9. Duke Riley, LSU (6-1, 230) — Film Grade: 75.0
Quick Take: Along with Lee and Cunningham, Riley is one of the better linebacker prospects in coverage. He has loose hips and moves well in space. He has quick change of direction ability and good straight-line speed, which helps him track down ball carriers outside the tackle box. He performed well when asked to defend tight ends down the seam or pick up a halfback coming out of the backfield in the passing game. His size and lack of strength as an interior defender could be a concern, especially if he’s asked to take on blocks. Riley is probably best suited as a 4-3 weakside defender or nickel linebacker in a 3-4 system.