The Bengals have a pair of solid defensive ends with Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson, but Johnson has never been a great pass rusher. Could Leonard Floyd be a Best Player Available selection for the Bengals, and provide depth with the loss of Wallace Gilberry, and the apparent lack of improvement from Margus Hunt? Floyd is a bit on the skinny side, but could potentially provide the pass rush in a rotation, that Johnson has failed to deliver.
Weight: 244 lbs
40-Yard Dash: 4.60 seconds
Vertical Jump: 39.5"
Broad Jump: 127"
Eli Harold (NFL)
- Suffered a shoulder injury, which required surgery and cost him a chance to play in Georgia’s bowl game in 2014
Scouting Report Consensus - What to like:
- Long, fast and athletic
- Good change of direction speed for a tall player
- Great chase and pursuit speed
- Successful at squeezing thru gaps in blocking to get into backfield
- Possesses a variety of moves to get to the backfield
Scouting Report Consensus - What to not like:
- Too undersized to set the edge
- Loses battle at the point of attack
- Struggles to shed blocks
- Is more of a drag down tackler than a straight-on hitter
A lot about Floyd just seems to scream, "Dion Jordan". Both guys had the same size and speed at the combine, as fast and lanky outside rushers. Both came out of successful college football programs, and neither put up very exciting production at the college level.
Floyd’s limitations seem to peg him as a rotational pass rusher in the NFL, and not a three down defensive end.