Yes, another linebacker — the Raiders desperately need them. There is a good chance that all three starting linebackers for the 2020 season weren’t on the roster last year.
Evan Weaver, from the University of Cal is a ball-hawking linebacker, to say the least. In each of his past two years in Berkley, Weaver recorded 155 tackles during his junior season and followed that up with a staggering 181 tackle performance throughout his final college season.
In most cases, those college statistics would indicate a top draft pick, but many teams had questions about Weaver’s sideline-to-sideline speed and his weight fluctuation during his time in college.
The former Cal Bear tested very nicely according to the expectations that were thrown on his shoulders. He recorded a 4.76 40-yard dash which exceeded the time that many originally had anticipated. Weaver is a tackling machine, but the biggest concern for him is when he’s put in man coverage, due to his running ability. Although, after posting a decent 40-time, Weaver could see more attention as the draft inches closer.