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2021 NFL Draft Class: Willie Eubanks III, LB, The Citadel

By: Brandon Gubitosa

Man, the Southern Conference is filled with tons of NFL caliber players. On the defensive side of the ball, Citadel linebacker Willie Eubanks III simply outshines the rest.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker was named the defensive player of the year in the Southern Conference in 2019. His 112 tackles was second in the conference, and finished third in tackles for loss with 11.5. This was the second year he led the team in tackles, he finished 2018 with 80 tackles and 8.5 tackles for loss.

His stellar junior season seriously put Eubanks on the map. He was named First Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Associate (AFCA) and by the Associated Press. The defensive playmaker posted double digit tackles in six games, posting a career-high 13 tackles against Elon.

Willie recently made NFL Draft Diamonds Small School Rankings

He is personally one of my favorite defensive players in the FCS. It seems as if he is around the ball for every defensive play for the Bulldogs. I am expecting Eubanks to have a record-breaking senior season at Citadel. Get used to hearing the name Willie Eubanks III, he might just end up on your favorite team in 2021.

Scouting Notes:

The Citadel linebacker is all over the football field. He has a high motor, and was named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year for a reason. Eubanks was an animal last season. He takes great angles, and has good height. He may need to add about 10 pounds, but if he can continue racking up tackles and making plays his senior year, he will have a good shot at the NFL in 2021. – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds

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