Photo of Jeff Luc
Grade
5.14 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 256LBS. Weight

Overview

2014: Played in 13 games, registered 6.5 sacks. 2013: Played in 13 games. Joined Cincinnati in the summer of 2012 after playing two seasons at Florida State. Sat out 2012 season. Played in 19 career games at Florida State.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.61 and 4.57 seconds
Vertical jump: 34 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 10 inches
Short shuttle: 4.56 seconds
3-cone drill: 7.3 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Power­-lifter playing inside linebacker. Thick through his chest, waist and trunk. Has enough upper-body strength to torque blockers off of him. Adequate functional quickness. Plays with outstanding balance at contact and plays the game on his feet. Packs vicious wallop on ball carriers when he gets body moving. Has strong hands that rip the ball from the clutches of offensive players in forcing fumbles. Recovered four fumbles and finished with 6.5 sacks in 2014. Nightmare for interior linemen and running backs as A-­gap blitzer.

Weaknesses

Stiffness in lower body robs him of bend and leverage. Doesn't explode into ball carriers from stand­still because he plays too upright. Must improve feel for angle blocks and striking first to keep long offensive linemen off of him. Instincts and ability to diagnose are marginal. Can be exploited in man­-to­-man coverage. Relies on pure upper-body power over foot quickness too often. Takes inconsistent angles to the ball.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

NFL Comparison

Vonta Leach

Bottom Line

Tightly wound, old-school inside linebacker who plays the game with power over speed. While he has the functional quickness needed for the position, his straight­-line stiffness and inability to diagnose and flow quickly limit his potential as an NFL middle linebacker. Luc has a solid shot of making a roster if he can prove himself on special teams, but his body type and athletic traits scream for a shot at fullback.
-Lance Zierlein
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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