Perry Riley #54 MLB
Height: 6-0 Weight: 240 Age: 28
Born: 5/3/1988 Atlanta , GA
Experience: 7th season
High School: Stephenson HS [Stone Mountain, GA]
Selected By: Washington Redskins
Pick (Overall): 5 (103)
Riley has been a productive linebacker for LSU over the past two seasons. He has adequate size and athleticism for the position with better straight-line speed than change-of-direction and burst in space. Leverages the ball well with good run fits inside-out to the pile. He is a solid open-field tackler, keeping proper body positioning as well as wrapping up on contact. He has a feel for reading route progressions but lacks the agility and quickness to be effective in man coverage. Riley is a good football player with the size, strength and athleticism to develop at the next level, but he likely will only contribute on special teams in his rookie season.