Finding good cover linebackers in the NFL is not only rare but extremely important with the way the league is evolving. The NFL is shifting towards a heavy passing game and it is vital to find defenses who can lock up tight ends, running backs, and even slot receivers. So let’s take a look at the three best cover backers in this year’s class.
Owusu-Koramoah could be labeled as a cornerback and not many people would argue it. His coverage ability is top ten in the draft regardless of position and he proved that during the 2020 season. He has proven he can and will lock up absolutely everyone sent his way.
Draft Projection: 1st Round
2. Jamin Davis
Davis is extremely athletic and has proven himself as an elite cover man in the SEC. He is a smooth mover in coverage and can hang with anyone. His athleticism alone allows him to hang in the hip pockets of any and all tight ends.
Draft Projection: Second Round
Cox transferred from NDSU (D-II football team) to LSU (D-I SEC powerhouse) and had to prove himself against elite talent. Jabril rose to the challenge and proved himself as an elite cover man.
Draft Projection: Third Round