Ranking Eagles top linebacker prospects ahead of 2022 NFL Draft

Channing Tindall, Georgia (Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports)
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Brian Asamoah, Oklahoma. 6. player. 815. . .

Here are two possible Eagles sleepers from the Big Ten and Big 12.

Former Oklahoma Sooners standout Brian Asamoah physically looks more like a big cornerback or safety than an NFL linebacker. He’s six-foot-one and 228 pounds. He also hails from the Big 12, a conference that isn’t really known for its defensive showcases.

Asamoah is gifted though. Some draft pundits have him on a list of their top 50 prospects regardless of position. He also possesses a high football IQ. He always seems to know what’s going on and where he should be to maximize his effectiveness.

809. . . . Leo Chenal, Wisconsin. 5. player

Now, this is more like it in terms of prototypical size. Leo Chenal is two inches taller than Asamoah and almost 25 pounds heavier at six-foot-three and 250 pounds. If Jonathan Gannon blitzed more from the linebacker position, this would be a no-brainer.

Then again, J.G. may not have always felt like he had the horses, and adding a talent like Chenal could convince Philadelphia’s defensive coordinator to play the attacking style of defense fans have been yearning for.

Chenal beats blocks like the man making them is a matador. Pass coverage could be a weakness here though as he only intercepted one pass and broke up one pass during 25 career games at the collegiate level.