Photo of Bryce Hager
Drafted By: Rams
  • Round 7
  • Pick 7
  • Overall 224

Combine Results

5.07 ?
  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.36 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

This is a good fit for a developmental player that needed a strong defensive line keeping him clean. Coaches will like his range and tackling ability. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 234LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands



Once he diagnoses, can explode to the ball. Great pursuit on the perimeter against run. Moves with ease laterally and chases with good angles. Former running back with a muscular build and expected to have good speed scores at his workout. Shows good range in coverage and can play man or zone effectively against the pass.


Not a downhill linebacker. Won't beat offensive linemen to the spot against run. Delays in diagnosing interior runs. Play speed is inconsistent. Doesn't bring strong thump behind his pads as a hitter when asked to be face-up tackler. Needs to be clean and free-running to the ball to be effective.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

Sources Tell Us

"The only way I could see him playing inside is if a team is 2-gapping up front and keeping him clean. I think he has to be a 4-3 outside 'backer. I might want to see if he can catch the ball at all because he could have some fullback potential." -- NFC area scout

NFL Comparison

Colin McCarthy

Bottom Line

With his burst to the ball and ability to cover, Hager would be best suited for a 4-3 defense looking for an athletic linebacker who can make plays outside of his area. Hager might end up a late-round pick, but teams like his production and chase traits.
-Lance Zierlein
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.