McDuffie broke out in his senior season at Boston College, racking up the 5th most tackles in FBS and earning all-ACC second team honors. McDuffie’s quick feet and ability to chase down a QB will be a valuable asset in the NFL, though maybe you shouldn’t expect to see him with a lot of playing time straight away. McDuffie’s skillset is best suited for special teams right now, and he’ll have to overcome his size disadvantage if he wants to make it as a starting LB in the pros. As an inside linebacker at 6’1” and 227 lbs., he’s undersized and struggles to break free from blocks or cover TEs and bigger receivers in the middle of the field. It will be a journey for him to train and improve as he adapts to the competitiveness of an NFL roster.
We wish Isaiah the best of luck in his new professional football career!