2022 NFL Draft Prospect - ILB Leo Chenal




Player Description


Name: Leo Chenal Position: Inside Linebacker

College: Wisconsin Uniform Number: #5

Class: Junior Height: 6'3

Weight: 250 lbs Projected Round: Early 2nd - 3rd round

 

Strengths:

  • Ideal size for the position

  • High motor

  • Possesses position versatility

  • Good straight-line closing speed

  • Uses dense frame effectively to take on blocks

  • Plays with desired physicality

  • Disciplined in his approach

  • Routinely takes good angles on tackles

  • Excellent core strength - rarely gets knocked off balance

  • Good mental processing and instincts

  • Improved read & recognition skills

  • Fluid hips - able to change directions quickly

  • Able to get skinny when blitzing inside

  • Adept at shedding blocks to get make plays in the backfield

 


Weaknesses:


Chenal's coverage skills are questionable. On the few occasions when he has been tasked with shadowing receivers, he is limited in lateral agility. In addition, he lacks the lateral speed necessary to make sideline-to-sideline plays. His play recognition skills have improved some, but it is still an area that needs to be developed, which should help improve his play speed. Chenal's overall athletic limitations could hinder his ability to be productive at the next level.


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