2018 NFL Draft: Roquan Smith produces highest coverage grade among linebackers

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Former Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith has the highest coverage grade out of the 2018 NFL Draft linebacker class, according to Pro Football Focus.

With a 90.6 coverage grade, Smith leads his 2018 NFL Draft linebackers class. According to Pro Football Focus, the linebacker allows less than a yard per snap in coverage.

Smith increased his coverage grade from his 69.5 grade in 2015 –– a season where he only played 78 snaps –– to 90.6 in 2017.

According to the grades and data website, Smith’s overall grade is 90.8 –– compared to his 74.1 2015 grade –– and run defense sits at 86.1.