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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Levelle Bailey, LB, Fresno State

Levelle Bailey is the star LB at Fresno State who possesses quick feet and great lateral agility. Hula Bowl scout Lawrence Sanft breaks down Bailey as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Levelle Bailey, #6
School (Code)CAFR
DOB, Class Yr12/4/2000, rSr.
Height, Weight6010, 220
40 Yd Dash4.68
Position/DepthLB, Starter
Honors/Captainship2x All-Mountain West Honorable Mention, 2022 MW Scholar Athlete, 2x Fall Academic Mountain West, Team Captain
Season Viewed (yr)2022
Games Watched9/17 vs. CASC, 10/1 vs. CTUN, 12/3 vs. IDBO  
Scout Name / DateLawrence Sanft, 8/22/22 

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202274 TOT, 5.5 TFLs, 3 PDs 
202156 TOT, 8 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, 2 int, 8 PDs
202021 (14 solo) 
201930 TOT, 5 TFLs, 1 sack, 1 int, 3 PDs

Player Summary:

Bailey is a redshirt senior linebacker who has played for CAFR for three years from 2019 – 2022. Plays the MIKE linebacker position in a 4-2 front with the versatility to play OLB when they switch to a  3-4 base defense.Displays good size and speed with a lean athletic build. Has good athletic ability with quick feet, play quickness, play speed, COD, agility, and movement. Has above-average FBI to identify offensive fronts. Above-average ability to diagnose and read quickly, a knack for football. Above-average UOH to make quick contact with blocks to find ball carriers between the tackles. Above-average lateral quickness to move along the LOS. Above-average range to move sideline to sideline and deep in his pass responsibility. He has above-average ball instincts, anticipation, and reaction in pass coverage. Above-average ability to be a sure tackler at the LOS and the open field. Has below-average strength at the POA to control, stack, and tackle to stop ball carriers between the tackles and outside runs. Below-average ability as a blitz rusher to take off and below-average UOH to shed blocks. Below-average hands to create turnovers with INTs. Overall, Bailey has been a big contributor in the Bulldog’s defense that helped them win the Mountain West Conference last season.

Scheme Fit:

WILL Linebacker in a 4-3 defensive scheme

Power Statement:

Bailey is a fast physical linebacker who lacks the strength to play the position, a developmental player with starter potential. 

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