2015 NFL Draft Rankings: JBB Big Board 21-30

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Sep 20, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs linebacker Benardrick McKinney (50) tackles LSU Tigers running back Terrence Magee (18) during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mississippi State defeated LSU 34-29. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

27. Bednardrick McKinney, ILB, Miss. St: 88

Pros: McKinney has a nose for the football and knows where the ball is heading. He has a Brian Urlacher-esque skill set when it comes to sideline to sideline defending and his zone coverage skills. Bednarick is a taller inside linebacker with long arms which he used from time to time as a pass rusher off the edge. McKinney is also a solid tackler and attacks the line of scrimmage well.

Cons: Although McKinney is always around the ball, his instincts are not elite. He will bite on counter actions and at times overpursue, but if a team is looking for a three down mike linebacker that can do it all, he is one of a couple of guys in this draft who can make an impact at every facet of the linebacker position right away in the NFL.


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