Duke Riley   #26 MLB

Height: 6-1   Weight: 218   Age: 25

Born: 8/9/1994 Buras , LA

College: LSU

Experience: 3rd season

High School: John Curtis Christian HS [River Ridge, LA]









Combine 2017


  • Bench Press18.0 reps
  • Broad Jump122.0 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.21 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.58 Secs
  • Vertical Jump34.5 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill6.89 secs


Got better as senior season progressed. Instincts and angles improved with more game experience. Had one of his better games against Alabama. Scouts impressed with improved play and consistency. Shows willingness to dart downhill and into the gaps to try and make a play in the backfield. Squares ball carrier in center of his strike zone and fires from hips into the tackle with good wrap up. Shows decent acceleration in his pursuit after diagnosing. Able to open hips and run with long, loose strides in open field. Has clear eyes and processes mesh-point quickly against zone-read and play-action. Gives early response to crossing routes in his area.


Undersized and could have limited position flexibility. Questionable play strength to take on blockers and constrict his gap. Only one season as a starter. Gets in trouble when he sits and waits in the hole. Has to trigger downhill early to overcome limited size and athleticism. Gets caught in the second-level trash in his pursuit. Needs to take better paths to the ball. Not a quick-twitch linebacker. Has build-up speed but lacks short-area quickness to finish from challenging tackle angles. Foot quickness isn't good enough to match up against running backs coming out of backfield.