Riko Jeffers
Riko Jeffers  LB  Texas Tech | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Riko Jeffers
Height
6-2
Weight
230
College
Texas Tech
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Garland, TX
61.2/100
Player Rating
57
PositionRank
4.78
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
72
Sol tackles
40

Riko Jeffers LB Texas Tech | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Riko Jeffers LB Texas Tech
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.78 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 230
Hands: 10 1/8 Arms: 31 1/2 Span: 76 7/8
Date of Birth: 02/05/1999 Age: 23.5
Pro-Day Results
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Overall Rating: 61.2 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
60%
Pass Rush:
59%
Run Defense:
49%
Coverage:
40%
DRAFT GRADE: UDFA Position rank: #57
College Games: 46 College Snaps: 2709
Strengths
  • 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.
  • Plays fast, flows with the action, showing smooth lateral agility and short-area burst. Has good instincts and awareness to quickly find the ball.
  • Intelligent player who can play "MIKE" linebacker despite his lack of size because of his instincts and ability to find the ball in traffic.
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
  • Combines very good instincts with above-average reaction skills. Almost always finds the ball in traffic.
Weaknesses
  • Lacks elite quickness and change-of-direction ability to handle NFL slot receivers after initial contact.
  • Loses size battle to many tight ends and is easily pushed away on out routes.
  • Lacks the strength to blow up fullbacks and bulk/length to prevent getting engulfed by better linemen at the second level.
  • Hits up high and misses more tackles than he should.
  • Has lean limbs and needs to get stronger and add bulk to his frame.
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How other scouting services rate Riko Jeffers (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
516.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
75.0