Todd McShay on Nebraska’s Lavonte David Dan Leberfeld
A player shooting up the charts is Nebraska LB/S Lavonte “Larry” David.
If the Jets are looking for a player to cover tight ends, he might be a good fit.
Here is what ESPN’s Todd McShay has to say about the Miami-native –
“I’ll be honest, I underrated him just based off of what I saw watching games during the season, during the fall, and just at his size and
not thinking that he’d be able to take on blocks and get through traffic at the next level,” McShay said. “When I started watching tape of him I got excited about the little things he’s doing, his instincts. He’s always around the ball.
“The more I watch, the more I really believe he’s going to be able to play at the next level and do it at a high level. The reason I say that is I think he understands how to keep blockers off his body, when to take on blocks, when to slip. He’s fast and athletic, don’t get me wrong. He plays even faster and more athletic, if you will, than his numbers indicate. I was really impressed. I went from having a second, third round grade and maybe thinking possibly a sub‑package type player to after about six games of tape, really believing that he belonged in the top 40 picks.
“Right now, I know I have him in the top 32 players overall. Just finished up new rankings. I actually have him at number 30.”