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NFL Draft 2021: DL Isaiahh Loudermilk scouting report

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The former Badgers defensive lineman will look to make a team at the next level.

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Isaiahh Loudermilk was a big-time project for the Badgers when they recruited him out of a small town in Kansas as an eight-man football player. A man amongst boys in high school, Loudermilk was a large, moldable piece of clay for the Badgers, and he was a major contributor on the defensive line for four years in Madison.

In four years for the Badgers, Loudermilk was a three year starter. He registered 62 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and eight sacks. He also forced two fumbles. Primarily a five-technique defensive end, Loudermilk also was an interior pass rusher in sub-packages.

Height: 6-foot-7

Weight: 274 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.95 seconds

Vertical jump: 28.5” inches

Broad jump: 112” (9’4”)

Short shuttle: 4.40 seconds*

Three-cone drill: N/A

Bench press: 21 reps

*All testing numbers are from the Wisconsin Pro Day held on March 10th.

Strengths: Has prototypical size for the position. Has long arms that allow him to create separation from the blocker and shed him to tackle the ball carrier. Has played all along the Badgers’ defensive front. Functional athlete, has experience in stunts in both base and sub personnel packages.

Weaknesses: A bit of a tweener body wise. Not a very twitchy athlete, wins more on effort than immediately off of the snap. Long arms on the interior can be an issue as he’s unable to use them as effectively as he can in the run game or on the edge. Not a natural pass rusher, wins more on effort plays.

Summary: Loudermilk is a player that has extremely enticing and intriguing length and physical traits, but the production never quite matched the tools with the Badgers. He was a dependable defensive lineman who is strong against the run but isn’t a natural pass rusher and depends on effort and clean up sacks rather than winning with moves. Loudermilk appears to have dropped weight to attempt to play more as a true edge defender, but is likely an odd front defensive end at the next level.

Ideal Scheme Fit: Odd front defense that utilizes a lot of Under fronts in order to get him in 4i/5tech alignments to allow him to utilize his length.

Projected Round: Undrafted Free Agent