Lavonte David   #54 OLB

Height: 6-1   Weight: 233   Age: 29

Born: 1/23/1990 Miami , FL

College: Nebraska

Experience: 8th season

High School: Miami Northwestern HS [FL]









Combine 2012


  • Broad Jump119.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash4.65 Secs
  • Vertical Jump36.5 inches
  • Bench Press19.0 reps
  • 3 Cone Drill7.28 secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.22 secs


Lavonte has speed that is evident from the second the play starts. He is an instinctive player who is able to read offensive lines and trigger to get to the spot he needs to be. He understands angles and leveraging himself when taking on blocks, which allow him to overcome his size deficiency. His footwork is fluid in transition and when moving laterally, he routinely fits up against running backs in the hole and stonewalls them at the point. He can pursue against the run to the outside and use his instincts to meet players where they ultimately will be, and rarely whiffs on tackles. He can cover tight ends close in man and works well in zone coverage as he has natural, fluid hips to turn and pass set.


David is undersized, and he can struggle at times when lineman get their hands on him on run plays. If he is free he hits the gap hard, but once engaged he attempts to use his strong hands to fight away. He can cover in the long-term against tight ends but can also struggle in man against them at the line of scrimmage if they overpower him initially. Speed and savvy can often overshadow these size and strength hitches in Lavonte's game, but they could be exposed more at the next level.