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Jonathan Goff ILB 6'2 245 Vanderbilt 4.63

By: Robert Davis

Goff had a solid freshman season, finishing the year with 38 tackles. As a sophomore, he became the full time starter and finished the year with 63 tackles, three for loss, and a sack on the year. Goff earned All SEC 2nd team honors last year after finishing with 93 tackles, six for loss, 2.5 sacks and an interception. He finished his career with career highs across the board, with 113 tackles, 6.5 for loss, three sacks, and two interceptions.

Goff is a physical, run stuffing force at middle linebacker. He quickly diagnoses the run, and attacks the line of scrimmage. He will take on blockers and battle until he gets to the ball carrier. Goff has the ability to make plays up and down the line of scrimmage, as long as the play is in front of him. He has good size, and the frame to get even bigger to develop even more at the next level.

Goff may lack the change of direction ability and athleticism to be more than a run stopper in the NFL.. He gets lost in space and loses ground when changing directions when asked to cover. He may be limited to a two down role in the NFL. He will also have to pack on some more weight, and he has a lanky build right now.

Goff is one of the best inside linebackers available for the draft. He is an excellent run stopper, and should make an impact there right away in the NFL. He may never be a big time playmaker from his inside linebacker spot, but he will help clog running lanes between the tackles.

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