Clemson LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr. will be a day-two pick
Jeremiah Trotter Jr. is ready to follow in the massive footsteps of his father who was a fantastic NFL linebacker. That has been a given since Trotter Jr. arrived at Clemson as a five-star prospect.
This fall, as a junior he played in 12 of 13 games recording 88 stops. In coverage, Trotter Jr. was credited with 2 pass breakups and 2 interceptions. Off the edge, he produced 27 total pressures with 7 sacks, something that NFL Scouts will take note of.
Trotter's greatest attribute is his motor, which never stops. That's why he can often make plays against bigger blockers and it is also what makes him an effective pass rusher.
At 230 pounds, he's got the bulk to handle NFL offensive linemen. What's more, he possesses nice speed for a player of his size.
However, if he is engaged with a blocker, he can struggle to work his way free. He also isn't a player who will live on the edge every down meaning the team that drafts him will have to be creative with how to deploy him.
Because he is a bit of a "tweener" and not a no-brainer edge rusher, he might fall a bit on the second day of the draft. Look for Trotter to be a late second or early third-round selection.