Would be nice to have him. ILB is very deep in this draft.
Agree about part 1. On part 2, I don't think depth equates to quality and I'm not even sure about the "depth" part of it. The draft has been weak as fuck at ILB for years and I really don't see this year as that strong either.
I'll discuss what I see as the better players and then highlight the ones that I think are good values and might be available... Overall, this group lacks size and that isn't really a great thing if you're running a 3-4.
Reuben Foster - WILL - Rd 1 (4-3 either OLB/ILB) - Concussions?
Kid should be a really good player for as long as his head holds up. Almost certainly gone by the time KC is up.
Haasan Reddick - WILL - Rd 1 (4-3 either OLB, but probably SOLB because Pass rush)
Ideally a 4-3 rush linebacker from the strong side, but he should be able to play anywhere. Has history of being a coverage player, but not so much in college. Will be a slight project that should end up alot like Jamie Collins. Likely long gone by the time KC is up.
Zach Cunningham - WILL - Rd 1-2 (4-3 WOLB)
Concerns about his tackling, but he was all Vandy had on D and he was everywhere. Would be an amazing 4-3 WOLB but he could fit in a DJ role at WILB here. Gotta keep him clean. If you're not taking a QB in 1, I'd look really hard here.
Raekwon McMillan - SILB - Rd 2 (4-3 SOLB/ILB)
Love this kid and would draft him in a heartbeat. He's just fast enough to be a 3 down player if a team wants him to be. Gotta have him fall to 59 though, and I'm not sure he does.
Jarrad Davis - WILL - Rd 2 (4-3 WOLB) - Injury concerns
Not sure about his ability to take on a block at all. I'm talking scrape through the falling bodies type, not disengaging. Florida had a really good front his entire time there that kept him super clean. Is he durable? Shows potential to be really good on the weak side in either front, but I don't think he can play ILB in a 4-3. Talks about him going 1, which to me is completely unwarranted. If he's there at 59, sure.
Anthony Walker - WILL - Rd 3 (4-3 WOLB/ILB)
Walker might be my favorite in this class. He got a bit knicked up early this year and idiots, I mean pundits, thought it was because he was overweight. When he got over the injury, he was back to a 8-10 tackle a game guy. Kid shut down McCaffrey. He's a great weak side option and could play anywhere in either front IMO, but might be best as a weakside backer in either front.
Duke Riley - WILL - Rd 3-4 (4-3 WOLB) - Seriously undersized
Small backers are en vogue so I see Riley going pretty early despite only starting a year. Weak side cover backer that will probably isn't going to help the run defense too much.
Alex Anzalone - WILL - Rd 3-4 (4-3 either OLB, but likely SOLB) - Serious Injury concerns
Kid would be a 1st round pick if he was ever healthy. Shoulders are very worrisome. He probably falls to the 4th/5th because of it. Kind of sucks, but you can't spend a day 2 pick on the guy even, IMO. I'd bold this kid if I were getting him in the 4th or later.
Kendell Beckwith - SILB - Rd 4 (4-3 SOLB) - Slow/2 down only
Moves like a sloth but he can thump in the run game. I have him round 4 as a best case. He's going to fall hard. I'm not sure he goes before the 6th and he's really limited.
Ben Gedeon - SILB - Rd 5 (4-3 SOLB) - Slow/2 down only?
Gedeon is more of a Mauga type to me. He has a spot at the right price.
Matt Milano - WILL - Rd 5 (4-3 WOLB) - Seriously undersized/speed?
I don't think he has the speed to be like Riley, and if you're really small and don't have speed, you're limited to a special teams at best role. Good thing he's really outstanding on kick coverage.
Elijah Lee - WILL - Rd 5 (4-3 WOLB) - Undersized/lacks speed
Just like Milano, he's small and slow. I don't see him having much of a future in the NFL.