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Prospect Profile: Leonard Floyd

Take a look at Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd on the field in action.

*In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th. *

We continue the series with a scouting report of Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd.

Name: Leonard Floyd
School: Georgia
Height: 6-6
Weight: 244 pounds
Position: OLB
NFL Network Pro Comparison: Eli Harold

Leonard Floyd had an impressive collegiate career.

Many believe it was just a taste of what's in store for the ascending linebacker.

Floyd led the Bulldogs in sacks all three seasons he played at Georgia, including a career-best 6.5 out of the gate during a breakout freshman season.  He earned more responsibility over the years, finishing with a dynamic 2015 campaign in which he set personal bests with 74 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and three pass breakups to go along with 4.5 sacks. His 17 sacks rank 11th all-time in school history despite declaring early for the NFL Draft.

One of the best pure pass rushers in the draft, Floyd has a lightning quick first step that makes him extremely disruptive off the edge.  The rangy linebacker also uses his speed to cover the entire field as a true sideline-to-sideline player, and closes quickly to make the tackle.

Many believe Floyd needs to bulk up his lanky 6-6, 245-pound frame in order to be at his best at the next level.  Altogether, he possesses the tools to be a highly productive game changer in the NFL.

Combine Metrics
40-Yard Dash:4.60 seconds
Vertical Jump: 39.5 inches
Broad Jump: 127.0 inches

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