Jesse Luketa
Jesse Luketa  ILB  Penn State | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jesse Luketa
Height
6-3
Weight
261
College
Penn State
Position
ILB
Class
Senior
Home town
Ottawa, ON
78.3/100
Player Rating
25
PositionRank (LB)
4.89
FortyYD Time
Sacks
.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
61
Sol tackles
34

Jesse Luketa ILB Penn State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jesse Luketa ILB Penn State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #209 Position Rank: #25 (LB)
40 time: 4.89 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 261
Hands: 10 2/8 Arms: 33 Span: 78 6/8
Date of Birth: 01/15/1999 Age: 23.10
NFL Combine & Pro-Day Results
Overall Rating: 78.3 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
76%
Pass Rush:
70%
Run Defense:
86%
Coverage:
76%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 7th Position rank: #25
College Games: 40 College Snaps: 1279
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (82/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #23 Pos Rank: #7 State Rank: #7
College Combine Results
Arizona Cardinals Drafted: ROUND: 7 - Pick Number: 256 (ARI)
Strengths
  • Plays fast, flows with the action, showing smooth lateral agility and short-area burst. Has good instincts and awareness to quickly find the ball.
  • Flashes strength to punch or stiff-arm to get off blocks. Stays with plays downfield, often making tackles even after being hit by multiple linemen.
  • Has enough athleticism to drop in coverage and penetrate the pocket. Has good experience as a four-year starter.
  • Handles misdirection well with quick change-of-direction ability. Comes downhill quickly against the run when he has an open lane.
  • He has good reaction skills and awareness. Forceful tackler vs. the run.
  • Downhill defender and physical tackler. Uses his eyes to decipher and break down the play, showing good awareness and discipline to sniff out fakes.
  • Works hard to get better and gives top effort on every play. Heads-up defender who shows good field awareness.
  • Physical at the point of attack and works hard to shed blocks. Enjoys contact and is a forceful tackler. Effective blitzer with the speed to reach the backfield and create backside pressure.
Weaknesses
  • Possesses below-average instincts for the linebacker position. Leaves more plays on the field than he makes.
  • Generally an effective openfield tackler but doesn't wrap up consistently. Shows only average awareness in coverage.
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How other scouting services rate Jesse Luketa (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
178.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
24.0