Will Anderson Jr.

Will Anderson Jr. #31


  • Anderson’s play on tape dictates a position move from DE to ILB.
  • His projection to ILB provides excellent size for the position.
  • The move to ILB will benefit his performance by limiting the need to cover more areas of space. Primarily operating between the hashes versus the run and pass.
  • He would have more freedom to roam without immediately taking on blockers. Freeing him up and allowing his instincts to take him to the ball.
  • Being utilized as an inside blitzer at ILB would only enhance his value. His strong stature would be ideal for shooting the gaps from a short distance disrupting rush lanes, and making a path to the QB.
  • As a run-stopper his history displays the ability to be strong against the run. Stout at the point of attack and taking on blockers before seeking ball carriers.
  • As a pass defender his responsibilities would be limited to playing inside the interior of the field. Limiting his exposure in space.


  • Lacks ideal size, overall athleticism needed, and elite hand technique to be considered an elite DE prospect projecting to the NFL.
  • Too often loses track of locating the ball.
  • Needs a more consistent motor throughout plays. Too often he looks lethargic in his movement along the field.
  • Needs to disengage from blockers quicker. Too often at DE he gets engulfed by blockers and taken out of plays.
  • When isolated in space has difficulty breaking down on tackles. At ILB he’ll have more time to examine plays and utilize
  • pursuit angles to alleviate this issue.


1st Round (Top 5)


2nd Round (Mid)


  • Anderson’s position change would improve his long-term success in the NFL. The question is, are NFL team’s willing to make this BOLD position move for his and the team’s optimum success?


Profile by: (Ken Becks aka TheScoout) 


Draft Class

JR/ 2023



Height/ Weight

6-3/ 253


Inside Linebacker

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