Leo Chenal

Leo Chenal

Measurements
  • Height
    6026
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    40.5
  • Weight
    250lbs
  • Arm
    31
  • Speed
    4.53
LB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6011
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    238lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.69
Sales Pinckney - Scout
Leo Chenal
  • Overall Rank
    89
  • Position Rank
    7
  • Position
    LB
  • Age
    21.7 Years
  • Team
    WISCONSIN-MADISON

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Yds/Cov Snap
2019 11 17 1.0 25.0% 0.03
2020 7 46 6.0 21.7% 0.47
2021 11 115 18.5 24.2% 0.98

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Leo Chenal has above the line overall size paired with adequate length. Stout and powerfully built frame. No reported injury history.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    5
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Plays with outstanding toughness and overall physicality. Displays adequate instincts and play recognition ability. Has a high motor in pursuit and does not take plays off.

  • Toughness
    8
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 7.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Chenal has adequate explosion and acceleration after he makes his read. Adequate long speed and overall sideline to sideline range in pursuit. Stays under control and rarely misses tackles. Has limited lower body flexibility, which hinders his ability to change directions quickly in open space. Exhibits above the line strength at the point of attack when engaging blockers.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 5.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Constantly communicating with teammates before the snap to ensure alignments are correct and adjustments have been made. Adequate explosion in his hips which allows him to tackle with power. Average closing speed that he makes up for with his instincts and ability to read plays quickly. He flashes above the line block shedding, but his overall consistency needs to be improved as he often simply clogs the hole rather than stacking and shedding opponents to make a play on his own. Takes adequate angles when in pursuit, but his overall speed can limit his ability to make plays on the edge against faster opponents. Has outstanding physicality at the point of contact and drives through opponents with good form tackling. He gets good depth in his zone drops, but his change of direction and speed limit his ability to contribute in coverage. As a blitzer his physicality and strength are his main tools for rushing the passer, and he displays a high motor when pursuing the quarterback.

  • Hip Explosiveness
    6
  • Closing Speed
    5
  • Block Shed
    6
  • Pursuit Angles
    6
  • Physicality
    8
  • Cover Ability
    4
  • Productivity
    8
  • Leadership
    7
Grade 6.3

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Leo Chenal appeared in 29 career games, starting 18 of them in his three collegiate seasons. Aligned as an off-ball linebacker in Wisconsin's base 3-4 defense. Led the Badgers in total tackles and sacks during the 2021 season despite missing two games with a positive Covid-19 test. He is an old school thumper against the run with limited ability to contribute against the pass due to his deficiencies in open space. Projects as a MIKE linebacker you can win with who is either taken out in favor of better coverage options or tasked with blitzing to generate pressure in passing situations, and will be a significant special teams contributor. Improving his lateral mobility will increase his opportunities.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Minnesota
  • Nov - 27 - 2021
  • Physical and productive in the run game and as a blitzer
  • iconWorst Game
  • VS Illinois
  • Oct - 09 - 2021
  • Looked a step slow and struggled with block shedding
Best Trait
Physicality
Pro Comparison
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