Linebacker

Akeem Davis-Gaither

College – Appalachian St.

Height – 6feet 2inches

Weight – 220lbs

Position – Linebacker

Pros

  • speed
  • closing burst
  • read/react
  • pass coverage
  • tackling
  • good footwork
  • range
  • relentless motor
  • effective blitzer

Cons

  • size
  • tackling form
  • competition level
  • ability to disengage

Overall

Akeem is a versatile backer who creates havoc with his ability to read and react and his closing burst. Speed is the name of his game. He is good in pass coverage and is an effective blitzer. His biggest hurdle will be due to his size which hinders his ability to disengage from blockers assuming they can get their hands on him. Being viewed as a 2nd round pick.

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