2017 NFL Draft big board: Top 10 linebacker prospects

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Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jake Coker (14) runs against Florida Gators linebacker Jarrad Davis (40) during the third quarter of the 2015 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jake Coker (14) runs against Florida Gators linebacker Jarrad Davis (40) during the third quarter of the 2015 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

4. Jarrad Davis, Florida (6-2, 238) — Film Grade: 79.0

Quick Take: Davis has a lot of potential as an NFL linebacker. However, injuries and some inconsistent play this past season have hurt his overall draft stock. At times, Davis is quick to read-and-react and swarm to the ball. He can be an active downhill player who isn’t afraid to lay the boom on a ball carrier once he keys in on him. However, Davis will fall for misdirection plays and too often bites on play action. He can also get caught up in traffic and struggle to work through blocks. Davis is at his best out in space, where his athleticism and speed allow him to work toward the ball. He’s another intriguing Day 2 prospect.

Traits: 1. Athletic Ability (9/10)  2.Speed (9/10)  3. Mental Processing (7/10)  4. Strength (3/5)  5. Impact/Production (8/10)  6. Inside Run Defense (8/10)  7. Outside Run Defense (9/10)  8. Pass Coverage (8/10)  9. Pass Rush (3/5)  10. Block Shedding (3/5)  11. Motor (4.5/5)  12. Toughness/Physicality (4.5/5)  13. Tackling (4/5)

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