5 linebackers at NFL Combine Buffalo Bills could target in 2024 NFL Draft

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J.D. Bertrand - Notre Dame

J.D. Bertrand is a 6'1", 233-pound linebacker out of Notre Dame. As a sophomore, Bertrand stepped in as a full-time starter, where he would remain for three years. Over his career, he played in 39 total games, totaling 1,959 snaps. As a senior in 2023, he recorded 41 tackles. When targeted in the passing game, he allowed a QB rating of 77.7 and when utilized as a pass-rusher, he recorded a solid 31 QB pressures, which included 20 hurries and four sacks. He earned a pass-rush grade of 82.6 from Pro Football Focus.

Bertrand earned a grade of 78.7 from NFLDraftbuzz.com. They ranked him as their 17th-best linebacker and 206th overall draft prospect. They have him with a reported 40-time of 4.61 seconds and projected him as a seventh-round draft pick. Pro Football Focus graded him with an 82.4, ranked him as their eighth-best linebacker, and 153rd overall draft prospect.


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