NFL Draft Profiles: Inside Linebackers For The Chiefs To Consider

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Sep 14, 2013; West Point, NY, USA; Stanford Cardinal linebacker Shane Skov (11) at Michie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports


HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 245 COLLEGE: Stanford

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Shayne Skov is another traditional Mike linebacker, who would likely be a two-down guy for the Chiefs.

Like Bullough, Skov is a physical defender whose quickness improved as his health improved. There’s an edge and intelligence to him in his game. He’s been compared to David Harris of the New York Jets, which is something to note given Bob Sutton’s connections to the Jets.

NFL speed could be a concern for Skov, but it should be noted he had nine tackles (two for loss) and two forced fumbles against the speedy Oregon Ducks. So there is some history of him performing well against quicker teams.

Skov also had a sack and forced fumble against Michigan State in the Rose Bowl.

Here’s Rob Rang on Skov.

"A tone-setter in the middle, who frequently made big plays at key moments for the Cardinal. Demonstrated more explosiveness in 2013, in his second season removed from a torn ACL. Explodes through holes in the offensive line to make emphatic tackles in the backfield. One of Skov’s greatest attributes has always been aggression in taking on and shedding blockers in the hole. Displayed greater patience in 2013 when breaking down with ball-carriers in the open field because he has regained his explosive closing ability."

Scov is estimated to be a fourth round draft pick.