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]

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Draft 2017

Pick No.75

Selected By: Atlanta Falcons

Round: 3

Pick (Overall): 11 (75)

Pick Analysis: The Bayou Bengals nearly lost out on signing Riley, as they offered him a grayshirt opportunity instead of a full initial scholarship. LSU came through with the scholly late in the process, and Riley signed on with his home-state team. Unfortunately for him, the Tigers' depth at linebacker kept him from playing significant minutes until his senior season. He played 39 games in his first three seasons, making seven tackles as a freshman, 20 tackles as a sophomore (starting one game that year), and then racking up 24 stops while waiting for his turn as a junior. Riley stuck with it, however, as he saw guys like Deion Jones (second-round pick for Atlanta in 2016) become NFL prospects with their patience. He started all 12 games as a senior, leading the squad with 93 tackles, nine for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception.

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  1. Falcons select Duke Riley No. 75 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 10:19 p.m.

    The Atlanta Falcons select LSU linebacker Duke Riley with the No. 75 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Duke Riley 2017 NFL Draft profile

    Published: April 12, 2017 at 08:45 p.m.

    Everything you need to know about LSU linebacker Duke Riley.

  3. Duke Riley 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: April 3, 2017 at 07:23 p.m.

    LSU linebacker Duke Riley goes through drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

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