step late to the edge. Deficient in coverage with limited range. Needs to be managed closely -- can be undisciplined away from the field.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Tightly wound, inconsistent, two-down Mike linebacker who projects as a backup inside in a 3-4, though he will have to prove his worth on special teams to last.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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