Hoge’s Bears Big Board: No. 10 OLB Leonard Floyd

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Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd rushes the passer against Georgia Tech in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Atlanta. Georgia won 13-7. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)

OLB Leonard Floyd, Georgia
Age: 23
Height: 6-6
Weight: 244

College Career: A three-year starter and the best player on the Bulldogs’ defense the last two years before leaving Georgia early. Seventeen sacks and 28.5 TFLs in college.

Strengths: Crazy height and length for the position. Speed and athleticism is impressive. Can chase sideline-to-sideline and changes direction quickly. Has great pass coverage skills, even showing the ability on tape to cover wide receivers. Instincts are there.

Weaknesses: Floyd is too thin to hold up at the NFL level. Needs to add strength and power to his pass rush. Struggles to set the edge and won’t dominate against the run.

Bears Outlook: Some of this scouting report might sound a little bit like Shea McClellin, which might be enough to scare Bears fans away. But Floyd has a bigger frame to add muscle without sacrificing speed and he has much better instincts and coverage skills than McClellin. Floyd might have to start as a situational pass rusher, but there’s a lot to like about his game. With some added weight and power, Floyd has the potential to grow into a Pro Bowl edge rusher.

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Adam Hoge covers the Chicago Bears for WGN Radio and WGNRadio.com. He also co-hosts The Beat, weekends on 720 WGN. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamHoge.