Kyle Pugh
Kyle Pugh  LB  Northern Illinois | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Kyle Pugh
Height
6-0
Weight
226
College
Northern Illinois
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Chicago Heights, IL
62.0/100
Player Rating
31
PositionRank (LB)
4.71
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
2
Sol tackles

Kyle Pugh LB Northern Illinois | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Kyle Pugh LB Northern Illinois
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #243 Position Rank: #31 (LB)
40 time: 4.71 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 226
Overall Rating: 62.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
74%
Pass Rush:
49%
Run Defense:
62%
Coverage:
67%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #31
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1639
Strengths
  • Trusts his eyes and shows no hesitation with good anticipation to avoid blockers.
  • Combines very good instincts with above-average reaction skills. Almost always finds the ball in traffic.
  • Reads the quarterback to anticipate and is a candidate to play outside.
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
  • Tougher between the tackles than many expect. Fluid and quick drop into zone, covers enough ground to be Tampa-2 "MIKE" and knows where the markers are.
Weaknesses
  • Slips off too many ballcarriers and needs to complete tackles - will go for the big hit instead of consistently wrapping up.
  • Doesn't have enough speed, power or bulk to fit any LB position perfectly in the NFL.
  • Lacks the strength to blow up fullbacks and bulk/length to prevent getting engulfed by better linemen at the second level.
  • Inconsistent hustle. Only adequate change-of-direction ability. Also loses his balance too often in the open field. Lacks size to bull rush stronger tackles.
  • More of a straight-line athlete with some stiffness in his hips to slow .his change of direction.
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How other scouting services rate Kyle Pugh (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
686.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
102.0